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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



Pick up at the indicated hotel
Private car

Bilingual guide and private car

Lunch barbecue


Elevation: sea level moderate

Walking time: Jardim Botanico approximately 2 hours of walking on dirt terrain with small stones and roots.
Aterro do Flamengo approximately 2 hours of walking on concrete terrain and dirt terrain with small stones and roots.

Duration of the tour: 6 hours

Attractions: The 8th most important Botanical Garden in the world, with more than 180 species of birds.
Flamengo Park with 1200000 square meters the landfill has a rich history in landscaping. There are several species of sea and land birds.


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 trees and their unexpected flights.

* It is mandatory to fill out medical forms and a declaration of responsibility.

Sanhaços (Tangara sayaca, Tangara palmar