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Colombia: Bogota, the Magdalena Valley, and Santa Marta 2017
Jan 14, 2017 to Jan 29, 2017
Jesse Fagan

Sooty Ant-Tanager, captured in this image by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez, was one of many striking Colombia endemics we saw on this bird-rich tour.

It was a slightly modified itinerary this year, and despite having one day fewer, we did fantastically well with the birds (538 taxa!). We visited a new site, Rio Claro Reserve, which exceeded my expectations. The Oilbird cave alone was worth the visit!

A few things stand out in my mind about this trip. Hummingbirds -- 45 species to be exact. Surely that is a record for this tour, but how many other itineraries offer that many species? Other highlights included Black-headed Hemispingus, the two endemic ant-tanagers, Beautiful Woodpecker, actually seeing five species of tapaculo, and Slaty-winged Foliage-gleaner. And most of us were excited about seeing Cerulean Warblers on their wintering grounds.

Speaking of the group, it was a fun, very keen set of folks. I loved our small group and the energy levels. Thank you Tyrrell, Lane, Jose, Joan, and George. I look forward to more travels. Also, many thanks to our local guides, Luis and Oswaldo, plus our drivers, Giovanni and Hermus. Nice work.

Best of birding in 2017!

--Jesse (aka Motmot) from Bodden Town, Grand Cayman

One of the following keys may be shown in brackets for individual species as appropriate: * = heard only, I = introduced, E = endemic, N = nesting, a = austral migrant, b = boreal migrant

Tinamidae (Tinamous)
HIGHLAND TINAMOU (Nothocercus bonapartei) [*]
GREAT TINAMOU (Tinamus major) [*]
LITTLE TINAMOU (Crypturellus soui) – Some of you caught a glimpse of this species at Rio Claro.
Anhimidae (Screamers)
NORTHERN SCREAMER (Chauna chavaria) – Everyone was happy to see this bird. We had several birds perched on dead trees or standing in fields on our drive north to Santa Marta.
Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK (Dendrocygna autumnalis)
FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK (Dendrocygna bicolor) – Lifer for Luis! Good spotting George.
BLUE-WINGED TEAL (Anas discors)

Northern Screamer is typically found in open country with scattered wetlands. This individual was photographed by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez on our drive north to Santa Marta.

LESSER SCAUP (Aythya affinis) – At least four were on the lake at La Florida. Rare on the Bogota plateau.
RUDDY DUCK (RUDDY) (Oxyura jamaicensis andina)
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
CHESTNUT-WINGED CHACHALACA (Ortalis garrula) – This endemic was seen near our hotel at Rioacha in the dry forest. The habitat is disappearing fast. [E]
RUFOUS-VENTED CHACHALACA (RUFOUS-VENTED) (Ortalis ruficauda ruficrissa) [*]
COLOMBIAN CHACHALACA (Ortalis columbiana) [E]
BAND-TAILED GUAN (Penelope argyrotis) – Overrunning El Dorado.
SICKLE-WINGED GUAN (Chamaepetes goudotii) – A few mixed in with the previous species at El Dorado.
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
CRESTED BOBWHITE (Colinus cristatus)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
PIED-BILLED GREBE (Podilymbus podiceps)
Ciconiidae (Storks)
WOOD STORK (Mycteria americana)
Fregatidae (Frigatebirds)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
BROWN PELICAN (Pelecanus occidentalis)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
RUFESCENT TIGER-HERON (Tigrisoma lineatum marmoratum) – One was feeding in the grass at our lunch spot. Go figure.
FASCIATED TIGER-HERON (Tigrisoma fasciatum) – Seen along the Rio Claro. This species is always found along swift moving streams or rivers unlike the previous species.
GREAT BLUE HERON (Ardea herodias) – One on the north coast where rare.
COCOI HERON (Ardea cocoi)
GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba)
SNOWY EGRET (Egretta thula)
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Egretta caerulea)
TRICOLORED HERON (Egretta tricolor)
REDDISH EGRET (Egretta rufescens) – A couple of dark morphs and one light morph at Los Camarones.
CATTLE EGRET (Bubulcus ibis)
GREEN HERON (Butorides virescens) – Regular, but rare on the north coast. Seen at Isla Salamanca in the mangroves.
STRIATED HERON (Butorides striata)
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Nycticorax nycticorax)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Nyctanassa violacea)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
WHITE IBIS (Eudocimus albus)

We had a nice encounter with the localized Bogota Rail at La Florida Marsh. Photo by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez.

SCARLET IBIS (Eudocimus ruber) – At least two that looked like pure Scarlet were seen at Los Camarones.
GLOSSY IBIS (Plegadis falcinellus)
BARE-FACED IBIS (Phimosus infuscatus)
BUFF-NECKED IBIS (Theristicus caudatus) – Two were seen at high velocity while driving north to Santa Marta. Not seen by everyone and no real opportunity to stop the van. Rare in the Magdalena Valley.
ROSEATE SPOONBILL (Platalea ajaja)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)
TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)
LESSER YELLOW-HEADED VULTURE (Cathartes burrovianus)
KING VULTURE (Sarcoramphus papa) – Always a treat to see. Our first were at the Rio Claro Reserve.
Pandionidae (Osprey)
OSPREY (Pandion haliaetus)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
PEARL KITE (Gampsonyx swainsonii) – Missed some tours, so I was happy to see this species along the "Yellow Tire Road" in the Guajira.
WHITE-TAILED KITE (Elanus leucurus)
BLACK HAWK-EAGLE (Spizaetus tyrannus) – Seen in the scope at Tabacal! Rare to find one perched.
SNAIL KITE (Rostrhamus sociabilis)
DOUBLE-TOOTHED KITE (Harpagus bidentatus) – One juvenile was scoped in the forest at La Victoria.
CRANE HAWK (Geranospiza caerulescens) – One was hunting below our lunch spot along the Rio Magdalena.
COMMON BLACK HAWK (Buteogallus anthracinus)
SAVANNA HAWK (Buteogallus meridionalis)
ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)
WHITE-TAILED HAWK (Geranoaetus albicaudatus) – Just Joan and myself saw this high flier soaring above Minca.
GRAY-LINED HAWK (Buteo nitidus)
BROAD-WINGED HAWK (Buteo platypterus)
SHORT-TAILED HAWK (Buteo brachyurus)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
WHITE-THROATED CRAKE (Laterallus albigularis) [*]
BOGOTA RAIL (Rallus semiplumbeus) – This local endemic was seen super well at La Florida. One of the best views I have had of this species. The photos prove it! [E]
PURPLE GALLINULE (Porphyrio martinicus)
COMMON GALLINULE (Gallinula galeata)
AMERICAN COOT (Fulica americana columbiana)

Tropical Screech-Owl photographed by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez at Reinita Cielo Azul -- this was a great tour for nightbirds.

Aramidae (Limpkin)
LIMPKIN (Aramus guarauna)
Burhinidae (Thick-knees)
DOUBLE-STRIPED THICK-KNEE (Burhinus bistriatus) – Good looks at several in the Guajira Peninsula.
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
BLACK-NECKED STILT (Himantopus mexicanus)
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER (Haematopus palliatus)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (Pluvialis squatarola)
SOUTHERN LAPWING (Vanellus chilensis)
Jacanidae (Jacanas)
WATTLED JACANA (BLACK-BACKED) (Jacana jacana hypomelaena)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
WHIMBREL (Numenius phaeopus)
MARBLED GODWIT (Limosa fedoa) – Always a treat to find this rare species on the North Coast. At least 5 individuals were seen at Los Flamencos.
SPOTTED SANDPIPER (Actitis macularius)
SOLITARY SANDPIPER (Tringa solitaria)
GREATER YELLOWLEGS (Tringa melanoleuca)
WILLET (Tringa semipalmata)
WILLET (EASTERN) (Tringa semipalmata semipalmata) – We had nice studies of mostly Eastern Willets, but a couple of Westerns were mixed in for good measure. They are larger, longer-billed, and longer legged than Eastern. Some folks got photos for nice comparisons side-by-side.
WILLET (WESTERN) (Tringa semipalmata inornata)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
LAUGHING GULL (Leucophaeus atricilla)
YELLOW-BILLED TERN (Sternula superciliaris)
CASPIAN TERN (Hydroprogne caspia)
ROYAL TERN (Thalasseus maximus)
SANDWICH TERN (Thalasseus sandvicensis)

Screech-owl sp. a.k.a. "Santa Marta" Screech-Owl, showed well for our group.  It hadn't been observed by many groups recently, but we have our spots! Photo by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez.

Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia) [I]
BARE-EYED PIGEON (Patagioenas corensis)
BAND-TAILED PIGEON (WHITE-NECKED) (Patagioenas fasciata albilinea)
COMMON GROUND-DOVE (Columbina passerina)
RUDDY GROUND-DOVE (Columbina talpacoti)
SCALED DOVE (Columbina squammata)
WHITE-TIPPED DOVE (Leptotila verreauxi)
LINED QUAIL-DOVE (Zentrygon linearis) – Seen at the feeders at Reinita Cielo Azul.
EARED DOVE (Zenaida auriculata)
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
GREATER ANI (Crotophaga major)
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)
GROOVE-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga sulcirostris)
STRIPED CUCKOO (Tapera naevia)
DWARF CUCKOO (Coccycua pumila) – Uh, some people photographed this bird and didn't realize what they had photographed! ;-) Seen mixed in with the parrotlets in the Guajira.
SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)
Strigidae (Owls)
TROPICAL SCREECH-OWL (Megascops choliba)
VERMICULATED SCREECH-OWL (CHOCO) (Megascops guatemalae centralis) [*]
SCREECH-OWL SP. (Megascops sp.)
CRESTED OWL (Lophostrix cristata) [*]
SPECTACLED OWL (Pulsatrix perspicillata)
ANDEAN PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium jardinii) – Awesome scope views of a rufous-morph at Chingaza NP. Good spotting, Luis.
FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium brasilianum) – Oddly we heard one in the Upper Magdalena (at El Hato) where no records exist? [*]
MOTTLED OWL (Ciccaba virgata) [*]
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
COMMON PAURAQUE (Nyctidromus albicollis) [*]
Steatornithidae (Oilbird)
OILBIRD (Steatornis caripensis) – The Oilbird cave at Rio Claro was fantastic. Hundreds of birds leaving the cave at dusk, what a treat!
Apodidae (Swifts)
CHESTNUT-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne rutila)
WHITE-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne zonaris)
SHORT-TAILED SWIFT (Chaetura brachyura)
GRAY-RUMPED SWIFT (Chaetura cinereiventris) – Fun to study this species over the ridge at the Bushbird Reserve near Ocana.
WHITE-TIPPED SWIFT (Aeronautes montivagus)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN (Florisuga mellivora)
WHITE-TIPPED SICKLEBILL (Eutoxeres aquila) – Wow, what a treat to see this species above Libano. Not seen real often.
GREEN HERMIT (Phaethornis guy)
LONG-BILLED HERMIT (Phaethornis longirostris)
WEDGE-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD (Schistes geoffroyi) – Always a treat to see this species. Was hanging out at the same Heliconia as the sicklebill.
BROWN VIOLETEAR (Colibri delphinae)
LESSER VIOLETEAR (Colibri cyanotus)
SPARKLING VIOLETEAR (Colibri coruscans)
PURPLE-CROWNED FAIRY (Heliothryx barroti)
RUBY-TOPAZ HUMMINGBIRD (Chrysolampis mosquitus) – This is a really nice looking hummingbird! It was again visiting the feeders at Jardin Encantado.
BLACK-THROATED MANGO (Anthracothorax nigricollis)
SPECKLED HUMMINGBIRD (Adelomyia melanogenys)
BLACK-TAILED TRAINBEARER (Lesbia victoriae) – It was nice comparing this species with the next at Observatorio de Colibris.

White-tipped Sicklebill is not seen most tours. We found this bird staking out Heliconia flowers above Libano. Photo by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez.

BRONZE-TAILED THORNBILL (Chalcostigma heteropogon)
GREEN-BEARDED HELMETCREST (Oxypogon guerinii) – We got lucky with this one. Thanks to our driver Giovanni who spotted one while birding the Espaletia-puna grassland at Chingaza NP. The thornbill was also nearby.
TYRIAN METALTAIL (Metallura tyrianthina)
TYRIAN METALTAIL (SANTA MARTA) (Metallura tyrianthina districta) – This subpspecies has a blue tail.
GLOWING PUFFLEG (Eriocnemis vestita)
COPPERY-BELLIED PUFFLEG (Eriocnemis cupreoventris) – It was visiting the feeders at Observatorio de Colibris.
SHINING SUNBEAM (Aglaeactis cupripennis)
BLACK INCA (Coeligena prunellei) – This endemic was visiting the forest feeders at Reinita Cielo Azul. [E]
WHITE-TAILED STARFRONTLET (Coeligena phalerata) – A female was visiting the feeders at El Dorado. The male showed just once. [E]
MOUNTAIN VELVETBREAST (Lafresnaya lafresnayi)
GREAT SAPPHIREWING (Pterophanes cyanopterus)
BUFF-TAILED CORONET (Boissonneaua flavescens)
BOOTED RACKET-TAIL (Ocreatus underwoodii)
FAWN-BREASTED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa rubinoides)
WHITE-BELLIED WOODSTAR (Chaetocercus mulsant)
GORGETED WOODSTAR (Chaetocercus heliodor) – This little guy (and gal) were sharing the feeders with the previous species at Jardin Encantado. Probably the best and easiest place to see this species.
RED-BILLED EMERALD (Chlorostilbon gibsoni)
CROWNED WOODNYMPH (Thalurania colombica)
BUFFY HUMMINGBIRD (Leucippus fallax) – Almost missed this species until Tyrrell spotted one on our walk back to the bus. Nice work!
CHESTNUT-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD (Amazilia castaneiventris) – One hadn't been seen in weeks until our group came along. Great studies in the scope. [E]
ANDEAN EMERALD (Amazilia franciae)
STEELY-VENTED HUMMINGBIRD (Amazilia saucerottei)
INDIGO-CAPPED HUMMINGBIRD (Amazilia cyanifrons) – This endemic was common at several sites. [E]

This male Ruby-topaz Hummingbird was visiting the feeders at Jardin Encantado and was captured very nicely by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez.

SAPPHIRE-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (Lepidopyga coeruleogularis)
Trogonidae (Trogons)
WHITE-TIPPED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus fulgidus) – Seemed around in good numbers this year.
CRESTED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus antisianus) – Only the second time on tour to have this species. A pair was hanging out along the trail at Reinita Cielo Azul.
WHITE-TAILED TROGON (Trogon chionurus)
MASKED TROGON (Trogon personatus sanctaemartae)
Momotidae (Motmots)
WHOOPING MOTMOT (Momotus subrufescens) – The one seen in the dry Magdalena Valley and again in Minca. A single "whoot!"
ANDEAN MOTMOT (Momotus aequatorialis) – Seen above Libano. A double "whoo-dup!"
BROAD-BILLED MOTMOT (Electron platyrhynchum)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
RINGED KINGFISHER (Megaceryle torquata)
AMAZON KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle amazona)
Bucconidae (Puffbirds)
BARRED PUFFBIRD (Nystalus radiatus)
RUSSET-THROATED PUFFBIRD (Hypnelus ruficollis)
WHITE-WHISKERED PUFFBIRD (Malacoptila panamensis) [*]
MOUSTACHED PUFFBIRD (Malacoptila mystacalis)
GRAY-CHEEKED NUNLET (Nonnula frontalis) – Seen super well at Rio Claro Reserve.
Galbulidae (Jacamars)
RUFOUS-TAILED JACAMAR (Galbula ruficauda)
Capitonidae (New World Barbets)
WHITE-MANTLED BARBET (Capito hypoleucus) – This endemic was seen at La Victoria, a group of five or six in a tall bare tree. Nice scope views. [E]
Ramphastidae (Toucans)
EMERALD TOUCANET (SANTA MARTA) (Aulacorhynchus prasinus lautus)
CRIMSON-RUMPED TOUCANET (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus) [*]
COLLARED ARACARI (Pteroglossus torquatus)
YELLOW-THROATED TOUCAN (CHESTNUT-MANDIBLED) (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii)
KEEL-BILLED TOUCAN (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
CHANNEL-BILLED TOUCAN (CITRON-THROATED) (Ramphastos vitellinus citreolaemus)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
SCALED PICULET (Picumnus squamulatus)
OLIVACEOUS PICULET (Picumnus olivaceus)
CHESTNUT PICULET (Picumnus cinnamomeus) – Seen a couple of times in the dry forest at Guajira. Always a good one to see.
BEAUTIFUL WOODPECKER (Melanerpes pulcher) [E]

What a photo! This Black-tailed Trainbearer was photographed by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez at Observatorio de Colibris, near Bogota.

RED-CROWNED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes rubricapillus)
SMOKY-BROWN WOODPECKER (Picoides fumigatus) [*]
RED-RUMPED WOODPECKER (Veniliornis kirkii)
GOLDEN-GREEN WOODPECKER (GOLD-THROATED) (Piculus chrysochloros xanthochlorus)
GOLDEN-OLIVE WOODPECKER (Colaptes rubiginosus)
SPOT-BREASTED WOODPECKER (Colaptes punctigula)
CINNAMON WOODPECKER (Celeus loricatus)
LINEATED WOODPECKER (Dryocopus lineatus)
CRIMSON-CRESTED WOODPECKER (Campephilus melanoleucos)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
BARRED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur ruficollis) – A pair chasing each other on the San Lorenzo Ridge was cool.
CRESTED CARACARA (Caracara cheriway)
YELLOW-HEADED CARACARA (Milvago chimachima chimachima)
LAUGHING FALCON (Herpetotheres cachinnans)
AMERICAN KESTREL (Falco sparverius)
MERLIN (Falco columbarius) – A large female was seen perched in the dry forest at Los Camarones.
APLOMADO FALCON (Falco femoralis) – A pair (male and female) soaring at dusk on our way to Rioacha.
PEREGRINE FALCON (Falco peregrinus)
Psittacidae (New World and African Parrots)
ORANGE-CHINNED PARAKEET (Brotogeris jugularis)
RED-BILLED PARROT (Pionus sordidus saturatus)
BLUE-HEADED PARROT (Pionus menstruus)
YELLOW-CROWNED PARROT (Amazona ochrocephala)
GREEN-RUMPED PARROTLET (Forpus passerinus) – Good numbers this year in the Guajira.
SPECTACLED PARROTLET (Forpus conspicillatus)
SANTA MARTA PARAKEET (Pyrrhura viridicata) – Another awesome (endemic!) psittacid we saw well in the Santa Martas (nowhere else!). We found a pair checking out a nest cavity. [E]
BROWN-THROATED PARAKEET (Eupsittula pertinax)
BLUE-CROWNED PARAKEET (BLUE-CROWNED) (Thectocercus acuticaudatus koenigi)

Blue-throated Starfrontlet males and females were also visiting the feeders at Observatorio de Colibris. Photo by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez.

Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)
RUFOUS-RUMPED ANTWREN (Euchrepomis callinota) [*]
BLACK-CRESTED ANTSHRIKE (Sakesphorus canadensis)
BARRED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus doliatus)
BAR-CRESTED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus multistriatus)
BLACK-CROWNED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus atrinucha)
UNIFORM ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus unicolor) – This was somewhat of a surprise at Reinita. A pair were silently foraging within a mixed-species flock along the slippery Lengurke Trail.
BLACK-BACKED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus melanonotus) – Our last new antshrike seen below Minca in the drier forest.
RECURVE-BILLED BUSHBIRD (Clytoctantes alixii) – Man, oh man. We had to work at it, but it paid off in the end. Awesome looks at a singing pair.
PLAIN ANTVIREO (Dysithamnus mentalis)
CHECKER-THROATED ANTWREN (Epinecrophylla fulviventris)
PACIFIC ANTWREN (Myrmotherula pacifica)
SLATY ANTWREN (Myrmotherula schisticolor) [*]
DOT-WINGED ANTWREN (Microrhopias quixensis)
WHITE-FRINGED ANTWREN (NORTHERN) (Formicivora grisea intermedia)
KLAGES'S ANTBIRD (Drymophila klagesi)
SANTA MARTA ANTBIRD (Drymophila hellmayri) – Once lumped with the previous species as "Long-tailed Antbird." There are now 5 or 6 new species. [E]
DUSKY ANTBIRD (Cercomacroides tyrannina)
JET ANTBIRD (Cercomacra nigricans)
WHITE-BELLIED ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza longipes)
MAGDALENA ANTBIRD (Sipia palliata) – We came across several territories in the forest at Rio Claro. A recent split from Dull-mantled and despite the name, a near endemic to Colombia.
Grallariidae (Antpittas)
CHESTNUT-CROWNED ANTPITTA (Grallaria ruficapilla) [*]
SANTA MARTA ANTPITTA (Grallaria bangsi) – Fantastic looks at this endemic. Always difficult. [E]
WHITE-BELLIED ANTPITTA (Grallaria hypoleuca) [*]
RUFOUS ANTPITTA (Grallaria rufula)
TAWNY ANTPITTA (Grallaria quitensis) [*]
OCHRE-BREASTED ANTPITTA (Grallaricula flavirostris) – Wow. Seen super well along the Lengurke Trail.

It's always nice to see a puffbird. This Russet-throated Puffbird was photographed by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez.

RUSTY-BREASTED ANTPITTA (RUSTY-BREASTED) (Grallaricula ferrugineipectus ferrugineipectus) – Also seen very well below El Dorado.
Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)
SANTA MARTA TAPACULO (Scytalopus sanctaemartae) – Showed well for a tapaculo. [E]
WHITE-CROWNED TAPACULO (Scytalopus atratus nigricans)
MAGDALENA TAPACULO (Scytalopus rodriguezi) – Seen nicely after some hard work along the Lengerke Trail. [E]
BROWN-RUMPED TAPACULO (Scytalopus latebricola) – Also a bit of a challenge (hey, it's a tapaculo!), but eventually we had nice looks. [E]
PALE-BELLIED TAPACULO (Scytalopus griseicollis) – Running around like a mouse at our feet. It popped up for good views. Seen at Chingaza NP.
Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)
GRAY-THROATED LEAFTOSSER (Sclerurus albigularis)
PLAIN-BROWN WOODCREEPER (Dendrocincla fuliginosa)
WEDGE-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Glyphorynchus spirurus)
BLACK-BANDED WOODCREEPER (Dendrocolaptes picumnus) – A highlight for Jesse was finding this species in the Santa Martas. Always a bit difficult.
STRONG-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus)
COCOA WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus susurrans)
STREAK-HEADED WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii)
MONTANE WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger sanctaemartae)
PLAIN XENOPS (Xenops minutus)
STREAKED XENOPS (Xenops rutilans)
PALE-LEGGED HORNERO (CARIBBEAN) (Furnarius leucopus longirostris)
SLATY-WINGED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Philydor fuscipenne) – A lifer for most folks. We eventually sorted out the identification of this rare furnariid while birding the forest trail at Rio Claro.
MONTANE FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Anabacerthia striaticollis)
SANTA MARTA FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Clibanornis rufipectus) [E]
FLAMMULATED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes flammulatus)
SPOTTED BARBTAIL (Premnoplex brunnescens)
WHITE-BROWED SPINETAIL (Hellmayrea gularis) [*]
MANY-STRIPED CANASTERO (Asthenes flammulata)
WHITE-CHINNED THISTLETAIL (Asthenes fuliginosa) – Very nice looks and photos of this bird at Chingaza NP.
STREAK-CAPPED SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca hellmayri) [E]

It was a good tour for woodpeckers, and this endemic Beautiful Woodpecker photographed by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez showed well at La Victoria.

ASH-BROWED SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca curtata)
YELLOW-CHINNED SPINETAIL (Certhiaxis cinnamomeus)
SILVERY-THROATED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis subpudica) [E]
AZARA'S SPINETAIL (Synallaxis azarae) [*]
PALE-BREASTED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis albescens)
RUSTY-HEADED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis fuscorufa) [E]
SLATY SPINETAIL (Synallaxis brachyura) [*]
WHITE-WHISKERED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis candei) – This sharp looking spinetail was seen in the dry forest near Los Camarones.
STRIPE-BREASTED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis cinnamomea)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
BROWN-CAPPED TYRANNULET (Ornithion brunneicapillus)
WHITE-THROATED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus leucophrys)
FOREST ELAENIA (Myiopagis gaimardii)
YELLOW-BELLIED ELAENIA (Elaenia flavogaster)
LESSER ELAENIA (Elaenia chiriquensis)
MOUNTAIN ELAENIA (Elaenia frantzii)
STREAK-NECKED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes striaticollis)
OLIVE-STRIPED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes olivaceus)
OCHRE-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes oleagineus)
SLATY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon superciliaris)
SOOTY-HEADED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias griseiceps)
BLACK-CAPPED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias nigrocapillus flavimentum) – This local and uncommon subspecies was seen briefly in the forest above El Dorado in the Santa Martas.
PLUMBEOUS-CROWNED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias plumbeiceps) [*]
GOLDEN-FACED TYRANNULET (GOLDEN-FACED) (Zimmerius chrysops chrysops)
PALE-TIPPED TYRANNULET (Inezia caudata) – We worked hard at finding one, but it eventually paid off with excellent studies and views. Seen in the dry forest near Los Camarones.
ORNATE FLYCATCHER (Myiotriccus ornatus)
SCALE-CRESTED PYGMY-TYRANT (Lophotriccus pileatus)
PALE-EYED PYGMY-TYRANT (Atalotriccus pilaris)
SOUTHERN BENTBILL (Oncostoma olivaceum)
PEARLY-VENTED TODY-TYRANT (Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer)
BLACK-THROATED TODY-TYRANT (Hemitriccus granadensis)
SLATE-HEADED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus sylvia)
COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum cinereum)
BLACK-HEADED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum nigriceps)
OLIVACEOUS FLATBILL (Rhynchocyclus olivaceus)
YELLOW-OLIVE FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias sulphurescens) – The Tolmomyias are a tough bunch in Colombia. We heard (and saw) mostly this species, which in Colombia has a call very similar to the next species. More work needs to be done. I suspect several species are involved.
YELLOW-MARGINED FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias assimilis) – Seen in Ocana; showed dark eyes and no wing bars. Unfortunately, it didn't vocalize.
YELLOW-BREASTED FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias flaviventris)
CINNAMON FLYCATCHER (Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus assimilis) – There has been talk of splitting this taxon.
BLACK-TAILED FLYCATCHER (Myiobius atricaudus)
SMOKE-COLORED PEWEE (Contopus fumigatus)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Contopus virens) – A few heard or seen early on in the trip. Both species of pewees winter in South America.
TROPICAL PEWEE (Contopus cinereus)
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER (Empidonax virescens)
BLACK PHOEBE (Sayornis nigricans)
VERMILION FLYCATCHER (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
SANTA MARTA BUSH-TYRANT (Myiotheretes pernix) – Very nice seeing this difficult Santa Marta endemic so well. [E]

We couldn't have done any better with this Saffron-headed Parrot at Rio Claro. A smashing photo by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez.

PIED WATER-TYRANT (Fluvicola pica)
WHITE-HEADED MARSH TYRANT (Arundinicola leucocephala)
BROWN-BACKED CHAT-TYRANT (Ochthoeca fumicolor)
CATTLE TYRANT (Machetornis rixosa)
BRIGHT-RUMPED ATTILA (Attila spadiceus) [*]
DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tuberculifer)
PANAMA FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus panamensis) – Singles in the drier part of the Magdalena Valley including our lunch spot along the river.
APICAL FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus apicalis) – At the last minute! Funny how it works out that way sometimes. Giovanni parked the van below a pair. ;-) [E]
BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tyrannulus)
GREAT KISKADEE (Pitangus sulphuratus)
BOAT-BILLED FLYCATCHER (Megarynchus pitangua)
SOCIAL FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes similis)
GOLDEN-CROWNED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes chrysocephalus)
STREAKED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes maculatus)
PIRATIC FLYCATCHER (Legatus leucophaius)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus)
GRAY KINGBIRD (Tyrannus dominicensis)
Cotingidae (Cotingas)
GOLDEN-BREASTED FRUITEATER (Pipreola aureopectus) – Superb looks were had in the Santa Martas.
ANDEAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK (Rupicola peruvianus) – My first time having this species on tour. Two females were seen at the Cerulean Warbler Reserve.
Pipridae (Manakins)
GOLDEN-WINGED MANAKIN (Masius chrysopterus) – This was a good year for Manakins. Six species recorded!
WHITE-BIBBED MANAKIN (Corapipo leucorrhoa)
BLUE-CROWNED MANAKIN (Lepidothrix coronata)

Golden-green Woodpecker (a.k.a. Gold-throated) is missed during some tours. We found this one at Isla Salamanca in the mangroves. Photo by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez.

GOLDEN-HEADED MANAKIN (Ceratopipra erythrocephala)
Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)
MASKED TITYRA (Tityra semifasciata)
CINEREOUS BECARD (Pachyramphus rufus)
CINNAMON BECARD (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus)
WHITE-WINGED BECARD (Pachyramphus polychopterus)
Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)
SCRUB GREENLET (Hylophilus flavipes)
LESSER GREENLET (Pachysylvia decurtata) – Uncommon and local in the Magdalena. Seen at Rio Claro.
GOLDEN-FRONTED GREENLET (Pachysylvia aurantiifrons) – These were seen in the drier forest below Minca.
RUFOUS-NAPED GREENLET (Pachysylvia semibrunnea) – Fairlly common in taller forest patches throughout the Magdalena Valley.
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO (Vireo flavifrons) – One was seen near the lodge at Cerulean Warbler Reserve.
BROWN-CAPPED VIREO (Vireo leucophrys)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
BLACK-CHESTED JAY (Cyanocorax affinis)
GREEN JAY (Cyanocorax yncas)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
BLUE-AND-WHITE SWALLOW (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)
BROWN-BELLIED SWALLOW (Orochelidon murina)
SOUTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
GRAY-BREASTED MARTIN (Progne chalybea)
WHITE-WINGED SWALLOW (Tachycineta albiventer)
BARN SWALLOW (Hirundo rustica)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
SCALY-BREASTED WREN (Microcerculus marginatus) [*]
HOUSE WREN (SOUTHERN) (Troglodytes aedon musculus)
SEDGE WREN (VENEZUELAN) (Cistothorus platensis alticola) – It was cool seeing this taxon at Chingaza NP. A paper has been published splitting the Sedge Wrens into something like five species.
APOLINAR'S WREN (Cistothorus apolinari) – One was paired up with a House Wren in the marsh at La Florida. That could be trouble. [E]
BAND-BACKED WREN (Campylorhynchus zonatus)
STRIPE-BACKED WREN (Campylorhynchus nuchalis)
BICOLORED WREN (Campylorhynchus griseus)
SOOTY-HEADED WREN (Pheugopedius spadix) – This is a good one. We found a vocal pair at La Victoria. Only found in N Colombia and E Panama.
BLACK-BELLIED WREN (Pheugopedius fasciatoventris)
WHISKERED WREN (Pheugopedius mystacalis)
RUFOUS-BREASTED WREN (Pheugopedius rutilus)
SPECKLE-BREASTED WREN (COLOMBIAN) (Pheugopedius sclateri columbianus) – This taxon was also seen at La Victoria.
RUFOUS-AND-WHITE WREN (Thryophilus rufalbus)
NICEFORO'S WREN (Thryophilus nicefori) – A recent split from Rufous-and-white Wren. Seen near the cabins at Reinita Cielo Azul. [E]
BAY WREN (Cantorchilus nigricapillus)
BUFF-BREASTED WREN (Cantorchilus leucotis)
WHITE-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (BLACK-CAPPED) (Henicorhina leucosticta albilateralis)
GRAY-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (Henicorhina leucophrys) [*]
GRAY-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (BANGSI) (Henicorhina leucophrys bangsi) – The lower one in the Santa Martas.
SANTA MARTA WOOD-WREN (Henicorhina anachoreta) – The higher one in the Santa Martas. A bit of tape experiment confirmed the split. ;-) [E]
Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)
LONG-BILLED GNATWREN (Ramphocaenus melanurus) [*]
TROPICAL GNATCATCHER (WHITE-BROWED) (Polioptila plumbea anteocularis) – The subspecies in the Upper Magdalena.
TROPICAL GNATCATCHER (TROPICAL) (Polioptila plumbea plumbiceps) – The subspecies on the Guajira Peninsula.
Donacobiidae (Donacobius)
BLACK-CAPPED DONACOBIUS (Donacobius atricapilla)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
ANDEAN SOLITAIRE (Myadestes ralloides)

Chestnut-backed Antbird was common around our cabins at Rio Claro. Photo by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez.

SLATY-BACKED NIGHTINGALE-THRUSH (Catharus fuscater) – One was visiting the compost pit at El Dorado.
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH (Catharus minimus) – Seen well at La Vega. Always fun to see on their wintering grounds.
SWAINSON'S THRUSH (Catharus ustulatus)
YELLOW-LEGGED THRUSH (Turdus flavipes)
PALE-BREASTED THRUSH (Turdus leucomelas)
SPECTACLED THRUSH (Turdus nudigenis) – We called up several while birding below La Virgen at the bushbird reserve.
BLACK-BILLED THRUSH (Turdus ignobilis)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED THRUSH (Turdus fulviventris)
BLACK-HOODED THRUSH (Turdus olivater)
GREAT THRUSH (Turdus fuscater)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (Parkesia noveboracensis)
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER (Protonotaria citrea)
TENNESSEE WARBLER (Oreothlypis peregrina)
AMERICAN REDSTART (Setophaga ruticilla)
CERULEAN WARBLER (Setophaga cerulea) – Jose wasn't happy b/c he didn't see a full on adult male. ;-)
TROPICAL PARULA (Setophaga pitiayumi)
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER (Setophaga castanea) – Good numbers wintering in the taller forest on the Upper Magdalena.
YELLOW WARBLER (Setophaga petechia)

Santa Marta Parakeets check out a nest cavity. Photo by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez.

RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER (CHESTNUT-CAPPED) (Basileuterus rufifrons mesochrysus)
GOLDEN-CROWNED WARBLER (Basileuterus culicivorus)
THREE-STRIPED WARBLER (Basileuterus tristriatus)
BLACK-CRESTED WARBLER (Myiothlypis nigrocristata)
BUFF-RUMPED WARBLER (Myiothlypis fulvicauda)
GRAY-THROATED WARBLER (Myiothlypis cinereicollis)
WHITE-LORED WARBLER (Myiothlypis conspicillata) [E]
CANADA WARBLER (Cardellina canadensis)
SLATE-THROATED REDSTART (Myioborus miniatus)
YELLOW-CROWNED REDSTART (Myioborus flavivertex) – Fairly common on the upper sections of the Santa Martas (like San Lorenzo Ridge). [E]
GOLDEN-FRONTED REDSTART (Myioborus ornatus) – A lovely species seen at Chingaza NP. Also called a "whitestart."
Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies)
BLACK-FACED TANAGER (Schistochlamys melanopis)
SUPERCILIARIED HEMISPINGUS (Hemispingus superciliaris)
OLEAGINOUS HEMISPINGUS (Hemispingus frontalis)
BLACK-HEADED HEMISPINGUS (Hemispingus verticalis) – One of the best birds of the tour (imho). Seen very well at Chingaza NP; one of our first birds of the tour!
GRAY-HEADED TANAGER (Eucometis penicillata)
WHITE-SHOULDERED TANAGER (Tachyphonus luctuosus)
TAWNY-CRESTED TANAGER (Tachyphonus delatrii)
WHITE-LINED TANAGER (Tachyphonus rufus)
FLAME-RUMPED TANAGER (LEMON-RUMPED) (Ramphocelus flammigerus icteronotus)
CRIMSON-BACKED TANAGER (Ramphocelus dimidiatus)
BLACK-CHEEKED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus melanogenys) – This beautiful endemic was seen on our morning at San Lorenzo Ridge. Good numbers, too. [E]
BLUE-WINGED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus somptuosus)
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus)
GLAUCOUS TANAGER (Thraupis glaucocolpa) – Seen in the dry forest at Los Camarones. Always a good find.
PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)
BLUE-CAPPED TANAGER (Thraupis cyanocephala)
BLACK-HEADED TANAGER (Tangara cyanoptera)
SCRUB TANAGER (Tangara vitriolina)
BLUE-NECKED TANAGER (Tangara cyanicollis)
SPECKLED TANAGER (Tangara guttata)
METALLIC-GREEN TANAGER (Tangara labradorides) – Just a pair at Reinita Cielo Azul.
PLAIN-COLORED TANAGER (Tangara inornata)
BAY-HEADED TANAGER (BAY-AND-BLUE) (Tangara gyrola catharinae)
BAY-HEADED TANAGER (BAY-AND-GREEN) (Tangara gyrola viridissima) – This particular subspecies was seen in the Santa Martas where the underparts are green.
GOLDEN TANAGER (Tangara arthus)
SWALLOW TANAGER (Tersina viridis)
BLACK-FACED DACNIS (YELLOW-TUFTED) (Dacnis lineata egregia) – Both this one and the next are nice looking birds.
TURQUOISE DACNIS (Dacnis hartlaubi) – 5:15 in the tree, always on time! [E]
BLUE DACNIS (Dacnis cayana)
GREEN HONEYCREEPER (Chlorophanes spiza)
GUIRA TANAGER (Hemithraupis guira)
WHITE-EARED CONEBILL (Conirostrum leucogenys) – A bit tough to find, but we had several at different spots in the Upper Magdalena this year.
BICOLORED CONEBILL (Conirostrum bicolor) – Very local. Seen at Isla Salamanca in the mangroves.
RUFOUS-BROWED CONEBILL (Conirostrum rufum)

We saw Olivaceous Flatbill very well at Rio Claro. Photo by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez.

GLOSSY FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa lafresnayii)
BLACK FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa humeralis humeralis)
RUSTY FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa sittoides)
BLUISH FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa caerulescens)
PLUMBEOUS SIERRA-FINCH (Phrygilus unicolor)
SAFFRON FINCH (Sicalis flaveola)
BLUE-BLACK GRASSQUIT (Volatinia jacarina)
THICK-BILLED SEED-FINCH (Sporophila funerea)
LARGE-BILLED SEED-FINCH (Sporophila crassirostris) – This monster (a male) was seen nicely on our walk down in the coffee from Reinita Cielo Azul.
GRAY SEEDEATER (Sporophila intermedia)
YELLOW-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila nigricollis)
BAND-TAILED SEEDEATER (Catamenia analis)
PLAIN-COLORED SEEDEATER (Catamenia inornata)
PARAMO SEEDEATER (Catamenia homochroa) – One all to briefly along the San Lorenzo Ridge.
PILEATED FINCH (Coryphospingus pileatus)
BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola)
DUSKY-FACED TANAGER (Mitrospingus cassinii) – Good numbers were seen at Rio Claro.
ROSY THRUSH-TANAGER (Rhodinocichla rosea) [*]
BLACK-WINGED SALTATOR (Saltator atripennis)
ORINOCAN SALTATOR (Saltator orenocensis) – One was singing just as we got out of the van at Los Camarones. Fortunately for us!
GRAYISH SALTATOR (Saltator coerulescens)

Golden-winged Manakin is always nice to see. This one was photographed in the Cerulean Warbler Reserve by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez.

STREAKED SALTATOR (Saltator striatipectus)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
ASHY-THROATED CHLOROSPINGUS (Chlorospingus canigularis)
SIERRA NEVADA BRUSHFINCH (Arremon basilicus) [E]
BLACK-HEADED BRUSHFINCH (Arremon atricapillus atricapillus) – A good one to see well (which we did) above Libano.
GRAY-BROWED BRUSHFINCH (Arremon assimilis assimilis) [*]
ORANGE-BILLED SPARROW (Arremon aurantiirostris)
RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW (Zonotrichia capensis)
WHITE-NAPED BRUSHFINCH (YELLOW-THROATED) (Atlapetes albinucha gutturalis)
MOUSTACHED BRUSHFINCH (Atlapetes albofrenatus)
SANTA MARTA BRUSHFINCH (Atlapetes melanocephalus) [E]
YELLOW-HEADED BRUSHFINCH (Atlapetes flaviceps) – This endemic was seen above Libano. [E]
SLATY BRUSHFINCH (Atlapetes schistaceus)
PALE-NAPED BRUSHFINCH (Atlapetes pallidinucha)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
HEPATIC TANAGER (Piranga flava)
SUMMER TANAGER (Piranga rubra)
SOOTY ANT-TANAGER (Habia gutturalis) – Wow, what looks. [E]
CRESTED ANT-TANAGER (Habia cristata) – What, what looks. Just check out the photos. [E]
VERMILION CARDINAL (Cardinalis phoeniceus)
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
BLUE-BLACK GROSBEAK (Cyanocompsa cyanoides)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Sturnella magna)
RED-BREASTED MEADOWLARK (Sturnella militaris)
GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (Quiscalus mexicanus)
CARIB GRACKLE (Quiscalus lugubris) – This species has now expanded well into the Upper Magdalena Valley.
YELLOW-HOODED BLACKBIRD (Chrysomus icterocephalus)
SHINY COWBIRD (Molothrus bonariensis)
BRONZED COWBIRD (BRONZE-BROWN) (Molothrus aeneus armenti) – Super local and rare. It was fun finding this species near the mouth of the Magdalena, near Barranquilla.

Black-headed Hemispingus is always tough to see -- but this was one of the first birds of our trip, in the early morning at Chingaza National Park! Photo by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez.

GIANT COWBIRD (Molothrus oryzivorus)
YELLOW-BACKED ORIOLE (Icterus chrysater)
ORANGE-CROWNED ORIOLE (Icterus auricapillus)
YELLOW ORIOLE (Icterus nigrogularis)
BALTIMORE ORIOLE (Icterus galbula)
RUSSET-BACKED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius angustifrons)
CRESTED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius decumanus)
Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies)
TRINIDAD EUPHONIA (Euphonia trinitatis)
VELVET-FRONTED EUPHONIA (Euphonia concinna) [E]
THICK-BILLED EUPHONIA (Euphonia laniirostris)
GOLDEN-RUMPED EUPHONIA (Euphonia cyanocephala) – A tree with mistletoe berries had at least 10 individuals at La Victoria.
FULVOUS-VENTED EUPHONIA (Euphonia fulvicrissa)
ORANGE-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia xanthogaster)
BLUE-NAPED CHLOROPHONIA (Chlorophonia cyanea) – Big numbers at the El Dorado feeders.
LESSER GOLDFINCH (Spinus psaltria)
ANDEAN SISKIN (Spinus spinescens)
YELLOW-BELLIED SISKIN (Spinus xanthogastrus)

SILVERY-BROWN BARE-FACE TAMARIN (Saguinus leucopus) – These are what we were calling "White-footed" seen a few times at Rio Claro.
COTTON-TOP TAMARIN (Saguinus oedipus) – Seen at our lunch spot on the Guaijira. Possibly introduced per Trevor?
RED HOWLER MONKEY (Alouatta seniculus) [*]
RED-TAILED SQUIRREL (Sciurus granatensis)
ANDEAN SQUIRREL (Sciurus pucheranii) [E]
SANTANDER DWARF SQUIRREL (Microsciurus santanderensis) [E]
GUINEA PIG (Cavia aperea)

We had another good look at an ant-tanager, this time Crested Ant-Tanager, another fine endemic. Photo by participant Jose Padilla-Lopez.

CENTRAL AMERICAN AGOUTI (Dasyprocta punctata)
LONG-TAILED WEASEL (Mustela frenata) – What we saw in the Santa Marta forest.


Totals for the tour: 538 bird taxa and 9 mammal taxa