Tag Archives: Tropical birds

Final Excursion in the Amazon

Saturday afternoon, January 26, 2019 Our afternoon excursion was on the Yarapa River. This river is outside the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, so there is more water traffic there. We boated past several Eco-lodges, including The Treehouse, where all of the lodges … Continue reading

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Holy Jumping Sardines!

Saturday morning, January 26, 2019 The normal daily schedule includes a short excursion (less than one hour) before breakfast, then a longer (two hour) excursion after breakfast. We return for lunch and perhaps a nap. There may be a lecture … Continue reading

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Swimming in the Amazon

Friday morning, January 25, 2019 As usual, we started out on the skiffs before breakfast, this time with a beautiful rainbow above. Did I mention this is the rainy season? I need to get a waterproof backpack and a strong … Continue reading

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Macaws! Beautiful Amazon Birds

Thursday morning, January 24, 2019 Again, we got up at 5:30am, and it was totally worth it. Almost immediately, we saw several macaws, both the Blue and Yellow and the Red Bellied. The largest parrots, macaws like to nest in … Continue reading

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Traveling from Colca to Puno

Friday, February 1, 2019 With all of the rain, the Colca River is rising rapidly, and roiling past the lodge and the hot pools. Some local hot pools are already flooded. Those at the lodge are still about one foot … Continue reading

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It’s Wet Here in the Amazon!

Wednesday morning, January 23, 2019 This is truly the wet season, with about 12 inches of rain per month. Meltwater from the Andes also contributes to the high waters. The high waters allow us to explore more widely by boat … Continue reading

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Amazon Natural Park and Nauta Creek

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 I was under the weather today, (might be a reaction to my malaria medicine, might be something I ate or drank) so remained back on the boat while Mark continued to explore. The first activity was … Continue reading

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