Jan 19, 2018 - National Geographic Quest
Today in our last day onboard the National Geographic Quest we had the amazing opportunity to explore two different areas into the Panama Canal waters, one considered the most important biological station in the tropical rainforest of Panama runs by the Smithsonian Institute and the other place the Rainforest Discovery Center run by NGOs to are focus in the conservation of the buffer zone around the national park and teaching the important of the birds in the tropics.
After having breakfast, two fiber glass boat waited us to take us to the town of gamboa located almost in the middle section of the Panama Canal where a bus took us to the rainforest discovery center, was moody the road but our driver Raul had very good skills and without fear he drive true forest until we got in to this places, surrounding by a dense foliage, tall tree.
We divided the group in two and part walked trails spotting birds & mammals to lived, and the other part of the group went up to the observation tower where we spot birds like: blue dacnis, red legged honeycreeper, mealy amazon, red lored amazon, purple bellied hummingbird, and other.
The other part of the group to stay onboard explore Barro Colorado island and they walked to the different trails of the island looking for wildlife and other guest did a zodiac ride around the rainforest, we return back to the ship to enjoyed lunch and after we had pilot from the Panama Canal onboard and we finished our transit true the canal.
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