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Oct 30, 2017 - Fazenda Santa Tereza, Pantanal

We've now headed south and into the wetlands of the north Pantanal. The Pantanal is a fascinating combination of numerous fazendas (cattle ranches) with huge herds of cattle interspersed with massive marshy wilderness areas. Animal sightings were fewer than we had expected, but we enjoyed the new and different sightings we were rewarded with - a number of Marsh deer, plenty of caimans, a pair of Red Brocket deer, a couple of agoutis, a coati and a jaguarundi, (which is incredibly rare in the Pantanal). Capybara's (the world's largest...

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Sep 16, 2014 - The Best Birding Day Yet-Plus a Bonus

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 The Best Birding Day Yet...Plus a Bonus We all birded with Paolo starting at 5:30 am, then stopped for breakfast at seven. By breakfast we had over 20 species of birds, a Coati and our our bonus, a Giant Anteater. We continued after breakfast and the bird species kept coming including a Rhea (a large Ostrich-like bird). Particularly striking were the Blue-crowned Trogon and the Whistling Herons. This morning was the most awesome morning so far...perfect temperatures, beautiful sunrise, bird calls all around and...

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Sep 15, 2014 - Goodbye to Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Hello Pantanal

Monday, September 15, 2014 Goodbye to Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Hello Pantanal Today we slept in, until 5:30 am!! We left Cristalino Lodge by boat at 7 with our luggage traveling behind in a second boat. Once on the road leading to and from the boat "dock", we stopped and walked ahead of our van and birded for varying lengths of time and with varying success. Highlights included a pair of Scarlet Macaws eating breakfast just over the road and a Xenopsaris which Paulo claims is the rarest bird he has ever photographed. The Xenopsaris was...

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