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A few head of cattle mingling with a large concentration of Jabiru Storks and herons on the far edge of a vast marsh along the Transpantaneira Road, Mato Grosso, Brasil, August 2008.


Pantanal in Mato Grosso. This is a 150 km road located 100 km from the city of Cuiaba. This road is an excellent viewing platform to watch the birds. The car can be used as a very efficient blind to approach the birds.

A Marsh Deer grazing on tall grass in an extensive roadside marsh. Transpantaneira Road, Mato Grosso, Brasil, August 2008.


Notable Species

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Birds you can see here include:

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Other Wildlife

Tropical dry forest near Transpantaneira Road, Mato Grosso, Brasil, August 2008. An active Jabiru nest (with an adult and youngsters in it) can be seen in the center of the picture, on the right side of an emergent tree.

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Site Information

The best time to visit is between June and November, the dry season.

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

View of Rio Pixaim near Transpantaneira Road, Mato Grosso, Brasil, August 2008. Boat trips along this river find, besides birds such as the rare Agami Heron, mammals such as monkeys, Brazilian Tapir and Giant River Otters. The Pixaim river in fact is a very long and narrow oxbow lake which connects to Pantanal rivers during the flood season (Nov.-March).

There are lodges along the road with the daily rates around $130 per couple, including 3 daily meals. For less expensive option the hotel La Scala in Pocon� offers rooms for $15 per person, including breakfast.

Contact Details

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External Links

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