Panama Raptor Migration Spectacular

October 28th to November 4th 2017

Start and end point Panama City, Panama

Come join HMANA for the week of a lifetime witnessing the magic and majesty of Hawk Migration through Panama. Based at the world renowned Canopy Tower, our tour will take in visits to both their own hawkwatch (Semaphore Hill) and to the world famous Ancon Hill. We will visit at the very peak of movement and flights that are made up of multiple thousands of Broad-winged Hawks, Swainson’s Hawks and Turkey Vultures. On November 22014 over 2 million raptors passed the Ancon Hill site in just one day and the river of passing raptors was so dense they were forced to close down the International Airport in Panama City!

As well as the astonishing passage of migrant raptors there will be incredible local hawks to enjoy with up to 40 species of hawks, eagles, falcons, kites and vultures. These including: King Vulture, Ornate Hawk Eagle, Tiny Hawk, Black Hawk-Eagle and if we win the birding lottery possibly even Harpy Eagle. The potential list goes on and on and on.

As well as spending time at the two hawkwatches, there will be much more to enjoy including birding that will garner us a host of incredible and bejeweled neotropical bird species: hummingbirds, motmots, toucans, tanagers, parrots and a whole host more. This easy paced trip is a must for those that revel in the magic of hawk migration. The whole tour will be based at the stylish and comfortable Canopy Tower and their excellent and knowledgeable guides and hawk counters will be at our service for the length of this tour.

Participant numbers are limited to fourteen to ensure a quality experience for everyone.

Tour Leaders:

Luke Tiller, HMANA Tour Guide

Canopy Tower Expert Guides and Hawkwatchers TBD

About the Tour Leaders

Tour Itinerary 

Cost for eight day tour: $2400 (based on two sharing)

Initial Deposit: $500 to reserve space (first come, first serve)

Single supplement: $315.00

Cost includes:

  • All ground transportation
  • Expert guides
  • All Hotel
  • All Meals
  • A contribution to local conservation organizations

Airfare is NOT included.  Tour begins and ends in Panama City, Panama.

Please read HMANA’s Tour Refund Policy before making your payment.

This tour is currently FULL.  To be put on a waiting list for 2017, or to receive information about a 2018 tour, contact Julie Brown at