Now onto our 4th day of our ongoing tour, just spent the day birding at Pico da Caledonia. As usual lots of fantastic birds including Grey-winged Cotinga, Black and Gold Cotinga, Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Itatiaia Thistletail, Diademed Tanager, Green-crowned Plovercrest, Serra do Mar Tyrannulet, Thick-billed Saltator, Rufous-tailed Antbird, Rufous tailed Antthrush, Bay-chested Warbling Finch and Rufous-backed Antvireo. Photo below from today is Green-crowned Plovercrest (Andy Foster)
Our first tour of the Brazilian “spring” started today, although it was a rather cold day with low cloud for several hours. Despite the weather we had a great start to the tour that will be based at Itororo Lodge with highlights including Chestnut-headed Tanager, Saffron Toucanet, Spot-billed Toucanet, Black-billed Scythebill, Brassy-breasted Tanager, Golden-chevroned tanager, Azure-shouldered Tanager, Variegated Antpitta, Cryptic Antthrush, Dusky-tailed Antbird, Yellow-browed Woodpecker and Rufous Gnateater. Photo below is Yellow-browed Woodpecker (Andy Foster) taken along the White trail this afternoon.
Just finished a trip report for a private tour based at Itororo Lodge in July 2019, please click below and have a read!
Photo below is of a Three-toed Jacamar taken on the tour (photo Andy Foster)
The feeders at Itororo Lodge remain really busy with daily visits from some truly fantastic species! Forest trails are also great and very productive as are the several birding excursions we offer to various habitats and altitudes within the local area. Below is a photo of Black-necked Aracari taken a couple of weeks ago on our open country excursions to Sumidouro. (photo Andy Foster)
Day 6 of our tour based at the wonderful Itororo Lodge. Full day in the lodge grounds with species such as Tufted Antshrike, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, White-breasted Tapaculo, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Blond-crested Woodpecker, Black-billed Scythebill, Plain Parakeet, Reddish-bellied Parakeet, Pallid Spinetail, Scaled Woodcreeper, Brassy-breasted Tanager, Gilt-edged Tanager and many more….fantastic day! Photo below is Tufted Antshrike taken on the trail today (Andy Foster)
We spent the day birding Macae de Cima. Following a rather chilly start to the morning (4 degrees centigrade!) we had a lot of birds and a very productive day. Highlights included White-bearded Antshrike, Gray-capped Tyrannulet (eye level instead of the usual canopy views), Spot-billed Toucanet, Dusky-tailed Antbird, White-bibbed Antbird, Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper, Glittering-bellied Emerald, Bertoni’s Antbird, Eared Pygmy Tyrant, Scale-throated Hermit, Shear-tailed gray-Tyrant and Rufous-breasted Leaftosser. Photo below is Gray-capped Tyrannulet (Andy Foster)