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Ecuador's Wildsumaco Lodge 2017
Mar 12, 2017 to Mar 22, 2017
Willy Perez

A pair of Torrent Ducks showed off their swimming prowess for us in the rushing river. Photo by participant Bill Byers.

This Wildsumaco tour had a little change from the Sheraton to to the San Jose hotel in Tumbaco. It worked well because the San Jose is close to Antisana National Park, which means that we had more time to spend there. Antisana was superb with weather and birds, and Andean Condors were present followed by a great selection of hummingbirds such as Giant, Sword-billed, Shining Sunbeam, and stunning Black tailed Trainbearer males.

We all thought that after a fantastic day in the highlands it was going to be difficult to top that day, but the gardens at San Isidro were full of birds the next one. Green Jays, Scarlet-rumped Caciques, Beryl-spangled Tanager, and even Black-banded Owl showed up. We had to venture to the Cosanga river to see the Torrent Ducks, and we were relieved when a nice pair was swimming and feeding nearby.

Dropping in elevation to Wildsumaco Lodge, the bird species changed and everything was new again. The facilities of the lodge provided exactly what we needed for the next six nights. The porch and gardens were full of action, with 15 species of hummingbirds present. We enjoyed watching Wire-crested Thorntail males sometimes displaying for a female. The colors of Gould's Jewelfront looked like a rainbow, and the orange boots of the Booted Racket-tail male were striking. To see the nestling Chestnut-fronted Macaws playing peek-a-boo was funny. The selection of birds kept improving all the time, and the tiny but colorful Blue-rumped manakin surprised us when we spotted him feeding in a tree. The sound of a Musician Wren was special.

Swallow-tailed Kites, Cerulean Warblers, and other familiar birds from the north were also around for our delight, but the best for me was the last-minute Crested Quetzal on the way back to Quito -- did we really see that?!

Can you believe that all of this happened in one week? I have to say that it was a trip full of fantastic birding, great scenery, good food, but most importantly great company. Thanks to all of you who came along. I hope that we will see each other soon for another round of great and fun birding.

A big hug,


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)
LITTLE TINAMOU (Crypturellus soui) [*]
Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
TORRENT DUCK (Merganetta armata) – A pair feeding in the Cosanga river.

Male Black-tailed Trainbearers easily have the longest tail of any hummer in proportion to their body! Photo by participant Bill Byers.

ANDEAN TEAL (Anas andium)
RUDDY DUCK (ANDEAN) (Oxyura jamaicensis ferruginea) – A few seen in La Mica lake the first day.
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
SICKLE-WINGED GUAN (Chamaepetes goudotii)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
RUFOUS-BREASTED WOOD-QUAIL (Odontophorus speciosus) [*]
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
SILVERY GREBE (Podiceps occipitalis) – A few seen at Antisana.
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
BLACK-FACED IBIS (BRANICKII) (Theristicus melanopis branickii)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)
TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)
ANDEAN CONDOR (Vultur gryphus) – Fantastic sightings of this unique vulture. Antisana is the best place in Ecuador to see this bird.
Pandionidae (Osprey)
OSPREY (Pandion haliaetus)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus) – Around Wildsumaco they were seen every day.

A rather soggy Black-faced Ibis makes its way through the grassland at Antisana. Photo by participant Bill Byers.

BLACK HAWK-EAGLE (Spizaetus tyrannus)
BLACK-AND-CHESTNUT EAGLE (Spizaetus isidori) – A pair of these big mountain eagles were seen soaring when we were at San Isidro.
BARRED HAWK (Morphnarchus princeps)
ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)
HARRIS'S HAWK (Parabuteo unicinctus)
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) – We managed to pull out one of these nice rails at Wildsumaco.
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)

The monochromatic Cinnamon Flycatcher makes for a lovely portrait here by participant Charlotte Byers.

Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
ANDEAN GULL (Chroicocephalus serranus) – Only seen the first day in Antisana.
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia) [I]
SCALED PIGEON (Patagioenas speciosa)
BAND-TAILED PIGEON (Patagioenas fasciata)
PLUMBEOUS PIGEON (Patagioenas plumbea)
RUDDY PIGEON (Patagioenas subvinacea)
WHITE-THROATED QUAIL-DOVE (Zentrygon frenata) [*]
EARED DOVE (Zenaida auriculata)
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)
SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO (Coccyzus americanus) – We saw this bird the last day on our way back to Quito.
Strigidae (Owls)
BAND-BELLIED OWL (Pulsatrix melanota) – We saw this big owl the first night at Wildsumaco, but it never showed up again.
BLACK-BANDED OWL (Ciccaba huhula) – A pair was eating moths at San Isidro.

Our group watching for condors from the platform at Antisana. Photo by guide Willy Perez.

RUFOUS-BANDED OWL (Ciccaba albitarsis) [*]
Apodidae (Swifts)
WHITE-CHESTED SWIFT (Cypseloides lemosi)
WHITE-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne zonaris)
SHORT-TAILED SWIFT (Chaetura brachyura)
GRAY-RUMPED SWIFT (Chaetura cinereiventris)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN (Florisuga mellivora)
GREEN HERMIT (Phaethornis guy)
TAWNY-BELLIED HERMIT (Phaethornis syrmatophorus) – Feeding on the hibiscus flowers in front of the porch at San Isidro's dining room.
BROWN VIOLETEAR (Colibri delphinae)
SPARKLING VIOLETEAR (Colibri coruscans)
TOURMALINE SUNANGEL (Heliangelus exortis)
WIRE-CRESTED THORNTAIL (Discosura popelairii) – The most unique hummingbird at Wildsumaco, males and females were very regular at the feeders.
ECUADORIAN PIEDTAIL (Phlogophilus hemileucurus) – Some people managed to see these birds that very occasionally came to the feeders; we also saw a couple of them in the forest.

We got to see both of the quetzal species on this tour -- this is Crested. Photo by participant Bill Byers.

SPECKLED HUMMINGBIRD (Adelomyia melanogenys)
LONG-TAILED SYLPH (Aglaiocercus kingii) – Very common at San Isidro.
ECUADORIAN HILLSTAR (Oreotrochilus chimborazo)
BLACK-TAILED TRAINBEARER (Lesbia victoriae) – Males were showing off their long tails at Antisana.
TYRIAN METALTAIL (Metallura tyrianthina)
SHINING SUNBEAM (Aglaeactis cupripennis)
BRONZY INCA (Coeligena coeligena)
COLLARED INCA (Coeligena torquata)
SWORD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD (Ensifera ensifera) – Superb views of birds perched at Antisana.
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 could compare the size of these birds when they were close to the Sparkling Violetear -- they do look giant for a hummingbird.
GORGETED WOODSTAR (Chaetocercus heliodor)
VIOLET-HEADED HUMMINGBIRD (Klais guimeti) – This hummingbirds was very common but only at the vervain flowers at Wildsumaco.
NAPO SABREWING (Campylopterus villaviscensio)
FORK-TAILED WOODNYMPH (Thalurania furcata)
MANY-SPOTTED HUMMINGBIRD (Taphrospilus hypostictus)
GOLDEN-TAILED SAPPHIRE (Chrysuronia oenone) – The most numerous hummingbird at Wildsumaco.
RUFOUS-THROATED SAPPHIRE (Hylocharis sapphirina)
Trogonidae (Trogons)
GOLDEN-HEADED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus auriceps)
CRESTED QUETZAL (Pharomachrus antisianus) – A fantastic male was seen the last day in our way back to Quito.
GREEN-BACKED TROGON (Trogon viridis)
COLLARED TROGON (Trogon collaris)
MASKED TROGON (Trogon personatus personatus)
Momotidae (Motmots)
ANDEAN MOTMOT (Momotus aequatorialis aequatorialis) – Great looks of this big motmot at San Isidro.
Bucconidae (Puffbirds)
BLACK-STREAKED PUFFBIRD (Malacoptila fulvogularis) – We had to work a bit for this puffbird but the scope views were quite something...
BROWN NUNLET (Nonnula brunnea) – It was a big surprise for me to find this bird; normally they occur at lower elevation, and it was the first record for Wildsumaco.
Galbulidae (Jacamars)
COPPERY-CHESTED JACAMAR (Galbula pastazae) – Great looks of a pair at Wildsumaco.
Capitonidae (New World Barbets)
GILDED BARBET (Capito auratus)
RED-HEADED BARBET (Eubucco bourcierii)

A male Gilded Barbet, photographed by participant Charlotte Byers.

Ramphastidae (Toucans)
EMERALD TOUCANET (ANDEAN) (Aulacorhynchus prasinus albivitta)
GRAY-BREASTED MOUNTAIN-TOUCAN (Andigena hypoglauca) – Another last minute bird that we saw at Guango lodge the last day.
GOLDEN-COLLARED TOUCANET (Selenidera reinwardtii)
YELLOW-THROATED TOUCAN (BLACK-MANDIBLED) (Ramphastos ambiguus ambiguus)
CHANNEL-BILLED TOUCAN (YELLOW-RIDGED) (Ramphastos vitellinus culminatus)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
RUFOUS-BREASTED PICULET (Picumnus rufiventris)
YELLOW-TUFTED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes cruentatus) – There were plenty of these at Wildsumaco, some were nesting.
SMOKY-BROWN WOODPECKER (Picoides fumigatus)
LITTLE WOODPECKER (Veniliornis passerinus)
GOLDEN-OLIVE WOODPECKER (Colaptes rubiginosus)
CRIMSON-MANTLED WOODPECKER (Colaptes rivolii) – A pair of this striking woodpecker seen at San Isidro.
LINEATED WOODPECKER (Dryocopus lineatus)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
BARRED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur ruficollis) [*]
CARUNCULATED CARACARA (Phalcoboenus carunculatus) – There were many of these Caracaras on the vast plains of Antisana.

It's a good thing bird bills are light -- or this amazing Sword-billed Hummingbird might be tipping over! Photo by guide Willy Perez.

YELLOW-HEADED CARACARA (Milvago chimachima)
AMERICAN KESTREL (SOUTH AMERICAN) (Falco sparverius aequatorialis)
APLOMADO FALCON (Falco femoralis)
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) – They never perched, but we had nice looks of few of them flying around.
WHITE-EYED PARAKEET (Psittacara leucophthalmus)
Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)
LINED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus)
PLAIN-WINGED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus schistaceus)

And the male Wire-crested Thorntail? Not too shabby himself! Photo by participant Bill Byers.

RUSSET ANTSHRIKE (Thamnistes anabatinus) [*]
PLAIN ANTVIREO (Dysithamnus mentalis)
ORNATE ANTWREN (Epinecrophylla ornata)
YELLOW-BREASTED ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus axillaris)
RUFOUS-WINGED ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus rufimarginatus) – We had some good looks at this canopy antwren.
STREAK-HEADED ANTBIRD (Drymophila striaticeps)
BLACK ANTBIRD (Cercomacroides serva) [*]
BLACKISH ANTBIRD (Cercomacroides nigrescens aequatorialis)
WHITE-BACKED FIRE-EYE (BLACK-BELLIED) (Pyriglena leuconota castanoptera)
BLACK-FACED ANTBIRD (Myrmoborus myotherinus) – Scope views of a male were nice along the road at Wildsumaco.
COMMON SCALE-BACKED ANTBIRD (Willisornis poecilinotus) – It was great to see this species eating moths in the car park at Wildsumaco.
Grallariidae (Antpittas)
PLAIN-BACKED ANTPITTA (Grallaria haplonota) – This very cryptic antpitta is still coming to the feeders, otherwise it's impossible to see one.
CHESTNUT-CROWNED ANTPITTA (Grallaria ruficapilla) [*]
WHITE-BELLIED ANTPITTA (Grallaria hypoleuca) – A pair showed nicely at San Isidro.
TAWNY ANTPITTA (Grallaria quitensis)
OCHRE-BREASTED ANTPITTA (Grallaricula flavirostris flavirostris) – Another one that is still coming to the worms at Wildsumaco.
Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)
ASH-COLORED TAPACULO (Myornis senilis) [*]
BLACKISH TAPACULO (BLACKISH) (Scytalopus latrans latrans) [*]
LONG-TAILED TAPACULO (Scytalopus micropterus) [*]
WHITE-CROWNED TAPACULO (Scytalopus atratus atratus) [*]
Formicariidae (Antthrushes)
SHORT-TAILED ANTTHRUSH (Chamaeza campanisona) [*]
Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)
OLIVACEOUS WOODCREEPER (Sittasomus griseicapillus)
STRONG-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus) – This is the biggest woodcreeper that we saw on the trip.
OLIVE-BACKED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus triangularis)
MONTANE WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger)
STREAKED XENOPS (Xenops rutilans)
CHESTNUT-WINGED CINCLODES (Cinclodes albidiventris albidiventris)
STOUT-BILLED CINCLODES (Cinclodes excelsior)
MONTANE FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Anabacerthia striaticollis)
RUFOUS-TAILED FOLIAGE-GLEANER (Anabacerthia ruficaudata)

Volcan Sumaco is the namesake for Wildsumaco Lodge. Photo by participant Charlotte Byers.

BLACK-BILLED TREEHUNTER (Thripadectes melanorhynchus) – Always hard to see but a couple of times it was flying across the road.
SPOTTED BARBTAIL (Premnoplex brunnescens) [*]
PEARLED TREERUNNER (Margarornis squamiger) – The most striking furnariid on the trip.
ANDEAN TIT-SPINETAIL (Leptasthenura andicola)
MANY-STRIPED CANASTERO (Asthenes flammulata)
ASH-BROWED SPINETAIL (Cranioleuca curtata)
AZARA'S SPINETAIL (Synallaxis azarae)
DARK-BREASTED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis albigularis)
RUFOUS SPINETAIL (Synallaxis unirufa)
DUSKY SPINETAIL (Synallaxis moesta)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
WHITE-TAILED TYRANNULET (Mecocerculus poecilocercus)
YELLOW TYRANNULET (Capsiempis flaveola)

Stout-billed Cinclodes is one of the high-elevation species we found. Photo by participant Charlotte Byers.

FOOTHILL ELAENIA (Myiopagis olallai)
TORRENT TYRANNULET (Serpophaga cinerea) – This small gray and black bird is always near water -- exactly where we saw them.
SLATY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon superciliaris)
RUFOUS-BREASTED FLYCATCHER (Leptopogon rufipectus)
MARBLE-FACED BRISTLE-TYRANT (Phylloscartes ophthalmicus)
ECUADORIAN TYRANNULET (Phylloscartes gualaquizae)
SOOTY-HEADED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias griseiceps)
ASHY-HEADED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias cinereiceps)
PLUMBEOUS-CROWNED TYRANNULET (Phyllomyias plumbeiceps) [*]
RED-BILLED TYRANNULET (Zimmerius cinereicapilla) – Through the scope we managed to see the red bill and the pale eye of this little tyrannulet.
GOLDEN-FACED TYRANNULET (GOLDEN-FACED) (Zimmerius chrysops chrysops)
ORNATE FLYCATCHER (Myiotriccus ornatus) – The name is apt for this very good looking flycatcher, it is very ornate indeed.
SCALE-CRESTED PYGMY-TYRANT (Lophotriccus pileatus)

Were it not for the brilliant eye of this Silvery Grebe, you might think this was a black-and-white photograph. Photo by participant Bill Byers.

RUFOUS-CROWNED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus ruficeps) – This very small flycatcher is like a colorful bullet.
BLACK-AND-WHITE TODY-FLYCATCHER (Poecilotriccus capitalis)
COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum cinereum)
CINNAMON FLYCATCHER (Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus)
CLIFF FLYCATCHER (Hirundinea ferruginea) – We saw a pair on a cliff, so its name makes sense.
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) – There is always a pair at San Jose, and this time was no exception.
PLAIN-CAPPED GROUND-TYRANT (Muscisaxicola alpinus)
BROWN-BACKED CHAT-TYRANT (Ochthoeca fumicolor)

Canasteros ("basket-makers" for their nests) are seldom as cooperative as was this Many-striped for a fine image by participant Bill Byers.

LONG-TAILED TYRANT (Colonia colonus) – To see a male of this species in flight is quite something...remember the streamers?
LARGE-HEADED FLATBILL (Ramphotrigon megacephalum)
DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tuberculifer)
PALE-EDGED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus cephalotes) – This is the most common flycatcher in San Isidro's garden.
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)
ANDEAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK (Rupicola peruvianus aequatorialis)
AMAZONIAN UMBRELLABIRD (Cephalopterus ornatus)
Pipridae (Manakins)
GOLDEN-WINGED MANAKIN (Masius chrysopterus)
BLUE-RUMPED MANAKIN (Lepidothrix isidorei)
STRIPED MANAKIN (WESTERN) (Machaeropterus regulus striolatus) [*]
WHITE-CROWNED MANAKIN (WHITE-CROWNED) (Dixiphia pipra coracina) – We managed to see a male of this black and white manakin through the scope.
WING-BARRED PIPRITES (Piprites chloris)
Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)
BLACK-CROWNED TITYRA (Tityra inquisitor buckleyi)
MASKED TITYRA (Tityra semifasciata)
WHITE-WINGED BECARD (Pachyramphus polychopterus tenebrosus)
Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)
BLACK-BILLED PEPPERSHRIKE (Cyclarhis nigrirostris)
OLIVACEOUS GREENLET (Hylophilus olivaceus)
SLATY-CAPPED SHRIKE-VIREO (Vireolanius leucotis) [*]
RUFOUS-NAPED GREENLET (Pachysylvia semibrunnea)
BROWN-CAPPED VIREO (Vireo leucophrys)
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) – We worked hard to see the thigh of this dark swallow, but only some people managed to get a glimpse of it.

Wildsumaco seems to be one of the best places to get good looks at the spectacular Paradise Tanager. Photo by participant Bill Byers.

SOUTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
HOUSE WREN (Troglodytes aedon)
MOUNTAIN WREN (Troglodytes solstitialis)
SEDGE WREN (PARAMO) (Cistothorus platensis aequatorialis) – This small wren was seen nicely on the grassland in Antisana.
THRUSH-LIKE WREN (Campylorhynchus turdinus)
PLAIN-TAILED WREN (Pheugopedius euophrys) – We worked hard to try to see this bamboo specialty wren but no such luck -- we concluded that they never show up, they just sing! [*]
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 saw one flying by, but the song of this bird was magic.
Cinclidae (Dippers)
WHITE-CAPPED DIPPER (Cinclus leucocephalus)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
ANDEAN SOLITAIRE (Myadestes ralloides) [*]

Carunculated Caracaras are high-elevation open-country raptors, and we had various good looks at Antisana. Photo by participant Bill Byers.

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH (Catharus minimus) – This was a nice surprise, one was coming to the Antpitta worms feeder at Wildsumaco.
SWAINSON'S THRUSH (Catharus ustulatus)
PALE-EYED THRUSH (Turdus leucops)
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)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
CERULEAN WARBLER (Setophaga cerulea) – Some males and females were still at Wildsumaco.
TROPICAL PARULA (Setophaga pitiayumi)
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (Setophaga fusca) – Many males were getting ready for the long trip to the north.
BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Setophaga striata)

Blue-rumped Manakin, photographed by guide Willy Perez.

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 of all the tanagers was nicely seen at Wildsumaco.
BLACK-EARED HEMISPINGUS (Hemispingus melanotis)
FLAME-CRESTED TANAGER (FLAME-CRESTED) (Tachyphonus cristatus fallax)
WHITE-LINED TANAGER (Tachyphonus rufus)
SILVER-BEAKED TANAGER (Ramphocelus carbo)
BLUE-WINGED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER (Anisognathus somptuosus)
BLUE-AND-YELLOW TANAGER (Pipraeidea bonariensis darwinii)
ORANGE-EARED TANAGER (Chlorochrysa calliparaea)
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus)
PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)
BLUE-NECKED TANAGER (Tangara cyanicollis)
YELLOW-BELLIED TANAGER (Tangara xanthogastra)
SPOTTED TANAGER (Tangara punctata)
BERYL-SPANGLED TANAGER (Tangara nigroviridis)
PARADISE TANAGER (Tangara chilensis) – In the tanager family this one is the best and Wildsumaco is the place to see it...
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)
BLACK-FACED DACNIS (BLACK-FACED) (Dacnis lineata lineata)
PURPLE HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes caeruleus)
GOLDEN-COLLARED HONEYCREEPER (Iridophanes pulcherrimus)
CINEREOUS CONEBILL (Conirostrum cinereum)
BLACK FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa humeralis)
RUSTY FLOWERPIERCER (Diglossa sittoides)
PLUSHCAP (Catamblyrhynchus diadema)
PLUMBEOUS SIERRA-FINCH (Phrygilus unicolor)

Chestnut-bellied Seedeater, photographed by participant Bill Byers.

BLUE-BLACK GRASSQUIT (Volatinia jacarina)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila castaneiventris) – A few males were seen in the grass near the lodge at Wildsumaco.
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEED-FINCH (Sporophila angolensis)
PLAIN-COLORED SEEDEATER (Catamenia inornata)
BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola)
GRAYISH SALTATOR (Saltator coerulescens)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
COMMON CHLOROSPINGUS (NORTHERN ANDES) (Chlorospingus flavopectus phaeocephalus)
YELLOW-BROWED SPARROW (Ammodramus aurifrons)
ORANGE-BILLED SPARROW (Arremon aurantiirostris spectabilis) [*]
RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW (Zonotrichia capensis)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
SUMMER TANAGER (Piranga rubra)
SCARLET TANAGER (Piranga olivacea)
GOLDEN GROSBEAK (Pheucticus chrysogaster)

Channel-billed Toucan, by participant Bill Byers.

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
YELLOW-BILLED CACIQUE (Amblycercus holosericeus)
SCARLET-RUMPED CACIQUE (SUBTROPICAL) (Cacicus uropygialis uropygialis)
MOUNTAIN CACIQUE (GOLDEN-SHOULDERED) (Cacicus chrysonotus leucoramphus)
RUSSET-BACKED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius angustifrons) – Many of them were nesting at San Isidro.
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)
HOODED SISKIN (Spinus magellanicus) [*]
OLIVACEOUS SISKIN (Spinus olivaceus) [*]

BLACK-MANTLE TAMARIN (Saguinus nigricollis) – A few of them were around the lodge at Wildsumaco.
BRAZILIAN RABBIT (Sylvilagus brasiliensis)
RED-TAILED SQUIRREL (Sciurus granatensis)
AMAZON DWARF SQUIRREL (Microsciurus flaviventer)
CULPEO FOX (Pseudalopex culpaeus) – This nice fox was just walking on the grassland in Antisana.
TAYRA (Eira barbara) – We saw this big weasel from the bus as it crossed the road at San Isidro.
WHITE-TAILED DEER (Odocoileus virginianus)


Other small but fantastic creatures at Wildsumaco were the moths, the tarantula, and the very well camouflaged grasshopper -- incredible!

Totals for the tour: 306 bird taxa and 7 mammal taxa