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Brazil Atlantic Forest Birding 2010

The following images are from the first half of a two-week birding trip to Brazil. The first half was all based out of REGUA (Reserva Ecolˇgica de Guapiašu), a fantastic lodge about two hours drive out of Rio de Janeiro. The seven of us birded two and a half days around the REGUA property, including the waterfall trail, wetlands, and 4x4 trail. We then spent three days doing excursions to the Sumidouro area (Three-toed Jacamar), Pico da Caledonia, and Macae de Cima.

We had the services of the excellent guides employed by REGUA, Adilei Carvalho da Cunha and Leonardo Pimentel. Both of these guides are excellent with extensive knowledge of the vocalizations of all of the target species. Adelei speaks limited English, but Leonardo is fluent in English. They both use the English names for all of the birds so that is never an issue.

My trip list for this part of our trip was 283 species, of which 175 are represented in the 250 images in this gallery. We saw many endemics, including some of the crown jewels of the Atlantic Forests, such as Shrike-like Cotinga (aka Elegant Mourner or Brazilian Laniisoma), Three-toed Jacamar, and Gray-winged Cotinga.

Information about REGUA can be found here: http://www.regua.co.uk/
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White-browed Blackbird & Brown-chested Martin
White-browed Blackbird & Brown-chested Martin
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
Great Dusky Swift
Great Dusky Swift
Great Dusky Swift
Great Dusky Swift
Streamer-tailed Tyrant
Streamer-tailed Tyrant
Streamer-tailed Tyrant
Streamer-tailed Tyrant
White-collared Swift
White-collared Swift
White-collared Swift
White-collared Swift
White-headed Marsh-Tyrant
White-headed Marsh-Tyrant
South American Snipe
South American Snipe
Brazilian Teal
Brazilian Teal
Wattled Jacana
Wattled Jacana
Swallow-tailed Hummingbird
Swallow-tailed Hummingbird
Saffron Finch
Saffron Finch
Burnished-buff Tanager
Burnished-buff Tanager
Glittering-throated Emerald
Glittering-throated Emerald
Violet-capped Woodnymph
Violet-capped Woodnymph
Yellow-eared Woodpecker
Yellow-eared Woodpecker
Yellow-backed Tanager
Yellow-backed Tanager
Chestnut-vented Conebill
Chestnut-vented Conebill
Purple-throated Euphonia
Purple-throated Euphonia
Black-legged Dacnis
Black-legged Dacnis
Hooded Tanager
Hooded Tanager
Hooded Tanager
Hooded Tanager
Black-legged Dacnis (female)
Black-legged Dacnis (female)
Chestnut-vented Conebill (female)
Chestnut-vented Conebill (female)
White-winged Becard (female)
White-winged Becard (female)
White-winged Becard (female)
White-winged Becard (female)
Yellow-backed Tanager
Yellow-backed Tanager
Yellow-backed Tanager (female)
Yellow-backed Tanager (female)
Blue Dacnis (female)
Blue Dacnis (female)
Aplomado Falcon
Aplomado Falcon
Aplomado Falcon
Aplomado Falcon
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Tropical Screech-Owls
Tropical Screech-Owls
White-headed Marsh-Tyrant
White-headed Marsh-Tyrant
Chestnut-backed Antshrike (female)
Chestnut-backed Antshrike (female)
White-barred Piculet
White-barred Piculet
Rufous Hornero
Rufous Hornero
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