In March 2012 we eagerly returned to Panamá with naturalist and bird guide Mark Pretti. This trip covered some of the same ground we did with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT) back in 2005, e.g. the canal zone on the Pacific side near Gamboa, and added in several days up closer to cloud forest at the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Anton. Read more about it!
In August, Robert and I embarked on a birding/nature trip to Panama with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours. Our destination was the Canopy Tower, a former US Air Force radar tower facility on Semaphore Hill overlooking the Culebra Cut of the Panama Canal, later used by the DEA before being abandoned in the 1995. Remodeled and turned into an eco-lodge, the four-story structure provides visitors a bird’s-eye view into the surrounding canopy and was the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area. Click here to read more about it!