This morning we will explore different trails around the Rio Palenque´s research station in the midst of this endangered ecosystem of western plains forests. Sure enough most of it was turned into agricultural land and only a few patches remain until today. The Reserve itself is located right
between the Choco in the north and the Tumbesian region in the south. A great number of bird species are represented: Bat Falcon, Blue Ground Dove, Band-tailed Barbthroat, Stripe-throated Hermit, Gartered Trogon, Panama Trogon, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Orange-fronted Barbet, Pied Puffbird, Red-billed Woodcreeper,, Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner, Dot-winged Antwren, Whiskered Wren, Long-billed Gnatwren, Black-faced Dacnis. Many reptiles and amphibians are also present in the area. Diner and night in Forest Lodge (Rio Palenque Lodge). B/L/D.
Rio Palenque Lodge