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!
*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*
Bald Parrot; Cryptic Forest Falcon; Zigzag & Agami Herons; Dark-winged Trumpeter; Razor-billed Curassow; 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 occasionally seen from the towers). Top Mammals
Southern Tamandua; Giant & Neotropical Otters; South American Tapir; South American Coati; White-whiskered Spider Monkey; Spotted Paca; 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
Guides - in addition to Tuomas we a great local guide - whose bird-finding skills were fully up to Rockjumper standards, so had all the resources needed to get us onto the birds. Highlight of the trip was undoubtedly birding in comfort and style on the river cruise section. Being paddled in a canoe through flooded varzea forest must be the height of birding luxury. Land-based sections of the tour were also rewarding despite the inevitable heat and chiggers (fortunately minimal rain). Overall a very satisfying tour, with more lifers for me than on a longer trip to Colombia in 2019 that also included Amazonian habitat on the Vaupes River. A great bunch of people too.
We really appreciated our trip. Our Rockjumper guide, Bobby Wilcox, and the local guides were awesome; always on the lookout for new birds and other animals, even on the long drives. The organization was flawless, the lodges were great and perfectly located. Our triplist and lifers goals were exceeded! The group was great and always well controlled by Bobby. Very well done! Our long sighting of a female jaguar was certainly the peak of this trip !!!
The trip was excellent, and there is no praise too high for Stephan Lorenz!
Very productive and relaxing tour
I had the very best time on tour with Stephan. He is an excellent leader and a lovely, kind human being. In terms of his technical ability as a birding leader, his eyesight and hearing skills are excellent, which coupled with his first class fieldcraft and ID skills, meant that we saw/heard over 500 species during our tour. He also gelled well with the local guide Caio , so that in terms of finding, IDing and showing the birds to the group, we were treated to splendid views of our target species plus many many 'bonus birds' too. Stephan was also very patient with group members, some of whom for a variety of personal reasons, were less able to see the birds than the majority of the group-so that wherever possible-every group member who wanted to, had the opportunity to see every bird.