That afternoon, I took a boat tour of Rio Coto. It was fascinating. My guide, Andrew, pointed out many birds including Amazonian parrots, ibis, flat billed herons, and blue swallows. I’m embarrassed to say that I’m not a birder so much of it was lost on me, however, I loved seeing and hearing each bird. But I was most ecstatic when the capuchin monkeys made their appearance. It was a very relaxing and pleasant three-hour boat ride through the mangroves. I learned a great deal and left feeling like an actual birder. Andrew is a wealth of information and while originally from the UK, he has made Zancudo his home. I highly recommend this scenic tour especially to any birders.
By: Line A. Bouthillette, Senior Program Manager – Central America and Venezuela