Brazilian Northeast - County of Capela - Mata do Junco Forest Reserve - January 12th 2014

Published by P. Boute (pauloboute AT

Participants: Paulo Boute, Frank Johnson (UK)


I was there on January 12th, for a full entire day. The “Mata do Junco” – Forest Reseve is located at the Brazilian State of Sergipe, at the county of the CAPELA. It is very easy to reach this place: The main entrance is right by the village of Capela. There is a park ranger station at its gate. But, once they take note of your license plate, you will be able to bird right away. The Park has some facilities such restrooms, that can be used.

It is recommended to bird the main road and also the first road on the right, on the first fork. You will hear the Coimbra’s Tit-Monkey, quite often. Some of the birds that you should see on the Forest Reserve are:

Blue-Backed Manakin – Common.
White-bearded Manakin.
Pale-bellied Tyrant-Manakin
Tawny Piculet
Straight-billed Woodcreeper
Guira Tanager
Brazilian Tanager
White-lined Tanager
Red-legged Honeycreeper
Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher
Fringe-backed Fire-eye (!)
Zone-tailed Hawk
Flavescent Warbler-Common)
Sooty-fronted Spinetail
Long-tailed Woodnymph
Ruby Topaz
Swallow-tailed Hummingbird
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher
Pectoral Sparrow

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