Let’s Go: Discover the Pantanal, Paradise for Birds | Part 2
More than 650 different bird species thrive across the sprawling wetlands of the Pantanal, the most diverse wildlife realm in South America. At 68,000 square miles, the Pantanal is more than 20 times the size of the Everglades. Annie Van Dinther hosts Expedition Leader Fred Tavares on the second installment of a deep dive into Brazil’s vast, verdant marsh to discover more of its abundant birding possibilities. Learn about the wide variety of avifauna found in the world’s largest seasonal floodplain, including macaws, storks, kingfishers, owls, plovers, lapwing, herons, hummingbirds, vultures, various waterbirds, and more. Fred lends insight into the lives and behaviors of these assorted avian species, drawing from his 22 years of experience leading birdwatching trips in the Pantanal. Get expert tips for identifying and differentiating among this enormous diversity of birdlife, including an overview of the winged creatures you're most likely to witness when you explore Brazil’s “Wild Wet” with Nat Hab.
Originally presented May 20, 2021
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