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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
J Borgo Serra, Espirito Santo Weekend Portuguese, English, Spanish
I'm biologist. I'm not specialist, but I love birds and I know where found them. 10km from my house there is a mountain and 30km there are two big governmental natural areas. My English is not so good, but i can talk slowly. Yo puedo hablar en espanol.
L Leuzinger Aquidauana, Pantanal Anytime German, English, Portuguese
G Bernardon Chapada dos Guimarães, Mato Grosso Anytime Portuguese, English, Spanish
I bird the Pantanal, Atlantic Forest, Southern Amazon and Cerrado areas (Chapada dos Guimarães, Emas NP, etc).
F Melo Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul Anytime Portuguese, English, Spanish
R Moreira Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais Weekend Portugues, English, Espanol
I am a biologist, ornithologist and live in Brazil, central savannah environment with the influence of forest and scrub and altitude environments with the presence of mountains and hilly areas, my area has a rich and diverse birdlife.
D Pioli Uberlandia, Minas Gerais Anytime Portugues, English, Espanol
I can help birders with advice for Brazil in general and go birding in my area. My region is in the "Cerrado", a savanna-like semi-arid biome, with many endemics.
M David Goiania, Goiás Weekend Portugues, English, French
I live 200 Km south of Brasilia, in Goiânia, in a "cerrado" vegetation land (Brazilian savanna). This is a city out of the foreign tourisms usual routs, but we have some specialties like the Horned Screamer and I will be happy to show them for anyone who visits us. Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle and King Vulture among others are also on hand. I still exploring the closer parks, but soon have more knowledge of the habitats.
L Oliveira Curitiba, Parana Anytime Portugues, English, Spanish, French
B Burgos Recife, Pernambuco Weekend Portugues, English
M Isidoro Rio de Janeiro Anytime Portuguese, English, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish
R Barbosa Rio de Janeiro Anytime Portuguese, English, Spanish
I have been birding in my area for the last 12 years and my special areas are Rio and Itatiaia.



J Silva Porto Alegre, RS Weekends English
I've been birding for more than 10 years, and I'm very passionate about bird photography.

I enjoy birding either focusing on photography or not, and I really like to be outdoor, in contact with nature
Area:
parks, reserves, mountains

Area Birds:
some atlantic forest birds, some shore birds, some urban birds
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, photography

 

  G Muller Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul Weekend Portuguese, Spanish, English
  I'm available for birding in Rio Grande do Sul state (South Brazil near Uruguay and Argentina), and to occasionally go out birding with a Birding Pal.

Amateur Birdwatcher, knows South of Brazil hotspots, live in Porto Alegre city, capital of Rio Grande do Sul country. The Porto Alegre Birdwatcher Club performed many bird trips throughout the year, restricted to Rio Grande do Sul country.

Our country has mountains at the north half (Mata Atlantica) and flat land (Pampa) at the south half. Some of our endemic species are listed in our two hotspots.

Area:
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

Area Birds:
Some suggestions of species we have in our lands:
Some species suggested in two of our hotspots

In Flona Park
Araucaria Tit-Spinetail
Striolated Tit-Spinetail
Swallow-tailed Cotinga
Bare-throated Bellbird
Long-tufted Screech-Owl
Black-and-white Monjita

In Lagoa do Peixe Park
Many-colored Rush Tyrant
Wren-like Rushbird
Warbling Doradito
Greater Rhea
Red-gartered Coot
Snowy-crowned Tern
Yellowish Pipit
Rufous-chested Dotterel
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, photography,
Visit: tourist site, restaurant, outdoors, nature spot, beach, lake, ocean


Some of my photos and trips are posted at
www.destino.blog.br

 
L Bonasio Campo Limpo Paulista, São Paulo Anytime Native English, fluent Portuguese
I have always been a birder at heart, and now live in a preserved area where there are many types of birds to see, from hawks to hummingbirds, most of which I do not yet begin to know how to classify. I'm considering starting up a BBB (Birding Bread and Breakfast) here, and am researching the subject, out of both personal interest and in order to find out what Birders are looking for when they plan a tour abroad. I'd love to receive input and pointers from menbers of the group. Thanks, Lanora.
A Cutolo Rio Claro, São Paulo Weekend Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian
B Bueno Sao Paulo, São Paulo Weekend Portugues, English, Spanish
I'm available for info about birding in Sao Paulo state (Atlantic Forest), and to occasionally go out birding with a Birdingpal.
C Leite Taubate, São Paulo Weekend Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
The nearest big town from where I live is Sao Jose dos Campos, I'm not too far away from Sao Paulo (120km). Taubate is situated on a valley, having on one side the mountains of the "Serra da Mantiqueira" and on the other side a National Park, "Serra do Mar", that leads to the seaside. As well as a orchid enthusiast, I'm interested in birds, I know the names of the most common birds in my area.
Visit my blog


Professional Guides

If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.

Name Company Area Available Language


Gui Battistuzzo Atlantic Forest Brazil Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Anytime Portuguese, English


I'm biologist, focusing my studies in the Brazilian birds since 2006, thru bird inventorie, research and birdwatching.

As a birding guide I have been working as a resident guide in Cristalino Lodge, and the Pantanal, and now a days I'm focusing my efforts in the awesome and endangered Atlantic forest, trying to help to preserve this magnificent and unique landscape.




Area:
Intervales, Cantareira and Serra do Mar State Park, Itatiaia and Bocaina NP

Area Birds:
Hummingbird and tanager's show, endemic and restricted Antbirds, Toucans, etc
Interests:


www.atlanticforestbrazil.com

 

  Ricardo Barbosa Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Anytime English
  Ricardo Barbosa

I grew up in the countryside and started my passion for birds helping my father to take care of the aviary on our backyard.

At the age of 17 I moved to the big Rio de Janeiro city and graduated journalist in 1986. I fell in love with birding in 1996 when Tom and Heidi, my friends from Florida, sent me a pair of binoculars and a book of the Brazilian birds in 1996.

Since them I have explored every road and trail of the state of Rio de Janeiro and parts of São Paulo.

I have a page on Tripadvisor with some very nice reports from previous clients:

Tripadvisor.com
Ricardo Barbosa

Area:
Few words about Southeast Brazil:
Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo states have some of the best hotspots for Atlantic forest birding in the southeast part of Brazil, including Itatiaia NP, Serra dos Orgãos NP, Bocaina NP, Ubatuba, among others.

Places I guide:
Itatiaia national Park, Serra dos Orgãos National Park, Tijuca national Park, Bocaina National Park, Angra dos Reis, Carmo, Sumidouro, Ubatuba, Campos do Jordão, Serra da Canastra.

Area Birds:


Interests:
When not birding I work as a local guide for the city of Rio de Janeiro. Volleyball on the beach and cinema are my other passions.



Rene Santos Calyptura Expeditions Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Anytime Portuguese, English, Spanish


The huge diversity of birds makes Brazil one of the most popular destinations for birders from many different countries. Even in big cities like Sao Paulo is possible to observe over 100 species. Tours are professionally conducted by an experienced native trilingual guide who is also biologist and ornithologist by the Mackenzie University of San Paulo.
René Santos
Biólogo - Ornitólogo Consultor - Guia de Observação de Aves
www.calyptura.com.br


Area:
Paraty, Intervales State Park, Ubatuba, Itatiaia State Park, Pantanal

Area Birds:
Black-hooded Antwren, Buff-throated Purpletuft, Fork-tailed Pygmy Tyrant
Interests:
Birdwatching






Marcelo da Rocha Foz do Iguazu, Parana Anytime English, Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese
There are nice trails near to the waterfalls that can be visited with a great diversity of birds. We can also arrange visits to nocturnal sightings of owls, nightjars, potoos and Nighthawks. During the tour. There is the possibility of spotting birds and know the local flora species.

Remembering that we are inside a dense forest and all its wildlife.

We can visit many enviroments.
Area:
Parque Nacional do Iguazu, Iguazu Falls and surroundings

Area Birds:
Scaly-Headed Parrot, Tourquoise-Fronted Parrot, Gilded Sapphire, Toco Toucan
My website:
www.iguazufallstourguide.com


Interests:
Nature: birding

P Boute Pantanal and Atlantic Forest Anytime English/Portuguese
Spanish
Birding Mato Grosso and the Pantanal with Paulo. Great birds, good food, and comfortable lodging. Paulo Boute was a wonderful host and excellent guide. He knows the area and the birds, finding them even during the month of January (Rain Season). We got all of our target species, including the Harpy Eagle. It was an outstanding experience. Richard H. Payne, Ph.D. President & CEO American Birding Association. rhpayne(AT)aba.org
Many thanks to Paulo and Marluce Boute ... who made this trip easy, productive and enjoyable". Extracted from the book: Brazil's Pantanal by Janet Zinn. (http://www.jczinn.com/books.htm)
Paulo Boute is a long time Birdingpal guide, well known in his own country and by myself or birders from around the world. Knud Rasmussen, Birdingpal
R Omena Junior Manaus, Amazonas Anytime Portuguese, English
We were planning a trip to Fortaleza for a friends’ wedding and decided to stop in Manaus first for some bird watching in the jungle. We somehow stumbled upon Reynier through internet searchesand ended up booking a 3 day trip. Reynier picked us up from the hotel we were staying at in Manaus and drove us to a small town called PresidenteFigueiredo about 2 hours north of the city. He handled all of the details, including arranging our lodging, and coordinating our itinerary. Because he used to live in the area, he knew the local people, restaurants, and birding hotspots, so all we had to do was follow along and enjoy the birds. The accommodations were very pleasant, the town was cute, and the birds were great. We got about 100 new species for our life lists and really felt like we got off of the beaten path and experienced some local culture.
Reynier’s English is not great, but it is decent. There were a few times where we had trouble communicating thoughts with him (neither my girlfriend nor I speak a bit of Portuguese), but we were always able to work it out, and despite the slight barrier in language, we felt like we got to know him and truly enjoyed his company. It was a wonderful trip, and we are really glad that we booked with Reynier.
O Saldanha Marajó Island, Pará Anytime Portuguese, French, English, Spanish, Italian
I live in northern Brazil’s Amazon Delta in the state of Pará. I have been a professional guide for the past 20 years, specializing in birdwatching for last 10. I have seen and recognize 486 species in the region and the Marajó Island in the Amazon Delta is a must for birding variable ecosystems.

Local Information
Service Information
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Brazil
Local weather Yahoo
Ornitologia em Pernambuco Club
Atualidades Ornitologieas Club
Clube de Observadores de Aves de Porto Alegre Club
Brazilian Ornithological Records Committee Checklist
Pantanal, Mata Grosso dol Sul Birdlist
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites
Area de Conservación Guanacaste Butterflies