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The Brazilian Northern Pantanal - September - October 2012

Published by Brian Clasper (christineclasper AT aol.com)

Participants: Brian Clasper, Jim France & Keith Ryan

Photos with this report (click to enlarge)

Jaguar
Jaguar
Jaguar
Jaguar
Red legged Seriama
Red legged Seriama
White eared Puffbird
White eared Puffbird
Sunbittern
Sunbittern
Hyacinth Macaw
Hyacinth Macaw

Having been fortunate to spend 9 days in the Transpantaneria in September 2010 we wanted to go back to a new region where there were less tourists and a greater opportunity for our wildlife photography. However we hadn`t realised the BBC had the same idea a few weeks before us as well as an intense Study of the Jaguars by a University which involved darting them .The result, was from being the most successful site to see these cats to one month prior, whereupon no cats had been seen. Jaguars are more used to humans within the Port Joffre area. The region on the Paraguay river we were working with was true wilderness.

Nonetheless, we could still only afford 9 days, so we decided to use Carlos Grandez Perez of www.panatanaltours.com.br who arranged a custom tour for the 3 of us. We opted for a 3 centre tour purely for us designed toward Birds/Mammals/ Photography which conveniently began and ended in Cuiabá, capital city of the state of Mato Grosso, one of the World cup football venues.

The trip ran smoothly, the guides were brilliant. Mata our boat guide has an excellent eye and knew how to position the boat exactly for best images. He seemed always to be one thought ahead of us. Carlos a great tracker at the Sao Sebastian ranch, Max,also a true hard working tracker at Pouso Allegre on the tranpantaneria. Their rates could not be beaten.

The only drawback was the severe drought. Thank goodness we didn’t try the format of our previous trip due to the vastly reduced wetlands on the North Transpanteria. Next year the environ could be different weather and water wise , birding is all about luck!

Accommodation

Hotel Aero VIP, Cuiaba. A 10min walk from airport entrance, basic hotel clean with a good buffet breakfast
Jaguar floating lodge next to the Taima reserve in the central west pantanal on the Paraguay river, Good food , good clean accommodation bunk format with power onboard.

Wilderness lodge,Sao Sebastian Excellent clean accommodation. Large rooms plenty of space, good food.

Pouso Alegre ranch, North Transpantaneria Excellent food and accommodation, excellent host Luis Vicente Campos, an expert on Reptiles & a keen environmentalist

Friday Sept 21st

We drove overnight from the North East of England to connect with the first flight at 0600 from Heathrow which landed at Lisbon at 0840 .We were taken direct to the gate via an airport bus .An hour later , we were airborne to Brasilia not knowing if our luggage was onboard. We arrived at Brasilia 1515 local time a 9 hr flight. Here we picked up our luggage! which was scanned waiting in a queue for 35 mins then it was all hand searched we emerged through customs at 1615 temp 38 deg high bright sky after a couple of beers and a few birds we had a burger and rest. At 1900 hrs. we experienced, for a few hours a real tropical storm torrential rain thunder and lightening. Departing at 1135 local time we dozed most of the way to Cuiaba. Arrived 0015 hrs. got to hotel very close to airport but very basic yet clean at 0115.

Saturday Sept 22nd

Woke at 0630 had a good basic breakfast and had some good birds viewed from the hotel front door even though we were in an urban environment, Chestnut eared aracari, Rufous bellied thrush, Bare faced ibis, Greater Kiskadee.

We were picked up at 0900 and set off to Carceres a good road but with speed traps. On the 2 half hour trip past wooded hills and savannah, the highlights were the only King Vulture of the trip, species of Egret, Rhea, plumbeous kite.

We reached Caracares at 1205 and had a Churrascarias BBQ meal which was never ending .Salads, Rice’s beans etc never mind the constant meat off the Barbie, all for a fiver.

After lunch straight down to the river Paraguay by the road bridge where we were picked up by the motorised aluminium canoe and set off on the 5 hr trip in temps of 38C but it felt cool in the boat. We saw Many Yellow billed and Large billed terns as well as many Skimmers. They were also nesting on the sand bars .The Pied plovers and Southern lapwings were splendid. I managed to get good images of these as well as Osprey & Roadside hawk. The mammals were scarce but we still saw 2 Giant river otters, 4 Black howler monkeys, Capybara and a few Cayman (Yacare). We arrived at the Houseboat at 1745 at dusk as the Nighthawks( Mostly Band tailed) and Fish eating bats coursed the river.

Welcomed to the large houseboat we were given separate room en suite and the food was good. Beef, rice, beans & various vegetable salads ( Staple Brazilian diet). As we were doing our notes in walked the owner with a live Cayman he had caught by hand! Bed at 2100 wrecked.

Sunday Sept 23rd

Up at 0520 having had a great breakfast then out in the motorised canoe at 0615. Blue sky 38C. 1330 we had lunch next to where the Paraguay meets the Guadlivir river.At this stop there were Jacamars and 2 Trogons. The rest of the day consisted of looking for Jaguars but no luck but we managed to get 3 groups of Giant river otters, a few Capybaras.

Less Herons and Egrets than the Transpatanaria trip we did 2 year ago as there has been a drought this year. However we still managed the normal list and accompanying Birds of Prey. One Sungrebe today in the afternoon. Also there was an amazing swarm of sweat bees being fed on by Flycatchers and Kiskadees. Also a massive flock of feeding of mixed Hirundines over the marshes. Returning at dusk amongst many Nightjars hawking over the river .On the return we picked up Carlos at the Sao Sebastian landing & Mata somehow got us back in the dark at 1845, thank goodness there was a full moon.

Monday Sept 24th

Up at 0520 after a good breakfast left at 0600.The weather was slightly cooler, high cloud eventually breaking late am temp to about 38C. Back on the river to the reserve leaving the anglers behind.

Again we were the only nature watchers unlike previous trip to Port Joffre region. We saw the usual Herons, Egrets and Kingfishers. Large flocks of White faced whistling duck as well as Roseate spoonbills.We were fortunate with good sightings of Sun grebe this am. as well as Howler monkey. Waders seemed to be more about with Collared plover .Least sandpiper, White rumped sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs and Spotted sandpiper,2 more Blue headed Trogons today. The day was mainly set for Jaguar, the boat speeding along to all likely locations i.e. sandy beaches and under the short bank trees. We stopped off for lunch at the usual location under trees at the river division this time I remembered my long sleeve shirt because of the biting Golden flies. The afternoon was slower stopping for Purple gallinule & a family of Screamers .Then we stopped on the west bank of the river Paraguay a few mile from the houseboat and walked in a tight group to see a large marsh with Guika cuckoo ,200 Jabiru storks more waders including Black necked stilts. Heading back to the boat a large flock of migrating Gray breasted martins flew over the river. We were slightly downhearted on our return to the House boat .However about 5 miles from it at 1700 we were watching & hearing the Thunder clouds approaching .Then I did the shout I was desperate to do ,“ONSA” (Portguese for Jaguar). I had a found a female jaguar resting on the south beach we watched her for 25 mins. until it she got sick of being bitten by the flies and then walked into the dense trees and bushes while watching her we could hear a male slightly growling to the left in cover and after she went in sure enough out popped the young male who gave us a tertiary look for 5 mins. then walked back inside. We left at 1730 racing back to beat the oncoming thunderstorm .Making it just in time and celebrated on the back deck downing a beer watching the Bats fishing! We had been looking for 30 hrs for a Jaguar to get our goal, relief , we hadn`t realised the beer was alcohol free!

Tuesday September 25th

Got up normal time cloudier start on river decided to stay more local within 10 miles , as it was cooler and there was a threat of tropical storms and we eventually went to the local Tern , Skimmer & Pied plover breeding colony on a local sandbar. This was one of the highlights of the trip getting up close to the birds and nests reminiscent of the Farne Islands, UK. Then the narrow channels were explored getting closer views of Kingfishers ,Herons & Curassows . This enabled us to see Giant river otter twice .We also visited an old Guy living on the river bank who had many birds coming to his feeder including Wood rail, Doves, Pigeons ,Saltators, & Blackbirds. A humbling experience , as his task in life was to catch bait fish for the fishermen. The thunder clouds approached and we headed off fast back to the houseboat seeing 2 river otters on the way. At 1000.We then had a walk around the hacienda next to where the Houseboat was moored . There were many parrots and parakeets including Hyacinth macaw and Nanday parakeet .The Chotoi spinetail was a bonus , tame and the field guide doesn`t do it justice. Back at the houseboat after a superb lunch we had a go at Piranha fishing and fed them to the Jabiru storks. Fruit was also put out for the Yellow billed cardinals , with one Red crested cardinal as well & Palm tanager & 2 Toco toucans. Throwing meat into the river also attracted a 12lb Dourado a big golden game fish , a cross between a salmon and piranha!. Siesta at 1315 then left at 1440 for another boat trip cloudy and cool with a bit of a breeze the conditions got really choppy & wet .We did manage to see a Yellow billed tern feeding young on a sand bar with on looking Roseate spoonbills then a thunderstorm started and we had to back early to the houseboat for 1600 as the heavens opened as I managed to catch up on my notes on the back deck up while watching a Jabiru wrestling with a piranha whilst a capybara swam across the river…. surreal.

Wednesday 26th September

Got up slightly later the weather was back to 36c after the cool weather yesterday and was out till 1030 on the river getting 2 Giant river otter and one neotropic otter . Highlight of the day was an amazing flowering tree and managed to photo 7 species of Hummingbird with an accompanying bird party going through from the boat .We were tied up for an hour watching their comings and goings.

A sand bar managed to yield a mixed flock of waders including at least 4 Pectoral & White rumped sandpipers. The weather started changing again at it noticeably got cooler and the wind got up giving us a rough ride back to the houseboat. We had an early lunch said our goodbyes to Mata and we headed off to the wilderness lodge at Sao Sebastian 15 mins. on the boat.

We were met by a small Toyota pick up with planks for seats this proved surprisingly comfortable travelling over the next 2 days .Off we set through the low tree scrub eventually emerging on the savannah plains where there was one large pond packed with Cayman surrounded by hundreds of Parrots and Monk parakeets as well as Red crested cardinals. Just before the ranch we managed to find a six banded armadillo. A walk around the ranch was most productive Chestnut eared aracari and many Campo flickers & Picui doves.

An evening safari drive was entertaining with a Crab eating fox been chased by a pampas deer. On our return to the hacienda there was an impressive display of nighthawks as well as a Great horned owl waiting for us on a post at the at the entrance to the ranch.

Thursday 27th September

Blue sky temp up to 40c. Up early at 4.30 to try and see Maned wolf we managed to get 2 sets of tracks 30 min old but no luck. Crab eating fox ,White woodpecker, were the highlights on our 4 x 4 return ,then we found a Crab eating racoon 1 km from the ranch out in daylight by the road which we pursued an got reasonable images. A Rusty collared Seed eater watched in bewilderment as we pursued the teasing racoon.

After breakfast we went for another safari to a local farm where we photographed a superb Fork tailed flycatcher ,Streaked flycatcher and an amazing Hyacinth macaw nest. On the way back we were lucky to get superb views of a family of Coati & a Pantanal marmoset. We returned to the ranch prior to lunch , I wandered around the back to the small kitchen garden as the guys went to the room .I was then confronted with one our target birds …. a surprisingly tame Red legged Seriama , walking around as it was a farmyard chicken, this being South Americas equivalent of a secretary bird except it has eyelashes!

The afternoon drive went into an evening drive with a brief view of Giant anteater (the only one we saw in the trip) , Foxes , Raccoon many deer with good view of a Pale crested woodpecker with a great Rufous woodcreeper. As evening descended we found another Armadillo and started torching & photographing nightjars on the road .Just before the ranch we managed to find a Common Potoo hunting ! Arriving elated by a great day it hadn’t finished, a young photogenic Tapir was in the backyard! What a day!

Friday 28th September

38c blue sky. Up early to travel to Cacares then bypass Cuiaba to Pocone and then onto Pouso Allegre at the top end of the Transpantaneria.

We set off at 0600 with Max ,the guide with a great set of trackers eyes,a sixth sense. We had a superb trip to the Bolivia /Cacares road which took 1.5 hrs . While stopping to open a farm gate we found a distant Maned wolf about 100m away by the wire fence. This critter is amazingly tall, the largest canine. I thought it was a pony as it had a dark mane, long legs & golden brown. What an animal. This was the first time Max had seen one in his life. Stunned by this we still managed to get 3 superb views of Laughing falcon and 2 White eared Puffbirds (Stunners). As we drove to the plains the birds kept on coming, Burrowing Owl ,Roseate spoonbill and 2 Red legged Seriama. Eventually we got off the rough road and got onto the main road itself .Next what a sighting , a Jaguarundi went across the road in front of us , looking like a small long thin black panther.

We arrived at Pocone at 1220 and had a churrascarias.Then off to the Transpantaneria.

At the entrance there is a small pool to the right ,we saw immediately a Sunbittern where we had one 2 years ago. The water levels were markedly lower as we headed south but still found most of the herons and egrets but a fraction of the numbers, as were the Cayman numbers .The drive off the main road to Pousso Allegre was productive with Guans Curassows etc. The evening drive started with a Crab eating fox outside our room at 1600 then we went to a water hole and waited for Tapir, one male turned up at 1720 not before a Collared forest falcon came in a tried to kill 3 guans over a 15 minute raid at the pool. The road drive in the dark was good 3 more Tapir, Coati families and 4 species of nightjar. Finished at 2000 a great day to remember.

Saturday 29th September

40c blue sky. At Pouso Allegre, up at 0500 and early night drive then general safari till 0645. Highlight, a very tame Tamandua (small anteater) that we were with for 20 mins .This is a 4 feet long orange and black ant eater, stunning and when it gets in a bad mood it get up on its back legs threatening to swing a punch . Later we found a male Tapir, 3 Crab eating foxes and many Chestnut bellied guan ,3 Sun bitterns as well as 3 Muscovy ducks with a Straight billed wood creeper.

After breakfast straight out, a quick drive seeing many Guans and Sunbitterns. Another turning off the tracks for an hour walk in hot forest .We found Olivaceous woodcreeper, little Woodpecker pair, forest Elaenia, Rufous tailed jacamar, and the secretive Undulated Tinnamou.

Back for lunch shattered and did photography at various feeding stations around the accommodation of Rheas, Macaws, Cardinals, Palm tanager, Toco toucan, Purplish jay as well as the Capybaras. Set off mid pm, 1530, for another drive with Max seeing similar birds on the morning drive but went to a new pond within the woodland finding a Least seedeater, Campo flycatcher, & 2 Crane hawk with a large colourful tortoise. On the return we saw many Crab eating foxes with one a pair dropping a snake they had caught, non poisonous. Back to the lodge at 1900 for a superb meal Shepherds pie, beans, rice & salad, Out again at 2015 returning 2200.We photographed Least nightjar and Pauraque with a Crab eating racoon catching and devouring a crab by the roadside. This was one of 4 seen that night.

Sunday 30th September

Up at 0400 to see a fox around the place then off seeing a few Pauraques and a Tapir. After travelling the normal trails we then went onto the plains looking for anteaters but no avail but did see 5 Upland sandpipers, White rumped monjita with Savannah hawks ,Black hawk, Coatis.

Back for breakfast at 0700. Afterwards we travelled for a change of scene to the Rio Clara lodge 40 mins. drive from the lodge. A great facility with good staff but the birds weren’t as good especially since our last visit 2 years ago. However there were 2 Burrowing owls & Nanday parakeets coming to the feeders with Silver beaked tanagers, Cardinals. 2 Cayman were by the river pier but generally quiet .The drought had really affected this area less open water everywhere hence less wildlife. We got back at 1030 then did a walk about ,Jim finding the Red billed scythebill for me on the approach road with Saffron finches, The Southern lapwings and Sunbittern very photogenic on this session. Came back to our bungalow to chase a Rhea from the porch. After another amazing meal (numbers picked up to 30 people overnight) Lasagne and trimmings. We set off back to Pocone an hour away then another hour to Cuiaba outskirts to our original hotel getting there 1600. Out in the evening 4 blocks away to a good national pizza meal, back listened to radio on the wifi, I was shattered.

Monday 1st October

Up for breakfast 0800 having been doing my notes prior .We left at 1030 for the 1145 flight from Cuiaba airport which is only a 15 min walk from hotel. Arrived 1415 at Brasilia local time. Left 1645 off to Lisbon.

Tuesday 2nd October

Landed Lisbon, then onto Heathrow terminal 1 landing at 1030, picked car up departing 1130 getting back to NE at 1700.

I hope you have enjoyed this account. Thanks again to Carlos and team.

Species Lists

Greater Rhea [sp] (Rhea americana)
Noted around the ranches, small numbers Sao Sebastian,up to 50 Pousse allagre
Undulated Tinamou [sp] (Crypturellus undulatus)
27/09/2012 1 Sao Sebastian Safaris dawn
28/09/2012 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 4    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 4    
30/09/2012 Pousse Allegre early drive,Rio Clara ,return to Cuiaba 1    
Neotropic Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
Common on rivers up to 500 seen in a day
Anhinga [sp] (Anhinga anhinga)
Common on rivers up to 100 seen in a day
Whistling Heron [sp] (Syrigma sibilatrix)
27/09/2012 3 Sao Sebastian
28/09/2012 Sao Sebastian to Pocone drive 1    
28/09/2012 Entrance transpantaneira 2    
30/09/2012 Pousse Allegre 2    
Capped Heron (Pilherodius pileatus)
22/09/2012 13:45 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 1    
23/09/2012 06:30 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 1  
29/09/12 1 at Pouuse Allergre ranch
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi)
Very common up to 50 per day on waterways
Great Egret [sp] (Ardea alba)
Common biggest count 50
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)
24/09/2012 06:30 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
Snowy Egret [sp] (Egretta thula)
Common biggest count on river was c100
Cattle Egret [sp] (Bubulcus ibis)
Up to 30 most days
Striated Heron [sp] (Butorides striata)
Very common up to 60 most days by waterways
Black-crowned Night Heron [sp] (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Common max count 10
Rufescent Tiger Heron [sp] (Tigrisoma lineatum)
Common on waterways max count 30 in a day
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)
Common on waterways max count 300 in a day
Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria)
Common on waterways max count 300 in a day
Plumbeous Ibis (Theristicus caerulescens)
Common on watermargins max count 6 in a day
Buff-necked Ibis [sp] (Theristicus caudatus)
Common on watermargins max count 8 in a day
Green Ibis (Mesembrinibis cayennensis)
Common on watermargins max count 20 in a day
Bare-faced Ibis [sp] (Phimosus infuscatus)
Common on watermargins max count 10in a day
Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)
Noted particularly near Houseboat sandbars max flock 40
Southern Screamer (Chauna torquata)
Common on Paraguay river max count 30 in a day
28/09/2012 13:30 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 2    
30/09/2012 Pousse Allegre early drive,Rio Clara ,return to Cuiaba 2    
White-faced Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
23/09/2012 06:30 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 100    
24/09/2012 06:30 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 400    
Black-bellied Whistling-duck [sp] (Dendrocygna autumnalis)
23/09/2012 06:30 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 1    
Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)
23/09/2012& 24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 10    
28-30/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 3    
Brazilian Teal [sp] (Amazonetta brasiliensis)
28/09/2012 13:30 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 10    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 4    
Turkey Vulture [sp] (Cathartes aura)
Common max count 300 in a day
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture [sp] (Cathartes burrovianus)
Common max count 30 in a day
Black Vulture [sp] (Coragyps atratus)
Common max count 200 in a day
King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa)
22/09/2012 09:30 Drive Ciuaba to Cacares 1    
Osprey [sp] (Pandion haliaetus)
Common on waterways max count 15 in a day
Snail Kite [sp] (Rostrhamus sociabilis)
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 3    
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 3    
26/09/2012 boat trip to sao sebastian 1    
Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea)
22/09/2012 Drive Ciuaba to Cacares 3    
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 1    
Crane Hawk [sp] (Geranospiza caerulescens)
10/09/2010 PANTANAL DAY 1 1    
28/09/2012 13:30 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 2    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
Great Black-hawk [sp] (Buteogallus urubitinga)
Common max count6 in a day
Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis)
Common in the savannahs max count 30 in a day
Black-collared Hawk [sp] (Busarellus nigricollis)
Common max count 30 in a day,normally 6
Roadside Hawk [sp] (Buteo magnirostris)
Fairly common max count 6 in a day
Grey Hawk [sp] (Buteo nitidus)
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 1    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
Southern Caracara (Caracara plancus)
Common max count 30 in a day
Yellow-headed Caracara [sp] (Milvago chimachima)
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 2    
Laughing Falcon [sp] (Herpetotheres cachinnans)
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 3    
Collared Forest-falcon [sp] (Micrastur semitorquatus)
28/09/2012 Pouso Allegre forest pool 1 hunting for 20 mins around us
American Kestrel [sp] (Falco sparverius)
26/09/2012 sao sebastian evening safari 3    
27/09/2012 Safari around Sao Sebastian 2    
Chaco Chachalaca [sp] (Ortalis canicollis)
Up to 50 per day
Rusty-margined Guan [sp] (Penelope superciliaris)
28/09/2012 13:30 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 4    
Chestnut-bellied Guan (Penelope ochrogaster)
28/09/2012 Pouso Allegre 6    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 30    
Blue-throated Piping-guan [sp] (Pipile cumanensis)
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 1    
28/09/2012 13:30 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 2    
Red-throated Piping-guan [sp] (Pipile cujubi)
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 7    
26/09/2012 sao sebastian evening safari 3    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 20    
30/09/2012 Pousse Allegre early drive,Rio Clara 10    
Bare-faced Curassow [sp] (Crax fasciolata)
25/09/2012 river paraguay 3    
27/09/2012 Safari Sao Sebastian 5    
28/09/2012 Transpantaneira ent. 5    
29/09/2012 & 30/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 10    
Limpkin [sp] (Aramus guarauna)
Common on watermargins count 10 - 20 in a day
Grey-necked Wood-rail [sp] (Aramides cajanea)
Common on watermargins max count 10-20 in a day
American Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica)
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 2    
Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica)
24 & 25/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 1    
Sunbittern [sp] (Eurypyga helias)
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 1    
28/09/2012 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 8    
29 & 30/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 8      
Red-legged Seriema (Cariama cristata)
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian ranch in backyard ! 1    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 2 on savannah   
Wattled Jacana [sp] (Jacana jacana)
Common on watermargins max count 50 in a day
Black-necked Stilt [sp] (Himantopus mexicanus)
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
Pied Lapwing (Vanellus cayanus)
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 4    
25/09/2012 Paraguay river 20    
26/09/2012 boat trip to sao sebastian 2    
Southern Lapwing [sp] (Vanellus chilensis)
Common on watermargins max count 40 in a day
Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris)
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 7    
25/09/2012 short boat rip 1    
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
23 & 24 /09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 1    
Solitary Sandpiper [sp] (Tringa solitaria)
Common on watermargins max count 3 in a day
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia)
Common on watermargins max count3 in a day
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 1    
White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 1    
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
25/09/2012 short boat trip pm 1    
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
26/09/2012 boat trip to sao sebastian 4    
Yellow-billed Tern (Sterna superciliaris)
Common on river max count 50 in a day
Large-billed Tern [sp] (Phaetusa simplex)
Common on river max count 100 in a day,landed at tern breeding colony
Black Skimmer [sp] (Rynchops niger)
Common on rivers max count 300 in a day
Feral Pigeon (Columba livia 'feral')
Common  in towns  
Picazuro Pigeon [sp] (Patagioenas picazuro)
Common up to 40 per day
Pale-vented Pigeon [sp] (Patagioenas cayennensis)
Common up tp to 10 per day
Eared Dove [sp] (Zenaida auriculata)
Daily max 2
Ruddy Ground Dove [sp] (Columbina talpacoti)
Daily 30 max
Picui Ground Dove [sp] (Columbina picui)
27-30/09/2012 Daily max 300
Scaled Dove [sp] (Columbina squammata)
26- 30/09/2012 10 per day
Blue Ground Dove (Claravis pretiosa)
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 1    
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 1    
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safari 1    
Long-tailed Ground Dove [sp] (Uropelia campestris)
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
28/09/2012 13:30 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 10    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 10    
White-tipped Dove [sp] (Leptotila verreauxi)
Up to 10 in a day
Grey-fronted Dove [sp] (Leptotila rufaxilla)
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 10    
Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
Fairly common ,daily,10 max per day
Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloropterus)
28/09/2012 Drive out of Sao Sebastian 2    
Blue-headed Macaw (Primolius couloni)
22/09/2012 Drive Ciuaba to Cacares 2    
Yellow-collared Macaw (Primolius auricollis)
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 2    
27/09/2012 Safari around Sao Sebastian 1    
White-eyed Parakeet [sp] (Aratinga leucophthalmus)
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
27/09/2012 Safari around Sao Sebastian 2    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 2    
28/09/2012 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 2    
Peach-fronted Parakeet (Aratinga aurea)
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 10    
27/09/2012 Safaris around Sao Sebastian 30    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 10    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 100    
30/09/2012 Pousse Allegre early drive ,Rio Clara, 50    
Nanday Parakeet (Nandayus nenday)
25/09/2012 houseboat safari ranch 20    
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 20    
26/09/2012 sao sebastian 10    
30/09/2012 Rio Clara 50    
Monk Parakeet [sp] (Myiopsitta monachus)
Common daily max count 500 near Sao sebastian ranch
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet [sp] (Brotogeris chiriri)
Common daily max count 200 near Sao sebastian ranch
Golden-winged Parakeet [sp] (Brotogeris chrysopterus)
27/09/2012 Safari around Sao Sebastian 8    
Blue-headed Parrot [sp] (Pionus menstruus)
22/09/2012 aero vip hotel,Cuiaba 1    
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 1    
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 2    
Scaly-headed Parrot [sp] (Pionus maximiliani)
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 2    
Blue-fronted Parrot [sp] (Amazona aestiva)
25/09/2012 07:00 houseboat safari then ranch then short trip pm 2    
Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica)
24/09/2012 06:30 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 10    
25/09/2012 07:00 houseboat safari then ranch then short trip pm 10    
26/09/2012 07:00 local boat trip from houseboat 9    
28/09/2012 07:00 DriveSao Sebastian to Pocone 10    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 10    
30/09/2012 Pousse Allegre early drive,Rio Clara ,return to Cuiaba 4    
Little Cuckoo [sp] (Coccycua minuta)
27/09/2012 Safari around Sao Sebastian 1    
Squirrel Cuckoo [sp] (Piaya cayana)
22/09/2012 Drive Ciuaba to Cacares 1    
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 3    
27/09/2012 Safari around Sao Sebastian 2    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
30/09/2012 Rio Clara 1    
Greater Ani (Crotophaga major)
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 1    
23& 24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 10    
27/09/2012 Safari around Sao Sebastian 6    
28/09/2012 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 4    
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)
Common daily max count 30
Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira)
Common daily max count 60 in a day Sao Sebastin
Great Horned Owl [sp] (Bubo virginianus)
26/09/2012 sao sebastian evening safari 1    
Burrowing Owl [sp] (Athene cunicularia)
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian dusk 1    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 1    
30/09/2012,Rio Clara 2    
Great Potoo [sp] (Nyctibius grandis)
28/09/2012 Pouso Allegre 1    
Common Potoo [sp] (Nyctibius griseus)
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian dusk 1    
Least Nighthawk [sp] (Chordeiles pusillus)
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 1    
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safari 1    
28/09/2012 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 1    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
Band-tailed Nighthawk [sp] (Nyctiprogne leucopyga)
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 50    
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 100    
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 1    
27/09/2012 Safari around Sao Sebastian,dusk 1    
28/09/2012 Pouso Allegre late pm 1    
Nacunda Nighthawk [sp] (Podager nacunda)
26/09/2012 Sao Sebastin evening safari dusk 5    
Pauraque [sp] (Nyctidromus albicollis)
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian dusk 1    
28/09/2012 Pouso Allegre 3    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 4    
Ladder-tailed Nightjar [sp] (Hydropsalis climacocerca)
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian,dusk 1    
Planalto Hermit (Phaethornis pretrei)
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 1    
Swallow-tailed Hummingbird [sp] (Eupetomena macroura)
26/09/2012 boat trip from houseboat 2    
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safari 1    
Black-throated Mango (Anthracothorax nigricollis)
26/09/2012 07:00 local boat trip from houseboat 2    
Glittering-bellied Emerald [sp] (Chlorostilbon aureoventris)
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 10    
Fork-tailed Woodnymph [sp] (Thalurania furcata)
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 1    
Gilded Hummingbird (Hylocharis chrysura)
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 1    
Glittering-throated Emerald [sp] (Amazilia fimbriata)
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 3    
Blue-crowned Trogon [sp] (Trogon curucui)
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 3    
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (Chloroceryle inda)
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
25/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 2    
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 2    
Green Kingfisher [sp] (Chloroceryle americana)
22-26/09/2012 on boat trips 6 per day   
28/09/2012 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 1    
Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona)
22-26 /09/2012 on boat trips 10 per day   
Ringed Kingfisher [sp] (Megaceryle torquata)
22-26/09/2012 on boat trips up to 30 per day 
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safari 1    
30/09/2012 Rio Clara 1    
Rufous-tailed Jacamar [sp] (Galbula ruficauda)
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
26/09/2012 sao sebastian evening safari 1    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 1    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
White-eared Puffbird [sp] (Nystalus chacuru)
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 2 on fenceposts   
Black-fronted Nunbird [sp] (Monasa nigrifrons)
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 7    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
Chestnut-eared Aracari [sp] (Pteroglossus castanotis)
Fairly common 2 per day
Toco Toucan [sp] (Ramphastos toco)
Daily up to 6 perday
White Woodpecker (Melanerpes candidus)
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safari 2    
Little Woodpecker [sp] (Veniliornis passerinus)
23/09/2012 ,24/09/2012 ,27/09/2012 ,29/09/2012 singles
Golden-green Woodpecker [sp] (Piculus chrysochloros)
23& 24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 1    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
Green-barred Woodpecker [sp] (Colaptes melanochloros)
28/09/2012 Pouso Allegre on porch 1    
Campo Flicker [sp] (Colaptes campestris)
26/09/2012 sao sebastian ranch 7    
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safari 2    
28/09/2012 Sao Sebastian 2    
Pale-crested Woodpecker [sp] (Celeus lugubris)
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safari 2    
Lineated Woodpecker [sp] (Dryocopus lineatus)
23/09/2012 06:30 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 1    
27/09/2012 Safaris around Sao Sebastian dawn ,dusk late am 1    
28/09/2012 13:30 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 1    
Crimson-crested Woodpecker [sp] (Campephilus melanoleucos)
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
Pale-legged Hornero [sp] (Furnarius leucopus)
22/09/2012 Drive Ciuaba to Cacares 3    
23& 24 /09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 10    
25/09/2012 Houseboat ranch 1    
26 & 27/09/2012 12:00 Sao Sebastian 1    
Rufous Hornero [sp] (Furnarius rufus)
Common 40 per day
Chotoy Spinetail [sp] (Schoeniophylax phryganophilus)
26/09/2012 07:00 local boat trip from houseboat 1    
Rusty-backed Spinetail [sp] (Cranioleuca vulpina)
28/09/2012 Transpantaneira 4    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
Yellow-chinned Spinetail [sp] (Certhiaxis cinnamomeus)
Single birds per day
Greater Thornbird (Phacellodomus ruber)
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
Grey-crested Cacholote (Pseudoseisura unirufa)
2 per day
Olivaceous Woodcreeper [sp] (Sittasomus griseicapillus)
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
Great Rufous Woodcreeper [sp] (Xiphocolaptes major)
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian 1    
28/09/2012 Sao Sebastian to Pocone 1    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 2    
Buff-throated Woodcreeper [sp] (Xiphorhynchus guttatus)
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper [sp] (Lepidocolaptes angustirostris)
26/09/2012 Sao Sebastian evening safari 2    
Red-billed Scythebill [sp] (Campylorhamphus trochilirostris)
30/09/2012 Pousse Allegre 1  , 200m from ranch on approach road  
Great Antshrike [sp] (Taraba major)
23-25/09/2012 06:30 from boat trips 2 per day
Forest Elaenia [sp] (Myiopagis gaimardii)
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
Grey Elaenia [sp] (Myiopagis caniceps)
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 1    
Southern Beardless-tyrannulet [sp] (Camptostoma obsoletum)
25/09/2012 houseboat ranch 2    
Campo Suiriri (Suiriri suiriri affinis)
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1     
Common Tody-flycatcher [sp] (Todirostrum cinereum)
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 1    
25/09/2012 short boat trip pm 2    
Vermilion Flycatcher [sp] (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 1    
26-29/09/2012 single birds Sao Sebastian & Pousso Allegre
Black-backed Water-tyrant (Fluvicola albiventer)
23 & 24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 10    
25/09/2012 short boat trip pm 4    
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 1    
28/09/2012 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 1    
White-headed Marsh-tyrant (Arundinicola leucocephala)
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 1    
27/09/2012 Safari around Sao Sebastian 1
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 1    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
White-rumped Monjita (Xolmis velatus)
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
26/09/2012 sao sebastian evening safari 6    
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safaris 20    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 20    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 2    
30/09/2012 Rio Clara 6    
Cattle Tyrant [sp] (Machetornis rixosa)
Very common
Rusty-margined Flycatcher [sp] (Myiozetetes cayanensis)
25/09/2012 houseboat safari then ranch then short trip pm 2    
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 2    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 2    
Great Kiskadee [sp] (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Up to 50 per day
Lesser Kiskadee [sp] (Philohydor lictor)
23 & 24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 6    
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 2    
Streaked Flycatcher [sp] (Myiodynastes maculatus)
26& 27 /09/2012 Sao Sebastian 2   3    
White-throated Kingbird (Tyrannus albogularis)
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 6    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Up to 50 per day
Fork-tailed Flycatcher [sp] (Tyrannus savana)
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 4    
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 1    
26/09/2012 sao sebastian evening safari 5    
27/09/2012 Safari around Sao Sebastian 1    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 1    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
Brown-crested Flycatcher [sp] (Myiarchus tyrannulus)
22/09/2012 07:15 aero vip hotel, Cuiaba 2    
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 1    
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
Black-crowned Tityra [sp] (Tityra inquisitor)
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 2    
White-winged Swallow (Tachycineta albiventer)
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 10    
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 100    
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 50    
White-rumped Swallow (Tachycineta leucorrhoa)
22/09/2012 07:15 aero vip hotel,Cuiaba 1    
22/09/2012 Drive Ciuaba to Cacares 6    
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 10    
Purple Martin [sp] (Progne subis)
27/09/2012 Safari Sao Sebastian 4    
Grey-breasted Martin [sp] (Progne chalybea)
22/09/2012 07:15 aero vip hotel,Cuiaba 6    
22/09/2012 Drive Ciuaba to Cacares 20    
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 10    
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 300    
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 30    
26/09/2012 boat trip to sao sebastian and evening safari 2    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 4    
Brown-chested Martin [sp] (Progne tapera)
21/09/2012 15:00 brasilia airport 1    
10-20 per day
Southern Rough-winged Swallow [sp] (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
Common up to 300 per day
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
Up to 60 per day
Donacobius [sp] (Donacobius atricapilla)
23 & 24 /09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 50    
25/09/2012 short boat trip pm 5    
28/09/2012 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 10    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 2    
30/09/2012 Rio Clara 4    
White-banded Mockingbird (Mimus triurus)
21/09/2012 15:00 brasilia airport 2    
22/09/2012 aero vip hotel,Cuiaba 2    
22/09/2012 Drive Ciuaba to Cacares 2    
28/09/2012 07:00 DriveSao Sebastian to Pocone 2    
30/09/2012 Pousse Allegre early drive,Rio Clara ,return to Cuiaba 1    
Chalk-browed Mockingbird [sp] (Mimus saturninus)
26/09/2012 boat trip to sao sebastian and evening safari 4    
27/09/2012 Safaris around Sao Sebastian 2    
28/09/2012 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 4    
30/09/2012,Rio Clara 1    
Pale-breasted Thrush [sp] (Turdus leucomelas)
23 & 24/09/2012 06:30 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
Rufous-bellied Thrush [sp] (Turdus rufiventris)
25/09/2012 07:00 houseboat safari then ranch then short trip pm 2    
26/09/2012 12:00 boat trip to sao sebastian and evening safari 4    
27/09/2012 Safaris around Sao Sebastian dawn ,dusk late am 2    
28/09/2012 Pouso Allegre 1    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 4    
30/09/2012 Pousse Allegre 2    
Tropical Gnatcatcher [sp] (Polioptila plumbea)
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
Masked Gnatcatcher [sp] (Polioptila dumicola)
27/09/2012 Safaris around Sao Sebastian 2    
Purplish Jay (Cyanocorax cyanomelas)
22/09/2012 aero vip hotel,Cuiaba 2    
27/09/2012 Safaris around Sao Sebastian 3    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 3    
28/09/2012 13:30 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 3    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 20    
30/09/2012 Pousse Allegre 5    
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
Common around buildings    
Bananaquit [sp] (Coereba flaveola)
22/09/2012 07:15 aero vip hotel,Cuiaba 2    
Hepatic Tanager [sp] (Piranga flava)
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 1    
26/09/2012 boat trip to sao sebastian and evening safari 1    
27/09/2012 Safaris around 1    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 1    
Silver-beaked Tanager [sp] (Ramphocelus carbo)
Common up to 30 per day 20    
Sayaca Tanager [sp] (Thraupis sayaca)
22/09/2012 07:15 aero vip hotel, Cuiaba 2    
22/09/2012 Drive Ciuaba to Cacares 2    
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
25/09/2012 houseboat safari then ranch then short trip pm 2    
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 6    
26/09/2012 sao sebastian 2    
27/09/2012 Safaris around Sao Sebastian 2    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 2    
Palm Tanager [sp] (Thraupis palmarum)
25 & 26 & 27 09/2012 07:00 local boat trip from houseboat 2    
Red-crested Finch [sp] (Coryphospingus cucullatus)
27/09/2012 Safari around Sao Sebastian dusk 2    
Blue-black Grassquit [sp] (Volatinia jacarina)
22/09/2012 Drive Ciuaba to Cacares 2    
Rusty-collared Seedeater [sp] (Sporophila collaris)
27/09/2012 Safari around Sao Sebastian dawn 1    
Double-collared Seedeater [sp] (Sporophila caerulescens)
22/09/2012 07:15 aero vip hotel,Cuiaba 1    
27/09/2012 Safari around Sao Sebastian 2    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 2    
Chestnut-bellied Seed-finch [sp] (Oryzoborus angolensis)
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 2    
Saffron Finch [sp] (Sicalis flaveola)
Very common rurally up to 200 in flocks
Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata)
25& 26/09/2012 houseboat 2    
26/09/2012 sao sebastian 50    
27/09/2012 Safari around Sao Sebastian 20    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 6    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
Yellow-billed Cardinal [sp] (Paroaria capitata)
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 10    
23-26/09/2012 06:30 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 100    
28/09/2012 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 10    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 200    
30/09/2012 Pousse Allegre 20    
Rufous-collared Sparrow [sp] (Zonotrichia capensis)
27 & 28 /09/2012 Sao Sebastian ranch 10    
Greyish Saltator [sp] (Saltator coerulescens)
22/09/2012 aero vip hotel,Cuiaba 1    
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 1    
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 4    
26/09/2012 sao sebastian evening safari 2    
27/09/2012 Safaris around Sao Sebastian 1    
28/09/2012 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 1    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 2    
Black-throated Grosbeak (Saltator fuliginosus)
25/09/2012 07:00 houseboat safari then ranch then short trip pm 1    
Unicolored Blackbird [sp] (Agelasticus cyanopus)
23 – 28 /09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 20    
Bay-winged Cowbird [sp] (Molothrus badius)
26 - 29/09/2012 20 per day
Shiny Cowbird [sp] (Molothrus bonariensis)
22/09/2012 Drive Ciuaba to Cacares 10    
25/09/2012 houseboat ranch 2    
26/09/2012 sao sebastian evening safari 2    
27/09/2012 Safaris around Sao Sebastian 6    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 2    
Giant Cowbird [sp] (Molothrus oryzivorus)
28/09/2012 Pouso Allegre 1    
Epaulet Oriole [sp] (Icterus cayanensis)
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 4    
27/09/2012 Safaris around Sao Sebastian 6    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 20    
Orange-backed Troupial [sp] (Icterus croconotus)
23 & 24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 3    
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 1    
26/09/2012 sao sebastian and evening safari 1    
27/09/2012 Safari around Sao Sebastian 2    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 2    
Yellow-rumped Cacique [sp] (Cacicus cela)
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 2    
23 & 24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 20    
25/09/2012 houseboat short BOAT trip pm 4    
26/09/2012 sao sebastian safari 4    
27/09/2012 Safaris around Sao Sebastian 2    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 2    
Solitary Cacique (Cacicus solitarius)
24/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 20    
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 1    
27/09/2012 Safaris around Sao Sebastian 2    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 1    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 10    
Crested Oropendola [sp] (Psarocolius decumanus)
22/09/2012 Cacares canoe trip to Houseboat on Paraguay river 2    
23/09/2012 Return trip from Houseboat to Taiama reserve 2    
26/09/2012 sao sebastian safari 1    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 1    
28/09/2012 Pocone to Pouso Allegre 1    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 10    
Chopi Blackbird [sp] (Gnorimopsar chopi)
20 per day

Total 210 species

Mammal list

Six-banded Armadillo (Euphractus sexcinctus)
26-28/09/2012 Sao Sebastian 1- 3 seen on ranch     1    
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1    
Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safari 1   distant view at dusk 
Southern Tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla)
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 1 very tame ,this Anteater got up on hind legs and boxing pose   
Pantanal (Black-tailed) Marmoset (Callithrix melanura)
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safari 1    
28/09/2012 Sao Sebastian border leaving for pocone 2    
Tufted Capuchin (Cebus apella)
29/09/2012 Pousso Allegre 2    
Black Howler (Alouatta caraya)
22/09/2012 Boat trip Cacares to Houseboat 5    
23& 24/09/2012 All day return trip to Taiama nature reserve 2    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 1    
Tapeti (Sylvilagus brasiliensis)
28/09/2012 Pousso Allegre t evening safari 1    
29/09/2012 Pousso allegre 1    
Proboscis Bat (Rhynchonycteris naso)
23/09/2012 All day return trip to Taiama nature reserve 10 camoflaged on tree stump   
Greater Bulldog Bat (Noctilio leporinus)
22/09/2012 Boat trip Cacares to Houseboat 10    
23 & 24/09/2012 All day return trip to Taiama nature reserve 100,dusk over river    
Jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi)
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 1 crossed main road infront of us.   
Jaguar (Panthera onca)
24/09/2012 All day return trip to Taiama nature reserve 2 male and female total time 40 mins   
Crab-eating Fox (Cerdocyon thous)
26/09/2012 Sao Sebastian plus evening safari 1    
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safari 5    
28/09/2012 Pousso Allegre evening safari 1    
29/09/2012 pousso allegre 15    
Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 1 ,while opening a gate stood by fence   
Neotropical River Otter (Lontra longicaudis)
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 1    
Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
22/09/2012 Boat trip Cacares to Houseboat 2    
23/09/2012 All day return trip to Taiama nature reserve 7    
25/09/2012, boat trip pm 3    
26/09/2012 local boat trip from houseboat 3    
South American Coati (Nasua nasua)
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safari 12    
28/09/2012 Pousso Allegre evening safari 10    
28/09/2012 Sao Sebastian 10    
29/09/2012 Pousso allegre 30    
Crab-eating Raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus)
26/09/2012 Sao Sebastian evening safari 1    
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safaris 4    
South American Tapir (Tapris terrestris)
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safari 1  in backyard  
28/09/2012 Pousso Allegre evening safari 4    
29/09/2012 Pousso allegre 2    
Collared Peccary (Tayassu tajacu)
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safari 12    
Marsh Deer (Blastocerus dichotomus)
29/09/2012 Pousso allegre 2,very large deer    
South American Red Brocket (Mazama americana)
26/09/2012 Sao Sebastian evening safari 5    
28/09/2012 Pousso Allegre evening safari 2    
South American Brown Brocket (Mazama gouazoubira)
28/09/2012 Pousso Allegre evening safari 2    
29/09/2012 pousso allegre 8    
Pampas Deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus)
26/09/2012 Sao Sebastian evening safari 1    
27/09/2012 Sao Sebastian safaris 10    
28/09/2012 Drive Pocone to Pousso Allegre 5    
28/09/2012 Drive Sao Sebastian to Pocone 5    
Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
Up to 80 daily normally at waer margins in family groups

Also
Tagu lizard.Pousso Allegre
Red footed tortoise.Pousso Allegre
Green Iguana.2-3 most days by river
Yacare cayman.Up to 100 each day by river