Sítio Cantinho das Garças

Atlantic Forest  >  Brazil

A great spot for birdwatching and relax while visiting Rio de Janeiro.

Added* by Edson Moroni
Most recent update 15 February 2022
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The State of Rio de Janeiro has much to offer the visiting birder from the coastal Restinga to the high altitude peaks of the Atlantic rainforest rising to a rugged and impressive 2,400 metres. The vast range in altitude is reflected in the high number of bird species one can encounter within the State. The State has in excess of 750 species, with over 100 endemics. Most of these endemics are to be found in the Atlantic forest. Sítio Cantinho das Garças is a resort on with its own forest and ecological reserve within the property.



Located about 60 km from Rio de Janeiro International Airport. About a 1 hour and 10 minutes drive. The resort is surrounded by wooded hills. Click on the below link for more info on the resort

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , River , Mountain


Rocky , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring , Autumn


Paved road , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform



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Top 5 birds

Green-headed Tanager
2. Green-headed Tanager
(Tangara seledon)
Channel-billed Toucan
3. Channel-billed Toucan
(Ramphastos vitellinus)

Other birds you can see here

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