Black-fronted Piping Guan, Black-capped Screech-Owl, Spectacled, Black-capped, Mottled,Rusty-barred, Black-banded Owl, Little, White-winged, Scissor-tailed, Rufous & Silky-tailed Nightjar, Ocellated Poorwill, Great Dusky Swift,Buff-bellied Hermit, Surucua Trogon, Rufous-capped Motmot, Saffron & Spot-billed Toucanet, Green-billed & Toco Toucan, White-fronted,Blond-crested, Helmeted, Robust, Yellow-fronted & Lineated Woodpecker,Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Pileated & Scaly-headed Parrot, Turquoise-fronted & Vinaceous-breasted Parrot, Spot-backed, Tufted, Large-tailed, Great & Rufous-winged Antshrike, Stripe-backed Antbird, Rusty-backed Antwren,White-shouldered Fire-eye, Short-tailed Antthrush, Collared Crescentchest, Bearded Tachuri, Dinelli’s & Crested Doradito, Sharp-tailed Grass Tyrant, Russet-winged Spadebill, White-rumped Monjita, White-headed Marsh Tyrant, Streamer-tailed, Long-tailed, Cock-tailed & Strange-tailed Tyrant, Sibilant Sirystes, Bare-throated Bellbird,Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, White-bearded, Swallow-tailed (Blue) and Band-tailed Manakin, Sharpbill, Curl-crested & Plush-crested Jay, Creamy-bellied Gnatcatcher, Ochre-breasted Pipit, Violaceous and Chestnut-bellied Euphonia,Blue-naped Chlorophonia, White-rimmed Warbler, Red-rumped Cacique,Saffron-cowled Blackbird, Yellow-billed Cardinal, White-rumped, Black-goggled,White-lined, White-banded, Green-headed & Burnished-buff Tanager, Black-masked Finch, Red-crested Finch, Long-tailed Reed Finch, Wedge-tailed & Lesser Grass-Finch, Pampa Finch, Buffy-fronted, Temminck’s, Plumbeous, Rusty-collared,White-bellied, Copper, Tawny-bellied, Rufous-rumped, Dark-throated, Marsh,Chestnut and the recently discovered Ibera Seedeater (Some of the species of Seedeater are intertropical migrants and are present during their passage through Paraguay between September to March) , Black-throated Saltator.
Puma, Jaguar, Ocellot, Little Spotted Cat, Jaguarundi, Giant Anteater, Southern Tamandua, Crab-eating, Maned Wolf, Lowland Tapir, Grey Brocket,Brown Capuchin Monkey, Capybara,Azara’s Agouti, Nine and Six banded Armadillo.
Day 1 – ASUNCION, ARROYOS Y ESTEROS BIRDING ON TO CERRADO OF RIO VERDE. Early in the morning, we will go birding in the Arroyos y Esteros area (IBA), hoping for many water birds but also some rare and unusual flycatchers. The target bird is the Strange-tailed Tyrant. We will continue to Reserva Natural Rio Verde after lunch, and we certainly will try for our first specialties such as: Cock-tailed Tyrant, White-rumped Tanager, White-banded Tanager, Sharp-tailed Tyrant, Giant Snipe and White-winged Nightjar among others. Overnight in Santa Rosa del Aguaray.
Day 2 – RESERVA NATURAL RIO VERDE, MBARACAYU RESERVE. We have other chances during this morning in this fantastic reserve. We will drive during the afternoon in order to maximize our time at the Mbaracayú Reserve. We will have lunch on the way to Mbaracayu Reserve. Overnight in Mbaracayu Reserve.
Day 3 – TO MBARACAYÚ RESERVE. Early in the morning, we will go to the center of the reserve. This place is known as Lagunita and then we will take the trail called Moroti stream. We will take a picnic lunch and then we will go to the Cerrado area called Aguara Ñu. We will be all afternoon and part of the night looking for the specialties of the place. This will be our second chance to look for the White-winged Nightjar. Overnight in Mbaracayu Reserve.
Day 4 –MBARACAYÚ RESERVE. Early in the morning, we will take the trails near the lodge which usually hold great surprises. Then we will go to the northeast of the reserve to the Carapa Falls. This is a spectacular falls in the jungle and you will never forget this magical place! Overnight in Mbaracayú Reserve.
Day 5 –MBARACAYÚ RESERVE, ITABO OR LIMOY RESERVE . After breakfast, we will head towards the Limoy Reserve where we hope to find the spectacular and endangered Vinaceous-breasted Parrot and other surprises that this reserve holds for us. Overnight in Ciudad del Este. (At this point of the trip you could take an extension to visit the Selva Misionera ecosystem, name with which it is known as the Atlantic Forest of Alto Parana in Argentina, and the Iguazu Falls on the Argentine side, please see details if it is of interest to our emails).
Day 6 – ITABO OR LIMOY RESERVE, SALTOS DEL MONDAY, ESTANCIA NUEVA GAMBACH, PARQUE NACIONAL SAN RAFAEL. In the early morning, we will visit the spectacular waterfalls at Monday that can offer us very interesting species such as the Great Dusky Swift and the Collared Swift, among other interesting species. Then we will continue on our way to San Rafael and have lunch on the road. If at all possible, we will look for birds once we arrive in the afternoon. Overnight in San Rafael.
Day 7 –ESTANCIA NUEVA GAMBACH, PARQUE NACIONAL SAN RAFAEL. Birding in the forests and grasslands of San Rafael. Overnight in Estancia Nueva Gambach.
Day 8 –ESTANCIA KANGUARY GRASSLANDS. We will concentrate on grassland birding today, hoping for Cook-tailed Tyrant and Saffron-cowled Blackbirds as well as after dark Giant Snipe and some very interesting Owls. Overnight in San Rafael.
Day 9 –ESTANCIA NUEVA GAMBACH We will spend a day on other trails of the reserve. Overnight in Estancia Nueva Gambach.
Day 10 –ESTANCIA NUEVA GAMBACH TO YACYRETA ISLAND. After some morning birding, depending on what species we have yet to see, we will depart for Ayolas. Overnight in Ayolas.
Day 11 –YACYRETA ISLAND TO YBYCUI NATIONAL PARK. Early in the morning, we will take the Aguti Trail on the island and then we will start to go to the Ybycui National Park. Overnight in Ybycui.
Day 12 –YBYCUI NATIONAL PARK TO ASUNCION. We will spend the morning in this very interesting National Park. Return to Asuncion and the end of this unforgettable Tour.
(Note: Please book flights to arrive in Asunción one day before the start of the tour).
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This Tour includes*:
- All meals from lunch on second day to breakfast on the penultimate day of the program (depending on the tour that you choose);
- Bottled drinking water;
- All lodgings, from the second night of second day until the penultimate night of the tour mentioned in the program;
- Ground transportation;
- Reserve entrance fees; and
- All guiding services (not including tips for local guides and services).
The tour fee does not include:
- Visa fees;
- ANY flights (see above);
- Passenger insurance (we recommend taking passenger insurance for trips to Paraguay and the region);
- Any alcoholic drinks;
- Special gratuities; and
- Telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature and other items not mentioned as expressly included.
*: Likewise all services included and not included will be clearly stipulated in our travel agreement according to the characteristics of the tour and your needs.
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