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Mountains of Manu, Peru I 2016
Oct 1, 2016 to Oct 16, 2016
Pepe Rojas

A fabulous male Crested Quetzal provided some highlight views during our tour. Photo by participant Rick Woodruff.

This tour to the Mountains of Manu is one of my ultimate favorite trips. The amazing variety of habitats produces and incredible diversity that translates into one of the birdiest roads of the world.

We started our trip birding around Huacarpay Lake where we found two of our main targets for the Cusco area, Bearded Mountaineer and Rusty-fronted Canastero, both Peruvian endemics. Not a bad way to start! The following days were a series of daytrips to focus on different elevations with their attendant birds.

Among the many species we observed, here are some of the highlights of our tour: the pair of Brown Tinamous foraging at the open at Cock of the Rock Lodge (CORL); a pair of Solitary Eagles flying above our heads at close range; the Chilean Flamingos at Huacarpay Lake; the treat of seeing Lyre-tailed Nightjars, in particular the male displaying those long tail streamers in flight overhead; the Andean Potoo at its roosting place in daylight (plus two more species of potoo); the great views we enjoyed of Chestnut-crested Cotinga; Amazonian Umbrellabird; a great display of cocks-of-the-rock at the lek...there were so many great birds, moments, and memories we experienced together.

It was a great honor for me to share part of my country with you, and I hope our paths will cross again some time. In the meantime all the best for you, stay healthy and happy and bird a lot.

Peace, love, and joy.


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)
HOODED TINAMOU (Nothocercus nigrocapillus)
BLACK TINAMOU (Tinamus osgoodi) [*]
CINEREOUS TINAMOU (Crypturellus cinereus) – We saw this species twice. One almost flew straight to Amy!
LITTLE TINAMOU (Crypturellus soui) [*]

This Brown Tinamou gave us with some exceptional out-in-the-open looks. Photo by participant Greg Griffith.

BROWN TINAMOU (Crypturellus obsoletus) – A pair of immature birds came right out in the open at Cock of the Rock Lodge garden.
UNDULATED TINAMOU (Crypturellus undulatus)
BLACK-CAPPED TINAMOU (Crypturellus atrocapillus) [*]
Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
BRAZILIAN TEAL (Amazonetta brasiliensis) – At the ponds of Villa Carmen
CINNAMON TEAL (Anas cyanoptera orinoma) – At Huacarpay lake.
YELLOW-BILLED PINTAIL (Anas georgica) – Ditto.
PUNA TEAL (Anas puna) – Ditto.
YELLOW-BILLED TEAL (OXYPTERA) (Anas flavirostris oxyptera) – Some authors also call this species Speckled Teal. Seen well at Huacarpay lake also.
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
ANDEAN GUAN (Penelope montagnii)
SPIX'S GUAN (Penelope jacquacu)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
STARRED WOOD-QUAIL (Odontophorus stellatus) – Tiffany had the chance to see one; for the rest of us it was a heard only.
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
WHITE-TUFTED GREBE (Rollandia rolland) – We had scope views of some birds swimming at Huacarpay lake.
Phoenicopteridae (Flamingos)
CHILEAN FLAMINGO (Phoenicopterus chilensis) – We had 4 youngsters at Huacarpay lake.
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
RUFESCENT TIGER-HERON (Tigrisoma lineatum)
FASCIATED TIGER-HERON (Tigrisoma fasciatum) – When we were leaving Villa Carmen we saw one bird across the river from the bridge.
COCOI HERON (Ardea cocoi)
GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba)
SNOWY EGRET (Egretta thula)
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Egretta caerulea)
CATTLE EGRET (Bubulcus ibis)
CAPPED HERON (Pilherodius pileatus)
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
PUNA IBIS (Plegadis ridgwayi)
BLACK-FACED IBIS (BRANICKII) (Theristicus melanopis branickii) – On our way in we had to take a detour because of the road work in Huancarani and we missed our chance to find this bird. On our way back we managed our timing better, we went through this area and found a pair of ibis at one of the fields. YES!
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)
TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)

Lovely montane habitat in the Manu Valley, photographed by participant Greg Griffith.

KING VULTURE (Sarcoramphus papa)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus) – We had one sighting of at least 50 birds.
SNAIL KITE (Rostrhamus sociabilis) – Around the ponds of Villa Carmen.
PLUMBEOUS KITE (Ictinia plumbea)
CINEREOUS HARRIER (Circus cinereus)
SOLITARY EAGLE (Buteogallus solitarius) – We saw 2 adults very close by while birding around CORL. One of Joan's favorite birds of the trip.
ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)
BLACK-CHESTED BUZZARD-EAGLE (Geranoaetus melanoleucus) – On our way to the Ninamarca ruins we had two birds flying by the road.
WHITE-THROATED HAWK (Buteo albigula) – We saw a young bird around Acjanacco Pass.
ZONE-TAILED HAWK (Buteo albonotatus) – This is a bird not normally found on this tour!
Eurypygidae (Sunbittern)
SUNBITTERN (Eurypyga helias) – We had the chance to see this lovely species several times at the ponds of Villa Carmen, even the beautiful wing pattern.
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
GRAY-BREASTED CRAKE (Laterallus exilis) [*]
GRAY-NECKED WOOD-RAIL (Aramides cajaneus)
BLACKISH RAIL (Pardirallus nigricans) – Seen by Rick.
PLUMBEOUS RAIL (Pardirallus sanguinolentus) – We had several looks at this bird at Huacarpay lake.
PURPLE GALLINULE (Porphyrio martinicus)
COMMON GALLINULE (Gallinula galeata)
SLATE-COLORED COOT (Fulica ardesiaca)
Aramidae (Limpkin)
LIMPKIN (Aramus guarauna)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
ANDEAN LAPWING (Vanellus resplendens)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
SPOTTED SANDPIPER (Actitis macularius)
SOLITARY SANDPIPER (Tringa solitaria)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
ANDEAN GULL (Chroicocephalus serranus)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia) [I]
PALE-VENTED PIGEON (Patagioenas cayennensis)
SPOT-WINGED PIGEON (Patagioenas maculosa) – Very common in the fields at high elevation.
BAND-TAILED PIGEON (Patagioenas fasciata)
PLUMBEOUS PIGEON (Patagioenas plumbea)
RUDDY PIGEON (Patagioenas subvinacea) [*]
WHITE-TIPPED DOVE (BRASILIENSIS GROUP) (Leptotila verreauxi decipiens)

The attractive Creamy-crested Spinetail was one of the numerous birds of very restricted distribution that we saw. Photo by participant Greg Griffith.

GRAY-FRONTED DOVE (Leptotila rufaxilla)
EARED DOVE (Zenaida auriculata)
Opisthocomidae (Hoatzin)
HOATZIN (Opisthocomus hoazin) – These birds are always crowd pleasers.
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)
Strigidae (Owls)
TROPICAL SCREECH-OWL (Megascops choliba) [*]
TAWNY-BELLIED SCREECH-OWL (AUSTRAL) (Megascops watsonii usta) – Seen well
ANDEAN PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium jardinii) – When we were birding at the dry areas of the Andes we saw a pair.
YUNGAS PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium bolivianum) – We heard this bird at Wayquecha, but despite my efforts we couldn't lure it into view. [*]
MOTTLED OWL (Ciccaba virgata) [*]
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
RUFOUS-BELLIED NIGHTHAWK (Lurocalis rufiventris) [*]
COMMON PAURAQUE (Nyctidromus albicollis)
SWALLOW-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Uropsalis segmentata) – Hearing its vocalization was a treat. [*]
LYRE-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Uropsalis lyra) – Well, this was a great sighting. Tiffany found a female roosting on a roof, and later I went to check a spot that seemed interesting and we found a female with a fledging chick and the male. It was pretty spectacular to see the male flying and those long tail feathers! A real treat and one of Amy's favorites.
Nyctibiidae (Potoos)
GREAT POTOO (Nyctibius grandis) – Thanks to a tip from one of my local friends I was able to locate this bird on the Atalaya ridge. The timing couldn't have been better since it was at dusk and the bird was waking up. At one point we even saw it yawning -- it was amazing to see the huge gape this species has.
COMMON POTOO (Nyctibius griseus) – At Villa Carmen we were shown the "local" resident perched close to the station. Later, when we were coming back from one of our outings, we found another bird. The following morning we were able to get great studies in daylight.
ANDEAN POTOO (Nyctibius maculosus) – The last time I was on the Manu road, I saw an Andean Potoo, but what were the odds of finding it again? Well, perseverance paid off for our searching....what a treat to see it in the daytime!
Apodidae (Swifts)
CHESTNUT-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne rutila)
WHITE-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne zonaris)
SHORT-TAILED SWIFT (Chaetura brachyura)
PALE-RUMPED SWIFT (Chaetura egregia)
FORK-TAILED PALM-SWIFT (Tachornis squamata)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN (Florisuga mellivora)
WHITE-BEARDED HERMIT (Phaethornis hispidus)
GREEN HERMIT (Phaethornis guy)
GREAT-BILLED HERMIT (Phaethornis malaris)
WHITE-BROWED HERMIT (Phaethornis stuarti) – This hummingbird eluded Joan for a while, but in the end she nailed it!
GREEN-FRONTED LANCEBILL (Doryfera ludovicae)
GREEN VIOLETEAR (Colibri thalassinus)

It hardly needs an introduction, right? This fine male Andean Cock-of-the-rock was photographed by participant Rick Woodruff.

SPARKLING VIOLETEAR (Colibri coruscans)
BLACK-EARED FAIRY (Heliothryx auritus)
AMETHYST-THROATED SUNANGEL (Heliangelus amethysticollis)
WIRE-CRESTED THORNTAIL (Discosura popelairii)
RUFOUS-CRESTED COQUETTE (Lophornis delattrei)
SPECKLED HUMMINGBIRD (Adelomyia melanogenys)
LONG-TAILED SYLPH (Aglaiocercus kingii)
RUFOUS-CAPPED THORNBILL (Chalcostigma ruficeps) – A must-see for Joan that we found around Wayquecha. Too bad the lighting wasn't better.
BEARDED MOUNTAINEER (Oreonympha nobilis) – On our first outing around Huacarpay lake at one of my "old haunts" we saw an individual fighting for territory with the Giant Hummer who seemed to be the "landlord" of that flower patch. [E]
TYRIAN METALTAIL (Metallura tyrianthina smaragdinicollis)
SCALED METALTAIL (Metallura aeneocauda)
SHINING SUNBEAM (Aglaeactis cupripennis)
GREAT SAPPHIREWING (Pterophanes cyanopterus)
CHESTNUT-BREASTED CORONET (Boissonneaua matthewsii)
BOOTED RACKET-TAIL (Ocreatus underwoodii annae)
FAWN-BREASTED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa rubinoides)
VIOLET-FRONTED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa leadbeateri)
GIANT HUMMINGBIRD (Patagona gigas) – One of Rick's favorite birds of the tour.
WHITE-BELLIED WOODSTAR (Chaetocercus mulsant)
AMETHYST WOODSTAR (Calliphlox amethystina)
BLUE-TAILED EMERALD (Chlorostilbon mellisugus)
GRAY-BREASTED SABREWING (Campylopterus largipennis)
FORK-TAILED WOODNYMPH (Thalurania furcata)
MANY-SPOTTED HUMMINGBIRD (Taphrospilus hypostictus)
WHITE-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD (Amazilia chionogaster) – We found a bird after we left Paucartambo and I identified it as this species. Later, Greg sent me a picture which made me doubt the ID and consider Green-and-white Hummingbird instead. However, after reviewing the picture more carefully I confirmed the ID as this species.
GOLDEN-TAILED SAPPHIRE (Chrysuronia oenone)
Trogonidae (Trogons)
GOLDEN-HEADED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus auriceps) – I can't remember when the last time was I saw so many. What a treat!

A high-elevation vista in Manu. Photo by participant Rick Woodruff.

CRESTED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus antisianus) – We had only one view of this species but it was a great one.
BLACK-TAILED TROGON (Trogon melanurus)
BLUE-CROWNED TROGON (Trogon curucui)
MASKED TROGON (Trogon personatus)
Momotidae (Motmots)
ANDEAN MOTMOT (Momotus aequatorialis) – Brief looks at one bird from the bus.
RUFOUS MOTMOT (Baryphthengus martii)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
AMAZON KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle amazona)
Bucconidae (Puffbirds)
STRIOLATED PUFFBIRD (Nystalus striolatus) [*]
BLACK-STREAKED PUFFBIRD (Malacoptila fulvogularis) – YES! Patience and perseverance are two of the most important virtues in life that apply very well to birding. A great example of that was this bird, which took us a while to find, but once we did it we had great views!
LANCEOLATED MONKLET (Micromonacha lanceolata) – Ditto!
RUFOUS-CAPPED NUNLET (Nonnula ruficapilla) [*]
BLACK-FRONTED NUNBIRD (Monasa nigrifrons)
SWALLOW-WINGED PUFFBIRD (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)
Galbulidae (Jacamars)
BLUISH-FRONTED JACAMAR (Galbula cyanescens)
Capitonidae (New World Barbets)
LEMON-THROATED BARBET (Eubucco richardsoni) – I heard it and Greg found it...great team effort!
VERSICOLORED BARBET (Eubucco versicolor) – Eye candy.
Ramphastidae (Toucans)
EMERALD TOUCANET (BLACK-THROATED) (Aulacorhynchus prasinus atrogularis) – We had one individual which was almost taken by an unidentified raptor near the cabins.
CHESTNUT-TIPPED TOUCANET (Aulacorhynchus derbianus) – We had a responsive bird that perched for a while to check us out.
BLUE-BANDED TOUCANET (Aulacorhynchus coeruleicinctis) – This was another great find which we enjoyed several times.
GRAY-BREASTED MOUNTAIN-TOUCAN (Andigena hypoglauca) – Good looks at this handsome species, too.
WHITE-THROATED TOUCAN (Ramphastos tucanus cuvieri)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
RUFOUS-BREASTED PICULET (Picumnus rufiventris) [*]
FINE-BARRED PICULET (Picumnus subtilis) – It was unusually difficult, but we found a pair on our very last day leaving Villa Carmen...phew!
YELLOW-TUFTED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes cruentatus)
LITTLE WOODPECKER (Veniliornis passerinus)
RED-STAINED WOODPECKER (Veniliornis affinis)
GOLDEN-OLIVE WOODPECKER (Colaptes rubiginosus)
SPOT-BREASTED WOODPECKER (Colaptes punctigula)
ANDEAN FLICKER (Colaptes rupicola)

Green Jay -- this subspecies is also known as Inca Jay. Photo by participant Greg Griffith.

RUFOUS-HEADED WOODPECKER (Celeus spectabilis) – Spectacular spectabilis! One of my favorite woodpeckers and a bamboo specialist that we saw very well.
LINEATED WOODPECKER (Dryocopus lineatus)
CRIMSON-CRESTED WOODPECKER (Campephilus melanoleucos)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
BLACK CARACARA (Daptrius ater)
RED-THROATED CARACARA (Ibycter americanus)
MOUNTAIN CARACARA (Phalcoboenus megalopterus)
LAUGHING FALCON (Herpetotheres cachinnans) – Our driver Ronny got us onto this lovely raptor.
AMERICAN KESTREL (Falco sparverius)
Psittacidae (New World and African Parrots)
BLUE-HEADED PARROT (Pionus menstruus)
SCALY-NAPED PARROT (Amazona mercenarius) – The high-elevation parrot.
DUSKY-HEADED PARAKEET (Aratinga weddellii)
BLUE-HEADED MACAW (Primolius couloni) – YES! This was a bird Greg has been after for a while, and thanks to Amy he had great views (and I hope pictures, too).
MILITARY MACAW (Ara militaris) – Flying by high overhead.
RED-AND-GREEN MACAW (Ara chloropterus) – The largest macaw in Peru.
WHITE-EYED PARAKEET (Psittacara leucophthalmus)
Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)
YELLOW-RUMPED ANTWREN (Euchrepomis sharpei) – We had an amazing experience with a male that came all the way from the canopy to sit at eye level flashing his yellow rump...WOW!
BAMBOO ANTSHRIKE (Cymbilaimus sanctaemariae) – Another bamboo specialist we scored great views of.
GREAT ANTSHRIKE (Taraba major) – A nice female during one of our outings.
CHESTNUT-BACKED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus palliatus)
PLAIN-WINGED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus schistaceus)
BLUISH-SLATE ANTSHRIKE (Thamnomanes schistogynus) – The sentinel species of understory mixed flocks.
FOOTHILL ANTWREN (Epinecrophylla spodionota)
ORNATE ANTWREN (Epinecrophylla ornata meridionalis)
PYGMY ANTWREN (Myrmotherula brachyura) – At Patria we had eye level views of this little one.
STRIPE-CHESTED ANTWREN (Myrmotherula longicauda) – This bird reminds me a lot of Black-and-white Warbler.
DOT-WINGED ANTWREN (Microrhopias quixensis albicauda) – Not a bamboo specialist but in Southeastern Peru it likes this habitat.
STRIATED ANTBIRD (Drymophila devillei) – This one is a true bamboo specialist.
YELLOW-BREASTED WARBLING-ANTBIRD (Hypocnemis subflava collinsi)

Along the La Union river. Photo by participant Greg Griffith.

BLACKISH ANTBIRD (RIPARIAN) (Cercomacra nigrescens fuscicauda)
BLACK ANTBIRD (Cercomacra serva) – we scored a responsive male around the Atalaya ridge.
MANU ANTBIRD (Cercomacra manu) – YES! Another bamboo specialist.
WHITE-BACKED FIRE-EYE (Pyriglena leuconota)
WHITE-BROWED ANTBIRD (Myrmoborus leucophrys) – The first antbird we saw in the lowlands.
WHITE-LINED ANTBIRD (Percnostola lophotes) – A bamboo specialist.
CHESTNUT-TAILED ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza hemimelaena)
BLACK-THROATED ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza atrothorax)
GOELDI'S ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza goeldii) – A bamboo specialist.
BLACK-SPOTTED BARE-EYE (Phlegopsis nigromaculata) [*]
Grallariidae (Antpittas)
RED-AND-WHITE ANTPITTA (Grallaria erythroleuca) – Thanks to Tiffany and Amy we all were able to enjoy lengthy views of an individual singing. [E]
AMAZONIAN ANTPITTA (Hylopezus berlepschi) [*]
Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)
RUSTY-BELTED TAPACULO (Liosceles thoracicus) – We had great views of this skulker.
TRILLING TAPACULO (Scytalopus parvirostris) [*]
WHITE-CROWNED TAPACULO (Scytalopus atratus) [*]
Formicariidae (Antthrushes)
BLACK-FACED ANTTHRUSH (Formicarius analis)
RUFOUS-BREASTED ANTTHRUSH (Formicarius rufipectus) [*]
Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)
OLIVACEOUS WOODCREEPER (Sittasomus griseicapillus) [*]
TYRANNINE WOODCREEPER (Dendrocincla tyrannina) – We had some of the best looks I've ever had of this bird.
WEDGE-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Glyphorynchus spirurus) – This smallest of the woodcreepers was seen a few times on the trails.
STRONG-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus) – Another bird which allowed great looks.
BUFF-THROATED WOODCREEPER (LAFRESNAYE'S) (Xiphorhynchus guttatus guttatoides)
OLIVE-BACKED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus triangularis) – This was one of the most common woodcreepers during the tour.
RED-BILLED SCYTHEBILL (Campylorhamphus trochilirostris) – This bird also took time and patience, but it was worth it. Another bamboo specialist.
MONTANE WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger)
STREAKED XENOPS (Xenops rutilans)
RUSTY-WINGED BARBTAIL (Premnornis guttuliger)
PALE-LEGGED HORNERO (Furnarius leucopus)
WREN-LIKE RUSHBIRD (Phleocryptes melanops)

Speckled Chachalaca, photographed by participant Greg Griffith.

CREAM-WINGED CINCLODES (Cinclodes albiventris albiventris)
WHITE-WINGED CINCLODES (Cinclodes atacamensis) – An unexpected surprise.
DUSKY-CHEEKED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Anabazenops dorsalis) – Another bamboo specialist that we found around Villa Carmen.
MONTANE FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Anabacerthia striaticollis) – I wonder, why wasn't this called Spectacled Foliage-gleaner?
BUFF-BROWED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Syndactyla rufosuperciliata)
STRIPED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes holostictus) – We enjoyed great views of this bird, which is usually hard to see.
BLACK-BILLED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes melanorhynchus) – Ditto.
SPOTTED BARBTAIL (Premnoplex brunnescens)
PEARLED TREERUNNER (Margarornis squamiger)
PUNA THISTLETAIL (Asthenes helleri) – On our way back from the lower part of the road we stopped to try for this bird. It took a little work to find the right angle for everybody, but we indeed did.
RUSTY-FRONTED CANASTERO (Asthenes ottonis) – Another Peruvian endemic that played hard to catch for a while around Huacarpay lake. [E]
ORANGE-FRONTED PLUSHCROWN (Metopothrix aurantiaca) – We had a pair seen well around the ponds at Villa Carmen.
PLAIN SOFTTAIL (Thripophaga fusciceps)
MARCAPATA SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca marcapatae) – A Peruvian endemic at which we managed to get some looks below the tunnels. [E]
CREAMY-CRESTED SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca albicapilla) – We had a nice pair near Paucartambo. [E]
ASH-BROWED SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca curtata)
AZARA'S SPINETAIL (Synallaxis azarae)
DARK-BREASTED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis albigularis)
CABANIS'S SPINETAIL (Synallaxis cabanisi)
PLAIN-CROWNED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis gujanensis)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
WHITE-LORED TYRANNULET (Ornithion inerme) – Our first encounter wasn't really close enough to provide a decent look. Later, on our way back to CORL, we saw it pretty low and close enough to see the white lores.
WHITE-TAILED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus poecilocercus)
WHITE-BANDED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus stictopterus)
WHITE-THROATED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus leucophrys)
TUFTED TIT-TYRANT (Anairetes parulus)
GRAY ELAENIA (Myiopagis caniceps)
SMALL-BILLED ELAENIA (Elaenia parvirostris)

Andean Potoo, always a great find! Photo by participant Greg Griffith.

SIERRAN ELAENIA (Elaenia pallatangae)
TORRENT TYRANNULET (Serpophaga cinerea)
STREAK-NECKED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes striaticollis)
OLIVE-STRIPED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes olivaceus)
OCHRE-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes oleagineus)
MCCONNELL'S FLYCATCHER (Mionectes macconnelli) – Some of our group saw this one briefly.
SEPIA-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon amaurocephalus)
SLATY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (ALBIDIVENTRIS) (Leptopogon superciliaris albidiventer)
INCA FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon taczanowskii) – Another Peruvian endemic that we saw with some of the flocks we found. [E]
MARBLE-FACED BRISTLE-TYRANT (Phylloscartes ophthalmicus)
MOTTLE-CHEEKED TYRANNULET (Phylloscartes ventralis)
CINNAMON-FACED TYRANNULET (Phylloscartes parkeri) – Another great species and one of our target birds. This one is named for the late Ted Parker.
MANY-COLORED RUSH TYRANT (Tachuris rubrigastra) – The eye candy representative of the family.
RUFOUS-HEADED PYGMY-TYRANT (Pseudotriccus ruficeps) [*]
SCALE-CRESTED PYGMY-TYRANT (Lophotriccus pileatus)
FLAMMULATED PYGMY-TYRANT (Hemitriccus flammulatus) – Another bamboo bird found around Villa Carmen.
JOHANNES'S TODY-TYRANT (Hemitriccus iohannis)
WHITE-CHEEKED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus albifacies) – To see this bird is a treat, and to see male and female is even better. Another bamboo specialist.
RUSTY-FRONTED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus latirostris) – We had a very seeable individual bird in the secondary growth at Villa Carmen.
BLACK-BACKED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus pulchellus) – We had one individual that flew across the road. [E*]
GRAY-CROWNED FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias poliocephalus)
CINNAMON FLYCATCHER (Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus)
EULER'S FLYCATCHER (Lathrotriccus euleri)
SMOKE-COLORED PEWEE (Contopus fumigatus)
WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Contopus sordidulus) [b]
FUSCOUS FLYCATCHER (Cnemotriccus fuscatus)
BLACK PHOEBE (Sayornis nigricans)
ANDEAN NEGRITO (Lessonia oreas) – Tiffany spotted this bird along the shores of Huacarpay lake.
WHITE-WINGED BLACK-TYRANT (Knipolegus aterrimus)

Black-faced Ibis, photographed by participant Greg Griffith.

LITTLE GROUND-TYRANT (Muscisaxicola fluviatilis)
RUFOUS-BREASTED CHAT-TYRANT (Ochthoeca rufipectoralis)
BROWN-BACKED CHAT-TYRANT (Ochthoeca fumicolor)
WHITE-BROWED CHAT-TYRANT (Ochthoeca leucophrys)
LONG-TAILED TYRANT (Colonia colonus) – We saw an adult male and a young male around the cabins.
LARGE-HEADED FLATBILL (Ramphotrigon megacephalum) – Bamboo specialist.
DUSKY-TAILED FLATBILL (Ramphotrigon fuscicauda) – Ditto.
GREAT KISKADEE (Pitangus sulphuratus)
BOAT-BILLED FLYCATCHER (Megarynchus pitangua)
SOCIAL FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes similis)
GRAY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes granadensis)
LEMON-BROWED FLYCATCHER (Conopias cinchoneti)
GOLDEN-CROWNED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes chrysocephalus) – The squeaky toy vocalization was uncanny.
SULPHUR-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes luteiventris) [b]
PIRATIC FLYCATCHER (Legatus leucophaius)
VARIEGATED FLYCATCHER (Empidonomus varius)
CROWNED SLATY FLYCATCHER (Empidonomus aurantioatrocristatus)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Cotingidae (Cotingas)
BARRED FRUITEATER (Pipreola arcuata) – We had a pair that gave us a good show.
RED-CRESTED COTINGA (Ampelion rubrocristatus)
CHESTNUT-CRESTED COTINGA (Ampelion rufaxilla) – WOW! Our first morning on some of the high sections of the road I heard this species, which is rare. The bird responded beautifully and perched atop a tree on a well-exposed branch. One of the birds Tiffany was looking for.
ANDEAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK (Rupicola peruvianus) – This bird is the unofficial national bird of Peru, adopted by many because of its colors. We had an amazing show at the lek with several males (including a young one) and females performing. What a performance!
PURPLE-THROATED FRUITCROW (Querula purpurata) – We had great views of a male showing off the purple gorget.
AMAZONIAN UMBRELLABIRD (Cephalopterus ornatus) – WOW!!! I don't recall the last time I had such a lengthy view of one of these birds. We were very lucky with this, the bird perching just above us for a while.
Pipridae (Manakins)
YUNGAS MANAKIN (Chiroxiphia boliviana) – A favorite of Tiffany.
BAND-TAILED MANAKIN (Pipra fasciicauda)
FIERY-CAPPED MANAKIN (Machaeropterus pyrocephalus) – This was also another bird that performed very well. Another favorite of Tiffany.
Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)
MASKED TITYRA (Tityra semifasciata)
BARRED BECARD (Pachyramphus versicolor) – At the same spot where we had the Chestnut-crested Cotinga we saw a pair of these birds.

The expressive White-lined Antbird, photographed by participant Greg Griffith.

WHITE-WINGED BECARD (Pachyramphus polychopterus)
Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)
BROWN-CAPPED VIREO (Vireo leucophrys)
RED-EYED VIREO (Vireo olivaceus)
YELLOW-GREEN VIREO (Vireo flavoviridis)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
WHITE-COLLARED JAY (Cyanolyca viridicyanus) – We scored when we found a mixed flock that had at least a pair of these lovely jays.
GREEN JAY (Cyanocorax yncas) – A.k.a. Inca Jay.
PURPLISH JAY (Cyanocorax cyanomelas)
VIOLACEOUS JAY (Cyanocorax violaceus)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
BLUE-AND-WHITE SWALLOW (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)
BROWN-BELLIED SWALLOW (Orochelidon murina)
ANDEAN SWALLOW (Orochelidon andecola)
WHITE-BANDED SWALLOW (Atticora fasciata)
SOUTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
WHITE-WINGED SWALLOW (Tachycineta albiventer)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
SCALY-BREASTED WREN (Microcerculus marginatus) – We saw one briefly during one of our outings at the Atalaya ridge area.
HOUSE WREN (Troglodytes aedon)
MOUNTAIN WREN (Troglodytes solstitialis) – Seen several times.
SEDGE WREN (Cistothorus platensis) – One seen at the Ajanacco pass.
MOUSTACHED WREN (Pheugopedius genibarbis)
BUFF-BREASTED WREN (Cantorchilus leucotis) [*]
GRAY-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (Henicorhina leucophrys)
CHESTNUT-BREASTED WREN (Cyphorhinus thoracicus)
Cinclidae (Dippers)
WHITE-CAPPED DIPPER (WHITE-CAPPED) (Cinclus leucocephalus leucocephalus)
Donacobiidae (Donacobius)
BLACK-CAPPED DONACOBIUS (Donacobius atricapilla)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
ANDEAN SOLITAIRE (Myadestes ralloides) – We had great views of a very cooperative bird.
WHITE-EARED SOLITAIRE (Entomodestes leucotis)
BLACK-BILLED THRUSH (Turdus ignobilis)
GREAT THRUSH (Turdus fuscater)
CHIGUANCO THRUSH (Turdus chiguanco)
GLOSSY-BLACK THRUSH (Turdus serranus)

A glowing Golden Tanager, photographed by participant Rick Woodruff.

Parulidae (New World Warblers)
TROPICAL PARULA (Setophaga pitiayumi)
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (Setophaga fusca) [b]
THREE-STRIPED WARBLER (Basileuterus tristriatus)
CITRINE WARBLER (Myiothlypis luteoviridis striaticeps)
PALE-LEGGED WARBLER (Myiothlypis signata)
BUFF-RUMPED WARBLER (Myiothlypis fulvicauda) – One of my easiest experiences with this bird. We had a male and female by the side of the road.
TWO-BANDED WARBLER (Myiothlypis bivittata) – This was the most common warbler around CORL.
GOLDEN-BELLIED WARBLER (GOLDEN-BELLIED) (Myiothlypis chrysogaster chrysogaster) – This species replaces the previous species at lower elevation.
RUSSET-CROWNED WARBLER (Myiothlypis coronata)
SLATE-THROATED REDSTART (Myioborus miniatus)
SPECTACLED REDSTART (Myioborus melanocephalus)
Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies)
RED-CAPPED CARDINAL (Paroaria gularis) – This beauty was quite common and abundant around the Villa Carmen ponds.
BLACK-FACED TANAGER (Schistochlamys melanopis) – We scored a pair of these very localized birds in Peru by the side of the road on our way back to CORL.
MAGPIE TANAGER (Cissopis leverianus)
SLATY TANAGER (Creurgops dentatus) – I believe Doug and I were the only ones who saw this bird.
SUPERCILIARIED HEMISPINGUS (URUBAMBAE) (Hemispingus superciliaris urubambae)
OLEAGINOUS HEMISPINGUS (Hemispingus frontalis)
BLACK-EARED HEMISPINGUS (BLACK-EARED) (Hemispingus melanotis berlepschi)
THREE-STRIPED HEMISPINGUS (Hemispingus trifasciatus)
RUST-AND-YELLOW TANAGER (Thlypopsis ruficeps)
BLACK-GOGGLED TANAGER (Trichothraupis melanops) – A few of us saw this bird briefly before it disappeared into the bushes.
YELLOW-CRESTED TANAGER (Tachyphonus rufiventer) – We had excellent views of a pair that were in a flock around the quita calzon area.
SILVER-BEAKED TANAGER (Ramphocelus carbo)
HOODED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Buthraupis montana) – When we were in Wayquecha we saw these birds displaying.
GRASS-GREEN TANAGER (Chlorornis riefferii) – WOW! What a close view of this species while we birded below the tunnels. One of Rick's favorite birds.
SCARLET-BELLIED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus igniventris igniventris) – Eye candy.
BLUE-WINGED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus somptuosus flavinuchus) – Ditto.
CHESTNUT-BELLIED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Dubusia castaneoventris) – Ditto.
YELLOW-THROATED TANAGER (Iridosornis analis)
FAWN-BREASTED TANAGER (Pipraeidea melanonota)

This Grass-green Tanager is just different enough in color from all the melastomes to stand out! Photo by participant Rick Woodruff.

BLUE-AND-YELLOW TANAGER (Pipraeidea bonariensis)
ORANGE-EARED TANAGER (Chlorochrysa calliparaea) – What a bird!
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus)
PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)
BLUE-CAPPED TANAGER (Thraupis cyanocephala)
GOLDEN-NAPED TANAGER (Tangara ruficervix inca)
MASKED TANAGER (Tangara nigrocincta)
BLUE-NECKED TANAGER (Tangara cyanicollis)
YELLOW-BELLIED TANAGER (Tangara xanthogastra)
SPOTTED TANAGER (Tangara punctata)
BLUE-AND-BLACK TANAGER (Tangara vassorii atrocoerulea)
BERYL-SPANGLED TANAGER (Tangara nigroviridis)
TURQUOISE TANAGER (Tangara mexicana) – Not in Mexico!
PARADISE TANAGER (Tangara chilensis) – Not in Chile either!
BAY-HEADED TANAGER (Tangara gyrola)
SAFFRON-CROWNED TANAGER (Tangara xanthocephala lamprotis) – We were lucky enough to see a pair building a nest in the same tree where the Andean Potoo was roosting. One of Amy's favorite birds of the trip. [N]
GREEN-AND-GOLD TANAGER (Tangara schrankii)
GOLDEN TANAGER (Tangara arthus) – Dynamite views at the CORL feeders.
SWALLOW TANAGER (Tersina viridis) – By the side of the road we had great views of this bird that usually perches way up in the canopy.
BLACK-FACED DACNIS (Dacnis lineata)
YELLOW-BELLIED DACNIS (Dacnis flaviventer)
BLUE DACNIS (Dacnis cayana)
PURPLE HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes caeruleus)
GREEN HONEYCREEPER (Chlorophanes spiza)
GOLDEN-COLLARED HONEYCREEPER (Iridophanes pulcherrimus) – Somebody called to my attention a bird feeding in the canopy on cecropia fruits -- and it turned out to be this little gem, which is not an easy bird to find.
CINEREOUS CONEBILL (Conirostrum cinereum)
BLUE-BACKED CONEBILL (Conirostrum sitticolor cyaneum)
CAPPED CONEBILL (Conirostrum albifrons sordidum)
MOUSTACHED FLOWERPIERCER (ALBILINEA) (Diglossa mystacalis albilinea)
BLACK-THROATED FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa brunneiventris)
PLUSHCAP (Catamblyrhynchus diadema) – While birding below the tunnels our last morning, we came across a pair of these birds that were moving with a flock.
PERUVIAN SIERRA-FINCH (Phrygilus punensis)
MOURNING SIERRA-FINCH (Phrygilus fruticeti)
CHESTNUT-BREASTED MOUNTAIN-FINCH (Poospiza caesar) – As I was starting to worry about missing this species, we stopped at one of my spots and found a pair that stayed for a while perched atop the bushes. Another Peruvian endemic. [E]
BLUE-BLACK GRASSQUIT (Volatinia jacarina)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila castaneiventris)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEED-FINCH (Sporophila angolensis)
BLACK-AND-WHITE SEEDEATER (Sporophila luctuosa)
BAND-TAILED SEEDEATER (Catamenia analis)
PLAIN-COLORED SEEDEATER (Catamenia inornata)
BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola)
GRAYISH SALTATOR (Saltator coerulescens)
GOLDEN-BILLED SALTATOR (Saltator aurantiirostris)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
PECTORAL SPARROW (Arremon taciturnus)
BLACK-FACED BRUSH-FINCH (Atlapetes melanolaemus)
YELLOW-BROWED SPARROW (Ammodramus aurifrons)
RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW (Zonotrichia capensis)
COMMON CHLOROSPINGUS (SOUTHERN PERU) (Chlorospingus flavopectus peruvianus)
SHORT-BILLED CHLOROSPINGUS (Chlorospingus parvirostris)
YELLOW-THROATED CHLOROSPINGUS (Chlorospingus flavigularis)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
CARMIOL'S TANAGER (Chlorothraupis carmioli) – At the Atalaya ridge we an individual that gave us some nice views.
BLACK-BACKED GROSBEAK (Pheucticus aureoventris)
BLUE-BLACK GROSBEAK (Cyanocompsa cyanoides)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
YELLOW-WINGED BLACKBIRD (Agelasticus thilius) – At Huacarpay lake.
GIANT COWBIRD (Molothrus oryzivorus)
YELLOW-BILLED CACIQUE (CHAPMAN'S) (Amblycercus holosericeus australis) – We saw these birds as part of the same flock in which we had the White-collared Jays and Mountain Caciques.
SOLITARY BLACK CACIQUE (Cacicus solitarius)
MOUNTAIN CACIQUE (BOLIVIAN) (Cacicus chrysonotus chrysonotus) – In the same flock that I mentioned above.
RUSSET-BACKED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius angustifrons)
DUSKY-GREEN OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius atrovirens)
CRESTED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius decumanus)
OLIVE OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius bifasciatus)
Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies)
GOLDEN-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia chrysopasta)
BRONZE-GREEN EUPHONIA (Euphonia mesochrysa)
ORANGE-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia xanthogaster)
RUFOUS-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia rufiventris)
BLUE-NAPED CHLOROPHONIA (Chlorophonia cyanea) – We found a pair nesting by the side of the road. [N]
HOODED SISKIN (Spinus magellanicus)
OLIVACEOUS SISKIN (Spinus olivaceus)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
HOUSE SPARROW (Passer domesticus) [I]

DUSKY TITI MONKEY (Callicebus moloch)
BROWN CAPUCHIN (Cebus apella)
COMMON WOOLLY MONKEY (Lagothrix lagotricha)
BOLIVIAN SQUIRREL (Sciurus ignitus)
MONTANE GUINEA PIG (Cavia tschudii)
BROWN AGOUTI (Dasyprocta variegata)
MOUNTAIN COATI (Nasuella olivacea)
OCELOT (Felis pardalis)
WHITE-TAILED DEER (Odocoileus virginianus)
GOLDEN TEGU (Tupinambis teguixin)


Totals for the tour: 439 bird taxa and 10 mammal taxa