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Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge III 2015
Jun 26, 2015 to Jul 5, 2015
Willy Perez

Purplish Jacamar was one of the numerous species we saw gloriously well from the canopy platforms. (Photo by participant Dixie Sommers)

It was another very exciting Sacha tour--It went almost too quickly for me! Time always flies when you are having fun, and we had great time and good fun. What else can you expect in the Amazon rainforest? The weather was great, not so hot like it can be at times, and of course sun and rain is normal. The facilities that Sacha lodge provides are super high-quality, and the accommodation, food, service, and the towers are superb.

This time we managed to go to the towers twice, and the wooden one was spectacular the first day. There was a fantastic combination of colorful birds--it was overwhelming. These included Black-faced, Yellow-bellied and Blue dacnises together; Opal-rumped, Opal-crowned, Turquoise, Paradise, and Green-and-gold tanagers all over the place; Plum-throated and Spangled cotingas (males and females) also close by to complete the color palette; two really high-quality canopy birds in Black-bellied Cuckoo and the small Dugand's Antwren that we managed to scope for good views; and a male Purple-throated Fruitcrow that did a fantastic display for us and stole the show.

The metal tower was also great, and some of the highlights were: Purplish Jacamar moving around for nice photos; Ringed Woodpecker seen, not bad for a rare bird(!); and nice groups of Black-headed Parrots playing in the treetops.

The forest birding was a bit more challenging than being on the towers, but what we saw there was stunning: Crested Owls during on a dayroost (that was a thrill); the very well-camouflaged Great Potoo; the nice Black-faced and Lunulated antbirds that we scoped superbly well; and the impressive dance of the Wire-tailed Manakin.

The adventures that we had along the creeks were full of good birds, the best of which were the Green-and-rufous Kingfisher followed by Orange-crowned Manakin.

The river islands are always fun and good birding; this visit it was cloudy, so we managed to spend a good amount of time looking for birds. The rewards were good, in particular Gray breasted Crake and a pair of Castelnau's Antshrike with shaggy crests that came close to us.

The parakeet clay lick was full of Cobalt-winged Parakeets, and there was a time when all flew away and the noise and sight was amazing.

The comfort we had at the lodge with very well-designed trails and activities was just perfect. I would like to say thank you to Oscar, our local guide, and Pedro, our helper, for the hard work they did finding so many birds.

A special thank you, too to all of you who came to join me to do this fun birding tour--it was great to have you along!

Keep birding and take care,


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)
CINEREOUS TINAMOU (Crypturellus cinereus) [*]

Purple-throated Fruitcrow put on a fabulous show for us and was bird of the trip for some! (Photo by guide Willy Perez)

UNDULATED TINAMOU (Crypturellus undulatus) [*]
VARIEGATED TINAMOU (Crypturellus variegatus) [*]
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
SPECKLED CHACHALACA (Ortalis guttata) – These very noisy birds were seen several times.
SPIX'S GUAN (Penelope jacquacu) [*]
BLUE-THROATED PIPING-GUAN (Pipile cumanensis) – Nice scope views of a pair from the metal tower
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
MARBLED WOOD-QUAIL (Odontophorus gujanensis) [*]
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
ZIGZAG HERON (Zebrilus undulatus) [*]
RUFESCENT TIGER-HERON (Tigrisoma lineatum) – They blend in the forest so well that it was almost impossible to see. There were at least a pair along the Orquidea creek.
GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba)
SNOWY EGRET (Egretta thula)
STRIATED HERON (Butorides striata)
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Nycticorax nycticorax)
BOAT-BILLED HERON (Cochlearius cochlearius) – We saw them in flight but the shape of the bill was very clear.
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
ROSEATE SPOONBILL (Platalea ajaja)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)

These Crested Owls were an exciting find on their dayroost--what great birds! (Photo by participant Dixie Sommers)

TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)
KING VULTURE (Sarcoramphus papa) – They were quite a few around the lodge, but always in flight.
Pandionidae (Osprey)
OSPREY (Pandion haliaetus)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
GRAY-HEADED KITE (Leptodon cayanensis)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus)
BLACK HAWK-EAGLE (Spizaetus tyrannus)
SNAIL KITE (Rostrhamus sociabilis) – We saw one at the airport in Coca.
SLENDER-BILLED KITE (Helicolestes hamatus)
DOUBLE-TOOTHED KITE (Harpagus bidentatus) – A pair was nesting close to the wooden tower, but also there was a pair from the metal tower. [N]
PLUMBEOUS KITE (Ictinia plumbea)
ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
GRAY-BREASTED CRAKE (Laterallus exilis) – We managed to see this small crake a couple of times when we went to the river island.
CHESTNUT-HEADED CRAKE (Anurolimnas castaneiceps) [*]
Aramidae (Limpkin)
LIMPKIN (Aramus guarauna) – They were calling every night, but we also saw one the last day along the Pilchecocha lagoon.
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)

Black-bellied Cuckoo is spectacular, and we had eye-level views! (Photo by participant Dixie Sommers)

COLLARED PLOVER (Charadrius collaris)
Jacanidae (Jacanas)
WATTLED JACANA (Jacana jacana) – Some were spotted along the runway at Coca airport.
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia)
PALE-VENTED PIGEON (Patagioenas cayennensis)
RUDDY PIGEON (Patagioenas subvinacea) [*]
COMMON GROUND-DOVE (Columbina passerina)
RUDDY GROUND-DOVE (Columbina talpacoti)
SAPPHIRE QUAIL-DOVE (Geotrygon saphirina) [*]
EARED DOVE (Zenaida auriculata)
Opisthocomidae (Hoatzin)
HOATZIN (Opisthocomus hoazin) – A most charismatic and fascinating bird, and bird of the trip for some of us.
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)
BLACK-BELLIED CUCKOO (Piaya melanogaster) – It is fantastic to be able to go to the towers. We had spectacular views of this stunning bird both days up there.
GREATER ANI (Crotophaga major)
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)
Strigidae (Owls)

Access to and from the lagoon and lodge is via canoes. Here Oscar watches for activity as we pass through a narrow channel. (Photo by participant Dixie Sommers)

TROPICAL SCREECH-OWL (Megascops choliba) – Pablo found a very well hidden one that was roosting during the day.
TAWNY-BELLIED SCREECH-OWL (Megascops watsonii) [*]
CRESTED OWL (Lophostrix cristata) – A pair was seen near the metal tower during day time.
FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium brasilianum)
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
COMMON PAURAQUE (Nyctidromus albicollis)
Nyctibiidae (Potoos)
GREAT POTOO (Nyctibius grandis)
COMMON POTOO (Nyctibius griseus) [*]
Apodidae (Swifts)
SHORT-TAILED SWIFT (Chaetura brachyura)
GRAY-RUMPED SWIFT (Chaetura cinereiventris)
FORK-TAILED PALM-SWIFT (Tachornis squamata)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN (Florisuga mellivora) – Very common at la finca, feeding on the yellow flowers of a sapote tree.
WHITE-BEARDED HERMIT (Phaethornis hispidus)
GREAT-BILLED HERMIT (Phaethornis malaris) – We saw a male at the lek with a very red lower mandible.
SPARKLING VIOLETEAR (Colibri coruscans)

Turquoise Tanager was one of various colorful tanagers we watched in the treetops. (Photo by guide Willy Perez)

BLACK-TAILED TRAINBEARER (Lesbia victoriae victoriae)
LONG-BILLED STARTHROAT (Heliomaster longirostris)
BLUE-TAILED EMERALD (Chlorostilbon mellisugus)
FORK-TAILED WOODNYMPH (Thalurania furcata) – The most numerous hummingbird of the trip.
OLIVE-SPOTTED HUMMINGBIRD (Leucippus chlorocercus) – Seen briefly by some people on the river island.
GOLDEN-TAILED SAPPHIRE (Chrysuronia oenone)
Trogonidae (Trogons)
BLACK-TAILED TROGON (Trogon melanurus)
GREEN-BACKED TROGON (Trogon viridis)
AMAZONIAN TROGON (Trogon ramonianus) – There were at least 6 of them the first day on the wooden tower.
BLACK-THROATED TROGON (Trogon rufus) [*]
COLLARED TROGON (Trogon collaris)
Momotidae (Motmots)
AMAZONIAN MOTMOT (Momotus momota) [*]
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
AMAZON KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle amazona)
GREEN-AND-RUFOUS KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle inda) – I have never seen this kingfisher so many times in a trip, normally they are very well hidden, but not this time.
Bucconidae (Puffbirds)
WHITE-NECKED PUFFBIRD (Notharchus hyperrhynchus)

Pedro (with Oscar at left and Willy at right) gives us a demonstration of how to make fibers from a palm leaf. (Video by participant Dixie Sommers)
PIED PUFFBIRD (Notharchus tectus)
COLLARED PUFFBIRD (Bucco capensis) [*]
BLACK-FRONTED NUNBIRD (Monasa nigrifrons)
WHITE-FRONTED NUNBIRD (Monasa morphoeus)
SWALLOW-WINGED PUFFBIRD (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)
Galbulidae (Jacamars)
WHITE-EARED JACAMAR (Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis)
WHITE-CHINNED JACAMAR (Galbula tombacea)
PURPLISH JACAMAR (Galbula chalcothorax)
Capitonidae (New World Barbets)
SCARLET-CROWNED BARBET (Capito aurovirens)
GILDED BARBET (Capito auratus)
Ramphastidae (Toucans)
CHESTNUT-EARED ARACARI (Pteroglossus castanotis)
MANY-BANDED ARACARI (Pteroglossus pluricinctus)
IVORY-BILLED ARACARI (Pteroglossus azara)
GOLDEN-COLLARED TOUCANET (Selenidera reinwardtii) – Nice scope views of a male along the boardwalk.
WHITE-THROATED TOUCAN (Ramphastos tucanus cuvieri)
CHANNEL-BILLED TOUCAN (YELLOW-RIDGED) (Ramphastos vitellinus culminatus)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
LAFRESNAYE'S PICULET (Picumnus lafresnayi)
YELLOW-TUFTED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes cruentatus)
LITTLE WOODPECKER (Veniliornis passerinus)
CRIMSON-MANTLED WOODPECKER (Colaptes rivolii) – This colorful woodpecker was hanging around the garden at the hotel in Quito.
SPOT-BREASTED WOODPECKER (Colaptes punctigula)
RINGED WOODPECKER (Celeus torquatus)
CRIMSON-CRESTED WOODPECKER (Campephilus melanoleucos)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
LINED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur gilvicollis) [*]

These Cobalt-winged Parakeets exploded off the clay lick as we watched. (Photo by participant Dixie Sommers)

BLACK CARACARA (Daptrius ater)
YELLOW-HEADED CARACARA (Milvago chimachima)
LAUGHING FALCON (Herpetotheres cachinnans)
Psittacidae (New World and African Parrots)
COBALT-WINGED PARAKEET (Brotogeris cyanoptera) – There were a few hundred of them drinking water at the clay lick.
YELLOW-CROWNED PARROT (Amazona ochrocephala)
MEALY PARROT (Amazona farinosa)
ORANGE-WINGED PARROT (Amazona amazonica)
BLACK-HEADED PARROT (Pionites melanocephalus)
DUSKY-HEADED PARAKEET (Aratinga weddellii)
RED-BELLIED MACAW (Orthopsittaca manilatus) – Always in flight but good views of some of them from the tower.
SCARLET MACAW (Ara macao) – We saw a pair feeding and eating some seeds in a tree near the Napo river.
WHITE-EYED PARAKEET (Psittacara leucophthalmus)
Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)
FASCIATED ANTSHRIKE (Cymbilaimus lineatus)
UNDULATED ANTSHRIKE (Frederickena unduliger)
BARRED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus doliatus)

Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper used to be impossible to see this well before the advent of canopy access! (Photo by participant Dixie Sommers)

PLAIN-WINGED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus schistaceus)
CASTELNAU'S ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus cryptoleucus) – They respond so well, and a pair came very close to us during our birding morning in the island.
DUSKY-THROATED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnomanes ardesiacus)
PLAIN-THROATED ANTWREN (Isleria hauxwelli)
PYGMY ANTWREN (Myrmotherula brachyura) [*]
MOUSTACHED ANTWREN (SHORT-BILLED) (Myrmotherula ignota obscura)
WHITE-FLANKED ANTWREN (Myrmotherula axillaris)
GRAY ANTWREN (Myrmotherula menetriesii) [*]
DUGAND'S ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus dugandi) – Fantastic scope views of this canopy antwren, once again the wooden tower worked well.
PERUVIAN WARBLING-ANTBIRD (Hypocnemis peruviana)
BLACK-FACED ANTBIRD (Myrmoborus myotherinus)
SILVERED ANTBIRD (Sclateria naevia) – Males and females were nicely seen close to the flooded forest.
WHITE-SHOULDERED ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza melanoceps)
PLUMBEOUS ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza hyperythra)
SOOTY ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza fortis) [*]

An immature Rufescent Tiger-Heron (Photo by participant Dixie Sommers)

WHITE-CHEEKED ANTBIRD (Gymnopithys leucaspis)
LUNULATED ANTBIRD (Gymnopithys lunulatus) – Along the Providencia trail we saw a male through the scope--WOW!
[SPOT-BACKED] ANTBIRD (NEW SPECIES) (Hylophylax [naevius] sp. nov.?) [*]
DOT-BACKED ANTBIRD (Hylophylax punctulatus) [*]
COMMON SCALE-BACKED ANTBIRD (Willisornis poecilinotus)
BLACK-SPOTTED BARE-EYE (Phlegopsis nigromaculata) – This normally shy bird gave us a surprise when he jumped on a branch in the open when we were looking for something else. I have to say that was lucky!
Grallariidae (Antpittas)
WHITE-LORED ANTPITTA (Hylopezus fulviventris) [*]
Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)
RUSTY-BELTED TAPACULO (Liosceles thoracicus) [*]
Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)
SHORT-BILLED LEAFTOSSER (Sclerurus rufigularis)
OLIVACEOUS WOODCREEPER (Sittasomus griseicapillus) [*]
PLAIN-BROWN WOODCREEPER (Dendrocincla fuliginosa)
WEDGE-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Glyphorynchus spirurus)
CINNAMON-THROATED WOODCREEPER (Dendrexetastes rufigula) – From the wooden tower we spotted one that was looking for food inside a bromeliad.
LONG-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Nasica longirostris)
AMAZONIAN BARRED-WOODCREEPER (Dendrocolaptes certhia) [*]

Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth (Photo by participant Dixie Sommers)

STRIPED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus obsoletus)
ELEGANT WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus elegans)
BUFF-THROATED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus guttatus) [*]
STRAIGHT-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Dendroplex picus) – We saw this one close to the balsa when we were having lunch.
LESSER HORNERO (Furnarius minor)
WHITE-BELLIED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis propinqua)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
WHITE-LORED TYRANNULET (Ornithion inerme) – This handsome flycatcher had a baby on the ground, at the base of the metal tower.
LESSER WAGTAIL-TYRANT (Stigmatura napensis) – Another island specialty that we managed to see along the Napo river.
DOUBLE-BANDED PYGMY-TYRANT (Lophotriccus vitiosus)
YELLOW-BROWED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum)

Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher is one of the tinier inhabitants of the high canopy. (Photo by participant Dixie Sommers)

GRAY-CROWNED FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias poliocephalus)
VERMILION FLYCATCHER (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
DRAB WATER TYRANT (Ochthornis littoralis) – Not very colorful but an interesting species that lives along the rivers.
RUFOUS-TAILED FLATBILL (Ramphotrigon ruficauda)
CINNAMON ATTILA (Attila cinnamomeus)
BRIGHT-RUMPED ATTILA (Attila spadiceus) [*]
WHITE-RUMPED SIRYSTES (Sirystes albocinereus)
GRAYISH MOURNER (Rhytipterna simplex)
DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tuberculifer)
SWAINSON'S FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus swainsoni)
LESSER KISKADEE (Pitangus lictor)
GREAT KISKADEE (Pitangus sulphuratus)
BOAT-BILLED FLYCATCHER (Megarynchus pitangua) – They were hanging around the lodge most days--what a bill!
SOCIAL FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes similis)

Speckled Chachalacas -- they can make quite the racket! (Photo by participant Dixie Sommers)

GRAY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes granadensis)
STREAKED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes maculatus)
PIRATIC FLYCATCHER (Legatus leucophaius)
VARIEGATED FLYCATCHER (Empidonomus varius)
CROWNED SLATY FLYCATCHER (Empidonomus aurantioatrocristatus)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Cotingidae (Cotingas)
PURPLE-THROATED FRUITCROW (Querula purpurata) – A very cool display from a male was seen when we went to the wooden tower the second time.
AMAZONIAN UMBRELLABIRD (Cephalopterus ornatus) – They were quite far away but we could see their unique hair style.
PLUM-THROATED COTINGA (Cotinga maynana) – Very colorful males--we saw them a couple of times.
SPANGLED COTINGA (Cotinga cayana) – This has more black on the wings than the previous species.
SCREAMING PIHA (Lipaugus vociferans) – Maybe not the most colorful bird, but Its call is one of the refrains of the Amazon. It was stunning to see it making it.
BARE-NECKED FRUITCROW (Gymnoderus foetidus)
Pipridae (Manakins)
BLUE-CROWNED MANAKIN (Lepidothrix coronata)
ORANGE-CROWNED MANAKIN (Heterocercus aurantiivertex) – A specialty of the flooded forest that we saw a couple of times when we went to the Orquidea creek.
WHITE-BEARDED MANAKIN (Manacus manacus) [*]

The vine-draped scene along Orquidea creek (Photo by participant Dixie Sommers)

WIRE-TAILED MANAKIN (Pipra filicauda) – Some people were lucky enough to see a male displaying on a lek. That was a true dance for a mate, and it is not just the dance: what about those colors?
GOLDEN-HEADED MANAKIN (Ceratopipra erythrocephala)
Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)
WHITE-BROWED PURPLETUFT (Iodopleura isabellae) – This canopy species was very numerous from the towers.
WHITE-WINGED BECARD (Pachyramphus polychopterus)
BLACK-CAPPED BECARD (Pachyramphus marginatus)
Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)
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)
WHITE-WINGED SWALLOW (Tachycineta albiventer)
BARN SWALLOW (Hirundo rustica)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)

Double-toothed Kite -- this raptor can sometimes be found following troupes of monkees in the trees, feeding on small creatures scared up by the monkeys. (Photo by participant Dixie Sommers)

SCALY-BREASTED WREN (Microcerculus marginatus) – Some people saw this wren when we were going to the metal tower.
HOUSE WREN (Troglodytes aedon)
THRUSH-LIKE WREN (Campylorhynchus turdinus)
CORAYA WREN (Pheugopedius coraya)
WHITE-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (Henicorhina leucosticta) [*]
Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)
LONG-BILLED GNATWREN (Ramphocaenus melanurus)
Donacobiidae (Donacobius)
BLACK-CAPPED DONACOBIUS (Donacobius atricapilla)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
HAUXWELL'S THRUSH (Turdus hauxwelli) [*]
LAWRENCE'S THRUSH (Turdus lawrencii) – It is always nice to see this mimic bird that can confuse guides when we are in the forest. They can imitate almost anything.
BLACK-BILLED THRUSH (Turdus ignobilis)
GREAT THRUSH (Turdus fuscater)
WHITE-NECKED THRUSH (Turdus albicollis)
Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies)
RED-CAPPED CARDINAL (Paroaria gularis)
MAGPIE TANAGER (Cissopis leverianus)
GRAY-HEADED TANAGER (Eucometis penicillata)

Crossing between the towers (Photo by participant Dixie Sommers)

SILVER-BEAKED TANAGER (Ramphocelus carbo)
BLUE-AND-YELLOW TANAGER (Pipraeidea bonariensis)
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus)
PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)
SCRUB TANAGER (Tangara vitriolina)
MASKED TANAGER (Tangara nigrocincta)
TURQUOISE TANAGER (Tangara mexicana)
PARADISE TANAGER (Tangara chilensis)
OPAL-CROWNED TANAGER (Tangara callophrys)
GREEN-AND-GOLD TANAGER (Tangara schrankii)
BLACK-FACED DACNIS (Dacnis lineata)
YELLOW-BELLIED DACNIS (Dacnis flaviventer)
BLUE DACNIS (Dacnis cayana)
PURPLE HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes caeruleus)
GREEN HONEYCREEPER (Chlorophanes spiza)
RUSTY FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa sittoides decorata)
SAFFRON FINCH (SAFFRON) (Sicalis flaveola valida) – Now they are around the garden in the San Jose Hotel.
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila castaneiventris)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEED-FINCH (Sporophila angolensis)
CAQUETA SEEDEATER (Sporophila murallae)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
YELLOW-BROWED SPARROW (Ammodramus aurifrons)
RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW (Zonotrichia capensis)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
RED-BREASTED BLACKBIRD (Sturnella militaris) – There was one at Coca airport.
ORIOLE BLACKBIRD (Gymnomystax mexicanus)
GIANT COWBIRD (Molothrus oryzivorus)
EPAULET ORIOLE (MORICHE) (Icterus cayanensis chrysocephalus)
ORANGE-BACKED TROUPIAL (Icterus croconotus)
RUSSET-BACKED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius angustifrons)
CRESTED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius decumanus)
Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies)
THICK-BILLED EUPHONIA (Euphonia laniirostris)
GOLDEN-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia chrysopasta)
ORANGE-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia xanthogaster)
RUFOUS-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia rufiventris)
HOODED SISKIN (Spinus magellanicus)

LONG-NOSED BAT (Rhynchonycteris naso) – Roosting under the balsa. We could see them every time that we went out in the canoe.
PYGMY MARMOSET (Cebuella pygmaea)
BLACK-MANTLE TAMARIN (Saguinus nigricollis) – They were around the lodge all the time.
GOLDEN-MANTLE TAMARIN (Saguinus tripartitus) – Seen by some people in the south of the Napo river.
SPIX'S NIGHT MONKEY (Aotus vociferans)
RED HOWLER MONKEY (Alouatta seniculus)
BROWN-THROATED THREE-TOED SLOTH (Bradypus variegatus) – One was seen from the metal tower during our second visit.
BLACK AGOUTI (Dasyprocta fuliginosa)


There were other animals that deserve a mention in this list:

-Lucy, the Spectacled Caiman that was ready for any left overs from the kitchen

-Black-spotted Skink

-Caiman Lizard

-Amazon Forest Dragon

-The very bizarre looking Electric Eel

-The really, really giant earthworm

Totals for the tour: 256 bird taxa and 10 mammal taxa