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This year, we are excited to host the team from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in May for their Global Big Day, as they venture to Panama to see the most species they can in a 24-hour period, using Canopy Tower as their base! While details are still coming together, stay tuned for our March newsletter for more information and how you can become involved with this exciting endeavor!
Looking for a last-minute birding vacation to escape the cold, dreary winter? We are offering 10% off our Birds of Canopy Camp Darien birding package, March 16-22, a great opportunity to escape the winter blues and enjoy some fantastic birding in Panama's biodiverse Darién! The Canopy Camp has been open for over a year now, and we have been receiving great reviews on our Canopy Camp TripAdvisor page. In fact, we are very pleased to be rated #1 in Darién.
To entice you even more, we spent a week in January filming with James Currie and the crew from Birding Adventures TV. In turn, they provided us with these beautiful aerial videos of Canopy Camp Darien and the Canopy Tower. They show off the incredible surrounding forests and the uniqueness of our lodges. Please take a look!
Best wishes, and I hope to see
Raúl Arias de Para - President/Founder
Canopy Family News
Canopy Family Staff English Training
We place great importance on providing exceptional service to our valued guests, including being able to help them with any questions they may have at our lodges. Having English-speaking front-line staff is very important to us! Our managers, naturalist guides and reservations staff are fluent in English, and now we are striving to train our hotel staff in English as well. Since October 2014, Canopy Tower and B&B staff Jorge Pineda and Cerly Pinto have been participating in our "Birding Hospitality Basic English Course", developed and taught by our resident biologist Jenn Sinasac. After 4 months of English training, Jorge and Cerly are better able to communicate with our guests and assist them with their needs in the Canopy Tower and Canopy B&B. Congratulations to our first graduates!
Canopy Family at the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival!
Carlos and Evelyn Bethancourt attended the 18th annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival in Titusville, Florida last month, to share Panama’s natural splendor with all who came to this exciting festival! During the week-long festival, Carlos and Evelyn greeted thousands of visitors to our booth, hosted workshops on Panama’s amazing wildlife and led birding walks (like this one below, in search of the Florida Scrub-Jay) in some of Florida’s beautiful habitats. We saw many familiar faces and hope to see you there again in 2016!
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Golden-winged Warbler Research Trip
In January, we hosted Cornell Lab of Ornithology biologist Ken Rosenberg and graduate student Ruth Bennett and her field assistant Jack Hruska at the Canopy Lodge and Canopy Camp, as they surveyed for overwintering Golden-winged Warblers, a severely declining species of conservation concern. In addition to their target species, they also encountered Sapayoa, Great Curassow, Wing-banded Antbird, Double-banded Graytail, and many other species of interest in Panama. Ken and his team compiled a wonderful trip report of their preliminary research, sightings and experiences at the Canopy Lodge and Canopy Camp. Click here for the trip report. Thanks to Ken, Ruth and Jack for sharing their great report and for their dedicated work for the conservation of the Golden-winged Warbler. We wish them the best of luck during their continued research on the Golden-winged Warbler.
LAST-MINUTE DEAL: 10% OFF AT CANOPY CAMP DARIEN
LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Save 10% on a week at the Canopy Camp in March. Book your Birds of Canopy Camp Darien birding and nature tour March 16-22 and save 10%, a savings of $334 per person! Limited spaces available; contact us to book your next birding adventure in Panama!
Recent Guests at Our Lodges
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT) groups, led by Jeri Langham (top) and Kevin Zimmer (bottom), visited the Canopy Tower and Canopy Lodge in January and early February. These groups had many great sightings during their stay—combined with great food and nice company, we had many happy guests!