The Most Beautiful Forest in Brazil is in Bahia!!!

March 1, 2010

Hello ! I hope you all had a nice weekend!

Today, I would recommend & talk about the most beautiful forest in Brazil. It is located at the State of Bahia, at its southern region. It is quite preserved there, specially, because the area has been used for shade grown cacao. The size of the trees is absolutely fantastic, as well, the incredible diversity of plants there: In some case, more than 400 per hectar!!! This forest is a combination of the Atlantic & Amazon Forest: On its best, since we have the same type of combination in other areas of Brazil… Birding is also one of the best in Brazil, being Boa Nova a true Bird Paradise!

I wish everyone a great day & wonderful week!!!

Yours,

Paulo Boute.

http://www.boute-expeditions.com

Good Reason to come to Pantanal in May.

February 23, 2010

Hello!

Today, I would like to recommend a Bird Trip to the Pantanal, in May. This is an incredible time to visit the largest wetland of the World. Reasons: It is already dry season, that means the risk of rains will be minimum. Besides, you still can get the good side effects of the previous rain season, such a luxuriant green vegetation, blue sky – free of smoke and haze. Another good point would be the lack of tourists in that time of the year. Which helps to have a very calm atmosphere at the lodges. Birding is excellent, watching the first Roseatte Spoonbills & America Woodstorks “returning home” and some left from the “rainy season” such the White-faced Ibis & lots of Maguari Storks! In fact, next May 1st-8th, I will be leading a tour. There is only one couple booked for that, which means you are welcome to join us!

 Yours,

Paulo Boute.

http://www.boute-expeditions.com/

Pink-legged Gravateiro – Well Seen!!!

February 19, 2010

Hello !

Very Good News: My guests saw the Pink-legged Gravateiro – Very Well !!!

It was a pair of adults with a juvenal.

 Apparently, the best months to see this incredible bird – would be the months of December and January, when they are nesting, and, since their nests are right by the road, any one can see them quite easily!

Enjoy the Weekend!

Yours,

Paulo Boute.

http://www.boute-expeditions.com

Pink-legged Gravateiro – Almost There!

February 15, 2010

Hello !

One of the tour participants, managed to see the Pink-legged Gravateiro !
It was on a mixed flock !!!
Tomorrow, our last day, here we will make a special effort to find it again.

Yours,

Paulo Boute.
www.boute-expeditions.com

Pink-legged Gravateiro.

February 13, 2010

Hello !

I’m in Serra Bonita!
This is the home of a very rare & Brazilian endemic bird: The Pink-legged Gravateiro.
We found already several nests, near the lodge but, NO birds… 😦

Tomorrow, we shall explore the lower part of the area…Where we hope to have better luck.

Enjoy the Weekend!

Yours,

Paulo Boute.
www.boute-expeditions.com

The Road was too Bad!!!

February 3, 2010

Hello ! Well, the road was too bad! We couldn’t get to the very end of it. So, we birded the lower part, which access is OK. The main problem with the last part of the road is: It is NOT a road but, a cattle track…without any gravel. The mud on it is very sticky, adding layers to the tire making the tire to lose contact with the ground & making the driver to loose control of the vehicle. And, walking that strecht takes about two hours – Also a very tough walk since you get layers of mud in your sole… At the lower part we got several views of the Seven-coloured Tanager, which is a bird we dreamed in watching! We got other good birds, as well, such the white-fringed and white-flanked Antwrens. A bird that made as very happy was the Blue-crowned Motmot. Today, we are heading off to the State of Sergipe – Home of the most rare Fire-eye of Brazil: The Fringe-backed Fire-eye! Yours, Paulo Boute. http://www.boute-expeditions.com

February 1, 2010

Hello !

 Just arrived from Palmares – Pernambuco. We managed to visit the Fazenda Linda, having GREAT looks at the Forbe’s Blackbirds! But, the road was good only because we had two days without rain. We are now, at Murici, tomorrow we will try the Worst Dirty Roads in Brazil. But, the worst the roads the better the birds – To be confirmed tomorrow…

Yours,

 Paulo Boute.

 www.boute-expeditions.com

Hello from Araripe !

January 27, 2010

Hello !

 Just arrived at the Araripe Mountain Range: The home of the Famous Araripe Manakin! So far, we are having a wonderful time! Baturite was fantastic and the drive to here was also very good with Southern Porchard and a nesting pair of long-billed Wren. We also could find some Scarlet-throated Tanagers.

Yours,

Paulo Boute.

 www.boute-expeditions.com

A month Trip thru. the Brazilan North-east!!!

January 24, 2010

Hello !

Today, I will start a entire full month thru. the Brazilian North-east… I have four guests with me: They all live in USA. We have a very comfortable Van with a driver. I’m also taking a trainning guide with me: Eduardo Patrial. He had to some of this places but, not to all of them. I intend to share, at my Blog, as many information & highlights of shall be a wonderful Birding Trip!!!

Enjoy the Weekend!

 Yours,

Paulo Boute. http://www.boute-expeditions.com

House Wren

December 9, 2009

Hello!

Two days ago, I had my first House Wren, at my new home.
For some reason, it haven’t come back yet…
Let’s hope it became a regular visitor…Eventually, I may place it a nesting box.

Yours,

Paulo Boute.