29 Mar 2018 (Pilchicocha, Ecuador): The jungle is just so freakin’ lush. Something is growing on everything. This is a gigantic kapok tree that towers above everything around it a mere 30-minute canoe ride away, and they’ve built a lookout post right into it. We woke up at 4:45 this morning to peep some early morning birds, and there are many dozens of blurry bird-pics to prove it. I think everyone’s fave was the toucan, but I also liked the silvery blue one that looks like it belongs underwater.