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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    After a jam-packed final day (that gave no time for photos), we headed to the airport to fly home after a very enjoyable and successful but intense trip. Thanks for reading! Let me know if questions.
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Day 14: 21st August We set off at 5am for the 90 minute drive to Campos do Jordao, where we met our very good guide Thiago. We started at a private residencial area where we found numerous showy Dusky-legged Guan, Blackish Rail, Buff-browed Foliage-Gleaner, Greenish Tyrannulet, Maroon-bellied...
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Day 13: 20th August We had planned to go to Lavras this morning to look for Rock Tapaculo but the drivers understandably needed a lie in. Instead, I walked with one of the others around town until about 9. We found a surprisingly birdy spot and added a few trip birds including Bran-coloured...
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Day 12: 19th August We arranged an expensive 4x4 to get us into the park before opening time to search for Maned Wolf. We were unsuccessful in our quest but generally birds were much more common than they day before with loads of Cock-tailed Tyrant and Grassland Yellowfinch flying about. We...
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Day 11: 18th August We headed back to the lower reaches of the river to continue our search for the much-wanted Brazilian Merganser. We tried numerous different spots for a couple of hours before we eventually spotted one and we enjoyed good views. We were not looking for other birds in this...
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Day 10: 17th August My stomach bug had finally cleared and we had "lie in" until about 5.50 when we went to pick up Luiz again. After yesterday's success, we had updated our target list and he took us to a beautiful river valley in search of Black-collared Swallow. None were around but we did...
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Day 9: 16th August Another early start as we left the hotel at 5.20 to pick up our guide, Luiz Alberto dos Santos (highly recommended!) before heading to cerrado habitat about 50km from town. Luiz immediately heard Black-masked Finch and swiftly taped it in along with displaying Chapada...
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Day 8: 15th August We were up early for another safari but this time we shared it with a large German tour group. They stopped for completely random things (3 times for Campo Flicker but would not stop for Red-legged Seriema for example) and birding was difficult. We did see some good mammals...
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Day 7: 14th August After successfully communicating we needed a bike pump to pump up our flat tyre, we set off back north on the Transpantaneira. We were slightly concerned about the amount of petrol we had and whether the tyre would make it! We started at a lake south of Campos de Jofre where...
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Day 6: 13th August After yesterday's success, we decided against starting on the boats and instead headed towards the Hotel Pantanal Norte to get better views of Hyacinth Macaw and check out the wetland. As soon as we arrived, we had brief but definite views of 3 of the much-wanted...
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Sorry again for the delay. Life has got in the way. Day 5: 12th August Today was a key day as we were looking for jaguar. Due to something being lost in translation, we did not set off on the boat until around 8am but this give us time to see our first Rufous Cachalote and Crimson-crested...
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Apologies for lack of posts. I have been away with work in Cyprus. Hope to resume next week.
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Day 4: 11th August We spent the first 45 minutes of the morning admiring the huge number of birds in the garden of the lodge including Red-billed Scythebill, Bare-faced Currasow, Greater Thornbird and Red-crested Cardinal. After breakfast, we set off on a two hour boat cruise in search of one...
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Day 3: 10th August It was still windy and cold but the fog had dissipated so we headed back to Vale da Bencao that we hoped would be a bit more sheltered. It was far less birdy than the day before but we were thrilled to find a Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper and a Pectoral Sparrow at the small...
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Sorry I have not posted any more updates. This report is going to take a while with everyone else that is going on. Anyway... Day 2: 9th August We got up far too early and waited for daylight on a side road to the Agua Fria road. Once it was light, we started to encounter good birds like...
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Day 1: 8th August We flew from Heathrow to Sao Paulo overnight on 7th before catching our connection to Cuiaba. We arrived in Cuiaba shortly after 10 and, after picking up the car hire (Alamo booked through rentalcars.com), we were on the road up towards Chapada dos Guimaraes. Roadside birds...
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    Independent Brazil August 2022: Chapada, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra & Campos do Jordao

    Hi all, I don't know how long this is going to take me but there is a lack of independent trip reports so I thought I would do one for our recent trip. We travelled on 7th August and returned on 22nd August. We visited Chapada dos Guimaraes, Pantanal, Pompeu, Canastra and then a final long half...
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