The Real Macaw

After a slow start, day 2 in the jungle was pretty amazing. We took a boat ride upstream to hike to where macaws nest in tiny clay caves. The hike was great (and not many skeeters). From just below the cliff, we could see pairs of macaws nesting. Jimmy asked if we wanted to hike to the top to see them better… uh, YES!

From above, the view was even more spectacular. Dense jungle and colorful parrots flying just below us – always in pairs. We could have watched them soar all day. Truly amazing.

A small memorial for an Israeli tourist who fell from the cliff a couple years ago was a good reminder that we aren’t in the ‘ole USA anymore. I realized how easy it would be to be trying to get that photo of the macaws below and loose perspective of your feet. Parental rules: Bode stays back 3 feet from the edge!

Interesting tidbits about macaws: they are monogamous and mate for life. And, live 50 to 80 years.


9 thoughts on “The Real Macaw

  • June 1, 2011 at 8:50 AM

    Have been following you guys since Alameda. I love seening and hearing the stories you’ve experience. Not many people can go after there dreams like you guys. Good luck on the rest of your trip. Much love from Alameda, CA.

  • June 1, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Such fantastic photos – Zeke just loves them!!

    That spider is really, really scary.


  • June 1, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Incredible flying photos of those macaws! And yeah, x2… that spider is gonna give me nightmares.

  • June 1, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    So wonderful. Thank you sooooo much.

  • June 1, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Great photo’s. Drought at the Amazon too? Yep… could have done without the spider also! LOL

  • June 1, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    beautiful spider and the birds are pretty also.

  • June 2, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    I love the shot of the spider – though it looks vicious (probably all camouflage)…

  • June 2, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    I’m not a fan of birds, but those are some pretty awesome ones!

  • June 2, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Pretty pajaros y arana!

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