08 dezembro 2010
Guide aims to encourage birdwatching in the region of Serra do Mar and Serra de Paranapiacaba. It is designed to help all birdwatchers, whether beginners or veterans.
This guide, created by WWF-Brazil and the São Paulo State Forestry Foundation, aims to encourage birdwatching in the beautiful region of Serra do Mar and Serra de Paranapiacaba. It is designed to help all birdwatchers, whether beginners or veterans, to discover and savor the multicolored wealth of birdife in these protected areas.
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most biodiversity-rich regions in the world, particularly in terms of birdlife. Of the 600 or so species of bird found here, 160 are endemic – that is, they occur nowhere else in the world.
This guide covers species found in montane regions, such as forest cover on mountainsides, mountaintops and elevated plains. The areas that protect these type of environment are located in the Mar and Paranapiacaba mountain ranges and in other mountainous areas throughout São Paulo state, such as the Cantareira mountains and the Juréia massif. The region is home to the largest continuous swathe of Atlantic Forest in Brazil and contains 32 protected areas in which the birdlife varies, depending on the stage of forest growth and changing environmental conditions.
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