Little Tinamou (heard) White-tailed Trogon Black-chested Jay
Magnificent Frigatebird Black-tailed Trogon Clay-colored Robin
Neotropical Cormorant Broad-billed Motmot Tropical Gnatcatcher
Brown Pelican Collared Aracari Mangrove Swallow
Great Blue Heron Barred Puffbird Barn Swallow
Snowy Egret Slaty Spinetail Bay-breasted Warbler
Striated Heron Plain Xenops White-shouldered Tanager
Gray-headed Chachalaca Western Slaty Antshrike Summer Tanager
Purple Gallinule Streaked Antwren Flame-rumped Tanager
Limpkin Dot-winged Antwren Crimson-backed Tanager
Wattled Jacana Black-faced Antthrush (heard) Blue-gray Tanager
Laughing Gull Blue Cotinga (2 females) Golden-hooded Tanager
Pale-vented Pigeon Purple-throated Fruitcrow Blue Dacnis
Ruddy Ground-Dove Red-capped Manakin Green Honeycreeper
White-tipped Dove Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher Red-legged Honeycreeper
Squirrel Cuckoo Dusky-capped Flycatcher Blue-black Grassquit
Orange-chinned Parakeet Tropical Kingbird Variable Seedeater
Band-rumped Swift Fork-tailed Flycatcher Buff-throated Saltator
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift Streaked Flycatcher Yellow-rumped Cacique
White-necked Jacobin Social Flycatcher Scarlet-rumped Cacique
Violet-bellied Hummingbird Gray-capped Flycatcher Great-tailed Grackle
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Masked
Flight to Cana
275 species at
Cocoi/Great Blue Heron a couple people saw this near the creek by the dining area, a motley unidentifiable creature.
more numerous than the Black Vultures near
got good looks at either the miradore on Cerro Pirre or soaring over
KITES, HAWKS & EAGLES, Accipitridae
saw two possibly migratory kettles soaring over the
Bicolored Hawk Brian saw one 2x near the creek on the Mines trail while bathing off the dust of the Pirre trail.
Semiplumbeous Hawk The group got great views of an adult on the Boca de Cupe trail.
White Hawk 4 on the first day on the Mines trail and twice over the ridge.
Common Black-Hawk One seen well perched over Sendero (trail) Seteganti.
seen by Brian at the miradore and another seen by the group
soaring over the
Crested Eagle Brian saw a huge white eagle fly up and land in a tree on the ridge across form the Miradore. The entire group trained scopes on the bird and discerned a white crested head with black cere/beak and long moderately narrow banded tail.
Black-and-White Hawk-Eagle Some of the group saw this on the Boca de Cupe trail.
treat for the whole group flew overhead at
Ornate Hawk-Eagle An adult perched in a tree across from the dining building.
CARACARAS & FALCONS, Falconidae
Laughing Falcon One seen on the Seteganti trail by Karl, Jim and Brian
Crested Guan A few seen everyday, the closest near Pirre camp.
Great Curassow A spectacular male crossed the Mines trail in front of the whole group.
White-throated Crake heard only along the airstrip.
few of us saw this fly up from the edge of the
Scaled Pigeon Doug discovered two of these perched down from the airstrip.
Short-billed Pigeon One seen and heard on the Pirre trail.
Ruddy Pigeon A couple seen on the Boca trail and Pirre Trail.
Dusky Pigeon Ivan heard and found this on the Pirre Trail.
common around the buildings and airstrip at
Gray-chested Dove We had four total sightings of this forest dwelling bird.
only, Ivan tried to bring it in on tape, at
Great-Green Macaw Usually 2-6 seen every day except on the 4th.
Red-and-Green Macaw The least common Macaw but seen in pairs at least four times.
Chestnut-fronted Macaw Seen most days, a pair appeared to be nesting near the dorm.
Orange-chinned Parakeet Very common.
seen on a few days around
Saffron-headed Parrot One seen feeding with Blue-headeds on Pirre trail by Pat, Karl Ott Jim and Ivan.
Blue-headed Parrot Very common.
Red-lored Parrot A pair seen at the end of the airstrip spotted by Ivan.
Mealy Parrot Quite common, a few seen most every day.
Little Cuckoo Only one near the airstrip on the 2nd, and 2 on the 6th.
Smooth-billed Ani Often a little herd of these would pop their heads up across from the worker’s building.
TYPICAL OWLS, Strigidae
Overman and Jim Lesser found a pair roosting on the Mines trail
that everyone got a good look at.
Spectacled Owl Brian found one roosting next to the Seteganti trail that all saw.
Central American Pygmy-Owl heard only both nights, at Pirre camp.
Mottled Owl sleepless Brian heard one the first night at Pirre camp.
Pauraque common around airstrip and dormitory, very approachable but had to be discouraged from calling next to our sleeping quarters!
Band-rumped Swift a couple seen most days
Short-tailed Swift 2 near the buildings one afternoon only seen by Ivan and Brian
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift 2 seen on the first day only
Green Hermit good view on the Mines trail and seen a few other times
Long-tailed Hermit The ringing leks of this bird were active even in the heat of the day mostly on the Boca de Cupe trail, often hard to see.
Rufous-breasted Hermit Karl Overman saw one on the Mines trail
Green-fronted Lancebill One near the Pirre Camp
White-necked Jacobin a few seen usually on the Mines trail
Black-throated Mango one or two seen a few times mostly on the trails
Rufous-crested Coquette Ivan found a male that Brian got to see well on the Mines trailthen another female was seen by all on the Seteganti trail.
Green-crowned Woodnymph one seen on the Pirre Trail
Violet-bellied Hummingbird seen twice in the Pepperbushes near the buildings
Rufous-cheeked (Pirre) Hummingbird Most of us saw it but it was a very active bird usually zipping around the “hot-lips” plants and not perching.
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird usually seen daily in the pepperbushes
White-vented Plumeleteer several were often seen on the Mines trail
Greenish Puffleg the most common hummingbird around Pirre camp and in the Elfin forest.
Purple-crowned Fairy a common sight buzzing up and down along the sides of large trees.
Long-billed Starthroat One on the Mines trail and one on the Seteganti trail, a dashing bird!
White-tailed Trogon 4 sightings of this bird along the trails
Violaceous Trogon several sightings and this seemed to be a very vocal species
Collared Trogon seen by a couple members of the group on the Pirre trail
Black-throated Trogon Seen by Doug and Brian on the way up and others on the way down from Pirre camp
Slaty-tailed Trogon 2 sightings both on Pirre trailGolden-headed Quetzal Karl Ott found this on a lone sojourn up to the top of Cerro Pirre
Rufous Motmot Brian heard one on the Seteganti trail, never seen.
Broad-billed Motmot One on the mines trail
by all at the
Pied Puffbird A pair seen twice on the Boca trail and once on the Pirre trail
White-whiskered Puffbird 2 seen the first day on the Mines trail, none after
Gray-cheeked Nunlet one on the Boca trail and one on the Seteganti trail
White-fronted Nunbird We had three with excellent views at the Mines trail the first day
but only one other sighting on the Boca trail afterwards
Great Jacamar This is a great Jacamar, with incredible iridescence, 4 close views, most on the Boca trail and once on the Seteganti trail.
Spot-crowned Barbet We were fortunate is seeing at least a pair of these each day.
Red-headed Barbet Several seen only near Pirre camp at high elevation
Collared Aracari Usually 2-3 seen each day on the low elevation trails
Yellow-eared Toucanet Ivan somehow found 2 of these at a distance on the Pirre trail and we all enjoyed scope views
Keel-billed Toucan several seen on most outings except in the elfin forest, several would call during our breakfast in the “Toucan Tree” and we had 17 in the tree on one morning!
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan usually 2-3 seen each day often in the Toucan Tree
Black-cheeked Woodpecker The most common woodpecker, often at nesting holes.
Red-rumped Woodpecker several sightings on low elevation trails
Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker Only one sighting on the Pirre trail
Spot-breasted Woodpecker one was found a few times on the Seteganti trail
Cinnamon Woodpecker one on the Mines trail on Feb. 1st and one on the Boca the 6th
Lineated Woodpecker most frequently seen big woodpecker, nearly every day
Crimson-crested Woodpecker a pair seen on the Boca trail and a pair on the Seteganti
tough to see, but we all managed at least one good look
One of the prize
Beautiful Treerunner another prize bird, seen by Brian and Doug at the elfin forest and the next day by Karl Overman and Jim
Lineated Foliage-gleaner three sightings of 5 birds on the Pirre trail
Slaty-winged Foliage-gleaner sharply marked for a foliage-gleaner, seen a few times on low elevation trails
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner 4 sightings on the Pirre, Mines, and Boca trail
Plain Xenops this nuthatch of the tropics seen on 5 of 7 days
Streaked Xenops three sightings surprisingly two of them at lower elevation
Olivaceous Woodcreeper only two sightings
Barred Woodcreeper we saw 3 of these handsome birds at the ant swarm at Pirre trail
Cocoa Woodcreeper One on the Mines trail our first day
Black-striped Woodcreeper a great looking Woodcreeper, seen only on two occasions
Spotted Woodcreeper seen a few times on the Pirre trail
Streak-headed Woodcreeper seemed to be the most common Woodcreeper
Red-billed Scythebill Pat and Doug saw a Scythebill on the Seteganti only briefly, most probably this species, we all tried hard to find it again without luck
Great Antshrike Brian had a heard only near the airstrip that couldn’t be lured in to view.
W. Slaty Antshrike Fairly common on most forested trails
Russet Antshrike 2 on Pirre trail and 1 on the Mines trail
Plain Antvireo a few about the Pirre camp forest
Pygmy Antwren cool bird, 2 on Mines trail and a close excellent view on the Boca
Streaked Antwren a female often seen near the dining bldg. and males seen in the forest
Checker-throated Antwren several sightings on the lowland trails
White-flanked Antwren a pair seen a couple of times on the Boca de Cupe Trail
Slaty Antwren three trail sightings
Rufous-winged Antwren one seen well in a canopy flock on the Mines trail
Dot-winged Antwren fairly common on forest trails
Rufous-rumped Antwren Karl Overman and Jim saw one on the Pirre trail
Dusky Antbird only one seen on the Seteganti trail
Jet Antbird tough to see but all saw at least a couple times by the airstrip
Chestnut-backed Antbird seen twice on the Boca trail and once on the Seteganti trail
Immaculate Antbird 2 seen at the ant swarm on the Pirre trail
Spotted Antbird individuals seen 3x, Brian had one next to his foot!
Wing-banded Antbird one seen shoveling leaves in the forest near the latrine at Pirre
Bicolored Antbird about three sightings mostly of pairs
Ocellated Antbird one only, but a wonderful “burning ember” male at the ant swarm on the Pirre trail
Black-faced Antthrush 2 seen well on the Pirre trail on the way up but others heard only
Fulvous-bellied Antpitta We heard these several times without seeing one
Tapaculo sp. Brian had a good head-on view of either a Narino or Choco Tapaculo above the Pirre camp.
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS, Tyrannidae
Brown-capped Tyrannulet seen a couple times on the Mines trail and Boca trail
Gray Elaenia Ivan and Brian had one on the Boca trail
Yellow-bellied Elaenia a few sightings, once near the dormitory
Olive-stripped Flycatcher 4 sightings on the Boca, Pirre and Mines trail
Slaty-capped Flycatcher seen by Karl Overman on the Pirre trail
Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant fairly common especially near Pirre camp
Common Tody-flycatcher seen three times on lowland trails
Black-headed Tody-flycatcher all had a great view of one on the Mines trail
Brownish Flycatcher (Twistwing) at least two good studies of this whiskered fellow
Eye-ringed Flatbill Karl Overman saw one on the Pirre trail
Olivaceous Flatbill seen by a few of us one early afternoon on the Mines trail
Yellow-margined Flycatcher Ivan, Karl Ott, and Brian saw one on the Boca trail
Golden-crowned Spadebill Brian saw one in a mixed species flock on the Mines trail
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher a “dirt” bird for everyone except Brian who missed each of the several sightings..arrgh!
Sulpher-rumped Flycatcher seen almost every day on the lowland trails
Black-tailed Flycatcher fewer than the above but everyone saw at least a few
Olive-sided Flycatcher one seen on a distant snag on the Boca trail on the 2nd and 7th
Acadian Flycatcher seen 2x by Doug and Brian
Long-tailed Tyrant This bird seemed so “South American” was seen almost daily on the edges along the lowland trails
Bright-rumped Attila Karl Ott saw one on the Mines trail, the rest of us had heard only
Rufous Mourner seen by part of the group on the Pirre trail
Dusky-capped Flycatcher One of these sad birds were usually seen and heard on the trail each day
Rusty-margined Flycatcher Seen around the buildings
seen on the Boca
Streaked Flycatcher seen almost every day on the lowland trails favoring a perch in the Cecropia trees
Piratic Flycatcher seemed to get more common later in the week, lowland trails
Tropical Kingbird always a few keeping us company around the buildings
Thrush-like Shiffornis 1 very brown Manakin like bird on two days above the camp
Cinereous Becard seen by some of the group on the 2nd
Cinnamon Becard several lowland trail sightings
White-winged Becard 1 male on the Boca trail seen by Brian
One-colored Becard a few sightings including a pair nest-building on the Seteganti
Masked Tityra a couple seen nearly every day on low trails
Black-crowned Tityra one on the 6th and one on the 7th
Blue Cotinga a couple seen and some were lucky enough to see a male
The “Snowy Owl”
Purple-throated Fruitcrow seemed to like hanging out in the forest of the Mines trail
Golden-colored Manakin several on the Boca trail and a lek of at least 7 on the Mines trail
White-ruffed Manakin the most common manakin on the higher elevation Pirre trail
Blue-crowned Manakin a few were seen on the Mines trail
Golden-headed Manakin several seen on the Mines trail
Southern Rough-winged Swallow Several liked the area around the creek and the buildings
Black-chested Jay Usually 3 or 4 seen on the trails, seemed especially numerous on the Seteganti Trail
White-headed Wren A couple of these huge wrens were near the dining building and at the start of the Seteganti trail but everyone had their best looks near the Miradore at Pirre camp
Sooty-headed Wren Karl Overman and Jim saw one on the Mines trail
Black-bellied Wren Everyone saw two on the Boca trail
Bay Wren 2 on the Mines trail and another on the Boca trail
Stripe-throated Wren only 1, on the Mines trail
Ochraceous Wren a couple of these were seen up on the Pirre ridge
White-breasted Wood Wren quite common, usually several seen on the low trails
Gray-breasted Wood Wren seen in the Elfin forest and near Pirre camp
Southern Nightingale Wren some of the group had this on the first day on the Mines trailSong Wren Brian had a great view of one on the Pirre trail
GNATCATCHERS & THRUSHES, Muscicapidae
Slate-throated Gnatcatcher Karl Overman had one on the start of the Pirre trail
Varied Solitaire We all heard and had great looks at this mountain top songster at the end of the Pirre trail in the elfin forest
Slaty-backed Nightingale- Fairly common around Pirre camp and at the top of Pirre but not
Thrush always easy to see.
Swainson’s Thrush one on the mining trail the first day
Pale-vented Robin one seen on the way up on Pirre trail
Clay-colored Robin one was seen around the buildings on the last couple days
White-throated Thrush (Robin) a few were seen, once on the Mines, Boca, and Seteganti
one seen on the
Mines trail, we “dipped” on Red-eyed Vireo, supposedly a common bird at
Lesser Greenlet a couple seen on the Mines and Pirre trail
Golden-winged Warbler one on the Boca de Cupe trail
Tennessee Warbler one also on the Boca trail
Tropical Parula a couple seen on the Mines trail
Blackburnian Warbler a few seen near Pirre camp
Bay-breasted Warbler probably the most common “snowbird” warbler, usually a couple seen each day on the lowland trails
Black&White Warbler 4 sightings on lowland trails
American Redstart 2 sightings on the Pirre Trail
Prothonotary Warbler one in the Erythinia tree near the buildings
Mourning Warbler the second most common warbler at lowland trails
Slate-throated Redstart several seen each day at the higher elevations
Pirre Warbler Doug and Brian saw a group of 5-6 in a flock on the 3rd, and
They were seen again on the 4th but missed by some, elfin forest
Buff-rumped Warbler a couple at the creek on the Mines trail and by the creek on the Seteganti trail
Bananaquit several were seen some low in the Pepperbushes by the buildings but several were high up in the flowering tree tops
White-eared Conebill Karl Overman found this prize in the Erythinia tree near the dorm on our next to last day and we were all treated to scope views
Plain-colored Tanager a few seen, mostly on the Boca and Mines trail, not too plain!
Gray-and-Gold Tanager One seen on the Pirre Trail above the camp
Silver-throated Tanager seen on two days above the camp, three in one flock in the elfin forest
Speckled Tanager 3-4 seen each day around Pirre camp
Bay-headed Tanager 1-3 seen each day on the lowland trails
Green-naped Tanager several good looks while at Pirre camp and in the elfin forest, we even saw the iridescent green nape
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis a couple seen on the Boca trail, usually in Erythinia trees
Blue Dacnis 1-2 seen daily in the canopy of lowland trails and “ “ .
Green Honeycreeper fairly common several (up to 6) along lowland trails
Shining/Purple Honeycreeper saw one of these species on the Mines trail
Thick-billed Euphonia Overman had one on the Seteganti trail
Fulvous-vented Euphonia a few of us had great looks at one dangling on a vine on the Pirre trail
White-vented Euphonia one near the old mine entrance on the Mines trail
Orange-bellied Euphonia one or two seen near the Pirre camp
Blue-gray Tanager common in open areas
Palm Tanager common around the buildings and open areas
Lemon-spectacled Tanager A few seen on the Mines trail and lower elevations of the Pirre trail
Scarlet-browed Tanager a couple were seen by most of the group on the Mines trail and one on the Boca de Cupe trail
White-shouldered Tanager fairly common in forest of lowland trails
Summer Tanager one or two seen daily on all trails
Crimson-backed Tanager several seen most days except at the high elevations
one of the most
common edge birds at
Dusky-faced Tanager one of the tanagers that looks much better than its illustration
Seen several times on the Mines and once on the Seteganti
Going out on the
limb here, but Doug and Brian had an excellent look at this on the
above the camp, brownish head, grey throat, olive-brown back, yellow
belly with the distinctive white post-ocular spot and dark eye. It’s
supposed to be anywhere near
Pirre Bush-Tanager very common from the Pirre camp up to the elfin forest
Black-and-Yellow Tanager one at the elfin forest on Cerro Pirre, a bold looking bird
Swallow Tanager common but enjoyable to see in Erythinia trees about the buildings and in open areas on the trails.
Buff-throated Saltator this was the only one we saw, several seen each day
Slate-colored Grosbeak 2 on the Pirre trail and one on the Mines trail
Yellow-green Grosbeak Brian and Doug saw just one at the elfin forest on Pirre
Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch common but sporadic in their appearances around the high Pirre camp
Orange-billed Sparrow fairly common along the lowland forest trails
Variable Seedeater There were always flocks scattering from the edges of the airstrip
Shiny Cowbird a few were seen near the buildings
Giant Cowbird a small herd often grazed at the end of the airstrip
Yellow-backed Oriole one seen on the Boca de Cupe trail
Yellow-tailed Oriole a couple on the Boca trail and at edge of the end of the airstrip
Baltimore Oriole several on the Mines trail and the Boca trail
Yellow-billed Cacique pairs seen along the edges of the airstrip and Seteganti trail
Scarlet-rumped Cacique a couple on the Mines and Boca trail
Yellow-rumped Cacique a few on the Mines and Boca trail
Crested Oropendula Despite Ridgely’s guide saying this is more common in the
Oropendula If not
the most common
bird, the most noticeable (and loud) bird at all lowland areas near