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Birds & Wildlife of Brazil’s Pantanal Wetlands
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Members & guests–free. To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the event, registered attendees will receive a confirmation email with a link to join via Zoom.
Brazil’s Pantanal is home to both an enormous diversity of birds and one of the densest concentrations of large mammals anywhere in the Americas. Although it is often considered to be the world’s largest wetland, it is in reality a vast mosaic of wetlands, grassland, and lush forest.
In 2019, Josh Engel led a two-week birding tour of the Pantanal, along with Iguaçu Falls and the unique tropical savannah of the Cerrado. His Red Hill Birding group tallied 340 bird species (including top five favorites Hyacinth Macaw, Pale-crested Woodpecker, Agami Heron, Helmeted Manakin, and a tie between Sunbittern and Guira Cuckoo) and 22 mammals (including multiple views of Jaguar). Josh will share highlights of that magical experience.
About Josh Engel
Josh Engel developed a passion for birds at a young age growing up along the shore of Lake Michigan. He gradually turned that passion into a career, working on bird-related projects around the globe. After spending 8 years working as an ornithologist at the Field Museum, he founded Red Hill Birding in 2017 to share his passion for birds with others.
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