State of Paraíba

Rufous-bellied Thrush Turdus rufiventris ©Lee Dingain Website
Birding Paraíba

Paraíba is one of the states of Brazil, located in the northeastern part of the country, on the Atlantic coast, where lies the easternmost point of the Americas, a cape called Ponta do Seixas. Paraíba coast has clear, calm beaches, with a barrier of reefs and natural pools. The beaches within João Pessoa, the capital, are the best known. The city has a special characteristic: it is the first Brazilian city to see the sunrise in the morning.In the interior of the State, another important city is Campina Grande. It is one of the Brazilian capitals of forró, together with Caruaru, and during the month of June it receives more than one million tourists for the festivities.

Number of Species
  • Number of bird species: 562

    (As at May 2019)
Useful Reading

Museums & Universities
  • Universidade Federal da Para

Guides & Tour Operators
  • Caio Brito

    Ornithologist and Birdwatching Guide at NE Brazil Birding
Other Links
  • Caio Brito

    Here, the main focus for birdwatching is the Seven-colored Tanager and Pinto’s Spinetail. To hear and view the Pinto’s Spinetail is easy, however, to photograph this bird needs time and patience. Oh, and a machine that supports low light. Other species (subspecies) endemic to the Pernambuco Center of Endemism can also be seen during a day’s “walk through the park” such as the Rufous Gnateater (PCE subspecies) White-throated Spadebill (PCE subspecies), Variable Antshrike (PCE subspecies), Tawny Piculet
  • Paraíba Birdwatching - Turismo de Observação de Aves na Paraíba.

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    Developed in Rural Tourism and ecological enterprises in the most rustic and natural environments and in Paraiba can be developed from the Coast to the Sertão. Brazil is the second country in the world with the highest diversity of birds. With 1,822 species, it is only behind Colombia with 1,865 species.

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