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Mirante do Gavião Amazon Lodge

-2.61863 , -60.94997

Brazil

Mirante do Gavião Lodge is the new hotspot for birdwatching on the Negro River. The lodge offers several itineraries that cover the main habitats where endemic, rare or typical birds of the region can be found, such as terra firme forest, igapó forest, white-sand forest and riverine islands. You will be located on the banks of a river where great naturalists passed, such as Alfred Russel Wallace and Henry Walter Bates.

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Coordinates were set by Arthur Gomes : -2.6186/-60.9500 (2022-05-09 12:43:31 )

Site name was set by Arthur Gomes as "Mirante Do Gavião Amazon Lodge" (2022-05-09 12:43:31 )

Edited by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) on 2022-05-09 20:13:11
Mirante do Gavião Lodge is the new hotspot for birdwatching on the Negro River. The lodge offers several itineraries that cover the main habitats where endemic, rare or typical birds of the region can be found, such as terra firme forest, igapó forest, white-sand forest and riverine islands. You will be located on the banks of a river where great naturalists passed, such as Alfred Russel Wallace and Henry Walter Bates.
Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2022-05-09 14:12:43
Mirante do Gavião Gavião Lodge is the new hotspot for bird watching birdwatching on the Negro River. The lodge offers several itineraries that cover the main habitats where endemic, rare or typical birds of the region can be found, such as terra firme forest, igapó forest, white-sand forest and riverine islands. You will be located on the banks of a river where great naturalists passed, such as Alfred Russel Wallace and Henry Walter Bates.
Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2022-05-09 13:56:03
Mirante do Gavião is the new hotspot for bird watching on the Negro River. The lodge offers several itineraries that cover the main habitats where endemic, rare or typical birds of the region can be found, such as terra firme forest, igapó forest, white-sand forest and riverine islands. You will be located on the banks of a river where great naturalists passed, such as Alfred Russel Wallace and Henry Walter Bates.

List up to ca. 25 species that:
• have a limited distribution range and/or are rare on a global level
• are most sought-after by birdwatchers at this site
• and are relatively easy to see at this site (year-round or seasonally)

Lafresnaye's Piculet (Picumnus lafresnayi)
Festive Parrot (Amazona festiva)
Amazonian Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus ornatus)
Amazonian Tyrannulet (Inezia subflava)
Turquoise Tanager (Tangara mexicana)

Turquoise Tanager (Tangara mexicana) was added by Arthur Gomes (2022-05-09 13:59:40)

Amazonian Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus ornatus) was added by Arthur Gomes (2022-05-09 13:56:48)

Festive Parrot (Amazona festiva) was added by Arthur Gomes (2022-05-09 13:56:39)

Amazonian Tyrannulet (Inezia subflava) was added by Arthur Gomes (2022-05-09 13:56:29)

Lafresnaye's Piculet (Picumnus lafresnayi) was added by Arthur Gomes (2022-05-09 13:56:19)

The best time to observe birds at Mirante do Gavião Lodge is during the dry season (from May to September). Watching birds at dawn will allow the sighting of several species, which become more difficult to see as the day goes down. However, even spending the whole day at the hotel you will be able to observe several species in different habitats. We recommend starting the day in one of the observation towers. As the number of species recorded takes time to continue to rise, you can walk around the hotel and head to the pier.

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Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2022-05-09 14:12
The best time to observe birds at Mirante do Gavião Lodge is during the dry season (from May to September). Watching birds at dawn will allow the sighting of several species, which become more difficult to see as the day goes down. However, even spending the whole day at the hotel you will be able to observe several species in different habitats. We recommend starting the day in one of the observation towers. As the number of species recorded takes time to continue to rise, you can walk around the hotel and head to the pier.
Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2022-05-09 12:48
The best time to observe birds at Mirante do Gavião is during the dry season (from May to September). Watching birds at dawn will allow the sighting of several species, which become more difficult to see as the day goes down. However, even spending the whole day at the hotel you will be able to observe several species in different habitats. We recommend starting the day in one of the observation towers. As the number of species recorded takes time to continue to rise, you can walk around the hotel and head to the pier.

You can reach Mirante do Gavião Lodge in two ways: hiring an air taxi in Manaus or traveling by car. The air taxi is much more expensive, but it allows for an incredible view of the Anavilhanas archipelago. Transport by car or van is much more usual. It takes a three-hour journey from Manaus to Novo Airão, through a road that has beautiful views of areas with moriche palms. The hotel itself offers a transfer service.

There is a third, less usual option, which is arrival via boat. For this we recommend contacting the hotel reception for more information.

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Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2022-05-09 14:13
You can reach Mirante do Gavião Lodge in two ways: hiring an air taxi in Manaus or traveling by car. The air taxi is much more expensive, but it allows for an incredible view of the Anavilhanas archipelago. Transport by car or van is much more usual. It takes a three-hour journey from Manaus to Novo Airão, through a road that has beautiful views of areas with moriche palms. The hotel itself offers a transfer service.service. There is a third, less usual option, which is arrival via boat. For this we recommend contacting the hotel reception for more information.
Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2022-05-09 12:50
You can reach Mirante do Gavião in two ways: hiring an air taxi in Manaus or traveling by car. The air taxi is much more expensive, but it allows for an incredible view of the Anavilhanas archipelago. Transport by car or van is much more usual. It takes a three-hour journey from Manaus to Novo Airão, through a road that has beautiful views of areas with moriche palms. The hotel itself offers a transfer service.

The Mirante do Gavião Lodge can be accessed through the main entrance and the pier. Next to the main entrance there is a reception where you can get your room keys and ask questions about the services available. Arrival via the pier is usually for people arriving by plane or boat. Most birdwatching trips leave from the pier. Next to the pier there is the Camu-camu restaurant, where you can have a meal or even fill your water bottle. There are also restrooms available next to the restaurant.

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Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2022-05-09 12:58
The Mirante do Gavião Lodge can be accessed through the main entrance and the pier. Next to the main entrance there is a reception where you can get your room keys and ask questions about the services available. Arrival via the pier is usually for people arriving by plane or boat. Most birdwatching trips leave from the pier. Next to the pier there is the Camu-camu restaurant, where you can have a meal or even fill your water bottle. There are also restrooms available next to the restaurant.

In the vicinity of the hotel you can see brown-throated sloths, tucuxis (a species of freshwater dolphin), frogs (mainly snouted treefrogs), iguanas, a good variety of fish that swim near the pier, arboreal tarantulas (such as Brick-red Pink Toe), dwarf geckos and many other animals!

From the hotel itself you can enjoy the view of the Rio Negro and the islands of the Anavilhanas archipelago. A great recommendation is to watch the sunset from one of the towers or from the pier itself.

The hotel offers several other activities, including a games room with billiards, decks, foosball and hammocks for resting. You can take a kayak from the pier whenever you want and paddle down the Rio Negro. It's a great way to observe aquatic animals up close, such as terns and tucuxis.

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Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2022-05-09 13:29
In the vicinity of the hotel you can see brown-throated sloths, tucuxis (a species of freshwater dolphin), frogs (mainly snouted treefrogs), iguanas, a good variety of fish that swim near the pier, arboreal tarantulas (such as Brick-red Pink Toe), dwarf geckos and many other animals! From the hotel itself you can enjoy the view of the Rio Negro and the islands of the Anavilhanas archipelago. A great recommendation is to watch the sunset from one of the towers or from the pier itself. The hotel offers several other activities, including a games room with billiards, decks, foosball and hammocks for resting. You can take a kayak from the pier whenever you want and paddle down the Rio Negro. It's a great way to observe aquatic animals up close, such as terns and tucuxis.
Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2022-05-09 13:09
In the vicinity of the hotel you can see brown-throated sloths, tucuxis (a species of freshwater dolphin), frogs (mainly snouted treefrogs), a good variety of fish that swim near the pier, arboreal tarantulas (such as Brick-red Pink Toe), dwarf geckos and many other animals! From the hotel itself you can enjoy the view of the Rio Negro and the islands of the Anavilhanas archipelago. A great recommendation is to watch the sunset from one of the towers or from the pier itself. The hotel offers several other activities, including a games room with billiards, decks, foosball and hammocks for resting. You can take a kayak from the pier whenever you want and paddle down the Rio Negro. It's a great way to observe aquatic animals up close, such as terns and tucuxis.

At the reception you can find out about all the possibilities of tours that can be done. There they will also recommend other places to visit close by. The hotel works with many other types of visitation, such as the petroglyphs of the Jaú River, visits to riverside and indigenous communities and visits to the ruins of Airão Velho.

The hotel has two observation towers. One tower is located in the central part of the hotel and another on one of the sides, above some rooms. The tower above the rooms has a great view of the treetops, including some that during the fruiting period attract various frugivorous species.

The hotel has three types of accommodation: premium, luxury and tree house. Both in the accommodation and in the immediate vicinity of the hotel there are restrooms available. See their website or their Facebook page for more info.

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Edited by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) on 2022-05-09 20:20
At the reception you can find out about all the possibilities of tours that can be done. There they will also recommend other places to visit close by. The hotel works with many other types of visitation, such as the petroglyphs of the Jaú River, visits to riverside and indigenous communities and visits to the ruins of Airão Velho. The hotel has two observation towers. One tower is located in the central part of the hotel and another on one of the sides, above some rooms. The tower above the rooms has a great view of the treetops, including some that during the fruiting period attract various frugivorous species. The hotel has three types of accommodation: premium, luxury and tree house. Both in the accommodation and in the immediate vicinity of the hotel there are restrooms available. See their website website or their Facebook page for more info.
Edited by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) on 2022-05-09 20:12
At the reception you can find out about all the possibilities of tours that can be done. There they will also recommend other places to visit close by. The hotel works with many other types of visitation, such as the petroglyphs of the Jaú River, visits to riverside and indigenous communities and visits to the ruins of Airão Velho. The hotel has two observation towers. One tower is located in the central part of the hotel and another on one of the sides, above some rooms. The tower above the rooms has a great view of the treetops, including some that during the fruiting period attract various frugivorous species. The hotel has three types of accommodation: premium, luxury and tree house. Both in the accommodation and in the immediate vicinity of the hotel there are restrooms available. See their website for more info.
Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2022-05-09 13:43
At the reception you can find out about all the possibilities of tours that can be done. There they will also recommend other places to visit close by. The hotel works with many other types of visitation, such as the petroglyphs of the Jaú River, visits to riverside and indigenous communities and visits to the ruins of Airão Velho. The hotel has two observation towers. One tower is located in the central part of the hotel and another on one of the sides, above some rooms. The tower above the rooms has a great view of the treetops, including some that during the fruiting period attract various frugivorous species. The hotel has three types of accommodation: premium, luxury and tree house. Both in the accommodation and in the immediate vicinity of the hotel there are restrooms available.
Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2022-05-09 13:28
At the reception you can find out about all the possibilities of tours that can be done. There they will also recommend other places to visit close by. The hotel works with many other types of visitation, such as the petroglyphs of the Jaú River, visits to riverside and indigenous communities and visits to the ruins of Airão Velho.

Mirante do Gavião Lodge has a 24-hour security team. The staff patrols the hotel's surroundings to ensure guests' safety. On routes made with boats, life jackets and trained professionals are available to deal with any risk that may occur.

As it is located on the banks of a black water river, the pH does not allow the proliferation of mosquitoes. Even so, insect poison is available in the rooms that can be used if necessary. The hotel also provides snake gaiters to be used during the trails.

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Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2022-05-09 14:14
Mirante do Gavião Lodge has a 24-hour security team. The staff patrols the hotel's surroundings to ensure guests' safety. On routes made with boats, life jackets and trained professionals are available to deal with any risk that may occur. As it is located on the banks of a black water river, the pH does not allow the proliferation of mosquitoes. Even so, insect poison is available in the rooms that can be used if necessary. The hotel also provides snake gaiters to be used during the trails.
Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2022-05-09 13:51
Mirante do Gavião has a 24-hour security team. The staff patrols the hotel's surroundings to ensure guests' safety. On routes made with boats, life jackets and trained professionals are available to deal with any risk that may occur. As it is located on the banks of a black water river, the pH does not allow the proliferation of mosquitoes. Even so, insect poison is available in the rooms that can be used if necessary. The hotel also provides snake gaiters to be used during the trails.
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