When most people think of Brazil they think of Rio, Carnivale, Sugarloaf Mountain and endless beaches. When birders think of Brazil, they think – ENDEMICS. Amongst other claims to fame, Brazil hosts a spectacular array of endemic flora and fauna, including more than a reasonable share of stunning endemics. The Central East of Brazil is a fabulous transition region. It is home to habitats and corresponding fauna endemic to the northeast, as well as hosting many of the endemic species farther south. Furthermore, three of the most sought-after and dazzling of Brazil’s birds (and perhaps the entire continent’s) are only found on this tour: Brazilian Merganser, Blue-eyed Ground Dove and Cherry-throated Tanager. Those three species alone are enough to merit a trip to this fabulous region, but add in Hyacinth Visorbearer, Horned Sungem, Black-headed Berryeater, Swallow-tailed Cotinga and a whole host of Manakins, Hummingbirds and Tanagers, and this becomes one of the premier tours to the country that we can offer. With the most striking and memorable scenery in Brazil, delightful accommodations and cuisine, and a mammal list to make anyone drool (Maned Wolf, Giant Anteater and more endangered primates than one is likely to recall), this tour is enjoyable for hardcore birders and nature-enthusiasts alike.
Brazilian Merganser, Cherry-throated Tanager, Blue-eyed Ground Dove, Hyacinth Visorbearer, Horned Sungem, Black-headed Berryeater, Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Red-billed Curassow, White-necked Hawk, Ochre-marked Parakeet, Red-browed Amazon, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Brazilian Laniisoma, Brazilian Ruby, Swallow-tailed Hummingbird, Swallow-tailed & Pin-tailed Manakins, Serra Antwren, Grey-backed Tachuri, Buff-fronted Owl, Collared Crescentchest.
Maned Wolf, Giant Anteater, Crab-eating Fox, South American Coati, Black-horned Capuchin, Black-fronted Titi Monkey.
northeast Atlantic rainforest, lowland rainforest, mountain Atlantic Forest, high altitude grasslands, cerrado, rocky savannah habitats
warm to hot, mostly dry. Higher altitudes can get cool and overcast and we may experience some rain. Humidity can be high in some of the lower elevation locations.
medium pace, with the occasional moderate walks
beautiful, historically significant city of Vitoria. Santuario de Caraca. Amazing montane landscapes, huge dome monoliths, massive mesas, deep canyons
What our clients say about tours to Brazil
Rich Lindie was excellent and very helpful. His knowledge of the birds & wildlife of Brazil was phenomenal; in addition he told us much about other areas of the world. [W]e … had a great time.
Andy Foster was one of the best bird guides I’ve ever had. His knowledge of the birds is extensive, and his skills in finding them and getting his group onto them are excellent. Couple this with seemingly inexhaustible energy and unfailing good humour, and you have a close to ideal bird guide.
A Fantastic experience!! Considerably better than I had expected. Guides were fantastic!! And the inclusion of local Brazilian guide – Leo – was a real plus. He worked great together with Forrest Rowland, and his knowledge of the country and the vegetation was a real plus. The mammals and other critters were a real plus…
A fantastic inaugural tour of the Manaus area. As usual, rainforest birding presented its challenges, especially all those skulkers, the names of which invariably begin with ant-! However, our brilliant leader, Forrest Rowland, and his equally brilliant offsider and local guide, Brad, showed endless patience trying to get everyone to see as many species as…
Rob Williams was knowledgeable about all kinds of animals, and went out of his way to point out lizards he spotted that I would otherwise have missed. I greatly appreciate that. Some of the best moments on the trip for me included sightings of Jaguars, otters, Crab-eating Fox, agoutis, Guinea Pigs, Capybaras and Tegu Lizards.…
Rob Williams was helpful above and beyond the call by going out of his way to make it an enjoyable tour.
Rockjumper Birding Tours again handled everything with professionalism. Serra dos Tucanos Lodge and its setting were beautiful. Andy was an expert guide and helped everyone see the birds, and yet he had a great sense of humour so that every outing and checklist session was fun. I also enjoyed hearing him answer questions about other aspects of living in Brazil as we travelled to our hiking spots. Super tour! – PH