Bolivia - 12 June - 8 July 2014

Published by Stephen Blaber (sblaber AT

Participants: Steve Blaber, Tessa Blaber



After many trips to most other South American countries it was finally time to tackle Bolivia. Our trip was very targeted in order to maximise finding the endemics and various other species that are hard to find elsewhere. Having worked out an itinerary, routes and the best possible sites, we consulted Ruth Alipaz of Birds Bolivia. She readily agreed to make the ground arrangements and provide a 4x4 vehicle and driver. The trip was a great success and we found (65) most of our target species.


We relied for forward planning and help during the trip on the detailed information on the ‘Birds Boliva’ website and a few very useful independent trip reports including: Bartley & Shapiro (Nov. 2012), Barry Walker (Oct. 2012), Jones (2011) and Hampton (Aug. 2010). For identification we used Ridgely & Tudor for passerines and Erize, Mata & Rumboll for non-passerines, as well as Birds of Peru. We also made use of internet resources quite a lot as Wifi was available in many locations.


We flew from Brisbane to Santiago, Chile (stopped over 2 days) and then on to Santa Cruz via Iquique arriving at 1700 hrs. We flew out from from La Paz.

Driver: Our driver was Carlos Lijeron who was an absolutely outstanding driver, always calm, careful and patient under all circumstances – long distances, difficult driving condtions etc. He was also very good company, had great knowledge of birding sites, noteworthy skills at spotting birds and developing skills at identifying birds. He was also a great cook preparing many breakfasts of bacon and eggs from the back of the vehicle as well as some excellent lunches. So we often returned to the vehicle after some morning birding to the smell of hot food. A first for us, and we felt very spoilt! Carlos was always on time, nothing was too much trouble and he contributed enormously to our enjoyment of our time in Bolivia.

Changes to itinerary: We were originally scheduled to go to Apolo, but the length of the journey – up to 16 hour drive – and concerns about fuel availability and the state of the road, made us decide to return to the Camino de la Muerte instead, which also allowed more time birding as opposed to driving. Ruth readily made the necessary changes to accommodation with a slight adjustment in cost and we were most grateful for her willingness to make last minute changes.

Accommodation ranged from acceptable to good and there were no problems with food.

People everywhere were very helpful and pleasant and Tessa’s fluency in Spanish was a definite asset in all aspects of the trip.


12 June 2014 Around Viru Viru airport, Santa Cruz
Accommodation: Las Palmas Hotel, Santa Cruz

We were met on arrival at about 1730 hrs by Ruth Alipaz and our driver Carlos Lijeron. Before proceeding to the hotel and just on dusk we stopped on the outskirts of the airport to look at Greater Rhea, Red-winged Tinamou and Burrowing owls. After checking into the hotel we had dinner with Ruth and Carlos at a local restaurant.

13 June 2014. Santa Cruz Botanical Gardens
Accommodation: Las Palmas Hotel, Santa Cruz

Carlos collected us early and drove to the Botanical Gardens. Our first lifer was Yellow-chevroned Parakeet which was common in the gardens. We then walked to the forest area at the back of the gardens and followed various trails, quickly finding another target species, Fawn-breasted Wren. This was followed after some effort by Bolivian Slaty Antshrike. After this it began raining and we retreated to the visitor centre and Carlos went off and procured some hot saltenas for breakfast! Suitably fortified, we made various forays in the rain, but could not locate any more of our target species. Lunch back in town. Returned to the Gardens in the afternoon, but the rain was too heavy for productive birding. Dinner with Ruth Alipaz, Bennett Hennessy and Carlos Lijeron.

14 June 2014. Santa Cruz Botanical Gardens (am); Lomas de Arena (pm)
Accommodation: Las Palmas Hotel, Santa Cruz

We returned to the Botanical Gardens in the morning, but birding was relatively slow and we saw nothing new. An Orange-breasted Falcon was noteworthy and Thrush-like Wrens were common. After lunch in town we drove to Lomas de Arena Reserve – an area of mixed forest, grasslands and water. Walking down the entrance road we easily found the next target, Chotoy Spinetail, among the isolated bushes in the farm land. The road in the reserve was blocked by the swollen river, but walking on the entrance side we found Peach-fronted Parakeet. This area had a lot of birds and other notables included Scaly-headed Parrot, Blue-winged Parrotlet, Laughing Falcon and White-eared Puffbird as well as Fawn-breasted Wren.

15 June 2014. Viru Viru airport area (am); Drive to Los Volcanes (pm)
Accommodation: Los Volcanes Lodge

After checking out of our hotel, we spent about three hours exploring the tracks in the grassland area around the airport. This was quite productive and gave us four more lifers: Greater Thornbird, Rufous-rumped Seedeater, Golden-collared Macaw and Cinereous-breasted Spinetail. Other notables included: Wedge-tailed Grassfinch, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Chotoy Spinetail and Grassland Sparrow.

We drove on to Los Volcanes, stopping at the start of the entrance road at Carlos’s family home. Here we met Vicente and transferred to a Los Volcanes vehicle for the steep drive down into the Reserve. Carlos bade us farewell and arranged to pick us up, down in the reserve, in three days time. The lodge situated in a grassy bowl is surrounded by conical mountains and rainforest – a spectacular location with the constant calling of flocks of Green-cheeked Parakeets, Plush-capped and Purple Jays, and Crested and Dusky Green Oropendolas. After a late lunch cooked by Carlos’s sister Benita. We birded around the lodge and on the Manakin trail with Vicente, but it was a quiet afternoon. At dinner we arranged for Vicente to act as guide on the trails the next day – although not a birder, he has very sharp eyes and knows the best sites for the key species!

16 June 2014. Los Volcanes
Accommodation: Los Volcanes Lodge

A very productive morning with Vicente on the ‘orchid’, ‘cafetal’ and ‘manakin’ trails where we found Yungas Manakin, Grey Tinamou, Bolivian Tapaculo and Slaty Gnateater. Other notables were Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant, Ocellated Woodcreeper and Short-tailed Antthrush. The afternoon was much less productive although we got more very good views of Yungas Manakin and an Ochre-cheeked Spinetail.

17 June 2014. Los Volcanes
Accommodation: Los Volcanes Lodge

The morning was spent on the high part of the ‘Loro’ trail searching the bamboo for Bolivian Recurvebill, but to no avail. No sightings and no response to the tapes. After following in the footsteps of a puma and cub (tracks) we were lucky enough to disturb a Rufescent Screech Owl, but otherwise little about.

After lunch we birded the entrance road, especially the bamboo areas, but again no sign of the Recurvebill! Late in the afternoon with Vicente, we birded the trails across the river again and ran into a party of antbirds which included White-backed Fire-eye, Plain Antvireo, Black-capped Antwren and most excitingly a Yungas Antwren. On a bend of the river we also had good views of a Sunbittern.

Carlos turned up late in the afternoon with our vehicle, and the staff headed by Benita, cooked us pizzas for dinner in the clay oven.

18 June 2014. Los Volcanes (am); Laguna Los Volcanes; Drive to Red-fronted Macaw reserve
Accommodation: RFMR lodge

We loaded the vehicle and set off after breakfast. On the road out of the reserve, before reaching the highway we located a mixed flock of mainly tanagers, which included an Olive Tanager. We made a brief stop at Laguna Los Volcanes to walk the area around the lake and the entrance road – only notable was a Bat Falcon.

Heading for the Red-fronted Macaw Reserve, getting into much drier country, we stopped on a side road which Carlos knew to be a good site for Bolivian Earthcreeper. It was indeed and one responded well to the tape – another target species! Other new species for us here were Grey-crested Finch, Epaulet Oriole and Ocellated Piculet. Other notables in this area were Black and Chestnut Warbling Finch, Sooty-fronted Spinetail, Rufous-capped Antshrike, Highland Hepatic Tanager and Pileated Finch. After driving through the water across the wide Rio Mizque, we arrived at RFMR in the dark in time for a late dinner.

19 June 2014. Red-fronted Macaw Reserve
Accommodation: RFMR lodge

The verandah of the lodge faces the high cliffs on the other side of the river where the macaws and numerous other species roost, but directly in front of the lodge is a stony area with a few thorn trees and bird tables. At first light this was alive with birds including: Bolivian Blackbird, White-fronted Woodpecker, Sayaca Tanager, Grey-crested Finch, Blue & Yellow Tanager, Ultramarine Grosbeak, Greater Wagtail Tyrant, Cliff Flycatcher, Purple-throated Euphonia, Red-browed Peppershrike, White-tipped Plantcutter, Black-backed Grosbeak and Masked Gnatcatcher. Soon noisy flocks of Cliff Parakeets emerged from the cliffs as well as smaller groups of Red-fronted Macaws. In addition, Mitred and Yellow-chevroned Parakeets were evident.

After breakfast we went on a long walk with Carlos around the San Carlos farmland, mixed thorny scrub and riverine bush in the valley leading to the reserve. This is well-populated and intensively cultivated for vegetables using irrigation from the river, but birds are plentiful. We saw no new species on this walk, but upped the trip list quite a bit.

In the afternoon we walked the river area and located a Cinereous Ground Tyrant, another target species, among the extensive pebble banks of the river. Collared Plovers were also evident here.

20 June 2014. Red-fronted Macaw Reserve
Accommodation: RFMR lodge

We spent the morning exploring the river upstream from RFMR, but did not add any species to the list. In the afternoon we drove back across the river to the road and headed south for about 10 km to a parakeet site that Carlos had previously visited. Here with cliffs behind us and the river below and farm lands and scrub on the far bank we located some parakeets. They turned out to be Grey-hooded Parakeet (not the Mountain we were hoping for). The thorn scrub and trees below the road along the river bank was quite lively, but the only notable species was a Variable Antshrike. Returning across the river to the scrub and fields near RFMR we added Grey Elaenia and Blue-crowned Parakeet to the trip list.

21 June 2014. Leave Red-fronted Macaw Reserve; drive to Comarapa
Accommodation: Hotel Paraiso, Comarapa

We left RFMR at first light to drive to Comarapa (base for Siberia yungas). The little used road between Saipina and Comarapa was excellent for birding and we made numerous stops in this dry forest country. Notable species included Bolivian Earthcreeper and Dusky-legged Guan, together with most of the common dry country species. We had nice views of a very confiding Ferruginous Pygmy Owl. Towards the end of this road as it climbed from the Comarapa Dam we disturbed two Mountain Parakeets!

We reached Comarapa and the Hotel Paraiso on the main street in time for lunch. Comarapa is on the Cochabamba highway (old road) and is a popular overnight stop.

In the late afternoon we drove back along the highway (bitumen) for about 30 km to a site that Carlos knew for Scissor-tailed Nightjar (18°00’52.5”S, 64°27’04.1”W). Unfortunately no sign of the nightjar despite playback.

22 June 2014. Siberia Yungas
Accommodation: Hotel Paraiso, Comarapa

Left early for drive up to Siberia (aptly named as the temperature was close to zero when we arrived at first light) and the yungas forests which still clothe the high ground above about 2500 m. We started our birding on a turnoff to the left near the top that wends its way down through the forest to cultivation below. Following a hearty breakfast cooked by Carlos, we birded down this track. The first lifers were Bolivian Brush Finch (common), Trilling Tapaculo (common), Violet-throated Starfrontlet, Light-crowned Spinetail and Yungas Tyrannulet. Rufous-faced Antpittas were calling all over the place, but it took a long time to lure one in with the tape. Other notable species along the track and on the main road (although this is the old Santa Cruz-Cochabamba highway it is now little used and there is very little traffic, hence excellent for birding) were Andean Guan, Speckled Hummingbird and Chestnut-crested Cotinga. The weather at Siberia is very changeable with cloud and mist appearing and disappearing, together with rain squalls and wind. We birded until mid-afternoon when the weather became impossible and we returned to Comarapa.

23 June 2014. Siberia Yungas
Accommodation: Hotel Paraiso, Comarapa

Another day at Siberia, although we stopped below the yungas at about 2500 m in dry country to drive up a dirt track to a site where Carlos has previously found Bolivian Warbling Finch. The tape lured one out for a brief view. Red-tailed Comet was very visible in this area and Huayco Tinamou responded to the tape, but we could not find them.

The rest of the day was spent along the road and tracks in the Siberia yungas. We added two more lifers: Chestnut-bellied Mountain Tanager (very responsive to the tape) and Grey-bellied Flowerpiercer. The latter has been reported as common, but we only recorded one at Siberia. Again the weather drove us down by about 4 pm.

24 June 2014. Drive from Comarapa to Cochabamba
Accommodation: Ideal Hotel, Cochabamba

Set off in the dark for this long drive. We stopped at the well-known Black-hooded Sunbeam site (17°48’16.0”S,64°46’48.7”W) at approx. 2870 m. The sun was just striking the trees on the slope and it wasn’t long until we had secured our first Black-hooded Sunbeam feeding on large orange flowers. Grey-bellied Flowerpiercer were common at this site.

Other notable species seen in this general area were Andean Tinamou and Red-crested Cotinga. Further on at an altitude of 3100 m and adjacent to some Polylepis we disturbed a few siskins which flew to nearby trees and were identified as Thick-billed Siskin – another of our targets. Slightly higher at 3200 m we stopped alongside a stream and upland bog where Cream-winged Cinclodes were common as well as Andean Gull, Puna Ibis, Andean Lapwing and Black-billed Shrike Tyrant.We finally arrived at the sprawling metropolis of Cochabamba in the late afternoon.

25 June 2014. San Miguel Polylepis forest
Accommodation: Ideal Hotel, Cochabamba

Today was spent at the San Miguel Polylepis forest area. We arrived at the Liriuni turnoff before sunrise and had a hearty cooked breakfast served up by Carlos. This turnoff is at about 3000 m and we walked for about a km up the road from here – notable species were Bolivian and Rufous-sided Warbling Finches and Fulvous-headed Brush Finch in the hedges and scrub along the road and adjoining the flower gardens.

Further up at 3100 m we found Rusty-vented and Maquis Canasteros and a lifer: Stripe-crowned Spinetail. Continuing on up, at 3345 m our second lifer: Wedge-tailed Hillstar. Other species in this area were Giant Hummingbird, White-winged Black Flycatcher, Rufous-bellied Saltator, Band-tailed Sierra Finch and Tufted Tit Tyrant.

At 3600 m close to the bridge, we located two more targets: Cochabamba Mountain Finch and Tawny Tit-Spinetail, both responsive to the tape and not difficult. Peruvian Sierra Finches were common in this area and we had several views of Grey-hooded Parakeets.

26 June 2014. Cochabamba to Villa Tunari
Accommodation: Los Tucanes Hotel, Villa Tunari

The next part of the trip was devoted to the various sites along the new road between Santa Cruz and Cochabamba. This has very heavy traffic and the highway itself is not birding friendly. Fortunately there are a number of side-roads that go into good habitat.

Our first stop was below the Corani Dam wall (km 64) at 3240 m. While Carlos was cooking up breakfast we quickly located the call of the Black-throated Thistletail, but could not coax it out into view. This was compensated for by great views of a Hooded Mountain Toucan waking up on its perch and beginning to forage and a White-browed Conebill. Other species at this site were Black-hooded Sunbeam, Violet throated Starfrontlet, Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager, and Masked and Grey-bellied Flowerpiercers.

We returned to the highway and moved to the gorge (le cumbre) at 70 km (3200 m), which is lined by yungas against the cliffs. Here we were able to get good views of Black-throated Thistletail as well as Three-striped Hemispingus. The mixed flocks here also contained Plushcap, Pearled Treerunner, Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager, and Grey-bellied Flowerpiercer.

The next stop was the Tablas Monte road. We walked this for several km as far as a bridge adjacent to a disused building. Here we had a BBQ lunch. This road is apparently not as productive as it used to be because of extensive clearing and agriculture. Nevertheless we did see our first Bolivian Tyrannulet here, and Bolivian Brush Finch, Citrine Warbler and Tyrian Metaltail were common.

It took us the rest of the day to reach Villa Tunari because of nose-to-tail truck and bus traffic.

At Villa Tunari we checked into the very pleasant Los Tucanos hotel which has extensive grounds overlooking the river. The late afternoon was enlivened by the raucous calling of Olive and Russet-backed Oropendolas, Yellow-rumped Caciques, Dusky-headed Parakeets and Purple Jays. Thrush-like Wrens hopped about in the lower branches of the fig tree next to our bungalow. It started raining heavily in the early evening and continued most of the night.

27 June 2014. Miguelito pipeline road
Accommodation: Los Tucanes Hotel, Villa Tunari

Left in the dark and rain to drive back up the highway to Miguelito, where it was just misty. The Miguelito pipeline road yungas has been cleared for the first couple of km but is still in good shape further on. We had breakfast here and searched for some of the targets, but the cold misty weather damped things down a lot and we could find few birds. It started raining by about 9 am and gradually deteriorated forcing us to retreat back to Villa Tunari.

28 June 2014.Villa Tunari to Cochabamba
Accommodation: Ideal Hotel, Cochabamba

We had another go at the Miguelito pipeline road this morning with greater success although it was mostly misty with some light rain. The only lifer was Unadorned Flycatcher, but other notables included Giant Conebill, Rust & Yellow Tanager, Black-eared Hemispingus, Yungas and Bolivian Tyrannulets and Variable Antshrike.

Further on we turned on to the Corani 2 track at km 76.5 (2589 m) where the birding was much better. The highlight was a pair of Band-tailed Fruiteaters. Other species included Red-crested Cotinga, Gould’s Inca, Long-tailed Sylph, Black-backed Grosbeak, White-collared Jay, Grass-green Tanager, Streaked Tuftedcheek, Andean Guan and Montane Woodcreeper.

We reached our hotel in Cochabamba by late afternoon.

29 June 2014. Cochabamba to La Paz
Accommodation: Hotel Calacoto, La Paz

It is a long drive from Cochabamba to La Paz so today was mostly a travel day. The old road is gravel for most its length so quite slow. We stopped at a cutting at 3900 m where a small stream passed under the road. Here we found one lifer – Little Ground Tyrant. Other notable species at this site were Giant Hummingbird, Blue-mantled Thornbill, Grey-hooded Parakeet, Bare-faced Ground Dove, Bright-rumped Yellow-Finch and Rufous-bellied Saltator.

We made one other brief stop at 4000 m near a river where the rocky and bare ground had a lot of Puna Miner, White-winged Cinclodes, White-tailed Hawk and Bare-faced Ground Dove.

We reached our hotel in the lower part of La Paz (3400 m) by late afternoon.

30 June 2014. Coroico Road
Accommodation: Hotel Calacoto, La Paz

Today we explored the upper part of the Coroico Road, stopping for breakfast at the 4 km marker. Here we searched for Short-tailed Finch, but no luck. Lots of Plumbeous Sierra Finches and an Andean Hillstar. At about 9 km we birded the road going down into the valley – the bogs on the left described in Hennessy’s guide have been destroyed. Here we got two more lifers – White-browed Ground Tyrant and Streak-throated Canastero. Also present here were Tufted Tit-Tyrant, Peruvian Sierra Finch and Yellow-rumped Siskin.

Moving on down we stopped at the gravel pits area on the left at 12.9 km where we saw Tawny Tit-Spinetail, Brown-backed Chat Tyrant and Cream-winged Cinclodes but not much else. Had a trout lunch at Pongo and then climbed up in to the Choquetanga Valley, but the going was slow and we did not have time to get high enough for the tit-tyrant.

On the way back to La Paz we drove up the Le Cumbre track (starting at the lake by the road), ascending as far as 4800 m. Notable species here were Speckled Teal, Andean Goose, Slender-billed Miner, Plain-capped Ground Tyrant, Crested Duck and best of all about 8 Grey-breasted Seedsnipe.

1 July 2014. Coroico Road
Accommodation: Hotel Calacoto, La Paz

Another day on the Coroico Road. We drove straight to the 12.9 km gravel area and walked up the valley about a km. Here the birding was excellent and we had stunning views of a Stripe-headed Antpitta, followed by a pair of Scribble-tailed Canasteros, a Line-fronted Canastero and several Puna Tapaculos. All lifers. We had lunch at the beginning of the old road (Camino de la Muerte), and walked down as far as Chupispata, but it was the middle of the day and few birds were about. Also birding was made difficult by swarms of adventure cyclists freewheeling down the road.

Further down we spent an hour on the Cotapata trail starting at the service station. We quickly lured in Diademed Tapaculo at the beginning of the path. Other species seen on the first km of this track were Bolivian Brush Finch, Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager, Violet-throated Starfrontlet and Masked Flowerpiercer.

2 July 2014. La Paz to Lake Titicaca
Accommodation: Hotel Titicaca

Left our hotel after breakfast for a tedious drive through La Paz and El Alto built up areas, eventually reaching our hotel on the shores of Lake Titicaca. After lunch at the hotel we drove to the ferry jetty at the Inca Hotel where the Titicaca (flightless) Grebe was a very obliging tick. Also present on the water here were Andean Coot, Andean Duck, White-eared Grebe, Puna Teal and Speckled Teal. A flock of Black Siskins showed well among the reed beds.

The reed beds back at the Titicaca Hotel produced Cinereous Harrier, Many-coloured Rush-Tyrant, Cocoi Heron and Black-crowned Night-Heron. Peruvian Sierra Finch and Andean Flicker were present in the very dry garden area.

3 July 2014. Sorata
Accommodation: Hotel Titicaca

Today was spent driving to and from Sorata, stopping early in the morning at the Berlepsch’s Canastero site where several of this very range-restricted species gave us good views among the thorn bushes on the slope above the road on the right side. We drove on to Sorata, wending our way down into this somewhat run-down, although obviously ancient, town. We hoped to find the Rio Challa Suyu valley, where Huayco Tinamou has been reported, but despite much asking around failed to locate it.

4 July 2014. Titicaca to Coroico
Accommodation: Sol y Luna Hotel, Coroico

Mostly a travel day – driving back to La Paz and down the Coroico Road to Coroico, where after a short search we located our hotel on the outskirts of town, very pleasantly situated in a forest area. As we entered the gate a Brown Tinamou crossed the road – a lifer!

5 July 2014. Camino de la Muerte
Accommodation: Sol y Luna Hotel, Coroico

Today was spent walking the lower part of the Camino de la Muerte which has excellent patches of yungas. The birding was among the best we had experienced in Bolivia. The road is little used, except for packs of adventure cyclists in the late morning and early afternoon. We found six of our target species here: Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Upland Antshrike, White-vented Violetear, Yungas Tody-Tyrant, Versicolored Barbet and Orange-browed Hemispingus. The Versicolored Barbet was particularly spectacular. Other notables were: Streaked Xenops, Capped Conebill, Unadorned Flycatcher, Yungas and Bolivian Tyrannulets, Green Honeycreeper, Hooded and Yellow-bellied Siskins, Black-faced Tanager, Cock-of-the-Rock, Black and Chestnut Eagle, Mountain Wren, Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant, Little Cuckoo, Yungas Manakin, Andean Guan, Speckled Chachalaca, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Emerald Toucanet, Blue-capped Tanager, Green-cheeked Parakeet and Streak-necked Flycatcher. By about 3.30 pm it became quiet and the number of cyclists made birding difficult so we retreated back to the hotel. Here we had good views of Brown Tinamou just before dusk in the garden.

6 July 2014. Camino de la Muerte
Accommodation: Sol y Luna Hotel, Coroico

Returned for another day to the Camino de la Muerte, but the birds were much less evident and we failed to find any more target species. More good views of the Versicolored Barbet and Orange-browed Hemispingus. Other notables were Fork-tailed Woodnymph, Smoky-brown Woodpecker, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Tropical Parula and Band-tailed Fruiteater.

7 July 2014. Coroico to La Paz
Accommodation: Hotel Calacoto, La Paz

We left Coroico in rain and this continued until Cotapata, where we had planned to bird the trail behind the service station again. Unfortunately the rain was too heavy and we were forced to continue on, emerging into clear skies higher up. We had a trout lunch again at Pongo and then headed for La Paz and the end of the trip.

Species Lists

Greater Rhea Rhea americana Viru Viru
Grey Tinamou Tinamus tao Los Volcanes
Brown Tinamou Crypturellus obsoletus Sol y Luna, Coroico
Red-winged Tinamou Rhynchotus rufescens Viru Viru
Andean Tinamou Nothoprocta pentlandii Above Siberia
Andean Goose Chloephaga melanoptera Le Cumbre, Coroico Road
Crested Duck Lophonetta specularioides Le Cumbre, Coroico Road
Brazilian Teal Amazonetta brasiliensis Lomas de Arena,Comarapa dam
Puna Teal Anas puna Coroico rd
Yellow-billed Teal Anas flavirostris Coroico rd
Andean Duck Oxyura ferruginea Coroico rd
Speckled Chachalaca Ortalis guttata Camino de la Muerte
Andean Guan Penelope montagnii Siberia, Camino de la Muerte, km76.5 Corani
Dusky-legged Guan Penelope obscura Saipina-Comaraa road
White-tufted Grebe Rollandia rolland Lake Titicaca
Titicaca Grebe Rollandia microptera Lake Titicaca
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps Comarapa dam
Wood Stork Mycteria americana Lomas de Arena
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus Santa Cruz
Cocoi Heron Ardea cocoi Lake Titicaca
Great Egret Ardea alba common
Snowy Egret Egretta thula common
Whistling Heron Syrigma sibilatrix Lomas de Arena
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Lake Titicaca
Puna Ibis Plegadis ridgwayi common
Buff-necked Ibis Theristicus caudatus Viru Viru
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus common
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura common
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus RFMR, Siberia
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus common
Black-and-chestnut Eagle Spizaetus isidori Miguelito pipeline
Black-collared Hawk Busarellus nigricollis Bot.Gdns, S.C.
Cinereous Harrier Circus cinereus Lake Titicaca
Roadside Hawk Rupornis magnirostris common
White-tailed Hawk Geranoaetus albicaudatus Cochabamba-La Paz(4000m)
Variable Hawk Geranoaetus polyosoma Cochabamba-La Paz
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucus Viru Viru
Sunbittern Eurypyga helias Los Volcanes
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus Laguna Los Volcanes
Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata common
Slate-colored Coot Fulica ardesiaca common
Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis common
Andean Lapwing Vanellus resplendens common
Collared Plover Charadrius collaris RFMR
Gray-breasted Seedsnipe Thinocorus orbignyianus Le Cumbre, Coroico road
Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana common
Andean Gull Chroicocephalus serranus common
Picazuro Pigeon Patagioenas picazuro Lomas de Arena
Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata Siberia
Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata common
Picui Ground-Dove Columbina picui common
Bare-faced Ground-Dove Metriopelia ceciliae Cochabamba-La Paz
White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi common
White-throated Quail-Dove Geotrygon frenata Cotapata area
Little Cuckoo Coccycua minuta Camino de la Muerte
Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana common
Guira Cuckoo Guira guira common
Greater Ani Crotophaga major common
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani common
Rufescent Screech-Owl Megascops ingens Los Volcanes
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasilianum Saipina-Comarapa road
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia common
Great-billed Hermit Phaethornis malaris Sol y Luna, Coroico
White-vented Violetear Colibri serrirostris Camino de la Muerte
Speckled Hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys Siberia
Long-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus kingi km76.5 Corani
Red-tailed Comet Sappho sparganura below Siberia
Andean Hillstar Oreotrochilus estella Coroico rd
Wedge-tailed Hillstar Oreotrochilus adela San Miguel polylepis
Tyrian Metaltail Metallura tyrianthina Tablas Monte rd
Blue-mantled Thornbill Chalcostigma stanleyi Cochabamba-La Paz
Black-hooded Sunbeam Aglaeactis pamela W of Siberia, Corani dam km 64
Gould's Inca Coeligena inca km76.5 Corani
Violet-throated Starfrontlet Coeligena violifer Siberia, km 64 Coch VT rd,Cotapata
Giant Hummingbird Patagona gigas San Miguel, Cochabamba-La Paz
Glittering-bellied Emerald Chlorostilbon lucidus common
Fork-tailed Woodnymph Thalurania furcata Camino de la Muerte
White-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia chionogaster Los Volcanes, RFMR
Blue-crowned Trogon Trogon curucui Los Volcanes,Bot Gdns,S.C.
Andean Motmot Momotus aequatorialis Coroico
Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata Lomas de Arena
White-eared Puffbird Nystalus chacuru Lomas de Arena
Spot-backed Puffbird Nystalus maculatus RFMR, Saipina-Comarapa
Black-fronted Nunbird Monasa nigrifrons Bot.Gdns Santa Cruz
Versicolored Barbet Eubucco versicolor Camino de la Muerte
Emerald Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus Camino de la Muerte, Sol y Luna
Hooded Mountain-Toucan Andigena cucullata below Corani Dam (64 km)
Ocellated Piculet Picumnus dorbignyanus Saipina-RFMR
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker Melanerpes cruentatus Bot.Gdns Santa Cruz
White-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes cactorum RFMR
Smoky-brown Woodpecker Picoides fumigatus Camino de la Muerte
Striped Woodpecker Veniliornis lignarius RFMR
Golden-green Woodpecker Piculus chrysochloros Bot.Gdns, S.C.
Golden-olive Woodpecker Colaptes rubiginosus Los Volcanes, Miguelito
Green-barred Woodpecker Colaptes melanochloros RFMR
Andean Flicker Colaptes rupicola L. Titicaca, Sorata
Campo Flicker Colaptes campestris Lomas de Arena
Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus Coroico
Red-necked Woodpecker Campephilus rubricollis Los Volcanes
Mountain Caracara Phalcoboenus megalopterus common
Southern Caracara Caracara plancus common
Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans Lomas de Arena
American Kestrel Falco sparverius common
Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis Laguna Los Volcanes
Orange-breasted Falcon Falco deiroleucus Bot.Gdns Santa Cruz
Green-cheeked Parakeet Pyrrhura molinae Los Volcanes, Camino de la Muerte,RFMR
Cliff Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus RFMR
Gray-hooded Parakeet Psilopsiagon aymara RFMR, San Miguel polylepis
Mountain Parakeet Psilopsiagon aurifrons Saipina-Comarapa road
Blue-crowned Parakeet Aratinga acuticaudata RFMR
Mitred Parakeet Aratinga mitrata RFMR
Dusky-headed Parakeet Aratinga weddellii Villa Tunari
Peach-fronted Parakeet Aratinga aurea Lomas de Arena
Red-fronted Macaw Ara rubrogenys RFMR, Saipina-Comarapa
Yellow-collared Macaw Primolius auricollis Viru Viru
Blue-winged Parrotlet Forpus xanthopterygius Lomas de Arena
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet Brotogeris chiriri common
Blue-fronted Parrot Amazona aestiva Laguna Los Volcanes
Mealy Parrot Amazona farinosa common
Scaly-naped Parrot Amazona mercenarius Lomas de Arena
Rufous-capped Antshrike Thamnophilus ruficapillus Saipina area
Chestnut-backed Antshrike Thamnophilus palliatus Camino de la Muerte
Bolivian Slaty-Antshrike Thamnophilus sticturus Bot.Gdns Santa Cruz
Variable Antshrike Thamnophilus caerulescens near RFMR, Miguelito pipeline
Upland Antshrike Thamnophilus aroyae Camino de la Muerte
Plain Antvireo Dysithamnus mentalis Los Volcanes
Ashy Antwren Myrmotherula grisea Los Volcanes
Black-capped Antwren Herpsilochmus atricapillus Los Volcanes
White-backed Fire-eye Pyriglena leuconota Los Volcanes
Slaty Gnateater Conopophaga ardesiaca Los Volcanes
Stripe-headed Antpitta Grallaria andicolus Km 12.9 Coroico road
Rufous-faced Antpitta Grallaria erythrotis Siberia
Trilling Tapaculo Scytalopus parvirostris Siberia
Bolivian Tapaculo Scytalopus bolivianus Los Volcanes, Miguelito pipeline
Puna Tapaculo Scytalopus simonsi Km 12.9 Coroico road
Diademed Tapaculo Scytalopus schulenbergi Cotapata trail
Short-tailed Antthrush Chamaeza campanisona Los Volcanes
Slender-billed Miner Geositta tenuirostris Coroico le cumbre 4800m
Puna Miner Geositta punensis Cochabamba-La Paz(4000m)
Black-banded Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes picumnus Bot.Gdns, S.C.
Ocellated Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus ocellatus Los Volcanes
Buff-throated Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus guttatus Bot.Gdns,S.C.
Straight-billed Woodcreeper Dendroplex picus 1
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes angustirostris RFMR
Montane Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger Siberia, km76.5 Corani
Streaked Xenops Xenops rutilans Camino de la Muerte
Streaked Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii km76.5 Corani
Bolivian Earthcreeper Tarphonomus harterti Saipina area, Saipina-Comarapa rd
Pale-legged Hornero Furnarius leucopus common
Rufous Hornero Furnarius rufus common
Cream-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes albiventris common
White-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes atacamensis common
Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner Philydor rufum Los Volcanes
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner Automolus ochrolaemus Los Volcanes, Miguelito
Pearled Treerunner Margarornis squamiger common yungas
Tawny Tit-Spinetail Leptasthenura yanacensis San Miguel polylepis, Coroico rd
Greater Thornbird Phacellodomus ruber Viru Viru
Creamy-breasted Canastero Asthenes dorbignyi San Miguel
Berlepsch's Canastero Asthenes berlepschi Sorata road
Line-fronted Canastero Asthenes urubambensis Km 12.9 Coroico road
Scribble-tailed Canastero Asthenes maculicauda Km 12.9 Coroico road
Streak-throated Canastero Asthenes humilis Coroico rd
Black-throated Thistletail Asthenes harterti Km 70 Coch-Villa Tunari rd
Maquis Canastero Asthenes heterura San Miguel polylepis
Light-crowned Spinetail Cranioleuca albiceps Siberia
Stripe-crowned Spinetail Cranioleuca pyrrhophia San Miguel polylepis
Chotoy Spinetail Schoeniophylax phryganophilus Lomas de Arena, Viru Viru
Sooty-fronted Spinetail Synallaxis frontalis Saipina
Azara's Spinetail Synallaxis azarae common
Cinereous-breasted Spinetail Synallaxis hypospodia Viru Viru
Ochre-cheeked Spinetail Synallaxis scutata Los Volcanes
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma obsoletum RFMR
Tufted Tit-Tyrant Anairetes parulus common
Grey Elaenia Myiopagis caniceps RFMR
White-crested Tyrannulet Serpophaga subcristata Lomas de Arena
White-bellied Tyrannulet Serpophaga munda RFMR
Streak-necked Flycatcher Mionectes striaticollis Camino de la Muerte, Siberia
Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant Phylloscartes ophthalmicus Camino de la Muerte, Los Volcanes
Yungas Tyrannulet Phyllomyias weedeni Camino de la Muerte, Siberia,Miguelito
Bolivian Tyrannulet Zimmerius bolivianus Camino de la Muerte, Miguelito
Many-colored Rush Tyrant Tachuris rubrigastra Lake Titicaca
Greater Wagtail-Tyrant Stigmatura budytoides RFMR
Yungas Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus spodiops Camino de la Muerte
Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer Los Volcanes,Saipina-Comarapa
Cinnamon Flycatcher Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus Camino de la Muerte
Cliff Flycatcher Hirundinea ferruginea RFMR
Unadorned Flycatcher Myiophobus inornatus Camino de la Muerte, Miguelito
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans Los Volcanes
Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus common
White-winged Black-Tyrant Knipolegus aterrimus Siberia, San Miguel
Little Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola fluviatilis Cochabamba-La Paz
Cinereous Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola cinereus Coroico rd
White-browed Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola albilora Coroico rd
Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant Agriornis montanus Between Siberia & Cochabamba
Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca rufipectoralis Siberia, km76.5 Corani
Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca fumicolor Coroico rd
Cattle Tyrant Machetornis rixosa common
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus common
Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis common
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus common
Band-tailed Fruiteater Pipreola intermedia Camino de la Muerte, km76.5 Corani
White-tipped Plantcutter Phytotoma rutila RFMR
Red-crested Cotinga Ampelion rubrocristatus Siberia-Cochabamba, km76.5 Corani
Chestnut-crested Cotinga Ampelion rufaxilla Siberia
Andean Cock-of-the-rock Rupicola peruvianus Camino de la Muerte
Yungas Manakin Chiroxiphia boliviana Camino de la Muerte, Los Volcanes
Black-crowned Tityra Tityra inquisitor Bot.Gdns, S.C.
Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata Los Volcanes, Miguelito
Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis RFMR
White-collared Jay Cyanolyca viridicyanus km76.5 Corani
Purplish Jay Cyanocorax cyanomelas common
Plush-crested Jay Cyanocorax chrysops Los Volcanes
Blue-and-white Swallow Pygochelidon cyanoleuca common
Andean Swallow Orochelidon andecola common
Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis common
House Wren Troglodytes aedon common
Mountain Wren Troglodytes solstitialis Siberia, Tablas Monte
Thrush-like Wren Campylorhynchus turdinus Bot. Gdns Santa Cruz, Villa Tunari
Moustached Wren Pheugopedius genibarbis Los Volcanes
Fawn-breasted Wren Cantorchilus guarayanus Bot.Gdns S. Cruz, Lomas de Arena
Grey-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucophrys Miguelito pipeline
Masked Gnatcatcher Polioptila dumicola RFMR
Rufous-bellied Thrush Turdus rufiventris Los Volcanes
Creamy-bellied Thrush Turdus amaurochalinus Bot.Gdn S.C.,Lomas Arena,RFMR
Chiguanco Thrush Turdus chiguanco common
White-necked Thrush Turdus albicollis Los Volcanes
Chalk-browed Mockingbird Mimus saturninus Lomas de Arena
White-banded Mockingbird Mimus triurus Lomas de Arena
Tropical Parula Setophaga pitiayumi Camino de la Muerte
Three-striped Warbler Basileuterus tristriatus Camino de la Muerte
Citrine Warbler Myiothlypis luteoviridis Siberia,Tablas Monte
Two-banded Warbler Myiothlypis bivittata Los Volcanes
Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus Los Volcanes
Brown-capped Redstart Myioborus brunniceps RFMR, Siberia
Spectacled Redstart Myioborus melanocephalus Siberia
Red-crested Cardinal Paroaria coronata Bot.Gdns Santa Cruz
Black-faced Tanager Schistochlamys melanopis Camino de la Muerte
Hooded Tanager Nemosia pileata Los Volcanes, RFMR
Orange-browed Hemispingus Hemispingus calophrys Camino de la Muerte
Black-eared Hemispingus Hemispingus melanotis Miguelito pipeline
Three-striped Hemispingus Hemispingus trifasciatus Km 70 Coch-Villa Tunari rd
Rust-and-yellow Tanager Thlypopsis ruficeps Miguelito, Camino de la Muerte, km76.5 Corani
Silver-beaked Tanager Ramphocelus carbo Los Volcanes, Miguelito
Grass-green Tanager Chlorornis riefferii km76.5 Corani
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus igniventris Corani dam km 64,Cotapata
Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus somptuosus Siberia, Miguelito
Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager Dubusia castaneoventris Siberia
Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota Los Volcanes
Blue-and-yellow Tanager Pipraeidea bonariensis common
Sayaca Tanager Thraupis sayaca common
Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum common
Blue-capped Tanager Thraupis cyanocephala Siberia, Miguelito,
Saffron-crowned Tanager Tangara xanthocephala Miguelito, Camino de la Muerte
Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana Camino de la Muerte
Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza Camino de la Muerte
Blue-backed Conebill Conirostrum sitticolor Siberia
Capped Conebill Conirostrum albifrons Camino de la Muerte
White-browed Conebill Conirostrum ferrugineiventre km 64 Corani
Giant Conebill Oreomanes fraseri Miguelito pipeline
Grey-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa carbonaria Siberia,Corani dam km 64, km70,
Rusty Flowerpiercer Diglossa sittoides Camino de la Muerte
Masked Flowerpiercer Diglossa cyanea Corani dam km64,Tablas Monte
Plushcap Catamblyrhynchus diadema Km 70 Coch-VillaTunari rd
Peruvian Sierra-Finch Phrygilus punensis San Miguel,
Plumbeous Sierra-Finch Phrygilus unicolor Coroico road
Band-tailed Sierra-Finch Phrygilus alaudinus San Miguel
Grey-crested Finch Lophospingus griseocristatus RFMR, Saipina-Comarapa
Bolivian Warbling-Finch Poospiza boliviana Below Siberia, San Miguel
Rufous-sided Warbling-Finch Poospiza hypochondria San Miguel
Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch Poospiza nigrorufa Saipina-Comarapa
Ringed Warbling-Finch Poospiza torquata RFMR
Cochabamba Mountain-Finch Compsospiza garleppi San Miguel polylepis
Bright-rumped Yellow-Finch Sicalis uropygialis Cochabamba-LaPaz
Greenish Yellow-Finch Sicalis olivascens common
Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola common
Grassland Yellow-Finch Sicalis luteola common
Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch Emberizoides herbicola Viru Viru
Great Pampa-Finch Embernagra platensis RFMR
Black-and-white Seedeater Sporophila luctuosa Camino de la Muerte
Double-collared Seedeater Sporophila caerulescens Camino de la Muerte
White-bellied Seedeater Sporophila leucoptera-bicolor Lomas de Arena
Rufous-rumped Seedeater Sporophila hypochroma Viru Viru
Red-crested Finch Coryphospingus cucullatus Saipina area,
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola Camino de la Muerte
Dull-coloured Grassquit Tiaris obscurus RFMR
Rufous-bellied Saltator Saltator rufiventris San Miguel polylepis, Cochabamba-La Paz
Greyish Saltator Saltator coerulescens RFMR
Golden-billed Saltator Saltator aurantiirostris common
Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus Camino de la Muerte
White-browed Brush-Finch Arremon torquatus Siberia
Bolivian Brush-Finch Atlapetes rufinucha Siberia, Tablas Monte, km76.5 Corani,Cotapata
Fulvous-headed Brush-Finch Atlapetes fulviceps San Miguel rd
Grassland Sparrow Ammodramus humeralis Viru Viru
Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis common
Common Chlorospingus Chlorospingus flavopectus common yungas
Highland Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava Saipina area
Olive Tanager Chlorothraupis carmioli road to Los Volcanes
Black-backed Grosbeak Pheucticus aureoventris Bot.Gds Santa Cruz, RFMR, km76.5 Corani
Ultramarine Grosbeak Cyanocompsa brissonii RFMR
Chopi Blackbird Gnorimopsar chopi common
Yellow-winged Blackbird Agelasticus thilius Lake Titicaca
Bolivian Blackbird Oreopsar bolivianus RFMR
Bay-winged Cowbird Agelaioides badius common
Epaulet Oriole Icterus cayanensis Saipina area,
Yellow-rumped Cacique Cacicus cela Villa Tunari
Russet-backed Oropendola Psarocolius angustifrons common
Dusky-green Oropendola Psarocolius atrovirens Los Volcanes
Crested Oropendola Psarocolius decumanus Los Volcanes
Olive Oropendola Psarocolius bifasciatus Villa Tunari
Purple-throated Euphonia Euphonia chlorotica RFMR
Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris Laguna Los Volcanes
Yellow-bellied Siskin Spinus xanthogastrus Camino de la Muerte
Thick-billed Siskin Spinus crassirostris between Siberia & Cochabamba (3100m)
Hooded Siskin Spinus magellanicus common
Black Siskin Spinus atratus Lake Titicaca
Yellow-rumped Siskin Spinus uropygialis Coroico rd
House Sparrow Passer domesticus common