Bird Watching

Santa Catarina has over 600 different species of birds scattered throughout all regions of the state. Fans of this type of ecotourism will find all the information needed to make the most of their trip at ecological parks and excursions carried out by specialized operators. Special bases for bird watching are located in Apiúna, Indaial, Ibirama and Lontras, in the Itajaí Valley.

Grande Oeste

Abelardo Luz


Parque das Quedas
10 waterfalls, three islands and a wood make up the beautiful scenery of the place. There are also ecological trails, a motocross track, fee-fishing, bird observatory, swimming pool with a waterslide, barbecue pits and cabins for accommodation. The park also houses the Santuário Nossa Senhora Aparecida (Sanctuary Our Lady Aparecida) and the Gruta Caracol (Spiral Grotto), which served as a refuge for those taking part in the Federal Revolution (1893-1895). Daily, from 8:30am to 8:30pm.
Vila Quedas, s/n, Vila Ceres, at 500 m from the Center.
Phone: (49) 3445-4811.


Vale Europeu

Apiúna


Special routes
Organized by the tourism operators, they visit parks or go along trails in the Atlantic Rainforest specifically in order to watch birds.

More information



Coave (Bird Watchers Club of the Vale Europeu)
Phone: (47) 3281-9000
www.coave.org.br


Indaial


Special routes
Organized by the tourism operators, they visit parks or go along trails in the Atlantic Rainforest specifically in order to watch birds.

More information



Coave (Bird Watchers’ Club of the Vale Europeu)
Phone: (47) 3281-9000
www.coave.org.br


Grande Florianópolis

Florianópolis


Special routes
Organized by ecotourism operators, offer walks in ecological parks or complete trips to marine islands exclusively in order to watch birds, under the guidance of specialized guides.

More information



Adrenailha Turismo e Aventura
Phone: (48) 3284-3585 / 3269-1414
www.adrenailha.com.br

Brazil Trails
Phone: (48) 3232-5747 / 9127-4558
www.braziltrails.com


Santo Amaro da Imperatriz


Plaza Caldas da Imperatriz Resort & Spa
It offers ecological trails for bird watching accompanied by specialists.
Phone: (48) 3281-9000
www.plazahoteis.com.br


Encantos do Sul

Imbituba


Special routes
Organized by the tourism operators, they visit parks or follow trails through the Atlantic Forest with the specific objective of sighting birds.

More information



Turismo Vida Sol e Mar
Offers boat excursions for diving and whale-watching, as well as bird-watching.
Rua Manoel Álvaro de Araújo, 200, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3254-4199
www.vidasolemar.com.br


CAMINHO DOS PRÍNCIPES

Itapoá


Reserva Volta Velha (Old Round Reserve)
Trekking, riding on horseback, canoeing and bird watching are some of the options in this private reserve of Atlantic Rainforest conservation, where 2 indigenous archeological sites also stand out. Visits must be scheduled.
Rua Emanoel Vieira Garcia s/n, (Rua da Celesc, after the Rio Saí Mirim).
Phone: (47) 8854-4780
www.reservavoltavelha.com.br 


Costa Verde e Mar

Porto Belo


Morro de Zimbros Reserve
1.2 km route into the middle of preserved forest rich in biodiversity. There are also species threatened with extinction, such as the oncilla and the collared anteater. Fans of Bird Watching receive binoculars and clipboards to identify the most common species (visitors should be long to a bird watching club). The trails culminates in a viewpoint with a panoramic view of Enseada de Porto Belo, Ilha de Porto Belo, Itapema, the Inlet of Itajaí and Enseada do Caixa D’Aço. Walks are accompanied by guides. Book a visit.
Phone: (47) 3369-4022
www.morrodoszimbros.com.br


Serra Catarinense

Urubici


Cascata Véu de Noiva (Véu de Noiva Cascade)
Located on private property (with an entrance fee), the 62-meter high cascade has a gradual descent and is on the way to Morro da Igreja. It is a good spot for bird watching and canopy tours, with prior scheduling. Restaurant on site. Estrada Geral do Morro da Igreja, Km 6,5. Telephone: (49) 9134-3409 / 9135-2121.