When writers proposed the concept for Rio, the animation studios must have been laughing. Who would watch a cartoon about tropical birds and their bid for freedom in Brazil? But the resulting film was a hit, grossing nearly half a billion dollars worldwide and getting nominated for an Oscar for the Best Original Song. In fact, it’s become one of the most popular family movies that 20th Century Fox has ever made.
Behind every story there’s a reality, and in the case of Rio that’s the extraordinary biodiversity of the Brazilian rainforests. The birdlife is especially impressive, with feathers reflecting every single colour of the rainbow. Whether you’re an amateur enthusiast or a serious birder, the Amazon Jungle is breathtaking in the variety of the species which live there. When you're there, you’ll not only find the riches birding hotspots but the very best birding guides in Latin America as well.