Ucayali River, Belluda Creek, and Dorado River

Jan 31, 2019 - Delfin II


Halfway through the expedition, we are now accustomed to our 5:30 am wake-up call, and well aware that an early start means cool river temperatures and abundant wildlife. This morning didn’t disappoint. Excursions up the Ucayali River and Belluda Creek revealed monk saki monkeys, squirrel monkeys, colonies of macaws, and several hawks, all seen from skiffs, canoes, and paddle boards! We extended our afternoon excursion well past dusk, seeking out several juvenile white caimans in the wetlands of the Dorado River.

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Jeff Phillippe

Expedition Leader

Jeff was raised in upstate New York and completed his B.A. in geography at Middlebury College in Vermont.  He attained his master’s degree in water resource science at Oregon State University where his research focused on glacier hydrology in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. He spent most of his 20's teaching Earth sciences and geography at the secondary and university level, while taking his summers off to lead wilderness and climbing expeditions throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, and Canada.

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