Here at REGUA we have an extensive network of trails that take you deep into lowland Atlantic Forest, through restored lowland wetlands and past unspoilt rivers and waterfalls. All of our trails provide outstanding birdwatching opportunities as well as chances to see mammals, butterflies, frogs, reptiles, orchids, bromeliads, heliconias and many species of trees.

Our most regularly used tourist trails are clearly marked with coloured posts every 50 metres and regularly cleared and maintained. There are two main start points for the trails – one by the map near the REGUA office and another at our research building (Casa Pesquisa) at the north end of the reserve. Guests at the lodge receive free transport to and from the trail heads.


Casa Anibal/4×4

Habitats: Secondary lowland forest.
Key birds include: Frilled Coquette, White-bibbed Antbird, Mantled Hawk, White-necked Hawk, Slaty Bristlefront, Scaled Antbird, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Plain Parakeet, Spot-billed Toucanet, Long-tailed Tyrant, Eared Pygmy-Tyrant, Yellow-green Grosbeak. More »


Elfin Forest/Red Trail

Habitats: Primary montane forest.
Key birds include: Shrike-like Cotinga, Salvadori’s Antwren, Russet-winged Spadebill, Blue-bellied Parrot, Golden-tailed Parrotlet, Least Pygmy-Owl, Spotted Bamboowren, White-bearded Antshrike, Ferruginous Antbird, Brown Tanager, Green-chinned Euphonia. More »


Forest/Brown Trail

Habitats: Replanted secondary lowland forest.
Key birds include: Tataupa Tinamou, Uniform Crake, Blue Ground-Dove, Channel-billed Toucan, Blond-crested Woodpecker, Sooretama Slaty-Antshrike, Green-backed Becard, Long-billed Wren, Brazilian Tanager, Fawn-breasted Tanager, Yellow-backed Tanager. More »


Waterfall/Green Trail

Habitats: Secondary lowland forest.
Key birds include: Shrike-like Cotinga, Pin-tailed Manakin, Southern Antpipit, Rufous-capped Antthrush, White-bellied Tanager, White-necked Hawk, Buff-bellied Puffbird, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper. More »


Wetland/Yellow Trail

Habitats: Restored wetland and secondary forest.
Key birds include: Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Masked Duck, Boat-billed Heron, Capped Heron, Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle, Grey-necked Wood-Rail, Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail, Rufous-sided Crake, White-chinned Sapphire, Black-capped Donacobius, Black-legged Dacnis. More »