Day 12 - Moving through the Brevis Narrows towards Belem, Brazil Oct 25—Nov 08, 2004
Posted by Peter English
Birding from the top deck — Photo: Peter English
A forested island in the Narrows — Photo: Peter English
After lunch we took a break from the birding to go over the list of birds seen on the trip. The final list will be mailed out to participants after it has been carefully reviewed, but some impressive numbers of species were seen including: 34 species of raptors, 20 species of parrots, 22 species of hummingbirds, 30 species of antbirds, 55 species of flycatchers, and 10 species of manakins.
Everyone voted for the favorite bird species of the trip, and the winner was… Hoatzin! Coming in closely tied for second place were Gray-winged Trumpeter and Fiery-tailed Awlbill.
The VENT leaders — Photo: Peter English
This will be the last update from this wonderful cruise. Tomorrow we dock at Belem, Brazil and begin our journeys home. We have had a wonderful time together, met new friends and reconnected with old friends, seen more bird species than anyone could have anticipated and most importantly enjoyed our time together.