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)!
Today was spent birding the track towards Macae de Cima. Unfortunately it was quite windy for the majority of the day which made birding a little difficult! We did however get to see some great birds including White-bibbed Antbird, White-bearded Antshrike, Pin-tailed Manakin, Spot-winged Wood-Quail, Surucua Trogon, Tufted Antshrike (flight views only), Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Eared Pygmy-Tyrant, Rufous-headed Tanager and Brassy-breasted Tanager.
Day 5 of the tour and just spent a full day in the Itororo Lodge grounds, as usual a very productive day with highlights including Spotted Bamboo Wren, White-browed Foliage Gleaner, White-collared Foliage Gleaner, Shear-tailed Gray-Tyrant, Scaled Woodcreeper, Bertoni’s Antbird, Pin-tailed Manakin, Uniform Finch, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, Brazilian Ruby, White-throated Hummingbird, White-shouldered Fire-eye, Black-throated Trogon, Rufous-capped Motmot, Rufous-crowned Greenlet and bird of the day…..Rusty-barred Owl!
Just completed day 4 of our current tour, another productive day with 90+ species being seen around Duas Barras and Sumidouro. Some nice open country birding today with the main highlights being Three-toed Jacamar, Serra Antwren, Black-billed Scythebill, Black-necked Aracari, Toco Toucan, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Streamer-tailed Tyrant, Blue-winged Macaw, Half-collared Sparrow, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Gilt-edged Tanager, Wedge-tailed Grassfinch and Yellow-lored Tody Flycatcher.
Day 3 of the tour and finally made it for some high altitude birding, what a day we had! We had seen all of our target birds by 13.00! These included Grey-winged Cotinga (at very close range), Serra do Mar Tyrannulet, Serra do Mar Tyrant Manakin, Bay-chested Warbling Finch, Mouse-coloured Tapaculo, Rufous-tailed Antbird, Rufous-backed Antvireo, Velvety-black Tyrant, Thick-billed Saltator, Rufous-tailed Antthrush, Green-crowned Plovercrest, Rufous-crowned Greenlet, Diademed Tanager, Large-tailed Antshrike and Red-legged Seriema! We headed back to Itororo Lodge and set off onto the Green Trail in the lodge grounds for a very productive couple of hours birding with good views of Ochre-rumped Antbird, Cryptic Antthrush, Bertoni’s Antbird, Whiskered Myiobius, Drab-breasted Bamboo-Tyrant, Yellow Tyrannulet and Greenish Schiffornis!
Day 2 of the tour unfortunately didnt start off as planned due to very low cloud and poor visibility, however, with a change of plan we birded the Cedae and Theodoro Trails, it turned out to be a super productive day with highlights including White-eyed Foliage Gleaner, Black-capped Foliage Gleaner, Ochre-breasted Foliage Gleaner, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Spot-billed Toucanet, Grey-hooded Flycatcher, Saw-billed Hermit, Spot-backed Antshrike, Lesser Woodcreeper, Chestnut-belli…ed Euphonia, White-barred Piculet, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Green-headed Tanager, Rufous-headed Tanager, Black-throated Grosbeak, Streak-capped Antwren, Plain Parakeet, Star-throated Antwren, Black and White Hawk-Eagle, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, Grey-hooded Attila, Sharpbill (after quite a bit of effort!), White-rimmed Warbler, Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper and Sharp-billed Treehunter!
Just completed the first day of a new private tour where we will be spending 8 days at the excellent Itororo Lodge! A great first days birding within the lodge grounds, highlights today included Variegated Antpitta, Chestnut-headed Tanager, Brassy-breasted Tanager, Scaled Woodcreeper, Orange-eyed Thornbird, Ochre-faced Tody Flycatcher, Lineated Woodpecker, Golden-chevroned Tanager, Azure-shouldered Tanager, Green-backed Becard, White-collared Foliage Gleaner, Blue Manakin, Rufous-capped Spinetail, Scale-throated Hermit, Brazilian Ruby, Violet-capped Woodnymph, Pallid Spinetail, Rufous Gnateater and Blond-crested Woodpecker!
Between the 11th – 20th March 2018 we put together a tour for a small group of friends staying at both Itororo Lodge and Regua. The Trip Report is now finished so please click the link below to have a read!
Finished the private tour with a group of 4 friends from the UK just over a week ago, unfortunately only just got around to posting about it now! We spent the last 3 days of the tour at Regua for some wetland and lowland birding. We had great stay (although rather hot!) with lots of good birds including Black-capped Foliage Gleaner, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, White-bibbed Antbird, Unicolored Antwren, Silvery-flanked Antwren, Long-billed Wren, White-eyed Foliage Gleaner, Giant Snipe, Yellow-backed Tanager, Brazilian Tanager, Capped Heron, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Southern Antpipit, Rufous-capped Antthrush, Lemon-chested Greenlet, Yellow-throated Woodpecker and Eye-ringed Tody Tyrant. Currently working on the trip report that will hopefully be ready soon!