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Holiday at Ecuador's Wildsumaco Lodge 2016
Dec 29, 2016 to Jan 8, 2017
Willy Perez

The breathtaking view from the porch at Wildsumaco Lodge. Photo by participant Myles McNally.

I have to say that the itinerary for this tour is fantastic. Staying at Wildsumaco Lodge six nights gave us the opportunity to see so much wildlife, and by the end we had gained an intimate knowledge of numerous species. The location of the lodge is perfect, and the fruiting cecropia trees off the front porch had many birds all the time. The hummingbird feeders were busy, but the real standout was the Wire-crested Thorntail, especially the male with the spiky crest.

Spending the morning in Antisana our first day was superb, with those Andean Condors flying and even nesting, plus Giant Hummingbird in full view during our lunch time.

Staying two nights at San Isidro gave us the flavor of a different habitat with an alternate set of birds. The curious Green Jays were all over the place, and the ill-tempered Chestnut-breasted Coronets always patrolling the feeders were fun to watch. The great combination of the boreal migrants at this time of the year was unexpected for some people. Some special warblers were around but the best for me was Cerulean.

In terms of colors, the Paradise Tanagers and the Military Macaws must be tops. Possibly competing with them were the Red-headed Barbet, Spotted Nightingale-Thrush, and Golden-collared Toucanet. We witnessed that brown birds seen really well are beautiful too. The Short-tailed Antthrush eating the rice was one of them... what an elegant bird. The cryptic Plain-backed Antpitta and the dance of the Ochre-breasted Antpitta were a joy to watch. One of the more interesting species was the Speckled Chachalaca. We couldn't count them in the cage for the triplist, but they sparked a nice conversation about beliefs and traditions of local people.

Overall, the trip was great with stunning birds to see and a fun group of people. I'd like to thank all of you for joining the tour. Also thank you to our driver, Edgar, who did a nice job around the muddy and windy roads of the Andes.

I hope to watch some incredible birds with all of you again. Till then, all the best,


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

What a thrill to see a Blackish Nightjar on its day roost so well. Photo by participant Myles McNally.

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
TORRENT DUCK (Merganetta armata) – This species likes the rapids of the rivers, and It was seen in Cosanga, where a colorful pair with some chicks were feeding along the river.
ANDEAN TEAL (Anas andium) – One seen on flight at Laguna la Mica in Antisana
RUDDY DUCK (ANDEAN) (Oxyura jamaicensis ferruginea)
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
SPECKLED CHACHALACA (Ortalis guttata) – We saw a pair in a cage but one was also along the road at Wildsumaco.
WATTLED GUAN (Aburria aburri) [*]
SICKLE-WINGED GUAN (Chamaepetes goudotii)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
RUFOUS-BREASTED WOOD-QUAIL (Odontophorus speciosus) [*]
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
SILVERY GREBE (Podiceps occipitalis) – Some pairs of this handsome grebe were seen at Antisana.
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
CATTLE EGRET (Bubulcus ibis)

The star of the show was the male Wire-crested Thorntail. Photo by guide Willy Perez.

Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
BLACK-FACED IBIS (BRANICKII) (Theristicus melanopis branickii) – This species is a rare one in Ecuador and Antisana is the best place to see them; at least 10 were present along the way.
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)
TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)
ANDEAN CONDOR (Vultur gryphus) – A few young ones were flying and a pair of adults were spotted, but the best was the nesting one on the big cliff.
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus)
BLACK HAWK-EAGLE (Spizaetus tyrannus) – One was seen way up in the sky, and the call confirmed that it was this species.
ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)
WHITE-RUMPED HAWK (Parabuteo leucorrhous) – Some folks managed to see this small hawk through the scope before it took off.
VARIABLE HAWK (Geranoaetus polyosoma) – Some seen at Antisana
BLACK-CHESTED BUZZARD-EAGLE (Geranoaetus melanoleucus)
BROAD-WINGED HAWK (Buteo platypterus)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
BLACKISH RAIL (Pardirallus nigricans) – Normally, seeing a rail is not easy, but not this time -- one was walking on a log and gave us a nice show.
SLATE-COLORED COOT (Fulica ardesiaca)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
SOUTHERN LAPWING (Vanellus chilensis)
ANDEAN LAPWING (Vanellus resplendens)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
ANDEAN GULL (Chroicocephalus serranus)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia) [I]
RUDDY PIGEON (Patagioenas subvinacea)
COMMON GROUND-DOVE (Columbina passerina quitensis)
BLACK-WINGED GROUND-DOVE (Metriopelia melanoptera)
EARED DOVE (Zenaida auriculata)
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
GREATER ANI (Crotophaga major) – This was a surprise at San Isidro when we saw one bird along the road. It is far too high for this species normally.
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)
SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)
Strigidae (Owls)
TROPICAL SCREECH-OWL (Megascops choliba) [*]
VERMICULATED SCREECH-OWL (FOOTHILL) (Megascops guatemalae napensis) – We gave two tries for this bird, and the second time we managed a flight view.
BAND-BELLIED OWL (Pulsatrix melanota) – A very active pair was seen at the lodge at Wildsumaco.
BLACK-BANDED OWL (Ciccaba huhula) – This is the "San Isidro" owl.
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
BLACKISH NIGHTJAR (Nyctipolus nigrescens) – The best way to see this species is when they are roosting, and that is what we did in our way back from Wildsumaco, when we had a bird two meters away from us!

We enjoyed excellent looks at the locally rare Black-faced Ibis. Photo by participant Myles McNally.

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)
BROWN VIOLETEAR (Colibri delphinae)
LESSER VIOLETEAR (ANDEAN) (Colibri cyanotus cyanotus)
SPARKLING VIOLETEAR (Colibri coruscans)
TOURMALINE SUNANGEL (Heliangelus exortis)
WIRE-CRESTED THORNTAIL (Discosura popelairii) – The winner of the show in the hummingbird world was this species; some of the males are superb to watch!
ECUADORIAN PIEDTAIL (Phlogophilus hemileucurus)
SPECKLED HUMMINGBIRD (Adelomyia melanogenys)
LONG-TAILED SYLPH (Aglaiocercus kingii)
ECUADORIAN HILLSTAR (Oreotrochilus chimborazo)
TYRIAN METALTAIL (Metallura tyrianthina)
SHINING SUNBEAM (Aglaeactis cupripennis)
BRONZY INCA (Coeligena coeligena)

We scored Band-bellied Owl right at Wildsumaco. Photo by participant Myles McNally.

COLLARED INCA (Coeligena torquata) – The male of this hummingbird is just stunning, too.
MOUNTAIN VELVETBREAST (Lafresnaya lafresnayi)
SWORD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD (Ensifera ensifera) – The scope views showed us that the bill is definitely longer than the bird's body.
BUFF-TAILED CORONET (Boissonneaua flavescens)
CHESTNUT-BREASTED CORONET (Boissonneaua matthewsii)
BOOTED RACKET-TAIL (Ocreatus underwoodii peruanus)
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)
GIANT HUMMINGBIRD (Patagona gigas) – We saw this, the biggest of all the hummingbirds, when we were having lunch at Tambo Condor at Antisana.
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)
Trogonidae (Trogons)
GOLDEN-HEADED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus auriceps)
CRESTED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus antisianus)
GREEN-BACKED TROGON (Trogon viridis)
BLUE-CROWNED TROGON (Trogon curucui)
COLLARED TROGON (Trogon collaris)
Galbulidae (Jacamars)
COPPERY-CHESTED JACAMAR (Galbula pastazae) – There is always pressure to see this species here because this jacamar is the logo of Wildsumaco. We had a very nice pair that gave us a good show.
Capitonidae (New World Barbets)
GILDED BARBET (Capito auratus) – This barbet was one of the best birds in the trip.
RED-HEADED BARBET (Eubucco bourcierii)
Ramphastidae (Toucans)
EMERALD TOUCANET (ANDEAN) (Aulacorhynchus prasinus albivitta)
CHESTNUT-TIPPED TOUCANET (Aulacorhynchus derbianus)
BLACK-BILLED MOUNTAIN-TOUCAN (Andigena nigrirostris) – Stunning views of one bird at Vinillos near the Guacamayos trail.
CHESTNUT-EARED ARACARI (Pteroglossus castanotis)
GOLDEN-COLLARED TOUCANET (Selenidera reinwardtii) – We one doing its rocking horse display.
YELLOW-THROATED TOUCAN (BLACK-MANDIBLED) (Ramphastos ambiguus ambiguus)
CHANNEL-BILLED TOUCAN (YELLOW-RIDGED) (Ramphastos vitellinus culminatus) – For some people this was the "crying" toucan.
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) – Great looks at two males and one female at San Isidro.
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
BARRED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur ruficollis) – Two birds flew by the lodge.
COLLARED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur semitorquatus) [*]

A vibrant Red-headed Barbet came into view for participant Myles McNally.

BUCKLEY'S FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur buckleyi) [*]
BLACK CARACARA (Daptrius ater)
CARUNCULATED CARACARA (Phalcoboenus carunculatus)
YELLOW-HEADED CARACARA (Milvago chimachima)
LAUGHING FALCON (Herpetotheres cachinnans cachinnans) – A rare sighting for Wildsumaco, but we had fantastic scope views.
AMERICAN KESTREL (SOUTH AMERICAN) (Falco sparverius aequatorialis)
APLOMADO FALCON (Falco femoralis) – One in flight during our day at Antisana.
BAT FALCON (Falco rufigularis rufigularis)
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) – A few pairs were seen in flight, but a couple were also seen on a palm every day near the lodge at Wildsumaco.
WHITE-EYED PARAKEET (Psittacara leucophthalmus)
Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)
LINED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus) – The male looks like a zebra, and the female is zebra in front and chestnut on the back.
PLAIN ANTVIREO (Dysithamnus mentalis)
STREAK-HEADED ANTBIRD (Drymophila striaticeps) [*]

We were treated to exceptional looks at an otherwise elusive White-bellied Antpitta at San Isidro. Photo by participant Myles McNally.

BLACKISH ANTBIRD (Cercomacroides nigrescens aequatorialis)
WHITE-BACKED FIRE-EYE (BLACK-BELLIED) (Pyriglena leuconota castanoptera)
COMMON SCALE-BACKED ANTBIRD (Willisornis poecilinotus) – Stunning views of this great antbirds near the car park at Wildsumaco.
Conopophagidae (Gnateaters)
CHESTNUT-CROWNED GNATEATER (Conopophaga castaneiceps)
Grallariidae (Antpittas)
PLAIN-BACKED ANTPITTA (Grallaria haplonota) – The big antpitta that came to eat the worms at Wildsumaco.
CHESTNUT-CROWNED ANTPITTA (Grallaria ruficapilla) [*]
WHITE-BELLIED ANTPITTA (Grallaria hypoleuca)
TAWNY ANTPITTA (Grallaria quitensis) [*]
OCHRE-BREASTED ANTPITTA (Grallaricula flavirostris flavirostris) – The small antpitta that was shaking its hips at Wildsumaco... definitely a good dancer.
Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)
LONG-TAILED TAPACULO (Scytalopus micropterus) [*]
WHITE-CROWNED TAPACULO (Scytalopus atratus atratus) [*]
Formicariidae (Antthrushes)
SHORT-TAILED ANTTHRUSH (Chamaeza campanisona) – It was fantastic to see this bird coming to eat the rice that Byron put out for it on the trail.
Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)
OLIVACEOUS WOODCREEPER (Sittasomus griseicapillus)
WEDGE-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Glyphorynchus spirurus)

Chestnut-breasted Coronets put on quite a show around the feeders. Photo by participant Myles McNally.

OLIVE-BACKED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus triangularis)
MONTANE WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger)
STREAKED XENOPS (Xenops rutilans)
STREAKED TUFTEDCHEEK (Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii)
CHESTNUT-WINGED CINCLODES (Cinclodes albidiventris albidiventris)
STOUT-BILLED CINCLODES (Cinclodes excelsior)
MONTANE FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Anabacerthia striaticollis) – The most common furnariid at Wildsumaco.
BLACK-BILLED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes melanorhynchus)
PEARLED TREERUNNER (Margarornis squamiger)
MANY-STRIPED CANASTERO (Asthenes flammulata)
AZARA'S SPINETAIL (Synallaxis azarae) [*]
DARK-BREASTED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis albigularis)
DUSKY SPINETAIL (Synallaxis moesta)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
WHITE-BANDED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus stictopterus)
TUFTED TIT-TYRANT (Anairetes parulus) – A pair seen along the way to Antisana.
YELLOW TYRANNULET (Capsiempis flaveola)
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) – The most common tyrannulet at Wildsumaco.
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-CROWNED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus ruficeps) – A male and female showed nicely along the FACE trail at Wildsumaco.
BLACK-AND-WHITE TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus capitalis)
COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum cinereum)
YELLOW-OLIVE FLYCATCHER (CONFUSUS) (Tolmomyias sulphurescens confusus)
CINNAMON FLYCATCHER (Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus)
CLIFF FLYCATCHER (Hirundinea ferruginea) – It was easy to understand the name when we saw them catching insects from a big cliff.
OLIVE-CHESTED FLYCATCHER (Myiophobus cryptoxanthus)
SMOKE-COLORED PEWEE (Contopus fumigatus)
WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Contopus sordidulus)
BLACK PHOEBE (Sayornis nigricans)
VERMILION FLYCATCHER (OBSCURUS GROUP) (Pyrocephalus rubinus piurae) – Great looks of a pair at the San Jose garden.
PLAIN-CAPPED GROUND-TYRANT (Muscisaxicola alpinus)
DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tuberculifer)
PALE-EDGED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus cephalotes)
SOCIAL FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes similis)
GOLDEN-CROWNED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes chrysocephalus)

At nearly 19,000 feet, Antisana is the fourth highest volcano in Ecuador. Photo by participant Myles McNally.

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Cotingidae (Cotingas)
BLACK-CHESTED FRUITEATER (Pipreola lubomirskii) [*]
ANDEAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK (Rupicola peruvianus aequatorialis) – A fly-by female was seen by most of the group.
GRAY-TAILED PIHA (Snowornis subalaris) [*]
Pipridae (Manakins)
GOLDEN-WINGED MANAKIN (Masius chrysopterus)
GREEN MANAKIN (Cryptopipo holochlora holochlora)
BLUE-RUMPED MANAKIN (Lepidothrix isidorei)
STRIPED MANAKIN (WESTERN) (Machaeropterus regulus striolatus) [*]
Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)
MASKED TITYRA (Tityra semifasciata)
BARRED BECARD (Pachyramphus versicolor)
WHITE-WINGED BECARD (Pachyramphus polychopterus tenebrosus)
Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)
BLACK-BILLED PEPPERSHRIKE (Cyclarhis nigrirostris)
OLIVACEOUS GREENLET (Hylophilus olivaceus)
RUFOUS-NAPED GREENLET (Pachysylvia semibrunnea)
BROWN-CAPPED VIREO (Vireo leucophrys)

A Golden-headed Quetzal was obliging and unforgettable for us. Photo by participant Myles McNally.

Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
TURQUOISE JAY (Cyanolyca turcosa) – Few of this colorful jays were seen at Guango the last day.
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) – We had nice views of this small wren from the porch at Wildsumaco, it was shaking its tail and wings, I am sure that you all remember this.....
HOUSE WREN (Troglodytes aedon)
MOUNTAIN WREN (Troglodytes solstitialis)
SEDGE WREN (PARAMO) (Cistothorus platensis aequatorialis)
THRUSH-LIKE WREN (Campylorhynchus turdinus)
CORAYA WREN (Pheugopedius coraya) [*]
SHARPE'S WREN (Cinnycerthia olivascens)
WHITE-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (BLACK-CAPPED) (Henicorhina leucosticta hauxwelli)
GRAY-BREASTED WOOD-WREN (Henicorhina leucophrys)
MUSICIAN WREN (Cyphorhinus arada) – We didn't see this bird well, but we did enjoy its song.
Cinclidae (Dippers)
WHITE-CAPPED DIPPER (Cinclus leucocephalus)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
ANDEAN SOLITAIRE (Myadestes ralloides)
SPOTTED NIGHTINGALE-THRUSH (Catharus dryas) – This very widespread bird is common by voice but always hard to see. But this was not the case for us when one came out to get some worms at Wildsumaco.
SWAINSON'S THRUSH (Catharus ustulatus)
PALE-EYED THRUSH (Turdus leucops) – We had scope views of this black bird that looks very much like its cousin the Glossy-black, but the white eye is very distinctive.
BLACK-BILLED THRUSH (Turdus ignobilis)
GREAT THRUSH (Turdus fuscater)
GLOSSY-BLACK THRUSH (Turdus serranus)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
AMERICAN REDSTART (Setophaga ruticilla)
CERULEAN WARBLER (Setophaga cerulea)
TROPICAL PARULA (Setophaga pitiayumi)
THREE-STRIPED WARBLER (Basileuterus tristriatus)
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)

Participant Myles McNally photographed this Tufted Tit-Tyrant.

RUFOUS-CRESTED TANAGER (Creurgops verticalis)
BLACK-EARED HEMISPINGUS (Hemispingus melanotis) [*]
WHITE-LINED TANAGER (Tachyphonus rufus)
SILVER-BEAKED TANAGER (Ramphocelus carbo)
BLUE-WINGED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus somptuosus)
ORANGE-EARED TANAGER (Chlorochrysa calliparaea)
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus) – We saw the two subspecies of this tanager, the all blue-gray one from the west and the one that is blue-gray with white shoulders from the east.
PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)
SCRUB TANAGER (Tangara vitriolina) – The last day we had a few birds around the gardens of Hotel San Jose.
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)
BLUE-BROWED TANAGER (Tangara cyanotis)
PARADISE TANAGER (Tangara chilensis) – It is always a treat to see this tanager, but the site where we saw them was quite something with all the Chinese with gigantic cameras trying to get the best shot ever.... I am sure that they did..... but I felt out of place with my little camera near them. The good news is that I got a nice photo anyway!
BAY-HEADED TANAGER (Tangara gyrola)
GOLDEN-EARED TANAGER (Tangara chrysotis)

Paradise Tanager was one of many colorful tanagers we saw well. Photo by guide Willy Perez.

SAFFRON-CROWNED TANAGER (Tangara xanthocephala)
GOLDEN TANAGER (Tangara arthus)
SWALLOW TANAGER (Tersina viridis) – A male of this stunning tanager was seen at least twice during our trip.
PURPLE HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes caeruleus)
BLACK FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa humeralis) – We had few seen from the Mirador at Antisana.
BLUISH FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa caerulescens)
PLUMBEOUS SIERRA-FINCH (Phrygilus unicolor)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila castaneiventris)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEED-FINCH (Sporophila angolensis)
BLACK-AND-WHITE SEEDEATER (Sporophila luctuosa) – Some groups of males and females were at Wildsumaco.
PLAIN-COLORED SEEDEATER (Catamenia inornata)
BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola)
GRAYISH SALTATOR (Saltator coerulescens)
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)

A Golden-tailed Sapphire is an iridescent feast for the eyes. Photo by participant Myles McNally.

RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW (Zonotrichia capensis) – I know that this is very common and widespread, but I have to admit that Rufy is always a good bird to watch.
SLATY BRUSHFINCH (Atlapetes schistaceus)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
SUMMER TANAGER (Piranga rubra)
SCARLET TANAGER (Piranga olivacea)
GOLDEN GROSBEAK (Pheucticus chrysogaster)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
SCARLET-RUMPED CACIQUE (SUBTROPICAL) (Cacicus uropygialis uropygialis) – It is not easy to see the scarlet on these birds until they fly. Several were eating moths at San Isidro.
RUSSET-BACKED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius angustifrons)
CRESTED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius decumanus)
Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies)
GOLDEN-RUMPED EUPHONIA (Euphonia cyanocephala) [*]
BRONZE-GREEN EUPHONIA (Euphonia mesochrysa) – Seen a few times feeding on fruits of the Cecropias near the lodge.
ORANGE-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia xanthogaster)
BLUE-NAPED CHLOROPHONIA (Chlorophonia cyanea)
HOODED SISKIN (Spinus magellanicus)

BLACK-MANTLE TAMARIN (Saguinus nigricollis) – We saw a group of them, even a mother with a baby.
BRAZILIAN RABBIT (Sylvilagus brasiliensis)
RED-TAILED SQUIRREL (Sciurus granatensis)
AMAZON DWARF SQUIRREL (Microsciurus flaviventer)
BLACK AGOUTI (Dasyprocta fuliginosa) – They were around Wildsumaco.
KINKAJOU (Potos flavus) – We saw them twice, eating cecropia fruits.
WHITE-TAILED DEER (Odocoileus virginianus)


Totals for the tour: 282 bird taxa and 8 mammal taxa