Birdwatching

Due to the large number of different species within its vicinity, the Cristalino Lodge is a captivating destination for birdwatching.

WHO THIS PROGRAM IS SUITABLE FOR

Birders with some experience and experts will have a valuable opportunity to watch and listen to the birds of the Amazon and to add several new species to their list.

WHO THIS PROGRAM IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR

If you are not a birder, you might perhaps prefer to join our nature tour (ecotourism) program, rather than the birdwatching program. It is also not recommended for people whose mobility is impaired or who have serious health problems. Always consult your doctor before signing up for a trip.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The activities usually start early in the morning, before sunrise, for this is the time when the birds are most active. The guides will look for endemic species and the famous mixed flocks, where several different species can be seen in the same place, often feeding on insects. The trails cross a variety of habitats, where you can see the specialist bamboo grove, understory, riverbank and canopy species.

A group will normally proceed quite slowly along a trail and gather in one spot to watch and listen to the birds. As a result, the group might spend several hours in the forest during their half-day tour.

Birders looking for specific species they would like to observe during their stay should pass on this information to us, and the guides will then take steps to maximize the chances of encountering them.

It is important to take into consideration that bird watching in the Amazon is a more challenging task than in savannah areas, because it is easier for birds to hide and move around undetected. Some are also shy and hard to find. Nevertheless, it is a very gratifying experience to encounter species that you will not see anywhere else in the world.

The guides who assist these groups are birding experts.

Species Lists

Check the species lists of the Cristalino Region.

RECOMMENDED DURATION

We recommend a stay of 5 to 7 nights, 6 nights being the ideal length of time.

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"The Cristalino Lodge is simply one of the best places in the Amazon to immerse yourself in the forest which has the greatest avifauna on Earth."
Bret Whitney - Field Guides
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