19 May 2011

Neotropical Birding article on REGUA

Just had an article I wrote about REGUA published in the spring 2011 issue of Neotropical Birding. REGUA is an NGO in south-east Brazil protecting over 7,000 ha of Atlantic Forest - the second most threatened biome in the world and home to a very high number of endemics. An incredible 455 bird species (and counting) have been recorded at REGUA, including 62 Brazilian endemics and 118 Atlantic Forest endemics! 13 species classified as Threatened by BirdLife International are also found here - a very high total for one site. REGUA is a fantastic birding destination, and moreover, the lodge is non-profit, with all income going towards REGUA's conservation work. This article, Seeking out Atlantic Forest specialities at Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu, describes where and when to find the Reserve's specialities, such as Elegant Mourner, Russet-winged Spadebill, Salvadori's Antwren and Giant Snipe. If you would like a copy, or are interested in neotropical birds, please join the Neotropical Bird Club.


  1. Nice one Lee. Just been told that the Ornitholiday's tours to REGUA are both confirmed departures so looking forward to birding there once again.


  2. Hi Lee
    Congatulations on your birding blog. Your profound dedication to birds, your interest in their biology and conservation makes you an example to us all.
    May you continue guiding us all with your energy
    Nicholas and Raquel