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Rio de Janeiro

Wednesday, 9 Nov 2022 | Views [115]

WE DECIDED THAT A FEW DAYS IN RIO after the birding trip would give us a chance to rest up and regain control of our lives. We stayed at the Windsor California Hotel in Copacabana, an ideal choice with the best breakfast I’ve had in Brazil. The ... Read more >

Photos: Time Out for Rio

Monday, 7 Nov 2022 | Photo Gallery

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Brazil Birding Wrap Up

Sunday, 6 Nov 2022 | Views [137]

AND NOW FOR THE NUMBERS. This was our 8 th guided birding trip, the 1 st with Tropical Birding. There were 4 paying customers, Eduardo driving and Andrés guiding. We were on the road for 20 days, stayed in 8 different accommodations ... Read more >

Serra Cańastra and the Brazilian Merganser

Thursday, 3 Nov 2022 | Views [111]

HAVING CHECKED OFF ALL THE TARGET SPECIES, we moved our vigil from the rainforests of southeastern Brazil to the grassland savannas around Cańastra National Park. We broke up another long drive with pee-breaks, lunch and a stop at a park in Belo Horizonte ... Read more >

Algulhus Negras National Park

Wednesday, 2 Nov 2022 | Views [117]

ALGULHUS NEGRAS NATIONAL PARK has some of the highest peaks in southern Brazil. The drive took us up to 7000 feet elevation on a truly terrible road several hours from Hotel do Ypâ and required a 4WD, not our luxury van. We crammed into the only ... Read more >

Itatiaia National Park— Hotel do Ypâ

Tuesday, 1 Nov 2022 | Views [109]

CHANGES TO THE ITINERARY MUST BE UNANIMOUS—unless all the target birds have been seen. So when Andres asked if we would be willing to forego the scheduled four-hour detour back to the steamy coast and then through Rio just to see another antwren ... Read more >

How Many Ants Could an Antbird Eat if an Antbird Could Eat Ants?

Sunday, 30 Oct 2022 | Views [116]

NOT ALL OF THE BIRDS IN BRAZIL are as amazing and colorful as hummingbirds, trogons, tanagers and toucans. Nor are they as easily spotted. Take “antbirds,” for instance, a group of small, dull-colored birds that skulk around on the shady ... Read more >

Guapi Assu Bird Lodge

Friday, 28 Oct 2022 | Views [102]

AFTER A SEVEN-HOUR DRIVE from the coast we perched at Guapi Assu Bird Lodge for three nights. It’s a purpose-built lodge on lovingly restored wetlands with views of the distant Serra dos Ôrgãos mountains. Thomas greeted us in English ... Read more >


Wednesday, 26 Oct 2022 | Views [113]

THERE ARE MORE THAN 350 species of hummingbirds—nearly one for each day of the year. All are “New World” species, found only in the Americas. We have seen hummingbirds everywhere in Brazil—the country claims more than 80 species—... Read more >

Birding Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest

Tuesday, 25 Oct 2022 | Views [140]

THE MOST POPULAR BIRDING TRIPS TO BRAZIL go to the Amazon and the Pantanal, two regions we have already visited independently. Instead we opted for Tropical Birding’s Atlantic Rainforest and Savannah trip. It’s our first time with Tropical ... Read more >

Photos: Birding in Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest

Thursday, 20 Oct 2022 | Photo Gallery

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