Welcome to Serra dos Tucanos Birding Tours!

NEW FIXED DEPARTURE TOURS FOR 2023 – Click here for further information!

Serra dos Tucanos Birding Tours has now been established for 20 years, during which time we have offered expertly led tailormade birding tours to several birding hotspots throughout Brazil, with the base of our operations located in the Tres Picos State Park in the state of Rio de Janeiro. To celebrate our 20th year, we are starting to offer fixed departure tours to other countries, for 2023 we have added Madeira and North west Argentina, together with two fixed departure tours to Brazil, one being in the Atlantic Rainforest and the other to the Pantanal and Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park. Please join us on one of our fixed departure tours in 2023! We will of course continue to offer our tailormade tours throughout Brazil.

For 13 years we owned and managed Serra dos Tucanos Lodge in the Três Picos State Park in South East Brazil and were the first dedicated birding lodge in the Atlantic Rainforest. In 2015 we relocated and now run our Atlantic Forest tours with our friends at the wonderful Itororo Eco-Lodge, just 40 minutes away from our previous location.

Serra dos Tucanos Birding Tours is owned and managed by Andy and Cristina Foster. Andy has been birding and guiding in south-east Brazil since 1995 and has a vast knowledge of the region’s avifauna. Andy remains passionate about birding the Atlantic Forest and will now also be leading our fixed departure tours as well as continuing to lead the majority of our tailormade Atlantic Forest trips. For our other Brazilian tours, we continue to work together with our professional birding guides who specialise in these other biomes.

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Atlantic Forest birding tours from Itororo Lodge

Located just 2.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro and situated in its own private valley surrounded by forest at an altitude of 1,200 m, Itororo Lodge provides the perfect base from which to explore the abundant and unique bird life of the beautiful Serra do Mar mountains.

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Birding tours further afield

In addition to our tours based at Itororo Lodge, we offer custom and scheduled birding tours to the world’s largest freshwater wetland, the Pantanal, north-east Brazil, the spectacular Iguazu Falls on the Brazil/Argentina border, and coming soon, a tour to Cristalino Jungle Lodge in the Amazon rainforest.

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