Overview

Our very comprehensive, 18 day Paraguay birding & wildlife tour takes in all of Paraguay’s diverse habitats, ranging from Humid Chaco, Dry Chaco and Cerrado to the endemic and species-rich Atlantic Forest. High on our priority list are the “Chaco Big 6” - Quebracho Crested Tinamou, Chaco Owl, Crested Gallito, Black-bodied Woodpecker, Black-legged Seriema and Spot-winged Falconet, with other outstanding species including the globally endangered White-winged Nightjar, Helmeted Woodpecker, Strange-tailed and Cock-tailed Tyrants, plus a plethora of scarce seedeaters. Not only a great introduction to Neotropical birding, this tour also offers the best opportunity to clear up all those dips and difficult species from northern Argentina, southern Brazil and Bolivia. Aside from the multitude of birds, the mammal populations are staggering, with no less than 8 species of cat including Puma and Jaguar, all three South American peccaries, Lowland Tapir, Maned Wolf and a horde of deer, armadillos, monkeys and rodents.

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

Tour Facts Top Birds
Brushland & Quebracho Crested Tinamou, Lesser & Chacho Nothura, Chaco Chachalaca, Black-fronted Piping Guan, Black-capped Screech Owl, Rusty-barred, Chaco & Black-banded Owl, Little, White-winged, Scissor-tailed, Rufous & Silky-tailed Nightjar, Ocellated Poorwill, Great Dusky Swift, Buff-bellied Hermit, Surucua Trogon, Rufous-capped Motmot, Saffron & Spot-billed Toucanet, Green-billed & Toco Toucan, White-fronted, Blond-crested, Helmeted, Black-bodied, Robust & Cream-backed Woodpecker, Spot-winged Falconet, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Pileated & Scaly-headed Parrot, Turquoise-fronted & Vinaceous-breasted Amazon, Chaco Earthcreeper, Crested Hornero, Short-billed Canastero, Lark-like Brushrunner, Brown Cacholote, Scimitar-billed & Great Rufous Woodcreeper, Red-billed Scythebill, Spot-backed, Tufted, Great & Rufous-winged Antshrike, Stripe-backed Anbird, Rusty-backed Antwren, White-shouldered Fire-eye, Short-tailed Antthrush, Crested Gallito, Collared & Olive-crowned Crescentchest, Suiriri Flycatcher, Bearded Tachuri, Dinelli’s & Crested Doradito, Tawny-crowned Pygmy Tyrant, Plain Inezia, Sharp-tailed Grass Tyrant, Russet-winged Spadebill, Cinereous Tyrant, White-rumped Monjita, White-headed Marsh Tyrant, Cock-tailed & Strange-tailed Tyrant, Sibilant Sirystes, Bare-throated Bellbird, Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Helmeted Manakin, Sharpbill, Curl-crested & Plush-crested Jay, Creamy-bellied Gnatcatcher, Ochre-breasted Pipit, Chestnut-bellied Euphonia, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, White-rimmed Warbler, Red-rumped Cacique, Orange-backed Troupial, Saffron-cowled Blackbird, Stripe-capped Sparrow, Yellow-billed Cardinal, White-rumped, Black-goggled, White-lined, Shrike-like, Green-headed & Burnished-buff Tanager, Many-colored Chaco Finch, Black-masked Finch, Red Pileated Finch, Long-tailed Reed Finch, Black-capped Warbling Finch, Wedge-tailed & Lesser Grass Finch, Pampa Finch, Buffy-fronted, Temminck’s, Plumbeous, Rusty-collared, White-bellied, Copper, Tawny-bellied, Rufous-rumped, Dark-throated, Marsh & Chestnut Seedeater, Black-backed Grosbeak, Black-throated Saltator
Top Mammals
Cougar, Jaguar, Little Spotted & Geoffroy’s Cat, Jaguarundi, Crab-eating Fox, Maned Wolf, Lowland Tapir, Chaco Peccary, Marsh Deer, Grey Brocket, Azara's Night Monkey, Chacoan Titi Monkey, Plains Viscacha, Capybara, Azara's Agouti
Habitats Covered
humid chaco, dry chaco, cerrado, atlantic forest, wetlands, grassland, ephemeral pans
Expected Climate
very hot, alternating between the dry Chaco and humid Atlantic Forest
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
mostly relaxed with some long drives. Frequent night drives and walks
Accommodation
comfortable to rustic
Ease of Birding
mosatly moderate, some tricky species
Number of Species Expected
350 - 370
Other Attractions
Salto del Monday, Yacyretá Dam
Photographic Opportunities
very good
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MN

Our questions were always answered with clarity and accuracy. There were no surprises as a result... This trip was a wonderful and unique experience for me. I actually felt renewed and revitalized when it was over. Thanks to everyone for an experience of a lifetime!

RS

Adam is an extremely hard working, energetic and enthusiastic person who is able to remain calm and collected under extreme pressure and is always willing to help and assist anyone in need. His ability to find elusive birds for clients is legendary and almost miraculous. He is not feint-hearted and never daunted by challenging circumstances.

J

André our game ranger for the third time once again is impeccable! His eyesight is actually too good for words!

The ability of our guide, Rich Lindie, to locate the birds from the faintest movement or call under difficult and trying conditions was outstanding.

Glen and Dennis did a fantastic job on this tour. Birding in the lowland rainforest looking for Pittas was certainly a challenge! Glen was informative, patient and persistent, and did his best in making sure that the entire group saw these fascinating birds. The itinerary was comprehensive, the accommodations were great and the food was excellent. Overall, a wonderful trip.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
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