Macaé de Cima
|Habitats:||Montane Atlantic Forest|
|Duration:||Full day, returning mid to late afternoon|
|Journey time:||2 hours each way|
|What to take:||Binoculars, camera, sunscreen, hat, insect repellent, water, sturdy walking boots, light fleece, and a waterproof jacket.|
|Useful info:||Transport is via air-conditioned minibus. Please bring your passport with you on this excursion. A packed lunch is included in the excursion price.|
|Price:||US$110 per person|
A trip to look for endemic birds of the Atlantic Forest highlands.
Reserva Ecológica de Macaé de Cima lies near the city of Nova Friburgo and comprises an area of montane forest reaching an altitude of c.1,400 m. On this excursion we make several stops at various altitudes, with most of our time spent at this private reserve at the top of the mountain, known for the work of the late renowned orchid expert David Miller.
The forest here offers some of the easiest access to high altitude Atlantic Forest specialities, with most of the birding done from the access road. Reserva Ecológica de Macaé de Cima also has hummingbird feeders that provide excellent photographic opportunities of highland species.
Rufous-tailed (Brazilian) Antthrush
Serra do Mar Tyrannulet
Serra do Mar Tyrant-Manakin