REGUA is a private reserve protecting over 7,000 hectares of forest from 70 to 2,000 meters above sea level, situated some 2 hours easy drive north of Rio de Janeiro.
In addition to forest birding along its extensive network of trails, REGUA has restored an extensive wetland area close to its comfortable Bird Lodge which accommodates up to a maximum of 18 people.
To date 470 species of birds have been recorded within the reserve, and special birds such as White-necked Hawk, Masked Duck, Giant Snipe, Russet-crowned Crake, Blue-bellied Parrot, Golden-tailed Parrotlet, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, White-bearded Antshrike, Fork-tailed Tody-Tyrant, Russet-winged Spadebill, Striped Manakin, Shrike-like Cotinga, Buffy-fronted and Temminck’s Seedeaters, White-bellied Tanager, Black-legged Dacnis and Salvadori’s Antwren are all seen regularly.
Special excursion to the mountains can be organized from REGUA to see the endemic and rare Gray-winged Cotinga.
Night birding for Long-tailed Potoo, Tawny-browed and Black-banded Owl.