Pantanal 2: Cruising the Rio Clara and the road there….
When: November 2019 Weather: Hot 25-30C
Nikon P900. Leica M10P 35 summilux.
The good thing about the Araras Eco Lodge is that it is set in grounds in which many exotic birds roam freely so that even at breakfast, we can see amazing species…this second day, we had an early morning walk followed by breakfast and then a boat trip on the Rio Clara…
Daybreak over the Pantanal
The amazing male bare faced curassow with the fantastic hairdo entertained us at breakgast
bare faced curassow, male
in stark contrast, the charming white throated kingbird
Purplish Jay….hung around the breakfast table
Rufescent tiger heron
Scaly necked parrot
Black hooded parakeet
Chestnut bellied guan
Punk rock or Guira cuckoo
Grey necked wood rail
Our transport and safari vehicle….
We soon arrived at the Rio Clara bank where we boarded a boat in the blazing sun…
Cocoi heron on the water
close encounter with the Jabiru stork
The cutest chick of a southern lapwing….
black collared hawk swooping
Skimmer in flight
Beautiful green kingfisher
large billed tern
giant river otter
Little blue heron
The sun grebe
White winged swallow
Finishing the river journey late morning, we birded on the way back to the lodge….
Purple Gallinule or swamphen…one of the few species that we also see in Asia
Orange backed troupial
Black collared hawk
That night we did a night safari and found this little fox
Boat billed heron was a great sighting
Boat billed heron
So a day on the Rio Clara and birding the Tranpantaneira yielded a few more species….