Southern Brazil

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Curitiba will be our jumping-off spot for exploring the southern Atlantic Forest habitats of Paraná state. Among the numerous specialties that we will search for here are Yellow-legged and Solitary tinamous, Blue-bellied and Red-capped parrots, Ochre-collared Piculet, Canebrake Ground-creeper, Pale-browed Treehunter, Red-eyed Thornbird, Spot-backed and Giant antshrikes, Squamate Antbird, White-breasted Tapaculo, Spotted Bamboowren, Hooded Berryeater, Bare-throated Bellbird, Azure-shouldered and Black-backed tanagers, and many more. Open habitats may yield Lesser Grass-Finch and the recently described Wetland Tapaculo. We will also visit Superagui NP where our main target is the small island where Red-tailed Parrots come to roost every afternoon, over 500 individuals could be seen in their noisy routine to find a good spot to roost. Very few birders visit this park, and we are happy to have the local community involved in the tour as owners of the lodge we will stay for a night. We’ll also visit marshes and restinga woodlands in Santa Catarina state in search of the unique and recently described Marsh Antwren, as well as the highly localized Unicolored Antwren, Squamate Antbird, Restinga Tyrannulet, and Kaempfer’s Tody-Tyrant.

Urupema at Santa Catarina State will be our headquarter in the mountains to look for the Red-spectacled Parrots who come here to feed on the Araucaria pine fruits. 

Rio Grande do Sul is a different world of strange araucaria forests, high plateau grasslands and small marshes, scenically spectacular canyons and enormous lakes and wetlands hosting a spectacular number of birds, resident and migratory, most of them common to southern South America but very localized and rare in Brazil. The birds are equally unique, with such specialties as Plumbeous Rail, Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail, Vinaceous-breasted Parrot, Rusty-barred Owl, Long-tufted Screech-Owl, Mottled Piculet, Araucaria Tit-Spinetail, Long-tailed Cinclodes, Straight-billed Reedhaunter, Black-and-white Monjita, Azure Jay, Chestnut-backed Tanager, Saffron-cowled Blackbird, Chilean Flamingo, Black-necked & Coscoroba Swans, Many-colored Rush-Tyrant, Spectacled Tyrant, Curve-billed Reedhaunter, Correndera Pipit, Crested & Warbling Doraditos, Sulphur-bearded Spinetail, Great Grebe, representing just a few of the many highlights that await us in Rio Grande do Sul.

A variety of habitats encompassing some spectacular scenery, a pleasant, largely temperate climate, good food and accommodations throughout, and one of the world’s most unique and endangered avifaunas combine to make southern Brazil an unforgettable birding experience.

Our
Services

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Guide and ranger team

During our tours at the Atlantic Rainforest, some State Parks and Reserves require the escort of a local ranger. This local fellow can point out some nesting activity and help the group participants to spot the birds. With our tour leader, each one working at their best and doing what they are supposed to do better.

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Quality of our guides

Our tour leaders are experienced and fully trained professionals who host our guest in a variety of diverse areas. These dedicated people transform an already great safari into one that is out of this world! A guide that hosts you for the duration of your safari provides a consistent, detailed interpretation that is tailored to your specific interests. Our safaris are led by our local naturalist tour leaders, they are equipped with 20-60X spotting telescope for seeing distant animals, recording equipment, shotgun microphone and voice library for luring in rare and hard to see animals that respond to their own call bringing them into view, a spotlight for nocturnal viewing, and the appropriate bird, mammal identification books and updated checklist for your enjoyment.

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Good accommodations

Our tour uses hotels which serve early breakfast and then we can go birding.  All lodges offer rooms with private facilities and air-conditioning. We try to use lodges operated by locals because we firmly believe your money must to go to local hands because are those hands who hold the future of the region.

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Private transportation

During the whole tour we will have a private transportation with air-conditioning.

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25 years of Experience

Nearly three decades dedicated to show Brazil to different travelers from all over the world! We know Brazil as we know our backyard.

This quick message is to thank you for all your guiding expertise during our trip;  you did a superb job, and I was delighted to be with you. I had no idea we were getting as knowledgeable a leader as you certainly are!. I certainly hope we can do something like it again, soon.

Dr. Robert S. Ridgely, Author of "The Birds of South America Vol. I and II" and "A Guide to the Birds of Panama", Senior Research Ornithologist at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

long-tufted schreech owl são francisco de paula
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long-winged harrier Mostardas, RS
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long-tailed cinclodes Urupema
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curriqueiro common miner tavares
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parana antwren Itapoá, SC
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red spectacled parrot Urupema, SC
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narceja paraguayan snipe Mostardas, RS
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quem te vestiu black and rufous warbling finch tavares
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sickle winged nightjar Urupema, SC
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