Field Guides tour continues…..

Our final full day of the Field Guides tour saw us birding the Macae de Cima trail, a rather overcast day with rain threatening but thankfully we remained dry! Some great birds including White-bearded Antshrike, White-bibbed Antbird, Bare-throated Bellbird, Spotted Bamboowren, Green-crowned Plovercrest, Eared Pygmy-Tyrant, Shear-tailed Gray-Tyrant, Spixi’s Spinetail and Pin-tailed Manakin amongst many others! Photo from today is a White-bibbed Antbird (Andy Foster)

Another great day birding!

Another day out birding with the Field Guides group. Today we spent the morning birding a trail at mid elevation followed by the White Trail within the Itororo Lodge grounds. A great day with highlights including Shrike-like Cotinga, Sharpbill, Black-billed Scythebill, Bare-throated Bellbird, White-throated Woodcreeper, White-collared Foliage Gleaner, Greenish Schiffornis, Gilt-edged Tanager, Brassy-breasted Tanager, Rufous Gnateater and a rather nice Orange-spined Hairy Dwarf Porucupine! Photos below from today are Shrike-like Cotinga, Black-billed Scythebill and the Porcupine! (Andy Foster)

Field Guides tour continues……

Half way through the Field Guides tour at Itororo Lodge and what a great day we have just had! Birded Pico da Caledonia and thankfully got all of our target birds including Grey-winged Cotinga, Black and Gold Cotinga, Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Itatiaia Thistletail, Thick-billed Saltator, Rufous-tailed Antbird, Serra do Mar Tyrannulet, Velvety-black Tyrant, Rufous-capped Antshrike, Mouse-coloured Tapaculo, Diademed Tanager and a bonus White-rumped Hawk. Photos from today include the view from Pico da Caledonia looking towards Nova Friburgo, Diademed Tanager and Rufous-tailed Antbird (Andy Foster)


Birding the Cedae Trail

A great days birding with the Field Guides group, spent the morning on the Cedae Trail and the afternoon around Itororo Lodge on the White Trail. Birds of note today included Frilled Coquette, Blue-bellied Parrot, Spot-backed Antshrike, Rufous-capped Antthrush, Rufous-capped Motmot, Giant Antshrike, Black-capped Foliage Gleaner, Oustalets Tyrannulet, Pale-browed Treehunter, Spot-billed Toucanet, Black-cheeked Gnateater and Rufous Gnateater. Photos from today included Rufous-capped Antthrush, Black-cheeked Gnateater and Rusty-barred owl (Andy Foster)

Field Guides tour begins!

Just started a new tour based at the fantastic Itororo Lodge together with Marcelo Padua of Field Guides. The tour has got off to a great start with Chestnut-headed Tanager, Black-billed Scythebill, Rufous-tailed Antthrush, Pin-tailed Manakin, Dusky-tailed Antbird, Bertoni’s Antbird, Ochre-rumped Antbird, Scaled Woodcreeper, Gilt-edged Tanager, Brassy-breasted Tanager, Variegated Antpitta and many other spectacular species. Photos below are of Itororo Lodge this morning, Gilt-edged Tanager and Chestnut-headed Tanager (Andy Foster)

Another tour ends…..

Another successful tour at Itororo Lodge draws to a close with many great species being seen well. This morning was tough as we were down to the real hard to see species! We did well getting 3 out of the 5, these were Cryptic Antthrush, Spot-winged Wood Quail and Whiskered Myiobius (not usually difficult)! Also got bonus views this morning of a female Giant Antshrike (photo Andy Foster)


New tour continues…..

We spent yesterday birding the open country, great fun as usal with lots of fantastic birds including Black-necked Aracari, Three-toed Jacamar, Streamer-tailed Tyrant, Crested Black Tyrant, Serra Antwren, Planalto Hermit, Red-legged Seriema, Toco Toucan and Chaco Eagle amongst some 80+ other species! Photo below is a Black-necked Aracari (Andy Foster)

One tour ends…another begins!

One tour ends and another begins! Just started a private 6 day tour based at the wonderful Itororo Lodge! Just spent the day birding at mid elevation with some great birds including Hooded Berryeater, Black and Gold Cotinga, Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Bare-throated Bellbird, Rufous-tailed Antbird, Diademed Tanager, Mouse-coloured Tapaculo, Tufted Antshrike, White-bearded Antshrike and Green-crowned Plovercrest. Photos from today included a wonderful view down towards Rio de Janeiro, Rufous-tailed Antbird and a rather cooperative Mouse-coloured Tapaculo (Andy Foster)