Welcome to Serra dos Tucanos Birding Tours!

Serra dos Tucanos Birding Tours has now been established for 21 years, during which time we have offered expertly led tailormade birding tours to several birding hotspots throughout Brazil, with the base of our operations located in the Tres Picos State Park in the state of Rio de Janeiro. All of our tours that specialise in the Atlantic rainforest, Pantanal, North-East Brazil, Iguazu Falls and the Amazon are guided by bilingual birders who know each location and its birds exceptionally well. We also offer fixed departure tours for those interested in small group travel and who wish to keep tour costs down by sharing trips with other like minded people. Our fixed departure tours for 2023 and 2024 include an 8 day tour to the Atlantic Rainforest based at the bird rich Itororo Lodge and a 10 day tour to the Pantanal and Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park.

For 13 years we owned and managed Serra dos Tucanos Lodge in the Três Picos State Park in South East Brazil and were the first dedicated birding lodge in the Atlantic Rainforest. In 2015 we relocated and now run our Atlantic Forest tours with our friends at the wonderful Itororo Eco-Lodge, just 40 minutes away from our previous location.

Serra dos Tucanos Birding Tours is owned and managed by Andy and Cristina Foster. Andy has been birding and guiding in south-east Brazil since 1995 and has a vast knowledge of the region’s avifauna. Andy remains passionate about birding the Atlantic Forest and will now also be leading our fixed departure tours as well as continuing to lead the majority of our tailormade Atlantic Forest trips. For our other Brazilian tours, we continue to work together with our professional birding guides who specialise in these other biomes.

Our current guaranteed to run fixed departure tours:

All of our fixed departure tours are now full for 2023! Private tours are still available so please enquire.

2024 fixed departure small group tour to the Atlantic Rainforest based at Itororo lodge between the 14th – 21st October 2024 – 6 places remaining.

Other tour dates available for the Atlantic Rainforest, Pantanal, North-East Brazil, Iguazu Falls and the Amazon!

Please enquire for further details.

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Atlantic Forest birding tours from Itororo Lodge

Located just 2.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro and situated in its own private valley surrounded by forest at an altitude of 1,200 m, Itororo Lodge provides the perfect base from which to explore the abundant and unique bird life of the beautiful Serra do Mar mountains.

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Birding tours further afield

In addition to our tours based at Itororo Lodge, we offer custom and scheduled birding tours to the world’s largest freshwater wetland, the Pantanal, north-east Brazil, the spectacular Iguazu Falls on the Brazil/Argentina border, and coming soon, a tour to Cristalino Jungle Lodge in the Amazon rainforest.

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