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Eduardo Patrial

Eduardo Patrial

Eduardo Patrial is a young but already remarkable bird guide born in Londrina, Paraná State in southern Brazil, where he lives with his partner Cíntia.

He started his ornithological and birding career while studying for his biology degree in Curitiba, the state capital. During this period he was also a student of the ‘Capão da Imbuia’ Natural History Museum for two years, working with the most representative avian collection in the state, one of the biggest in southern Brazil. At the beginning, Eduardo’s field efforts were concentrated on banding birds and making avifaunal inventories, mainly in the Atlantic Forest ranges, where he did several environmental impact reports on the avifauna of southern Brazil and also researched the status of the Brazilian Merganser in Paraná State.

His skills increased as a result of research projects with expert ornithologists throughout the biomes of Brazil, including the Cerrado, Pantanal, Caatinga, Pampas and Amazon, besides many other remote localities of the Atlantic Forest. He has published articles regarding important range extensions and avifaunal inventories from previously unknown localities in Brazil. In 2005 he had the opportunity to live in the southeastern Amazon, specifically at Serra dos Carajás, working as resident ornithologist for the huge ‘Vale’ mining company, which greatly expanded his Amazonian birding experience.

Afterwards Eduardo took up professional bird guiding, first as a volunteer at Cristalino Jungle Lodge, also in the southeastern Amazon. Nowadays he is one of the top bird guides in Brazil, with over 1200 species seen in the country in a few years. His patience in the field, ability in finding species, superb knowledge of bird songs (he is a passionate bird sound recordinst) in every major Brazilian habitat and delightful manner are some of his outstanding qualities.


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Eduardo Patrial will be leading the following tours:

NORTHEAST BRAZIL Monday 18th February 2019 - Tuesday 12th March 2019
Alagoas & Pernambuco Extension: 12th March — 16th March
BRAZIL'S EASTERN AMAZONIA Wednesday 19th June 2019 - Sunday 7th July 2019
JAGUARS & BIRDS OF BRAZIL Monday 29th July 2019 - Sunday 11th August 2019
ULTIMATE SOUTHEAST BRAZIL Wednesday 2nd October 2019 - Monday 28th October 2019
Part I: Espirito Santo & Rio de Janeiro: 2nd October — 16th October
Part II: São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul: 16th October — 28th October
NORTHEAST BRAZIL Tuesday 18th February 2020 - Thursday 12th March 2020
Alagoas & Pernambuco Extension: 12th March — 16th March
BRAZIL'S SOUTHWESTERN AMAZONIA Sunday 5th July 2020 - Tuesday 21st July 2020
THE PANTANAL & INTERIOR BRAZIL Friday 2nd October 2020 - Wednesday 14th October 2020
Part I: Brazil's Pantanal & Interior: 2nd October — 14th October
Part II: Alta Floresta: 14th October — 22nd October