region (near), (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (9th November, 2006)


Birding Site Guide

This is the easiest place to see the Critically Endangered Lear's Macaw. Jeremoabo can be reached by bus from Salvador. I took a 'Regional' company bus which left at 8am, took 7 hours and cost 54R. Jeremoabo is a medium-sized town with a couple of places to stay and few places to eat and do internet. The macaws roost closer to Canudos but spend their days feeding on palm fruits on privately owned cattle ranches. One owner is very friendly and supports conservation of the birds. Some birding groups go unannounced and tip the worker Ze Hilton but it would probably be better to ask permission from the owner called Toureiro. He also owns the BR gas station on the main road near Jeremoabo. His telephone number is 75 32032424. There is a problem with illegal trafficking of the species so people can be suspicious. His ranch is about 50km from Jeremoaba towards Canudos along an unpaved road. The nearest community is called Agua Branca which can be reached by bus from Jeremoaba (leaving at 8am) and from there you may be able to pay someone to take you the last 10 minutes if you don't have your own transportation. Pedro Lima (see next section) is a good source of information on the species. I saw 33 species including 2 lifers 

Species seen 

  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris Heard only
  • Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
  • Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima
  • American Kestrel Falco sparverius Photographed
  • Red-legged Seriema Cariama cristata Heard only Recorded
  • Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis Recorded
  • Picui Ground-Dove Columbina picui Recorded?
  • Lear's Macaw Anodorhynchus leari Endemic Critically endangered Photo'd Recorded
  • Blue-winged Parrotlet Forpus xanthopterygius
  • Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana
  • Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
  • Guira Cuckoo Guira guira
  • Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia Photographed Recorded
  • Pale-legged Hornero Furnarius leucopus
  • Yellow-chinned Spinetail Certhiaxis cinnamomea Heard only
  • White Monjita Xolmis irupero
  • Masked Water-Tyrant Fluvicola nengeta
  • Cattle Tyrant Machetornis rixosus
  • Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus
  • Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
  • House Wren Troglodytes aedon Recorded?
  • Flavescent Warbler Basileuterus flaveolus
  • Chestnut-vented Conebill Conirostrum speciosum
  • Hooded Tanager Nemosia pileata Recorded?
  • Sayaca Tanager Thraupis sayaca
  • Red-cowled Cardinal Paroaria dominicana Endemic Recorded
  • Grassland Sparrow Ammodramus humeralis
  • Bay-winged Cowbird Molothrus badius
  • 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