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Birding Tours

Asociación Ornitológica del Plata

Avesfoto (Edson Endrigo)

Bird Holidays

Birding Brazil Tours

Birding Expedições & Turismo - Manaus

Birding the Neotropics

Birdquest

Rob Bierregaard

Borderland Tours

Boute Expeditions - Pantanal & Atlantic Forest

Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris

EarthFoot

Field Guides Inc.

Focus Tours

Focus on Nature Tours

Gil Serique (Your Amazon)

GuidedBirding.com

InkaNatura

Kolibri Expeditions

LARC

Luciano Moreira Lima - Itatiaia National Park

Mark Smith Nature Tours

Natureco

Neotropical Journeys

Ornifolks

Ornitholidays

Pantanal Bird Club - Cuiabá [The Bird Evangelist - Braulio Carlos. IDBAmérica, February 2002.]

Richard Raby Eco-Tours

Ricardo Parrini - E-mail only

Rainforest Expeditions Network

Sunbird

Terra Brazilis (Guy Kirwan) - E-mail only

Toucan Tours

Trogon Tours (Miguel Castelinho) - Foz do Iguaçu (E-mail only)

Victor Emanuel Nature Tours

Villa Philadelphia

Wings

Parks & Reserves

PN = Parque Nacional | PE = Parque Estadual | FN = Floresta Nacional | RPPN = Reserva Particular do Partrimônio Natural | APA = Área de Proteção Ambiental

FN do Açungui - PR

RPPN Acurizal & RPPN Penha - Pantanal, MT

Alto Itajaí - SC

PN da Aparados da Serra - RS

Estação Ecológica de Aracuri - RS

Reserva Biológica do Atol das Rocas - RN

RPPN da Fazenda Avaí - Caravelas, BA

Parque Ecoturístico do Baú (Peabiru) - Campos do Jordão, SP

Parque Ecoturístico da Bodoquena (Peabiru) - Bonito, MS

Bosque da Ciência (INPA) - Manaus

Estação Ecológica de Caetetus - SP

Estação Ecológica do Caiuá - PR

PE de Campinhos - PR

RPPN Campo Alegre - Alto Paraiso, GO

PN do Caparaó - MG (Pico da Bandeira) [Another site]

RPPN Cara Preta - Alto Paraiso, GO

Parque Natural do Caraça - MG [Another site] [Ornithological Survey from Cotinga 15 (2001)]

RPPN Caraguatá - near Florianópolis, SC

PE do Cerrado - PR

Chapada Ecologia - Chapada dos Veadeiros

Reserva Extrativista Chico Mendes (LAPA) - Acre

PE Corumbiara - RO

CVRD Conservation Units

CVRD Linhares Reserve - ES

[CVRD Linhares (ES) Reserve now open to the public. 5 December 2000]

Reserva Extrativista Curralinho - RO

PN do Descobrimento - Prado, BA

RPPN Dorochê - Pantanal, MT

PN das Emas

Fazenda de Emas Antares [Antares Rhea Farm (English version)] - Santo Antônio do Descoberto, GO

Estação Científica Ferreira Penna (Floresta Nacional de Caxiuanã) - 400 km west of Belém [non-birding trip report]

Multi-Taxon Survey of Eastern Amazonia at Estação Científica Ferreira Penna

RPPN Santuário de Gabriel - Pirenópolis, GO

PE Guajará-Mirim - RO

Reserva Ecológica de Guapi-Açu, RJ - Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest Trust [map] [World Land Trust website]

Estação Ecológica de Guaraqueçaba - PR

APA de Guaraqueçaba - PR

PE do Guartelá - PR

IBAMA

IBAMA Paraná

IBAMA List of Reservas Particulares do Patrimônio Natural (RPPN) - They expect to have set up 5,000 private reserves by 2010.

Reserva Ecológica do IBGE - 35 km south of Brasília

PE do Ibitipoca - near Lima Duarte, MG [Another website]

Diet of Tanagers in Ibitipoca State Park, by Marco A. Manhães. Iheringia, Sér. Zool., Porto Alegre 93(1): 59-73 (March 2003). (pdf)

PN do Iguaçu - PR [Another website]

[Cars now banned from PN do Iguaçu - visitors must park at the entrance (R$6.50) and ride a bus (R$6.00 + R$2.00 entrance fee). The normal tourist routine is useless for birders. You have to call IBAMA in advance at 529-8383, ask for Senhora Salete, and request a permit to walk the Poço Preto Trail. They don't open the gate to the park until 8:00 am. Beware of the 1 hour time difference between Brazil and Argentina. (Teus Luijendijk trip report.)]

PE da Ilha do Cardoso - SE São Paulo

PN de Ilha Grande - PR

Estação Ecológico Ilha de Maracá - in the Rio Uraricoera, RR, 120 km from Boa Vista. [Hotel to be built]

Ilha do Mel - PR [Another website]

INPA Reserves

Instituto Ecológico Búzios Mata Atlântica - RJ

Instituto Florestal - SP

PE Intervales - SE São Paulo

FN de Irati - PR

PE do Itacolomi - Ouro Preto/Mariana, MG

PN do Itatiaia - RJ  [Another site]

Reserva Ecológica Itáytyba - Tibagi, PR

Itereí Refúgio - nw of Santa Rita do Ribeira, SP

Estrada Parque de Itu - SP

Reserva Ecológica de Jacarepiá - Saquarema, RJ

APA Estadual do Jalapão - TO

Estação Ecológica de Jataí (LAPA) - Luiz Antônio, SP

PE do Lago Azul - PR

Parque Ecológico do Lago Janauari - PA

Lagoa do Peixe - RS

APA Estadual do Lajeado - Palmas, TO

Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment at Floresta Nacional do Tapajós (Note the tree towers)

PE das Lauráceas - PR (Closed to the public, but open to researchers.)

LBA-Ecology Project in Amazonia - Floresta Nacional do Tapajós

LBA-Ecology Project Maps

PN dos Lençóis Maranhenses - MA

RPPN Linda Serra dos Topázios - Cristalino, GO

Reserva Ecológica de Macaé de Cima - RJ

Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá - 40 km upriver from Tefé, AM [Amazonian Manatee fitted with tracking device & released in reserve.]

RPPN Maria Velha - Chácar Púrpura, DF

PE Pico do Marumbi - PR

RPPN Mata do Capitão do Mato - Nova Lima, MG

RPPN Mata Funda - Alto Paraiso, GO

PE Mata dos Godoy - PR

RPPN Mata do Jambreiro - near Belo Horizonte

PE Mata São Francisco - PR

RPPN Mata do Sossego - Simonésia, MG

RPPN Mata do Tumbá - Nova Lima, MG

Parque Municipal do Mindu - Manaus (reserve for Pied Tamarin, Sanguinus b. bicolor)

RPPN Fazenda Minnehaha - Almas, TO

PN de Monte Pascoal - BA

Monte Roraima, RR - where three countries meet - Brazil, Venezuela & Guyana

RPPN Fazenda Morrinhos - Queimadas, BA

APA das Nascentes do Rio Vermelho - Mabaí, Damianópolis, Buritinópolis & Posse, GO

PN da Pacaás Novas - RO

Estação Ecológica do Panga - Uberlândia, MG

Pará parks & reserves

Estação Ecológica Estadual de Paraíso - RJ

Paraná Portal do Meio Ambiente - parks & reserves

PN do Pau-Brasil - Porto Seguro, BA

PE Paulo Cesar Vinha (PE de Setiba) - Guarapari, ES

Parque Ecológico Paulo Gorski - Cascavel, PR

Reserva Extrativista Pedras Negras - RO [Another site]

Reserva Biológica de Poço das Antas - RJ

Reserva Biológica Prof. José Ângelo Rizzo - Serra Dourada (Universidade Federal de Goias) - Mossâmedes, GO

PE do Rio Doce - Marliéria, MG

Parque Florestal Rio da Onça - Matinhos, PR

Reserva Extrativista Rio Cautário - RO

Parque Estadual do Rio Doce - Eastern MG (Forbes' Blackbird)

PE do Rio Preto - São Gonçalo do Rio Preto, MG

Reserva Ecológica (RPPN) Rio Sucuri - Bonito, MS

Reserva Biológica de Saltinho - Tamandaré, PE

Salto do Apucarinha - Londrina, PR

Reserva Natural Salto Morato - PR

Estação Ecológica de São Carlos (LAPA) - SP

São Paulo Turismo Ecológico - SP state parks

PN da Serra da Bocaina - RJ

PE da Serra do Brigadeiro - near Araponga, MG

PN da Serra da Canastra - MG [Another website] [Another website]

PN da Serra da Capivara Information & Links

PN da Serra da Capivara - Fundação Museu do Homem Americano (FUMDHAM)

PN da Serra do Cipó - MG

APA da Serra Geral - São Domingos, GO

Estação Ecológica Serra Geral - Almas, Ponte Alta do Tocantins, Rio da Conceição & Mateiros, TO & Formosa & Rio Preto, BA

Serra do Japi - SP

PE Serra dos Reis - RO

PE Serra do Rola-Moça - Belo Horizonte, MG

Sítio Ecológico da Fundação Gilberto Freyre - Recife

RPPN Sonhém - Sobradinho, DF

PN do Superagüi - PR

Estação Ecológica do Taim - RS

RPPNs Terra dos Anões e Vale Encantado - Alto Paraiso, GO

PE de Terra Ronca - São Domingos, GO

PN da Tijuca - RJ (Sociedade de Amigos do Parque Nacional da Tijuca)

Estação Ecológica do Tripuí - Ouro Preto, MG

Parque Florestal Estadual do Turvo - RS

Ecoparque de Una

Una Ecopark & Canopy Walkway

Uwasu Rainforest Reserve (RPPN) - AM

Estação Veracruz (Veracel) - Porto Seguro, BA [Active Harpy Eagle nest in 2005]

PE Vila Rica do Espírito Santo - PR

PE de Vila Velha - PR

Reserva Volta Velha - Itapoá, SC

Reserva Ecológica do Vuna - Atibaia, SP [About 40 km north of Guarulhos.]

Reserva Ecológica do Xixuaú-Xiparinã (Associação Amazônia) - on the Rio Jauaperí northwest of Manaus, RR [Solar power project at the reserve]

Mammals, Herps, Insects and Other Fauna and Flora

Achatina fulica, the Giant African Snail - a destructive, invasive species in Brazil

Agrias (Nymphalidae): The gems of the butterfly world.

Aguará Guazú - Maned Wolf

AmphibiaWeb - Includes pages on many species of Brazilian amphibians. Here is a clickable list of the 620 known species occurring in Brazil.

Animal Info - Brazil - rare and endangered mammals.

Bioterium - Herps

Black-faced Lion-Tamarin Leontopithecus caissara

Brasil Selvagem - includes photos of some birds, mammals & herps, e.g., Spot-backed Puffbird, Nystalus maculatus.

Two new species of Callicebus monkeys found in Amazonian Brazil. ENS, 24 June 2002.

Cat Fact Sheets by ISEC

Cat News - Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group, on 5Tigers.com

Cat Specialist Group Species Accounts - Americas

Caterpillar seasonality in a central Brazilian cerrado. By Helena C. Morais, Ivone R. Diniz and Delano M. S. Silva. Tropical Biology 47-4 (1999).

Richness and abundance of caterpillars on Byrsonima (Malpighiaceae) species in an area of cerrado vegetation in Central Brazil. Isabel Andrade, Helena C. Morais, Ivone R. Diniz & Cássio van den Berg. Tropical Biology 47-4 (1999).

CEVAP - Center for the Study of Venoms and Venomous Animals, UNESP.

Conservation of Black Lion-Tamarins Leontopithecus chrysopygus in the Atlantic Forest of the interior, Brazil, by Claudio Valladares Padua and Suzana M. Padua. Morro do Diablo State Park and the Caetetus Ecological Station, SP.

Embrapa Pantanal

Foraging over army ants by Callithrix aurita: Seasonal occurrence? By Milene M. Martins Tropical Biology 48-1 (2000)

Golden Lion-Tamarin Leonthopithecus rosalia

Golden-rumped Lion-Tamarin Leontopithecus chrysopygus

Guide to the Mammals of Iwokrama, Guyana - all or nearly all of which occur in Brazil.

"Helping the people help the turtles: The work of Projeto TAMAR-IBAMA in Almofala, Brazil." Eduardo H.S. Moreira, Lima Fundação Pró-TAMAR, Almofala, Ceará. Marine Turtle Newsletter 91:7-9 (2001).

Projeto Jararaca - South American Pit Vipers

Lion-Tamarins (Mico-leão), Leontopithecus sp.

Lonomia obliqua, a large Saturnid moth which has highly toxic larvae

Monkeys (Brachyteles hypoxanthus, Alouatta fusca, Cebus apella & Calitrix flaviceps) at Fazenda Montes Claros (Estação Biológica de Caratinga), Ipanema, MG

Papilionidae of the World - the swallowtail butterflies.

New species of peccary reportedly discovered by Marc van Roosmalen in the Rio Aripuanã area (NW MT / SE AM), Brazil.

Paradise for Pit Vipers - Ihla de Queimada Grande, SP, home of the endemic, highly venomous Golden Lancehead, Bothrops insularis.

Brazilian Palms - bibliography

Projeto Peixe-boi - Manatee conservation

Peixe-Boi da Amazônia (Trichechus inunguis) - Amazonian Manatee

Primate Info Net Primate Fact Sheets - good summaries on all primate species

Centro de Primatologia - at Fazenda Água Limpa, DF

Projeto Puma

Saturnidae of South America

SavetheJaguar.com

Seaturtle.org

Seasonality of vespid species in a central Brazilian cerrado. By Ivone Rezende Diniz and Kiniti Kitayama. Tropical Biology 46-1 (1998).

Snakebite Protocols - from UC-San Diego

Some Butterflies of Amazonian Brazil by Hank Brodkin - Photos taken at Fazenda Rancho Grande, RO and Cristalino Jungle Lodge, MT.

Projeto Tamar - Sea Turtle conservation

The Tapir Gallery - Brazilian Tapir Tapirus terristris

Tatarugas Marinhas do Brasil

Ultimate Ungulate Page

Venemous Caterpillar, Spiders, Scorpions & Snakes of Southern Brazil

Natural History Societies & Museums

Alianza por Las Aves

O Arara Azul - Online newsletter of the Clube de Observadores de Aves - Bahia. O Pitiguari - meeting notices.

Augusto Ruschi

Fundação Biodiversitas - Projects in MG & BA

Fundação S.O.S. Mata Atlântica

Fundação Vitória Amazônica (Manaus) - Parque Nacional do Jaú

FUNIVALE - Fundação Universitária Vale do Jequitinhonha

Global Birding Pal Club - Members in Brazil

IPÊ - Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas

Jardim Botânico de Manaus Adolpho Ducke

LAPA - Laboratório de Análise e Planejamento Ambiental

Museu Goeldi - Belém

Museu Nacional - Rio de Janeiro

Museu do Una - Várzea do Una, São José da Coroa Grande, PE

Neotropical Atlântico - Excellent online journal of Originalis Natura, Vila Velha, ES

Observadores de Aves de Pernambuco

Pró-Carnívoros - Associação para a Conservação dos Carnívoros Neotropicais

Programa Pantanal - Government project financed by the IDB.

Natural History Journals

Scielo Online Journals

Revista Brasileira de Zoologia - full text online starting with 2003.

Brazilian Journal of Biology - full text online starting in 2001. (New title of Revista Brasileira de Biologia.)

Revista Brasileira de Biologia - full text online from 1998 to 2001.

Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo) - full text online from 2002.

Iheringia, Série Zoologia - full text online starting in 2001.

Ciência Rural - full text online starting in 2001.

Neotropical Entomology - full text online since 2001.

Revista Brasileira de Entomologia - full text online since 2003.

Indians of Brazil

Amazon Conservation Team

The Baniwa

O Brasil Indígena (Terra Almanaque)

"Brazil searches for Amazon tribe." AP, 28 March 2001.

Carajá, Mundurucu and Suyá

CIMI: Conselho Indigenista Missionário

CCPY - Comissão Pró-Yanomami

Disinherited - Indians of Brazil - Survival International (pdf)

Documentação Indigenista e Ambiental [Dead URL 3/2004]

O Estado do Índio

FUNAI - Fundação Nacional do Índio

Guató - Canoeiros do Pantanal

Índio

Instituto Socioambiental

Museu do Índio

Native American Indian Cultures

Panará (Kreen-Akrore)

Povos Desconhecidos: 105 dias na floresta amazônica, em busca de vestígios de índios isolados. Estadao.com.br, June 2002. Expedition to the Rio Javari, western Amazonas.

Projeto Pinkaití - Kayapós & Amazon

Return from Extinction, documentary by Adrian Cowell

Video excerpt from Return from Extinction by Adrian Cowell (Channel 4, 1998)

Waimiri Atroari

Orlando Villas Bôas: O cacique branco do Xingu (Estadao.com.br) [Contribution by Adrian Cowell in English]

Photo exhibition - Xingu National Park, by Carlos Caju da Silva.

Articles on Ecotourism in Brazil

An evaluation of ecolodges in the Brazilian Amazon, by Luciana Coelho Marques.

The interrelationship between nature-based tourism in a community and nearby lodges in the Brazilian Amazon, by Sherre Prince Nelson.

The lure of a green eden, by Alex Hawes. Zoogoer, July/August 2000.

Tropical Ecology and Community-based Ecotourism as a Viable Economic Incentive for Conservation -- the Case of Brazil. By Douglas Trent, President of Focus Tours. EcoClub News, Year 4, Issue 43, December 2002.

Other Useful Information

Airlines: Epinions reviews: TAM | VASP | Varig. NY Times article about Gol, 22 August 2002.

The Alfred Russel Wallace Page, with articles on Brazilian natural history, including his account of the Amazonian Umbrellabird.

Amapá Busca - Accommodations in Amapá.

Amazon Turismo Ltda.

Amazonlife.com

The Atlantic Coastal Forest Project of Northeastern Brazil

Bahiatursa

Brazil Latest Headline News

Brazilian Incentive & Tourism

Brazilian Long-term Ecological Research Program

Cadê? - Brazil Hotel Directory

Climatempo - weather information

Condições das Rodovias - Clickable maps with general information on the conditions of major highways.

Correio Braziliense - Brasília

CPBA - Coordenação de Pesquisas em Biologia Aquática

A Crítica - Manaus

Diário de Cuiabá

Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa On-Line

Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa da Porto Editora - Includes translation to and from English and French

Revista Ecotour

Embrapa Monitoramento por Satélite - The TAH is more visible on the satellite image of Amazonia than Martian "canals."

Environmental History of Brazil - Online bibliography [Amazon]

O Estado do Norte - Porto Velho

O Estado de São Paulo

Férias Brasil

Fernando de Noronha Online

Flooded Forest

Folha Online - Folha de São Paulo

Gazeta do Povo - Curitiba

Gazeta de Santarém

O Globo - Rio de Janeiro

Gramado, RS

Guia Quatro Rodas

Guia de Praias

Igarapé Ecoturismo

Ilha Comprida links

Ilhabela.org

Jornais do Brasil e do Mundo - Links to Brazilian (and a few other) newspapers

Jornal da Tarde - São Paulo

O Liberal - Belém

Lonely Planet

Minas no Mundo

Moreover.com Brazil news

Museu Imperial, Petrópolis - They have the only surviving historical harpsichord from the colonial period, a Portuguese spinet built by Mathias Bostem in 1785.

The Nature Conservancy Brazil Program

Nossa Terra & Revista Ecotour

A Notícia - Joinville

Pantanal.org

Paratur

Preliminary Checklist of the Flora of the Una Biological Reserve

Porto de Moz, PA

Praia de Pipa - RN

Rio Off-Rio - Cidades turisticas do estado do Rio de Janeiro

São Francisco Xavier - SP

São Francisco Xavier Net

The Arp Schnitger Organ (1701) at the Catedral Basílica da Sé, Mariana, MG - The oldest surviving organ in Brazil, built in Hamburg in 1701 and imported from Portugal in 1751. Restored in 1984. [Órgãos no Brasil Index]

Sea Shepherd Brasil

The Steere Expedition Itineray and Chronology 1870-1875 (pdf). Steere, for whom Pitta steeri is named, went on an around the world collecting expedition starting in Amazonian Brazil.

Submarino Livros

Sumidouro, RJ (Their bird list omits the one that draws birders to the Sumidouro Road.)

Supermercados Virtuais

A Tarde - Salvador

Terra

Terra seven-language translation dictionary

Through the Brazilian Wilderness, by Theodore Roosevelt (1914) - complete online

Top Links - Brazil

Agência Nacional de Transportes Terrestres - Bus information [Kill JavaScript on antt.gov.br]

Trem de Minas

UHU! - Directory of Brazilian websites

Yahoo! Brasil Notícias

Zero Hora - Porto Alegre


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