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Ecuador: Rainforest & Andes I 2015
Mar 1, 2015 to Mar 15, 2015
Willy Perez

Brown Inca is a Choco endemic, and this individual was drying out its feathers during our west-slope cloudforest visit. (Photo by guide Willy Perez)

This Rainforest & Andes tour title describes our itinerary perfectly: we went from the heights of the Andes (Papallacta being our highest stop, at 4400 meters) to the foothills on both slopes, and then ended at Sacha Lodge in the lowland Amazonian basin. Along the way we passed through wonderful scenery: beautiful dry valleys, cloudforest, rainforest, and the fantastic paramo. Our goal was to see birds, and we saw so many of them!

There was a cloud of hummingbirds at Yanacocha, the highlight being a Rainbow-bearded Thornbill nesting on a cliff overhang.

And Angel Paz's reserve is always a unique experience; we had Cocks-of-the-rock in full display, a pair of Rufous-bellied Nighthawks roosting, and again many hummingbirds, included Wedge-billed coming to the feeders (the first time I've seen it here). But this time the Giant Antpitta stole the show -- three of them followed us along the trail!

And what about the nice welcome from the Common Potoo that some of us could see from our rooms at Septimo Paraiso, and the big surprise with Long-tailed Potoo at Sacha? The day at Silanche felt almost too short, there are so many birds to look for. Although we had some rain there, we saw a great selection of tanagers, including Gray-and-gold, Scarlet-browed, and Rufous-winged followed by three colorful dacnises: Scarlet-breasted, Scarlet-thighed, and Black-faced (a.k.a. Yellow tufted).

At Papallacta Pass the Giant Conebill going under the bark on the Polylepis trees was superb. In a small window of time between clouds at Papallacta we had just enough time to spot Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe that were soon enveloped by mist again -- that was great timing!

Owls can be hard to spot, even the diurnal ones, but I like the little pygmy-owls, and we had great looks at the 3 species possible on our route: Andean along the Old Nono Mindo road, Cloud Forest at Angel's reserve, and Ferruginous at Sacha. And I am sure that you won't forget the Crested we saw at Sacha or the Black-banded at San Isidro!

The flock that we managed to pick up near the Cocodrilos ranger station was another memorable moment; many unique tanagers were present, from Orange-eared to Blue browed, Flame-faced and more.

Even the challenging antbirds behaved well (well, most of them). I'm sure you will remember the Black-and-white we saw on our river-island visit, and the Yellow-browed after the steep hike in Yasuni National Park.

Overall, I think the trip was great, and the lodges provided everything that we needed and more. The new porch at San Isidro is so nice and comfortable, and of course the food, as always, was delicioso! The new dining area at Sacha with the view to the cocha was breath taking.

My thanks to our driver, Pedro, who, even with a few challenges of mud and fog and occasional rain, conveyed us safely to every spot we wished to visit. And as you know, the trip wouldn't have happend without you, so I'd like to thank all of you very much for traveling with us! All the best in your future travels, and I will see you again chasing birds somewhere!

Keep birding!


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) [*]

Seeing a Rufous-breasted Antthrush used to be a real challenge, but it's become much easier now that Angel Paz has them trained to come to worms! (Photo by participant Larry Peavler)

UNDULATED TINAMOU (Crypturellus undulatus) [*]
VARIEGATED TINAMOU (Crypturellus variegatus) [*]
Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
TORRENT DUCK (Merganetta armata colombiana) – A male was seen on a rock along the Quijos river.
ANDEAN TEAL (Anas andium)
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
SPIX'S GUAN (Penelope jacquacu) – Seen well from the towers at Sacha
SICKLE-WINGED GUAN (Chamaepetes goudotii)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
DARK-BACKED WOOD-QUAIL (Odontophorus melanonotus) [*]
Anhingidae (Anhingas)
ANHINGA (Anhinga anhinga)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
ZIGZAG HERON (Zebrilus undulatus) [*]
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)
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) – We saw some flying above us.
Pandionidae (Osprey)
OSPREY (Pandion haliaetus)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
HOOK-BILLED KITE (HOOK-BILLED) (Chondrohierax uncinatus uncinatus)
GRAY-HEADED KITE (Leptodon cayanensis cayanensis)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus)
SNAIL KITE (Rostrhamus sociabilis)
SLENDER-BILLED KITE (Helicolestes hamatus)
DOUBLE-TOOTHED KITE (Harpagus bidentatus)
PLUMBEOUS KITE (Ictinia plumbea)
CRANE HAWK (Geranospiza caerulescens)
SLATE-COLORED HAWK (Buteogallus schistaceus)
ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)
VARIABLE HAWK (Geranoaetus polyosoma)
BLACK-CHESTED BUZZARD-EAGLE (Geranoaetus melanoleucus australis)
WHITE HAWK (Pseudastur albicollis) – Oscar spotted one from a metal tower; it was far but we had good scope views.
BROAD-WINGED HAWK (Buteo platypterus)
SHORT-TAILED HAWK (Buteo brachyurus)
Eurypygidae (Sunbittern)
SUNBITTERN (Eurypyga helias) [*]
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
RUFOUS-SIDED CRAKE (Laterallus melanophaius) [*]
GRAY-BREASTED CRAKE (Laterallus exilis) – At least one pair crossed a small open area when we went to the river island. We could see how small they were.
BLACK-BANDED CRAKE (Anurolimnas fasciatus) [*]
Aramidae (Limpkin)
LIMPKIN (Aramus guarauna)
Psophiidae (Trumpeters)
GRAY-WINGED TRUMPETER (Psophia crepitans) – Some people managed to see this bird when it was chased by a Tayra.
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
PIED LAPWING (Vanellus cayanus)

This Chestnut-crowned Antpitta was our fourth species of antpitta on one morning. (Photo by participant Bill Crins)

SOUTHERN LAPWING (Vanellus chilensis)
COLLARED PLOVER (Charadrius collaris)
Thinocoridae (Seedsnipes)
RUFOUS-BELLIED SEEDSNIPE (Attagis gayi latreillii) – We got them through the scope just in time before the fog closed in.
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
SPOTTED SANDPIPER (Actitis macularius)
GREATER YELLOWLEGS (Tringa melanoleuca)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
ANDEAN GULL (Chroicocephalus serranus)
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)
SAPPHIRE QUAIL-DOVE (Geotrygon saphirina) [*]
WHITE-TIPPED DOVE (DECOLOR) (Leptotila verreauxi decolor)
GRAY-FRONTED DOVE (Leptotila rufaxilla) [*]
PALLID DOVE (Leptotila pallida) [*]
EARED DOVE (Zenaida auriculata hypoleuca)
Opisthocomidae (Hoatzin)
HOATZIN (Opisthocomus hoazin) – We had plenty of good looks at this very bizarre leaf-eater when we were at Sacha.
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)
BLACK-BELLIED CUCKOO (Piaya melanogaster) – The wooden tower worked very well for a face to face view of this canopy species.
GREATER ANI (Crotophaga major)
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)
Strigidae (Owls)
TROPICAL SCREECH-OWL (Megascops choliba) [*]
TAWNY-BELLIED SCREECH-OWL (Megascops watsonii)
CRESTED OWL (Lophostrix cristata) – We had to work a bit for these, but we returned a second time to the usual spot were Shanshu had found a pair roosting -- fantastic birds!
CLOUD-FOREST PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium nubicola)
ANDEAN PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium jardinii)
FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium brasilianum)
BLACK-BANDED OWL (Ciccaba huhula) – This is the one that we heard at Sacha during our Long-tailed Potoo trip. [*]
"BLACK-BANDED" OWL TYPE (Ciccaba sp. nov. 1) – Fantastic views at San Isidro; also known as the "mystery owl" as its taxonomic status is not yet certain.
RUFOUS-BANDED OWL (Ciccaba albitarsis)
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
RUFOUS-BELLIED NIGHTHAWK (Lurocalis rufiventris)
COMMON PAURAQUE (Nyctidromus albicollis) [*]
LADDER-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Hydropsalis climacocerca)
Nyctibiidae (Potoos)
GREAT POTOO (Nyctibius grandis) – Roosting on a Kapok tree; we had great looks from the metal tower.
LONG-TAILED POTOO (Nyctibius aethereus)
COMMON POTOO (Nyctibius griseus)
Apodidae (Swifts)
WHITE-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne zonaris)
SHORT-TAILED SWIFT (Chaetura brachyura)
GRAY-RUMPED SWIFT (ASH-RUMPED) (Chaetura cinereiventris occidentalis) – These are the ones we saw at Silanche.
GRAY-RUMPED SWIFT (ASH-RUMPED) (Chaetura cinereiventris sclateri) – We saw them at Sacha, these are the eastern ones.
LESSER SWALLOW-TAILED SWIFT (Panyptila cayennensis)
FORK-TAILED PALM-SWIFT (Tachornis squamata)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN (Florisuga mellivora)
WHITE-BEARDED HERMIT (Phaethornis hispidus) – Great looks at this bird along the board walk at Sacha.

Buff-tailed Coronet, handsome but not the most colorful of hummingbirds, was but one of 56 species we saw on the tour. (Photo by participant John Rounds)

WHITE-WHISKERED HERMIT (Phaethornis yaruqui)
TAWNY-BELLIED HERMIT (Phaethornis syrmatophorus)
STRAIGHT-BILLED HERMIT (Phaethornis bourcieri) – We saw this one as we returned from the metal tower.
GREAT-BILLED HERMIT (Phaethornis malaris) – The usual place near the parakeets clay lick worked well again. We had scope views allowing us to see the large bill.
WEDGE-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD (Schistes geoffroyi) – Normally they pierce Datura flowers, but this was the first time that I have seen one coming to the feeders.
BROWN VIOLETEAR (Colibri delphinae)
GREEN VIOLETEAR (ANDEAN) (Colibri thalassinus cyanotus)
SPARKLING VIOLETEAR (Colibri coruscans coruscans)
PURPLE-CROWNED FAIRY (Heliothryx barroti) – From the Silanche tower we saw the unique flight of this hummingbird; it is exactly like Tinker Bell!
TOURMALINE SUNANGEL (Heliangelus exortis)
WIRE-CRESTED THORNTAIL (Discosura popelairii)
BLACK-BELLIED THORNTAIL (Discosura langsdorffi)
GREEN THORNTAIL (Discosura conversii)
SPECKLED HUMMINGBIRD (Adelomyia melanogenys)
LONG-TAILED SYLPH (Aglaiocercus kingii)
VIOLET-TAILED SYLPH (Aglaiocercus coelestis coelestis)
BLACK-TAILED TRAINBEARER (Lesbia victoriae victoriae)
GREEN-TAILED TRAINBEARER (Lesbia nuna gracilis)
BLUE-MANTLED THORNBILL (Chalcostigma stanleyi stanleyi) – This is a highland species; we saw one close to Papallacta Pass.
RAINBOW-BEARDED THORNBILL (Chalcostigma herrani herrani) [N]
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) – Ah, the wonders of evolution: how can it deal with a such long bill? Just an amazing bird!
GREAT SAPPHIREWING (Pterophanes cyanopterus cyanopterus)
BUFF-TAILED CORONET (Boissonneaua flavescens flavescens) – We saw these at Guango Lodge.
BUFF-TAILED CORONET (Boissonneaua flavescens tinochlora) – Some of them were at Angel's reserve.
CHESTNUT-BREASTED CORONET (Boissonneaua matthewsii)
VELVET-PURPLE CORONET (Boissonneaua jardini)
BOOTED RACKET-TAIL (Ocreatus underwoodii)
WHITE-TAILED HILLSTAR (Urochroa bougueri leucura) – On the way to Coca we stopped at the Susanita restaurant to check the feeders, and some of these came to have a quick drink.
PURPLE-BIBBED WHITETIP (Urosticte benjamini)
FAWN-BREASTED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa rubinoides)
WHITE-BELLIED WOODSTAR (Chaetocercus mulsant)
GORGETED WOODSTAR (Chaetocercus heliodor)
PURPLE-THROATED WOODSTAR (Calliphlox mitchellii)
WESTERN EMERALD (Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus)
CROWNED WOODNYMPH (NORTHERN GREEN-CROWNED) (Thalurania colombica verticeps)

Beryl-spangled Tanager in the garden at San Isidro (Photo by guide Willy Perez)

FORK-TAILED WOODNYMPH (Thalurania furcata)
MANY-SPOTTED HUMMINGBIRD (Taphrospilus hypostictus)
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)
BLUE-CROWNED TROGON (Trogon curucui)
COLLARED TROGON (COLLARED) (Trogon collaris virginalis) [*]
MASKED TROGON (Trogon personatus) [*]
Momotidae (Motmots)
AMAZONIAN MOTMOT (Momotus momota) [*]
RUFOUS MOTMOT (Baryphthengus martii)
BROAD-BILLED MOTMOT (BROAD-BILLED) (Electron platyrhynchum platyrhynchum) – Great looks at this handsome bird at Milpe.
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
RINGED KINGFISHER (Megaceryle torquata)
AMAZON KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle amazona)
GREEN KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle americana)
Bucconidae (Puffbirds)
WHITE-NECKED PUFFBIRD (Notharchus hyperrhynchus)
PIED PUFFBIRD (Notharchus tectus)
BARRED PUFFBIRD (Nystalus radiatus)
BROWN NUNLET (Nonnula brunnea) [*]
WHITE-FACED NUNBIRD (Hapaloptila castanea) [*]
BLACK-FRONTED NUNBIRD (Monasa nigrifrons)
SWALLOW-WINGED PUFFBIRD (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)
Galbulidae (Jacamars)
RUFOUS-TAILED JACAMAR (Galbula ruficauda)
WHITE-CHINNED JACAMAR (Galbula tombacea)
PURPLISH JACAMAR (Galbula chalcothorax)
GREAT JACAMAR (Jacamerops aureus) – We did well with jacamars but this was the best. The steep walk to the terra firme forest in the Yasuni National Park paid off...
Capitonidae (New World Barbets)
SCARLET-CROWNED BARBET (Capito aurovirens)
GILDED BARBET (Capito auratus)
RED-HEADED BARBET (Eubucco bourcierii)
Semnornithidae (Toucan-Barbets)
TOUCAN BARBET (Semnornis ramphastinus ramphastinus) – This Choco endemic was seen the second day at Septimo.
Ramphastidae (Toucans)
EMERALD TOUCANET (ANDEAN) (Aulacorhynchus prasinus albivitta)
CRIMSON-RUMPED TOUCANET (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus sexnotatus)
PLATE-BILLED MOUNTAIN-TOUCAN (Andigena laminirostris) – Another Choco endemic that is on the front cover of the book Birds of there is a bit of pressure to see this species! We had success on the second day of our tour when we did a trip to Bellavista road to look for it.
BLACK-BILLED MOUNTAIN-TOUCAN (Andigena nigrirostris spilorhynchus)
COLLARED ARACARI (PALE-MANDIBLED) (Pteroglossus torquatus erythropygius)
CHESTNUT-EARED ARACARI (Pteroglossus castanotis)

Yellow-rumped Cacique in full display from the tower; various individuals were busy building nests in a kapok tree nearby. (Photo by participant Larry Peavler)

MANY-BANDED ARACARI (Pteroglossus pluricinctus)
IVORY-BILLED ARACARI (Pteroglossus azara)
GOLDEN-COLLARED TOUCANET (Selenidera reinwardtii)
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)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
LAFRESNAYE'S PICULET (Picumnus lafresnayi)
YELLOW-TUFTED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes cruentatus)
BLACK-CHEEKED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes pucherani)
SMOKY-BROWN WOODPECKER (Picoides fumigatus fumigatus)
RED-RUMPED WOODPECKER (Veniliornis kirkii)
LITTLE WOODPECKER (Veniliornis passerinus)
YELLOW-VENTED WOODPECKER (Veniliornis dignus) – This foothill woodpecker is not an easy one to see, but the fantastic flock at Cocodrilos had one looking for food.
BAR-BELLIED WOODPECKER (Veniliornis nigriceps equifasciatus)
GOLDEN-OLIVE WOODPECKER (Colaptes rubiginosus)
CRIMSON-MANTLED WOODPECKER (Colaptes rivolii brevirostris)
SPOT-BREASTED WOODPECKER (Colaptes punctigula)
CINNAMON WOODPECKER (Celeus loricatus)
RUFOUS-HEADED WOODPECKER (Celeus spectabilis) – A stunning woodpecker that can be hard to find, it specializes in early successional growth like cecropias. We were lucky when 3 of them were seen from the boat.
LINEATED WOODPECKER (Dryocopus lineatus lineatus) – This is the eastern race.
LINEATED WOODPECKER (Dryocopus lineatus fuscipennis) – This the western race. [*]
CRIMSON-CRESTED WOODPECKER (Campephilus melanoleucos)
GUAYAQUIL WOODPECKER (Campephilus gayaquilensis)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
LINED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur gilvicollis)
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)
Psittacidae (New World and African Parrots)
COBALT-WINGED PARAKEET (Brotogeris cyanoptera)
RED-BILLED PARROT (Pionus sordidus corallinus)
SPECKLE-FACED PARROT (WHITE-CAPPED) (Pionus tumultuosus seniloides) – Scope views along the Caucheras road at San Isidro
BLUE-HEADED PARROT (Pionus menstruus)
BRONZE-WINGED PARROT (Pionus chalcopterus)
YELLOW-CROWNED PARROT (Amazona ochrocephala)
MEALY PARROT (Amazona farinosa)
ORANGE-WINGED PARROT (Amazona amazonica)
SCALY-NAPED PARROT (Amazona mercenarius)
BLACK-HEADED PARROT (Pionites melanocephalus)
MAROON-TAILED PARAKEET (CHOCO) (Pyrrhura melanura pacifica)

Giant Antpitta (the king!) showed fabulously well along the trail at Angel's reserve. (Photo by participant Larry Peavler)

DUSKY-HEADED PARAKEET (Aratinga weddellii)
RED-BELLIED MACAW (Orthopsittaca manilatus) – The most common macaw at Sacha but always in flight.
BLUE-AND-YELLOW MACAW (Ara ararauna) – A pair was seen flying by from the Napo river.
MILITARY MACAW (Ara militaris) – A quick look at a pair along the Loreto road
WHITE-EYED PARAKEET (Psittacara leucophthalmus)
Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)
BARRED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus doliatus) – Male and female were seen on the river island.
LINED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus tenuifasciatus)
PLAIN-WINGED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus schistaceus)
CASTELNAU'S ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus cryptoleucus)
UNIFORM ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus unicolor unicolor) [*]
DUSKY-THROATED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnomanes ardesiacus)
MOUSTACHED ANTWREN (SHORT-BILLED) (Myrmotherula ignota obscura)
WHITE-FLANKED ANTWREN (Myrmotherula axillaris)
GRAY ANTWREN (Myrmotherula menetriesii)
DUGAND'S ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus dugandi) – This canopy antwren was seen from the wooden tower.
STREAK-HEADED ANTBIRD (Drymophila striaticeps occidentalis)
PERUVIAN WARBLING-ANTBIRD (Hypocnemis peruviana)
YELLOW-BROWED ANTBIRD (Hypocnemis hypoxantha) – One of the most colorful of the antbird family; we had a very responsive one along the Anangu trail in Yasuni park.
GRAY ANTBIRD (Cercomacra cinerascens)
DUSKY ANTBIRD (Cercomacra tyrannina) [*]
BLACKISH ANTBIRD (BLACKISH) (Cercomacra nigrescens aequatorialis) [*]
BLACK-FACED ANTBIRD (Myrmoborus myotherinus)
BLACK-AND-WHITE ANTBIRD (Myrmochanes hemileucus)
SILVERED ANTBIRD (Sclateria naevia)
CHESTNUT-BACKED ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza exsul maculifer) [*]
WHITE-SHOULDERED ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza melanoceps)
PLUMBEOUS ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza hyperythra)
ZELEDON'S ANTBIRD (CHOCO) (Myrmeciza zeledoni macrorhyncha)
WHITE-PLUMED ANTBIRD (Pithys albifrons) [*]
WHITE-CHEEKED ANTBIRD (Gymnopithys leucaspis) [*]
SPOT-BACKED ANTBIRD (Hylophylax naevius)
DOT-BACKED ANTBIRD (Hylophylax punctulatus)
COMMON SCALE-BACKED ANTBIRD (Willisornis poecilinotus) [*]
Grallariidae (Antpittas)
UNDULATED ANTPITTA (Grallaria squamigera) [*]
GIANT ANTPITTA (Grallaria gigantea hylodroma)
SCALED ANTPITTA (Grallaria guatimalensis regulus) [*]
CHESTNUT-CROWNED ANTPITTA (Grallaria ruficapilla ruficapilla)
YELLOW-BREASTED ANTPITTA (Grallaria flavotincta)
WHITE-BELLIED ANTPITTA (Grallaria hypoleuca)
RUFOUS ANTPITTA (Grallaria rufula rufula) [*]
TAWNY ANTPITTA (Grallaria quitensis quitensis) [*]
THRUSH-LIKE ANTPITTA (Myrmothera campanisona) [*]

Cobalt-winged Parakeets at mineral lick on south bank of the Napo River in Yasuni National Park (Photo by participant John Rounds)

OCHRE-BREASTED ANTPITTA (Grallaricula flavirostris)
SLATE-CROWNED ANTPITTA (SLATE-CROWNED) (Grallaricula nana nana) [*]
Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)
RUSTY-BELTED TAPACULO (Liosceles thoracicus) [*]
OCELLATED TAPACULO (Acropternis orthonyx infuscatus) [*]
BLACKISH TAPACULO (BLACKISH) (Scytalopus latrans latrans) [*]
LONG-TAILED TAPACULO (Scytalopus micropterus) [*]
NARI–O TAPACULO (Scytalopus vicinior) [*]
SPILLMANN'S TAPACULO (Scytalopus spillmanni) [*]
PARAMO TAPACULO (Scytalopus opacus)
Formicariidae (Antthrushes)
RUFOUS-BREASTED ANTTHRUSH (Formicarius rufipectus carrikeri)
Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)
OLIVACEOUS WOODCREEPER (Sittasomus griseicapillus)
WEDGE-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Glyphorynchus spirurus)
LONG-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Nasica longirostris) – This bird uses its very long bill to look for food inside bromeliads and other epiphytes. We had one from the wooden tower.
BLACK-BANDED WOODCREEPER (Dendrocolaptes picumnus)
BUFF-THROATED WOODCREEPER (LAFRESNAYE'S) (Xiphorhynchus guttatus guttatoides)
BLACK-STRIPED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus lachrymosus)
SPOTTED WOODCREEPER (BERLEPSCH'S) (Xiphorhynchus erythropygius aequatorialis)
OLIVE-BACKED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus triangularis triangularis)
STRAIGHT-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Dendroplex picus) – We had nice sightings of this woodcreeper that likes lake edges.
MONTANE WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger aequatorialis)
STREAKED TUFTEDCHEEK (Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii)
STOUT-BILLED CINCLODES (Cinclodes excelsior excelsior)
SCALY-THROATED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (SPOT-BREASTED) (Anabacerthia variegaticeps temporalis)
MONTANE FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Anabacerthia striaticollis montana)
LINEATED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Syndactyla subalaris)
UNIFORM TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes ignobilis) [*]
BLACK-BILLED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes melanorhynchus) [*]
STRIPED WOODHAUNTER (CENTRAL AMERICAN) (Automolus subulatus virgatus) [*]
SPOTTED BARBTAIL (Premnoplex brunnescens brunnescens)
PEARLED TREERUNNER (Margarornis squamiger perlatus) – This cloud forest species was seen at Guango and San Isidro.
ANDEAN TIT-SPINETAIL (Leptasthenura andicola andicola)
WHITE-BROWED SPINETAIL (Hellmayrea gularis)
WHITE-CHINNED THISTLETAIL (Asthenes fuliginosa fuliginosa)
PARKER'S SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca vulpecula) [*]
RED-FACED SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca erythrops erythrops)
ASH-BROWED SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca curtata)
AZARA'S SPINETAIL (Synallaxis azarae media)
DARK-BREASTED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis albigularis rodolphei)
RUFOUS SPINETAIL (Synallaxis unirufa unirufa)
WHITE-BELLIED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis propinqua) – They were nesting on the river island, so we saw them well. [N]
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
BROWN-CAPPED TYRANNULET (Ornithion brunneicapillus) [*]

Cecropia trees provide food for various birds and animals, as evidenced by this Flame-faced Tanager at Mindo. (Photo by guide Willy Perez)

WHITE-TAILED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus poecilocercus)
WHITE-BANDED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus stictopterus stictopterus)
WHITE-THROATED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus leucophrys rufomarginatis)
TUFTED TIT-TYRANT (Anairetes parulus aequatorialis)
WHITE-CRESTED ELAENIA (WHITE-CRESTED) (Elaenia albiceps griseigularis)
TORRENT TYRANNULET (Serpophaga cinerea cinerea)
RIVER TYRANNULET (Serpophaga hypoleuca)
STREAK-NECKED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes striaticollis)
SLATY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon superciliaris)
SOOTY-HEADED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias griseiceps)
ASHY-HEADED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias cinereiceps)
CHOCO TYRANNULET (Zimmerius albigularis) – This was split from Golden-faced.
SLENDER-FOOTED TYRANNULET (Zimmerius gracilipes)
GOLDEN-FACED TYRANNULET (Zimmerius chrysops)
ORNATE FLYCATCHER (Myiotriccus ornatus)
RUFOUS-HEADED PYGMY-TYRANT (Pseudotriccus ruficeps) [*]
LESSER WAGTAIL-TYRANT (Stigmatura napensis)
RUFOUS-CROWNED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus ruficeps) – They were very common at San Isidro, and we found an active nest along the road with a very busy pair building it. [N]
COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum cinereum sclateri)
BLACK-HEADED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum nigriceps) [*]
YELLOW-BROWED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum)
YELLOW-OLIVE FLYCATCHER (CONFUSUS) (Tolmomyias sulphurescens confusus)
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) – It was great to see this bird on the cliffs to understand how the species got its name.
SULPHUR-RUMPED FLYCATCHER (Myiobius sulphureipygius aureatus)
SMOKE-COLORED PEWEE (Contopus fumigatus)
WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Contopus sordidulus)
FUSCOUS FLYCATCHER (Cnemotriccus fuscatus) – An island specialty that we saw along the Napo river.
WILLOW FLYCATCHER (Empidonax traillii)
BLACK PHOEBE (WHITE-WINGED) (Sayornis nigricans angustirostris)
VERMILION FLYCATCHER (VERMILION) (Pyrocephalus rubinus piurae) – Seen at the San Jose hotel
RUFOUS-TAILED TYRANT (Knipolegus poecilurus) – We had a pair of this scarce bird at the Cliff Flycatcher spot.
DRAB WATER TYRANT (Ochthornis littoralis)
STREAK-THROATED BUSH-TYRANT (Myiotheretes striaticollis striaticollis)
SMOKY BUSH-TYRANT (Myiotheretes fumigatus)
CROWNED CHAT-TYRANT (CROWNED) (Ochthoeca frontalis frontalis)
SLATY-BACKED CHAT-TYRANT (SLATY-BACKED) (Ochthoeca cinnamomeiventris cinnamomeiventris)
BROWN-BACKED CHAT-TYRANT (Ochthoeca fumicolor brunneifrons)

The tour saw more than just birds: this Black-mantle Tamarin was one of several species of mammals we saw as well, particularly at Sacha. (Photo by participant Larry Peavler)

LONG-TAILED TYRANT (Colonia colonus) – We saw a male showing its long tail from the new tower in Anangu.
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)
GREAT KISKADEE (Pitangus sulphuratus)
BOAT-BILLED FLYCATCHER (Megarynchus pitangua)
RUSTY-MARGINED FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes cayanensis hellmayri)
SOCIAL FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes similis)
GRAY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes granadensis)
GOLDEN-CROWNED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes chrysocephalus minor)
STREAKED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes maculatus)
PIRATIC FLYCATCHER (Legatus leucophaius)
VARIEGATED FLYCATCHER (Empidonomus varius)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus melancholicus)
EASTERN KINGBIRD (Tyrannus tyrannus)
Cotingidae (Cotingas)
BARRED FRUITEATER (Pipreola arcuata arcuata) [*]
RED-CRESTED COTINGA (Ampelion rubrocristatus)
ANDEAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK (Rupicola peruvianus sanguinolentus) – Many males were displaying at the lek at Angel's reserve.
ANDEAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK (Rupicola peruvianus aequatorialis) – A fly-by along the Loreto road
AMAZONIAN UMBRELLABIRD (Cephalopterus ornatus) – Seeing it twice on our trip was great!
SPANGLED COTINGA (Cotinga cayana)
DUSKY PIHA (Lipaugus fuscocinereus) [*]
SCREAMING PIHA (Lipaugus vociferans) [*]
BARE-NECKED FRUITCROW (Gymnoderus foetidus)
Pipridae (Manakins)
DWARF TYRANT-MANAKIN (Tyranneutes stolzmanni) – ¡El ojo de dios! Now you know why the locals called this bird "the eye of God." It was hard to spot!
BLUE-CROWNED MANAKIN (Lepidothrix coronata)
ORANGE-CROWNED MANAKIN (Heterocercus aurantiivertex)
WIRE-TAILED MANAKIN (Pipra filicauda) – The manakin of the trip? I have to say that that male that we saw was stunning...
CLUB-WINGED MANAKIN (Machaeropterus deliciosus)
STRIPED MANAKIN (WESTERN) (Machaeropterus regulus striolatus) [*]
GOLDEN-HEADED MANAKIN (Ceratopipra erythrocephala)
Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)
BLACK-CROWNED TITYRA (Tityra inquisitor)
WHITE-BROWED PURPLETUFT (Iodopleura isabellae)
GREEN-BACKED BECARD (YELLOW-CHEEKED) (Pachyramphus viridis xanthogenys)
BARRED BECARD (Pachyramphus versicolor versicolor)

Speckled Hummingbird (Photo by participant Larry Peavler)

CINNAMON BECARD (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus cinnamomeus)
WHITE-WINGED BECARD (Pachyramphus polychopterus)
Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)
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)
BLUE-AND-WHITE SWALLOW (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)
BROWN-BELLIED SWALLOW (Orochelidon murina murina)
WHITE-THIGHED SWALLOW (Atticora tibialis minima) – It was difficult to see the white thighs, but eventually we did!
WHITE-BANDED SWALLOW (Atticora fasciata)
SOUTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
GRAY-BREASTED MARTIN (Progne chalybea)
WHITE-WINGED SWALLOW (Tachycineta albiventer)
BANK SWALLOW (Riparia riparia)
BARN SWALLOW (Hirundo rustica)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
SCALY-BREASTED WREN (Microcerculus marginatus) [*]
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)
CORAYA WREN (Pheugopedius coraya)
BAY WREN (SOUTH AMERICAN) (Cantorchilus nigricapillus nigricapillus)
RUFOUS WREN (Cinnycerthia unirufa unirufa) – We saw a small group of these at Yanacocha the first day.
SHARPE'S WREN (Cinnycerthia olivascens olivascens)
GRAY-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (Henicorhina leucophrys leucophrys)
Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)
TAWNY-FACED GNATWREN (Microbates cinereiventris)
LONG-BILLED GNATWREN (LONG-BILLED) (Ramphocaenus melanurus duidae)
SLATE-THROATED GNATCATCHER (Polioptila schistaceigula) – Great looks from the tower at Silanche
Cinclidae (Dippers)
WHITE-CAPPED DIPPER (WHITE-BELLIED) (Cinclus leucocephalus leuconotus)
Donacobiidae (Donacobius)
BLACK-CAPPED DONACOBIUS (Donacobius atricapilla)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
ANDEAN SOLITAIRE (Myadestes ralloides)
SLATY-BACKED NIGHTINGALE-THRUSH (SLATY-BACKED) (Catharus fuscater fuscater) – Some of our group saw it along the Bellavista road.
SWAINSON'S THRUSH (Catharus ustulatus)
PALE-EYED THRUSH (Turdus leucops)
ECUADORIAN THRUSH (Turdus maculirostris)
LAWRENCE'S THRUSH (Turdus lawrencii) [*]
BLACK-BILLED THRUSH (Turdus ignobilis)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED THRUSH (Turdus fulviventris)
GREAT THRUSH (Turdus fuscater quindio)

Hoatzins are also known as stink birds due to their odor, though some folks prefer to describe them as beautiful. We got to experience both the visual and olfactory dimensions of these birds at Sacha! (Photo by participant John Rounds)

GLOSSY-BLACK THRUSH (Turdus serranus fuscobrunneus)
WHITE-NECKED THRUSH (Turdus albicollis) [*]
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER (Vermivora chrysoptera) – Seen by some people at Septimo, a good surprise.
OLIVE-CROWNED YELLOWTHROAT (Geothlypis semiflava semiflava)
TROPICAL PARULA (Setophaga pitiayumi)
BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Setophaga striata)
THREE-STRIPED WARBLER (Basileuterus tristriatus)
BLACK-CRESTED WARBLER (Myiothlypis nigrocristata)
BUFF-RUMPED WARBLER (Myiothlypis fulvicauda)
GOLDEN-BELLIED WARBLER (CHOCO) (Myiothlypis chrysogaster chlorophrys)
RUSSET-CROWNED WARBLER (Myiothlypis coronata)
CANADA WARBLER (Cardellina canadensis)
SLATE-THROATED REDSTART (Myioborus miniatus)
SPECTACLED REDSTART (Myioborus melanocephalus ruficoronatus)
Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies)
RED-CAPPED CARDINAL (Paroaria gularis)
MAGPIE TANAGER (Cissopis leverianus) – The biggest tanager seen on the trip.
BLACK-CAPPED HEMISPINGUS (BLACK-CAPPED) (Hemispingus atropileus atropileus)
BLACK-EARED HEMISPINGUS (BLACK-EARED) (Hemispingus melanotis melanotis)
GRAY-HOODED BUSH TANAGER (RUBRIROSTRIS) (Cnemoscopus rubrirostris rubrirostris)
ORANGE-HEADED TANAGER (Thlypopsis sordida)
FLAME-CRESTED TANAGER (Tachyphonus cristatus)
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)
HOODED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Buthraupis montana cucullata)
GRASS-GREEN TANAGER (Chlorornis riefferii riefferii)
LACRIMOSE MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus lacrymosus palpebrosus)
SCARLET-BELLIED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus igniventris erythronotus)
BLUE-WINGED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus somptuosus)
FAWN-BREASTED TANAGER (Pipraeidea melanonota venezuelensis)
BLUE-AND-YELLOW TANAGER (Pipraeidea bonariensis darwinii)
ORANGE-EARED TANAGER (Chlorochrysa calliparaea bourcieri) – Male and female seen at Cocodrilos
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus quaesita) – All blue gray on the west slope
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus coelestis) – The ones with white on the wings that we saw on the east slope
PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)
GOLDEN-NAPED TANAGER (Tangara ruficervix)
GRAY-AND-GOLD TANAGER (Tangara palmeri)
SCRUB TANAGER (Tangara vitriolina) – Seen in the gardens of the San Jose Hotel

Our group at Papallacta Pass: even though we're at 14,000 feet, everyone is smiling after seeing Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe! (Photo by participant Cathy Douglas)

MASKED TANAGER (Tangara nigrocincta)
BLUE-NECKED TANAGER (Tangara cyanicollis)
SPOTTED TANAGER (Tangara punctata)
BERYL-SPANGLED TANAGER (Tangara nigroviridis)
METALLIC-GREEN TANAGER (Tangara labradorides labradorides)
BLUE-BROWED TANAGER (Tangara cyanotis lutleyi)
TURQUOISE TANAGER (Tangara mexicana)
OPAL-CROWNED TANAGER (Tangara callophrys) – Some came so close when we visited the wooden tower at Sacha
BAY-HEADED TANAGER (Tangara gyrola)
SAFFRON-CROWNED TANAGER (Tangara xanthocephala venusta)
FLAME-FACED TANAGER (Tangara parzudakii)
GREEN-AND-GOLD TANAGER (Tangara schrankii)
GOLDEN TANAGER (Tangara arthus)
SILVER-THROATED TANAGER (Tangara icterocephala)
SWALLOW TANAGER (Tersina viridis)
BLACK-FACED DACNIS (Dacnis lineata) – Males and females seen at Sacha
BLACK-FACED DACNIS (YELLOW-TUFTED) (Dacnis lineata egregia) – Great looks at Silanche
SCARLET-BREASTED DACNIS (Dacnis berlepschi) – We had a female of this Choco endemic at Silanche.
PURPLE HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes caeruleus)
GREEN HONEYCREEPER (Chlorophanes spiza)
SCARLET-BROWED TANAGER (Heterospingus xanthopygius)
GUIRA TANAGER (Hemithraupis guira)
CINEREOUS CONEBILL (Conirostrum cinereum fraseri)
BLUE-BACKED CONEBILL (Conirostrum sitticolor sitticolor)
CAPPED CONEBILL (Conirostrum albifrons atrocyaneum)
GIANT CONEBILL (Oreomanes fraseri)
GLOSSY FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa lafresnayii)
BLACK FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa humeralis aterrima)
WHITE-SIDED FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa albilatera albilatera)
BLUISH FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa caerulescens media)
PLUMBEOUS SIERRA-FINCH (Phrygilus unicolor geospizopsis)
BLUE-BLACK GRASSQUIT (Volatinia jacarina) – I like the display of this one!
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila castaneiventris)
THICK-BILLED SEED-FINCH (Sporophila funerea)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEED-FINCH (Sporophila angolensis)
VARIABLE SEEDEATER (VARIABLE) (Sporophila corvina ophthalmica)
CAQUETA SEEDEATER (Sporophila murallae)
YELLOW-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila nigricollis)
PLAIN-COLORED SEEDEATER (Catamenia inornata minor)
BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola)
BLACK-WINGED SALTATOR (Saltator atripennis)
GRAYISH SALTATOR (Saltator coerulescens)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
CHESTNUT-CAPPED BRUSH-FINCH (CHESTNUT-CAPPED) (Arremon brunneinucha frontalis)
ORANGE-BILLED SPARROW (Arremon aurantiirostris)
GRAY-BROWED BRUSH-FINCH (Arremon assimilis assimilis) – This was split from Stripe-headed.
TRICOLORED BRUSH-FINCH (CHOCO) (Atlapetes tricolor crassus)
YELLOW-BREASTED BRUSH-FINCH (Atlapetes latinuchus spodionotus)
SLATY BRUSH-FINCH (Atlapetes schistaceus schistaceus)
WHITE-WINGED BRUSH-FINCH (WHITE-WINGED) (Atlapetes leucopterus leucopterus)
YELLOW-BROWED SPARROW (Ammodramus aurifrons)
RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW (Zonotrichia capensis)
COMMON CHLOROSPINGUS (NORTHERN ANDES) (Chlorospingus flavopectus phaeocephalus)
DUSKY CHLOROSPINGUS (Chlorospingus semifuscus semifuscus)
YELLOW-THROATED CHLOROSPINGUS (Chlorospingus flavigularis)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
SUMMER TANAGER (Piranga rubra)
SCARLET TANAGER (Piranga olivacea)
OCHRE-BREASTED TANAGER (Chlorothraupis stolzmanni)
GOLDEN GROSBEAK (Pheucticus chrysogaster chrysogaster)
BLUE-BLACK GROSBEAK (Cyanocompsa cyanoides) [*]
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
RED-BREASTED BLACKBIRD (Sturnella militaris)
ORIOLE BLACKBIRD (Gymnomystax mexicanus) – A very colorful bird that likes river islands
SHINY COWBIRD (Molothrus bonariensis)
EPAULET ORIOLE (MORICHE) (Icterus cayanensis chrysocephalus)
ORANGE-BACKED TROUPIAL (Icterus croconotus)
SOLITARY BLACK CACIQUE (Cacicus solitarius)
SCARLET-RUMPED CACIQUE (Cacicus uropygialis) – Very common at San Isidro
SCARLET-RUMPED CACIQUE (SCARLET-RUMPED) (Cacicus uropygialis microrhynchus) – We saw some of these at Silanche.
MOUNTAIN CACIQUE (GOLDEN-SHOULDERED) (Cacicus chrysonotus leucoramphus) [*]
RUSSET-BACKED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius angustifrons)
CRESTED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius decumanus)
Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, 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)
YELLOW-COLLARED CHLOROPHONIA (Chlorophonia flavirostris) – A west slope species that we saw well at Milpe

LONG-NOSED BAT (Rhynchonycteris naso)
PYGMY MARMOSET (Cebuella pygmaea)
BLACK-MANTLE TAMARIN (Saguinus nigricollis)
DUSKY TITI MONKEY (Callicebus moloch)
RED HOWLER MONKEY (Alouatta seniculus)
BRAZILIAN RABBIT (Sylvilagus brasiliensis)
RED-TAILED SQUIRREL (Sciurus granatensis)
CENTRAL AMERICAN AGOUTI (Dasyprocta punctata)
BLACK AGOUTI (Dasyprocta fuliginosa)
TAYRA (Eira barbara) – Some of our group managed to see this great mammal following the trumpeters.
WHITE-TAILED DEER (Odocoileus virginianus)


Other creatures of interest seen along the way:

-Fer de lance at Silanche

-Caiman Lizard at Sacha

-Yellow-spotted Amazon river turtle at Sacha

-Spectacled Caiman at Sacha

Totals for the tour: 585 bird taxa and 14 mammal taxa