Ixora Berdonces

Naturalist

Ixora was born in the Galapagos Islands, back when the streets were made of sand and gravel. Void of TV and tablets, her childhood friends and pristine natural surroundings made for an inspiring upbringing. She was always drawn to the ocean and her local environment, with her first adventures taking place underwater, in mangrove estuaries, and perched in treetops. Not surprisingly, she was scuba diving before the age of 12 and led her first diving trips as a Dive Master in the Galapagos Marine Reserve when she was 18. 

After getting her bachelor's degree in Marine Ecology, she was appointed by the Ecuadorian government to lead the National Marine Ecosystem Cleaning Project. She later returned to her “Enchanted Islands” to work at the Charles Darwin Station on the Marine Invasive Species Project. 

These experiences impressed on Ixora just how vulnerable marine ecosystems are to external forces. Now, she is part of the Lindblad-National Geographic family and is eager to share her experience and knowledge. She is excited by the opportunity to guide new visitors and watch as these incredible islands inspire in them the same love and respect for nature that they have instilled in her. 

Upcoming Expeditions

  • Jul 20, 2018
  • Jul 27, 2018
  • Aug 03, 2018
  • Sep 14, 2018
  • Nov 02, 2018
  • Jan 18, 2019
  • Jan 25, 2019
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  • Feb 22, 2019
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  • May 24, 2019
  • May 31, 2019
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  • Jun 28, 2019
  • Jul 05, 2019
  • Jul 12, 2019
  • Aug 09, 2019
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  • Aug 30, 2019
  • Oct 11, 2019
  • Oct 18, 2019
  • Oct 25, 2019
  • Dec 13, 2019
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  • Jul 20, 2018
  • Aug 03, 2018
  • Nov 02, 2018
  • Jan 18, 2019
  • Feb 15, 2019
  • Mar 01, 2019
  • Mar 29, 2019
  • Apr 12, 2019
  • May 24, 2019
  • Jun 07, 2019
  • Jul 05, 2019
  • Aug 30, 2019
  • Oct 11, 2019
  • Oct 25, 2019
  • Dec 20, 2019
  • Aug 25, 2018
  • Sep 01, 2018
  • Dec 15, 2018
  • Dec 22, 2018
  • Nov 23, 2019
  • Aug 25, 2018
  • Sep 01, 2018
  • Dec 22, 2018
  • Dec 01, 2018
  • May 04, 2019
  • Nov 24, 2018
  • Nov 29, 2018
  • Apr 27, 2019
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