A 3-week trip as part of our RTW-journey to the Amazon region. This is such a biodiverse place that even with multiple trips you will still not be complete. We decided to spend some time in several places both in Peru and Brazil to experience their different habitats, each providing a different selection of birds. We started at Iquitos (Peru) where we visited the white-sand forest of Allpahuaya-Mishana and 4 lodges: Explorama, Explornapo, ACTS and Muyuna. We then travelled by boat from Iquitos to Leticia and from there into Brazil, where we spent the last part of the trip at Palmari lodge.
A three-week independent trip to NE Brazil together with Marten Hornsveld and Vivian Jacobs. For logistic convenience we decided to do a roundtrip from Salvador, leaving birding around Fortaleza for a next trip. We visited the Atlantic Rainforest sites of Tamandare, Frei Caneca, Murici, Estancia, Michelin, Boa Nova, Serra Bonita and Mata do Passarinho. Furthermore, we explored the caatinga inland at Boa Nova, Chapada Diamantina, Canudos and Crato.
With almost 450 species it was a fantastic experience of all the great birding NE Brazil has to offer. Many thanks to Ciro Albano and Caio Brito whom we ran into and provided us with crucial birding information, Kevin Flesher and Alexandre Enout for arranging our visits to Michelin and Balbina. Bill, Charles Douglas, Josepha for excellent guiding and Vitor Becker for a wonderful stay at the Serra Bonita Reserve.