Brazil's Atlantic Forest: Essential Birding

Trip Description

Brief Itinerary

This trip is designed for the birder looking for another excellent South American birding opportunity, rich in endemics. Over a nine-day trip, you can bird many of the key birding sites in the Atlantic Forest, including Itatiaia National Park (and several key habitats and sites there) and Uba Tuba (and several key birding sites nearby. Most trips find 260 to 280 species, including 95 Atlantic Forest specialties, with well- planned itineraries and top South American bird guides. Several local hotels cater to bird watchers to make the trip affordable and productive for birding.  Trips are offered throughout the year, as there is no rainy season here.


Day 1: Early morning arrival into Rio de Janeiro; Transfer to Itatiaia National Park

Days 2–4: Itatiaia National Park

Day 5: Early morning birding in the Itatiaia National Park and then transfer to Ubatuba

Days 6–8: Three full days birding the Ubatuba area

Day 9: Early morning in Ubatuba area and afternoon transfer to Rio de Janeiro; Flights home in the evening


Extensions for this trip available

Detailed Itinerary

More details about this trip:

Download Atlantic Forest Classic Itinerary

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Contact in the USA: Charles:

Forms and payments should be mailed to:

Charles Thornton-Kolbe (in Denver, Colorado)

Toll Free: (from USA or Canada): 


Telephone: 720-320-1974



2443 South University

Suit 199

Denver, CO 80210


Partnership For International Birding


PO Box 219

Olyphant, PA 18447

Contact in the UK: Jennifer De Souza:

Jennifer De Souza (in Suffolk, England) 

Telephone: +44 755 214 2976


The Roost, Leiston Road




IP17 3NS