Serra dos Tucanos Lodge
- Situated in the heart of the Atlantic rain forest, Serra dos Tucanos Lodge provides very comfortable accommodation together with excellent birding and photographic opportunities. We have a number of trails within the grounds and surrounding forest and offer guided birding excursions to other habitats. To date we have recorded over 400 species of bird, 100 of which are endemic! For further information please visit our website.
Vale das Taquaras Lodge Atlantic Forest Brazil
- Located in the Atlantic Forest near Nova Friburgo, three hours from Rio de Janeiro. Our speciality is high altitude birds with 251 species recorded so far. The Lodge is well equipped, has luxurious rooms and guests enjoy delicious home cooking. We have some of the best hummingbird feeders in the region, providing excellent photographic opportunities. Visit our website
"Swallows and Amazons
- The Birdwatcher "
- An independently operated, professional
river and jungle tour company run by the husband and wife
team Tania and Mark Aitchison based in Manaus, Brazil......Imagine
sailing down the Amazon with birds flitting in the trees
all around you....
Brazil, The Amazon and Pantanal
- Seeing 26 antwrens, antshrikes and antbirds was a highlight of this trip. Birds within the family Thamnophilidae formed 9.3% of the total birds seen compared to 7.4% seen in July 2013 on tour to the Amazon and the Pantanal by Athanas 2013....Robert and Angela Page report
Brazil, Vale das Taquaras,
- During our visit to Vale das Taquaras we saw 121 species of birds including 16 Brazilian endemics...Robert and Angela Page report
- This report covers a 10-day birding trip starting in Rio de Janeiro and ending in Porto Alegre , Brazil. The focus of the trip was to see approximately 40 birds that are either endemic to Brazil or range-limited to Brazil and adjacent border regions of Argentina and/or Uruguay....Marlene and Gary Babic report.
- This was a three-week birding trip that covered several sites around the Rio de Janeiro area. The goal was to focus on the endemics and specialties of the region...Marlene and Gary Babic report.
- The aim was to see as many South East Brazilian specialties as possible, basically by following the BirdQuest itinerary. Phil had never been in Southeastern Brazil, Jan Hein had never been in Brazil at all, so they were ready for a tickfest anyway...Jan Hein van Steenis reports.
- More and more birders visit this remote corner of Brazil, which harbours over 100 Brazilian endemics, representing more than a half of Brazil’s endemic species...Henk Hendricks reports.
Brazil: Atlantic Rainforest and Pantanal,
- This 5 week trip was intended primarily for birdwatching but we were also keen to see mammals. It was a relaxed itinerary – we spent longer at most locations than many people do and this turned out to be very handy when we had bad weather...Rosemary Royle reports.
Brazil Cerrado Pantinal and the Amazon, .... .pdf Format (1.3Mb), Francine Brondex and Pierre Commenville report.
Brazil ~ Atlantic Rainforest
- Stepping out onto the verandah at dawn, the bird activity was so overwhelming, that we didn’t know which way to look first. The sugar feeders under the eaves were buzzing with numerous frenetic Sombre Hummingbirds....Chris Hall reports.
- The most important comment to make about this trip is that the birding was fantastic. In 27 days we saw 475 species, and nearly every one very well. Of these, 98 were Brazilian endemics, many found only in Northeast Brazil.....Marlene and Gary Babic report.
- The far north-eastern edge of South America harbours one of the most poorly known avifaunas in the Neotropics. This remote corner of Brazil was until recently a seldom-visited part of the country, but birders are nowadays drawn from far and wide with the discovery of many new species, not least of these being the superb recently described Araripe Manakin...Jan Vermeulen reports.
Brazil, Parque do Zizo
- Parque do Zizo is an amazing place to see birds in the Atlantic rainforest. This report describes a visit my wife and I made to this private reserve, situated in the South East Atlantic rainforest approximately 200 km / 124 miles south west of São Paulo...Robert and Angela Page report.
Atlantic Forest, Rio de Janeiro State, south-east Brazil, REGUA, Vale das Taquaras...
- After spending a few months in 2006 working as volunteers at Reserva Ecologica de Guapi Assu (REGUA) in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, we decided to return there this year on a birding trip, but this time at the beginning of the austral summer...Lee Dingain reports.
East Brazil (Baturite, Araripe, Jeremoaba and Murici)
- We saw
around 250 species including many of the important endemics, Lears
Macaw, Grey-breasted, Caatinga and Jandaya Parakeets,
Araripe Manakin, Great Xenops, Alagoas Antwren, Seven-coloured
Tanager Alagoas Tyrannulet, and many others...Graeme
South East Brazil
- We saw 255 species, some of the highlights being Buff-throated Purpletuft, Fork-tailed Pygmy Tyrant, Hooded Berryeater, Three-toed Jacamar, Helmeted and Pin-tailed Manakins...Richard Rae reports
- The Pantanal is the largest Wetland of the World. Having two very distinct Seasons.....we hope this report will give a better picture of how is like to bird at the Pantanal during the Rainy Season...Paulo Boute reports.
Atlantic Forest Bird list (pdf) - Courtesy of Paulo Boute
Mato Grosso Bird list (pdf)- Courtesy of Paulo Boute
- The outstanding
highlight of the entire trip for me was undoubtedly the Dark-winged
Trumpeter watched very closely in the forest in Alta Floresta.
My ten best birds of the trip? Zigzag Heron, White-browed Hawk,
Crested Eagle....Jan Vermeulen reports
Fazenda Rio Negro in the Pantanal - report of a two day trip by Tony Payne.
Jungle Lodge, Matto Grosso, Brazil
- Between July and September 2005 I had the
good fortune to spend two months as a Volunteer Guide at Cristalino
Jungle Lodge in the southern Amazon. I subsequently returned
between October and November 2006 to fill a gap in the volunteer
Trip Report briefly summarises my experiences including sightings
of Rufous-vented Ground Cuckoo.....Graeme Wallace reports.
online petition to save the Cristalino Forest
- Atlantic Rain Forest
- On arrival at Rio de Janiero 5 hours late we
were picked up by our taxi driver & driven approximately
100 Kms to the lodge. One of my main memories of Rio was the
large numbers of Magnificent Frigatebirds wheeling around. It
took about 2hrs to get to Serra dos Tucanos....Chris Padley reports.
- We are an NGO involved with wildlife preservation and research.have a reserve in the interior of Piaui state with a rich bird population. We are not a tour organisation, but have accomodation for casual ecotourists, keen birdwatchers and researchers.
Brazil and Pantanal
- Best time to visit
Southeastern Brazil is between September and November. This is
the austral spring, so more birds are calling. Best time to visit
the Pantanal is in the dry period, roughly from May to October....Remco
- If we consider
the length of our stay we didn’t see too many species
with a total of 394; but....we decided to take our time and
enjoy the places that we liked; anyway we are very satisfied
with 63 endemics, particularly the Antwrens and Antbirds,
and 152 lifers..Noëlle
and Hervé Jacob report.
- Bird activity
was even higher and we noted nearly 80 species. Most remarkable
amongst them were Brown Tinamou (HO), Mantled Hawk, Dusky-legged
Guan, Picazuro Pigeon, Least Pygmy-Owl....Peter
- As always, the
goal of my trips to the NE was to see as many species as possible,
especially the 63+ endemics to NE Brazil. It is impossible
to cover whole endemic-packed Northeast in 2 weeks, so in 2004
I only birded Bahia state. In 2005 I birded coastal Pernambuco,
Alagoas, Paraiba, Rio Grande do Norte...big report with
maps by Eduard
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte (province),
- My wife and I spent two weeks - Dec.
6 - 20 - at Ponta Negra, Brazil. It was never meant to be a birding
trip, and it wasnt, but I took time many early mornings as well
as some afternoons to "explore" the outskirts of the town, other
days I just walked south from our hotel to some trees and gardens
and every time I saw some "new" birds....Jan Landsverk
Brazil, ( Pantanal, Rio
Cristalino, Atlantic forests and Espirito Santo)
- Having only visited South America once,
there were several endemic South American families that
we had not encountered. We therefore planned an extended
trip to Brazil that would offer the chance of 5 new families,
a host of species and some of the rarest and most beautiful
birds on the planet...Graeme Wallace reports.
- In the afternoon birded hotel grounds, where
Dusky-legged Guan are common, and Cliff Flycatcher nest on the
window ledges of the hotel. Some of the other birds in the garden
were, Golden-hevroned, Palm, Sayaca, and Swallow Tanager, Chestnut-bellied,
Pale-breasted and Yellow-legged Thrush.....Trev Feltham
Minais Gerais and Mato Grosso
- It was our first visit to this huge
country and our main goal was to observe a large percentage
of the atlantic forest endemics in the area between São
Paulo and Rio, to visit Canastra NP to find the Brazilian
Merganser and the Pantanal region for the spectacular Hyacinth
Macaw...Henk Hendriks reports
Cristalino Jungle Lodge and Alta Floresta, Brazil
- Most birders who come to Cristalino
spend far too little time there - usually a week or
less - and only see a small fraction of the birds
present. Whilst the cost of staying a few extra days
may seem prohibitive, the rewards are well worth
considering.... The 50m-tall tower is higher than
any of the nearby trees and offers fantastic opportunities
to see canopy birds well...Frank Lambert
and Joe Tobias
A Birding Guide
to North-east Brazil
- As always, the goal of this trip was to
see as many species as possible, especially the 63+ endemics to
NE Brazil. It is impossible to cover whole endemic-packed Northeast
in 2 weeks, so I only birded Bahia state.....Lots of information
and good maps.....Eduard Sangster reports
Lots more pre 2004 reports