Bird Race on Sunday, looking forward to that...in the meantime I've spent the last week working on putting together a birding tour to Brazil for Tico Tours. I'll post details of the full itinerary soon but in the meantime check out some of the images below from the area of main focus, Ubatuba.
Ubatuba sits on the coast in the northeast corner of Sao Paulo, Brazil, of the areas 711 square Kms, 83% is within the Serra do Mar State Park which therefore makes it an important area of contiguous forest where many endemic animals and plants thrive. The coastal stretch is one of the most beautiful in the country, (with over 80 beaches) and the area is also famed for the Atlantic Rainforest, which includes restingas and mangroves, lowland and interior forest and high altitude pastures, each with its own myriad of species. All of the various habitats outlined above result in a bird list in the region of almost 500 species! This tour will focus on the range of habitats available in the region with the focus on connecting with as many as possible, as well as learning about some of these fascinating species.
Brazilian Tanager - It has to be one of the Atlantic Rainforests most spectacular of endemic birds © Elsie Laura
Brazilian Ruby © Elsie Laura
Golden-rumped Euphonia © Elsie Laura
Green-headed Tanager - One of the most beautiful birds around © Elsie Laura
Red-necked Tanager © Elsie Laura
Saw-billed Hermit © Elsie Laura
Black-capped Foliage-Gleaner © Elsie Laura
Maroon-bellied Parakeet © Elsie Laura
White-bearded Manakin © Elsie Laura
Yellow-fronted Woodpecker © Elsie Laura
For many more incredible images check out the Tico Tours facebook page.