Canindé Birdwatching has tours in São Paulo, Bahia and especially in Rio de Janeiro, always searching Atlantic Forest endemisms and emphasizing aspects related to culture and social issues

We do all the logistics, such as transfer to the airport, scheduling of partner hostels, rental of vehicles and lunchbox for trails. Canindé gained experience with foreigners by guiding for one year in the Guapiaçu Ecological Reserve (REGUA). We have guided birdwatchers of different nationalities, such as English, Americans, Norwegians, Dutch, Finnish, Danes, Spaniards and Argentines.

“More than birds”, this is our motto! Created in 2010, Canindé Birdwatching promotes birdwatching in a tourist and educational way in different localities of the Atlantic Forest. Throughout its flights, Canindé has elaborated thematic tours in the states of São Paulo, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, always considering the endemic species, the local culture and the naturalist historical, current and critical view. We make available on our website (www.caninde.eco.br) all birdwatching destinations, with a description of their environments, local culture and target species, duration and degree of difficulty access.

We know the peculiarity of each nationality and we treat them with great care: the English and Hispanics usually like to observe the birds and tell their characteristics, the Americans, as well as the Brazilians, like to photography and the Nordic Europeans are very attentive to the songs of the birds and enjoy hiking. We understand that travelers want to optimize their stay, so Canindé Birdwatching takes care of all your stay along your Birding Tours, making the transfer and scheduling in partner lodging, including specific lodges inside Conservation Units.

The most popular destinations for birders are those with endemic species that can only be found in a few localities, such as Serra dos Órgãos National Park and Três Picos State Park that shelter populations of the Gray-winged Cotinga (Lipaugus conditus), Costa do Sol State Park, which houses the Restinga Antwren (Formicivora littoralis) and the Serra do Mar State Park that houses the only known population of Black-hooded Antwren (Formicivora erythronothos), both in Rio de Janeiro. Still in the state of Rio, we make pelagic exits to the Cagarras Islands Natural Monument to observe Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) and Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) nests, and to look for pelagic species such as Yellow-nozed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos) and Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus). Along these destinations, we live with the fishing culture and remember the passage of naturalists, such as Wied and Darwin.

We haven’t guided foreigners in the itineraries of southern Bahia yet, but we believe that Boa Nova National Park, Serra do Conduru State Park, Pau Brasil National Park and RPPN Veracel Station are very attractive destinations due to their high number of species and endemisms like Black-capped Antwren (Acrobaticus fonsecai) and Pink-legged Graveteiro (Rhopornis ardesiacus), in addition to the ecotone with the Caatinga domains. The immersion in the culture of the cabrucas and the backlands of Bahia provide good reasons to remember – and repeat – the experience of birdwatching in the state of Bahia.