We're delighted to have a strong population of strange-tailed tyrants at the reserve. So much so that we've adopted these beautiful and endangered birds as the symbol of the Trust
Reptiles of Reserva Don Luis
Our reptile population is a fascinating mix of Cayman, lizards and snakes. Lizards and snakes tend to be shy and secretive, so one great excitement of the Reserve has been the frequency with which we're privileged to see them. The caymans are a regular sight, basking on the banks or cruising, semi-submerged, along the waterways.
The Spectacled Cayman is relatively common in the south of the reserve, and we were delighted to see the Broad-snouted Caymen in January 2012, also in the south. More recently, in March 2014, we came across about 30 juveniles in the long grass behind our garden.
One of the Keeled Sepia Snake photos was photographed by Gregory Guida.
In December 2015 we were fortunate to have a couple of neighbours, Nestor and Olga, visit us and do a short survey on our amphibians. We are totally a wetland at the moments thanks to El Nino effects so it is an excellent time to look for these creatures that make a lot of noise, especially at night. Click here to see the list.