Birding Brazil Tours & Nature Photography



Brazilian pampas are found in the southernmost state Rio Grande do Sul and is a natural region of vast grassland plains interrupted by small lakes, marshes and copses of picturesque Araucaria (monkey puzzle tree). Further South is the Lagoa do Peixe National Park, an important area for many specialty birds of the coastal zone and an important area for migrant waterbirds. Possibilities include Dot-winged Crake, Chilean and Andean Flamingo, Ringed Teal, Black-headed Duck, Black-necked and Coscoroba Swans, Curve-billed Reedhaunter, Giant Wood-Rail, Spectacled Tyrant, Sulphur-bearded Spinetail, Hudson's Canastero, Common Miner, Scarlet-headed Blackbird and Many-colored Rush Tyrant.

In Central Brazil are the native grasslands, a highly threatened and best preserved in two famous national parks (Canastra and Emas). Both these natural grassland habitats contain unique endemic, near endemic and sort after birds such Lesser Nothura, Dwarf Tinamou, Crowned Eagle, Giant Snipe, Red-and-white Crake, Red-spectacled, Vinaceous-breasted and Yellow-faced Parrot, White-winged and Sickle-winged Nightjar, Stripe-breasted Starthroat, Brazilian Merganser, Mottled Piculet, Biscutate Swift, Striolated and Araucaria Tit-Spinetail, Straight-billed Reedhaunter, Planalto Foliage-gleaner, Long-tailed Cinclodes, Campo Miner, Marsh, Brasilia and Planalto Tapaculo, Cock-tailed Tyrant, Gray-backed Tachuri, Velvety Black-Tyrant, White-striped Warbler, Black-and-White and White-rumped Monjita, Ochre-breasted Pipit, Saffron-cowled Blackbird, Azure Jay, Cone-billed Tanager, Black-bellied Seedeater, Yellow-billed Blue Finch and Black-masked Finch and many more! Check out our selection of tour photos below!


Itinerary 1: 07 days covering the Lagoa do Peixe National Park (brackish lagoon system and coastal restinga) & Araucaria Forest.

Itinerary 2: 05-07 days covering Emas National Park (biomes Native Grassland & Cerrado).

Tour Photo Gallery

» Pampas & Native Grasslands birds
Photos by Andrew Whittaker and Jaqueline Fortuna.
  • Yellow-rumped Marshbird
  • Long-tailed Cinclodes (endemic)
  • Giant Snipe
  • Speckle-breasted Antpitta (endemic to the Atlantic Forest, the southern population)
  • Female White-winged Nightjar (Endangered in IUCN Red List)
  • Ochre-breasted Pipit
  • Grass Wren
  • Little Nightjar
  • Brasilia Tapaculo (endemic)
  • Black-masked Finch
  • Streamer-tailed Tyrant
  • Small-billed Tinamou
  • Sickle-winged Nightjar
  • Sharp-Tailed Tyrant
  • Red-legged Seriema
  • Bare faced Curassow with youngster
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Lesser Grass Finch
  • Greater Rhea
  • An adult male of the stunning Endangered White-winged Nightjar.
  • Brazilian Merganser
  • Grass Wren
  • Cock-tailed Tyrant
  • Whistling Heron
  • Mixed flock of Chilean Flamingo and the smaller rare vagrant Andean Flamingo.
  • Red Shoveler male
  • Silver Teal
  • Buff-breasted Sandpiper
  • White-rumped Swallow
  • White-rumped Sandpiper
  • White-backed Stilt
  • White Monjita on Hornero nest
  • Two-banded Plover juvenile
  • Snowy-crowned Tern
  • Snowy Egret and Roseate Spoonbill
  • Rusty-collared Seedeater male
  • Royal Tern
  • Roseate Spoonbill flock
  • Plumbeous Rail
  • Maguari Stork
  • Lagoa do Peixe overview with Neotropic Cormorant in front
  • Firewood-gatherer
  • Collared Plover
  • Cocoi Heron
  • Chimango Caracara
  • Cabot
  • Brown-and-yellow Marshbird
  • Black Skimmer flock
  • Campo Flicker (Field Flicker)
  • Ochre-collared Piculet
  • Bare-faced Ibis

Nature Photography