Cristalino Jungle Lodge Ecotourists at trail Samuel Melim 19

BIRDWATCHING TRAILS

TRAILS FOR BIRDWATCHERS

Bird lovers were the first guests at Cristalino Lodge. Among them, the legendary Alexander Lees, Kevin Zimmer and Curtis Marantz, who published the first list of birds in the region, which was later revised by Andrew Whittaker, Bradley Davis and Bret Whitney. The publication drew considerable attention to this location among the international community of birdwatchers and researchers. Due to the enormous number of birds found within our RPPNs (private natural heritage reserves), Cristalino Lodge has specialized in providing and offering the best possible experience for birdwatchers. With our expert guides and a number of exclusive trails, we seek to provide a deep immersion for anybody seeking to familiarize themselves with the songs and colors of the birds of the southern Amazon.

BIRDWATCHING POOLS

During the dry season, there is much less water within the terra firma forest, with this precious resource often restricted to pools that become a focus for wildlife, including a great many rare birds that are otherwise very hard to spot. These include members of the Thamnophilidae, Pipridae, Dendrocolaptidae and Tinamidae families. Such locations are limited to birdwatchers, since absolute silence is requiring during visits, which frequently yield precious rewards.

Alta Floresta Antpitta (Hylopezus whittakeri).

DR. HAFFER TRAIL

Conceived by the German ornithologist Jürgen Haffer, this short trail connects different types of vegetation, including bamboo groves. It is highly recommended for birdwatchers, due to the presence of very specific species, such as the Ornate Antwren (Epinecrophylla ornata), Tapajós Fire-eye (Pyriglena similis), Fufous-capped Nunlet (Nonnula ruficapilla), Striated Antbird (Drymophila devillei) and Dusky-cheeked Foliage Gleaner (Anabazenops dorsalis).
Duration:
3 to 4 and a half hours
Difficulty level:
Easy

MANAKIN TRAIL

A short trail that is accessible following a boat ride that takes you near a lake. It is highly recommended for birdwatchers, due to the presence of very specific species, such as the White-crowned Manakin (Pseudopipra pipra), Bronzy Jacamar (Galbula leucogastra), Brown-banded Puffbird (Notharchus ordii), Flame-crowned Manakin (Heterocercus linteatus) and Cryptic Forest Falcon (Micrastur mintoni).
Duration:
3 to 4 hours
Difficulty level:
Easy

ARIOSTO ISLAND TRAIL

Situated on the River Teles Pires and covering an area of 567 hectares, Ariosto Island is inhabited by a great many birds, including the Amazonian Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus ornatus). And watching the sunset on the river is an attraction in itself.
Duration:
3 to 3 and a half hours
Difficulty level:
Easy

Amazonian Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus ornatus).

ECR 615 EDA
AMAZONIAN MOTMOT (MOMOTUS MOMOTA)
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