Clavero Lake & Puerto Miguel

Aug 26, 2017 - Delfin II

Our last full day of our expedition in the remote Peruvian Upper Amazon was filled with several activities and choices.  After breakfast, we explored Clavero Lake by skiffs or kayaks. We had many rewards for from the very beginning we spotted many bird species and enjoyed the magical peacefulness of the surroundings.  In the late morning went to swim in this remote location as well.

One of the highlights was the observation of a couple of beautiful bird species. The Amazon green kingfisher and the hoatzin. They were relatively close to our skiffs allowing us to take great pictures of them.

Soon after all of us were onboard we started to navigate towards our next destination for the afternoon activities, Puerto Miguel.  In this location is still possible to see the giant water lilies that are almost absent in this time of the year. We visited he largest handcrafts market of the region as well.

Once onboard we enjoyed the guests’ pictures slide show of the week, a great dinner and the cheerfulness expressed in the lively music the Delfin II crew members played for us. The latter was a golden finale to a lifetime experience in the immense Amazonia.

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Carlos Romero

Expedition Leader

Carlos was born in Quito, Ecuador and grew up in Venezuela, where he lived for many years near the ocean and later the rainforest. He returned to Quito to study biology and specialized in the fauna of Ecuador. His main field of study was zoology with an emphasis on vertebrates. He has a doctorate in biology and a master’s in ecotourism and natural protected areas management. He designed a new curriculum for the largest university in Ecuador, the Central University— a masters in environmental management and administration of natural protected areas. Carlos has also taken part in various scientific projects and expeditions with the Biological Sciences Department of Quito’s Polytechnic University. He has published several scientific papers, including one about the bats of Galápagos and one about the vampire bat of mainland Ecuador.

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