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PARANA COAST

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# Species*:75
# Excl Vagrants*:75
# Endemics*:12
# Near Endemics*:0
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Tidal areas, marshes, mangroves, marine

ABOUT THE BIRDING

The coastal lowlands between Morrete in Parana State and Itapoa in Santa Catarina state offer some good birding opportunities during transfers between Serra da Graciosa and Volta Velha Reserve. Certainly one of the notable birding sites is the coastal mangroves around Bahia Paranagua outside Antonini. This area is a good place to look for the endangered endemic Red-tailed Parrot as it flies to roost in early evening. The site can be reached via an easy drive from Morretes or Antonini.

The Parana Antwren, a species only recently described in 1995 is found in small fragments of coast marsh along the coast from Antonini to Matinhos and near Guaratuba in Santa Catarina. The coastal road is the best place to look for this species.

The coast is a good place to look for seabirds such as Kelp Gull, Brown Booby, Magnificent Frigatebird, Brown-hooded Gull, and Sandwich Tern. It's also a good place to find White-backed Stilt.

LOCATION OF SITE

Parana State lies between Sao Paulo State and Santa Catarina State in southern Brazil. The coastal roads between Morretes and Itapoa (located in Santa Catarina) provide some good birding en route to Volta Velha reserve near Itapoa.

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