Thursday, November 22, 2012

Yellow-legged Tinamou

At the first it looks like Solitary Tinamou eggs, (which is more common in the upper part of the park), except for the size, which is smaller, this Yellow-legged Tinamou nest was found by the Park rangers, at Saibadela Nucleus next to Carlos Botelho State Park. Yellow-legged Tinamou are found only on the lower altitudes, specially in Saibadela Nucleus. According to Birdlife, this species is classified as Near Threatened as population is declining.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Birding in South America

Our friend Claude and his wife came driving his Camper Toyota Hilux from France to South America, birding in Brazil and other countries too, recently they have arrived in Intervales birded for some weeks while stayed in his nice vehicle, after having a great time in the park, they headed to South Brazil expecting a new adventure.   

Truck Camper Toyota Hilux (by junior intervales)


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Solitary Tinamou Nest

This nest of Solitary Tinamou was found by Mirante Trail during a routine walking, theses impressive eggs are a little bit bigger than a chicken egg, the bird has a similar color to the foliage on the ground making difficult to see it while sitting on a nest, the incubation proccess takes around 28 days. 


Tuesday, August 21, 2012


The largest brazilian mammal "Tapir" are pretty common in Paranapiacaba range, especially in primary growth forest, this one below was captured by one of our camera trap, at about 02:00, grazing by the Agua comprida river, next to Carmo Road.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Silky-tailed Nightjar

The Silky-tailed Nightjar was seen again at Barra Grande Road, after few years without recording, this Nightjar is easily identified by its remarkable song, and it is one of the most sought-after bird by the visitors. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Cocoi Heron, Blue-naped Chlorophonia and Chestnut-headed Tanager

A Cocoi Heron was photographed 1.5 km from Intervales headquarters on April 4 th, This species had been seen in Intervales few times but never officially documented.
Cocoi Heron (by Renato Paiva)

Another important species seen recently were:  Blue-naped Chlorophonia and Chestnut-headed Tanager, they were seen and some of them photographed by the visitors, at Carmo Road, these species are not common in the park and spot few times in the last years.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Birding around the world

Last month we had 2 unusual birders from the USA visiting Intervales, they came driving their own vehicle (a Ford F150 truck with extended cab), from California. They have crossed many countries in South America before their arrival in the park. In fact this the second time we received long distance driving birders from USA.