BRAZIL APRIL 2017
Pantanal
Hyacinth Macaws
 
The Pantanal is an immense tropical wetland located mainly in western Brazil's Mato Grosso do Sul state. Renowned for its wildlife, it's home to hundreds of species of birds, along with fauna like jaguars, caimans and capybaras. Summer rains flood the region, while the winter dry season creates plentiful lagoons.
 
The highlight of this trip will definitely be the Macaws, with 6 species to be seen in this area, including the very special Hyacinth Macaws. Whenever I have visited the Pantanal in Brazil, which has been frequent over the last 16 years, I have seen Hyacinth Macaws every day and I see no reason why we should not be so fortunate again on this trip.
 
Throughout this trip we are likely to see in excess of 150 bird species which should include up to 18 species of Parrots including 6 Macaw species with many opportunities to photo, video or just observe them in their Natural Habitats.
Most of the Parrots and Macaws can be found at any time around our lodge so we do not have to go far to have some amazing close encounters
 
 
ITINERARY
 
4th April 2017
Arrive in Brazil by Rio de Janeiro and then take an internal flight to Campo Grande where a transfer will be waiting to take you to the hotel.
Overnight in Campo Grande
 
5th April
Leaving Campo Grande we excitedly make our way towards the Pantanal and arrive at our lodge for the next 4 nights, Pousada Aguape just in time for lunch. Who will spot the first Hyacinth Macaw either flying or in one of the roadside palm trees.
 

 
Each day after lunch we will have time to ourselves for siesta, a swim in the pool or check out the wildlife local to the lodge (itís a very hot time of day so not much wildlife will be about until later in the afternoon).
After our break we will be taking a walk around the lodge grounds and hopefully have our first close encounter with the Hyacinths as well as many other birds and wildlife including parrots such as Blue-crowned and White-eyed Conures.
 
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Other birds will include Jabiru Storks, Tanagers and with some luck the Toco Toucan.
 
Dinner and Overnight at Aguape Lodge
 

6th April
Breakfast.
 
Morning Forest walk where we shall see some of the birds mentioned previously plus a few more such as Blue-fronted Amazons, Monk and Yellow-chevroned Parakeets as well as woodpeckers, woodcreepers and with some luck the lovely Rufous-tailed Jacamar. 
 

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Lunch followed by a break.

 
PM: We will do a Photo Safari by car, when, besides birds we might find some animals such the Marsh Deer and Giant Anteater.
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Dinner and Overnight at Aguape Lodge
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7th April
Breakfast. Morning walk in a different habitat in search of different species of parrots such as Yellow-collared and Red-shouldered Macaws, and Scaly-headed (Maximillianís) Pionus Parrots as well as more birds and mammals.
 

 
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Lunch. Siesta/Break.
 
 
PM:  Boat ride, when we might see lots of  Kingfishers, Heron, Caimans, and with some luck Giant River Otters.
Dinner and Overnight.
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8th April
Breakfast. Morning walk in a different habitat in search of different species of birds and mammals.
 
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Lunch. Siesta/Break.
 
PM: We will be doing another Safari by car, with the hope of finding possible missing birds and mammals. Today, we should stay out long enough to do some night driving in search of nocturnal animals and birds.
 
Dinner and Overnight.
 
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9th April
 
Breakfast. Check out.
At the end of the tour Private transfer to Campo Grande
Subject to there being enough time before our homeward flights then we could check out some of the nesting sites of the City Macaws within Campo Grande.
PRICE - £ 1950 per person sharing a double/twin room £ 335 single supplement
Balance to be paid 45 days before the start of the trip.
Includes all road transfers within Brazil, accommodation, meals (from breakfast on 5th April to breakfast on the 9th April), water, transport including driver, guide, and all entry fees to National Parks.
NOT included International and internal flights, insurance, drinks, souvenirs, tips, any additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
Itinerary may change due to weather or local  information about Parrots and other wildlife sightings to make the most of the trip

Parrots to be seen on this trip
Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
Blue and Yellow Macaw Ara ararauna
Green-winged Macaw Ara chloropterus
Yellow-collared Macaw Primolius auricollis
Red-bellied Macaw Orthopsittaca manilata
Red-shouldered Macaw Diopsittaca nobilis
Nanday Conure Aratinga nenday
Blue-crowned Conure Thectocercus acuticaudata
White eyed Conure Psittacara leucophthalmus
Peach-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula aurea
Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus
Blaze-winged Conure Pyrrhura devillei
Blue-winged Parrotlet Forpus xanthopterygius
Yellow chevroned Parakeet Brotogeris chiriri
Scaly headed Parrot (Maximillianís) Pionus maximiliani siy
Yellow face Parrot (formerly Amazon) Alipiopsitta xanthops
Orange-winged Amazon Amazona amazonica
Blue fronted Amazon Amazona aestiva
 
To enquire about this trip for more information or booking please contact:- STEVE BROOKES
at
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steve@wildparrotsupclose.com
 
 

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