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 »


Narrated by Michael Palin, produced by Verity White/Five Films, soundtrack by Matthew Sheeran. Watch in HD »


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 »



16 hours ago

Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu

And do it begins #birdfair 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu

Last week a group of trained experts from came to educate the workers at REGUA and the Young Rangers on how forest fires are started, how to monitor a forest for danger signs, and how to combat fires with contrafogos (counter-fires), water hoses and manual fire extinguishers. The staff had a great time doing hands-on fire drills!” ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu

#Por mais histórias como está, por mais verde, por mais Água.

60 Second Docs Presents
Bringing the forest back to life.
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7 days ago

Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu

Nesta linda filmagem das cameras do André Lanna, que faz a Pós-Graduação em Ecologia na UFRJ e com campo aqui na reserva podemos ver um Gato-maracajá muito saudável passeando e buscando alimento.
Os felinos estão a cada dia mais presentes nas filmagens, indicando que a
oferta de alimento para esta fauna é farta aqui. E isso nos deixa muito felizes, pois o nosso trabalho de conservação/reflorestamento está dando seus 'frutos'.
#Longa vida a REGUA
Agende sua visita, estamos abertos semanalmente das 7:00 as 16:00 e finais de semana apenas para grupos agendados.
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The master at work - our bird guide Adilei whistling in birds (who needs an mp3 player!). Adilei mimics six bird species - can you identify them (one is revealed at 05:00)? Recorded by Bruce Gilchrist of London Fieldworks in 2009.Shot by London Fieldworks in the Atlantic Rainforest, Brazil in 2009 during a British Council Artist Links residency hosted by REGUA (Reserva Ecológica de… ... See MoreSee Less

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