The Atlantic Rainforest, our first stop was at the Hotel do Ype for 3 nights.
Green-headed Tanagers are feeder birds right off the dining room at the lodge....
Saffron Toucanet, c. Nick Athanas
Yellow-fronted Woodpecker, c. Nick Athanas
Red-breasted Toucan, c. Nick Athanas
Red-breasted Toucan, rear view
White-throated Hummingbird, c. Nick Athanas
Sometimes you just have to look straight up....
Araucaria-tit Spinetail, c. Nick Athanas
Black-cheeked Gnat-eater, c. Nick Athanas
Chestnut-backed Antshrike, c. Nick Athanas
Grey-hooded Attila, panting after a chasing another male 'round and 'round our group.
Festive Coquette at Jonas' feeders
We skirted along the dazzling Atlantic beaches
Bat Falcon at Penhasco escarpment
Female Little Woodpecker
Endemic Chestnut-bellied Guan, c. Nick Athanas
Handsome Green-and-rufous Kingfisher
Endemic Scarlet-headed Blackbird, in the Pantanal wetlands.
A great view out over some wetlands in the Pantanal, at dawn
Capybara are pretty common in the wet areas of the Pantanal.
Southern Rough-winged Swallow, taken through binoculars, river in the background.
Black-tailed (Silvery) Marmoset, they did not stay still for long.
A strolling Sunbittern, in the Pantanal
We began to see Jabiru Storks pretty regularly in the Pantanal. They even greeted us at dusk one night when our boat came off the river, looking for a fish handout.
Jabirus build huge nests, and add to them year after year. Monk Parakeets commonly take up residence in the tangle of sticks below.
One of our companions bravely climbed up the metal observation platform for close-up photo ops of the nesting Jabiru Storks.
White-woodpecker, c. Nick Athanas
Great Potoo, cleverly ignoring us
You might run into Gauchos driving a herd of cattle.
Hyacinth Macaws, a specialty of the Pantanal.
Blue-throated Piping Guan
Whistling Heron, c. Nick Athanas
Red-capped Cardinals eating seed off a log outside our rooms
Sunset on the vast Pantanal