Pantanal is the largest wetland area in the world featuring a true patchwork of habitats ranging from areas of dry forest, riparian forests, and “cerrados” to swamps. This is one of the best places in Brazil to watch large birds and mammals.
We will visit the Aguape Lodge in an excellent environment for birdwatching, where over 300 species have been recorded.
The Lodge is located 195 kilometers from Campo Grande, which has an International Airport, and 60 kilometers from Aquidauana city, which is known as the gateway to the Pantanal. Interesting bird species are Greater Rhea, Undulated Tinamou, Red-legged Seriema, Capped Heron, Southern Screamer, Jabiru, Plumbeous Ibis, Hyacinth Macaw, Blaze-winged and Gilded Hummingbird, Toco Toucan, Chaco Puffbird, Pale-crested and White-fronted Woodpecker, Rusty-backed Antwren, Red-billed Scythebill, Greater Thornbird, Chestnut-capped-gleaner, Bearded Tachuri, Plush-crested Jay, Thrush-like Wren, White-banded Mockingbird and the Scarlet-headed Blackbird.
During the day we will also have a chance to see interesting mammals such as Giant Anteater, Marsh Deer, Coati and Giant River Otter by the river.
At night we will spotlight to search for Spectacled and Black-banded Owl, Common and Great Potoo, with chances to see also mammals as the Ocelot, Tapir, Crab-eaten Fox and Puma.