Testimonial

 

Came out in the Cotinga – Journal of the Neotropical Bird Club – Number 36 – Autumn 2014 pag. 74 , by José Fernando Pacheco, Ricardo Parrini, Guy M Kirwan and Guilherme A. Serpa "scientific paper. Birds of Vale das Taquaras (VTL) region, Nova Friburgo, Rio d Janeiro state, Brazil: checklist with historical and trophic approach. In this work you find a complete list of the birds in VTL and its surroundings like Macae-de-Cima. Within the VTL area you will find 146 endemic species of the Atlantic Forest and of the montane region of Serra do Mar. It says: ‘it appears likely to become established among the birdwatchers as one of the best areas in which to search for specialties of the maountains of Rio de Janeiro state that are either rare or specially localised in the Serra dos Orgãos, e.g. White-bearded Antshrike Biatas nigropectus, Slaty Bristlefront Merulaxis ater and Blue-bellied Parrot Triclaria malachitea…

Luciano Breves - www.ornithos.com.br "Lugar de incrível beleza, muito conforto e aves impressionantes. Um dos melhores lugares para observação de aves no Estado do Rio de janeiro. Sempre com a hospitalidade alegre e atenciosa de Lila Ferrez."

Peter - Germany

"Beautiful gardens, forest, trails, food & a great hospitality with remarkable discussions about politics, & culture. This place is an island within great nature."

Nick Athanas - Tropical Birding (guide) - Equador

"Enjoyed the stay very much – great birdslike White-bearded Antshrikes, Long-trained Nightjar, Stygian Owl, Half-collared Sparrow."

Andrés Vasguez - Tropical Birding (guide) - Equador

"He viajado por muchos lugares y me he guedado pero Vale das Taquaras, gracias a Lila y so staff, han hecho que eu pcos dias este sea no demis lugares favoritos en el mundo. Poços veces me He sentido tan bieenvenido y bien tratado como aqui. Muchas gracias por todo . Amazing birds by the way!!!"

Dave and Norma – Sussex UK

"We have been delighted with your beautiful lodge which provides modern amenities, excellent birding and we have e been particularly impressed with the way that the lodge and garden blend in so naturally with the rainforest, and as such provides a superb model for bird lodges in rainforest worldwide.On a personal level we were looked after to every detail and feel relaxed and refreshed for having stayed at Vale das Taquaras."

França 2012

"Merci beaucoup pour cet accent chaleureux et polyglotytte. Le site est splendide, la norriture est em vrai regal et pour moi c’est um peu le paradis puisque, en plus, le lieu est plein d’oiseaux- la Forêt Atlantique est vraiment une merveille pour les ornithologues."

Germany 2008

"Beautiful gardens, forest trails, food and a great hospitality with remarkable discussions about politics, culture and art. This place is an island within great nature."

Ecuador 2012

"Enjoyed the stay very much –great birds like White-bearded Antshrike, Long-tailed Nightjar, Stygion-Owl, Half-collared Sparrow."

Ecuador A guide 2012

"He viajado por muchos lugares y me he guedado em muchas casas, hoteles y albergues pero Vale das Taquaras, gracias a Lila y su staff, han hecho que em pocos dias este sea uno de mis lugares favoritos em el mundo. Pocas veces me he sentido tan bienvenido y bien tratado como aqui. Muchas gracias por todo. Amazing birds by the way!!!"

Mexico A guide 2012

"I’m impressed with the wonderfully built lodge, great amenities, great birding right at the door step and wonderful host, Lila, as well as Reinaldo ( guide to the lodge). The long trained experience was amazing Lila is very kind, intelligent and well –tuned to the nature around her."

England 2012

"Thank you Lila, for a wonderful stay. We have been delighted with your beautiful lodge which provides modern amenities, excellent birding and we have been particularly impressed with the way that the lodge and garden blends in so naturally with the rainforest, and as such provides a superb model for bird lodges in rainforest worldwide."

England 2012

"Great birding in a wonderful setting; hospitality made it all for a wonderful stay. Highlights were the Grey-winged Cotinga, Black-gold Cotinga,. Long-trained nightjar."

Mexico A guide 2012

"I’m impressed with the wonderfully built lodge, great amenities, great birding right at the door step and wonderful host, Lila, as well as Reinaldo ( guide to the lodge). The long trained experience was amazing” Lila is very kind, intelligent and well –tuned to the nature around her."

Ecuador A guide 2012

USA 2012

"We spent 5 glorious days here and we’ve felt at home in every way. We appreciate all the effort you have put into making this place a haven for nature lovers…and of course the FRILLED COQUETTE!"

England 2012

"Thank you Lila, for a wonderful stay. We have been delighted with your beautiful lodge which provides modern amenities, excellent birding and we have been particularly impressed with the way that the lodge and garden blends in so naturally with the rainforest, and as such provides a superb model for bird lodges in rainforest worldwide."

NB 2012

"The green writing abovr was the Vale das Taquara’s idea to emphasize what we are specially proud of obtaining, therefore we are enthusiastic that it was noticed! There were many more such entries in our clients book. Thank you all. The Vale das Taquaras Staff and Lila thank you all! "