A Field Guides Birding Tours Report


January 6-15, 2023 with Willy Perez & local guide guiding

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Scarlet Macaws gathering at the clay lick were one of the visual highlights of our tour. Photo by guide Willy Perez.

This trip to Sacha lodge was the best I've ever done. The reasons are many, but from the first day the wildlife, the weather, and the people were fantastic. As usual our flight from Quito was in the morning, and the first sight for some lucky people was to see the snow-capped Cayambe volcano from the plane. The whole week the weather was what the locals called cold, which meant for us it was not hot and humid.We had some rain, which gave us a very nice understanding of how the rainforest works.

After checking into our comfortable rooms when we arrived, we went for a walk in the afternoon, and in the first 30 minutes we were watching a Harpy Eagle building a nest a 10-minute walk from the lodge. This put the bar up very high for the rest of the trip, and the question was what is going to be better than a Harpy close by. Luckily the forest had a lot more amazing surprises, and our week was full of action.

Our first visit to the metal canopy tower was incredible, with a sloth in front of our eyes and a fantastic display of colorful tanagers: Green-and-gold, Flame-crested, Yellow-bellied, Masked, Turquoise, and even Paradise were present, but for me the Ringed Woodpecker made my day. The Kapok tower was very different and had a different set of birds for us that were incredible and also close up, the favorite for some of our group being Cream-colored Woodpecker and the very bright cotingas, Plum-throated and Spangled. But other incredible sightings were the Crested Owl and Collared Puffbird on our walk back from the tower.

The canoe rides were very productive too, and the rarer Cocha Antshrike was for me the best bird, though there were other very cool antbirds including Silvered and Dot-backed. The day out to the parrot clay licks was an unforgettable day with both packed with birds, but the Scarlet Macaws really stole the show with at leas 18 coming several times to drink the mineral water. The mammals also were fantastic and included seven species of monkeys and a family of Giant Otters that came to the lagoon daily at lunch time.

The whole trip was great, and I was lucky to have a very nice group that was game for everything, so my thanks to all of you for sharing this incredible trip with me. Also I want to say thank you to Oscar and Wilson, our local guides who were simply magnificent with everything--it is so nice to work with the right people

Keep birding, and for now a big hug from Dorset.


One of the following keys may be shown in brackets for individual species as appropriate: * = heard only, I = introduced, E = endemic, N = nesting, a = austral migrant, b = boreal migrant

Tinamidae (Tinamous)

GREAT TINAMOU (Tinamus major) [*]

CINEREOUS TINAMOU (Crypturellus cinereus) [*]

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)

MUSCOVY DUCK (Cairina moschata)

An unusual bird that we saw twice.

Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)


It was more impressive to hear them than to actually see them...what a noise that they make.

SPIX'S GUAN (Penelope jacquacu)


Scope views of a distant bird during our second visit to the metal tower.

Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)

ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia) [I]

PALE-VENTED PIGEON (Patagioenas cayennensis)

RUDDY PIGEON (Patagioenas subvinacea)

RUDDY GROUND DOVE (Columbina talpacoti)

One was seen the day we visited the island.

GRAY-FRONTED DOVE (Leptotila rufaxilla) [*]

EARED DOVE (Zenaida auriculata)

Very common around the hotel in Quito.

Cuculidae (Cuckoos)

GREATER ANI (Crotophaga major)

SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)

SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)

Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)

LADDER-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Hydropsalis climacocerca)

A male roosting beside the Napo river.

A visit to Sacha Lodge involves both trail walking, the boardwalk, and peaceful canoe rides on Pilchecocha lagoon or Orquidea creek. Video by guide Willy Perez.
Nyctibiidae (Potoos)

GREAT POTOO (Nyctibius grandis)

COMMON POTOO (Nyctibius griseus)

We heard them few times and we saw one roosting from the metal tower.

Apodidae (Swifts)

WHITE-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne zonaris)

SHORT-TAILED SWIFT (Chaetura brachyura)

GRAY-RUMPED SWIFT (Chaetura cinereiventris)

FORK-TAILED PALM-SWIFT (Tachornis squamata)

A very slender and long-tailed swift that we saw almost every day.

Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN (Florisuga mellivora)

STRAIGHT-BILLED HERMIT (Phaethornis bourcieri)

GREAT-BILLED HERMIT (Phaethornis malaris)

Great views of one displaying at its lek during our visit to the parrot licks.

SPARKLING VIOLETEAR (Colibri coruscans)

BLACK-THROATED MANGO (Anthracothorax nigricollis) [N]

It was fantastic to see a female with chicks.

BLACK-TAILED TRAINBEARER (Lesbia victoriae victoriae)

GOULD'S JEWELFRONT (Heliodoxa aurescens)

LONG-BILLED STARTHROAT (Heliomaster longirostris)

WESTERN EMERALD (Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus melanorhynchus)

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Paradise Tanager was one of several colorful highlights from our visits to the canopy towers. Photo by guide Willy Perez.

FORK-TAILED WOODNYMPH (Thalurania furcata)


Opisthocomidae (Hoatzin)

HOATZIN (Opisthocomus hoazin)

We really enjoyed watching this very bizarre bird, and my favorite was the one that survived outside in the heavy rain.

Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)

GRAY-COWLED WOOD-RAIL (Aramides cajaneus) [*]

RUFOUS-SIDED CRAKE (Laterallus melanophaius) [*]

GRAY-BREASTED CRAKE (Laterallus exilis)

It was funny to see, but Oscar and Wilson were literally slowly pushing them out of the grass for cracking views.

Heliornithidae (Finfoots)

SUNGREBE (Heliornis fulica)

Seen briefly along the Orquidea creek.

Aramidae (Limpkin)

LIMPKIN (Aramus guarauna)

Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)

PIED LAPWING (Vanellus cayanus)

COLLARED PLOVER (Charadrius collaris)

Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)

LEAST SANDPIPER (Calidris minutilla) [b]

SPOTTED SANDPIPER (Actitis macularius) [b]

Anhingidae (Anhingas)

ANHINGA (Anhinga anhinga)

Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)

ZIGZAG HERON (Zebrilus undulatus) [*]

RUFESCENT TIGER-HERON (Tigrisoma lineatum)

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Another canopy highlight: seeing Lettered Aracari at eye level! Photo by participant Eileen Wheeler.

COCOI HERON (Ardea cocoi)

GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba)

SNOWY EGRET (Egretta thula)

AGAMI HERON (Agamia agami)

Quick but ok views of this rare bird along the Orquidea creek.

CAPPED HERON (Pilherodius pileatus)

This very handsome heron was seen the first day along the Napo river.

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Nycticorax nycticorax)

BOAT-BILLED HERON (Cochlearius cochlearius)

Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)

GREEN IBIS (Mesembrinibis cayennensis) [*]

Cathartidae (New World Vultures)

KING VULTURE (Sarcoramphus papa)

Trisha asked for it and we saw some of these incredible vultures.

BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)

TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)


Pandionidae (Osprey)

OSPREY (Pandion haliaetus) [b]

Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)

SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus)

Seen few times on our trip.

HARPY EAGLE (Harpia harpyja)

This was unbelievable, on our first walk we observed one and it was amazing to see that they are building a nest. What a sight!

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A Giant Otter group made daily visits to the lagoon by the lodge. Photo by guide Willy Perez.

ORNATE HAWK-EAGLE (Spizaetus ornatus)

SLENDER-BILLED KITE (Helicolestes hamatus)

DOUBLE-TOOTHED KITE (Harpagus bidentatus)

PLUMBEOUS KITE (Ictinia plumbea)

CRANE HAWK (Geranospiza caerulescens)

SLATE-COLORED HAWK (Buteogallus schistaceus)

ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)

Strigidae (Owls)

TAWNY-BELLIED SCREECH-OWL (Megascops watsonii)

We managed to see one when we went to look for the Zigzag Heron.

CRESTED OWL (Lophostrix cristata)

Wilson did his magic finding this incredible owl on its roost twice.

FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium brasilianum)

Trogonidae (Trogons)

BLACK-TAILED TROGON (Trogon melanurus)

GREEN-BACKED TROGON (Trogon viridis)

Trogons were a joy to watch but the males of this species were the best.

AMAZONIAN TROGON (Trogon ramonianus)

Momotidae (Motmots)

AMAZONIAN MOTMOT (Momotus momota)

We had to work a bit, but finally our persistence paid off when we saw one perched for few minutes for great scope views.

Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

RINGED KINGFISHER (Megaceryle torquata)

The activity at the mineral licks during our visits was great. Here's a video clip by guide Willy Perez of some of the smaller visitors, Cobalt-winged Parakeets and Orange-cheeked Parrots.


GREEN KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle americana)

Another wanted bird that we saw twice.


Bucconidae (Puffbirds)

WHITE-NECKED PUFFBIRD (Notharchus hyperrhynchus)

PIED PUFFBIRD (Notharchus tectus)

CHESTNUT-CAPPED PUFFBIRD (Bucco macrodactylus)

I enjoyed watching this puffbird--any puffbird is a joy to watch, but this showed well from the metal tower.

COLLARED PUFFBIRD (Bucco capensis)

This one was even better, right?

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A handsome Cream-colored Woodpecker photographed by participant Eileen Wheeler.

LANCEOLATED MONKLET (Micromonacha lanceolata) [*]

BLACK-FRONTED NUNBIRD (Monasa nigrifrons)

WHITE-FRONTED NUNBIRD (Monasa morphoeus)

SWALLOW-WINGED PUFFBIRD (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)

Galbulidae (Jacamars)

WHITE-EARED JACAMAR (Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis)

PURPLISH JACAMAR (Galbula chalcothorax)

This was the last-minute bird that we saw from the metal tower, after trying for long time.

Capitonidae (New World Barbets)

SCARLET-CROWNED BARBET (Capito aurovirens)

GILDED BARBET (Capito auratus)

LEMON-THROATED BARBET (Eubucco richardsoni)

To see this stunning bird twice was nice, but the one from the tower was amazing.

Ramphastidae (Toucans)

LETTERED ARACARI (Pteroglossus inscriptus)

CHESTNUT-EARED ARACARI (Pteroglossus castanotis)

MANY-BANDED ARACARI (Pteroglossus pluricinctus)

We managed to see all the aracaris possible here, but this species were almost too close for the photographers.

IVORY-BILLED ARACARI (Pteroglossus azara)

GOLDEN-COLLARED TOUCANET (Selenidera reinwardtii)

WHITE-THROATED TOUCAN (CUVIER'S) (Ramphastos tucanus cuvieri)

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The three metal canopy towers are connected by walkways. Photo by participant Eileen Wheeler.
Picidae (Woodpeckers)

LAFRESNAYE'S PICULET (Picumnus lafresnayi)

This small woodpecker was truly a joy to watch.

YELLOW-TUFTED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes cruentatus)

LITTLE WOODPECKER (Dryobates passerinus)

CRIMSON-CRESTED WOODPECKER (Campephilus melanoleucos)

LINEATED WOODPECKER (Dryocopus lineatus)

RINGED WOODPECKER (Celeus torquatus)

Any woodpeckers in this genus are wonderful, but this was a treat.


People really enjoyed this incredible bird and we saw them twice.

SPOT-BREASTED WOODPECKER (Colaptes punctigula)

Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)

BARRED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur ruficollis) [*]

BLACK CARACARA (Daptrius ater)

YELLOW-HEADED CARACARA (Milvago chimachima)

LAUGHING FALCON (Herpetotheres cachinnans)

One came and perched near the dining room during lunch time.

BAT FALCON (Falco rufigularis)

Psittacidae (New World and African Parrots)

COBALT-WINGED PARAKEET (Brotogeris cyanoptera)

Good numbers were seen at the parrot clay lick.

ORANGE-CHEEKED PARROT (Pyrilia barrabandi)

There were at least 50 birds that were together with Cobalt-winged Parakeets and Scarlet Macaws.

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Ooh la la, nothing shabby about these magnificent Blue-and-yellow Macaws! Photo by participant Eileen Wheeler.

BLUE-HEADED PARROT (Pionus menstruus)

YELLOW-CROWNED PARROT (Amazona ochrocephala)

MEALY PARROT (Amazona farinosa)

ORANGE-WINGED PARROT (Amazona amazonica)

RIPARIAN PARROTLET (Forpus crassirostris)

BLACK-HEADED PARROT (Pionites melanocephalus)

DUSKY-HEADED PARAKEET (Aratinga weddellii)

RED-BELLIED MACAW (Orthopsittaca manilatus)

Most of them seen in flight, but the last day we saw them perched along the Napo river.


A pair was digging through dead wood close to the Napo river.



I have never seen so many at the clay lick.

Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)

PLAIN-WINGED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus schistaceus) [*]

COCHA ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus praecox)

It seems that this species is coming back to Sacha, the last time I saw this bird here was 10 years ago.

DUSKY-THROATED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnomanes ardesiacus)

PLAIN-THROATED ANTWREN (Isleria hauxwelli)

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Birding from the Kapok tree tower. Photo by participant Tony Baker.

MOUSTACHED ANTWREN (SHORT-BILLED) (Myrmotherula ignota obscura)

Great look of this small but colorful antwren from the tower.

GRAY ANTWREN (Myrmotherula menetriesii)

PERUVIAN WARBLING-ANTBIRD (Hypocnemis peruviana)

BLACK-FACED ANTBIRD (Myrmoborus myotherinus)

Male and female played nicely along the boardwalk.

SILVERED ANTBIRD (Sclateria naevia)

PLUMBEOUS ANTBIRD (Myrmelastes hyperythrus)

WHITE-SHOULDERED ANTBIRD (Akletos melanoceps) [*]

WHITE-CHEEKED ANTBIRD (Gymnopithys leucaspis) [*]

SPOT-BACKED ANTBIRD (Hylophylax naevius naevius)

It took some time for everyone to see this handsome bird, but in the end we managed.

DOT-BACKED ANTBIRD (Hylophylax punctulatus)

COMMON SCALE-BACKED ANTBIRD (Willisornis poecilinotus)

Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)

RUSTY-BELTED TAPACULO (Liosceles thoracicus)

It was like playing hide and seek with this one, eventually some people saw it.

Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)

SHORT-BILLED LEAFTOSSER (Sclerurus rufigularis)

PLAIN-BROWN WOODCREEPER (Dendrocincla fuliginosa)

WEDGE-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Glyphorynchus spirurus)

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The fabulous new open-air dining area next to the lagoon. Photo by participant Eileen Wheeler.


Stunning views of this bird from the metal tower.

LONG-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Nasica longirostris)

BLACK-BANDED WOODCREEPER (Dendrocolaptes picumnus)

STRIPED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus obsoletus)

BUFF-THROATED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus guttatus)




Some people managed to see this elusive spinetail on the river island.

Pipridae (Manakins)

ORANGE-CROWNED MANAKIN (Heterocercus aurantiivertex)

This in not the most colorful manakin and not easy to see, but we saw them twice.

WHITE-BEARDED MANAKIN (Manacus manacus) [*]

WIRE-TAILED MANAKIN (Pipra filicauda)

GOLDEN-HEADED MANAKIN (Ceratopipra erythrocephala)

Cotingidae (Cotingas)


AMAZONIAN UMBRELLABIRD (Cephalopterus ornatus)

A nice male was spotted along the Napo river.


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When Harpy Eagle is one of the first birds of the tour, you're off to a good start! Photo by guide Willy Perez.

SPANGLED COTINGA (Cotinga cayana)

The male was incredibly colorful, what a sight!

BARE-NECKED FRUITCROW (Gymnoderus foetidus)

Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)


BLACK-CROWNED TITYRA (Tityra inquisitor)

WHITE-BROWED PURPLETUFT (Iodopleura isabellae)

WHITE-WINGED BECARD (Pachyramphus polychopterus)

PINK-THROATED BECARD (Pachyramphus minor)

We enjoyed watching a male of this species and managed to see its pink throat.

Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)

OCHRE-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes oleagineus)


YELLOW-BREASTED FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias flaviventris)



SLENDER-FOOTED TYRANNULET (Zimmerius gracilipes)

EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Contopus virens) [b]

VERMILION FLYCATCHER (Pyrocephalus rubinus)

Some people saw it in Quito.

DRAB WATER TYRANT (Ochthornis littoralis)

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Gilded Barbets gave us close views from the canopy towers too. Photo by participant Eileen Wheeler.

RUFOUS-TAILED FLATBILL (Ramphotrigon ruficauda)

CINNAMON ATTILA (Attila cinnamomeus) [*]

BRIGHT-RUMPED ATTILA (Attila spadiceus)

One seen from the metal tower that was calling there all morning.

WHITE-RUMPED SIRYSTES (Sirystes albocinereus)

DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tuberculifer)

SWAINSON'S FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus swainsoni)


CATTLE TYRANT (Machetornis rixosa)

A bird was walking under the airplane when we landed in Coca.

LESSER KISKADEE (Pitangus lictor)

GREAT KISKADEE (Pitangus sulphuratus)

This bird was always inside the dining room.

BOAT-BILLED FLYCATCHER (Megarynchus pitangua)

SOCIAL FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes similis)

GRAY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes granadensis)

SULPHUR-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes luteiventris)

PIRATIC FLYCATCHER (Legatus leucophaius)

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Approaching the dining area from the lagoon. Photo by guide Willy Perez.

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus)

Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)

RED-EYED VIREO (Vireo olivaceus) [b]

YELLOW-GREEN VIREO (Vireo flavoviridis) [b]

Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)

VIOLACEOUS JAY (Cyanocorax violaceus)

Donacobiidae (Donacobius)

BLACK-CAPPED DONACOBIUS (Donacobius atricapilla)

Hirundinidae (Swallows)

BLUE-AND-WHITE SWALLOW (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)

WHITE-BANDED SWALLOW (Atticora fasciata)

GRAY-BREASTED MARTIN (Progne chalybea)

WHITE-WINGED SWALLOW (Tachycineta albiventer)

A family was feeding close to the swimming pool.

BANK SWALLOW (Riparia riparia) [b]

BARN SWALLOW (Hirundo rustica) [b]

Troglodytidae (Wrens)

HOUSE WREN (Troglodytes aedon) [*]

THRUSH-LIKE WREN (Campylorhynchus turdinus)

We enjoyed the sound of this species more often than we saw them.

CORAYA WREN (Pheugopedius coraya) [*]

BUFF-BREASTED WREN (Cantorchilus leucotis)

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An Orange-cheeked Parrot in flight is a whirr of colors! Photo by guide Willy Perez.
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)

HAUXWELL'S THRUSH (Turdus hauxwelli) [*]

LAWRENCE'S THRUSH (Turdus lawrencii)

It is always a challenge to see this bird that can mimic everything vocally.

BLACK-BILLED THRUSH (Turdus ignobilis)

GREAT THRUSH (Turdus fuscater)

Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies)

GOLDEN-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia chrysopasta)

THICK-BILLED EUPHONIA (Euphonia laniirostris)

The males have yellow all the way up to their bills.

ORANGE-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia xanthogaster)

The ones with black throat.

RUFOUS-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia rufiventris)

Passerellidae (New World Sparrows)

YELLOW-BROWED SPARROW (Ammodramus aurifrons)

RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW (Zonotrichia capensis)

Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)

RUSSET-BACKED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius angustifrons)

The most numerous oropendola that we saw.

CRESTED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius decumanus)

SOLITARY BLACK CACIQUE (Cacicus solitarius)


ORANGE-BACKED TROUPIAL (Icterus croconotus)

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Our great group with local guides Oscar and Wilson. Photo by guide Willy Perez.

GIANT COWBIRD (Molothrus oryzivorus)

ORIOLE BLACKBIRD (Gymnomystax mexicanus)

Parulidae (New World Warblers)

BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Setophaga striata) [b]

Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies)

RED-CAPPED CARDINAL (Paroaria gularis)

A pair of these handsome birds were seen when we went to the river island.

MAGPIE TANAGER (Cissopis leverianus)

ORANGE-HEADED TANAGER (Thlypopsis sordida)

Another Island specialty that we saw.

GRAY-HEADED TANAGER (Eucometis penicillata)

FLAME-CRESTED TANAGER (Loriotus cristatus)

SILVER-BEAKED TANAGER (Ramphocelus carbo)

MASKED CRIMSON TANAGER (Ramphocelus nigrogularis)

These black and red birds were stunning.

BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus)

PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)

With the advantage of the tower we managed to see a pair of this species, and they were more colorful than we thought.

YELLOW-BELLIED TANAGER (Ixothraupis xanthogastra)

SCRUB TANAGER (Stilpnia vitriolina)

We saw some in Quito in the hotel car park.

MASKED TANAGER (Stilpnia nigrocincta)

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What a beautiful place is Pilchecocha lagoon at sunset! Photo by participant Eileen Wheeler.

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)

Several males on different days.

BLUE DACNIS (Dacnis cayana)

PURPLE HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes caeruleus)

GREEN HONEYCREEPER (Chlorophanes spiza)

SAFFRON FINCH (SAFFRON) (Sicalis flaveola valida)

BLUE-BLACK GRASSQUIT (Volatinia jacarina)

CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila castaneiventris)

BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola)

Seen by some people from the Kapok tower.



LONG-NOSED BAT (Rhynchonycteris naso)

Roosting under the dining room.

BLACK-MANTLE TAMARIN (Saguinus nigricollis)

GOLDEN-MANTLE TAMARIN (Saguinus tripartitus)


SPIX'S NIGHT MONKEY (Aotus vociferans)

DUSKY TITI MONKEY (Callicebus moloch)

RED HOWLER MONKEY (Alouatta seniculus)



BLACK AGOUTI (Dasyprocta fuliginosa)

GIANT OTTER (Pteronura brasiliensis)


This trip also had a lot other animals the we don't have in our list, here there are the most relevant ones.

-Boa constrictor: Red tailed Boa, that we saw trying to catch a parrot at the clay lick along the Napo river.

-Leptodactylus pentadactylus: Smokey jungle frog, on our way to the metal tower.

-Ameerega bilinguis: Ecuador poison frog.

-Podocnemis unifilis: Yellow spotted Amazon river turtle.

-Caiman crocodilus: Spectacled caiman, in the lagoon from the dinning room. Bromeliad tree frog, and finally some people saw an Anaconda.

Totals for the tour: 249 bird taxa and 11 mammal taxa