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Foz Tropicana Bird Park tour
Brazilian Side of the Iguaz˙ Falls
 
colorful bird in iguazu
birds in the bird park iguzua
big bird in iguazu park

red bird in park iguazu

fantastic birds in iguazu bird park

colourful parrots at iguazu

mackaw parrot in iguazu

If you enjoy seeing the most exotic and magnificent bird species with outstanding close up opportunities in a natural environment, then you will definitely love the visit to Foz Tropicana Bird Park.

The Foz Tropicana is a World-Class Bird Park located just meters away from the main entrance to the Parque Nacional do Iguašu (Brazilian side of the falls) and it is the most important bird preservation park in Latin America. You will have the chance to come into very close contact with many rare and colorful birds in large naturally landscaped walkthrough aviaries within a beautiful Atlantic Rain Forest natural environment. The Bird Park covers an area of 16 hectares; however, only 5 hectares are so far developed, the rest is presently kept as a conservation area.

This tour will allow you to get acquainted with and admire more than 150 different species from all around the world, one third of them in danger of extinction. You will follow an approximately 1 mile (1500 meters) path which winds through the forest and large walkthrough aviaries.

Expect colorful birds flying and passing above your head, and friendly Toco toucans.

In addition you will also admire Caiman Crocodiles, Boa Constrictors, Marmosets monkeys and Butterflies. There are 25 species of butterflies which coexist in the same environment with humming birds, which can only find in the American Continent. There are many species of humming birds, Brazil has 80 of them. They are the only birds which can fly in all directions including sideways, backwards and upside-down. While hovering, the wing beat rate in smaller humming birds averages 70 - 80 wing beats per second. Their heart beats over 1000 times per minute during aggressive encounters with other humming birds. Humming birds' principle source of energy is plant nectar, and the major protein intake comes from arthropods (small insects and spiders). Before the introduction of the humming birds, spiders were a great problem in the butterfly house. They spun webs in every corner and caught the butterflies in large numbers. Two humming birds were introduced and proceeded to destroy the spider population by taking newly hatched spiders out of their webs before they were big enough to become a threat to the butterflies. It proved to be an accidental but very successful example of biological control!

The construction of this bird park had to be carried out carefully in order to prevent any damage to the native forest. The overriding theme of the exhibits was to provide environmental enrichment for the birds by giving them as much space as possible in naturally landscaped aviaries. The Bird Park has more than 900 birds of 150 species. Two thirds of the birds are native South American and the other third were imported subtropical species from other continents.

All birds seen in the Park originate from zoos, breeders authorized by IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment) or rehabilitation centers. The Bird Park does not accept birds of unknown origin. All animals are registered and an annual report is given to the Brazilian Zoological Society and IBAMA.

Duration : 1 hour approximately

Guide : self-guided

Transfer : private vehicle

Includes : transfers + entrance ticket

 
 
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