Tour At A Glance





Single Room Supplement:


Tour Code:

Fairly Relaxed with some early starts and long drives

Group Size:

Eight plus Leaders

Three-toed Jacamar Blue Manakin Violaceous Euphonia Golden-chevroned Tanager Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth Saffron Toucanet

South East Brazil - Atlantic Rainforest Endemics

Date: 31st October - 9th November 2021 (SPACES)
Leaders: Ashley Saunders and Andy Foster



Spot-billed Toucanet
For our foray into this endemic-rich region, we will be based throughout at the delightful Itororo Eco-lodge, set within the 58,000ha Tres Picos State Park in the heart of the Atlantic rain forest, south-east Brazil. The lodge sits at an altitude of 1200m, tucked away in its own private valley of 50 acres and offering not only excellent birding opportunities in its own grounds, but with easy access to all of the other key birding spots in the area. The lodge offers comfortable accommodation for up to 14 people, making it small enough not to interfere with the surrounding environment and to be managed in such a way that guests feel like they are staying at a true home from home. As the lodge is surrounded by forest, the flora and fauna in the gardens alone is quite spectacular. But for those wishing to explore further there a number of trails within the grounds that offer a variety of walks and excellent opportunities to search for various species of birds. In the fifty acre grounds of the lodge over 180 species have already been recorded, of which 60+ are Atlantic forest endemics! This makes Itororo Lodge a prime location in which to stay in the Atlantic rain forest. The grounds also have a number of bird tables, feeding stations and hummingbird feeders, which offer a chance to see a number of species close-up, offering guests superb opportunities for photographing some of the rare and colourful endemics. Your tour leader will be Ashley Saunders who will be assisted throughout by Andy Foster, who owns the lodge and runs birding tours year round in the Atlantic Forest region where he has been guiding since 1995. You can expect to see approximately 270 species of which 80 are endemic.




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