Length: 8 days / 7 nights
Tour Leader: Edson Endrigo
Price: US$ 3.850,00 / each - (Single room supplement: US$ 480,00)
We need a minimum of 2 people to run this tour
Day 1 - 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 3 - 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, Yellowbilled and Bronzy Jacamar, Collared and Spotted Puffbird, Black-necked and Green Aracari, Goldenspangled 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, Ruddytailed Flycatcher, Cinereous Mourner, Pink-throated Becard, Purple-throated Fruitcrow, Ochre-bellied Flycatcher, Helmeted Pygmy-Tyrant, Coraya Wren, Olive Oropendola, White-shouldered and Fulvouscrested 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 4 - 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 Blackchinned 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 around the area. Target birds will be Bluetailed Emerald, White-bellied Piculet, Spot-breasted Woodpecker, Green-rumped Parrotlet, Yellowcrowned Parrot, Rio Branco Antbird, Streak-headed Woodcreeper, Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher, Paletipped Tyrannulet and Spectacled Thrush. Dinner and checklist.
Day 5 - 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 Redbellied 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 6 - 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 Yellowbellied 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 7 - 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 8 - 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.
Price Includes: Fluent English speaking birding guide, all meals (including water and soft drinks), accommodation (Hotels/Lodges), ground transportation, entrance fees at National and State Parks
Price Does Not Include: International and Internal airfare, alcoholic beverages, room service, medical costs or hospitalization, departure taxes, excess baggage charges, laundry, insurance or other items of personal nature.