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Serra do Divisor NP

acre antshrike
scarlet-hooded barbet

The Serra do Divisor National Park is a 8,463 km2 (3,268 sq mi) national park on the westernmost point of Brazil, in the state of Acre, near the Peruvian border. It also has the highest point in that state, reaching 609 meters above sea level. It has been nominated by the Brazilian government as a Tentative World Heritage Site since 1998.

 

The park is bounded to the west by the border with Peru, which runs along the Serra Divisor mountain range. It adjoins the Alto Juruá Extractive Reserve along its southeast border. The Juruá River defines the eastern boundary of the southern section of the park. The Azul River defines the eastern boundary of the northern section. The conservation unit would be included in the proposed Western Amazon Ecological Corridor.

 

Main access is by boat, on the Moa or Jurua rivers, from the City of Cruzeiro do Sul.

The Serra do Divisor National Park was created by decree 97.839 on 16 June 1989 to protect and preserve sample of ecosystems, ensure preservation of its natural resources, and allow controlled use by the public, education and scientific research.

 

Rapid Ecological Assessment allowed to count in one month: 43 large mammal species, more than 100 amphibian and 30 reptile species, 485 bird species, 6 families, 33 genres and 55 species of bats, 21 genres and 64 species of Hymenopteres, and finally: 29 spider families (in the northern sector of the park, only). Of these, 17 mammals, 4 reptiles and 20 birds are considered to be threatened or rare species. A new bird species was discovered, Acre Antshrike (Thamnophilus divisorius). It is known from a single small ridge (though is expected that it is presente on other, unexplored ridges in the Acre Arch uplands), and is common in the interior of shrubby woodlands on poor soil physiognomicalli similar to whote-sand habitats in the Guianas and Amazonia.

Apart from Acre Antshrike, this tour offers the possibility to put the eyes on some species very restricted such as Scarlet-hooded Barbet, Plum-throated Cotinga, Semicollared Puffbird, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Lawrence's Thrush, Slate-colored Antbird, Harpy Eagle, Red-billed Ground-Cuckoo, Amazonian Parrotlet, Opal-crowned Tanager, Pavonine Quetzal, Striolated Manakin, Rose-fronted Parakeet, Fiery Topaz, Southern Emerald-Toucanet, Bluish-fronted Jacamar, Mouse-colored Anthsrike, Grey Antwren, Bar-breasted Piculet, Johanne’s Tody-Tyrant, Elegant Woodcreeper, Cobalt-winged Parakeet, Bluish-slate Antshrike, Amazonian Grosbeak, Masked Crimson Tanager, Casqued Oropendola, Crowned Slaty Flycatcher, Dusky-chested Flycatcher, Slenderfooted Tyrannulet, Rufous-backed Stipplethroat, Green-and-gold Tanager, Chestnut Woodpecker, the stunning Lemon-throated Barbet, the shy and uncommon Eastern Woodhaunter, Rufous-tailed Flatbill, Hairy-crested Antbird, Dusky Leaftosser, Southern Nightingale-Wren, Slate-colored Antbird, White-throated and Sooty Antbirds, White-chinned Woodcreeper, Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner, Elegant Woodcreeper, Saturnine Antshrike, Great Jacamar, Undulated Antshrike, bamboo specialist Rufous-headed Woodpecker, Buff-rumped Warbler, Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner. Double-banded Pygmy Tyrant, Paradise Jacamar, the lovely Banded Antbird, Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner, White-throated Antbird, White-chinned Woodcreeper, Rusty-breasted Nunlet, the beautiful Chestnut-belted Gnateater, Citron-bellied Attila, White-throated Toucan, Masked Crimson Tanager, Violaceous Jay and many many more.

Our
Services

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Guide and ranger team

During our tours at the Amazon Rainforest, some State Parks and Reserves require the escort of a local ranger. This local fellow can point out some nesting activity and help the group participants to spot the birds. With our tour leader, each one working at their best and doing what they are supposed to do better.

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Quality of our guides

Our tour leaders are experienced and fully trained professionals who host our guest in a variety of diverse areas. These dedicated people transform an already great safari into one that is out of this world! A guide that hosts you for the duration of your safari provides a consistent, detailed interpretation that is tailored to your specific interests. Our safaris are led by our local naturalist tour leaders, they are equipped with 20-60X spotting telescope for seeing distant animals, recording equipment, shotgun microphone and voice library for luring in rare and hard to see animals that respond to their own call bringing them into view, a spotlight for nocturnal viewing, and the appropriate bird, mammal identification books and updated checklist for your enjoyment.

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Basic accommodations

Our tour uses a family-run lodge just inside the National Park which serves early breakfast and then we can go birding.  The lodge offer rooms with private facilities. We try to use lodges operated by locals because we firmly believe your money must to go to local hands because are those hands who hold the future of the region.

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Private transportation

During the whole tour we will have a private transportation, a long-tailed boat just for ourselves.

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25 years of Experience

Nearly three decades dedicated to show Brazil to different travelers from all over the world! We know Brazil as we know our backyard.

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