Chapada dos Guimar„es NP sandstone cliffs, the southern edge of the Brazilian central plateau

Chapada dos Guimar„es National Park

Blue-winged Macaws roosting in the cliffs At the geodesic center of South America at the western edge of the Brazilian central plateau, lies the Chapada dos Guimar„es National Park, with its sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and its unique cerrado habitat sprinkled with some gallery forest that support a number of species not found in the Pantanal.

In the transition between the cerrado and the Amazon rainforest, the Guimar„es plateau acts as the dividing line between the Paraguay and Amazon river basins, forming an ecosystem of great ecological interest and fascinating geological formations. The cerrado is one of the South American lowland endemic centers for birds.

Some cerrado specialties here include Red-legged Seriema, White-eared Puffbird, Curl-crested Jay, Gray Monjita, Rufous-winged Antshrike, Collared Crescent-chest, White-rumped & White-banded Tanagers, Coal-crested & Blue Finches, Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch, Plumbeous Seedeater, Black-throated Saltator and many more.

Birding by the cliffs may produce Blue-winged & Red-and-Green Macaws amongst other parrots, White-collared & Biscutate Swift, Crested Black-Tyrant, Cliff Flycatcher, Hepatic Tanager and many others.

Birding semi-deciduous and gallery forest deserve us: Cinnamon-throated Hermit, Yellow-ridged Toucan, Lettered Aracari, Blue-crowned Motmot, Ochre-cheeked Spinetail, Planalto Slaty Antshrike, Plain Antvireo, Southern Antpipit, Sirystes, Helmeted & Band-tailed Manakin, White-lined, Guira & Gray-headed Tanagers, Pectoral & Saffron-billed Sparrow, and many others.

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