With an extension of 19,341 hectares the Soberania National Park, located in the Province of Panama and Colon o was created in the year 1980, forming part of the protected Panama Canal Watershed. The Soberania National Park counts with 105 species of mamals, 525 species of birds, 79 species of reptiles, 36 species of fish and an incredible abundance of plants. There are some great hiking trails in this park esay accessible by a short drive from Panama City along the way to Gamboa and beyond. The best known and a must for birdwatchers is the Pipeline Road where many bird counting records where set and where you also find the The Panama Rainforest Discovery Center with its observation tower. Other great trails are the Plantation Road, the Camino de Cruces trail and the El Charco trail, also the Summit Nature Park is located there and well worth a visit.
The trogons and quetzals are birds in the order Trogoniformes which contains only one family, the Trogonidae. Trogons are residents of tropical forests worldwide, with the greatest diversity in Central and South America. They feed on insects and fruit. Here in Panama along the Pipeline Road or at the Trogon Trail along the Achiote Road they can be seen frequently. You can find many more photos of Trogons from Panama here.
Here is another great spot to view some exotic birds: the Summit Ponds! Just in front of the Summit Nature Park (on the opposite side of the road to Gamboa) is a small road that leads a downhill and just a few yards down there to the left is the way that leads to the Summit Ponds, it consists of 2 small ponds where if lucky you might see the Boat-billed Heron, the Greater Ani and many smaller birds, if you follow that road further you find some huge bamboos where the Spectacled Owl’s hang out. On some trees nearby we also spotted a pair of The Bat Falcon’s.
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