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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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 »



Hidde and Logan are visiting Regua on a Master´s intership on amphibian accoustics. We are very happy to host them at Regua for the next month and a half. They are very active, hard-working and communicative young men. They have studied Ecology and Evolution at Amsterdam University. We wish them the best of luck in their research knowing that they have full support from Regua´s staff to achieve their goals! Thank you Logan and Hidde for choosing Regua as your research destination! ... See MoreSee Less

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Você conhece a Trilha do Elefante, situada no Parque Três Picos em Teresópolis.
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Trilha da Pedra do Elefante é visitada por turistas de todo Brasil! #eucurtoteresopolis #pedradoelefante #trilhas #brasil #natureza

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Now a familiar sight on the lodge bird feeders! ... See MoreSee Less

Friday Photo: Common Marmoset at Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu © Scott Guiver.

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