Walking Among Exotic Birds in the Iguazu Rainforest

  • Be next to and take close-up photos of the largest colony of toucans on display in the world

You’re about to enter a one of a kind bird sanctuary, where you’ll find the largest colony of toucans on display in the world, as well as the largest colony of parrots on display in South America, along with another 150 different bird species from Brazil and all around the world, many being endangered.

Located in the midst of the lush tropical rainforest, Foz Tropicana Bird Park is an internationally recognized rescue and preservation center for endangered birds, and it’s among the most important ones in South America. You’ll be side by side with a myriad of exotic birds in the three walk-in aviaries, where you’ll have the opportunity to have an up close and personal experience with amazingly colorful parrots and Toco Toucans, among many other birds that will be right next to you or even flying over your head!

Besides the diversity and rarity of many of its birds, another unique thing about the park is its location. It covers nearly 40 acres (16 hectares) or rainforest, so you’re truly going to be in the middle of nature while walking along the trails!

You’ll find three aviaries along the visiting trail that you can actually walk into with the birds flying all around you. These aviaries provide plenty of freedom for the birds while offering visitors a change to really feel the nature around them without having the typical limitations of steel bars and nets. It’s an environment that offers a truly once in a lifetime experience for those who are passionate bird watchers and avid wildlife photographers!

Aside from experiencing the 150 different species of birds like flamingoes, scarlet ibises, cranes, and harpy eagles, you’ll also be able to observe Caiman crocodiles, anacondas (a type of boa constrictor), and iguanas in the Reptile Refuge.

The park also has a butterfly and hummingbird walk-in sanctuary, where you can witness the amazing agility of the world’s smallest bird. Hummingbirds can flap their wings at a frequency of up to 100 times per second, which allows them to hover mid-air. Hummingbirds are the only bird species able to fly backwards!

With its continuing work, Foz Tropicana Bird Park not only provides a safe haven for exotic and endangered species, but also breeds these beautiful birds as well, continuously providing a new generations to set free in the wild. A visit to the park is sure to be a unique experience while for having the opportunity of a close-up encounter with some of the most colorful and beautiful birds.

Difficulty: none.

Duration: Almost 2 hours. This tour is done on the same day you do the Brazilian side of the falls tour.

Guide: This is a self-guided tour.

Includes: entrance to Foz Tropicana Bird Park.