Trip report: Brazil Pantanal, Amazon and Cerrado July 2017 by Tropical Birding

Guided by Andrés Vásquez. This was a custom tour.

The following is a compilation of the best photos achieved during this tour that included birding in three different biomes of Central Brazil: two days in the dry scrubby Cerrado, six in the lush Amazon rainforest and the other six along the open but super rich Pantanal. At the end of this report a full list of birds and mammals recorded during the whole trip is included. This was a great tour organized by the Tropical Audubon Society and operated by Tropical Birding Tours. Species names and general locations are provided for each photo along with some further information for some specific photos.
Highlights worth included: Greater Rhea, Hyacinth Macaws, Sungrebe, Sunbittern, 2 species of Curassow, Jabirus, King Vultures, great prolonged views of HARPY EAGLE!, Pheasent Cuckoo, the rare Green- tailed Goldenthroat, 8 species of puffbirds, 6 jacamars, 7 toucans, and 16 woodpeckers!, Cryptic Forest-Falcon, Kawall’s Parrot, Crimson-bellied Parakeets, 40 species of antbirds out of which Bare-faced Antbird was the favorite, Collared Crescentchest posing for photos, Ringed Antpipit, endless numbers of tyrant flycatchers and tanagers, Snow-capped Manakin (among 9 from that family), and JAGUARS, tons of Jaguars, 6 Brazilian Tapirs, various monkeys, etc.

Full Brazil Pantanal and Amazon custom tour report July 2017 (file size: 6 MB).