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NORTHEAST BRAZIL

Saturday 10th January - Sunday 1st February 2015

Eduardo Patrial

The rare endemic Grey-breasted Parakeet (Eduardo Patrial)

The rare endemic Grey-breasted Parakeet (Eduardo Patrial)

The 2015 Northeast Brazil tour was as, or even more, successful than last year’s! With a few rearrangements and additional places, the itinerary guaranteed a remarkable time experienced along the “not so easy” Northeast Brazil tour. Our detailed scan of the sole endemic biome in Brazil, the dry Caatinga and its physiognomies, and also the rich Atlantic Forest remnants (and even a small fraction of Cerrado) provided a great percentage of specialties from the country, a list with a hundred Brazilian endemics! As there cannot be different, long drives were necessarily confronted in a vast variety of landscapes and habitats, particularly several isolated places, home of incredible localized species. Notable sightings of remarkable species were constantly witnessed during the trip, which brings me here good memories of many spectacular moments. A short summary about the stars includes Ceara Gnateater, Grey-breasted Parakeet, Gould’s Toucanet, Great Xenops, White-browed Antpitta, Red-shouldered Spinetail, Tawny, Ochraceous and Spotted Piculets, Araripe Manakin, Blue-winged Macaw, The show of Lear’s Macaw, Pectoral Antwren, Orange-bellied Antwren, Seven-coloured Tanager, Long-tailed Woodnymph, White-fringed Fire-Eye, Golden-tailed Parrotlet, Hooded Visorbearer, Collared Crescentchest, Blue Finch, Sincora Antwren, Sao Francisco Sparrow, Ash-throated Casiornis, Rufous-sided Pygmy-Tyrant, Diamantina Tapaculo, Grey-backed Tachuri, Sharp-tailed Tyrant, Narrow-billed Antwren, Slender Antbird, Pygmy Nightjar, Tawny-browed Owl, Rio de Janeiro Antbird, Bahia Spinetail, Striated Softtail, Buff-throated Purpletuft, Giant Snipe, Pink-legged Graveteiro, Rufous-brown Solitary, Plumbeous Antvireo, Cinnamon-vented Piha, Salvadori’s Antwren, East Brazilian Pygmy-Owl, Spot-billed Toucanet, Bahia Antwren, Bahia Tyrannulet, Eastern Striped Manakin, Buff-bellied Puffbird, Band-tailed Antwren, White-winged Cotinga, Hook-billed Hermit, Racket-tailed Coquette, Bahia Tapaculo, Black-headed Berryeater, Bare-throated Bellbird and hundreds more.

The fabulous Lear's Macaw was a tour highlight (Eduardo Patrial)

The fabulous Lear's Macaw was a tour highlight (Eduardo Patrial)