Trip reports added!

Following another successful run of tours, we now have more trip reports available on our “trip reports” page, please visit for a read and let us know if you fancy joining one of our photographic or birding tours in 2023 or 2024!

Photographic tours in south east Brazil

Over the past couple of months we have been busy not only leading birding tours, but also a handful of custom photographic tours. Our photographic tours are designed to offer the bird photographer opportunities to capture their desired images by spending longer with their “target birds”. By using our local knowledge that we have built up in the Atlantic rain forest over the last 20 years, we can help the photographer get to the right places, to the see the right birds, at the right time, this together with comfortable accommodation and several feeding stations at Itororo lodge make the perfect combination for a wonderfully productive photographic tour.

Custom photographic tour

We have just finished a very successful 14-day custom photographic tour in the Atlantic Forest of southeast Brazil. We saw a total of 330 species, of which 180 were photographed well. Below are some examples of the photos that were taken. Please ask for further details of our anytime custom photo tours.

White-throated Hummingbird (Andy Foster)
Saw-billed Hermit (Andy Foster)
White-bearded Manakin (Andy Foster)
Ochre-faced Tody Flycatcher (Andy Foster)
Giant Antshrike (Andy Foster)

Global Birdfair 2023

We are happy to announce that we will be attending the Global Birdfair this year on the 15th, 16th and 17th July at the Rutland Showground in Oakham. We will be located in Robin Marquee, Stand R 79, we look forward to seeing you there!

We will be offering all of our tailormade tours to Brazil and Argentina together with some new fixed departure tours to Madeira, North West Argentina, Brazil – South East Atlantic Forest and the Brazilian Pantanal and Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park. If you are considering visiting any of these exciting destinations in 2023, please come by for a chat!


We are very happy to announce that we are now offering tours to Argentina! We are offering 3 different tours; North-East Argentina, North-West Argentina and Eastern Patagonia. Please follow the link to our Birding Tours page for further information!

Andean Flamingos on our North-West Argentina tour

Naturetrek Tour success!

It was a great pleasure to receive our first group tour back through the doors of Itororo Lodge last week. We spent 8 days birding the Atlantic forest, seeing a respectable total of 282 species with a further 16 heard.

We had an incredible week with some wonderful moments, the most memorable of which were a male Large-tailed Antshrike, posing beautifully in front of the group for at least 30 seconds (!), the amazing response from the Giant Snipe as it glided down and sat just 15 metres in front of us, giving spectacular views. The tanagers didn’t disappoint either with amazing views of Green-headed, Brassy-breasted, Magpie, Gilt-edged, Rufous-headed, Flame-crested, Yellow-backed and White-bellied Tanagers, all putting a great show!┬áThe Saffron Toucanet on the first afternoon that responded so well to playback, flying in and perching in a tree above the lodge and the small family party of Spot-billed Toucanets that sat above us making the most peculiar calls whilst doing so are all such wonderful memories!

Why not join us on a tour soon and experience the pleasure of birding the Atlantic rain forest!

Giant Snipe (Andy Foster)