Overview

Our Amazon Rainforest Birding Extension takes us to the soon to be famous Thaimacu Lodge. Here we will explore the trails and waterways while also scanning from a productive canopy tower in search of Bald Parrot, Razor-billed Curassow, Zigzag Heron, Cryptic Forest Falcon, Curl-crested Aracari, Rufous-faced and Bare-eyed Antbirds, and Fiery-capped, Flame-crested and Band-tailed Manakins to name just a few of the special species we hope to see! 

This is a highly recommended addition to our Brazil – Birds & Wildlife of the Pantanal & Cerrado tour for anyone wishing to maximize their time in this vast and beautiful country!

Tour Facts Top Birds
Cryptic Forest Falcon, Zigzag & Agami Herons, Dark-winged Trumpeter, Razor-billed Curassow, Bald & Red-fan Parrots, Kawall’s Amazon, Crimson-bellied & Santarem Parakeets, Collared, Rufous-necked & Brown-banded Puffbirds, Paradise Jacamar, Amazonian Pygmy Owl, Gould’s Toucanet, Black-girdled Barbet, Pavonine Quetzal, Glossy Antshrike, Bare-eyed Antbird, Xingu Scale-backed Antbird, Curve-billed Scythebill, Tooth-billed Wren, Snow-capped, Flame-crested & Fiery-capped Manakins, Alta Floresta Antpitta, Scaled Ground Cuckoo (rare), Pompadour & Spangled Cotingas, Curl-crested & Red-necked Aracaris, Channel-billed & White-throated Toucans, Long-billed Woodcreeper, Amazonian Umbrellabird, White-browed Hawk, Harpy & Crested Eagles (both rare, but occassionally seen from the towers).
Top Mammals
Feline Night, Dusky Titi, Red-handed Howler, White-Whiskered Spider and the endemic Red-nosed Bearded Saki Monkey, Brown Capuchin, Snethlage's Marmoset, Southern Tamandua, Giant River Otter, Paca, Red Brocket Deer, Collared Peccary, Lowland Tapir, Jaguar (rare), Puma (rare)
Habitats Covered
rainforest trails and canopy, primary tropical forest, mixed savanna with granite outcrops, wetland, and seasonally flooded forest
Expected Climate
warm to hot and humid
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate pace, undemanding walks
Accommodation
comfortable lodge
Ease of Birding
moderate with numerous challenging species
Number of Species Expected
200+
Photographic Opportunities
good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

The trip was excellent, and there is no praise too high for Stephan Lorenz!

Rich Lindie was excellent and very helpful.  His knowledge of the birds & wildlife of Brazil was phenomenal; in addition he told us much about other areas of the world. [W]e had a great time.

Rob Williams was helpful above and beyond the call by going out of his way to make it an enjoyable tour.

A fantastic inaugural tour of the Manaus area. As usual, rainforest birding presented its challenges, especially all those skulkers, the names of which invariably begin with ant-! However, our brilliant leader, Forrest Rowland, and his equally brilliant offsider and local guide, Brad, showed endless patience trying to get everyone to see as many species as possible - with almost 500 spp seen in 17 days! We visited a variety of habitats in addition to terra firme forest, including varzea, campinarana and riverine islands, each with a different suite of birds. The trip went off without a hitch with efficient van and boat transport, comfortable accommodation and delicious local food.

Rockjumper Birding Tours again handled everything with professionalism. Serra dos Tucanos Lodge and its setting were beautiful. Andy was an expert guide and helped everyone see the birds, and yet he had a great sense of humour so that every outing and checklist session was fun. I also enjoyed hearing him answer questions about other aspects of living in Brazil as we travelled to our hiking spots. Super tour!

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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