Coiba Island is home to one of the last remaining healthy populations of the magnificent Scarlet Macaw, which can be observed early morning feasting on the fruits of the almond trees that line particular beaches.
The rocky cliffs of Jicarita and Jicaron provide a nesting sanctuary for several species of marine birds, both resident and migratory, including the magnificent frigate bird, yellow-footed booby, neo-tropical cormorant and the brown pelican.
These and many other species rely on the rich marine resources of the area. Panama has become a mecca for bird watchers; there are 147 species of exotic birds registered so far on Coiba, which includes several neo-tropical migrants and a few endemic species.
The Crested Eagle, one of the largest and most illusive raptors in the world is reported on the island in the area of Punta Hermosa.