Just back from a days birding with a private group to a new high altitude trail, very encouraging with plenty of great birds and a very easy walk down having driven up to around 1650m in altitude. Highlights from today included Hooded Berryeater (amazingly close!), Mouse-coloured Tapaculo, Diademed Tanager, Rufous-tailed Antbird, Black-billed Scythebill, Serra do Mar Tyrannulet, Rufous-capped Spinetail, Black and Gold Cotinga, Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper and Bay-chested Warbling Finch.
The photo tour of the Pantanal with our guide Ricardo Casarin finished well having seen loads of birds and some great close up views of Jaguars! We had a fantastic 7 days along the Transpantaneira road, endless photographic opportunities! Join us on a tour of the Pantanal next year!
It’s amazing how fast a year passes! Here we are again back at Itororo Lodge with Glenn Bartley and his group ready for a photographic tour of the Atlantic forest, Pantanal and Chapada dos Guimaraes. We have just completed our first full day of the tour having spent a full day in the Itororo Lodge grounds photographing various species coming in and out of the feeders and within the lodge grounds. Photographic highlights have included Gilt-edged Tanager, Rufous-headed Tanager,… Scaled Woodcreeper, Brassy-breasted Tanager (for one lucky trip participant!), Azure-shouldered Tanager, Golden-chevroned Tanager, Ruby-crowned Tanager, Saffron Toucanet (although distant!), Pale-breasted Thrush, Burnished-buff Tanager, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Violet-capped Woodnymph, Scale-throated Hermit, Brazilian Ruby and White-throated Hummingbird.
Just finished the latest trip report for the last trip. Please click below to go to our trip reports page to have a read!
Just completed day 5 of the tour, spent the day birding the high altitude area around Pico da Caledonia. Lovely days birding with some great birds including Black and Gold Cotinga, Serra do Mar Tyrannulet, Giant Antshrike, Itatiaia Thistletail, Mouse-coloured Tapaculo, Rufous-tailed Antbird, Cinnamon Tanager, Plovercrest, Bay-chested Warbling Finch, Diademed Tanager, Grey-hooded Flycatcher, Rufous-capped Spinetail, Large-tailed Antshrike, Velvety black Tyrant, Rufous-crowned Greenlet and Thick-billed Saltator.
Now into day 4 of our current tour, excellent day birding the Ceade and Theodoro Trails today with highlights including Pin-tailed Manakin, Star-throated Antwren, Saffron Toucanet, Olive-green Tanager, Ochre-breasted Foliage Gleaner, Oustalet’s Tyrannulet, White-barred Piculet, Saw-billed Hermit, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Blue Manakin, Brazilian Antthrush, White-browed Foliage Gleaner, Yellow-browed Woodpecker and Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper.
Just returned from a days birding around Duas Barras and Sumidouro. Some great birds today including Blue-winged Macaw, Gilt-edged Tanager, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Three-toed Jacamar, White-eared Puffbird, Crested Black-Tyrant, Wedge-tailed Grassfinch, Curl-crested Jay, Band-tailed Hornero, White Woodpecker, Red-legged Seriema, Yellow-lored Tody Flycatcher, Rufous-headed Tanager, Lesser Woodcreeper, Scaled Woodcreeper, Rufous-sided Crake, Narrow-billed Woodcreeper and Crested Black-Tyrant.
Just finished the trip report from our last private tour based at Itororo Lodge from the 14th – 21st May 2018.
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Unfortunately the last day of the tour was upon us! We spent the day birding the Regua wetlands, and what a productive day it turned out to be! Highlights included Boat-billed Heron, Capped Heron, White-chinned Sapphire, Versicoloured Emerald, Greater Ani, Silvery-flanked Antwren, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, White-bearded Manakin, Sooretama Slaty-Antshrike, Yellow-backed Tanager, Flame-crested Tanager, Chestnut-vented Conebill, Scaled Antbird, Southern Antpipit, Plain-winged Woodcreeper, Long-billed Wren, Greyish Mourner, Eye-ringed Tody Tyrant, Reddish Hermit, Chestnut-backed Antshrike, White-barred Piculet, Unicoloured Antwren and Elegant Mourner (what a bird)!