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Tour Leaders




Bradley first visited and guided in Brazil in 2004, working at the Cristalino Jungle Lodge in the southern Amazon for four months before continuing on to bird throughout the country. After several multi-month visits, including time spent studying the breeding biology of the Harpy Eagle in an urban forest patch, he moved to Brazil permanently in 2007, opening Birding Mato Grosso the following year. Since then he has strived to provide quality customized service and attention while maintaining a high standard of birding, wildlife photography, and natural history tours throughout Brazil.


Bradley's sharp ears and excellent knowledge of bird vocalizations and their habits and habitats, his quick eyes, quiet enthusiasm, wry sense of humour, and perhaps above all else, his gentle patience are all qualities which make him an excellent guide and trip leader.


Bradley makes his home in the Brazilian Amazon with his wife 

and children.


Bradley is a regular contributor to xeno-canto and WikiAves, acts as an regional reviewer for eBird in Brazil, and has published peer-reviewed articles on the birds and mammals of Brazil. 

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Bruno has been an active and obsessed birder since his childhood, a passion which led him to study Biology in university, with a focus on ornithology. Bruno's main interests lie in natural history, taxonomy, biogeography and conservation, and bird vocalizations. Bruno is a partner in an environmental consulting firm and has been undertaking ornithological inventories since 1998. He has a keen ear for bird sounds and an intimate knowledge of the vocalizations of Brazilian birds, which has led him to make a number of significant discoveries into the distribution of Amazonian birds. He is a keen nature photographer and sound recordist, and has compiled an extensive collection of photos of Brazilian birds, including many rare, endemic, and threatened species. You can see many of Bruno's photos on WikiAves.


Bruno's love of birding and enthusiasm in the field is infectious, and he has what we call pé quente (a hot foot) in Brazil -- an uncanny knack for connecting with rarities and target birds. He was a member of the team which represented Brazil in the first World Birding Rally in 2012.


Bruno lives with his wife and sons in the town of Itajubá in the Serra da Mantiqueira in southern Minas Gerais, right in between two of the finest birding areas in south-east Brazil, Campos do Jordão and Itatiaia National Park.

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