This is where

your next adventure begins

Enjoy Nature

Discover the great variety of birds surrounding our center next to Pipeline Road in Gamboa. Walk on our trails and relax watching the hummingbirds in our Visitor Center at the borders of Soberanía National Park, just at a 40 minutes drive by car from Panama City.
The Panama Rainforest Discovery Center is an ecotourism and environmental education project under the administration of Eugene Eisenmann Avifauna Foundation, which main goal is the conservation of birds through environmental sustainability projects.

sounds, sights, smells

Forests full of life

The dripping mist from the leaves, the monkeys howling in the morning, the frogs croaking, and thousands of chanting birds filling up the silence.  These are the hosts and you are the visitor.

Our Facilities

Designed and built with sustainable architecture, using recycled materials and clean technologies.

Visitor Center

Solar panels and rainwater collectors allow this self-sustainable open structure of 140m2 to stand up in the middle of the jungle minimizing it's impact on the environment. This is the place where all the hiking trails start.

Built with 70% of recycled materials from the old Canal Zone constructions, the Visitor Center features a deck, cellar, and 2 restrooms. You can sit back and enjoy the variety of hummingbirds while sipping a free cup of coffee or hot tea.

Observation Tower

200m  from the Visitor Center, along a gravel path and wooden walkway, you will find our observation tower.

A spiral staircase of 174 steps brings you to the resting & observation platforms every 8m until you reach the top deck at 32m high, just above the forest canopy.

Forest Trails

With 1.1 km long and 1.2 m wide, our circuit of trails through the forest was built using fine gravel. The trails include a range from easy to moderate difficult levels, also you can find two resting locations:

One, by the edge of the Calamito Lake which has a small deck with benches great for observing water wildlife.


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Forgot your binoculars?

Our Container-Store has you covered!

At the main entrance you'll see our Container-Store where you can buy tickets and rent binoculars at our small shop.  You can also buy water, cold drinks, snacks, hats, t-shirts, raincoats, mosquito repellent and many other. Here you will be able to access the restrooms as well.

Birdwatchers: this is for you

blue bird on a green branch

Our Bird List

The Pipeline Road is one of the most renowned places in the world for bird watching. Here in 1985, 385 bird species were identified during a bird count organized by the Audubon Society, establishing a record number with the most species of birds seen within a 24-hour period.