Birding Brazil Tours & Nature Photography

Cerrado


The Cerrado region of Brazil is the most extensive woodland/savanna and dry forest ecosystems region in South America. One of the biologically richest savanna's in the world and a biological hotspot comprising 21 percent of the country. The endemics and habitat specific species are Blue-winged Macaw, Yellow-faced Parrot, Red-legged Seriema, White-eared Puffbird, Checkered Woodpecker, Hyacinth Visobearer, Horned Sungem, Rufous-winged Antshrike, Collared Cresentchest, Chapada Flycatcher, Rufous-sided Pygmy tyrant, White-rumped, White-banded and Cinnamon Tanager, Cinereous Warbling- Finch, Coal-crested Finch, Curl-crested Jay and Yellow-billed Blue Finch and many more. Check out our selection of tour photos below!



ITINERARY SUGGESTIONS FOR AN OPEN OR CUSTOMIZED TOUR:

Itinerary 1: 09 days covering Minas Gerais: Serra do Cipó - Canastra National Park - Caraça Santuary

Itinerary 2: 05-07 days covering Emas National Park (native grasslands dissected by rich gallery forest & Cerrado)

Itinerary 3: 07 days tour South America's 'Big Five' (Brazilian Tapir, Giant Anteater, Giant River Otter, Jaguar, Maned Wolf), check photos here.


Cerrado birds

Photos by Andrew Whittaker.
  • Cipo Cinclodes (endemic new species from Minas Gerais, described in 2012)
  • Blue Finch
  • Red-legged Seriema
  • Curl-crested Jay
  • Common Potoo
  • Collared Cresentchest
  • Cinnamon Tanager
  • Cinereous Warbling-Finch (endemic and Vulnerable in IUCN Red List)
  • Campo Flicker
  • Buff-necked Ibis
  • White-rumped Tanager
  • White-eared Puffbird
  • White Woodpecker
  • White Woodpecker pair
  • Swallow-tailed Hummingbird
  • Serra Antwren (endemic)
  • Rufous-winged Antshrike male
  • Planalto Woodcreeper
  • Little Nightjar female
  • Spot-backed Puffbird
  • Bananal Antbird male, endemic and restricted to Araguaia-Tocantins basin.
  • Toco Toucan
  • Rusty-backed Antwren male
  • Small-billed Tinamou
  • Red-shouldered Macaws
  • Family of Burrowing Owls at burrow entrance.
  • Blue-and-Yellow Macaws
  • Female Bare-faced Curassow on termitary.
  • Male Bare-faced Curassow with young male chick.
  • Brasilia Tapaculo (endemic)
  • Gray-backed Tachuri (endemic and Near Threatened in IUCN Red List)
  • Stripe-breasted Starthroat (endemic)
  • Peach-fronted Parakeet
  • Greater Rhea
  • Cock-tailed Tyrant
  • Black-masked Finch
  • Sharp-Tailed Tyrant
  • Helmeted Manakin
  • An adult male of the stunning Endangered White-winged Nightjar.
  • Female White-winged Nightjar (Endangered in IUCN Red List)
  • Giant Snipe

Nature Photography