Birding at Manaus and surroundings, including musa tower and varzea forest, Brazil

Birding Manaus and surroundings, Full Day


Birding at Manaus at the Musa Tower is a full day unforgettable experience, watching birds in and around Manaus at Amazonas State, Brazil. We will leave early, at 5am in the morning going to Adolpho Ducke Botanical Garden. It was established on October 24, 2000 and is located on the edge of the Biological Reserve which has the same name. It has 5 square kilometers of area, spread over a strip of 500 meters wide by 6 km long along the southern border and 4 km along the western edge of the Reserve. The tower of the Musa allows a privileged view above the treetops. It has a firm, stable, wide and safe structure, made of galvanized steel with 42 meters of height. It has capacity to accommodate 15 people and is currently the largest forest in urban area of ​​Manaus. Our Birding Tour at Manaus area include  várzea of Solimões river at Iranduba Town, at riverside Solimões river.

* Covid 19 Protocol. In Brazil, the use of a mask covering the face, nose and mouth is optional, but its use is mandatory in closed environments such as hospitals and clinics. However, if you don’t feel safe, you can use the mask and hygiene with 70% alcohol at any time.

Available: Any Time under request
Privative tour.
Price: Under Request.
We have special prices for groups more than four pax. Please request us.

Our tour goes start at 5:00 am, when we pick you at Urban hotel going to the Musa Tower. We go watching birds at Musa tower until the 9 AM. After, we will go down to breakfast. Following, we go watching birds around of the Botanical Garden. At 11 am, we will have lunch in a restaurant in Manaus.

Birding Manaus on Musa’s Tower – what to watch?

In our Birding Manaus  Musa tower, we can to watch birds such as: Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Greater Yellow-headed Vulture, King Vulture, Gray-headed Kite, Little Chachalaca, Double-toothed Kite, Scarlet Macaw, Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Green-rumped Parrotlet, Red Fan Parrot, Black-tailed Trogon, Black-fronted Nunbird, Ringed Woodpecker, Cream-colored Woodpecker, Striped Woodcreeper, Pompadour Cotinga, Spangled Cotinga, Plum-throated Cotinga, Dull-capped Attila and others. With luck, we can to watch: Crested Eagle, Harpy Eagle and Ornate Hawk-Eagle. For you know which the birds will be possible watching, please click for see Musa Tower Checklist.

Go Birdwatching Manaus includes varzea Specialties

Our birdwatching in Manaus and surroundings includes Varzea Specialties, we will leave at 13:30 p.m in Manaus, cross the bridge over the Negro river, to the Manoel Urbano highway by road that will take us to the city of Iranduba, in the Amazon. Arriving there, we will watch birds in the Várzea de Iranduba, on the banks of the Solimões River, walking around the várzea forest. Let’s explore an area of ​​várzea located near the fluvial port, behind the city. During the flood season, birds can be seen on the floodplain road that borders the Solimões River. There are several private sites with lakes and lagoons in the interior, where you can observe interesting birds from the Várzea environment. On this road there are several private sites and farms with lakes and ponds that form during the flood season (March to May), where we can observe birds observing interesting birds of the Várzea environment. From May, the waters of the river Solimões advance and cross the road not allowing passage. During the dry season (September to February), there are very interesting pasture areas and access to the road is easier on foot or by car. Bird watching Manaus Includes also looking for Specialties birds at Iranduba Varzea.

Bird watching on várzea, near Manaus – What to watch?

For Bird watching on várzea forest on the banks of the Solimões River, near close Manaus, among the species that will be possible to watch are: Capped Heron, Little Blue Heron, Snail Kite, Savanna Hawk, Large-billed Tern, Pale-vented Pigeon, Greater Ani, Striped Cuckoo, Lesser Nighthawk, Spot-breasted Woodpecker, Tui Parakeet, Short-tailed Parrot, Blue-winged Parrotlet, Barred Antshrike, Straight-billed Woodcreeper, Wing-banded Hornero, Lesser Hornero, Yellow-chinned Spinetail, Red-and-white Spinetail, River Tyrannulet, Lesser Kiskadee, Great Kiskadee, Social Flycatcher, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Brown-chested Martin, Black-capped Donacobius, Red-capped Cardinal, Silver-beaked Tanager, Blue-gray Tanager, Orange-fronted Yellow-Finch, Lined Seedeater, Chestnut-bellied Seedeater, Wing-barred Seedeater, Yellow-browed Sparrow, Red-breasted Meadowlark, Oriole Blackbird, Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Yellow-rumped Cacique, Russet-backed Oropendola and many others. For you know which the birds will be possible watching, please click see Iranduba Varzea Checklist.

At 5:00 p.m. we will return to Manaus, ending our birdwatching trip in Manaus and his surroundings. If you plan to spend a full day watching birds in Manaus, so this tour is a fantastic experience in Brazil. For full information, please send us e-mail.

Bird watching in the várzea, near close Manaus