Francisco Souza

Blue and Gold Macaw By Jorge Lopes
Francisco Souza

With over 15 years’ experience at the Cristalino Lodge, Francisco is an outstanding local guide. He has unparalleled knowledge of the location, identification and habits of hundreds of species of birds and mammals that inhabit the Cristalino Region. He has also contributed to publications, including the recent birding list by LEES, et al. (Alta Floresta revisited: an updated review of the avifauna of the most heavily surveyed site in south-central Amazonia). Francisco is, above all, a friendly, professional and dedicated guide who shares his respect for nature with visitors at the Cristalino Lodge.


  • Extensive knowledge about birds, making him an excellent birding guide. Francisco knows bird names in both English and Portuguese.
  • Extensive knowledge about mammals, including monkeys, tapirs and giant otters, making him an excellent guide for nature tours.
  • Extensive knowledge about photography and a highly recommended guide for photographers.
  • Excellent ability to locate and identify species in the field.


Portuguese, with knowledge of the names of the birds in English, also.

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