All posts by Andy Foster

Tour availability July 2019

Ever considered visiting the Atlantic forest of south-east Brazil? Now could be the time! We have spaces on a guaranteed to run tour between the 10th – 17th July 2019. It’s a great time of year to visit the Atlantic forest, good mixed flocks and the feeders at the lodge are fantastic! Come and see for yourself, beautiful Brassy-breasted Tanagers, Green-crowned Plovercrest, Pin-tailed Manakin and many other great birds! Please contact us for further details. (Photos Andy Foster)

Rufous-headed Tanager

Rufous-headed Tanager, took this photo on the last Rockjumper tour to Itororo Lodge in the Atlantic forest of south-east Brazil. Usually a canopy bird but it was very interested in a feeding flock that came through by the feeders so couldnt resist! (photo Andy Foster)

Pantanal 2018

Still sorting through photos from tours last year, this one brings back great memmories from a tour to the Pantanal, we were so lucky to spend several minutes watching this Jaguar by ourselves, beautiful! Why not join us on one of our Pantanal tours later this year and see just how amazing the Pantanal and its wildlife is! (Photo Andy Foster)

Feeders at Itororo

Just been going back through some photos from the last couple of tours. The feeders at Itororo are always great value with regular visits from many good looking species! As we now head out of our summer time slowly into “autumn” the feeders will start to get very busy again during our winter months of May through to September. Photo below is of a Magpie Tanager (Andy Foster)

Naturetrek tour

The last few days of the Naturetrek tour were spent at Regua. Some very hot but productive days seeing species such as Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, Southern Antpipit, Yellow-fronted Woodpecker, Reddish Hermit, Long-billed Wren, Black-capped Foliage Gleaner, Scaled Antbird, Silvery-flanked Antwren, Giant Snipe, Mottled Owl, Capped Heron, Unicoloured Antwren, Rufous-capped Motmot and Chesnut-backed Antshrike. A fantastic tour…trip report coming soon! Photo below is of Mottled Owl (Andy Foster)

Naturetrek tour continues……

We are well into our Naturetrek tour now and have just spent the morning around the Itororo Lodge trails. A great morning with some very rewarding sightings! The main highlight was a very responsive and obliging Variegated Antpitta, this bird just sat right in front of us for over 2 minutes! Other good birds for the morning included Rufous Gnateater, Serra do Mar Tyrant Manakin, Cryptic Antthrush and Swallow-tailed Kite amongst others. Photo below is Variegated Antpitta (Andy Foster)

Naturetrek tour first day

Just finished the first full day of the Naturetrek tour, we spent the day birding the Macae de Cima trail, as usual this did not dissapoint and we saw some great birds! Highlights from today included Spot-billed Toucanet, White-bearded Antshrike, Tufted Antshrike, Giant Antshrike, White-bibbed Antbird, Black-billed Scythebill, White-collared Foliage Gleaner, Sharp-billed Treehunter, Uniform Finch, Orange-eyed Thornbird, Rufous-capped Spinetail and Bare-throated Bellbird! Photos from today include Spot-billed Toucanet, White-bearded Antshrike and althougha common bird, White-crested Tyrannulet that showed so well! (Andy Foster)

Naturetrek tour begins!

The Rockjumper tour finished well on Friday afternoon picking up a few new species during the morning.
Now onto our next group, a group from Naturetrek for the next 8 days! We spent the afternoon birding the Itororo Lodge grounds and watching the feeders. The feeders were great today with Brassy-breasted Tanager, Magpie Tanager, Golden-chevroned Tanager, Ruby-crowned Tanager, Blue Dacnis, Plain Parakeet, Maroon-bellied Parakeet and hummingbirds including Brazilian Ruby, White-throated Hummingbird, Violet-capped Woodnymph, Scale-throated Hermit and Black Jacobin. Birding around the lodge produced Blond-crested Woodpecker, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Gilt-edged Tanager, Scaled Woodcreeper, Lesser Woodcreeper, Black-Hawk Eagle, Rufous-headed Tanager and Ochre-rumped Antbird amongst others. Photos from today included Plain Parakeet, Rufous-headed Tanager and Yellow-browed Woodpecker (Andy Foster)

Birding Cedae and Theodoro Trails

Another wonderful days birding with the Rockjumper group. Spent the day on the Cedae and Theodoro Trails, great birds including Saffron Toucanet (photographed below), Green-headed Tanager, Red-necked Tanager, Black-billed Scythebill, White-throated Woodcreeper, Planalto Woodcreeper, Grey-hooded Attila, Black-throated Grosbeak, Chestnut-bellied Euphonia, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Spot-breasted Antvireo and Spot-backed Antshrike.