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Jabiru. Photo by Gina Nichol.PANTANAL
Photos & Trip Report
October 14 - 23, 2009


Leaders: Gina Nichol, Steve Bird, & Miguel Castelino

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Next Pantanal Tour: August 2014
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Top Sightings: Rarities, endemics, & exceptional birding experiences!

  • Harpy Eagle chick (off the nest but found by Miguel)!
  • 7 Sunbitterns in one day including 3 calling and displaying. See video on YouTube>>
  • Horned Sungem
  • A stunning male Helmeted Manakin seen very close and also from the lunch table
  • Band-tailed Manakin dancing on a branch at a lek site on private property
  • Greater Rhea running down the road with three small chicks in tow
  • Hyacinth Macaw plus 15 species of parrot
  • Curl-crested Jay
  • Incredibly close views of Sungrebe
  • 21 mammal species including Giant Anteater, Maned Wolf, Ocelot, Margay, Brazilian Tapir, Giant River Otter (OK, not birds but WOW!)
PANTANAL 2009 - Photo Highlights 
Start here to click through the slides >> or click one at a time below.
Giant River Otter
Giant River Otter
Blue-throated Piping Guan
Blue-throated Piping Guan
Sungrebe
Sungrebe
Sunbittern
Sunbittern
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Black-collared Hawk
Black-collared Hawk
Gray-necked Wood Rail
Gray-necked Wood Rail
Great-horned Owl Chick
Great-horned Owl Chick
Maguari Stork
Maguari Stork
Greater Rhea
Greater Rhea