Another great days birding in and around Duas Barras and Sumidouro today. Highlights included Three-toed Jacamar, Black-necked Aracari, White-barred Piculet, Gilt-edged Tanager, Streamer-tailed Tyrant, Common Tody Flycatcher, Firewood Gatherer, Blue-winged Macaw, Crested Black Tyrant, Tawny-headed Swallow, Aplomado Falcon, Whistling Heron, White-eared Puffbird, Curl-crested Jay, White Woodpecker and Toco Toucan! Also managed to pick up a nice Rusty-barred Owl back at Itororo Lodge just before dinner!
Another clear morning saw us setting off at 06.30 to the Cedae Trail, located some 30 minutes away at an altitude of 550m. It was quite a slow mornings birding, however we did get to see a lot of target birds. We made a quick stop en-route to the Cedae Trail where we picked up a couple of Mantled Hawks hunting distantly over the forest, although some distance away we still had good scope views. Highlights of the mornings birding along the Cedae Trail included Green-headed Tanager, Red-necked Tanager, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Lesser Woodcreeper, Spot-backed Antshrike, Star-throated Antwren, Red-crowned Ant- Tanager, Magnificent Friagtebird (!), Saw-billed Hermit, Reddish Hermit, Plain Antvireo, Streak-capped Antwren, Grey-hooded Flycatcher, Chestnut-bellied Euphonia and Ochre-breasted Foliage Gleaner. We birded the Theodoro Trail after lunch, again a little quiet but some great views of Sharpbill, White-browed Foliage Gleaner, Spot-billed Toucanet, Black Hawk Eagle and Black-billed Scythebill.
Today we spent a full days birding on the Macae de Cima trail. Lots of great birds as usual including Planalto Woodcreeper, White-rimmed Warbler, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, Grey-capped Tyrannulet, White-winged Becard, Buff-fronted Foliage Gleaner, Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper, Pin-tailed Manakin, Dusky-tailed Antbird, Blue Manakin, White-bared Piculet, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Ochre-faced Tody Flycatcher, White-bearded Antshrike, Tufted Antshrike, Large-headed Flatbill, Eared Pygmy Tyrant, Long-tailed Tyrant, Rufous-headed Tanager, Bare-throated Bellbird, Sharp-billed Treehunter, Buff-browed Foliage Gleaner, Lineated Woodpecker, White-shouldered Fire eye, Large-tailed Antshrike, Spot-billed Toucanet, Azure-shouldered Tanager, White-necked Thrush and Brassy-breasted Tanager!
Just begun a private 10 day tour for a group of 4 friends from the UK. Had a great couple of days, yesterday we arrived at Itororo Lodge from Rio and spent the rest of the day birding the lodge grounds. The lodge feeders were very busy with Azure-shouldered Tanager, Brassy-breasted Tanager, Black-goggled Tanager, Sayaca Tanager, Ruby-crowned Tanager, Golden-chevroned Tanager, Magpie Tanager, Burnished-buff Tanager, Plain Parakeet, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Green-winged Saltator, Pale-breasted Thrush, Violet-capped Woodnymph, Black Jacobin, Scale-throated Hermit, Sombre Hummingbird, Brazilian Ruby and White-throated Hummingbird…. not bad for the first 30 minutes! We had a great afternoons birding on the White trail seeing Ochre-rumped Antbird, Uniform Finch, Variable Antshrike, Rufous-capped Motmot, Surucua Trogon, Orange-eyed Thornbird, Bertoni’s Antbird, Rufous-capped Spinetail, Dusky-legged Guan, Chestnut-headed Tanager, Ochre-faced Tody Flycatcher, Blue Manakin, Pin-tailed Manakin, Rufous Gnateater, Euler’s Flycatcher, and rather good looks at a very obliging Variegated Antpitta!
Today we birded the high altitude area at Pico de Caledonia, a very productive day with highlights including Rufous-backed Antvireo, Diademed Tanager, Rufous-tailed Antbird, Serra do Mar Tyrannulet, Bay-chested Warbling Finch, Green-crowned Plovercrest, Blue-billed Black-Tyrant, Velvety-black Tyrant, Black and Gold Cotinga, Itatiaia Thistletail, Rufous-capped Antshrike, Red-legged Seriema, Pallid Spinetail, Scaled Woodcreeper, Olivaceous Eleania and Grey-capped Tyrannulet.
Just come back from an action packed days birding at Macae de Cima with the group from Birdfinders! A brilliant days birding with some great sightings including Giant Antshrike, Uniform Finch, Bare-throated Bellbird, Brazilian Antthrush, Pin-tailed Manakin, Blue Manakin, Black and White Hawk-Eagle, White-bearded Antshrike (male and female), Slaty Bristlefront, Surucua Trogon, White-bibbed Antbird, Lesser Woodcreeper, Sharp-billed Treehunter, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, White-throated Woodcreeper, Half-collared Sparrow, Mantled Hawk and White-crested Tyrannulet!
Just returned from a morning birding the Blue Trail in the Itororo Lodge grounds. Very productive morning with highlights including Grey-capped Tyrannulet, White-throated Woodcreeper, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, White-rimmed Warbler, Saffron Toucanet, White-collared Foliage Gleaner, White-browed Foliage Gleaner, Surucua Trogon, Lesser Woodcreeper and Buff-browed Foliage Gleaner.
Just completed our second day of the Birdfinders Atlantic forest tour, a tough day weather wise but we have seen some fantastic birds today including Chestnut-headed Tanager, Spot-billed Toucanet, Amethyst Woodstar, White-throated Hummingbird, Channel-billed Toucan, Brazilian Ruby, Star-throated Antwren, Tufted Antshrike, Rufous Gnateater, Serra do Mar Tyrant Manakin, Blue Manakin, Brassy-breasted Tanager, Ochre-breasted Foliage Gleaner, Green-headed Tanager, Flame-crested Tanager and Lesser Woodcreeper!
Just finished the report for our last group from Naturetrek, please click below to have a read!