National Bird Count

Sunday, March 21, 2021 will be the First National Bird Count "Panama Big Day"!

It will be an excellent opportunity for thousands of people, including students and various organizations, to help collect data on bird observations en their environment anywhere in the Republic of Panama. All of the observations will be compiled through the eBird application managed by Cornell University where they can be analyzed by professional researchers and used to predict population trends and bird movements.

How to Participate

It's very easy to participate in the First National Bird Count! Just follow these steps:

1. Create a free account at www.ebird.org

2. Download the eBird app through the app store on your cell phone

3. Observe birds!

4. Submit your bird observations

1. Create a free account at www.ebird.org

2. Download the eBird app through the app store on your cell phone

3. Observe birds!

4. Submit your bird observations

1. Create a free account at www.ebird.org

2. Download the eBird app through the app store on your cell phone

3. Observe birds!

4. Submit your bird observations

Common Birds in Panama

Are you curious to know what bird species you might see during the count? Did you see a bird you did not recognize? With more than 1,000 species that have been seen in Panama, it can sometimes be difficult to identify what you seen. This task can be much easier, however, if you familiarize yourself with the most common species that you are likely to encounter.

The image slider below contains photos of 80 common birds in Panama; feel free to use the arrows on the sides or the dots underneath to navigate through them. Each photos includes the common name in Spanish (top), scientific name (center), and common name in English (bottom) if you are interested in looking up more information about them.

The image slider below contains photos of 80 common birds in Panama; feel free to swipe or use the dots underneath to navigate through them. Each photos includes the common name in Spanish (top), scientific name (center), and common name in English (bottom) if you are interested in looking up more information about them.

If the images are difficult to see, you can download a PDF version of the photos by clicking here: PDF
 

 

With images by: Carloz Cruz, Manlio Cuevas, Juan Carlos Arracera Rafael González, Marcel Rodríguez, Jane Aguilar, Alexis Aparecio, Lyn Ryan, Mey Cantillano and Guillermo Arosema

Common Birds in Panama

 

With images by: Carloz Cruz, Manlio Cuevas, Juan Carlos Arracera Rafael González, Marcel Rodríguez, Jane Aguilar, Alexis Aparecio, Lyn Ryan, Mey Cantillano and Guillermo Arosema