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Explorer´s Inn RN Monthly Report: July 2013
 
 
Reports:
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Resident naturalists: Charlie Massey, Stefan Harrison, Chrissie & Daniel Cloete
Volunteers: Declan Burley
Notes
- 2 new RNs: Chrissie and Daniel arrived, Stefan collected them from PM
- Charlie and Dec made a trip to Colpa Chuncho with guide Marco
Report

GENERAL

Ÿ The RN’s have been serving guests and helping in the kitchen.

Ÿ There continues to be no internet.

TRAILS AND HIDES

Ÿ All trails were walked and cleared this month with the exception of blackwater.

Ÿ We plan to walk and clear blackwater now that we have GIS coordinates plotted on the map

Ÿ The chainsaw is needed to clear larger tree falls especially since the friajes.

Ÿ The hide at Cocococha has some holes in the roof, maintenance is needed as it is not pleasant trying to sleep in the rain.

DISCOVERY CENTER AND SCIENTIFIC LIBRARY

Ÿ The Discovery Center was cleaned regularly & the scientific library has been kept in order.

Ÿ The roof of the discovery centre needs repairing/ replacing.

LANGUAGE TRAINING

Ÿ RNs are doing English lessons for staff. More Spanish lessons for the RNs would be appreciated.

MEDICINAL GARDEN.

Ÿ Wood, paint and sealant is required to replace the old signs.

Ÿ The garden has been kept free of leaves, weeded and tidied. Repetitive raking seems to be to the detriment of the plants as it removes the little topsoil that exists. Raised borders would help to contain some compost for the plants.

INTERACTION WITH TOURISTS & GUIDE ASSISTANCE

Ÿ The RNs have interacted with tourists on a daily basis during meals and provided them with information about the lodge, nature, and the RNs work.

Ÿ The RN’s have accompanied tourists on some of their activities, occasionally to help row the boats at Cocococha.

Ÿ The RN’s have been assisting the trainee guides when they are unsure about their English with guests (especially identification of plants and animals).

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

· RNs assisted Darcy with data collection (root in-grow cores and collecting leaves from litter traps)

· Stefan collected the tower data twice although there have been problems using the data loggers correctly. This needs to be reported to whoever it concerns.

· Stefan assisted a visiting Peruvian entomologist with insect collection

· Charlie and Dec assisted a group from England

RN BUNGALOW & MAINTENANCE

Ÿ New RN Chrissie did a much needed deep clean and reorganization of the RN bungalow

OTHER / PERSONAL PROJECTS

Ÿ The RNs have continued to produce a record of all mammal sightings occurring during each month.

Ÿ Declan is busy documenting life at EI and producing a promo video. RNs are assisting with this accordingly

Ÿ Stefan is hoping to catalogue the beetles found in the area, however he needs permits and equipment to do so. Equipment has been sent from the NHM in London but not received. He cannot commence his work without this equipment or an equivalent budget to buy equipment himself.

MONITORING PROGRAMMES

BIRDS:

Colpita


Date

Time

Species

03/08/2013

04/08/2013

09/08/2013

12/08/2013

14/08/2013

0605 - 0655

0610 - 0700

0620 - 0710

0610 - 0650

0620 - 0705

BHPA, DHPA, WEPA

BHPA, DHPA, OCPA, MEPA, WEPA,

BHPA, DHPA

BHPA, MEPA, CFMA, WEPA

BHPA, DHPA, WEPA

Abreviations: BHPA = Blue-headed Parrot (Pionus menstruus), CFMA = Chestnut-fronted Macaw (Ara severa), DHPA = Dusky-headed Parakeet (Aratinga weddellii), MEPA =  Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa), OCPA = Orange-cheeked Parrot (Pionopsitta barrabandi), SCMA = Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) RGMA = Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloroptera), WBPA = Spectacledbellied Parrot (Pionites leucogaster), WEPA = White-eyed Parakeet (Aratinga leucophthalmus), YCPA = Yellow-crowned Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala),

Agami Herons –Cocococha

No sightings

REPTILES:

Caimans Tambopata

RNs conducted caiman searches when space on the boat permitted


Date

Time

Species

Body size (m)

01/08/2013

1906

1915

1924

1926

1938

1946

Spectacled caiman
(Caiman crocodilus)

1.0

1.5

1.5

0.8

0.6

1.0

02/08/2013

1914

1920

1927

1934

1935

1939

Spectacled caiman
(Caiman crocodilus)

0.5

0.4

0.8

1.3

1.0

0.6

10/08/2013

1905

1910

1913

1930

1935

Spectacled caiman
(Caiman crocodilus)

0.6

1.0

1.4

0.8

1.2

12/08/2013

1912

1914

1928

1940

Spectacled caiman
(Caiman crocodilus)

0.8

0.6

0.8

1.6

26/08/2013

1905

1910

1917

1921

1930

Spectacled caiman
(Caiman crocodilus)

1.0

1.5

1.4

0.8

1.0

31/08/2013

1910

1915

1915

1920

1930

Spectacled caiman
(Caiman crocodilus)

1.2

0.8

0.5

1.0

0.9

Caimans- Cocococha

Date: 20/08/2013.

Time

Species

Body size (m)

1750

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

4.2

1800

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.8

1830

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.6

1830

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.3

1830

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.4

1845

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.5

1839

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

2.2

1840

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

1.0

1844

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.3

1847

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.4

1850

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.6

1857

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.6

1900

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.6

1900

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.9

1905

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.5

1910

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

1.0

1911

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.7

1912

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

1.8

1918

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.5

1920

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

1.8

1930

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

2.5

1931

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.4

1935

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.6

1939

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.7

2005

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.5

2015

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.9

2020

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

0.3

2027

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

1.3

2029

Black caiman
(Melanosuchus niger)

1.4

MAMMAL SIGHTINGS

The RNs have been recording mammal sightings in book form to allow for more detail. There are now records of species, date, time, trail, number of individuals, number of people and additional notes for each mammal sighting made by RNs. The book is also used to make records of prints of animals and signs of hunting in the forest.

Giant Otters

 Ÿ The otters have been sighted by 70% of tourist groups that visited this month and 100% of the times the RNs visited. At each sighting between 2 & 7 otters have been observed. A pair of otters have frequently been seen separate from the main group.

Date

Species seen

Trail

01/08/2013

Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus)

Tapir

01/08/2013

White Lipped Peccaries (Tayassu pecari)

Capirona

02/08/2013

Brazilian Rabbit (Sylvilagus brasiliensis)

Lodge

03/08/2013

Red Squirrel (Sciurus spadiceus)

Katicocha

04/08/2013

Agouti (Dasyprocta variegata)

New Colpita + Lodge

05/08/2013

Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus)

Lodge

05/08/2013

Giant River Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)

Lago Cocococha

06/08/2013

Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus)

Lodge

06/08/2013

White Lipped Peccaries (Tayassu pecari)

Capirona

07/08/2013

Brazilian Rabbit (Sylvilagus brasiliensis)

La Torre

07/08/2013

Red Squirrel (Sciurus spadiceus)

Katicocha + Lodge

08/08/2013

Agouti (Dasyprocta variegata)

New Colpita

08/08/2013

Tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla)

Main

08/08/2013

White Lipped Peccaries (Tayassu pecari)

Lodge

09/08/2013

Giant River Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)

Lago Cocococha

09/08/2013

Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus)

Katicocha

10/08/2013

Dusky Titi Monkey (Callicebus moloch)

Lodge

11/08/2013

Collared Peccaries (Pecari tajacu)

Lodge

12/08/2013

Dusky Titi Monkey (Callicebus moloch)

Capirona

12/08/2013

Giant River Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)

Lago Cocococha

13/08/2013

White Lipped Peccaries (Tayassu pecari)

La Torre

14/08/2013

White Lipped Peccaries (Tayassu pecari)

Capirona

18/08/2013

Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus)

Main

18/08/2013

Giant River Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)

Lago Cocococha

19/08/2013

Brown Capuchin Monkey (Cebus apella)

Sunset point

19/08/2013

Tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla)

Lodge

20/08/2013

White Lipped Peccaries (Tayassu pecari)

Capirona

21/08/2013

Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus)

Lodge

22/08/2013

Night Monkey (Aotus azarae)

Lodge

22/08/2013

Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus)

Main

22/08/2013

Brazilian Rabbit (Sylvilagus brasiliensis)

Lodge

22/08/2013

Saddleback Tamarin Monkeys (Saguinus fuscicollis)

Ant

23/08/2013

Red Squirrel (Sciurus spadiceus)

Capirona

23/08/2013

Agouti (Dasyprocta variegata)

Lodge

23/08/2013

Brown Capuchin Monkey (Cebus apella)

Lodge

24/08/2013

Brown Capuchin Monkey (Cebus apella)

Tapir

24/08/2013

Saddleback Tamarin Monkeys (Saguinus fuscicollis)

Tapir

24/08/2013

Red Squirrel (Sciurus spadiceus)

Tapir

25/08/2013

Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus)

Main

25/08/2013

Brown Capuchin Monkey(Cebus apella)

Heliconia

25/08/2013

Red Squirrel (Sciurus spadiceus)

Lodge

26/08/2013

Saddleback Tamarin Monkeys (Saguinus fuscicollis)

Lodge

27/08/2013

White Lipped Peccaries (Tayassu pecari)

Tapir

27/08/2013

Giant River Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)

Lago Cocococha

27/08/2013

Saddleback Tamarin Monkeys (Saguinus fuscicollis)

Lodge

28/08/2013

Brown Capuchin Monkey(Cebus apella)

High Forest Loop

29/08/2013

Brown Capuchin Monkey (Cebus apella)

Main

29/08/2013

Agouti (Dasyprocta variegata)

Lodge

29/08/2013

Saddleback Tamarin Monkeys (Saguinus fuscicollis)

Lodge

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