Capuchin on palm leaf (Cindy Messinger)
While still at Pacuare in the morning, we attempted to locate the very rare Agami Heron's nesting site. As our long forest walk came to no avail, we enlisted the help of Daniella. He took us through his 'camino secreto' . His 'secret path' revealed an absolutely beautiful lagoon area that was covered in green mossy like stuff. It was like a storybook dream. And here I was again in the most remote of all areas in search of the most endangered animals! And there it was, the Beautiful and rare Agami Heron and not just one, but what seemed like hundreds of them. This is the only known nesting site for these birds in Costa Rica and we were there to witness it for ourselves. Hunkered down in the forest, I was able to take photos without the birds noticing my presence. They didn't seem to play the game of hide and disguise as the other animals had. I just can't describe which animal encounter was the BEST - the monkeys, the birds or the turtles! Pacuare Reserve offered them all. This has to be my favorite place I've ever visited.
I left the Reserve with a stomach ailment that endured the rest of the trip. But, I would do it all again only with the prescribed TOD medicine in tow! We went on to Selva Verde. I couldn't do the forest night walk , but Sharon did and had a nice time and dinner by herself! She brought back some 'stuff' for my ailing tummy and we had to get a good night's rest. We were off the next day for river rafting, so we had no time to waste!
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