Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Avistar 2012

I've recently had a fabulous few days in Sao Paulo, Brazil. My mission was to be keynote speaker at the Avistar 2012 - an annual Brazilian birdfair organised by Brazilian ornithologist, Guto Carvalho. I met a host of fantastic conservationists including the wonderful Martha Argel and Betty Petersen who took me under her wing.

Seeing as winter was rapidly approaching the birding wasn't as great as it could have been. so for those who like lists I have compiled all the species that I saw or heard during my four day flying visit.

I shall return!

A view of Sao Paulo & below TUB with American Bird Association's Betty Petersen

TUB with Anelisa Magalhaes
TUB with Martha Argel
TUB with AVISTAR organisor Guto Carvalho
A view from an urban park
Urban birding in Sao Paulo
Checking for a Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Those pink things are actually Scarlet Ibises!
I need a proper camera!

Magnificent Frigatebird

Neotropic Cormorant
White-necked Heron
Great Egret
Little Blue Heron
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egret
Striated Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
White-faced Whistling Duck
White-cheeked Pintail
Scarlet Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Roadside Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk
Southern Caracara
Yellow-headed Caracara
American Kestrel
Common Moorhen
Southern Lapwing
Semipamated Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Kelp Gull
Royal Tern
‘Cayenne’ Tern
Black Skimmer
Feral Pigeon
Picazuro Pigeon
Ruddy Ground Dove
Blue-winged Parrotlet
Plain Parakeet
Squirrel Cuckoo
Smooth-billed Ani
Burrowing Owl
White-collared Swift
Sapphire-spangled Emerald
Ringed Kingfisher
Amazon Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher
White-spotted Woodpecker
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
Rufous Hornero
Yellow-olive Flycatcher
Masked Water Tyrant
Short-crested Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Tropical Kingbird
White-rumped Swallow
Blue-and white Swallow
Southern House Wren
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
Rufous-bellied Thrush
Pale-breasted Thrush
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Saffron Finch
Brazilian Tanager
Sayaca Tanagar
Bicoloured Conebil
Golden-crowned Warbler
Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Epaulet Oriole
Shiny Cowbird

1 comment:

BirderRon said...

I don't know about the birding not being very good David - to me it looked bloody marvelous!