Belluda Creek and Dorado River

May 24, 2018 - Delfin II

We found out early in our trip that getting up early in the morning has wonderful payoffs in wildlife sightings.  This morning we stayed out just a little longer than usual, and 27 species of birds, 5 species of mammals and a blue morpho butterfly later, we returned for breakfast.  It wasn’t just the sightings of the morning that were special; it was the sounds as well.  The chatter went from kingfishers to undulated tinamou’s to the high-pitched calls of the saddleback tamarins. 

For the afternoon we stayed out late to look for caimans.  We found so much more.  From a tropical screech owl to great potoo to two common potoos, one that let us get so close we could almost touch it.  Oh yes, and both spectacle and black caiman were found.   A great end to another awesome day exploring the Amazon Basin on board the Delfin II.

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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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