Birding at REGUA

REGUA is the premier birdwatching site in the Atlantic Forest – one of South America’s most biodiverse and endemic-rich biomes. Of the 930 bird species found in the Atlantic Forest, over 470 have been recorded at REGUA, including 62 Brazilian endemics, 118 species endemic to the Atlantic Forest and several species that can be considered REGUA specialities. Over 200 bird species have been recorded at our wetlands alone. More »



Our visitor lodge, built for birders and people interested in natural history, is located beside our wetlands with stunning views across the reserve and easy access to a network of marked trails that can be walked with or without a guide. The lodge is full board and equipped to a high standard with 10 en-suite rooms, a swimming pool, and an extensive natural history library. We also offer a transfer service to and from Rio de Janeiro located two hours away. More »

Birdwatching excursions

Join our birdwatching excursions from the lodge to a variety of Atlantic Forest habitats off-reserve, in search of over 100 species of birds not present at REGUA. The focus of our excursions is finding endemic Atlantic Forest birds including Restinga Antwren, Grey-winged Cotinga, Itatiaia Thistletail and Three-toed Jacamar. We also organise night-birding excursions to look for Giant Snipe, owls, potoos, nightjars and other nocturnal birds. More »


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With only 7% of the original forested area remaining, the Atlantic Forest of South America is one of the most threatened ecosystems on Earth, but also one the most biodiverse! REGUA protects over 9,000 hectares of forest and has the opportunity to purchase more land protect more forest, but we have to act fast as encroaching urbanisation is rapidly increasing land prices. Please support REGUA by making a donation. Donate »



A Reserva Ecológica do Guapiaçu possui uma pousada. Com os seus dez quartos suítes providencia ao seus hospedes uma estada tranquila ao lado da natureza, com suas trilhas e atividades ao ar livre.
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Kaitlin Murphy and Bob Wilcox, volunteer bird guides at REGUA, had an unexpected encounter with a group of Southern Woolly Spider Monkeys (Brachyteles aracnoides) while birding on the Red Trail. They were able to witness the gathering of their food of seeds and leaves while moving among the tree top. Southern Woolly Spider Monkeys are the largest primates in the Americas and are categorised as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Hunting, habitat loss and forest fragmentation are still the main threats to their survival. This amazing sighting encourages us to continue with the incessant conservation work undertaken at REGUA.

Kaitlin Murphy e Bob Wilcox, voluntários na REGUA, tiveram um encontro inesperado com um grupo familiar de muriquis-do-sul (Brachyteles aracnoides) na Trilha Vermelha na semana passada. Kaitlin e Bob estavam observando aves quando repentinamente realizaram que um grupo de muriquis-do-sul estava se deslocando de um lado da trilha para o outro. O avistamento deste grupo familiar de muriquis-do-sul se alimentando de folhas e frutos, assim como a oportunidade de observar os momentos de lazer entre os diferentes membros do grupo, é um grande incentivo para continuar o trabalho incessante de conservação na alta bacia do rio Guapiaçu desenvolvido na REGUA.
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