Peruvian Amazon River Boat Expedition
The vast Amazonian forests of northeastern Peru are home to an incredible diversity of wildlife. In this isolated jungle paradise, we joined Earthwatch scientists and Peruvian biologists to collect information about the wildlife populations in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, along the Samiria River, a major Amazon tributary. From a motorized canoe, we rotated tasks like conducting surveys of dolphins, fish, and fishing bats. We also surveyed macaws and conducted land transect surveys of peccaries, tapirs, deer, monkeys, and game birds. At night, we searched for caimans with a spotlight. Click to read our post field reflection (pdf).