Manaus

Manaus has great places for bird watching. The highlight is the tower of the Amazonian Museum - MUSA, with 42 m high and surrounded by upland forest and where you can see some specialties of the Guiana Center of Endemism, such as Guianan Puffbird, Guianan Toucanet, Guianan Tyrannulet, Green Aracari , Caica Parrot, Black-spotted Barbet among others.

 

 

 

 

MUSA tower in Manaus
Birdwatching in Manaus
Green Aracari in Preidente Figueiredo

Presidente Figueiredo

Municipality located 110 km from Manaus, a place with excellent places to birding. The highlight is to visit a private area where the incredible Guianan Cock-of-the-rock is often observed. Other interesting species possible are: Musician Wren, Pelzeln's Tody-Tyrant, Guianan Trogon, Bronzy Jacamar, Crested Owl and others.

Birdwatching in Presidente Figueiredo
Presidente Figueiredo landscape
Guianan Trogon in Manaus

Manacapuru and Novo Airão

The starting point for an incredible birdwatching in the second largest fluvial archipelago in the world, the Anavilhanas National Park. Several specialists on flooded habitats can be observed, such as Wire-tailed Manakin, Klages's Antwren and Ash-breasted Antbird. In nearby upland forests can be found Tawny-tufted Toucanet, Chestnut-crested Antbird and Chestnut-belted Gnateater.

Título do Site

Anavihanas National Park
Wire-tailed Manakin in Novo Airão

Iranduba

This municipality has excellent places to observe birds of habitats seasonally flooded by the river Solimões. When exploring these areas we can find Black-and-white Antbird, Pearly-breasted Conebill, Riverside Tyrant, Hoatzin, Red-and-white Spinetail, Parker's Spinetail and many other species.

Solimões floodplains
43771884795_419ae015c4_o.jpg
Hoatzin in Iranduba

Careiro da Várzea e Careiro

Birding along the BR-319 road, cutting out stretches of várzea and upland forest, being possible to observe the White-chinned Jacamar, Silvered Antbird, Long-billed Woodcreeper, Glossy Antshrike, Short-tailed Parrot, among others.

Birding in Amazonas
White-chinned Jacamar in Amazonas

© 2020 by Tomaz Melo.