Atun Poza and Pacaya River

Dec 08, 2017 - Delfin II

Today Delfin II reached the most remote part of the Ucayali River for our journey. We started our early exploration of a tributary of the Ucayali River, called Atun Poza. Here we had excellent wildlife sightings. We saw our first red howler monkeys, and a number of new bird species for the trip, like the chestnut fronted macaw and the plum-throated cotinga. We had a very nice breakfast on board our skiffs, which we call the Jungle Cafe. As we were having fresh fruit and a fancier breakfast than most would expect, festive amazon parrots fluttered around and may others inundated the atmosphere with their calls.

 For the afternoon, we visited Pacaya River. As we crossed the entrance from the Ucayali into Pacaya River, a number of pink river dolphins were seen feeding in the rich convergence of the white water of the Ucayali, and the black water of the Pacaya. This is the most remote place that we visited in the reserve

After over one hour of traveling upriver, we arrived Yanayacu Lake, where we had the chance to take an Amazon swim! Pink river dolphins could be seen in the proximity while we refreshed ourselves in the lake. Some of us could even hear the dolphin´s eco localization sounds that they emit to perceive the world, as they live surrounded by darkness.

We had another wonderful day of exploration, through the remoteness of the Peruvian Jungle.

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Alberto Montaudon

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Alberto fell in love with nature as a young child. Born and raised in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, he spent most of his childhood exploring the Chairlel Lagoon and the Tamesi River. Each morning he would patiently wait in his rowboat for sunrise to witness the great groups of migrating birds that would land on the water. His father taught him from a very early age to understand, love, and respect nature. As a result of his upbringing, Alberto became biologist and decided to follow his passion and became a naturalist. At age 21, Alberto began working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in Baja California. Since then he has been sharing interests that range from bird biology to undersea exploration to wildlife photography with thousands of guests.

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