"What a goofy name for a tour," we heard you say. Let us explain.
Day 2. At a bend in a little-traveled road in Intervales State Park, you scan for raptors across a vast valley below ancient, forested mountains. In that quiet moment, feeling blissfully far from home, you think to yourself, "Wow. This is incredible." A close view of an ultra-rare Black-fronted Piping-Guan a few minutes later underscores that sentiment, heightened by the reverent group revelry that it inspires.
Day 6. As you stand at the edge of the misty, thundering falls at Iguazu, the power of Earth forces that shaped the greatest waterfalls on the planet pervades your soul as you think to yourself, "Man, I'd hate to fall down there." Seeing a number of crazy people in little boats far below only reinforces your perspective. The sudden appearance of a ridiculous Toco Toucan takes your mind off the precipice.
Day 10. You have heard forever about how great it is to bird in Brazil's Pantanal. Finally, after you go ETE (that's "eye-to-eye') with multiple pairs of too-blue Hyacinth Macaws, dozens of daunting Jabirus, regal pairs of Bare-faced Curassows just "walking around," muitissimos Capybaras, more egrets and ibises and Paraguayan Caiman than you ever could have imagined, and perhaps even a Jaguar and a little thing called an Anaconda, you say to yourself, "OK, yep, I AM OFFICIALLY IMPRESSED!"
Yes, in a Brazil Nutshell (thanks for enduring), you will have seen some of the very best that beautiful Brazil has to offer, birding for several days at just three select venues, each of them a very different world-class experience. You know, it's hard to convey how good the "birding life" is until you go and do it for a couple of weeks in places like this. And until you've lived it large down there, it's hard to imagine that you'll probably soon be planning to return to the warm embrace of Brazil.
Select the KEY INFO tab or click here for our itinerary plus space requests, status, fees, limits, and guides for any departure.
"An excellent trip: great birds, fine travel companions, superb guide, good to great accommodations. Guide Marcelo Padua was simply amazing. His knowledge of the birds was extraordinary. His demeanor with all of us was courteous and kind, and he drove us hard, while making the birding fun. I especially was impressed with the way he treated the local staff and the local guides. He is a gifted guide and I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to experience some of the birds of Brazil with him. The Field Guides office in general and Ruth in particular were most attentive to all of our requests and questions." G.G., BRAZIL NUTSHELL 2019
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ITINERARIES • TOUR STATUS • DETAILS • SPACE REQUESTSITINERARIES • We issue a separate itinerary for each year, typically at least 9 months before that year's first departure. Most itineraries don't vary much year to year, but there may be small or rarely more substantive changes. A sample previous-year itinerary is usually available even if the one for your chosen departure is not. We do not require any deposit for provisional bookings until the itinerary for the departure is ready.
- 2021 sample (PDF)
- 2022 (PDF expected Jun 2021)
DEPARTURES • We have 2 departures currently scheduled through 2023, with details including limits, guides, fees, and space available listed below.
Mar 12-26, 2022
Guided by: Marcelo Padua
Tour Manager: Ruth Kuhl
Tour Limit: 8
Status: Waitlisted - The itinerary has not been finalized for this tour. The trip has provisionally filled but, if you are interested, we can waitlist you for the trip. As we do not require deposits until the itinerary and price are finalized, we often have folks drop off a tour when the deposit is required, and so space opens up! Click below to be waitlisted for this tour with no obligation; if you are waitlisted, we will also notify you in case of an added departure of this tour.
Tour Fee: Fee TBD / 2021=$6175
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Mar 11-25, 2023
Tour Manager: TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Status: Open - Space is still available on this tour, and we are accepting provisional bookings. No deposit is required until you receive the itinerary. Click below to book space.
Tour Fee: Fee TBD / 2021=$6175
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Enjoy looking through the 8 most recent Field Guides triplists for this tour linked below!