Brief Overview
Birding Brazil's Amazon Basin
Birding in Brazil
Photo by Lelis Navarrete.
Photo by Lelis Navarrete
Photo by Lelis Navarrete
Photo by Lelis Navarrete
Photo by Lelis Navarrete
Photo by Lelis Navarrete.
This photo and header photo by Bud Johnson.
The 6950 square mile Serra dos Carajás National Park
holds some of the richest avifauna of Brazil and South
America, with a bird list of over 575 species and
growing, including many rare and little known species.
This makes Carajás one of the prime birding
destinations in South America. During our six days of
birding, we will be looking for nearly twenty endemics
and another thirty bird species difficult to find in other
parts of South America. In the process of crossing a mix
of habitats across a variety of trails and roads, we
should find a good number of species new to most
South American birders.

Serra dos Carajás National Park was created by the
mining industry to protect prime Amazon rain forest
habitat as an offset to the work they are doing nearby.
The roads in the area, which have unfortunately cut
through parts of the forest, make for excellent access to
these forested areas for birding. The trails created
throughout the National Park are also excellent for
birding most of the day.

Some of the key species we will be looking for include
White-crested Guan, Bare-faced Curassow, Dark-
winged Trumpeter, the rare Crested Eagle, Harpy Eagle,
Gray-bellied Hawk, Cryptic Forest-Falcon, Orange-
breasted Falcon, Jandaya Parakeet, Santarem
Parakeet, Pearly Parakeet, Vulturine Parrot and the
fantastic Red-fan Parrot. We also hope to find Pavonine
Cuckoo, Amazonian Pygmy-Owl, Long-tailed Potoo,
Scissor-tailed Nightjar, Blue-cheeked Jacamar, Waved
Woodpecker, Fiery-tailed Awlbill, Para Foliage-gleaner,
Peruvian Recurvebill, Point-tailed Palmcreeper, Red-
billed (Brigida’s) Woodcreeper and Curve-billed
Scythebill. We will also seek out Glossy Antshrike,
Natterer’s Slaty-Antshrike, Wing-banded Antbird,
Banded Antbird, Spix’s Warbling-Antbird, Black-bellied
Gnateater, Black-chested Tyrant, Zimmer’s Tody-Tyrant,
Snethlage's Tody-Tyrant, Blackish Pewee, Purple-
breasted Cotinga, White-tailed Cotinga, White Bellbird,
Sharpbill, Guianan Red-Cotinga, Opal-crowned
Manakin, Guianan (Pará) Gnatcatcher, White-naped Jay
and Yellow-shouldered Grosbeak.
More Details on This Trip
Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 or toll free at
888-203-7464) or Ian (in the UK at 07719-052820 in Norfolk), and/or email Also feel free to click here.