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CEARÁ (near), (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (26th October, 2006)


Birding Site Guide

The Araripe Manakin is very easily seen at a place called Arajara Park near Crato in southern Ceará. Crato can be reached from Fortaleza by bus in about 9 hours (55R). Also from Recife or Teresina. From the terminal, take a bike taxi to Praca Cristo Rei where there is a hotel and internet cafe. The bus leaves here for Arajara Park every hour or 2. One leaves at 8am and returns at 10 or 12. It only takes about 20 minutes to get there (1R). The place is an aquatic park with swimmingpools but also has a kind of forest walk where the manakin is easy to see. At the gate, ask for Ze Marco the manager. He knows the birds quite well and can even whistle them in. When I said I just wanted to see the birds I wasn't charged for using the complex. For more information on the species, contact Weber Silva (one of the discoverers)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

I saw 39 species including 4 lifers 

Species seen 

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse