Our base for this wonderful tour is the fabulous Eco-Lodge Itororó, located at an altitude of 1,150m in the Serra do Mar mountain range near Nova Friburgo and about 140 km to the north of Rio de Janeiro. Set amidst the species-rich Atlantic Rainforest, the lodge is nestled in its own private valley of 50 acres, and is located within the 58.790ha Tres Picos State Park. The lodge offers comfortable accommodation together with great birding opportunities and easy access to a whole host of other birding sites within the local area. With streams and a pool, together with large landscaped gardens, an array of flowering & fruiting trees and plants, the grounds alone attract a wealth of bird species such as Spot-winged Wood-Quail, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Plovercrest, Spot-billed Toucanet, Brassy-breasted and Golden-chevroned Tanagers and Uniform Finch. Each day we will make excursions to a variety of different habitats and eco-systems, ranging from the highlands of Pico de Caladonia where specialities include Bay-chested Warbling-Finch, Diademed Tanager and Itatiaia Thistletail down to the wetlands and lowland rainforest of Guapi Acu where White-headed Marsh-Tyrants dance across the water and Masked Ducks skulk in the surrounding vegetation. We believe this tour provides just the perfect mix of easy birding combined with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the feeding stations and hummer feeders all set in a wonderful environment. And there really are some awesome birds to find such as the enigmatic Three-toed Jacamar, Red-legged Seriema, Brazilian Antthrush, Sharpbill, Pin-tailed Manakin, and a cracking assortment of endemic hummers and tanagers to keep the most ardent birder and keen photographer happy!
With Andy's 16 years of experience leading tours in this bird rich part of Brazil you will not be in better hands. Join us at the wonderful Itororo Eco-Lodge and discover Atlantic rainforest birding at its best.