Metropolitan Nature Park

Country/territory: Panama

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4iv (2007)
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Area: 265 ha

Sociedad Audubon de Panamá

Site description
Metropolitan Nature Park is an urban park at the edge of Panama City. It is adjacent to Camino de Cruces National Park in the north and to the Curundu and Los Angeles sections of Panama City to the south, east, and west.

Key biodiversity
Metropolitan Nature Park is an important bottleneck site for migratory raptors. In 2004 a total of 732348 Turkey Vultures, 55,061 Broad-winged Hawks, and 322,469 Swainson's Hawks were counted on autumn migration. Many of these probably used the park as an overnight roost. Several nationally threatened and biome-restricted species also occur, including the nationally endemic Yellowish-green Tyrannulet.

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals that are known or probably occur include Central American Woolly Opossum, Silky Anteater, Geoffroy’s Tamarin, Panamanian Spiny Pocket-Mouse, Ocelot, and Jaguarundi. The reptiles and amphibians have not been surveyed in detail but some of the species found in Soberanía National Park may occur.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Metropolitan Nature Park. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.