222 bird species have been recorded on the Fazenda Anacã property to date by biologists and birdwatchers. The trees and palms planted around the lodge have already attracted an impressive diversity of macaws and parrots, such as Chestnut-fronted and Blue-and-yellow Macaws, and Yellow-crowned and Blue-headed Parrots, all of which can be seen from the private verandas of the guest rooms. Colourful tanagers including Turquoise, Blue-gray, and Blue-necked Tanagers all frequent the lodge gardens on a regular basis, and our landscaping is already attracting hummingbirds to our doorstep.
The ranch is named in honour of the Anacã, which is the local name for the Red-fan Parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus), a beautiful parrot with a spectacular fan-like mane of purple-tipped red feathers. The Anacã was one of the first birds we found on the ranch shortly after its acquisition, and has become an important part of our story and our project.
Please see our bird list on eBird here: (https://ebird.org/hotspot/L2820331)