Brazil tempts tourists with spectacular bird watching

Brazil tempts tourists with spectacular bird watching

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Brazil is hoping to become a ‘twitchers’ paradise in 2017, by encouraging more bird watchers to take advantage of the country’s wild and exotic bird species. Small businesses are being trained to accommodate bird watchers in some of the country’s most renowned national parks. Two Brassy-breasted Tanagers take a bath unaware of the camera lens trained on them, ready to take the perfect snap. They are just one of the 231 species of bird found close to the Pousada Paraiso Inn, adjacent to the Serra dos Orgaos National Park, 115 kilometres North of Rio de Janeiro. The inn’s owner and bird expert, Bernardo Lacombe, has made bird watching a central part of the inn’s identity.