Wildlife in Iguazu Falls

Birds in Iguazu Falls

Iguazu is an amazing place, declared as one of the new 7-wonders of nature and a must-see when you visit Argentina and/or Brazil. But it´s also home of many interesting animals and if you´re a nature lover, it can be interesting for you.  Yes, the Iguazu Falls are located in a region that is rich in wildlife, with a diverse range of flora and fauna. Here are some of the most notable species that can be found in the area:

  1. Jaguars: These majestic big cats can be found in the surrounding forests of Iguazu National Park. While they are elusive and difficult to spot, visitors may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one.
  2. Capybaras: These are the largest rodents in the world, and they are commonly found near the riverbanks in the area. Visitors may see them swimming in the river or lounging on the riverbank.
  3. Coatis: These are small, raccoon-like animals that are commonly seen in the park. They are known for their boldness and may approach visitors in search of food.
  4. Monkeys: There are several species of monkeys in the area, including howler monkeys and capuchin monkeys. Visitors may hear their loud calls echoing through the forest.
  5. Toucans: These colorful birds are known for their large, colorful bills. They can often be seen perched in trees or flying overhead.
  6. Butterflies: There are over 2,000 species of butterflies in the area, making it one of the best places in the world to see these beautiful insects.
  7. Reptiles: The area is home to several species of reptiles, including caimans, iguanas, and snakes.

These are just a few examples of the many species of wildlife that can be found in the Iguazu Falls area. Visitors should be aware that the park has strict rules against feeding or interacting with wildlife, in order to protect both visitors and the animals themselves.

Birds in Iguazu Falls

The Iguazu Falls area is home to a diverse range of bird species, many of which are native to the surrounding forests and wetlands. Some of the most common birds you can find in the area include:

  1. Toucans: These iconic birds are known for their brightly colored bills, which can be seen poking out from the forest canopy. There are several species of toucan that can be found in the Iguazu Falls area, including the chestnut-eared aracari and the toco toucan.
  2. Macaws: These large, colorful parrots can often be seen flying overhead or perched in trees. The Iguazu Falls area is home to several species of macaw, including the blue-and-yellow macaw and the red-and-green macaw.
  3. Hummingbirds: These tiny birds are known for their rapid wingbeats and iridescent plumage. The Iguazu Falls area is home to several species of hummingbird, including the swallow-tailed hummingbird and the white-throated hummingbird.
  4. Parrots: These social birds can often be seen flying in flocks or perched in trees. The Iguazu Falls area is home to several species of parrot, including the dusky-headed parakeet and the monk parakeet.
  5. Kingfishers: These aquatic birds can often be seen perched on branches near rivers and streams. The Iguazu Falls area is home to several species of kingfisher, including the Amazon kingfisher and the ringed kingfisher.
  6. Woodpeckers: These birds are known for their ability to peck holes in trees with their strong beaks. The Iguazu Falls area is home to several species of woodpecker, including the Campo flicker and the white-spotted woodpecker.

 

 

The Birds Park (Parque Das Aves)

Parque das Aves is a bird park located in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, near the entrance to the Iguazu Falls. The park is dedicated to the conservation of bird species from Brazil and other parts of the world.

The park is home to over 150 species of birds, many of which are endangered or threatened in the wild. Visitors can see a variety of colorful birds, including toucans, macaws, parrots, and flamingos. There are also several aviaries that visitors can walk through, allowing them to get up close to the birds.

In addition to birds, the park has several other attractions. There is a butterfly house where visitors can see dozens of species of butterflies and moths. The park also has a small reptile area, where visitors can see snakes, lizards, and other reptiles.

One of the park’s main goals is education, and there are several programs and exhibits designed to teach visitors about the importance of bird conservation. The park also has a breeding program for several endangered bird species, and some of the birds born at the park are released back into the wild.

Parque das Aves is a great place to visit for bird and nature enthusiasts. It offers a unique opportunity to see a variety of bird species up close, and to learn about the importance of conservation efforts.

 

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Ramiro Rodriguez

Ramiro Rodriguez

25 years working in the travel industry, as Sales & Marketing Manager at RipioTurismo. Marketing Manager at Nuevas Ideas Travel Consulting Group. Writer and travel lover.

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