Canopy Trail at Itororo Lodge

The Brown Canopy Trail at Itororo Lodge runs through some fantastic native bamboo stands together with some lovely primary forest. Needless to say this is the perfect place for some of those difficult bamboo specialists such as Bertoni’s Antbird, White-collared Foliage Gleaner, Ochre-rumped Antbird, White-bearded Antshrike, Tufted Antshrike and Spotted bamboo wren. These are all “easily” seen within a 15 minute walk from the lodge!
Photo below is Bertoni’s Antbird (Andy Foster)

White-throated Hummingbird

Some beautiful days spent at Itororo Lodge in the Atlantic Forest recently. As the forest improves around the lodge we are seeing more and more birds frequenting the feeders and turning up on the “lodge list”! Hummingbird feeders are busy at this time of the year also with this guy below being resident.
White-throated Hummingbird (Andy Foster)

Blondie is back!

Once again the feeders at Itororo Lodge are hotting up! Blond-crested Woodpecker is now back on a daily basis as are the Saffron Toucanets with the occasional visit from Spot-billed Toucanets also….all good stuff! This together with another 15 species as regular daily visitors certainly makes for some excellent photographic opportunities! The photo below is a Blond-crested Woodpecker just above one of the Itororo Lodge¬†feeders (Andy Foster)

Birding the Blue Trail at Itororo

Just been out birding the Blue Trail at Itororo Lodge. Very productive morning with White-throated Wodcreeper, Bertoni’s Antbird, Ochre-rumped Antbird, Pin-tailed Manakin, White-collared Foliage Gleaner, Surucua Trogon, White-browed Warbler, Grey-bellied Spinetail, Spot-billed Toucanet and Sharp-billed Treehunter.
One of many photos taken this morning of a male Pin-tailed Manakin (Andy Foster)

Variegated Antpitta up close!

Another fantastic morning on the trails at Itororo Lodge. Finally after a little effort managed to get full on views of this guy……. Variegated Antpitta, such a cool bird!
Also had great views of Pin-tailed Manakin, White-throated Woodcreeper, Cryptic Antthrush, Blue Manakin, Rufous-crowned Greenlet, Blond-crested Woodpecker (on the feeders), Spot-billed Toucanet, White-collared Foliage Gleaner and Buff-browed Foliage Gleaner. Variegated Antpitta (Andy Foster)

Canopy Trail at Itororo Lodge

Spent yesterday wallking the trails at Itororo Lodge. Spent the morning on the Canopy Trail, this relatively new trail runs through some great forest with lots of native bamboo and finishes at a great spot where you can look out over the canopy. Came across several great species including Tufted Antshrike, White-bearded Antshrike (now appears to be resdient on this trail), Giant Antshrike, Black-billed Scythebill, Blue Manakin, White-collared Foliage Gleaner, Cryptic Antthrush, Drab-breasted Bamboo-Tyrant, Pin-tailed Manakin, Yellow-browed Woodpecker and Cinnamon Tanager amongst others. Photos from yesterday included Blue Manakin, Cinnamon Tanager and Yellow-browed Woodpecker (Andy Foster)

Busy feeders!

A sure sign that winter is approaching in south-east Brazil is the arrival of Blue-naped Chlorophonias on the amazing Itororo lodge feeders! The feeders are getting very busy again now with regular visits from Saffron Toucanet also!
Photos below are Saffron Toucanet, Azure-shouldered Tanager and Blue-naped Chlorophonia all taken on the Itororo lodge feeders! (Andy Foster)

Feeders at Itororo Lodge

As winter slowly approaches at Itororo Lodge the feeders are becoming busier with plenty of visits from various tanger species including Brassy-breasted Tanager, Ruby-crowned Tanager, Golden-chevroned Tanager, Magpie Tanager and Burnished-buff Tanager. Other species visiting the feeders include Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Plain Parakeet, Rufous-bellied and Pale-breasted Thrush, Green-winged Saltator and hummingbirds including Brazilian Ruby, Scale-throated Hermit, White-throated Hummingbird, Violet-capped Woodnymph, Amethyst Woodstar and Sapphire-spangled Emerald.
The winter in the Atlantic rain forest (June-August) is a wonderful time of year to visit. Cool temperatures, very busy feeding stations and some great mixed flocks!
Plain Parakeet at Itororo Lodge feeders (Andy Foster)
Brassy-breasted Tanager at the Itororo Lodge feeders (Andy Foster)

Tour availability July 2019

Ever considered visiting the Atlantic forest of south-east Brazil? Now could be the time! We have spaces on a guaranteed to run tour between the 10th – 17th July 2019. It’s a great time of year to visit the Atlantic forest, good mixed flocks and the feeders at Itororo lodge are fantastic! Come and see for yourself, beautiful Spot-billed Toucanets, White-bibbed Antbird, Black-cheeked Gnateater and many other great birds! Please contact us for further details. (Photos Andy Foster)