Pahuachiro Creek, Casual and Nauto Caño

May 22, 2018 - Delfin II


Where to begin on the highlights of the day?  On our pre-breakfast skiff ride we found a pair of cream-colored woodpeckers deep into their morning breakfast as they tore an ant nest apart.  Our naturalist spotted a three-toed sloth high in the forest trees, a compact sloth-ball that was still too cold to start climbing around. 

After breakfast a short, one-mile walk along the trail at Casual was incredibly fruitful.  Included in our sightings were: a green anaconda, red-tailed boa, pink-toed tarantula and a lovely little female three-toed sloth practically at eye level. 

The colors seen on our hike all came together in a rainbow as we navigated up the black water of Nauto Caño.  The treasure under the rainbow?  An amazing sighting of a great potoo and a hollow tree stuffed with noisy night monkeys.  Another perfect day in the Amazon Basin.

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Linda Burback

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Linda and her Air Force family moved extensively throughout the U.S. when she was a child. Linda continues to travel and explore a broader spectrum of the world as a naturalist with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic. Linda earned her B.Sc. in horticulture from the University of Arizona in 1985 and worked with this degree in the commercial cactus industry for sixteen years.

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