region (near), (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (10th November, 2006)


Birding Site Guide

I visited Pedro Lima at his office at the CETREL petrochemical company and also accompanied him briefly to Sauipe where there is a new museum of natural history. The CETREL complex has many nest boxes ans also introduced populations of birds. One of the most important being the Golden-capped Parakeets. Sauipe also has an introduced population of endangered Cebus monkeys. I went there by by car but buses from Rio pass regularly. CETREL is near to Praia do Forte. Contact Pedro Lima for details. I saw 39 species including 3 lifers 

Species seen 

  • Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus
  • Great Egret Ardea alba
  • Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Seen nearby
  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
  • Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima
  • Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana
  • Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis
  • Rock Pigeon Columba livia Introduced species Seen nearby
  • Scaled Dove Columbina squammata
  • Golden-capped Parakeet Aratinga auricapilla Endemic Near-threatened
  • Plain Parakeet Brotogeris tirica Endemic Seen nearby
  • Orange-winged Parrot Amazona amazonica
  • Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
  • Guira Cuckoo Guira guira
  • Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasilianum Photographed
  • Swallow-tailed Hummingbird Eupetomena macrourus Seen nearby
  • Horned Sungem Heliactin bilopha Photographed
  • Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquatus
  • Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana Heard only
  • Rufous Hornero Furnarius rufus
  • Yellow-chinned Spinetail Certhiaxis cinnamomea Heard only
  • Caatinga Cacholote Pseudoseisura cristata Endemic Possibly seen
  • Masked Water-Tyrant Fluvicola nengeta
  • Cattle Tyrant Machetornis rixosus
  • Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
  • Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
  • House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  • Tropical Mockingbird Mimus gilvus
  • Pale-breasted Thrush Turdus leucomelas
  • Sayaca Tanager Thraupis sayaca
  • Burnished-buff Tanager Tangara cayana
  • Yellow-bellied Seedeater Sporophila nigricollis
  • White-throated Seedeater Sporophila albogularis Endemic
  • Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola
  • Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis
  • House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced species

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse