Birding tour at Marchantaria Island, Iranduba, Amazonas, Brazil
*Available: Any Time under request, except September to November, dry season.
*Price per person, minimum 5 pax.
*For privative tour, individual or lesser than 5 persons, price under request!
*For a tour more than 5 days, including other places, please, contact us.
Let's go Birding at Marchantaria Island and on Lake Janauari at Iranduba city, State of Amazonas, Brazil. We will do a full day tour, being early in the morning at Marchantaria Island and in the afternoon at Janauari's Lake. The island and the lake are fantastic and exciting places to watching birds, they are the most famous places near Manaus, located at bIranduba city, about 45 minutes by boat from Manaus on the Solimões River. It is an island of silt that was formed by deposition of sediments carried from the Andes for many years. This island has a variety of specialties found only in this interesting habitat. Most of these birds are dependent of secondary vegetation that changed, according to the composition and structure through time. As the vegetation matures, one special bird after another drops out, moving to more suitable habitat on younger islands. They, no longer inhabit places that were excellent for species several years ago. Thus, these species no longer inhabit these places that were excellent for them several years ago occupying other places in the island. Conversely, new islands that were little more than sandbars a few years back, are now excellent places to look for some of the most special birds. The birds and the landscape changing according the season (dry or full season).
Go Birdwatching at Marchantaria Island has Specialist birds from this Island
Birdwatching at Marchantaria's Island offers several birds typical of this environment: Olive-spotted Hummingbird, Zimmer’s Woodcreeper, Dark-breasted Spinetail, White-bellied Spinetail, Red-and-white Spinetail, Parker´s Spinetail, Scaled Spinetail, Lesser Hornero, Castelnau’s Antshrike, Black-and-white Antbird, Brownish Elaenia, River Tyrannulet, Riverside Tyrant, Short-tailed Parrot, Brazilian Tea, Pearly-breasted Conebill and many others. Some bird species, which are endemic on the islands, can only be found in this environment.
After Bird watching Marchantaria, let’s go at Janauari Lake looking for plus birds
Our next destine after bird watching Marchantaria, will be go to the Janauari Lake, at Amazonas, Brazil, an Environmental Protection Area. The Janauari Lake is located on a a wedge-shaped delta that divides the river Amazon from the Negro, in Brazil. It is a renowned habitat because is possible to watch several animals, a lot of birds, several monkeys, in the Amazon rainforest. It is located an hour away from the city of Manaus by boat on Rio Negro and it covers an area of 36.4 sq km. The park is famous for the Water Lillies, in portuguese "Vitoria Regia", known to have leaves of about seven feet in diameter. One can trek through its forests in elevated trails and find several varieties of wild primates and birds on the way. Canoe rides on the streams and lakes of the park is an ideal way to explore the area. In the full season it is possible to go to many places by canoe, to enter the flooded forests and to see many species. In the dry season, access is limited and more difficult. Many species the white water rivers can be observed in this lake and on their suspended tracks.
What we will watch at Janauari Lake?
At Janauari lake, we can will watch other interesting species will be watch, such as: Band-tailed Nighthawks, Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Lined Seedeaters, Little and Spot-breasted Woodpeckers, Green-throated Mango, Spotted Tody-Flycatcher, Turkey and Lesser Yellow-headed Vultures, Capped Heron, Striped Woodcreeper, Sungrebe, Green Ibis, Snail and Slender-billed Kite, Horner Screamer, Hoatzin, Long-billed Woodcreeper, Muscovy Duck, and with luck the rare Gray Heron and many others.
At 4:30 pm (before sunset), we will finish our tour and we go back to Manaus. If you intend spending a full day watching birds at Marchantaria Island and Janauari Lake, these two interesting places near Manaus, then this tour went designed for you. Go Birdwatching at Marchantaria Island and Janauari Lake is a dream of adventure for many birders. Register now and come with us to live this experience on the Brazil. For full information and e-Bird checklist, please send us e-mail.