Amazonas community & Clavero Lake

May 09, 2018 - Delfin II

We are enjoying an amazing weather that has allowed us to arrange outings before breakfast and our guests have enjoyed them so much. This morning we visited Marayali Creek which connects the Marañón and the Ucayali Rivers.  This place is one of the hotspots for birding as we have species of egrets, jacanas, screamer and many species of small song birds that live either on the forest or on floating vegetation.  

After breakfast as part of our program we scheduled a visit to a small village called Amazonas. It is located at the shore of the Marañón River and surrounded by forest.  Here, were received by the people of the community and leaders who showed us the way of life in the forest how their organizations work and their daily life as farmers or fishermen. They are also amazing weavers as they make a living from making handicrafts of different colors and shapes most represent animals from the jungle.  

Late in the afternoon we reached our destination planned for this afternoon, we tied the ship to a large tree on the shore and we got ready to explore Clavero Lake.  This place is quite special for a diverse type of wild life. Here, we got to see pink and grey fresh water dolphins, squirrel monkeys, pigmy marmosets and a number of raptors including the ever-charming black collared hawk, snail kite and caracaras. Just to mention a few!

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Juan Carlos Avila

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Juan Carlos was born in Quito, Ecuador. He spent part of his elementary schooling in the province of Cotopaxi, a beautiful area in the Ecuadorian Andes ringed by volcanoes. In 1989 his family moved to the Galápagos and settled in the highlands of Santa Cruz, the second largest island in this archipelago. It was here that Juan Carlos finished high school and gained his deep love for nature.

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