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 »



Hoje, recebemos a ilustre presença do tamanduá-mirim (Tamandua tetradactyla), ele foi encontrado pelo Corpo de Bombeiros de Cachoeiras de Macacu e levado até a APA Macacu, o gestor da APA, Samuel Araújo nos solicitou para fazer a soltura aqui na REGUA, fomos privilegiados e agraciados! Obrigado pela confiança. ... See MoreSee Less

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Esta área chamada de Pai Velho, foi reflorestada há dois anos e agora faz parte das 220 hectares reflorestadas da reserva. O compromisso da Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu é zelar pelas mudas até o seu pleno crescimento. Por isso contamos com competentes guardas florestais para nos ajudar. Parabéns Arilson e Daniel. ... See MoreSee Less

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Until next year. Many thanks to everyone who came to visit our at the British Birdfair. It was wonderful to meet so many new people interested in coming birdwatching at REGUA and to catch up with old friends. Also a special thanks to our dedicated UK team, Rachel Walls, Sue Healey and Lee Dingain, for their tireless work each year! ... See MoreSee Less

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REGUA supporter & past lodge guest Nigel Marven visited us at our stand at the UK Birdfair today. Many thanks for your continued support! ... See MoreSee Less

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