Birdwatching in Boquete

Boquete is a destination that no bird fan will want to miss. Due to its variety of microclimates, valleys, mountains, cloud forests, and rainforests, Boquete is home to more than 400 species of birds. Here you'll find a paradise for ornithologists and birdwatchers.

Bird Counting in Boquete

Bird Counting in Boquete

When visiting the mountains of Boquete, look out for the collared whitestart (Myioborus torquatus), sulphur-winged parakeet (Pyrrhura hoffmanni) and the majestic resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno).

Birdwatching Season

Birdwatching Season

Visit the forests of Boquete between the end of February and April. According to experts, this season is easier to see the mythical quetzal and also coincides with the breeding season of several species.

High-altitude Hikes

High-altitude Hikes

If you're visiting Boquete and are looking to count the most bird species, visit the highest parts of the district, up to 6,561 ft above sea level (2,000 meters).

Closer to the Village

Closer to the Village

If you want trails at lower altitudes, visit Caldera, at 984 ft (300 m) above sea level, where you can see the orange-collared manakin (Manacus aurantiacus), the rose-throated becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae), the fork-tailed flycatcher (Tyrannus savana) and the Finsch's parakeet (Psittacara finschi).

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