I have posted a whole bunch of images onto my Eco-Vista facebook page and selected a few of the best for below. I'm now staying at Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad for a few days, before a few more days at another lodge. Asa Wright is outstanding! The staff are super friendly and knowedgeable, the dinner tonight was great, and I had probably 12 lifers just from the verandah this afternoon...that's after spending the last two weeks already in the neo-tropics! Had both white-bearded and golden headed manakin, five species of hummingbird, and scope views of bearded bellbird, black-tailed tityra, and channel-billed toucan, and bat falcon. Stunning!
We just did a night walk and had land crabs, lots of cool arachnids (large harvestmen, a scorpion, and several whip-scorpions) as well as my first tarantulas!!! Super cool - Trinidad cheveron tarantula. Also a small snake which we will ID from the books here in the morning. It's up for coffee at 6am on the verandah again, so better get off to bed!
|Our first sunrise on the Amazon!
|Southern lapwing sheltering young from the rain
|Scarlet ibis at a park in Belem
|On the Amazon
|Close up of a massive moth that came onboard
|Curious black-bellied whistling duck
|Brown capuchin on Devil's Island
|Common squirrel monkey peering out from the shrubbery
|Bat falcon with its kill
|Cute kids at a village on the Essequibo River, Guyana
|Logging camp with hardwoods, Essequibo River, Guyana
|Laughing gull at sunset
|Magnificent frigatebird at sunset
|Red-billed tropicbird in flight
|Scarlet ibis coming in to roost at Caroni Swamp, Trinidad
|Scarlet ibis roosting at Caroni Swamp
|Green honeycreeper at Asa Wright
|Crested oropendola displaying at its nest
|Scarry if you were an inch high!
|Great harvestman with super long legs
|Land crab at the entrance to its burrow
|Snake yet to be identified
|Trinidad cheveron tarantula, my first tarantula!
|Not for the faint of heart