Northeast Brazil

On this quick and fascinating trip through Northeast Brazil we will travel approximately 3.500 km in 16 days.


Northeast Brazil




16 Days



Group Size

8 Guest


3.726 mdpl

Northeast Brazil

Outline Itinerary

On this quick and fascinating trip through Northeast Brazil we will travel approximately 3.500km in 16 days, through the states of Ceará and Bahia. Although there is more than enough driving, the fantastic birds we see every single day will keep us motivated throughout the entire trip. We go from the endangered Gray-breasted Parakeet in Guaramiranga to the magnificent Banded Cotinga in Porto Seguro crossing a wide variety of biomes (Atlantic Forest, Caatinga, Cerrado, Campo Rupestre and more), habitats and special birds along the way. We could name one hundred incredible endemics that are possible on this trip but to keep it straight and simple we’ll name the ones on this cover: Lear’s Macaw (Canudos), Araripe Manakin, White-browed Antpitta (Chapada do Araripe) and Hooded Visorbearer (Chapada Diamantina).


We will concentrate our efforts in the locations closer to Lençóis. AM Birding in a Campo Rupestre trail about half an hour from the hotel and PM Birding in a Humid Forest (Cerradão with Atlantic Forest influence) in the surroundings of town.


Area description: certainly, one of the most impressing places in Brazil, the landscapes are astonishing. Chapada Diamantina is part of a long series of highlands linked to the Espinhaço mountain range, which extend from north of Minas Gerais through Bahia. There is a high diversity of habitats such as Caatinga, Cerrado, Campo Rupestre (arid mountain shrubs), Humid and Gallery Forests and, along with that, of course, a high diversity of birds (almost 400 species). Most of these beautiful landscapes and pristine habitat are part of the Chapada Diamatina National Park which protects, by law, 152.000 hectares. Because of the scenic views, preserved habitat and waterfalls, this is one of the most visited places in the state of Bahia by tourists willing to connect with nature in some way.


Targets: our main targets in the Chapada Diamantina area are the Hooded Visorbearer (Augastes lumachella), Sincorá Antwren (Formicivora grantsaui) and Diamantina Tapaculo (Scytalopus diamantinensis) (the last two described to science just in 2007!). We have a long list of birds to look for besides the three mentioned above: Collared Crescentchest (Melanopareia torquata), Helmeted Manakin (Antilophia galeata), Pale-bellied Tyrant Manakin (Neopelma pallescens), Surucua [Orange-bellied] Trogon (Trogon surrucura aurantius), Black-throated Saltator (Saltatricula atricollis), Rufous Nightjar (Antrostomus rufus), Broad-tipped Hermit (Anopetia gounellei), Rufous-sided Pygmy-Tyrant (Euscarthmus rufomarginatus), Blue Finch (Porphyrospiza caerulescens), White-banded Tanager (Neothraupis fasciata), Rufous-winged Antshrike (Thamnophilus torquatus), East Brazilian Chachalaca (Ortalis araucuan), Copper Seedeater (Sporophila bouvreuil), Green-winged Saltator (Saltator similis), Gilt-edged Tanager (Tangara cyanoventris), Horned Sungem (Heliactin bilophus), Grey-backed Tachuri (Polystictus superciliaris), Buff-throated Pampa-finch (Embernagra longicauda) and more. In case we have missed any Caatinga birds, we could also look for them here.

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Brazil 2017
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