7D/6N: Birdwatching in Pantanal & Cerrado

Chapada dos Guimarães, PANTANAL
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    Araçari Castanho / Chesnut-eared Araçari © Marcelo Krause

Pantanal the world’s largest freshwater wetland, is a single biome composed of 11 biogeographic units. Pantanal is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and it was declared as a Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar Site). With untouched beautiful wilderness, this region has a variety of ecological sub-regions, like river corridors, gallery forest, perennial and seasonally wetlands and lakes. Since the flood covers up 2/3 of Pantanal area, a diverse aquatic animal life is found, making Pantanal a sanctuary for birdwatchers that will be enlightened with over 600 species of birds. It’s the most important breeding spot for typical wetland birds. An estimate of three thousand hyacinth macaws (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), the world’s largest parrot and in risk of extinction, can be found in this region home to over 26 species of parrots.

Chapada dos Guimarães, in the geodesic centre of South America, is home to a beautiful cerrado (Brazilian savanna) landscape. The rich hydrography with many waterfalls, steep hill with reddish sandstone formations of Chapada dos Guimarães is home to a number of species not found in the Pantanal such as Blue-winged Macaw, White-collared and Biscutate Swift, Cinnamon-throated Hermit, White-banded Tamager, Blue Finch and many more.

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