222 bird species have been recorded on the Fazenda Anacã property to date by biologists and birdwatchers. The trees and palms planted around the lodge have already attracted an impressive diversity of macaws and parrots, such as Chestnut-fronted and Blue-and-yellow Macaws, and Yellow-crowned and Blue-headed Parrots, all of which can be seen from the private verandas of the guest rooms. Colourful tanagers including Turquoise, Blue-gray, and Blue-necked Tanagers all frequent the lodge gardens on a regular basis, and our landscaping is already attracting hummingbirds to our doorstep. The ranch is named in honour of the Anacã, which is the local name for the Red-fan Parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus), a beautiful parrot with a spectacular fan-like mane of purple-tipped red feathers. The Anacã was one of the first birds we found on the ranch shortly after its acquisition, and has become an important part of our story and our project. Please see our bird list on eBird here: (


Four species of primates may be observed on the trails at Fazenda Anacã: Tufted Capuchin (Sapajus apella), Spix's Red-handed Howler (Alouatta discolor), Red-bellied Titi Monkey (Callicebus moloch), and Snethlage's Marmoset (Mico emiliae).


The Amazon holds many surprises for the careful observer. Beetles, grasshoppers, cicadas, katydids and spiders are amongst the insects and arachnids to be found during activities. Special mention needs to be made for the many species of butterflies that can be found on the ranch property. Some are seen year round, while others only fly during certain months of the year. We are honoured to have received two visits from our dear friend and renowned butterfly photographer, Almir Cândido de Almeida. Some of Almir's books are available for your reading enjoyment in our library.


Frogs, toads, snakes, tortoises and caiman all make their homes on the ranch property, and by paying close attention and with a bit of luck, our guests have great chances to see some of these creatures.


Aside from primates, we have also observed crab-eating fox, tayra, tapir, opossums, coatis, agoutis, capybaras and armadillos on the ranch.