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Field Guides Tour Report
Ecuador's Wildsumaco Lodge 2014
Mar 14, 2014 to Mar 24, 2014
Willy Perez

The hummers in Ecuador are incredible, and this tour was no exception. These Brown Violetears were getting pretty feisty, as this image by participant Pam Pappone shows.

This short Wildsumaco tour showed once again that Ecuador is the country of many contrasts. The Antisana area was fantastic with many wonderful birds and scenery. Guango has the most active hummingbird feeders at that altitude. By staying two nights at San Isidro, we had the chance to enjoy the many unique birds in this valley. We finished up at Wildsumaco for several nights, and it was the highlight of the trip.

The weather was very different from last year's tour, which was dry most of the time. This year there was a lot of rain and fog -- what alse can you expect in one of the wettest places in the world! Fortunately, all the lodges have the most stunning birding gardens, car parks, and porches where we spent quite a bit of time. Then, when the rain stopped the roads nearby had incredible flocks of birds that kept us birding and building the list up nicely. Here are some highlights of this wonderful trip:

-- the stunning first Condor that we saw at Antisana, surpassed only on the last day when we had four of them in full view at Papallacta;

-- the fabulous ibises, caracaras, cinclodes, even gulls at Antisana;

-- Guango with a such big numbers of hummingbirds, especially the ridiculous Sword billed;

-- our first morning in the San Isidro car park and garden, where there were so many birds that we found it difficult to absorb all of them: warblers, spinetails, tanagers, woodcreepers, and on and on to trogons, caciques, and more;

-- the combination of owls -- Black-banded at San Isidro, Tropical and Vermiculated Screech- and of course the big Band-bellied at Wildsumaco -- all were superb;

-- the Swallow-tailed Kite that flew over us with its lunch -- sad end for a poor lizard(!);

-- the three Crimson-bellied Woodpeckers we saw at the Piha trail...

I could keep going with more fantastic memories about this trip, but I have to finish this report. So before I do that, I would like to say thanks to all of you who joined this tour. It was great to have such a fun group with good stories at meals time.

I hope to see you all again for another fun birding adventure somewhere, sometime soon!

--Cheers, 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)

Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, one of five species of antpitta we got to see on the tour. (Photo by participant Pam Pappone)

BLACK TINAMOU (Tinamus osgoodi) [*]
LITTLE TINAMOU (Crypturellus soui) [*]
UNDULATED TINAMOU (Crypturellus undulatus yapura) [*]
Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
TORRENT DUCK (Merganetta armata) – A young male was seen along the Aliso river in San Isidro.
RUDDY DUCK (ANDEAN) (Oxyura jamaicensis ferruginea)
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
WATTLED GUAN (Aburria aburri) [*]
SICKLE-WINGED GUAN (Chamaepetes goudotii) – Almost every morning just before breakfast they came to eat the Cecropia fruits in front of the porch.
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
SILVERY GREBE (Podiceps occipitalis)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
SNOWY EGRET (Egretta thula thula) – One seen in San Jose Hotel, we had a good look at the yellow socks.
CATTLE EGRET (Bubulcus ibis)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
BLACK-FACED IBIS (BRANICKII) (Theristicus melanopis branickii) – This very scarce Ibis in Ecuador is still present in the Antisana National Park where at least ten of them were seen.
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)
TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)
ANDEAN CONDOR (Vultur gryphus) – We had great views of this fantastic bird on the first day in Antisana but the last day there were two young and two adult in Papallacta with the mother showing the young ones how to fly.
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus)
BICOLORED HAWK (BICOLORED) (Accipiter bicolor bicolor)
ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)
WHITE-RUMPED HAWK (Parabuteo leucorrhous) – Normally you see this handsome Hawk in flight but this time we saw one perch near San Isidro.
VARIABLE HAWK (Geranoaetus polyosoma)
BLACK-CHESTED BUZZARD-EAGLE (Geranoaetus melanoleucus)
ZONE-TAILED HAWK (Buteo albonotatus)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
BLACKISH RAIL (Pardirallus nigricans) – One came out of the grass for some minutes so we saw it very well.
SLATE-COLORED COOT (Fulica ardesiaca)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
SOUTHERN LAPWING (Vanellus chilensis)
ANDEAN LAPWING (Vanellus resplendens) – This unique highland lapwing was present in Antisana.
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
ANDEAN GULL (Chroicocephalus serranus)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)

Another fine hummer was this Ecuadorian Hillstar, photographed at Antisana by participant Margaret Kelch.

ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia) [I]
SCALED PIGEON (Patagioenas speciosa) – This very nicely patterned Pigeon was seen at Wildsumaco.
BAND-TAILED PIGEON (Patagioenas fasciata)
PLUMBEOUS PIGEON (Patagioenas plumbea)
RUDDY PIGEON (Patagioenas subvinacea)
EARED DOVE (Zenaida auriculata)
BLACK-WINGED GROUND-DOVE (Metriopelia melanoptera) – We saw this high altitude small Dove in Antisana
WHITE-THROATED QUAIL-DOVE (Geotrygon frenata) [*]
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)
Strigidae (Owls)
TROPICAL SCREECH-OWL (Megascops choliba) – This widespread Owl was very cooperative at Wildsumaco.
VERMICULATED SCREECH-OWL (FOOTHILL) (Megascops guatemalae napensis) – Normally it is very difficult to see this Owl but this time it was fantastic when he came out and landed on a vine in the open.
BAND-BELLIED OWL (Pulsatrix melanota) – A pair showed near the cabins at Wildsumaco.
BLACK-BANDED OWL (Ciccaba huhula)
RUFOUS-BANDED OWL (Ciccaba albitarsis) [*]
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
SWALLOW-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Uropsalis segmentata segmentata) – A young male with a short tail still was seen at the Guacamayos car park.
Nyctibiidae (Potoos)
GREAT POTOO (Nyctibius grandis) [*]
Apodidae (Swifts)
WHITE-CHESTED SWIFT (Cypseloides lemosi)
CHESTNUT-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne rutila)
WHITE-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne zonaris) – Big flocks of this big Swift at San Isidro
SHORT-TAILED SWIFT (Chaetura brachyura)
GRAY-RUMPED SWIFT (Chaetura cinereiventris)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN (Florisuga mellivora)
GREEN HERMIT (Phaethornis guy)
GRAY-CHINNED HERMIT (Phaethornis griseogularis)
BLUE-FRONTED LANCEBILL (Doryfera johannae) – This rare Hummingbird was coming to the feeders at the lodge.
BROWN VIOLETEAR (Colibri delphinae)
GREEN VIOLETEAR (ANDEAN) (Colibri thalassinus cyanotus)
SPARKLING VIOLETEAR (Colibri coruscans) – Very common at Wildsumaco but also at San Jose.
TOURMALINE SUNANGEL (Heliangelus exortis)
WIRE-CRESTED THORNTAIL (Discosura popelairii) – The display of the males was incredible and we saw them a few times during our breaks at the Wildsumaco lodge.
ECUADORIAN PIEDTAIL (Phlogophilus hemileucurus)
SPECKLED HUMMINGBIRD (Adelomyia melanogenys)
LONG-TAILED SYLPH (Aglaiocercus kingi)
ECUADORIAN HILLSTAR (Oreotrochilus chimborazo) – On this trip we saw only a female in Antisana
TYRIAN METALTAIL (Metallura tyrianthina)
GREENISH PUFFLEG (Haplophaedia aureliae russata) – This was a special Hummingbird to see, nice bronzy head at Guacamayos trail.
SHINING SUNBEAM (Aglaeactis cupripennis)
BRONZY INCA (Coeligena coeligena)

A colorful portrait of a Green Jay (or Inca Jay) by participant Pam Pappone

COLLARED INCA (Coeligena torquata)
SWORD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD (Ensifera ensifera) – Guango is the best place to see this long...... billed Hummingbird that normally feeds on passion and brugmansia flowers but they come to the feeders now.
BUFF-TAILED CORONET (Boissonneaua flavescens)
CHESTNUT-BREASTED CORONET (Boissonneaua matthewsii)
BOOTED RACKET-TAIL (Ocreatus underwoodii peruanus) – On the east side of the andes we saw this bird with orange boots but on the west they have white boots.
WHITE-TAILED HILLSTAR (Urochroa bougueri)
RUFOUS-VENTED WHITETIP (Urosticte ruficrissa)
BLACK-THROATED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa schreibersii)
GOULD'S JEWELFRONT (Heliodoxa aurescens)
FAWN-BREASTED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa rubinoides)
VIOLET-FRONTED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa leadbeateri)
WHITE-BELLIED WOODSTAR (Chaetocercus mulsant)
GORGETED WOODSTAR (Chaetocercus heliodor)
WESTERN EMERALD (Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus pumilus)
VIOLET-HEADED HUMMINGBIRD (Klais guimeti) – Doesn't come to the feeders but plenty of them at the verbena in Wildsumaco.
NAPO SABREWING (Campylopterus villaviscensio)
FORK-TAILED WOODNYMPH (Thalurania furcata)
MANY-SPOTTED HUMMINGBIRD (Taphrospilus hypostictus)
GOLDEN-TAILED SAPPHIRE (Chrysuronia oenone)
RUFOUS-THROATED SAPPHIRE (Hylocharis sapphirina) – It was a good surprise to see this rare bird coming to the feeders and the verbena at Wildsumaco.
Trogonidae (Trogons)
GOLDEN-HEADED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus auriceps)
CRESTED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus antisianus)
COLLARED TROGON (Trogon collaris) [*]
MASKED TROGON (Trogon personatus personatus) – A very friendly pair was eating moths at San Isidro.
Momotidae (Motmots)
ANDEAN MOTMOT (Momotus aequatorialis aequatorialis) – Luis our driver found this Motmot for us.
Bucconidae (Puffbirds)
BLACK-STREAKED PUFFBIRD (Malacoptila fulvogularis) – Normally this is a forest bird but there was a pair at the lodge in Wildsumaco.
Galbulidae (Jacamars)
COPPERY-CHESTED JACAMAR (Galbula pastazae) [*]
Capitonidae (New World Barbets)
GILDED BARBET (Capito auratus)
RED-HEADED BARBET (Eubucco bourcierii)
Ramphastidae (Toucans)
EMERALD TOUCANET (ANDEAN) (Aulacorhynchus prasinus albivitta)
CHESTNUT-TIPPED TOUCANET (Aulacorhynchus derbianus)
BLACK-BILLED MOUNTAIN-TOUCAN (Andigena nigrirostris) – We saw this bird through the clouds at Guacamayos trail.
CHESTNUT-EARED ARACARI (Pteroglossus castanotis)
MANY-BANDED ARACARI (Pteroglossus pluricinctus) – The Aracari with two bands on its chest.
GOLDEN-COLLARED TOUCANET (Selenidera reinwardtii)
BLACK-MANDIBLED TOUCAN (BLACK-MANDIBLED) (Ramphastos ambiguus ambiguus)
CHANNEL-BILLED TOUCAN (YELLOW-RIDGED) (Ramphastos vitellinus culminatus)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)

We watched a fantastic display of this male Wire-crested Thorntail to the perched female...he certainly got her attention! (Photo by participant Pam Pappone)

LAFRESNAYE'S PICULET (Picumnus lafresnayi) – This small Woodpecker was seen several times in Wildsumaco.
RUFOUS-BREASTED PICULET (Picumnus rufiventris) [*]
YELLOW-TUFTED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes cruentatus)
SMOKY-BROWN WOODPECKER (Picoides fumigatus)
LITTLE WOODPECKER (Veniliornis passerinus)
GOLDEN-OLIVE WOODPECKER (Colaptes rubiginosus)
LINEATED WOODPECKER (Dryocopus lineatus)
CRIMSON-BELLIED WOODPECKER (CRIMSON-BELLIED) (Campephilus haematogaster haematogaster) – Three of them were seen at the Piha trail in Wildsumaco.
CRIMSON-CRESTED WOODPECKER (Campephilus melanoleucos)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
BARRED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur ruficollis) [*]
BUCKLEY'S FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur buckleyi) – Heard very often and seen flying by a couple of times.
CARUNCULATED CARACARA (Phalcoboenus carunculatus)
AMERICAN KESTREL (SOUTH AMERICAN) (Falco sparverius aequatorialis)
BAT FALCON (Falco rufigularis rufigularis)
Psittacidae (Parrots)
MAROON-TAILED PARAKEET (Pyrrhura melanura) – The most common Parakeet at Wildsumaco.
WHITE-EYED PARAKEET (Aratinga leucophthalma)
CHESTNUT-FRONTED MACAW (Ara severus) – Some of them had a short (broken) tail which shows that they are nesting at this time of the year
MILITARY MACAW (Ara militaris)
RED-BILLED PARROT (Pionus sordidus)
SPECKLE-FACED PARROT (WHITE-CAPPED) (Pionus tumultuosus seniloides)
BLUE-HEADED PARROT (Pionus menstruus)
SCALY-NAPED PARROT (Amazona mercenarius) – Big groups of these Parrots were going to roost in the mountains every afternoon.
Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)
UNDULATED ANTSHRIKE (Frederickena unduliger) – A big surprise at that elevation, as it has been a bird restricted to the lowlands. Margaret saw a male after we worked hard near the lodge.
LINED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus)
WHITE-SHOULDERED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus aethiops) [*]
RUSSET ANTSHRIKE (Thamnistes anabatinus)
PLAIN ANTVIREO (Dysithamnus mentalis)
FOOTHILL ANTWREN (Epinecrophylla spodionota)
ORNATE ANTWREN (Epinecrophylla ornata) – This bird has the correct name as it is very Ornate when you see it well. Great views at the garage.
YELLOW-BREASTED ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus axillaris)
DOT-WINGED ANTWREN (Microrhopias quixensis quixensis)
STREAK-HEADED ANTBIRD (Drymophila striaticeps) [*]
BLACKISH ANTBIRD (BLACKISH) (Cercomacra nigrescens aequatorialis)
WHITE-BACKED FIRE-EYE (Pyriglena leuconota castanoptera) [*]
BLACK-FACED ANTBIRD (Myrmoborus myotherinus)
Conopophagidae (Gnateaters)

This Andean Motmot gave us a good look in the montane forest. (Photo by participant Margaret Kelch)

CHESTNUT-CROWNED GNATEATER (Conopophaga castaneiceps) [*]
Grallariidae (Antpittas)
MOUSTACHED ANTPITTA (Grallaria alleni) [*]
PLAIN-BACKED ANTPITTA (Grallaria haplonota) – Byron told us that this Antpitta was not coming to eat the worms for five days, but we gave a try and he was there just waiting for us, nice luck.
CHESTNUT-CROWNED ANTPITTA (Grallaria ruficapilla)
WHITE-BELLIED ANTPITTA (Grallaria hypoleuca) – A pair came to the feeding place in San Isidro.
TAWNY ANTPITTA (Grallaria quitensis)
OCHRE-BREASTED ANTPITTA (Grallaricula flavirostris flavirostris) – The very small Antpitta seen at Wildsumaco.
SLATE-CROWNED ANTPITTA (Grallaricula nana)
Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)
BLACKISH TAPACULO (BLACKISH) (Scytalopus latrans latrans) [*]
LONG-TAILED TAPACULO (Scytalopus micropterus) [*]
WHITE-CROWNED TAPACULO (Scytalopus atratus atratus) [*]
SPILLMANN'S TAPACULO (Scytalopus spillmanni)
Formicariidae (Antthrushes)
SHORT-TAILED ANTTHRUSH (Chamaeza campanisona) [*]
BARRED ANTTHRUSH (Chamaeza mollissima mollissima) [*]
Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)
OLIVACEOUS WOODCREEPER (Sittasomus griseicapillus)
WEDGE-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Glyphorynchus spirurus)
BUFF-THROATED WOODCREEPER (LAFRESNAYE'S) (Xiphorhynchus guttatus guttatoides)
OLIVE-BACKED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus triangularis)
MONTANE WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger)
STREAKED XENOPS (Xenops rutilans)
STREAKED TUFTEDCHEEK (Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii) – We worked hard but eventually we had a good look at this brown bird with white tuffs. Seen at San Isidro.
CHESTNUT-WINGED CINCLODES (Cinclodes albidiventris albidiventris)
STOUT-BILLED CINCLODES (Cinclodes excelsior)
MONTANE FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Anabacerthia striaticollis)
BLACK-BILLED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes melanorhynchus)
SPOTTED BARBTAIL (Premnoplex brunnescens)
PEARLED TREERUNNER (Margarornis squamiger) – This is the most handsome Furnaridae that we saw on the trip.
ANDEAN TIT-SPINETAIL (Leptasthenura andicola)
MANY-STRIPED CANASTERO (Asthenes flammulata)
PLAIN SOFTTAIL (Thripophaga fusciceps dimorpha) – Seen with a flock looking for food in a very thick viney vegetation, a real rarety in Wildsumaco.
AZARA'S SPINETAIL (Synallaxis azarae)
DARK-BREASTED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis albigularis)
RUFOUS SPINETAIL (Synallaxis unirufa)
DUSKY SPINETAIL (Synallaxis moesta)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)

Good lighting not required: the unmistakeable profile of a Sword-billed Hummingbird (Photo by participant Margaret Kelch)

WHITE-TAILED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus poecilocercus)
WHITE-BANDED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus stictopterus)
YELLOW TYRANNULET (Capsiempis flaveola)
FOOTHILL ELAENIA (Myiopagis olallai) – This Elaenia is not even in the book yet.
WHITE-CRESTED ELAENIA (Elaenia albiceps)
TORRENT TYRANNULET (Serpophaga cinerea)
SLATY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon superciliaris)
ECUADORIAN TYRANNULET (Phylloscartes gualaquizae)
ASHY-HEADED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias cinereiceps)
RED-BILLED TYRANNULET (Zimmerius cinereicapilla)
GOLDEN-FACED TYRANNULET (GOLDEN-FACED) (Zimmerius chrysops chrysops)
ORNATE FLYCATCHER (Myiotriccus ornatus)
RUFOUS-HEADED PYGMY-TYRANT (Pseudotriccus ruficeps)
SCALE-CRESTED PYGMY-TYRANT (Lophotriccus pileatus)
RUFOUS-CROWNED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus ruficeps)
BLACK-AND-WHITE TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus capitalis) – This small Flycatcher likes bamboo and we saw a male along the road at Wildsumaco.
COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum cinereum)
YELLOW-OLIVE FLYCATCHER (CONFUSUS) (Tolmomyias sulphurescens confusus)
YELLOW-THROATED SPADEBILL (Platyrinchus flavigularis)
CINNAMON FLYCATCHER (Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus)
CLIFF FLYCATCHER (Hirundinea ferruginea) – The big cliff along the Loreto road was the perfect place for this bird and there were at least a couple of them.
HANDSOME FLYCATCHER (Nephelomyias pulcher)
FLAVESCENT FLYCATCHER (Myiophobus flavicans)
OLIVE-CHESTED FLYCATCHER (Myiophobus cryptoxanthus)
EULER'S FLYCATCHER (Lathrotriccus euleri)
SMOKE-COLORED PEWEE (Contopus fumigatus)
WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Contopus sordidulus)
BLACK PHOEBE (Sayornis nigricans)
PLAIN-CAPPED GROUND-TYRANT (Muscisaxicola alpinus)
BROWN-BACKED CHAT-TYRANT (Ochthoeca fumicolor)
LARGE-HEADED FLATBILL (Ramphotrigon megacephalum) – Another bamboo specialty that was seen on the low road at Wildsumaco.
DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tuberculifer)
PALE-EDGED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus cephalotes)
BOAT-BILLED FLYCATCHER (SOUTH AMERICAN) (Megarynchus pitangua pitangua)
SOCIAL FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes similis)
GRAY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes granadensis)
LEMON-BROWED FLYCATCHER (Conopias cinchoneti) – This nice canopy bird that travels in groups was seen at San Isidro.
GOLDEN-CROWNED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes chrysocephalus)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus)
EASTERN KINGBIRD (Tyrannus tyrannus)
Cotingidae (Cotingas)

Masked Trogon (Photo by participant Pam Pappone)

ANDEAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK (Rupicola peruvianus aequatorialis) – A female and a young male were at the garage in Wildsumaco, they were even doing their unique call.
GRAY-TAILED PIHA (Snowornis subalaris)
Pipridae (Manakins)
GREEN MANAKIN (Xenopipo holochlora holochlora)
BLUE-RUMPED MANAKIN (Lepidothrix isidorei) – A male with a blue rump was seen on the road near the garage.
Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)
BLACK-CROWNED TITYRA (Tityra inquisitor buckleyi)
MASKED TITYRA (Tityra semifasciata)
BROWN-WINGED SCHIFFORNIS (Schiffornis turdina)
GREEN-BACKED BECARD (YELLOW-CHEEKED) (Pachyramphus viridis xanthogenys)
BARRED BECARD (Pachyramphus versicolor) – There was a male that was getting nesting material along the road in San Isidro.
WHITE-WINGED BECARD (Pachyramphus polychopterus tenebrosus)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
BROWN-CAPPED VIREO (Vireo leucophrys)
RUFOUS-NAPED GREENLET (Hylophilus semibrunneus)
OLIVACEOUS GREENLET (Hylophilus olivaceus)
SLATY-CAPPED SHRIKE-VIREO (Vireolanius leucotis) [*]
BLACK-BILLED PEPPERSHRIKE (Cyclarhis nigrirostris)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
TURQUOISE JAY (Cyanolyca turcosa)
GREEN JAY (Cyanocorax yncas) – Many at San Isidro but occasionally seen at Wildsumaco.
VIOLACEOUS JAY (Cyanocorax violaceus)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
BLUE-AND-WHITE SWALLOW (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)
BROWN-BELLIED SWALLOW (Orochelidon murina) – There were big flocks of these dark swallows at San Isidro.
WHITE-THIGHED SWALLOW (Atticora tibialis)
SOUTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
WING-BANDED WREN (Microcerculus bambla) – This hard to see bird came across a gap a couple of times and people who were in the right place had a chance to see it.
GRAY-MANTLED WREN (Odontorchilus branickii)
HOUSE WREN (Troglodytes aedon)
MOUNTAIN WREN (Troglodytes solstitialis)
SEDGE WREN (POLYGLOTTUS GROUP) (Cistothorus platensis aequatorialis)
THRUSH-LIKE WREN (Campylorhynchus turdinus)
PLAIN-TAILED WREN (Pheugopedius euophrys) [*]
CORAYA WREN (Pheugopedius coraya)
RUFOUS WREN (Cinnycerthia unirufa)
SHARPE'S WREN (Cinnycerthia olivascens)
WHITE-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (BLACK-CAPPED) (Henicorhina leucosticta hauxwelli) – Good looks at Wildsumaco.
GRAY-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (Henicorhina leucophrys)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)

One of the Black-streaked Puffbirds hanging around near the lodge at Wildsumaco (Photo by participant Pam Pappone)

ANDEAN SOLITAIRE (Myadestes ralloides) – We had a young one out of its nest at San Isidro car park.
SWAINSON'S THRUSH (Catharus ustulatus) – The bird seen most during the tour.
PALE-EYED THRUSH (Turdus leucops)
BLACK-BILLED THRUSH (Turdus ignobilis)
GREAT THRUSH (Turdus fuscater) – Very numerous in the highlands.
GLOSSY-BLACK THRUSH (Turdus serranus)
WHITE-NECKED THRUSH (Turdus albicollis) – Came to eat worms in the Antpitta feeding station.
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
PARAMO PIPIT (Anthus bogotensis) – Very well camouflaged bird in the highland but John found it running on the ground.
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
AMERICAN REDSTART (Setophaga ruticilla)
TROPICAL PARULA (Setophaga pitiayumi)
BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Setophaga striata)
BLACK-CRESTED WARBLER (Myiothlypis nigrocristata)
RUSSET-CROWNED WARBLER (Myiothlypis coronata)
CANADA WARBLER (Cardellina canadensis) – Another numerous migrant
SLATE-THROATED REDSTART (Myioborus miniatus)
SPECTACLED REDSTART (Myioborus melanocephalus)
Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies)
MAGPIE TANAGER (Cissopis leverianus) – The biggest Tanager on the trip and the easiest to identify.
BLACK-CAPPED HEMISPINGUS (Hemispingus atropileus)
BLACK-EARED HEMISPINGUS (Hemispingus melanotis)
WHITE-LINED TANAGER (Tachyphonus rufus)
SILVER-BEAKED TANAGER (Ramphocelus carbo)
HOODED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Buthraupis montana)
GRASS-GREEN TANAGER (Chlorornis riefferii)
LACRIMOSE MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus lacrymosus)
BLUE-WINGED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus somptuosus)
FAWN-BREASTED TANAGER (Pipraeidea melanonota)
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus) – We saw mostly the ones with white on the wings on the east but one with no white was seen at San Jose hotel
PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)
BLACK-CAPPED TANAGER (Tangara heinei) – We saw a female sitting on a nest in San Isidro
BLUE-NECKED TANAGER (Tangara cyanicollis)
YELLOW-BELLIED TANAGER (Tangara xanthogastra)
SPOTTED TANAGER (Tangara punctata)
BLUE-AND-BLACK TANAGER (Tangara vassorii)
BERYL-SPANGLED TANAGER (Tangara nigroviridis)
PARADISE TANAGER (Tangara chilensis) – The most colorful bird on the trip, there were many of them coming to eat the Cecropia fruits at the lodge in Wildsumaco.

We can't resist: one more image of that fantastic male Wire-crested Thorntail! (Photo by participant Pam Pappone)

BAY-HEADED TANAGER (Tangara gyrola)
GOLDEN-EARED TANAGER (Tangara chrysotis)
SAFFRON-CROWNED TANAGER (Tangara xanthocephala)
GREEN-AND-GOLD TANAGER (Tangara schrankii)
GOLDEN TANAGER (Tangara arthus)
BLUE DACNIS (Dacnis cayana)
GOLDEN-COLLARED HONEYCREEPER (Iridophanes pulcherrimus) – Males and females were seen feeding on the Cecropias at Wildsumaco lodge
CINEREOUS CONEBILL (Conirostrum cinereum)
BLACK FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa humeralis)
BLUISH FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa caerulescens)
MASKED FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa cyanea) – A blue bird with a black mask that was very common at the feeders in Guango.
PLUSHCAP (Catamblyrhynchus diadema)
PLUMBEOUS SIERRA-FINCH (Phrygilus unicolor)
BLUE-BLACK GRASSQUIT (Volatinia jacarina)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila castaneiventris)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEED-FINCH (Oryzoborus angolensis)
PLAIN-COLORED SEEDEATER (Catamenia inornata)
BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola)
GRAYISH SALTATOR (Saltator coerulescens)
SLATE-COLORED GROSBEAK (Saltator grossus) [*]
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
YELLOW-BREASTED BRUSH-FINCH (Atlapetes latinuchus spodionotus)
SLATY BRUSH-FINCH (Atlapetes schistaceus)
YELLOW-BROWED SPARROW (Ammodramus aurifrons) – It kept distracting us in the garden at Wildsumaco.
RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW (Zonotrichia capensis)
COMMON CHLOROSPINGUS (NORTHERN ANDES) (Chlorospingus flavopectus phaeocephalus)
YELLOW-THROATED CHLOROSPINGUS (YELLOW-THROATED) (Chlorospingus flavigularis flavigularis)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
SUMMER TANAGER (Piranga rubra)
SCARLET TANAGER (Piranga olivacea)
GOLDEN-BELLIED GROSBEAK (Pheucticus chrysogaster) – Scope views at San Jose.
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
GIANT COWBIRD (Molothrus oryzivorus oryzivorus)
SCARLET-RUMPED CACIQUE (SUBTROPICAL) (Cacicus uropygialis uropygialis)
RUSSET-BACKED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius angustifrons)
CRESTED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius decumanus)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
THICK-BILLED EUPHONIA (Euphonia laniirostris)
GOLDEN-RUMPED EUPHONIA (Euphonia cyanocephala)
BRONZE-GREEN EUPHONIA (Euphonia mesochrysa)
ORANGE-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia xanthogaster)
BLUE-NAPED CHLOROPHONIA (Chlorophonia cyanea) – Spotted by Bill this was definitely a highlight of the tour, male and female building a nest at the garage in Wildsumaco.
OLIVACEOUS SISKIN (Spinus olivaceus)

BLACK-MANTLE TAMARIN (Saguinus nigricollis)
BRAZILIAN RABBIT (Sylvilagus brasiliensis)
RED-TAILED SQUIRREL (Sciurus granatensis)
BLACK AGOUTI (Dasyprocta fuliginosa)
WHITE-TAILED DEER (Odocoileus virginianus)


Our trip also had some mammals like the White-tailed Deer at Antisana, Black Agouti at San Isidro and Wildsumaco, and Black-mantled Tamarin that came every day in front of the lodge at Wildsumaco.

For moth lovers there were nice ones every place that we stayed, some of them with incredible patterns and shapes.

Totals for the tour: 339 bird taxa and 6 mammal taxa