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Atlantic Rainforest


The Atlantic Rainforest

The Atlantic Rainforest, also known as Mata Atlântica, is a dense Neotropical forest that stretches along the Brazilian Atlantic coastline for over 1800 miles.
The Atlantic Rainforest has been exposed to heavy predatory exploitation and as a result only 7% of its original vegetation cover is remaining. Less than 24% of the Atlantic Rainforest is under protection, and features mostly isolated forest patches.
The Atlantic Rainforest is regarded as one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. Over 900 bird species and 500 amphibian species occur here, a large number of which are native species. There are no fewer than 180 endemic bird species, and 90% of the amphibian species found in this biome can be found nowhere else.

The Atlantic Rainforest also hosts 260 mammal species, including the Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia), the Northern Muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus), and the Southern Muriqui (Brachyteles arachnoids).

The Atlantic Rainforest has an amazing variety of habitats, from montane forests to Araucaria forests, and from sandbank forests to mangroves. This biome accounts for 8% of the world's plant species, and features a staggering degree of endemism. The Pau Brasil (Caesalpinia echinata), a tree exploited for five centuries, is one of the many threatened endemic plant species from the Atlantic Rainforest.

The Southeastern Atlantic Rainforest, which sprawls across the Paraná State and the São Paulo State, harbors the greatest number of conservation units where large pieces of native rainforests have been preserved. In total, 25 conservation units protect over 1 million acres listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Birding Tours:

intervales, trilha dos tucanos birding tour
South São Paulo

Intervales, Trilha dos
Tucanos, Juréia-Itatins

Intervales State Park offers great birding opportunities, the other reserves will surprise you!

8 Days
ubatuba itatiaia birding tour
North São Paulo

Ubatuba - Itatiaia NP

7-day birding tour in different altitudes of two of the best parks of the Atlantic Rainforest. Lot of endemics and rarities.

7 Days
Rio - Regua, Itororó birding tour
Rio de Janeiro

Serra dos Orgãos NP

Explore the forests that surround the Serra dos Orgãos National Park, different environments and lot of endemisms.

7 Days
iguazu falls birding tour
Iguazu NP - Brazil & Argentina

Iguazu Falls Birding Tour

Explore the rich forests of both Brazilian and Argentine Iguazu National Parks and enjoy the incredible spectacle of the falls.

5 Days
Caraça Sanctuary Birding
Minas Gerais

Serra do Caraça

Birding the Private Natural Heritage Reserve of the Caraça's Sanctuary located in the Atlantic Rainforest boarding the Cerrado.

4 Days
sao paulo antwren

São Paulo Marsh Antwren

A daily tour to observe the endemic and Critically Endangered São Paulo Marsh Antwren (Formicivora paludicola)

Daily Tour
daily birding sao paulo
Daily Birding

São Paulo Daily Birding

Long connection at São Paulo airport? Take advantage for a daily birding or photography close to the city!

Daily Tour

Photography Lodges:

jacu bird photo lodge
Atlantic forest
São Paulo

Jacu Birding Lodge

A Wild Brazil Exclusive Birding Lodge in the forests of Ubatuba. Trails, bird-feeders, comfort and more.

3 / 4 Days
trilha dos tucanos lodge
Atlantic forest
São Paulo

Trilha dos Tucanos

Birdwatching at Trilha dos Tucanos lodge, several fruit feeders attract many colorful birds, easy trails...

2-3 Days
espinheiro negro lodge
Atlantic forest
São Paulo

Espinheiro Negro Lodge

Bird photography at the Espinheiro Negro lodge, fruit feeders and easy trails allow to photograph lot of birds

2 / 3 Days

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Primates Tours:

atlantic forest primates watching tour

Primate Watching Safari

Head out into the Atlantic Rainforest in search of the region’s rarest primate species, including the critically endangered Southern Muriqui!

southern muriqui

Southern Muriqui

The Southern Muriqui is a wolly spider monkey endemic of the Atlantic Rainforest. It's the largest monkey in the Americas, with an extimated population of 1,300 individuals, it's considered CR= Critically Endangered

Herping Tours:

herping brazil
São Paulo

Intervales State Park

This is a private tour for travelers wanting to discover a wealth of reptiles and amphibians in a small amount of time. You will do day and night herping activities in the magnificent Intervales State Park that boasts with herpetological delicacies.

herping tours brazil atlantic rainforest sao paulo
São Paulo

Juréia-Itatins Ecological Station

Join this herping tour to discover the Juréia-Itatins Ecological Station, acclaimed for being one the most biologically diverse reserve in the southern Atlantic Rainforest. The Juréia-Itatins Ecological Station is home to extraordinary, very diverse plant-life and thrives with herpetological gems.

Check out all our herping tours on our dedicated website Herping Brazil:

Nature Tours:

iguazu falls landscapes
Atlantic forest
Iguazu NP - Brazil & Argentina

Iguazu Falls Classic Tour

The most spectacular waterfall in the world, consists of up to 300 separate falls in two levels, creating an amazing spectacle of the Nature! .

2 / 3 Days

Trip Reports

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Bird Photography

Are you looking for amazing pictures of colorful birds? Check it out!

Long connection at São Paulo airport?

Take advantage to explore the Atlantic Forest and photograph its beautiful creatures, even for just few hours!

Tailor-made Birding Tours

Please send us your wished bird list and we will mount the best tour for you!