Bandeira do Brasil

Bandeira do Brasil

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Brazil is the mecca for neotropical birding, simply an essential pilgrimage for any birders wanting to enjoy the tropical birding trip of a lifetime. Boasting the second richest avifauna in the world, an incredible 1837 bird species and an amazing 230 endemics and rising with new species discovered every year!

Red necktie hummingbird

Ubatuba, on the Paulista coast, is an ideal city for bird watching. It is surrounded by one of the largest areas of intact Atlantic forest, the biome with the second largest variety of birds in Brazil after the Amazon. It lies at the foot of the mountainous descent to the ocean, whose many altitudes are home to several species of birds.

The manakin is the official bird of Ubatuba, although the seagull might seem a more appropriate choice. After all, the city promotes its beaches, not its birds. So the majority of tourists have no idea that this resort has much more to offer than idyllic conjunctures of sand and water.
Araripe Manakin
SOURCES: Folha de Sao Paulo and Birding Brazil Tours

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