In south-east Brazil we stayed at the Serra Dos Tucanos Lodge www.serradostucanos.com.br
Located near Cachoeiras do Macacu, which is about 1.5 hours north-west of Rio de Janiero, the lodge lies in the Tres Picos State Park and the garden and grounds are bird-filled with around 200 species recorded. The lodge is also an excellent base from which to explore the nearby rainforest and even the odd wetland. The lodge's services and birding guides are very good. It rains a lot here, but when it does you just sit on the veranda and watch the hummingbirds and tanagers at close range!