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A birdy week in Brazil for an exciting array of specialties and rarities--and you can extend your birding travel on our "Nowhere but Northeast Brazil" tour if you'd like!

For an informative overview of all our current itineraries to this country--and how to choose among them--see Field Guides Brazil Tours.

Click to play the video clip above, a medley of scenes and birds from our 2016 tour including Slender Antbird, Silvery-cheeked Antshrike, Rio de Janeiro Antbird, Hangnest Tody-Tyrant, Stripe-necked Tody-Tyrant, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Black-billed Scythebill, Bahia Tyrannulet, Yellow-throated Woodpecker, and Black-capped Screech-Owl. It is a truly wonderful birding experience! Video and imagery by guide Bret Whitney.

South of old Salvador, in the humid Atlantic Forest habitats near the state of Bahia's southern coast and also in the more mountainous interior near Boa Nova, the Pernambucan/Alagoan endemics we seek on our Nowhere But Northeast Brazil tour are replaced by a quite different set of birds, many of which have very small world ranges. Coastal forests we'll bird near the town of Porto Seguro lie within the largest region of lowland Atlantic Forest remaining anywhere. Most of the terrain is flat, very sandy ground. Nearby we'll also take a peek into mangroves to find a few specialties. One day of the tour we'll drive through vast plantations of cacao where we'll see the strange Pink-legged Graveteiro, then continue into the mountains of the recently established Boa Nova National Park. Three birdy days there will get us into rare mata-de-cipo (vine forest, practically endemic to the state of Bahia) and breathtakingly beautiful, natural "cactus gardens" and also humid montane forest, where we'll reach appropriate elevations for several Altantic Forest endemic birds we do not see on any other Field Guides tours.

Prizes we hope to find include everything from Hook-billed Hermit, Black-capped Screech-Owl, White-winged Potoo, and Banded Cotinga to Ruby Topaz, Stripe-breasted Starthroat, Slender Antbird, Narrow-billed Antwren, Rio de Janeiro Antbird, Band-tailed and Bahia antwrens, Striated Softtail, that Pink-legged Graveteiro, Bahia Spinetail, and Bahia Tyrannulet--plus a large dose of other Atlantic Forest and caatinga specialties, from Pygmy Nightjar and Golden-capped Parakeet to Black-billed Scythebill and Pin-tailed Manakin--and you will probably even get that Giant Snipe that's been eluding you for years!

This incredibly bird-rich week in southern Bahia may be taken in combination with our Nowhere but Northeast Brazil tour (linked below) for a longer birding vacation.

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2019 Departures
Feb 1-7



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Good to fine accommodations, easy terrain, warm to hot climate.

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