Birding in the Amazon May 10th 2006 In the Shiripuno River birding is great pleasure, from Magpie Tanager from the river in the motorized canoes, the White-throated Toucan is the easy bird to spot, the Scarlet Macaw, Speckled Chachalaca, Black-capped Donacobious, Blackish Antbird, Spangled Cotinga, and luckily Salvin's Curassow on the shore, caimans basking along the river.
In the forest mixed-species flock with Long-tailed Woodcre ... read more
South America » Ecuador » East » Shiripuno River The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
I grew up in the Ecuadorian Rainforest, in a remote village: Misahualli; famous in the golden days for the expeditions throught out the Ecuadorian Amazon, a great schools of experienced leaders I had; The natives were my trusted companions in all my trips.
I try the University with a dream to become a Doctor in medicine, but the lack of funding slam my dream, but the forest show me a different story: Natural History;
A handful of naturalist came to the Amazon, lets name a few of them: Alfred R. Wallace, Henry Bates, Richard E. Schultes, Ted Parker and others, they inspired me to look for pa... full info