Supay Caño

Dec 14, 2019 - Delfin II

A brand-new day of our expedition started with a beautiful sunny morning. The latter contributed a lot for a relaxed exploration of the Supay Caño, a small tributary of the Ucayali River and our first visitor’s site of the day. Right after breakfast we boarded our fleet of skiffs to explore the area. We found many neotropical bird species like yellow-billed terns, black-collared hawks, colorful tanagers, etc. We spotted other creatures like green iguanas, a vine snake, and some monkeys like the pygmy marmoset as well. The latter is the smallest monkey in the world. All of this wildlife was surrounded by an exuberant green forest.

In the afternoon, we planned to go out. But, due to strong tropical rains and winds that lasted over 12 hours, we were happy to enjoy some time onboard instead!

After our farewell cocktail, we enjoyed the guest slideshow of the week and had a great dinner ending with joyful music played by the ship’s band.

This week, our minds and spirits were enriched with all the new adventures and feelings that the Upper Amazon brought to our lives. Great animal sightings, intercultural experiences, unpredictable weather, wonderful photography opportunities, the company of a hard-working crew, congenial travel mates and excellent meals with regional flavors made our expedition one to remember.

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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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