All posts by 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)

End of a great tour!

So that’s it, unfortunately our current tour has just come to end with 10 days of excellent birding and great company based at Itororo Lodge! We finished having seen 285 species of which 98 were Atlantic forest endemics! Below is a photo of one of those taken today on the White trail in the Itororo Lodge grounds…..White-breasted Tapaculo (Andy Foster)

Last full day of the tour….

Another fun days birding yesterday with highlights including Hooded Berryeater, Chestnut-headed Tanager, Mantled Hawk, Black and White Hawk Eagle, White-breasted Tapaculo, DRab-breasted Bamboo Tyrant, Giant Antshrike, Rufous-tailed Antthrush, Rufous-backed Antvireo, Bertoni’s Antbird, Black and Gold Cotinga, Shear-tailed Grey Tyrant, Velvety Black Tyrant and Dusky-tailed Antbird! Photos from yesterday included Hooded Berryeater (Andy Foster)