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Holiday at Ecuador's Wildsumaco Lodge 2015
Dec 29, 2015 to Jan 8, 2016
Willy Perez

A close encounter with the gorgeous Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan was among the tour's many highlights. Photo by participant Larry Peavler.

Once again, we did a Wildsumaco tour, and I have to say that the name suits the place -- Wild ... Sumaco! We stayed at the Wildsumaco lodge for six days, and every day was different -- and, of course, wild. There were so many incredible birds to see and this time -- despite it being at the upper end of its altitude range -- we even saw a rare monkey; the Common Woolly Monkeys that we found a couple of times along the nice trails at the lodge were fantastic. They were throwing branches at us; I think we've confirmed that they don't like humans nearby! On our way to Wildsumaco, we made some stopovers, in part to find the many other species possible at different altitudes. First, we visited the paramo of Antisana National Park, preceded and followed by quick stops at Guango. San Isidro provided comfortable accommodations for a couple of days. There were birds all over the place and the food and the service were so good. The weather at this time of the year was nice. I would say that it was almost too dry for the area, but the birds were active, and we kept ourselves very busy every day.

With a total list of more than 300 species, it's very difficult to choose a favorite, but here are some of the ones that stood out: Andean Condors showing off on a very clear morning, followed by a male Ecuadorian Hillstar -- that clear white breast and purple head were superb; the very well-hidden Paramo Pipit and the nicely camouflaged Sedge Wren, which were hard to find; the good numbers of Carunculated Caracaras and Andean Lapwings, which were very much appreciated; the Black-banded and Rufous-banded Owls at San Isidro; the magical displays of the 20 Military Macaws feeding on palm fruits at Wildsumaco; the Plain-backed Antpitta that appeared like a ghost to get its worms; the quiet approach of the Band-bellied Owl at Wildsumaco; the wonderful parade of hummingbirds and tanagers in a colorful variety of shapes and sizes; and the toucans -- though the Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan at Guango was the best. And what about the Giant Earthworm; that was quite something, wasn't it?

Actually, the entire trip was full of great moments and highlights, even the driving! Many thanks are due to Edgar, our driver, who did his job perfectly. Finally, I would like to thank all of you for coming to share this birding adventure with me. I hope that you had a good time, and please -- keep birding!


-- 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)

An adult and immature Andean Condor tangle in the skies over Antisana National Park. Photo by participant Larry Peavler.

LITTLE TINAMOU (Crypturellus soui) [*]
Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
TORRENT DUCK (Merganetta armata) – A nice male was seen along the Cosanga River.
BLUE-WINGED TEAL (Anas discors)
ANDEAN TEAL (Anas andium)
RUDDY DUCK (ANDEAN) (Oxyura jamaicensis ferruginea)
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
WATTLED GUAN (Aburria aburri) – We had great scope views from the dining room at San Isidro, just before breakfast.
SICKLE-WINGED GUAN (Chamaepetes goudotii)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
RUFOUS-BREASTED WOOD-QUAIL (Odontophorus speciosus) [*]
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
CATTLE EGRET (Bubulcus ibis)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
BLACK-FACED IBIS (BRANICKII) (Theristicus melanopis branickii) – Antisana is still the right place to see this ibis in Ecuador; we didn't see many of them, but they were there!
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)

The group enjoyed a glorious day in the paramo of Antisana National Park (here with the mountain itself in the background). Photo by guide Willy Perez.

BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)
TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)
ANDEAN CONDOR (Vultur gryphus) – A few of them gave us a fantastic display during our visit to Antisana National Park.
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus) – We never got tired watching them...
BLACK HAWK-EAGLE (Spizaetus tyrannus) [*]
BARRED HAWK (Morphnarchus princeps) – Seen by some people just before lunch at Wildsumaco one day.
ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)
WHITE-RUMPED HAWK (Parabuteo leucorrhous)
VARIABLE HAWK (Geranoaetus polyosoma)
BLACK-CHESTED BUZZARD-EAGLE (Geranoaetus melanoleucus)
BROAD-WINGED HAWK (Buteo platypterus)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
BLACKISH RAIL (Pardirallus nigricans)
SLATE-COLORED COOT (Fulica ardesiaca)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
SOUTHERN LAPWING (Vanellus chilensis)
ANDEAN LAPWING (Vanellus resplendens)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
SPOTTED SANDPIPER (Actitis macularius)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)

A trio of Blackish Nightjars, snuggling on a rocky roost along the Loreto road, were a treat. Photo by participant Larry Peavler.

ANDEAN GULL (Chroicocephalus serranus)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia) [I]
BAND-TAILED PIGEON (Patagioenas fasciata)
PLUMBEOUS PIGEON (Patagioenas plumbea)
RUDDY PIGEON (Patagioenas subvinacea)
BLACK-WINGED GROUND-DOVE (Metriopelia melanoptera)
WHITE-THROATED QUAIL-DOVE (Zentrygon frenata) [*]
EARED DOVE (Zenaida auriculata)
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)
Strigidae (Owls)
TROPICAL SCREECH-OWL (Megascops choliba) [*]
RUFESCENT SCREECH-OWL (Megascops ingens) [*]
VERMICULATED SCREECH-OWL (FOOTHILL) (Megascops guatemalae napensis) – It was very hard to find this small owl in the bushes, but Ed managed to spot it when we had just about given up. The scope views were really nice.
BAND-BELLIED OWL (Pulsatrix melanota)
FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium brasilianum) – A nice surprise at Wildsumaco's research station.
BLACK-BANDED OWL (Ciccaba huhula) – This is the owl that we saw at San Isidro.
RUFOUS-BANDED OWL (Ciccaba albitarsis) – We had a very responsive one at San Isidro that came and landed on the wire.
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)

When you get a view like this, it's not hard to figure out how the Sparkling Violetear got its name! Photo by participant Larry Peavler.

BLACKISH NIGHTJAR (Nyctipolus nigrescens) – Three of them roosted on a rock along the Loreto road.
COMMON PAURAQUE (Nyctidromus albicollis) [*]
Apodidae (Swifts)
CHESTNUT-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne rutila)
WHITE-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne zonaris)
SHORT-TAILED SWIFT (Chaetura brachyura)
GRAY-RUMPED SWIFT (Chaetura cinereiventris)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
GREEN HERMIT (Phaethornis guy)
GRAY-CHINNED HERMIT (Phaethornis griseogularis)
BLUE-FRONTED LANCEBILL (Doryfera johannae)
BROWN VIOLETEAR (Colibri delphinae)
SPARKLING VIOLETEAR (Colibri coruscans)
BLACK-EARED FAIRY (Heliothryx auritus)
TOURMALINE SUNANGEL (Heliangelus exortis)
WIRE-CRESTED THORNTAIL (Discosura popelairii) – Not as common as they usually are, but we still found a few at Wildsumaco. The male's crest was fantastic!
ECUADORIAN PIEDTAIL (Phlogophilus hemileucurus)
SPECKLED HUMMINGBIRD (Adelomyia melanogenys)
LONG-TAILED SYLPH (Aglaiocercus kingii)
ECUADORIAN HILLSTAR (Oreotrochilus chimborazo) – Both males and females were seen at Antisana.
BLUE-MANTLED THORNBILL (Chalcostigma stanleyi)

The Wire-crested Thorntail is another well-named hummingbird. Photo by participant Larry Peavler.

TYRIAN METALTAIL (Metallura tyrianthina)
SHINING SUNBEAM (Aglaeactis cupripennis)
BRONZY INCA (Coeligena coeligena)
COLLARED INCA (Coeligena torquata)
MOUNTAIN VELVETBREAST (Lafresnaya lafresnayi)
SWORD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD (Ensifera ensifera) – We saw them a couple of times during our visit to Guango.
GREAT SAPPHIREWING (Pterophanes cyanopterus)
BUFF-TAILED CORONET (Boissonneaua flavescens)
CHESTNUT-BREASTED CORONET (Boissonneaua matthewsii)
BOOTED RACKET-TAIL (Ocreatus underwoodii peruanus) – Those east of the Andes have chestnut "boots", while those on the west they have white ones. Why?!
WHITE-TAILED HILLSTAR (Urochroa bougueri)
BLACK-THROATED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa schreibersii)
GOULD'S JEWELFRONT (Heliodoxa aurescens)
FAWN-BREASTED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa rubinoides)
VIOLET-FRONTED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa leadbeateri)
GIANT HUMMINGBIRD (Patagona gigas) – One was seen perched on a very high electric line at Antisana.
WHITE-BELLIED WOODSTAR (Chaetocercus mulsant)
GORGETED WOODSTAR (Chaetocercus heliodor) – We saw mostly females at Wildsumaco.
NAPO SABREWING (Campylopterus villaviscensio)
FORK-TAILED WOODNYMPH (Thalurania furcata)
MANY-SPOTTED HUMMINGBIRD (Taphrospilus hypostictus)
GOLDEN-TAILED SAPPHIRE (Chrysuronia oenone) – The most common hummingbird at Wildsumaco.
Trogonidae (Trogons)
GOLDEN-HEADED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus auriceps) [*]
CRESTED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus antisianus)
COLLARED TROGON (Trogon collaris)
Momotidae (Motmots)
ANDEAN MOTMOT (Momotus aequatorialis aequatorialis)
Galbulidae (Jacamars)
COPPERY-CHESTED JACAMAR (Galbula pastazae) – Nice views of this foothill specialty at Wildsumaco.
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) – A last stop at Guango was very successful for this species, as one was feeding very close to the car park. How convenient!
CHESTNUT-EARED ARACARI (Pteroglossus castanotis)
MANY-BANDED ARACARI (Pteroglossus pluricinctus)
GOLDEN-COLLARED TOUCANET (Selenidera reinwardtii) – A few sightings of this colorful species at Wildsumaco.
YELLOW-THROATED TOUCAN (BLACK-MANDIBLED) (Ramphastos ambiguus ambiguus)
CHANNEL-BILLED TOUCAN (YELLOW-RIDGED) (Ramphastos vitellinus culminatus)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
LAFRESNAYE'S PICULET (Picumnus lafresnayi)

The speckles on the Speckled Hummingbird however, can be much harder to see -- unless you get a view like this one! Photo by participant Larry Peavler.

YELLOW-TUFTED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes cruentatus)
SMOKY-BROWN WOODPECKER (Picoides fumigatus)
LITTLE WOODPECKER (Veniliornis passerinus)
GOLDEN-OLIVE WOODPECKER (Colaptes rubiginosus)
LINEATED WOODPECKER (Dryocopus lineatus lineatus)
CRIMSON-CRESTED WOODPECKER (Campephilus melanoleucos)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
BARRED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur ruficollis) [*]
COLLARED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur semitorquatus) [*]
BUCKLEY'S FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur buckleyi) – This forest-falcon really played hide-and-seek with us. It was nice to scope it, but it wasn't the view that we really wanted.
BLACK CARACARA (Daptrius ater)
CARUNCULATED CARACARA (Phalcoboenus carunculatus) – Very common at Antisana.
AMERICAN KESTREL (SOUTH AMERICAN) (Falco sparverius aequatorialis)
Psittacidae (New World and African Parrots)
BARRED PARAKEET (Bolborhynchus lineola) – Seen a couple of times, always high up.
RED-BILLED PARROT (Pionus sordidus) – We found one sitting in a hole in a tree, probably nesting.
BLUE-HEADED PARROT (Pionus menstruus)
SCALY-NAPED PARROT (Amazona mercenarius)
MAROON-TAILED PARAKEET (Pyrrhura melanura)
MILITARY MACAW (Ara militaris) – At least 20 of them ate palm fruits near the lodge at Wildsumaco. It was an incredible display.

Buff-winged Starfrontlet was one of more than three dozen hummingbird species we saw on this trip! Photo by participant Larry Peavler.

WHITE-EYED PARAKEET (Psittacara leucophthalmus)
Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)
LINED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus)
RUSSET ANTSHRIKE (Thamnistes anabatinus) [*]
PLAIN ANTVIREO (Dysithamnus mentalis)
FOOTHILL ANTWREN (Epinecrophylla spodionota)
ORNATE ANTWREN (Epinecrophylla ornata) – Fantastic sightings of this handsome bird in a bamboo patch near the garage at Wildsumaco.
PLAIN-WINGED ANTWREN (Myrmotherula behni)
YELLOW-BREASTED ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus axillaris)
RUFOUS-WINGED ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus rufimarginatus) [*]
STREAK-HEADED ANTBIRD (Drymophila striaticeps)
BLACKISH ANTBIRD (Cercomacroides nigrescens aequatorialis) – Both male and female were seen along the road at Wildsumaco.
WHITE-BACKED FIRE-EYE (BLACK-BELLIED) (Pyriglena leuconota castanoptera)
COMMON SCALE-BACKED ANTBIRD (Willisornis poecilinotus)
Conopophagidae (Gnateaters)
CHESTNUT-CROWNED GNATEATER (Conopophaga castaneiceps) – We were lucky with this species; one jumped on a little stick and gave us the chance to see it very well.
Grallariidae (Antpittas)
SCALED ANTPITTA (Grallaria guatimalensis regulus) [*]
PLAIN-BACKED ANTPITTA (Grallaria haplonota) – It took a couple of visits to the feeding station before we saw this very cryptic bird.
CHESTNUT-CROWNED ANTPITTA (Grallaria ruficapilla) [*]
WHITE-BELLIED ANTPITTA (Grallaria hypoleuca) – Still coming to the feeders at San Isidro.
TAWNY ANTPITTA (Grallaria quitensis)
OCHRE-BREASTED ANTPITTA (Grallaricula flavirostris flavirostris)

The subspecies of Black-mandibled Toucan we saw is sometimes known as the Yellow-throated Toucan -- a separate species in the eyes of some taxonomists. Photo by participant Larry Peavler.

SLATE-CROWNED ANTPITTA (Grallaricula nana)
Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)
ASH-COLORED TAPACULO (Myornis senilis) [*]
BLACKISH TAPACULO (BLACKISH) (Scytalopus latrans latrans) [*]
LONG-TAILED TAPACULO (Scytalopus micropterus) [*]
WHITE-CROWNED TAPACULO (Scytalopus atratus atratus) – This was also one of the visitors to the antpitta feeding station. It was nice to see a tapaculo out in the open!
Formicariidae (Antthrushes)
RUFOUS-BREASTED ANTTHRUSH (Formicarius rufipectus) [*]
SHORT-TAILED ANTTHRUSH (Chamaeza campanisona) [*]
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)
SHARP-TAILED STREAMCREEPER (Lochmias nematura sororius) – Not everyone saw this species, but it seemed to be be nesting nearby.
CHESTNUT-WINGED CINCLODES (Cinclodes albidiventris albidiventris)
STOUT-BILLED CINCLODES (Cinclodes excelsior)
MONTANE FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Anabacerthia striaticollis)
FLAMMULATED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes flammulatus)
BLACK-BILLED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes melanorhynchus) [*]
SPOTTED BARBTAIL (Premnoplex brunnescens)
PEARLED TREERUNNER (Margarornis squamiger)
ANDEAN TIT-SPINETAIL (Leptasthenura andicola)
ASH-BROWED SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca curtata) [*]
AZARA'S SPINETAIL (Synallaxis azarae) [*]
DARK-BREASTED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis albigularis)
DUSKY SPINETAIL (Synallaxis moesta) – Another tough bird to see, but a pair was nesting close to the lodge at Wildsumaco, so with a bit of patience, we managed to see them well.
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
WHITE-TAILED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus poecilocercus)
WHITE-BANDED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus stictopterus)
YELLOW TYRANNULET (Capsiempis flaveola)
FOOTHILL ELAENIA (Myiopagis olallai)
WHITE-CRESTED ELAENIA (Elaenia albiceps)
TORRENT TYRANNULET (Serpophaga cinerea) – Always near water; we saw them twice at Guango.
SLATY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon superciliaris)
RUFOUS-BREASTED FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon rufipectus)
MARBLE-FACED BRISTLE-TYRANT (Phylloscartes ophthalmicus)
SPECTACLED BRISTLE-TYRANT (Phylloscartes orbitalis)
ECUADORIAN TYRANNULET (Phylloscartes gualaquizae) – Very common at Wildsumaco.
SOOTY-HEADED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias griseiceps)
ASHY-HEADED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias cinereiceps)
RED-BILLED TYRANNULET (Zimmerius cinereicapilla) – With several scope views, we even managed to see the red bill!
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) – This bamboo specialty was seen at San Isidro.

The burning of the dummy is a traditional part of the Ecuadorian New Year's celebration. With it, you burn all of the bad things that happened in the old year, and prepare for a fresh new one. Photo by participant Larry Peavler.

GOLDEN-WINGED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus calopterus)
COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum cinereum)
FULVOUS-BREASTED FLATBILL (Rhynchocyclus fulvipectus)
CINNAMON FLYCATCHER (Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus)
CLIFF FLYCATCHER (Hirundinea ferruginea)
OLIVE-CHESTED FLYCATCHER (Myiophobus cryptoxanthus)
EULER'S FLYCATCHER (Lathrotriccus euleri) [*]
SMOKE-COLORED PEWEE (Contopus fumigatus)
WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Contopus sordidulus)
PLAIN-CAPPED GROUND-TYRANT (Muscisaxicola alpinus)
STREAK-THROATED BUSH-TYRANT (Myiotheretes striaticollis striaticollis)
SLATY-BACKED CHAT-TYRANT (SLATY-BACKED) (Ochthoeca cinnamomeiventris cinnamomeiventris) – Seen the last day at Guango.
BROWN-BACKED CHAT-TYRANT (Ochthoeca fumicolor)
LONG-TAILED TYRANT (Colonia colonus)
LARGE-HEADED FLATBILL (Ramphotrigon megacephalum)
DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tuberculifer)
PALE-EDGED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus cephalotes)

The flash and color of nearly 20 Military Macaws in a fruiting tree at Wildsumaco were another highlight. Photo by guide Willy Perez.

BOAT-BILLED FLYCATCHER (SOUTH AMERICAN) (Megarynchus pitangua pitangua)
SOCIAL FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes similis)
LEMON-BROWED FLYCATCHER (Conopias cinchoneti)
GOLDEN-CROWNED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes chrysocephalus)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Cotingidae (Cotingas)
FIERY-THROATED FRUITEATER (Pipreola chlorolepidota)
RED-CRESTED COTINGA (Ampelion rubrocristatus)
GRAY-TAILED PIHA (Snowornis subalaris) [*]
Pipridae (Manakins)
GOLDEN-WINGED MANAKIN (Masius chrysopterus)
BLUE-RUMPED MANAKIN (Lepidothrix isidorei) – Scope views of a male were so cool.
WING-BARRED PIPRITES (Piprites chloris) [*]
Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)
BLACK-CROWNED TITYRA (Tityra inquisitor buckleyi)
MASKED TITYRA (Tityra semifasciata)
GREEN-BACKED BECARD (YELLOW-CHEEKED) (Pachyramphus viridis xanthogenys) [*]
WHITE-WINGED BECARD (Pachyramphus polychopterus tenebrosus)
BLACK-AND-WHITE BECARD (Pachyramphus albogriseus)
Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)
BROWN-CAPPED VIREO (Vireo leucophrys)

White-bellied Antpittas have been coming to worm-feeding stations at San Isidro for years. Photo by participant Larry Peavler.

OLIVACEOUS GREENLET (Hylophilus olivaceus) – One of the most common calls at Wildsumaco.
RUFOUS-NAPED GREENLET (Pachysylvia semibrunnea)
SLATY-CAPPED SHRIKE-VIREO (Vireolanius leucotis) [*]
BLACK-BILLED PEPPERSHRIKE (Cyclarhis nigrirostris)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
GREEN JAY (Cyanocorax yncas)
VIOLACEOUS JAY (Cyanocorax violaceus)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
BLUE-AND-WHITE SWALLOW (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)
BROWN-BELLIED SWALLOW (Orochelidon murina)
WHITE-THIGHED SWALLOW (Atticora tibialis)
SOUTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
WING-BANDED WREN (Microcerculus bambla) [*]
HOUSE WREN (Troglodytes aedon) [*]
MOUNTAIN WREN (Troglodytes solstitialis)
SEDGE WREN (PARAMO) (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) [*]

The handsome Cinnamon Flycatcher is common throughout the Andean cloud forest. Photo by participant Larry Peavler.

GRAY-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (Henicorhina leucophrys) – A pair ate moths at San Isidro.
MUSICIAN WREN (Cyphorhinus arada) [*]
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
ANDEAN SOLITAIRE (Myadestes ralloides)
SWAINSON'S THRUSH (Catharus ustulatus)
BLACK-BILLED THRUSH (Turdus ignobilis)
GREAT THRUSH (Turdus fuscater)
GLOSSY-BLACK THRUSH (Turdus serranus)
WHITE-NECKED THRUSH (Turdus albicollis) [*]
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
PARAMO PIPIT (Anthus bogotensis) – We had nice sightings of this species at Antisana.
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
AMERICAN REDSTART (Setophaga ruticilla)
CERULEAN WARBLER (Setophaga cerulea)
TROPICAL PARULA (Setophaga pitiayumi)
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (Setophaga fusca) – They were everywhere along the trip
BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Setophaga striata)
BLACK-CRESTED WARBLER (Myiothlypis nigrocristata)
RUSSET-CROWNED WARBLER (Myiothlypis coronata)
CANADA WARBLER (Cardellina canadensis)

Unlike North American Green Jays, the "Inca Jay" subspecies found in Ecuador has yellow eyes. Photo by participant Larry Peavler.

SLATE-THROATED REDSTART (Myioborus miniatus)
SPECTACLED REDSTART (Myioborus melanocephalus)
Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies)
MAGPIE TANAGER (Cissopis leverianus) – This was the biggest tanager that we saw.
BLACK-EARED HEMISPINGUS (Hemispingus melanotis)
GRAY-HOODED BUSH TANAGER (RUBRIROSTRIS) (Cnemoscopus rubrirostris rubrirostris)
WHITE-LINED TANAGER (Tachyphonus rufus)
SILVER-BEAKED TANAGER (Ramphocelus carbo)
BLUE-WINGED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus somptuosus)
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus)
PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)
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)
TURQUOISE TANAGER (Tangara mexicana)
PARADISE TANAGER (Tangara chilensis) – It was a treat to see this stunning tanager every day at Wildsumaco.

Masked Flowerpiercer is a sociable species, regularly trailing along with mixed flocks -- and sometimes occuring in single-species flocks of up to 30 individuals! Photo by participant Larry Peavler.

BAY-HEADED TANAGER (Tangara gyrola)
SAFFRON-CROWNED TANAGER (Tangara xanthocephala)
FLAME-FACED TANAGER (Tangara parzudakii parzudakii)
GOLDEN TANAGER (Tangara arthus)
SWALLOW TANAGER (Tersina viridis) – Blue males and green females were seen several times at Wildsumaco.
PURPLE HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes caeruleus)
GOLDEN-COLLARED HONEYCREEPER (Iridophanes pulcherrimus)
CAPPED CONEBILL (Conirostrum albifrons atrocyaneum)
BLACK FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa humeralis)
BLUISH FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa caerulescens)
PLUSHCAP (Catamblyrhynchus diadema) – Some people managed to see this stunning bird, which prefers dense patches of bamboo.
PLUMBEOUS SIERRA-FINCH (Phrygilus unicolor) – Very numerous at Antisana.
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila castaneiventris)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEED-FINCH (Sporophila angolensis)
BLACK-AND-WHITE SEEDEATER (Sporophila luctuosa)
PLAIN-COLORED SEEDEATER (Catamenia inornata)
BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola)
GRAYISH SALTATOR (Saltator coerulescens)
SLATE-COLORED GROSBEAK (Saltator grossus) [*]
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
YELLOW-THROATED CHLOROSPINGUS (YELLOW-THROATED) (Chlorospingus flavigularis flavigularis)
COMMON CHLOROSPINGUS (NORTHERN ANDES) (Chlorospingus flavopectus phaeocephalus)
YELLOW-BROWED SPARROW (Ammodramus aurifrons)
ORANGE-BILLED SPARROW (Arremon aurantiirostris spectabilis)
CHESTNUT-CAPPED BRUSHFINCH (Arremon brunneinucha) [*]
RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW (Zonotrichia capensis)
SLATY BRUSHFINCH (Atlapetes schistaceus) – Good views of this bird at Guango.
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
SUMMER TANAGER (Piranga rubra)
SCARLET TANAGER (Piranga olivacea)
GOLDEN GROSBEAK (Pheucticus chrysogaster)
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
SCARLET-RUMPED CACIQUE (SUBTROPICAL) (Cacicus uropygialis uropygialis) – Some were nesting near the cabins at San Isidro.
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)

Chestnut-winged Cinclodes in a photo by participant Larry Peavler.

CHESTNUT-BREASTED CHLOROPHONIA (Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys) [*]
HOODED SISKIN (Spinus magellanicus)

BLACK-MANTLE TAMARIN (Saguinus nigricollis)
COMMON WOOLLY MONKEY (Lagothrix lagotricha) – It was so nice to see these monkeys along the trails at Wildsumaco; it seems that they are returning to the area.
BRAZILIAN RABBIT (Sylvilagus brasiliensis)
RED-TAILED SQUIRREL (Sciurus granatensis)
WHITE-TAILED DEER (Odocoileus virginianus)


Totals for the tour: 329 bird taxa and 6 mammal taxa