Supay Caño & Yarapa Caño

Feb 08, 2020 - Delfin II

Our last full day of exploration of the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve in the Upper Amazon in Peru was filled with all the required ingredients that have made this expedition a successful one: countless animal sightings, great weather, intercultural experiences with the local inhabitants of the area, wonderful company, and excellent meals with regional flavors. In the morning while exploring Supay Caño we had several great sightings. Wildlife is usually very active in this location, we were very lucky to see many bird species like flycatchers, nighthawks, herons, kites, tanagers, parrots, pygmy marmosets, and more.

Later in the afternoon, after a short visit to a small picturesque town, we had a final skiff ride in Yarapa Caño. In this location we had a golden finale to our expedition, for we had extraordinary sightings that included some monkeys, woodpeckers, tanagers and birds of prey. At sunset, reluctantly, we came back onboard with our minds and spirits filled with all the new adventures and feelings that the Upper Amazon has brought to our lives during this expedition aboard Delfin II.

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About the Author

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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