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Birders birding in the Observation Deck by Kike Calvo

"...Nirvana for birders and jungle junkies..."

Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2010

"...nature lovers and birdwatchers can hardly find a better view than at Canopy Tower ..."

The Independent, April 22, 2007

"...legendary among bird watchers..."

The Washington Post, February 18, 2007

" of the world's premier birding lodges..."

The Sunday Telegraph, June 4, 2006

"...simply one of the best places in the world to visit if you are a birdwatcher..."

The Guardian, March 29, 2003

"...a mecca for birdwatchers..."

The York Times, April 11, 2002

"...among birders, these are paths of glory..."

Los Angeles Times, December 17, 2000

"...a birder's paradise..."

The Boston Globe, December 10, 2000

"...a twitchers' sanctuary..."

The Financial Times, February 27, 1999

"... Canopy Lodge is to birding as Las Vegas is to gambling...", November 5, 2013

The geotangent dome in the Observation Deck by David Tipling


The geotangent dome on top of the Canopy Tower is an improved variation of the well-known geodesic dome, designed by the famous American architect and inventor Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (1895-1983).  It was used to protect the radar from the elements. Today, the Observation Deck provides some of the most spectacular opportunities for birdwatching in Panama, or anywhere in the world. To learn more about the history of the Canopy Tower please click here.

A dome is the structure with the highest ratio of enclosed area to external surface area, and one in which all structural members are equal contributors to the whole.

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