Category Archives: AvistarBrasil

Sãn Paulo Birdfair/Avistar

The Sao Paulo Birdfair held at the Butantã Gardens has to be one of the greatest venues to attend in South America, if not the Americas.    It is just teeming with bird guides, exciting news, conservation projects and photographers.   The date is always mid-May and run singlehandedly by Gustavo “Guto” Carvalho and his wonderful team, he brings together the best of the birding world in Brazil.

Nicholas and Raquel at Avistar (© REGUA)

Butantã is world famous for producing snake serum and the Gardens holds the marquis full of stands.   REGUA has one small stand that is shared with other Rio birders and this makes for one of the most popular venues.

We get to meet up with the birders, guides and tour companies to share news and comment on recent activities.   Everyone is a member of a big extended family and we leave feeling fully revived and firing on all cylinders.  The photograph shows Nicholas and Raquel with just a few of the people they met this year.

Already looking forward to next year’s venue.

If you want to meet up with Guto, he will be at the UK Birdfair this August  – our UK Team look forward to seeing him there.

AVISTAR – Brazilian Bird Fair 20th – 22nd May

REGUA will be at the Sao Paulo Butantã Institute May 20th-22nd at the Brazilian Birdfair.

It is the most important Bird event in Brasil attracting tour operators, lodge owners, biologists, conservationists, bookshops and Municipal Authorities.    There will speakers and many lectures about birds from around the country.

Avistar Brazil
Avistar (© Nicholas Locke)

This is a great opportunity to meet renowned bird guides, lodge owners, ornithologists, photographers, biologists studying nature, Birdlife International partner SAVE, conservation leaders along with bird watchers.

REGUA is recognized as a well-established conservation project and has attended Avistar for the last nine years.

Raquel and I look forward to attending and hopefully meeting some of you there.

Brazilian bird fair 2015

Nicholas and Raquel Locke (©REGUA)
Nicholas and Raquel Locke (© REGUA)

REGUA was present at the Brazilian bird fair which was held in São Paulo. Popularly known as Avistar, the fair is held over three days.

This is the most important event in birding circles in Brazil. It attracts those who want to work in nature, especially bird guides and lodges. It gives an opportunity to share experiences, news of the bird species, published material and meet the tour companies. Various lectures are offered and Avistar is the best way to widen contact bases in a most participative way.

An exhibition in memory of Nature photographer, Luis Claudio Marigo, a staunch supporter of REGUA was held. There was also time to update information on the Black-fronted Piping-Guan reintroduction project which is due to take place on the reserve later this year. Many smaller projects visited the fair and REGUA was invited to share its experience and put forward suggestions to help them to reach their goals and mature their projects.

Many thanks to Gute Carvalho for arranging a most successful 10th year event.