Brazil is an immense tropical paradise teeming with extraordinary natural history, stunning scenic beauty and the greatest biodiversity of any country in the World! Brazil is the mecca for neotropical birding, simply an essential pilgrimage for any birders wanting to enjoy the tropical birding trip of a lifetime! Boasting the second richest avifauna in the world an incredible 1837 bird species and an amazing 230 endemics and rising with new species discovered every year! Brazil could keep a birder busy for a lifetime.

Brazil offers a wonderful stable and safe eco tour destination, excellent modern infrastructure, full of friendly Brazilians with an endless variety of tasty cuisine and of course birds and nature galore! Therefore it's no wonder Brazil has become a premier destination for bird watchers, nature lovers and nature photographers alike.

This massive and richly diverse country can be divided into six major biomes – Amazon, Atlantic Forest, Pantanal, Cerrado, Caatinga, and Pampa – each with its own unique avifauna. Given the potential for adding to their life list, birders typically plan to hit several regions in a single trip; for example, the state of Mato Grosso contains outstanding birding sites in the Amazon, Pantanal, and Cerrado, while a trip to Bahia will cover Atlantic Forest, Cerrado, and Caatinga birding.

With thanks to Brazil Birding tours and Derek Kverno for introductory text

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South-east Brazil and The Pantanal - August 2005, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added September 8, 2005)
(Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Speckle-breasted Antpitta, Zigzag Heron, Hyacinth Macaw, Sungrebe)

Central Brazil (Alta Floresta, Pantanal, Emas NP) - August 2008, author Catherine McFadden (added September 28, 2008)
(Harpy Eagle, White-winged Nightjar, Pavonine Cuckoo)

Brazil, Regua Lodge - Aug 2009 , author Steve Bird (link created September 27, 2009)
(277 species in one week, Grey-winged Cotinga, Giant Snipe and much more)

Brazil, September 2000, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)
(Serra das Araras, Pantanal of Pocone, Chapada dos Guimares, Itatiaia National Park and Ubatuba)

Brazil - The Atlantic Forests and The Amazon Basin - October 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)

Bolivia and the Brazilian Pantanal, June - September 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (link created September 23, 2004)

Cristalino Jungle Lodge and Alta Floresta, Brazil, April - June 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)
(photo of Black-girdled Barbet)

Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Matto Grosso, Brazil, September 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)
(includes photo of Cryptic Forest Falcon)

Birding and Photography at Iguazu Falls, Brazil, July 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)

Brazil - The South East - 4th-18th July 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)
(Logged over 700 species including some of the least known on the continent)

Brazil - Amazonia - 18th July - 14th August 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)
(The Manaus area, including the Presidente Figuereido area north of the city, the INPA tower, the two campina sites and Ducke reserve; a three day, two night river trip on the Solimoes and Negro; the little-explored Borba area; Amazonia NP, and Carajas)

Planes, Trains and Antbirds - Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais and The Atlantic Forest: 17th August - 7th September 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)
(We have notched up an amazing 630 species in the last twenty-two days, in what has been one of the most enjoyable trips ever. Highlights are too numerous to list, but include 66 Brazilian endemics and no less than 67 'antbirds', for me the epitome of Braz)

Brazil Atlantic Forest, Cerrado and Savannas - 7th - 26th May 2011, author Barry Walker (link created September 22, 2011)
(We had wonderful views of Saffron Toucanet at Itatiaia)

Brazil - Rio Cristalino and Emas National Park - July 3rd -15th 2011, author Barry Walker (link created September 22, 2011)
(Cristalino was a haven of trails and birds (and chiggers!))

South-east Brazil - 10 June - 31 July 2006, author Frank Rheindt (added September 21, 2007)
(50 days and almost as many photos...)

Birding the Atlantic Forest, Brazil - 11th - 20th July 2017, author Andy Foster (link created September 17, 2017)

Brazil - The Pantanal and Iguazu Falls - August 14th - 26th 2014, author Paul Varney (link created September 17, 2014)

Carajás National Forest, Brazil - 13th - 20th September 2012, author Peter B. Armstrong (added October 7, 2012)
(Carajás National Forest, Rusty-margined Guan, White-crested Guan, Harpy Eagle, Russet-crowned Crake, Hyacinth Macaw, Jandaya Parakeet, Pearly Parakeet, Santaren Parakeet, Red-fan Parrot, Pavonine Cuckoo, Maranhao Hermit, Glossy Antshrike, Spix’s Warbli)

Serra dos Carajás, Pará, Brazil - September 2009, author Guy Kirwan (added October 6, 2009)
(Black-chested Tyrant, Harpy Eagle, Guianan Red Cotinga)

Brazil March/April 2005 by Sue Bryan, author Sue Bryan (link created October 3, 2006)
(Rio, Serra dos Tucanos, Iguacu)

Serra Dos Tucanos Lodge - South-east Brazil - 20th - 27th September 2008, author Andy Foster (added October 25, 2008)
(A combined total of 255 species with a further 15 heard. A total 85 Atlantic forest endemics were recorded)

Brazil: Pantanal & Iguazu september 2005, author Kees Boele (added October 25, 2005)
(Brazil, Pantanal, Iguazu, Rio da Prata, Passo do Lontro, Xaraés, Xaraes, Baguiari, Curicaca, Streaked Flycatcher, Hyacinth Macoaw, Great Potoo, White-wedged Piculet, Least Pigmy-Owl, Agami Heron)

The Brazilian Northern Pantanal - September - October 2012, author Brian Clasper (added October 24, 2012)
(Bird & Mammal Photography trip)

Brazil - 26 October - 30 November 2011, author Jon Hornbuckle (added October 21, 2014)
(Cryptic Forest-Falcon, Gould's Toucanet, Varzea Piculet, Kaempfer’s Woodpecker, Black-bellied Gnateater, Pelzeln’s Tody-Tyrant, Blue-backed Tanager, Crimson-fronted Cardinal, Yellow-shouldered Grosbeak, Brazilian Merganser)

Brazil - 8th - 21st June 2013, author Pete Aley (added October 2, 2013)
(Atlantic Rainforest (REGUA) and Pantanal - Jaguars and a whole lot more)

Brazil, Pantanal River cruise - 20th September - 1st October 2014, author Brian Clasper (added October 17, 2014)
(Hyacinth macaw, Jaguar, Tapir, Bare-headed fruit crow, Yellow-tufted woodpecker)

Brazil: REGUA, Pantanal, Chapada dos Guimaraes, Jun-Jul 2010, author Bryce Harrison (link created October 10, 2010)

South-east Brazil, 20th October - 3rd November 2007, author John Raven (added November 8, 2007)
(REGUA, Cipo, Caraca, Canastra, Ubatuba, Brazilian Merganser, Brazilian Tapaculo, Cipo Canastero)

Brazil's Southeast Rainforest - October 2007, author Jeff Hazell (link created November 1, 2007)
(Serra dos Tucanos lodge, many exciting endemic species)

Brazil - The Northern Pantanal April 2009, author Bradley Davis (link created May 4, 2009)
(Hyacinth Macaw, Pantanal, Piuval, Pixaim, Ocelot, Chestnut-bellied Guan, Jabiru, Bare-faced Curassow, Pale-crested Woodpecker)

South-east Brazil - 29th October -11th November 2010, author Lars Olausson and Hans-Erik Persson (added May 27, 2011)

South-east Brazil - April 2007, author Mark Sutton (added May 25, 2007)
(Atlantic Rainforest)

Brazil: Bahia - Serra Bonita and Una - May 5th-10th 2014, author Paulo Boute (added May 22, 2014)
(Pink-legged Gravateiro, White-winged Cotinga)

Serra dos Tucanos Lodge, South-east Brazil - 3rd - 17th May 2008, author Andy Foster (added May 22, 2008)

The Atlantic Rainforest - South-east Brazil - 10th - 24th January 2009, author Paul Gaffan (added May 14, 2009)
(For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to visit Brazil....)

Brazil - Oct 2008 Birdseekers, author Steve Bird (link created May 12, 2009)
(Harpy Eagle, Hyacinth Macaw, Jaguar, Giant Anteater and much more)

Brazil, State of Roraima - March 2016, author Peter B. Armstrong (added May 10, 2016)
(Sun Parakeet, Hoary-throated Spinetail, Rio Branco Antbird, Turdus arthuri)

Brazil Oct 2010, author Rockjumper Birding Tours (link created March 7, 2011)

Brazil 2009, author Rockjumper Birding Tours (link created March 7, 2011)

Southeast Brazil (Itatiaia National Park, Canastra National Park, and Ubatuba) - January 14th - 20th 2009, author Jim McConnell (added March 18, 2011)
(Red-legged Sereima, Golden-capped Parakeet, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Saffron Toucanet, Blue Finch, Crescent-chested Puffbird, etc.)

Brazil - a week at REGUA - February 1st - 9th 2014, author Peter Friedmann (added March 14, 2014)
(REGUA, Guapi Asu, Serra dos Orgaos, Soumidouro, Black and White Hawk Eagle, 3-toed jacamar, giant snipe, hooded berry-eater)

South-east and north-east Brazil, 7th July-12th August 2004, author Simon Mahood (added March 12, 2005)
(Araripe Manakin - visited North-East and the South-East)

Amazonian Brazil: Pousada Rio Azul - 16-23 May 2008, author Bradley Davis (link created June 2, 2008)
(Hyacinth Macaw, Bald Parrot, Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet, Tapajós Hermit, Crimson Topaz, Flame-crested Manakin, Rufous-necked Puffbird)

South-east Brazil (Serra dos Tucanos Lodge) May - June 2006, author Andy Foster (added June 19, 2006)
(Serra dos Tucanos Lodge, Three-toed Jacamar, Itatiaia Thistletail, Grey-winged Cotinga)

Birding the Atlantic Forest, South-east Brazil - 23rd - 30th May 2017, author Andy Foster (link created June 18, 2017)

Brazil - The Atlantic rainforest, May 2016, author Manu Expeditions (added June 17, 2016)
(Brazil, Atlantic rainforest, Grey-winged Cotinga, Itatiaia Thistletail, Large-tailed Antshrike, Red-legged Seriema, Grey-capped Tyrannulet, Three-toed Jacamar, Cryptic Antthrush, Red-necked Tanager, Green-headed Tanager, Mantled Hawk)

Birding the Atlantic Rainforest, South-east Brazil - 14th - 21st May 2018, author Andy Foster (link created June 16, 2018)

Birding the Atlantic Rainforest, South-east Brazil - 4th - 10th June 2018, author Andy Foster (link created June 16, 2018)

Brazil - Atlantic Coastal Forest I Jan-Feb 17, author Rockjumper Birding Tours (link created June 13, 2017)
(Brazil, Brazilian Ruby, Blue Manakin, Rusty-barred Owl, Bananaquit, Pin-tailed Manakin, Diademed Tanager, Campo Flicker, Toco Toucan, Speckle-backed Antshrike, Red-necked Tanager, Saffron Toucanet, Brassy-breasted Tanager,)

Brazil, Mato Grosso - 22 September - 8 October 2008, author John Rogers (added June 11, 2009)
(Chapada National Park, Cristalino Lodge, The Pantanal)

North East Brazil - 7th - 16th June 2007, author Graeme Wallace (added July 4, 2007)
(Baturite, Chapada do Araripe, Jeremoabo and Murici.(Lears Macaw, Araripe Manakin, Great Xenops, Alagoas Antwren etc))

South-East Brazil - June 2005, author Mark Harper (added July 29, 2005)
(Highlights including Brazilian Merganser, Crowned Eagle, Red-billed Curassow and Shrike-like Cotinga)

Central Brazilian Amazonia, 6–23 December 2007, author Guy Kirwan (added July 27, 2008)
(Tupana Lodge, Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge, Presidente Figueiredo)

Brazil, 28 October–27 November 2006: to photograph 600 species of birds in a month, author Guy Kirwan (added July 21, 2008)
(SE Brazil, Pantanal, Alta Floresta and Rondônia)

The Pantanal - Birds & Jaguars - 2nd - 14th July 2015, author Christopher Hall (added July 18, 2015)
(Pousada Currupira D’Araras, Cuiaba river)

North-east Brazil - April 6th - 25th 2013, author Barry Walker (link created July 12, 2013)
(450+ species, with 85 endemics and 40 species of antbird)

Brazil - Pantanal and Mato Grosso - 26th August - 11th September 2010, author Gordon Ellis (added July 12, 2011)
(Pantanal, Rio Azul, Cristalino )

Brazil - Serra dos Tucanos Lodge - 27th April- 8th May 2007, author Notts birders (added July 12, 2007)
(In all the group saw 267 species, eighty-nine of these species were endemic to the Atlantic rain forest of South-east Brazil.)

REGUA & Serra dos Tucanos, Brazil - 22nd March – 5th April 2014, author Nigel Voaden (link created July 11, 2014)

Brazil - September 2004, author Peter Nash (added January 9, 2005)
(Peter Nash, Harpy Eagle, Itatiaia, Ubatuba, Pantanal, Chapada dos Guimaraes, Cristalino, Serra das Araras, Agami Heron, Zigzag Heron, Hyacinth Macaw)

Brazil, The Travelling Birder - September/October 2004, author Peter McIver (added January 31, 2005)
(Independent birding-Itatia,Pantanal,Chap dos Guimaraes,Amazonia,Minais Gerais,Paraty)

Brazil, Bahia - March 2004, author John van der Woude (link created January 25, 2011)
(Chapada Diamantina, Boa Nova, Serra das Lontras, Una)

South-east Brazil - October - November 2001, author John van der Woude (link created January 25, 2011)
(Teresopolis, Caparao, A.Rushi, Linhares/Sooretama, Cipo, Canastra, Ubatuba, Itatiaia)

Best of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest - 13th – 20th October 2018, author Andy Foster (link created January 14, 2019)

Atlantic Forest, Rio de Janeiro State, south-east Brazil (REGUA, Vale das Taquaras and Pico da Caledonia) - 10th - 22nd October 2007, author Lee Dingain (added January 14, 2008)

Amazonian “Big Sit”, Brazil - September 2005, author Alex Lees (added February 9, 2006)

South-east Brazil, December - January 2008-09, author Lasse Olsson (added February 6, 2009)
(Serra dos Tucanos and other sites)

Central Brazil - Caseara and Araguacema, Tocantins,, author Guy Kirwan (added February 5, 2009)
(Araguaia Valley endemics)

Brazilian Northeast - County of Capela - Mata do Junco Forest Reserve - January 12th 2014, author P. Boute (added February 4, 2014)
(Fringe-backed Fire-eye, Tawny Piculet)

Amazonian Brazil: Alta Floresta, the Rio Azul, and Cristalino Jungle Lodge, author Bradley Davis (link created February 27, 2009)
(Brazil, Amazon, Cristalino, Harpy Eagle, Bald Parrot, Crimson Topaz, Hyacinth Macaw, Spotted Antpitta, Amazonian Antpitta)

Brazil - Cerrado, Amazon and Pantanal - September 2017, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created February 18, 2020)
(During this tour we managed to record 525 species of birds, including 25 species of parrots)

Brazil - Cristalino, Pantanal and Iguazu - September - October 2013, author Steve Bird (added February 17, 2014)
(Cristalino Lodge, Cryptic Forest-Falcon, Zigzag Heron, White-browed Hawk, Spangled Cotinga, White-browed Purpletuft, Blue-cheeked Jacamar, Kawall's Parrot, Manu Antbird, Pantanal, Jaguar, Hyacinth Macaw, Harpy Eagle, Agami Heron, Iguazu Falls, Short-taile)

North-east Brazil - 7th - 29th October, 2010, author Greg Roberts (added December 7, 2010)
(485 species including all but a few of the region's endemics and specialties)

North-east Brazil - April 1st to April 21st 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 3, 2012)

Brazil - Serra Da Cantareira National Park, Sao Paulo - October 2007 - March 2010, author Paul Varney (added December 29, 2010)

Amazonian Brazil - The Pousada Rio Roosevelt 30 Oct to 10 Nov 2008, author Bradley Davis (link created December 21, 2008)
(Rio Roosevelt, Zigzag Heron, Dark-winged Trumpeter, Crimson-bellied Parakeet, Pavonine Quetzal, Rufous-necked Puffbird, Bamboo Antshrike, White-breasted Antbird, Black-bellied Gnateater, Hoffmanns' Woodcreeper, Black-necked Red-Cotinga, Snow-capped Manaki)

The Atlantic Coast, Brazil - 5th - 12th October 2017, author Andy Foster (link created December 2, 2017)

Birding The Atlantic Forest - 27th September - 4th October 2017, author Andy Foster (link created December 2, 2017)

Brazil - Central Amazon Southern Tributaries Boat Tour - 30 May – 15 June 2016, author David Milton (added December 2, 2016)
(Manaus, Rio Madeira, Rio Maues, harlequin antbird, White-crested Guan, Golden Parakeet)

Brazil's Atlantic Coastal Forest - 5th - 12th October 2018, author Andy Foster (link created December 18, 2018)

Brazil's Atlantic Forest - Nine Days at Itororo Lodge - November 2018, author Andy Foster (link created December 18, 2018)

Report of a Birding trip to Southern Bahia - Brazil - 2008, author Graeme Wallace (added December 18, 2008)
(Stresmann's Bristlefront, Bahia Tapaculo, Diamantina Tapaculo, Sincora Antwren, Pink-legged Gravateiro, Slender & Rio de Janeiro Antbird)

Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Brazil - Volunteer Guiding Sep-Oct 2006, author Richard C. Hoyer (added December 18, 2006)
(Bald Parrot, Long-tailed Potoo)

Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Mato Grosso, Brazil: May 23rd - July 28th 2006, author Scott Olmstead (added December 17, 2009)
(Cristalino, Alta Floresta, Fiery-tailed Awlbill, Rusty-breasted Nunlet, Crested Eagle)

Brazil - Cerrado, Amazon and Pantanal - September 2015, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created December 16, 2015)
(14 days travelling around the three main biogeographical regions with highlights including Hyacinth, Blue-and-yellow, Scarlet and Chestnut-fronted Macaws)

South Amazonian Brazil (Mato Grosso and southern Para) - November 12 - 24, 2008, author Martin Reid (added December 15, 2008)
(Pousada Rio Azul, Cristalino, Chapada dos Guimaraes, Biritiba-Mirim, "Marsh" Antwren, Harpy Eagle, Crimson Topaz, Bald Parrot)

South East Brazil Nov 2005 - 5 days at Serra dos Tucanos Lodge, author Stephen Burch (added December 13, 2005)
(Serra dos Tucanos Lodge, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Antbird, Three-toed Jacamar, Spot Billed Toucanet, Swallow Tailed Cotinga)

South East Brazil Nov 2005 - 5 days at Serra dos Tucanos Lodge, author Stephen Burch (link created December 13, 2005)
(Serra dos Tucanos Lodge, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Antbird, Three-toed Jacamar, Spot Billed Toucanet)

Brazil - Pará and Mato Grosso: 02 - 12 October 2007, author Bradley Davis (added December 11, 2007)
(Pousada Rio Azul and Cristalino Jungle Lodge, 392 spp. recorded incl. Harpy Eagle, Hyacinth Macaw, Bald Parrot, Phaethornis sp. nov., Crimzon Topaz, Pavonine Quetzal, Brown-banded Puffbird, Cinnamon Neopipo, Pale-bellied Mourner, Guianan Gnatcatcher)

Brazil - Birding Trip - 10 August 2013 to 9 September 2013, author David Milton (added December 1, 2015)
(Cristalino Lodge, Valle Tasquares, Serra Dos Tucanos)

Brazil and Argentina, Atlantic forest region: 01-18 July 2015, author Catherine McFadden (added August 5, 2015)
(Itororo Lodge, REGUA, Ubatuba, Iguazu Falls)

South-east Brazil - 11th to 25th August 2007, author Clare Vernon (added August 31, 2007)
(Itatiaia, Ubatuba, Intervales)

Reserva Ecologica de Guapi Assu, Atlantic Forest, South-east Brazil - 17 May to 1 August 2006, author Lee Dingain (added August 3, 2007)

Birding the Atlantic Rainforest, Brazil - 22nd – 28th June 2017, author Andy Foster (link created August 22, 2017)
(The following tour was a seven day trip staying at Itororo Lodge to see as many Atlantic forest species as possible.)

Brazil - Pousada Rio Azul, Pará: 29 July - 05 August 2007, author Bradley Davis (added August 21, 2007)
(Southern Amazonia, Crimson Topaz, Bald Parrot, Pavonine Quetzal, Black Manakin, Guianan Gnatcatcher)

South-east Brazil - May 31st – June 14th 2005, author Ian Hodgson and John van der Dol (added August 2, 2005)

Brazil - The Atlantic Rainforest - 31st July - 11th August 2009, author Christopher Hall (added August 17, 2009)
(Serra dos Tucanos lodge, Serra dos Orgaos National Park, Portao Azul, Macae de Cima, Guapi Açu)

The Best of Brazil's Atlantic Forest - 26th January – 2nd February 2019, author Andy Foster (link created April 7, 2019)

Brazil: Carajas and other sites in Para (September 18th - 29th, 2008), author Charles Spagnoli (added April 7, 2009)

Brazil - Pantanal - The rainy season - February 21-23, 2008, author Paulo Boute (added April 4, 2008)
(The Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world)

Brazil and Argentina - 28 April to 12 May 2018, author Dick Meijer (link created April 29, 2019)
(In total we recorded 368 species of bird of which 35 are endemic to Brazil)

Pantanal, Amazon and SE Brazil - October 20th to November 27th 2013, author Barry Walker (link created April 26, 2014)

Braving Brazil - November 2007, author Richard Sutton (added April 26, 2008)
(with images by Don Dolga of Brazilian Ruby, Frilled Coquette; Plush-crested Jay, Green-headed Tanager, Red-necked Tanager, Surucua Trogon, Toco Toucan and Black-fronted Piping Guan)

Birding the Atlantic Forest - 5th -12th March 2016, author Andy Foster (added April 19, 2016)

Atlantic Rain Forest, South-east Brazil - 22nd February - 2nd March 2018, author Andy Foster (link created April 17, 2018)

Brazil, Bahia State: So many Brazil endemics - February 13th - 26th 2014, author Peter B. Armstrong (added April 11, 2014)
(Bahia, Indigo Macaw, Hook-billed Hermit, Hooded Visorbearer, Pink-legged Graveterio)

Brazil October 2010, author Rockjumper Birding Tours (link created April 11, 2012)

Brazil October 2011, author Rockjumper Birding Tours (link created April 11, 2012)

North-east Brazil - September 22 – October 12, 2015 , author Jon Hornbuckle (added April 1, 2016)
(Lear’s Macaw, Giant Snipe White-collared Kite Pfrimers Parakeet, Araripe Manakin)

South-east Brazil - 12th - 25th October 2015: Birding in the Atlantic Forest and Highland grasslands , author Jon Hornbuckle (added April 1, 2016)
(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, Atlanti)