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Ecuador: Rainforest & Andes II 2013
Sep 8, 2013 to Sep 22, 2013
Willy Perez

Our adventure was loaded with colorful treats like this gorgeous Paradise Tanager. (Photo by participant Roy Giles)

Although I had guided trips to all of these sites numerous times before, officially this was my first "Rainforest and Andes" tour as a first leader, and I have to say that this is one of the most diverse trips in Northern Ecuador. We went from the Central Highlands of Quito to the West, visiting the temperate forests of Yanacocha, crossing the cloud forest at different altitudes all the way down to the lowlands of the Choco Bioregion. And then all the way East to the highlands of Papallacta, descending to the foothills and ending in the Amazon basin. We stayed in the most comfortable places with a great variety of habitats and of course a lot of birds to look out for.

There were so many highlights along our route. Here are some of them:

-- The female Bar-bellied Woodpecker that came so close to have a quick look at us in Yanacocha.

-- The Cock of the Rock Lek with all the noisy males in full display.

-- The fruit station at Angel's place with mountain-tanagers and Toucan Barbets coming to land on your hands, which was overwhelming.

-- Four White-throated Quail-Doves eating bananas.

-- The relief of pressure the last day leaving the west when we finally saw the Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan!

-- The landscape and the seedsnipe at Papallacta Pass were breathtaking.

-- The Torrent Duck diving into the rapids was WOW!

-- The White-bellied and Chestnut-crowned Antpittas at San Isidro showed once again that you can train them.

-- The cloud of Cobalt-winged Parakeets that eventually come down to eat the clay, followed by only one Orange-cheeked Parrot.

-- The towers at Sacha with so many tanagers, cotingas fruitcrows, toucans, puffbirds, etc., just in front of us was an incredible experience.

-- The rare Agami Heron that showed twice for us was great.

-- And of course the sloth family that eventually moved to prove that they were indeed alive.

All these fantastic memories wouldn't have happened if you hadn't come along on this tour, so for that reason I would like to say thanks to all of you for joining me to do this trip. Also thank you to Edgar, our super driver, and Oscar and Shanshu, our guides at Sacha lodge. For me it was a pleasure to guide you and I had a lot of fun doing it. I hope that I will see you again.


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)
TAWNY-BREASTED TINAMOU (Nothocercus julius) [*]
GREAT TINAMOU (Tinamus major) [*]
CINEREOUS TINAMOU (Crypturellus cinereus) [*]
LITTLE TINAMOU (Crypturellus soui) [*]
UNDULATED TINAMOU (Crypturellus undulatus) [*]
VARIEGATED TINAMOU (Crypturellus variegatus) [*]
Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)

A male Torrent Duck provided one of the behavioral highlights of the tour when it plunged into white water. (Photo by participant Roy Giles)

TORRENT DUCK (Merganetta armata colombiana) – A pair seen at Guango, but the most impressive sight was a male diving into the rushing water.
ANDEAN TEAL (Anas andium)
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
ANDEAN GUAN (Penelope montagnii)
SPIX'S GUAN (Penelope jacquacu) – Great views of this massive Guan from the metal tower at Sacha.
WATTLED GUAN (Aburria aburri) [*]
SICKLE-WINGED GUAN (Chamaepetes goudotii)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
MARBLED WOOD-QUAIL (Odontophorus gujanensis) – Heard at Sacha one afternoon. [*]
RUFOUS-FRONTED WOOD-QUAIL (Odontophorus erythrops) – This one was very vocal at Silanche. [*]
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
RUFESCENT TIGER-HERON (Tigrisoma lineatum)
FASCIATED TIGER-HERON (Tigrisoma fasciatum)
COCOI HERON (Ardea cocoi)
GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba)
SNOWY EGRET (Egretta thula)
CATTLE EGRET (IBIS) (Bubulcus ibis ibis)
STRIATED HERON (Butorides striata) – A nice opportunity to see one on a nest on an island at Sacha. [N]
AGAMI HERON (Agamia agami) – Wow! To see one Agami is good but to see two of them twice was great. Alan mentioned that it was the bird of the trip for him.
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Nycticorax nycticorax)
BOAT-BILLED HERON (Cochlearius cochlearius)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
ROSEATE SPOONBILL (Platalea ajaja)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)
TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)
KING VULTURE (Sarcoramphus papa)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
OSPREY (Pandion haliaetus)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)

The High Andes background for some of our birding was sublime. (Photo by participant Gregg Recer)

PEARL KITE (Gampsonyx swainsonii)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus)
ORNATE HAWK-EAGLE (Spizaetus ornatus) – There was a good sight of one in flight from the metal tower at Sacha.
SLENDER-BILLED KITE (Helicolestes hamatus)
DOUBLE-TOOTHED KITE (Harpagus bidentatus)
PLUMBEOUS KITE (Ictinia plumbea)
CINEREOUS HARRIER (Circus cinereus)
ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)
VARIABLE HAWK (Geranoaetus polyosoma)
SEMIPLUMBEOUS HAWK (Leucopternis semiplumbeus) – It was nice to see one in flight but it was really good to find this unique raptor at Silanche.
GRAY-LINED HAWK (Buteo nitidus)
SHORT-TAILED HAWK (Buteo brachyurus)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
GRAY-BREASTED CRAKE (Laterallus exilis) [*]
SLATE-COLORED COOT (Fulica ardesiaca)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
SOUTHERN LAPWING (Vanellus chilensis)
COLLARED PLOVER (Charadrius collaris)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
SPOTTED SANDPIPER (Actitis macularius)
GREATER YELLOWLEGS (Tringa melanoleuca)
Thinocoridae (Seedsnipes)
RUFOUS-BELLIED SEEDSNIPE (Attagis gayi latreillii) – For some people the bird of the trip, I am so glad that we had good weather there.
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
ANDEAN GULL (Chroicocephalus serranus)
YELLOW-BILLED TERN (Sternula superciliaris)
LARGE-BILLED TERN (Phaetusa simplex)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia)
PALE-VENTED PIGEON (Patagioenas cayennensis)
BAND-TAILED PIGEON (WHITE-NECKED) (Patagioenas fasciata albilinea)
PLUMBEOUS PIGEON (Patagioenas plumbea)
RUDDY PIGEON (Patagioenas subvinacea)
DUSKY PIGEON (Patagioenas goodsoni)
EARED DOVE (Zenaida auriculata hypoleuca)
RUDDY GROUND-DOVE (Columbina talpacoti)
WHITE-TIPPED DOVE (DECOLOR) (Leptotila verreauxi decolor)
PALLID DOVE (Leptotila pallida) – It was well spotted by Roy from the tower at Silanche.
GRAY-FRONTED DOVE (Leptotila rufaxilla)
WHITE-THROATED QUAIL-DOVE (Geotrygon frenata bourcieri) – I have never seen this secretive bird so well and there were at least 4 that came to the fruit at Angel's reserve.
Opisthocomidae (Hoatzin)

Our primary target up at Papallacta Pass was Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe and we got it! (Photo by participant Roy Giles)

HOATZIN (Opisthocomus hoazin)
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)
GREATER ANI (Crotophaga major)
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)
Strigidae (Owls)
COLOMBIAN SCREECH-OWL (Megascops colombianus) [*]
TAWNY-BELLIED SCREECH-OWL (Megascops watsonii) [*]
CLOUD-FOREST PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium nubicola) [*]
FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium brasilianum) – Seen by some people at Sacha.
MOTTLED OWL (Ciccaba virgata) [*]
"BLACK-BANDED" OWL TYPE (Ciccaba sp. nov. 1) – Seen twice at San Isidro lodge.
RUFOUS-BANDED OWL (Ciccaba albitarsis) [*]
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
RUFOUS-BELLIED NIGHTHAWK (Lurocalis rufiventris)
LADDER-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Hydropsalis climacocerca) – One perched on a log during the visit to the river island at Sacha.
LYRE-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Uropsalis lyra lyra)
Nyctibiidae (Potoos)
GREAT POTOO (Nyctibius grandis)
COMMON POTOO (Nyctibius griseus)
ANDEAN POTOO (Nyctibius maculosus)
Apodidae (Swifts)
CHESTNUT-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne rutila brunnitorques)
WHITE-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne zonaris)
SHORT-TAILED SWIFT (Chaetura brachyura)
GRAY-RUMPED SWIFT (ASH-RUMPED) (Chaetura cinereiventris occidentalis)
LESSER SWALLOW-TAILED SWIFT (Panyptila cayennensis)
FORK-TAILED PALM-SWIFT (Tachornis squamata)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN (Florisuga mellivora)
RUFOUS-BREASTED HERMIT (Glaucis hirsutus) – There was one on a hanging nest under a heliconia leaf, on the way to the forest parrot clay lick in Sacha. [N]

Always near the water's edge, Hoatzin is a curious species. (Photo by participant Roy Giles)

WHITE-WHISKERED HERMIT (Phaethornis yaruqui)
TAWNY-BELLIED HERMIT (Phaethornis syrmatophorus) – Gregg got nice photos of one feeding on a chinese bell flower in San Isidro.
STRAIGHT-BILLED HERMIT (Phaethornis bourcieri)
GREAT-BILLED HERMIT (Phaethornis malaris)
BROWN VIOLETEAR (Colibri delphinae)
GREEN VIOLETEAR (ANDEAN) (Colibri thalassinus cyanotus)
SPARKLING VIOLETEAR (Colibri coruscans coruscans) – Very common in San Jose's garden.
PURPLE-CROWNED FAIRY (Heliothryx barroti)
GORGETED SUNANGEL (Heliangelus strophianus)
TOURMALINE SUNANGEL (Heliangelus exortis)
GREEN THORNTAIL (Discosura conversii)
SPECKLED HUMMINGBIRD (Adelomyia melanogenys)
LONG-TAILED SYLPH (Aglaiocercus kingi)
VIOLET-TAILED SYLPH (Aglaiocercus coelestis coelestis)
BLACK-TAILED TRAINBEARER (Lesbia victoriae victoriae) – The male that we saw at San Jose had the longest tail that I have ever seen in this species.
PURPLE-BACKED THORNBILL (Ramphomicron microrhynchum microrhynchum)
BLUE-MANTLED THORNBILL (Chalcostigma stanleyi stanleyi)
TYRIAN METALTAIL (Metallura tyrianthina)
GOLDEN-BREASTED PUFFLEG (Eriocnemis mosquera)
SHINING SUNBEAM (Aglaeactis cupripennis cupripennis)
BRONZY INCA (Coeligena coeligena obscura)
BROWN INCA (Coeligena wilsoni)
COLLARED INCA (Coeligena torquata)
MOUNTAIN VELVETBREAST (Lafresnaya lafresnayi saul)
SWORD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD (Ensifera ensifera) – In the Hummingbird world these have to be the winners in evolution, what a bill!
GREAT SAPPHIREWING (Pterophanes cyanopterus cyanopterus)
BUFF-TAILED CORONET (Boissonneaua flavescens flavescens)
BUFF-TAILED CORONET (Boissonneaua flavescens tinochlora)
CHESTNUT-BREASTED CORONET (Boissonneaua matthewsii)
VELVET-PURPLE CORONET (Boissonneaua jardini)
BOOTED RACKET-TAIL (Ocreatus underwoodii)
WHITE-TAILED HILLSTAR (Urochroa bougueri leucura) – The bathroom stop that we did at Restaurante Susanita was rewarded with this nice Hummingbird. It was on the way to Coca.

A secretive species easily missed, White-throated Quail-Doves were remarkably obliging at Refugio Paz. (Photo by participant Gregg Recer)

PURPLE-BIBBED WHITETIP (Urosticte benjamini)
RUFOUS-VENTED WHITETIP (Urosticte ruficrissa)
FAWN-BREASTED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa rubinoides)
EMPRESS BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa imperatrix)
LONG-BILLED STARTHROAT (Heliomaster longirostris)
WHITE-BELLIED WOODSTAR (Chaetocercus mulsant)
PURPLE-THROATED WOODSTAR (Calliphlox mitchellii)
WESTERN EMERALD (Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus)
GREEN-CROWNED WOODNYMPH (GREEN-CROWNED) (Thalurania fannyi verticeps)
FORK-TAILED WOODNYMPH (Thalurania furcata)
OLIVE-SPOTTED HUMMINGBIRD (Leucippus chlorocercus) – Not as colorful as the other ones but it is a river island specialty.
ANDEAN EMERALD (Amazilia franciae viridiceps)
GOLDEN-TAILED SAPPHIRE (Chrysuronia oenone)
Trogonidae (Trogons)
GOLDEN-HEADED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus auriceps auriceps)
BLACK-TAILED TROGON (Trogon melanurus)
WHITE-TAILED TROGON (Trogon chionurus)
GREEN-BACKED TROGON (Trogon viridis)
AMAZONIAN TROGON (Trogon ramonianus)
COLLARED TROGON (COLLARED) (Trogon collaris virginalis)
MASKED TROGON (Trogon personatus) – Male and female were coming in and out of a nest at San Isidro. [N]
Momotidae (Motmots)
AMAZONIAN MOTMOT (Momotus momota) [*]
ANDEAN MOTMOT (Momotus aequatorialis aequatorialis)
RUFOUS MOTMOT (Baryphthengus martii) [*]
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
RINGED KINGFISHER (Megaceryle torquata)
AMAZON KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle amazona)
GREEN KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle americana)
GREEN-AND-RUFOUS KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle inda) – Seen in flight only.
Bucconidae (Puffbirds)
WHITE-NECKED PUFFBIRD (Notharchus hyperrhynchus)
PIED PUFFBIRD (Notharchus tectus)
COLLARED PUFFBIRD (Bucco capensis) [*]
BARRED PUFFBIRD (Nystalus radiatus)
BLACK-FRONTED NUNBIRD (Monasa nigrifrons)
WHITE-FRONTED NUNBIRD (Monasa morphoeus)
SWALLOW-WINGED PUFFBIRD (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)
Galbulidae (Jacamars)

The taxonomy of the Black-banded Owls at San Isidro continues to be debated. (Photo by participant Roy Giles)

WHITE-EARED JACAMAR (Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis)
RUFOUS-TAILED JACAMAR (Galbula ruficauda) [*]
WHITE-CHINNED JACAMAR (Galbula tombacea)
Capitonidae (New World Barbets)
SCARLET-CROWNED BARBET (Capito aurovirens)
ORANGE-FRONTED BARBET (Capito squamatus)
GILDED BARBET (Capito auratus)
RED-HEADED BARBET (Eubucco bourcierii)
Semnornithidae (Toucan-Barbets)
TOUCAN BARBET (Semnornis ramphastinus ramphastinus) – Marsha's favourite bird, we had stunning views of this Choco endemic species when we visited Angel's reserve.
Ramphastidae (Toucans)
EMERALD TOUCANET (ANDEAN) (Aulacorhynchus prasinus albivitta)
CRIMSON-RUMPED TOUCANET (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus sexnotatus)
PLATE-BILLED MOUNTAIN-TOUCAN (Andigena laminirostris)
BLACK-BILLED MOUNTAIN-TOUCAN (Andigena nigrirostris spilorhynchus) – This is not an easy species to see but on this trip we saw them a couple of times at the car park in San Isidro, thanks to a nice fig tree with a lot of fruit that they were feeding on.
COLLARED ARACARI (STRIPE-BILLED) (Pteroglossus torquatus erythropygius)
CHESTNUT-EARED ARACARI (Pteroglossus castanotis)
MANY-BANDED ARACARI (Pteroglossus pluricinctus)
IVORY-BILLED ARACARI (Pteroglossus azara)
GOLDEN-COLLARED TOUCANET (Selenidera reinwardtii) – Stunning views of male and female from the wooden tower at Sacha.
BLACK-MANDIBLED TOUCAN (CHESTNUT-MANDIBLED) (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii)
WHITE-THROATED TOUCAN (Ramphastos tucanus cuvieri)
CHOCO TOUCAN (Ramphastos brevis)
CHANNEL-BILLED TOUCAN (YELLOW-RIDGED) (Ramphastos vitellinus culminatus) – Flying across along the Loreto road when we were having our picnic breakfast.
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
YELLOW-TUFTED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes cruentatus)
BLACK-CHEEKED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes pucherani)
SMOKY-BROWN WOODPECKER (Picoides fumigatus fumigatus)
LITTLE WOODPECKER (Veniliornis passerinus)
BAR-BELLIED WOODPECKER (Veniliornis nigriceps equifasciatus) – This is a Woodpecker that lives at high altitude, we saw a female at Yanacocha.
GOLDEN-OLIVE WOODPECKER (Colaptes rubiginosus)
CRIMSON-MANTLED WOODPECKER (Colaptes rivolii brevirostris)
CINNAMON WOODPECKER (Celeus loricatus)
CREAM-COLORED WOODPECKER (Celeus flavus) – The most beautiful woodpecker of the trip, seen nicely from the wooden tower at Sacha
LINEATED WOODPECKER (Dryocopus lineatus fuscipennis)
POWERFUL WOODPECKER (Campephilus pollens pollens) [*]
CRIMSON-CRESTED WOODPECKER (Campephilus melanoleucos)
GUAYAQUIL WOODPECKER (Campephilus gayaquilensis)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)

Cream-colored Woodpecker is a standout on any trip list. (Photo by participant Roy Giles)

COLLARED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur semitorquatus semitorquatus) [*]
BLACK CARACARA (Daptrius ater)
RED-THROATED CARACARA (Ibycter americanus) [*]
CARUNCULATED CARACARA (Phalcoboenus carunculatus)
YELLOW-HEADED CARACARA (Milvago chimachima)
LAUGHING FALCON (Herpetotheres cachinnans)
AMERICAN KESTREL (Falco sparverius)
BAT FALCON (Falco rufigularis)
ORANGE-BREASTED FALCON (Falco deiroleucus) – It was a nice surprise to see this scarce Falcon in San Isidro.
Psittacidae (Parrots)
MAROON-TAILED PARAKEET (CHOCO) (Pyrrhura melanura pacifica)
DUSKY-HEADED PARAKEET (Aratinga weddellii) – Few of them ventured down to eat clay close to the Napo river.
RED-BELLIED MACAW (Orthopsittaca manilata)
COBALT-WINGED PARAKEET (Brotogeris cyanoptera)
BLUE-FRONTED PARROTLET (Touit dilectissimus)
BLACK-HEADED PARROT (Pionites melanocephalus)
ORANGE-CHEEKED PARROT (Pyrilia barrabandi) – There was only one of this species at the Parakeet clay lick and it stole the show.
BLUE-HEADED PARROT (Pionus menstruus)
RED-BILLED PARROT (Pionus sordidus corallinus)
SPECKLE-FACED PARROT (WHITE-CAPPED) (Pionus tumultuosus seniloides)
BRONZE-WINGED PARROT (Pionus chalcopterus)
ORANGE-WINGED PARROT (Amazona amazonica)
MEALY PARROT (Amazona farinosa)
YELLOW-CROWNED PARROT (Amazona ochrocephala)
Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)
FASCIATED ANTSHRIKE (Cymbilaimus lineatus) [*]
UNDULATED ANTSHRIKE (Frederickena unduliger) [*]
LINED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus tenuifasciatus)
WESTERN SLATY-ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus atrinucha) [*]
CASTELNAU'S ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus cryptoleucus) – Another island specialty that we managed to pull out from the understory.
RUSSET ANTSHRIKE (TAWNY) (Thamnistes anabatinus intermedius) – One perched before us for a long time at Milpe.
DUSKY-THROATED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnomanes ardesiacus)
CINEREOUS ANTSHRIKE (Thamnomanes caesius)
PLAIN-THROATED ANTWREN (Isleria hauxwelli)
SPOT-WINGED ANTSHRIKE (Pygiptila stellaris)
CHECKER-THROATED ANTWREN (Epinecrophylla fulviventris)
PYGMY ANTWREN (Myrmotherula brachyura)
MOUSTACHED ANTWREN (SHORT-BILLED) (Myrmotherula ignota obscura)

Green-and-gold Tanager was one of the more striking species we encountered at Sacha. (Photo by participant Roy Giles)

WHITE-FLANKED ANTWREN (Myrmotherula axillaris)
GRAY ANTWREN (Myrmotherula menetriesii)
YELLOW-BREASTED ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus axillaris)
DOT-WINGED ANTWREN (Microrhopias quixensis)
LONG-TAILED ANTBIRD (Drymophila caudata caudata)
BLACKISH ANTBIRD (BLACKISH) (Cercomacra nigrescens aequatorialis) [*]
WHITE-BACKED FIRE-EYE (Pyriglena leuconota)
BLACK-FACED ANTBIRD (Myrmoborus myotherinus) [*]
PERUVIAN WARBLING-ANTBIRD (Hypocnemis peruviana)
BLACK-AND-WHITE ANTBIRD (Myrmochanes hemileucus) – We had one very responsive one that come out to the open on the river island at Sacha.
SILVERED ANTBIRD (Sclateria naevia)
CHESTNUT-BACKED ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza exsul maculifer)
WHITE-SHOULDERED ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza melanoceps) [*]
PLUMBEOUS ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza hyperythra)
SOOTY ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza fortis)
IMMACULATE ANTBIRD (CHOCO) (Myrmeciza immaculata macrorhyncha)
SPOT-BACKED ANTBIRD (Hylophylax naevius) [*]
DOT-BACKED ANTBIRD (Hylophylax punctulatus)
COMMON SCALE-BACKED ANTBIRD (Willisornis poecilinotus)
Grallariidae (Antpittas)
MOUSTACHED ANTPITTA (Grallaria alleni andaquiensis) – Even in Angel's place they are difficult but we got one that was very friendly and that came out to the trail.
CHESTNUT-CROWNED ANTPITTA (Grallaria ruficapilla ruficapilla)
YELLOW-BREASTED ANTPITTA (Grallaria flavotincta) – Angel's new place worked out very well for the Yellow breasted, there were two that showed up.
WHITE-BELLIED ANTPITTA (Grallaria hypoleuca) – The winners of the Antpitta show were the White bellied with four that were fighting for food.
RUFOUS ANTPITTA (Grallaria rufula rufula) [*]
TAWNY ANTPITTA (Grallaria quitensis quitensis) [*]
OCHRE-BREASTED ANTPITTA (Grallaricula flavirostris)
Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)
RUSTY-BELTED TAPACULO (Liosceles thoracicus) [*]
OCELLATED TAPACULO (Acropternis orthonyx infuscatus) [*]
BLACKISH TAPACULO (BLACKISH) (Scytalopus latrans latrans) [*]
LONG-TAILED TAPACULO (Scytalopus micropterus) [*]
WHITE-CROWNED TAPACULO (Scytalopus atratus confusus) [*]
NARI–O TAPACULO (Scytalopus vicinior) [*]
SPILLMANN'S TAPACULO (Scytalopus spillmanni) [*]
Formicariidae (Antthrushes)
RUFOUS-BREASTED ANTTHRUSH (Formicarius rufipectus carrikeri)
BARRED ANTTHRUSH (Chamaeza mollissima mollissima) [*]
Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)

Toucan Barbet was one of the Choco endemics we enjoyed at the feeding station at Refugio Paz. (Photo by participant Gregg Recer)

TYRANNINE WOODCREEPER (Dendrocincla tyrannina tyrannina)
PLAIN-BROWN WOODCREEPER (Dendrocincla fuliginosa)
WEDGE-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Glyphorynchus spirurus) – The smallest of the Woodcreepers, seen a couple of times.
LONG-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Nasica longirostris) – When you see this bird especially in flight you understand why he got his name, seen nicely at Sacha.
BLACK-BANDED WOODCREEPER (Dendrocolaptes picumnus)
STRONG-BILLED WOODCREEPER (ANDEAN/NORTHERN) (Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus promeropirhynchus)
STRIPED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus obsoletus)
BUFF-THROATED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus guttatus)
BLACK-STRIPED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus lachrymosus)
SPOTTED WOODCREEPER (BERLEPSCH'S) (Xiphorhynchus erythropygius aequatorialis)
OLIVE-BACKED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus triangularis triangularis)
MONTANE WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger aequatorialis)
PLAIN XENOPS (Xenops minutus)
STREAKED XENOPS (Xenops rutilans)
STREAKED TUFTEDCHEEK (Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii)
RUSTY-WINGED BARBTAIL (Premnornis guttuliger)
PALE-LEGGED HORNERO (PACIFIC) (Furnarius leucopus cinnamomeus)
LESSER HORNERO (Furnarius minor)
CHESTNUT-WINGED CINCLODES (Cinclodes albidiventris albidiventris)
STOUT-BILLED CINCLODES (Cinclodes excelsior excelsior)
SCALY-THROATED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (SPOT-BREASTED) (Anabacerthia variegaticeps temporalis) – Nesting near the house at Septimo Paraiso, very convenient place for us because we could see it from some of the rooms.
LINEATED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Syndactyla subalaris)
CHESTNUT-WINGED HOOKBILL (Ancistrops strigilatus) – Sandra spotted this canopy bird that was feeding in the open below the metal tower at Sacha.

Thankfully the folks at San Isidro have had success luring Chestnut-crowned Antpittas into the open. (Photo by participant Roy Giles)

RUDDY FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Automolus rubiginosus)
BLACK-BILLED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes melanorhynchus) [*]
STREAK-CAPPED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes virgaticeps) [*]
FLAMMULATED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes flammulatus flammulatus)
PEARLED TREERUNNER (Margarornis squamiger perlatus)
ANDEAN TIT-SPINETAIL (Leptasthenura andicola andicola)
MANY-STRIPED CANASTERO (Asthenes flammulata flammulata)
WHITE-CHINNED THISTLETAIL (Asthenes fuliginosa fuliginosa)
RED-FACED SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca erythrops erythrops)
ASH-BROWED SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca curtata)
AZARA'S SPINETAIL (Synallaxis azarae media)
RUFOUS SPINETAIL (Synallaxis unirufa unirufa)
SLATY SPINETAIL (Synallaxis brachyura nigrofumosa)
WHITE-BELLIED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis propinqua)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
BROWN-CAPPED TYRANNULET (Ornithion brunneicapillus) [*]
WHITE-TAILED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus poecilocercus)
WHITE-BANDED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus stictopterus stictopterus)
WHITE-THROATED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus leucophrys rufomarginatis)
TUFTED TIT-TYRANT (Anairetes parulus aequatorialis) [*]
GREENISH ELAENIA (Myiopagis viridicata)
WHITE-CRESTED ELAENIA (WHITE-CRESTED) (Elaenia albiceps griseigularis)
SIERRAN ELAENIA (Elaenia pallatangae)
TORRENT TYRANNULET (Serpophaga cinerea cinerea)
STREAK-NECKED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes striaticollis)
OLIVE-STRIPED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes olivaceus)
OCHRE-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes oleagineus)
SLATY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon superciliaris)
RUFOUS-BREASTED FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon rufipectus)
SOOTY-HEADED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias griseiceps)

Participant Gregg Recer shared this wonderful image of Cotopaxi. At 19,347 feet, it is the second highest peak in Ecuador.

CHOCO TYRANNULET (Zimmerius albigularis)
SLENDER-FOOTED TYRANNULET (Zimmerius gracilipes)
GOLDEN-FACED TYRANNULET (Zimmerius chrysops)
ORNATE FLYCATCHER (Myiotriccus ornatus)
LESSER WAGTAIL-TYRANT (Stigmatura napensis)
SCALE-CRESTED PYGMY-TYRANT (Lophotriccus pileatus) [*]
RUFOUS-CROWNED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus ruficeps)
SPOTTED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum maculatum)
COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum cinereum sclateri)
YELLOW-BROWED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum)
YELLOW-MARGINED FLYCATCHER (YELLOW-MARGINED) (Tolmomyias assimilis flavotectus)
YELLOW-MARGINED FLYCATCHER (ZIMMER'S) (Tolmomyias assimilis obscuriceps)
GRAY-CROWNED FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias poliocephalus)
YELLOW-BREASTED FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias flaviventris)
CINNAMON FLYCATCHER (Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus pyrrhopterus)
CLIFF FLYCATCHER (Hirundinea ferruginea)
SULPHUR-RUMPED FLYCATCHER (Myiobius sulphureipygius sulphureipygius)
BRAN-COLORED FLYCATCHER (Myiophobus fasciatus)
SMOKE-COLORED PEWEE (Contopus fumigatus)
BLACK PHOEBE (WHITE-WINGED) (Sayornis nigricans angustirostris)
VERMILION FLYCATCHER (VERMILION) (Pyrocephalus rubinus piurae)
DRAB WATER TYRANT (Ochthornis littoralis)
PLAIN-CAPPED GROUND-TYRANT (Muscisaxicola alpinus alpinus)
BLACK-BILLED SHRIKE-TYRANT (Agriornis montanus solitarius)
STREAK-THROATED BUSH-TYRANT (Myiotheretes striaticollis striaticollis)
MASKED WATER-TYRANT (Fluvicola nengeta)
CROWNED CHAT-TYRANT (CROWNED) (Ochthoeca frontalis frontalis)
YELLOW-BELLIED CHAT-TYRANT (Ochthoeca diadema gratiosa) [*]
SLATY-BACKED CHAT-TYRANT (SLATY-BACKED) (Ochthoeca cinnamomeiventris cinnamomeiventris) – We found a family of this very good looking Flycatcher that were feeding below Guacamayos Ridge.
BROWN-BACKED CHAT-TYRANT (Ochthoeca fumicolor brunneifrons)

Cobalt-winged Parakeets are the most numerous species at the clay lick at Sacha. (Photo by participant Gregg Recer)

RUFOUS-TAILED FLATBILL (Ramphotrigon ruficauda)
CINNAMON ATTILA (Attila cinnamomeus)
CITRON-BELLIED ATTILA (Attila citriniventris) [*]
BRIGHT-RUMPED ATTILA (Attila spadiceus)
GRAYISH MOURNER (Rhytipterna simplex)
DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tuberculifer)
PALE-EDGED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus cephalotes cephalotes)
LESSER KISKADEE (Pitangus lictor)
GREAT KISKADEE (Pitangus sulphuratus)
BOAT-BILLED FLYCATCHER (Megarynchus pitangua)
RUSTY-MARGINED FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes cayanensis hellmayri)
SOCIAL FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes similis)
DUSKY-CHESTED FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes luteiventris)
GOLDEN-CROWNED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes chrysocephalus minor)
STREAKED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes maculatus)
PIRATIC FLYCATCHER (Legatus leucophaius)
CROWNED SLATY FLYCATCHER (Empidonomus aurantioatrocristatus)
SNOWY-THROATED KINGBIRD (Tyrannus niveigularis)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus melancholicus)
EASTERN KINGBIRD (Tyrannus tyrannus)
Cotingidae (Cotingas)
BARRED FRUITEATER (Pipreola arcuata arcuata)
SCALED FRUITEATER (Ampelioides tschudii)
RED-CRESTED COTINGA (Ampelion rubrocristatus)
ANDEAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK (Rupicola peruvianus sanguinolentus) – The new lek in Angel's property worked well for us when several males were displaying close for good photos and good looks, Susan's bird of the trip.
ANDEAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK (Rupicola peruvianus aequatorialis)
AMAZONIAN UMBRELLABIRD (Cephalopterus ornatus)
SPANGLED COTINGA (Cotinga cayana)
SCREAMING PIHA (Lipaugus vociferans)

Purple-throated Fruitcrows are not crows at all. They are in the Cotinga family. (Photo by participant Gregg Recer)

BARE-NECKED FRUITCROW (Gymnoderus foetidus)
Pipridae (Manakins)
DWARF TYRANT-MANAKIN (Tyranneutes stolzmanni)
GOLDEN-WINGED MANAKIN (Masius chrysopterus)
CLUB-WINGED MANAKIN (Machaeropterus deliciosus)
BLUE-CROWNED MANAKIN (Lepidothrix coronata) [*]
ORANGE-CROWNED MANAKIN (Heterocercus aurantiivertex)
WIRE-TAILED MANAKIN (Pipra filicauda)
Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)
BLACK-CROWNED TITYRA (Tityra inquisitor)
MASKED TITYRA (Tityra semifasciata)
WHITE-BROWED PURPLETUFT (Iodopleura isabellae)
GREEN-BACKED BECARD (YELLOW-CHEEKED) (Pachyramphus viridis xanthogenys)
BARRED BECARD (Pachyramphus versicolor versicolor)
CINNAMON BECARD (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus cinnamomeus)
WHITE-WINGED BECARD (Pachyramphus polychopterus)
PINK-THROATED BECARD (Pachyramphus minor)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
BROWN-CAPPED VIREO (Vireo leucophrys)
RED-EYED VIREO (Vireo olivaceus)
OLIVACEOUS GREENLET (Hylophilus olivaceus)
LESSER GREENLET (GRAY-HEADED) (Hylophilus decurtatus minor)
SLATY-CAPPED SHRIKE-VIREO (Vireolanius leucotis) [*]
BLACK-BILLED PEPPERSHRIKE (Cyclarhis nigrirostris)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
TURQUOISE JAY (Cyanolyca turcosa)
GREEN JAY (INCA) (Cyanocorax yncas yncas)
VIOLACEOUS JAY (Cyanocorax violaceus)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)

Black-chinned Mountain-Tanagers have a very restricted range on the west slope of the Andes. (Photo by participant Gregg Recer)

BLUE-AND-WHITE SWALLOW (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)
BROWN-BELLIED SWALLOW (Orochelidon murina murina)
WHITE-BANDED SWALLOW (Atticora fasciata)
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) [*]
WING-BANDED WREN (Microcerculus bambla) [*]
HOUSE WREN (SOUTHERN) (Troglodytes aedon albicans)
MOUNTAIN WREN (Troglodytes solstitialis solstitialis)
SEDGE WREN (POLYGLOTTUS GROUP) (Cistothorus platensis aequatorialis) [*]
THRUSH-LIKE WREN (Campylorhynchus turdinus)
PLAIN-TAILED WREN (Pheugopedius euophrys) [*]
BAY WREN (SOUTH AMERICAN) (Cantorchilus nigricapillus nigricapillus) [*]
RUFOUS WREN (Cinnycerthia unirufa unirufa)
WHITE-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (Henicorhina leucosticta)
GRAY-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (Henicorhina leucophrys leucophrys)
Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)
LONG-BILLED GNATWREN (LONG-BILLED) (Ramphocaenus melanurus duidae) [*]
Cinclidae (Dippers)
WHITE-CAPPED DIPPER (Cinclus leucocephalus leuconotus)
Donacobiidae (Donacobius)
BLACK-CAPPED DONACOBIUS (Donacobius atricapilla)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
ANDEAN SOLITAIRE (Myadestes ralloides)
HAUXWELL'S THRUSH (Turdus hauxwelli) [*]
ECUADORIAN THRUSH (Turdus maculirostris)
LAWRENCE'S THRUSH (Turdus lawrencii)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED THRUSH (Turdus fulviventris) – Cathy found this handsome Thrush along the main road below Guacamayos Ridge.
GREAT THRUSH (Turdus fuscater quindio)
GLOSSY-BLACK THRUSH (Turdus serranus fuscobrunneus)
WHITE-NECKED THRUSH (Turdus albicollis) [*]
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)

Here's a pair of Ivory-billed Aracaris photographed by participant Gregg Recer.

PARAMO PIPIT (Anthus bogotensis bogotensis) [*]
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
OLIVE-CROWNED YELLOWTHROAT (Geothlypis semiflava semiflava)
TROPICAL PARULA (Setophaga pitiayumi)
THREE-STRIPED WARBLER (Basileuterus tristriatus)
BLACK-CRESTED WARBLER (Myiothlypis nigrocristata)
GOLDEN-BELLIED WARBLER (CHOCO) (Myiothlypis chrysogaster chlorophrys)
RUSSET-CROWNED WARBLER (Myiothlypis coronata)
SLATE-THROATED REDSTART (Myioborus miniatus)
SPECTACLED REDSTART (Myioborus melanocephalus ruficoronatus)
Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies)
RED-CAPPED CARDINAL (Paroaria gularis)
MAGPIE TANAGER (Cissopis leverianus)
BLACK-CAPPED HEMISPINGUS (BLACK-CAPPED) (Hemispingus atropileus atropileus)
BLACK-EARED HEMISPINGUS (BLACK-EARED) (Hemispingus melanotis melanotis) – Common around Guango and San Isidro.
BLACK-EARED HEMISPINGUS (WESTERN) (Hemispingus melanotis ochraceus) – We had good looks at this western subspecies near Bellavista.
GRAY-HOODED BUSH TANAGER (RUBRIROSTRIS) (Cnemoscopus rubrirostris rubrirostris)
RUFOUS-CHESTED TANAGER (Thlypopsis ornata ornata)
ORANGE-HEADED TANAGER (Thlypopsis sordida) – Another island specialty that we saw well.
WHITE-SHOULDERED TANAGER (Tachyphonus luctuosus)
TAWNY-CRESTED TANAGER (Tachyphonus delatrii)
MASKED CRIMSON TANAGER (Ramphocelus nigrogularis)
SILVER-BEAKED TANAGER (Ramphocelus carbo)
FLAME-RUMPED TANAGER (LEMON-RUMPED) (Ramphocelus flammigerus icteronotus)
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus quaesita) – No white on the wings and we saw them on the West.
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus coelestis) – This one has the white on the wings and they occur on the East.
PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)
BLUE-CAPPED TANAGER (Thraupis cyanocephala cyanocephala)
BLUE-AND-YELLOW TANAGER (Thraupis bonariensis darwinii)
HOODED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Buthraupis montana cucullata)
SCARLET-BELLIED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus igniventris erythronotus)
BLUE-WINGED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus somptuosus)
BLACK-CHINNED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus notabilis) – Some people had a nice experience feeding this Tanager from their hand. I have to say that Angel has done a fantastic job with these birds.

This Yellow-breasted Antpitta is one of the secretive birds Angel Paz has trained. (Photo by participant Gregg Recer)

GRASS-GREEN TANAGER (Chlorornis riefferii riefferii)
FAWN-BREASTED TANAGER (Pipraeidea melanonota venezuelensis)
GOLDEN-NAPED TANAGER (Tangara ruficervix)
GRAY-AND-GOLD TANAGER (Tangara palmeri)
SCRUB TANAGER (Tangara vitriolina) – The garden at San Jose Hotel is the best place to see this bird.
MASKED TANAGER (Tangara nigrocincta)
BLUE-NECKED TANAGER (Tangara cyanicollis)
SPOTTED TANAGER (Tangara punctata)
BLUE-AND-BLACK TANAGER (Tangara vassorii vassorii)
BERYL-SPANGLED TANAGER (Tangara nigroviridis)
METALLIC-GREEN TANAGER (Tangara labradorides labradorides)
TURQUOISE TANAGER (Tangara mexicana)
PARADISE TANAGER (Tangara chilensis) – I have never seen Paradise Tanagers so close, it was great to have that Fig tree with juicy fruit above us in the wooden tower.
OPAL-CROWNED TANAGER (Tangara callophrys)
BAY-HEADED TANAGER (Tangara gyrola)
SAFFRON-CROWNED TANAGER (Tangara xanthocephala venusta)
FLAME-FACED TANAGER (Tangara parzudakii)
GREEN-AND-GOLD TANAGER (Tangara schrankii)
BLUE-WHISKERED TANAGER (Tangara johannae) – Few people got this Choco endemic.
GOLDEN TANAGER (Tangara arthus)
SILVER-THROATED TANAGER (Tangara icterocephala)
SWALLOW TANAGER (Tersina viridis)
BLACK-FACED DACNIS (Dacnis lineata) – Seen from the towers at Sacha.
BLACK-FACED DACNIS (YELLOW-TUFTED) (Dacnis lineata egregia) – A fantastic male seen from the tower at Silanche on the West.
YELLOW-BELLIED DACNIS (Dacnis flaviventer)
BLUE DACNIS (Dacnis cayana)
PURPLE HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes caeruleus)
GREEN HONEYCREEPER (Chlorophanes spiza)
SCARLET-BROWED TANAGER (Heterospingus xanthopygius) – Clare found them when we were walking along the trail.
CINEREOUS CONEBILL (Conirostrum cinereum fraseri)
BLUE-BACKED CONEBILL (Conirostrum sitticolor sitticolor)
CAPPED CONEBILL (Conirostrum albifrons atrocyaneum)
GIANT CONEBILL (Oreomanes fraseri) – In the highlands this Conebill lives in the Polylepis Forest. We were lucky when one showed nicely near the pass along the old Papallacta road.

The "giant" Great Sapphirewing was easy to spot at the feeders at Yanacocha. (Photo by participant Gregg Recer)

GLOSSY FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa lafresnayii)
BLACK FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa humeralis aterrima)
WHITE-SIDED FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa albilatera albilatera)
RUSTY FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa sittoides decorata) – Male and female feeding in the garden at San Jose Hotel.
BLUISH FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa caerulescens media)
PLUMBEOUS SIERRA-FINCH (Phrygilus unicolor geospizopsis)
VARIABLE SEEDEATER (Sporophila corvina ophthalmica)
CAQUETA SEEDEATER (Sporophila murallae)
BLACK-AND-WHITE SEEDEATER (Sporophila luctuosa)
YELLOW-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila nigricollis)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila castaneiventris)
PLAIN-COLORED SEEDEATER (Catamenia inornata minor)
BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola)
DUSKY-FACED TANAGER (Mitrospingus cassinii)
GRAYISH SALTATOR (Saltator coerulescens) [*]
BLACK-WINGED SALTATOR (Saltator atripennis)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
WHITE-BROWED BRUSH-FINCH (Arremon torquatus)
TRICOLORED BRUSH-FINCH (CHOCO) (Atlapetes tricolor crassus)
YELLOW-BREASTED BRUSH-FINCH (Atlapetes latinuchus spodionotus)
SLATY BRUSH-FINCH (Atlapetes schistaceus schistaceus)
YELLOW-BROWED SPARROW (Ammodramus aurifrons)
RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW (Zonotrichia capensis)
COMMON BUSH-TANAGER (NORTHERN ANDES) (Chlorospingus ophthalmicus phaeocephalus)
DUSKY BUSH-TANAGER (Chlorospingus semifuscus semifuscus)
YELLOW-THROATED BUSH-TANAGER (Chlorospingus flavigularis)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)

Wire-tailed Manakin is some serious eye candy. (Photo by participant Roy Giles)

WHITE-WINGED TANAGER (Piranga leucoptera ardens)
OCHRE-BREASTED TANAGER (Chlorothraupis stolzmanni)
GOLDEN-BELLIED GROSBEAK (Pheucticus chrysogaster chrysogaster)
BLUE SEEDEATER (BLUE) (Amaurospiza concolor aequatorialis)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
RED-BREASTED BLACKBIRD (Sturnella militaris)
SCRUB BLACKBIRD (Dives warszewiczi warszewiczi)
ORIOLE BLACKBIRD (Gymnomystax mexicanus) – This colorful Blackbird was seen along the Napo River.
SHINY COWBIRD (Molothrus bonariensis)
GIANT COWBIRD (Molothrus oryzivorus)
MOUNTAIN CACIQUE (GOLDEN-SHOULDERED) (Cacicus chrysonotus leucoramphus)
SCARLET-RUMPED CACIQUE (Cacicus uropygialis) – Very common at San Isidro on the East.
SCARLET-RUMPED CACIQUE (SCARLET-RUMPED) (Cacicus uropygialis microrhynchus) – This is the one that we saw at Silanche.
RUSSET-BACKED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius angustifrons)
CRESTED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius decumanus)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
THICK-BILLED EUPHONIA (Euphonia laniirostris)
GOLDEN-RUMPED EUPHONIA (Euphonia cyanocephala pelzelni)
GOLDEN-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia chrysopasta)
BRONZE-GREEN EUPHONIA (Euphonia mesochrysa)
ORANGE-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia xanthogaster)
RUFOUS-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia rufiventris)
CHESTNUT-BREASTED CHLOROPHONIA (Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys) [*]
YELLOW-BELLIED SISKIN (Spinus xanthogastrus)
OLIVACEOUS SISKIN (Spinus olivaceus)

LONG-NOSED BAT (Rhynchonycteris naso)
BLACK-MANTLE TAMARIN (Saguinus nigricollis)
DUSKY TITI MONKEY (Callicebus moloch) [*]
RED HOWLER MONKEY (Alouatta seniculus)
BROWN-THROATED THREE-TOED SLOTH (Bradypus variegatus) – This sloth got all our attention during our visit to the metal tower, especially when we discovered that there was a baby hanging from the Mum's tummy.
BRAZILIAN RABBIT (Sylvilagus brasiliensis)
RED-TAILED SQUIRREL (Sciurus granatensis)
WESTERN PYGMY SQUIRREL (Microsciurus mimulus)
BLACK AGOUTI (Dasyprocta fuliginosa)
KINKAJOU (Potos flavus)

Willy and the gang in the High Andes. Thanks so much for joining us on this fantastic tour and we hope to see you again soon. (Photo by participant Gregg Recer)

WHITE-TAILED DEER (Odocoileus virginianus)


The trip was not just birds; we also had some great mammals and other fantastic creatures that we saw along the way:

-- The Boa at the Parrot clay lick

-- The Tarantula around the bar and along the trail

-- The small Poison Dart Frog

-- The enormous Rhinoceros Beetle

-- The Smokey Jungle Frog

Totals for the tour: 574 bird taxa and 13 mammal taxa