San Jose de Paranupura /Yarapa Caño

Nov 10, 2018 - Delfin II


Our last full day of exploration of the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve in the Upper Amazon in Peru was filled with all the required ingredients that have made this expedition so successful. We have had great animal sightings, intercultural experiences with the local inhabitants of the area, wonderful company and excellent meals with regional flavors.

Right after breakfast, we boarded the skiffs to explore Supay Caño, a small tributary of the Ucayali River. Along the stream, we spotted yellow-billed terns, black-collared hawks, nighthawks and many more bird species surrounded by an exuberant green forest. We had a hot morning; the sun was shining, and the skies looked blue.

Later in the afternoon, we went for a short outing to a picturesque small river village, San Jose de Paranupura. After this amusing visit, we had a final skiff ride in Yarapa Caño. In this location, we had a grand finale to our expedition, with extraordinary sightings that included monkeys, woodpeckers, tanagers and birds of prey.  At sunset, reluctantly, we came back onboard with our minds and spirits fill with all the new adventures and feelings that the Upper Amazon has brought to our lives.

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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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