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RIO MAMORE & TRINIDAD & LIST 
BOLIVIA

Region (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (August, 2005)

 

Birding Site Guide

The Rio Mamore can be easily visited from Trinidad by public transport. You can take a motorbike taxi (Bs20) or a communal taxi (Bs10 per person) from where the anillo meets the road out to the river. Once at the river where boats take cars accross, tell someone "Quiero pasear en bote" and they will find Juan the boatman and his frilly, pink boat. He charges Bs50 per hour regardless of the number of people. We took a 2 hour trip up river and back. I saw many waterbirds including Orinoco Goose, Black Skimmer, 2 species of terns and Roseate Spoonbill. The main attraction though are the pink river dolphins which may prove to be a Bolivian endemic species. A lake on the way to the river had ducks and waders including White-backed Stilt. Chestnut-fronted Macaw and White-eyed Parakeets roost in Trinidad plaza. Many waterbirds can be seen along the first stretch of the road north from the statue of a guy with 2 bulls on the anillo in Trini. Laguna Suarez, 20 minutes south of Trinidad, is good for waterbirds and Blue-and-yellow Macaw can also be seen. I saw 67 species including lifers. 


Species seen 


Other Fauna 

A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 

Flora 

Author: Charles Hesse

 

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