Amazon Natural Park & Nauta Caño

Dec 10, 2019 - Delfin II

Our expedition in the bewildering and remarkable biodiversity of the Peruvian Upper Amazon continued today with a visit to the Amazon Natural Park. In this private reserve, a suspension bridge gave us an eagle-eye view of the forest’s middle canopy. A torrential tropical shower accompanied us to the middle of the forest, reminding that we were in fact in one of the wettest ecosystems on Earth.

In the afternoon, we explored Nauta Caño with skiff rides and kayaking. This relatively narrow stream is covered with thick vegetation where our naturalists spotted several species of colorful birds from the skiffs, like hawks, jacanas, toucans, and monk saki and night monkeys as well.

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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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