Ucayali, Belluda Caño, Río El Dorado

Feb 07, 2019 - Delfin II

Early morning found us on a treasure hunt aboard our trusty skiffs on the Ucayali River. The early bird gets the worm, but the early bird watcher gets the best birds! Macaws, parrots, egrets and herons, as well as a myriad of small opulent rainforest birds were the reward for getting up at the crack of dawn to go on a birding adventure!

After breakfast we explored Belluda Caño for even more wildlife and were richly rewarded for our efforts. Our afternoon took us into and passed the sunset on Río El Dorado, looking for monkeys, sloths, and even more of our feathery friends. Once darkness had settled, the red glowing eyes of caimans could be discerned from great distances, leading us right to these crocodilian predators…just follow the red glowing eyes by flashlight!

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Michael Nolan

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Michael Nolan was born in Bitburg, Germany to an Air Force family stationed there. His first experience of the ocean came at age 12, when he learned to snorkel in the Italian Mediterranean. At age 17 he moved to Tucson, Arizona and became a PADI SCUBA instructor, before starting a SCUBA diving business that specialized in diving trips to the Sea of Cortez.

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