Overview

Our short extension takes us to Rolinha-da-cerrado Reserve, set aside for the protection of the recently re-discovered Blue-eyed Ground Dove. While our attention will focus primarily on the dove, we also spend some time in nearby endemism hotspots for such desirable species as Dry Forest Sabrewing, Horned Sungem, Cactus Parakeet and White-browed Antpitta.

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

Tour Facts Top Birds
Blue-eyed Ground Dove, Horned Sungem, Scaled Woodcreeper, Reiser’s Tyrannulet, Minas Gerais Tyrannulet, Dry Forest Sabrewing, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Yellow-legged & Tataupa Tinamous, Black Jacobin, Stripe-breasted Starthroat, Sombre Hummingbird, Spotted Piculet, Golden-green Woodpecker, Stripe-backed Antbird, Red-billed Scythebill, Caatinga Black Tyrant, Sao Francisco Sparrow, Black-bellied Antwren, Rufous Gnateater, Sooty-fronted Spinetail, Cactus Parakeet, Silvery-cheeked Antshrike, Caatinga & Narrow-billed Antwrens, White-browed Antpitta, Russet-mantled Foliage-gleaner, Grey-eyed Greenlet, Scarlet-throated Tanager and Pale-throated Pampa Finch.
Habitats Covered
tropical dry forest, cerrado and caatinga
Expected Climate
generally hot and humid, rain can be expected
Max Group Size
6 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
mostly undemanding
Accommodation
good to very comfortable
Ease of Birding
moderate with a number of tricky species
Photographic Opportunities
good
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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.

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

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!

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!

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