Our tour is spent on the idyllic Bocas del Toro archipelago, at the aptly named Tranquilo Bay Lodge, enjoying the staggering scenery and some equally incredible birding. Here we will focus on Caribbean lowland and mid-elevation species as well as hopefully connecting with the river of raptors that move through this area at this time of year. Thrilling birding, quality lodges and a relaxed pace make this tour perfect for anyone who has yet to experience the exciting avifauna of Central America or for those who have an appetite for a repeat taste!

Tour Facts Top Birds
Three-wattled Bellbird; Bare-necked Umbrellabird; Nicaraguan Seed Finch; Snowy & Blue Cotingas; White-throated Crake; Red-billed Tropicbird; Pale-billed Woodpecker; Keel-billed Toucan; Black-chested & Azure-hooded Jays; Scarlet-rumped Tanager; Lattice-tailed & White tailed Trogans; Black-bellied Hummingbird; Yellow-throated & Ashy-throated Bush Tanagers; Yellow-eared Toucanet; Long-billed Starthroat; Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer; Ruby-throated Hummingbird; Bronzy Hermit; Green-breasted Mango; White-tailed Emerald; Violet Sabrewing; Red-capped & Golden-collared Manakins; Masked Tityra; Indigo Bunting; Blue-headed Parrot; Green Shrike-vireo; Magnificent Frigatebird; Grey-necked Wood Rail; Montezuma Oropendola; Olive-throated Parakeet; Laughing Falcon.
Top Mammals
White-throated Capuchin; Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth; Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth; Panamanian Night Monkey; Grey Four-eyed Opossum; Crab-eating Raccoon; West Indian Manatee; Spotted Paca; Common Bottlenose Dolphin
Habitats Covered
lowland rainforest, mudflats, island archipelago, pelagic
Expected Climate
warm and humid
Max Group Size
6 with 1 Local Leader
Tour Pace & Walking
some early mornings and late evenings, but generally laid back birding
very comfortable
Ease of Birding
easy with some tricky species
Other Attractions
Green-and-black Poison Dart Frog, Spectacled Caiman, bioluminescence
Photographic Opportunities
good to excellent
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I can say it was a great tour. Forrest and Richard were fantastic leaders. I would bird with them anywhere.

Adam and the local guide, were exceptionally good, both at making sure the logistics were taken care of and locating, identifying and making sure all of us on the tour saw the bird. Both were the finest I've ever experienced at identifying birds by their calls. All in all, a really terrific trip with over 300 species of birds sighted! A special shout-out for Hotel Robledal. While the hotel is older, the family that owns and runs it are wonderful hosts with an exceptional appreciation for the environment. Returning to Hotel Robledal at the end of the trip felt like coming home. Thanks Rockjumper, for a terrific trip! "

Bobby Wilcox was a good guide. Calm and knowledgeable. The food and accommodation were both very good, Better than I expect.

Just wanted to take a moment to thank Rockjumper for a fantastic trip ! Bobby Wilcox and our local guide were the best!! This pair of professionals worked very hard to take care of all of us and make sure each person got to see every bird!! Together we had close to 400 bird species! An outstanding number! We had great Accommodations and good food! We were birding everyday from 5:45am until 6 pm!! Just can’t thank you enough!! And after talking with Bobby Wilcox about the pantanal trip coming up, I’m sure I’m going to go!! Looking forward to future trips with Rockjumper!!!


Adam is an extremely hard working, energetic and enthusiastic person who is able to remain calm and collected under extreme pressure and is always willing to help and assist anyone in need. His ability to find elusive birds for clients is legendary and almost miraculous. He is not feint-hearted and never daunted by challenging circumstances.

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