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!
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).
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)
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
What our clients say about tours to Brazil
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! – PH
Rob Williams was helpful above and beyond the call by going out of his way to make it an enjoyable tour.
Andy Foster was one of the best bird guides I’ve ever had. His knowledge of the birds is extensive, and his skills in finding them and getting his group onto them are excellent. Couple this with seemingly inexhaustible energy and unfailing good humour, and you have a close to ideal bird guide.
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 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…
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.…
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…