Thursday 29 May 2014

Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 2014

It was very pleasing to catch up with the Blonde-crested Woodpecker again in Ibirapuera Park this morning. The park is perfect for an easy stroll when home time comes before lunch time and the common species are reliable and easy to find here.

Most of the birds below can be expected, but the Squirrel Cuckoo and the woodpecker might not show up on every list. The mixed forest at the southern section of the park may prove to be the most likely place to find the woodpecker whereas the lower lobe of the second lake, below the bridge, has been the most successful area for the cuckoo.

Ibirapuera Park is visibly policed with static as well as mobile patrols throughout the site. It is not well served by the metro system, the nearest station being Paraiso. From Paraiso Metro Station, it is 1.6kms southwest on Rua Estella. A taxi from Avenue Paulista costs around R15 (@R3.5 = £1).

For a more descriptive walk round of the park, visit one of the links below which give a better idea of the layout and more detail of the birds and the habitats.

 Bird list for Ibirapuera Park;

White-faced Whistling-Duck 45, Pied-billed Grebe 3, Neotropic Cormorant 80, Great Egret 5, Snowy Egret 15, Striated Heron 5, Black Vulture 25, Common Gallinule 20, Southern Lapwing 8, Picazuro Pigeon 5, Plain Parakeet 8, Squirrel Cuckoo 1, Blond-crested Woodpecker 1, Rufous Hornero 10, Masked Water-tyrant 1, Cattle Tyrant 1, Great Kiskadee 20, Rusty-margined Flycatcher 1, Rufous-browed Peppershrike 1, Blue-and-white Swallow 20, House Wren 1, Rufous-bellied Thrush 35, Creamy-bellied Thrush 2, Chalk-browed Mockingbird 1, Bananaquit 8, Ruby-crowned Tanager 3, Sayaca Tanager 15, Rufous-collared Sparrow 7.

For previous posts from Ibirapuera Park, follow the links below;

Birding, Birdwatching, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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