When I visited Panama, I spent my first night in Panama City (described more accurately in this other post: —>”Wild nature in Panama City”) and I booked a room in the Bodhi hostel, nearby the Cerro Ancón. So the next morning I walked to the top of this hill…
…and I had my first taste of tropical nature: I was surprised by the number of colorful birds I observed, but also some nice mammals.
The hill, surrounded by a safe residential area plenty of villas, administrative palaces and gardens, is covered by dry woodland and, from the top, you can appreciate a fantastic view to the “Casco Viejo” (the old city center), the Albrook airport and the Canal area.
During the morning I spent there I recognized 30 species of birds, including stunning Keel-billed Toucans (Ramphastos sulfuratus), and 4 specie of mammals, going from the Brown-throated Sloth (Bradypus variegatus) to the Central American Agouti (Dasyprocta punctata).