All posts by 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)



Another new tour……

Busy with another new tour based at Itororo Lodge! All going well and a great days birding at higher altitude today at Pico da Caledonia. Many highlights but the bird of the day had to be a very close Black and Gold Cotinga! (Photo Andy Foster)

Naturetrek tour begins!

With the Rockjumper tour complete the next group have now arrived! The Naturetrek group have spent the last few days birding around Itororo Lodge and Duas Barras and Sumidouro, some great birding with lots of activity! Some highlights are photographed below. Rufous-headed Tanager, Orange-eyed Thornbird and Chestnut-capped Blackbird (Andy Foster)

A new tour begins!

Our new tour here at Itororo lodge is now well underway having had an excellent days birding around Duas Barras and Sumidouro yesterday. Plenty of good birds including Red-legged Seriema, Gilt-edged Tanager, White-eared Puffbird, Yellow-lored Tody Flycatcher, Three-toed Jacamar, Streamer-tailed Tyrant, White-barred Piculet and 80 other species! Photo below from yesterday is Yellow-lored Tody Flycatcher (Andy Foster)