A Field Guides Birding Tours Report

Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge II 2023

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

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This male Lemon-throated Barbet put on a great show for us when we visited the Kapok Tower. He was voted one of the "birds of the trip", and no wonder! Photo by participant Linnet Tse.

We had another amazing run to this Sacha lodge tour; everything worked out well and the overall experience was wonderful. The accommodation, food, service and of course the birds were stunning. We filled up the week with a lot of activities, visiting the canopy towers, walking along the forest and canoeing along the lagoon and the creeks. The weather was pleasant enough, and we managed to spend a lot of time birding and having super encounters with unique birds.

From the towers we had great views of tanagers like Green-and- Gold, Opal-rumped, Opal-crowned, and even the stunning Paradise. Woodpeckers were also really active. Yellow-tufted, Red-stained, Crimson-crested, Cream-colored and Ringed were present. This time, eagles were also friendly and Harpy was possible the best, but people really enjoyed watching the Ornate Hawk-Eagle and the Black-and-White. In terms of colors the Lemon-throated Barbet was impressive, and we had a face to face encounter with one male from the Kapok tower. I am also glad that we didn't give up on the Wire-tailed Manakin, that eventually after many attempts, we saw a male really well. Also the visit to the local house with the Blue-and-Yellow Macaws was a real stand out.

In general the birding was superb, but also we saw a lot of wildlife, including 7 species of monkeys, a friendly sloth and the family of Giant Otters that came almost every lunch time to the lagoon.

It was a fun week with a lot of action, and I hope that you enjoyed the trip, and a big thank you for joining me. Also a big thank you to Oscar and Sergio for their hard work.

Keep birding,

—un abrazo, Willy

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)

One seen by some people

UNDULATED TINAMOU (Crypturellus undulatus) [*]

Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)


Very common on the trip

SPIX'S GUAN (Penelope jacquacu)

Several seen from the tower


Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)

ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia) [I]

PALE-VENTED PIGEON (Patagioenas cayennensis)

Always around the lagoon

RUDDY PIGEON (Patagioenas subvinacea)

GRAY-FRONTED DOVE (Leptotila rufaxilla) [*]

EARED DOVE (Zenaida auriculata)

Very common in Quito

Cuculidae (Cuckoos)

GREATER ANI (Crotophaga major)

The biggest of the anis that we saw, close to the water

SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)

SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)

Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)

COMMON PAURAQUE (Nyctidromus albicollis)

Sitting on the roof of the balsa

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It's always fun to see Hoatzins, and we had very good views of them from the restaurant. Photo by participant Jean Perata.

LADDER-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Hydropsalis climacocerca)

Few at the river island along the Napo

Nyctibiidae (Potoos)

GREAT POTOO (Nyctibius grandis)

Seen twice, one during the night but also one roosting from the tower

COMMON POTOO (Nyctibius griseus)

Some people enjoyed watching this night bird

Apodidae (Swifts)

WHITE-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne zonaris)

SHORT-TAILED SWIFT (Chaetura brachyura)

FORK-TAILED PALM SWIFT (Tachornis squamata)

Insect-like bird that we saw, especially from the lagoon

Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN (Florisuga mellivora)


WHITE-BEARDED HERMIT (Phaethornis hispidus)

STRAIGHT-BILLED HERMIT (Phaethornis bourcieri)

GREAT-BILLED HERMIT (Phaethornis malaris)

We saw one bird on its lek the day that we went to see the Parakeets

SPARKLING VIOLETEAR (Colibri coruscans)

Seen at the hotel in Puembo

BLACK-TAILED TRAINBEARER (Lesbia victoriae victoriae)

Also from the window of the hotel

LONG-BILLED STARTHROAT (Heliomaster longirostris)

BLUE-TAILED EMERALD (Chlorostilbon mellisugus)

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Guide Willy Perez was pleased and excited to see this beautiful Ringed Woodpecker from the metal tower, and got this nice photo.

WESTERN EMERALD (Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus melanorhynchus)

FORK-TAILED WOODNYMPH (Thalurania furcata)

OLIVE-SPOTTED HUMMINGBIRD (Talaphorus chlorocercus)

The hummingbird that we saw at the river island


Seen in the gardens of the hotel


Opisthocomidae (Hoatzin)

HOATZIN (Opisthocomus hoazin)

It was a delight to see this very unique bird from the restaurant at Sacha

Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)

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

GRAY-BREASTED CRAKE (Laterallus exilis) [*]

Aramidae (Limpkin)

LIMPKIN (Aramus guarauna)

Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)

SOUTHERN LAPWING (Vanellus chilensis)

Eurypygidae (Sunbittern)

SUNBITTERN (Eurypyga helias) [*]

Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)

RUFESCENT TIGER-HERON (Tigrisoma lineatum)

COCOI HERON (Ardea cocoi)

GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba)

SNOWY EGRET (Egretta thula)

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This Common Potoo posed nicely for participant Linnet Tse.

STRIATED HERON (Butorides striata)

AGAMI HERON (Agamia agami)

One of the most striking herons of all, that we saw along the Pilchecocha lagoon

CAPPED HERON (Pilherodius pileatus)

BOAT-BILLED HERON (Cochlearius cochlearius)

Cathartidae (New World Vultures)

KING VULTURE (Sarcoramphus papa)

A couple of birds soaring was a nice sight

BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)

TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)


Some seen in flight but other ones sitting near the towers

Pandionidae (Osprey)

OSPREY (Pandion haliaetus)

Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)

GRAY-HEADED KITE (Leptodon cayanensis)

SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus)

HARPY EAGLE (Harpia harpyja)

We worked hard for this eagle, but eventually found one perched for a while and we had great scope views

ORNATE HAWK-EAGLE (Spizaetus ornatus)

Another stunning eagle that we saw from the Kapok tower

BLACK-AND-WHITE HAWK-EAGLE (Spizaetus melanoleucus)

SLENDER-BILLED KITE (Helicolestes hamatus)

Here is the group experiencing the rain forest from the Kapok Tower at Sacha Lodge. Video by guide Willy Perez.

DOUBLE-TOOTHED KITE (Harpagus bidentatus)

PLUMBEOUS KITE (Ictinia plumbea)

CRANE HAWK (Geranospiza caerulescens)

SLATE-COLORED HAWK (Buteogallus schistaceus)

Scope views of this handsome hawk were great

ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)

Strigidae (Owls)

TAWNY-BELLIED SCREECH-OWL (Megascops watsonii)

We saw one, but they were very vocal every night

CRESTED OWL (Lophostrix cristata)

Sergio found a roosting one after the big storm, so it was a very wet Crested Owl

FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium brasilianum) [*]

Trogonidae (Trogons)

GREEN-BACKED TROGON (Trogon viridis)

Momotidae (Motmots)

AMAZONIAN MOTMOT (Momotus momota) [*]

BROAD-BILLED MOTMOT (Electron platyrhynchum)

Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

RINGED KINGFISHER (Megaceryle torquata)



Fantastic views of this secretive kingfisher that we saw along the creek

Bucconidae (Puffbirds)

PIED PUFFBIRD (Notharchus tectus)

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Participant Linnet Tse got a great shot of a Chestnut-eared Aracari grabbing a snack.

CHESTNUT-CAPPED PUFFBIRD (Bucco macrodactylus)

COLLARED PUFFBIRD (Bucco capensis) [*]

LANCEOLATED MONKLET (Micromonacha lanceolata)

We had a close face to face with this tiny puffbird coming down from the metal tower

BLACK-FRONTED NUNBIRD (Monasa nigrifrons)

WHITE-FRONTED NUNBIRD (Monasa morphoeus)

SWALLOW-WINGED PUFFBIRD (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)

Galbulidae (Jacamars)

WHITE-EARED JACAMAR (Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis)

BROWN JACAMAR (Brachygalba lugubris)

Superb views of this small jacamar that looks more like a hummingbird

WHITE-CHINNED JACAMAR (Galbula tombacea) [*]

PURPLISH JACAMAR (Galbula chalcothorax)

GREAT JACAMAR (Jacamerops aureus)

Capitonidae (New World Barbets)

SCARLET-CROWNED BARBET (Capito aurovirens)

A pair showed up nicely when we went to see the Blue-and-Yellow Macaws

GILDED BARBET (Capito auratus)

LEMON-THROATED BARBET (Eubucco richardsoni)

One the the favorite birds that we saw from the towers

Ramphastidae (Toucans)

LETTERED ARACARI (Pteroglossus inscriptus)

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We had a wonderful experience at the forest clay-lick when a flock of Cobalt-winged Parakeets came in. Photo by participant Jean Perata.

CHESTNUT-EARED ARACARI (Pteroglossus castanotis)

MANY-BANDED ARACARI (Pteroglossus pluricinctus)

GOLDEN-COLLARED TOUCANET (Selenidera reinwardtii)

Nice views of a male from the metal tower

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

CHANNEL-BILLED TOUCAN (YELLOW-RIDGED) (Ramphastos vitellinus culminatus)

Picidae (Woodpeckers)

YELLOW-TUFTED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes cruentatus)

LITTLE WOODPECKER (Dryobates passerinus)

RED-STAINED WOODPECKER (Dryobates affinis)

CRIMSON-CRESTED WOODPECKER (Campephilus melanoleucos)

RINGED WOODPECKER (Celeus torquatus)

I got very excited about this scarce woodpecker in Ecuador


RUFOUS-HEADED WOODPECKER (Celeus spectabilis) [*]


Great looks of one along the Orquidea creek

SPOT-BREASTED WOODPECKER (Colaptes punctigula)

Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)

LAUGHING FALCON (Herpetotheres cachinnans)

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Agami Herons are uncommon, and we were happy to see this one on one of our expeditions around the Pilchecocha lagoon. Photo by participant Linnet Tse.

RED-THROATED CARACARA (Ibycter americanus) [*]

YELLOW-HEADED CARACARA (Daptrius chimachima)

BLACK CARACARA (Daptrius ater)

AMERICAN KESTREL (Falco sparverius)

A pair seen close to the hotel in Puembo

BAT FALCON (Falco rufigularis)

Psittacidae (New World and African Parrots)

COBALT-WINGED PARAKEET (Brotogeris cyanoptera)

We had to wait a bit, but a big group came down to the clay lick

BLUE-HEADED PARROT (Pionus menstruus)

Several seen along the tour and even a pet one (Buddy) who was very friendly with us

YELLOW-CROWNED PARROT (Amazona ochrocephala)

MEALY PARROT (Amazona farinosa)

ORANGE-WINGED PARROT (Amazona amazonica)

RIPARIAN PARROTLET (Forpus crassirostris)

At least 5 of them were seen along the Napo river during our canoe rides

BLACK-HEADED PARROT (Pionites melanocephalus)

DUSKY-HEADED PARAKEET (Aratinga weddellii)

RED-BELLIED MACAW (Orthopsittaca manilatus)


We had a very stunning encounter with these beautiful birds that came to eat dead wood

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This male Fasciated Antshrike let us get a good look from the Kapok tower. Photo by participant Jean Perata.


WHITE-EYED PARAKEET (Psittacara leucophthalmus)

Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)

FASCIATED ANTSHRIKE (Cymbilaimus lineatus)

A bird we saw when we were coming down from the Kapok tower and it was a male with a zebra color

GREAT ANTSHRIKE (Taraba major)

PLAIN-WINGED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus schistaceus) [*]

CASTELNAU'S ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus cryptoleucus) [*]

DUSKY-THROATED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnomanes ardesiacus)

PLAIN-THROATED ANTWREN (Isleria hauxwelli)

PYGMY ANTWREN (Myrmotherula brachyura) [*]

WHITE-FLANKED ANTWREN (Myrmotherula axillaris)

PERUVIAN WARBLING-ANTBIRD (Hypocnemis peruviana)

Nice views of a very responsive bird along the board walk

GRAY ANTBIRD (Cercomacra cinerascens)

BLACK-FACED ANTBIRD (Myrmoborus myotherinus)

BLACK-AND-WHITE ANTBIRD (Myrmochanes hemileucus) [*]

SILVERED ANTBIRD (Sclateria naevia)

Early morning on the Canopy Walkway at Sacha Lodge gives us a chance to see the birds up close. Video by guide Willy Perez.

PLUMBEOUS ANTBIRD (Myrmelastes hyperythrus)


SOOTY ANTBIRD (Hafferia fortis)

SPOT-BACKED ANTBIRD (Hylophylax naevius naevius) [*]

DOT-BACKED ANTBIRD (Hylophylax punctulatus)

Great views of one bird along the creek

BLACK-SPOTTED BARE-EYE (Phlegopsis nigromaculata)

Grallariidae (Antpittas)

WHITE-LORED ANTPITTA (Myrmothera fulviventris) [*]

Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)

SHORT-BILLED LEAFTOSSER (Sclerurus rufigularis)

Briefly seen when a bird landed on the board walk for few seconds

OLIVACEOUS WOODCREEPER (Sittasomus griseicapillus) [*]

PLAIN-BROWN WOODCREEPER (Dendrocincla fuliginosa)


LONG-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Nasica longirostris)

We managed to have very decent views of this spectacular woodcreeper along the board walk

BLACK-BANDED WOODCREEPER (Dendrocolaptes picumnus)

STRIPED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus obsoletus)

ELEGANT WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus elegans)

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Participant Linnet Tse got a wonderful portrait of this Cream-colored Woodpecker, one of the fancier woodpeckers we saw.

BUFF-THROATED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus guttatus)



WHITE-BELLIED SPINETAIL (Mazaria propinqua) [*]

DARK-BREASTED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis albigularis) [*]

Pipridae (Manakins)

ORANGE-CROWNED MANAKIN (Heterocercus aurantiivertex)

Nice view of this bird, which is restricted to the Igapo forest, that we saw along the creeks

WHITE-BEARDED MANAKIN (Manacus manacus) [*]

WIRE-TAILED MANAKIN (Pipra filicauda)

Persistence payed off when we saw a nice male

Cotingidae (Cotingas)


We had a full display from a male that came close to us during our visit to the Kapok tower

AMAZONIAN UMBRELLABIRD (Cephalopterus ornatus)


SPANGLED COTINGA (Cotinga cayana)

The male of this species was stunning, very similar color to the previous one but with more black on the wings

PURPLE-THROATED COTINGA (Porphyrolaema porphyrolaema)

Some people managed to see a male of this nice cotinga

BARE-NECKED FRUITCROW (Gymnoderus foetidus)

Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)


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We enjoyed a great view of this Lanceolated Monklet from the the metal tower. Photo by participant Jean Perata.

WHITE-BROWED PURPLETUFT (Iodopleura isabellae)

WHITE-WINGED BECARD (Pachyramphus polychopterus)

PINK-THROATED BECARD (Pachyramphus minor)

Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)

OCHRE-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes oleagineus)




It was nice that we had the tower, so we were able to see the yellow crown of this bird

SLENDER-FOOTED TYRANNULET (Zimmerius gracilipes)

BLACK PHOEBE (WHITE-WINGED) (Sayornis nigricans angustirostris)

At the farm just outside of the San Jose hotel

VERMILION FLYCATCHER (Pyrocephalus rubinus)

Males and females were seen in the gardens of the hotel San Jose in Puembo

DRAB WATER TYRANT (Ochthornis littoralis)

Possible the least colorful birds that we saw along the tour, but It gave us a lot to talk about

RUFOUS-TAILED FLATBILL (Ramphotrigon ruficauda)

CINNAMON ATTILA (Attila cinnamomeus)

WHITE-RUMPED SIRYSTES (Sirystes albocinereus)

GRAYISH MOURNER (Rhytipterna simplex)

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Opal-crowned Tanager was just one of the spectacular tanagers we saw from the towers. Photo by participant Linnet Tse.

DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tuberculifer)


LESSER KISKADEE (Philohydor lictor)

GREAT KISKADEE (Pitangus sulphuratus)

BOAT-BILLED FLYCATCHER (Megarynchus pitangua)

SOCIAL FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes similis)

GRAY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes granadensis)

VARIEGATED FLYCATCHER (Empidonomus varius)

CROWNED SLATY FLYCATCHER (Empidonomus aurantioatrocristatus)

A very drab flycatcher with a very long scientific name

SULPHURY FLYCATCHER (Tyrannopsis sulphurea)

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus)

Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)

VIOLACEOUS JAY (Cyanocorax violaceus)

Donacobiidae (Donacobius)

BLACK-CAPPED DONACOBIUS (Donacobius atricapilla)

Hirundinidae (Swallows)

BLUE-AND-WHITE SWALLOW (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)

Very common in Quito

WHITE-BANDED SWALLOW (Atticora fasciata)

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Here is our happy group on the tower. Photographed by an unknown participant.

SOUTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)

GRAY-BREASTED MARTIN (Progne chalybea)


WHITE-WINGED SWALLOW (Tachycineta albiventer)

There were a pair at the swimming pool at Sacha

Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)

LONG-BILLED GNATWREN (Ramphocaenus melanurus) [*]

Troglodytidae (Wrens)

SCALY-BREASTED WREN (Microcerculus marginatus) [*]

HOUSE WREN (Troglodytes aedon)

THRUSH-LIKE WREN (Campylorhynchus turdinus)

CORAYA WREN (Pheugopedius coraya)

BUFF-BREASTED WREN (Cantorchilus leucotis)

Great views of this secretive bird along the Anaconda creak

Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)


A pair seen along the gardens of the hotel

Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)

HAUXWELL'S THRUSH (Turdus hauxwelli)

We saw one flying across the board walk

GREAT THRUSH (Turdus fuscater)

Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies)

GOLDEN-RUMPED EUPHONIA (Chlorophonia cyanocephala)

Males and females seen at the garden of the San Jose hotel

GOLDEN-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia chrysopasta)

THICK-BILLED EUPHONIA (Euphonia laniirostris)

The yellow on the male of these species goes all the way up to the base of the bill

One of our favorite experiences was watching a family of Giant Otters that came to the lagoon at Sacha every day. Guide Willy Perez got a video of one of them eating a fish.

ORANGE-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia xanthogaster)

RUFOUS-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia rufiventris)

HOODED SISKIN (Spinus magellanicus)

Passerellidae (New World Sparrows)

YELLOW-BROWED SPARROW (Ammodramus aurifrons)

RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW (Zonotrichia capensis)

Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)

RUSSET-BACKED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius angustifrons)

CRESTED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius decumanus)

SOLITARY BLACK CACIQUE (Cacicus solitarius)


Some birds nesting near the lodge and they were very vocal, the alpha males were imitating even the river otter's call

EPAULET ORIOLE (MORICHE) (Icterus cayanensis chrysocephalus)

ORANGE-BACKED TROUPIAL (Icterus croconotus)

This colorful bird was seen a couple of times

SHINY COWBIRD (Molothrus bonariensis)

GIANT COWBIRD (Molothrus oryzivorus)

ORIOLE BLACKBIRD (Gymnomystax mexicanus)

Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies)

RED-CAPPED CARDINAL (Paroaria gularis)

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This amazing Amber Phantom butterfly was just one of the gorgeous butterflies that we saw. Photo by participant Linnet Tse.

MAGPIE TANAGER (Cissopis leverianus)

ORANGE-HEADED TANAGER (Thlypopsis sordida)

We saw a couple of these tanagers on the river island

FLAME-CRESTED TANAGER (Loriotus cristatus)

The males of this species were very striking with a very red crest

SILVER-BEAKED TANAGER (Ramphocelus carbo)

MASKED CRIMSON TANAGER (Ramphocelus nigrogularis)

BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus)

PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)

YELLOW-BELLIED TANAGER (Ixothraupis xanthogastra)

SCRUB TANAGER (Stilpnia vitriolina)

Seen in Quito

TURQUOISE TANAGER (Tangara mexicana)

PARADISE TANAGER (Tangara chilensis)

For sure the favorite tanager for most of the people


OPAL-CROWNED TANAGER (Tangara callophrys)

GREEN-AND-GOLD TANAGER (Tangara schrankii)

BLACK-FACED DACNIS (Dacnis lineata)

YELLOW-BELLIED DACNIS (Dacnis flaviventer)

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We saw a good number of primates for this tour, including the White-fronted Capuchin, captured nicely by participant Linnet Tse.

BLUE DACNIS (Dacnis cayana)

PURPLE HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes caeruleus)

GREEN HONEYCREEPER (Chlorophanes spiza)

SAFFRON FINCH (SAFFRON) (Sicalis flaveola valida)

Seen in Quito

CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila castaneiventris)

CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEED-FINCH (Sporophila angolensis)


BLUISH-GRAY SALTATOR (Saltator coerulescens)


LONG-NOSED BAT (Rhynchonycteris naso)

GREATER BULLDOG BAT (Noctilio leporinus)

BLACK-MANTLE TAMARIN (Saguinus nigricollis)


SPIX'S NIGHT MONKEY (Aotus vociferans)

We had great views of this monkey roosting inside a hole

DUSKY TITI MONKEY (Callicebus moloch)

RED HOWLER MONKEY (Alouatta seniculus)

It was very impressive to hear them especially early in the morning

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We saw a few Ladder-tailed Nightjars on the river island of the Napo that we visited. Photo by participant Linnet Tse.


POEPPIG'S WOOLLY MONKEY (Lagothrix poeppiggii)


Great sights of one from the metal tower

BLACK AGOUTI (Dasyprocta fuliginosa)

GIANT OTTER (Pteronura brasiliensis)

It was amazing to see a family of them that came to the lagoon every day


Also we had great encounters with other wildlife.

An Anaconda, that we saw briefly.

Lizard sp

Yellow-spotted Amazon river turtle

Caiman Lizard

Spectacled Caiman

Crested Forest Toad tadpoles

Amazon Leaf Frog (eggs)

Plus the most amazing butterflies, including Blue Morpho.

Totals for the tour: 249 bird taxa and 12 mammal taxa