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Birding sites near Salvador, Brazil

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Old Sunday 15th September 2019, 15:05   #1
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Birding sites near Salvador, Brazil

I will be visiting Salvador for a week in early October with friends and family. I hope to get away birding for a couple of nights, and I could do with some advice. I recently moved to southern Brazil (Porto Alegre), so this will probably not be my only trip to the north-east, and I hope to return to do it properly. For this trip, I just want to have some good birding and get my eye into the local species.
From online searches, I cannot see any major birding sites close to Salvador itself. A good option within a few hours drive appears to be Crasto. Boa Nova looks like a great place to visit, but I am wondering if it might be too far for such a brief visit. Any local sites around Salvador would also be great to know, even if they are not major birding sites; if they also happened to be nice places that family and friends would like to visit, all the better. I would welcome any suggestions from those familiar with the area.
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Fazenda Campina has Fringe-backed Fire-eye and gives reasonable access to some good forest.
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1193906
It's not too far from Salvador.
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Old Monday 16th September 2019, 01:31   #3
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Thanks for the recommendation Andrew. I believe Crasto is the main site for the Fire-eye, so if I can get it locally at Fazenda Campina on a day trip, I may be able to try another site for the two-day visit.

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Fazenda Campina looks like a good site to visit, with plenty of lists posted on e-bird. The location marked on e-bird for Fazenda Campina is a few km from any road, so it is unclear where to access the site from. I have also been unable to find any other site details online. The nearest town is Pojuca. Should I access the site from here, or from the other direction? Any site details would be very welcome.
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Fazenda Campina looks like a good site to visit, with plenty of lists posted on e-bird. The location marked on e-bird for Fazenda Campina is a few km from any road, so it is unclear where to access the site from. I have also been unable to find any other site details online. The nearest town is Pojuca. Should I access the site from here, or from the other direction? Any site details would be very welcome.
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Josh Beck's report gives access details:
https://www.cloudbirders.com/be/down..._0405_2019.pdf
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Great resource. Thanks again Andrew.
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