Believe it or not, we spent our first entire day in Parque Nacional Iguazú without seeing any of the famous waterfalls! We were completely focused on the birds and other wildlife. Hopefully it's understandable why:
A male Surucua Trogon. In Argentina, this species is only found in the extreme northeast part of the country, though its range continues through eastern Paraguay and southern Brazil.
Tufted or "Brown" Capuchin (Cebus apella). This primate is fairly widely distributed in South America.
Best as we can figure, this is a Small-eyed Sailor (Dynamine artemisia glauce). Researching butterfly IDs is quite a bit more difficult in South America than it is in, say, Arizona! It rather obligingly posed on the underside of my hat during lunch, though. If anyone has a better idea of what any of our butterflies are, we're open to suggestions.
Ok, but really...tomorrow we focus on las cataratas!
John Yerger/Jake Mohlmann
Adventure Birding Company