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Southern Bahia Extension

The handsome Araripe Manakin was described to science only about 20 years ago! We stand an excellent chance of seeing it just as well as we did when this one was photographed by participant Steve James on our 2016 tour!
From beautiful beaches to barren badlands, our tour is a quest for specialties of the endangered caatinga, chapada, and Atlantic Forest habitats. The Southern Bahia Extension offers an opportunity to see many additional endemic birds, some of which are not seen on our Spectacular Southeast Brazil tours.

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

"Northeast Brazil" is a really big piece of turf. Geographically, it covers all of that chunk sticking out into the Atlantic, but biogeographically, and specifically in terms of bird distributions, it casts an even greater compass. Thus, from the states of Ceara and Pernambuco thence far to the south and west, where biomes range from humid Atlantic Forest through caatinga and cerrado woodland to the edges of Amazonia, there are one heckuva lot of endemic birds, some of them among the most endangered species on the continent, many of them among the most range-restricted in the world.

Would you like to see them all? You bet you would! That's why we pioneered birding tourism in Northeast Brazil over twenty years ago and why we're continuing to expand our (your!) horizons there. Let's start with White-collared Kite, Lear's Macaw, Hooded Visorbearer, Pygmy Nightjar, Great Xenops, Silvery-cheeked Antshrike, Sincora Antwren, Fringe-backed Fire-eye, Diamantina Tapaculo, Araripe Manakin, Seven-colored Tanager, and White-throated Seedeater among hundreds of others (main tour), and then we'll offer a southern Bahia extension to take on Hook-billed Hermit, Black-capped Screech-Owl, White-winged Potoo, Banded Cotinga, Slender Antbird, Narrow-billed Antwren, Rio de Janeiro Antbird, Band-tailed and Bahia antwrens, Striated Softtail, Pink-legged Graveteiro, Bahia Spinetail, and Bahia Tyrannulet.

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The main tour (18 days) includes the states of Pernambuco, Alagoas, Ceara, and northern Bahia to end in Salvador. The special post-tour extension (one week) concentrates on southern coastal and interior Bahia, visiting two areas packed with rare birds. So, next January, grab your binoculars and pack some light clothes (don't forget your flip-flops) and leave Old Man Winter at your doorstep to join Bret and Pepe for a fabulous journey through Northeast Brazil.

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What to Expect
Good to fine accommodations, easy terrain, warm to hot but dry climate.

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