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Manaus Amazon & Presidente Figueiredo Tour, Brazil - 10 Days

Manaus Amazon & Presidente Figueiredo Tour, Brazil
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Birding Tour in Northern Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

A 10-day Manaus Amazon & Presidente Figueiredo Tour in Brazil will focus on the magnificent Amazon rainforest region, especially when based in its heart, the bustling capital of Amazonas, Manaus.  During the tour, expect to see over 300 bird species and other Brazilian wildlife.

We will spend a few nights using Manaus amazon as our base for exploring this world-famous and huge area, before moving upriver in search of Amazonian specialities.

Some of the best birding is based in Manaus and the Amazon itself where the Botanical Garden hides a 50-meter canopy tower that gives an amazing panorama of the forest and brings a host of species, including many Manaus Amazonian endemics within close range. It also gives birds-eye views of raptors, parrots, aracaris and toucans as they patrol the forest.

We will continue our birding adventures upriver, visiting Anavilhanas National Park, making use of a small boat were necessary to explore the myriad of small islands in the Amazon, 400 in all, which hold species endemic to the islands themselves. We will see the confluence of the two rivers, Manaus of Amazon and Rio Negro, and can expect to enjoy close-up views of the endangered pink dolphins.

We will have the opportunity of seeing Guianan Cock of the Rock displaying at a lek in the Presidente Figueredo area. Leks of golden-headed and Red-headed manikins are also possible. In total, you can expect to see, something in the region of 400 species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.

Throughout Manaus amazon the tour, you will be guided by the enthusiasm and fieldcraft of Edson Endrigo, one of Brazil’s foremost bird photographers, who has a well-earned reputation, gained after more than 20 years in the field, of locating even the most skulking of forest species.

Manaus Amazon & Presidente Figueiredo Tour Highlights include:

  • Crimson Topaz - It is impossible not to be impressed by the beauty of this huge species of hummingbird. With great knowledge of the region, the local guide can find him practically all tours that we carry out in the Manaus region.
  • Gilded Barbet - Undoubtedly, this barbet is one of the most beautiful that occurs in Brazil. It is not uncommon to find it a few meters from the ground during the tour.
  • Musician Wren - It does not have the most beautiful plumage when compared to other species that occur in Brazil; however its song impresses even experienced, bird watchers.
  • Pompadour Cotinga - It is much easier to find it when there are trees with fruits in the forest, but this is not always the case, so the local guide is very important, as he knows the main territories that this species can be observed.
  • White-plumed Antbird - We don't really find it on every trip, but when we manage to find the ant swarms our chances increase a lot. This is a real challenge to the local guide.

Come and join us on

This adventure to see the world’s most famous jungle and its unique inhabitants.

If you’d like to try an alternative tour, look at what this Southern Pantanal and Emas National Park Tour, Brazil has to offer.

Alternative Tour Name: Manaus Vicinity & Presidente Figueiredo - "Northern Amazônia"
Day 1
Day 1 - Arrival

After breakfast, we will visit a canopy tower, located in Manaus Botanic Garden. The tower is stable and easy to climb. It offers birders the possibility of seeing Marail Guan, Double-toothed Kite, Black-faced and Tiny Hawk, Harpy Eagle, Ruddy and Plumbeous Pigeon, Black-bellied Cuckoo, Long-tailed Hermit, Black-eared Fairy, Yellow-billed and Paradise Jacamar, Guianan Puffbird, Black-spotted Barbet, Guianan Toucanet, Green Aracari, White-throated and Channel-billed Toucan, Waved Woodpecker, Lined Forest-Falcon, Orange-breasted Falcon, Caica and Red-lored Parrot, Spot-backed Antwren, Fasciated Antshrike, Lineated Woodcreeper, Glossy-backed Becard, Pompadour and Spangled Cotinga, Yellow-margined Flycatcher, Painted Tody-Flycatcher, Guianan Tyrannulet, Yellow-throated Flycatcher, Slaty-capped Shrike-Vireo, Buff-cheeked Greenlet, Purple and Red-legged Honeycreeper.

As well as this impressive bird list, we will have a chance to see several tanagers species as Dotted, Spotted, Bluebacked and Paradise Tanager. After lunch, we will visit a number of trails outside Manaus looking for Violaceous Trogon, Great Jacamar, Golden-collared Woodpecker, Dusky and Red-fan Parrot, Sapphirerumped Parrotlet, Mouse-colored Antshrike, Ferruginous-backed and Hellmayr's Antbird, Tiny TyrantManakin, Pink-throated Becard, Purple-breasted Cotinga, Crimson Fruitcrow, Golden-bellied Euphonia and Chestnut-bellied Seedeater. Dinner and checklist.

Day 2
Day 2 - Manacapuru city

Early breakfast and check out of the hotel. We will drive for about an hour to bird the trail near Manacapuru city. Target birds this morning are, White-necked Puffbird, White-fronted Nunbird, Gilded Barbet, Ivory-billed Aracari, Lafresnaye's Piculet, Scaly-breasted and Red-stained Woodpecker, Maroontailed Parakeet, Mealy Parrot, Spot-winged Antshrike, Reddish-winged Bare-eye, White-plumed, Bicolored and Yellow-browed Antbird, Peruvian Warbling-Antbird, Zimmer's and Duida Woodcreeper, Golden-headed and Blue-crowned Manakin, Masked Tityra, Screaming Piha, Spangled Cotinga, Wingbarred Piprites, Brownish Twistwing, Spotted Tody-Flycatcher, Coraya Wren, White-shouldered and Gray-headed Tanager, Rothschild's Blue Grosbeak, Rufous-bellied and White-vented Euphonia.

After lunch, we will check into the lodge at Novo Airão city. Towards the end of the day, we will target Whitechested Puffbird, Paradise Jacamar, Northern Ocellated Woodcreeper, Black-faced Antbird and many other species. There are good opportunities here for night birding and we will look for Black-banded Owl, White-winged and Rufous Potoo. Dinner and checklist.

Day 3
Day 3 - Rio Negro River | Anavilhanas National Park | Novo Airão

After breakfast, we will take a boat at Novo Airão city and cross the Rio Negro River. Our destination will be the Anavilhanas National Park, with more than 400 islands. This is the perfect place to look for birds such as Crested Eagle, Slate-colored Hawk, Sunbittern, Streak-throated Hermit, Blue- crowned Trogon, Ringed and Cream-colored Woodpecker, Festive Parrot, Black-crested and Blackish-gray Antshrike, Leaden and Klages's Antwren, Black-chinned and Ash-breasted Antbird, Zimmer's and Longbilled Woodcreeper, Speckled Spinetail, Wire-tailed Manakin, Varzea Schiffornis, Snethlage's and Whiteeyed Tody-Tyrant, Amazonian Tyrannulet, Cinnamon Attila, Amazonian Black-Tyrant, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Gray-chested Greenlet, Turquoise Tanager, Red-capped Cardinal and Yellow-bellied Dacnis. Before, we return to Novo Airão for lunch, we will stop for an unforgettable experience to see the Pink Dolphins feeding.

After lunch we will walk the trails around Novo Airão looking for some very special birds such as White-chested Puffbird, Cinereous and Spot-winged Antshrike, Gray Antwren, Yellow-browed and Bicolored Antbird, Collared Gnatwren, Napo and Northern Ocellated Woodcreeper, Chestnut-belted Gnateater, Rufous-tailed Xenops, White-crowned and Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin, Wingbarred Piprites, White-crested Spadebill, Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher, Slender-footed Tyrannulet, Forest Elaenia and Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet. Opportunities are good for night birding and we will look for Black-banded Owl, White-winged and Rufous Potoo. Dinner and checklist.

Day 4
Day 4 - Iranduba | Varzea

Early breakfast and check out of the hotel before a two hour drive to the small city of Iranduba. The open areas at the varzea hold some very interesting species, such as Horned Screamer, Least Bittern, Capped Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, Black-collared Hawk, Snail Kite, Purple and Azure Gallinule, Shorttailed Parrot, Tui Parakeet, Black-and-white Antbird, Lesser Hornero, Red-and-white Spinetail, Cinereous Becard, Lesser Wagtail-Tyrant, Black-backed Water-Tyrant, White-headed Marsh Tyrant, Lesson's and Wing-barred Seedeater and Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch. After lunch, we check in at our hotel in Manaus. This afternoon we will be spent walking the trails outside Manaus looking for birds that we have not seen during the trip. Dinner and checklist.

Day 5
Day 5 - Canopy tower | Presidente Figueiredo city

After breakfast, we will visit the canopy tower again, looking for birds that we may have missed on our first visit. After lunch, we will check out of our hotel and drive one hour to Presidente Figueiredo city. Target birds for the afternoon will be Variable Chachalaca, Bronzy Jacamar, Spotted Puffbird, Black Nunbird, Red-fan Parrot, Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet, Dusky-throated Antshrike, Guianan WarblingAntbird, Point-tailed Palmcreeper, Chestnut-rumped Woodcreeper, Yellow-crowned and Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin, Dusky Purpletuft, Pelzeln's Tody-Tyrant, Rufous-tailed Flatbill, Yellow-throated Flycatcher and if the weather is kind, we will enjoy fabulous views of the Guianan Cock-of-the-rock. Opportunities are good for night birding and we will look for Crested and Spectacled Owl, Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl, White-winged and Rufous Potoo, Short-tailed Nighthawk, Rufous and Blackish Nightjar. Dinner and checklist.

Day 6
Day 6 - Presidente Figueiredo

Early breakfast and birding all day on the trails around Presidente Figueiredo. Today we will look for species that we have not seen previously. Target birds will be Marail Guan, Gray-winged Trumpeter, Straight-billed Hermit, Gray-breasted Sabrewing, Crimson Topaz, Yellow-billed Jacamar, Black-spotted Barbet, Guianan Toucanet, Brown-bellied Antwren, Black Manakin, Crimson Fruitcrow, Capuchinbird, Guianan Red-Cotinga, Wing-banded Wren, Collared Gnatwren, Moriche Oriole, Blue-backed Tanager, Fulvous Shrike-Tanager, Orange-fronted Yellow-Finch and Chestnut-bellied Seedeater. Opportunities are good for night birding and we will look for Crested and Spectacled Owl, Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl, White-winged and Rufous Potoo, Short-tailed Nighthawk, Rufous and Blackish Nightjar. Dinner and checklist.

Day 7
Day 7 - Balbina village

Early breakfast and check out of the hotel. We will drive around an hour to go birding at Balbina village. There is a fantastic patch of forest around this area where we will look for Great Tinamou, Harpy Eagle, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Crimson Topaz, Collared Puffbird, Red-necked Woodpecker, Red-throated Caracara, Painted Parakeet, Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet, Black-headed Parrot, Rufous-bellied and Longwinged Antwren, Northern Slaty-Antshrike, Spot-winged and Hellmayr's Antbird, Thrush-like Antpitta, Plain-brown and Wedge-billed Woodcreeper, Curve-billed Scythebill, Buff-throated and Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner, White-fronted and White-throated Manakin, Guianan Red-Cotinga, Double-banded and Helmeted Pygmy-Tyrant, Pale-bellied Mourner, Musician Wren, White-breasted Wood-Wren, Collared Gnatwren, Guianan Gnatcatcher, Black-billed Thrush, Red-breasted Blackbird, Amazonian Grayish Saltator, Short-billed Honeycreeper and the rare Large-billed Seed-Finch. At the end of the day, we will transfer to Manaus (2hr drive) and check into our hotel. Dinner and checklist.

Day 8
Day 8 - Solimões River | Careiro da Várzea city

After breakfast, we will take a boat from Manaus and cross the Solimões River. Our destination this morning is Careiro da Várzea city. Depending of the weather conditions, we may spend a large part of the day birding around this small town. Target birds here are Slender-billed Kite, Hoatzin, Little Cuckoo, Spot-tailed and Ladder-tailed Nightjar, Blue-crowned Trogon, American Pygmy Kingfisher, White-chinned Jacamar, Chestnut-capped Puffbird, Golden-collared Toucanet, Curl-crested Aracari, Barbreasted Piculet, White-throated and Spot-breasted Woodpecker, Short-tailed Parrot, Leaden Antwren, Glossy Antshrike, Humaita and Black Antbird, Striped Woodcreeper, Red-billed Scythebill, Lesser Hornero, Red-and-white Spinetail, White-bellied and Parker's Spinetail, Crimson-hooded and Red-headed Manakin, Bare-necked Fruitcrow, Lesser Wagtail-Tyrant, River Tyrannulet, Dull-capped Attila, Riverside Tyrant, Lemon-chested Greenlet, Scaly-breasted Wren, Oriole Blackbird and Yellow-hooded, Pearlybreasted and Bicolored Conebill. At the end of the day we will drive to Careiro city. Dinner and checklist.

Day 9
Day 9 - Careiro city

Early breakfast and birding all day on the trails around Careiro city. Target birds will be Fiery Topaz, Needle-billed Hermit, Amazonian Trogon, White-chinned and Blue-cheeked Jacamar, Chestnutcapped and Rufous-necked Puffbird, Golden-collared Toucanet, Brown-mandibled Aracari, Spot-throated Woodpecker, Short-tailed Parrot, Madeira Stipple-throated Antwren, Humaita Antbird, Black Antbird, Peruvian Warbling-Antbird, White-throated Antbird and Hairy-crested Antbird, Elegant and Juruá Woodcreeper, Chestnut-winged Hookbill, Plain-crowned Spinetail, Red-headed and Blue-crowned Manakin, Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher, Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant, Citron-bellied Attila, Rufous-tailed Flatbill, Scaly-breasted Wren, Green Oropendola and Masked. Dinner and checklist.

Day 10
Day 10 - Last Day

This is the last day of the tour, but we should still have time to look for any species around Careiro or Manaus that we may not have caught up with so far. We will take the participants to the Manaus International airport according to the flight schedules of the group, where our tour ends.

Wildlife species expected to see: 

Marail Guan, Black-faced Hawk, Harpy Eagle, Black-bellied Cuckoo, Black-eared Fairy, Yellow-billed and Paradise Jacamar, Guianan Puffbird, Black-spotted Barbet, Guianan Toucanet, Green Aracari, White-throated and Channel-billed Toucan, Waved Woodpecker, Lined Forest-Falcon, Orange-breasted Falcon, Caica Parrot, Spot-backed Antwren, Fasciated Antshrike, Guianan Woodcreeper, Glossy-backed Becard, Pompadour and Spangled Cotinga, Yellow-margined Flycatcher, Painted Tody-Flycatcher, Slaty-capped Shrike-Vireo, Buff-cheeked Greenlet, Purple and Red-legged Honeycreeper, Dotted Tanager, Blue-backed Tanager, Violaceous Trogon, Great Jacamar, Golden-collared Woodpecker, Dusky and Red-fan Parrot, Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet, Mouse-colored Antshrike, Ferruginous-backed and Hellmayr’s Antbird, Tiny Tyrant-Manakin, Pink-throated Becard, Purple-breasted Cotinga, Crimson Fruitcrow, Golden-bellied Euphonia, Chestnut-bellied Seedeater, White-necked Puffbird, White-fronted Nunbird, Gilded Barbet, Ivory-billed Aracari, Lafresnaye’s Piculet, Scaly-breasted and Red-stained Woodpecker, Maroon-tailed Parakeet, Reddish-winged Bare-eye, White-plumed Antbird, Yellow-browed Antbird, Bicolored Antbird, Peruvian Warbling-Antbird, Zimmer’s Woodcreeper, Golden-headed Manakin, Masked Tityra, Screaming Piha, Wing-barred Piprites, Brownish Twistwing, Coraya Wren, White-shouldered and Gray-headed Tanager, Rothschild’s Blue Grosbeak, Rufous-bellied Euphonia White-chested Puffbird, Northern Ocellated Woodcreeper, Black-faced Antbird, Black-banded Owl, White-winged Potoo, Rufous Potoo, Crested Eagle, Slate-colored Hawk, Sunbittern, Streak-throated Hermit, Blue- crowned Trogon, Ringed and Cream-colored Woodpecker, Festive Parrot, Black-crested and Blackish-gray Antshrike, Leaden and Klages’s Antwren, Black-chinned and Ash-breasted Antbird, Long-billed Woodcreeper, Speckled Spinetail, Wire-tailed Manakin, Varzea Schiffornis, Cinnamon Attila, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Red-capped Cardinal, Yellow-bellied Dacnis, Collared Gnatwren, Chestnut-belted Gnateater, Rufous-tailed Xenops, White-crowned and Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin, White-crested Spadebill, Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher, Horned Screamer, Least Bittern, Capped Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, Black-collared Hawk, Snail Kite, Purple and Azure Gallinule, Short-tailed Parrot, Tui Parakeet, Black-and-white Antbird, Lesser Hornero, Red-and-white Spinetail, Cinereous Becard, Lesser Wagtail-Tyrant, Black-backed Water-Tyrant, White-headed Marsh Tyrant, Lesson’s and Wing-barred Seedeater, Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch, Variable Chachalaca, Bronzy Jacamar, Spotted Puffbird, Dusky-throated Antshrike, Guianan Warbling-Antbird, Point-tailed Palmcreeper, Yellow-crowned and Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin, Dusky Purpletuft, Pelzeln’s Tody-Tyrant, Rufous-tailed Flatbill, Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Crested Owl, Spectacled Owl, Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl, Blackish Nightjar, Crimson Topaz, Brown-bellied Antwren, Crimson Fruitcrow, Capuchinbird, Guianan Red-Cotinga, Wing-banded Wren, Collared Puffbird, Red-necked Woodpecker, Red-throated Caracara, Painted Parakeet, Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet, Slender-billed Kite, Hoatzin, Little Cuckoo, White-chinned Jacamar, Chestnut-capped Puffbird, Golden-collared Toucanet, Curl-crested Aracari, Bar-breasted Piculet, Glossy Antshrike, Red-and-white Spinetail, Parker’s Spinetail, Red-headed Manakin, Bare-necked Fruitcrow, Dull-capped Attila, Scaly-breasted Wren, Oriole Blackbird and Yellow-hooded, Pearly-breasted Conebill, Hairy-crested Antbird, Elegant Woodcreeper, Blue-crowned Manakin, Citron-bellied Attila, Masked Tanager.

What is included?

  • All accommodation or lodgings based on double occupancy
  • Professional bi-lingual guide and support staff
  • Specialist guide fees
  • Local transfers and all ground transport throughout the tour
  • Entrance fees to all National Parks, Nature Reserves and/or use of Hides where applicable
  • All meals including water and soft drinks
  • All activities as specified within the tour itinerary
  • Personalised checklists
  • All Applicable Taxes

What is not included?

  • All international or domestic airfares
  • Visa Fees (if applicable)
  • Departure taxes
  • Travel & medical insurance (incl. personal equipment and repatriation)
  • Medical costs or hospitalisation
  • Items of personal nature (incl. binoculars and telescopes)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Laundry & telephone Charges
  • Room service
  • Optional tour extensions where applicable
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled drinks
  • Anything else not mentioned in “What is included”

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Why book with Avesfoto Birding Tours?

With twenty years of experience working in the field, we know where the birds are, and have the fieldcraft skills to find them for you, especially the skulking endemics. This we do with unrivalled skill and commitment, and always with enthusism and a sense of humour.

Is this tour really for me?

We have been constantly upgrading this tour over the past ten years and are now confident we can find all the key species, as well as studying the more common and colourful birds of Brazil. Whether you are a first timer to South America. or a seasoned campaigner, we can find something special for you. We put in as many hours as is needed to get the bird, and ensure you have you a fantastic trip. We specialise in small group sizes, speak fluent English, and insist on enjoying ourselves. Many of our customers come back time and time again, and have become good friends over the years.

Do you need a minimum fitness level to join this tour?

We will adjust the pace of the tour based on client requirements. We will do our birding from established trails and dirt roads, always with the safety of our clients uppermost.

Can you cater for special dietary requirements?

Yes, Brazil has a wonderful variety of foods to offer, and we will sample many regional specialities during this tour. The restaurants in the lodges where we will stay will meet all types of requirements. Quality is the keyword throughout our tour.

What will be the level of connectivity or WiFi access during this tour?

WiFi at the lodges and accommodation is usually very good. WiFi quality while out in the field is variable, especially in some of the more remote areas, but it is usually possible to get access via a mobile hotspot connection.

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Tour Facts

  • Manaus Vicinity & Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas State, Brazil
  • On Request
  • Private Tour
  • Birds
  • 2 to 6 pax
  • 10 Days
  • March to December
  • 10 years
  • Moderate
  • No
  • English and Portuguese
  • Manaus International airport (Eduardo Gomes), Amazonas State
  • Manaus International airport (Eduardo Gomes), Amazonas State
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