On our first morning, we birded in the Rio Magdalena wetlands
just east of the city of Barranquilla, where we had spent our first night after arriving in Cartagena.
These wetlands are managed for fish production and cattle grazing and are full of birds,
although on this day sadly not including
Northern Screamer which we were especially seeking here.
Later we stopped for a while at the nearby Vía Parque Isla de Salamanca, or "Salamanca Island Road Park" in English,
before setting out on the very long drive to Perijá.