Parati and Ubatuba

Parati e Ubatuba

The southern coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro and the northern part of the neighbouring state of São Paulo are well-known for their beautiful scenery where well-preserved Atlantic Forest covers the mountains and comes right down almost to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.

Known as the Costa Verde (Green Coast) this region is the home of a number of endemic species such as Saw-billed Hermit, Black-hooded Antwren, Slaty Bristlefront, Buff-throated Purpletuft, Fork-tailed Tody-Tyrant, Long-billed Wren, Azure-shouldered Tanager and many others. In contrast with the Itatiaia and Serra dos Órgãos National Parks, many of the birds that live in this region are closely associated with coastal forests at lower altitude and with very different flora.

Parati and Ubatuba

The charming town of Parati, founded in the XVIth century, retains to this day a large part of its architectural heritage and will be the base for our trips.

The forests at the foot of the Corcovado peak in the nearby town of Ubatuba, the Black-hooded Antwren site at Perequê and the old cacao plantations at the fazendas Capricórnio and Angelim will be the main places where we will birdwatch in this region.

Some birds:

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