Another tour complete! We had a great tour this last week with a group from Rockjumper seeing some fantastic birds in great company! We finished on a real high this morning with some of the best views of Variegated Antpitta! What a great way to end the week having seen 95 Atlantic forest endemics! Photo below….. Variegated Antpitta taken this morning! (Andy Foster)
Our Rockjumper birding tour got off to a great start yesterday and today with lots of fantastic birds! Highlights have already included Saffron Toucanet, Spot-billed Toucanet, White-collared Foliage Gleaner, Red-necked Tanager, Green-headed Tanager, Rufous-headed Tanager, Flame-crested Tanager, Magpie Tanager, Frilled Coquette, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Chestnut-bellied Euphonia, Ochre-rumped Antbird, Bare-throated Bellbird, Pin-tailed Manakin, Blue Manakin, Tropical Parula, White-throated Hummingbird, Brazilian Ruby, Scale-throated Hermit, Black Jacobin and Violet-capped Woodnymph!
Photos below are Red-necked Tanager, Rufous-headed Tanager and Tropical Parula (Andy Foster)
We are now gearing up ready for our next tour with a group from Rockjumper Birding. We will spend 8 days based at the wonderful Itororo Lodge just 2.5 hours outside of Rio. We will cover the whole elevational range of the Serra do Mar Mountains from 50m above sea level all the way to 2300m. Hoping for good weather and loads of great birds! Photos from last tour below are Red-legged Seriema, Black-billed Scythebill and a feeder full of Brassy-breasted Tanagers at Itororo Lodge! (Andy Foster)
Our ongoing tour is going well with plenty of new birds! We spent yesterday birding the open country areas around Duas Barras and Sumidouro seeing some great birds (104 species in total), these included Three-toed Jacamar, White-eared Puffbird, Rufous-headed Tanager, Curl-crested Jay, Orange-eyed Thornbird, Blue-winged Macaw, Wing-banded Hornero, Blackish Rail, Sapphire-spangled Emerald and Black-necked Aracari. Today we birded the Cedae Trail in the morning and part of the M…acae de Cima trail in the afternoon with highlights including Mantled Hawk, Black Hawk Eagle, Black and White Hawk Eagle, Buff-bellied Puffbird, Star-throated Antwren, Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper, Blue Manakin, Spot-billed Toucanet, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser and Black-throated Trogon.
Just spent the last two days guiding a couple of clients. We spent yesterday birding the open country area around Sumidouro and this morning birding in the Itororo Lodge grounds. A very productive couple of days with highlights including Three-toed Jacamar, Gilt-edged Tanager, White-eared Puffbird, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Curl-crested Jay, Black-necked Aracari, Spot-billed Toucanet, White-collared Foliage Gleaner, White-breasted Tapaculo, Blackish Rail, Ochre-rumped Antbird, Brassy-breasted Tanager, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Lesser Woodcreeper and many others!