Length: 7 days / 6 nights
Tour Leader: Edson Endrigo
Price: US$ 2.275,00 / each - (Single room supplement: US$ 350,00)
We need a minimum of 2 people to run this tour
Day 1 - After an early morning breakfast at the hotel at Juazeiro do Norte city, Ceará state, we will do a very short drive to Barbalha city to look for the Araipe Manakin, one of the most beautiful an endanger bird in the world. As we search for the rarity, we will also have chance to see the Gray-lined Hawk, Tawny Piculet, Black-capped Antwren, Black-tailed Flycatcher, Stripe-necked Tody-Tyrant, Moustached Wren, Pectoral Sparrow and Flavescent Warbler. After lunch we will drive to Potengi city (around 150 Km). Check in at the Pau Preto lodge and spend all day around the grounds of the lodge looking for Scaled Dove, Dark-billed and Striped Cuckoo, Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Pygmy Nightjar, Least Nighthawk, Rubytopaz Hummingbird, Swallow-tailed Hummingbird, Glittering-bellied Emerald, Spot-backed Puffbird, Cactus Parakeet, Stripe-backed Antbird, Caatinga and Black-bellied Antwren, Silvery-cheeked Antshrike, Narrow-billed Woodcreeper, Ceara Leaftosser, Caatinga Cacholote, White-naped Xenopsaris, Yellowbreasted Flycatcher, Pearly-vented Tody-tyrant, Lesser and Greater Wagtail-Tyrant, Tawny-crowned Pygmy-Tyrant, Long-billed Wren , Tropical Gnatcatcher, Southern Scrub-Flycatcher, Campo Troupial, White-naped Jay, Pale Baywing, Red-cowled Cardinal, Pileated Finch and White-throated Seedeater. Dinner and check list.
Day 2 - After an early morning breakfast, we will drive to areas outside the lodge, with excellent chances to see White-bellied Nothura, Southern Pochard, Paint-billed Crake, Broad-tipped Hermit, Spotted Piculet, Caatinga Antwren, Caatinga Antshrike, Planalto Slaty-Antshrike, White-browed Antpitta, Redbilled Scythebill, Great Xenops, Red-shouldered Spinetail, Ochre-cheeked Spinetail, Green-backed Becard, Ash-throated Casiornis, Gray-eyed Greenlet, Hooded and Scarlet-throated Tanager. After lunch we will look for birds that we haven’t seen. Dinner and check list.
Day 3 and 4 - Birding all day around Potengi city looking for birds that we haven’t seen at the previous days.
Day 5 - After breakfast, we will drive to Canudos city, Bahia state (around 500 Km). We will sleep at the lodge located inside the Ecological Station of Raso da Catarina. Birding until the end of the day looking for Comb Duck, Stripe-breasted Starthroat, Ochre-backed Woodpecker, Lear’s (Indigo) Macaw, Bluewinged Macaw, Blue-crowned Parakeet, Pectoral Antwren, Gray-headed Spinetail, Greenish Elaenia, Tawny-crowned Pygmy-Tyrant, Copper Seedeater and Ultramarine Grosbeak. Dinner and check list.
Day 6 - After breakfast we will visit the roosting site of the Lear’s Macaw at the Raso da Catarina. This will be an unforgettable experience for all the participants. After lunch, we will search for species that we haven’t seen at the previous days
Day 7 - After breakfast we will watch the birds around the reserve. After lunch, we will drive (around 200 Km) to the airport of Petrolina city, Pernambuco state. End of the tour
Price Includes: Fluent English speaking birding guide, all meals (including water and soft drinks), accommodation (Hotels/Lodges), ground transportation, entrance fees at National and State Parks.
Price Does Not Include: International and Internal airfare, alcoholic beverages, room service, medical costs or hospitalization, departure taxes, excess baggage charges, laundry, insurance or other items of personal nature.