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!

2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

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
6 with 1 Rockjumper 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

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.

A Fantastic experience!! Considerably better than I had expected. Guides were fantastic!! And the inclusion of local Brazilian guide - Leo - was a real plus. He worked great together with Forrest Rowland, and his knowledge of the country and the vegetation was a real plus. The mammals and other critters were a real plus to the tour. The facilities, driver, and van were also great! Overall, this tour ranks among the top of the 7-8 birding tours I have ever taken, and Rockjumper is certainly a company I would highly recommend to others!!!

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

Andy Foster was one of the best bird guides I've ever had. His knowledge of the birds is extensive, and his skills in finding them and getting his group onto them are excellent. Couple this with seemingly inexhaustible energy and unfailing good humour, and you have a close to ideal bird guide.

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.

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