Supay Caño, Iricahua Creek and Puerto Miguel

May 26, 2018 - Delfin II


The week seems to have rushed by in swirl of colorful birds, leaping monkeys and slow-motion sloths.  We have become enthralled and entranced by sloths carrying babies, squadron flights of macaw’s overhead and shorelines filled with dozens of snowy and great egrets.  The rivers, which cradle the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, hold a wealth of life that most of us never could have imagined existed. 

We have been privileged to get a glimpse of the birds, mammals, reptiles and insects that flourish in this hot, wet, humid and beautiful landscape.  Names that were foreign to us seven days ago now roll off our tongues like familiar friends, “why yes, I did see the plum-throated cotinga, did you notice the bluish-fronted jacamar and the Muscovy duck flying overhead?” 

The day and our week ended at Puerto Miguel with a perusal of local crafts, a scarlet macaw posing in a palm tree, an island with wooly monkeys and a pond of magnificent giant water lilies.  The diversity continued to our very last outing and the frosting on the cake was a magnificent sunset with gold tinged water and billowing storm clouds in the distance.

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Linda Burback

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Linda and her Air Force family moved extensively throughout the U.S. when she was a child. Linda continues to travel and explore a broader spectrum of the world as a naturalist with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic. Linda earned her B.Sc. in horticulture from the University of Arizona in 1985 and worked with this degree in the commercial cactus industry for sixteen years.

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