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RAINFOREST & SAVANNA: Alta Floresta & the Northern Pantanal, Brazil 2019
Jul 3, 2019 to Jul 18, 2019
Marcelo Padua & Marcelo Barreiros

Group at Tower II

Here we are, back on one of the best trips in Brazil, through three different biomes and amazing landscapes. The weather in the first 3 days was a bit hostile and, due to a cold front, the temperature in Chapada dos Guimarães was about 10 degrees Celsius, making the first day cold and windy! Nonetheless, we had some great times with great looks at Collared Crescentchest, White-rumped and White-banded Tanager and Planalto Slaty-Antshrike. Another highlight of the morning was a group of Yellow-faced Parrots seen perched very close to the group. That was fantastic !!

The next few days were better with Curl-crested Jay, a pair of Black-faced Tanagers, and a single Tawny-crowned Pygmy-Tyrant, seen very well indeed on the Água Fria Road. Just before we started to return to Cuiabá, a Tataupa Tinamou was seen with delight by all.

On the way to the Cristalino Jungle Lodge, an old friend, the beautiful Point-tailed Palmcreeper, gave us a beautiful show, and along the Cristalino River our first surprise was a majestic Brazilian Tapir swimming nearby! Big moment. This was just the beginning of some wonderful days, full of good birds and moments like Pompadour Cotinga, White-browed Purpletuft, Red-billed Pied-Tanager and a group of White-whiskered Spider Monkeys very close to the towers.

It's always good to look at the forest from above, and this offers amazing experiences, as many Scarlet Macaws fly over the canopy, and the stunning Paradise and Opal-rumped tanagers, moving with the flocks. The towers are our best chance to look pretty as a Red-fan Parrot, Red-necked Aracari, White-necked Puffbird and on a very nice evening we had a chance to see a Long-tailed Potoo flying from above!

The mixed-species flocks, in general, were very active this year. We had a few great encounters, like Guianan Gnatcatcher (Paraensis) seen in the scope from the ground. Other rare birds seen well were the Spot-throated Woodcreeper and Dusky-tailed Flatbill. Beyond that, other specialties we found were Snow-capped Manakin, Collared Puffbird, Eastern Striolated-Puffbird, Alta Floresta Antpitta, Black-spotted Bare-eye and one of the most wanted birds for everyone who comes to Brazil, Zigzag Heron!

Some raptors were also well seen, especially a fantastic Cryptic Forest-Falcon seen in the scope for five minutes and a huge female Harpy seen, not too close, from the Sierra I trail observation point.

After those fantastic days, we flew to the Pantanal, where a different habitat and more pleasant birds awaited us. Jabirus in the nest, Plumbeous Ibis around the lodges, Whistling Heron, Hyacinth Macaw, and many other birds all over the place. The mammals were also very good on this tour, and after a great view of the Cristalino Jungle Lodge area, we had some amazing encounters with the Jaguars in the Pantanal. This is one of the best moments of these tours; those fantastic cats are doing very well in this region.

We also had a magical moment on the way back from Porto Jofre where an adult Giant Anteater was seen walking very relaxed near the Transpantaneira road.

We are looking forward to see you guys again!


Marcelo Pádua & Marcelo Barreiros

One of the following keys may be shown in brackets for individual species as appropriate: * = heard only, I = introduced, E = endemic, N = nesting, a = austral migrant, b = boreal migrant

Greater Rhea - Page 1, number 1. A huge bird, fairly common in the Pantanal. Photo by participant Robin White.

Rheidae (Rheas)
GREATER RHEA (Rhea americana)
Tinamidae (Tinamous)
GRAY TINAMOU (Tinamus tao) [*]
GREAT TINAMOU (Tinamus major) – The tinamous were excited on Cristalino Jungle Lodge trails this year. [*]
CINEREOUS TINAMOU (Crypturellus cinereus) [*]
UNDULATED TINAMOU (Crypturellus undulatus) – Heard many times and seen once, crossing the Transpantaneira road.
BRAZILIAN TINAMOU (Crypturellus strigulosus) [*]
VARIEGATED TINAMOU (Crypturellus variegatus) [*]
TATAUPA TINAMOU (Crypturellus tataupa) – Tinamous are tough! They are Masters of disguise, and to put our eyes on these birds, we needed patience and luck. It was our lucky day, and we had very nice looks at Vale da Benção road, near Chapada dos Guimarães.
RED-WINGED TINAMOU (Rhynchotus rufescens) [*]
Anhimidae (Screamers)
SOUTHERN SCREAMER (Chauna torquata)
Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
WHITE-FACED WHISTLING-DUCK (Dendrocygna viduata)
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK (Dendrocygna autumnalis)
MUSCOVY DUCK (Cairina moschata)
BRAZILIAN TEAL (Amazonetta brasiliensis) – A few individuals seen in the Pantanal.
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
CHACO CHACHALACA (Ortalis canicollis) – Our clock alarm in the Pantanal.
SPIX'S GUAN (Penelope jacquacu) – Seen from the Tower I at Cristalino Jungle Lodge.
CHESTNUT-BELLIED GUAN (Penelope ochrogaster)
RED-THROATED PIPING-GUAN (Pipile cujubi) – Common along the Cristalino river.
RAZOR-BILLED CURASSOW (Mitu tuberosum) – Always a target, we had a very nice look during a boat trip on the Cristalino river.
BARE-FACED CURASSOW (Crax fasciolata) – Common around our lodges in the Pantanal.
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia)
PALE-VENTED PIGEON (Patagioenas cayennensis)
SCALED PIGEON (Patagioenas speciosa)
PICAZURO PIGEON (Patagioenas picazuro) – A big pigeon seen many times during the tour.
PLUMBEOUS PIGEON (Patagioenas plumbea)
RUDDY PIGEON (Patagioenas subvinacea)
RUDDY GROUND-DOVE (Columbina talpacoti)
SCALED DOVE (Columbina squammata)
PICUI GROUND-DOVE (Columbina picui)
BLUE GROUND-DOVE (Claravis pretiosa) – Nice looking dove seen very well foraging at one of the salt lick places of CJL.
LONG-TAILED GROUND-DOVE (Uropelia campestris) – A fancy little dove, distinguished by its yellow eye ring and long tail. We had some nice looks in the Pantanal.
WHITE-TIPPED DOVE (Leptotila verreauxi)

An adult Guira Cuckoo sitting on its nest in a very hot day in the Pantanal. Photo by participant Carol Trovall.

Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
GUIRA CUCKOO (Guira guira) – Common along the roads.
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)
STRIPED CUCKOO (Tapera naevia)
PHEASANT CUCKOO (Dromococcyx phasianellus) [*]
LITTLE CUCKOO (Coccycua minuta)
SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)
BLACK-BELLIED CUCKOO (Piaya melanogaster) – Fantastic bird seen very well from both canopy towers at CJL.
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
NACUNDA NIGHTHAWK (Chordeiles nacunda) – The biggest nighthawk in the world! We saw a few roosting on the ground on the way back from Porto Jofre.
SHORT-TAILED NIGHTHAWK (Lurocalis semitorquatus)
BAND-TAILED NIGHTHAWK (Nyctiprogne leucopyga) – Hundreds of them seen along the Cuiabá river at dusk!
BLACKISH NIGHTJAR (Nyctipolus nigrescens)
COMMON PAURAQUE (Nyctidromus albicollis)
LADDER-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Hydropsalis climacocerca)
SCISSOR-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Hydropsalis torquata)
Nyctibiidae (Potoos)
GREAT POTOO (Nyctibius grandis)
LONG-TAILED POTOO (Nyctibius aethereus) – Ons of the greatest moments of the tour, this huge Potoo showed up extremely well near to the Tower II at Cristalino Jungle Lodge. We saw him perched and flying below our level.
COMMON POTOO (Nyctibius griseus) – Fantastic looks during some very productive night birding at Rio Claro lodge entrance road.
Apodidae (Swifts)
AMAZONIAN SWIFT (Chaetura viridipennis)
SHORT-TAILED SWIFT (Chaetura brachyura)
GRAY-RUMPED SWIFT (Chaetura cinereiventris)
PALE-RUMPED SWIFT (Chaetura egregia)
FORK-TAILED PALM-SWIFT (Tachornis squamata) – Nice looks on the way to CJL.
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN (Florisuga mellivora) – Great looks at CJL.
LONG-TAILED HERMIT (Phaethornis superciliosus)
TAPAJOS HERMIT (Phaethornis aethopygus) – Seen buzzing around a couple of times on the CJL trails.
CINNAMON-THROATED HERMIT (Phaethornis nattereri) – Seen well during our last morning at Piuval Lodge.
REDDISH HERMIT (Phaethornis ruber)
BUFF-BELLIED HERMIT (Phaethornis subochraceus)
WHITE-VENTED VIOLETEAR (Colibri serrirostris) – A nice male seen nicely at Chapada dos Guimarães.
BLACK-EARED FAIRY (Heliothryx auritus)
FIERY-TAILED AWLBILL (Avocettula recurvirostris) – An incredible bird, hard to get anywhere. The top part of the Serra trail at CJL is a great place to see and it wasn't different this year.
BLACK-THROATED MANGO (Anthracothorax nigricollis)
LONG-BILLED STARTHROAT (Heliomaster longirostris)
BLUE-TUFTED STARTHROAT (Heliomaster furcifer) – Great looks in the Pantanal.
AMETHYST WOODSTAR (Calliphlox amethystina) – One of the smallest in the country! We had great looks at CJL.
GLITTERING-BELLIED EMERALD (Chlorostilbon lucidus)
FORK-TAILED WOODNYMPH (Thalurania furcata)
VERSICOLORED EMERALD (Amazilia versicolor)
GILDED HUMMINGBIRD (Hylocharis chrysura) – Nice looking hummer, common in the Pantanal.

The Transpantaneira Road is one of the best places in the world for birding! Video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
Opisthocomidae (Hoatzin)
HOATZIN (Opisthocomus hoazin) – This bird belongs to one of oldest bird families in the world. Always associated with water, there's only one spot to get it on this tour and we were so lucky to get it there!
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
GRAY-COWLED WOOD-RAIL (Aramides cajaneus)
PURPLE GALLINULE (Porphyrio martinica)
AZURE GALLINULE (Porphyrio flavirostris) – Great looks during a boat trip at Piuval lake.
RUFOUS-SIDED CRAKE (Laterallus melanophaius) [*]
GRAY-BREASTED CRAKE (Laterallus exilis) – That moment was fantastic! Two birds came out in the open for a few times in front of our boat.
Heliornithidae (Finfoots)
SUNGREBE (Heliornis fulica) – Always nice to see, we had nice looks along the Três Irmãos river.
Aramidae (Limpkin)
LIMPKIN (Aramus guarauna)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
BLACK-NECKED STILT (WHITE-BACKED) (Himantopus mexicanus melanurus)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
PIED LAPWING (Vanellus cayanus)
SOUTHERN LAPWING (Vanellus chilensis)
COLLARED PLOVER (Charadrius collaris)
Jacanidae (Jacanas)
WATTLED JACANA (Jacana jacana)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
YELLOW-BILLED TERN (Sternula superciliaris) – Common along the rivers in the Pantanal.
LARGE-BILLED TERN (Phaetusa simplex)
BLACK SKIMMER (Rynchops niger)
Eurypygidae (Sunbittern)
SUNBITTERN (Eurypyga helias) – Seen a few times along the Cristalino river, including a bird catching butterflies on a rock.
Ciconiidae (Storks)
JABIRU (Jabiru mycteria) – This huge bird is always a highlight on the Pantanal tours. It's so cool to see them taking fresh branches and water to bring to the chicks in their nest.
WOOD STORK (Mycteria americana)
Anhingidae (Anhingas)
ANHINGA (Anhinga anhinga)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
ZIGZAG HERON (Zebrilus undulatus) – WOW! This is one of hardest birds to see in the country. A top 3 bird for all the birders who come every year. We had a fantastic moment up on the Cristalino river. A young and an adult seen very well for a few minutes.
LEAST BITTERN (Ixobrychus exilis) – Great looks during a boat trip at Piuval lake.
STRIPE-BACKED BITTERN (Ixobrychus involucris) – A nice surprise for this tour. This is a very rare bird in the Pantanal. [*]
RUFESCENT TIGER-HERON (Tigrisoma lineatum)
COCOI HERON (Ardea cocoi)
GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba)
SNOWY EGRET (Egretta thula)
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Egretta caerulea)
CATTLE EGRET (Bubulcus ibis)
STRIATED HERON (Butorides striata)
WHISTLING HERON (Syrigma sibilatrix) – Nice looks in the Pantanal.
CAPPED HERON (Pilherodius pileatus)
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Nycticorax nycticorax)
BOAT-BILLED HERON (Cochlearius cochlearius) – Great bird seen nicely in the Pantanal.
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
GREEN IBIS (Mesembrinibis cayennensis)
BARE-FACED IBIS (Phimosus infuscatus) – Common in the Pantanal.
PLUMBEOUS IBIS (Theristicus caerulescens) – A fancy Ibis fairly common the Pantanal.
BUFF-NECKED IBIS (Theristicus caudatus)

Fantastic video of a Jabiru nest! Video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
ROSEATE SPOONBILL (Platalea ajaja)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
KING VULTURE (Sarcoramphus papa) – Seen a couple of times in CJL area.
BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)
TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)
LESSER YELLOW-HEADED VULTURE (Cathartes burrovianus)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus)
HARPY EAGLE (Harpia harpyja) – We need to celebrate all sightings! That bird was far way, but we have spotting scopes to bring it closer!
BLACK-COLLARED HAWK (Busarellus nigricollis)
SNAIL KITE (Rostrhamus sociabilis)
DOUBLE-TOOTHED KITE (Harpagus bidentatus) – Seen nicely on the way to Alta Floresta, after some very productive days at CJL.
PLUMBEOUS KITE (Ictinia plumbea)
LONG-WINGED HARRIER (Circus buffoni) – A hard bird to get in the Pantanal; thanks, Guy, for spotting two individuals flying over the Transpantaneira road.
TINY HAWK (Accipiter superciliosus) – One of the smallest hawks in the country! We saw a single bird following a mixed-species flock on the Castanheira trail.
CRANE HAWK (BANDED) (Geranospiza caerulescens gracilis)
SAVANNA HAWK (Buteogallus meridionalis)
GREAT BLACK HAWK (Buteogallus urubitinga) – Common along the rivers in the Amazon and Pantanal.
ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)
WHITE-TAILED HAWK (Geranoaetus albicaudatus) – Seen once, on the way to Cristalino Jungle Lodge.
WHITE-BROWED HAWK (Leucopternis kuhli) – Fantastic looks from the Tower II at CJL.
GRAY-LINED HAWK (Buteo nitidus)
SHORT-TAILED HAWK (Buteo brachyurus)
Tytonidae (Barn-Owls)
BARN OWL (Tyto alba) [*]
Strigidae (Owls)
TROPICAL SCREECH-OWL (Megascops choliba)
TAWNY-BELLIED SCREECH-OWL (AUSTRAL) (Megascops watsonii usta) – A very responsive bird came in right over our heads on the Tower I trail.
CRESTED OWL (Lophostrix cristata) [*]
GREAT HORNED OWL (Bubo virginianus)
AMAZONIAN PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium hardyi) [*]
FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium brasilianum)
BURROWING OWL (Athene cunicularia) – There's a family living at Alta Floresta airport. This year we saw a leucistic (partially white) bird with them.
MOTTLED OWL (Ciccaba virgata) – Our last evening of the tour was beyond great! We saw both Mottled and Black-banded owls extremely well. Congratulations, guys!

This fantastic Eastern Striolated-Puffbird (torridus) was seen at the top of the Serra I trail. Photo by participant Carol Trovall.

BLACK-BANDED OWL (Ciccaba huhula)
Trogonidae (Trogons)
BLACK-TAILED TROGON (Trogon melanurus) – Seen a couple of times on CJL trails.
AMAZONIAN TROGON (Trogon ramonianus) – A split from Violaceus Trogon, this one is found in the southern part of Amazon.
BLUE-CROWNED TROGON (Trogon curucui)
COLLARED TROGON (Trogon collaris) – A nice looking trogon seen a couple of times at CJL.
Momotidae (Motmots)
AMAZONIAN MOTMOT (Momotus momota) – It's always nice to see a motmot!
BROAD-BILLED MOTMOT (Electron platyrhynchum) [*]
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
RINGED KINGFISHER (Megaceryle torquata)
AMAZON KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle amazona)
GREEN KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle americana)
GREEN-AND-RUFOUS KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle inda) – We saw all the five (!!) possible species of kingfisher in the same day along the Cristalino Jungle Lodge.
Bucconidae (Puffbirds)
WHITE-NECKED PUFFBIRD (Notharchus hyperrhynchus)
BROWN-BANDED PUFFBIRD (Notharchus ordii) – Great looks along the Cristalino river.
PIED PUFFBIRD (Notharchus tectus) [*]
SPOTTED PUFFBIRD (Bucco tamatia) – Nice bird! We missed this bird on the last four tours at CJL. This year we were lucky, and everybody had great looks in the scope.
COLLARED PUFFBIRD (Bucco capensis) – Maybe the most beautiful puffbird on the tour. We saw it very well near the Tower I at CJL.
EASTERN STRIOLATED-PUFFBIRD (TORRIDUS) (Nystalus striolatus torridus) – WOW! Fantastic bird and moment. We saw one and heard at least three other birds singing at the top of Serra I trail.
SPOT-BACKED PUFFBIRD (Nystalus maculatus) – A very hard bird to see in the Pantanal. This population is isolated from the one in Northeast Brazil and some authors say this is a different species.
RUFOUS-CAPPED NUNLET (Nonnula ruficapilla) – Fantastic looks at CJL.
BLACK-FRONTED NUNBIRD (Monasa nigrifrons)
WHITE-FRONTED NUNBIRD (Monasa morphoeus)
SWALLOW-WINGED PUFFBIRD (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)
Galbulidae (Jacamars)
BLUE-CHEEKED JACAMAR (Galbula cyanicollis) – We saw three individuals right next to the staff buildings at CJL.
RUFOUS-TAILED JACAMAR (Galbula ruficauda)
BRONZY JACAMAR (Galbula leucogastra) – A bird only found in dry and low forest in the Amazon.
GREAT JACAMAR (Jacamerops aureus) – Great bird and great looks on the CJL trails.
Capitonidae (New World Barbets)
BLACK-GIRDLED BARBET (Capito dayi) – It's always a pleasure to see this bird. All the barbets are colorful and beautiful! We had a couple of great looks from the CJL canopy towers.
Ramphastidae (Toucans)
LETTERED ARACARI (Pteroglossus inscriptus) – The smallest aracari on this tour! We had a nice view at the top of Serra I trail.
CHESTNUT-EARED ARACARI (Pteroglossus castanotis)
CURL-CRESTED ARACARI (Pteroglossus beauharnaesii) – Always celebrated for everyone, this gorgeous bird gave us a show, sitting still for a few minutes close to the Tower II of CJL.
RED-NECKED ARACARI (Pteroglossus bitorquatus)
TOCO TOUCAN (Ramphastos toco) – This is a common species in the open country areas.
WHITE-THROATED TOUCAN (CUVIER'S) (Ramphastos tucanus cuvieri)
CHANNEL-BILLED TOUCAN (YELLOW-RIDGED) (Ramphastos vitellinus culminatus)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
BAR-BREASTED PICULET (Picumnus aurifrons)
WHITE-WEDGED PICULET (Picumnus albosquamatus) – Great looks in the Pantanal. This one replaces Bar-breasted in open areas and forest borders.
WHITE WOODPECKER (Melanerpes candidus)

Participants Carol and Robin having a great look at the Eastern Striolated-Puffbird in the scopes. Photo by guide Marcelo Barreiros.

YELLOW-TUFTED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes cruentatus)
CHECKERED WOODPECKER (Dryobates mixtus) – Seen on the very first day of the tour.
LITTLE WOODPECKER (Dryobates passerinus)
RED-STAINED WOODPECKER (Dryobates affinis)
RED-NECKED WOODPECKER (Campephilus rubricollis) – The largest woodpecker in the Amazon forest, seen very well a couple of times at CJL.
CRIMSON-CRESTED WOODPECKER (Campephilus melanoleucos) – We had one a outstanding moment at Rio Claro lodge entrance road. It was possible to seeing SIX (!!) species of woodpecker in the same tree, four of them at the same time! UNBELIEVABLE!
LINEATED WOODPECKER (Dryocopus lineatus)
RINGED WOODPECKER (Celeus torquatus) – Nice looks in the scope at CJL.
SCALE-BREASTED WOODPECKER (Celeus grammicus) [*]
CREAM-COLORED WOODPECKER (Celeus flavus) – Great looks at Piuval lodge.
CHESTNUT WOODPECKER (Celeus elegans) – Usually a hard bird to see well, this year we had a few great looks at CJL, specially along the Cristalino river.
PALE-CRESTED WOODPECKER (Celeus lugubris) – A Pantanal specialty seen very well a couple of times.
YELLOW-THROATED WOODPECKER (Piculus flavigula magnus)
GOLDEN-GREEN WOODPECKER (Piculus chrysochloros)
CAMPO FLICKER (Colaptes campestris)
Cariamidae (Seriemas)
RED-LEGGED SERIEMA (Cariama cristata) – Great bird! It's nice to see it walking nearby the road with its long red legs.
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
BARRED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur ruficollis) [*]
CRYPTIC FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur mintoni) – Well, I have no words to describe that moment but we can try: How cool is to see an adult Cryptic Forest-Falcon, in the scope (!!!) for 10 minutes?
COLLARED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur semitorquatus) [*]
RED-THROATED CARACARA (Ibycter americanus) [*]
SOUTHERN CARACARA (Caracara plancus)
YELLOW-HEADED CARACARA (Milvago chimachima)
LAUGHING FALCON (Herpetotheres cachinnans)
AMERICAN KESTREL (Falco sparverius)
BAT FALCON (Falco rufigularis) – Common along the Cristalino river.
Psittacidae (New World and African Parrots)
SCARLET-SHOULDERED PARROTLET (Touit huetii) – This elusive and tiny parrot flies fast through the canopy but sometimes it responds to the tape and comes in, like one bird did when we were at Tower I.
MONK PARAKEET (Myiopsitta monachus)
GOLDEN-WINGED PARAKEET (Brotogeris chrysoptera)
ORANGE-CHEEKED PARROT (Pyrilia barrabandi) [*]
BLUE-HEADED PARROT (Pionus menstruus)

We had one of the of the best views in many years of Yellow-faced Parrot! Great shot by participant Carol Trovall.

YELLOW-FACED PARROT (Alipiopsitta xanthops) – We had the best views in many years! A group of eight birds came in very close to us and landed for a few minutes.
YELLOW-CROWNED PARROT (Amazona ochrocephala)
KAWALL'S PARROT (Amazona kawalli) – Nice looks from CJL canopy towers.
ORANGE-WINGED PARROT (Amazona amazonica)
WHITE-BELLIED PARROT (Pionites leucogaster)
RED-FAN PARROT (Deroptyus accipitrinus) – One of the most beautiful in Neotropics!
CRIMSON-BELLIED PARAKEET (Pyrrhura perlata) – There is a very special place at CJL to see this gorgeous parakeet. They usually come to eat mud with some other parakeets and pigeons.
SANTAREM PARAKEET (CRISTALINO) (Pyrrhura amazonum lucida)
HYACINTH MACAW (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) – The largest parrot in the World! This huge and loud cobalt blue bird is, now, in a good shape thanks to a massive conservation program involving scientists and the local communities.
RED-BELLIED MACAW (Orthopsittaca manilatus)
BLUE-WINGED MACAW (Primolius maracana) – There was a pair of birds nesting in a big tree over the CJL restaurant.
SCARLET MACAW (Ara macao) – It's always an incredible sensation to see these birds flying over the Amazon forest.
RED-AND-GREEN MACAW (Ara chloropterus)
RED-SHOULDERED MACAW (Diopsittaca nobilis)
WHITE-EYED PARAKEET (Psittacara leucophthalmus)
Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)
FASCIATED ANTSHRIKE (Cymbilaimus lineatus)
GREAT ANTSHRIKE (Taraba major)
GLOSSY ANTSHRIKE (Sakesphorus luctuosus) – Usually found near to the water, we had a couple of nice looks at CJL.
BARRED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus doliatus)
RUFOUS-WINGED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus torquatus)
CHESTNUT-BACKED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus palliatus) – Fantastic bird, seen very well along the Cristalino river.
PLAIN-WINGED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus schistaceus) – Fairly common with the understory mixed- species flocks on the CJl trails.
NATTERER'S SLATY-ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus stictocephalus) – This one replaces Planalto Slaty-Antshrike in the Amazonian part of the tour.
PLANALTO SLATY-ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus pelzelni)
AMAZONIAN ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus amazonicus)
PLAIN ANTVIREO (Dysithamnus mentalis)

Sunset and Tower II at Cristalino Jungle Lodge. Photo made with a drone by guide Marcelo Barreiros.

SATURNINE ANTSHRIKE (Thamnomanes saturninus) – With Cinereus Antshrike, this is the nuclear species in all the understory flocks found in the Amazonian part of the tour.
CINEREOUS ANTSHRIKE (Thamnomanes caesius)
PLAIN-THROATED ANTWREN (Isleria hauxwelli)
SPOT-WINGED ANTSHRIKE (Pygiptila stellaris) – A very distinctive antshrike, with that long thick bill and short tail. We had a couple of nice looks at CJL.
WHITE-EYED ANTWREN (Epinecrophylla leucophthalma sordida)
PYGMY ANTWREN (Myrmotherula brachyura) – This is a really pygmy bird! We had great looks while we were waiting for our transportation to return to Alta Floresta.
SCLATER'S ANTWREN (Myrmotherula sclateri) [*]
AMAZONIAN STREAKED-ANTWREN (Myrmotherula multostriata)
WHITE-FLANKED ANTWREN (Myrmotherula axillaris)
LONG-WINGED ANTWREN (Myrmotherula longipennis) – Common in the understory mixed-species flocks in the Amazonian part of the tour.
GRAY ANTWREN (Myrmotherula menetriesii)
LARGE-BILLED ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus longirostris) – Great looks at Chapada dos Guimarães.
RUFOUS-WINGED ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus rufimarginatus)
DOT-WINGED ANTWREN (EMILIAE) (Microrhopias quixensis emiliae)
WHITE-FRINGED ANTWREN (Formicivora grisea) – There's a single place to see it on this tour, at the top of Serra trail and we got it! Male and female seen well.
BLACK-BELLIED ANTWREN (Formicivora melanogaster) – An isolated population from the one in Northeast Brazil, this one in the Pantanal is not so easy to find and the Piuval area is a good place for it.
RUSTY-BACKED ANTWREN (Formicivora rufa)
SPIX'S WARBLING-ANTBIRD (Hypocnemis striata)
BLACKISH ANTBIRD (Cercomacroides nigrescens)
GRAY ANTBIRD (Cercomacra cinerascens)
MATO GROSSO ANTBIRD (Cercomacra melanaria) – A Pantanal specialty seen nicely on this tour.
WHITE-BACKED FIRE-EYE (Pyriglena leuconota) [*]
WHITE-BROWED ANTBIRD (Myrmoborus leucophrys)
BLACK-FACED ANTBIRD (Myrmoborus myotherinus ochrolaemus) – We found a very responsive male at CJL.
BAND-TAILED ANTBIRD (Hypocnemoides maculicauda)
SILVERED ANTBIRD (Sclateria naevia argentata)
BLACK-THROATED ANTBIRD (Myrmophylax atrothorax)
DOT-BACKED ANTBIRD (Hylophylax punctulatus)
XINGU SCALE-BACKED ANTBIRD (TAPAJOS) (Willisornis vidua nigrigula)
BLACK-SPOTTED BARE-EYE (Phlegopsis nigromaculata) – This is one of the coolest bird in the region. Usually found following ant swarms, we had a great experience watching some birds coming to bathe in one water puddle that the local guides make for the birds to visit in the dry season. That was outstanding!

Participant Carl Trovall captured the group looking for some Silvery Marmosets at Alta Floresta Hotel.

Melanopareiidae (Crescentchests)
COLLARED CRESCENTCHEST (Melanopareia torquata) – This bird may be a challenge sometimes. We had some fantastic looks, despite all the bad weather conditions, on our first morning of the tour.
Grallariidae (Antpittas)
VARIEGATED ANTPITTA (Grallaria varia) [*]
ALTA FLORESTA ANTPITTA (Hylopezus whittakeri) – A very special bird, not common and responsive all the time on tours. This year we had a great moment at CJL. A bird came in and jumped up to a big log to sing. Everybody had a chance to enjoy it in the scope!
Formicariidae (Antthrushes)
RUFOUS-CAPPED ANTTHRUSH (Formicarius colma) [*]
Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)
SPOT-THROATED WOODCREEPER (Certhiasomus stictolaemus) – A rare woodcreeper to see, usually found with understory mixed-species flocks, this bird does not sing very often and because of its minute size, can easily disappear. A single one was seen very well on the Castanheira trail.
OLIVACEOUS WOODCREEPER (AMAZONIAN) (Sittasomus griseicapillus transitivus)
OLIVACEOUS WOODCREEPER (OLIVACEOUS) (Sittasomus griseicapillus sylviellus)
LONG-TAILED WOODCREEPER (Deconychura longicauda) [*]
WHITE-CHINNED WOODCREEPER (Dendrocincla merula) – Another quiet understory bird, usually found following ant swarms along the Terra-Firme forest floor. We saw it once at CJL.
PLAIN-BROWN WOODCREEPER (Dendrocincla fuliginosa)
WEDGE-BILLED WOODCREEPER (CUNEATUS GROUP) (Glyphorynchus spirurus inornatus)
LONG-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Nasica longirostris) [*]
AMAZONIAN BARRED-WOODCREEPER (RIDGWAY'S) (Dendrocolaptes certhia ridgwayi) – This is a potential split. This complex has some different birds in voice and plumage between the great Amazonian rivers.
BLACK-BANDED WOODCREEPER (Dendrocolaptes picumnus) – A big woodcreeper seen on the CJL trails.
STRONG-BILLED WOODCREEPER (AMAZONIAN) (Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus paraensis) [*]
GREAT RUFOUS WOODCREEPER (Xiphocolaptes major) – A Pantanal specialty, this huge woodcreeper is found in areas with tall trees, usually in pairs or family groups.
STRIPED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus obsoletus)
SPIX'S WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus spixii)
BUFF-THROATED WOODCREEPER (LAFRESNAYE'S) (Xiphorhynchus guttatus dorbignyanus)
BUFF-THROATED WOODCREEPER (DUSKY-BILLED) (Xiphorhynchus guttatus eytoni)

The view of Serra I, a dry forest in the middle of the Amazon, home of many good birds. Photo by guide Marcelo Barreiros.

RED-BILLED SCYTHEBILL (Campylorhamphus trochilirostris lafresnayanus) – A great bird, seen well during a boat trip along Cuiabá and Três Irmãos rivers.
NARROW-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes angustirostris) – Nice looks during our very first morning at Chapada dos Guimarães.
LAYARD'S WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes layardi) – This is a split from Lineated Woodcreeper, found to the south of Amazonas river and east of Tapajós river.
SLENDER-BILLED XENOPS (Xenops tenuirostris) – Another hard one to get, specially because it lives high in the canopy and usually follows mixed-species flocks. We had a nice look at CJL.
PLAIN XENOPS (Xenops minutus)
STREAKED XENOPS (Xenops rutilans)
POINT-TAILED PALMCREEPER (Berlepschia rikeri) – A special bird, only found on Moriche Palm trees.
PALE-LEGGED HORNERO (Furnarius leucopus)
RUFOUS HORNERO (Furnarius rufus)
DUSKY-CHEEKED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Anabazenops dorsalis) – One of the few birds basically found in the bamboo habitats in the Amazon.
RUFOUS-RUMPED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Philydor erythrocercum)
RUFOUS-TAILED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Anabacerthia ruficaudata)
RUFOUS-FRONTED THORNBIRD (Phacellodomus rufifrons)
GREATER THORNBIRD (Phacellodomus ruber)
RUSTY-BACKED SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca vulpina)
SPECKLED SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca gutturata) – Seen a couple of times foraging with the flocks at CJL.
RUFOUS CACHOLOTE (Pseudoseisura unirufa) – Nice bird seen well in the Pantanal.
YELLOW-CHINNED SPINETAIL (Certhiaxis cinnamomeus)
CHOTOY SPINETAIL (Schoeniophylax phryganophilus) – A long name for a beautiful bird! We saw it very well in the Pantanal.
PLAIN-CROWNED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis gujanensis)
WHITE-LORED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis albilora)
SOOTY-FRONTED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis frontalis)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
WHITE-LORED TYRANNULET (Ornithion inerme) – A canopy-dwelling tyrannulet seen very well from the canopy towers at CJL.
SUIRIRI FLYCATCHER (Suiriri suiriri burmeisteri) – We were so lucky at Chapada with both Suiriri species and saw them at the same time! Great chance to see the difference between their displays.
CHAPADA FLYCATCHER (Suiriri affinis)
SUBTROPICAL DORADITO (Pseudocolopteryx acutipennis) – One of the main targets in the Pantanal habitat, this tiny little bird breeds in the foothills of the Andes and moves to the wetlands every year! It's always a pleasure to see it on this tour.
FOREST ELAENIA (Myiopagis gaimardii)
GRAY ELAENIA (Myiopagis caniceps)
LARGE ELAENIA (Elaenia spectabilis)
PLAIN-CRESTED ELAENIA (Elaenia cristata)
OCHRE-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes oleagineus) – A nice surprise for the Chapada dos Guimarães area!
PLANALTO TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias fasciatus)
GUIANAN TYRANNULET (Zimmerius acer) [*]

The Piúva tree is a gorgeous pink flowering tree in the Pantanal. Video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
SOUTHERN SCRUB-FLYCATCHER (Sublegatus modestus) – Fantastic looks at Chapada dos Guimarães. This bird has a stubby little bill, easily recognizable for it.
PLAIN TYRANNULET (Inezia inornata) – A Pantanal specialty seen very well a few times.
SOUTHERN ANTPIPIT (Corythopis delalandi) [*]
TAWNY-CROWNED PYGMY-TYRANT (Euscarthmus meloryphus) – We have not seen this guy in a while at Ch dos Guiamarães. That was great!
SHORT-TAILED PYGMY-TYRANT (Myiornis ecaudatus) – The smallest Passerine in the world!
HELMETED PYGMY-TYRANT (Lophotriccus galeatus)
WHITE-BELLIED TODY-TYRANT (Hemitriccus griseipectus) [*]
STRIPE-NECKED TODY-TYRANT (Hemitriccus striaticollis) – Nice bird and nice looks at Aymara Lodge.
PEARLY-VENTED TODY-TYRANT (Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer)
ZIMMER'S TODY-TYRANT (Hemitriccus minimus) – A smaller version of Snethlage's Tody-Tyrant, this old friend lives in the dry forest at the top of Serra I trail.
RUSTY-FRONTED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus latirostris)
SPOTTED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum maculatum)
COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum cinereum)
YELLOW-BROWED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum) – A nice looking little bird seen very well at CJL.
YELLOW-OLIVE FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias sulphurescens)
WHITE-CRESTED SPADEBILL (Platyrinchus platyrhynchos)
ROYAL FLYCATCHER (Onychorhynchus coronatus) – A special bird seen a couple of times during the Amazonian part of the tour.
WHISKERED FLYCATCHER (Myiobius barbatus)
BRAN-COLORED FLYCATCHER (Myiophobus fasciatus)
FUSCOUS FLYCATCHER (Cnemotriccus fuscatus)
VERMILION FLYCATCHER (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
DRAB WATER TYRANT (Ochthornis littoralis) – That was the first bird we saw on the way to CJL. Nice start!
WHITE-RUMPED MONJITA (Xolmis velatus) – Seen a few times in the Pantanal.
BLACK-BACKED WATER-TYRANT (Fluvicola albiventer)
WHITE-HEADED MARSH TYRANT (Arundinicola leucocephala)
CATTLE TYRANT (Machetornis rixosa)
RUFOUS-TAILED FLATBILL (Ramphotrigon ruficauda)
DUSKY-TAILED FLATBILL (Ramphotrigon fuscicauda) – This was an unusual year for this bird on the CJL trails. Several birds singing and some of them responding very well to the tape. Very nice!
CINNAMON ATTILA (Attila cinnamomeus)
BRIGHT-RUMPED ATTILA (Attila spadiceus) [*]
SIBILANT SIRYSTES (Sirystes sibilator) [*]
RUFOUS CASIORNIS (Casiornis rufus) – Another bird only found in the dry forest at CJL.
GRAYISH MOURNER (Rhytipterna simplex)
BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tyrannulus)
LESSER KISKADEE (Pitangus lictor) – Seen a few times along the rivers.
GREAT KISKADEE (Pitangus sulphuratus)
BOAT-BILLED FLYCATCHER (Megarynchus pitangua)
RUSTY-MARGINED FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes cayanensis)
PIRATIC FLYCATCHER (Legatus leucophaius)
CROWNED SLATY FLYCATCHER (Empidonomus aurantioatrocristatus) – Fantastic looks from both canopy tours at CJL.
SULPHURY FLYCATCHER (Tyrannopsis sulphurea) – As with the Point-tailed Palmcreeper, this bird is only found in Moriche Palm trees habitat.

Sunbittern - What a bird! It was great seeing it catching butterflies on the rocks along the Cristalino river. Photo by guide Marcelo Barreiros.

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Cotingidae (Cotingas)
AMAZONIAN UMBRELLABIRD (Cephalopterus ornatus) – Maybe one of the most spectacular birds in the Neotropics, we had some incredible moments on the Ariosto island, at Teles Pires river. Several birds displaying and interacting for more than one hour.
SPANGLED COTINGA (Cotinga cayana) – Great looks from the canopy tours at CJL.
SCREAMING PIHA (Lipaugus vociferans) – The voice of the Amazon! This one is a hard one to miss.
POMPADOUR COTINGA (Xipholena punicea) – One of the best years for the canopy birds at CJL, for sure! Both males and females seen very well for a few times. It's magical to see those males flying against the different shades of green of the Amazon forest.
BARE-NECKED FRUITCROW (Gymnoderus foetidus) – Seen a few times at CJL.
Pipridae (Manakins)
DWARF TYRANT-MANAKIN (Tyranneutes stolzmanni) – A fairly common bird at CJl but not always easy to find! Sometimes takes a long time to spot it but with luck, we can put it in the scope for everyone enjoy it, as we did on the way back from Tower I.
HELMETED MANAKIN (Antilophia galeata)
BLUE-BACKED MANAKIN (REGINA) (Chiroxiphia pareola regina) [*]
SNOW-CAPPED MANAKIN (Lepidothrix nattereri) – One of the jewels of CJL. The males have some favorite perches where they sit and sometimes remain for a few minutes. We found a gorgeous male singing on its perch and all of us had a chance to enjoy its beauty in the scope.
FLAME-CROWNED MANAKIN (Heterocercus linteatus) – A nice looking manakin, usually found in flooded forest.
BAND-TAILED MANAKIN (Pipra fasciicauda) – A male seen briefly on our last morning at Ch dos Guimarães.
RED-HEADED MANAKIN (Ceratopipra rubrocapilla) – Gorgeous males were seeing displaying on the CJL trails.
WING-BARRED PIPRITES (Piprites chloris) [*]
Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)
BLACK-TAILED TITYRA (Tityra cayana) – Nice looks from the canopy towers at CJL.
VARZEA SCHIFFORNIS (Schiffornis major) – A hard bird to see, usually hidden in dense vegetations along the rivers, we had fantastic looks up stream on Cristalino river.
BROWN-WINGED SCHIFFORNIS (Schiffornis turdina) – Great looks, in the scope, at CJL.
CINEREOUS MOURNER (Laniocera hypopyrra) [*]
WHITE-BROWED PURPLETUFT (Iodopleura isabellae) – Beautiful little bird seen very well from the CJL canopy towers, including two birds foraging right next to the tower I.
GREEN-BACKED BECARD (Pachyramphus viridis)
WHITE-WINGED BECARD (Pachyramphus polychopterus)
PINK-THROATED BECARD (Pachyramphus minor) – Male and female seeing from the Tower I at CJL in a very productive morning.

This female White-whiskered Spider Monkey and her baby were captured by participant Carol Troval.

Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)
ASHY-HEADED GREENLET (Hylophilus pectoralis)
GRAY-CHESTED GREENLET (Hylophilus semicinereus)
SLATY-CAPPED SHRIKE-VIREO (Vireolanius leucotis) [*]
TAWNY-CROWNED GREENLET (Tunchiornis ochraceiceps) – It's always a challenge to put our bins on this bird and the dark Amazonian understory makes it even harder. We had a couple looks on the CJL trails.
DUSKY-CAPPED GREENLET (Pachysylvia hypoxantha)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
PURPLISH JAY (Cyanocorax cyanomelas) – Common in the Pantanal.
CURL-CRESTED JAY (Cyanocorax cristatellus) – Great looks on our first morning of the tour.
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
BLACK-COLLARED SWALLOW (Pygochelidon melanoleuca)
WHITE-BANDED SWALLOW (Atticora fasciata) – Common along the Teles Pires and Cristalino rivers.
SOUTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
GRAY-BREASTED MARTIN (Progne chalybea)
WHITE-WINGED SWALLOW (Tachycineta albiventer)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
SCALY-BREASTED WREN (Microcerculus marginatus) [*]
TOOTH-BILLED WREN (Odontorchilus cinereus) – A nice canopy bird seen well at CJL.
HOUSE WREN (Troglodytes aedon)
THRUSH-LIKE WREN (Campylorhynchus turdinus unicolor)
MOUSTACHED WREN (Pheugopedius genibarbis)
BUFF-BREASTED WREN (Cantorchilus leucotis)
FAWN-BREASTED WREN (Cantorchilus guarayanus)
Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)
LONG-BILLED GNATWREN (Ramphocaenus melanurus)
GUIANAN GNATCATCHER (PARA) (Polioptila guianensis paraensis) – That was AWESOME! We were just in the perfect spot when a canopy flock crossed through a huge dead tree and this rare bird remained there, singing on the dead branches for a couple of minutes. Some of us had a chance to see in the scope!
MASKED GNATCATCHER (Polioptila dumicola) – Common in the Pantanal.
Donacobiidae (Donacobius)
BLACK-CAPPED DONACOBIUS (Donacobius atricapilla)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
PALE-BREASTED THRUSH (Turdus leucomelas)
HAUXWELL'S THRUSH (Turdus hauxwelli)
RUFOUS-BELLIED THRUSH (Turdus rufiventris)
CREAMY-BELLIED THRUSH (Turdus amaurochalinus)

Participants Paul and Francis in front of a symbol of Cristalino Jungle Lodge, a huge Brazil Nut tree. Photo taken with Paul's cellphone.

Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
YELLOWISH PIPIT (Anthus lutescens) – Great looks on the way back from Porto Jofre.
Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies)
PURPLE-THROATED EUPHONIA (Euphonia chlorotica)
THICK-BILLED EUPHONIA (Euphonia laniirostris)
GOLDEN-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia chrysopasta)
ORANGE-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia xanthogaster)
RUFOUS-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia rufiventris)
Passerellidae (New World Sparrows)
GRASSLAND SPARROW (Ammodramus humeralis)
SAFFRON-BILLED SPARROW (Arremon flavirostris) – A nice looking sparrow seen nicely in the Pantanal.
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
GREEN OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius viridis) – Great looks from the Tower II at CJL.
CRESTED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius decumanus)
OLIVE OROPENDOLA (AMAZONIAN) (Psarocolius bifasciatus yuracares)
SOLITARY BLACK CACIQUE (Cacicus solitarius)
RED-RUMPED CACIQUE (Cacicus haemorrhous)
EPAULET ORIOLE (Icterus cayanensis)
VARIABLE ORIOLE (Icterus pyrrhopterus)
ORANGE-BACKED TROUPIAL (Icterus croconotus) – A gorgeous bird seen a few times in the Pantanal.
SHINY COWBIRD (Molothrus bonariensis)
GIANT COWBIRD (Molothrus oryzivorus)
SCARLET-HEADED BLACKBIRD (Amblyramphus holosericeus) – What a bird!! The contrast between the black and red is fantastic! We had one of the best looks in many years on the way to Porto Jofre.
CHOPI BLACKBIRD (Gnorimopsar chopi)
GRAYISH BAYWING (Agelaioides badius)
UNICOLORED BLACKBIRD (Agelasticus cyanopus)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
TROPICAL PARULA (Setophaga pitiayumi)
GOLDEN-CROWNED WARBLER (Basileuterus culicivorus) – Both types (yellow-bellied and white-bellied) were seen nicely on this tour.
GOLDEN-CROWNED WARBLER (WHITE-BELLIED) (Basileuterus culicivorus hypoleucus)
FLAVESCENT WARBLER (Myiothlypis flaveola)
Mitrospingidae (Mitrospingid Tanagers)
RED-BILLED PIED TANAGER (Lamprospiza melanoleuca) – A highlight moment on our first day in the CJL, a very responsive flock came in a few feet of the tower II and remained there for a few minutes.

Finding the Silvery Marmosets was a great moment at Piuval Lodge. Photo by participant Carol Trovall.

Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
ROSE-BREASTED CHAT (Granatellus pelzelni) – Fantastic bird! We had such a perfect view at CJL.
Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies)
RED-CAPPED CARDINAL (Paroaria gularis)
YELLOW-BILLED CARDINAL (Paroaria capitata)
BLACK-FACED TANAGER (Schistochlamys melanopis)
WHITE-BANDED TANAGER (Neothraupis fasciata) – A very nice bird seen well during our days at Ch dos Guimarães.
HOODED TANAGER (Nemosia pileata)
ORANGE-HEADED TANAGER (Thlypopsis sordida) – A hard bird to get in the Pantanal! We had a great look on the way to Porto Jofre.
WHITE-RUMPED TANAGER (Cypsnagra hirundinacea) – Fantastic bird and very cool display! We had a couple of nice looks at Ch dos Guimarães.
GRAY-HEADED TANAGER (Eucometis penicillata)
FLAME-CRESTED TANAGER (Tachyphonus cristatus) – A few views from the CJL canopy towers.
WHITE-SHOULDERED TANAGER (Tachyphonus luctuosus) – Seen a couple of times following some flocks at CJL.
WHITE-LINED TANAGER (Tachyphonus rufus)
SILVER-BEAKED TANAGER (Ramphocelus carbo)
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus)
SAYACA TANAGER (Thraupis sayaca) – This one replaces Blue-gray Tanager outside of Amazon forest.
PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)
SPOTTED TANAGER (Ixothraupis punctata) – This is not an easy bird to see in the CJL area. We saw two of them with some canopy species on the top of Serra I trail.
MASKED TANAGER (Tangara nigrocincta) – Gorgeous bird seeing nicely at the Secret Garden, on our last morning in the Amazonian domains.
BLUE-NECKED TANAGER (Tangara cyanicollis)
TURQUOISE TANAGER (Tangara mexicana) – Fairly common at CJL.
PARADISE TANAGER (Tangara chilensis) – I'm sure this is a target for everyone who comes to the Amazon! A bird full of bright colors flying through the canopy with some other species. The name Paradise fits perfectly to this bird.
OPAL-RUMPED TANAGER (Tangara velia) – Another fantastic tanager seen well from the CJL canopy towers.
BAY-HEADED TANAGER (Tangara gyrola)
SWALLOW TANAGER (Tersina viridis)
BLACK-FACED DACNIS (Dacnis lineata)
YELLOW-BELLIED DACNIS (Dacnis flaviventer) – Nice looking dacnis saw a couple of times along the Cristalino river.
BLUE DACNIS (Dacnis cayana)
PURPLE HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes caeruleus)
GREEN HONEYCREEPER (Chlorophanes spiza)
GUIRA TANAGER (Hemithraupis guira)
CHESTNUT-VENTED CONEBILL (Conirostrum speciosum)
SAFFRON FINCH (Sicalis flaveola)
BLUE-BLACK GRASSQUIT (Volatinia jacarina)
WHITE-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila leucoptera) – Great looks in the Pantanal.
DOUBLE-COLLARED SEEDEATER (Sporophila caerulescens)
PLUMBEOUS SEEDEATER (Sporophila plumbea) – Our first seedeater on the tour, seen nicely at Ch dos Guimarães.
RUSTY-COLLARED SEEDEATER (Sporophila collaris)
COAL-CRESTED FINCH (Charitospiza eucosma) – A single male seeing briefly at Ch dos Guimarães.
RED-CRESTED FINCH (Coryphospingus cucullatus) – Great bird! We saw it well a few times at Ch dos Guimarães and Pantanal.
BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola)
BLACK-THROATED SALTATOR (Saltatricula atricollis)
GRAYISH SALTATOR (Saltator coerulescens)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
HOUSE SPARROW (Passer domesticus)

LONG-NOSED BAT (Rhynchonycteris naso) – Our boat pilot from CJL found us a group of seven of these nice bats roosting nearby the Cristalino river.
GREATER WHITE-LINED BAT (Saccopteryx bilineata)
GREATER BULLDOG BAT (Noctilio leporinus)
LESSER BULLDOG BAT (Noctilio albiventris)
SILVERY MARMOSET (Callithrix argentata) – A pretty cool creature! We saw a big group at Piuval Lodge.
NIGHT MONKEY SP. (Aotus sp.)
DUSKY TITI MONKEY (Callicebus moloch) [*]
RED-HANDED HOWLER MONKEY (Alouatta belzebul) [*]
BLACK HOWLER MONKEY (Alouatta caraya) [*]
WHITE-NOSED BEARDED SAKI MONKEY (Chiropotes albinasus) – We found a big group on the way back from the Tower I.
BROWN CAPUCHIN (Cebus apella)
WHITE-WHISKERED SPIDER MONKEY (Ateles marginatus) – One of the best views we've had in many years on this tour! A group of at least ten individuals, hanging on a tree near to the Tower I for several minutes.
GIANT ANTEATER (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) – WOW! Fantastic creature seeing very well on the back from Porto Jofre.
CAPYBARA (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris)
AZARA'S AGOUTI (Dasyprocta azarae)
RED-RUMPED AGOUTI (Dasyprocta agouti)
CRAB-EATING FOX (Cerdocyon thous)
NEOTROPICAL OTTER (Lontra longicaudis)
GIANT OTTER (Pteronura brasiliensis)

A female Jaguar surrounded by three Giant Otters. Wow! Photo by participant Guy Tingos.

JAGUAR (Panthera onca) – With the Hyacinth Macaw, this is the great star in the Pantanal. We saw at least four different individuals in a very productive day along the Cuiabá and Três Irmãos rivers.
BRAZILIAN TAPIR (Tapirus terrestris) – After a few minutes navigating on the Cristalino river, on the way to the lodge, we saw an adult Tapir walking by the edge of the water! After a few minutes, the animal went to the water and suddenly appeared on the other side of our boat! Those mammals are extremely good swimmers! Unbelievable!
WHITE-LIPPED PECCARY (Tayassu pecari) – This year we had a few nice encounters with Peccary on the CJL trails. In one of these, at least 40 of them were seeing crossing our trail just 50 ft in front of us. Some of them even stopped on the trail for checking us for a few seconds. Fantastic experience.
MARSH DEER (Blastocerus dichotomus)
RED BROCKET DEER (Mazama americana)
GIANT AMEIVA (Ameiva ameiva)
GOLDEN TEGU (Tupinambis teguixin)
GREEN ANACONDA (Eunectes murinus) – Thanks to the local guide Diego, from CJL, who told to our boat driver where this HUGE Anaconda was hanging out. That animal was about 14ft long!
SPECTACLED CAIMAN (Caiman crocodilus)
RED-LEGGED TORTOISE (Chelonoidis carbonaria)


Totals for the tour: 502 bird taxa and 25 mammal taxa