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    cayman watching

    by richiecdisc Written Apr 10, 2008

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    We did do a night walk in the jungle one evening and saw some creepy crawlies like spiders and mostly members of the insect world. Unfortunately, it's impossible to get a decent photo and you want to keep moving or the mosquitoes will make you wish you had. Far better were the cayman watching night canoe trips. Most members of the lodge do only one but since we had to paddle back to the campground each night we did it every night. Again, tough to get a photo, mostly all you see are glowing eyes from your flashlight's reflection. We did get lucky on a sunset paddle when we saw an early cayman already out for a swim.

    a lucky early appearance of a cayman sunset in the jungle is beautiful kingfisher at sunset the cayman
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    in the canoe all was well with the world

    by richiecdisc Written Apr 10, 2008

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    By far my favorite activity at the lodge were the guided canoe trips. There was something particularly relaxing being out on the lake or one of the smaller streams. It also afforded great opportunities to see wildlife from caymans to an assortment of birds. In the more narrow waterways, the effect of floating under the jungle canopy was hypnotic and I'd have to say the highlight of the entire jungle stay.

    kingfisher reflective the peaceful narrow waterways the lodge, best from the canoe owls are hard to spot
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    The Tower

    by richiecdisc Written Apr 10, 2008

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    Another activity not to be missed is the pre-dawn trek to the bird watching tower. This thirty meter tree house brings you above the jungle canopy and thus on the level with many of the bird species not visible when doing normal jungle walks. There is quite a bit of waiting around involved in this type of thing so not for the can't sit still types. That said, if you are patient and wait, you will be rewarded. We saw a gorgeous toucan as well as a woodpecker. Though we did see monkeys they were too far away to get a good photo of.

    toucan the jungle canopy from above D in her rubber boots on the tower woody strikes again
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    Guided Jungle Walks

    by richiecdisc Written Apr 10, 2008

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    Though you could see quite a bit of bird life just sitting in the pub and looking out over the surrounding trees, you have to get out and explore to see a fair portion of what is out there. One of the prime activities at the Sani Lodge are guided walks. There are three main trails: Chorongo, Swamps, and Coto. Our favorite was the Coto trail as it involved a beautiful canoe trip down a narrow waterway to the beginning of the trail and we were picked up at the end of the trail for the paddle back. On all the walks the lodge provides rubber boots and rain gear as well as not only a native guide but also an English speaking naturalist to explain everything to you. Our team of Elina and Guillermo worked excellently together. Guillermo was particularly adept at finding the smallest things like frogs the size of your fingernail on the backside of leaves. He was relentless in his pursuit and I really don't think we could have had a better native guide. Likewise, Elina was also super enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I wish I could remember half of what she said but I didn't so my photos will have to suffice.

    huge trees army ants owl butterfly spotted frog
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    Stinky Turkey

    by easterntrekker Written Oct 16, 2006

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    We saw so many birds . They were pretty amazing . I was taken especially with the leaf-eating bird locally known as Stinky Turkey (Hoatzin) . He is the official bird of Kapawi ... apparently he stinks to the high heavens...it's what keeps him from being eaten . He is easy to spot since he really crashes around in the trees.

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    The biggest bees nest I've ever seen

    by easterntrekker Written Oct 16, 2006

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    On an afternoon canoe trip we spot a huge bee's nest hanging above . We're told to holler as loud as we can " March" . Then to our amazement we here the sound of troops marching. We think it's pretty cool until we're told what we're hearing was the sound of the workers wings . Another sound and they would attack. ...it was good to quietly paddle away.

    A huge marching Bees nest
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    Pirranah Fishing

    by easterntrekker Written Oct 16, 2006

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    Today it was gently raining and we went fishing for Pirranah. We are the only two staying at the lodge so we have a guide each!!. We learn that Pirranah found in the lake are not deadly as they are in their natural habitat and have lots of food . I was almost convinced until our guide got a nasty bite from the fish he was taking off the hook . We later ate him for supper . I wasn't sure if he became dinner because he now had the taste for human blood or....just because.

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    Poison Frogs!!

    by easterntrekker Written Oct 16, 2006

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    what a gorgeous frog we saw. These deadly little frogs contain some of the most toxic substances known to man . I guess the reason the guide can hold him is he has no cut on his hand. HUMMMMMMMMMM. You'd want to be sure of that!!

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    See the butterfly babies

    by easterntrekker Written Jul 9, 2006

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    Wow , this is such an incredable place. La Selva lodge has a butterfly sanctuary . You can walk in and there are so many gorgeous butterflies....more than you can imagine . What amazed me mopst was the pupa ....they too are all different colors!! They actually ship them all over the world from here!!

    Butterfly Pupa Butterflies
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    Night Hike

    by easterntrekker Written Nov 13, 2005

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    I didn't think I'd find this so interesting ...who would know that the night critters are the best!!!

    We glided silently across the lake in a canoe and watched as the flashlight showed us the eyes of the night animals...caymen, night birds....

    Night Hike
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    Watch the Parrots

    by easterntrekker Written Nov 13, 2005

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    Can you believe it . 4 types of parrots on one caly ledge , at least a hundred altogether!!
    The parrots come to a red clay ledge on the banks of the Rio Napo to eat clay . It aids in their digestion....at that's lucky for us!! Thay are so amazing to watch...

    Parrots Parrot Clay Licks
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    Ahuano village.

    by euzkadi Updated Dec 16, 2007

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    In Ahuano you can visit the small indian town (near the hotel), a visit to the local Chaman it´s an amazing thing, also you´ll learn how to use the "cervatana"...

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    Trekking through the jungle.

    by euzkadi Written Apr 18, 2004

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    There´s a lot of activities to do in Ahuano, you can walk through the jungle, swim in the Napo river, or visit the small indian Village of Ahuano.

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