Come birding at REGUA

REGUA is the premier site for birding 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 species 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 »


Stay at our lodge

Our visitor lodge, set up for people interested in natural history, is located next to our wetlands with stunning views across the reserve and easy access to a network of marked trails that can be walked with or without one our bird guides. 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 »

Join a birdwatching excursion

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 Atlantic Forest endemics 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 and other nocturnal birds. More »


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Make a donation to REGUA

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 »



Visita da Pós graduação executiva em meio ambiente na Reserva Ecológica do Guapiaçu. Dia muito construtivo para ambas partes. 38º e 39º turma URFJ - COPPEIMBE ... See MoreSee Less

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REGUA's third Oryba kadeni hawkmoth was recorded on 29 June 2017. A widespread but beautiful moth. (Photo by Alan Martin) ... See MoreSee Less

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Um almoço internacional hoje aqui na Reserva Ecológica do Guapiaçu. Franceses, Suecos, Nova zelandês, Holandeses, Argentina, Inglês, Português e Brasileiros. Venha fazer parte dessa corrente de conservação internacional
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The Red-ruffed Fruitcrow (Pyroderus scutatus) is high on visitors wish-lists, but it is scarce and a very hard bird to see well. However this splendid bird appeared in the lodge garden on the 2nd July and was seen by two lucky people sitting quietly on the veranda. It stayed in the garden for a few minutes allowing a series of photos to be taken before flying off when someone came up the drive. A beautiful bird. (Photo by Alan Martin) ... See MoreSee Less

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Estamos com dois voluntários na Reserva Ecológica do Guapiaçu, um inglês e o outro neozelandês. Eles estão nos ajudando nos serviços operacionais da reserva. Na foto, estão montando uma proteção de bambu para o abrigo dos alagados com Loan e Magal. ... See MoreSee Less

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