While rafting down the Rio Corobici, you don't know whether to look up above you to find the birds overhead and in the trees, or to watch the shoreline for critters or to watch for crocodiles and caiman in the water.
We always love hearing the howler monkeys in the trees. That is a familiar and welcome sound to hear the alpha male howling at us with his lazy troupe watching us in the trees.
The boat-billed heron is know locally as pico-chuchara, which translates as spoon bill, or chocuaco. The scientific name is cochlearius cochlearius.
My wife and I returned one week ago from a trip to the Lake Como area of Italy, and have posted a few photos from Varenna on our travel photo site: Viva la Voyage!