Pacaya River and Magdalena Lagoon

May 03, 2019 - Delfin II


Our day began with a gentle rain. It didn’t discourage us to go out and explore the Pacaya Samiria Wildlife Reserve. Our plan was to leave just at sunrise and go deep inside the reserve.

We loaded the skiff and cruised along the Pacaya River. There was a section of varsea forest very interesting. It was covered with water lilies, and different species of water plants. The aquatic birds like wattle jacanas, horned screamers and great egrets were all gather looking for their meal.

We stopped close to a ranger station to have a breakfast. Our galley had prepared a delicious menu for us. We recharged our energies to continue exploring the Pacaya River.

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Cristian Moreno

Undersea Specialist

Cristian is a Panamanian born in Chile.  He grew up in Panama City until the age of 19 when he returned to Chile to go to college where he received a degree in metallurgic civil engineering. Since 1995 he has been working as a freelance naturalist in Panama.  Specializing in bird watching and ecology, he also has a passion for indigenous cultures, hiking and trekking.  He is a certified scuba diver and is often found exploring coral reefs along the Caribbean coast of Panama.

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