The transpantaneira, the road through the northern Pantanal, was  mostly flooded in May. There were hardly any other visitors to the area and we experienced dry, dusty conditions.
The transpantaneira, the road through the northern Pantanal, was mostly flooded in May. There were hardly any other visitors to the area and we experienced dry, dusty conditions.
We saw many mammals crossing the road like this coati.
We saw many mammals crossing the road like this coati.
Capybara were also prevalent.
Capybara were also prevalent.
Azure Gallinule along the roadside.
Azure Gallinule along the roadside.
Chestnut-Eared Aracari
Chestnut-Eared Aracari
Monk Parakeet
Monk Parakeet
White-lipped peccary crossing the transpantaneira.
White-lipped peccary crossing the transpantaneira.
Black-Collared Hawk were fairly common.
Black-Collared Hawk were fairly common.
Toco Toucan having a snack!
Toco Toucan having a snack!
Crossing rickety bridges was common. Close your eyes and hope for the best!
Crossing rickety bridges was common. Close your eyes and hope for the best!
Juvenile Rufescent Tiger Heron
Juvenile Rufescent Tiger Heron
Ringed Kingfisher was loud and common in the water-logged areas.
Ringed Kingfisher was loud and common in the water-logged areas.
Day-roosting Nacunda Nightjar
Day-roosting Nacunda Nightjar
Female Amazon Kingfisher
Female Amazon Kingfisher
Male Amazon Kingfisher
Male Amazon Kingfisher
Sunbittern is one of the most beautiful birds in all of South America.
Sunbittern is one of the most beautiful birds in all of South America.
Greater Rhea
Greater Rhea
Brazilian Tapir crossing.
Brazilian Tapir crossing.
Guira Cuckoo
Guira Cuckoo
Jabiru Storks getting comfortable for the night.
Jabiru Storks getting comfortable for the night.
We encountered Ocelot crossing the road up to five times while birdwatching.
We encountered Ocelot crossing the road up to five times while birdwatching.
Black-Capped Donacobius were common further south in the Pantanal.
Black-Capped Donacobius were common further south in the Pantanal.
Southern Screamer.
Southern Screamer.
Plumbeous Ibis
Plumbeous Ibis
Hyacinth Macaw
Hyacinth Macaw
Pygmy Kingfisher.
Pygmy Kingfisher.
Brown Jacamar.
Brown Jacamar.
Amazonian Antshrike
Amazonian Antshrike
The fish farm at the Jardim Amazonia.
The fish farm at the Jardim Amazonia.
Nunbird were common at the Jardim Amazonia Lodge.
Nunbird were common at the Jardim Amazonia Lodge.
Amazonian White-Tailed Trogon.
Amazonian White-Tailed Trogon.
Red-Shouldered Macaw
Red-Shouldered Macaw
Sunset at the lake along the road the Jardim Amazonia Lodge.
Sunset at the lake along the road the Jardim Amazonia Lodge.
The beautiful and rare Cone-Billed Tanager
The beautiful and rare Cone-Billed Tanager
Pygmy Kingfisher
Pygmy Kingfisher
Day-roosting bat (species unknown)
Day-roosting bat (species unknown)
Two cotinga species one tree! Pompadour Cotinga (left) and Spangled Cotinga (right).
Two cotinga species one tree! Pompadour Cotinga (left) and Spangled Cotinga (right).
Brown Jacamars were conspicuous at the Jardim Amazonia Lodge.
Brown Jacamars were conspicuous at the Jardim Amazonia Lodge.
Collared Trogon.
Collared Trogon.
Blue-Cheeked Jacamar
Blue-Cheeked Jacamar
Burrowing Owls
Burrowing Owls
Black-goggled Tanager
Black-goggled Tanager
Chestnut-Eared Aracari
Chestnut-Eared Aracari