Bahia, the largest state in northeast Brazil, is about the size of Texas, but it seems few gringos have even heard of it. In the extensive coastal Atlantic Forest habitats around the capital of Salvador, as well as 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 miniscule world ranges. Extensive mangrove forests on the northern coast and tall forest we'll bird near the coastal town of Porto Seguro lie within the largest region of lowland Atlantic Forest remaining anywhere. Most of this coastal terrain is flat, very sandy ground. Three birdy days out of Boa Nova 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 Atlantic Forest endemic birds we do not get on any other Field Guides tours.

Prizes we hope to find include everything from Little Wood-Rail, Mangrove Rail, Rufous Crab Hawk, Hook-billed Hermit, Black-capped Screech-Owl, White-winged Potoo, an undescribed Pyrrhura parakeet(!), and the elusive Banded Cotinga to Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Stripe-breasted Starthroat, Slender Antbird, Narrow-billed Antwren, Rio de Janeiro Antbird, Plumbeous Antvireo, Band-tailed and Bahia antwrens, Striated Softtail, Pink-legged Graveteiro, Bahia Spinetail, Bahia Tyrannulet, and Wied's Tyrant-Manakin--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! WOW, what a wonderful assemblage of great might even call it a BAHIA BIRDING BONANZA!

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Combo Tours
If you would like a longer birding holiday, some departures of this tour may be combined with: