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!
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)
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.
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)
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).
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:
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)
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)