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Floresta Estadual Edmundo Navarro de Andrade

-22.40622 , -47.52275

Brazil

Without a doubt the best place for birdwatching in the Rio Claro municipality. It was created in 1909 as a experimental forest and was the center of several researches on eucalyptus conducted by agronomist Edmundo Navarro de Andrade (the park is named after him). The abandonment of practicies with eucalyptus allowed a natural regeneration of the area, and this allows the survival and reproduction of several bird species. The local avifauna is mainly composed of birds that occur in the interior of state of São Paulo associated with semi-deciduous forests, gallery forests and flooded areas. This richness of birds has attracted and still attracts a legion of ornithologists–such as the legendary Edwin Willis.

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Coordinates were changed by Arthur Gomes : -22.4062/-47.5228 (2021-10-15 18:30:33 )

Coordinates were set by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) : -22.4101/-47.5231 (2021-01-16 13:56:02 )

Site name was set by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) as "Floresta Estadual Edmundo Navarro De Andrade" (2021-01-16 13:56:02 )

Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2021-10-15 18:38:09
Without a doubt the best place for birdwatching in the Rio Claro municipality. It was created in 1909 as a experimental forest and was the center of several researches on eucalyptus conducted by agronomist Edmundo Navarro de Andrade (the park is named after him). The abandonment of practicies with eucalyptus allowed a natural regeneration of the area, and this allows the survival and reproduction of several bird species. The local avifauna is mainly composed of birds that occur in the interior of state of São Paulo associated with semi-deciduous forests, gallery forests and flooded areas. This richness of birds has attracted and still attracts a legion of ornithologists–such as the legendary Edwin Willis.

List up to ca. 25 species that:
• have a limited distribution range and/or are rare on a global level
• are most sought-after by birdwatchers at this site
• and are relatively easy to see at this site (year-round or seasonally)

Pavonine Cuckoo (Dromococcyx pavoninus)
Stripe-breasted Starthroat (Heliomaster squamosus)
Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina)
Sombre Hummingbird (Eupetomena cirrochloris)
King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa)
Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis)
Black-banded Owl (Ciccaba huhula)
Collared Forest-Falcon (Micrastur semitorquatus)
Rusty-backed Antwren (Formicivora rufa)
Ferruginous Antbird (Drymophila ferruginea)
Ochre-rumped Antbird (Drymophila ochropyga)
Hangnest Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus nidipendulus)
Gray-headed Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum poliocephalum)
Glaucous-blue Grosbeak (Cyanoloxia glaucocaerulea)
Rufous-headed Tanager (Hemithraupis ruficapilla)
Dubois's Seedeater (Sporophila ardesiaca)

Dubois's Seedeater (Sporophila ardesiaca) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 23:34:36)

Rufous-headed Tanager (Hemithraupis ruficapilla) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 23:34:21)

Gray-headed Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum poliocephalum) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 23:33:26)

Hangnest Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus nidipendulus) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 23:33:06)

Ochre-rumped Antbird (Drymophila ochropyga) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 23:31:45)

Ferruginous Antbird (Drymophila ferruginea) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 23:31:36)

Stripe-breasted Starthroat (Heliomaster squamosus) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 23:30:38)

Sombre Hummingbird (Eupetomena cirrochloris) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 23:29:41)

Glaucous-blue Grosbeak (Cyanoloxia glaucocaerulea) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 19:20:03)

Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 19:14:16)

King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 19:13:33)

Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 19:12:53)

Pavonine Cuckoo (Dromococcyx pavoninus) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 19:12:13)

Collared Forest-Falcon (Micrastur semitorquatus) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 19:11:16)

Rusty-backed Antwren (Formicivora rufa) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 19:09:40)

Black-banded Owl (Ciccaba huhula) was added by Arthur Gomes (2021-10-15 19:09:20)

The best season for birding in the State of São Paulo is in spring and early summer, and this is no different in Floresta Estadual Edmundo Navarro de Andrade. However, some migratory birds winter in the park (such as Fawn-breasted Tanager). The best time of the day for birdwatching is early morning. But, arriving before dawn offers the opportunity to hear the Collared Forest-Falcon or some of the eleven species of owls that occur in the park (a permit is required to walk in the park outside business hours, from 7a.m. to 4p.m.; see Access).

The Floresta Estadual Edmundo Navarro de Andrade is very large–more than two thousand hectares) and presents a great heterogeneity of environments. Therefore, in one morning you can easily detect more than 120 bird species. Two full days in the park are enough to observe most of the birdlife.

The best way to get around the park is walking along trails. Several of them are signposted and frequented by tourists–the most famous being the Trilha dos Nove (nine kilometers long). Itineraries along the Trilha dos Nove, the central lake, the DAE water catchment swamps and the northwest of the park allow observing species from different habitats.

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Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2021-10-15 18:50
The best season for birding in the State of São Paulo is in spring and early summer, and this is no different in Floresta Estadual Edmundo Navarro de Andrade. However, some migratory birds winter in the park (such as Fawn-breasted Tanager). The best time of the day for birdwatching is early morning. But, arriving before dawn offers the opportunity to hear the Collared Forest-Falcon or some of the eleven species of owls that occur in the park (a permit is required to walk in the park outside business hours, from 7a.m. to 4p.m.; see Access). The Floresta Estadual Edmundo Navarro de Andrade is very large–more than two thousand hectares) and presents a great heterogeneity of environments. Therefore, in one morning you can easily detect more than 120 bird species. Two full days in the park are enough to observe most of the birdlife. The best way to get around the park is walking along trails. Several of them are signposted and frequented by tourists–the most famous being the Trilha dos Nove (nine kilometers long). Itineraries along the Trilha dos Nove, the central lake, the DAE water catchment swamps and the northwest of the park allow observing species from different habitats.
Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2021-10-15 18:25

The Floresta Estadual Edmundo Navarro de Andrade is present in several orienteering applications, such as Google Maps and Waze. In the city of Rio Claro–where it is located–it is also possible to hire private drivers–such as Uber and taxi drivers. There is no bus that stops inside the park, only near the entrance. Taking a bus is not recommended for tourists due to the lack of security, scarcity of buses available in the city and long journey times.

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Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2021-10-15 18:53
The Floresta Estadual Edmundo Navarro de Andrade is present in several orienteering applications, such as Google Maps and Waze. In the city of Rio Claro–where it is located–it is also possible to hire private drivers–such as Uber and taxi drivers. There is no bus that stops inside the park, only near the entrance. Taking a bus is not recommended for tourists due to the lack of security, scarcity of buses available in the city and long journey times.

There are several entrances to the Floresta Estadual Edmundo Navarro de Andrade, the main and safest entrance being the entrance near Shopping Rio Claro. Entrance to the park is free and is open from 7p.m. to 4p.m. Birdwatching outside this period requires a permit, which can be issued by a local guide.

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Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2021-10-15 18:54
There are several entrances to the Floresta Estadual Edmundo Navarro de Andrade, the main and safest entrance being the entrance near Shopping Rio Claro. Entrance to the park is free and is open from 7p.m. to 4p.m. Birdwatching outside this period requires a permit, which can be issued by a local guide.

In addition to the avifauna, the park has a great diversity of other forms of life. The first thing that catches the attention of visitors are the gigantic eucalyptus trees planted at the beginning of the 20th century. The main lake is also an obligatory stop, where you can observe Broad-snouted Caimans, several species of tortoises and many water birds (such as Black-collared Hawk and Wattled Jacana).

The headquarters of the park maintains the style of the old farms in Brazil, still keeping the house where the owner used to live–which is now a musem about eucalyptus. People from the region usually gather on weekends to have picnics around the lake (but beware of ticks; see Security & Annoyances).

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• wildlife (apart from birds)
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Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2021-10-15 18:59
In addition to the avifauna, the park has a great diversity of other forms of life. The first thing that catches the attention of visitors are the gigantic eucalyptus trees planted at the beginning of the 20th century. The main lake is also an obligatory stop, where you can observe Broad-snouted Caimans, several species of tortoises and many water birds (such as Black-collared Hawk and Wattled Jacana).Jacana). The headquarters of the park maintains the style of the old farms in Brazil, still keeping the house where the owner used to live–which is now a musem about eucalyptus. People from the region usually gather on weekends to have picnics around the lake (but beware of ticks; see Security & Annoyances).
Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2021-10-15 18:57
In addition to the avifauna, the park has a great diversity of other forms of life. The first thing that catches the attention of visitors are the gigantic eucalyptus trees planted at the beginning of the 20th century. The main lake is also an obligatory stop, where you can observe Broad-snouted Caimans, several species of tortoises and many water birds (such as Black-collared Hawk and Wattled Jacana).

The park has male and female restrooms in the small village located at the entrance, so it is recommended to use the restroom before entering the trails. The park does not offer accommodations, towers or any specific construction for nature observation purposes. Occasionally there are people who sell food in the place, but it is recommended not to depend on them to buy food (buy it first and take it with you).

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or near this site, including:
• information centers / information points
• catering
• accommodation
• hides and watchtowers
• restrooms / toilets

Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2021-10-15 19:01
The park has male and female restrooms in the small village located at the entrance, so it is recommended to use the restroom before entering the trails. The park does not offer accommodations, towers or any specific construction for nature observation purposes. Occasionally there are people who sell food in the place, but it is recommended not to depend on them to buy food (buy it first and take it with you).

The city of Rio Claro is not prepared for tourism, so you must be careful where to walk or pass by car. Thus, for your safety, it is important to hire someone who knows the place to avoid discomfort such as robberies.

The place has some dangerous animals like snakes, scorpions, spiders and caimans. However, the encounter with these animals is rare. The biggest local danger is the ticks that are in the vicinity of flooded areas and that can develop spotted fever. There is the presence of mosquito vectors of dengue and chikungunya, but the use of insect repellent solves this problem easily.

Are there any security issues or other annoyances at this site? For
instance, these may include:
• offenses like robbery or theft
• natural hazards
• dangerous or annoying animals or plants (mosquitoes, leaches, thorn bushes, etc.)
• noise pollution

Edited by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) on 2021-10-15 21:36
The city of Rio Claro is not prepared for tourism, so you must be careful where to walk or pass by car. Thus, for your safety, it is important to hire someone who knows the place to avoid discomfort such as robberies. robberies. The place has some dangerous animals like snakes, scorpions, spiders and caimans. However, the encounter with these animals is rare. The biggest local danger is the ticks that are in the vicinity of flooded areas and that can develop spotted fever. There is the presence of mosquito vectors of dengue and chikungunya, but the use of insect repellent solves this problem easily.
Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2021-10-15 19:25
The city of Rio Claro is not prepared for tourism, so you must be careful where to walk or pass by car. Thus, for your safety, it is important to hire someone who knows the place to avoid discomfort such as robberies. robberies. The place has some dangerous animals like snakes, scorpions, spiders and caimans. However, the encounter with these animals is rare. The biggest local danger is the ticks that are in the vicinity of flooded areas and that can develop spotted fever. There is the presence of mosquito vectors of dengue and chikungunya, but the use of insect repellent solves this problem easily.
Edited by Arthur Gomes on 2021-10-15 19:02
The city of Rio Claro is not prepared for tourism, so you must be careful where to walk or pass by car. Thus, for your safety, it is important to hire someone who knows the place to avoid discomfort such as robberies. The place has some dangerous animals like snakes, scorpions, spiders and caimans. However, the encounter with these animals is rare. The biggest local danger is the ticks that are in the vicinity of flooded areas and that can develop spotted fever. There is the presence of mosquito vectors of dengue and chikungunya, but the use of insect repellent solves this problem easily.
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