Brazilian 'Safari' travel blog

Roger playing "umbrellabird"

Golden-green Woodpecker

Not Everything Goes Well

The group took a long bird walk this morning through various habitats.. Highlights were the Golden-Green Woodpecker, the Green-backed Becard, and a very patient Helmeted Manakin. The afternoon, by contrast, was a string of lowlights! What started as a trip to two nearby lodges where feeders were often visited by species usually seen silhouetted while streaking above, turned into a five-hour round trip on the very rough Transpantaneira Highway. The only stop was in Poconé for gas and no feeders were visited. All of us would have preferred to stay back at the hotel! By dinner the entire group was disappointed and angry. Tomorrow we get up quite early to......., you guessed it, drive to Poconé again and beyond to Cuiabá. Not what we pictured or were promised for our last day in the wildlife-rich Pantanal!

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