Ecuador Part 3. – The Amazon

Canadian Birder

Our journey into the Yasuni Bioshere Reserve and Shiripuno Lodge began at a hotel in Coca. The day before we had been in the car for five hours so that we could depart for be picked up by thus bus that would take us to the Shiripuno River. The drive to the river was almost three hours but we eventually got to the dock where we would get on a small canoe. It takes six hours by boat to get to Shiripuno lodge and it in inacesible by any other means of transportation. While waiting I got three lifers: Orange-backed Trupial, Drab Water-Tyrant and Magpie Tanager.  We got on the boat exited for what would come in the next days but we did not have to wait until the next morning to see birds. We saw three species of Blue-and-yellow MaCaw, Black Caracara and Spotted Sandpiper a bird from back…

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