Biome: Costal. General information
Unfortunately I don’t have many first-hand information. My main experience with coastal birds was in Uruguay. Great opportunities, good approximation, bright, beautiful sceneries. In Brazil, the region of Tavares and Fernando de Noronha are popular destinations. Besides the birds I saw on the coast, there are many seabirds which usually can only be seen on the seas, or on the beach on days of heavy storms.
What you can see: gulls, sea swallows, sandpipers. In Uruguay, in winter, sometimes appear penguins that have lost the route.
For whom: Uruguay had a profusion of birds in several places. I did not see many species, but there were always birds on the rocks, and I would have stayed longer trying to get a good picture of birds in flight and that sea foam to the bottom. The sites were easy to reach, usually next to the city street, and only had to take some care to walk on the rocks, some could be slippery.
You need a guide? In Uruguay, our guide was Alejandro Olmos. Anyone who goes to Uruguay can get a car and go walking along the coast, you will see many birds, but it’s worth having a guide. In Tavares, Batista – from Hotel Parque da Lagoa is the one who usually guide visitors.
Cities with good opportunities: Montevideo, Punta del Este, Jose Ignacio Beach, Lagunas de Rocha, Rocha. In Brazil, Tavares, especially the Hotel Parque da Lagoa. Fernando de Noronha.
Note: see the photos in the gallery of birds that are not only appear on the coast. The Black-necked Stilt, for example, appears in the interior of São Paulo state.