Birdwhatch in Rio de Janeiro
Rio in Tours watching birds with you
Rio de Janeiro is a perfect city for the observation of endemic birds and species from different biomes, which come from the South of Bahia, the Amazon and the South region ”. The city has the largest urban forest in the world covered with lush Atlantic forest, the forest is home to birds more accustomed to human presence, who accept to be easily observed.
The Brazilian Committee for Ornithological Records recognizes 1,692 bird species from Brazil. In the city of Rio alone, 417 species have already been cataloged, across the state, there were 675 records - a number that would position it, alone, among the 50 countries with the greatest diversity of birds in the world.
Watch & See Almost All in 6 Hours
Please be ready in the lobby at 7:15 am, a representative from Rio in Tours should be ready to take you via 25 minutes to Botanical Garden.
The Botanical Garden of the city of Rio was idealized by Dom. João VI the future king of Portugal, Algavres and Brazil. In 1808 the king just arrived from Europe decided that there would be the ideal place for the acclimatization of spices.
Among the various species that inhabit the arboretum, we can highlight the more typical birds, true painter; Black-billed toucan, kiskadee, heron, seven colors, Tico-ticos, Bem-te-vis, Teque-teques, Tanagers, Conures, Herons, Hawks among many others.
Some species are occasional visitors, moving or hiding in winter, like the brindle-tailed hummingbird.
There are those that are always seen and very popular, such as the Jacupemba (Penelope supeciliaris) and the billed toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus), which was reintroduced in Rio de Janeiro in the 1960s, after almost extinction in the region. It will be a 2-hour walk through the alleys and paths, representing regions and biomes in Brazil.
Parks in the city of Rio de Janeiro is the generic name of all APAs: "environmental protection areas" in the city such as forests, gardens, parks and ecological reserves, in addition to the Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Parque Estadual da Pedra Branca. The city has 28 parks; almost all managed by the “Fundação Parques e Jardins” autarchy, linked to the Municipal Environment Secretariat. Among them is the oldest Botanical Garden in Brazil.
Now you will know the Parque do Flamengo, opened in 1965, with 1,200,000 square meters, it has sports courts, the Carmen Miranda Museum, Avenida das Nações Unidas and Praia do Flamengo, where the Maritacas fly in flocks of 6 to 7 birds in search of food. The park is perfect, full of trees and coconut trees on the shore of the beach, where seagulls and frigates fly over Guanabara Bay in search of food overlooking the Sugarloaf Mountain.
By now you should be ready for lunch. The steakhouse is a typical restaurant that offers the best cuts of meat. A barbecue totally unlike anything you've ever seen. In addition to a lot of meat, you will have a salad buffet and hot dishes with Brazilian and international delicacies.
After lunch, you will be taken back to the hotel and have the rest of the night for you.
* Please note that the tour is private with a bilingual tour guide
THE WALK IS SUITABLE FOR ALL PEOPLE WITH GOOD PHYSICAL PREPARATION AND USED TO LONG WALKS.
Pick up at the indicated hotel
Bilingual guide and private car
Elevation: sea level
Walk time: approximately 2 hours
Duration of the tour: 6 hours
Attractions: Botanical Garden and Flamengo Park and their birds
Difficulty level: moderate
Duration: 6 hours
About 2 hours of walking on dirt terrain with small stones and roots. The alleys are very well signposted and have information signs with the name and origin of the species.
The Botanical Garden offers tours by electric car, disembarkation is mandatory at each stop and the carts will pass every 15 minutes to take visitors to the next point. Duration of 1 hour. (optional - on request)
Wear comfortable shoes;
Take in your backpack: water; Cap or hat; Sunscreen; Mosquito repellent; Sunglasses; Raincoat; Have binoculars and cameras ready to accompany birds through the forest and their unexpected flights.
* It is mandatory to fill out medical forms and a declaration of responsibility.
Whenever you travel, hire a local guide, more information, tips and time savings.
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Prices valid until December 21, 2021.
Amounts in dollars to be converted to reais on the day of payment.
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