Pernambuco Endemism Center
Serra do Urubu Mountains and Murici Ecological Station
Come to enjoy this 7-day birding, butterflying and herping tour that will take you to explore a wonderful side of the Atlantic Forest located in Northeast Brazil, in one of the best places to find endemic and critically endangered species, with almost 500 bird species and hundreds of butterflies, frogs and snakes.
The Pernambuco Endemism Center is located in the extreme north of the Atlantic Forest in the states of Alagoas, Pernambuco, Paraíba and Rio Grande do Norte. The original forest is today reduced to small fragments surrounded by the Caatinga (seasonally dry tropical forest) and composed by ombrophilous and semi-deciduous forests, humid forests (brejos), coastal forests (restinga) and mangroves.
The forests of Pernambuco Endemism Center hold lot of very restricted range endemics and the most endangered bird species in Brazil: Alagoas Screech-Owl, Alagoas Black-throated Trogon, Alagoas Antwren, Alagoas Tyrannulet and Orange-bellied Antwren.
The area is home of very rare amphibians and reptiles, including: Mata da Bananeira Snouted Tree Frog, Frei Caneca Tree Frog, Crossodactylus dantei, Granular Leaf Frog, Gastrotheca pulchra (Marsupial Frog), Bothrops muriciensis and Green Jararaca.
Hundreds of butterflies inhabit these very important forests, including Amazonian and Atlantic Forest species. It is possible to find Pierella hyalinus, Entheus priassus, Antirrhea archaea, Napeogenes inachia grazielae, Amber Phantom, Blue-smudged Satyr, Chlorimene Satyr, Nyctea Eyed-Metalmark, Geminus Metalmark, Inachia Clearwing, Ghost Sailor, Elvina Snowflake and Satyr Hairstreak.
Among the mammals, the endemic and endangered Dwarf Porcupine (Coendou speratus) will be an amazing encounter!