Day 1:  Arrival in AM in Rio de Janiero, then transfer to
Itatiaia National Park area with good birding along the way.
The afternoon can then be spent with the world famous
feeders at a hotel in the National Park and birding nearby.
Days 2 to 4:  Itatiaia National Park including the Agulhas
Negras Highlands, lower elevations and more.
Day 5:  After wrapping up birding at Itatiaia National Park,
we transfer to the Uba Tuba area (starting birding there in
late afternoon).
Days 6 to 8:  Uba Tuba birding including Corcovado,
Folha Seca, Sertao das Cotias, and the Fazendas
Capricornio and Andgelim. We will also take a day trip to
Perenque for morning birding there and try several other
sites the rest of the day.
Day 9:  Last day birding (nearly full day) and start the
journey home from Uba Tuba back to Rio de Janiero for
late PM flights

Extensions to Consider:  Extensions are likely to other
Atlantic Forest locations, including Regua Reserve and/or
Serro dos Orgaoes (and surrounding area to north) based
upon group interest. Please let us know if you are
interested in a longer visit to the Atlantic Forest area or in
birding in other Brazil locations.
Brief Itinerary
Trip Description
This is an exceptional birding value trip including 10 nights
and 11 days birding in Brazil's Atlantic Forest. This trip is
designed for the birders who want to expand their life list
extensively and who want a cost-effective trip. Over this
eleven day trip, you will visit many of the key birding sites in
the Atlantic Forest, including Itatiaia National Park and Uba
  • Most trips find 95 of the 104 Atlantic Forest specialties,
    adding a number of new bird species to the list of most
    South American birders. We anticipate trip participants
    will see 260 to 280 species.  
  • Special birds include Black-fronted Piping-Guan,
    Frilled Coquette, Black-breasted Plovercrest, Three-
    toed Jacamar, Saffron Toucanet, Yellow-fronted
    Woodpecker, Black-billed Scythebill, Araucaria Tit-
    Spinetail, White-bearded Antshrike, Salvadori's
    Antwren, Black-hooded Antwren, Rufous-tailed
    (Brazilian) Antthrush, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Slaty
    Bristlefront, Fork-tailed Tody-Tyrant, Black-and-gold
    Cotinga, Hooded Berryeater, Bare-throated Bellbird,
    Buff-throated Purpletuft, Black-capped Piprites, Brassy-
    breasted Tanager, Gilt-edged Tanager and another
    70 Atlantic Forest specialties.
  • More site and bird species details are on the detailed
    itinerary (see link in the green bar below). Please
    request a trip report if you would like more information.
  • Several local hotels cater to bird watchers to make the
    trip affordable and productive for birding. Each night,
    we will enjoy fantastic bird feeders and/or have
    numerous birding routes nearby.
  • Most trips include another 2 to 4 days at Serra dos
    Orgáos National Park and sites nearby, and/or
    including several days at Regua reserve. These
    extensions usually add another 20 to 40 species and
    another 6 to 10 Atlantic Forest specialties.
  • Our guides include Lelis Navarrete (widely regarded as
    the best bird guide in South America) and Bruno Lima
    (an experienced Atlantic Forest ornithologist who is
    well known and regarded highly in the area).
  • We offer several Atlantic Forest trips each year and
    throughout the year. Custom trips can be taken at any
    time, but the crowds (and prices) explode during the
    Carnival and holiday season from December to March
    (and sometimes into April in some later season
    Carnival years).  

Please contact us to get trip reports to get a good idea of the
bird species you will see based upon our past experiences.
"Cost effective trips with over 90 Atlantic Forest specialties!"
Atlantic Forest Birding
Itatiaia National Park, Uba Tuba and  More
Extension to Other Atlantic Forest Sites
Brazil Atlantic Forest Classic:  
11 Days of Birding
Photo by Lelis Navarrete.
Photo by Lelis Navarrete
Photo by Bud Johnson
Photo by Bud Johnson
Photo by Lelis Navarrete.
Photo by Lelis Navarrete.
Photo by Lelis Navarrete.
Photo by Bud Johnson
Photo by Bud Johnson and including banner.
More Details on This Trip
Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 or toll free at
888-203-7464) or Ian (in the UK at 07719-052820 in Norfolk), and/or email Also feel free to click here.