The Canopy Tower: Updates from Our First Year. February 1998 During this month we had quite a few important visitors. The top position must go to Dr. Robert S. Ridgely, the world-famous ornithologist

In January of 2003, I received an email from Stuart, an American radar technician who had worked at the Canopy Tower in its previous life as a US military installation. I was excited

Swainson’s Hawk Buteo swainsoni Photo by Jonathan Slifkin. Every October and November, and again in March and April, nearly every Swainson’s Hawk in the world traverses the isthmus of Panama, on its way

Geoffroy’s Tamarin Saguinus geoffroyi Photo by Doug Weschler Geoffroy’s Tamarin, known locally in Panama as “mono tití,” is Central America’s only tamarin species and Panama’s smallest monkey, around the size of a squirrel.

Hourglass Tree FrogDendropsophus ebraccatus Photo by Eliecer Rodríguez. The Hourglass Tree Frog is a common and adaptable species of frog that has been the subject of much scientific attention due to several unusual

Ocellated Antbird Phaenostictus mcleannani Photo by Doug Weschler   A flashy, most-desired member of the antbird family (Thamnophilidae), the Ocellated Antbird is a denizen of the understory of lowland rainforest, where it is

The Canopy Family has been proud to participate in the Motus Wildlife Tracking System since 2016. Motus, a program of Birds Canada, is a research network that uses radio telemetry to monitor migratory

Cannonball Tree Couroupita guianensis Photo by Jocelyne Pelletier.   The “cannonball tree,” so called for the appearance of its large, round, woody fruits, is a member of the Brazil nut family (Lecythidaceae) native

Rufous-vented Ground-CuckooNeomorphus geoffroyi Photo by Danilo Rodríguez Jr. The Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo is a beautiful but infrequently encountered bird. Like the other four species of ground-cuckoo in its genus, it is renowned for its

Lesser CapybaraHydrochoerus isthmius The semiaquatic Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) of South America is iconic as the world’s largest species of rodent. Perhaps less familiar is the other species of capybara, the Lesser Capybara, which