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Cloudforests of Ecuador: All the Best of the Wild Northwest II 2017
Jul 17, 2017 to Jul 27, 2017
Willy Perez

We saw this Lyre-tailed Nightjar and her young at the entrance to Mashpi Lodge. It's hard to tell which is the mother, and which is the baby! Photo by participant Bob Davidheiser.

This, the second Cloudforest tour this year, started just 10 days after the first one. The weather was drier this time than it was for the first tour, but despite that, the tour was fantastic. What else can you expect when you visit one of the richest birding areas in Ecuador, and visit the unique cloudforest of the northwestern Pichincha province?

Our lodges, Maquipucuna and Sachatamia, provided us with everything we needed for our birding adventures. Maquipucuna is surrounded by a huge swath of beautiful forest with lots of trails, and Sachatamia is in the perfect location to get to our birding spots in a comfortable fashion. Add to that the hot spicy Canelazo drink, and we were very happy!

The dry weather enabled us to spend as long as we needed in the field, and we were privileged to see so many of the super birds that these areas offer. The roads were in good condition as well, so our super driver, Edgar, had a relaxing time. The nice weather also gave us stunning, clear views, with very few clouds to block things. It was especially nice during our visit to Yanacocha, where Andean Guan and Black-chested Mountain-Tanager came to the feeders.

Maquipucuna's river was full of activity, and we saw Torrent Ducks, White-capped Dippers, Torrent Tyrannulet and Green-fronted Lancebill there. Bob and Karen especially enjoyed the pair of Barred Hawks, as well as the Hook-billed Kites that were very common along the way. Mashpi Road worked nicely; no clouds, and no rain, so it was perfect to see Indigo Flowerpiercer and Orange-breasted Fruiteater, but the best was the White-tipped Sicklebill. Sorry! I almost forgot our last minute bird: the Moss-backed Tanager...! It only just managed to squeeze in an appearance!

Silanche had a unique combination of big woodpeckers like Guayaquil, Cinnamon, and what about the poor scruffy Lineated that looked like he had suffered from a rough night? The small flock that passed the tower was fantastic, with some fine tanagers like Rufous-winged, Gray-and-gold, and Tawny-crested.

Both leks we visited, Umbrellabird and Cock-of-the-rock, were super cool! The Umbrellabirds were in full display, with several males around, and a female even came to check it out for a potential mate. The visit to the Cock-of-the-rock lek was also a full show, and I am sure that you will remember that forever. I have to say that even the Rufous-crowned Antpitta was easy this time; it was so nice!

It was even nicer to have a great group of game-on birders that came to do this trip, so thanks to all of you for making the trip such a success!

Keep birding, Willy

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

A male Andean Cock-of-the-rock, one of many that we saw displaying at the lek. He's keeping a close eye on us! Photo by guide Willy Perez.

Tinamidae (Tinamous)
LITTLE TINAMOU (Crypturellus soui harterti) [*]
Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
TORRENT DUCK (Merganetta armata colombiana) – Fantastic views from the bridge at Maquipucuna; male and female were swimming along the water.
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
ANDEAN GUAN (Penelope montagnii) – One came to eat the bananas at Yanacocha.
CRESTED GUAN (Penelope purpurascens)
WATTLED GUAN (Aburria aburri) [*]
SICKLE-WINGED GUAN (Chamaepetes goudotii)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
DARK-BACKED WOOD-QUAIL (Odontophorus melanonotus) – We had a pair that showed up during our visit to Angel Paz.
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
CATTLE EGRET (WESTERN) (Bubulcus ibis ibis)
STRIATED HERON (Butorides striata)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)
TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)

One of the Hook-billed Kites we saw; they are quite colorful! Photo by guide Willy Perez.

Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
HOOK-BILLED KITE (HOOK-BILLED) (Chondrohierax uncinatus uncinatus) – We saw a few of them on the trip, in flight but also perched.
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus)
BARRED HAWK (Morphnarchus princeps) – A pair was flying at Maquipucuna, and one was sitting on our way to Sachatamia.
ROADSIDE HAWK (MAINLAND) (Rupornis magnirostris magnirostris)
VARIABLE HAWK (VARIABLE) (Geranoaetus polyosoma polyosoma)
SHORT-TAILED HAWK (Buteo brachyurus brachyurus)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
WHITE-THROATED CRAKE (RUFOUS-FACED) (Laterallus albigularis albigularis) [*]
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
ANDEAN LAPWING (Vanellus resplendens) – It was a surprise to see this species near Nono, which is lower than the habitat they prefer which is mostly Paramo Grassland.
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia) [I]
BAND-TAILED PIGEON (WHITE-NECKED) (Patagioenas fasciata albilinea)

We saw a pair of Dark-backed Wood-Quail at Angel Paz. Photo by participant Bob Davidheiser.

RUDDY PIGEON (Patagioenas subvinacea)
DUSKY PIGEON (Patagioenas goodsoni) – This Choco endemic came close to the tower at Silanche.
WHITE-TIPPED DOVE (Leptotila verreauxi)
PALLID DOVE (Leptotila pallida) – Very vocal, and we saw one in the fish farm on our way to Maquipucuna.
WHITE-THROATED QUAIL-DOVE (Zentrygon frenata bourcieri) [*]
EARED DOVE (Zenaida auriculata hypoleuca)
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)
SQUIRREL CUCKOO (NIGRICRISSA) (Piaya cayana nigricrissa)
Strigidae (Owls)
CLOUD-FOREST PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium nubicola) [*]
BLACK-AND-WHITE OWL (Ciccaba nigrolineata) – This owl was almost too noisy for some people who were staying in the main house, but Larry was staying in the cabins quite far from the main house, so he slept well and decided that this was one of his favorite birds of the trip.
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
RUFOUS-BELLIED NIGHTHAWK (Lurocalis rufiventris)
LYRE-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Uropsalis lyra lyra) – A female with a baby was at the gate of Mashpi lodge, and another female was roosting on the bridge at Angel's reserve.
Apodidae (Swifts)
CHESTNUT-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne rutila brunnitorques)
WHITE-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne zonaris)
GRAY-RUMPED SWIFT (OCCIDENTALIS) (Chaetura cinereiventris occidentalis)
LESSER SWALLOW-TAILED SWIFT (Panyptila cayennensis cayennensis) – Great looks at this very distinctive swift from the tower in Silanche.
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN (Florisuga mellivora)
WHITE-TIPPED SICKLEBILL (Eutoxeres aquila heterurus) – It took some time for this unique hummingbird to come and feed from the heliconia flowers; Erika said that this is a difficult hummingbird to see, but was the bird of the trip for her.
WHITE-WHISKERED HERMIT (Phaethornis yaruqui)
TAWNY-BELLIED HERMIT (Phaethornis syrmatophorus)
GREEN-FRONTED LANCEBILL (Doryfera ludovicae ludovicae) – The resident ones at Maquipucuna gave us a nice show, specially when they were catching insects.
BROWN VIOLETEAR (Colibri delphinae)
LESSER VIOLETEAR (ANDEAN) (Colibri cyanotus cyanotus)
SPARKLING VIOLETEAR (Colibri coruscans coruscans)

This lovely Red-headed Barbet posed nicely for participant Sylvia Hanson.

PURPLE-CROWNED FAIRY (Heliothryx barroti)
GORGETED SUNANGEL (Heliangelus strophianus)
GREEN THORNTAIL (Discosura conversii)
SPECKLED HUMMINGBIRD (MACULATA) (Adelomyia melanogenys maculata)
VIOLET-TAILED SYLPH (Aglaiocercus coelestis coelestis) – They were always at the feeders in Sachatamia, mostly males with colorful, long, violet tails.
BLACK-TAILED TRAINBEARER (Lesbia victoriae victoriae)
PURPLE-BACKED THORNBILL (Ramphomicron microrhynchum microrhynchum) – A male was scoped, and we managed to see the purple back at Yanacocha.
TYRIAN METALTAIL (Metallura tyrianthina)
GOLDEN-BREASTED PUFFLEG (Eriocnemis mosquera) – Very few, but nice looks at Yanacocha.

A Torrent Tyrannulet, posing mid-stream. Photo by participant Bob Davidheiser.

SHINING SUNBEAM (Aglaeactis cupripennis cupripennis)
BROWN INCA (Coeligena wilsoni)
MOUNTAIN VELVETBREAST (Lafresnaya lafresnayi saul)
SWORD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD (Ensifera ensifera) – At least a pair were present our first day at Yanacocha; what a bill......!
GREAT SAPPHIREWING (Pterophanes cyanopterus cyanopterus)
BUFF-TAILED CORONET (Boissonneaua flavescens tinochlora)
VELVET-PURPLE CORONET (Boissonneaua jardini) – One of the most colorful hummingbirds that are always at Sachatamia.
BOOTED RACKET-TAIL (Ocreatus underwoodii melanantherus)
PURPLE-BIBBED WHITETIP (Urosticte benjamini)
FAWN-BREASTED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa rubinoides)
GREEN-CROWNED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa jacula jamersoni)
EMPRESS BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa imperatrix) – Another Choco endemic that was present few times along our trip.
PURPLE-THROATED WOODSTAR (Calliphlox mitchellii)
CROWNED WOODNYMPH (NORTHERN GREEN-CROWNED) (Thalurania colombica verticeps)
ANDEAN EMERALD (Amazilia franciae viridiceps)
Trogonidae (Trogons)
GOLDEN-HEADED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus auriceps auriceps)
BLUE-TAILED TROGON (Trogon comptus)
WHITE-TAILED TROGON (Trogon chionurus)
COLLARED TROGON (COLLARED) (Trogon collaris virginalis)
MASKED TROGON (Trogon personatus assimilis)
Momotidae (Motmots)
RUFOUS MOTMOT (Baryphthengus martii semirufus) – They were always there during breakfast time at Maquipucuna.
BROAD-BILLED MOTMOT (BROAD-BILLED) (Electron platyrhynchum platyrhynchum)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
RINGED KINGFISHER (Megaceryle torquata)
Bucconidae (Puffbirds)
BARRED PUFFBIRD (Nystalus radiatus) – They responded well along the main trail at Maquipucuna.
WHITE-WHISKERED PUFFBIRD (Malacoptila panamensis)
LANCEOLATED MONKLET (Micromonacha lanceolata) – This wide spread secretive bird showed well at Maquipucuna.
Galbulidae (Jacamars)
RUFOUS-TAILED JACAMAR (BLACK-CHINNED) (Galbula ruficauda melanogenia)
Capitonidae (New World Barbets)
ORANGE-FRONTED BARBET (Capito squamatus)
RED-HEADED BARBET (Eubucco bourcierii aequatorialis)

We saw Barred Puffbirds at Maquicupuna. Photo by participant Bob Davidheiser.

Semnornithidae (Toucan-Barbets)
TOUCAN BARBET (Semnornis ramphastinus ramphastinus)
Ramphastidae (Toucans)
CRIMSON-RUMPED TOUCANET (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus sexnotatus)
PLATE-BILLED MOUNTAIN-TOUCAN (Andigena laminirostris) – This species is a Choco endemic, and since it is also on the front page of Birds of Ecuador, it is always a target on our trip. It was a relief when we saw it the first time… Great!
COLLARED ARACARI (PALE-MANDIBLED) (Pteroglossus torquatus erythropygius)
YELLOW-THROATED TOUCAN (CHESTNUT-MANDIBLED) (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii)
CHOCO TOUCAN (Ramphastos brevis)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
BLACK-CHEEKED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes pucherani)
SMOKY-BROWN WOODPECKER (Picoides fumigatus fumigatus)
SCARLET-BACKED WOODPECKER (Veniliornis callonotus) – This small woodpecker was present at Mashpishungo reserve.
YELLOW-VENTED WOODPECKER (Veniliornis dignus) [*]

This Andean Guan was eating bananas at the feeder at Yanacocha when participant Bob Davidheiser got this nice portrait.

GOLDEN-OLIVE WOODPECKER (Colaptes rubiginosus)
CRIMSON-MANTLED WOODPECKER (Colaptes rivolii brevirostris)
CINNAMON WOODPECKER (Celeus loricatus) – Fantastic views from the tower at Silanche.
LINEATED WOODPECKER (Dryocopus lineatus)
GUAYAQUIL WOODPECKER (Campephilus gayaquilensis)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
LAUGHING FALCON (Herpetotheres cachinnans)
AMERICAN KESTREL (SOUTH AMERICAN) (Falco sparverius aequatorialis)
BAT FALCON (Falco rufigularis)
Psittacidae (New World and African Parrots)
ROSE-FACED PARROT (Pyrilia pulchra) – We had a display of this species being bullied by the Red-billed Parrot.
RED-BILLED PARROT (Pionus sordidus corallinus) – They were nesting near the previous species, close to the Umbrellabird lek.

Bronze-winged Parrots may not be as colorful as some of their relatives, but we were happy to see this one. Photo by participant Bob Davidheiser.

BLUE-HEADED PARROT (Pionus menstruus)
BRONZE-WINGED PARROT (Pionus chalcopterus)
SCALY-NAPED PARROT (Amazona mercenarius)
PACIFIC PARROTLET (Forpus coelestis)
MAROON-TAILED PARAKEET (CHOCO) (Pyrrhura melanura pacifica) [*]
Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)
RUFOUS-RUMPED ANTWREN (Euchrepomis callinota callinota) – This small antwren with very distinctive wing bars was seen along the Mashpi road.
BLACK-CROWNED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus atrinucha)
UNIFORM ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus unicolor unicolor) – A nice male was seen along the Mashpi road.
PLAIN ANTVIREO (Dysithamnus mentalis aequatorialis)
CHECKER-THROATED ANTWREN (Epinecrophylla fulviventris) [*]
PACIFIC ANTWREN (Myrmotherula pacifica)
WHITE-FLANKED ANTWREN (WHITE-FLANKED) (Myrmotherula axillaris albigula)
SLATY ANTWREN (Myrmotherula schisticolor schisticolor)
DOT-WINGED ANTWREN (Microrhopias quixensis consobrina) – We saw at least two groups of these handsome birds during our visit to Silanche.
DUSKY ANTBIRD (Cercomacroides tyrannina) [*]
CHESTNUT-BACKED ANTBIRD (Poliocrania exsul maculifer) [*]
ESMERALDAS ANTBIRD (Sipia nigricauda)
ZELEDON'S ANTBIRD (CHOCO) (Hafferia zeledoni berlepschi)
Conopophagidae (Gnateaters)
RUFOUS-CROWNED ANTPITTA (Pittasoma rufopileatum rufopileatum) – Once again, superb views of this rare bird.
Grallariidae (Antpittas)
GIANT ANTPITTA (Grallaria gigantea hylodroma) – Some people saw it crossing the trail at Angel's reserve.

Here we are, watching the fantastic show at the Umbrellabird lek. What a great time! Photo by guide Willy Perez.

MOUSTACHED ANTPITTA (Grallaria alleni andaquiensis)
CHESTNUT-CROWNED ANTPITTA (Grallaria ruficapilla ruficapilla)
YELLOW-BREASTED ANTPITTA (Grallaria flavotincta)
RUFOUS ANTPITTA (RUFOUS) (Grallaria rufula rufula)
Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)
OCELLATED TAPACULO (Acropternis orthonyx infuscatus) – This was the bird of the trip for Sylvia; it was a shame that he didn't come out a bit further for everyone to see....
BLACKISH TAPACULO (BLACKISH) (Scytalopus latrans latrans)
NARI–O TAPACULO (Scytalopus vicinior) [*]
SPILLMANN'S TAPACULO (Scytalopus spillmanni) [*]
Formicariidae (Antthrushes)
BLACK-HEADED ANTTHRUSH (Formicarius nigricapillus destructus) [*]
RUFOUS-BREASTED ANTTHRUSH (Formicarius rufipectus) – Mashpi road was a success for this species, walking in the open a couple of times.

This rare Rufous-crowned Antpitta gave us a great view! Photo by participant Sylvia Hanson.

Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)
PLAIN-BROWN WOODCREEPER (PLAIN-BROWN) (Dendrocincla fuliginosa ridgwayi)
NORTHERN BARRED-WOODCREEPER (Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae)
STRONG-BILLED WOODCREEPER (ANDEAN/NORTHERN) (Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus promeropirhynchus)
SPOTTED WOODCREEPER (BERLEPSCH'S) (Xiphorhynchus erythropygius aequatorialis)
STREAK-HEADED WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii esmeraldae)
MONTANE WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger aequatorialis)
PLAIN XENOPS (Xenops minutus littoralis)
STREAKED TUFTEDCHEEK (Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii)
PALE-LEGGED HORNERO (PACIFIC) (Furnarius leucopus cinnamomeus)
SCALY-THROATED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (SPOT-BREASTED) (Anabacerthia variegaticeps temporalis)
LINEATED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Syndactyla subalaris) [*]
STREAK-CAPPED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes virgaticeps)
STRIPED WOODHAUNTER (CENTRAL AMERICAN) (Automolus subulatus assimilis)
SPOTTED BARBTAIL (Premnoplex brunnescens brunnescens) [*]
PEARLED TREERUNNER (Margarornis squamiger perlatus) – This must be the most fancy of the Furnariidae that we saw along the trip; for Laura it was the best.
RED-FACED SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca erythrops erythrops)
AZARA'S SPINETAIL (Synallaxis azarae media)
RUFOUS SPINETAIL (UNIRUFA) (Synallaxis unirufa unirufa)
SLATY SPINETAIL (Synallaxis brachyura nigrifumosa)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
BROWN-CAPPED TYRANNULET (Ornithion brunneicapillus) – This very small flycatcher was seen nicely from the tower at Silanche.

The Velvet-purple Coronet is one gorgeous bird! We saw this handsome male at Sachatamia. Photo by guide Willy Perez.

SOUTHERN BEARDLESS-TYRANNULET (SOUTHERN) (Camptostoma obsoletum sclateri)
WHITE-TAILED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus poecilocercus)
WHITE-BANDED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus stictopterus stictopterus)
WHITE-THROATED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus leucophrys rufomarginatus)
YELLOW-CROWNED TYRANNULET (Tyrannulus elatus) – A pair present at the fish farm.
WHITE-CRESTED ELAENIA (WHITE-CRESTED) (Elaenia albiceps griseigularis)
TORRENT TYRANNULET (Serpophaga cinerea cinerea)
STREAK-NECKED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes striaticollis)
OLIVE-STRIPED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes olivaceus)
SLATY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon superciliaris)

We had a great view of this male Masked Trogon. Photo by participant Bob Davidheiser.

SOOTY-HEADED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias griseiceps)
CHOCO TYRANNULET (Zimmerius albigularis) – Eye-level views from the tower at Silanche.
ORNATE FLYCATCHER (Myiotriccus ornatus)
SCALE-CRESTED PYGMY-TYRANT (Lophotriccus pileatus)
COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum cinereum)
BLACK-HEADED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum nigriceps)
YELLOW-MARGINED FLYCATCHER (YELLOW-MARGINED) (Tolmomyias assimilis flavotectus)
WHITE-THROATED SPADEBILL (Platyrinchus mystaceus albogularis) – We could see the very broad bill and a nice face pattern of this unique flycatcher along the main trail in Maquipucuna.
CINNAMON FLYCATCHER (Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus pyrrhopterus)
FLAVESCENT FLYCATCHER (Myiophobus flavicans flavicans)

Like other dippers, the White-capped Dipper prefers swift mountain streams. Photo by participant Bob Davidheiser.

SMOKE-COLORED PEWEE (Contopus fumigatus)
BLACK PHOEBE (WHITE-WINGED) (Sayornis nigricans angustirostris)
STREAK-THROATED BUSH-TYRANT (Myiotheretes striaticollis striaticollis)
RUFOUS-BREASTED CHAT-TYRANT (Ochthoeca rufipectoralis obfuscata)
DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tuberculifer)
BOAT-BILLED FLYCATCHER (TUMBES) (Megarynchus pitangua chrysogaster)
RUSTY-MARGINED FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes cayanensis hellmayri)
GOLDEN-CROWNED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes chrysocephalus minor)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus melancholicus)
Cotingidae (Cotingas)
GREEN-AND-BLACK FRUITEATER (Pipreola riefferii) – A male showed up along the road to Sachatamia and a female was nesting in Angel's reserve.
BARRED FRUITEATER (Pipreola arcuata arcuata) [*]
SCALED FRUITEATER (Ampelioides tschudii)
RED-CRESTED COTINGA (Ampelion rubrocristatus)
ANDEAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK (Rupicola peruvianus sanguinolentus) – The lek was stunning, with many males in full display and at least two females.
LONG-WATTLED UMBRELLABIRD (Cephalopterus penduliger) – The lek was great! Fantastic weather, and a few males in full display, what else we could ask for...? What a morning, especially for Diane!
Pipridae (Manakins)
CLUB-WINGED MANAKIN (Machaeropterus deliciosus) – We had to work a bit for this one but a young bird was displaying a couple of times.
Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)
MASKED TITYRA (Tityra semifasciata)
BARRED BECARD (Pachyramphus versicolor versicolor)
CINNAMON BECARD (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus cinnamomeus)
BLACK-AND-WHITE BECARD (Pachyramphus albogriseus) – A female was along the Mashpi road.
Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)
BLACK-BILLED PEPPERSHRIKE (Cyclarhis nigrirostris atrirostris)
SLATY-CAPPED SHRIKE-VIREO (Vireolanius leucotis mikettae)
LESSER GREENLET (GRAY-HEADED) (Pachysylvia decurtata minor)

One of the male Long-wattled Umbrellabirds, caught mid-display by guide Willy Perez.

BROWN-CAPPED VIREO (Vireo leucophrys)
RED-EYED VIREO (RESIDENT CHIVI) (Vireo olivaceus griseobarbatus)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
TURQUOISE JAY (Cyanolyca turcosa)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
BLUE-AND-WHITE SWALLOW (CYANOLEUCA) (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca cyanoleuca)
BROWN-BELLIED SWALLOW (Orochelidon murina murina)
WHITE-THIGHED SWALLOW (Atticora tibialis minima)
SOUTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
GRAY-BREASTED MARTIN (Progne chalybea)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
SCALY-BREASTED WREN (Microcerculus marginatus) [*]
HOUSE WREN (SOUTHERN) (Troglodytes aedon albicans)
MOUNTAIN WREN (Troglodytes solstitialis solstitialis) – This tiny wren was seen at Angel's reserve.
PLAIN-TAILED WREN (Pheugopedius euophrys)
WHISKERED WREN (Pheugopedius mystacalis mystacalis)
BAY WREN (SOUTH AMERICAN) (Cantorchilus nigricapillus nigricapillus) [*]
RUFOUS WREN (Cinnycerthia unirufa unirufa)
SHARPE'S WREN (Cinnycerthia olivascens olivascens)
GRAY-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (ANDEAN) (Henicorhina leucophrys leucophrys)
Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)
TAWNY-FACED GNATWREN (Microbates cinereiventris cinereiventris) [*]
TROPICAL GNATCATCHER (WHITE-BROWED) (Polioptila plumbea bilineata)
SLATE-THROATED GNATCATCHER (Polioptila schistaceigula) – This slender and busy bird was seen from the tower at Silanche.

We can't see his crown in this image, but we had a great view of this Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet. Photo by participant Sylvia Hanson.

Cinclidae (Dippers)
WHITE-CAPPED DIPPER (WHITE-BELLIED) (Cinclus leucocephalus leuconotus)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
ANDEAN SOLITAIRE (Myadestes ralloides) [*]
SPOTTED NIGHTINGALE-THRUSH (Catharus dryas ecuadoreanus) [*]
ECUADORIAN THRUSH (Turdus maculirostris)
GREAT THRUSH (Turdus fuscater quindio)
GLOSSY-BLACK THRUSH (Turdus serranus fuscobrunneus) [*]
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
PARAMO PIPIT (Anthus bogotensis bogotensis)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
OLIVE-CROWNED YELLOWTHROAT (Geothlypis semiflava semiflava)
TROPICAL PARULA (Setophaga pitiayumi)

The Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager is a real stunner! Photo by participant Bob Davidheiser.

THREE-STRIPED WARBLER (DAEDALUS) (Basileuterus tristriatus daedalus)
GOLDEN-BELLIED WARBLER (CHOCO) (Myiothlypis chrysogaster chlorophrys)
SLATE-THROATED REDSTART (Myioborus miniatus)
SPECTACLED REDSTART (Myioborus melanocephalus ruficoronatus)
Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies)
SUPERCILIARIED HEMISPINGUS (SUPERCILIARIED) (Hemispingus superciliaris nigrifrons)
WHITE-SHOULDERED TANAGER (Tachyphonus luctuosus panamensis)
TAWNY-CRESTED TANAGER (Tachyphonus delatrii) – The males with a bright crest were seen at Silanche.
WHITE-LINED TANAGER (Tachyphonus rufus)
FLAME-RUMPED TANAGER (LEMON-RUMPED) (Ramphocelus flammigerus icteronotus) – Super numerous along the trip, what a colorful male.
MOSS-BACKED TANAGER (Bangsia edwardsi) – This was the last minute bird at Mashpi road, what a great bird!
HOODED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Buthraupis montana cucullata)
BLACK-CHESTED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Cnemathraupis eximia chloronota) – Some came to eat bananas at Yanacocha.
GRASS-GREEN TANAGER (Chlorornis riefferii riefferii)
SCARLET-BELLIED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus igniventris erythrotus)
BLUE-WINGED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus somptuosus cyanopterus)
FAWN-BREASTED TANAGER (Pipraeidea melanonota venezuelensis)
BLUE-AND-YELLOW TANAGER (Pipraeidea bonariensis darwinii) – The last day at San Jose garden.
GLISTENING-GREEN TANAGER (Chlorochrysa phoenicotis)
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (BLUE-GRAY) (Thraupis episcopus quaesita)
PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)
GOLDEN-NAPED TANAGER (Tangara ruficervix)
GRAY-AND-GOLD TANAGER (Tangara palmeri)
SCRUB TANAGER (Tangara vitriolina) – The car park at San Jose was perfect.
BLUE-NECKED TANAGER (Tangara cyanicollis)

A nice portrait of a Rusty-margined Flycatcher, by participant Bob Davidheiser.

BLUE-AND-BLACK TANAGER (Tangara vassorii vassorii)
BERYL-SPANGLED TANAGER (Tangara nigroviridis)
METALLIC-GREEN TANAGER (Tangara labradorides labradorides)
RUFOUS-WINGED TANAGER (Tangara lavinia lavinia) – Fantastic views of this colorful tanager that was feeding in a mixed flock in Silanche.
BAY-HEADED TANAGER (Tangara gyrola)
FLAME-FACED TANAGER (Tangara parzudakii lunigera)
GOLDEN TANAGER (Tangara arthus goodsoni)
SILVER-THROATED TANAGER (Tangara icterocephala icterocephala)
SWALLOW TANAGER (Tersina viridis occidentalis)
BLACK-FACED DACNIS (YELLOW-TUFTED) (Dacnis lineata aequatorialis)

A Blue-winged Mountain Tanager at one of the banana feeders. Photo by participant Bob Davidheiser.

SCARLET-THIGHED DACNIS (Dacnis venusta fuliginata)
BLUE DACNIS (Dacnis cayana baudoana)
PURPLE HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes caeruleus)
GREEN HONEYCREEPER (Chlorophanes spiza)
GUIRA TANAGER (Hemithraupis guira guirina)
CINEREOUS CONEBILL (Conirostrum cinereum fraseri)
BLUE-BACKED CONEBILL (Conirostrum sitticolor sitticolor)
CAPPED CONEBILL (Conirostrum albifrons atrocyaneum)
GLOSSY FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa lafresnayii)
WHITE-SIDED FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa albilatera albilatera)
INDIGO FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa indigotica)
MASKED FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa cyanea cyanea)
BLUE-BLACK GRASSQUIT (Volatinia jacarina peruviensis)
THICK-BILLED SEED-FINCH (Sporophila funerea)
VARIABLE SEEDEATER (VARIABLE) (Sporophila corvina ophthalmica)
PLAIN-COLORED SEEDEATER (Catamenia inornata minor)
BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola)
DULL-COLORED GRASSQUIT (Tiaris obscurus pauper)
DUSKY-FACED TANAGER (Mitrospingus cassinii cassinii)
BUFF-THROATED SALTATOR (Saltator maximus maximus)
BLACK-WINGED SALTATOR (Saltator atripennis)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
YELLOW-THROATED CHLOROSPINGUS (YELLOW-THROATED) (Chlorospingus flavigularis marginatus)
DUSKY CHLOROSPINGUS (Chlorospingus semifuscus semifuscus)

Rufous Motmots were at Maquipucuna every day for breakfast. Photo by participant Bob Davidheiser.

ORANGE-BILLED SPARROW (Arremon aurantiirostris occidentalis)
RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW (Zonotrichia capensis costaricensis)
TRICOLORED BRUSHFINCH (CHOCO) (Atlapetes tricolor crassus)
YELLOW-BREASTED BRUSHFINCH (YELLOW-BREASTED) (Atlapetes latinuchus spodionotus)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
WHITE-WINGED TANAGER (Piranga leucoptera ardens)
OCHRE-BREASTED TANAGER (Chlorothraupis stolzmanni)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
SCRUB BLACKBIRD (Dives warczewiczi warczewiczi)
SHINY COWBIRD (Molothrus bonariensis)
SCARLET-RUMPED CACIQUE (PACIFIC) (Cacicus uropygialis pacificus) – Some nesting at Maquipucuna.

We had such a wonderful time in the cloudforests! Here is a landscape view, captured by participant Bob Davidheiser.

Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies)
THICK-BILLED EUPHONIA (Euphonia laniirostris)
ORANGE-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia xanthogaster)
CHESTNUT-BREASTED CHLOROPHONIA (Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys) – We had a male at Angel's reserve, which is the farthest south on the western side of the Andes that I have even seen this species.
YELLOW-COLLARED CHLOROPHONIA (Chlorophonia flavirostris)
YELLOW-BELLIED SISKIN (Spinus xanthogastrus)
HOODED SISKIN (Spinus magellanicus capitalis)

RED-TAILED SQUIRREL (Sciurus granatensis)
CENTRAL AMERICAN AGOUTI (Dasyprocta punctata)


We also had an amazing encounter with a Giant Earthworm that we found on our way to Sachatamia that was quite big.

Totals for the tour: 310 bird taxa and 2 mammal taxa