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Feb 19, 2017 - More Birds and Wildlife

Breakfast was at 7:30--sliced fruit, rolls with butter and jam, scrambled eggs with "ham" and cheese. Also coffee and juice. They serve many different types of juice, all delicious. Today is Election Day in Ecuador. There is a presidential election, and voting is compulsory. Tyson is not voting because his employer paid the fine for him and he got a card exempting him. But Maria went an hour upriver (presumably with other staff?) to vote. The card saying you have voted (or exempting you) is necessary for many things--applying for a job,...

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Feb 18, 2017 - Parrots, parakeets, and culture

Got up at 5, met Tyson and Maria, our guides, at 6, and took a canoe ride down the Napo River about 15 minutes to a parrot clay lick. We had to wait a while for the parrots to show up. In the meantime, we saw a number of canoes heading to the local market. Different families bring different things to the local market on Saturday, to buy and sell the things they don't produce themselves. Some bring plantains or manioc, others bring beer or fuel. When the parrots showed up, there were a lot of them--at least 3 species--Blue-headed,...

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