Welcome to Birdquest
Saturday 1st November - Thursday 27th November 2014
Five hundred and ninety two (592) species of birds were recorded on this phenomenal tour. Thirty three more species than recorded on last year’s trip. Obviously losses and gains will be noticed if compared. But in general this amazing tour definitely shows the best of the splendidly rich Brazilian Atlantic Forest, a unique and very important biome in the world, home of innumerous threatened species. From Espirito Santo, the northernmost of Southeast Brazil, to the southernmost, the state of Rio Grande do Sul, a vast array of peculiar and localized species were contemplated, besides the fantastic landscapes, amazing forests, nice hotels and pousadas enjoyed along the impressive range of Serra do Mar and some lovely coastal areas too. Here a short summary of the best achieved this time: Solitary and Yellow-legged Tinamous, Black-fronted Piping Guan, Scaled Chachalaca, Red-billed Curassow, Great Grebe, Maguari Stork, Pinnated Bittern, White-necked and Mantled Hawks, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Grey-breasted, Red-and-white and Dot-winged Crakes, Spotted Rail, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, South American Painted-Snipe, Giant Snipe, Pavonine Cuckoo, Black-capped and Long-tufted Screech Owls, Rusty-barred, Tawny-browed and Stygian Owls, White-winged Potoo, Sickle-winged, Long-trained and Silky-tailed Nightjars, Biscutate Swift, Saw-billed, Dusky-throated and Minute Hermits, Brazilian Ruby, Frilled and Festive Coquettes, Three-toed Jacamar, Crescent-chested and Buff-bellied Puffbirds, Saffron Toucanet, Robust and Helmeted Woodpeckers, Ochre-marked (or Blue-throated) and White-eared Parakeets, Blue-bellied Parrot, Red-browed, Red-tailed and Red-spectacled Amazons, Long-tailed Cinclodes, Striolated Tit-Spinetail, Itatiaia Spinetail, Giant, Spot-backed, White-bearded, Tufted and Large-tailed Antshrikes, Serra, Black-hooded, Sao Paulo and Parana Antwrens, Cryptic Antthrush, Speckle-breasted and Variegated Antpittas, Mouse-colored, White-breasted and Planalto Tapaculos, Slaty Bristlefront, Spotted Bamboowren, Russet-winged Spadebill, Kaempfer’s Tody-Tyrant, Hooded and Black-headed Berryeaters, Grey-winged, Black-and-gold and Swallow-tailed Cotingas, Cinnamon-vented Piha, Bare-throated Bellbird, Brazilian Laniisoma, Wied’s Tyrant-Manakin, Saffron-cowled Blackbird, Black-backed, Chestnut-backed, Brassy-breasted and Gilt-edged Tanagers, Black-legged Dacnis, Black-bellied Seedeater and hundreds more.