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Southern Brazil - Marshes, Montane and Lowland Atlantic Rainforest, Araucaria Forest and the Southern Grasslands.

 Southern Brazil – Marshes, Montane and Lowland Atlantic Rainforest, Araucaria Forest and the Southern Grasslands.

     Southern Brazil Region is composed by 3 states - Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. This region has a great diversity of habitats and a very rich avifauna. It has an excellent road system, airports connected with the main Brazilian International Airports and very good hotels and food. Most of the birding sites are easily accessed by car and the birding walks are not physically demanding and together with the beautiful landscapes and the Temperate weather makes this area a very pleasant place to explore.

     We visit the 3 states and 3 different habitats and its microhabitats. In the State of Parana we bird on the Southern Grasslands, Araucaria Forest and in the dense Atlantic Forest of Serra da Graciosa (Graciosa Mountain Range). Going down to the coast, we explore the beautiful Paranaguá Bay before we head to the state of Santa Catarina where we explore the Lowland Atlantic Forest. The last state is Rio Grande do Sul, the most southern Brazilian state. There we explore the unique Araucaria Forest that holds some Brazilian Endemics, the vast and beautiful Southern Grasslands and the very productive Southern Wetlands.

Highlights: Brown Tinamou, Yellow-legged Tinamou, Giant Snipe, Plumbeous Rail, White-faced Ibis, Long-winged Harrier, Sickle-winged Nightjar, Rusty-barred Owl, Long-tufted Screech-Owl, Red-tailed Parrot, Red-spectacled Parrot, Robust Woodpecker, White-spotted Woodpecker, Mottled Piculet, Canebrake Groundcreeper, Araucaria Tit-Spinetail, Striolated Tit-Spinetail, Many-coloured Rush-Tyrant, Bay-capped Wren-Spinetail, Wren-like-rushbird, Giant Antshrike, White-bearded Antshrike,  Squamate Antbird, Scaled Antbird, Unicolored Antwren, Speckle-breasted Antpitta, White-breasted Tapaculo, Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant, Kampfer’s Tody-Tyrant, Restinga Tyrannulet, Greenish Tyrannulet, Crested Doradito, Warbling Doradito, Black-and-white Monjita, Long-billed Wren, Hooded Berryeater, Bare-throated Bellbird, Black-backed Tanager, Chestnut-backed Tanager, Diademed Tanager, Brown-and-yellow Marshbird, Glaucous-blue Grosbeak, Black-and-Rufous Warbling-Finch, Bay-chested Warbling-Finch, Blackish-blue Seedeater, Lesser Grass-Finch, Long-tailed Reed-Finch.

Other possible wild life in the area is Black Tufted-Ear Marmoset, Guaianan Squirrel, Capybara, Coypu, Nine-banded Armadillo, South-american Coati and others.