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Iquitos, Peru: Canopy Walkways & Ancient Forests 2015
Aug 1, 2015 to Aug 12, 2015
Pepe Rojas

The Common Squirrel Monkey is widespread in northern South America, particularly in the Amazon basin. Photo by participant Bruce Sorrie.

It was another great tour to Iquitos. We had nice weather but the water levels were unusually high, what one would expect around November.

Based in Iquitos, our tour began in the Allpahuayo-Mishana Reserve (AMR), where we spent two full days looking for white sand specialists and other birds which occur only in this area of Peru. We enjoyed great views of the Iquitos Gnatcatcher, Allpahuayo Antbird, and Ancient Antbird, and found other species like Black-bellied Cuckoo and Brown Nunlet, among others. Perhaps one of our biggest highlights from the road was a nice Pearl Kite that Cal spotted from the bus. Also here, we went to look for the Black-crested Antshrike and Band-tailed Nighthawk, two species associated with black water rivers. And we saw them.

After an auspicious beginning, we went into the forest for a full immersion. We explored the canopy and several trails in the forest, on river islands and elsewhere. As a result, we ended up with a very diverse list of birds, with the Harpy Eagle probably ranking as the favorite for most folks.

It was great having the chance to travel and bird with you in Iquitos. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did, and I hope to see you again somewhere in some other part of the world. In the meantime, bird a lot and enjoy life!

Abrazos -- Pepe

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)
GREAT TINAMOU (Tinamus major) [*]
WHITE-THROATED TINAMOU (Tinamus guttatus) [*]
CINEREOUS TINAMOU (Crypturellus cinereus) [*]
LITTLE TINAMOU (Crypturellus soui) [*]
UNDULATED TINAMOU (Crypturellus undulatus) [*]
VARIEGATED TINAMOU (Crypturellus variegatus) [*]
BARTLETT'S TINAMOU (Crypturellus bartletti) [*]
Anhimidae (Screamers)
HORNED SCREAMER (Anhima cornuta) – We saw a pair at the small oxbow lake we visited from ExplorNapo. We even had excellent views of an individual flying by; we could see the horn pretty well.
Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK (Dendrocygna autumnalis) – We had three flying over our boat during our outing in the Nanay river. This is a rare bird in this part of the Amazon.
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
SPECKLED CHACHALACA (Ortalis guttata) – During our first day at Allpahuayo-Mishana, we heard these birds. The following day we actually got some views.
NOCTURNAL CURASSOW (Nothocrax urumutum) – The rains did not help our cause and we only heard it the night we went to look for the Rufous Potoo. [*]
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
RUFESCENT TIGER-HERON (Tigrisoma lineatum) – The afternoon we were at the Yanamono cocha, we flushed a young adult who stuck around long enough to allow some looks at it.
COCOI HERON (Ardea cocoi) – Seen along the Amazon river.
GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba)
SNOWY EGRET (Egretta thula)
CATTLE EGRET (Bubulcus ibis)
STRIATED HERON (Butorides striata) – Quite abundant during the tour.
CAPPED HERON (Pilherodius pileatus) – This handsome bird was seen quite a few times during the tour.
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)
TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)
LESSER YELLOW-HEADED VULTURE (Cathartes burrovianus) – We saw this one flying low above the grasslands.
GREATER YELLOW-HEADED VULTURE (Cathartes melambrotus) – And this one was seen flying high above the forest.
Pandionidae (Osprey)
OSPREY (Pandion haliaetus) – We saw two early migrants during the tour.
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
PEARL KITE (Gampsonyx swainsonii) – This one was a great surprise thanks to Cal who spotted a bird during our drive back to Iquitos from AMRZ. He described the bird to me and we went back to check it out and it was indeed this species, which is rare in this part of the Amazon.
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus) – This one has to be one of the most elegant kites out there.
HARPY EAGLE (Harpia harpyja) – WOW! What an amazing surprise! Irene and Lucio had a view of a large raptor that was first called an Ornate Hawk-Eagle. Once it perched and we scrutinized the pictures we got of it, we realized it wasn't that species, instead it was a Harpy Eagle! Given the enormous size, it was most likely a female. It was a great present from the forest for Irene's birthday... Harpy birthday!!!

This confiding pair of Tui Parakeets on the island of Manco Capac were probably nesting in a nearby termitaria. Photo by participant Bruce Sorrie.

BLACK HAWK-EAGLE (Spizaetus tyrannus) [*]
ORNATE HAWK-EAGLE (Spizaetus ornatus) – During our outing to the islands on our way to Shimigai, Carolyn spotted a juvenile gaining altitude in a thermal.
BLACK-COLLARED HAWK (Busarellus nigricollis) – At Yanamono Island, we had at least two individuals.
SNAIL KITE (Rostrhamus sociabilis) – Around Iquitos this species is VERY common.
PLUMBEOUS KITE (Ictinia plumbea) – We saw this species several times, including a pair in a nest near Explorama lodge. [N]
SLATE-COLORED HAWK (Buteogallus schistaceus) – This is a very good looking bird, and we enjoyed great looks at it several times on the tour.
ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)
Eurypygidae (Sunbittern)
SUNBITTERN (Eurypyga helias) – One around ExplorNapo.
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
PURPLE GALLINULE (Porphyrio martinicus)
Heliornithidae (Finfoots)
SUNGREBE (Heliornis fulica) – Brief looks for some folks of this finfoot during our outing along the Sucusari river.
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
COLLARED PLOVER (Charadrius collaris) – The best looks of this bird were at the same island where we had the Lesser Hornero.
Jacanidae (Jacanas)
WATTLED JACANA (Jacana jacana)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
SPOTTED SANDPIPER (Actitis macularius) – This bird must have been one of the first migrants from the north. [b]
SOLITARY SANDPIPER (Tringa solitaria) – Ditto.
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
YELLOW-BILLED TERN (Sternula superciliaris)
LARGE-BILLED TERN (Phaetusa simplex)
BLACK SKIMMER (Rynchops niger)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia)
PALE-VENTED PIGEON (Patagioenas cayennensis)
PLUMBEOUS PIGEON (Patagioenas plumbea)
RUDDY PIGEON (Patagioenas subvinacea)
RUDDY GROUND-DOVE (Columbina talpacoti)
GRAY-FRONTED DOVE (Leptotila rufaxilla)
WEST PERUVIAN DOVE (Zenaida meloda)
Opisthocomidae (Hoatzin)
HOATZIN (Opisthocomus hoazin) – Our first try for this bird was unsuccessful; however our second try produced two individuals.
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)
BLACK-BELLIED CUCKOO (Piaya melanogaster) – We had excellent views of this canopy dweller at Allpahuayo-Mishana Reserve.
STRIPED CUCKOO (Tapera naevia) [*]
GREATER ANI (Crotophaga major)
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)
Strigidae (Owls)
TROPICAL SCREECH-OWL (Megascops choliba) – It was pretty neat to see (and hear) the individual around our quarters at Explorama Lodge.
TAWNY-BELLIED SCREECH-OWL (TAWNY-BELLIED) (Megascops watsonii watsonii) – These birds were quite skittish this time. [*]
SPECTACLED OWL (Pulsatrix perspicillata) – One flew above us during the outing at the Nanay river.
FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium brasilianum) – During our morning outing along the Yanamono creek, we had a responsive individual that came in to my tape.
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
SAND-COLORED NIGHTHAWK (Chordeiles rupestris) – This bird was actually overlooked but Ray pointed it out and I am glad he did. Thank you Ray!
SHORT-TAILED NIGHTHAWK (Lurocalis semitorquatus) – We had this large nighthawk flying above the Sucusari river as we returned from one of our afternoon outings. It was, by the way, was a lifer for your leader!
BAND-TAILED NIGHTHAWK (Nyctiprogne leucopyga) – We saw at least two individuals flying above the Nanay river.
COMMON PAURAQUE (Nyctidromus albicollis) – At ExplorNapo, we had a very responsive individual one of our early mornings.
LADDER-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Hydropsalis climacocerca) – This species was seen at the same young island where we had the Lesser Hornero.
Nyctibiidae (Potoos)
GREAT POTOO (Nyctibius grandis) – It was not so bad missing the Hoatzins because instead we had this species. What a perfect camouflage!
COMMON POTOO (Nyctibius griseus) – The night we went out for a Rufous Potoo, we found this bird along the Sucusari river instead. Not bad!
Apodidae (Swifts)
SHORT-TAILED SWIFT (Chaetura brachyura)
GRAY-RUMPED SWIFT (Chaetura cinereiventris)
PALE-RUMPED SWIFT (Chaetura egregia)
FORK-TAILED PALM-SWIFT (Tachornis squamata)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
FIERY TOPAZ (Topaza pyra) – WOW! This was an unexpected yet great surprise! Cal spotted this hummer hovering above the water by ACTS and most folks were able to get a look at it. Due the poor light, it was very difficult to see any features, but the size and behavior of the bird led me to believe that we were looking at this species. And it was indeed a female!
WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN (Florisuga mellivora) – We had great looks at this hummer at several locations; those at the red blossoms were my favorite.
WHITE-BEARDED HERMIT (Phaethornis hispidus) – We saw this species around the AMR and found one nesting along the Yanamono creek at Explorama Lodge. [N]
REDDISH HERMIT (Phaethornis ruber)
GOULD'S JEWELFRONT (Heliodoxa aurescens)
BLUE-TAILED EMERALD (Chlorostilbon mellisugus) – We saw one when we were looking for the Castelnau's Antshrike at the first island we visited on our way to Explorama lodge.
GRAY-BREASTED SABREWING (Campylopterus largipennis)
OLIVE-SPOTTED HUMMINGBIRD (Leucippus chlorocercus) – This island specialist was seen very well during our first outing to the flooded island.
Trogonidae (Trogons)
BLACK-TAILED TROGON (Trogon melanurus) [*]
GREEN-BACKED TROGON (Trogon viridis) – This is the species that has been split from the White-tailed Trogon, which is found from Western Panama to Western Ecuador.

What a fine group of traveling companions! Photo by participant Bruce Sorrie.

AMAZONIAN TROGON (Trogon ramonianus) – Violaceous Trogon was split recently into three species: Guianan, Gartered and Amazonian. We saw the latter species on this tour.
BLUE-CROWNED TROGON (Trogon curucui)
BLACK-THROATED TROGON (Trogon rufus) [*]
COLLARED TROGON (Trogon collaris)
Momotidae (Motmots)
AMAZONIAN MOTMOT (Momotus momota) – I was surprised by how quiet motmots were during this tour. We only heard this one. [N]
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
RINGED KINGFISHER (Megaceryle torquata)
AMAZON KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle amazona)
AMERICAN PYGMY KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle aenea) – This little gem was discovered by Cal at Manco Capac island.
Bucconidae (Puffbirds)
WHITE-NECKED PUFFBIRD (Notharchus hyperrhynchus) – We had a pair that responded very well to the tape.
SPOTTED PUFFBIRD (Bucco tamatia) – During our excursion on the Sucusari river, we heard these birds and found not one but two!
BROWN NUNLET (Nonnula brunnea) – At AMR, we heard an individual that responded very well to the tape.
BLACK-FRONTED NUNBIRD (Monasa nigrifrons) – Common in secondary growth and riverine habitats.
WHITE-FRONTED NUNBIRD (Monasa morphoeus) – This species replaces the previous one in terra firme forest.
YELLOW-BILLED NUNBIRD (Monasa flavirostris) – We had a pair perched nicely in a clearing in the AMR.
SWALLOW-WINGED PUFFBIRD (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)
Galbulidae (Jacamars)
WHITE-EARED JACAMAR (Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis) – We had excellent views of this bird at Yanamono Lake.
WHITE-CHINNED JACAMAR (Galbula tombacea) – Our best looks were the morning we were birding at Yanamono Creek.
PARADISE JACAMAR (Galbula dea) – From the canopy walkway, we enjoyed very good, close views of this canopy dweller.
Capitonidae (New World Barbets)
SCARLET-CROWNED BARBET (Capito aurovirens) – The best looks we had at this bird were at Manco Capac Island, during our first outing on the Amazon.
GILDED BARBET (Capito auratus) – Mostly heard while we were at the forest floor, but that changed dramatically when we climbed to the canopy walkway, where we had excellent eye-level views.
LEMON-THROATED BARBET (Eubucco richardsoni) – We saw this bird while waiting at ExplorNapo's boat dock. Later, we had another look at one in the ExplorNapo garden.
Ramphastidae (Toucans)
CHESTNUT-EARED ARACARI (Pteroglossus castanotis) – We saw one individual the afternoon we were on our way to Cocha Lorenzo.
MANY-BANDED ARACARI (Pteroglossus pluricinctus) – Perhaps the most common aracari of the area.
IVORY-BILLED ARACARI (Pteroglossus azara) – And this species was seen well from the canopy walkway.
GOLDEN-COLLARED TOUCANET (Selenidera reinwardtii) – It took a lot of work, effort and patience to get some kind of a look of these birds -- pretty annoying.
WHITE-THROATED TOUCAN (Ramphastos tucanus cuvieri) – The "yelper" was first seen at the AMR.
CHANNEL-BILLED TOUCAN (YELLOW-RIDGED) (Ramphastos vitellinus culminatus) – We saw "The Croaker" for the first time on the day we went to ExplorNapo.
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
PLAIN-BREASTED PICULET (Picumnus castelnau) – We had brief views of a pair during our afternoon walk along the Malecon.
YELLOW-TUFTED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes cruentatus)
LITTLE WOODPECKER (Veniliornis passerinus) – This species can be easily confused with the next, but by learning their vocalizations and knowing their habitats, one can successfully tell them apart. This species likes forest edges, clearings and secondary growth.
RED-STAINED WOODPECKER (Veniliornis affinis) – And this one prefers terra firme forest.
YELLOW-THROATED WOODPECKER (Piculus flavigula) – This species occurs also in the Atlantic forest, but individuals there show a red (rather than yellow) throat. Stay tuned, because there might be a split on the horizon.
SPOT-BREASTED WOODPECKER (Colaptes punctigula) – This species is in the genus Colaptes, to which the flickers belong, but unlike the flickers, it doesn't show much preference for terrestrial habitats. Instead it prefers secondary growth.
SCALE-BREASTED WOODPECKER (Celeus grammicus) – We had good views of this handsome bird at the AMR.
CHESTNUT WOODPECKER (Celeus elegans) – This species was also seen there.
RED-NECKED WOODPECKER (Campephilus rubricollis) [*]
CRIMSON-CRESTED WOODPECKER (Campephilus melanoleucos)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
LINED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur gilvicollis) – This was one of the first birds we heard our very first morning in the AMR. Luckily for us responded splendidly to the tape and came into view! It was a bird that I knew by call (I've heard it many times before) but I hadn't seen before -- so I guess it qualifies as a life bird for me!
BLACK CARACARA (Daptrius ater)
RED-THROATED CARACARA (Ibycter americanus) – These birds are quite noisy.
YELLOW-HEADED CARACARA (Milvago chimachima)
LAUGHING FALCON (Herpetotheres cachinnans) – In the book of Birds of Colombia, this species is described as "the panda bear of the birds".
Psittacidae (New World and African Parrots)
SAPPHIRE-RUMPED PARROTLET (Touit purpuratus) – We had only an individual flying by at the AMR.
TUI PARAKEET (Brotogeris sanctithomae) – Our best look at this species was on the island of Manco Capac, where we found a pair sitting very low. They were probably nesting in a nearby termitaria.
WHITE-WINGED PARAKEET (Brotogeris versicolurus)
COBALT-WINGED PARAKEET (Brotogeris cyanoptera)
ORANGE-CHEEKED PARROT (Pyrilia barrabandi)
BLUE-HEADED PARROT (Pionus menstruus) – First seen flying around the Yanamono cocha.
SHORT-TAILED PARROT (Graydidascalus brachyurus) – This is a species that likes seasonally flooded varzea and swampy habitats. For instance, in the Atlantic forest they occur in mangroves.
FESTIVE PARROT (Amazona festiva) – This species is also associated with areas near water. The place where we saw it was the perfect habitat for it.
MEALY PARROT (Amazona farinosa) – This is one of the largest parrots; we saw it on our way to Cocha Lorenzo.
ORANGE-WINGED PARROT (Amazona amazonica) – Remember those parrots we flushed which then "turned into leaves"? Well, this was the species.
BLUE-WINGED PARROTLET (Forpus xanthopterygius) – The only looks we had of this species were at the Malecon.
BLACK-HEADED PARROT (Pionites melanocephalus) – These lovely birds were seen several times. The best looks were from the canopy walkway.
MAROON-TAILED PARAKEET (Pyrrhura melanura)
DUSKY-HEADED PARAKEET (Aratinga weddellii)
RED-BELLIED MACAW (Orthopsittaca manilatus) – This bird is a palm tree specialist.
BLUE-AND-YELLOW MACAW (Ara ararauna) – Believe it or not, it's a big deal to see large macaws in this area.
SCARLET MACAW (Ara macao) – Same as above. In any case, I am glad to see them, and I hope this is a sign that the populations around here are recovering.
WHITE-EYED PARAKEET (Psittacara leucophthalmus)
Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)

They may be widespread in the American tropics, but Green Honeycreepers are still some mighty nice eye candy -- particularly when they're contrasted against red blossoms like this one was. Photo by participant Bruce Sorrie.

FASCIATED ANTSHRIKE (Cymbilaimus lineatus) [*]
BLACK-CRESTED ANTSHRIKE (Sakesphorus canadensis) – In Peru, this species is associated with black water rivers, and we saw a very responsive pair at the Nanay river, one of the black water rivers in the Peruvian Amazon.
BARRED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus doliatus) – At Manco Capac, we had a pair at the same spot where we had the Castlenau's Antshrike.
PLAIN-WINGED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus schistaceus) [*]
MOUSE-COLORED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus murinus)
CASTELNAU'S ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus cryptoleucus) – This island specialist likes mature islands with tall vegetation. We had excellent views of a male without the need of playback -- and it stuck around for a while. Nice!
DUSKY-THROATED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnomanes ardesiacus ardesiacus) – One of the understory mixed-species flock leaders.
CINEREOUS ANTSHRIKE (Thamnomanes caesius) – Ditto.
PLAIN-THROATED ANTWREN (Isleria hauxwelli) [*]
ORNATE ANTWREN (Epinecrophylla ornata) – We had brief looks of a pair at AMR. The female stayed longer than the male.
WHITE-FLANKED ANTWREN (Myrmotherula axillaris) – A nuclear species of the mixed flocks.
LONG-WINGED ANTWREN (Myrmotherula longipennis) – Ditto.
GRAY ANTWREN (Myrmotherula menetriesii) – Ditto.
BANDED ANTBIRD (Dichrozona cincta) – The only individual we found was very responsive but it didn't show much of itself. We got mostly glimpses of it. [*]
DUGAND'S ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus dugandi) – We had nice views of a male with a mixed flock on our second morning on the canopy walkway.
ANCIENT ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus gentryi) – At AMR, this is one of the most common white sand specialists.
PERUVIAN WARBLING-ANTBIRD (Hypocnemis peruviana) – This species was part of the Warbling Antbird complex that was split not long ago.
YELLOW-BROWED ANTBIRD (Hypocnemis hypoxantha) – Lovely bird that we saw well at around the ACTS trail system.
GRAY ANTBIRD (Cercomacra cinerascens)
ASH-BREASTED ANTBIRD (Myrmoborus lugubris) – Another island specialist. This one took a little work to get it into view for everybody.
BLACK-FACED ANTBIRD (Myrmoborus myotherinus)
BLACK-CHINNED ANTBIRD (Hypocnemoides melanopogon) – We had a responsive pair in ExplorNapo, conveniently close to the lodge.
BLACK-AND-WHITE ANTBIRD (Myrmochanes hemileucus) – We also scored great views of this island specialist on the flooded island we visited.
SILVERED ANTBIRD (Sclateria naevia) [*]
ALLPAHUAYO ANTBIRD (Percnostola arenarum) – Our first efforts were a fiasco because the bird did not respond at all. Our last morning, we had great looks at a male that came really close. [E]
ZIMMER'S ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza castanea) – I could not say the same about these birds. We had a pair responding to the tape but not really showing to everybody.
BLACK-THROATED ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza atrothorax) – At the Manco Capac island, we had nice views of a male.
WHITE-SHOULDERED ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza melanoceps) – Seen with the antswarm around ExplorNapo.
PLUMBEOUS ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza hyperythra)
SOOTY ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza fortis) – We had one responsive male the morning we were at the Black-necked Red-Cotinga trail and another with the previous species at the antswarm.
COMMON SCALE-BACKED ANTBIRD (Willisornis poecilinotus)
BLACK-SPOTTED BARE-EYE (Phlegopsis nigromaculata)
Conopophagidae (Gnateaters)
CHESTNUT-BELTED GNATEATER (Conopophaga aurita) – This bird was such a gem! Not only did it respond very well, it stayed and allowed great looks!
Grallariidae (Antpittas)
THRUSH-LIKE ANTPITTA (Myrmothera campanisona) [*]
Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)
RUSTY-BELTED TAPACULO (Liosceles thoracicus) [*]
Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)
BLACK-TAILED LEAFTOSSER (Sclerurus caudacutus) [*]
OLIVACEOUS WOODCREEPER (Sittasomus griseicapillus)
WEDGE-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Glyphorynchus spirurus) – The smallest (and on this tour the commonest) of the woodcreepers, seen several times on the trip.
LONG-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Nasica longirostris) – Heard several times, but finally seen along the Sucusari river.
ELEGANT WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus elegans) – In each mixed flock, we encountered/heard at least one.
BUFF-THROATED WOODCREEPER (LAFRESNAYE'S) (Xiphorhynchus guttatus guttatoides) – Another species we found associated with mixed flocks.
LINEATED WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes albolineatus) – Excellent views from the platform on the canopy walkway.
PALE-LEGGED HORNERO (Furnarius leucopus)
LESSER HORNERO (Furnarius minor) – This island specialist was playing hide-and-seek, but in the end, we were able to bring it into the open on the beach.
CHESTNUT-WINGED HOOKBILL (Ancistrops strigilatus) – At least one seen well from the canopy walkway, part of the flock moving around us.
BUFF-THROATED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Automolus ochrolaemus) – This bird came really close after we played the pygmy-owl call.
OLIVE-BACKED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Automolus infuscatus) – One of the island specialists we scored on the flooded island.
ORANGE-FRONTED PLUSHCROWN (Metopothrix aurantiaca)
PARKER'S SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca vulpecula) – This island specialist was also seen on the flooded island.
RED-AND-WHITE SPINETAIL (Certhiaxis mustelinus) – Ditto.
DARK-BREASTED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis albigularis)
WHITE-BELLIED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis propinqua)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
FOREST ELAENIA (Myiopagis gaimardii) – Another island specialist seen well at the flooded island.
GRAY ELAENIA (Myiopagis caniceps)
BROWNISH ELAENIA (Elaenia pelzelni)
OCHRE-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes oleagineus)
MISHANA TYRANNULET (Zimmerius villarejoi) – Mostly heard, though some folks got some views of this white sand specialist. [*]
SLENDER-FOOTED TYRANNULET (Zimmerius gracilipes)
LESSER WAGTAIL-TYRANT (Stigmatura napensis) – We had a pair displaying nicely for us when we stopped on our way to ExplorNapo. Later, at the flooded island, we had another.
DOUBLE-BANDED PYGMY-TYRANT (Lophotriccus vitiosus) [*]
ZIMMER'S TODY-TYRANT (Hemitriccus minimus) – This white sand specialist was a real stinker. What a punk! [*]
RUSTY-FRONTED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus latirostris) [*]
SPOTTED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum maculatum)
YELLOW-BROWED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum) – Great views from the canopy walkway.
BROWNISH TWISTWING (Cnipodectes subbrunneus)
ORANGE-EYED FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias traylori) – At Explorama, we had some views of a pair. Later, at Shimigai, we had another distant look at one.

A Tropical Thornytail Lizard checks out the group. Photo by participant Bruce Sorrie.

YELLOW-MARGINED FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias assimilis) – We saw this one from the platform on the canopy walkway.
GRAY-CROWNED FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias poliocephalus) – ...with this one!
YELLOW-BREASTED FLYCATCHER (OLIVE-FACED) (Tolmomyias flaviventris viridiceps) – And this one.
WHISKERED FLYCATCHER (Myiobius barbatus) – This species used to be conspecific with the Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher.
FUSCOUS FLYCATCHER (FUSCOUS) (Cnemotriccus fuscatus fuscatior) – Another species associated with islands.
DRAB WATER TYRANT (Ochthornis littoralis)
WHITE-HEADED MARSH TYRANT (Arundinicola leucocephala)
CITRON-BELLIED ATTILA (Attila citriniventris) – At Allpahuayo Mishana Reserve, we saw one eating a glass frog!
DULL-CAPPED ATTILA (Attila bolivianus)
BRIGHT-RUMPED ATTILA (Attila spadiceus) [*]
GRAYISH MOURNER (Rhytipterna simplex) – We had excellent looks at this gray bird.
DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tuberculifer)
LESSER KISKADEE (Pitangus lictor)
GREAT KISKADEE (Pitangus sulphuratus)
BOAT-BILLED FLYCATCHER (Megarynchus pitangua)
SOCIAL FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes similis)
GRAY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes granadensis)
ISLAND STREAKED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes [maculatus] sp. nov.) – This is an island species.
PIRATIC FLYCATCHER (Legatus leucophaius)
CROWNED SLATY FLYCATCHER (Empidonomus aurantioatrocristatus)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Cotingidae (Cotingas)
BLACK-NECKED RED-COTINGA (Phoenicircus nigricollis) [*]
AMAZONIAN UMBRELLABIRD (Cephalopterus ornatus) – We had one that flew above our heads at Yanamono creek.
PLUM-THROATED COTINGA (Cotinga maynana) – What a nice bird. We had a spectacular male on our way to Cocha Lorenzo.
SPANGLED COTINGA (Cotinga cayana) – Seen from the canopy walkway.
SCREAMING PIHA (Lipaugus vociferans) – We saw one at the AMR.
POMPADOUR COTINGA (Xipholena punicea) – We scored a female, but Cal saw a male.
BARE-NECKED FRUITCROW (Gymnoderus foetidus) – Another great bird we saw very well on our way to Cocha Lorenzo.
Pipridae (Manakins)
SAFFRON-CRESTED TYRANT-MANAKIN (Neopelma chrysocephalum) – At the white sands of AMR.
BLUE-BACKED MANAKIN (Chiroxiphia pareola)
BLUE-CROWNED MANAKIN (Lepidothrix coronata)
ORANGE-CROWNED MANAKIN (Heterocercus aurantiivertex) – Ditto.
WIRE-TAILED MANAKIN (Pipra filicauda) – Another spectacular manakin seen well on our way back to ExplorNapo.
GOLDEN-HEADED MANAKIN (Ceratopipra erythrocephala)
Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)
MASKED TITYRA (Tityra semifasciata)
VARZEA SCHIFFORNIS (Schiffornis major)
WHITE-BROWED PURPLETUFT (Iodopleura isabellae) – We saw a small group from the canopy walkway.
WHITE-WINGED BECARD (Pachyramphus polychopterus)
BLACK-CAPPED BECARD (Pachyramphus marginatus)
PINK-THROATED BECARD (Pachyramphus minor)
Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)
RED-EYED VIREO (Vireo olivaceus)
DUSKY-CAPPED GREENLET (Hylophilus hypoxanthus)
TAWNY-CROWNED GREENLET (Hylophilus ochraceiceps)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
VIOLACEOUS JAY (Cyanocorax violaceus) [*]
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
BLUE-AND-WHITE SWALLOW (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)
WHITE-BANDED SWALLOW (Atticora fasciata)
SOUTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
GRAY-BREASTED MARTIN (Progne chalybea)
SOUTHERN MARTIN (Progne elegans)
WHITE-WINGED SWALLOW (Tachycineta albiventer)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
SCALY-BREASTED WREN (Microcerculus marginatus) – We saw this bird pretty well.
HOUSE WREN (SOUTHERN) (Troglodytes aedon musculus)
THRUSH-LIKE WREN (Campylorhynchus turdinus) – We saw a family of these birds chasing away a pair of Orange-backed Troupials at the AMR.
CORAYA WREN (Pheugopedius coraya) [*]
BUFF-BREASTED WREN (Cantorchilus leucotis)
MUSICIAN WREN (Cyphorhinus arada) – Despite our best efforts, this bird won and we were left wrenless ... another punk, but what a song! [*]
Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)
IQUITOS GNATCATCHER (Polioptila clementsi) – YES, the hardest to find of the white sand specialists and we were able to see it!
Donacobiidae (Donacobius)
BLACK-CAPPED DONACOBIUS (Donacobius atricapilla) – This species was thought to be related to mockingbirds and thrushes but now, they are placed in their own family, which is closer to Old World warblers.
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
LAWRENCE'S THRUSH (Turdus lawrencii)
BLACK-BILLED THRUSH (Turdus ignobilis)
Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies)

The handsome Blue-winged Dragonfly provides a splash of color. Photo by participant Bruce Sorrie.

RED-CAPPED CARDINAL (Paroaria gularis)
HOODED TANAGER (Nemosia pileata)
ORANGE-HEADED TANAGER (Thlypopsis sordida) – We saw a pair nesting at the Malecon area during our afternoon outing in Iquitos.
FLAME-CRESTED TANAGER (Tachyphonus cristatus)
FULVOUS SHRIKE-TANAGER (Lanio fulvus) – We had great views of both male and female; these birds act as sentinels in canopy-level mixed flocks.
MASKED CRIMSON TANAGER (Ramphocelus nigrogularis) – Eye candy.
SILVER-BEAKED TANAGER (Ramphocelus carbo)
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus)
PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)
PARADISE TANAGER (Tangara chilensis) – More eye candy!
OPAL-CROWNED TANAGER (Tangara callophrys) – Great looks from the canopy walkway.
GREEN-AND-GOLD TANAGER (Tangara schrankii) – Ditto.
BLACK-FACED DACNIS (Dacnis lineata) – I really like the black mask with the yellow eye.
SHORT-BILLED HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes nitidus) – Seen in AMR.
PURPLE HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes caeruleus) – This one was seen at the red blossoms tree.
GREEN HONEYCREEPER (Chlorophanes spiza) – Ditto.
PEARLY-BREASTED CONEBILL (Conirostrum margaritae) – Another island specialist that is highly specialized on mature Cecropia trees.
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila castaneiventris)
CAQUETA SEEDEATER (Sporophila murallae)
BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola)
GRAYISH SALTATOR (Saltator coerulescens)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
YELLOW-BROWED SPARROW (Ammodramus aurifrons)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
RED-CROWNED ANT-TANAGER (Habia rubica) – Another bird that joins mixed flocks; we had a very responsive male.
BLUE-BLACK GROSBEAK (Cyanocompsa cyanoides)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
ORIOLE BLACKBIRD (Gymnomystax mexicanus)
VELVET-FRONTED GRACKLE (Lampropsar tanagrinus)
YELLOW-HOODED BLACKBIRD (Chrysomus icterocephalus)
SHINY COWBIRD (Molothrus bonariensis)
GIANT COWBIRD (Molothrus oryzivorus)
ORANGE-BACKED TROUPIAL (Icterus croconotus)
SOLITARY BLACK CACIQUE (Cacicus solitarius)
RUSSET-BACKED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius angustifrons)
CRESTED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius decumanus)
Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies)
PURPLE-THROATED EUPHONIA (Euphonia chlorotica)
GOLDEN-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia chrysopasta)
ORANGE-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia xanthogaster)
RUFOUS-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia rufiventris)

LONG-NOSED BAT (Rhynchonycteris naso)
WHITE-LINED SAC-WINGED BAT SP. (Saccopteryx perspicillifer)
GREATER BULLDOG BAT (Noctilio leporinus)
BLACK-MANTLE TAMARIN (Saguinus nigricollis)
SADDLEBACK TAMARIN (Saguinus fuscicollis)
YELLOW-HANDED TITI MONKEY (Callicebus torquatus)
MONK SAKI MONKEY (Pithecia monachus)
GREEN ACOUCHY (Myoprocta pratti)
AMAZON RIVER DOLPHIN (Inia geoffrensis)
TUCUXI (Sotalia fluviatilis)


Totals for the tour: 320 bird taxa and 12 mammal taxa