Welcome to Tamandúa’s website. We’re a local company dedicated to organizing and guiding the best birding, wildlife and nature tours in Panama.
Panama is one of the most exciting and rewarding birding and nature travel destinations in the Neotropics (the biological region comprising Central and South America, plus the Caribbean islands). With excellent air links to most world major airports, it is also one of Latin America’s safest and most stable countries, with some of the best infrastructures in the region. In spite of its small size, Panama contains a surprisingly varied geography, with habitats ranging from sea-level to more than 3,400 metres in the Chiriquí Highlands. Being closer to the equator than any other Central American country, its biodiversity is stunning, with close to 1,000 bird species, 255 mammals, 275 reptiles and amphibians, 1,500 butterflies…
NANDO, GREAT PANAMANIAN BIRD GUIDE
After 7 days of birding and 293 species, it was hard for us to leave our guide and new friend, Nando. His expertise was more than what we were expecting. The travel accommodations and transportation exceeded our expectations. All of our target species were located and we had great looks, especially the Harpy Eagle. Because I enjoy photographing some of the birds that we were seeing, Nando went out of his way to make it possible. We would highly recommend Nando as your guide in Panama.
Nando was our guide. He was wonderful! This was my mother’s, daughter’s, and my first time birding, and he was extremely knowledgeable and nice to us novices. We got to see so much! Definitely got us excited for more. I would highly recommend Nando as a birding guide!
Nando, the best of luck to you my friend. I know you will be a great success. You are a very hard worker, you love people, and it shows. I traveled all over the world photographing birds and I’ve never had a better guide than you. Congratulations.
Nando was very caring and knowledgeable and his excellent English and driving skills would make him a valuable resource both as a driver/guide to Ignacio in photographic tours but also as a highly skilled bird guide. I would have no hesitation in using him again should I return to Panama.
Ito was amazing in his home town and his ability to find rare and interesting birds almost at will were a skill that should be appreciated. The finding of Quetzals at any time either by location knowledge or call ups were very impressive. I felt very comfortable in his company and appreciated the skill set he brought which made this segment to the western highlands, so memorable.
I have used guides in many parts of the world and these are at the top of the list and were far superior to my Costa Rican guide.
Durante mi visita a Panamá me guiaron Ito y Nando: Ito en Chiriquí y Nando en Darién. La experiencia fue magnífica y el viaje se saldó con la observación de multitud de especies, algunas de ellas de enorme dificultad. Ambos guías son extraordinarios ornitólogos, grandes conocedores de su territorio, organizadores diligentes y excelentes personas. No se puede pedir más.