Once again we will be exhibiting at the British Bird Fair this year at Rutland Water between the 17th – 19th August. We will be in Marquee 5, stand 35. Please come along for chat and find out more about the guided birding and photography trips we offer to Itororo Lodge in the Atlantic forest, our Pantanal trips, North-East Brazil, Cristalino Lodge in the Amazon and Iguazu Falls. We look forward to seeing you there!
Just completed our last private tour prior to a short break over the summer. Had some great birds during the week including Chestnut-headed Tanager, Black-billed Scythebill, Hooded Berryeater, Dusky-tailed Antbird, White-bibbed Antbird, Black-billed Scythebill, Black and Gold Cotinga, Variegated Antpitta, Such’s Antthrush, Bertoni’s Antbird, Ochre-rumped Antbird, Rufous-tailed Antbird, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Rufous Gnateater, White-throated Hummingbird, Plovercrest, Bay-chested Warbling Finch and over 180 other species!
Just back from a days birding with a private group to a new high altitude trail, very encouraging with plenty of great birds and a very easy walk down having driven up to around 1650m in altitude. Highlights from today included Hooded Berryeater (amazingly close!), Mouse-coloured Tapaculo, Diademed Tanager, Rufous-tailed Antbird, Black-billed Scythebill, Serra do Mar Tyrannulet, Rufous-capped Spinetail, Black and Gold Cotinga, Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper and Bay-chested Warbling Finch.
The photo tour of the Pantanal with our guide Ricardo Casarin finished well having seen loads of birds and some great close up views of Jaguars! We had a fantastic 7 days along the Transpantaneira road, endless photographic opportunities! Join us on a tour of the Pantanal next year!
It’s amazing how fast a year passes! Here we are again back at Itororo Lodge with Glenn Bartley and his group ready for a photographic tour of the Atlantic forest, Pantanal and Chapada dos Guimaraes. We have just completed our first full day of the tour having spent a full day in the Itororo Lodge grounds photographing various species coming in and out of the feeders and within the lodge grounds. Photographic highlights have included Gilt-edged Tanager, Rufous-headed Tanager,… Scaled Woodcreeper, Brassy-breasted Tanager (for one lucky trip participant!), Azure-shouldered Tanager, Golden-chevroned Tanager, Ruby-crowned Tanager, Saffron Toucanet (although distant!), Pale-breasted Thrush, Burnished-buff Tanager, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Violet-capped Woodnymph, Scale-throated Hermit, Brazilian Ruby and White-throated Hummingbird.
Just completed day 5 of the tour, spent the day birding the high altitude area around Pico da Caledonia. Lovely days birding with some great birds including Black and Gold Cotinga, Serra do Mar Tyrannulet, Giant Antshrike, Itatiaia Thistletail, Mouse-coloured Tapaculo, Rufous-tailed Antbird, Cinnamon Tanager, Plovercrest, Bay-chested Warbling Finch, Diademed Tanager, Grey-hooded Flycatcher, Rufous-capped Spinetail, Large-tailed Antshrike, Velvety black Tyrant, Rufous-crowned Greenlet and Thick-billed Saltator.
Now into day 4 of our current tour, excellent day birding the Ceade and Theodoro Trails today with highlights including Pin-tailed Manakin, Star-throated Antwren, Saffron Toucanet, Olive-green Tanager, Ochre-breasted Foliage Gleaner, Oustalet’s Tyrannulet, White-barred Piculet, Saw-billed Hermit, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Blue Manakin, Brazilian Antthrush, White-browed Foliage Gleaner, Yellow-browed Woodpecker and Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper.
Just returned from a days birding around Duas Barras and Sumidouro. Some great birds today including Blue-winged Macaw, Gilt-edged Tanager, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Three-toed Jacamar, White-eared Puffbird, Crested Black-Tyrant, Wedge-tailed Grassfinch, Curl-crested Jay, Band-tailed Hornero, White Woodpecker, Red-legged Seriema, Yellow-lored Tody Flycatcher, Rufous-headed Tanager, Lesser Woodcreeper, Scaled Woodcreeper, Rufous-sided Crake, Narrow-billed Woodcreeper and Crested Black-Tyrant.
Just started another 6 day private tour based at Itororo Lodge. Spent the morning birding the Blue Trail within the lodge grounds. This trail runs through some great habitat at an altitude of 1300m. Although a little slow to start off with due to some light rain things soon picked up and we managed to see some great species including Black-billed Scythebill, Spot-billed Toucanet, Bertoni’s Antbird, White-collared Foliage Gleaner, Buff-browed Foliage Gleaner, Lesser Woodcreeper, Blue Manakin, White-throated Woodcreeper, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Rufous-headed Tanager, Pallid Spinetail, Ochre-faced Tody Flycatcher, Grey-capped Tyrannulet, Scaled Woodcreeper, Sharp-billed Treehunter, Surucua Trogon, White-rimmed Warbler and Planalto Woodcreeper.