1st. Day: Meeting at the International Airport of Sao Paulo, upon your arrival. Transfer to the Itatiaia National Park. Check in. Lunch. PM: Dedicated to watch fantastic birds at the gardens and bird feeders of our hotel. Possible Birds: Brazilian Ruby, White-throated Hummingbird, Frilled Coquette, Violet-capped Woodnymph, Versicolored Emerald, Dusky-throated & Scaled-throated Hermit, Black Jacobin, Swallow-tailed Hummingbird, Black-eared Fairy ( You might have an Hummingbird Extravaganza, as well, since we might see over 10 (ten) species of hummers!!!). Well, the show has to go on: Dusky-legged Guan, Saffron Toucanet, Green-headed Tanager, White-eyed Foliage-gleaner, White-bibbed Antbird, Star-throated Antwren. Since, we shall stay long enough to watch the Sunset, we also will be looking for Short-tailed Nighthawk and, right after, the Tawny-browed Owl ( Which has a very weird call), Ferruginous & Least Pygmy-Owl and Variable Screech-owl Return to our hotel.Field Checklist Track (FCT).Dinner. Overnight in Itatiaia.
2nd. Day: Early breakfast. On this day, we will be birding on the upper part of the National Park, where we shall spend the entire day, having a Box Lunch. “No pain…No gain…” : But, our gain shall be excellent: The very rare & endemic Golden-winged Cotinga and Itatiaia Spinetail shall be a good prize for our efforts. There we shall have also the Blue Manakin, White-browed Warbler , Black Hawk-Eagle, Black-breasted Plover-Crest, Great Pampa-Finch, Thick-billed Saltator, Golden-winged Cacique, White-crested Tyrannulet, Blue-billed & Velvety Black-Tyrant, Rufous-tailed Antbird, Streamer-tailed Tyrant and White-bellied Seedeater. Eventually, we will stay long enough to search for Rusty-barred Owl. Return to our Hotel. FCT. Dinner. Overnight in Itatiaia.
3rd. Day: During this day – morning and afternoon – we will be exploring trails. Returning to the lodge for a nice meal and some rest at noon. We will search carefully for the Endemic Antwrens, such the Star-throated and Ferruginous Antwren. Plus: White-bibbed Antbird, Brown Tanager, Blue-naped Clorophonia, Black-billed Scythbill, Rufous Motmot, Brown Tinamou, Picazuro Pigeon, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Blue-winged Parrotlet, White-collared Swift, Sick’s Swift, Surucua Trogon,Barred Forest-Falcon, Spot-winged Wood-Quail, Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail, Plumbeous Pigeon, Black-throated Trogon, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Brazilian & Such’s Antthrush, Speckle-breasted Antpitta, Rufous Gnateater, Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Rough-legged Tyrannulet, Large-headed Flatbill, Brassy-breasted & Gilt-edged Tanager and Blackish-blue Seedeater. We shall stay long enough, again, for some Owling. Return to our hotel..Field Checklist Track (FCT).Dinner. Overnight in Itatiaia. and Robust Woodpecker. Owling: In case, we have any missing night bird, we will be looking for it! Return to the hotel. FCT. Dinner. Overnight in Itatiaia.
4th. Day: Breakfast and check out, with birding an lunch in route: Rufous-sided Crake, South American Snipe and Firewood Gatherer, will be birds worthy to “break for”. Once we arrive in Ubatuba, we shall make a stop on a wonderful property where we may see the Red-necked Tanager. This place also has a very nice feeder: Saw-billed Hermit, Somber Hummingbird and Festive Coquette! Arrival at the lodge and check in. Eventually we may have some time for a walk and birding on the beach looking for Kelp Gull & Brown Bobby . Dinner and FCT. Overnight in Ubatuba.
5th. & 6th. Day: Two wonderful days when we will l be exploring this marvellous area, in both mornings & afternoons, with a nice break for lunch in both days. In Ubatuba, we will have chances for fantastic birds, such: Bare-throated Bellbird, White-shouldered Fire-eye, Streak-capped Antwren, Slaty Bristelfront, Buff-throated Purpletuft, White-bearded Manakin, Sharpbill, Mantle Hawk, Gray-hooded Flycatcher, Long-billed Wren, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Rufous-winged Antwren, Scaled Antbird, Rufous-capped Antthrush, Lesser Woodcreeper, Channel-billed Toucan, Fork-tailed Tody-flycatcher, Long-billed Gnatwren, Spotted Bamboowren, Uniform Crake, Ruddy Quail-Dove, Spot-backed Antshrike, Eye-ringed Tody-flycatcher, Long-billed Wren, White-tailed Trogon, Slaty Bristlefront and Rufous-capped Antthrush., Spot-breasted Antvireo ,Blond-crested &Yellow-throated Woodpecker. Owling can be very productive here: Mottled Owl, Long-tufted Screech-owl, Least Pygmy-Owl and Pauraque. Return to our hotel. FCT. Dinner.Overnight in Ubatuba.
7th. Day: Breakfast. AM: This morning we will be birding for possible missing species. According to our long experience we will be able to know, exactly, where to take you for that! Lunch and return to the lodge for checking out. Transfer to the Sao Paulo International Airport with birding on route. (Depending in our timing we will be able to take you to a forest patch with excellent chances for the very rare & endemic Crescent-Chested Puffbird. There we may also see a very funny monkey: The Tufted-eared Marmoset.) Arrival and check in at the Sao Paulo International Airport.
1- For those that will continue to the Pantanal, Serra das Araras and Chapada dos Guimarães Tour with Boute Expeditions, we will have an overnight on a hotel near to the airport in Sao Paulo or , eventually, in Cuiaba. The arrangement for that could be made by our Company.
2- If, you prefer to arrive in Sao Paulo or Cuiabá, one day earlier, before the tour starts, we can arrange you an overnight in one of these respective places.