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Chapada dos Guimaraes, Brazil (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Chapada dos Guimaraes, Brazil

Map of Chapada dos Guimaraes, Brazil

Tropical Screech-Owl (Otus choliba) Black-throated Saltator (Saltatricula atricollis) Little Woodpecker (Veniliornis passerinus) Buff-throated Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus guttatus) Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch (Emberizoides herbicola) Grassland Sparrow (Ammodramus humeralis)
Swainsons Flycatcher (Myiarchus swainsoni) Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima) Purplish Jay (Cyanocorax cyanomelas) Screaming Cowbird (Molothrus rufoaxillaris) Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis) Scaled Pigeon (Columba speciosa)
Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus) Peach-fronted Parakeet (Eupsittula aurea) Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) Chopi Blackbird (Gnorimopsar chopi) Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus)

Chapada dos Guimaraes is a national park consisting of Cerrado landscape north of Cuiaba.



7/14/2011: We arrived in the early evening, by bus, to our pousada, and that is when the first adventure began. The gate to the pousada was closed, and it was going to be a three mile hike to get there. This would not have been a problem if I had been able to activate the SIM card for my phone, but as we were to find out, foreigners are not allowed to have phones in Brazil.

Luckily, there was a car coming out of the pousada, and the driver was nice enough to call for a pickup.

The pousada was a nice place, but we found out upon arrival that much of the national park was closed due to some accident quite a while beforehand. Amazingly, we were never told about this by anyone before we booked our accommodations. We were going to have to be content to go on the waterfalls hike.

The waterfalls hike consisted of hiking around to a series of small waterfalls and then swimming in them. For this, it was required to have a guide. The hike could probably be done in one hour without swimming, and there did not seem to be any possibility of getting lost in there as the path was clear and signposted.

Previous Visit (Brasilia: 7/13/2011)
Next Visit (Pantanal: 7/15/2011)

Species Recorded (36)

Birds ( 36 )

Rheas ( Rheidae )
Greater Rhea - Rhea americana

Tinamous ( Tinamidae )
Tataupa Tinamou - Crypturellus tataupa

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Crested Caracara - Caracara plancus
Yellow-headed Caracara - Daptrius chimachima

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Picui Ground-Dove - Columbina picui
Ruddy Ground-Dove - Columbina talpacoti
Scaled Pigeon - Patagioenas speciosa

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Peach-fronted Parakeet - Eupsittula aurea
Blue-headed Parrot - Pionus menstruus
White-eyed Parakeet - Psittacara leucophthalmus

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Smooth-billed Ani - Crotophaga ani

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Tropical Screech-Owl - Megascops choliba

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Common Pauraque - Nyctidromus albicollis

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Horned Sungem - Heliactin bilophus

Toucans ( Ramphastidae )
Chestnut-eared Aracari - Pteroglossus castanotis
Toco Toucan - Ramphastos toco

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Little Woodpecker - Dryobates passerinus

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Rufous Hornero - Furnarius rufus
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper - Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
Buff-throated Woodcreeper - Xiphorhynchus guttatus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Helmeted Manakin - Antilophia galeata
Swainson's Flycatcher - Myiarchus swainsoni
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Purplish Jay - Cyanocorax cyanomelas

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Rufous-bellied Thrush - Turdus rufiventris

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Chalk-browed Mockingbird - Mimus saturninus

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Silver-beaked Tanager - Ramphocelus carbo
White-lined Tanager - Tachyphonus rufus
Sayaca Tanager - Thraupis sayaca

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Black-throated Saltator - Saltatricula atricollis

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Grassland Sparrow - Ammodramus humeralis

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Screaming Cowbird - Molothrus rufoaxillaris

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch - Emberizoides herbicola
Chopi Blackbird - Gnorimopsar chopi


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