Ometepe Island is an island in Lake Nicaragua formed by two volcanoes. The island is shaped like an hourglass (with the volcanoes being the big ends of the hourglass and an isthmus in between the two volcanoes) and we are in currently in the skinny part of the hourglass on the East side of the island. In our first couple of hours on the island we managed to see…
A bunch of small lizards of some sort:
A variety of beach dogs:
And some crazy birds:
If anyone knows the name of any of these, feel free to let us know. There is a guide to the birds of Ometepe available on-line, but there aren’t photos available for all the birds.
Unfortunately, we didn’t see my favorite (monkeys) today, but the island is apparently crawling with them so maybe tomorrow.