September 22 - October 1, 2022: Panama Birding Trip

TOS is excited to present a birding trip to Panama led by Tiffany Kersten Click for more...

Tiffany Kersten is a Wisconsin native, turned Texan. Tiffany began birding when she was 12, when witnessing sandhill cranes calling and displaying. She holds a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from Northland College, and has taught about hawk migration in Cape May, New Jersey, banded honeycreepers in Hawaii, and monitored shorebirds in Massachusetts, in addition to spending over a decade as an environmental educator and nature center manager. She now works as a full-time guide with her own company, Nature Ninja Birding Tours. Itinerary (I took from the two summaries Carlos gave and amended just a tiny bit).

Canopy Lodge (4 Nights - Sept. 22-25)) This part of the tour explores the foothills and cloud forests of El Valle de Anton — the home of motmots, tanagers, hummingbirds, antpittas and the mythical Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo! We enjoy accommodations at the award-winning Canopy Lodge, with exciting bird-filled trips to La Mesa, Cerro Gaital Natural Monument, Cara Iguana, Las Minas, and the beaches of Juan Hombron and Santa Clara — all designed to find as many of the area’s specialties as possible!

Canopy Tower (5 Nights - Sept. 26-30) This part of the tour emphasizes the bird-rich lowland tropical forests of the Canal Zone. It features some of the best birding Central America has to offer! Our base of operations will be the world-famous Canopy Tower with unlimited access to our fabulous Observation Deck every morning, afternoon and evening, where you can enjoy “canopy birding” at its best! Excursions to some of Panama’s premier birding locations, including the world famous Pipeline Road, along with Semaphore Hill, Plantation Trail, Summit Ponds, the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center and its remarkable tower, the Chagres River, Gamboa and the marshy Ammo Ponds round out an outstanding 5 days of birding.

For additional trip information, please contact Tiffany Kersten at (715) 209-5751 or tiffanykersten@gmail.com. For registration questions, contact Judy Kestner at 361-701-1962 or jkestner@stx.rr.com.

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September 23-25, 2022: Bill Clark's Raptor Identification Class

TOS is excited to present Bill Clark's Raptor Identification Class!  Click for more...

Raptor guru Bill Clark will offer his excellent raptor identification classes in September. The classes will be conducted IN PERSON in Corpus Christi, with two field trips to the HawkWatch International raptor count at Hazel Bazemore County Park. This trip also corresponds with the local Celebration of Flight at the park with a speaker from HWI, family activities, vendors, food trucks, and other entertainment.

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