The Birdfinders tour continues….. we spent a full day in the Itororo Lodge grounds, a little frustrating due to strond winds but we did manage a handful of ne…w species including Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Sombre Hummingbird, Cryptic Antthrush, Saffron Toucanet, Blue Manakin, Surucua Trogon and Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper for a couple of the group. Fingers crossed that tomorrow brings calmer weather! Photos from today include Burnished-buff Tanager, White-throated Hummingbird and Yellow-browed Woodpecker (Andy Foster)
Another great days birding on the Birdfinders Atlantic forest tour. We spent the day birding at Macae de Cima picking up some great birds along the way! Highlights included White-bearded Antshrike, Spot-billed Toucanet, Tufted Antshrike, Pin-tailed Manakin, Bare-throated Bellbird, White-bibbed Antbird, Black-throated Trogon, Ochre-rumped Antbird, Rufous-capped Spinetail, White-collared Foliage Gleaner, Plain Parakeet, Half-collared Sparrow, Swallow-tailed Cotinga and Giant Antshrike. Some photos from today include Black-throated Trogon, White-bearded Antshrike and White-crested Tyrannulet (Andy Foster)
Now into the 3rd day of the Birdfinders tour and we have just returned from some high altitude birding at Pico da Caledonia. Such a productive day getting some great views of some truly stunning birds including Diademed Tanager, Bay-chested Warbling Finch, Green-crowned Plovercrest (photo below, Andy Foster), Rufous-backed Antvireo, Black and Gold Cotinga, Brassy-breasted Tanager, Thick-billed Saltator, Large-tailed Antshrike, Red-legged Seriema, Serra do Mar Tyrannulet and Rufous-tailed Antbird.
The Field Guides tour ended very well with the last new bird for lots of the group being a couple of Saffron Toucanets…. a nice way to end the tour! We have already begun another tour with a group from Birdfinders, they will spend 9 days here at the wonderful Itororo Lodge! The tour started well yesterday seeing around 60 species in the lodge grounds despite some rather heavy rain! Today we visited the Regua wetlands and had a good days birding with highlights including Scaled Antbird, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Brazilian Tanager, White-eyed Foliage Gleaner, Black-capped Foliage Gleaner, Plain-winged Woodcreeper, Lesser Woodcreeper, Rufous-capped Motmot and a rather cooperative White-barred Piculet, photograph below (Andy Foster)
Day number 7 of the Field Guides tour complete, and what a great day it turned out to be. We birded both the Cedae Trail and Macae de Cima seeing pretty much all of our target species! Highlights from today included Hooded Berryeater, Tufted Antshrike, Sharp-billed Treehunter, Ochre-breasted Foliage Gleaner, Star-throated Antwren, White-throated Woodcreeper, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Green-headed Tanager, Red-necked Tanager, Olive-green Tanager, Streak-capped Antwren, Rufous-capped Antthrush, Green-crowned Plovercrest, White-eyed Foliage Gleaner, Spot-billed Toucanet and we topped the day off with a Rusty-barred Owl! Photos from today include Hooded Berryeater, Star-throated Antwren and Green-crowned Plovercrest (Andy Foster)