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24 November - 9 December 2007

by Mark & Sandra Dennis

This trip was to be our first fully guided birding tour and our main decision to make was, which tour company should we use? We looked at prices, read trip reports and used the web to see what was available for our destination of choice, Ecuador. We chose Tropical Birding because we had heard good things about them, they are a Quito, and therefore locally based organisation, and because their Ecuador tour that appealed to us had a bit of everything. The itinerary (see below) took us from the heights of the Andes to the bird rich Amazon and, to make the trip stretch out a little, we added a few nights on the west slope.

As we live in Montreal, Canada, the travel details are relevant to that location. We flew Air Canada to Miami then American Airways to Quito, we were delayed slightly in Miami on the return. The Canadian and Ecuadorian airports were excellent both ways, the airport at Coca is quite relaxed, but Miami, as usual, was chaotic. At the time of writing you need $43.00 per person airport tax to exit Ecuador.


For the trip proper we were guided by Scott Olmstead. Scott is a great guy, very enthusiastic about Neotropical birding and a great birder. He has very sharp ears and eyes and a comprehensive knowledge of Ecuadorian birds, he even understands the English sense of humour and is patient when a client has an Oriental flashback and shouts “hornbill” instead of Toucan! While with us he was taking his Sacha canoe paddling proficiency course which he may well pass, next time!

Our guide in the Amazon was Marcelo Andy who is, to quote Scott, “driven”. To bird with Marcelo is an education, he is as sharp as you would expect from a professional guide and has a determination to find the bird he’s focussed on, making birding often very exciting. He sees movement that you cannot see and you can tell that sometimes there is a little frustration in his voice, such as when he’s directing you to an antbird that he can see clearly but you just cannot. When he hears or sees something new he stays with it every time and you see a lot of birds with him. We also had a native guide called Pablo who was a dab hand at getting invisible birds in the scope and always willing to lend a hand.

For our extension to Tandayapa we arranged one day’s guiding, ostensibly to see the Angel Paz antpittas but that changed when I decided to have a good day’s birding the west slope instead. On the itinerary that was the 176 species day, a good day’s birding I think you’ll agree. Our guide was Olger Licuy and very good he was too. Sandra developed a migraine during the day so basically it was just me and him. We covered a fair bit of ground and we saw tons, Olger comes highly recommended.

For the first part of our trip we had a driver called Luis. He was very patient, drove very carefully and we were totally relaxed with him. For the airport and Tandayapa transfers we were driven by the legendary Renato who is a great ambassador for his country, in fact he may well be the ambassador for his country.

Itinerary & number of species seen.

Nov 24: Montreal to Miami to Quito.

Nov 25: Quito to Antisana, Papallacta Pass overnight at Guango Lodge, 70 species.

Nov 26: Guango Lodge, Papallacta Pass, Hot Springs Road, San Isidro, 80 species.

Nov 27: San Isidro, night birding Guacamayos Ridge, 82 species

Nov 28: En-route to San Rafael Falls, Oyacacha River, Sardinas Road, San Isidro, 90 species.

Nov 29: Guacamayos Ridge, Loreto Road, en-route to Casa del Suizo, 120 species.

Nov 30: Marsh near Casa del Suizo, en-route to Coca then Sacha Lodge, 73 species.

Dec 01: Sacha, Providencia Trail and environs, night birding the boardwalk, 86 species.

Dec 02: Sacha River islands, boardwalk, creek and night birding, 95 species.

Dec 03: Sacha canopy walkway, creek and night birding, 69 species.

Dec 04: Sacha parrot licks, south bank, wooden tower, creeks and night birding, 100 species.

Dec 05: Sacha boardwalk, transfer to Quito, transfer to Tandayapa Lodge, 59 species + 25 = 84

Dec 06: Tandayapa Lodge and trails, 53 species.

Dec 07: Rio Silanche, Milpe, old Mindo Road, Tandayapa Lodge, 176 species.

Dec 08: Tandayapa Lodge and trails, transfer to Quito, 57 species.

Dec 09: Quito to Miami To Montreal.

Sites visited and a brief resume of events.

During the travelling spells Scott always kept an eye out for some opportunistic birding and we made many stops (ask Luis!). The travelling from Guacamayos Ridge after leaving San Isidro down to Teva produced a fair few birds and had the potential for many more had the weather not had a brief wet spell.

Below is a rough guide to the places we birded, it is by no means exhaustive as it was difficult to keep up sometimes. On the abandoned San Rafael Falls trip some of the site names were not too obvious as they were new to Scott too so I’ve done the best that I can with that bit. An important part of the guided bit of a guided tour is that you don’t have to think about place names too much or where they were.


A long and winding road climbs from Quito up to the paramo, or grasslands, above the tree line. Lower down the birding is along the road with some steep hillsides and agricultural land holding Giant Hummingbird and Curve-billed Tinamou. Andean Condors were seen on the way up as was Cinereous Harrier, also a Great Horned Owl sat on its post and ignored us and we saw several Ecuadorian Hillstars. Other birds of prey were Variable Hawk, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Carunculated Caracara and several American Kestrels of the sedentary Ecuadorian race. Ploughed fields had small flocks of Black-winged Ground Doves while the roadsides had a couple of species of seedeater. Higher up is a lake, popular with anglers and where there are a couple of viewing points, Silvery Grebe, Yellow-billed Pintail and Andean Teal can be seen, Andean Ruddy Duck is also there but we didn’t see any. As we crossed the vast open paramo on the way to the lake a single Black-faced Ibis fled the scene, Andean Gulls were common here as were Strong-billed Cinclodes, a lone Aplomado Falcon ate something on the floor at 200m range and an equally lone Andean Lapwing sheltered from the winds in a dip. We also saw Andean Coot which reminded me very much of the Red-knobbed Coot from Spain, at sea level or 13,000 feet a coots still a coot though.

Papallacta Pass

The tree line has species such as Tawny Antpitta, Red-rumped Bush-Tyrant and Purple-Mantled Thornbill. Brown-backed Chat-Tyrants were fairly common as were Plumbeous Sierra-Finch. Once we had driven up higher to the communication dishes above the pass, only the sierra-finch and cinclodes remained obvious. We searched for Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe without success in the strong wind and frequently 10m visibility, one to see next time. Dropping down from the pass we birded a small roadside wood which had a nice mixed flock including Giant Conebill and Black-backed Bush-Tanager.

Hot Springs Road

The road leads its bumpy way up to a higher elevation where we found Black-chested Mountain-Tanager and Red-crested Cotinga. Shining Sunbeam hummingbirds were fairly common on the way up and a Black Flowerpiercer was seen on the way down. Blue-backed Conebill was pretty spectacular and more Tawny Antpittas were in evidence.

Guango Lodge

A homely little lodge on the road from Papallacta to San Isidro with comfortable rooms and good food, check out the hot chocolate when you arrive after a day up the hill. We stayed one night and birded the road and trails as well as taking in the hummers. The hummers are great, Sword-billed is common here and rather ridiculous to look at. Above the road is a nice trail where feeding flocks can be found. Behind the lodge and between the river is another more open trail where we saw a few birds on in a brief walk. Highlights at Guango were the hummers: Sword-billed, Mountain Velvetbreast, Collared Inca, White-bellied Woodstar, Gorgetted Woodstar, Long-tailed Sylph, Tyrian Metaltail, Glowing Puffleg, Tourmaline Sunangel, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Speckled hummingbird and Buff-winged Starfrontlet to name a few! On the trails, Plushcap, Black-capped and Black-eared Hemispingus, Stripe-headed Brush-Finch and an assortment of woodcreepers etc and Cinereous Conebill were seen well. Guango is a place to revisit.

San Isidro Lodge

The best birding accommodation of the trip, some excellent meals although some involved vegetables (which are wholly unnecessary in my opinion) and some great birding. San Isidro Lodge would be well worth a week independantly, if you had transport even better. We attended the feeding of the Chestnut-crowned and White-bellied Antpittas, which was fun. We birded one of the trails for a morning (Antvireo trail) then another (Peruvian Antpitta trail?) for an hour or so. We also birded the Yanayacu Road seeing both quetzals of the region, a noisy flock of White-caped Tanagers and Black-chested Fruiteater. The Antvireo trail was very productive, with one flock staying around for 40 minutes or so and we managed to get onto virtually everything present. The hummer feeders at San Isidro are good and worth spending some quiet time at.

The tracks to and from the cabins to the dining area are also good birding, especially early morning when the light attracted moths are massacred by caciques, oropendolas and Highland Motmots. We did a bit of night birding at the lodge itself, finding Rufous-banded Owl and the San Isidro ‘mystery’ owl. On our last afternoon we saw a few birds from our chalet such as Andean Solitaire and Pale-edged Flycatcher and the Chestnut-crowned Antpitta roosted high in a tree by our cabin door. The mystery owl is probably new to science, more info is on the lodge’s website. 
The link is also for Guango Lodge as they are operated by the same group.

Cascada de San Rafael

We never actually got to the waterfall, we got within bins range when we hit parked traffic. The transport department had decided to fix the bridge and it was not to open until 11.00am, we arrived at 07.00am and quickly decided to use plan B. Scott know of a road where other guides had explored and was keen to take a look, on our way back we passed another road which looked intriguing so we ‘did’ it and an inspired choice it turned out to be. After a bit of swag navigation (Scientific Wild Arsed Guess = S.W.A.G) we came across a river valley and a feeding flock. Here we had great views of many species with one of the prime, i.e. most difficult to find, being Grey-mantled Wren. We also got Magpie Tanager, one of my ‘wants’, (no idea why), and a selection of brighter looking tanagers. I suspect that this road will be explored again.

Sardinas Road and area

A scenic road that went up to an established trail. On the way up we had a flock containing Rufous-breasted Flycatcher, another Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, and half a dozen new species. We also birded a nearby small road that took us to a rubbish dump where we saw Lemon-browed Flycatcher and, in some paddocks, Olivaceous Siskin and Black-billed Thrush.

Guacamayos Ridge

We did a night trip to the trail car park and with great skill Scott produced White-bellied Screech-Owl with tape playback and an Andean Potoo in the spot lamp, is eyes shining as a marker. We visited during the day for one morning, walking the slippery trails down into the valley. We hit two flocks, adding Andean Guan, Hooded and Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager, Greater Scythebill, Dusky Piha, Green & Black Fruiteater and Black-billed Mountain Toucan amongst other things. Time was spent scrutinizing the Turquoise Jays in case any fancied trying to be Black-collared Jay. A few had a reasonable stab at the plumage but were rubbish at the vocalisation so we let them be.

Loreto Road

Probably the most intense 40 minutes of birding for the whole trip. We stopped about 3km along the road and hit birds straight away. Tanagers, seed-finch, dacnis, antwrens, antshrikes, one species after another were called out and examined. Scott managed to pick up an Ornate Antwren and, while trying to get a view, I rather ignored Sandra’s questioning regarding a ‘parrot’ green bird with a red throat that she kept seeing. When a shower hit and we repaired to the van she looked it up, it was a Fiery-throated Fruiteater, a male! We tried the flock again after the rain abated but couldn’t pick up the fruiteater. We did add a few more species to the life and trip lists but we had a pressing need to get to our overnight location on the Rio Napa and so, reluctantly, left the flock and a potential lifer for Scott.

Casa del Suizo

Quite an opulent establishment on the Rio Napo and our starting point for the down river trip to Sacha. Transport from Teva to the lodge was by boat. No sooner had we boarded than flocks of Sand-coloured Nighthawks flew past us down river, Scott got his lifer after all. The lodge was only an overnight stop but early next morning we birded a small marsh near the adjacent village hearing Rufous-sided Crakes and seeing a few of the lowland species of the area. At the lodge we saw Ladder-tailed Nightjar and Mottle-backed Elaenia which looks more like a bedraggled thrush having a bad hair day.

The Rio Napo & Coca

The longish trip downriver was punctuated by a short island stop to water the vegetation and see some of the island specialities. Any island seems to do and we saw a few nice things including Parker’s Spinetail. Birding from the boat is fairly easy although prolonged looks are difficult. On the way down we saw Pied Plover, the usual herons including Cocoi, a Black-capped Donacobius and a few distant Hoatzin. On arrival in Coca you visit a Sacha-owned building near the quay for refreshments and to arrange for the second part of the boat trip. We did a bit of bank side birding while waiting to take the boat down to Sacha and saw Laughing Gull (uncommon inland), Yellow Warbler and a few of the rescued animals that live there and entertain the locals by sitting on their heads. The trip to Sacha is just over two hours but it passes quickly because you are looking at every dot, the thing on the top of the snag that looks tail-less is a Swallow-tailed Puffbird.


Writing up Sacha is quite difficult as we saw so much that was new. You arrive on the river and walk up the bank to a boardwalk that leads you to the canoe dock, a steady 20 minute walk, longer for birders obviously. At the river halt is a toilet, a very handy location and all that water that has flashed by can be inspiring. Once you reach the end of the boardwalk you board a small canoe and are paddled out of the creek and over a lake of perhaps 35 acres. The lodge’s outdoor dining area hoves into view on the lake edge and you cruise into the dock and make the short walk to reception. Your luggage is despatched to your chalet and off you go. The chalets are comfortable and neither have nor need no lock other than a chute bolt, there is a security box though, just to dump your passport and cash. Each chalet has a small balcony which, depending which rooms you get, you can bird from if you get time. Next time we go, and we will, we are going to request a room on the hill, we liked the aspect better than rooms 1 to 4.

Sacha has two canopy viewing towers. The metal structure is found by taking the trails out from the cabins on the hill, I think it is only possible to visit with a guide. It has three 50m high towers and they are joined by a rope bridge affair. I don’t like heights so I only got halfway up the last tower. I still saw some canopy birds but missed at least ten species seen by the rest of the group, there is also a wooden tower wrapped around a Kapok tree. Its pretty solid but still 40m high. I actually did go up this one but didn’t like it much. I went back down when a vision in lycra wobbled into view, I’m not sure whether it was the height or the inertia that did for me.

Either side of the lakes are two creeks, the Anaconda and the Orquildeas Creek. These are birded from the canoe and one leads directly to the wooden tower. Depending on who’s paddling, the creeks are birded by slipping gently along or zig-zagging wildly, occasionally hitting trees, either way both systems were productive and it is an experience to slip quietly along the creek in pitch black then suddenly to find an Agami Heron ten feet away illuminated by the owling spotlight.

The trail to the steel canopy walkway can be birded without guides. We had a couple of hours one afternoon and joined John in finding Casqued Oropendola and Double-toothed Kite within a couple of hundred yards of the chalets. We also did some night birding there and were led a merry dance by a Crested Owl, we did see Marbled Wood-quail at a roost though. On the south shore of the river is the Providencia Trail. The birding here was pretty brisk and the channel leading to the landing point was also pretty good. Downstream are a couple of parrot licks, clay banks where the parrots collect the antidote to some of the toxic seeds they eat. They don’t visit in the rain but when we were there so saw a lot of birds, especially as the two licks tend to have different species. At the second lick in the Yasuni National Park we also birded an excellent trail, being rewarded with some great birds including Lanceolated Monklet, Blue-crowned Manakin and White-tufted Antbird following a swarm.

In addition to the various trails we also birded a couple of river islands downstream from Sacha. The islands are very temporary ecosystems that are colonised by a specialized suite of bird species. Working the Grey-breasted Crake into view was a lesson in persistence, and flushing a seemingly arthritic Anderson’s Grey, Four-eyed Opossum out of the scrub, and watching it shuffle away just added to the joy (ours not its).

The last bit of Sacha to comment on is the outdoor dining deck by the dock. With a bit of time on my hands I did a big sit. Even with my limited but improving command of calls and Neotropical bird ID I managed to see 24 species just by sitting and scanning, probably not a World record but I enjoyed it.

The tour extension

Because we returned to Quito at the end of the tour on the Wednesday, we decided that we did not want to return to wintry Canada until as late as possible and so asked Tropical Birding to fix up three nights at Tandayapa Bird Lodge on the west slope, with a transfer from Quito on our return from Coca. This was fairly straightforward for them because they own it. We also wanted to transfer as late as possible back to Quito on the Saturday to take the overnight hotel that was part of the tour price in readiness for our Sunday morning departure. We also wanted to do at least one day’s guided birding initially requesting a trip to the Angel Paz antpitta farm as it is now known.

Tandayapa is a fabulous place and we really enjoyed our time there. The lodge is beautifully kept and the host very attentive, providing hot coffee and wholesome meals. The lodge advertises itself as a birders' lodge and that is just what it is, relaxing on the upper deck watching the hummers is just perfect.

At Tandayapa we birded alone for a couple of days (without playback), trying out our newly learned Neotropical birding skills and generally winding down. We walked the trails and learnt the hummingbirds (16 species seen) and we even added a few new species to the big trip list. Our planned trip out we changed on a whim and ended up visiting some of the west slope’s excellent birding sites, reasoning that the antpitta farm can be done next time. Roadside birding and the Rio Silanche reserve were very good, Milpe was even better, I could have spent a couple of days there alone. We did a bit of the old Mindo Road also and extracted every last bird from the day, seeing 176 species (that I can remember).

Bugs, Beasts & Health

The Amazon has lots of bugs, some are very beautiful, some are pug ugly. Bugs are great outside and I’m happy to report that we only encountered one indoor big spider, at Sacha. In the Amazon we saw very few spiders, a biggish one on a tree and a few webs. We saw Scorpions on the paths after dark and we did get bitten by the Mosquitoes a few times but overall they were no worse than our deck in summer. Ants are everywhere in the Amazon, get used to it. The big Conga or Bullet Ants were pretty common but we avoided bites. The many smaller ants on trails were not all biters and we only got nipped a couple of times. We used a deet laden bug cream which was reasonably effective, however a better arrangement would be a combined sun block and bug spray. We didn’t get sun burned as we used sun block when we thought we needed it. We didn’t get any sickness, no long loo sits or anything like that and we didn’t use any Malaria preventatives. In the regions we visited Malaria is not currently a problem, the Tropical Birding guides don’t use anti-Malaria drugs either.

Red Tape

None really. As mentioned before, Miami Airport was chaotic, mostly due to volume. Security measures were in place at all airports, shoes had to be removed, and Miami now has an explosives detector thing that you pass through. As UK passport holders we had to fill out the visa waivers. In Montreal we were told off because one of the green cards from our Brazil trip in 2006 was still in the passport. Now I have to send proof to the US immigration services that I left the country when we transited through on the way back from Brazil. It seems a little odd that their entire immigration system revolves around a little green card, they must have very big shoe boxes to keep them all in. No visa was needed for Ecuador but your passport must be valid for six months after your date of departure from Ecuador.

How we prepared and things that we took that were useful

Ridgeley & Greenfield’s ‘Birds of Ecuador’ is invaluable but tough to get stuck into, our copy will be thoroughly colour coded for our next trip. We also created our own field copy by using all of the annoying little packs of 6” x 4” photo sheets you get with printer ink and photographing each page in the guide using a compact digital camera. We then used photoshop to clean it up and printed the pages on the 6” x 4” and spiral bound them to make a pocket sized reference guide. It had to be hand numbered and indexed but it served well. We took a 40gig photobank that cost $70 from a big box store and backed up the photo cards daily. We took small torches but the best type of light is the sort that attaches to your head, available from outdoor stores. These are also bright enough for limited spotlighting of owls.

Advance reading, aside from browsing the many trip reports available on the web, was ‘Birds of Tropical America’ by Steven Hilty, a great insight into the whys and wherefores of the birds you will see, also ‘A Neotropical Companion’ by John Kritcher which is an informative look at the region. We also bought a DVD by Malcolm Rhymer from Wildsounds which was useful as he visited the places we went too, just ignore the annoying music. Wildsounds also have lots of CDs of sounds if you need them.

Things we would have done differently

We should have bought a map and also Les Beletsky’s book on Ecuador. I had some bird sounds but not enough and not in a readily accessed format so next time we take an ipod and as many reference sounds as possible sorted by elevation and distribution. Also next time I’m taking a digital recorder and mike both for playback and to make my own reference library. At Sacha, as previously mentioned, we would ask for a chalet up on the hill. For photography a Better Beamer and flash unit would have been useful as the light was often difficult.


I am of the opinion that guided birding makes you lazy, its easier to ask ‘what’s this’ than it is to learn the species fully in advance, however, when your employer only allows you to take three weeks per year vacation, guided birding becomes a shortcut to an education. Unless you have a brain the size of a planet (unlikely if you are a birder) you will not learn enough through dry revision to be as successful as we were. You need to live in Ecuador (or anywhere else in the Neotropics for that matter) and you need to become familiar with the birds both physically and audibly. In two weeks I learned a lot, a good grounding in the birds of Ecuador. I also learned not to shout hornbill or any such nonsense when I see a Toucan. If I’m still as bad at the ID of Ecuadorian birds after our fourth visit I might just stop birding and take up knitting.

We came away from this vacation having seen a lot of birds, some that I will still not be able to offer an instant ID on, but the education gained will at least put me on the right track. For that I am eternally grateful to Scott, Marcelo, and Olger and to Tropical Birding for employing the best.

Did we get value for money?

Birding tours are not cheap and you can work them out on species per dollar or whatever you feel you need to to justify the costs. Tropical Birding’s prices for the tours are available on their web site, one of the reasons that I didn’t put the costs earlier in the report. We think we got good value, having had a hassle free tour, seeing all of the birds we could handle, staying in some great places and coming away with the feeling that we would like to do it all again. Realistically we won’t do the tour again, unless Uncle Lottery smiles beneficently our way, but we will do our next guided tour with them and after the success of this one they will have a lot to live up to, I’m sure we won’t be disappointed.

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The following basic list of birds seen and heard almost follows Ridgely & Greenfield but as I took it from the web it might wander. I corrected the species names where appropriate.

H = heard only, S = Sandra only (from the canopy tower)

Cinereous Tinamou Crypturellus cinereus (H)

Undulated Tinamou Crypturellus undulatus

Variegated Tinamou Crypturellus variegatus (H)

Curve-billed Tinamou Nothoprocta curvirostris

Silvery Grebe Podiceps occipitalis

Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Cocoi Heron Ardea cocoi

Great Egret Ardea alba

Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Striated Heron Butorides striatus

Agami Heron Agamia agami

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Boat-billed Heron Cochlearius cochlearius

Rufescent Tiger-Heron Tigrisoma lineatum

Black-faced Ibis Theristicus melanopis

Torrent Duck Merganetta armata

Andean Teal Anas andium

Yellow-billed Pintail Anas georgica

Blue-winged Teal Anas discors

Black Vulture Coragyps atratus

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Greater Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes melambrotus

Andean Condor Vultur gryphus

King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus

Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus

Slender-billed Kite Rostrhamus hamatus

Double-toothed Kite Harpagus bidentatus

Plumbeous Kite Ictinia plumbea

Cinereous Harrier Circus cinereus

Plain-breasted Hawk Accipiter ventralis

Bicolored Hawk Accipiter bicolor

Slate-colored Hawk Leucopternis schistacea (S)

Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Buteo melanoleucus

Roadside Hawk Rupornis magnirostris

Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus

Variable Hawk Buteo polyosoma

Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle Spizastur melanoleucus

Black Caracara Daptrius ater

Carunculated Caracara Phalcoboenus carunculatus

Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima

Barred Forest-Falcon Micrastur ruficolli

Lined Forest-Falcon Micrastur gilvicollis

Collared Forest-Falcon Micrastur semitorquatus (H)

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis

Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis

Speckled Chachalaca Ortalis guttata

Andean Guan Penelope montagnii

Spix's Guan Penelope jacquacu

Wattled Guan Aburria aburri (H)

Marbled Wood-Quail Odontophorus gujanensis

Rufous-fronted Wood-Quail Odontophorus erythrops

Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin

Rufous-sided Crake Laterallus melanophaius (H)

Gray-breasted Crake Laterallus exilis

Gray-necked Wood-Rail Aramides cajanea (H)

Brown Wood-Rail Aramides wolfi

Andean Coot Fulica ardesiaca

Pied Plover Hoploxypterus cayanus

Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis

Andean Lapwing Vanellus resplendens

Collared Plover Charadrius collaris

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia

Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

Andean Gull Larus serranus

Laughing Gull Larus atricilla

Yellow-billed Tern Sterna superciliaris

Large-billed Tern Phaetusa simplex

Rock Pigeon Columba livia

Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata

Pale-vented Pigeon Columba cayennensis

Plumbeous Pigeon Columba plumbea

Ruddy Pigeon Columba subvinacea

Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata

Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti

Blue Ground-Dove Claravis pretiosa

Black-winged Ground-Dove Metriopelia melanoptera

White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi

Gray-fronted Dove Leptotila rufaxilla

Pallid Dove Leptotila pallida

Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna

Chestnut-fronted Macaw Ara severa

Red-bellied Macaw Ara manilata

White-eyed Parakeet Aratinga leucophthalmus

Dusky-headed Parakeet Aratinga weddellii

Maroon-tailed Parakeet Pyrrhura melanura

Blue-winged Parrotlet Forpus xanthopterygius

Dusky-billed Parrotlet Forpus sclateri

Pacific Parrotlet Forpus coelestis

Cobalt-winged Parakeet Brotogeris cyanoptera

Tui Parakeet Brotogeris sanctithomae

Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet Touit huetii

Black-headed Parrot Pionites melanocephala (S)

Orange-cheeked Parrot Pionopsitta barrabandi

Blue-headed Parrot Pionus menstruus

Red-billed Parrot Pionus sordidus

White-capped Parrot Pionus seniloides

Yellow-crowned Parrot Amazona ochrocephala

Orange-winged Parrot Amazona amazonica

Scaly-naped Parrot Amazona mercenaria

Mealy Parrot Amazona farinosa

Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana

Little Cuckoo Piaya minuta

Greater Ani Crotophaga major

Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Tropical Screech-Owl Otus choliba (H)

Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl Otus watsonii (H)

White-throated Screech-Owl Otus albogularis

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Black-banded Owl Strix huhula (H)

San Isidro' Owl Strix ?????

Rufous-banded Owl Strix albitarsus

Crested Owl Lophostrix cristata (H)

Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasilianum (H)

Great Potoo Nyctibius grandis

Andean Potoo Nyctibius maculosus

Common Potoo Nyctibius griseus

Rufous-bellied Nighthawk Lurocalis rufiventris (H)

Sand-colored Nighthawk Chordeiles rupestris

Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis

Lyre-tailed Nightjar Uropsalis lyra

Ladder-tailed Nightjar Hydropsalis climacocerca

Chestnut-collared Swift Streptoprocne rutila

White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris

Gray-rumped Swift Chaetura cinereiventris

Pale-rumped Swift Chaetura egregia

Short-tailed Swift Chaetura brachyura

White-tipped Swift Aeronautes montivagus

Fork-tailed Palm-Swift Tachornis squamata

Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift Panyptila cayennensis

Rufous-breasted Hermit Glaucis hirsuta

Bronzy Hermit Glaucis aenea

White-whiskered Hermit Phaethornis yaruqui

Green Hermit Phaethornis guy

White-bearded Hermit Phaethornis hispidus

Great-billed Hermit Phaethornis malaris

Tawny-bellied Hermit Phaethornis syrmatophorus

Green-fronted Lancebill Doryfera ludovicae

Gray-breasted Sabrewing Campylopterus largipennis

White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora

Brown Violet-ear Colibri delphinae

Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus

Sparkling Violet-ear Colibri coruscans

Green Thorntail Popelairia conversii

Western Emerald Chlorostilbon melanorynchos

Green-crowned Woodnymph Thalurania fannyi

Fork-tailed Woodnymph Thalurania furcata

Olive-spotted Hummingbird Leucippus chlorocercus

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl

Andean Emerald Amazilia franciae

Glittering-throated Emerald Amazilia fimbriata

Purple-chested Hummingbird Amazilia rosenbergi

Speckled Hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys

Gould's Jewelfront Polyplancta aurescens

Fawn-breasted Brilliant Heliodoxa rubinoides

Empress Brilliant Heliodoxa imperatrix

Green-crowned Brilliant Heliodoxa jacula

Chestnut-breasted Coronet Boissonneaua matthewsii

Buff-tailed Coronet Boissonneaua flavescens

Shining Sunbeam Aglaeactis cupripennis

Ecuadorian Hillstar Oreotrochilus chimborazo

Mountain Velvetbreast Lafresnaya lafresnayi

Bronzy Inca Coeligena coeligena

Brown Inca Coeligena wilsoni

Collared Inca Coeligena torquata

Buff-winged Starfrontlet Coeligena lutetiae

Sword-billed Hummingbird Ensifera ensifera

Giant Hummingbird Patagona gigas

Tourmaline Sunangel Heliangelus exortis

Glowing Puffleg Eriocnemis vestitus

Purple-bibbed Whitetip Urosticte benjamini

Booted Racket-tail Ocreatus underwoodii

Black-tailed Trainbearer Lesbia victoriae

Tyrian Metaltail Metallura tyrianthina

Viridian Metaltail Metallura williami

Blue-mantled Thornbill Chalcostigma stanleyi

Long-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus kingi

Violet-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus coelestis

Wedge-billed Hummingbird Schistes geoffroyi

Purple-crowned Fairy Heliothryx barroti

Black-eared Fairy Heliothryx aurita

Purple-throated Woodstar Philodice mitchellii

White-bellied Woodstar Acestrura mulsant

Gorgeted Woodstar Acestrura heliodor

Amazonian White-tailed Trogon Trogon viridis

Amazonian Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus

Collared Trogon Trogon collaris

Masked Trogon Trogon personatus

Blue-crowned Trogon Trogon curucui

Black-tailed Trogon Trogon melanurus

Crested Quetzal Pharomachrus antisianus

Golden-headed Quetzal Pharomachrus auriceps

Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquata

Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona

Green-and-rufous Kingfisher Chloroceryle inda

American Pygmy Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea

Blue-crowned Motmot Momotus momota

Highland Motmot Momotus aequatorialis

Rufous Motmot Baryphthengus martii

Broad-billed Motmot Electron platyrhynchum

White-eared Jacamar Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis

Yellow-billed Jacamar Galbula albirostris

Rufous-tailed Jacamar Galbula ruficauda

White-chinned Jacamar Galbula tombacea

Purplish Jacamar Galbula chalcothorax

Great Jacamar Jacamerops aurea

White-necked Puffbird Notharchus macrorhynchos

Chestnut-capped Puffbird Bucco macrodactylus

Lanceolated Monklet Micromonacha lanceolata

Brown Nunlet Nonnula brunnea

Black-fronted Nunbird Monasa nigrifrons

White-fronted Nunbird Monasa morphoeus

Swallow-winged Puffbird Chelidoptera tenebrosa

Scarlet-crowned Barbet Capito aurovirens

Gilded Barbet Capito auratus

Lemon-throated Barbet Eubucco richardsoni

Red-headed Barbet Eubucco bourcierii

Toucan Barbet Semnornis ramphastinus (H)

Andean Toucanet Aulacorhynchus albivita

Crimson-rumped Toucanet Aulacorhynchus haematopygus

Lettered Aracari Pteroglossus inscriptus

Ivory-billed Aracari Pteroglossus azara (S)

Chestnut-eared Aracari Pteroglossus castanotis

Pale-mandibled Aracari Pteroglossus erythropygius

Many-banded Aracari Pteroglossus pluricinctus

Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan Andigena laminirostris

Black-billed Mountain-Toucan Andigena nigrirostris

Golden-collared Toucanet Selenidera reinwardtii

Choco Toucan Ramphastos brevis

Channel-billed Toucan Ramphastos vitellinus

Chestnut-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos swainsonii

White-fronted Toucan Ramphastos tucanus

Lafresnaye's Piculet Picumnus lafresnayi

Olivaceous Piculet Picumnus olivaceus

Black-cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes pucherani

Yellow-tufted Woodpecker Melanerpes cruentatus

Scarlet-backed Woodpecker Veniliornis callonotus

Yellow-vented Woodpecker Veniliornis dignus

Bar-bellied Woodpecker Veniliornis nigriceps

Smoky-brown Woodpecker Veniliornis fumigatus

Little Woodpecker Veniliornis passerinus

Golden-olive Woodpecker Piculus rubiginosus

Crimson-mantled Woodpecker Piculus rivolii

Cinnamon Woodpecker Celeus loricatus

Chestnut Woodpecker Celeus elegans

Cream-colored Woodpecker Celeus flavus

Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus
Powerful Woodpecker Campephilus pollens
Crimson-bellied Woodpecker Campephilus haematogaster
Red-necked Woodpecker Campephilus rubricollis
Crimson-crested Woodpecker Campephilus melanoleucos
Guayaquil Woodpecker Campephilus gayaquilensis
Bar-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes fuscus
Stout-billed Cinclodes Cinclodes excelsior
Pacific Hornero Furnarius cinnamomeus
Lesser Hornero Furnarius minor (H)
Andean Tit-Spinetail Leptasthenura andicola
Rufous Spinetail Synallaxis unirufa
Azara's Spinetail Synallaxis azarae
Dark-breasted Spinetail Synallaxis albigularis (H)
Dusky Spinetail Synallaxis moesta
Maranon Spinetail Synallaxis maranonica
White-bellied Spinetail Synallaxis propinqua
Ash-browed Spinetail Cranioleuca curtata
Red-faced Spinetail Cranioleuca erythrops
Parker's Spinetail Cranioleuca vulpecula
White-chinned Thistletail Schizoeaca fuliginosa
Streak-backed Canastero Asthenes wyatti
Many-striped Canastero Asthenes flammulata
Orange-fronted Plushcrown Metopothrix aurantiacus
Spotted Barbtail Premnoplex brunnescens
Pearled Treerunner Margarornis squamiger
Plain Xenops Xenops minutus
Streaked Xenops Xenops rutilans
Montane Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia striaticollis
Streaked Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii
Black-billed Treehunter Thripadectes melanorhynchus
Uniform Treehunter Thripadectes ignobilis
Lineated Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla subalaris
Striped Woodhaunter Hyloctistes subulatus (H)
Western Woodhaunter Hyloctistes virgatus (H)
Rufous-tailed Foliage-gleaner Philydor ruficaudatus
Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner Philydor rufus
Cinnamon-rumped Foliage-gleaner Philydor pyrrhodes (H)
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner Automolus ochrolaemus
Short-billed Leaftosser Sclerurus rufigularis
Black-tailed Leaftosser Sclerurus caudacutus
Plain-brown Woodcreeper Dendrocincla fuliginosa
Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorynchus spirurus
Long-billed Woodcreeper Nasica longirostris
Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper Dendrexetastes rufigula
Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes certhia
Straight-billed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus picus
Spix's Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus spixioram
Striped Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus obsoletus (H)
Buff-breasted Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus guttatoides
Spotted Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus erythropygius
Olive-backed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus triangularis
Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii
Montane Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger
Greater Scythebill Campylorhamphus pucherani
Fasciated Antshrike Cymbilaimus lineatus
Great Antshrike Taraba major (H)
Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus
Lined Antshrike Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus
Castlenau's Antshrike Thamnophilus cryptoleucus
White-shouldered Antshrike Thamnophilus aethiops
Uniform Antshrike Thamnophilus unicolor (H)
Plain-winged Antshrike Thamnophilus schistaceus
Mouse-colored Antshrike Thamnophilus murinus (H)
Western Slaty-Antshrike Thamnophilus atrinucha
Spot-winged Antshrike Pygiptila stellaris (H)
Russet Antshrike Thamnistes anabatinus
Dusky-throated Antshrike Thamnomanes ardesiacus
Pygmy Antwren Myrmotherula brachyura
Short-billed Antwren Myrmotherula ignota
Pacific Antwren Myrmotherula pacifica
Plain-throated Antwren Myrmotherula hauxwelli
Checker-throated Antwren Myrmotherula fulviventris
Rufous-tailed Antwren Myrmotherula erythrura
White-flanked Antwren Myrmotherula axillaris
Gray Antwren Myrmotherula menetriesii
Dugand's Antwren Herpsilochmus dugandi
Dot-winged Antwren Microrhopias quixensis
Long-tailed Antbird Drymophila caudata (H)
Gray Antbird Cercomacra cinerascens (H)
Dusky Antbird Cercomacra tyrannina
Blackish Antbird Cercomacra nigrescens (H)
Black-faced Antbird Myrmoborus myotherinus
Warbling Antbird Hypocnemis cantator
Yellow-browed Antbird Hypocnemis hypoxantha
Black-and-white Antbird Myrmochanes hemileucus
Silvered Antbird Sclateria naevia
Chestnut-backed Antbird Myrmeciza exsul
Plumbeous Antbird Myrmeciza hyperythra
White-shouldered Antbird Myrmeciza melanoceps
Sooty Antbird Myrmeciza fortis
Immaculate Antbird Myrmeciza immaculata
White-plumed Antbird Pithys albifrons
Bicolored Antbird Gymnopithys leucaspis
Lunulated Antbird Gymnopithys lunulata (H)
Hairy-crested Antbird Rhegmatorhina melanosticta
Spot-backed Antbird Hylophylax naevia
Dot-backed Antbird Hylophylax punctulata
Scale-backed Antbird Hylophylax poecilinota
Black-spotted Bare-eye Phlegopsis nigromaculata
Black-headed Antthrush Formicarius nigricapillus
Black-faced Antthrush Formicarius analis
Rufous-breasted Antthrush Formicarius rufipectus (H)
Striated Antthrush Chamaeza nobilis (H)
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta Grallaria ruficapilla
White-bellied Antpitta Grallaria hypoleuca
Tawny Antpitta Grallaria quitensis
White-lored Antpitta Hylopezus fulviventris (H)
Slate-crowned Antpitta Grallaricula nana (H)
Chestnut-belted Gnateater Conopophaga aurita (H)
Rusty-belted Tapaculo Liosceles thoracicus
Blackish Tapaculo Scytalopus latrans (H)
Equatorial Rufous-vented Tapaculo Scytalopus micropterus
Spillmann's Tapaculo Scytalopus spillmanni
Pÿramo Tapaculo Scytalopus canus (H)
Ocellated Tapaculo Acropternis orthonyx (H)
Red-crested Cotinga Ampelion rubrocristatus
Green-and-black Fruiteater Pipreola riefferii
Black-chested Fruiteater Pipreola lubomirskii
Fiery-throated Fruiteater Pipreola chlorolepidota (S)
Dusky Piha Lipaugus fuscocinereus
Screaming Piha Lipaugus vociferans
Plum-throated Cotinga Cotinga maynana
Spangled Cotinga Cotinga cayana (S)
Bare-necked Fruitcrow Gymnoderus foetidus (S)
Purple-throated Fruitcrow Querula purpurata
Amazonian Umbrellabird Cephalopterus ornatus
Andean Cock-of-the-Rock Rupicola peruviana
Green Manakin Chloropipo holochlora
White-bearded Manakin Manacus manacus
Wire-tailed Manakin Pipra filicauda
Blue-crowned Manakin Pipra coronata
Golden-headed Manakin Pipra erythrocephala
Golden-winged Manakin Masius chrysopterus
Striped Manakin Machaeropterus regulus
Club-winged Manakin Machaeropterus deliciosus
Orange-crested Manakin Heterocercus aurantiivertex
Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin Tyranneutes stolzmanni
Wing-barred Piprites Piprites chloris
White-lored Tyrannulet Ornithion inerme
Yellow Tyrannulet Capsiempis flaveola
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet Tyrannulus elatus
White-crested Elaenia Elaenia albiceps
Mottle-backed Elaenia Elaenia gigas
Sierran Elaenia Elaenia pallatangae
Torrent Tyrannulet Serpophaga cinerea
River Tyrannulet Serpophaga hypoleuca
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mionectes oleagineus
Streak-necked Flycatcher Mionectes striaticollis
Olive-striped Flycatcher Mionectes olivaceus
Rufous-breasted Flycatcher Leptopogon rufipectus
Slaty-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon superciliaris
Bronze-olive Pygmy-Tyrant Pseudotriccus pelzelni
Rufous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant Pseudotriccus ruficeps (H)
Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant Phylloscartes ophthalmicus
Variegated Bristle-Tyrant Phylloscartes poecilotis
Sooty-headed Tyrannulet Phyllomyias griseiceps
Black-capped Tyrannulet Phyllomyias nigrocapillus
Ashy-headed Tyrannulet Phyllomyias cinereiceps
Tawny-rumped Tyrannulet Phyllomyias uropygialis
Slender-footed Tyrannulet Zimmerius gracilipes
Golden-faced Tyrannulet Zimmerius chrysops
White-throated Tyrannulet Mecocerculus leucophrys
White-tailed Tyrannulet Mecocerculus poecilocercus
Rufous-winged Tyrannulet Mecocerculus calopterus
Sulphur-bellied Tyrannulet Mecocerculus minor
White-banded Tyrannulet Mecocerculus stictopterus
Lesser Wagtail-Tyrant Stigmatura napensis
Tufted Tit-Tyrant Anairetes parulus
Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant Myiornis atricapillus
Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant Myiornis ecaudatus
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant Lophotriccus pileatus
Double-banded Pygmy-Tyrant Lophotriccus vitiosus
Rufous-crowned Tody-Tyrant Poecilotriccus ruficeps
Spotted Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum maculatum
Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum nigriceps
Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum
Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum
Rufous-tailed Flycatcher Ramphotrigon ruficauda
Olivaceous Flatbill Rhynchocyclus olivaceus
Yellow-olive Flycatcher Tolmomyias sulphurescens
Gray-crowned Flycatcher Tolmomyias poliocephalus
Ornate Flycatcher Myiotriccus ornatus
Flavescent Flycatcher Myiophobus flavicans
Handsome Flycatcher Myiophobus pulcher
Olive-chested Flycatcher Myiophobus cryptoxanthus
Cinnamon Flycatcher Pyrrhomyias cinnamomea
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
Smoke-colored Pewee Contopus fumigatus
Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens (H)
Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
Yellow-bellied Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca diadema (H)
Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca cinnamomeiventris (H)
Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca rufipectoralis
Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca fumicolor
Drab Water-Tyrant Ochthornis littoralis
Red-rumped Bush-Tyrant Cnemarchus erythropygius
Smoky Bush-Tyrant Myiotheretes fumigatus (H)
Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant Agriornis montana
Paramo Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola alpina
Cinnamon Attila Attila cinnamomeus
Citron-bellied Attila Attila citriniventris
Bright-rumped Attila Attila spadiceus (H)
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer (H)
Short-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus ferox
Pale-edged Flycatcher Myiarchus cephalotes
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua
Rusty-margined Flycatcher Myiozetetes cayanensis
Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
Gray-capped Flycatcher Myiozetetes granadensis
Dusky-chested Flycatcher Myiozetetes luteiventris
Lemon-browed Flycatcher Conopias cinchoneti
Golden-crowned Flycatcher Myiodynastes chrysocephalus
Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus
Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius
Variegated Flycatcher Empidonomus varius
Snowy-throated Kingbird Tyrannus niveigularis
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
Barred Becard Pachyramphus versicolor
Cinnamon Becard Pachyramphus cinnamomeus
White-winged Becard Pachyramphus polychopterus
Black-and-white Becard Pachyramphus albogriseus
One-colored Becard Pachyramphus homochrous
Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata
Brown-chested Martin Progne tapera
Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albiventer
Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca
Brown-bellied Swallow Notiochelidon murina
White-banded Swallow Atticora fasciata
White-thighed Swallow Neochelidon tibialis
Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Paramo Pipit Anthus bogotensis
White-capped Dipper Cinclus leucocephalus
Black-capped Donacobius Donacobius atricapillus
Thrush-like Wren Campylorhynchus turdinus
Gray-mantled Wren Odontorchilus branickii
Rufous Wren Cinnycerthia unirufa
Sepia-brown Wren Cinnycerthia olivascens
Plain-tailed Wren Thryothorus euophrys
Coraya Wren Thryothorus coraya
Bay Wren Thryothorus nigricapillus
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Mountain Wren Troglodytes solstitialis
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
White-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucosticta (H)
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucophrys
Southern Nightingale Wren Microcerculus marginatus
Musician Wren Cyphorhinus aradus
Andean Solitaire Myadestes ralloides
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Great Thrush Turdus fuscater
Glossy-black Thrush Turdus serranus
Black-billed Thrush Turdus ignobilis
Lawrence's Thrush Turdus lawrencii
Pale-vented Thrush Turdus obsoletus
Hauxwell's Thrush Turdus hauxwelli (H)
Ecuadorian Thrush Turdus maculirostris
White-necked Thrush Turdus albicollis
Tawny-faced Gnatwren Microbates cinereiventris
Inca (green) Jay Cyanocorax yncas
Violaceous Jay Cyanocorax violaceus
Turquoise Jay Cyanolyca turcosa
Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
Olivaceous Greenlet Hylophilus olivaceus
Lesser Greenlet Hylophilus decurtatus
Black-billed Peppershrike Cyclarhis nigrirostris
Hooded Siskin Carduelis magellanica
Olivaceous Siskin Carduelis olivacea
Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi
Yellow Warbler Dendroica aestiva
Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca
Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata
Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis
Slate-throated Whitestart Myioborus miniatus
Spectacled Whitestart Myioborus melanocephalus
Choco Warbler Basileuterus chlorophrys
Black-crested Warbler Basileuterus nigrocristatus
Russet-crowned Warbler Basileuterus coronatus
Three-striped Warbler Basileuterus tristriatus
Buff-rumped Warbler Phaeothlypis fulvicauda
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
Cinereous Conebill Conirostrum cinereum
Blue-backed Conebill Conirostrum sitticolor
Capped Conebill Conirostrum albifrons
Giant Conebill Oreomanes fraseri
Magpie Tanager Cissopis leverian
Grass-green Tanager Chlorornis riefferii
White-capped Tanager Sericossypha albocristata
Common Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus ophthalmicus
Dusky Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus semifuscus
Yellow-throated Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus flavigularis
Black-capped Hemispingus Hemispingus atropileus
Black-eared Hemispingus Hemispingus melanotis
Orange-headed Tanager Thlypopsis sordida
Guira Tanager Hemithraupis guira
Dusky-faced Tanager Mitrospingus cassinii
Ochre-breasted Tanager Chlorothraupis stolzmanni
Gray-headed Tanager Eucometis penicillata
Rufous-crested Tanager Creurgops verticalis
White-shouldered Tanager Tachyphonus luctuosus
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
White-winged Tanager Piranga leucoptera
Lemon-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus ictonotus
Masked Crimson Tanager Ramphocelus nigrogularis
Silver-beaked Tanager Ramphocelus carbo
Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
Blue-capped Tanager Thraupis cyanocephala
Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum
Hooded Mountain-Tanager Buthraupis montana
Black-chested Mountain-Tanager Buthraupis eximia
Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus lacrymosus
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus igniventris
Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus somptuosus
Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager Dubusia taeniata
Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris
Bronze-green Euphonia Euphonia mesochrysa
White-lored Euphonia Euphonia chrysopasta
Orange-bellied Euphonia Euphonia xanthogaster
Rufous-bellied Euphonia Euphonia rufiventris (H)
Turquoise Tanager Tangara mexicana
Paradise Tanager Tangara chilensis
Green-and-gold Tanager Tangara schrankii (S)
Golden Tanager Tangara arthus
Golden-eared Tanager Tangara chrysotis
Saffron-crowned Tanager Tangara xanthocephala
Flame-faced Tanager Tangara parzudakii
Yellow-bellied Tanager Tangara xanthogastra
Spotted Tanager Tangara punctata
Rufous-throated Tanager Tangara rufigula
Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola
Golden-naped Tanager Tangara ruficervix
Blue-necked Tanager Tangara cyanicollis
Beryl-spangled Tanager Tangara nigroviridis
Blue-and-black Tanager Tangara vassorii
Black-capped Tanager Tangara heinei
Opal-rumped Tanager Tangara velia (S)
Opal-crowned Tanager Tangara callophrys
Golden-collared Honeycreeper Iridophanes pulcherrima
Yellow-tufted Dacnis Dacnis egregia
Black-faced Dacnis Dacnis lineata
Yellow-bellied Dacnis Dacnis flaviventer
Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana
Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza
Purple Honeycreeper Cyanerpes caeruleus
Swallow Tanager Tersina viridis (S)
Plushcap Catamblyrhynchus diadema
Black-backed Bush-Tanager Urothraupis stolzmanni
Crimson-breasted Finch Rhodospingus cruentus
Plumbeous Sierra-Finch Phrygilus unicolor
Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina
Variable Seedeater Sporophila corvina
Lined Seedeater Sporophila lineola
Black-and-white Seedeater Sporophila luctuosa
Yellow-bellied Seedeater Sporophila nigricollis
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater Sporophila castaneiventris
Lesser Seed-Finch Oryzoborus angolensis
Band-tailed Seedeater Catamenia analis
Plain-colored Seedeater Catamenia inornata
Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivacea
White-sided Flowerpiercer Diglossa albilatera (H)
Black Flowerpiercer Diglossa humeralis
Golden-eyed Flowerpiercer Diglossa glauca
Bluish Flowerpiercer Diglossa caerulescens
Masked Flowerpiercer Diglossa cyanea
Red-capped Cardinal Paroaria gularis
Pale-naped Brush-Finch Atlapetes pallidinucha
Slaty Brush-Finch Atlapetes schistaceus
White-winged Brush-Finch Atlapetes leucopterus
Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch Buarremon brunneinucha
Stripe-headed Brush-Finch Buarremon torquatus
Orange-billed Sparrow Arremon aurantiirostris (H)
Yellow-browed Sparrow Ammodramus aurifrons
Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
Grayish Saltator Saltator coerulescens
Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus
Slate-colored Grosbeak Pitylus grossus
Black-winged Saltator Saltator atripennis
Yellow Grosbeak Pheucticus chrysopeplus
Red-breasted Blackbird Sturnella militaris
Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis
Giant Cowbird Scaphidura oryzivora
Yellow-tailed Oriole Icterus mesomelas (H)
Orange-backed Troupial Icterus croconotus
Yellow-rumped Cacique Cacicus cela
Scarlet-rumped Cacique Cacicus microrhynchus
Subtropical Cacique Cacicus uropygialis
Northern Mountain-Cacique Cacicus leucoramphus
Solitary Cacique Cacicus solitarius
Casqued Oropendola Psarocolius oseryi
Crested Oropendola Psarocolius decumanus
Russet-backed Oropendola Psarocolius angustifrons
Oriole Blackbird Gymnomystax mexicanus
607 species seen
48 more heard (H)
Trip total 655 species


Other stuff:

Brazilian Cottontail Rabbit
Culpeo (a Fox species)

Red-tailed Squrrel

Black-mantled Tamarind

Red Howler Monkey

Southern Tamadua Anteater

Andersen’s Grey Four-eyed Opossum

Lesser Fishing Bat

Big swimming pool bat!

Black Agouti

Green Agouchi

Pygmy Marmoset

Squirrel Monkey

Spectacled Cayman

Snake sp (Orange body, yellow head c1.5m long in the Amazon)


Refugee animals at Coca:
Yellow-handed Tidi Monkey
Woolly Monkey


Butterflies & Moths – lots
Dragonflies - some, including the Helicopter Damsel thingy in the Amazon.

Mark & Sandra Dennis
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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