Tour Date: February 8 to 16 - 2020
Length: 9 days / 8 nights
Price: US$ 4.350,00
Single room supplement: US$ 480,00
Maximum Group Size: 6 Participants
We need a minimum of 2 people to run this tour
Visas are required for US, Canadian and Australian citizens
Our fixed departure tours are designed to maximize your chances of seeing rare, endemic and endangered birds and our groups are limited to 6 participants with the intent of securing excellent viewing opportunities for all of our clients.
Day 1 (Feb. 8) - Meet on arrival at Boa Vista city airport, Roraima state. Transfer by car to Caracaraí city (2hr drive). Check in at hotel and take short drive of around 45 minutes to Viruá National Park. Target birds for the afternoon will be Crestless and Black Curassow, Sunbittern, Green-tailed Jacamar, Black Caracara, Brown-throated Parakeet, Black-crested and Barred Antshrike, Cinereous Becard, Spangle and Pompadour Cotinga, Bare-necked Fruitcrow, Rufous-crowned Elaenia, Yellow-throated Flycatcher, Cayenne Jay, Black-billed Thrush, Moriche Oriole, White-naped Seedeater, Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch and Least Nighthawk. Dinner and checklist.
Day 2 and 4 (Feb. 9 to 11) - Early breakfast and all day birding at Viruá National Park. We will explore the forest trails searching for Crested Eagle, Gray-winged Trumpeter, Streak-throated Hermit, Violaceous Trogon, Yellow-billed and Bronzy Jacamar, Collared and Spotted Puffbird, Black-necked and Green Aracari, Golden-spangled Piculet, Golden-collared and Chestnut Woodpecker, Black-headed Parrot, Dusky-throated and Mouse-colored Antshrike, Ferruginous-backed Antbird, Rufous-throated Antbird, Hellmayr's Antbird, Dusky Antbird, Willis's Antbird, Dot-winged Antwren, , Guianan Warbling-Antbird, Chestnut-rumped Woodcreeper, Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner, Golden-headed and Yellow-crowned Manakin, Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher, Cinereous Mourner, Pink-throated Becard, Purple-throated Fruitcrow, Ochre-bellied Flycatcher, Helmeted Pygmy-Tyrant, Coraya Wren, Olive Oropendola, White-shouldered and Fulvous-crested Tanager. We also will be visiting the campinas and campinaranas at the park. Target birds will be Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet, Red-fan Parrot, Green-tailed Goldenthroat, Yapacana Antbird, Cherrie's and Spot-backed Antwren, Black Manakin, Black-faced Tanager, Large-billed Seed-Finch, Wing-barred Seedeater and Plumbeous Euphonia. Night birding for Lesser Nighthawk, White-tailed and Blackish Nightjar, Black-banded and Crested Owl and Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl. Dinner and checklist.
Day 5 (Feb. 12) - Early breakfast and birding in the morning around Rio Branco River at Viruá National Park looking for Hoatzin, Ladder-tailed Nightjar, Klages's Antwren, Zimmer's Woodcreeper, Rio Branco and Black-chinned Antbird , Long-billed Woodcreeper, Speckled Spinetail, Wire-tailed Manakin, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Spotted Tody-Flycatcher, Amazonian Tyrannulet, Lesser Wagtail-Tyrant, Rufous-tailed Flatbill, Violaceous Jay, Black-striped Sparrow, Red-capped Cardinal, Yellow-bellied Dacnis and Bicolored Conebill. After lunch we will check out of the hotel and transfer to Boa Vista city. After checking in at our hotel in Boa Vista, we will spend the rest of the day birding this area. Target birds will be Blue-tailed Emerald, White-bellied Piculet, Spot-breasted Woodpecker, Green-rumped Parrotlet, Yellow-crowned Parrot, Rio Branco Antbird, Streak-headed Woodcreeper, Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher, Pale-tipped Tyrannulet and Spectacled Thrush. Dinner and checklist.
Day 6 (Feb. 13) - Early breakfast and check out of the hotel. The main target during the day is a rare and endangered species, the Sun Parakeet. We will drive to north, passing through good areas of savanna. This habitat is good for species such as Double-striped Thick-knee, Crested Bobwhite, Pearl Kite, Bat and Aplomado Falcon, Vermilion Flycatcher, Bicolored Wren, Gray Seedeater, Tropical Mockingbird, Yellow Oriole, Orange-backed Troupial, Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark and with luck we will find a Giant Anteater. By the side of the highway, there are Mauritia palm groves, the perfect habitat for Red-bellied Macaw, Point-tailed Palmcreeper and Sulphury Flycatcher. We also will visit areas of gallery forest looking for Finsch’s Euphonia, Rio Branco Antbird and the Hoary-throated Spinetail which only exist at this part of Brazil and Guyana. At the end of the day we drive to Pacaraima city, located at the border of Venezuela. Check in at the hotel, dinner and checklist.
Day 7 (Feb. 14) - Early breakfast and birding in the forest near Pacaraima city. Target birds for the morning will be White-chested Emerald, Pied Puffbird, Gilded Barbet, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Black-headed Parrot, Imeri Warbling-Antbird, White-plumed Antbird, Duida Woodcreeper, Blue-crowned and Orange-bellied Manakin, Wing-banded Wren, Collared Gnatwren, American Redstart, Red-shouldered and Yellow-bellied Tanager. Lunch and check out of the hotel. In the afternoon we will drive to the Serra do Tepequem (3hr drive) looking for the Sharp-tailed Ibis. Check in at the hotel and birding until the end of the day in search of Black Curassow, Little Chachalaca, Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Sooty-capped and Streak-throated Hermit, White-chested and Blue-tailed Emerald, Green-bellied Hummingbird, Pale-tailed Barbthroat, Brown Jacamar, Golden-collared Woodpecker, Spot-winged and White-plumed Antbird, Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Capuchinbird, Purple-throated Fruitcrow, Violaceous Jay, Riverside Warbler and Green Oropendola. Dinner and checklist.
Day 8 (Feb. 15) - Early breakfast and birding all day on the trails around Serra do Tepequem. We will be looking to catch up on any species we may have missed. Dinner and checklist.
Day 9 (Feb. 16) - Early breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Boa Vista city (4hr drive). Arrival at Boa Vista airport around 11:00am, where our tour ends.
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