The most amazing 2 day trip to Itatiaia National Park , sooo many birds , lots of my favourite hummingbirds , butterflies, frogs ,bats & even a wolf!

Claire Feb 2020

Robust Woodpecker
Highly recommend a trip with him !

He is a great guide and he is great person.

Pierre Jan 2020

I highly recommend!

I arranged with Ricardo to spend two weeks travelling the length of Rio and Sáo Paulo states in search of the region’s special mammals and birds. Ricardo handled all the ground arrangements impeccably.

Keith Nov 2019

Green-billed Toucan
Highly recommended

Birding with my teenage son was the best part of our Rio trip, thanks to Ricardo!

Carmem October 19

Black-cheeked Gnateater
A terrific birding experience.

We really enjoyed his soft spoken company and we felt very safe with his driving. Very highly recommended!

Brian and Linda Feb 19

Black Jacobin
Everything we could have hoped for in a birding guide!

He had a relaxed pace and persevered until we got to see each target bird. One of our best birding experiences ever!!

Greg and Lara July 2019

White-eared Puffbird
Fantastic birding

I would go birding with him again in an instant. He is a great guide in general and a keen and knowledgable birder which is most important.

Ingela may 19

White-Necked Hawk
Fun intense days with lots of birds

In a short period of time you feel like you’ve known him for years.

Dick Feb 19

Violet-capped Woodnynph
I look forward to birding with him again.

I am pleased to say that our actual experience far exceeded our expectations. If you decide to do one of these trips, then I am confident that you will not be disappointed .

Geoff July 18

A wonderful week in the Atlantic Rain Forest of Brazil

I can recommend Ricardo Barbosa’s services without reservations of any kind.

Prof. Geoff and Dorothy Chambers
New Zealand

“Fantastic bird experience in Rio de Janeiro”
“Booking via email went easy. Ricardo is a great birder and has a lot of experience He gave me the time to shoot a lot of pictures. Very recommendable guide ! Many thanks for having one of my highlights in Brazil with him !”

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Stijn E
Stijn E, Belgium

Superb Brazil Bird Trip
Dave and Cara Mudd
“Ricardo is an excellent organizer, he plans the best accommodations, the best food, and the best birding sites to maximize your lifelist. Ricardo does it all and for a reasonable price. We were blown away !!!”

Dave and Cara
Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

Great Guiding in SE Brazil
It was a great pleasure to work with Ricardo. His extensive knowledge of the area we visited ensured that we made the best use of our limited time in Brazil. He also handled arranging our accommodations. We highly recommend Ricardo and Pica-pau Tours. You will not be disappointed!

Shanna M
Shanna M, USA

Excellent birding in Tijuca Forest
If you want to do some birding whilst in Rio then Ricardo would be an excellent choice for a guide. He also does longer tours and if we do return to Brazil we would be more than happy to use Ricardo as our guide.

Mike L
Mike L, UK

Fabulous birding tour based in Rio
I highly recommend all of his tours!

Michael S
Michael S, CA