PARROT WATCHING TRIP TO PANTANAL AND AMAZON BRAZIL - HYACINTH MACAWS AND LOTS LOTS MORE
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Places are still available for our trip to the Pantanal and Amazon, Brazil in November 2011 http://www.wildparrotsupclose.co.uk/brazil_2011_50.html

One Single male and One single female shared rooms available as well as 2 twin or double rooms

Joining myself (Steve Brookes) on this trip is Rosemary Low (one of the worlds leading experts on Parrots - author of many parrot books) and Alan Jones (Top Parrot vet from the UK) as well as several others.

Anyone whether new to Parrots or not from the UK, USA, Europe or any other country is welcome to join us - we always have a brilliant time observing, photographing and videoing and generally enjoying the sights and sounds of the parrots and many other birds and wildlife

If you have any questions about this or any other Parrot trip please contact me .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For more information about my trips as well as photos and reports from previous trips to these areas please check out my website http://www.wildparrotsupclose.co.uk

If this is not the trip for you then subscribe to my free eNewsletter out every 3 months keeping you up to date with all my trips, wildlife photography and conservation work http://www.wildparrotsupclose.co.uk/newsletter_67.html

NOVEMBER 2011

PANTANAL AND AMAZON

3rd November - Leave home on an overnight flight to Sao Paulo, Brazil

4th - Arrive Sao Paulo and continue on next flight to Campo Grande - transfer from Campo Grande to Jardim with time to check out the wildlife on the way.

5th - Early morning visit to Green wing macaw clay lick and roost site at Buraco das Araras (Macaw’s Hole) An immense crater in the middle of Cerrado where hundreds of Green Wing Macaws nest and live every year.

Snorkelling at Rio da Prata (likened to swimming in an aquarium with crystal clear waters - snorkel equipment provided)

6th - Visit Green Wing Macaw clay lick again and transfer to Caiman Lodge in the Pantanal for a full program of Parrot Watching over 4 days including joining the Hyacinth Macaw Project to see their work - checking out a few Hyacinth nest sites and seeing their young.  359 species of birds - 16 species of parrot (We saw 12 out of the 16 last trip November 2008 including Hyacinths every day) as well as numerous other animals. Air conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Swimming pool.  See trip report for last years visit to the Pantanal. Trip Reports

7th - Caiman Lodge - .

8th - Caiman Lodge

9th - Caiman Lodge

10th - Morning at Caiman lodge followed by a transfer to Campo Grande with an overnight stay

11th Early morning flight from Campo Grande to Cuiaba and onto Alta Floresta with a canoe transfer to Cristalino Jungle Lodge with a full program of Parrot Watching over 5 full days at Cristalino Lodge. 550 species of birds, 23 species of parrots, safe lake for swimming, 50 metre canopy tower and tree house overlooking clay lick.

12th - Cristalino Jungle Lodge

13th - Cristalino Jungle Lodge

14th - Cristalino Jungle Lodge

15th - Cristalino Jungle Lodge

16th - Cristalino Jungle Lodge and then transfer to Alta Floresta and overnight at hotel in Alta Floresta where there are more chances too see Parrots and other wildlife.

17th - Flight from Alta Floresta to Sao Paulo for overnight flight back to home

ALTERNATIVELY a flight from Alta Floresta to Rio de Janeiro for the extension trip to the Atlantic Rainforest Introduction trip see http://www.wildparrotsupclose.co.uk/brazil_2010_59.html

18th - Arrive Home

The trip will include all 5 internal flights within Brazil, all accommodation, all meals, bird guides, and transport for transfers.

Also include is the donation to the Hyacinth macaw Project, Environment fee for Caiman lodge and Wildlife fee for Cristalino Jungle Lodge.

As well as the local guides Steve Brookes will be tour leader making sure you get the most out of your trip.

NOT included International flights, insurance which is essential, tips, drinks (although safe water is available at all times) and souvenirs.

Price is £3750 per person based on a shared room basis

Deposit of £1000 with the Balance due 90 days before we depart

Price maybe reduced to £3450 if the 2 day trip to Buraco das Araras is omitted

International Flights from the UK are currently about £750

For anyone wanting to join us from any other country please contact us for details.

This is always a popular trip so book early

PARROT SPECIES LIST


CAIMAN LODGE

Hyacinth Macaw, Blue and Yellow Macaw, Green Winged Macaw, Yellow Collared Macaw, Red Shouldered Macaw, White Eyed Conure, Blue Crowned Conure, Peach Fronted Conure, Nanday Conure, Blaze Winged Conure, Monk Parakeet, Canary Winged Parakeet, Maximillian Pionus, Yellow Faced Amazon, Blue Fronted Amazon, Orange Winged Amazon.

CRISTALINO LODGE

Hyacinth Macaw, Blue and Yellow Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Green Wing Macaw, Chesnut Fronted Macaw, Red Bellied Macaw, White Eyed Conure, Crimson Bellied Conure, Painted Conure, Golden Winged Parakeet, Dusky Billed Parrotlet, Blue Winged Parrotlet, Scarlet Shouldered Parrotlet, Sapphire Rumped Parrotlet, White bellied Caique, Orange Cheeked Parrot, Blue headed Pionus, Blue Fronted Amazon,Yellow Crowned Amazon, Orange Winged Amazon, Mealy Amazon, Kawall’s Amazon, Hawk Headed Parrot.

All other bird, mammal, reptile species lists are available at :-

http://www.caiman.com.br  and http://www.cristalinolodge.com.br

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