SALTO MORATO NATURAL RESERVE
|# Excl Vagrants:||389|
|# Near Endemics:||8|
|Habitat: Atlantic Forest, coastal estuary|
ABOUT THE BIRDING
The Salto Morato Natural Reserve is a private heritage preserve funded by the The Nature Conservancy to set aside remnant Atlantic Forest habitat. The preserve was established primarily to protect the habitat of the recently discovered Marsh Antwren. A variety of trails allow birding within the forest interior. Roadside birding is also productive. Notable specialties include Saw-billed Hermit, Restinga Tyrannulet, Sao Paulo Tyrannulet, Atlantic Royal Flycatcher, and Black-headed Berryeater. Taking a boat into the bay allows one to find Rufous Crab-Hawk, Red-tailed Parrot, and other species.
LOCATION OF SITE
The Salto Morato Reserve is located 4.5km from Guaraquecaba, near the coast in the state of Parana south of Sao Paulo. It's reached from Curitiba or Sao Paulo by driving BR116 to KM60. From the city of Antonina one takes PR440 toward Cacatu and then PR405 to Guaraquecaba.