Friday, November 29, 2013

Southern Muriqui

Carmo Road is without doubt the best birding trail in Intervales, the road used for birding cuts through the forest taking birders to Carmo valley crossing different types of vegetation such as: bamboo, secondary and primary growth. Apart from the birds, if you are lucky you can also see the largest primate in America the famous Southern Muriqui, this species lives in groups in those last remnants of the primary growth of the Atlantic Forest left.

Southern Muriqui (by José Moreira)


Feeder for the Red-and-white Crake

One of the best birds photographed this year in Intervales was the Red-and-white Crake, normally they are most heard than seen on the marshland in the central area of the park, After placing a feeder in a clearing by the trail, a pair of them are coming daily, they got very used to the birders when placing the food, as in this picture below, thanks for the great effort of our guides.   

Red-and-white Crake (by Renato Paiva)


Spadebill at Lageado

Russet-winged Spadebill is quite common on the low section of the park, 200 ft elevation seen and heard frequently during the summer, specially Saibadela trail, last October some visitors with the birding guide were lucky to photograph this amaizing bird at Lageado trail around 2700 ft elevation, this species can be easily identified by its call, found only in well-preserved forest most in primary growth.

Russet-winged Spadebill (by Renato Paiva)


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Birding & camping

This October we had another motorhome birder from France, this is actually the best way to explore a big country where you have a great variety of environment and birds to see, a 4x4 car can also be very helpful during the raining season in the Atlantic Forest taking you to any trail . 

Truck Camper (by junior intervales)


Another nest

Another nest of the Helmeted Woodpecker was found this October/2013 at Carmo Road, this was the fourth nest of this species reported by the birding guides so far, they usually excavate their nests in Nectranda lanceolata or Schizolobium parahyba, commom trees in this region. The bird can be seem all the Carmo Valley. 

Helmeted Woodpecker (by Betinho Rodrigues)


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Roseate Spoonbill in Intervales

Roseate Spoon bill visits the central lake of the park this month, this is not a commom species in the region with few reports since the park was created in 1995, this poor photograph was taken by one of the staff during routine walking by the lake.

Spoon bill (by José Vieira)