Trip report: Brazil: The Pantanal and Amazon custom tour (June 2015) by Tropical Birding

Guided by Andrew Spencer. This was a custom tour with an itinerary identical to that of our set-departure.

By any metric, Brazil is a huge country. Huge size, huge bird list, huge habitat variety, hugely fun, this country doesn’t do things in half measures. And birding in Brazil is shaped by this – you need multiple trips to cover the many different locations, avifaunas, and endemics on tap. The Pantanal and Amazon areas of Brazil are two major parts of that puzzle, and trips there offer both the huge lists typical of a trip to the country, as well as some of the best bird and wildlife viewing in the hemisphere.

This trip was a custom tour mirroring our set-departure, and like our set-departure offered an unmatched mix of the mind-boggling variety of the Amazon to the stunning scenery of the Chapada to the Africa-esque wildlife spectacle of the Pantanal. Combine that with a good variety of mammals that included two beautiful cat species, and you have a trip unlike any other in South America.

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