BIRDING AROUND THE WORLD

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SOUTHEAST BRAZIL:  12 – 25 Oct 2015    

 

Birding in the Atlantic Forest and Highland grasslands

Party: Neil Bostock, Duncan Brooks, Jon Hornbuckle, Rod Martins, Nick Preston, with guide: Adrian Rupp

 

I arranged a birdtour of NE Brazil with the renowned Ciro Albano from Sept 22 to Oct 12. I wanted to extend this to south of Sao Paulo where I had never been before so I emailed the few recommended Brazilian guides who specialise in this area but could not get any commitment to take us until I tried Adrian Rupp. He agreed to do it at a reasonable price and said he could show us all the birds I hoped to see. We agreed on a 14 day itinerary and four of my friends signed up. The only drawback was that with having to go in October (due to Ciro’s availability in the NE) we were a little early to see the migrant seedeaters, 4 of which I needed, as they arrive in SE Brazil in November.  Adrian said there was a chance that some might be seen in late Oct, but in the event we were unlucky. We did change the final part of the itinerary, a long drive  the far south to see Yellow Cardinal at its only Brazilian site, deciding it was not worth spending so much time in the bus, better to be birding in wetlands near to Porto Alegre where we would be starting our flights back home.

Adrian ran the trip very well, showing great knowledge of all the birds, their songs and calls and where they were to be found. We succeeded in seeing nearly all the specialities, the most notable for me being:-

Black-fronted Piping-Guan, Red-and-white Crake, Red-tailed Parrot, Blue-bellied Parrot, Rusty-barred Owl, Long-trained and Sickle-winged Nightjars, Purple-crested Plovercrest, Festive Coquette, Mottled Piculet, Straight-billed Reedhaunter, White-bearded Antshrike, Parana and Sao Paulo Antwrens, Spotted Bamboowren, Planalto Tapaculo, nesting Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Atlantic Royal Flycatcher, Restinga Tyrannulet, Kaempfer's Tody-Tyrant, Russet-winged Spadebill, Black-and-white Monjita, Eastern Slaty Thrush, Black-backed and Chestnut-backed Tanagers and Black-legged Dacnis.  

The two parrots were difficult but we saw them well in the end. We missed Buff-fronted Owl (again!), Silky-tailed Nightjar, Spot-winged Wood-quail (easy according to Ciro!) and Helmeted Woodpecker, needed by the others, but not much else of note. We travelled in a bus/coach - roomy but slower than Ciro in his car, and with fairly poor visibility when travelling. We had some rain, though not as bad as was forecast towards the end of the trip.

Our team of five Brits and Adrian worked very well, with no problems at all, ensuring that this, along with the earlier part in the Northeast, was one of the best trips I have ever done. I have no hesitation in recommending Adrian as an excellent  guide for trips to Southern Brazil. This trip report was prepared by me with help from Duncan Brooks and Nick Preston.

Itinerary

11 Oct – evening arrival at Guarulhos Airport, São Paulo – JH and RM from NE Brazil, DB, NB and NP from  the UK. Meet  Adrian Rupp + driver with minibus, used throughout.  Drive E of São Paulo to look for Buff-fronted Owl. Overnight: Hotel Marbor, Mogi das Cruzes, 30 km E of São Paulo.

12 Oct – pre-dawn owling for some, but unproductive. After breakfast, drive to Salesópolis and stop nearby to bird extensive marsh and adjacent forest track from 08.00.  Drive for 4 or 5 hours to Intervales State Park via Ribero Grande, bird trails near the park HQ.  Overnight: Lodge at Intervales.

13 – 14 Oct - Intervales trails all day. Overnight: Lodge at Intervales.

15 Oct – Intervales trails till late a.m. when drive to Alto Ribeira  State Park.  Continue to Cananéia, historic town at the coast, arriving at 20.30.    Overnight in pousada at Cananeia.

 

16 Oct -  watch for Red-tailed Parrots flying from roosts, then drive to Cananéia  and  take a boat for 2 to 3 hours to explore the estuary, Mar de Dentro.  Return to pousada, after lunch drive to restinga woodland and dunes at Sao Paulo Bagre, 3 km N of Cananeia, rained off after a while. Overnight at Cananéia pousada.

17 Oct – a.m. drive to Barra do Turvo in Rio Turvo State Park for Vinaceous Parrot. Continue to Sao Jose dos Pinhais, Borda do Campo and the Colonia Murici farm, trying to see Marsh Tapaculo and other birds. Night at Harbor Self Graciosa hotel in Quatro Barras.    

18  Oct –  early a.m. drive the Corvo Road  with stops, back to Quarto Barras to visit Bosque Alemao park for Canebrake Groundcreeper.  Continue on the Corvo Road for a lunch stop at Morretes, then another 6km to Porto de Cima to watch active hummingbird feeders. Drive on towards  Itapoa, in Santa Catarina, take ferry across the river at Guaretuba, reach Itapoa after dark and continue a few kms more to  Volta Velha reserve for the night.

19 Oct -  bird  Volta Velha reserve most of the day with a break to Itapoa marshland. Night back at the chalets at Volta Velha Reserve.

 20 Oct – early attempt to see the invisible Marsh Tapaculo then 9 hour drive to the Urupema ecolodge in the Urupema uplands in southern Santa Catarina state, stopping to bird the steppes and Araucaria woodland. Hear Giant Snipe at the marshland.   Night at the ecolodge.

21 Oct -  Urupema all day, a.m. watching feeders from the lodge in heavy rain, then bird woodland near the lodge. Late p.m. on the marsh but only hear Giant Snipe and Sickle-winged Nightjar.  Night at the ecolodge.

22 Oct -  rain all morning at Urupema. 10.00 drive to Vacaria in Rio Grande do Sul, bird open grassland and marsh till after dark. Night at hotel in Vacaria.

23  Oct -  up at 04.30, drive 10km of dirt road E of Vacaria for Sickle-winged Nightjar,  good views of Sickle-winged in flight over “moorland” and on ground.  Then drive back to hotel in Vacaria, check out and drive to Sao Francisco de Paula. We bird the forest trails in the afternoon and return in the evening for successful night-birding.  Night at hotel in Sao Francisco de Paula, along with a large group of  students..

24 Oct -  a.m.  bird forest trails in the Sao Francisco de Paula National Park. P.m. drive to open grassland in the SFd P National Park 20km E, along the road between the town and the park entrance.   Night at hotel in Sao Francisco de Paula.

25  Oct -  we try birding along a road outside SFd P after some 'discussion' about hanging around there or going to Porto Alegre. Eventually, we do drive to PA and bird until late afternoon the extensive marshland at Refugio de Vida Silvestre Banhado dos Pachecos, 10 km E of Viamão, which is 20 km ESE of Porto Alegre,.   Night at hotel in Porto Alegre.

26  Oct, Mon:  transfer to Porto Alegre airport for flights to Sao Paulo.

 

DIARY

11 Oct, Sun – Evening arrival at Guarulhos Airport, São Paulo – JH and RM from NE Brazil, DB, NB and NP from UK. Meet  Adrian Rupp + driver with minibus, used throughout.  Drive E of São Paulo to look for Buff-fronted Owl. Overnight: Hotel Marbor, Mogi das Cruzes, 30 km E of São Paulo.

12 Oct, Mon – Pre-dawn owling for some, unproductive. After breakfast, drive to Salesópolis and stop nearby to bird marsh and adjacent forest track from 08.00:  see São Paulo Antwren, South American Snipe, Orange-breasted Thornbird,  Rufous Gnateater, White-collared Foliage-gleaner, Ochre-faced  Tody-Flycatcher, Sooty Tyrannulet,  Grey-hooded Attila, Highland Elaenia,  Brassy-breasted and Diademed Tanagers.  Drive for 4 or 5 hours to Intervales State Park via Ribero Grande, bird trails near the park HQ, see Red-capped/Pileated Parrot, Hangnest Tody-Tyrant, White-spotted Woodpecker, Ferruginous and Dusky-tailed Antbirds, and Tropical Screech-Owl at night.  Overnight: Lodge at Intervales.

13 Oct, Tues - Intervales trails around the reserve centre: 1.5 km to S in am, 1.5 km to E in pm, 5.2 km (by minibus) to N in evening.  Early a.m. Red-ruffed Fruitcrow  at north gate near HQ, coming to feed on moths attracted by a lamp-post, Red-and-white Crake comes to food at edge of nearby marsh. Other birds seen today include:-

Plovercrest, White-throated Hummingbird, Long-trained Nightjar, Short-tailed Nighthawk, Surucua Trogon, Spot-billed Toucanet, Ochre-collared Piculet, Yellow-fronted, Green-barred and Robust Woodpeckers, Blue-winged Parrotlet, Spix’s Spinetail, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, Streak-capped Antwren, White-bearded  Antshrike,  Slaty Bristlefront, Hooded Berryeater, nesting Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Sao Paulo and Oustalet’s Tyrannulets, White-browed Warbler, Black-legged Dacnis, Buffy-fronted Seedeater, Green-chinned Euphonia.
Overnight: Lodge at Intervales.

14 Oct, Wed – Intervales: a.m. Carmo Road from park HQ to 3 km S; pm track W of reserve centre; evening at nightjar clearing 1.5 km to E.  Birds include:-  Solitary Tinamou,  Black-fronted Piping-Guan, Black Hawk-Eagle, Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail, Violet-capped Woodnymph,  Amethyst Woodstar, Scalloped Woodcreeper, Pallid Spinetail, Ochre-breasted Foliage-gleaner, Spot-backed and Tufted Antshrikes, Ochre-rumped  and  Squamate Antbirds, Spotted Bamboowren, Cinnamon- vented Piha, Atlantic Royal Flycatcher, Bay-ringed Tyrannulet, Olive-green and Burnished-buff Tanagers, Temminck’s Seedeater, Glaucous-blue Grosbeak.
Overnight: Lodge at Intervales.

15 Oct, Thu - Intervales: mid a.m., bird the tracks to W, late a.m. leave and drive to Alto Ribeira  State Park. We stop on the road overlooking a steep wooded valley above a river. Birds include Striped Cuckoo, Glittering-bellied Emerald, Saffron Toucanet, Bare-throated Bellbird and Three-striped Flycatcher.  Nick flushes 2 Blue-bellied Parrot, a key bird we have so far been unable to see, so we look around and suddenly they fly out of a nearby tree just above the road. We wait for some time in the hope of them reappearing but to no avail so we head off to Cananéia, an historic town at the coast, finally arriving at 20.30.    Overnight  at pousada in Cananeia. 

 

16 Oct, Fri - After breakfast we stay outside the pousada to look for Red-tailed Parrots flying from roosts, then drive the short distance to a wharf at Cananéia  and  take a boat  to explore the estuary, Mar de Dentro. Water-birds are plentiful and include Scarlet Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Brown Booby, Cabot’s and Royal Terns with Mangrove Rail at the shore.  We return to the pousada, I have a photo trip in the town. After lunch we drive to restinga woodland and dunes at Sao Paulo Bagre, 3 km N of Cananeia and walk the sandy track on the seaward side of the main road, seeing:  Ochre-collared Piculet, Scaled Antbird, Greenish Schiffornis, Restinga Tyrannulet, Rufous-crowned Greenlet, Tawny-headed Swallow, Long-billed Wren, Black-backed Tanager,  Chestnut-vented Conebill  and Chestnut-bellied Euphonia, before being rained off.     Overnight at same pousada  (we had two nights there in case the parrots had not performed).

17 Oct, Sat – A.m. drive to Barra do Turvo in Rio Turvo State Park, see 5 Vinaceous Parrots perched in and flying over the forest. Continue to Sao Jose dos Pinhais, Borda do Campo and the Colonia Murici farm, spending some time trying to see Marsh Tapaculo, not helped by the presence of photographers at the best site.  Birds seen include:  Burrowing Owl, Olive Spinetail, Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet, Fawn-breasted Tanager, Grey-throated Warbling-Finch, Golden- winged Cacique, Lesser Grassfinch, Great Pampa- Finch and Long-tailed Reed-Finch.    Night at Harbor Self Graciosa hotel in Quatro Barras.    

18 Oct, Sun –  Early a.m. we drive along the Corvo Road  in wet and windy conditions, with stops for Olive Spinetail, Pale-browed Treehunter, Star-throated Antwren and Pin-tailed Manakin, then back to Quarto Barras to visit Bosque Allemao park for Canebrake Groundcreeper.  We continue on the Corvo Road for a lunch stop at Morretes, then Porto de Cima to see active hummingbird feeders with Festive Coquette, Saw-billed and Scale-throated Hermits, Violet capped Woodnymph, Versicoloured Emerald and Brazilian Ruby. Driving on towards  Itapoa, in Santa Catarina, we take a ferry across the river at Guaretuba and arrive at Itapoa after dark. Another few kms bring us to the reserve at Volta Velha where our last bird of the day is a Black-capped Screech- Owl.   Night at Volta Velha

19 Oct, Mon -  We bird  the  Volta Velha reserve around the headquarters at first then search the lowland trails for  Yellow-legged Tinamou, Scaled Chachalaca, White and Blond-crested Woodpeckers, Thrush-like Woodcreeper, Parana and Unicoloured  Antwrens, White-eyed and Black-capped Foliage-gleaners, Scaled Antbird,  Swallow-tailed Manakin, Whiskered Flycatcher, Russet-winged Spadebill, Kaempfer’s Tody-Tyrant, White-crested and Restinga Tyrannulets,  Sibilant Sirystes,  Fuscous Flycatcher, Azure Jay, and Brazilian, Green-headed and  Ruby-crowned and  Black-backed Tanagers.   As well as birding the forest trails, we drive back to Itapoa and see Scaled Chachalaca and Parana  Antwren. Overnight  back at the Volta Velha Reserve.

20 Oct, Tues -  This morning we have another early start as we head for the Urupema uplands in southern Santa Catarina state. We climb to the upland steppes with Araucaria woods and spend some time birding here:  Striolated Tit-Spinetail,  Long-tailed Cinclodes, Rufous-tailed Antthrush, Speckle-breasted Antpitta,  Grey and Black-and-white Monjitas, Shear-tailed Grey Tyrant, Blue-billed Black-Tyrant, Saffron- cowled Blackbird and Yellow-rumped Marshbird are seen.  We check in at the Lodge at Urupema and go birding after supper, hearing Giant Snipe at the marsh and seeing  Long-tufted Screech-Owl near the lodge.   Night in a chalet near the lodge at Urupema

21 Oct, Wed:   Urupema all day, heavy rain a.m., watch feeders from the lodge’s windows :  Thick-billed Saltator, Chestnut-backed, Blue-and-yellow and other Tanagers. P.m. bird near the lodge: Mottled Piculet, Planalto Tapaculo, Grey-bellied Spinetail, Araucaria Tit-Spinetail, Freckle-breasted Thornbird and Yellow-browed Tyrant. Late p.m. on the arsh for Red-winged Tinamou, Giant Snipe  and Sickle-winged Nightjar, but heard only.  Night in the chalet.

22 Oct, Thurs:   Rain all morning, 10.00 drive to Vacaria in Rio Grande do Sul,  bird open grassland and marsh till after dark:  Spotted Nothura, White-faced Ibis, Barn Owl,  Straight-billed Reedhaunter, four Marsh Tapaculos heard, Sharp-tailed Tyrant, Crested Black-Tyrant, Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch and Grassland Yellow-Finch.  Black-bellied Seedeater, a migratory species, is heard by Adrian but cannot be found.  Night at hotel in Vacaria.

23  Oct, Fri:  Up at 04.30, drive 10km of dirt road E of Vacaria for Sickle-winged Nightjar - good views in flight over the “moorland” and then located on on the ground; South American Snipe heard only.  Drive back to the hotel in Vacaria, check- out and drive to Sao Francisco de Paula National Park. Pm  bird the forest trails: Sharp-billed Treehunter, Bertoni´s Antbird, White-wing ed Becard,  Chestnut-headed, Burnish-buff and  Diademed Tanagers. After a meal return to the forest in the evening and see Rusty-barred Owl at last, another Long-tufted Screech Owl and have great views of Long-trained Nightjars in flight.    Night at hotel in Sao Francisco de Paula.

24 Oct, Sat   A.m. birding forest trails in SFdP NP:  Bicoloured Hawk (rare in South Brazil according to Adrian), Black Hawk-Eagle, Blue-bellied Parrot (good view of perched birds for the first time), Mouse-coloured Tapaculo, Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Eastern Slaty-Thrush, White-browed Warbler. P.m. drive to open grassland in the National Park 20km E of Sao Francisco de Paula:  Southern Screamer, Red-legged Seriema, Red-spectacled Parrot, Hellmayr’s Pipit, Brown-and-yellow Marshbird, Bay-winged Cowbird.     Night again in the SFdP hotel.

25  Oct, Sun:  Pre-breakfast birding around the hotel gives Crested Becard and our only Green Ibis. We return to the main trail through the nearby forest then try birding along a road outside the NP: Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner,  White-throated Spadebill,  White-necked Thrush and  Red-crowned Ant-Tanager  are seen but no new birds. We travel to an extensive marsh and grassland area called Refugio de Vida Silvestre Banhado dos Pachecos, 10 km E of Viamão, which is 20 km ESE of Porto Alegre. We bird here until late afternoon, with a break for lunch at a restaurant, birds include: Maguari Stork, Bare-faced and White-faced Ibis, Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Long-winged and Cinereous Harriers,  Snail Kite, Giant Wood-Rail, Aplomado Falcon, Chotoy Spinetail,  White Monjita, Saffron-cowled  and White-browed  Blackbirds.    Night at hotel in Porto Alegre.

26  Oct, Mon:  Transfer to Porto Alegre airport for flights to Sao Paulo. Rod and I left after the others as our flight to Heathrow was non-stop  overnight on TAM. The internal flight could not land at Sao Paulo, supposedly because the runways were flooded due to heavy rain. We finished up having to be bused to SP airport from a small airport nearly 2 hours drive away, so we only had an hour to check in instead of the 7 hours we should have had, and only just made the London flight!

 

BIRD LIST

 

  1. Solitary Tinamou Tinamus solitarius –  2 sightings of 2 birds at Intervales
  2. Brown Tinamou Crypturellus obsoletus –   heard on 2 days at Intervales
  3. Yellow-legged Tinamou Crypturellus noctivagus – 1 seen well by NP, another briefly by others, at Volta Velha
  4. Red-winged Tinamou Rhynchotus rufescens –  heard on 2 days
  5. Spotted Nothura Nothura maculosa –  1 or 2 on 4 days
  6. Southern Screamer Chauna torquata –   7 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP
  7. Fulvous Whistling-duck Dendrocygna bicolor –  6 at Viamao marshland
  8. White-faced Whistling-duck Dendrocygna viduata –   2 at Volta Velha and Vacaria, common at Viamao marshland
  9. Black-bellied Whistling-duck Dendrocygna autumnalis –   numerous at Vacaria
  10. Brazilian Teal Amazonetta brasiliensis –   4 at Vacaria and a few at Viamao marshland
  11. Yellow-billed Teal Anas flavirostris –   2 at Vacaria
  12. Yellow-billed Pintail Anas georgica –   8 at Vacaria
  13. Dusky-legged Guan Penelope obscura –   6 to 10 daily at Urupema  lodge
  14. Black-fronted Piping-guan Aburria jacutinga –  1 at  Intervales
  15. Scaled Chachalaca Ortalis squamata –  2 + 2 at Itapoa
  16. Spot-winged Wood-quail Odontophorus capueira –  a few heard on 2 days at Intervales
  17. Maguari Stork Ciconia maguari –  6 at Viamao marshland
  18. Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens –   several on 2 days, numerous on boat trip
  19. Brown Booby Sula leucogaster –   8 on boat trip
  20. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus –   small numbers on 5 days
  21. Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax –   6 on boat trip
  22. Yellow-crowned Night-heron Nyctanassa violacea –  10 on boat trip
  23. Striated Heron Butorides striata –   3 in transit, 1 at Vacaria
  24. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis –   sporadically fairly common
  25. Cocoi Heron Ardea cocoi –   a few on boat trip
  26. Great Egret Ardea alba –   only noted on 4 days
  27. Whistling Heron Syrigma sibilatrix –   1 in transit, 2 at Urupema
  28. Snowy Egret Egretta thula –   good numbers only on boat trip and at Viamao marshland
  29. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea –   common on boat trip
  30. Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber –   common on boat trip
  31. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi –   300 near Vacaria, 200 at Viamao marshland
  32. Green Ibis Mesembrinibis cayennensis –   1 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP
  33. Bare-faced Ibis Phimosus infuscatus –   common at Viamao marshland
  34. Buff-necked Ibis Theristicus caudatus –   up to 4 on 6 days
  35. Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja –   common on boat trip, 1 at Viamao marshland
  36. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura –   fairly common
  37. Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes burrovianus –   6 at Viamao marshland
  38. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus –   very common
  39. Grey-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensis –   1 at Salesópolis marshes
  40. Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus –   1 or 2 on 4 days
  41. Rufous-thighed Kite Harpagus diodon –    1 flew from nest at Intervales
  42. Long-winged Harrier Circus buffoni –  1 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP, 6+ at Viamao marshland
  43. Cinereous Harrier Circus cinereus –    1 at Viamao marshland
  44. Bicoloured Hawk Accipiter bicolor –   1 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP
  45. Plumbeous Kite Ictinia plumbea –    1 at Intervales on 2 days
  46. Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis –     20 at Viamao marshland
  47. Savanna Hawk Heterospizias meridionalis –   1 or 2 on 3 days
  48. Roadside Hawk Rupornis magnirostris –   1 or 2 on only 3 days
  49. Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus –   1 early on boat trip
  50. Black Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus tyrannus –   1 at Intervales on 2 days & 1 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP
  51. Limpkin Aramus guarauna –   4 at Viamao marshland
  52. Mangrove/Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris –   1 on boat trip
  53. Grey-necked Wood-rail Aramides cajaneus –   3 on boat trip
  54. Slaty-breasted Wood-rail Aramides saracura –   2 at Intervales, 1 at Urupema & Sao Francisco de Paula NP
  55. Giant Wood-rail Aramides ypecaha –    5 at Viamao marshland
  56. Rufous-sided Crake Laterallus melanophaius –    heard at Intervales
  57. Red-and-white Crake Laterallus leucopyrrhus –    1 at Intervales
  58. Blackish Rail Pardirallus nigricans –   1 at Intervales
  59. Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis –   widespread and common
  60. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus –    26 on boat trip
  61. White-backed Stilt Himantopus melanurus –    10 at Vacaria, 2 at Viamao marshland
  62. South American Snipe Gallinago paraguaiae –   1 at Salesópolis marshland, heard at Vacaria

63.   Giant Snipe Gallinago undulata –   heard unseen at dusk and dawn at Urupema

64.   Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius –   2 on boat trip

65.   Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca –   2 on boat trip

66.   Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana –   1 at Urupema, a few at Viamao marshland

67.   Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus –   common on boat trip, a few at Itapoa

68.   Cabot's Tern Thalasseus acuflavidus –   40 on boat trip, 1 at Itapoa

69.   Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus –   15 on boat trip

70.   Ruddy Ground-dove Columbina talpacoti –   a few on 4 days

71.   Picui Ground-dove Columbina picui –   only noted at Viamao marshland

72.   Picazuro Pigeon Patagioenas picazuro –   widespread and common

73.   Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis –   heard at Cananéia and Volta Velha

74.   Plumbeous Pigeon Patagioenas plumbea –   only heard at Intervales

75.   Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata –   several at 6 sites

76.   White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi –   1 or 2 at 4 sites

77.   Ruddy Quail-Dove Geotrygon montana –   heard at Intervales

78.   Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana –   1 at Intervales

79.   Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani –   2 at Itapoa, 4 at Viamao marshland

80.   Guira Cuckoo Guira guira –   up to 10+ at Itapoa, Viamao marshland and Porto Alegre

81.   Striped Cuckoo Tapera naevia –  2 at Intervales

82.   Barn Owl Tyto alba –   1 at Vacaria

83.   Tropical Screech-owl Megascops choliba –  1 at Intervales

84.   Black-capped Screech-owl Megascops atricapilla –   1 at Volta Velha, heard at Intervales

85.   Long-tufted Screech-owl Megascops sanctaecatarinae –   1 at Volta Velha, a pair at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

86.   Rusty-barred Owl Strix hylophila –   2 at Sao Francisco de Paula

87.   Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia –   1 or 2 seen at 5 sites

88.   Common Potoo Nyctibius griseus –   heard at the Buff-fronted Owl site, at Intervales including 1 at 14.30, and at Volta Velha  and Urupema

89.   Short-tailed Nighthawk Lurocalis semitorquatus –   1 at Intervales, 4 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

90.   Band-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus longirostris –   1 heard calling at dawn on the hotel roof at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

91.   Pauraque Hydropsalis albicollis –   1 at Intervales, heard at the Buff-fronted Owl site and at Volta Velha

92.   Sickle-winged Nightjar Hydropsalis anomala –   2 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP, heard calling quietly at Urupema marshes

93.   Long-trained Nightjar Macropsalis forcipata –   1 at Intervales, 5 at Urupema – magnificent in flight

94.   Sooty Swift Cypseloides fumigatus –   several near Salesópolis, 3 at Urupema

95.   White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris –   up to 10 at 5 localities

96.   Grey-rumped Swift Chaetura cinereiventris –   several at 3 sites

97.   Sick’s Swift Chaetura meridionalis –   several at 3 sites

98.   Saw-billed Hermit Ramphodon naevius –   1 at the feeders at Porto de Cima

99.   Scale-throated Hermit Phaethornis eurynome –   2 at Porto de Cima feeders

100.                    Sombre Hummingbird Aphantochroa cirrochloris –   1 at Port de Cima feeders

101.                    Black Jacobin Florisuga fusca –   up to 3 daily at Intervales, several at Porto de Cima feeders

102.                    Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis –   1 or 2 at Intervales, Cananéia and Porto de Cima feeders

103.                    Purple-crowned Plovercrest Stephanoxis loddigesii –an IOC split -      4 at Intervales 

104.                    Festive Coquette Lophornis chalybeus –    6 at Porto de Cima feeders

105.                    Glittering-bellied Emerald Chlorostilbon lucidus –    1 at Alto Ribeira State Park, Urupema and Sao Francisco de Paula NP

106.                    Violet-capped Woodnymph Thalurania gl aucopis –    a few at Intervales, several at Porto de Cima feeders and 1 at 19

107.                    White-throated Hummingbird Leucochloris albicollis –   1 at Intervales and Rio Turvo State, up to 6 daily at Urupema

108.                    Versicoloured Emerald Amazilia versicolor –   1 at Intervales, 6 at Porto de Cima feeders

109.                    Glittering-throated Emerald Amazilia fimbriata –    1 at Cananéia, 3 at Urupema

110.                    Sapphire-spangled Emerald Amazilia lactea –    1 at Intervales

111.                    Brazilian Ruby Clytolaema rubricauda –   1 at Morretes feeders

112.                    Amethyst Woodstar Calliphlox amethystina –   2+ at Intervales

113.                    White-tailed/Green-backed Trogon Trogon viridis –   up to 3 daily at Intervales

114.                    Surucua Trogon Trogon surrucura –    2 at Intervales, 1 at 25, heard at 4 other sites

115.                    Black-throated Trogon Trogon rufus –   heard at Intervales

116.                    Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata –   5 on boat trip, 2 at Intervales, 1 at Urupema and Viamao marshland

117.                    Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona –    1 on boat trip

118.                    Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana –    1 on boat trip and at Alto Ribeira State Park

119.                    Rufous-capped Motmot Baryphthengus ruficapillus –   heard at Intervales

120.                    Red-breasted Toucan Ramphastos dicolorus –    2 or 3 daily at Intervales

121.                    Spot-billed Toucanet Selenidera maculirostris –    1 at Intervales

122.                    Saffron Toucanet Pteroglossus bailloni –    1 at Alto Ribeira  State Park

123.                    Ochre-collared Piculet Picumnus temminckii –    1 at Intervales and forest near Cananéia

124.                    Mottled Piculet Picumnus nebulosus –    1 at Urupema

125.                    White Woodpecker Melanerpes candidus –    1 at Volta Velha

126.                    Yellow-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes flavifrons –    1 at Intervales

127.                    White-spotted Woodpecker Veniliornis spilogaster –    1 daily at Intervales and at 25

128.                    Green-barred Woodpecker Colaptes melanochloros –    1 at Intervales on 2 days

129.                    Campo Flicker Colaptes campestris –   fairly common especially in the south where the campestroides form occurs and is known as Field Flicker

130.                    Blond-crested Woodpecker Celeus flavescens –    1 at Volta Velha, heard at Intervales

131.                    Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus –     heard in woodland near Salesópolis marshes

132.                    Robust Woodpecker Campephilus robustus –    1 at Intervales

133.                    Red-legged Seriema Cariama cristata –    2 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

134.                    Southern Caracara Caracara plancus –    widespread and common

135.                    Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima –    common after Intervales up to Urupema

136.                    Chimango Caracara Milvago chimango –    A few from Urupema onwards

137.                    Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans –     1 at Volta Velha

138.                    Barred Forest-falcon Micrastur ruficollis –    heard at Intervales

139.                    American Kestrel Falco sparverius –    only noted on 3 occasions

140.                    Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis –    a pair at Viamao marshland,  Rio Turvo State Park, Urupema and Sao Francisco de Paula NP

141.                    Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus –    a few near our hotel in Porto Alegre

142.                    Blue-winged Parrotlet Forpus xanthopterygius –    several at Intervales, 2 at Volta Velha

143.                    Plain Parakeet Brotogeris tirica –    common at Intervales, a few at Sao Paulo Bagre, Rio Turvo SP and Volta Velha

144.                    Red-capped /Pileated Parrot Pionopsitta pileata –    up to 10 at Intervales and a few at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

145.                    Scaly-headed Parrot Pionus maximiliani –    common at Intervales, 2 at Quarto Barras

146.                    Vinaceous Parrot Amazona vinacea –    5 at Quarto Barras, 1 at Rio Turvo State and 2 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

147.                    Red-tailed Parrot Amazona brasiliensis –    15 at Cananéia

148.                    Blue-bellied Parrot Triclaria malachitacea –    2 in flight at Alto Ribeira SP, others heard at Intervales, 1 in flight at Sao Francisco  de Paula NP on 23rd and 3 perched there on 24th

149.                    Red-spectacled Parrot Amazona pretrei –    7 flew over in ones and twos at Sao Francisco  de Paula NP, the last flew round us in response to playback – difficult to see at this time of year whereas 100s can be seen here in the middle months

150.                    Streak-capped Antwren Terenura maculata –    2 at Intervales

151.                    Unicolored Antwren Myrmotherula unicolor –    1 at Volta Velha

152.                    Parana Antwren Stymphalornis acutirostris –    2 at Volta Velha

153.                    São Paulo Antwren Formicivora paludicola –    2 at Salesópolis marshes

154.                    Star-throated Antwren Rhopias gularis –    1 at Quarto Barras

155.                    Plain Antvireo Dysithamnus mentalis –    2 at Intervales

156.                    Variable Antshrike Thamnophilus caerulescens –    1 near Salesópolis marshes, daily at Intervales and at Urupema

157.                    Spot-backed Antshrike Hypoedaleus guttatus –    1 at Intervales

158.                    Giant Antshrike Batara cinerea –    a pair at Intervales, heard at Quarto Barras

159.                    Tufted Antshrike Mackenziaena severa –    1 at Intervales

160.                    White-bearded Antshrike Biatas nigropectus –    a pair at Intervales

161.                    Squamate Antbird Myrmoderus squamosus –    1 at Intervales and Volta Velha

162.                    White-shouldered Fire-eye Pyriglena leucoptera –    1 at Intervales

163.                    Ferruginous Antbird Drymophila ferruginea –     1 near Salesópolis marshes and at Intervales

164.                    Bertoni's Antbird Drymophila rubricollis –     1 at Quarto Barras

165.                    Ochre-rumped Antbird Drymophila ochropyga –     2 at Intervales

166.                    Dusky-tailed Antbird Drymophila malura –    2 near Salesópolis marshes

167.                    Scaled Antbird Drymophila squamata –     1 at Cananéia  and Volta Velha

168.                    Rufous Gnateater Conopophaga lineate anomala  –    1 near Salesópolis marshes and 1 or 2 at Intervales

169.                    Variegated Antpitta Grallaria varia –    heard at Intervales

170.                    Speckle-breasted Antpitta Hylopezus nattereri –    1 seen near Urupema and another heard there

171.                    Slaty Bristlefront Merulaxis ater –     1 at Intervales

172.                    Mouse-coloured Tapaculo Scytalopus speluncae –      1 at Intervales and at Sao Francisco de Paula NP, heard at Volta Velha

173.                    Planalto Tapaculo Scytalopus pachecoi –  1 seen well at Urupema

174.                    Marsh (Wetland) Tapaculo Scytalopus iraiensis –   up to 4 heard at 4 different sites!!

175.                    Spotted Bamboowren Psilorhamphus guttatus –     1 at Intervales

176.                    Short-tailed Antthrush Chamaeza campanisona –     heard at Quarto Barras

177.                    Such's/ Cryptic Antthrush Chamaeza meruloides –     heard at Intervales on 2 days

178.                    Rufous-tailed Antthrush Chamaeza ruficauda –     1 seen near Urupema and another heard

179.                    Rufous-breasted Leaftosser Sclerurus scansor –     1 at Intervales and Quarto Barras

180.                    Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus –     1 on 6 dates

181.                    Lesser Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus fuscus –     1 on 2 dates at Intervales, 1 at Volta Velha and 2 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

182.                    Scalloped Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes falcinellus –     1 at Intervales, Urupema and Sao Francisco de Paula NP

183.                    Planalto Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes platyrostris –     1 at Intervales

184.                    White-throated Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes albicollis –     3 at Intervales

185.                    Plain-winged/ Thrushlike  Woodcreeper Dendrocincla turdina –     2 at Volta Velha

186.                    Plain Xenops Xenops minutus –     1 at Volta Velha

187.                    Streaked Xenops Xenops rutilans –     1 near Salesópolis marshes

188.                    Long-tailed Cinclodes Cinclodes pabsti –     a pair near Urupema

189.                    Rufous Hornero Furnarius rufus –     widespread and fairly common

190.                    Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper Lochmias nematura –     heard at Intervales

191.                    Canebrake Groundcreeper Clibanornis dendrocolaptoides –     2 at Bosque Allemao park

192.                    White-eyed Foliage-gleaner Automolus leucophthalmus –     1 at Volta Velha

193.                    White-collared Foliage-gleaner Anabazenops fuscus –     1 near Salesópolis marshes and at Intervales

194.                    White-browed Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia amaurotis –     1 on 2 days at Intervales and at Quarto Barras

195.                    Ochre-breasted Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia lichtensteini –     1 at Intervales

196.                    Black-capped Foliage-gleaner Philydor atricapillus –     2 at Volta Velha

197.                    Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner Philydor rufum –     1 at Intervales on 2 days and 1 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

198.                    Sharp-billed Treehunter Heliobletus contaminatus –     1 near Salesópolis marshes,  on 2 days at Intervales, and at Quarto Barras and Sao Francisco de Paula NP

199.                    Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla rufosuperciliata –    1 at Intervales

200.                    Pale-browed Treehunter Cichlocolaptes leucophrus –      1 at Quarto Barras

201.                    Striolated Tit-Spinetail Leptasthenura striolata –     1 daily at Urupema and Sao Francisco de Paula NP

202.                    Araucaria Tit-Spinetail Leptasthenura setaria –     1 at Urupema

203.                    Freckle-breasted Thornbird Phacellodomus striaticollis –      1 at Urupema and Vacaria

204.                    Orange-breasted Thornbird Phacellodomus ferrugineigula –     1  near Salesópolis marshes and at Intervales

205.                    Firewood-gatherer Anumbius annumbi –     5 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP, 2+ at Viamao marshland

206.                    Straight-billed Reedhaunter Limnoctites rectirostris –     3 at Vacaria

207.                    Yellow-chinned Spinetail Certhiaxis cinnamomeus –     1 at Viamao marshland

208.                    Rufous-capped Spinetail Synallaxis ruficapilla –     1 on 2 days at Intervales, at Quarto Barras and heard at Sao Jose dos Pinhais

209.                    Grey-bellied Spinetail Synallaxis cinerascens –     1 at Urupema  and Sao Francisco de Paula NP

210.                    Spix's Spinetail Synallaxis spixi –     1 at Intervales and Rio Turvo SP

211.                    ChotoySpinetail Schoeniophylax phryganophilus –     1 at Viamao marshland

212.                    Olive Spinetail Cranioleuca obsoleta –     2 at Rio Turvo SP and Quarto Barras

213.                    Pallid Spinetail Cranioleuca pallida –     1 near Salesópolis marshes,  at Intervales and at Itapoa

214.                    Chestnut-crowned Becard Pachyramphus castaneus –     1 or 2 daily at Intervales

215.                    White-winged Becard Pachyramphus polychopterus –      1 at Intervales and Sao Francisco de Paula NP

216.                    Crested Becard Pachyramphus validus –     2 at Intervales, 1 or 2 at  Quarto Barras and Valta Velha, and a female at 25

217.                    Cinnamon-vented Piha Lipaugus lanioides –     1 at Intervales

218.                    Bare-throated Bellbird Procnias nudicollis –     1 at Intervales and heard on a further  7 dates

219.                    Red-ruffed Fruitcrow Pyroderus scutatus –     1 or 2 daily at Intervales

220.                    Hooded Berryeater Carpornis cucullata –     1 at Intervales

221.                    Swallow-tailed Cotinga Phibalura flavirostris –     a pair nesting at Intervales, plus 1 other, 3 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

222.                    Wing-barred Piprites Piprites chloris –     heard at Intervales

223.                    Serra do Mar Tyrant-manakin Neopelma chrysolophum –    1 at Intervales

224.                    Pin-tailed Manakin Ilicura militaris –     2 at Quarto Barras and heard at Intervales

225.                    Blue/Swallow-tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia caudata mystercalis –     several at Intervales, Quarto Barras & Volta Velha

226.                    Black-crowned Tityra Tityra inquisitor –     1 or 2 at Intervales and 1 at Volta Velha

227.                    Black-tailed Tityra Tityra cayana –     1 at Intervales

228.                    Atlantic Royal Flycatcher Onychorhynchus swainsoni –     1 at Intervales, cracking bird

229.                    Whiskered Myiobius Myiobius barbatus –     2 at Volta Velha

230.                    White-throated Spadebill Platyrinchus mystaceus –    2 at Intervales, 1 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

231.                    Russet-winged Spadebill Platyrinchus leucoryphus –     1 at Volta Velha

232.                    Grey-hooded Flycatcher Mionectes rufiventris –     1 at Intervales and Volta Velha

233.                    Sepia-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon amaurocephalus –     1 or 2 at Intervales, 1 at Sao Paulo Bagre and 25

234.                    Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet Phylloscartes ventralis –     1 at Rio Turvo SP,  a Quarto Barras nd at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

235.                    Restinga Tyrannulet Phylloscartes kronei –     2 at Sao Paulo Bagre and Volta Velha

236.                    Sao Paulo Tyrannulet Phylloscartes paulista –     2 at Intervales

237.                    Oustalet's Tyrannulet Phylloscartes oustaleti –     1 at Intervales, 2 at Quarto Barras

238.                    Serra do Mar Tyrannulet Phylloscartes difficilis –     1 at Urupema

239.                    Bay-ringed Tyrannulet Phylloscartes sylviolus –      1 at Intervales and 20

240.                    Yellow-olive Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris –     1 near Salesópolis marshes and at Intervales

241.                    Ochre-faced Tody-flycatcher Poecilotriccus plumbeiceps –     2 near Salesópolis marshes, 3 at Intervales, heard at 17

242.                    Eared Pygmy-tyrant Myiornis auricularis –     2 or 3 near Salesópolis marshes, 2 on 2 days at Intervales

243.                    Drab-breasted Pygmy-tyrant Hemitriccus diops –     heard at Intervales

244.                    Brown-breasted Pygmy-tyrant Hemitriccus obsoletus –     1 at Intervales and Sao Francisco de Paula NP

245.                    Eye-ringed Tody-tyrant Hemitriccus orbitatus –    1 at 19

246.                    Hangnest Tody-tyrant Hemitriccus nidipendulus –     1 at Intervales

247.                    Kaempfer's Tody-tyrant Hemitriccus kaempferi –      1 at 19

248.                    Cliff Flycatcher Hirundinea ferruginea –     1 or 2 at Intervales, 1 at Rio Turvo SP, 2 at Urupema

249.                    Rough-legged Tyrannulet Tyranniscus burmeisteri –     1 or 2 at Intervales

250.                    Southern Beardless-tyrannulet Camptostoma obsoletum –     2 at Rio Turvo SP, 1 at 18

251.                    Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster –     1 at Salesópolis marshes

252.                    Small-billed Elaenia Elaenia parvirostris –      1 or 2 at Intervales, 2 at 19

253.                    Olivaceous Elaenia Elaenia mesoleuca –      1 near Salesópolis marshes, 2 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

254.                    Highland Elaenia Elaenia obscura –      1 near Salesópolis marshes and at Intervales

255.                    Grey Elaenia Myiopagis caniceps –      1 at Intervales

256.                    Planalto Tyrannulet Phyllomyias fasciatus –     1 at Urupema

 

257.                    Sharp-tailed Tyrant Culicivora caudacuta –     4+ at Vacaria

258.                    Sooty Tyrannulet Serpophaga nigricans –     3 at Salesópolis marshes

259.                    White-crested Tyrannulet Serpophaga subcristata –     1 at Volta Velha on 2 days, 2 at Viamao marshland

260.                    Rufous-tailed Attila Attila phoenicurus –     1 at Intervales, heard at Quarto Barras

261.                    Grey-hooded Attila Attila rufus –     1 near Salesópolis marshes

262.                    Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius –     1 or 2 at Intervales, 3 at Sao Paulo Bagre, 1 at Valto Velha

263.                    Swainson’s Flycatcher Myiarchus swainsoni –     1 at Intervales, Urupema and Sao Francisco de Paula NP, heard at Valto Velha

264.                    Sibilant Sirystes Sirystes sibilator –     2 at Itapoa

265.                    Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus –     widespread and common

266.                    Cattle Tyrant Machetornis rixosa –     2 at Intervales, 1 at Itapoa, 10 at Viamao marshland

267.                    Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus –     2 on 2 days at Intervales, 1 at Alto Ribeira SP

268.                    Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua –     1 at Intervales

269.                    Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis –     2 at Intervales

270.                    Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus –     widespread and common     

271.                    Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana –      2 to 4 on 6 days

272.                    Variegated Flycatcher Empidonomus varius –     1 at Valto Velha, 2 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

273.                    Three-striped Flycatcher Conopias trivirgatus –     2 at Intervales, 2 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

274.                    Long-tailed Tyrant Colonia colonus –     1 at Intervales

275.                    Bran-coloured Flycatcher Myiophobus fasciatus –     2 at 22 and Sao Francisco de Paula NP

276.                    Fuscous Flycatcher Cnemotriccus fuscatus –     1 at Valto Velha

277.                    Euler's Flycatcher Lathrotriccus euleri –     1 at Intervales on 2 days, 2 at Quarto Barras

278.                    Blue-billed Black-Tyrant Knipolegus cyanirostris –     1 at Urupema

279.                    Crested Black-Tyrant Knipolegus lophotes –      1 at Vacaria

280.                    Yellow-browed Tyrant Satrapa icterophrys –     2 at Urupema, 1 at Vacaria and Sao Francisco de Paula NP

281.                    Grey Monjita Xolmis cinereus –     1 or 2 at Urupema

282.                    White Monjita Xolmis irupero –     10 at Viamao marshland

283.                    Black-and-white Monjita Xolmis dominicanus –      2+ at Urupema  and Sao Francisco de Paula NP, 3 at Vacaria

284.                    Shear-tailed Grey Tyrant Muscipipra vetula –     1 at Urupema

285.                    Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis –     1 near Salesópolis marshes and on 2 days at Intervales, 3 at Valto Velha

286.                    Red-eyed/ Chivi Vireo Vireo olivaceus chivi –     1 or 2 on 7 days,

287.                    Rufous-crowned Greenlet Hylophilus poicilotis –      1 near Salesópolis marshes, at Sao Paulo Bagre and 19, 3 at Intervales,  

288.                    Azure Jay Cyanocorax caeruleus –     3 at  Valto Velha at Sao Francisco de Paula NP, 8 at Urupema

289.                    Blue-and-white Swallow Pygochelidon cyanoleuca –     widespread and common

290.                    Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis –     common up to Valto Velha

291.                    Brown-chested Martin Progne tapera –     a few at Intervales and Viamao marshland

292.                    Grey-breasted Martin Progne chalybea –     common up to Valto Velha

293.                    White-rumped Swallow Tachycineta leucorrhoa –     fairly common in small numbers

294.                    Tawny-headed Swallow Alopochelidon fucata –     2 on boat trip, 3 on Viamao marshland

295.                    Southern House Wren Troglodytes musculus –     1 on 2 days at Intervales, 2 at Viamao marshland

296.                    Long-billed Wren Cantorchilus longirostris –     1 at Sao Paulo Bagre

297.                    Long-billed Gnatwren Ramphocaenus melanurus –     1 at Valto Velha

298.                    Yellow-legged Thrush Turdus flavipes –     fairly common at Intervales, 2 at Valto Velha, 3 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

 

299.                    Rufous-bellied Thrush Turdus rufiventris –     fairly common

300.                    Creamy-bellied Thrush Turdus amaurochalinus –     1 or 2 at Intervales, 1 at Valto Velha

301.                    Eastern Slaty Thrush Turdus subalaris –      1 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP, another  heard there and 2 heard at Intervales

302.                    White-necked Thrush Turdus albicollis –      1 at Intervales and  Valto Velha

303.                    Chalk-browed Mockingbird Mimus saturninus –     2 on 2 days at Intervales, 1 at Vacaria, 4 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

304.                    Hellmayr's Pipit Anthus hellmayri –     1 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

305.                    Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis –    widespread and common

306.                    Grassland Sparrow Ammodramus humeralis –     6 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

307.                    Tropical Parula Setophaga pitiayumi –     fairly common in small numbers

308.                    Southern/Masked Yellowthroat Geothlypis aequinoctialis –    3 at  Salesópolis marshes, 1 at Rio Turvo SP and Sao Francisco de Paula NP, 2 at Vacaria

309.                    Golden-crowned Warbler Basileuterus culicivorus –     1 or 2 on 6 days

310.                    White-browed Warbler Myiothlypis leucoblephara –     1 at Intervales and Quarto Barras

311.                    Neotropical River Warbler Myiothlypis rivularis –     1 at Sao Paulo Bagre and Volta Velha

312.                    Golden-winged Cacique Cacicus chrysopterus –     6+ at Intervales on 2 days and at Urupema, and 1 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

313.                    Chopi Blackbird Gnorimopsar chopi –     common from Urupena onwards

314.                    Saffron-cowled Blackbird Xanthopsar flavus –     c.10 at Urupema and Viamao marshland, 3 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

315.                    Yellow-rumped Marshbird Pseudoleistes guirahuro –     common 0n way t0 Cananeia, Sao Paulo Bagre, Sao Francisco de Paula NP and Viamao marshland

316.                    Brown-and-yellow Marshbird Pseudoleistes virescens –     a few at Sao Francisco de Paula NP and Viamao marshland

317.                    Bay-winged Cowbird Agelaioides badius –     2 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

318.                    Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis –     sporadically fairly common

319.                    White-browed Blackbird Sturnella superciliaris –     5 at Viamao marshland

320.                    Olive-green Tanager Orthogonys chloricterus –     2 at Intervales

321.                    Bananaquit Coereba flaveola –     fairly common up to Volta Velha

322.                    Green-winged Saltator Saltator similis –     1 near  Salesópolis marshes and at Intervales and Quarto Barras

323.                    Thick-billed Saltator Saltator maxillosus –     2 on the feeders at Urupema

324.                    Brown Tanager Orchesticus abeillei –     1 or 2 at Intervales and Volta Velha

325.                    Red-crested Cardinal Paroaria coronata –     1 at Viamao marshland

326.                    Chestnut-headed Tanager Pyrrhocoma ruficeps –     2 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

327.                    Ruby-crowned Tanager Tachyphonus coronatus –     a few at Intervales, 1 at Sao Paulo Bagre and Volta Velha

328.                    Brazilian Tanager Ramphocelus bresilius –     1 at Volta Velha

329.                    Flame-crested Tanager Lanio cristatus –     1 at Volta Velha

330.                    Red-crested Finch Lanio cucullatus –     2 at Volta Velha

331.                    Black-goggled Tanager Lanio melanops –     3 at Intervales, 2 at Quarto Barras

332.                    Green-headed Tanager Tangara seledon –     1 at Intervales and Alto Ribeira SP, several at Volta Velha

333.                    Red-necked Tanager Tangara cyanocephala –     several at Intervales and Volta Velha

334.                    Brassy-breasted Tanager Tangara desmaresti –     2 near Salesópolis marshes, a few at Intervales and Quarto Barras

335.                    Sayaca Tanager Tangara sayaca –     fairly common

336.                    Azure-shouldered Tanager Tangara cyanoptera –     a few at Intervales and Volta Velha

337.                    Palm Tanager Tangara palmarum –     only noted at Volta Velha

338.                    Golden-chevroned Tanager Tangara ornata –     1 or 2 at Intervales, a few at Volta Velha

339.                    Black-backed Tanager Tangara peruviana –     3 at Sao Paulo Bagre, a few at Volta Velha

340.                    Chestnut-backed Tanager Tangara preciosa –     3+ at Urupema, 2 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

341.                    Burnished-buff Tanager Tangara cayana –     only 1, at Intervales

342.                    Diademed Tanager Stephanophorus diadematus –     2 near Salesópolis marshes, Intervales, Rio Turvo SP and Urupema, 1 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

343.                    Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota –     1 at Intervales, 2 at  Rio Turvo SPand 4 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

344.                    Blue-and-yellow Tanager Pipraeidea bonariensis –     7 at Urupema

345.                    Swallow Tanager Tersina viridis –     1 or 2 at Intervales, 3 at Sao Paulo Bagre

346.                    Black-legged Dacnis Dacnis nigripes –     a pair at Intervales

347.                    Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana –     1 at Intervales and Sao Paulo Bagre, a few at Port de Cima feeders

348.                    Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza –     common at Port de Cima feeders and Volta Velha

349.                    Chestnut-vented Conebill  Conirostrum  speciosum –     3 at Sao Paulo Bagre

350.                    Long-tailed Reed Finch Donacospiza albifrons –     2 at Colonia Murici farm, a few at Vacaria

351.                    Black-and-rufous Warbling-finch Poospiza nigrorufa –     2 at Vacaria

352.                    Grey-throated Warbling-finch Poospiza cabanisi –     1 at Rio Turvo SP, Urupema and Vacaria

353.                    Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola –     widespread and common

354.                    Grassland Yellow-finch Sicalis luteola –     1 at Vacaria, a few at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

355.                    Lesser Grass-finch Emberizoides ypiranganus –     1 at Colonia Murici farm, 2 at Urupema and heard at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

356.                    Great Pampa-finch Embernagra platensis –     1 at Colonia Murici farm, Urupema, Sao Francisco de Paula NP, Viamao marshland and 3 at Vacaria

357.                    Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina –     several at Colonia Murici farm and 1 at Viamao marshland

358.                    Buffy-fronted Seedeater Sporophila frontalis –     1 one day and 3 another day at Intervales

359.                    Temminck's Seedeater Sporophila falcirostris –     1 one day and 3 another day at Intervales

360.                    Double-collared Seedeater Sporophila caerulescens –     2+ at 5 sites

Black-bellied Seedeater  Sporophila melanogaster -      heard by Adrian on 2 occasions

361.                    Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch  Sporophila angolensis -      1 at Salesópolis marshes

362.                    Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava –     heard at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

363.                    Red-crowned Ant-tanager Habia rubica –    1 at Intervales and Volta Velha, 3 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

364.                    Glaucous-blue Grosbeak Cyanoloxia glaucocaerulea –     1 at Intervales

365.                    Hooded Siskin Sporagra magellanica –     2 at Volta Velha and Urupema, 8 at Vacaria, 3 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

366.                    Violaceous Euphonia Euphonia violacea –     1 at Sao Paulo Bagre, a few at Volta Velha

367.                    Green-throated Euphonia Euphonia chalybea –     1 at Intervales and 18am, 2 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

368.                    Golden-rumped Euphonia Euphonia cyanocephala –     1 at Intervales

369.                    Chestnut-bellied Euphonia Euphonia pectoralis –    1 at  Cananéia

370.                    House Sparrow Passer domesticus –      common.

 

 

MAMMAL LIST

 

Pampas Fox  Lycalopex gymnocercus –  4 singles at Urupema

Capybara  Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris –  30 at marshland 10 km E of Viamão

Brown Howler  Alluatta guariba clamitans – 4+ at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

European Hare (introduced)  Lepus europaeus -  2 at Urupema

Brazilian Rabbit  -  2 at Intervales

Guiana or Bottle-nosed Dolphin  Sotalia guianensis OR Tursiops truncates – 2 on the boat trip

Armadillo sp. – 1 at Sao Francisco de Paula NP

We also saw a large Black-eared toad  Bufo icterotis  at Sao Francisco de Paula NP and a few unidentified lizards and snakes.

 

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