Pacaya River & Night Walk

Dec 20, 2019 - Delfin II


I had the feeling that was going to be a fantastic day, and I was not wrong! We started this day very early, at 5:30, with a great exploration morning in the remote Pacaya River, which is the farthest destination we will reach in our expedition this week.

We took our skiffs as far as we could looking for wildlife. We had great sightings. It was extraordinary! All of us saw several red howler monkey troops, hoatzins, hundreds of egrets, neotropical cormorants and several three toed-sloths. At around 8:30 we stopped at Ranger Station #2, where we had time to stretch our legs and enjoy a great breakfast off the ship.

In the late afternoon, we went for a night walk, equipped with rubber boots, insect repellent and flashlights, to experience the rainforest at night. It was very muddy and bug-filled, but we had some good sightings that included tarantulas and frogs. It was certainly a long day but well worth the effort!

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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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