Species List for Gamboa, Panama

As a matter of interest for those interested in visiting Gamboa, I have decided to post the species list that I compiled during my time in Panama. I am a novice birder but a pretty good herper, so these are the animals I saw during the 2 and a half months I lived in Gamboa.

*List for Gamboa, Soberania National Park



Black vulture

Great kiskadee

Violet-crowned woodnymph

Great-tailed grackle

Crimson-backed tanager

Blue-gray tanager

Gray-headed chachalaca

Band-rumped swift

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura)

Slate-colored seedeater

Red-crowned woodpecker

House wren

Orange-chinned parakeet

Shiny cowbird

Ruddy ground-doves

Tropical mockingbird

Wattled jacana

Purple gallinule

Rufous-tailed hummingbird

Streaked flycatcher

White-necked Jacobin hummingbird

Yellow-headed caracara

Palm tanager

Black-bellied whistling duck

Panama flycatcher

White-breasted wood wren

Collared aracari

Rufous motmot

Long-tailed woodcreeper

Keel-billed toucan

Chestnut-mandibled toucan

Red-lored parrot

Bat falcon

Thick-billed euphonia

Blue-crowned motmot

Magnificent frigatebird

Brown pelican

Green heron


Lance-tailed manakin

Flame-rumped tanager

Blue and white swallow

Purple-crowned fairy hummingbird

Tropical kingbird

Western slaty antshrike

Southern beardless tyrannulet

Greater ani

Black-crowned tityra

Southern lapwings

Yellow-crowned euphonia

Clay-colored thrush

Common moorhen

Pale-vented pigeon

Common-tody flycatcher

Buff-breasted wren

Fasciated antshrike

White-shouldered tanager



Red-tailed squirrel (Sciurus granatensis)

Capuchin monkey

Central American agouti

Variegated squirrel

White-nosed coati

Geoffroy’s tamarin


Nine-banded armadillo




Four-eyed opossum

Common possum

Night monkey

Mouse opossum (Marmosa sp.?)

Tapeti (rabbit)



Rhinella alata

Hypsiboas rosenbergi

Smilisca sila

Craugastor fitzingeri

Leptodactylus pentadactylus

Silverstoneia flotator

Cochranella granulosa

Leptodactylus insularum

Engystomops pustulosus

Rhinella marina

Pristimantis cruentus?

Agalychnis callidryas

Dendropsophus ebraccatus

Dendropsophus microcephalus

Dendropsophus phlebodes

Scinax staufferi

Scinax ruber

Leptodactylus fragilis

Diaspora diastema

Chiasmocleis panamensis



Oedipina complex



Oscaecilia ochrocephala (DOR)



Gonatodes albogularis

Ameiva leptophrys

Ameiva festiva

Ctenosaura similis

Basiliscus basiliscus

Anolis apletophallus

Anolis auratus

Hemidactylus frenatus

Lepidodactylus lugubris

Iguana iguana

Anolis humilis?

Ameiva ameiva

Mabuya unimarginata



Pseustes poecilonotus

Bothrops asper

Imantodes gemmistratus

Imantodes cenchoa

Leptodeira annulata

Boa constrictor

?????? mystery ground snake.

Helminthophis frontalis



Caiman crocodilus

Crocodylus acutus



Trachemys ornata

Kinosternon leucostomum

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