AGAMI NATURE TOURS is a Brazilian travel agency that specializes in providing high quality tailor-made birdwatching and natural history tours in Brazil. We are committed to delivering unforgettable natural history experiences for our guests, doing so in a safe, enjoyable and relaxed manner.
Our clients come from all parts of the world and all walks of life, and we consider ourselves fortunate to be in a position to make dreams come true, organizing and leading customized birdwatching, natural history, and wildlife photography trips to all compass points of this vast country, cloaked as it is in such a rich biodiversity. No two trips are ever the same, and we take great pride in the fact that we have a high rate of repeat customers. In our view, there is no greater testimonial to the quality of our tours than that fact. It doesn’t hurt that Brazil is such a wonderful country to travel in, though!
AGAMI NATURE TOURS is the successor to Birding Mato Grosso, a specialist travel agency founded by Bradley and Jessica Davis in 2008. After more than 12 years of operating high quality customized birding and natural history tours throughout Brazil under the name Birding Mato Grosso, we decided in 2021 that it was time to leave the old name behind in favour of a brand befitting the fact that our business had long ago expanded beyond the confines of Mato Grosso state, where we make our home.
AGAMI NATURE TOURS is legally registered in Brazil at Davis Viagens e Turismo Ltda ME under the CNPJ 13.421.100/0001-33, and is registered with the Ministry of Tourism in the CADASTUR system under the registry # 13.040845.10.0001/02.
Commitment to Conservation
At Agami Nature Tours we understand that without conservation of species and their habitats, eco-tourism simply cannot exist. As such, we are committed to supporting conservation efforts in Brazil. For every tour we operate, no matter the length, we make a cash contribution for each participant on the trip to SAVE Brasil, the official BirdLife International partner organization in Brazil. To learn more about SAVE Brasil and its projects, please visit the SAVE Brasil website.
BRADLEY DAVIS firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradley first visited and guided in Brazil in 2004, working at the Cristalino Lodge in the southern Amazon for four months before continuing on to bird throughout the country. After several multi-month visits, including time spent studying the breeding biology of the Harpy Eagle in an urban forest patch, he moved to Brazil permanently in 2007, opening Birding Mato Grosso the following year. Since then he has strived to provide quality customized service and attention while maintaining a high standard of birding, wildlife photography, and natural history tours throughout Brazil.
Bradley’s sharp ears and excellent knowledge of bird vocalizations and their habits and habitats, his quick eyes, quiet enthusiasm, wry sense of humour, and perhaps above all else, his gentle patience are all qualities which make him an excellent guide and trip leader.
Bradley makes his home in the Brazilian Amazon with his wife and children.
BRUNO RENNÓ email@example.com
Bruno has been an active and obsessed birder since his childhood, a passion which led him to study Biology in university, with a focus on ornithology. Bruno’s main interests lie in natural history, taxonomy, biogeography and conservation, and bird vocalizations. Bruno cut his teeth as a partner in an environmental consulting firm and has been undertaking ornithological inventories since 1998. He has a keen ear for bird sounds and an intimate knowledge of the vocalizations of Brazilian birds, which has led him to make a number of significant discoveries into the distribution of Amazonian birds. He is a keen nature photographer and sound recordist, and has compiled an extensive collection of photos of Brazilian birds, including many rare, endemic, and threatened species. You can see many of Bruno’s photos on WikiAves.
Bruno’s love of birding and enthusiasm in the field is infectious, and he has what we call pé quente (a hot foot) in Brazil — an uncanny knack for connecting with rarities and target birds. He was a member of the team which represented Brazil in the first World Birding Rally in 2012.
Bruno lives with his wife and sons in the town of Itajubá in the Serra da Mantiqueira in southern Minas Gerais, right in between two of the finest birding areas in south-east Brazil, Campos do Jordão and Itatiaia National Park.
Alyson Melo has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the State University of Londrina and studied the biogeography of neotropical birds during post-graduate studies at the University of Bonn in Germany. He is completing a master’s degree in Biodiversity and Conservation from the Federal University of Rural Pernambuco. Alyson has extensive experience in the fields of bird research, biodiversity conservation and ecotourism. He has coordinated ecotourism projects in the Amazon – the well-known Community Tourism Program at the Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development; and in the Pantanal – projects at the Jaguar Research Center and Pantanal Wildlife Center in partnership with the NGO Tropical Nature.
Alyson has more than 20 years of experience as a birding and natural history guide, and is rightly known as one of the best guides in the Pantanal. Alyson was part of the team of guides and researchers that began tracking jaguars in the Encontro das Aguas State Park in 2006, work that led to the recognition of the Pantanal as the premier destination for jaguar watching in the world. Alyson has worked together with many of the best known nature tour operators in the world, including Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, Field Guides, Rockjumper Birding Tours, and International Expeditions. Alyson lives in Campo Grande.
FISHER MOTA DE SOUSA
Fisher Sousa is one of the most experienced guides in the Brazilian Pantanal. He has been working with birdwatchers, nature photographers, and ecotourists in the Pantanal since 1994, long before the region became so well-known as a must-visit, world-class destination for wildlife watching. Fisher was part of the team of guides and researchers that began tracking jaguars in the Encontro das Aguas State Park in 2006, work that led to the recognition of the Pantanal as the premier destination for jaguar watching in the world. Fisher is a certified guide registered with the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism, and he is the owner-operator of Wildlife Pantanal Tours, a tour company specializing in bespoke tours to the Pantanal and Cerrado biomes of central-west Brazil. Fisher has been guiding Agami guests in the Pantanal and elsewhere since 2017.
In the field Fisher is always great company – his endless patience, great sense of humor, and enthusiasm for (and intimate knowledge of) the natural history of the Pantanal are just a few of the qualities that make him a top-notch guide for birders, ecotourists, and wildlife photographers. Fisher lives in Cuiabá.