Welcome to AvistarBrasil
the meeting point of Brazilian birders
19 a 21 de maio
Instituto Butantan - São Paulo
Independent birding in Brazil can be easy if you connect to the Brazilian birder's network.
There are thousands of birdwatchers around the country ready to offer valued information about the best places to reach the best birds
Keep in mind
Connect to Brazilian birders - the WIKIAVES website is a good starting point - www.wikiaves.com.br
- Brazil is a huge country
- Most of Brazilian endemics birds are in the Atlantic rainforest
Keep it wild
Some national and state parks are a good point to start there several near São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
- Intervales State parks have nice and chip lodging along with great local guides
- Itatiaia National Park has a great number of species and also a good lodging struture
Keep it safe and fun
There are plenty of places to go get informed before starting
- Get informed about the places to visit
- Use the internet to planning and connect to the right people
“Avistar events are very important,
I believe the Avistar events are very important for Brazilian ornithology, bird tourism, birdwatching and conservation, as they bring together some of the top bird people in Brazil to discuss issues in a relaxed setting. This 2016 had an excellent range of talks, pleasing a very wide audience."
Bennett Hennessey American Bird Conservation
“Fiquei muito impressionado com a força da colaboração
...entre os pesquisadores acadêmicos e os observadores de aves, tratados com respeito mútuo, alegria e informalidade, em busca de objetivos comuns. Um prazer ver novas formas de produção de conhecimento científico consolidando-se..."
Carlos Fioravantti - Revista Pesquisa FAPESP
“one of my two favorite ornithological gatherings in the world,
it was wonderful to return to Avistar and to see how it has grown and yet still retain the qualities that make it a unique combination of science, birding, and the arts"
Catherine Hamilton - Bird Artist
“Bonito foi ver o Butantan cheio de gente num domingo ensolarado de maio,
essa é uma forma prazerosa de passar nossas informações tão relevantes para a valorização da incrível biodiversidade que existe no Brasil e que precisa ser propagada. "
Suzana & Claudio Pádua - IPE - Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas