16th Nov - Arrive in Brazil and transfer by internal flight to Campo Grande
17th Nov - After breakfast we transfer into the Pantanal to our lodge for the next 4 nights.
In the Pantanal there will be lots more wildlife and Parrots including Hyacinth and Blue and Yellow Macaws around the lodge so we will see these everyday. We are likely to see around 150 bird species here as the land is far more lush than the Lears Macaw sites where it is very barren. We will do a series of tours around the area some by boat to see the water birds and Giant Otters and hopefully Jaguar (cannot guarantee very elusive) and some by truck to see Giant Anteaters and other Parrot sites including Yellow-collared Macaw. However there are lots to see just around the lodge itself without travelling any further.
18th Nov - Aguape Lodge
19th Nov - Aguape Lodge
20th Nov - Aguape Lodge
21st Nov - Transfer to Bonito and onto Buraco das Araras for the Macaw hole for Green-winged Macaws and Peach-fronted Conures and later a roost site for Blue-fronted Amazons and Yellow-faced Parrots
22nd Nov - Early morning visit to Buraco das Araras again and then Rio Prata late morning for a snorkel down the river and more Parrots here. followed by afternoon transfer by road back to Campo Grande
23rd Nov - transfer to airport for internal flight to Petrolina from Pantanal - overnight Hotel Fazenda Recanto Campestre
24th November - Local Macaws - afternoon transfer to Canudos calling in at Bedengo on way for Blue-winged Macaws - overnight at lodge
25th November - Early morning cliffs for Lear's followed by valley walk and afternoon Cactus Parakeets.
26th November - Early morning cliffs for Lears. Afternoon Lear's feeding areas. Transfer to Jeremoabo for overnight.
27th November - Lear's feeding areas. overnight at Jeremoabo
28th November - Lear's feeding areas with a transfer to Paulo Afonso for overnight.
29th November - Transfer to airport for flights home.
Parrots which are possible on this trip
Hyacinth Macaw – Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
Lear’s Macaw – Anodorhynchus leari
Blue and Yellow Macaw – Ara ararauna
Green-winged Macaw – Ara chloropterus
Blue-winged Macaw – Primolius maracana
Yellow-collared Macaw - Primolius auricollis
Red-shouldered Macaw - Diopsittaca nobilis
Blue-crowned Conure – Thectocercus acuticaudatus
White-eyed Conure – Psittacara leucophthalmus
Nanday Conure – Aratinga nenday
Peach-fronted Conure – Eupsittula aurea
Cactus Conure – Eupsittula cactorum
Monk Parakeet - Myiopsitta monachus
Blaze-winged Conure – Pyrrhura devillei
Blue-winged Parrotlet – Forpus xanthopterygius
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet – Brotogeris chiriri
Scaly-headed Parrot – Pionus maximiliani
Blue-fronted Amazon – Amazona aestiva
Yellow-faced Parrot – Alipiopsitta xanthops
I cannot guarantee seeing all or any of these Parrots however we will have a great guide to help us in every way possible.
We will see lots of other bird and animal species.