Brazil Birding Tours

 

The Amazon basin is a marvel of the world and the imagination, an ecosystem of unrivalled size and diversity, and a place of near mythical status among travellers. The Amazon River has more water than the next eight largest rivers combined, and is twice the area of India, and the basin spans eight countries. It’s a life spring of the planet, the source of so much of the air, water and weather we all depend on. However, unreasonable travel expectations – like seeing jaguars and semi-clothed Indians around every bend – can be a recipe for disappointment. For all its size, the joys of the Amazon are mostly subtle: the ghostly roar of howler monkeys, the remarkable variety of plant life, the kindliness of riverside communities, and the quiet but awesome power of the river itself.

Birding Tour Brazil: Cerrado, Amazon, and Pantanal August 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: Cerrado, Amazon, and Pantanal August 2018

July 28, 2017

Birding Tour Brazil: Cerrado Endemics and Brazilian Merganser September 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: Cerrado Endemics and Brazilian Merganser September 2018

July 29, 2017

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part I September 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part I September 2018

June 14, 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part II October 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part II October 2018

July 29, 2017

Birding Tour Brazil: Cerrado, Amazon, and Pantanal August 2019

Birding Tour Brazil: Cerrado, Amazon, and Pantanal August 2019

July 6, 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: Cerrado Endemics and Brazilian Merganser September 2019

Birding Tour Brazil: Cerrado Endemics and Brazilian Merganser September 2019

July 6, 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part I September 2019

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part I September 2019

July 6, 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part II October 2019

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part II October 2019

July 6, 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: Cerrado, Amazon, and Pantanal August 2020

Birding Tour Brazil: Cerrado, Amazon, and Pantanal August 2020

July 12, 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: Cerrado Endemics and Brazilian Merganser September 2020

Birding Tour Brazil: Cerrado Endemics and Brazilian Merganser September 2020

July 12, 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part I September 2020

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part I September 2020

July 12, 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part II October 2020

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part II October 2020

July 12, 2018

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Testimonials from our tours

Dear Chris,
Thank you for your interest in the outcome of our tour. It is not possible to answer you in one note, so I will try to do so in a few ‘to the point’ remarks.
Yes, the trip met all our expectations, and more! We saw and experienced the Cerrado, the Amazon forest, even better than previously at Tambopata, and the Pantanal with its amazing variety and volume of wildlife. For me the sight of a Hyacinth Macaw, which drew me to the Pantanal, already made it worthwhile. Then, of course, come the excellent sightings of the Jaguars and the Otters and then all the birds for which Eduardo made special efforts to find for his goals.
In the Cerrado we stayed in an excellent farm-lodge where we were lucky to experience the sighting of the Maned Wolf and the Burrowing Owl (which was on Elzine’s bucket list), apart from a number of colourful specials like the Motmot and Jacamar.
In the Amazon, we were also very lucky to find another of Elzine’s target species, the Anaconda, and another member of South America’s big five, the Tapir. We had an excellent session of forest birding on one of the towers where we could really appreciate the advantages of our private tour, which, we think, was good value for the additional cost. Together with the Cristalino guide we had the tower for ourselves, and with an excellent guide like Eduardo with us, we experienced a feast of good sightings.
On EDUARDO: It was a pleasure to travel with him again and having him as a guide who showed his expertise even in the presence of other local guides. It is good to hear that he also enjoyed our company.
In summary, we came back as very satisfied customers of Birding Ecotours and wish to thank you and Lynn for the opportunity to experience the Heart of Brazil.

Jacques and Elzine SmutsPretoria South Africa