On this post-tour amazon birding extension we have four full days to explore the environs of our lodge located in pristine forest. During our time here we will be birding a variety of habitats, including primary tropical forest, mixed savanna with granite outcrops, wetland, and seasonally flooded forest. These habitats are accessed by exploring the almost thirteen miles of networked trails on foot and cruising the river by boat. The Cristalino River Basin is truly legendary, with a comprehensive bird list of nearly 600 species. Cristalino lodge has two fantastic canopy towers for birding that we will visit multiple times. Combined with a phenomenal number of localised and endemic specialties (due in part to the areas isolation through two large adjacent river barriers), this is an absolute bird and wildlife heaven. 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!
Cryptic Forest Falcon, Zigzag & Agami Heron, Dark-winged Trumpeter, Razor-billed Curassow, Red-fan Parrot, Kawall’s Amazon, Crimson-bellied & Santarem Parakeet, Collared, Rufous-necked and Brown-banded Puffbird, 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 Manakin, Alta Floresta Antpitta, Scaled Ground Cuckoo (rare), Pompadour & Spangled Cotinga, Curl-crested & Red-necked Aracari, Channel-billed & White-throated Toucan, Long-billed Woodcreeper, Amazonian Umbrellabird, White-browed Hawk, Harpy & Crested Eagle (both rare, but frequently seen from the towers).
Red-nosed Bearded Saki, White-cheeked Spider Monkey, Southern Tamandua, Giant River Otter, Paca, Red Brocket Deer, Collared Peccary, Brazilian Tapir
rainforest trails and canopy, primary tropical forest, mixed savanna with granite outcrops, wetland, and seasonally flooded forest
warm to hot and humid
moderate pace, undemanding walks