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Museu da Amazônia (MUSA)

-3.00458 , -59.94054

Brazil

Manaus is located in the heart of the Amazon, and Museu da Amazônia (MUSA) is the gateway. This place is part of Adolpho Ducke Botanical Garden, which is part of a homonymous reserve that is one of the largest urban fragments in the world. At MUSA you will be able to walk in an Amazonian rainforest on terra firme and have the chance to watch birds of all strata from an observation tower. The observation tower is a popular place for birdwatchers around the world.

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Coordinates were set by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) : -3.0046/-59.9405 (2021-01-17 00:04:08 )

Site name was set by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) as "Museu Da Amazônia (MUSA)" (2021-01-17 00:04:08 )

Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2021-12-27 12:29:31
Manaus is located in the heart of the Amazon, and Museu da Amazônia (MUSA) is the gateway. This place is part of Adolpho Ducke Botanical Garden, which is part of a homonymous reserve that is one of the largest urban fragments in the world. At MUSA you will be able to walk in an Amazonian rainforest on terra firme and have the chance to watch birds of all strata from an observation tower. The observation tower is a popular place for birdwatchers around the world.

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)

Guianan Puffbird (Notharchus macrorhynchos)
Black-spotted Barbet (Capito niger)
Caica Parrot (Pyrilia caica)
Red-fan Parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus)
Black-throated Antshrike (Frederickena viridis)
Brown-bellied Stipplethroat (Epinecrophylla gutturalis)
Black-headed Antbird (Percnostola rufifrons)

Red-fan Parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-12-27 12:36:53)

Black-headed Antbird (Percnostola rufifrons) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-12-27 12:36:22)

Brown-bellied Stipplethroat (Epinecrophylla gutturalis) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-12-27 12:35:56)

Black-spotted Barbet (Capito niger) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-12-27 12:35:12)

Guianan Puffbird (Notharchus macrorhynchos) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-12-27 12:34:53)

Caica Parrot (Pyrilia caica) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-12-27 12:34:39)

Black-throated Antshrike (Frederickena viridis) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-12-27 12:30:32)

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You can easily go to MUSA with a rental car or by hiring a local guide. If you want to go on your own, you can request an Uber to take you there (it will cost around 30 reais). Manaus is not a very safe city, so be careful when choosing how to travel around the city. It is not recommended to travel by bus through Manaus if you are carrying valuable items (such as binoculars, cameras).

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Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2021-12-27 12:59
You can easily go to MUSA with a rental car or by hiring a local guide. If you want to go on your own, you can request an Uber to take you there (it will cost around 30 reais). Manaus is not a very safe city, so be careful when choosing how to travel around the city. It is not recommended to travel by bus through Manaus if you are carrying valuable items (such as binoculars, cameras).
Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2021-12-27 12:50
You can easily go to MUSA with a rental car or by hiring a local guide. If you want to go on your own, you can request an Uber to take you there (it will cost around 30 reais). Manaus is not a very safe city, so be careful when choosing how to travel around the city.

To access MUSA there is a main gate where a guard stands. If you are going to arrive before the opening hours (that is, to observe birds before the sun rises), you must make an appointment in advance so that the watchman will let you into the park. If the watchman is not notified he will not let you in, so I recommend carrying an appointment email on your cell phone. For bird watching there is a cost of 50 reais (updated in December 2021). The park's normal opening hours are from eight in the morning until three in the afternoon.

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Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2021-12-27 13:09
To access MUSA there is a main gate where a guard stands. If you are going to arrive before the opening hours (that is, to observe birds before the sun rises), you must make an appointment in advance so that the watchman will let you into the park. If the watchman is not notified he will not let you in, so I recommend carrying an appointment email on your cell phone. For bird watching there is a cost of 50 reais (updated in December 2021). The park's normal opening hours are from eight in the morning until three in the afternoon.

MUSA presents several exhibitions, some are temporary. Permanent exhibits showcase indigenous artifacts, folk stories and photos of local diversity. There is also an orchidarium where you can see several different species of Amazonian orchids. There is a lake with the largest water lilies (Victoria amazonica), caimans (Caiman crocodilus) and aquatic turtles (Podocnemis), and aquariums with various regional fishs (such Arapaima, Arowana and Tambaqui).

Other forms of life you can see at MUSA are some species of monkeys, such as howler monkeys and squirrel monkeys. This place also attracts people from all over the world for butterfly watching. You can also find several species of frogs and reptiles along the trails.

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• wildlife (apart from birds)
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Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2021-12-27 12:48
MUSA presents several exhibitions, some are temporary. Permanent exhibits showcase indigenous artifacts, folk stories and photos of local diversity. There is also an orchidarium where you can see several different species of Amazonian orchids. There is a lake with the largest water lilies (Victoria amazonica), caimans (Caiman crocodilus) and aquatic turtles (Podocnemis), and aquariums with various regional fishs (such Arapaima, Arowana and Tambaqui). Other forms of life you can see at MUSA are some species of monkeys, such as howler monkeys and squirrel monkeys. This place also attracts people from all over the world for butterfly watching. You can also find several species of frogs and reptiles along the trails.

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or near this site, including:
• information centers / information points
• catering
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• hides and watchtowers
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