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SOUTH & EAST BRAZIL FORESTS Biome Endemics and Near-Endemics List 


Birding Site Guide

BENES lists are unique to BSG and were created for the website.

This BENES list contains all species endemic to or difficult to find outside of, this ecoregion. It includes all the Atlantic Forest and other smaller forest biomes in the area. They differ importantly from Endemic Bird Areas because the size of the area they cover is the whole ecoregion, whereas EBA are restricted to 50,000km2, they furthermore not only include all endemic species but also all other species which are difficult to observe outside the individual biomes (this naturally includes near-endemics and any other more widespread threatened or near-threatened species). This was quite deliberately done to provide ready-made lists for birders of all scarce species they could expect to see in the region. 


* indicates endemic 

EBA071 Atlantic slopes of Alagoas and Pernambuco 
EBA072 Deciduous Forests of Bahia 
EBA074 Deciduous forests of Minas Gerais and Goiás 
EBA075 Atlantic Forest Lowlands 
EBA076 Atlantic Forest Mountains 
non-restricted range species have the EBAs in which they may be found in brackets 


BirdLife International (2005) Data Zone. 

Brooks, T. Tobias, J. and Balmford, A. (1999) Deforestation and Bird Extinctions in the Atlantic Forest. Animal Conservation 2: 211-222 

Author: B.P. Wainwright