Amazon
"There’s one sound you always hear in all the old jungle movies. I expected to hear that sound in the Amazonian rainforest, and its absence surprised me. It turns out that classic Hollywood "jungle" sound is, in fact, the laugh of an Australian kookaburra...an animal that’s not even found in the rainforest! After being surprised in the Amazon, I kept my mind very open everywhere else we went."  -Robin Tams, Assistant Cameraman for Greatest Places

 

This mightiest of rivers forms a network of water channels that permeates nearly half of South America.

Where is the Amazon?Amazon Map
Macaws Amazon Map 2
MacawsClaylick strip
Weird and wild! 
See macaws eating rocks.
boats   Most everyone travels by boat here. Ever gone boating?


You can also send a postcard of Amazon macaws!

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Try a recipe from Brazil:
make creme de palmito!
notes
Read Dr. Keen's notes
on Amazonia.
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