Plataforma: getting there
Plataforma: the village
Bellavista to Tarapoto
Waqanki Lodge antwren outing
Owlet Lodge hummingbirds
Birds in the Owlet Lodge area
San Lorenzo trail
That's an outlying foothill of the Andes; its top is about 2000 feet higher and three hours away.
We're going up.
In Peru, everything is always uphill. Or downhill.
We're really out in the jungle now.
Except that people live out here. As far as I could tell this cabin is accessible only by hiking.
They are growing coffee
Coffee. Not sure if this qualifies as shade-grown or not.
Coffee flower buds
Some bananas too
This raptor stumped both our guides for a bit
Until it flew to join its parents
Revealing itself as a juvenile Plumbeous Kite
I also happened to catch a flying Crested Oropendola
It's called “cloud forest” for a reason. The reason why so many of my photos are hazy.
We climbed this mountain in search of the endangered Ash-throated Antwren. It's a species so rare that it was not discovered until 1983, and the very peak of this mountain is one of only a couple of places where it can be found. In fact we did find one! But without a photo opportunity. However, nearby I did get photos of this Blue-rumped Manakin.
Looking down from near the top
A butterfly doing a good job of mimicing a leaf
After the hike; Derb, me, the local guide from Waqanki, our guide Henry, Merrill, Chris.