BRAZIL - REGUA
BRAZIL - Regua
Brazil is one of the world's most exciting birding destinations. The Atlantic Forests in the south-east of the country have been seriously depleted over the last two centuries; nevertheless, the majority of Brazil's endemic birds are found in this region, with over 60 of them on the checklist for our tour.
Just 90 minutes from Rio de Janeiro, REGUA (Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu) aims not only to protect the rainforest and its biodiversity from deforestation, hunting and the removal of forest products but also restore habitat using local resources.
A mouth-watering 470 species have been recorded on the reserve, probably more than at any site in Brazil outside the Amazon region. We are indeed fortunate to be able to spend our one- centre tour at REGUA's comfortable lodge where we will be well-looked after, with lovely home cooking, attentive staff and outstanding local guides; after a great day in the field we can cool off in the swimming pool or relax with a glass of Caipirinha, a delicious Brazilian cocktail.
The lodge's garden is home to a superb variety of hummingbirds and tanagers, whilst the adjacent wetland teems with wildlife.
There is an extensive network of trails accessed by foot or after a short ride in the vehicle, and we hope to see a great variety of Atlantic Forest endemic birds which may include White-necked Hawk, Crescent-chested Puffbird , Brazilian Tanager, Pin-tailed Manakin , Blackcheeked Gnateater and Frilled Coquette.
In addition, an evening excursion to look for Giant Snipe will live long in the memory!
As well as exploring the trails and wetland close to our lodge we will make three or four day-trips not only to see extra species but also experience a different range of habitat and scenery.
We will look for Restinga Antwren, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike and numerous waterbirds along the coast near Cabo Frio, whilst Three-toed Jacamar, Blue-winged Macaw and other dry forest specialities can be seen near Carmo. Green-crowned Plovercrest, Black-and-gold Cotinga and Hooded Berryeater are just three of the most sought-after species in the mountain forests near Nova Friburgo.
From gaudy toucans, through brightly coloured tanagers, manakins and hummingbirds, to the secretive antbirds of the forest, plus furtive crakes, roosting owls and the daily spectacle of roosting herons and egrets, there really is something for everyone on this tour!
Please note that this part of Brazil is non-malarial and there is no yellow fever.
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A wonderful eco-reserve in the south-east of Brazil
Dates to be announced (early October - mid October 2019)
Leader: Nigel Jones
Price to be announced
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