Fabulous Feathered Flyers

Walking Map of Bird Sanctuary

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.

Red Bird

There was every color, shape and size of bird I’ve ever seen!

Multi-Colored Bird

Large bird, small bird, quiet bird, loud – unbelievable!


And fortunately, their enclosed areas were quite large and they could fly about in flocks!

Another Toucan

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!

Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird

The giant enclosures just kept coming one after another along the sanctuary path.

Amazing Butterfly

Amazing Butterfly

There were even extraordinary butterflies!

Eye-Ball Butterfly

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!

Wing-brushed by a bird

This is a place I would definitely recommend seeing!

Watched from Above

And next – what could top this? – off to the Foz du Iguazu, just across the street!!!!


About sayslife

On Sabbatical to live out some Bucket List dreams. Life just keeps zooming along, and friends keep passing away. Time to live never seems enough, as the daily duties always seem to keep calling. Now I'm changing that. Gonna see the world. Come along for the ride - you're invited :)
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2 Responses to Fabulous Feathered Flyers

  1. Johnny Douglass says:

    Hey Say. I thought that was a Scarlet Ibis.

    • sayslife says:

      YaY, Johnny!!! You win the prize – a trip to Brazil with me as your guide! You got the bird right – I was waiting to see who really read my posts 🙂 BTW – the post that got sent out to all of you was sent prematurely – it’s a much longer post with many more photos – go to my blog site directly and read it for more wonderful pictures!

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