April 19, 2011 – At the bus depot I spotted a tour van – there were many – and caught a ride to the Brazilian side of the Falls. Approaching the Falls area we passed a Bird Sanctuary, and I decided to visit it first before the Falls. It was incredible, and 2 hours rolled quickly by while watching all the incredibly colored birds.
There was every color, shape and size of bird I’ve ever seen!
Large bird, small bird, quiet bird, loud – unbelievable!
And fortunately, their enclosed areas were quite large and they could fly about in flocks!
The flocks were rather large, some of them, and you were allowed to walk within their large enclosures and experience the birds swooshing by your face!
In some of the large enclosures it actually felt like you needed to be careful in case the birds might all gang up against you and you’d be experiencing Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” in real time!
The giant enclosures just kept coming one after another along the sanctuary path.
There were even extraordinary butterflies!
And beyond birds and butterflies, there were reptiles – Oh My!
At the end of the trek through the Bird Sanctuary, I was in total awe of entire place!
This is a place I would definitely recommend seeing!
And next – what could top this? – off to the Foz du Iguazu, just across the street!!!!