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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
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
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

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
parks, reserves, mountains

Area Birds:
some atlantic forest birds, some shore birds, some urban birds
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.

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
Nature: birdwatching, photography,
Visit: tourist site, restaurant, outdoors, nature spot, beach, lake, ocean

Some of my photos and trips are posted at


  F Duarte Sao Paulo Anytime English
  I live in the city of Sao Paulo. I can help you with information about hotspots in the city and in the Atlantic Forest. I may be available to go out and birdwatch in the city and region with a birderpal during weekends and holidays.

Even though Sao Paulo is a very urban environment and if you are looking for a quick birdwatching, it's possible to bird watch in the city and to see a lot of different birds.
hotspots in the city and in the Atlantic Forest

Area Birds:
Nature: birdwatching, photography

A Vielma Cananeia, Sao Paulo Anytime English, Portugues, Spanish
The southern portion of brazilian Atlantic Forest, here called Vale do Ribeira, is an amazing birding location as it harbors different kind of habitat like mangroves, sandy beaches, sea chanells, waterfalls, mountains and preserved islands, within a very rich local culture. Area:
Vale do Ribeira, Ilha do Cardoso, Ilha Comprida

Area Birds:
Scarlet ibis, Red-tailed parrot, Restinga tyrannulet, Green-backed trogon
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, fishing, swimming, beach, surfing, walking, hiking,bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, backpack, portage, ship, tourist site, restaurant, appreciation, live music, night life, bar, country, beer, liquor, ceremony, yoga.

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, and also guiding custom tours to Pantanal and Amazonia.

Intervales, Cantareira, Campos do Jordao and Serra do Mar State Park (Sao Paulo), south and north Sao Paulo coast, Itatiaia, Bocaina National Parks, REGUA (Rio de Janeiro), Cipa and Canastra National Parks (Minas Gerais), Cristalino Lodge, North and South Pantanal.

Area Birds:
Hummingbird and tanager's feeder show, endemic and restricted birds from the Atlantic Forest (toucans, antbirds, woodpeckers, tanagers)


  Ricardo Barbosa Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Anytime Portuguese, English, Spanish
  Ricardo Barbosa

I fell in love with birding in 1996 when travelling with Tom and Heidi, my friends from Florida, who, at the end of our trip, gave me a pair of binoculars and a book of the Brazilian birds.

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

At my website you will find a list of tours and places I like to go and some very nice reports from previous clients:
Ricardo Barbosa

Few words about Southeastern Brazil: Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo states have some of the best hotspots for Atlantic forest birding in the southeastern part of Brazil, including Itatiaia NP, Serra dos Orgaos NP, Bocaina NP, Ubatuba, among others.

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

Area Birds:

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

Rene Santos Calyptura Expeditions Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil Anytime Portuguese, English, Spanish

The biggest goal of Calyptura Expeditions is to put birding close together with conservation. The rarest species are the ones in most need of attention for their protection.

Focusing on taking birders into different habitats through specific regions of Brazil to find a desired selection of birds, endemic or target species.

Offering planned itineraries to clients as well as custom affordable and flexible packages to suit the birders needs, always at places with good accessibility and safety.

I'm "in the search for the rarest!". I'm curious to see your target list!

René Santos
Biólogo - Ornitólogo Consultor - Guia de Observação de Aves
Biologist - Ornithologist - Birding Guide

Sao Paulo, Trilha dos Tucanos, Ubatuba, Paraty, Itatiaia NP, Intervales EP, Regua (RJ), Pantanal, Amazon (Cristalino Jungle Lodge and central amazon on hotel boats).

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


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.
Parque Nacional do Iguazu, Iguazu Falls and surroundings

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

Nature: birding

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