Ecuador 2011
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Bird List
For birders who may be interested in birding Southern Ecuador, we have some comments, suggestions, tips and notes.

Guides: We are big fans of Tropical Birding. Great guides, terrific organization and decent prices. They have both organized tours and custom tours. We put together a custom tour. Tropical Birding is delight to work with, and we give them out very highest recommendation.

Guidebooks: There's really only one bird guide to Ecuador, Ridgely and Greenfield, The Birds of Ecuador. When there's 1,700 or more species and 750 pages, the bird guide isn't small or light to lug around in the field. A lot of folks have a bookbinder cut out the plates, laminate them, bind them with a comb binder and haul that around instead.

Lodging: We spent most nights in Jocotoco Foundation lodges. They are clean and comfortable, if not fancy. The food was very good, but then Ecuador has uniformly good food. Nights in hotels were a mixed bag. The Hosteria Duran, in Cuena - really a resort - was elegant, with hot springs pools. By contrast, Hotel Orillas del Zamora, in Zamora, had hourly room rates, which is never a good sign. And the staff at Hotel Izhcayluma, in Vilcabamba, was simply rude.

Travel: Tropical Birding provided a bus and driver. Both were excellent. Even starting frm Guayaquil, there's a lot of driving. The roads weren't bad, but the Andes in Southern Ecuador have been put through the geological grinder; there were mudslides everywhere. We were never blocked from a destination, but there were some detours.Wthe best birding is in the rainy season. The roads wash out. I would not want to attempt some of the driving myself, especially in Guayaquil, where most drivers seems suicidal.

Gear: The essence of birding is to see a lot of different habitats. In Ecuador, that means a considerable amount of time spent at high altitude. Even in Ecuador, at 14,000 feet, it's cold, especially in morning. on the other hand, in some of the lower valleys it was blast furnace hot. You'll want layers, raincoats and rain pants, hiking boots and rubber boots. Hats for sure. Ample sunscreen. Lots of ater.

Photography: It's dark. That may seem strange for a country on the equator, but consider: Lots of cloud forests, layered forest canopies and deep ravines. Most of the time, I was shooting at ISO1000 or higher. A tripod is a necessity, and as fast a telephoto lens as you can afford. Flash isn't very practical, except perhaps at lodges with hummingbird feeders.

Birds: We saw 451 species in 13 days of intensive birding. Just for contrast, in 16 years of birding in Alaska, I have managed 232 species. It's hard to imagine a place on the planet with better birding than Ecuador. The Old Loja-Zamora Road, in particular, is simply extraordinary. The steep-sloped canyon of the Rio Bombuscaro gives you canopy-top views along miles of lightly used road. Here's the species list:

Common Names Genus Species Location Date
Horned Screamer Anhima cornuta Guayaquil 02/04/11
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos Buenaventura 02/06/11
Andean Teal Anas andium Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Andean Ruddy Duck Oxyura Ferruginea Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Rufous-headed Chachalaca Ortalis erythroptera Guayaquil 02/04/11
Speckled Chachalaca Ortalis guttata Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Bearded Guan Penelope barbata Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Andean Guan Penelope montagnii Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Crested Guan Penelope purpurascens Buenaventura 02/05/11
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps Guayaquil 02/04/11
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus Buenaventura 02/06/11
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga Guayaquil 02/03/11
Fasciated Tiger-Heron Tigrisoma fasciatum Buenaventura 02/06/11
Cocoi Heron Ardea cocoi Buenaventura 02/06/11
Great Egret Ardea alba Guayaquil 02/03/11
Snowy Egret Egretta thula Guayaquil 02/03/11
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Guayaquil 02/04/11
Striated Heron Butorides striata Guayaquil 02/04/11
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Guayaquil 02/03/11
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea Guayaquil 02/03/11
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus Guayaquil 02/04/11
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura Guayaquil 02/04/11
King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Gray-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensis Buenaventura 02/06/11
Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus Buenaventura 02/05/11
Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis Buenaventura 02/04/11
Plumbeous Kite Ictinia plumbea Buenaventura 02/05/11
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucus Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus Utana 02/09/11
Barred Hawk Leucopternis princeps Buenaventura 02/05/11
Gray-backed Hawk Leucopternis occidentalis Buenaventura 02/05/11
Great Black-Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga Buenaventura 02/06/11
Savanna Hawk Buteogallus meridionalis Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris Buenaventura 02/05/11
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus Tapichalaca 02/12/11
White-rumped Hawk Buteo leucorrhous Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Gray Hawk Buteo nitidus Guayaquil 02/04/11
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni Buenaventura 02/04/11
Variable Hawk Buteo polyosoma Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Carunculated Caracara Phalcoboenus carunculatus Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway Guayaquil 02/04/11
Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans Utana 02/08/11
American Kestrel Falco sparverius Podocarpus 02/14/11
Merlin Falco columbarius Podocarpus 02/14/11
Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis Buenaventura 02/06/11
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Guayaquil 02/04/11
Slate-colored Coot Fulica ardesiaca Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus Guayaquil 02/04/11
Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana Guayaquil 02/04/11
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius Buenaventura 02/06/11
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Andean Gull Chroicocephalus serranus Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Guayaquil 02/03/11
Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata Utana 02/08/11
Plumbeous Pigeon Patagioenas plumbea Guayaquil 02/04/11
West Peruvian Dove Zenaida meloda Utana 02/09/11
Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata Buenaventura 02/06/11
Plain-breasted Ground-Dove Columbina minuta Guayaquil 02/04/11
Ecuadorian Ground-Dove Columbina buckleyi Guayaquil 02/03/11
Croaking Ground-Dove Columbina cruziana Utana 02/09/11
White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi Buenaventura 02/06/11
Gray-fronted Dove Leptotila rufaxilla Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Golden-plumed Parakeet Leptosittaca branickii Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Maroon-tailed Parakeet Pyrrhura melanura Tapichalaca 02/12/11
El Oro Parakeet Pyrrhura orcesi Buenaventura 02/05/11
White-necked Parakeet Pyrrhura albipectus Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Red-masked Parakeet Aratinga erythrogenys Buenaventura 02/05/11
White-eyed Parakeet Aratinga leucophthalma Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Barred Parakeet Bolborhynchus lineola Utana 02/08/11
Pacific Parrotlet Forpus coelestis Guayaquil 02/03/11
Gray-cheeked Parakeet Brotogeris pyrrhoptera Guayaquil 02/04/11
Red-billed Parrot Pionus sordidus Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Bronze-winged Parrot Pionus chalcopterus Guayaquil 02/04/11
Red-lored Parrot Amazona autumnalis Guayaquil 02/04/11
Scaly-naped Parrot Amazona mercenaria Utana 02/08/11
Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana Buenaventura 02/06/11
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani Guayaquil 02/04/11
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris Guayaquil 02/03/11
Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata Utana 02/08/11
Peruvian Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium peruanum Buenaventura 02/06/11
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Cuenca 02/15/11
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor Podocarpus 02/14/11
Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis Buenaventura 02/05/11
Blackish Nightjar Caprimulgus nigrescens Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Swallow-tailed Nightjar Uropsalis segmentata Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Chestnut-collared Swift Streptoprocne rutila Tapichalaca 02/11/11
White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris Guayaquil 02/04/11
Short-tailed Swift Chaetura brachyura Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Gray-rumped Swift Chaetura cinereiventris Buenaventura 02/05/11
White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora El Oro 02/04/11
White-tipped Sicklebill Eutoxeres aquila Buenaventura 02/05/11
Band-tailed Barbthroat Threnetes ruckeri Podocarpus 02/14/11
White-whiskered Hermit Phaethornis yaruqui Buenaventura 02/05/11
Green Hermit Phaethornis guy Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Long-billed Hermit Phaethornis longirostris Guayaquil 02/04/11
Gray-chinned Hermit Phaethornis griseogularis Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Green-fronted Lancebill Doryfera ludovicae Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Brown Violetear Colibri delphinae Guayaquil 02/04/11
Sparkling Violetear Colibri coruscans Cuenca 02/15/11
Amethyst-throated Sunangel Heliangelus amethysticollis Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Little Sunangel Heliangelus micraster Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Purple-throated Sunangel Heliangelus viola Utana 02/09/11
Wire-crested Thorntail Discosura popelairii Podocarpus 02/14/11
Green Thorntail Discosura conversii Guayaquil 02/04/11
Spangled Coquette Lophornis stictolophus Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Speckled Hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys Utana 02/08/11
Long-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus kingi Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Violet-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus coelestis Buenaventura 02/05/11
Blue-mantled Thornbill Chalcostigma stanleyi Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Tyrian Metaltail Metallura tyrianthina Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Violet-throated Metaltail Metallura baroni Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Glowing Puffleg Eriocnemis vestita Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Shining Sunbeam Aglaeactis cupripennis Cuenca 02/15/11
Collared Inca Coeligena torquata Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Buff-winged Starfrontlet Coeligena lutetiae Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Rainbow Starfrontlet Coeligena iris Utana 02/08/11
Mountain Velvetbreast Lafresnaya lafresnayi Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Chestnut-breasted Coronet Boissonneaua matthewsii Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Fawn-breasted Brilliant Heliodoxa rubinoides Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Green-crowned Brilliant Heliodoxa jacula Guayaquil 02/04/11
Violet-fronted Brilliant Heliodoxa leadbeateri Buenaventura 02/05/11
Long-billed Starthroat Heliomaster longirostris Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Little Woodstar Chaetocercus bombus Podocarpus 02/14/11
Violet-headed Hummingbird Klais guimeti Tapichalaca 02/13/11
White-vented Plumeleteer Chalybura buffonii Buenaventura 02/05/11
Green-crowned Woodnymph Thalurania fannyi Guayaquil 02/04/11
Fork-tailed Woodnymph Thalurania furcata Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Tumbes Hummingbird Leucippus baeri Buenaventura 02/06/11
Amazilia Hummingbird Amazilia amazilia Guayaquil 02/03/11
Andean Emerald Amazilia franciae Guayaquil 02/04/11
Glittering-throated Emerald Amazilia fimbriata Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl Guayaquil 02/04/11
Violet-bellied Hummingbird Damophila julie Guayaquil 02/04/11
Ecuadorian Trogon Trogon mesurus Buenaventura 02/04/11
Collared Trogon Trogon collaris Buenaventura 02/05/11
Masked Trogon Trogon personatus Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Blue-crowned Motmot Momotus coeruliceps Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata Buenaventura 02/04/11
Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana Buenaventura 02/04/11
Coppery-chested Jacamar Galbula pastazae Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Red-headed Barbet Eubucco bourcierii Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan Andigena hypoglauca Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus Buenaventura 02/05/11
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos swainsonii Buenaventura 02/05/11
Choco Toucan Ramphastos brevis Buenaventura 02/05/11
Lafresnaye's Piculet Picumnus lafresnayi Cuenca 02/15/11
Ecuadorian Piculet Picumnus sclateri Buenaventura 02/04/11
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker Melanerpes cruentatus Podocarpus 02/14/11
Red-rumped Woodpecker Veniliornis kirkii Buenaventura 02/05/11
Little Woodpecker Veniliornis passerinus Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Scarlet-backed Woodpecker Veniliornis callonotus Buenaventura 02/06/11
Golden-olive Woodpecker Colaptes rubiginosus Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker Colaptes rivolii Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus Podocarpus 02/14/11
Crimson-crested Woodpecker Campephilus melanoleucos Cuenca 02/15/11
Guayaquil Woodpecker Campephilus gayaquilensis Buenaventura 02/05/11
Stout-billed Cinclodes Cinclodes excelsior Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Chestnut-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes albidiventris Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Pale-legged Hornero Furnarius leucopus Guayaquil 02/03/11
Andean Tit-Spinetail Leptasthenura andicola Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Azara's Spinetail Synallaxis azarae Utana 02/08/11
Dark-breasted Spinetail Synallaxis albigularis Podocarpus 02/14/11
Slaty Spinetail Synallaxis brachyura Buenaventura 02/05/11
Blackish-headed Spinetail Synallaxis tithys Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Ash-browed Spinetail Cranioleuca curtata Cuenca 02/15/11
Line-cheeked Spinetail Cranioleuca antisiensis Utana 02/08/11
Many-striped Canastero Asthenes flammulata Cuenca 02/15/11
Mouse-colored Thistletail Asthenes griseomurina Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Rufous-fronted Thornbird Phacellodomus rufifrons Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Equatorial Graytail Xenerpestes singularis Podocarpus 02/14/11
Pearled Treerunner Margarornis squamiger Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Buffy Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes lawrencii Buenaventura 02/05/11
Streaked Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia variegaticeps Buenaventura 02/05/11
Montane Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia striaticollis Cuenca 02/15/11
Lineated Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla subalaris Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Striped Woodhaunter Hyloctistes subulatus Buenaventura 02/05/11
Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner Hylocryptus erythrocephalus Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Plain Xenops Xenops minutus Buenaventura 02/05/11
Streaked Xenops Xenops rutilans Buenaventura 02/04/11
Plain-brown Woodcreeper Dendrocincla fuliginosa Buenaventura 02/04/11
Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorynchus spirurus Buenaventura 02/05/11
Strong-billed Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Buff-throated Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus guttatus Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Spotted Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus erythropygius Buenaventura 02/05/11
Olive-backed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus triangularis Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii Buenaventura 02/04/11
Montane Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Red-billed Scythebill Campylorhamphus trochilirostris Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Great Antshrike Taraba major Buenaventura 02/05/11
Chapman's Antshrike Thamnophilus zarumae Utana 02/08/11
Lined Antshrike Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Collared Antshrike Thamnophilus bernardi Buenaventura 02/06/11
Western Slaty-Antshrike Thamnophilus atrinucha Buenaventura 02/05/11
Russet Antshrike Thamnistes anabatinus Buenaventura 02/05/11
Plain Antvireo Dysithamnus mentalis Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Checker-throated Antwren Epinecrophylla fulviventris Buenaventura 02/06/11
Slaty Antwren Myrmotherula schisticolor Buenaventura 02/05/11
Yellow-breasted Antwren Herpsilochmus axillaris Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Blackish Antbird Cercomacra nigrescens Cuenca 02/15/11
Chestnut-backed Antbird Myrmeciza exsul Buenaventura 02/06/11
Esmeraldas Antbird Myrmeciza nigricauda Buenaventura 02/05/11
Immaculate Antbird Myrmeciza immaculata Buenaventura 02/05/11
Gray-headed Antbird Myrmeciza griseiceps Utana 02/09/11
Watkins's Antpitta Grallaria watkinsi Buenaventura 02/06/11
Jocotoco Antpitta Grallaria ridgelyi Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Chestnut-naped Antpitta Grallaria nuchalis Buenaventura 02/06/11
Tawny Antpitta Grallaria quitensis Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Chusquea Tapaculo Scytalopus parkeri Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Brown-capped Tyrannulet Ornithion brunneicapillus Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma obsoletum Buenaventura 02/04/11
White-tailed Tyrannulet Mecocerculus poecilocercus Tapichalaca 02/11/11
White-banded Tyrannulet Mecocerculus stictopterus Utana 02/09/11
Tufted Tit-Tyrant Anairetes parulus Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Mouse-colored Tyrannulet Phaeomyias murina Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Yellow Tyrannulet Capsiempis flaveola Buenaventura 02/05/11
Pacific Elaenia Myiopagis subplacens Buenaventura 02/04/11
Greenish Elaenia Myiopagis viridicata Buenaventura 02/06/11
Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster Tapichalaca 02/11/11
White-crested Elaenia Elaenia albiceps Utana 02/08/11
Mottle-backed Elaenia Elaenia gigas Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Sierran Elaenia Elaenia pallatangae Utana 02/08/11
Streak-necked Flycatcher Mionectes striaticollis Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Olive-striped Flycatcher Mionectes olivaceus Buenaventura 02/05/11
Slaty-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon superciliaris Buenaventura 02/05/11
Spectacled Bristle-Tyrant Phylloscartes orbitalis Cuenca 02/15/11
Ecuadorian Tyrannulet Phylloscartes gualaquizae Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Sooty-headed Tyrannulet Phyllomyias griseiceps Buenaventura 02/04/11
Black-capped Tyrannulet Phyllomyias nigrocapillus Utana 02/09/11
Tawny-rumped Tyrannulet Phyllomyias uropygialis Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Golden-faced Tyrannulet Zimmerius chrysops Buenaventura 02/05/11
Ornate Flycatcher Myiotriccus ornatus Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Tawny-crowned Pygmy-Tyrant Euscarthmus meloryphus Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant Lophotriccus pileatus Buenaventura 02/05/11
Black-throated Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus granadensis Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum Buenaventura 02/04/11
Brownish Twistwing Cnipodectes subbrunneus Buenaventura 02/06/11
Yellow-olive Flycatcher Tolmomyias sulphurescens Buenaventura 02/04/11
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher Terenotriccus erythrurus Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Cinnamon Flycatcher Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Cliff Flycatcher Hirundinea ferruginea Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Orange-banded Flycatcher Nephelomyias lintoni Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher Myiobius sulphureipygius Buenaventura 02/05/11
Olive-chested Flycatcher Myiophobus cryptoxanthus Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Gray-breasted Flycatcher Lathrotriccus griseipectus Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Smoke-colored Pewee Contopus fumigatus Utana 02/08/11
Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus Buenaventura 02/06/11
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans Buenaventura 02/04/11
Plain-capped Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola alpinus Cuenca 02/15/11
Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant Myiotheretes striaticollis Utana 02/08/11
Red-rumped Bush-Tyrant Cnemarchus erythropygius Cuenca 02/15/11
Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca fumicolor Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer Buenaventura 02/04/11
Short-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus ferox Podocarpus 02/14/11
Sooty-crowned Flycatcher Myiarchus phaeocephalus Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus Podocarpus 02/14/11
Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua Buenaventura 02/04/11
Rusty-margined Flycatcher Myiozetetes cayanensis Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis Buenaventura 02/04/11
Gray-capped Flycatcher Myiozetetes granadensis Podocarpus 02/14/11
Golden-crowned Flycatcher Myiodynastes chrysocephalus Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Baird's Flycatcher Myiodynastes bairdii Buenaventura 02/06/11
Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus Buenaventura 02/04/11
Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus Guayaquil 02/03/11
Green-and-black Fruiteater Pipreola riefferii Utana 02/09/11
Red-crested Cotinga Ampelion rubrocristatus Utana 02/09/11
Andean Cock-of-the-rock Rupicola peruvianus Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Long-wattled Umbrellabird Cephalopterus penduliger Buenaventura 02/05/11
Club-winged Manakin Machaeropterus deliciosus Buenaventura 02/05/11
Blue-rumped Manakin Lepidothrix isidorei Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Black-crowned Tityra Tityra inquisitor Podocarpus 02/14/11
Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata Podocarpus 02/14/11
Green-backed Becard Pachyramphus viridis Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Barred Becard Pachyramphus versicolor Podocarpus 02/14/11
Slaty Becard Pachyramphus spodiurus Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Black-and-white Becard Pachyramphus albogriseus Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
One-colored Becard Pachyramphus homochrous Buenaventura 02/04/11
Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys Buenaventura 02/05/11
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus Buenaventura 02/04/11
Olivaceous Greenlet Hylophilus olivaceus Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Lesser Greenlet Hylophilus decurtatus Buenaventura 02/05/11
Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Turquoise Jay Cyanolyca turcosa Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas Tapichalaca 02/13/11
White-tailed Jay Cyanocorax mystacalis Buenaventura 02/04/11
Blue-and-white Swallow Pygochelidon cyanoleuca Buenaventura 02/04/11
Pale-footed Swallow Orochelidon flavipes Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Brown-bellied Swallow Orochelidon murina Cuenca 02/15/11
White-banded Swallow Atticora fasciata Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis Guayaquil 02/03/11
Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea Guayaquil 02/03/11
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Chestnut-collared Swallow Petrochelidon rufocollaris Utana 02/08/11
Fasciated Wren Campylorhynchus fasciatus Buenaventura 02/04/11
Rufous Wren Cinnycerthia unirufa Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Sharpe's Wren Cinnycerthia olivascens Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Speckle-breasted Wren Pheugopedius sclateri Buenaventura 02/04/11
Bay Wren Cantorchilus nigricapillus Buenaventura 02/05/11
Superciliated Wren Cantorchilus superciliaris Buenaventura 02/06/11
House Wren Troglodytes aedon Guayaquil 02/03/11
Mountain Wren Troglodytes solstitialis Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucophrys Buenaventura 02/05/11
Song Wren Cyphorhinus phaeocephalus Buenaventura 02/06/11
Tropical Gnatcatcher Polioptila plumbea Buenaventura 02/04/11
White-capped Dipper Cinclus leucocephalus Podocarpus 02/14/11
Black-capped Donacobius Donacobius atricapilla Podocarpus 02/14/11
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Plumbeous-backed Thrush Turdus reevei Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Ecuadorian Thrush Turdus maculirostris Buenaventura 02/04/11
Black-billed Thrush Turdus ignobilis Tapichalaca 02/13/11
MaraÒon Thrush Turdus maranonicus Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Great Thrush Turdus fuscater Utana 02/08/11
Chiguanco Thrush Turdus chiguanco Utana 02/09/11
Glossy-black Thrush Turdus serranus Utana 02/09/11
Long-tailed Mockingbird Mimus longicaudatus Buenaventura 02/04/11
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi Buenaventura 02/05/11
Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea Tapichalaca 02/12/11
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla Cuenca 02/15/11
Olive-crowned Yellowthroat Geothlypis semiflava Buenaventura 02/06/11
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus Utana 02/08/11
Spectacled Redstart Myioborus melanocephalus Buenaventura 02/04/11
Gray-and-gold Warbler Basileuterus fraseri Buenaventura 02/04/11
Black-crested Warbler Basileuterus nigrocristatus Utana 02/08/11
Russet-crowned Warbler Basileuterus coronatus Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Three-banded Warbler Basileuterus trifasciatus Buenaventura 02/05/11
Three-striped Warbler Basileuterus tristriatus Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Buff-rumped Warbler Phaeothlypis fulvicauda Buenaventura 02/04/11
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola Guayaquil 02/03/11
Black-faced Tanager Schistochlamys melanopis Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Magpie Tanager Cissopis leverianus Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Black-and-white Tanager Conothraupis speculigera Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Black-capped Hemispingus Hemispingus atropileus Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Gray-hooded Bush Tanager Cnemoscopus rubrirostris Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Rufous-chested Tanager Thlypopsis ornata Utana 02/09/11
Cinereous Conebill Conirostrum cinereum Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Blue-backed Conebill Conirostrum sitticolor Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Capped Conebill Conirostrum albifrons Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Tit-like Dacnis Xenodacnis parina Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Common Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus ophthalmicus Buenaventura 02/05/11
Yellow-throated Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus flavigularis Buenaventura 02/05/11
Ashy-throated Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus canigularis Buenaventura 02/05/11
Flame-crested Tanager Tachyphonus cristatus Cuenca 02/15/11
White-shouldered Tanager Tachyphonus luctuosus Buenaventura 02/05/11
White-lined Tanager Tachyphonus rufus Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Silver-beaked Tanager Ramphocelus carbo Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Flame-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus flammigerus Buenaventura 02/04/11
Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus Guayaquil 02/03/11
Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum Guayaquil 02/03/11
Blue-capped Tanager Thraupis cyanocephala Utana 02/08/11
Vermilion Tanager Calochaetes coccineus Podocarpus 02/14/11
Hooded Mountain-Tanager Buthraupis montana Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus lacrymosus Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus igniventris Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Grass-green Tanager Chlorornis riefferii Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager Dubusia taeniata Cuenca 02/15/11
Golden-crowned Tanager Iridosornis rufivertex Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota Utana 02/08/11
Orange-eared Tanager Chlorochrysa calliparaea Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Paradise Tanager Tangara chilensis Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Green-and-gold Tanager Tangara schrankii Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Golden Tanager Tangara arthus Buenaventura 02/04/11
Silver-throated Tanager Tangara icterocephala Buenaventura 02/04/11
Saffron-crowned Tanager Tangara xanthocephala Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Golden-eared Tanager Tangara chrysotis Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Flame-faced Tanager Tangara parzudakii Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Yellow-bellied Tanager Tangara xanthogastra Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Spotted Tanager Tangara punctata Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola Buenaventura 02/05/11
Golden-naped Tanager Tangara ruficervix Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Blue-browed Tanager Tangara cyanotis Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Blue-necked Tanager Tangara cyanicollis Buenaventura 02/04/11
Beryl-spangled Tanager Tangara nigroviridis Buenaventura 02/05/11
Blue-and-black Tanager Tangara vassorii Utana 02/09/11
Silvery Tanager Tangara viridicollis Utana 02/08/11
Black-faced Dacnis Dacnis lineata Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana Cuenca 02/15/11
Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza Buenaventura 02/05/11
Purple Honeycreeper Cyanerpes caeruleus Buenaventura 02/05/11
Swallow Tanager Tersina viridis Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Streaked Saltator Saltator striatipectus Buenaventura 02/04/11
Grayish Saltator Saltator coerulescens Podocarpus 02/14/11
Black-cowled Saltator Saltator nigriceps Utana 02/08/11
Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus Buenaventura 02/05/11
Black-winged Saltator Saltator atripennis Buenaventura 02/06/11
Plumbeous Sierra-Finch Phrygilus unicolor Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch Phrygilus plebejus Utana 02/08/11
Band-tailed Sierra-Finch Phrygilus alaudinus Utana 02/09/11
Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina Buenaventura 02/04/11
Variable Seedeater Sporophila corvina Buenaventura 02/04/11
Yellow-bellied Seedeater Sporophila nigricollis Buenaventura 02/05/11
Parrot-billed Seedeater Sporophila peruviana Utana 02/09/11
Drab Seedeater Sporophila simplex Utana 02/09/11
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater Sporophila castaneiventris Podocarpus 02/14/11
Thick-billed Seed-Finch Oryzoborus funereus Buenaventura 02/06/11
Plain-colored Seedeater Catamenia inornata Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Dull-colored Grassquit Tiaris obscurus Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Slaty Finch Haplospiza rustica Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Black Flowerpiercer Diglossa humeralis Tapichalaca 02/10/11
White-sided Flowerpiercer Diglossa albilatera Utana 02/09/11
Bluish Flowerpiercer Diglossa caerulescens Utana 02/09/11
Masked Flowerpiercer Diglossa cyanea Utana 02/09/11
Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola Guayaquil 02/03/11
Crimson-breasted Finch Rhodospingus cruentus Buenaventura 02/04/11
Olive Finch Arremon castaneiceps Buenaventura 02/06/11
Orange-billed Sparrow Arremon aurantiirostris Buenaventura 02/05/11
Black-capped Sparrow Arremon abeillei Buenaventura 02/04/11
Stripe-headed Brush-Finch Arremon torquatus Utana 02/08/11
Black-striped Sparrow Arremonops conirostris Buenaventura 02/06/11
Pale-naped Brush-Finch Atlapetes pallidinucha Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Yellow-breasted Brush-Finch Atlapetes latinuchus Cajas National Park 02/10/11
White-winged Brush-Finch Atlapetes leucopterus Utana 02/09/11
White-headed Brush-Finch Atlapetes albiceps Buenaventura 02/06/11
Bay-crowned Brush-Finch Atlapetes seebohmi Utana 02/08/11
Rufous-naped Brush-Finch Atlapetes rufinucha Tapichalaca 02/10/11
Tumbes Sparrow Rhynchospiza stolzmanni Buenaventura 02/06/11
Yellow-browed Sparrow Ammodramus aurifrons Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis Utana 02/08/11
Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra Podocarpus 02/14/11
White-winged Tanager Piranga leucoptera Podocarpus 02/14/11
Golden-bellied Grosbeak Pheucticus chrysogaster Buenaventura 02/04/11
Peruvian Meadowlark Sturnella bellicosa Buenaventura 02/04/11
Scrub Blackbird Dives warszewiczi Buenaventura 02/04/11
Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus Guayaquil 02/03/11
Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis Buenaventura 02/04/11
Giant Cowbird Molothrus oryzivorus Jorupe Reserve 02/07/11
White-edged Oriole Icterus graceannae Buenaventura 02/06/11
Yellow-tailed Oriole Icterus mesomelas Buenaventura 02/04/11
Yellow-billed Cacique Amblycercus holosericeus Tapichalaca 02/11/11
Mountain Cacique Cacicus chrysonotus Cuenca 02/15/11
Scarlet-rumped Cacique Cacicus uropygialis Buenaventura 02/05/11
Yellow-rumped Cacique Cacicus cela Buenaventura 02/04/11
Russet-backed Oropendola Psarocolius angustifrons Tapichalaca 02/12/11
Crested Oropendola Psarocolius decumanus Tapichalaca 02/13/11
Chestnut-headed Oropendola Psarocolius wagleri Buenaventura 02/06/11
Orange-crowned Euphonia Euphonia saturata Buenaventura 02/04/11
Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris Buenaventura 02/04/11
Orange-bellied Euphonia Euphonia xanthogaster Buenaventura 02/05/11
Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria Buenaventura 02/04/11
Hooded Siskin Spinus magellanicus Cajas National Park 02/16/11
Saffron Siskin Spinus siemiradzkii Buenaventura 02/05/11
Olivaceous Siskin Spinus olivaceus Tapichalaca 02/11/11
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Utana 02/08/11

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