Pahuachiro Creek, Casual Forest, & Yanayaku River

Feb 04, 2019 - Delfin II


Our first day in the Amazon was everything we had hoped for.  We awoke tied-off to a cecropia tree on the shores of the Marañon River, and loaded skiffs at six in the morning for our pre-breakfast bird-watching tour up Pahuachiro Creek. We then hiked through a private reserve where we saw a ten-foot long anaconda, a boa constrictor, a reticulated poison dart frog, and a tarantula. We finished our day with a ride up the Yanayaku River, with warm welcomes from a pair of pink river dolphins, and the highly sought-after hoatzin!

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Jeff Phillippe

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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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