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!
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).
Southern Tamandua; Giant & Neotropical Otters; South American Tapir; South American Coati; White-whiskered Spider Monkey; Spotted Paca; Jaguar (rare), Puma (rare).
rainforest trails and canopy, primary tropical forest, mixed savanna with granite outcrops, wetland, and seasonally flooded forest
warm to hot and humid
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate pace, undemanding walks
Ease of Birding
moderate with numerous challenging species
Number of Species Expected
We had an unbelievably great tour. ALL the guides were extraordinary and fun to be around. They went out of their way to provide us non-birders with very interesting, novel activities. We all enjoyed seeing all the wildlife - it was beyond expectations. The 50th anniversary surprise was an unexpected, delightful treat. We don't know how the tour could have been any better.
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.
Rob Williams was knowledgeable about all kinds of animals, and went out of his way to point out lizards he spotted that I would otherwise have missed. I greatly appreciate that. Some of the best moments on the trip for me included sightings of Jaguars, otters, Crab-eating Fox, agoutis, Guinea Pigs, Capybaras and Tegu Lizards. Iguazú Falls was spectacular.
Amazing trip! Wonderful birds, great accommodations and outstanding guides. Leo is an exceptional guide who is very personable and ensures everyone gets a chance to see even the hard to find birds.