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Cana Station, Panama (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Cana Station, Panama

Map of Cana Station, Panama

Cana Airport Cana Locomotive
Blue-chested Hummingbird (Amazilia amabilis) Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) Plain-brown Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla fuliginosa) Common Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum) Chestnut-headed Oropendola (Psarocolius wagleri) Barred Puffbird (Nystalus radiatus)
Rufous Motmot (Baryphthengus martii) Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) One-colored Becard (Pachyramphus homochrous) - Male Northern Black-throated Trogon (Trogon tenellus) - Female Bicolored Antbird (Gymnopithys bicolor) Northern Barred Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae)
Brown-headed Spider Monkey (Ateles fusciceps) Brown-headed Spider Monkey (Ateles fusciceps) Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elaenia flavogaster) Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea) Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea) and Chestnut Fronted Macaws
Rainforest Frog (Pristimantis-taeniatus) Grey-capped Flycatcher (Myiozetetes granadensis) Chestnut-fronted Macaw (Ara severa) Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) Yellow-tailed Oriole (Icterus mesomelas) Yellow-tailed Oriole (Icterus mesomelas)
Cinnamon Becard (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus) Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) Giant Cowbird (Scaphidura oryzivora) Brownish Flycatcher (Cnipodectes subbrunneus) Ocellated Antbird (Phaenostictus mcleannani)

Cana station is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. To get here, most people fly a charter from Panama City. There are a few buildings here, an grass airstrip, some decaying mining equipment from the gold mining past, and a lot of trees in every direction.

The generator runs for a few hours each night to keep things civilized, but this station is certainly in the middle of nowhere.


Mexico to Panama

3/9/2009: We headed into Cana Station to start our real adventure, two weeks trekking in the rain forest.

We met our traveling companions for the first time at the hotel in Panama City, and then headed off for the early afternoon charter flight to Cana Station.

A red tide was visible from the airplane window as predicted by the documentary on the apocalypse that we had watched the previous night.

Before long, we were looking at a tiny sliver of runway in the middle of wilderness. This was Cana Station, our home for the next few days.

We spent our time here hiking on various trails in the vicinity. After our visit to Pirre Cloud Forest Camp, we spent another night, finally hiking out toward civilization after three nights in total at Cana Station.

Previous Visit (Parque Natural Metropolitano: 3/8/2009)
Next Visit (Pirre Cloud Forest Camp: 3/11/2009)

Species Recorded (115)

Birds ( 105 )

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
King Vulture - Sarcoramphus papa

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Zone-tailed Hawk - Buteo albonotatus
Broad-winged Hawk - Buteo platypterus
Harpy Eagle - Harpia harpyja
Mississippi Kite - Ictinia mississippiensis
Plumbeous Kite - Ictinia plumbea

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Red-throated Caracara - Ibycter americanus

Chachalacas, Guans, and Curassows ( Cracidae )
Gray-headed Chachalaca - Ortalis cinereiceps
Crested Guan - Penelope purpurascens

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
White-tipped Dove - Leptotila verreauxi
Pale-vented Pigeon - Patagioenas cayennensis
Scaled Pigeon - Patagioenas speciosa

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Mealy Parrot - Amazona farinosa
Great Green Macaw - Ara ambiguus
Blue-and-yellow Macaw - Ara ararauna
Red-and-green Macaw - Ara chloropterus
Chestnut-fronted Macaw - Ara severus
Orange-chinned Parakeet - Brotogeris jugularis
Blue-headed Parrot - Pionus menstruus
Brown-hooded Parrot - Pyrilia haematotis

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Little Cuckoo - Coccycua minuta
Smooth-billed Ani - Crotophaga ani
Squirrel Cuckoo - Piaya cayana

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Common Pauraque - Nyctidromus albicollis

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Band-rumped Swift - Chaetura spinicaudus
White-collared Swift - Streptoprocne zonaris

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl
White-vented Plumeleteer - Chalybura buffonii
Violet-bellied Hummingbird - Chlorestes julie
Long-billed Hermit - Phaethornis longirostris
Stripe-throated Hermit - Phaethornis striigularis
Blue-chested Hummingbird - Polyerata amabilis
Crowned Woodnymph - Thalurania colombica

Trogons ( Trogonidae )
Northern Black-throated Trogon - Trogon tenellus

Motmots ( Momotidae )
Rufous Motmot - Baryphthengus martii

Puffbirds ( Bucconidae )
Barred Puffbird - Nystalus radiatus

Jacamars ( Galbulidae )
Dusky-backed Jacamar - Brachygalba salmoni

Toucans ( Ramphastidae )
Collared Aracari - Pteroglossus torquatus
Yellow-throated Toucan - Ramphastos ambiguus
Keel-billed Toucan - Ramphastos sulfuratus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Cinnamon Woodpecker - Celeus loricatus
Lineated Woodpecker - Dryocopus lineatus
Black-cheeked Woodpecker - Melanerpes pucherani

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Plain-brown Woodcreeper - Dendrocincla fuliginosa
Northern Barred-Woodcreeper - Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae
Streak-headed Woodcreeper - Lepidocolaptes souleyetii
Middle American Leaftosser - Sclerurus mexicanus
Slaty Spinetail - Synallaxis brachyura
Black-striped Woodcreeper - Xiphorhynchus lachrymosus

Antbirds ( Thamnophilidae )
Dusky Antbird - Cercomacroides tyrannina
Bicolored Antbird - Gymnopithys bicolor
Zeledon's Antbird - Hafferia zeledoni
Spotted Antbird - Hylophylax naevioides
Dot-winged Antwren - Microrhopias quixensis
Pacific Antwren - Myrmotherula pacifica
Ocellated Antbird - Phaenostictus mcleannani
Black-crowned Antshrike - Thamnophilus atrinucha

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Bright-rumped Attila - Attila spadiceus
Brownish Twistwing - Cnipodectes subbrunneus
Long-tailed Tyrant - Colonia colonus
Yellow-bellied Elaenia - Elaenia flavogaster
Acadian Flycatcher - Empidonax virescens
Dusky-capped Flycatcher - Myiarchus tuberculifer
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher - Myiobius sulphureipygius
Streaked Flycatcher - Myiodynastes maculatus
Gray-capped Flycatcher - Myiozetetes granadensis
Social Flycatcher - Myiozetetes similis
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher - Terenotriccus erythrurus
Common Tody-Flycatcher - Todirostrum cinereum
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus

Cotingas ( Cotingidae )
Black-tipped Cotinga - Carpodectes hopkei
Rufous Piha - Lipaugus unirufus
Cinnamon Becard - Pachyramphus cinnamomeus
One-colored Becard - Pachyramphus homochrous
Cinereous Becard - Pachyramphus rufus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Southern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Black-chested Jay - Cyanocorax affinis

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Bay Wren - Cantorchilus nigricapillus
White-breasted Wood-Wren - Henicorhina leucosticta

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Pale-vented Thrush - Turdus obsoletus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Tennessee Warbler - Leiothlypis peregrina

Bananaquit ( Coerebinae )
Bananaquit - Coereba flaveola

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Lemon-spectacled Tanager - Chlorothraupis olivacea
White-shouldered Tanager - Loriotus luctuosus
Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea
Summer Tanager - Piranga rubra
Crimson-backed Tanager - Ramphocelus dimidiatus
Flame-rumped Tanager - Ramphocelus flammigerus
Variable Seedeater - Sporophila corvina
Bay-headed Tanager - Tangara gyrola
Swallow Tanager - Tersina viridis
Blue-gray Tanager - Thraupis episcopus
Palm Tanager - Thraupis palmarum

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Yellow-green Grosbeak - Caryothraustes canadensis
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Pheucticus ludovicianus
Buff-throated Saltator - Saltator maximus

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Yellow-billed Cacique - Amblycercus holosericeus
Yellow-rumped Cacique - Cacicus cela
Yellow-tailed Oriole - Icterus mesomelas
Giant Cowbird - Molothrus oryzivorus
Crested Oropendola - Psarocolius decumanus
Chestnut-headed Oropendola - Psarocolius wagleri

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis - Dacnis venusta


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