High altitude birding!

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)

Open country birding!

A great second day of our current tour birding some open country areas around Sumidouro. Everything fell into place today and we had some fantastic birds including Three-toed Jacamar, Blue-winged Macaw, Toco Toucan, Black-necked Aracari, Streamer-tailed Tyrant, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Gilt-edged Tanager, Rufous-headed Tanager, Green-barred Woodpecker, Rufous-sided Crake, White-eared Puffbird, Grassland Sparrow, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Curl-crested Jay and another 90 species!! Photos from today included this rather obliging Grassland Sparrow (Andy Foster)

Avifauna tour 2019!

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.

Bird Fair 2019!

Once again we will be at the British Bird Fair in Rutland Water this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We look forward to seeing you all there! Please come and have a chat regarding your trip to Brazil! We offer trips to the Atlantic Forest based at the beautiful Itororo Lodge, also trips to the Pantanal, North-East Brazil, Iguazu Falls and Cristalino Jungle Lodge.
We will be in our usual spot, Marquee 5, stand 35!
Phots below are Jaguar in the Pantanal, Saffron Toucanet on the Itororo Lodge feeders and Spot-billed Toucanet (photos Andy Foster)

Birding Itororo

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)

Feeders at Itororo

Well….never had it so cold in the Atlantic forest, but it does wonders for the feeders here at Itororo Lodge! Just finished an 8 day tour here, feeders are heaving with birds! Today we had 30 different species visit!
Saffron Toucanet (Andy Foster)

Tufted Antshrike up close!

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)

Birding the Regua wetlands

Next day of the tour and a very productive days birding at Regua. Highlights included Crescent-chested Puffbird, Yellow-throated Woodpecker, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Southern Antpipit, Grayish Mourner, Eye-ringed Tody Tyrant, Lesser Woodcreeper, Gray-hooded Attila, Brazilian Tanager, Plain-winged Woodcreeper, Capped Heron, Lemon-chested Greenlet, Yellow-backed Tanager and Flame-crested Tanager. Also very productive on the Itororo Lodge feeders today with Blond-crested Woodpecker, Magpie Tanager and Saffron Toucanet together with a further 20 species!!
Photo: Blond-crested Woodpecker by the Itororo Lodge feeders this morning (Andy Foster)

Birding Macae de Cima

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)