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Atlantic Forest

Rainforest

Overview

The Atlantic Rain Forest of Brazil (in Portuguese: Mata Atlântica) extend along the Atlantic Ocean cost for about 3,000 km.
Although it survives around just the 10% of the original Atlantic Forest, the protected areas represent one of the richest biomes in the world with high biodiversity and endemism, second only to the Amazon.

An about 8% of the world's plant species occur in the Atlantic forest most of them are endemic, including the pau brasil (Caesalpinia echinata). More than 900 bird species are found here, with many threatened and 180 endemic (highest number of endemics in the world). Around 260 mammal species have been recorded, including endemic such as the golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia), the northern muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) and southern muriqui (Brachyteles arachnoides). Amphibian diversity is also very high, with 60% of Brazil species.

The Atlantic forest is divided in several habitat types. In the lowlands we can found Mangrove forests, the Restinga (sandy soils) and Tropical moist broadleaf forest. Further inland, deciduous and semi-deciduous forests, Araucaria forest (Araucaria angustifolia) and the Campo Rupestre (high-altitude grasslands).

The Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves, in the Brazilian states of Paraná and São Paulo, contain some of the best and most extensive examples of Atlantic forest in Brazil. These 25 protected areas, covering some 470,000ha, are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Some higlights you can see during our tours include: Atlantic Royal Flycatcher, Red-tailed Parrot, Black-backed Tanager, Saw-billed Hermit, Festive Coquette Long-tailed Tyrant, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Tropical pewee, Spot-breasted Antvireo, Tufted Antshrike, Scaled Antbird, Calyptura Cristata, Unicolored Antwren, Spotted Bamboowren, Buff-throated Purpletuft, White-bearded Manakin, Blue-manakin, Pin-tailed Manakin Slaty Bristlefront, Saffron Toucanet, Red-breasted Toucan, Green-crowned Plovercrest, Surucua Trogon, Blond-crested Woodpecker, Itatiaia Spinetail, Slaty Bristlefront, Shrike-like and Black-and-Gold Cotinga and many more.

Our Tours.

Checkout our Tours in the Atlantic Forest!

ubatuba itatiaia birding tour
Birding / Photography

Ubatuba & Itatiaia

7 days / 6 nights

Birding tour in the places of the South-east Atlantic Forest. Lot of endemics and rare at different altitudes [..]

itatiaia birding tour
Birding / Photography

Itatiaia National Park

4 days / 3 nights

Itatiaia is the oldest national park in Brazil with an incredible range of forest habitats and lot of endemic bird [..]

atlantic forest birding tours
Birding / Photography

Ubatuba - State Park

3 days to 4 days

The Atlantic Forest of Ubatuba province occupies more than 90% of its territory. Here you will have excellent [..]

atlantic forest birding tours
Birding / Photography

Toucan's Trail

3 days / 2 nights

In this fantastic location off the beaten tracks, driving for 3 hours from Sao Paulo, you will enjoy a fantastic [..]

daily birding sao paulo
Birding / Photography

São Paulo Daily Birding

1 day

Long connection at São Paulo airport? Take advantage for a daily birding or photography close to the city!

golden lion tamarin
Photography

Golden Lion Tamarin

2 days / 1 night

The golden lion tamarin is one of the world's most endangered mammals, with a population of about [..]

iguazu falls
Nature / Photography

Iguazu Falls

3 days to 4 days

The most spectacular waterfall in the world, consists of up to 300 separate falls in two levels, creating an [..]