Amazon kingfisher, anhinga, boat-billed heron, coati, great horned owl, Jabiru, jacana, monk parakeet, orange-backed troupial, potoo, ringed kingfisher, rufescent tiger heron, southedrn rough-winged swallow, sunbittern, toco toucan, woodcreeper
I didn’t always join the group for every little excursion on foot, especially when it meant getting up even earlier than usual. Here’s what I missed on one occasion, video again courtesy of Dave Allen. Charming coatis.
Overnight it had rained, and the atmosphere was very damp indeed on Saturday, 26th, though a little, a little, cooler. This is what the rain had done to the tree outside my room.After breakfast, I did go for a little wander in the grounds on my own, and climbed the observation tower, to see a Jabiru stork nest from another angle. I actually switched my camera to video, and took this experimentally myself, and was intrigued to see a teenager learning how to arrange the nest.
The cawing you can just hear in the background is Chaco chachalacas. I was pleased to see (and recognise!) a monk parakeet up there as well.
We set off on another boat ride, in the other direction. The river soon narrowed down, from this,
There were just so many birds, over our heads, beside us, around us.
We disembarked to go for a short walk in the woods, to see this, a Great potoo. It didn’t move a muscle all the time we were there, hoping (thinking?) that we couldn’t see it.
It was only around 9.00 when we got back, and it was damp, starting to rain again.
We agreed to reconvene at 10.30 to see whether it was still raining and to decide whether to go for another stroll in the grounds, with a particular bird in mind.
It wasn’t, so we did.
Before we got to our goal, it started raining again, but we decided to press on. And got soaked. Still we saw the
just about. We sheltered under its huge tree, which made a little difference to our degree of wetness, and made our way back to the lodge when the rain slightly eased. Still, I got another, more subdued, sighting of the lovely orange-backed troupial, in the tree by my room.