Highlights from around the reserve in June and July include:
4×4 Track to Casa Anibal: White-necked Hawk, Yellow-fronted Woodpecker, Slaty Bristlefront, Eared Pygmy-Tyrant, Bare-throated Bellbird, Eastern Striped Manakin and Shrike-like Cotinga.
São José Trail: Rufous-capped Motmot, Blond-crested Woodpecker, White-bibbed Antbird, Plain-winged Woodcreeper, White-throated Woodcreeper, Lesser Woodcreeper, Black-capped Foliage-gleaner, White-eyed Foliage-gleaner, Greyish Mourner and Shrike-like Cotinga.
Waterfall Trail: White-necked Hawk, Least Pygmy-Owl, Buff-bellied Puffbird, Channel-billed Toucan, Spot-billed Toucanet, Spot-breasted Antvireo, Star-throated Antwren, Salvadori’s Antwren, Unicoloured Antwren, Rufous-capped Antthrush, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser (with young), Scaled Woodcreeper, Southern Antpipit, Eared Pygmy-Tyrant, Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant, Greyish Mourner, Bare-throated Bellbird, Shrike-like Cotinga, Pin-tailed Manakin, Thrush-like Schiffornis, Azure-shouldered Tanager, Rufous-headed Tanager and Yellow-green Grosbeak.
Waldenoor: Mantled Hawk, Yellow-fronted Woodpecker, White-shouldered Fire-eye, Thrush-like Schiffornis, Green-backed Becard, Buffy-fronted and Temminck’s Seedeaters and Green-chinned Euphonia.
Wetland and adjacent forest trails: Up to 8 Masked Duck, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Pinnated Bittern, Whistling Heron, Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle, Collared Forest-Falcon, Limpkin, Blackish Rail, Giant Snipe, White-eyed and Maroon-bellied Parakeets (in the lodge garden), Orange-winged Parrot, Tropical Screech-Owl (still at the usual roost site), Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Channel-billed Toucan, Tufted Antshrike, White-bibbed Antbird, Southern Antpipit, Bran-coloured Flycatcher (see photo), Yellow-browed Tyrant, a female Swallow-tailed Cotinga (a very unusual record, seen by the Rio de Janeiro Bird Club), Shrike-like Cotinga, Brazilian Tanager, a female Black-legged Dacnis, Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch and Pileated Finch.
Elsewhere, Russet-winged Spadebill has been showing on the Elfin Forest Trail and just outside the reserve our guide Adilei has seen Black-banded Owl in his garden. Mammal sightings around the reserve include four Brown-throated Three-toed Sloths seen in a day, Tayra, Common Grey Four-eyed Opossum and Tufted-ear Marmosets on the Lodge feeders (see photo below).