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Peru's Magnetic North: Spatuletails, Owlet Lodge & More 2015
Jul 22, 2015 to Aug 2, 2015
Dan Lane & Pepe Rojas

The Rufous-crested Coquette is always a crowd-pleaser. Photo by participant Tim Skillin.

As is becoming increasingly obvious, the El Niño of 2015-6 is shaping up to be a bad one! This has affected weather globally, which certainly has been obvious in Peru. On the Pacific coast, the usually cool, overcast weather has been warmer and sunnier. Meanwhile, on the Amazonian slope of the Andes, the May-to-September dry season has been marked by considerably more precipitation than normal. We witnessed this first hand but, happily, it didn't make birding in San Martin impossible; we just had to have some patience. And the birding in the Peruvian departments of San Martin and Amazonas was incredible!

On our first day, driving from Tarapoto to Moyobamba, we enjoyed the Oilbird cave under the highway and some open-country birds that are rather rare and local in Peru (and not much easier to see elsewhere!), such as Cinereous-breasted Spinetail, Masked Duck, and Black-billed Seed-Finch.

Our next day, we continued to enjoy the interesting avifauna of the unique Mayo Valley, where there are influences of Amazonian rainforest (Green-backed Trogon, Scaly-breasted Wren, Peruvian Warbling-Antbird, and Fiery-capped Manakin), the drier cerrado of Bolivia and Brazil (Stripe-necked Tody-Tyrant, Little Nightjar, and Pale-breasted Thrush), and one or two elements all its own (the undescribed "Striped" Manakin). After a morning there, we savored the hummingbird smorgasbord at the Waqanki feeders, which everyone enjoyed. From this birdy valley, we headed up into the mountains to Owlet Lodge, where we managed to dodge raindrops our first day and see several nice cloud forest species before we were forced back to the lodge by a downpour. Fortunately, the feeders (serving hungry hummingbirds and Tayra) entertained us. A break in the rain in the evening permitted us to see some antpittas, among other forest species.

We spent most of the following day at Fundo Alto Nieva, where we enjoyed a different suite of hummingbirds, glimpses of the rare and very local Ochre-fronted Antpitta and Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant, and loud Scarlet-rumped Caciques and Green Jays. A brief visit to a site for Royal Sunangel was successful, as well.

The next two mornings we spent down at lower elevations in the Abra Patricia area, first around the Aguas Verdes -- where we enjoyed Lanceolated Monklet, Black-billed Treehunter, and even the rare Black-and-white Tody-Flycatcher -- and then up to the famous "llanteria" (tire repair shop) near the town of Afluente -- where immense flocks with goodies such as Versicolored Barbet, Gray-mantled Wren, and Lined Antshrike, not to mention oodles of tanagers, furnariids, and tyrants, abounded. It was all we could do to pull ourselves away from the mind-reeling megaflocks and head up to have the fine lunch our crew had prepared for us! On our way back to the lodge, we stopped to enjoy Bar-winged Wood-Wren at the mirador. A second morning downslope gave us some more good lower-elevation birds, and that evening, we enjoyed some fantastic looks at one of the most-wanted birds in the region: the mythical Long-whiskered Owlet!

Our last morning's birding around Owlet Lodge was somewhat affected by rain, but it stopped early enough for us to walk trails around the lodge and to see some higher-elevation flocks before we had lunch, to enjoy Johnson's (or, as I prefer to call it, Lulu's) Tody-Flycatcher, and then to head to our lodge in Pomacochas. At the latter site, we saw birds more typical of drier montane habitats, such as Rufous-capped Antshrike, Baron's (probably soon to be lumped with Line-cheeked) Spinetail, and Golden Grosbeak. Not only that, but the odd artwork and mummy in the foyer ensured we won't forget this hotel anytime soon!

Our day at Huembo was marked by many hummingbirds, including the diminutive Little Woodstar, the rambunctious Sparkling and Green violetears (with the occasional sighting of a Brown thrown in... but don't confuse it with the strange "colorless" Sparkling that also frequented the feeders), and nice comparisons of Andean Emerald and White-bellied Hummingbird. The Marvelous Spatuletails that are normally present had decided to shun the feeders during this visit. While most folks had glimpses of a female, and a few lucky folks spied a sneaky male (missing rackets) as he hunkered in the dense bushes behind the feeders, the experience wasn't as rewarding as we'd hoped, so the following morning we asked Santos Montenegro if he'd mind taking us up to another site where we have seen male spatuletails in the past. Luckily, he agreed to go, and with some patience, we all enjoyed the spectacular plumage of male spatuletails in their natural setting (no feeders!).

After this success, we drove back towards Tarapoto, with brief stops for Mitred Parakeet and Speckle-breasted Piculet, and later at a rice field and Mauritia palm swamp in the upper Mayo valley for rails (seeing Rufous-sided Crake and Spotted Rail), Pale-eyed Blackbird, and Point-tailed Palmcreeper before lunch. Excellent!

Our final morning was spent in the very birdy Cordillera Escalera to the northeast of Tarapoto, where an avifauna quite different from that on the Abra Patricia road can be found: Koepcke's Hermit, Dotted Tanager, Carmiol's Tanager, and Black-faced Antbird, among others, punctuated the early morning. After lunch, a fairly quick stop to see Plumbeous Euphonia provided a great last bird for this tour. We can't forget, however, the Boa Constrictor and many lovely butterflies that the sharp eyes of our group found that day, too!

Pepe and I fully enjoyed the time we shared with you all, and we hope you did too! Come on back down to Peru again soon, and we'll be happy to show you more of this amazing country we love so much! Meanwhile, keep your binoculars close, and bird on!

-- Dan

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)

Seeing Masked Duck so well was a treat; they're rare throughout most of their range. Photo by participant Ben Loehnen.

CINEREOUS TINAMOU (Crypturellus cinereus) [*]
LITTLE TINAMOU (Crypturellus soui) – Some of the folks who walked the trail at the Escalera managed to catch a glimpse of this tinamou.
Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
TORRENT DUCK (Merganetta armata)
MASKED DUCK (Nomonyx dominicus) – A nice addition to the list: rare most places within its range!
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
SICKLE-WINGED GUAN (Chamaepetes goudotii) – Glimpsed a few times, but suprisingly well down low at about 1100m elevation!
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
RUFOUS-BREASTED WOOD-QUAIL (Odontophorus speciosus) [*]
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba)
SNOWY EGRET (Egretta thula)
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Egretta caerulea)
CATTLE EGRET (Bubulcus ibis)
STRIATED HERON (Butorides striata) – A few birds in the rice country of the Mayo Valley.
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)
TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus)
SNAIL KITE (Rostrhamus sociabilis) – Along the road in the rice country.

White-necked Jacobins were common at several of the feeding stations. Photo by participant Jerry Ziarno.

PLUMBEOUS KITE (Ictinia plumbea) – A couple of birds at Morro de Calzada.
ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)
SHORT-TAILED HAWK (Buteo brachyurus) – Two dark morph birds around Moyobamba
WHITE-THROATED HAWK (Buteo albigula) – A bird over the Owlet Lodge was nice, especially after a morning of pouring rain!
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
OCELLATED CRAKE (Micropygia schomburgkii) – Only recently found in the Mayo Valley, we were pleased just to hear it. Seeing this bird takes a lot of work! [*]
RUFOUS-SIDED CRAKE (Laterallus melanophaius) – A bird flew twice (!) in the rice fields our day spent driving back to Tarapoto. What a treat!
RUSSET-CROWNED CRAKE (Anurolimnas viridis) [*]
SPOTTED RAIL (Pardirallus maculatus) – Wow! Amazing views were had by all of this very difficult species!
BLACKISH RAIL (Pardirallus nigricans) [*]
PURPLE GALLINULE (Porphyrio martinicus)
COMMON GALLINULE (Gallinula galeata)
Jacanidae (Jacanas)
WATTLED JACANA (Jacana jacana)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
ANDEAN GULL (Chroicocephalus serranus) – A small population seems resident on Laguna Pomacochas.
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia) [I]
BAND-TAILED PIGEON (Patagioenas fasciata)
PLUMBEOUS PIGEON (Patagioenas plumbea) – A couple of folks encountered this mostly lowland species around Aguas Verdes.
RUDDY GROUND-DOVE (Columbina talpacoti)
BLUE GROUND-DOVE (Claravis pretiosa) [*]
RUDDY QUAIL-DOVE (Geotrygon montana) [*]
WHITE-TIPPED DOVE (DECOLOR) (Leptotila verreauxi decolor) – This was the dove we saw blasting by through the understory at Huembo. Vocally, it's a bit distinct from other forms of White-tipped, and it reaches the pass at Abra Patricia, practically a stone's throw from the next form on the other side of the pass!
WHITE-TIPPED DOVE (BRASILIENSIS GROUP) (Leptotila verreauxi decipiens) [*]
WEST PERUVIAN DOVE (Zenaida meloda) – See at the Lima airport.
EARED DOVE (Zenaida auriculata) – The Weird Dove was at the Lima airport and also the Tarapoto airport (INSIDE the building!).
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)
Strigidae (Owls)
FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium brasilianum) [*]
LONG-WHISKERED OWLET (Xenoglaux loweryi) – Well, 'Third Time is the Charm' was the winning phrase with this lil' shaver! But what a third time we had! Too bad we couldn't find its poop... [E]
RUFOUS-BANDED OWL (Ciccaba albitarsis) [*]
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
RUFOUS-BELLIED NIGHTHAWK (Lurocalis rufiventris) – A couple of birds at dusk on Day 4 showed well for us just before dinner!
COMMON PAURAQUE (Nyctidromus albicollis) – Heard at Waqanki and Pomacochas, the latter time thanks to Paula. [*]
LYRE-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Uropsalis lyra) – Larry very calmly got us on a fine female roosting beside the highway. Nice work, Larry!
LITTLE NIGHTJAR (Setopagis parvula) – Another lucky spot was getting on this lovely little bird as if flushed at the passing of troop of tamarins at Morro de Calzada. We found a good window to see it through, too!

The Sword-billed Hummingbird's bill is so long, it has to use its feet to groom itself! Photo by participant Tim Skillin.

SPOT-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Hydropsalis maculicaudus) – Local in Peru and elsewhere in western South America, we got some distant views across the field our night at Moyobamba.
Steatornithidae (Oilbird)
OILBIRD (Steatornis caripensis) – It was dim in that slot canyon under the highway, but we did get to see an adult feeding a chick. Cool stuff! [N]
Apodidae (Swifts)
WHITE-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne zonaris)
SHORT-TAILED SWIFT (Chaetura brachyura)
WHITE-TIPPED SWIFT (Aeronautes montivagus) – Several clusters seen well at Abra Patricia and the Escalera.
LESSER SWALLOW-TAILED SWIFT (Panyptila cayennensis) – One or two folks caught a glimpse our first field day at Moyobamba, but it was a hard bird to pick out from the other swifts flying over at the time.
FORK-TAILED PALM-SWIFT (Tachornis squamata)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN (Florisuga mellivora) – Great views of these striking hummers at several of the feeding stations.
PALE-TAILED BARBTHROAT (Threnetes leucurus) – A bird at a Heliconia by the Koepcke's Hermit house was a nice sighting after our lunch.
GREEN HERMIT (Phaethornis guy) – After a few fleeting glimpses, a bird or two at the Afluente Llantaria's feeders was nice.
KOEPCKE'S HERMIT (Phaethornis koepckeae) – This used to be somewhat hit-or-miss... now with the feeders at the (where else?) Koepcke's Hermit lodge, we can pretty much count on it! [E]
GREAT-BILLED HERMIT (Phaethornis malaris) – Called "Long-tailed Hermit" in Birds of Peru, the taxonomy of this complex is far from resolved (hence the disagreement).
BLACK-THROATED HERMIT (Phaethornis atrimentalis) – At Waqanki.
GRAY-CHINNED HERMIT (Phaethornis griseogularis) – Good views at Aguas Verdes.
GREEN-FRONTED LANCEBILL (Doryfera ludovicae) – Several birds coming in to the purple-flowering shrubs along the road above Afluente were nice.
BROWN VIOLETEAR (Colibri delphinae) – Quick looks at Waqanki and Huembo.
GREEN VIOLETEAR (Colibri thalassinus) – The common Violetear at Owlet Lodge and certainly numerous at Huembo, too.

Third time proved to be the charm for the near-mythical Long-whiskered Owlet. Photo by participant Ben Loehnen.

SPARKLING VIOLETEAR (Colibri coruscans) – The dominant hummer at Huembo. We even got to see the "colorless" bird I first saw last year there!
BLACK-THROATED MANGO (Anthracothorax nigricollis) – The male and female plumages of this large hummer are both distinctive and beautiful!
ROYAL SUNANGEL (Heliangelus regalis) – It was great that all got to enjoy this local specialty!
RUFOUS-CRESTED COQUETTE (Lophornis delattrei) – Always a crowd pleaser. What a crest on the male!
ECUADORIAN PIEDTAIL (Phlogophilus hemileucurus) [*]
SPECKLED HUMMINGBIRD (Adelomyia melanogenys)
LONG-TAILED SYLPH (Aglaiocercus kingii)
GREEN-TAILED TRAINBEARER (Lesbia nuna) – Similar to the last species, but found in drier habitats.
GREENISH PUFFLEG (Haplophaedia aureliae) – The birds here are the southernmost of the white-tufted form, which I believe is considered a distinct species from Buff-thighed Puffleg by Clements now.
EMERALD-BELLIED PUFFLEG (Eriocnemis aline) – A little harder to see at Owlet Lodge than in the past, but an eye-catcher when it shows up!
MARVELOUS SPATULETAIL (Loddigesia mirabilis) – We had to work harder than usual for this bird... but the final payoff at Santos' chacra above Pomacochas was sweet: multiple males showing off their swinging tail-feathers! Worth it! [E]
BRONZY INCA (Coeligena coeligena)
COLLARED INCA (Coeligena torquata)
SWORD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD (Ensifera ensifera) – A species that has become far more reliable at Owlet Lodge, and always a delight to see!
CHESTNUT-BREASTED CORONET (Boissonneaua matthewsii) – The bullies at Owlet Lodge.
BOOTED RACKET-TAIL (Ocreatus underwoodii) – Most common at Alto Nieva, where the petite females caused some confusion for some.
GOULD'S JEWELFRONT (Heliodoxa aurescens) – Nice to see at the Koepcke' s Hermit feeders.
FAWN-BREASTED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa rubinoides)
VIOLET-FRONTED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa leadbeateri)
LONG-BILLED STARTHROAT (Heliomaster longirostris) – A last minute species at the Koepcke's Hermit spot.
WHITE-BELLIED WOODSTAR (Chaetocercus mulsant) – Lots at the Owlet Lodge feeders, and a few at Huembo.
LITTLE WOODSTAR (Chaetocercus bombus) – A couple of females at Huembo performed well.
GRAY-BREASTED SABREWING (Campylopterus largipennis)
FORK-TAILED WOODNYMPH (Thalurania furcata) – Great looks at Waqanki, and a couple perhaps at the Koepcke's Hermit spot.
MANY-SPOTTED HUMMINGBIRD (Taphrospilus hypostictus) – Cal got a few lucky folks on this tree-top perching hummer near Afluente before it departed not to be seen again!
WHITE-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD (Amazilia chionogaster) – Common at Huembo, its northernmost locality.
ANDEAN EMERALD (Amazilia franciae cyanocollis) – A handsome species we enjoyed at Huembo.
SAPPHIRE-SPANGLED EMERALD (Amazilia lactea) – One or two individuals at Waqanki were sneaky.
GOLDEN-TAILED SAPPHIRE (Chrysuronia oenone) – Common at Waqanki and Koepcke's Hermit.
WHITE-CHINNED SAPPHIRE (Hylocharis cyanus) – After enjoying the singing male at Morro de Calzada, we saw one at Waqanki.
Trogonidae (Trogons)
GOLDEN-HEADED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus auriceps) [*]
GREEN-BACKED TROGON (Trogon viridis) – Formerly called "White-tailed Trogon" we enjoyed one at Morro de Calzada.
BLUE-CROWNED TROGON (Trogon curucui) – Also at Morro de Calzada.
MASKED TROGON (Trogon personatus) – There is a slow-voiced lower elevation bird and a faster-voiced higher elevation bird. We saw a male of the first and a female of the second on this trip. A friend of mine is studying the evolutionary relationships within this Andean species, and will be publishing his results soon (I hope!).
Momotidae (Motmots)

The Bronzy Inca is probably the drabbest member of its generally snazzy genus. Photo by participant Jerry Ziarno.

BROAD-BILLED MOTMOT (Electron platyrhynchum) – Reliable at Morro de Calzada.
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
RINGED KINGFISHER (Megaceryle torquata) [*]
Bucconidae (Puffbirds)
WESTERN STRIOLATED PUFFBIRD (Nystalus obamai) – Recently described by FG's own Bret Whitney!
LANCEOLATED MONKLET (Micromonacha lanceolata) – A wonderful little puffbird that showed well for us!
Galbulidae (Jacamars)
BLUISH-FRONTED JACAMAR (Galbula cyanescens) – Stu caught sight of one from the bus, and one had been heard at the Koepcke's Hermit spot.
Capitonidae (New World Barbets)
GILDED BARBET (Capito auratus punctatus) – Not uncommon in the Mayo Valley.
VERSICOLORED BARBET (Eubucco versicolor steerii) – Great views of these colorful barbets in several flocks around Afluente, including an adult male feeding recently fledged young.
Ramphastidae (Toucans)
CHESTNUT-EARED ARACARI (Pteroglossus castanotis)
GOLDEN-COLLARED TOUCANET (Selenidera reinwardtii) – The folks who walked the Koepcke's Hermit trail spotted this fine toucan.
CHANNEL-BILLED TOUCAN (YELLOW-RIDGED) (Ramphastos vitellinus culminatus) – A pair at breakfast at Morro de Calzada were nice.
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
LAFRESNAYE'S PICULET (Picumnus lafresnayi) – Seen at Morro de Calzada.
SPECKLE-CHESTED PICULET (Picumnus steindachneri) – A brief view as we headed back east from Pomacochas was a nice save! [E]
SMOKY-BROWN WOODPECKER (Picoides fumigatus)
LITTLE WOODPECKER (Veniliornis passerinus) – A species of open country that has probably invaded up into the mountains in response to clearing there around Afluente.
RED-STAINED WOODPECKER (Veniliornis affinis) [*]

This male Masked Trogon was one of the "slower-voiced lower-elevation" birds. Photo by participant Ben Loehnen.

CRIMSON-MANTLED WOODPECKER (Colaptes rivolii) – A fine bird at Alto Nieva!
CRIMSON-BELLIED WOODPECKER (Campephilus haematogaster) – After hearing a bird at Afluente, we enjoyed a lovely pair on the trail at Owlet Lodge. A rare set of views!
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
BLACK CARACARA (Daptrius ater)
AMERICAN KESTREL (Falco sparverius) – Basically only on the 'drier' side of the pass around Pomacochas.
BAT FALCON (Falco rufigularis) – Wow! A bird responded well to playback, zooming around us at a palm swamp stop in the Mayo valley!
Psittacidae (New World and African Parrots)
SPOT-WINGED PARROTLET (Touit stictopterus) – Sadly, only heard as they flew over unseen... but a damned rare bird that is very seldom encountered. [*]
COBALT-WINGED PARAKEET (Brotogeris cyanoptera) – Birds in the area are almost certainly the form gustavi, which sports yellow markings on the leading edge of the wing.
RED-BILLED PARROT (Pionus sordidus) – Seen around Afluente.
SPECKLE-FACED PARROT (WHITE-CAPPED) (Pionus tumultuosus seniloides) – Seen several times around Owlet Lodge.
BLUE-HEADED PARROT (Pionus menstruus)
SCALY-NAPED PARROT (Amazona mercenarius) – Mostly specks in the sky.
MITRED PARAKEET (Psittacara mitratus) – After seeing flocks at Huembo, we enjoyed a few perched on the cliffs over the highway between Pomacochas and Abra Patricia.
WHITE-EYED PARAKEET (Psittacara leucophthalmus) – Seen around the Mayo valley and again at Alto Nieva, and even once at the pass at Abra Patricia!
Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)
BARRED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus doliatus) [*]
RUFOUS-CAPPED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus ruficapillus) – After nearly giving up on it, a male finally came in to playback at Pomacochas.
LINED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus) – A handsome pair at Afluente was nice.
VARIABLE ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus caerulescens) – A couple of different pairs around Owlet Lodge.
UNIFORM ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus unicolor) – A pair that played hard to get on the road between the mirador and Afluente was frustrating.
RUSSET ANTSHRIKE (Thamnistes anabatinus) – Several sightings of this often rare antshrike.
PLAIN ANTVIREO (Dysithamnus mentalis)
RUSTY-BACKED ANTWREN (Formicivora rufa) – A very handsome open country antbird we enjoyed near Moyobamba.
STREAK-HEADED ANTBIRD (Drymophila striaticeps) – Until recently called "Long-tailed Antbird", but that species was split into four, and the birds from central Colombia to Bolivia are now called Streak-headed.
PERUVIAN WARBLING-ANTBIRD (Hypocnemis peruviana) – Another split (this time an 8-way!) from Warbling Antbird several years resulted in this species. We enjoyed a pair at Morro de Calzada.
BLACKISH ANTBIRD (BLACKISH) (Cercomacra nigrescens aequatorialis) – This species was sneaky near Afluente, where I think the female was seen best. This species has recently been split, but for your future reference, we saw the form that is still called "Blackish". The Riparian Antbird is, as the name suggests, found along large Amazonian rivers.
BLACK ANTBIRD (Cercomacra serva) – Similar to the last in appearance, but sounds different, we enjoyed it near the tunnel in the Escalera.
WHITE-BACKED FIRE-EYE (Pyriglena leuconota) [*]
BLACK-FACED ANTBIRD (Myrmoborus myotherinus) – Great views of this antbird at the Tarapoto tunnel.
ZIMMER'S ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza castanea castanea) [*]
WHITE-PLUMED ANTBIRD (Pithys albifrons) – Folks who walked the Koepcke's Hermit trail saw this and the next species at the army ant swarm there. How lucky!
WHITE-CHEEKED ANTBIRD (Gymnopithys leucaspis) – Until very recently considered part of Bicolored Antbird (that name is now restricted to birds west of the Andes).
COMMON SCALE-BACKED ANTBIRD (Willisornis poecilinotus) [*]
Grallariidae (Antpittas)
RUSTY-TINGED ANTPITTA (Grallaria przewalskii) – Our first full day at Owlet Lodge, we lucked into a singing bird that performed exceptionally well! [E]
CHESTNUT ANTPITTA (Grallaria blakei) – Shortly before the last, Chris spotted one of these difficult-to-see antpittas and several folks got a view. [E]

We'll bet you didn't expect to see a peacock featured on this trip! This handsome butterfly is a Scarlet Peacock. Photo by participant Ahmet Baytas.

OCHRE-FRONTED ANTPITTA (Grallaricula ochraceifrons) – We encountered at least three territories of this recently-described antpitta, and several folks got looks. Sadly, it didn't stick around for long. [E]
Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)
TRILLING TAPACULO (Scytalopus parvirostris) [*]
RUFOUS-VENTED TAPACULO (Scytalopus femoralis) – Seen best on our hike down the Owlet trail at Owlet lodge. [E]
WHITE-CROWNED TAPACULO (Scytalopus atratus) – A bird at Huembo performed quite well.
Formicariidae (Antthrushes)
BLACK-FACED ANTTHRUSH (Formicarius analis) [*]
Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)
TAWNY-THROATED LEAFTOSSER (Sclerurus mexicanus) – Several folks good a look at this skulky forest floor resident at the Tarapoto tunnel.
OLIVACEOUS WOODCREEPER (AMAZONIAN) (Sittasomus griseicapillus amazonus) – The small, unmarked woodcreeper we saw on several days.
TYRANNINE WOODCREEPER (Dendrocincla tyrannina)
STRONG-BILLED WOODCREEPER (ANDEAN/NORTHERN) (Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus crassirostris)
OLIVE-BACKED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus triangularis) – The largest woodcreeper we saw at higher elevations.
MONTANE WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger) – The smaller, more canopy-loving woodcreeper at higher elevations.
STREAKED XENOPS (Xenops rutilans) – A titmouse-like member of mixed flocks.
POINT-TAILED PALMCREEPER (Berlepschia rikeri) – This fun furnariid showed well for us before lunch the day we drove back to Tarapoto.
STREAKED TUFTEDCHEEK (Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii) – Present in several flocks, it showed particularly well at the feeders at Alto Nieva.
MONTANE FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Anabacerthia striaticollis)
LINEATED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Syndactyla subalaris) – Mostly heard, but a few folks caught a glimpse of this skulky furnariid as it flew across the road.
BUFF-BROWED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Syndactyla rufosuperciliata) – One at Huembo showed briefly.
RUFOUS-BACKED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes scrutator) – A bird at dusk on the Owlet Trail at Owlet Lodge was nice.

A Bar-winged Wood-Wren, one of Peru's near-endemics, put on a great show near the Mirador. Photo by participant Ben Loehnen.

STRIPED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes holostictus)
BLACK-BILLED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes melanorhynchus) – Nice looks of this often-skulky furnariid at the Aguas Verdes bridge.
BUFF-THROATED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Automolus ochrolaemus) [*]
SPOTTED BARBTAIL (Premnoplex brunnescens) – This mousey, dark species stuck to dark understory.
PEARLED TREERUNNER (Margarornis squamiger) – Often mistaken for a woodcreeper, this lovely little furnariid is more colorful than most.
RUFOUS-FRONTED THORNBIRD (Phacellodomus rufifrons) – The protagonists in a Coleen McCullough novel... oh wait...
ASH-BROWED SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca curtata)
BARON'S SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca baroni) – Around the grounds of our hotel at Pomacochas.
AZARA'S SPINETAIL (Synallaxis azarae)
DARK-BREASTED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis albigularis) [*]
CINEREOUS-BREASTED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis hypospodia) – Seen well near Moyobamba.
RUFOUS SPINETAIL (Synallaxis unirufa) – A couple of birds around the Owlet Lodge permitted good views.
DUSKY SPINETAIL (Synallaxis moesta) – A pair of this rare and local spinetail was sneaky at a field edge below the Afluente llanteria.
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
SOUTHERN BEARDLESS-TYRANNULET (AMAZONIAN) (Camptostoma obsoletum olivaceum) – Two rather distinctive forms of this species are present on our tour route. This one is the form we had at Morro de Calzada, and it is more yellow-olive (as the name suggests).
SOUTHERN BEARDLESS-TYRANNULET (GRAY) (Camptostoma obsoletum maranonicum) – This form is found at Pomacochas and Huembo, and is representative of the birds from the Maranon valley and the west slope.
SULPHUR-BELLIED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus minor) – One of the warbler-like tyrannulets we saw in mixed flocks, this one was in the flock at Owlet Lodge and sported buffy wingbars.
MOUSE-COLORED TYRANNULET (MOUSE-COLORED) (Phaeomyias murina wagae) – A rather nondescript tyrannulet we saw at lunch our first day.
YELLOW TYRANNULET (Capsiempis flaveola) – As the name suggests, this rather yellow tyrannulet showed up before breakfast our morning at Morro de Calzada.
YELLOW-CROWNED TYRANNULET (Tyrannulus elatus) [*]
FOREST ELAENIA (Myiopagis gaimardii) [*]
LARGE ELAENIA (Elaenia spectabilis) – At Morro de Calzada before breakfast.
WHITE-CRESTED ELAENIA (Elaenia albiceps) – Seen on a few occasions. These are austral migrants from southern populations.
HIGHLAND ELAENIA (Elaenia obscura) – The pin-headed large elaenia around Pomacochas and Huembo.
SIERRAN ELAENIA (Elaenia pallatangae) – The common elaenia at Abra Patricia.
TORRENT TYRANNULET (Serpophaga cinerea) – Paula spotted this riveredge tyrannulet.
STREAK-NECKED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes striaticollis)
OLIVE-STRIPED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes olivaceus)
SLATY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon superciliaris)
INCA FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon taczanowskii) – An endemic we ran into in several mixed flocks. [E]
MARBLE-FACED BRISTLE-TYRANT (Phylloscartes ophthalmicus) – Looks like a miniature version of the Slaty-capped above.
MOTTLE-CHEEKED TYRANNULET (Phylloscartes ventralis)
ECUADORIAN TYRANNULET (Phylloscartes gualaquizae) – Amazing looks at this local species!
ROUGH-LEGGED TYRANNULET (WHITE-FRONTED) (Phyllomyias burmeisteri leucogonys) – A bird at dawn at the Tarapoto tunnel was nice.
BLACK-CAPPED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias nigrocapillus) – A high-elevation tyrannulet we enjoyed near the pass at Abra Patricia.
PLUMBEOUS-CROWNED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias plumbeiceps) [*]
MISHANA TYRANNULET (Zimmerius villarejoi) – First encountered at the hummingbird feeders at Wakanqi, we later saw it again at the Escalera. [E]
PERUVIAN TYRANNULET (Zimmerius viridiflavus) – Birds here look like Golden-faced Tyrannulet, but sound like the more yellow Peruvian Tyrannulet farther south. Turns out, voice trumps plumage! [E]
ORNATE FLYCATCHER (Myiotriccus ornatus) – A handsome tyrant we enjoyed at Afluente.
BRONZE-OLIVE PYGMY-TYRANT (Pseudotriccus pelzelni) – This drab-colored cutie gave us quite a show as we hiked trails at Alto Nieva.
RUFOUS-HEADED PYGMY-TYRANT (Pseudotriccus ruficeps) [*]
SCALE-CRESTED PYGMY-TYRANT (Lophotriccus pileatus) – Like a mini Harpy Eagle.

A couple of rare Black-and-white Tody-Flycatchers were a nice surprise near Aguas Verdes. Photo by participant Ben Loehnen.

STRIPE-NECKED TODY-TYRANT (Hemitriccus striaticollis) – One at Morro de Calzada showed for most folks.
PEARLY-VENTED TODY-TYRANT (Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer) – Same place as the last.
BLACK-THROATED TODY-TYRANT (Hemitriccus granadensis) – Great views on the return trail to Owlet Lodge our last day there.
CINNAMON-BREASTED TODY-TYRANT (Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus) – Often a very hard bird, we enojyed good views at Alto Nieva.
JOHNSON'S (LULU'S) TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus luluae) – A tiny bird, only described in the 90s, with two English names. Personally, I prefer "Lulu's". It showed well along the driveway at Owlet Lodge. [E]
BLACK-AND-WHITE TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus capitalis) – A nice surprise was a lovely pair of these attractive little tyrants at the Aguas Verdes bridge.
COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum cinereum)
YELLOW-BROWED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum) – Great views of this tiny firecracker at Morro de Calzada.
YELLOW-OLIVE FLYCATCHER (ANDES) (Tolmomyias sulphurescens peruvianus) – A species that is more likely something like 8 species! Keep tabs on where you've encountered it before, as you could get many armchair ticks later on... We saw the Andean form found from Ecuador to about Manu (peruvianus).
YELLOW-MARGINED FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias assimilis) [*]
YELLOW-BREASTED FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias flaviventris) – Seen before lunch our first day.
CINNAMON FLYCATCHER (Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus)
CLIFF FLYCATCHER (Hirundinea ferruginea) – True to their name, these flycatchers are pretty much restricted to cliffs.
FLAVESCENT FLYCATCHER (Myiophobus flavicans)
OLIVE-CHESTED FLYCATCHER (Myiophobus cryptoxanthus) – Stunning in its olives and dull grays. We enjoyed it at Afluente.
OLIVE FLYCATCHER (Mitrephanes olivaceus) – Several folks saw this mini-pewee on the trail at Owlet Lodge.
SMOKE-COLORED PEWEE (Contopus fumigatus) – Ahmet got us on this large pewee at Owlet Lodge.
BLACK PHOEBE (Sayornis nigricans)
RUFOUS-TAILED TYRANT (Knipolegus poecilurus) – Seen along roadcuts with stunted vegetation. We enjoyed it at the Mirador below Abra Patricia and again at the Tarapoto tunnel.
LITTLE GROUND-TYRANT (Muscisaxicola fluviatilis) – Chris spotted this interesting terrestrial tyrant at our hotel at Pomacochas.
GOLDEN-BROWED CHAT-TYRANT (Ochthoeca pulchella) [*]
DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tuberculifer) [*]

The Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant looks like a smaller version of the Slaty-capped Flycatcher. Photo by participant Ben Loehnen.

PALE-EDGED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus cephalotes) – The common Myiarchus in the Andes.
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)
STREAKED FLYCATCHER (SOLITARIUS) (Myiodynastes maculatus solitarius) – Seen at Morro de Calzada and near Tarapoto.
PIRATIC FLYCATCHER (Legatus leucophaius)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Cotingidae (Cotingas)
GREEN-AND-BLACK FRUITEATER (Pipreola riefferii) – An attractive cotinga we enjoyed in the mountains.
ANDEAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK (Rupicola peruvianus) – Rather disappointing this year, only some folks got glimpses as they flashed across the highway.
Pipridae (Manakins)
JET MANAKIN (Chloropipo unicolor) – Stu, flexing his manakin-finding skills, got us on this hard-to-see species!
BLUE-BACKED MANAKIN (Chiroxiphia pareola) [*]
GOLDEN-WINGED MANAKIN (Masius chrysopterus) – Another Stu find! Great spotting, Stu!
BLUE-CROWNED MANAKIN (Lepidothrix coronata) [*]
STRIPED MANAKIN (AUREOPECTUS) (Machaeropterus regulus aureopectus) – Although called the "aureopectus" form of Striped Manakin here, this is actually an undescribed species that we hope to get published within the year! Great views at Morro de Calzada!
FIERY-CAPPED MANAKIN (Machaeropterus pyrocephalus) – One male showed for several at Morro de Calzada.
Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)
MASKED TITYRA (Tityra semifasciata)
BARRED BECARD (Pachyramphus versicolor)
WHITE-WINGED BECARD (Pachyramphus polychopterus)
Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)
BROWN-CAPPED VIREO (Vireo leucophrys) – Like our Warbling Vireo.
RED-EYED VIREO (Vireo olivaceus) – Probably migratory 'chivi' from southern South America.
OLIVACEOUS GREENLET (Hylophilus olivaceus)
SLATY-CAPPED SHRIKE-VIREO (Vireolanius leucotis) [*]
RUFOUS-BROWED PEPPERSHRIKE (Cyclarhis gujanensis) – "Cheerful and chunky", just like our John Rowlett, also known as The Peppershrike!
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
GREEN JAY (INCA) (Cyanocorax yncas yncas)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
BLUE-AND-WHITE SWALLOW (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)
WHITE-BANDED SWALLOW (Atticora fasciata)
SOUTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
GRAY-BREASTED MARTIN (Progne chalybea)
WHITE-WINGED SWALLOW (Tachycineta albiventer)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
SCALY-BREASTED WREN (SOUTHERN) (Microcerculus marginatus marginatus) – Nice views of this sneaky bird at Morro de Calzada.
GRAY-MANTLED WREN (Odontorchilus branickii) – George got us on this small canopy wren.
HOUSE WREN (Troglodytes aedon)
MOUNTAIN WREN (Troglodytes solstitialis)
SPECKLE-BREASTED WREN (MARA–ON) (Pheugopedius sclateri sclateri) – A pair at Huembo put on a show.
SHARPE'S WREN (Cinnycerthia olivascens) – Quite a singer!

The White-sided Flowerpiercer is one of the commonest and most widespread of the flowerpiercers. You can really see that distinctively hook-tipped beak here. Photo by participant Ben Loehnen.

WHITE-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (Henicorhina leucosticta)
BAR-WINGED WOOD-WREN (Henicorhina leucoptera) – Great views of this local near-endemic (just makes it across the border into Ecuador) at the Mirador.
GRAY-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (Henicorhina leucophrys)
CHESTNUT-BREASTED WREN (Cyphorhinus thoracicus thoracicus) – A bit frustrating, a pair of these understory wrens stayed mostly out of sight our third evening searching for owlets.
MUSICIAN WREN (Cyphorhinus arada) – Some lucky folks at the ant swarm in the Escalera saw this.
Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)
TROPICAL GNATCATCHER (TROPICAL) (Polioptila plumbea parvirostris) – A bird at Morro de Calzada.
Cinclidae (Dippers)
WHITE-CAPPED DIPPER (Cinclus leucocephalus) – A pair along the Rio Alto Nieva was nice!
Donacobiidae (Donacobius)
BLACK-CAPPED DONACOBIUS (Donacobius atricapilla)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
ANDEAN SOLITAIRE (Myadestes ralloides) – After hearing several, two blasted across the road at the parakeet cliffs near Pomacochas.
SLATY-BACKED NIGHTINGALE-THRUSH (Catharus fuscater) – A few folks managed views of this skulker on the Owlet Trail.
WHITE-EARED SOLITAIRE (Entomodestes leucotis) – Great scope views of this looker on our hike on the Owlet Lodge trails.
PALE-BREASTED THRUSH (Turdus leucomelas) – At Morro de Calzada.
BLACK-BILLED THRUSH (Turdus ignobilis)
GREAT THRUSH (Turdus fuscater gigantodes)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
TROPICAL PARULA (Setophaga pitiayumi)
THREE-STRIPED WARBLER (THREE-STRIPED) (Basileuterus tristriatus tristriatus)
BLACK-CRESTED WARBLER (Myiothlypis nigrocristata)

The Long-tailed Sylph may be the most widespread member of its genus, but it's still pretty great to see one so well! Photo by participant Jerry Ziarno.

RUSSET-CROWNED WARBLER (Myiothlypis coronata inaequalis)
SLATE-THROATED REDSTART (Myioborus miniatus)
SPECTACLED REDSTART (Myioborus melanocephalus)
Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies)
BLACK-FACED TANAGER (Schistochlamys melanopis)
MAGPIE TANAGER (Cissopis leverianus)
WHITE-CAPPED TANAGER (Sericossypha albocristata) – Whew! A group of these "Jay Tanagers" invaded the area around the Alto Nieva buildings while we were there!
RUFOUS-CRESTED TANAGER (Creurgops verticalis) – One of these rufous and gray tanagers was in a flock at Owlet Lodge.
GRAY-HOODED BUSH TANAGER (Cnemoscopus rubrirostris)
BUFF-BELLIED TANAGER (Thlypopsis inornata) – Ben and I independently spotted this rather unimpressive tanager at Huembo.
YELLOW-CRESTED TANAGER (Tachyphonus rufiventer) – Cal and I spotted this tanager over the Aguas Verdes bridge.
WHITE-LINED TANAGER (Tachyphonus rufus) – A black male and rufous female at Morro de Calzada.
BLACK-BELLIED TANAGER (Ramphocelus melanogaster) – Also called Huallaga Tanager by some, it is the more colorful cousin of the next species. We even saw what looked like a hybrid between the two at Afluente. [E]
SILVER-BEAKED TANAGER (Ramphocelus carbo) – Present in the Escalera.
VERMILION TANAGER (Calochaetes coccineus) – A pair against a drab sky on our second day birding the lower slopes of Abra Patricia.
GRASS-GREEN TANAGER (Chlorornis riefferii) – A pair at the Owlet Lodge brightened up a rainy afternoon!
LACRIMOSE MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus lacrymosus)
BLUE-WINGED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus somptuosus)
YELLOW-THROATED TANAGER (Iridosornis analis)
YELLOW-SCARFED TANAGER (Iridosornis reinhardti) – A great bird that all enjoyed around Owlet Lodge. [E]
ORANGE-EARED TANAGER (Chlorochrysa calliparaea bourcieri)
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus)
PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)
BLUE-CAPPED TANAGER (Thraupis cyanocephala)

We saw plenty of Yellow-breasted Brush-Finches around Owlet Lodge. Photo by participant Ben Loehnen.

SILVERY TANAGER (Tangara viridicollis) – Also called Silver-backed Tanager. One of a significant lineup of fine Tangara tanagers!
MASKED TANAGER (Tangara nigrocincta)
BLUE-NECKED TANAGER (Tangara cyanicollis caeruleocephala)
DOTTED TANAGER (Tangara varia) – Not much of a looker, but a damned rare bird we enjoyed at the tunnel.
YELLOW-BELLIED TANAGER (Tangara xanthogastra) – At the same spot as the last only a few minutes earlier.
SPOTTED TANAGER (Tangara punctata)
BLUE-AND-BLACK TANAGER (Tangara vassorii branickii)
BERYL-SPANGLED TANAGER (Tangara nigroviridis)
METALLIC-GREEN TANAGER (Tangara labradorides)
TURQUOISE TANAGER (Tangara mexicana)
PARADISE TANAGER (Tangara chilensis)
BAY-HEADED TANAGER (Tangara gyrola)
GOLDEN-EARED TANAGER (Tangara chrysotis)
SAFFRON-CROWNED TANAGER (Tangara xanthocephala venusta)
FLAME-FACED TANAGER (Tangara parzudakii) – Face-meltingly beautiful!
GREEN-AND-GOLD TANAGER (Tangara schrankii)
GOLDEN TANAGER (Tangara arthus pulchra)
SWALLOW TANAGER (Tersina viridis)
BLACK-FACED DACNIS (Dacnis lineata)
BLUE DACNIS (Dacnis cayana)
PURPLE HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes caeruleus)
GREEN HONEYCREEPER (Chlorophanes spiza)
CAPPED CONEBILL (Conirostrum albifrons)
DEEP-BLUE FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa glauca) – Right at the the feeders at Alto Nieva.
BLUISH FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa caerulescens)

Another of the many striking butterflies we saw was the Dido Longwing. Photo by participant Ahmet Baytas.

SAFFRON FINCH (Sicalis flaveola) – Introduced from the northwest of the country to Tarapoto. [I]
BLUE-BLACK GRASSQUIT (Volatinia jacarina)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila castaneiventris)
BLACK-BILLED SEED-FINCH (Sporophila atrirostris) – A rare and local finch we enjoyed near Moyobamba.
YELLOW-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila nigricollis)
BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola)
STREAKED SALTATOR (Saltator striatipectus peruvianus) – At Huembo.
SLATE-COLORED GROSBEAK (Saltator grossus) – A fine saltator that George spotted for us at the tunnel.
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
OLIVE FINCH (Arremon castaneiceps) [*]
CHESTNUT-CAPPED BRUSH-FINCH (Arremon brunneinucha) [*]
ORANGE-BILLED SPARROW (Arremon aurantiirostris spectabilis) [*]
GRAY-BROWED BRUSH-FINCH (Arremon assimilis) [*]
YELLOW-BREASTED BRUSH-FINCH (Atlapetes latinuchus) – Common around Owlet Lodge, among other places.
YELLOW-BROWED SPARROW (Ammodramus aurifrons)
RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW (Zonotrichia capensis)
COMMON CHLOROSPINGUS (Chlorospingus flavopectus)
ASHY-THROATED CHLOROSPINGUS (Chlorospingus canigularis)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
HEPATIC TANAGER (HIGHLAND) (Piranga flava lutea)
WHITE-WINGED TANAGER (Piranga leucoptera)
CARMIOL'S TANAGER (YELLOW-LORED) (Chlorothraupis carmioli frenata)
GOLDEN GROSBEAK (Pheucticus chrysogaster) – Formerly called "Golden-bellied" or "Southern Yellow" Grosbeak, this is a fine bird we enjoyed at Pomacochas.
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
PALE-EYED BLACKBIRD (Agelasticus xanthophthalmus) – Rare and local, we saw it in the rice fields near Rioja.
GIANT COWBIRD (Molothrus oryzivorus)
YELLOW-BILLED CACIQUE (Amblycercus holosericeus) – A nice surprise was a pair of these along the highway near the pass.
SCARLET-RUMPED CACIQUE (SUBTROPICAL) (Cacicus uropygialis uropygialis) – Handsome and hanging out with Green Jays at Alto Nieva.
MOUNTAIN CACIQUE (GOLDEN-SHOULDERED) (Cacicus chrysonotus peruvianus) – A small group of these livened up our morning on the trails at Owlet Lodge.
RUSSET-BACKED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius angustifrons)
CRESTED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius decumanus)
Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies)
PLUMBEOUS EUPHONIA (Euphonia plumbea) – A great last bird for the tour! This bird is known from only two or three sites in the country, and is not easy to see anywhere really.
PURPLE-THROATED EUPHONIA (Euphonia chlorotica)
THICK-BILLED EUPHONIA (Euphonia laniirostris)
BRONZE-GREEN EUPHONIA (Euphonia mesochrysa)
ORANGE-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia xanthogaster)
RUFOUS-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia rufiventris)
BLUE-NAPED CHLOROPHONIA (Chlorophonia cyanea)
CHESTNUT-BREASTED CHLOROPHONIA (Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys) – A few lucky folks got on this lovely item as we played scold tape on the trails at Owlet Lodge.
HOODED SISKIN (Spinus magellanicus)


We had nice comparisons between this Andean Emerald and White-bellied Hummingbirds sharing the same feeders. Photo by participant Ben Loehnen.

SADDLEBACK TAMARIN (Saguinus fuscicollis) – Great views of these little monkeys at Morro de Calzada.
DUSKY TITI MONKEY (RIO MAYO) (Callicebus moloch oenanthe) [*]
BLACK AGOUTI (Dasyprocta fuliginosa) – Coming to the feeders at Owlet Lodge.
TAYRA (Eira barbara) – Same as the last, but perhaps a bit more entertaining.
BOA CONSTRICTOR (Boa constrictor) – Wow! Nice find along the tunnel road!
GREEN-STRIPED POISON DART FROG (Phyllobates trivittatus) – At the hummingbird feeders in the Escalera (well, not *coming* to the feeders... you know what I mean).


Bark Anole - Anolis sp.

Totals for the tour: 377 bird taxa and 4 mammal taxa