Altos de Campana National Park

Country/territory: Panama

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2007)
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Area: 4,816 ha

Sociedad Audubon de Panamá

Site description
Altos de Campana National Park, 50 km west of Panama City near the town of Capira, includes Cerros Campana (1,007 m), Trinidad (988 m), Peña Blanca (907 m), and Los Monos (893 m) and the headwaters of the Capira and Chame Rivers on the Pacific slope, and the Trinidad River, part of the Panama Canal watershed, on the Caribbean slope. The low point (220 m) is on the Trinidad River in the northwest. The park is noted for its remarkable steep rock formations. The park is easily accessible by road and well known ornithologically.

Key biodiversity
The site contains 4 of 11 species (36%) of the Central American Caribbean Slope. Orange-bellied Trogon, of the Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA also occurs. Black Guan has been recorded in the past but may now be extirpated. Several nationally threatened and biome-restricted species also occur.

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals recorded or probably present include Central American Woolly Opossum, Silky Anteater, Geoffroy’s Tamarin, Panamanian Spiny Pocket-Mouse, Ocelot, and Jaguarundi. Reptiles and amphibians include the frogs and toads Atelopus varius, A. zeteki, Bufo coccifer, Minyobates minutus, Phyllomedusa lemur, Eleutherodactylus gollmeri, E. noblei, E. pardalis, E. punctariolus, and Rana cf. pipiens, the salamanders Bolitoglossa colonnea and B. schizodactyla, the lizards Leposoma southi and Anolis lionotus, and the snake Micrurus stewarti (Ibáñez 1997 and other literature).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Altos de Campana National Park. Downloaded from on 25/05/2022.