Birds of the Gatun Lake area in Panama

Top locations to spot birds in Panama are Altos de Campana National Park and the surrounding area of Lago Gatun Fincas in Gatun Lake. Gatun Lake is home to a vital amount of beautiful bird species. Gatun Lake contains more than 40% of the waterway and is the most important water reservoir for the canal’s operation. About two-thirds of the more than one thousand bird species in Panama can be found in the area of the Panama Canal.

Lago Gatun Fincas is located in the hearth of Gatun Lake, and the perfect spot to enjoy the nature the Panama Canal has to offer. You’ll find the tremendous biodiversity steps away from every finca.

Take your boat from the dock at Lago Gatun Fincas and sail on the lake, or go for a hike through the hills to explore the variety of birds that call Gatun Lake home. The following birds can be spotted in the Panama Canal area, including Gatun:

  • Yellow-Green Tyrannulet
  • Black-Crowned Antpitta
  • White-Headed Wren
  • Stripe-Breasted Wren
  • Spot-Crowned Barbet
  • Yellow-Eared Toucanet
  • Ocellated Antbird
  • Jet Antbird
  • Stripe-Cheeked Woodpecker
  • Tawny-Capped Euphonia
  • Blue Cotinga
  • Garden Emerald
  • Slaty-Tailed Trogon
  • Black-Striped Woodcreeper
  • Keel-Billed Toucan
  • Great Jacamar
  • Whooping Motmot
  • Pied Puffbird (Lesser)
  • Violet-Capped Hummingbird
  • Streak-Chested Antpitta
  • Straight-Billed Woodcreeper
  • Black-And-Yellow Tanager
  • Tawny-Capped Euphonia
  • Scaly-Breasted Hummingbird
  • Orange-Billed Sparrow
  • Fulvous-Vented Euphonia
  • Rosy Thrush-Tanager
  • White-Tailed Trogon
  • Snowy-Bellied Hummingbird
  • Slaty-Tailed Trogon
  • Brown-Throated Parakeet
  • Crimson-Bellied Woodpecker
  • Gartered Trogon
  • Rufous-Winged Tanager
  • Speckled Tanager
  • Moustached Antwren
  • Gray-And-Gold Tanager
  • Shining Honeycreeper
  • Slate-Colored Grosbeak
  • Northern Schiffornis
  • Russet-Winged Schiffornis
  • Green Shrike-Vireo
  • Scrub Greenlet
  • Brownish Twistwing
  • White-Ruffed Manakin
  • Black-Headed Tody-Flycatcher
  • Pacific Antwren
  • Golden-Crowned Spadebill
  • Lance-Tailed Manakin
  • Speckled Mourner
  • Scale-Crested Pygmy-Tyrant
  • Southern Bentbill
  • Yellow-Throated Toucan
  • Golden-Collared Manakin


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