Birdwatching Pipeline Road

TOUR: Pipeline Road

TYPE OF TOUR: nature

DURATION: 3 hours  


  • all entrance fees

  • bilingual guide (English/Spanish)

  • transportation


  • hat & sunglasses

  • light raincoat (green season)

  • comfortable light clothes

  • long pants

  • sneakers or hiking shoes

  • sun block

  • binoculars

  • insect repellent



Pipeline Road is considered by experts such as the ABA (American Birding Association), Audubon Society, National Geographic and Discovery Magazine as one of the best places in the world for bird watching. Also site of the 1985 world record of Bird Count (385 species of birds were identified in 24 hours). It is most accessible- just an hour from Panama City.  Pipeline was built to transport fuel from one ocean to the other in the event the Panama Canal was obstructed. Fortunately, it was never used and today it provides excellent access to primary forest within Soberania National Park. Escorted by one of our bilingual, birding/naturalist guides, we'll have an opportunity to see an array of birds.  This tour requires an early departure for seeing the best!