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Pantanal - MS - Wildlife at Fazenda Barranco Alto
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Wildlife at Fazenda Barranco Alto

The Pantanal lies in the western part of central Brazil and encompasses about 140.000 square kilometers of savannas, forests, rivers and lagoons. It is considered the largest freshwater marsh in the world. During the rainy season from October through March this area floods and plant life explodes. Then in April as the waters recede, the birds return in vast numbers and variety. Due to the wide open areas between patches of forest, birds are easily seen. It is estimated that during the year about 650 species of birds call the Pantanal their home!

The Fazenda Barranco Alto lies in the middle of nature paradise, where water and earth become variegated tiles holding the secrets of natures endless cycles. Come dive in Rio Negros dark and mysterious waters. Watch the cheerful flight of hyacinth, blue-and-yellow and red-and-green macaws. Feel the force of the howler monkeys roar and share our passion for nature as the essence of life.
On Fazenda Barranco Alto you will have the rare opportunity to witness the morning fishing of a giant otter family as dawn breaks, observe the ritual of alligator mating and, with luck and patience, to look into the eyes of the biggest cat of the Americas: the jaguar (1 on 3 guests that visited the lodge in the last 3 month, saw a Jaguar) or a Jaguatirica ( 1 on 5 guests ).
Besides this, you can live the day-to-day life of an authentic Pantanal cowboy, savour typical local dishes and sleep in a traditional house which offers all the necessary comforts for a cozy and unforgettable stay.

In the early morning and evening visitors can enjoy the magnificent spectacle of thousands of birds flying. In the Pantanal there are many types of parrots, egrets, jays, cormorants, raptors, seriemas, plovers, sandpipers, skimmers, terns, doves, cuckoos, owls, nightjars, potoos, hummingbirds, trogons, ovenbirds, tanagers, cardinals, finches, blackbirds, orioles, spoonbills, woodpeckers, tyrants, eagles, ibis, macaws, ducks, hawks, and toucans.
The Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria) is commonly seen here and has come to be a symbol of the Pantanal.
Macaws abound within this area. This is one of the last places where the largest hook bill, the endangered Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) can be seen daily.

4 days/3 nights

Day 1. Campo Grande - Pantanal
Arrival at the airport of Campo Grande, where assistance, with name board, is waiting for you. You will board a small air plane, Cessna 206 // 210 or a Piper Arrow for an unforgettable flight over the wetlands of the Pantanal to Fazenda Barranco Alto. A flight of approximately 50 minutes. The flight will give you a wonderful idea of the Pantanal habitat, its forested islands of trees, lagoons, lakes and channels, and the scattered farmsteads built on the highest ground to avoid the annual flooding. Often one can spot tapir, capybara, flocks of birds and other animals while you fly at about 600 ft above the flat Pantanal. Arrival at Fazenda Barranco Alto. Followed by the check-in. The programs and activities that are offer by the fazenda are guided by Portuguese, English, German, French and Spanish guides. The program will be adapted to suit the particular desires of each guest. Some of the possible actvities are; photosafari, exploring the meanders of the rio Negro by silent boats and kayaks, day and night walks on horses, boats and by foot, animal spotting by night with searchlights, river exploration and swimming.
Dinner and overnight at Fazenda Barranco Alto. (D)

Day 2 & 3 Pantanal
The trips mentioned above are scheduled at the pousada. The trips will be carefully selected, depending the climate and time of the year and will be guided by local guides that know all about the flora and fauna that make this place unique. To avoid the intense heath during the day, the tours are taking place early in the morning and mid-afternoon, at these times of the day, the possibilities of seeing the movement of the animals are a lot bigger. During your stay all excursions and meals are included. Overnight at Fazenda Barranco Alto. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Pantanal - Campo Grande
After breakfast air transfer to the airport of Campo Grande in time for your domestic flight out.(B)


5 days/4 nights

Day 1. Campo Grande - Pantanal
Arrival at the airport of Campo Grande, where assistance, with name board, is waiting for you. You will board a small air plane, Cessna 206 // 210 or a Piper Arrow for an unforgettable flight over the wetlands of the Pantanal to Fazenda Barranco Alto. A flight of approximately 50 minutes. The flight will give you a wonderful idea of the Pantanal habitat, its forested islands of trees, lagoons, lakes and channels, and the scattered farmsteads built on the highest ground to avoid the annual flooding. Often one can spot tapir, capybara, flocks of birds and other animals while you fly at about 600 ft above the flat Pantanal. Arrival at Fazenda Barranco Alto. Followed by the check-in. The programs and activities that are offer by the fazenda are guided by Portuguese, English, German, French and Spanish guides. The program will be adapted to suit the particular desires of each guest. Some of the possible actvities are; photosafari, exploring the meanders of the rio Negro by silent boats and kayaks, day and night walks on horses, boats and by foot, animal spotting by night with searchlights, river exploration and swimming.
Dinner and overnight at Fazenda Barranco Alto. (D)

Day 2,3 & 4 Pantanal
The trips mentioned above are scheduled at the pousada. The trips will be carefully selected, depending the climate and time of the year and will be guided by local guides that know all about the flora and fauna that make this place unique. To avoid the intense heath during the day, the tours are taking place early in the morning and mid-afternoon, at these times of the day, the possibilities of seeing the movement of the animals are a lot bigger. During your stay all excursions and meals are included. Overnight at Fazenda Barranco Alto. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Pantanal - Campo Grande
After breakfast air transfer to the airport of Campo Grande in time for your domestic flight out.(B)


Above packages include:
All transfers, flight Campo Grande - Fazenda Barranco Alto - Campo Grande, accommodation, activities as mentioned in the program with bilingual bird specialist. Meals as mentioned in the program(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch & D=Dinner).

BIRDS SEEN ON FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO:

Scientific name - English name

Family:Tinamidade

Crypturellus undulatus - Undulated tinamou
Crypturellus parvisrostris - Small-billed tinamou
Crypturellus soui = Little tinamou
Crypturellus obsoletus - Brown tinamou
Crypturellus tataupa - Tataupa tinamou
Nothura maculosa - Spotted nothura
Taoniscus nanus - Dwarf tinamou
Rhynchotus rufescent - Red-winged tinamou
Family: Podicipedidae
Podilymbus podiceps - Pied-bellied greebe
Tachybabtus dominicus - Least greebe
Rollandia rolland - White-tufted greebe
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Phalacrocorax olivaceus - Neotropic cormorant
Family: Anhingidae
Anhinga anhinga - Anhinga
Family: Ardeidae
Syrigma sibilatrix - Whistling heron
Pilherodius pileatus - Capped heron
Ardea cocoi - White-necked heron
Ardea alba egretta - Great egret
Bubulcus ibis - Cattle egret
Egreta caeruela - Little blue heron
Egretta thula - Snowy egret
Butorides striatus - Striated heron
Nycticorax nycticorax - Black-crowned night heron
Tigrisoma lineatum - Rufescent tiger-heron
Botarus pinnatus - Pinnated bittern
Lxobrychus exilis - Least bittern
Family: Cochleariidae
Cochlearius cochlearius - Boat-billed heron
Family: Ciconiidae
Mycteria americana - American woodstork
Ciconia maguari - Maguari stork
Jabiru mycteria - Jabiru
Family: Threskiornithidae
Phimosus infuscatus - Bare-faced ibis
Plegadis chihi - White-faced ibis
Theriticus caerulescens - Plumbeous ibis
Theriticus caudatus - Buff-necked ibis
Mesembrinibis cayennensis - Green ibis
Platalea ajaja - Roseate spoonbill
Family: Anatidae
Dendrocygna autumnalis - Black-bellied tree duck
Dendrocygna viduata - White-faced tree duck
Dendrocigna bicolor - Fulvous whistling-duck
Cairina moschata - Muscovy duck
Amazonetta brasiliensis - Brazilian teal
Coscoroba coscoroba - Coscoroba swan
Anas leucophrys - Ringed teal
Family: Anhimidae
Chauna torquata - Southern screamer
Family: Cathartidae
Coragyps atratus - Black vulture
Cathartes aura ruficolis - Turkey vulture
Cathartes burrovianus - Lesser yellow-headed vulture
Sarcoramphus papa - King vulture
Family: Pandionidae
Pandion haliaetus - Osprey
Family: Accipitridae
Busarellus nigricollis - Black-collared hawk
Buteo albicaudatus - White-tailed hawk
Buteo magnirostris - Roadside hawk
Buteogallus meridionalis - Savanna hawk
Buteogallus urubutinga - Great black hawk
Elanoides forficatus - Swallow-tailed kite
Elanus leucurus - White-tailed kite
Gampsonyx swainsonii - Pearl kite
Geranospiza caerluscens - Crane hawk
Ictinia plumbea - Plumbeous kite
Leptodon cayanensis - Grey-headed kite
Parabuteo unicinctus - Bay-winged hawk
Rostrhamus sociabilis - Snail kite
Spizaetus ornatus - Ornate hawk-eagle
Spizaetus tyrannus - Black hawk-eagle
Family: Falconidae
Falco deiroleucos - Orange-breasted falcon
Falco femoralis - Aplomada falcon
Falco rufigularis - Bat falcon
Falco sparverius - American kestrel
Herpetotheres cachinnans - Laughing falcon
Micrastor ruficollis - Barred forest falcon
Milvago chimachima - Yellow-headed caracara
Polyborus plancus - Crested caracara
Family: Cracidae
Crax fasciolata - Bare-faced curassow
Penelope superciliaris - Rusty-margined guan
Ortalis canicollis - Chaco chachalaca
Pipile cumanensis - Blue-throated piping-guan
Family: Aramidae
Aramus scolopaceus - Limpkin
Family: Rallidae
Aramides cajanea - Gray-necked wood-rail
Gallinula chloropus - Common gallinule
Porphyrula martinica -Purple gallinule
Porphyrula flavirostris - Azure gallinule
Family: Heliornnithidae
Heliornis fulica - Sungrebe
Family: Cariamidae
Cariama cristata - Red-legged seriema
Family: Jacanidae
Jacana jacana - Wattled jacana
Family: Charadriidae
Vanellus chilensis - Southern lapwing
Hoploxypterus cayanus - Pied lapwing
Pluvialis dominica - Lesser golden plover
Charadrius collaris - Collared plover
Family: Scolopacidae
Tringa solitaria - Solitary sandpiper
Tringa flavipes - Lesser yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca - Greater yellowlegs
Actitis macularia - Spotted sandpiper
Charadrius semipalmatus - Semi-palmated plover
Family: Recurvirostridae
Himantopus himantopus - Common stilt
Family: Phalaropodidae
Steganopus tricolor - Phalarope
Family: Laridae
Phaetusa simplex - Large-billed tern
Sterna superciliaris - Yellow-billed tern
Family: Rynchopidae
Rynchops nigra - Black skimmer
Family: Columbridae
Columba picazuro - Picazuro pigeon
Columba cayennensis - Pale-vented pigeon
Columba plumbea - Plumbeous pigeon
Scardafella squammata - Scaled dove
Uropelia campestris - Long-tailled ground-dove
Columbina picui - Picui ground dove
C.talpacoti - Ruddy ground-dove
Leptotila verreauxi - White-tipped dove
Family: Psittacidae
Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus - Hyacinth macaw
Ara chloroptera - Red and green macaw
Ara ararauna - Blue and yellow macaw
Ara auricollis - Golden collared macaw
Ara maracana - Blue-winged macaw
Aratinga acuticaudata - Blue-crowned parakeet
Aratinga leucophthalma - White-eyed parakeet
Aratinga aurea - Peach-fronted parakeet
Nandayus nenday - Black-hooded parakeet
Myopsitta monacha - Monk parakeet
Diopsittaca nobilis - Red-shouldered macaw
Brotogeris versicolurus - Canary-winged parakeet
Brotogeris tirica - Plain parakeet
Brotogeris chiriri - Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Amazona aestiva - Blue-fronted parrot
Amazona xanthops - Yellow-faced parrot
Amazona amazonica - Orange-winged parakeet
Amazona farinosa - Mealy parrot
Pionus maximiliani - Scaly-headed parrot
Pionus menstruus - Blue-headed parrot
Forpus crassirostris - Parrotlet
Family: Cuculidae
Piaya cayana - Squirrel cuckoo
Piaya minuta - Little cuckoo
Crotophaga major - Greater ani
Crotophaga ani - Smoothe-billed ani
Guira-guira - Guira cuckoo
Tapera naevia - Striped cuckoo
Coccyzus melacorynphus - Dark-billed cuckoo
Family: Strigidae
Bubo virginianus - Great horned owl
Glaucidium brasilanum - Ferruginous pygmy-owl
Glaucidium minutissimum - Least pigmy-owl
Speotyto cunilaria - Borrowing owl
Otus choliba - Tropical screech-owl
Pulsatrix perspicilata - Spectacled owl
Tyto alba - Barn owl
Ciccaba huhula - Black-banded owl
Rhinoptynx clamator - Striped owl
Family: Nyctibiidae
Nyctibius griseus - Common potoo
Nyctibius grandis - Great potoo
Family: Caprimulgidae
Podager nacunda - Nacunda nighthawk
Lurocalis semitorquatus - Semicollared nighthawk
Chordeiles pusillus - Least nighthawk
Chordeiles acutipennis - Lesser nighthawk
Chordeiles minor - Common nighthawk
Nyctidromus albicollis - Pauraque
Nyctiprogne leucopyga - Band-tailed nighthawk
Nyctiphrynus ocellatus - Ocellated poorwill
Hydropsalis brasiliana - Scissor-tailed nightjar
Family: Trochilidae
Phaethornis subochraceus - Buff-bellied hermit
Eupetomena macroura - Swallow-tailed hummingbird
Antharacothorax nigricollis - Black-throated mango
Chlorostibon aureoventris - Glittering-bellied emerald
Hylocharis chrysura - Gilded hummingbird
Polytmus guainumbi - White-tailed goldenthroat
Amazilia fimbriata - Glittering-throated emerald
Heliomaster furcifer - Blue-tufted startthroat
Family: Trogonidae
Trogon curucui - Blue crowned trogon
Family: Alcedinidae
Ceryle torquata - Ringed kingfisher
Chloroceryle amazona - Amazon kingfisher
Chloroceryle americana - Green kingfisher
Chloroceryle aenea - Pygmy kingfisher
Family: Momotidae
Momotus momota - Blue-crowned motmot
Family: Galbulidae
Galbula ruficauda - Rufous-tailed jacamar
Family: Bucconidae
Monasa nigrifrons - Black-fronted nunbird
Nystalus maculatus - Spot-backed puffbird
Nystalus chacuru - White-eared puffbird
Family: Ramphastidae
Pteroglossus castanotis - Chestnut-eared araçari
Ramphastos toco - Toco toucan
Family: Picidae
Picumnus albosquamatus - White-wedged piculet
Colaptes campestris - Campo flicker
Colaptes melanochloros - Green-barred woodpecker
Piculus chrysochloros - Golden green woodpecker
Celeus lugubris - Pale-crested woodpecker
Celeus flavescens - Blond-crested woodpecker
Dryocopus lineatus - Lineated woodpecker
Melanerpes candidus - White woodpecker
Veniliornis passerinus - Little woodpecker
Campephilus melanoleucos -Crimson-crested woodpecker
Campephilus leucopogon - Cream-backed woodpecker
Campephilus robustus - Robust woodpecker
Family: Dendrocolaptidae
Sittasomus griseicapillus - Olivaceous woodcreeper
Xhiphocolaptes major - Great rufous woodcreeper
Dendrocolaptes platyrostis - Planalto woodcreeper
Xiphorhynchus picus - Straight-billed woodcreeper
Xiphorhynchus guttatus - Buff-throated woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris - Narrow-billed woodcreeper
Campylorhamphus trochilirostris - Red-billed scythebill
Family: Furnariidae
Furnarius rufus - Rufous hornero
F.leucopus Pale-legged hornero
Schoeniophylax phryganophila - Chotoy spinetail
Synallaxis gujanesis - Plain-crowned spinetail
Certhiaxis cinnamomea - Yellow-throated spinetail
Phacellodomus rufifrons - Rufous-fronted thornbird
Phacellodomus ruber - Greater thornbird
Peseudoseisura cristata - Rufous-crested cacholote
Xenops rutilans - Streaked xenops
Family: Formicariidae
Taraba major - Great antshrike
Thamnophilus doliatus - Barred antshrike
Formicivora rufa - Rusty-backed antwren
Cercomacra melanaria - Mato grosso antbird
Family: Tyrannidae
Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer -Pearly-vented-tody-tyrant
Todirostrum latirostre - Rusty-fronted tody-flycatcher
Tolmomyias sulphurescens - Yellow-olive- flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus - Vermilion flycatcher
Xolmis velata - White-rumped monjita
Fluvicola albiventris - Wing-barred water tyrant
Satrapa icterophrys - Yellow-browed tyrant
Machetornis rixosus - Cattle tyrant
Casiornis rufa - Rufous casiornis
Pitangus lictor - Lesser kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus - Great kiskadee
Megarynchus pitangua - Boat-billed flycatcher
Myiozetetes cayanensis - Rusty-margined flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus - Streaked flycatcher
Legatus leucophaius - Piratic flycatcher
Empidonomus varius - Variagated flycatcher
Tyrannus melacholicus - Tropical kingbird
Tyrannus savana - Fork-tailed flycatcher
Pachyramphus viridis - Green-backed becard
Pachyramphus plychopterus - White winged becard
Tityra cayana - Black-tailed tityra
Myiarchus tyrannulus - Brown-crested flycatcher
Arundinicola leucocephala - White-headed marsh-tyrant
Family: Rheidae
Rhea americana - Greater rhea
Family: Pipridae
Antilophia galeata - Helmeted manakin
Family: Hirundinidae
Tachyneta albiventer - White-winged swallow
Tachyneta leucorrhoa - White-rumped swallow
Progne tapera - Brown chested martin
P. Chalybea - Gray breasted martin
Family: Corvidae
Cyanocorax cyanomelas - Purplish jay
Cyanocorax cristatellus - Curl-crested jay
Cyanocorax chrysops - Plush-crested jay
Family: Troglodytidae
Campylorhynchus turdinus - Thrush-like wren
Thryothorus leucotis - Buff-breasted wren
Troglodytidae aedon - House wren
Family: Mimidae
Mimus saturninus - Chalk-browed mockingbird
Donacobius atricapillus - Black-capped donacobius
Family: Turdidae
Turdus rufiventris - Rufous-bellied thrush
Turdus amaurochalinus - Creamy-bellied thrush
Family: Sylviidae
Polioptila dumicola - Masked gnatcatcher
Family: Motacillidae
Anthus lutescens - Yellowish pipit
Family: Vireonidae
Cyclarhis gujanensis Rufous-browed peppershrike
Family: Icteridae
Psarocolius decumanus - Crested oropendola
Cacicus cela - Yellow-rumped cacique
Cacicus solitarius - Solitary black cacique
Cacicus haemorrhous - Red-rumped cacique
Cacicus chrysopterus - Golden-winged Cacique
Icterus cayanensis - Epaulet oriole
Icterus icterus - Troupial
Agelaius cyanopus - Unicoloured blackbird
Leistes militaris superciliaris - Red-breasted blackbird
Amblyramphus holosericeus - Scarlet-headed blackbird
Gnorimopsar chopi - Chopi blackbird
Molothrus badius - Bay-winged cowbird
Molothrus bonariensis - Shiny cowbird
Scaphidura oryzivora - Giant cowbird
Dolichonyx oryzivorus - Bobolink
Family: Parulidae
Parula pitiayumi - Tropical parula
Basileuterus flaveolus - Flavescent warbler
Basuleuterus flaveolus - Flavescent warbler
Conirostrum speciosum - Chestnut-vented conebill
Coereba flaveola - Bananaquit
Family: Thraupidae
Nemosia pileata - Hooded tanager
Tachyphonus rufus - White-lined tanager
Eucometis penicillata - Gray-headed tanager
Ramphocelus carbo - Silver-beaked tanager
Thraupis sayaca - Sayaca tanager
T.palmarum - Palm tanager
Euphonia chlorotica - Purple-throated euphonia
Family: Fringillidae
Ammodramus humeralis - Grassland sparrow
Sicalis flaveola - Saffron finch
Volatinia jacarina - Blue-black grassquit
Sporophila collaris - Rusty-collared seedeater
Sporophila lineola - Lined seedeater
Sporophila caerulescens - Double-collared seedeater
Sporophila .leucoptera - White-bellied seedeater
Sporophila hypoxantha - Tawny-bellied seedeater
Oryzoborus angolensis - Lesser seed finch
Charitospiza eucosoma - Coal-crested finch
Coryphospingus cucullatus - Red-crested finch
Paroaria coronata - Red-crested cardinal
Paroaria gularis - Red-capped cardinal
Paroaria capitata - Yellow-billed cardinal
Saltator similis - Green-winged saltator
Saltator coerulescens - Grayish saltator
Saltator atricollis - Black-throated saltator
Saltator aurantiirostris - Golden-billed saltator


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