Archive for January, 2009


January 21, 2009
My next destination will be INTERVALES.
I will be going there next Friday.
This is a State Park, located about 04 hours drive from Sao Paulo City.
It is the largest track of Atlantic Forest left in Brazil.
The Bird Life, there is incredible!!!
Some of the hardest birds such Antbirds, Antshrikes can be seen there without much trouble.
Something that helps a lot are the local guides that knows their birds.
I, highly, recommend this place for those willing to see lots of Brazilian Endemics!
Paulo Boute.

Canastra was Great!!!

January 20, 2009

Hello !

Just got back from Canastra.

It was great !!!

We got a pair of Brazilian Merganser right on the very first morning!!! Very Close!!!

We also got mostly of our target birds on the upper part of the park such the Cock-tailed Tyrant.

The Giant Anteater were a highlight too!!!

Very Best Regards,


Bacury & Canastra National Park.

January 14, 2009
I’m in my way to Bacury :
I will be there for two nights: Then, I will take my guests to CANASTRA NATIONAL PARK.
We shall be there until Monday. I may not be able to connect to the Internet. But, I will report my sights in both places, at the first opportunity, next week.
Paulo Boute.

Ornate Hawk-Eagle – Nest Status.

January 10, 2009
I visited the nest of the Ornate Hawk-Eagle in Chapada dos Guimarães National Park.
There was no bird at the nest & the nest itself was not in very good shape…
So, it is not a reliable nest. But, in other hand  the place itself offers a great view of the Forest, specially in the canopy.  The best light there is in the afternoon. I, have plans in going back there for a more accurate birding.
Enjoy the Weekend!
Paulo Boute.

Ornate Hawk-Eagle!

January 9, 2009


Today , I Will try to reach a Ornate Hawk-Eagle nest.

It is located at the property of a friend, at the Chapada dos Guimarães. Apparently, is quite deep on the woods. Any how, it will be worthy the try. I heard some other people had been there & managed to take some great photos.  My guest is taking pictures.  So, let’s hope it will work out for us too.


Enjoy the Weekend!




Paulo Boute.

The Harpy Eagles are nesting again!

January 7, 2009
Hello !
Great News!
The Harpy Eagles are nesting again at Serra das Araras.
Yesterday, I had the male near the nest & the female sitting inside the nest!
Best Regards,
Paulo Boute.

Hyacinth Macaws & More…

January 5, 2009
I hope everyone had a nice weekend.
Yesterday, we managed to photograph the Hyacinth Macaws. But, my guest wants more pictures – Specially, having them flying…
In other hand, the afternoon produced about 800 pictures – The best ones were a Ringed Kingfisher – Full Frame ! White-rumped Monjita eating a caterpillar, White-bellied Seedeater and Rusty-backed Antwren.
Some of these pictures will be published soon, at my blog & home page.
May everyone have a great day & wonderful week!
Paulo Boute.

Wet’n Wild Pantanal!

January 4, 2009


Back to the Pantanal !

I arrived by noon – it was quite dry with some dust on the road.

But, in the afternonn rainned a lot! Thanks God a little bit, before that managed to take some of the best pictures I ever saw for the Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch: Perched on barbed-wire – It had its bill opened, and the shape of the tail , totally, visible and in between he pointed wire…Very interesting combination.

Due the rain the Hacinth Macaw, photo session, was postponed for today.

Best Regards from a Wet’n Wild Pantanal!

Paulo Boute.

Next Stop: Pantanal .

January 3, 2009

Hello !

My guest will arrive at 11:00 AM.

He is a photographer from UK.

We will go directly to the Pantanal – The priority, today, shall be the Hyacinth Macaws.
I know a very good nest – It is located by the house of a farmer, so they are totally used to the presence of people.

Best Wishes,

Paulo Boute.

Happy New Year!!!

January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Dear All,

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!
Brazil might be an important destination in 2009.
The World Economic crisis made the Dollar rate, at least, 30% stronger compared to the last year and TAM – Brazilian Airlines will be part of the Star Alliance. Which means many birders will have a “free flight ticket” , in their hands, very soon!

Best Wishes,

Paulo Boute.