Save the best for last. Part 3 of our birding adventure.
February 17 - 18, 2017
Luckily we weren't interrupted by any rainfalls so we were able to enjoy these 2 last days. Resulting in more birds for both David & Elizabeth Rosair with an unexpected but welcoming ending.
One of the brightest and cheerful birds we've met was the Cinnamon Attila. It was actually a couple who were feeding their hatchlings with insects or grasshoppers.
Another bird that paid us a visit frequently was the Amazon Kingfisher, seen here with its back turned to us.
We were also happy to see a young Great-Black Hawk along the river, not even shy to pose in front of our camera's.
Another bird that I've seen after a long time was the Dusky-chested Flycatcher, seen here with nest materials in its beak.
Blue-and-Yellow Macaws were joining us during our boat trip. Here we caught them having lunch right above our boat.
The Pied Lapwing was seen on rocks, which made David pretty content.
The Spotted Sandpiper was also seen near the Lapwing, but only for seconds as it was continuously hiding behind the big rocks.
An Anhinga was seen drying her wing feathers on top of a log and was also trying to blend in, in order not to be seen.
Macaws and Parrots were seen regularly, whether seen resting in trees or flying over. Painted Parakeets, for instance, were seen resting in a tree. At first glance it was difficult to see, but a closer look you can spot 5 of them.
Mealy Amazons were one of the loudest during the mornings. But since there was some poor light you can hardly see the color in its plumage.
The Crimson Topaz was also active near the Monkey Brush vines. We were able to see its vivid colors when the sun stood high in the sky.
Spix's Guans were seen eating berries in the dense bushes. Quiet but restless birds.
Besides monkeys, we were also able to spot some other mammals. The Red-brocket Deer was seen walking on the airstrip, while minding its own business.
And a Pale-throated three toed sloth was seen here while climbing down a Cecropia tree. I always have considered sloths as slow moving creatures, but this one was in such a rush.
Birds that I've totally not expected were the Grey-winged Trumpeters. They were in a group of 6, crossing over the cabin trail. Not in a rush at all. They were flicking their wings constantly while strolling.
And the Harpy Eagle. It stood on top of broken tree, so it blended perfectly well with the stump. At first I didn't pay any attention to it, until it turned its head. Absolutely amazing.
Here is a list of what we saw during that period:
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