From Iquitos Caño to Marañón River

Aug 19, 2019 - Delfin II

An impressive level of optimism and enthusiasm was noticeable since early this morning. Our first foray into the Amazon rainforest was an opportunity not to miss, and the fresh hours of the day really delivered. Many different birds including tanagers, oropendolas, hummingbirds, parrots, woodpeckers and several types of hawks were spotted and entered our lists. Remarkably, our first sighting of monkeys was of the not so common white-browed dusky titi monkeys, a group of three of them basking in the morning sun!

Later in the morning, some were lucky enough to have an eye level encounter with the smallest monkey in the world, the pygmy marmoset, certainly a real treat. After a lunch and siesta break to avoid the hottest hours of the day, we set off for an afternoon skiff ride to explore another tributary river.

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Santiago Imberti


An ornithologist, photographer, fisherman, climber, and writer, Santiago Imberti was born and raised in southern Patagonia, Argentina. He obtained a degree in tourism and later in ornithology, which allowed him to combine his love for nature and the outdoors with his work as a birdwatcher, naturalist, fly fishing, and mountain guide. He has been guiding trips in Patagonia, the Antarctic, and Arctic for some 25 years.

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