We visited Brazil’s Pantanal region in 2013, as the country was in a social and construction boom preparing for the World Cup. Fiona Reid guided us to an incredible array of wildlife sightings. Titi MonkeysApparently these are tough to spot.Luckiest Man and Greatest Human.Toco Toucan, Ramphastos tocoThe TranspantaheiraThe main access road to the Pantanal region of Brazil.Getting Around.One of two main vehicles we used to travel in the Pantanal. The other was an open-top jeep particularly useful for night safaris.Always watching...Rose was always searching for the next wildlife encounter.Great Potoo, Myctibius grandisWhen you find a Potoo on your own, you are truly an accomplished birder. I still haven’t found mine. So I guess I have to keep going back!The PantanalThe Pantanal is a wetland wonderland.Jaguar, Panthera oncaGot this shot digiscoping from a boat. I will never again be so lucky shooting photos.Jaguar, Panthera oncaRed-breasted Toucan, Ramphastos dicolorusCapybara, Hydrochaeris hydrochaerisThe largest rodent species in the world.Ringed Kingfisher, Megaceryle torquataThis guy is one big kingfisher. Quite a sight!Black and Gold Howler Monkey, Alouatta carayaThis is the female.Black and Gold Howler Monkey, Alouatta carayaThis is the male.Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticoraxThe very same species we have around here.Giant Otter, Ariranha pteronura brasiliensisI bet his breath stinks.Chestnut-earted Aracari, Pteroglossus castanotisBrown Capuchin, Cebus apellaJabiru, Jabiru mycteriaThe PantanalThe Pantanal.Pale-Crested Woodpecker, Celeus lugubrisManed Wolf, Chrysocyon brachyurusAfter the Pantanal we visited Santuário do Caraça, an active monastery that has been feeding Maned Wolves right on a plaza for many years. Is it good conservation? I don't know for sure, but it certainly was a sight to behold.Bare-faced Curassow, Crax fasciolataNow that’s a lot of hair product.A Marmoset!Our first primate sighting, in the heart of Quiaba City Park.Blue-winged Parrotlet, Forpus xanthopterygiusBat Falcon, Falco rufigularisLook at that Face!We saw him crossing the road, and helped him to the other side. Good luck to you my man!Black Skimmer, Rynchops nigerBlackish Rail, Pardirallus nigricansBlue Dacnis, Dacnis cayanaCampo Flicker, Colaptes campestrisCapped Heron, Pilherodius pileatusHyacinth Macaw, Anodorhynchus hyacinthinusMonk Parakeet, Myiopsitta monachusNacunda Nighthawk, Podager nacundaRose's Favorite PhoneStrategic Bird WatchingRose knows to look the other way, just in case.Maguari Stork, Ciconia maguariRookeryLarge-billed Tern, Phaetusa simplexOrange-backed Troupial, Icterus croconotusLooked a bit more yellow than orange to me.Rufescent Tiger Heron, Tigrisoma lineatumScarlet-headed Blackbird, Amblyramphus holosericeusI think this guy one-ups our Yellow-headed Blackbirds.Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper, Lochmias nematuraSouthern Crested Caracara, Caracara plancusWood Stork, Myceteria americanaWhat a smile!Vermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinusViolaceous Trogon, Trogon violaceusIf you find this hat call Rose.Jaguar TracksI guess this was a great lunch spot for more species than ours!There he is!Where's he going?What??OMG!!!OMG OMG OMG!!!!Sunbittern, Eurypyga heliasSunbitterns at sunset.