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Ecuador's Wildsumaco Lodge 2015
Mar 19, 2015 to Mar 29, 2015
Willy Perez

Black-throated Brilliant, one the fabulous beauties at the hummingbird feeders at Wildsumaco (Photo by guide Willy Perez)

This trip has a fantastic combination of birds to look for, some of them scarce or rare, and many unique in their habitat. Staying in just two lodges in the foothills of the eastern Ecuadorian Andes gives us a lot of time to seek them out. Our first morning at Antisana was exciting, with Carunculated Caracaras, Andean Lapwings, Andean Gulls, and Black-winged Ground-Doves everywhere. Andean Condors were sitting on their cliff early, but later on in the morning took to the air for glorious profiles. And to our great relief, on our way back from Antisana we saw 5 Black-faced Ibises walking through the grassland - hurray! The winner of that first morning, however, was definitely the Ecuadorian Hillstar male that perched to show its purple head and white chest so well.

Our Guango stop next was a great opportunity to add 8 species of hummingbirds in 5 minutes and to enjoy a nice cup of coffee.

After our arrival at San Isidro, the gardens were as good as ever. Crimson-mantled and Powerful woodpeckers were present, and we had good looks of the San Isidro Owl that continues at the site as well as many Black Agoutis.

For some species we had to work hard, for example finding the Western Puffbird along the Loreto road, or the hike that we did to witness the magnificent nest of the Fiery-throated Fruiteater. The owls at Wildsumaco were great, with Band-bellied seen during the day and Vermiculated and Tropical Screech- observed at night. There were some fantastic, unexpected species, too, on this great trip, like the Buckley's Forest-Falcon, or perhaps the Gray-tailed Piha... both of these showed well. The number of rare hummingbirds at Wildsumaco was stunning, among them Rufous-vented Whitetip, Gould's Jewelfront, Black throated Brilliant, and of course the wonderful Wire crested Thorntail!

I am so glad that you came to join us for this tour. It was a real pleasure to bird with you all, thanks! Also a big thank you to Pedro, our wonderful driver for the week.

Continued good birding to all!


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) [*]
LITTLE TINAMOU (Crypturellus soui) [*]
Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
TORRENT DUCK (Merganetta armata) – Seen in the Cosanga river the last day when we were going back to Quito.
ANDEAN TEAL (Anas andium)
RUDDY DUCK (ANDEAN) (Oxyura jamaicensis ferruginea)
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
SPECKLED CHACHALACA (Ortalis guttata) [*]

The Slaty Brush-Finch we saw so well at Guango on our return visit (Photo by guide Willy Perez)

ANDEAN GUAN (Penelope montagnii) – Great looks of a pair that stayed for a while along the Guacamayos trail
WATTLED GUAN (Aburria aburri) [*]
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
RUFOUS-BREASTED WOOD-QUAIL (Odontophorus speciosus) [*]
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
SILVERY GREBE (Podiceps occipitalis) – A few pairs were swimming in the Micacocha lake at Antisana.
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
BLACK-FACED IBIS (BRANICKII) (Theristicus melanopis branickii) – We saw 5 of them the first day of the trip when we went to Antisana.
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)
TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)
ANDEAN CONDOR (Vultur gryphus) – Stunning views of at least five of them at Antisana
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus)
BLACK HAWK-EAGLE (Spizaetus tyrannus)
PLUMBEOUS KITE (Ictinia plumbea)
BARRED HAWK (Morphnarchus princeps) – We saw one crossing high above the San Isidro valley.
ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)
VARIABLE HAWK (Geranoaetus polyosoma)
BLACK-CHESTED BUZZARD-EAGLE (Geranoaetus melanoleucus)
BROAD-WINGED HAWK (Buteo platypterus)
SHORT-TAILED HAWK (Buteo brachyurus)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
BLACKISH RAIL (Pardirallus nigricans)
SLATE-COLORED COOT (Fulica ardesiaca)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
SOUTHERN LAPWING (Vanellus chilensis) – The ones along the Caucheras road are very well established, there were even chicks.
ANDEAN LAPWING (Vanellus resplendens)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (Calidris bairdii)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
ANDEAN GULL (Chroicocephalus serranus)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)

The diminutive Ochre-breasted Antpitta (Photo by participant Mary Lou Barritt)

ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia) [I]
SCALED PIGEON (Patagioenas speciosa)
BAND-TAILED PIGEON (Patagioenas fasciata)
RUDDY PIGEON (Patagioenas subvinacea)
BLACK-WINGED GROUND-DOVE (Metriopelia melanoptera) – This highland Ground-Dove was very common at Antisana.
SAPPHIRE QUAIL-DOVE (Geotrygon saphirina saphirina) [*]
EARED DOVE (Zenaida auriculata)
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)
Strigidae (Owls)
TROPICAL SCREECH-OWL (Megascops choliba) – One was very responsive close to the Research station in Wildsumaco.
VERMICULATED SCREECH-OWL (FOOTHILL) (Megascops guatemalae napensis)
BAND-BELLIED OWL (Pulsatrix melanota) – Nice views of this fancy owl along the FACE trail, in their roosting place.
BLACK-BANDED OWL (Ciccaba huhula)
RUFOUS-BANDED OWL (Ciccaba albitarsis) [*]
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
RUFOUS-BELLIED NIGHTHAWK (Lurocalis rufiventris)
COMMON PAURAQUE (Nyctidromus albicollis)
Apodidae (Swifts)
CHESTNUT-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne rutila)
WHITE-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne zonaris)
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)
BROWN VIOLETEAR (Colibri delphinae)
GREEN VIOLETEAR (ANDEAN) (Colibri thalassinus cyanotus)
SPARKLING VIOLETEAR (Colibri coruscans)
BLACK-EARED FAIRY (Heliothryx auritus) – This nice hummingbird has its unique flight, like a fairy-tale fairy... We spotted one feeding along the road.
TOURMALINE SUNANGEL (Heliangelus exortis)
WIRE-CRESTED THORNTAIL (Discosura popelairii) – The hair style of the males is great, but their displays were even better.
ECUADORIAN PIEDTAIL (Phlogophilus hemileucurus)

Male Wire-crested Thorntails are simply amazing! (Photo by guide Willy Perez)

SPECKLED HUMMINGBIRD (Adelomyia melanogenys)
LONG-TAILED SYLPH (Aglaiocercus kingii)
ECUADORIAN HILLSTAR (Oreotrochilus chimborazo) – A male of this highland species gave us a really great show when he came to sit on top of a bush. Antisana is the place to see them.
RAINBOW-BEARDED THORNBILL (Chalcostigma herrani)
TYRIAN METALTAIL (Metallura tyrianthina)
VIRIDIAN METALTAIL (Metallura williami primolina)
SHINING SUNBEAM (Aglaeactis cupripennis)
BRONZY INCA (Coeligena coeligena)
COLLARED INCA (Coeligena torquata) – Very common at Guango and San Isidro
GREAT SAPPHIREWING (Pterophanes cyanopterus)
BUFF-TAILED CORONET (Boissonneaua flavescens)
CHESTNUT-BREASTED CORONET (Boissonneaua matthewsii)
BOOTED RACKET-TAIL (Ocreatus underwoodii peruanus) – The ones on the east of the Andes (the type we saw) have chestnut boots, but in the west they have white boots.
WHITE-TAILED HILLSTAR (Urochroa bougueri)
RUFOUS-VENTED WHITETIP (Urosticte ruficrissa) – A few came to the feeders at Wildsumaco.
BLACK-THROATED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa schreibersii)
GOULD'S JEWELFRONT (Heliodoxa aurescens)
FAWN-BREASTED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa rubinoides)
VIOLET-FRONTED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa leadbeateri)
GIANT HUMMINGBIRD (Patagona gigas) – Antisana was a good place to see this big hummingbird with slow wing beats.
WHITE-BELLIED WOODSTAR (Chaetocercus mulsant)
GORGETED WOODSTAR (Chaetocercus heliodor)
NAPO SABREWING (Campylopterus villaviscensio)
FORK-TAILED WOODNYMPH (Thalurania furcata)
MANY-SPOTTED HUMMINGBIRD (Taphrospilus hypostictus)
GOLDEN-TAILED SAPPHIRE (Chrysuronia oenone)
RUFOUS-THROATED SAPPHIRE (Hylocharis sapphirina)
Trogonidae (Trogons)
GOLDEN-HEADED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus auriceps) – One flew by when we were in the San Isidro garden.
CRESTED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus antisianus) – Seen a couple of times, at San isidro and also Wildsumaco
GREEN-BACKED TROGON (Trogon viridis)
COLLARED TROGON (Trogon collaris)
MASKED TROGON (Trogon personatus personatus)
Momotidae (Motmots)
ANDEAN MOTMOT (Momotus aequatorialis aequatorialis)
Bucconidae (Puffbirds)
WESTERN PUFFBIRD (Nystalus obamai) – This one was split from Striolated. Good scope views of this very well-camouflaged bird along the Loreto road.
BLACK-STREAKED PUFFBIRD (Malacoptila fulvogularis)
Galbulidae (Jacamars)
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)
GRAY-BREASTED MOUNTAIN-TOUCAN (Andigena hypoglauca) – We managed to find this species at Guango the last day on our way back to Quito.
MANY-BANDED ARACARI (Pteroglossus pluricinctus)
GOLDEN-COLLARED TOUCANET (Selenidera reinwardtii)
BLACK-MANDIBLED TOUCAN (BLACK-MANDIBLED) (Ramphastos ambiguus ambiguus)
CHANNEL-BILLED TOUCAN (YELLOW-RIDGED) (Ramphastos vitellinus culminatus)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
LAFRESNAYE'S PICULET (Picumnus lafresnayi)
YELLOW-TUFTED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes cruentatus)
SMOKY-BROWN WOODPECKER (Picoides fumigatus)
LINEATED WOODPECKER (Dryocopus lineatus)
POWERFUL WOODPECKER (Campephilus pollens)
CRIMSON-CRESTED WOODPECKER (Campephilus melanoleucos)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
LINED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur gilvicollis) [*]
BUCKLEY'S FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur buckleyi) – Wildsumaco is the place to see this magnificent bird, and this time we didn't fail. One showed so nicely for us!
BLACK CARACARA (Daptrius ater)
CARUNCULATED CARACARA (Phalcoboenus carunculatus)
AMERICAN KESTREL (SOUTH AMERICAN) (Falco sparverius aequatorialis)

The porch view at dusk from Wildsumaco toward Antisana (Photo by guide Willy Perez)

BAT FALCON (Falco rufigularis rufigularis)
ORANGE-BREASTED FALCON (Falco deiroleucus) – One flew across the road at Wildsumaco.
Psittacidae (New World and African Parrots)
RED-BILLED PARROT (Pionus sordidus)
SPECKLE-FACED PARROT (WHITE-CAPPED) (Pionus tumultuosus seniloides) [*]
BLUE-HEADED PARROT (Pionus menstruus)
SCALY-NAPED PARROT (Amazona mercenarius)
MAROON-TAILED PARAKEET (Pyrrhura melanura)
MILITARY MACAW (Ara militaris) – We saw them a couple of times, always in flight.
WHITE-EYED PARAKEET (Psittacara leucophthalmus)
Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)
LINED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus)
PLAIN-WINGED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus schistaceus)
WHITE-SHOULDERED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus aethiops) [*]
RUSSET ANTSHRIKE (Thamnistes anabatinus) [*]
PLAIN ANTVIREO (Dysithamnus mentalis)
WHITE-STREAKED ANTVIREO (WHITE-STREAKED) (Dysithamnus leucostictus leucostictus)
FOOTHILL ANTWREN (Epinecrophylla spodionota)
ORNATE ANTWREN (Epinecrophylla ornata)
YELLOW-BREASTED ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus axillaris)
RUFOUS-WINGED ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus rufimarginatus) [*]
STREAK-HEADED ANTBIRD (Drymophila striaticeps)
BLACKISH ANTBIRD (BLACKISH) (Cercomacra nigrescens aequatorialis)
WHITE-BACKED FIRE-EYE (Pyriglena leuconota castanoptera) – Male and female were seen in the car park at Wildsumaco.
BLACK-FACED ANTBIRD (Myrmoborus myotherinus) [*]
SPOT-BACKED ANTBIRD (Hylophylax naevius) [*]
Conopophagidae (Gnateaters)
CHESTNUT-CROWNED GNATEATER (Conopophaga castaneiceps) [*]
Grallariidae (Antpittas)
PLAIN-BACKED ANTPITTA (Grallaria haplonota) – Still coming to eat the worms; there were two of these birds this time.
CHESTNUT-CROWNED ANTPITTA (Grallaria ruficapilla) [*]
WHITE-BELLIED ANTPITTA (Grallaria hypoleuca) – Great looks at this well-trained bird at San Isidro
TAWNY ANTPITTA (Grallaria quitensis) [*]

A Fiery-throated Fruiteater female with her chick, safely tucked into a mossy nest (Photo by guide Willy Perez)

OCHRE-BREASTED ANTPITTA (Grallaricula flavirostris flavirostris)
SLATE-CROWNED ANTPITTA (Grallaricula nana) – Some of our group managed to see this small antpitta.
Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)
OCELLATED TAPACULO (Acropternis orthonyx) – Even this big tapaculo is very hard to see, but it's good to be lucky and believe me we were very lucky when one jumped up to the open! The bird of the trip for many people...yay!
ASH-COLORED TAPACULO (Myornis senilis) [*]
BLACKISH TAPACULO (BLACKISH) (Scytalopus latrans latrans) [*]
LONG-TAILED TAPACULO (Scytalopus micropterus) [*]
WHITE-CROWNED TAPACULO (Scytalopus atratus atratus) – Running along a log; it was a good look for a tapaculo!
SPILLMANN'S TAPACULO (Scytalopus spillmanni) [*]
Formicariidae (Antthrushes)
RUFOUS-BREASTED ANTTHRUSH (Formicarius rufipectus) [*]
SHORT-TAILED ANTTHRUSH (Chamaeza campanisona) [*]
Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)
OLIVACEOUS WOODCREEPER (Sittasomus griseicapillus)
TYRANNINE WOODCREEPER (Dendrocincla tyrannina) [*]
PLAIN-BROWN WOODCREEPER (Dendrocincla fuliginosa)
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 could see the white tufts through the scope.
CHESTNUT-WINGED CINCLODES (Cinclodes albidiventris albidiventris)
STOUT-BILLED CINCLODES (Cinclodes excelsior)
MONTANE FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Anabacerthia striaticollis)
LINEATED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Syndactyla subalaris)
FLAMMULATED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes flammulatus) – Good looks a couple of times along the Guacamayos trail
BLACK-BILLED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes melanorhynchus)

A huge silk moth of the genus Rothschildia (Photo by guide Willy Perez)

PEARLED TREERUNNER (Margarornis squamiger)
ANDEAN TIT-SPINETAIL (Leptasthenura andicola)
MANY-STRIPED CANASTERO (Asthenes flammulata)
AZARA'S SPINETAIL (Synallaxis azarae)
DARK-BREASTED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis albigularis)
RUFOUS SPINETAIL (Synallaxis unirufa) [*]
DUSKY SPINETAIL (Synallaxis moesta) – Very common at Wildsumaco but very hard to see
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
WHITE-TAILED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus poecilocercus)
WHITE-BANDED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus stictopterus)
WHITE-THROATED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus leucophrys rufomarginatis)
TUFTED TIT-TYRANT (Anairetes parulus) – A pair came close to us, so it was not difficult to see the little horns they have.
YELLOW TYRANNULET (Capsiempis flaveola)
WHITE-CRESTED ELAENIA (Elaenia albiceps)
TORRENT TYRANNULET (Serpophaga cinerea)
OLIVE-STRIPED FLYCATCHER (Mionectes olivaceus)
SLATY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon superciliaris)
RUFOUS-BREASTED FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon rufipectus)
SPECTACLED BRISTLE-TYRANT (Phylloscartes orbitalis)
ECUADORIAN TYRANNULET (Phylloscartes gualaquizae)
ROUGH-LEGGED TYRANNULET (WHITE-FRONTED) (Phyllomyias burmeisteri leucogonys)
SOOTY-HEADED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias griseiceps)
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) – We had close looks at this handsome bird when we went to the Guacamayos trail.
SCALE-CRESTED PYGMY-TYRANT (Lophotriccus pileatus)
RUFOUS-CROWNED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus ruficeps)
BLACK-AND-WHITE TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus capitalis)
GOLDEN-WINGED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus calopterus) [*]
COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum cinereum)
YELLOW-OLIVE FLYCATCHER (CONFUSUS) (Tolmomyias sulphurescens confusus)
YELLOW-BREASTED FLYCATCHER (OLIVE-FACED) (Tolmomyias flaviventris viridiceps)
CINNAMON FLYCATCHER (Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus)
CLIFF FLYCATCHER (Hirundinea ferruginea)
HANDSOME FLYCATCHER (Nephelomyias pulcher)
OLIVE-CHESTED FLYCATCHER (Myiophobus cryptoxanthus)
EULER'S FLYCATCHER (Lathrotriccus euleri)

Powerful Woodpecker (Photo by participant Mary Lou Barritt)

SMOKE-COLORED PEWEE (Contopus fumigatus)
WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Contopus sordidulus)
BLACK PHOEBE (Sayornis nigricans)
VERMILION FLYCATCHER (Pyrocephalus rubinus) – A colorful male was in the garden in San Jose.
PLAIN-CAPPED GROUND-TYRANT (Muscisaxicola alpinus)
SLATY-BACKED CHAT-TYRANT (SLATY-BACKED) (Ochthoeca cinnamomeiventris cinnamomeiventris)
BROWN-BACKED CHAT-TYRANT (Ochthoeca fumicolor)
LONG-TAILED TYRANT (Colonia colonus) – Fantastic males with long tails were seen along the 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) [N]
LEMON-BROWED FLYCATCHER (Conopias cinchoneti)
GOLDEN-CROWNED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes chrysocephalus)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Cotingidae (Cotingas)
FIERY-THROATED FRUITEATER (Pipreola chlorolepidota) – A female was seen in a nest along the waterfall trail, and a colorful male was seen by most of the group along the Coopmans trail.
ANDEAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK (Rupicola peruvianus aequatorialis)
GRAY-TAILED PIHA (Snowornis subalaris) – We saw this rare bird at the same time we were watching the nest of the Fiery-throated Fruiteater. What a treat!
Pipridae (Manakins)
GOLDEN-WINGED MANAKIN (Masius chrysopterus)
GREEN MANAKIN (Cryptopipo holochlora holochlora) [N]
BLUE-RUMPED MANAKIN (Lepidothrix isidorei) – Great scope views of a male along the antpitta trail in Wildsumaco
STRIPED MANAKIN (WESTERN) (Machaeropterus regulus striolatus) [*]
WING-BARRED PIPRITES (Piprites chloris)
Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)
BLACK-CROWNED TITYRA (Tityra inquisitor buckleyi)
MASKED TITYRA (Tityra semifasciata)

White-bellied Antpitta coming in for worms at San Isidro (Photo by participant Mary Lou Barritt)

GREEN-BACKED BECARD (YELLOW-CHEEKED) (Pachyramphus viridis xanthogenys)
BARRED BECARD (Pachyramphus versicolor)
WHITE-WINGED BECARD (Pachyramphus polychopterus tenebrosus)
Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)
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) – They were everywhere in the car park at San Isidro.
VIOLACEOUS JAY (Cyanocorax violaceus)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
BLUE-AND-WHITE SWALLOW (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)
BROWN-BELLIED SWALLOW (Orochelidon murina) – There were big flocks of this swallow along the Caucheras road at San Isidro.
WHITE-THIGHED SWALLOW (Atticora tibialis)
SOUTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
WING-BANDED WREN (Microcerculus bambla) – We managed to see one when it flew across the road. It was nice to see the white band on the wing.
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)
WHITE-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (BLACK-CAPPED) (Henicorhina leucosticta hauxwelli)
GRAY-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (Henicorhina leucophrys) [*]
MUSICIAN WREN (Cyphorhinus arada) – To see this bird was nice, but to hear It was even better, as it has the most beautiful song.
Cinclidae (Dippers)
WHITE-CAPPED DIPPER (Cinclus leucocephalus)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
ANDEAN SOLITAIRE (Myadestes ralloides) [*]

Coppery-chested Jacamar (Photo by guide Willy Perez)

SWAINSON'S THRUSH (Catharus ustulatus)
PALE-EYED THRUSH (Turdus leucops)
BLACK-BILLED THRUSH (Turdus ignobilis)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED THRUSH (Turdus fulviventris)
GREAT THRUSH (Turdus fuscater)
GLOSSY-BLACK THRUSH (Turdus serranus)
WHITE-NECKED THRUSH (Turdus albicollis) [*]
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
PARAMO PIPIT (Anthus bogotensis) – The only pipit possibility was seen in Antisana.
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
AMERICAN REDSTART (Setophaga ruticilla)
TROPICAL PARULA (Setophaga pitiayumi)
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (Setophaga fusca) – They were everywhere, the most numerous bird in the trip.
BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Setophaga striata)
BLACK-CRESTED WARBLER (Myiothlypis nigrocristata)
RUSSET-CROWNED WARBLER (Myiothlypis coronata)
CANADA WARBLER (Cardellina canadensis)
SLATE-THROATED REDSTART (Myioborus miniatus)
SPECTACLED REDSTART (Myioborus melanocephalus)
Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies)
MAGPIE TANAGER (Cissopis leverianus) – The biggest tanager on the trip, and it looks like magpie...kind of.
RUFOUS-CRESTED TANAGER (Creurgops verticalis) – We saw one moving with a flock when we visited the Cocodrilos station.
BLACK-CAPPED HEMISPINGUS (Hemispingus atropileus)
BLACK-EARED HEMISPINGUS (Hemispingus melanotis)
GRAY-HOODED BUSH TANAGER (RUBRIROSTRIS) (Cnemoscopus rubrirostris rubrirostris)
WHITE-LINED TANAGER (Tachyphonus rufus)
SILVER-BEAKED TANAGER (Ramphocelus carbo)
HOODED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Buthraupis montana)
GRASS-GREEN TANAGER (Chlorornis riefferii) – We heard them flying above us, but it was to foggy to see them. [*]
LACRIMOSE MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus lacrymosus)
BLUE-WINGED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus somptuosus)
YELLOW-THROATED TANAGER (Iridosornis analis)
FAWN-BREASTED TANAGER (Pipraeidea melanonota)
ORANGE-EARED TANAGER (Chlorochrysa calliparaea) – This iridescent green species was see with a flock at the Cocodrilos stop.
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus)
PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)
SCRUB TANAGER (Tangara vitriolina) – They were in the car park at the San Jose hotel.
BLUE-NECKED TANAGER (Tangara cyanicollis)
SPOTTED TANAGER (Tangara punctata)
BLUE-AND-BLACK TANAGER (Tangara vassorii)

A Crimson-mantled Woodpecker peeks out through the foliage. (Photo by participant Mary Lou Barritt)

BERYL-SPANGLED TANAGER (Tangara nigroviridis)
BLUE-BROWED TANAGER (Tangara cyanotis) – I have to say that flock in Cocodrilos was great, this was another winner we saw there.
PARADISE TANAGER (Tangara chilensis) – Wildsumaco is the place to see this incredible tanager; the combination of colors is stunning.
BAY-HEADED TANAGER (Tangara gyrola)
SAFFRON-CROWNED TANAGER (Tangara xanthocephala)
FLAME-FACED TANAGER (Tangara parzudakii parzudakii)
GREEN-AND-GOLD TANAGER (Tangara schrankii)
GOLDEN TANAGER (Tangara arthus)
SWALLOW TANAGER (Tersina viridis)
BLACK-FACED DACNIS (BLACK-FACED) (Dacnis lineata lineata)
BLUE DACNIS (Dacnis cayana)
PURPLE HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes caeruleus) – I like this purple bird with yellow socks!
GREEN HONEYCREEPER (Chlorophanes spiza)
GOLDEN-COLLARED HONEYCREEPER (Iridophanes pulcherrimus)
CINEREOUS CONEBILL (Conirostrum cinereum)
BLUE-BACKED CONEBILL (Conirostrum sitticolor)
CAPPED CONEBILL (Conirostrum albifrons atrocyaneum)
GLOSSY FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa lafresnayii)
BLACK FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa humeralis)
RUSTY FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa sittoides)
BLUISH FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa caerulescens)
PLUMBEOUS SIERRA-FINCH (Phrygilus unicolor)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila castaneiventris)
BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola) [N]
GRAYISH SALTATOR (Saltator coerulescens)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
OLIVE FINCH (Arremon castaneiceps) [*]
CHESTNUT-CAPPED BRUSH-FINCH (Arremon brunneinucha) [*]
PALE-NAPED BRUSH-FINCH (Atlapetes pallidinucha papallactae)
SLATY BRUSH-FINCH (Atlapetes schistaceus) – Our last quick visit to Guango was great, especially when this bird came close to the house for a nice photo.
YELLOW-BROWED SPARROW (Ammodramus aurifrons)
RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW (Zonotrichia capensis)
COMMON CHLOROSPINGUS (NORTHERN ANDES) (Chlorospingus flavopectus phaeocephalus)
YELLOW-THROATED CHLOROSPINGUS (YELLOW-THROATED) (Chlorospingus flavigularis flavigularis)

A male Booted Racket-tail -- these east-slope birds have the chesnut boots. (Photo by guide Willy Perez)

ASHY-THROATED CHLOROSPINGUS (Chlorospingus canigularis)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
SUMMER TANAGER (Piranga rubra)
SCARLET TANAGER (Piranga olivacea) – Many of them at Wildsumaco
GOLDEN GROSBEAK (Pheucticus chrysogaster) [*]
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (Pheucticus ludovicianus) – A female was seen at Wildsumaco.
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
SCARLET-RUMPED CACIQUE (SUBTROPICAL) (Cacicus uropygialis uropygialis) – They were nesting at San Isidro just behind the cabins. [N]
MOUNTAIN CACIQUE (GOLDEN-SHOULDERED) (Cacicus chrysonotus leucoramphus)
RUSSET-BACKED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius angustifrons)
CRESTED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius decumanus)
Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, 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)
OLIVACEOUS SISKIN (Spinus olivaceus)

BLACK-MANTLE TAMARIN (Saguinus nigricollis)
BRAZILIAN RABBIT (Sylvilagus brasiliensis)
RED-TAILED SQUIRREL (Sciurus granatensis) – This is the one that we saw at San Isidro.
AMAZON DWARF SQUIRREL (Microsciurus flaviventer)
BLACK AGOUTI (Dasyprocta fuliginosa) – Came to eat the corn at San Isidro.


Totals for the tour: 366 bird taxa and 6 mammal taxa