Chaco`i Tour

Toco Toucan Ramphastos toco. Birding near Asunción

Eco-region and Ecosystems

  • Humid Chaco: gallery forests, shrublands and wetlands.
Birding near Asuncion

Crimson-crested Woodpecker


Chaco`i is a perfect tour when you are in Asunción, and would like to enjoy nature and birding in a brief morning. An early drive of about 30 to 40 minutes from your hotel, and you will be in humid chaco ecosystems and expecting to find 70 to over 100 bird species in a few hours of birdwatching.

Some of the interesting birds that are usual seen during the tour are: three species of Kingfisher, Ringed, Amazon and Green Kingfishers; Barred, Variable and Great Antshrikes; Red-crested and Yellow-billed Cardinals; and Solitary Black Cacique.

Among the most amazing birds of this tour are Toco Toucan, Crimson-crested Woodpecker, Scaly-headed Parrot, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Great Rufous Woodcreeper and Red-billed Scythebill, Saffron-billed Sparrow and Ultramarine Grosbeak.

A good number of waterbirds increase the list during our tour, including Whistling and Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Jabiru, and Southern Screamer.

Syrigma sibilatrix during our tour at Chacoi

Whistling Heron

Tour Price* Amateur guide Expert guide
Half day 90 150
Full day 160 240

* Tour prices are based for two participants. Please ask for our discounts, in cases of more than two participants.

What is included in the tour fees?

  • A breakfast served in the field; lunch during a full day tour
  • drinking water and one soft drink;
  • ground transportation;
  • all costs of local guides;
  • entrance fees for reserves that are part of the itinerary;


What is not included in the tour fees?

  • travel and medical insurance;
  • visa, passport and vaccination costs;
  • beverages over those stated as included;
  • gratuities to guides;

Check bird lists of our most recent tours:

Birdlist of Chaco`i

Tataupa Tinamou (Crypturellus tataupa)
Red-winged Tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens)
Spotted Nothura (Nothura maculosa)
Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis)
Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari)
Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
Rufescent Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Whistling Heron (Syrigma sibilatrix)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus)
Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis)
Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis)
Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga)
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris)
Rufous-sided Crake (Laterallus melanophaius)
Giant Wood-Rail (Aramides ypecaha)
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)
Picazuro Pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro)
Ruddy Ground-Dove (Columbina talpacoti)
Scaled Dove (Columbina squammata)
Picui Ground-Dove (Columbina picui)
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)
Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata)
Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira)
Greater Ani (Crotophaga major)
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)
Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia)
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
Glittering-bellied Emerald (Chlorostilbon lucidus)
Gilded Hummingbird (Hylocharis chrysura)
Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)
Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona)
Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana)
Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)
White-barred Piculet (Picumnus cirratus)
Green-barred Woodpecker (Colaptes melanochloros)
Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos)
Southern Caracara (Caracara plancus)
Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)
Scaly-headed Parrot (Pionus maximiliani)
Maroon-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura frontalis)
Blue-crowned Parakeet (Thectocercus acuticaudatus)
Great Antshrike (Taraba major)
Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus)
Variable Antshrike (Thamnophilus caerulescens)
Great Rufous Woodcreeper (Xiphocolaptes major)
Red-billed Scythebill (Campylorhamphus trochilirostris)
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes angustirostris)
Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus)
Greater Thornbird (Phacellodomus ruber)
Yellow-chinned Spinetail (Certhiaxis cinnamomeus)
Chotoy Spinetail (Schoeniophylax phryganophilus)
Sooty-fronted Spinetail (Synallaxis frontalis)
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet (Camptostoma obsoletum)
Greenish Elaenia (Myiopagis viridicata)
Large Elaenia (Elaenia spectabilis)
Plain Tyrannulet (Inezia inornata)
Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer)
Yellow-olive Flycatcher (Tolmomyias sulphurescens)
White Monjita (Xolmis irupero)
Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa)
Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Streaked Flycatcher (Myiodynastes maculatus)
Variegated Flycatcher (Empidonomus varius)
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana)
Green-backed Becard (Pachyramphus viridis)
White-winged Becard (Pachyramphus polychopterus)
Crested Becard (Pachyramphus validus)
Rufous-browed Peppershrike (Cyclarhis gujanensis)
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
Purplish Jay (Cyanocorax cyanomelas)
Brown-chested Martin (Progne tapera)
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
Thrush-like Wren (Campylorhynchus turdinus)
Masked Gnatcatcher (Polioptila dumicola)
Rufous-bellied Thrush (Turdus rufiventris)
White-browed Warbler (Myiothlypis leucoblephara)
Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata)
Yellow-billed Cardinal (Paroaria capitata)
Orange-headed Tanager (Thlypopsis sordida)
Sayaca Tanager (Thraupis sayaca)
Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola)
Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch (Emberizoides herbicola)
Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina)
Lined Seedeater (Sporophila lineola)
White-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila leucoptera)
Double-collared Seedeater (Sporophila caerulescens)
Rusty-collared Seedeater (Sporophila collaris)
Red-crested Finch (Coryphospingus cucullatus)
Grayish Saltator (Saltator coerulescens)
Saffron-billed Sparrow (Arremon flavirostris)
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
Ultramarine Grosbeak (Cyanoloxia brissonii)
White-browed Meadowlark (Sturnella superciliaris)
Solitary Black Cacique (Cacicus solitarius)
Variable Oriole (Icterus pyrrhopterus)
Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis)
Grayish Baywing (Agelaioides badius)
Chestnut-capped Blackbird (Chrysomus ruficapillus)
Purple-throated Euphonia (Euphonia chlorotica)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)