Day beds in the pool at Islas Secas resort allow guests to cool down while enjoying a spectacular view of the ocean | Islas Secas
A guest enjoys the magnificent sights on offer during the nature tours of the tropical wilderness of Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas
Two large birds fly over the horizon as the sun sets at Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas
A woman treads the shallows of the ocean on the beautiful islands of the Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas
Guests enjoy a spectacular diving experience at the Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas

Birding Tours & Ornithology on Islas Secas

A large tropical bird, visible from Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas

Panama is famous for its birding and there’s nowhere better than our protected islands.

With over 100 species of resident and migratory birds, guests can spot a huge range of exotic species around Islas Secas. A highlight is boating over to Isla Coco, part of our archipelago, for thrilling views of one of Panama’s largest colonies of soaring frigatebirds, as well as rare brown-footed boobies and peregrine falcons.

Birding 101

New to birding? Learn how to identify our local species from our experts. We turn our gardens and forests into open classrooms, for a short introduction to the birds that inhabit the islands. Take a guided tour on our groomed trails, then add your sightseeing to eBird, the largest citizen science program in the world. Kids are well catered for, with specialist child-friendly birding tours.

A hummingbird inspects a flower at Islas Secas, a resort with a large array of bird species under conservation protection | Islas Secas


Frigatebird Monitoring

Islas Secas is home to the second-largest colony of soaring frigatebirds in Panama, and we are proud of our long-time research project into these magnificent birds. At particular times of the year, our guests are invited to join our experts in the Gulf of Chiriquí to count the nesting birds and assist this vital ongoing research.

A frigate bird, one of the many tropical bird species guests can see at Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas


“As one of the leading birding experts and nature tour guides in Central America, it is an honor to now call Islas Secas my home.”


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  • You will find binoculars in each room of your casita to birdwatch around the islands.