"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 more than twenty years ago and why we're continuing to expand our (your!) horizons there. Get ready to take on White-collared Kite, Mantled Hawk, Lear's (Indigo) Macaw, Broad-tipped Hermit, Hooded Visorbearer, Long-tailed Woodnymph, Biscutate Swift, Pygmy and Least nightjars, Ochre-backed Woodpecker, Ochraceous, Tawny, Spotted, and Golden-spangled piculets (4 piculets!), and Great Xenops, Red-shouldered Spinetail, Silvery-cheeked Antshrike, Planalto Slaty-Antshrike, Caatinga and Sincora antwrens, Diamantina Tapaculo, Ash-throated Casiornis, Greater and Lesser wagtail-tryants (both likely splits from more widespread, distant relatives), Gray-backed Tachuri, Rufous-sided Pygmy-Tyrant, Araripe Manakin, Seven-colored Tanager, White-banded Tanager, Scarlet-throated Tanager, Pale-throated Pampa-Finch, and White-throated Seedeater among a couple of hundred others.

Nowhere But Northeast Brazil! (18 days, not including the extension) covers the states of Pernambuco, Ceara, and north-central Bahia to end in Salvador. And now, the tour backs up to our Bahia Birding Bonanza tour (15 days) so you can continue the quest for endemics of the northern Atlantic Forest biome in coastal and interior Bahia in grand fashion!

We also offer a short pre-tour extension to the Fernando de Noronha islands in the Atlantic Ocean. So, next January-February, hang up that heavy coat, grab your bin's and pack some light clothes (don't forget your flip-flops!) and leave Old Man Winter at your doorstep to join Bret and Marcelo for a rewarding journey through the beaches and badlands of Northeast Brazil.

Select the KEY INFO tab or click here for our itinerary plus space requests, status, fees, limits, and guides for any departure.

Client comment
"We had a fabulous time. Great birds, great skilled and capable guides, and good food. Large number of interesting birds, beautiful scenery, really good food. Our group was very friendly and helpful. Very talented and skilled birders. Bret Whitney and Marcelo Barreiros were very personable guides and fabulous birders. Their knowledge of Brazil certainly added to the overall experience. Your office service was excellent." J.B., NOWHERE BUT NORTHEAST BRAZIL! 2020

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