Shiripuno Lodge: Cinnamon Neopipo

Published by Jarol Fernando Vaca (shiripuno2004 AT

Participants: Jarol Fernando Vaca , Bryan Gieszl


Bryan and I met at the airport in Coca, get the rubber boots and then head out to the southern bank of the Napo River which is the largest river in Ecuador. To get to the Shiripuno Bridge was an easy pick up journey, it took 2:30 hours; the 65 kilometers of the 90 kilometers are recently paved. The Shiripuno rivers is an small river with narrow meanders, you can see the forest all the time. Magpie Tanager, Banded Swallow, Casqued Oropendola, Russet-backed Oropendola, Yellow-rumped Cacique, Swallow-winged Puffbird perched in the tree tops. During our descent was faster the usual the reason was: the level of the river water was high We pass de Huaorani village of Ñoneno the legendary Once we have settle down in the Shiripuno Lodge, we started walking in the forest and see what we can find I was explaining were the different species had been found, where were the territories, Musician Wren, Black-tailed Leaftosser, Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner, Cinereous Antshrike, White-throated Tinamou, calling in the background,Wing-banded Antbird made its afternoon call and we were able to have a close look to it, the night was coming and Rufous Potoo call out not a bad day to start with.

During our breakfast Common Potoo and Great Potoo we calling; we try to find the roosting site of the Rufous Potoo but instead we encounter our first Yasuni Antwren, which cooperate for good looks, Eastern Woodhaunter came to our encounter, We decide to walk on the Wallace trail, the multi-mimic bird call of the Lawrence's Thrush caught our attention, Undulated Antshrike made a weird call which I recorded for the community web site of Xeno-Canto, male and female show up; in the same site Ringed Antpipit was around snapping its bill. In the afternoon it was slow Spot-backed Antbird, Scale-breasted Woodpecker were found. White-chinned Woodcreeper usually this bird is found with large Eciton sp army ant swarms except this one: complete alone!! And again the Rufous Potoo was calling and we had a very good idea about its roosting site.

We were committed to find the Spotted Puffbird that was calling, did try for a quiet long time to find it but it kept calling from the mid canopy, and we finally give up and move to find more birds, We choose Bates Trail finding Long-wing Antwren, Straight billed Woodcreeper were in a small mixed flock, Reddish Hermit came and sit on a dead branch not far from us; Sooty Antbird was in a, Short-billed Honeycreeper, Yellow-backed Tanager, Opal-rumped Tanager feeding on Marcgravia fruits; late in the afternoon we move to E. O. Wilson trail finding: Pearly Antshrike was the goal Black-throated Trogon, Gray-cheeked Thrush. Crested Owl and Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl were calling.

The mirador Trail was our destination Black-banded Woodcreeper, a Gray-headed Kite was perched on a dead branch; Black-bellied Thorntail feeding on mistletoe up in the canopy, we got to the starting point and we were welcome by the Coraya Wren, Salvin's Curassow and Gray-necked Wood-Rail, We focus to watch the Salvin's Curassow, and we had great looks of them. We walk to the territory of Yellow-billed Nunbird and Brown Jacamar but only found the Nunbird; on our way back to the river we found a mixed flock with Rufous-tailed Antwren, Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner, Gray Antwren, Buff-throated Woodcreeper, Fasciated Antshrike; Hairy-crested Antbird was at the underground army ant swarm; Black-faced Hawk call just above our head and disappear we went straight to the lekking site of the Blue-backed Manakin, and also we found the Cinnamon Neopipo and it was time to return to the canoe for our lunch. In the afternoon we went to the La Playa de Amor Trail and the direct to the Brown Nunlet, were other species such as the Wire-tailed Manakin female showed up, Warbling Antbird, the recently site of Black-banded Crake it really showed up; the canoe was waiting for us at the end of the trail and we were cross to the Moriche Swamp Trail, Point-tailed Palmcreeper was resting on top of a Moriche Palm leaf the Chestnut-headed Crake come along as well. The Blue-and-Yellow Macaw, Red-bellied Macaw and Chestnut-fronted Macaw always come here to roost. It was time for a shower.

We wait until the rain stopped and head to the Misterioso Trail: Sunbittern was the stream side, Black Antbird was easy to see, a couple of Golden-crowned Spadebill were around; about eight Gray-winged Trumpeter after all that rain was excellent..Red-crowned Ant-Tanager was in a mixed flock I made great recordings from it; Thrush-like Antpitta, finally let us watch it and the background was the Ochre-breasted Antpitta, Striped Woodcreeper came very close; our raining morning was perfect after all that water. We wait after lunch and head to the Colibri trail and get our bonus species and got quiet a few: Spotted Antbird by the trail after the junction of Carue Trail and Colibri Trail, Citron-bellied Attila and Black-bellied Cuckoo were at the same tree. In our way back we heard the Rufous Potoo again at the same area.

The rain trunked our four in the morning owling, we wait and started the canoe raid to the bridge our goals were to find Brown Jacamar and Red-throated Caracara finally we got them. by the community we had canoe hitch-riders, they were members of the Huaorani Village.

Species Lists

Great Tinamou
White-throated Tinamou
Cinereous Tinamou
Little Tinamou
Undulated Tinamou
Variegated Tinamou
Bartlett's Tinamou
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Cattle Egret
Striated Heron
King Vulture
Black Vulture
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
Gray-headed Kite
Double-toothed Kite
Plumbeous Kite
Black-faced Hawk
Roadside Hawk
Black Caracara
Red-throated Caracara
Bat Falcon
Laughing Falcon
Speckled Chachalaca
Spix's Guan
Common Piping-Guan
Salvin's Curassow
Black-banded Crake
Chestnut-headed Crake
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Gray-winged Trumpeter
Plumbeous Pigeon
Ruddy Ground-Dove
Gray-fronted Dove
Sapphire Quail-Dove
Ruddy Quail-Dove
Blue-and-Yellow Macaw
Scarlet Macaw
Chestnut-fronted Macaw
Red-bellied Macaw
White-eyed Parakeet
Maroon-tailed Parakeet
Cobalt-winged Parakeet
Black-headed Parrot
Blue-headed Parrot
Yellow-crowned Amazon
Mealy Amazon
Squirrel Cuckoo
Black-bellied Cuckoo
Greater Ani
Smooth-billed Ani
Tropical Screech-Owl
Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Crested Owl
Spectacled Owl
Great Potoo
Common Potoo
Rufous Potoo
Pale-tailed Barbthroat
Great-billed Hermit
White-bearded Hermit
Straight-billed Hermit
Reddish Hermit
Gray-breasted Sabrewing
Black-bellied Thorntail
Golden-tailed Sapphire
Fork-tailed Woodnymph
Black Fairy
Black-tailed Trogon
Amazonian White-tailed Trogon
Black-throated Trogon
Amazon Kingfisher
Rufous Motmot
White-eared Jacamar
Brown Jacamar
Yellow-billed Jacamar
White-necked Puffbird
Spotted Puffbird
White-chested Puffbird
Black-fronted Nunbird
White-fronted Nunbird
Yellow-billed Nunbird
Swallow-winged Puffbird
Gilded Barbet
Golden-collared Toucanet
Many-banded Araçari
Ivory-billed Araçari
Lettered Araçari
Channel-billed Toucan
White-throated Toucan
Lafresnaye's Piculet
Yellow-throated Woodpecker
Chestnut Woodpecker
Scale-breasted Woodpecker
Cream-colored Woodpecker
Lineated Woodcreeper
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker
Crimson-crested Woodpecker
Red-necked Woodpecker
Point-tailed Palmcreeper
Eastern Woodhaunter
Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner
Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner
Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner
Plain Xenops
Short-billed Leaftosser
Black-tailed Leaftosser
White-chinned Woodcreeper
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper
Long-billed Woodcreeper
Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper
Black-banded Woodcreeper
Straight-billed Woodcreeper
Buff-throated Woodcreeper
Fasciated Antshrike
Undulated Antshrike
Great Antshrike
Plain-winged Antshrike
Mouse-colored Antshrike
Pearly Antshrike
Spot-winged Antshrike
Dusky-throated Antshrike
Cinereous Antshrike
Short-billed Antwren
Amazonian Streaked Antwren
Plain-throated Antwren
Yasuni Antwren
Rufous-tailed Antwren
White-flanked Antwren
Long-winged Antwren
Gray Antwren
Dot-winged Antwren
Dugand's Antwren
Gray Antbird
Blackish Antbird
Black Antbird
Black-faced Antbird
Warbling Antbird
Yellow-browed Antbird
Spot-backed Antbird
Scale-backed Antbird
Banded Antbird
Spot-winged Antbird
Silvered Antbird
White-shouldered Antbird
Sooty Antbird
White-plumed Antbird
Bicolored Antbird
Hairy-crested Antbird
Wing-banded Antbird
Rufous-capped Antthrush
Black-faced Antthrush
Ochre-striped Antpitta
White-lored Antpitta
Thrush-like Antpitta
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher
Ringed Antpipit
Double-banded Pygmy-Tyrant
White-eyed Tody-Tyrant
Rufous-tailed Flatbill
Gray-crowned Flatbill
Olive-faced Flatbill
Golden-crowned Spadebill
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher
Whiskered Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Drab Water-Tyrant
Citron-bellied Attila
Cinnamon Attila
Great Kiskadee
Boat-billed Kiskadee
Social Flycatcher
Gray-capped Flycatcher
Dusky-chested Flycatcher
Streaked Flycatcher
Piratic Flycatcher
Tropical Flycatcher
Chestnut-crowned Becard
Pink-throated Becard
White-winged Becard
Black-tailed Tityra
Screaming Piha
Purple-throated Fruitcrow
Golden-headed Manakin
Wire-tailed Manakin
White-crowned Manakin
Blue-crowned Manakin
Blue-backed Manakin
White-bearded Manakin
Striped Manakin
Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin
Wing-barred Piprites
Thrush-like Schiffornis
Cinnamon Neopipo
Violaceous Jay
Red-eyed Vireo
Dusky-capped Greenlet
Lemon-chested Greenlet
Tawny-crowned Greenlet
Lawrence's Thrush
White-necked Thrush
Gray-cheeked Thrush
White-banded Swallow
Black-capped Donacobius
Thrush-like Wren
Coraya Wren
White-breasted Wood-Wren
Musician Wren
Southern Nightingale Wren
Long-billed Gnatwren
Buff-rumped Warbler
Short-billed Honeycreeper
Green Honeycreeper
Yellow-backed Tanager
Orange-bellied Euphonia
Turquoise Tanager
Opal-crowned Tanager
Green-and-gold Tanager
Yellow-bellied Tanager
Bay-headed Tanager
Swallow Tanager
Blue-gray Tanager
Silver-beaked Tanager
Masked Crimson-Tanager
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager
Fulvous Shrike-Tanager
Magpie Tanager
Buff-throated Saltator
Grayish Saltator
Slate-colored Grosbeak
Blue-backed Grosbeak
Yellow-rumped Cacique
Solitary Cacique
Casqued Oropendola
Crested Oropendola
Russet-backed Oropendola
Orange-backed Troupial