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
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

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

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

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.

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!!!

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.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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