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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 he took up professional bird guiding, first as a volunteer at Cristalino Jungle Lodge, also in the southeastern Amazon. Nowadays he speaks excellent English and 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:

BRAZIL'S SOUTHWESTERN AMAZONIA Sunday 8th July 2018 - Saturday 21st July 2018
Campos Amazônicos Extension: 4th July — 8th July
BRAZIL'S TAPAJÓS & BELÉM: THE LOWER AMAZON Saturday 1st September 2018 - Sunday 9th September 2018
BRAZIL'S CARAJÁS & MARANHÃO Sunday 9th September 2018 - Wednesday 19th September 2018
BRAZIL'S EASTERN AMAZONIA Sunday 9th September 2018 - Wednesday 19th September 2018
Tapajós National Park Extension: 1st September — 9th September
THE PANTANAL & INTERIOR BRAZIL Tuesday 2nd October 2018 - Sunday 14th October 2018
Alta Floresta Extension: 14th October — 22nd October
BRAZIL'S PANTANAL & CERRADO Tuesday 2nd October 2018 - Sunday 14th October 2018
ALTA FLORESTA Sunday 14th October 2018 - Monday 22nd October 2018
SOUTHEAST BRAZIL: ESPIRITO SANTO & RIO DE JANEIRO Monday 5th November 2018 - Monday 19th November 2018
ULTIMATE SOUTHEAST BRAZIL Monday 5th November 2018 - Monday 19th November 2018
São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul Extension: 19th November — 1st December
SOUTHEAST BRAZIL: SÃO PAULO TO RIO GRANDE DO SUL Monday 19th November 2018 - Saturday 1st December 2018
NORTHEAST BRAZIL Monday 18th February 2019 - Tuesday 12th March 2019
Alagoas & Pernambuco Extension: 12th March — 16th March
BRAZIL'S EASTERN AMAZONIA Saturday 8th June 2019 - Wednesday 26th June 2019
JAGUARS & BIRDS OF BRAZIL Sunday 28th July 2019 - Saturday 10th August 2019