Friday, September 11, 2015

Crested Eagle in Intervales

On September 9th a group of birders from the US along with one of the birding guides of the park, reported a Crested Eagle by the Carmo Road. This was in fact the first report of this species at this trail.
The Crested Eagle has a solitary behaviour, with a declining population due to the habitat loss, this species requires a vast area to live, the Paranapiacaba fragment in São Paulo is one the few places in the Atlantic Forest ecosystem, where this species can be found.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Primary Growth Forest


The upper Carmo River Trail, is one of the trail that runs by Carmo River crossing a very important fragment of the Primary Growth Forest, one of the best places for Whoolly Spider Monkey, Capuchin Monkey and Brown Howler Monkey,  while visiting pay attention on the ground specially on those overgrown parts,  the good status of the forest makes perfect conditions for those big Fer-de-lance Snakes. 
Fig Tree by Carmo River 
Fer-de-lance Snake
Whooly Spider Monkey (by Zachary Baer)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Long-tufted Screech-Owl

Long-tufted Screech-Owl is one of the new atractions for night birding, this species was reported few years ago by the researchers, but only in 2015 was confirmed by the birding guides, this species is from the South States of Brazil, not commom in São Paulo State and is very similar to Black-capped Screech-Owl.
Long-tufted Screech-Owl (by Renato Paiva)