Just come back from an action packed days birding at Macae de Cima with the group from Birdfinders! A brilliant days birding with some great sightings including Giant Antshrike, Uniform Finch, Bare-throated Bellbird, Brazilian Antthrush, Pin-tailed Manakin, Blue Manakin, Black and White Hawk-Eagle, White-bearded Antshrike (male and female), Slaty Bristlefront, Surucua Trogon, White-bibbed Antbird, Lesser Woodcreeper, Sharp-billed Treehunter, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, White-throated Woodcreeper, Half-collared Sparrow, Mantled Hawk and White-crested Tyrannulet!
Just returned from a morning birding the Blue Trail in the Itororo Lodge grounds. Very productive morning with highlights including Grey-capped Tyrannulet, White-throated Woodcreeper, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, White-rimmed Warbler, Saffron Toucanet, White-collared Foliage Gleaner, White-browed Foliage Gleaner, Surucua Trogon, Lesser Woodcreeper and Buff-browed Foliage Gleaner.
Just completed our second day of the Birdfinders Atlantic forest tour, a tough day weather wise but we have seen some fantastic birds today including Chestnut-headed Tanager, Spot-billed Toucanet, Amethyst Woodstar, White-throated Hummingbird, Channel-billed Toucan, Brazilian Ruby, Star-throated Antwren, Tufted Antshrike, Rufous Gnateater, Serra do Mar Tyrant Manakin, Blue Manakin, Brassy-breasted Tanager, Ochre-breasted Foliage Gleaner, Green-headed Tanager, Flame-crested Tanager and Lesser Woodcreeper!
Just finished the report for our last group from Naturetrek, please click below to have a read!
We ran a private tour earlier in January, this was based at Itororo Lodge for 8 days birding the Atlantic forest following one of our usual itineraries. One of the trip participants (Martin Wootton) has just published a trip report from the tour. Please click the PDF file below to have a read!
Now into our 7th day of the Naturetrek tour and just returned from a mornings birding along the Waldonor trail. A very productive morning with highlights including Mantled Hawk, Yellow-fronted Woodpecker, Eye-ringed Tody Tyrant, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Yellow-green Grosbeak, White-eyed Foliage Gleaner, Spot-billed Toucanet, Green-headed Tanager, White-chinned Sapphire and Olive-green Tanager.
We arrived at Regua yesterday having stopped off briefly on the Cedae Trail on the way down the mountains picking up Black-throated Grosbeak, Mantled Hawk, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Red-necked Tanager, Green-headed Tanager, Plain-winged Woodcreeper and Green Honeycreeper. Lots of new species as we hadn’t visited the lowlands so far on this trip. Today we spent the day birding the Green Trail, a little quiet but still picked up some great species. Highlights over the past couple of days have included Silvery-flanked Antwren, Unicoloured Antwren, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Southern Antpipit, Lesser Woodcreeper, White-eyed Foliage Gleaner, Black-capped Foliage Gleaner, Red-crowned Ant-Tanager, Rufous-capped Antthrush, Scaled Antbird and Black-throated Trogon. We also had a very successful evening of night birding with great views of Giant Snipe, Tawny-browed Owl and Black-banded Owl!
Day 4 of the Naturetrek tour and unfortunately we have been hit with bad weather. Pouring with rain but thankfully the feeders on the decking area of Itororo Lodge have been very productive with great views of Azure-shouldred Tanager, Black-goggled Tanager, Sayaca Tanager, Green-winged Saltator, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Burnished-buff Tanager, Brassy-breasted Tanager, Rufous-bellied Thrush, Pale-breasted Thrush and various hummingbirds including Scale-throated Hermit, Violet-capped Woodnymph, Brazilian Rby, Black Jacobin and White-throated Hummingbird.