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Amazon River Clay Lick

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PostPosted: June 18, 2006 12:45 PM 

After returning from the oxbow lake, some of us took a hike to the "clay lick". This was an area on the banks of the Amazon where parrots and other birds are known to come and lick the clay on the dirt/mud cliffs. We were warned the the timing for viewing birds was not ideal, but decided to give it a try. Before we arrived at the clay lick, those ahead of us had spotting something in the trees above. High, high above use was a group red macaws. When I say high, I mean "high". Some of these trees are extremely tall. Our guide had a powerful telescope and we took turns looking at the parrots. We never made to the clay lick itself, but others reported there were no birds there to see.

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