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FINCA LERIDA

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# Species*:179
# Excl Vagrants*:179
# Endemics*:2
# Near Endemics*:32
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Middle-elevation forest, coffee finca

ABOUT THE BIRDING

Finca Lerida is a coffee farm in the Chiriqui highlands of western Panama. The finca owns a large tract of highland cloud forest extending from an elevation of 5000 ft up to 10,000 ft adjacent to the coffee plantation. The owners of the property have long been involved in conservation efforts and are committed to preserving the forest on the property. Forest birding is on trails through the cloud forest. Some of the trails can be steep, while others traverse the hillside laterally. Resplendent Quetzal is one of the many birds that can be found on the property.

There are two main reasons to stay at Finca Lerida during a birding tour. The first is that it provides closer access than David to Fortuna Road, albeit via a rather winding mountain road. The second is that several birds are most easily seen at the finca, especially Maroon-chested Ground-Dove and Three-wattled Bellbird.

 

LOCATION OF SITE

Finca Lerida is located about 10km from the town of Boquete in western Panama. It is reached by road from David, the provincial capital, which is about an hour's drive away. The best way to reach David is by air, as it takes most of a day to drive there from Panama City via the Pan American Highway.