All posts by Andy Foster

New Trip Report!

In mid December 2020 we arranged a private trip for a client to Itororo Lodge. Our client stayed a total of 10 days and followed our fixed 8 day itinerary (guided by Cirilo) with a couple of extra days added to chase any missing species. You will see by his trip report that he had a very successful stay!

Green-crowned Plovercrest

Trip reports

Please click the link above to go and have a read on our trip reports page. Fingers crossed that later this year we will all be in a position to travel again.

A new bird for the Itororo Lodge feeders!

As we await a solution to covid-19 Itororo Lodge has thankfully re-opened to Brazilian guests and is operating under strict government guidelines. As usual the feeders remain well stocked and incredibly busy! Rainer recorded a new bird at the Itororo feeders just a few days ago, a Curl-crested Jay! This was also a first for the lodge grounds!

Curl-crested Jay (Andy Foster)

 

Itororo Lodge ……..

Although Itororo lodge remains closed for the time being everyone at the lodge is well and working on imrpoving and preparing things for when we can start to offer tours there once again! The birds continue to visit the feeders and as winter comes closer they will become much busier with over 30 different species visiting on a daily basis! Photo below is of a common feeder bird, the beautiful Brassy-breasted Tanager(Andy Foster)

Butterflies of the Serra dos Orgaos….. now available!

Some great news, there is now a field guide available to the Butterflies of the Serra dos Orgaos, the area where Itororo Lodge is located!

The book covers all the butterfly species found in the Serra dos Orgaos (803 species) with the exception of the grass skippers (120). Each text has a description, similar species, distribution and information on behaviour and food plants. There are over 1,300 photographs. We can offer you this book at the discounted price of £30.00 + £5.00 postage. Please contact us for further details.

Update from Itororo Lodge…..

For many of us life is on hold at the moment, just a case of waiting and hoping that this terrible situation passes and all of our lives can return to some kind of normality. Several of our past clients/guests/friends have asked how things are at Itororo Lodge with Rainer, Bettina, lodge staff and our driver Serginho, thankfully they are all well and looking forward to the time that we can all work together again in sharing their wonderful lodge, birds and the beautiful Atlantic forest. Photo below is of the wonderful Itororo Lodge (Andy Foster)

Look after yourselves…

We are all faced with very challenging times at the moment, we would like to wish our past and future clients our very best wishes and look forward to more positive times ahead. Although Itororo Lodge is currently closed…. the birds don’t stop coming! Maroon-bellied Parakeet on the lodge feeders (Andy Foster).

New tour reports!

We have just added several new tour reports to our website from January and February 2020. These include 4 tours based at Itororo Lodge and 1 tour to North-East Brazil. For further details and to have a read please click the link below:

Trip reports

Scale-throated Hermit (Andy Foster)