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Brazil: South-West Amazonia

Specialities of the little-visited but bird-rich Rondonia, Inambari and Acre regions. Includes four days at PiraAçu Lodge, an astounding new birding destination in the deep Amazon! White-breasted Antbird, Pale-faced Bare-eye, Rondonia Bushbird, and Predicted Antwren are all likely.

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Accommodation:

Comfortable hotels and lodges throughout.

Walking difficulty:

Mostly easy roadside and trail birding, with several excellent river cruises.

Tour cost includes:

All accommodation, main meals, drinking water, internal flights (as stated in itinerary), overland transport, tips to local drivers and guides, travel permits, entrance fees, and guide fees.

Tour cost excludes:

Flights before and after the tour start/end, visa, travel insurance, tips to tour leaders, laundry, drinks, and other items of a personal nature.

Day 1: Arrivals into Porto Velho (PVH) just after midnight and transfer to hotel. There are direct flights here from Brasilia (BSB) leaving around 11pm the previous day. After a short night, we will head to a new site where Rondonia Bushbird has been reliable recently, and then we will spend the day birding on the left bank of the Madeira. Here, we will have our first chances for “Campina” Azure-naped Jay, along with Predicted Antwren and the poorly known Fulvous-chinned Nunlet. Night in Porto Velho.


Day 2: Continuing our exploration on the left bank, this morning in tall terra firme we may add Undulated Antshrike, Sooty and White-throated Antbirds, Western Striolated and Brown-banded Puffbirds, Blue-necked Jacamar, Curl-crested and Brown-mandibled Araçaris, Golden-collared Toucanet, Bonaparte’s Parakeet, Inambari and Bar-bellied Woodcreepers, Black Antbird, Needle-billed Hermit, Southern Mealy Amazon, Inambari Gnatcatcher, Glossy-backed Becard, a small chance of Black Bushbird, and others. We will also visit some other areas to maximise our chances with Fulvous-chinned Nunlet, Predicted Antwren, and the handsome “Campina” Azure-naped Jay, additionally searching for Bronzy Jacamar, Green-tailed Goldenthroat, Humaita Antbird, Gilded Barbet, Peruvian Warbling Antbird, the fascinating Hairy-crested Antbird, Blue-capped Manakin, Pale-bellied Mourner, and more. Night in Porto Velho.


Day 3: Driving early towards Humaitá, we will bird some Cerrado habitat in the early morning for Ocellated Crake, White-eared Puffbird, Rusty-backed Antwren, Black-masked Finch, Sharp-tailed Grass Tyrant, Plumbeous and Dark-throated Seedeaters, White-rumped Tanager, and possibly other open country species. Stretches of forest nearby will offer more chances for the uncommon Bonaparte’s Parakeet, with others like White-browed Purpletuft, Spangled Cotinga, Slaty-capped Shrike-Vireo, and Red-billed Pied Tanager. After checking in at Humaitá, we can check more sites for Black Bushbird before finishing the day next to our hotel, where dozens of Short-tailed Parrots come to roost. Night in Humaitá.


Day 4: Dawn in some excellent terra firme may produce several tough species, including chances for Needle-billed Hermit, White-browed Hawk, Lined Forest Falcon, Scaly-breasted Woodpecker, Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner, Ruddy Spinetail, Long-tailed and Bar-bellied Woodcreepers, Silvered, Humaita, Sooty, White-throated, Common Scale-backed and Hairy-crested Antbirds, the shy Reddish-winged Bare-eye, Undulated Antshrike, Rio Madeira Stipplethroat, Blue-capped Manakin, and many other possible birds. Later in the day, we will have further chances to find Bonaparte’s Parakeet, Inambari Gnatcatcher, and the tricky Chestnut-capped Puffbird. Night in Humait