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Northeast Brazil - Atlantic Rainforest, Caatinga and Cerrado - Brazilian Endemics and Rarities

     The vast area of NE Brazil has a great diversity of habitats and a very diverse avifauna. There are lots of great birding sites in habitats like the moist Atlantic Rainforest, the very dry and thorny area named as Caatinga (Brazilian Semi-arid) and Cerrado (Brazilian Savanna). Northeast Brazil is home for many Brazilian endemics and every year new species are being described to science. Some of the most threatened and rarest Brazilian birds can be only found on this area.

     NE Brazil is composed by 8 states and we visit 5 of them and 3 different habitats and its microhabitats. In the state of Ceará we bird in the Atlantic Rainforest in Serra do Baturité area and further south in the dry forest and in the Caatinga in Serra do Araripe area. After Ceará we explore the Caatinga in the state of Pernambuco before we visit the enormous state of Bahia. Bahia itself has all the 3 habitats visited on this tour. From Bahia we move to the state of Alagoas where we visit a very important Atlantic Rainforest fragment. The next state is Sergipe with its very nice coastal forest. Back to the state of Bahia we explore the highlands in Chapada Diamantina, the Caatinga and some really nice Atlantic Rainforest areas.

     It is possible to see over than 350 species on a 21 days trip, including lots of Brazilian endemics (more than 50) and rarities. The main bird species that can be expected on this area are White-bellied Nothura, White-browed Guan, Spot-winged Wood-Quail, Pygmy Nightjar, Lear’s Macaw, Golden-capped Parakeet, Jandaya Parakeet, Grey-breasted Parakeet, Cactus Parakeet, Broad-tipped Hermit, Hooded Visorbearer, Long-tailed Woodnymph, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Gould’s Toucanet, Ochraceous Piculet, Tawny Piculet, Spotted Piculet, Black-billed Scythebill, Great Xenops, Pink-legged Graveteiro, Grey-headed Spinetail, Ochre-cheeked Spinetail, Ash-throated Casiornis, Striated Softtail, Silvery-cheeked Antshrike, Slender Antbird, Scalloped Antbird, Stripe-backed Antbird, Alagoas Antwren, Narrow-billed Antwren, Caatinga Antwren, Sincora Antwren, Fringe-backed Fire-Eye, White-browed Antpitta, Bahia Tapaculo, Diamantina Tapaculo, Buff-breasted Tody-Tyrant, White-bellied Tody-Tyrant, Rufous-sided Pygmy-Tyrant, Caatinga Black-Tyrant, Blue-backed Manakin, Band-tailed Manakin, Araripe Manakin, White-winged Cotinga, Black-headed Berryeater, Seven-coloured Tanager, Red-necked Tanager, Scarlet-throated Tanager, Pale-throated Pampa-Finch, White-throated Seedeater and Sao Francisco Sparrow.