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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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.

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

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

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 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.

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