March 10th: Today we started at Huacarpay Lakes and birded and had a picnic lunch after which we travelled to Limatambo Andean Spirit Lodge. After arrival we birded near the lodge and spent the night at the lodge.
March 11th: After an early breakfast we drove to Mollepata and we birded on the way uphill to Soraypampa. A large number of endemics were seen as well as nice scenery and a picnic lunch. We then returned to Cusco arriving at 6 pm.
March 12th: We had another early breakfast and departed with our private car to Manu making selected stops along the way. We then passed the historic town of Paucartambo. Afternoon birding in the upper Cloud Forest and arrival at Wayqecha at 6 pm for the night.
March 13th: Today we started early back uphill to Tres Cruces looking for Scribble-tailed Canastero successfully and afterwards birded our way back to Wayqecha for lunch and in the afternoon birded near Wayqecha. Night at Wayqecha Reserve Station.
March 14th: An early start to travel down to Pillahuata and stopped at some places for birds around Rocotal where we were lucky with the birds and then we continued down to Cock of the Rock Lodge. In the afternoon we birded near the Lodge and spent the night there.
March 15th: After breakfast we started travelling down the road and stopped at all mixed flocks we encountered and saw plenty of Tanagers, Flycatchers, Euphonias, Spinetails and hummingbirds. We returned to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon we visited the Andean Cock of the Rock Lek and overnighted at CORL.
March 16th: Today we concentrated on the Rocotal area, as always with van support and then we birded along the roadside seeing a few flocks but not too much activity was evident and then back to the Lodge for lunch. Afternoom birding around the lodge.
March 17th: Early breakfast again and a walk up the road where we birded the roadside finding great flocks including the rare Yellow-rumped Antwren and many Tanagers plus many more species seen and then back to the Lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, we traveled with our van up the road looking for owls around the Rocotal area seeing Rufescent Screech Owl and we heard Band-bellied Owl near the Lodge. Overnight at CORL.
March 18th: Today we headed downhill to travel to Villa Carmen Lodge with several stops for birding and found nice flocks and we saw a lot of species until Chontachaca village where a few Bamboo specialists were seen and then we stopped at Bambu Lodge where we had lunch and after we birded in the garden – a very good place to see Humminbirds at feeders and some tanagers and Spinetails. We continued to Villa Carmen where we spent all afternoon birding in Bamboo forest and seeing the endemic Black-backed Tody Flycatcher, Chestnut throated Spinetail, Plain Softtail, and Antbirds. Night at Villa Carmen.
March 19th: Lots of rain this morning but once it stopped we saw a few bamboo specialists such as Dusky cheeked Foliage Gleaner, Bamboo Antshrike, Fiery-capped Manakin, Band -tailed Manakin, Manu Antbird and Johanne ́s tody tyrant. After lunch at Villa Carmen we did a bit of birding before starting to travel with our van to Atalaya and then to Amazonia lodge, arriving at 5 pm and we birded a little around the garden and a small Oxbow lake. Overnight at Amazonia Lodge.
March 20th: Rain unfortunately until 10 am after which we birded trails and saw very few birds. After lunch we had more luck and it was a very good afternoon seeing Peruvian Recurvebill – fantastic! Other good birds included Rufous-capped Nunlet, Chestnut -crowned Foliage-gleaner, Cinereous Tinamou and Antwrens. Night at Amazonia Lodge.
March 21st: Today we went up the trail through primary foothill forest to the observation tower where we saw Western Striolated Pufbird, Round-tailed Manakin, Hairy-crested Antbird, Golden collared Toucanet, Carmiol ́s Tanager, White-winged Shrike Tanager, Speckled Spinetail and Tawny Crowned Greenlet. Back to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon we travelled back to Atalaya and CORL and overnighted there.
March 22nd: Today again an early start travelling to Cusco with stops on the way for birds we had not seen and needed to see some such as Chestnut-breasted Mountain Tanager, Crowned chat Tyrant, Yungas Pygmy Owl and Three-striped Hemispingus. It was a great morning after which we continued to Paucartambo. Our last stop was Huambutio Bridge for the endemic Bearded Mountaineer where we had great views and continued to Cusco arriving at the hotel at 5:45 pm.
Grey Tinamou – Tinamou tao. One seen at Amazonia lodge roosting on the tower trail, fantastic view. VULNERABLE.
Brown Tinamou - Crypturellus obsoletus. Heard only, in San Pedro area near Cock-of-the-rock Lodge.
Cinereous Tinamou – crypturellus cinereus. One seen at Amazonia at the Bamboo trail, great view.
Little Tinamou – Crypturellus soui. Heard only, at Villa Carmen.
Black-capped Tinamou – Crypturellus atrocapillus. Heard only, at Villa Carmen many times.
Undulated Tinamou – Crypturellus undulatus. One seen at Villa Carmen in the garden, great view.
Ornate Tinamou - Nothoprocta ornate. One seen on our way to Paucartambo in upper Quelloquello area near the pass, very good view.
Andean Goose - Oressochen melanopterus. One seen at Quelloqello near the pass in flight.
Puna Teal - Anas puna. 8 individuals seen at Huacarpay lake.
Cinnamon Teal - Anas cyanoptera. 2 individuals seen at Huacarpay lakes.
Yellow-billed Pintail (South American) - Anas georgica spinicauda [Anas georgica spinicauda/niceforoi]. 4 individuals seen at Huacarpay lakes.
Yellow-billed Teal (oxyptera) - Anas flavirostris oxyptera. 10 individuals seen at Huacarpay lakes. The SACC says “Hellmayr & Conover (1948a) and many earlier classifications treated andium (Andean Teal) as a separate species from A. flavirostris. Many authors, from Meyer de Schauensee (1970) to Dickinson (2003), have treated andium as a subspecies of A. flavirostris. Anas andium was considered a separate species from Anas flavirostris by Ridgely et al. (2001), and this was followed by Hilty (2003). SACC proposal passed to recognize andium as separate species. Jaramillo (2003) further suggested that the subspecies oxyptera may also deserve recognition as a separate species from A. flavirostris.
Ruddy Duck (Andean) - Oxyura jamaicensis ferruginea. 2 individuals seen at Huacarpay lakes. Andean populations have often (e.g., Hellmayr & Conover 1948a, Siegfried 1976, Sibley & Ahlquist 1990, AOU 1998, Ridgely & Greenfield 2001, Jaramillo 2003, del Hoyo & Collar 2014) been treated as a separate species, O. ferruginea ("Andean Duck" or "Andean Ruddy-Duck"). However, see Adams and Slavid (1984), Fjeldså (1986), McCracken & Sorenson (2005), and Donegan et al. (2015) for rationale for treating them as conspecific, as done previously (e.g., Blake 1977, Johnsgard 1979), and then followed by Fjeldså & Krabbe (1990), Carboneras (1992f), and Dickinson & Remsen (2013). Siegfried (1976) and Livezey (1995) considered ferruginea to be more closely related to O. vittata than to O. jamaicensis, but McCracken & Sorenson (2005) showed that this is incorrect.
Crested Duck – Lophonetta specularioides. 5 individuals seen at San Salvador Lake.
GUANS AND CHACHALACAS
Speckled Chachalaca - Ortalis guttata. Seen near Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge.
Andean Guan - Penelope montagnii plumosa. Seen around the Wayqecha at Manu Road at the Mirador (1700-1800m).
Spix ́s Guan – Penelope jacquacu. Seen on two concecutive days at Amazonia Lodge.
Blue-throated Piping Guan – Pipile cumanensis. Seen at Villa Carmen in the garden.
Razor-billed Curassow – Mitu tuberosa. Seen at Amazonia Lodge - fantastic views.
Chilean Flamingo - Phoenicopterus chilensis. 1 individual seen at Huacarpay lakes.
White-tufted Grebe - Rollandia rolland. 2 individuals seen at Huacarpay lakes. Rollandia: Specific namePodiceps rolland. rolland= In honor of Thomas Pierre Rolland, Master Gunner (1776-1847) French Navy, of the corvette L’Uranie which circled the globe 1817-1848.
Silvery Grebe – Podiceps occipitalis. 3 individuals seen at San Salvador Lake.
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Spot-winged Pigeon (albipennis) - Patagioenas maculosa albipennis. 2 individuals seen on our way to Paucartambo. It has been suggested that the albalinea race may be a separate species from North American populations.
Band-tailed Pigeon (White-necked) - Patagioenas fasciata albilinea [albilinea Group]. Very common at Mollepata and on the Manu road around Wayquecha.
Bare-faced Ground-Dove - Metriopelia ceciliae. 2 seen on our way from Cusco to Limatambo. Named for Cecile Gautrau daughter of French naturalist Rene Lesson.
Eared Dove - Zenaida auriculata. Common in the Andes. Seen at Limatambo and Huacarpay Lakes.
Plumbeous Pigeon – Patagioenas plumbea. Seen near the Cock of The Rock Lodge, fairly common.
Ruddy Pigeon – Patagioenas subvinacea. Seen at Villa Carmen in the garden, very good views VULNERABLE.
White-tipped Dove (brasiliensis Group) - Leptotila verreauxi decipiens. Very common at Limatambo. Named for the impressive sounding John Baptiste Edouard Verreaux (1810-1868) French Natural History dealer and collector.
Grey-fronted Dove – Leptotila rufaxilla. A pair seen well at Amazonia Lodge.
Smooth-billed Ani - Crotophaga ani. 4 individuals seen at Andean Spirit Lodge and on Manu Road, very common.
Squirrel Cuckoo – Piaya cayana. Seen at CORL and Amazonia Lodge. Fairy common.
Great Potoo - Nyctibius grandis. 1 seen on our way from Pilcopato to Atalaya.
NIGHTJARS AND ALLIES
Band-winged Nightjar (atripunctata) - Systellura longirostris atripunctata. 1 seen on the upper Manu Road near Wayqecha, fantastic view (2900m).
Swallow-tailed Nightjar - Uropsalis segmentata. 1 seen on the Manu Road near Wayqecha.
Lyre-tailed Nightjar - Uropsalis lyra. Seen on the Manu Road at Manu Cloud forest lodge roosting (1700-1800m).
Common Pauraque – Nyctidromus albicollis. One seen at Amazonia Lodge on trails.
Chestnut-collared Swift - Streptoprocne rutila. 8 individuals seen in flight on Manu road and also at Amazonia Lodge.
White-collared Swift - Streptoprocne zonaris. Common. Seen at Soraypampa and also on the Manu road.
Andean Swift - Aeronautes andecolus. 6 individuals seen at Huambutio in the Bearded Mountaineer valley.
Green-fronted Lancebill - Doryfera ludovicae. 1 individual seen on Manu road near the Sapan Sachayus Lodge.
Green Hermit – Phaethornis guy. Seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge feeders on two consecutive days.
Great-billed Hermit – Phaethornis malaris. This Hermit seen at Villa Carmen in the heliconia flowers.
White-bearded Hermit – Phaethornis hipidus. One seen at Amazonia Lodge on the trail in heliconia flowers.
Koepcke ́s Hermit – Phaethornis koepckeae Every day seen at Amazonia Lodge. This hummingbird named in honor of Maria Koepcke, a pioneering German field biologist and a leading ornithologist in Peru between 1949 and 1971. ENDEMIC.
Black-eared Fairy – Heliothryx aurita. One seen at Amazonia lodge in the garden.
Rufous-crested Coquette – Lophornis delattrei. One seen at Villa Carmen and also at Amazonia lodge.
Peruvian Piedtail - Phlogophilus harterti. Seen on two consecutive days around Cock of the Rock Lodge. ENDEMIC.
Andean Hillstar – Oreotrochilus estella. A pair seen at Quelloquello on our way to Paucartambo.
Wedge-billed Hummingbird - Schistes geoffroyi. 1 seen at Cock-of-the-rock Lodge. Named for Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hillaire (1772- 1884) French zoologist.
Lesser Violetear (Andean) – Colibri cyanotus crissalis [Colibri cyanotus cyanotus/crissalis]. 1 individual seen at Cock of The Rock Lodge. The Central and Middle American form of Green Violetar have been split into Mexican Violetear by the AOU so our form which occurs from Costa Rica to Bolivia is now this species.
Sparkling Violetear - Colibri coruscans. Very common, seen in Huambutio valley.
Amethyst-throated Sunangel (Amethyst-throated) - Heliangelus amethysticollis amethysticollis [amethysticollis Group]. 4 individuals seen at Wayqecha at the feeders. Sunangels are called such because of their charactistic way of rasing their wings like a stylized Angel on alighting on a twig.
Wire-crested Thorntail - Discosura popelairii. Seen at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge and Villa Carmen. Named for Jean Baptiste Baron Popelaire de Terloo, Belgian naturalist and collector in Peru in the first half of the 19th century.
Speckled Hummingbird (melanogenys Group) - Adelomyia melanogenys chlorospila [melanogenys Group]. Several individuals seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge.
Long-tailed Sylph - Aglaiocercus kingi. Several individuals seen at Wayqecha and Cock of the Rock Lodge. Named for Rear-Admiral Philip Parker King (1791-1856) British marine surveyor and collector in tropical America.
Black-tailed Trainbearer – Lesbia victoriae. 2 individuals seen at Andean Spirit Lodge Limatambo.
Rufous-capped Thornbill - Chalcostigma ruficeps. Seen near Wayqecha and Pillahuata area.
Bearded Mountaineer (Eastern) - Oreonympha nobilis nobilis. 1 adult individual seen at Bambutio valley. ENDEMIC.
Tyrian Metaltail (smaragdinicollis) - Metallura tyrianthina smaragdinicollis. Very common, seen at Soray Pampa and Manu road, Wayqecha feeders, Llaullipata and Wayqecha.
Scaled Metaltail – Metallura aeneocauda. One seen above Wayqecha during roadside birding. Range Restricted.
Buff-thighed Puffleg – haplophaedia assimilis. One seen around Rocotal during roadside birding. Range Restricted.
Sapphire-vented Puffleg – Eriocnemis sapphiropygia. One seen at Ajanacco near the 3 Cruces feeding on flowers.
Bronzy Inca – Coeligena coeligena. Two seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge at feeders.
Collared (Goulds) Inca – Coeligena torquata. 3 times seen at Wayqecha on the feeders, fantastic views.
Shining Sunbeam - Aglaeactis cupripennis caumatonota. Seen fairly commonly at Soray pampa and near Wayqecha.
White-tufted Sunbeam - Aglaeactis castelnaudii castelnaudii. 6 individuals seen around Soraypampa. ENDEMIC.
Violet-throated Starfrontlet (Cuzco) – Coeligena violifer osculans. 4 individuals seen at Wayqecha at the feeders. Range Restricted.
Mountain Velvetbreast – Lafresnaya lafresnayi rectirostris. 4 individuals seen on the way up to Soraypampa and at the Ecocamp.
Chestnut-breasted Coronet – Boissonneaua matthewsii. Fairy commonly seen at Wayqecha Research Station on the feeders.
Anna’s Racket-tail – Ocreatus annae. Several individuals seen on the Manu Road at Cock of the Rock Lodge. An article in Zootaxa 4200 (1): 083–108 2016 Biogeography and taxonomy of racket-tail hummingbirds (Aves: Trochilidae: Ocreatus): evidence for species delimitation from morphology and display behavior by KARL-L. SCHUCHMANN, ANDRÉ-A. WELLER & DIETMAR JÜRGENS provided evidence from plumage and behavior that Ocreatus underwoodii should be treated as four species, with the subspecies addae, annae, and peruana elevated to species rank. If this is so the species would be thus:
White-booted Racket-tail, O. underwoodii, Venezuela to W Ecuador;
Peruvian Racket-tail, O. peruvianus, E Ecuador to NE Peru;
Anna’s Racket-tail, O. annae, Pasco to Cuzco (endemic);
Rufous-booted Racket-tail, O. addae, Bolivia (endemic).
Violet-fronted Brilliant - Heliodoxa leadbeateri. Very common. Seen at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge.
Gould’s Jewelfront – Heliodoxa aurescens. A pair seen, fantastic views at Amazonia Lodge at the feeders.
Giant Hummingbird - Patagona gigas. 2 individuals seen at Huacarpay Lakes. One of the world's largest hummingbirds after the Sword-billed Hummingbird if talking about measurement from tail tip to bill tip.
Many-spotted Hummingbird - Taphrospilus hypostictus. Seen at Cock-of-the-rock Lodge.
Golden-tailed Sapphire - Chrysuronia oenone josephinae. Seen at Villa Carmen and Amazonia lodge, very common.
Sword-billed Hummingbird – Ensifera ensifera. At Soraypampa one seen - fantastic view.
White-necked Jacobin – Florisuga mellivora. A few seen at Amazonia lodge at the feeders.
Blue-tailed Emerald – Chlorostilbon mellisugus. Every day seen at Villa Carmen and Amazonia Lodge, common.
Fork-tailed Woodnymph – Thalurania furcata. Very common at Amazonia Lodge in vervena flowers.
Violet-headed Hummingbird - Klais guimeti. 2 individuals seen at Amazonia Lodge in the garden.
Gray-breasted Sabrewing – Campylopterus largipennis. One of the very common hummingbirds at Amazonia Lodge.
White-bellied Hummingbird - Amazilia chionogaster. 6 individuals seen at Andean Spirit Lodge Hotel Limatambo in the garden.
Sapphire-spangled Emerald – Amazilia lactea. Common at Villa Carmen and Amazonia Lodge in the gardens.
Hoatzin – Opisthocomus hoazin. Very common, seen at Villa Carmen Station and also at Amazonia Lodge. Large, impressive and clumsy – a delight to watch!
RAILS, GALLINULES, AND COOTS
Plumbeous Rail - Pardirallus sanguinolentus tschudii. Very common at Huacarpay Lakes.
Gray-cowled Wood Rail – Aramides cajanea. One seen at Villa Carmen in the garden.
Common Gallinule (Altiplano) - Gallinula galeata garmani. Common. Seen at Huacarpay lakes. Note that the New World form has been split from the Common Moorhen of Eurasia. Common Gallinule of Western Hemisphere is split from Common Moorhen on the basis of morphological, genetic, and vocal differences (Groenenberg et al 2008).
Slate-colored Coot - Fulica ardesiaca. Seen 5 individuals at Huacarpay lakes. Called "Andean Coot" in Fjeldså & Krabbe (1990), Taylor (1996 and Ridgely et al. (2001) but other authors use Slate-colored Coot.
Giant Coot – Fulica gigantean. Very common, seen at San Salvador Lake.
Uniform Crake – Amaurolimnas concolor. At Cock of the Rock Lodge and also in Amazonia lodge.
PLOVERS AND LAPWINGS
Andean Lapwing - Vanellus resplendens. 3 individuals seen at Huacarpay Lakes.
Southern Lapwing – Vanellus chilensis. Two individuals seen near the village of Asuncion on the lower Manu road.
STILTS AND AVOCETS
Black-necked Stilt (White-backed) - Himantopus mexicanus melanurus. 8 individuals seen at Huacarpay lakes. Taxonomy is a bit confusing. The SACC says “Himantopus mexicanus was formerly considered a subspecies of Old World H. himantopus (“Common Stilt”). Some authors have treated southern South American melanurus (White-backed Stilt) as a separate species. The six taxa in the genus Himantopus form a near-globally distributed super species and between one to six species-level taxa recognized by various authors. Virtually no data are available relevant to taxon-ranking of allopatric populations. The contact between mexicanus and melanurus in South America, where at least some hybridization occurs, affords one of the best opportunities for such study.
SANDPIPERS AND ALLIES
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius. 2 seen by the river near the Machu Picchu museum and another one seen on a creek in Limatambo area.
Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca. Very common seen at Huacarpay Lakes.
Lesser Yellowlegs – Tringa flavipes. Another bird seen very commonly at Huacarpay Lakes.
Pectoral Sandpiper – Calidris melanotos. 5 individuals seen at Huacarpay Lakes.
White-rumped Sandpiper – Calidris fusicollis. 4 individuals seen at Huacarpay lakes.
Andean Gull - Chroicocephalus serranus. Common in the Andes. Seen at Huacarpay lakes and on the way to Paucartambo.
Neotropic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax brasilianus. 2 individuals seen at Huacarpay lakes.
HERONS, EGRETS, AND BITTERNS
Rufescent Tiger-Heron - Tigrisoma lineatum. One seen at Amazonia Lodge on the oxbow lake.
Great Egret (American) - Ardea alba egretta. 1 seen at Huacarpay Lakes.
Cattle Egret (Western) - Bubulcus ibis ibis. 2 individuals seen at Huacarpay lakes.
Capped Heron – Pilherodius pileatus. One at Amazonia Lodge in flight.
Black-crowned Night-Heron (American) - Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli. 1 seen at Huacarpay Lakes.
Puna Ibis - Plegadis ridgwayi. 4 individuals seen at Huacarpay Lakes.
NEW WORLD VULTURES
Turkey Vulture (South Temperate) - Cathartes aura jota. 2 seen at Chontachaca, Villa Carmen and also Amazonia lodge very common. Jaramillo (2003) suggested that the resident tropical subspecies ruficollis and the southern subspecies group (jota and "falklandica") might merit recognition as separate species from the northern Cathartes aura group.
Black Vulture – Coragyps atratus. Another very common bird in the Amazon lowlands.
Andean Condor - Vultur gryphus. 1 seen on our way to Soraypampa.
HAWKS, EAGLES, AND KITES
Roadside Hawk (Mainland) - Rupornis magnirostris occiduus [magnirostris Group]. 2 individuals seen below Cock of the Rock Lodge in the San Pedro area.
Variable Hawk (Variable) - Geranoaetus polyosoma polyosoma. 2 individuals seen at Andean Spirit Lodge Limatambo and also at Soraypampa. Farquhar (1988) concluded that Buteo poecilochrous and B. polyosoma are conspecific, as they were formerly treated (REF); he was unable to find any way to reliably diagnose the two forms using plumage characters or measurements. Ridgely & Greenfield (2001), Jaramillo (2003), and Schulenberg et al. (2007) followed this treatment and suggested "Variable Hawk" be retained for the composite species. Genetic data (Riesing et al. 2003) are consistent with hypothesis that B. polyosoma and B. poecilochrous are conspecific. [incorp. Cabot & De Vries 2003, Vaurie 1962]. SACC proposal passed to treat as conspecific. Cabot & de Vries (2003, 2004, 2010) presented additional data that support their recognition as separate species. SACC proposal to re-elevate poecilochrous to species rank did not pass.
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle - Geranoaetus melanoleucus. One seen at Limatambo.
Broad-winged Hawk - Buteo platypterus. 1 seen below Wayqecha Lodge.
White-throated Hawk - Buteo albigula. 1 seen around Pacchayoc perched in a tree and great views.
Black and Chestnut Eagle – Spizaetus isidori. One individual seen perched at Rocotal – stunning views, ENDANGERED.
Montane Solitary Eagle – Buteogallus solitarius. A pair seen around CORL. 1 Adult and 1 juvenile, excellent view.
Koepcke's Screech-Owl (Apurimac) - Megascops koepckeae hockingi. 2 individuals seen at Andean Spirit Lodge, fantastic views. In honor of Maria Emilia Koepcke née von Mikulicz-Radecki (1924- 1971) German ornithologist in Peru 1949-1971, explorer, and collector. ENDEMIC.
Rufescent Screech-Owl - Megascops ingens. 1 seen at Rocotal, fantastic view.
Peruvian Pygmy-Owl - Glaucidium peruanum. Heard only, at Andean Spirit Lodge. This latter intermountain race is slower voiced and may be a different species. – pers com Barry Walker. Range Restricted.
Buff-fronted Owl – Aegolius harrisii. Heard only, at Andean Spirit Lodge.
Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl – Megascops watsonii. Heard at Amazonia Lodge, fairly common.
Black-banded Owl – Ciccaba huhula. 1 individual seen at Villa Carmen, fantastic views near the Station.
Band-bellied Owl – Pulsatrix melanota. Heard only, at CORL.
Golden-headed Quetzal - Pharomachrus auriceps. 1 male seen in Pillahuata near the Pacchayoc, fantastic view.
Masked Trogon - Trogon personatus submontanus. Seen fairly commonly on the Manu road.
Black-tailed Trogon - Trogon melanurus. Two consecutive days seen at Amazonia Lodge.
Green-backed Trogon – Trogon viridis. One seen at Amazonia Lodge at the canopy tower.
Collared Trogon – Trogon collaris. One seen at Amazonia Lodge on the trail to the canopy tower.
Blue-crowned Trogon – Trogon curucui. 1 seen at Villa Carmen Station in the garden.
Amazonian Trogon – Trogon ramonianus. 1 seen at the Canopy Tower at Amazonia Lodge.
Andean Motmot - Momotus aequatorialis chlorolaemus.
Bluish-fronted Jacamar – Galbula cyanescens. A pair seen below CORL. Also at Villa Carmen. Range Restricted.
White-eared Puffbird - Nystalus chacuru. 3 individuals seen at Andean Spirit Lodge and Limatambo area. Nystalus, nustalos = sleepy. chacuru: (Guarani) Indigenous name for this bird.
Black-streaked Puffbird - Malacoptila fulvogularis. One seen, great view near Rocotal on the Manu Road.
Chestnut-capped Puffbird – Bucco macrodactylus. One seen at Villa Carmen Station.
RR Western Striolated Puffbird – Nystalus obamai. A pair seen in Canopy tower, spectacular views at Amazonia Lodge. Named for the former President of the United States Barrack Obama. Range Restricted.
Lanceolated Monklet – Micromonacha lanceolata. 1 individual seen at Quita Calzon Bridge.
Black-fronted Nunbird - Monasa nigrifrons. Two consecutive days seen at Villa Carmen Station.
Swallow-wing – Chelidoptera tenebrosa. 2 individuals seen near Pilcopata and also at Villa Carmen.
NEW WORLD BARBETS
Versicolored Barbet (Blue-moustached) - Eubucco versicolor versicolor, Seen in Aguas Calientes on the way to Mandor.
Gilded Barbet – Capito auratus. One seen at Amazonia lodge from the canopy tower.
Lemon-throated Barbet - Eubucco richardsoni. One seen at Amazonia Lodge.
Blue-banded Toucanet - Aulacorhynchus coeruleicinctis. A pair seen around Rocotal, very good views. Range Restricted.
Emerald Toucanet – Aulacorhynchus (atrigularis) Prasinus. One seen below CORL.
Chestnut-tipped Toucanet – Aulacorhynchus derbianus. One seen below CORL. Whist roadside birding.
Golden-collared Toucanet – Selenidera reinwardtii. A pair seen, fantastic views at Amazonian Lodge at the canopy tower.
Chestnut-eared Aracari – Pteroglossus castanotis. One seen at Villa Carmen Station.
Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan - Andigena hypoglauca. Heard only, at Wayqecha.
Rufous-breasted Piculet - Picumnus rufiventris. Heard at Villa Carmen Station but did not respond to playback. Range Restricted.
Fine-barred Piculet - Picumnus subtilis. One seen at Amazonia Lodge in the garden. Until recently an endemic but now known from neaby Brazil. Range Restricted.
Bar-bellied Woodpecker – Veniliornis nigriceps. A pair seen below the tunnels.
Little Woodpecker – Veniliornis passerinus. One seen at Villa Carmen Station.
Red-stained Woodpecker – Veniliornis affinis. Nice looks at Villa Carmen Station.
Golden-olive Woodpecker (Golden-olive) - Colaptes rubiginosus chrysogaster [rubiginosus Group]. 1 seen below the Cock-of-the-rock Lodge.
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker (Black-crowned) - Colaptes rivolii atriceps. 1 individual seen near Wayqecha.
Crimson-crested Woodpecker – Campephilus melanoleucos. This woodpecker was seen at villa Carmen near the Bungalows.
Andean Flicker (Southern) – Colaptes rupicola puna [Colaptes rupicola rupicola/puna]. 4 individuals seen on the way to Paucartambo town.
FALCONS AND CARACARAS
Mountain Caracara - Phalcoboenus megalopterus. 2 individuals seen around Soray Pampa and also on our way to Paucartambo.
American Kestrel (South American) - Falco sparverius [cinnamominus Group]. Very common bird seen around Soraypampa and also on the Manu road.
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus. 1 individual seen on the way to Paucartambo.
Bat Falcon – Falco rufigularis. One seen near the Quita Calzon Bridge.
Collared Forest Falcon – Micrastur semitorquatus. Heard only, at Amazonia Lodge-we tried but no luck!
Buckley ́s Forest Falcon – Micrastur buckleyi. Heard at Amazonia lodge and very difficult to find.
NEW WORLD PARROTS
Scaly-naped Parrot - Amazona mercenariea. Heard only, near Wayqecha.
Mitred Parakeet - Psittacara mitratus alticola. Very common, seen around Andean Spirit Lodge and also at Soray Pampa.
White-eyed Parakeet - Psittacara leucophthalmus. Seen at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge.
Mitred Parakeet - Psittacara mitratus alticola. Very common, seen around Andean Spirit Lodge and also at Soray Pampa.
White-eyed Parakeet - Psittacara leucophthalmus. Seen at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge.
Cobalt-winged Parakeet – Brotogeris cyanoptera. A few seen at Villa Carmen and also Amazonia Lodge.
Blue-headed Parrot - Piunus menstruus. Fairly commonly seen in Amazonian lowland forest.
Mealy Amazon – Amazona farinosa. One seen on Amazonia Lodge trail to the canopy tower.
Blue and Yellow Macaw – Ara ararauna. 3 individuals seen at Villa Carmen and also at Amazonia lodge.
Military Macaw – Ara militaris. Seen 5 individuals in flight at Amazonia Lodge. VULNERABLE.
Scarlet Macaw – Ara macao. Seen at Villa Carmen Station and also at Amazonia Lodge.
Red and Green Macaw – Ara chloropterus. One seen at Amazonia Lodge at the canopy tower.
Chestnut-fronted Macaw – Ara severa. Seen at Amazonia Lodge.
Dusky-headed Parakeet - Aratinga weddellii. A flock seen at Amazonia Lodge in a fig tree eating fruits.
Chestnut-backed Antshrike - Thamnophilus palliatus puncticeps. Heard only, in Villa Carmen. Range Restricted.
Fasciated Antshrike – Cymbilaimus lineatus. One seen at Amazonia lodge below the canopy tower in mixed flock.
Bamboo Antshrike – Cymbilaimus sanctaemariae. 2 individuals seen at Villa Carmen in Bamboo forest and also at Amazonia lodge. Range Restricted.
Great Antshrike – Taraba major. Heard only, at Amazonia lodge.
Variable Antshrike - Thamnophilus caerulescens. 1 seen around Rocotal.
Plain-winged Antshrike – Thamnophilus schistaceus. A pair seen at Amazonia Lodge at the canopy tower.
White-shouldered Antshrike – Thamnophilus aethiops. Heard only, at Amazonia Lodge on the canopy tower trail.
Bluish-slate Antshrike – Thamnomanes schistogynus. Seen in a mixed flock at Amazonia lodge. The understory flock leader here.
White-eyed Antwren – Epinecrophylla leucophthalma. A pair seen at Amazonia Lodge on the hill trail.
Ornate Antwren – Epinecrophylla ornata meridionalis. Seen below CORL and also in Amazonia Lodge.
Plain Antvireo – Dysithamnus mentalis. A pair seen at Amazonia lodge near the Canopy Tower.
Pygmy Antwren – Myrmotherula Brachyura. 2 individuals seen at Amazonia Lodge in the trail.
Stripe-chested Antwren – Myrmotherula longicauda. Seen two consecutive days below CORL. Also seen at Villa Carmen Station.
White-flanked Antwren – Myrmotherula axillaris. One male seen at Amazonia Lodge near the Canopy Tower.
Slaty Antwren – Myrmotherula schisticolor. One male seen above CORL in a mixed flock.
Gray Antwren – Myrmotherula menetriesii. Seen at Amazonia Lodge in mixed flock.
Yellow-breasted Antwren – Herpsilochmus axillaris. Two individuals seen around Cock of the Rock Lodge whilst roadside birding. VULNERABLE.
Dot-winged Antwren – Microrhopias quixensis. 3 individuals seen at Villa Carmen in Bamboo forest.
Yellow-rumped Antwren – Euchrepomis sharpie. Two consecutive days seen around Cock of the Rock lodge, ENDANGERED, Range Restricted.
Gray Antbird – Cercomacra cinerascens. Heard at Amazonia Lodge in Canopy Tower.
Manu Antbird – Cercomacra manu. 4 individuals seen at Villa Carmen Station in Bamboo Forest. Named for the Manu River.
Black Antbird – Cercomacroides serva. One male seen below Cock of the Rock Lodge.
White-backed Fire-eye – Pyriglena leuconota marcapatensis. Heard only, below CORL.
White-browed Antbird – Myrmoborus leucaphrys. A pair seen at Villa Carmen Station in Bamboo Forest.
Black-faced Antbird – Myrmoborus myotherinus. One seen at Amazonia Lodge.
White-lined Antbird – Myrmoborus lophotes. Very common at Villa Carmen Station in Bamboo.
Brownish-headed Antbird – Myrmelastes brunneiceps. One seen near the Sapan Sachayuc trail in a little stream in roadside, nice view. Range Restricted.
Chestnut-tailed Antbird – Sciaphylax hemimelaena, A pair seen at Villa Carmen Stations on trail N° 4,
Goeldi’s Antbird – Akletos goeldii, Two individuals seen at Villa Carmen Station, great views and we heard many more.
Sooty Antbird – Hafferia fortis, Heard only, at Amazonia lodge near the tower.
Hairy-crested Antbird – Rhegmatorhina melanosticta. One individual seen at Amazonia lodge, fantastic view. Near the tower.
Black Spotted Bare-Eye – Phlegopsis nigromaculata. 2 individuals seen at Amazonia Lodge.
Yellow-breasted Warbling-Antbird - Hypocnemis subflava subflava. One seen at Villa Carmen Station in bamboo forest. Range Restricted.
Slaty Gnateater - Conopophaga ardesiaca saturate. One seen at CORL. Near the Garden and fantastic views. Range Restricted.
Red-and-white Antpitta - Grallaria erythroleuca. One seen at Wayqech. Nice looks. ENDEMIC.
Rufous Antpitta (South Peruvian) - Grallaria rufula occabambae. One seen at Tres Cruces and we heard many more. The Rufous Antpitta complex will be split into at least 7-8 species so make sure you remember where you recorded each one. Range Restricted.
Amazonian Antpitta – Hylopezus berlepschi. Heard only, at Amazonia Lodge.
Thrush Like Antpitta – Myrmothera campanisona. Heard only, at Amazonia Lodge.
Trilling Tapaculo - Scytalopus parvirostris. One seen below the tunnels, very good view. Skutalon = stick. Pous = foot. Stickfoot!!! Just look at their feet. Range Restricted.
White-crowned Tapaculo - Scytalopus atratus atratus, 1 individual seen near the CORL.
Vilcabamba Tapaculo - Scytalopus urubambae. 1 individual seen at Soraypampa. Named for the Urubamba River that runs past Machu Picchu. ENDEMIC.
Puna Tapaculo – Scytalopus simonsi. One seen at Acjanaco pass. Range Restricted.
Diademed Tapaculo – Scytalopus schulenbergi. 2 individuals seen, one near the Wayqecha and the other seen at Tres Cruces. Named for Thomas Schulemberg of Cornell University author of A Field guide to the Birds of Peru. Range Restricted.
Black-faced Antthrush – Formicarius analis, One seen at Amazonia Lodge and many more heard.
Barred Antthrush – Chamaeza mollissima yungae. Heard only, around Pillahuata.
Tawny-throated (Peruvian) Leaftosser – Sclerurus mexicanus peruvianus. Two Individuals seen at Amazonia Lodge near the tower.
Common Miner – Geositta cunicularia. One seen our way from Pisac to Paucartambo.
Slender-billed Miner – Geositta tenuirostris. A pair seen above Quelloquello.
Montane Woodcreeper – Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger carabayae. Seen at Rocotal and CORL.
Plain-brown Woodcreeper – Dendrocincia fuliginosa. One seen at Villa Carmen Station.
Olivaceous Woodcreeper – Sittasomus griseicapillus amazonus. 1 one seen at Amazonia lodge.
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper – Glyphorynchus spirurus. 1 seen at Villa Carmen and also in Amazonia lodge.
Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper – Dentrexetastes rufigula. One individual seen at Amazonia lodge in a fig tree.
Strong-billed Woodcreeper – Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus. A pair seen at Amazonia lodge at the canopy tower, great views.
Olive-backed Woodcreeper – Xiphorhynchus triaguluris. Fairly common around Rocotal and CORL.
Buff-throated Woodcreeper – Xiphorhynchus guttatus. 2 individuals seen at Amazonia Lodge in a mixed flock near the tower.
Red-billed Scythebill – Campylorhamphus trochilirostris. One seen at Villa Carmen and also Amazonia lodge.
Streaked Tuftedcheek – Pseudocolaptes Boissonneautii. One seen at Pillahuata in a mixed flock.
Pale-legged Hornero – Furnarius leocupus. One seen at Villa Carmen in the garden.
Plain Xenops – Xenops minutus. A pair seen at Amazonia Lodge in the canopy trail.
Wren-like Rushbird – Phleocryptes melanops. 1 seen at Huacarpay lakes.
Cream-winged Cinclodes – Cinclodes albiventris. 6 individuals seen at Soraypampa and on the way to Paucartambo town. Jaramillo (2003) suggested that the albiventris group might warrant recognition as a separate species from Bar-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes fuscus. Unfortunately, Chesser’s (2004a) sampling did not include populations of C. fuscus from the Andes north of Argentina. Sanín et al. (2009) sampled C. fuscus from throughout its range and found that it was polyphyletic, with various populations more closely related to C. olrogi, C. oustaleti, C. comechingonus, and C. antarcticus. SACC proposal passed to elevate the albiventris and albidiventris groups to species rank. As for English names, Jaramillo (2003) proposed Cream-winged Cinclodes for C. albiventris and Buff-winged Cinclodes for C. fuscus, and Jaramillo (see proposal 415) proposed Chestnut-winged Cinclodes for C. albidiventris; these are used here tentatively until formal SACC action.
White-winged Cinclodes – Cinclodes atacamensis. One individual seen above Quelloquello in a small valley.
Dusky-cheeked Foliage-gleaner – Anabazenops dorsalis. One seen at Villa Carmen in Bamboo Forest, fantastic views.
Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner – Philydor rufus. Several times seen at Villa Carmen, very good views.
Montane Foliage-gleaner – Anabacerthia striaticollis yungae. Seen in the San Pedro area.
Rufous-tailed Foliage-gleaner – Anabecerthia ruficaudatus. One seen at Amazonia lodge at the canopy tower.
Peruvian Recurvebill – Syndactyla ucayalae. One of the very difficult birds to see at Amazonia Lodge in the Bamboo forest. Range Restricted.
Black-billed Treehunter – Thripadectes melanorhynchus. One seen around Rocotal and also CORL. In mixed flocks.
Striped Woodhaunter – Automolus subulatus. 1 individual seen at Amazonia Lodge near the tower, great view.
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner – Automolus ochrolaemus. One seen at Amazonia lodge.
Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner – Automolus rufipileatus. 2 individuals sen at Amazonia Lodge near the bamboo forest, very good views.
Spotted Barbtail – Premnoplex brunnescens stictonotus. Heard only, on the Manu Road at the Mirador (1700-1800m).
Pearled Treerunner – Margarornis squamiger peruvianus. 1 seen near Rocotal in a mixed flock.
Streak-fronted Thornbird – Phacellodomus striaticeps griseipectus. A pair seen at Huacarpay lakes.
Puna Thistletail - Asthenes helleri. 2 individuals seen at Ajanacco pass, great views and also at Tres Cruces. Named for Edmund Heller Assistant Curator of Mammals at the Field Museum of Natural History 1926-1928. He was on the multidisciplinary Yale University expedition when Hiram Bingham “found” Machu Picchu. VULNERABLE, Range Restricted.
Rusty-fronted Canastero - Asthenes ottonis. 1 individual seen at Soray Pampa, great view. ENDEMIC.
Streak-throated Canastero – Asthenes humilis. One seen above Quelloquello, great views.
Streaked-backed Canastero – Astheneswyatti. A pair seen above Quelloquello. Fantastic views sitting on rocks.
Line-fronted Canastero – Asthenes urubambensis. Two consecutive times seen at 3 Cruces, very good views. Range Restricted.
Scribble-tailed Canastero – Asthenes maculicauda. One individual seen at 3 Cruces, great views in grassland for a long time. Range Restricted.
Plain Softtail – Thripophaga fusciceps. 3 individuals seen at Villa Carmen, fantastic views.
Marcapata Spinetail – Cranioleuca marcapatae marcapatae. 2 individuals seen at Wayqecha reserve station, great views. VULNERABLE ENDEMIC.
Ash-browed Spinetail – Cranioleuca curtata. 3 consecutive days seen around COR and great views. VULNERABLE.
Speckled Spinetail – Cranioleuca gutturata. One individual seen at Amazonia Lodge on the tower trail in a mixed flock.
Cabani ́s Spinetail – Synallaxis cabanisi. Heard only, below the CORL. Jean Luis Cabanis was a German ornithogist (1816 – 1906).
Plain-crowned Spinetail – Synallaxis gujanensis. One seen at Bamboo Lodge in the garden.
Chestnut-throated Spinetail – Synallaxis cherriei. 1 individual seen at Villa Carmen Station in Bamboo forest. Range Restricted.
Creamy-crested Spinetail - Cranioleuca albicapilla albigula. 6 individuals seen and heard at Soraypampa and Peru Ecocamp. ENDEMIC.
Azara's Spinetail - Synallaxis azarae urubambae. Seen in Machu Picchu at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge.
Apurimac Spinetail - Synallaxis courseni. A pair seen on the way up to Soraypampa. Named for Charles Blair Coursen US businessman, sponsor and field ornithologist. ENDEMIC, VULNERABLE
White-throated Tyrannulet - Mecocerculus leucophrys brunneomarginatus. 2 seen at Malaga pass (east side).
White-banded Tyrannulet – Mecocerculus stictopterus. Fairly commonly seen at Pillahuata.
Yellow Tyrannulet – Capsiempis flaveola. One seen at Villa Carmen Station.
Hazel-fronted Pygmy-Tyrant – Pseudotriccus simplex. 3 individuals seen at Rocotal, fantastic views 1 male and two juveniles. A very hard bird to see.
Slender-footed Tyrannulet – Zimmerius gracilipes. 1 seen at Amazonia Lodge at the tower.
Bolivian Tyrannulet – Zimmerius bolivianus. 3 consecutive days seen around CORL. Range Restricted.
Cinnamon-faced Tyrannulet – Phylloscartes parkeri. A fantastic view, seen 1 below Cock of the Rock Lodge. One of several birds and a genus named for Theodore A Parker III (1953-1993) US fieled ornithologist with unparalleled knowledge of Neotropical Birds, tragically killed in an aircrash.
Marble-faced Bristle-tyrant – Phylloscartes ophthalmicus. Two individuals seen at Sapan Sachayuc. Great views.
Variegated Bristle-Tyrant – Phylloscartes poecilotis. One seen around Rocotal and another near the CORL.
Tufted Tit-Tyrant - Anairetes parulus. 2 individuals seen at Soraypampa.
White-crested Elaenia (White-crested) – Elaenia albiceps urubambae [albiceps Group]. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes and the Huambutio valley.
Mottle-backed Elaenia – Elaenia gigas. One seen on our way from CORL to Villa Carmen.
Forest Elaenia – Myiopagis gaimardii. Seen on two consecutive days at Villa Carmen Station and also at Amazonia Lodge.
Highland Elaenia – Elaenia obscura. One seen around Wayqecha with good views.
Sierran Elaenia (Andean) – Elaenia pallatangae intensa [pallatangae Group]. Seen at Mollepata and Wayqecha.
Streak-necked Flycatcher – Mionectes striaticollis. Fairly common on the Manu road.
Olive-striped Flycatcher (Olive-striped) – Mionectes olivaceus fasciaticollis [galbinus Group]. 1 seen at Villa Carmen Station.
Slaty-capped Flycatcher (albidiventris) – Leptopogon superciliaris albidiventer. Very common on the Manu Road at the Mirador (1700-1800m).
Inca Flycatcher – Leptopogon taczanowskii. 4 individuals seen in Rocotal area. ENDEMIC.
Many-colored Rush Tyrant - Tachuris rubrigastra. 1 individual seen at Huacarpay lakes. Good views of this stunning bird.
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant - Lophotriccus pileatus hypochlorus. Seen below San Pedro during our roadside birding.
Black-backed Tody-Flycatcher. 2 individuals seen at Villa Carmen, very good views of this localized Peruvian ENDEMIC.
White-cheeked Tody-Flycatcher – Poecilotriccus albifacies. 2 individuals seen on our way from Villa Carmen to Atalaya. Almost an endemic just sneaks into Bolivia. Range Restricted.
Flammulated Pygmy-tyrant– Hermitriccus flammulatus. 1 seen at Villa Carmen Station in Bamboo Forest. Range Restricted.
Johanne ́s Tody-tyrant – Hemitriccus iohannis. One seen at Villa Carmen.
Ringed Antpipit – Corythopis torquata. 1 individual seen at Amazonia Lodge.
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher – Mionectes oleaginous. One seen at Villa Carmen Station and also at Amazonia Lodge.
Sepia-capped Flycatcher – Leptopogon amaurocephalus. 1 seen at Amazonia Lodge.
Amazonian Scrub Flycatcher – Sublegatus modestus. One seen at Amazonia Lodge In tree canopy.
Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher - Poecilotriccus plumbeiceps. 1 seen at Rocotal, very good views.
Yellow-olive Flycatcher - Tolmomyias sulphurescens peruvianus. Heard only, at Machu Picchu Archaelogical Site.
Cinnamon Flycatcher - Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus. Seen commonly on the Manu Road at the Mirador (1700-1800m).
Unadorned Flycatcher - Myiophobus inornatus. 1 Seen in the Rocotal area. Range Restricted.
Handsome Flycatcher – Nephelomyias pulcher. We had great views at the police station at Rocotal.
Olive-sided Flycatcher – Contopus cooperi. One seen near the Sapan Sachayos trail.
Smoke-colored Pewee - Contopus fumigatus. One seen around Rocotal.
Western Wood-Pewee – Contopus sordidulus. Fairly commonly seen around San Pedro.
Streaked-throated Bush-Tyrant – Myiotheretes striaticollis. One seen at Mollepata in flight.
Rufous-webbed Bush-Tyrant – Polioxolmis rufipennis. A pair seen on our way from Pisac to Paucartambo. Range Restricted.
Black Phoebe (White-winged) – Sayornis nigricans angustirostris [Sayornis nigricans latirostris/angustirostris]. Common. Seen in Manu Road Paucartambo town. This is the southern subspecies latirostris. The change from the darker-winged nominate nigricans to the white-winged latirostris is a north-south cline, with larger amounts of white gradually appearing further south.
White-winged Black-Tyrant (White-winged) – Knipolegus aterrimus anthracinus [Knipolegus aterrimus aterrimus/anthracinus]. 3 individuals seen at Andean Spirit Lodge.
Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant - Ochthoeca rufipectoralis. 2 individuals seen around Wayqecha.
Crowned Chat-Tyrant – Ochthoeca frontalis. One seen above Wayqecha on our way back to Cusco.
Rufous-tailed Tyrant – Knipolegus poecillurus. One individual seen below Cock of the Rock Lodge.
Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant (Brown-backed) - Ochthoeca fumicolor berlepschi [fumicolor Group]. 2 individuals seen around Ajanacco and also at Tres Cruces.
White-browed Chat-Tyrant - Ochthoeca leucophrys urubambae. 2 individuals seen at Soraypampa and Llaullipata.
D’Orbigny’s Chat-Tyrant – Ochthoeca oenanthoides. A pair seen above Quelloquello.
Slaty-backed (Maroon belted) Chat-Tyrant – Ochthoeca (thoracica) cinnamomeiventris. 4 individuals seen below the Tunnels very well.
Long-tailed Tyrant – Colonia colonus. Fairly common, seen around Chonta Chaca and also in Villa Carmen Station.
Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant – Agriormis montanus. 2 individuals seen at Soray Pampa.
Lemon-browed Flycatcher - Conopias cinchoneti. Seen below the San Pedro area. VULNERABLE.
Golden-crowned Flycatcher - Myiodynastes chrysocephalus. Seen around the Cock of the Rock Lodge, common.
Piratic Flycatcher - Legatus leucophaius. Heard only, in Aguas Calientes on the way to Mandor.
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus. Seen at Llaullipata.
Social Flycatcher – Myiozetetes similis. Very common, seen at Villa Carmen and Amazonia Lodge.
Boat-billed Flycatcher – Megarhynchus pitangua. One seen at Villa Carmen station.
Band-tailed Fruiteater (signata) - Pipreola intermedia signata. 2 individuals seen near the Wayqecha, one male and one female. Range Restricted.
Barred Fruiteater - Pipreola arcuata. 1 female seen near the Wayqecha in a fruiting tree.
Red-crested Cotinga - Ampelion rubrocristatus. 3 individuals seen on way from Mollepata to Soray Pampa.
Andean Cock-of-the-Rock - Rupicola peruvianus. 7 individuals seen at lek in the Manu Cloud Forest lodge and also many whilst roadside birding.
Amazonian Umbrellabird - Cephalopterus ornatus. 1 male seen below the Cock of the Rock Lodge.
Yungas Manakin - Chiroxiphia boliviana. 1 male seen at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge. Range Restricted.
Round-tailed Manakin – Pipra chloromeros. A pair seen at Amazonia Lodge near the Tower.
Fiery-capped Manakin – Machaeropterus pyrocephalus. One male seen at Villa Carmen Station in the Bamboo Forest.
Band-tailed Manakin – Ceratopipra fasciicauda. Fantastic views at Villa Carmen Station in Bamboo Forest.
TITYRAS AND ALLIES
Masked Tityra - Tityra semifasciata. 2 Seen below the San Pedro area.
Barred Becard - Pachyramphus versicolor. A pair seen around Rocotal.
Crested Becard – Pachyramphus viridis. One male seen at Andean Spirit Lodge in Limatambo.
Brown-capped Vireo - Vireo leucophrys. Seen very commonly in Manu road.
Red-eyed Vireo (resident Chivi) - Vireo olivaceus [agilis Group]. Very common at Andean Sperit Lodge and Mollepata.
White-collared Jay - Cyanolyca viridicyanus cyanolaema. 3 individuals seen at Pillahuata. Range Restricted.
Green Jay (Inca) - Cyanocorax yncas yncas [yncas Group]. A pair seen around Rocotal.
Purplish Jay – Cyanocorax cyanomelas. Very common at Villa Carmen Station.
Violaceous Jay – Cyanocorax violaceus. 2 individuals seen at Villa Carmen.
Blue-and-white Swallow - Pygochelidon cyanoleuca. Common, seen at Manu Road and San Pedro area.
Brown-bellied Swallow - Orochelidon murina. Several seen at Soraypampa and Ajanacco Manu.
Southern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx ruficollis. Seen near Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge and Villa Carmen station.
White-banded Swallow – Atticora fasciata. Seen at Villa Carmen Station.
House Wren (Southern) - Troglodytes aedon carabayae [musculus Group]. Common, seen at Huacarpay lakes, Limatambo, Llaullipata, near Paucartambo town and Wayqecha. Many authors (e.g., Hellmayr 1934, Pinto 1944, Phelps & Phelps 1950a) formerly treated Neotropical mainland populations as a separate species T. musculus; see also Brumfield and Capparella (1996); this treatment was followed by Brewer (2001) and Kroodsma & Brewer (2005). The Falklands population, T. a. cobbi, is treated as a species (Wood 1993), as was done by Brewer (2001), Mazar Barnett & Pearman (2001), Jaramillo (2003), and Kroodsma & Brewer (2005).
Mountain Wren - Troglodytes solstitialis macrourus. 2 individuals seen at Pillahuata.
Puna Wren - Cistothorus minimus. Seen at Acjanaco on the road to Tres Cruces. Robbins & Nyri (2014) proposed recognition of nine species within broadly defined platensis, seven of which are in South America: C. alticola, C. aequatorialis, C. graminicola, C. minimus, C. tucumanus, C. hornensis, and C. platensis. They proosed the name Puna Wren for the form we saw. Range Restricted.
Moustached Wren - Pheugopedius genibarbis bolivianus. Heard at CORL and also one seen at Villa Carmen Station. Range Restricted.
Fulvous Wren - Cinnycerthia fulva. 2 individuals seen below the Tunnels on the Manu road. Range Restricted.
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren (Andean)-Henicorhina leucophrys leucophrys [Henicorhina leucophrys leucophrys/boliviana]. One seen around Rocotal on the Manu Road and at the Mirador (1700-1800m).
Chestnut-breasted Wren – Cyphorhinus thoracicus. 1 seen Below CORL. Nice looks.
Musician (Ferruginous) Wren – Cypnorhinus (modulator ) aradus. Heard only, at Amazonia Lodge near the Canopy tower. Range Restricted.
THRUSHES AND SOLITAIRES
Andean Solitaire (ralloides) - Myadestes ralloides ralloides. 2 individuals seen at Rocotal and the Mirador (1700-1800m).
White-eared Solitaire - Entomodestes leucotis. Two individuals seen at Rocotal with fantastic views of them eating fruits.
Pale-eyed Thrush - Turdus leucops. Two individuals seen around Rocotal, male and female.
Great Thrush - Turdus fuscater ockendeni. Several individuals seen at Soraypampa, Llaullipata and Wayqecha.
Chiguanco Thrush (chiguanco) – Turdus chiguanco conradi [Turdus chiguanco chiguanco/conradi]. Common. Seen at Huacarpay lakes, Llaullipata and Paucartambo town.
Glossy-black Thrush - Turdus serranus serranus. One seen above Wayqecha on the roadside.
Paramo Pipit - Anthus bogotensis immaculatus. 1 individual seen at Tres Cruces.
TANAGERS AND ALLIES
Magpie Tanager - Cissopis leverianus. 2 individuals seen at Villa Carmen Station.
Slaty Tanager - Creurgops dentatus. 3 individuals seen around Rocotal n mixed flocks. Range Restricted.
White-browed Hemispingus - Kleinothraupis auricularis. 6 individuals seen around Pillahuata, great views in a mixed flock. ENDEMIC.
Black-eared Hemispingus (Black-eared) - Sphenopsis melanotis berlepschi [melanotis Group]. Seen on the Manu Road at the Mirador (1700-1800m).
Rust-and-yellow Tanager - Thlypopsis ruficeps. 2 individuals seen at Ajanacco pass in a mixed flock during roadside birding. Range Restricted.
Superciliaried Hemispingus - Thlypopsis superciliaris urubambae. Seen commonly near Wayqecha and Pillahuata.
Silver-beaked Tanager - Ramphocelus carbo. Seen commonly around Cock of the Rock Lodge, Villa Carmen and Amazonia Lodge.
Hooded Mountain-Tanager - Buthraupis montana saturata. Seen near Wayqecha commonly.
Grass-green Tanager - Chlorornis riefferii elegans. Seen around Pillahuata in mixed flocks.
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager (Fire-bellied) - Anisognathus igniventris igniventris. 4 individuals seen at Wayqecha.
Yellow-throated Tanager - Iridosornis analis. Two individuals seen in the Rocotal area.
Oleaginous Hemispingus – Hemispingus frontalis. 1 individual seen around Rocotal.
Golden-collared Tanager - Iridosornis jelskii. 3 individuals seen above Wayqecha. Range Restricted.
Blue-and-yellow Tanager (Green-mantled) - Pipraeidea bonariensis darwinii. Faily common at Huacarpay lakes and also on the Manu Road.
Orange-eared Tanager (Blue-throated) - Chlorochrysa calliparaea fulgentissima. Recorded several times around Cock of the Rock Lodge.
Blue-gray Tanager - Thraupis episcopus. Very common at Villa Carmen Station and also in Amazonia Lodge.
Palm Tanager - Thraupis palmarum. One seen at CORL and at Villa Carmen, very common.
Blue-capped Tanager - Thraupis cyanocephala. 2 individuals seen at Wayqecha Station.
Spotted Tanager - Ixothraupis punctata annectens. Several seen at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge in fruiting trees.
Golden-naped Tanager (Rusty-naped) - Tangara ruficervix inca [fulvicervix Group]. Seen in Aguas Calientes on the way to Mandor and on the Manu Road at the Mirador (1700-1800m).
Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager – Dubusia castaneoventris. 2 individuals seen above Wayqecha. Range Restricted.
Yellow-crested Tanager – Tachyphonus rufiventer. Seen around Quita Calzon Bridge in a mixed flock.
Blue-necked Tanager - Tangara cyanicollis. Seen at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge, very common and also at Amazonia Lodge.
Blue-and-black Tanager (Spot-bellied) - Tangara vassorii atrocoerulea. Seen around Rocotal, several individuals in mixed flocks.
Beryl-spangled Tanager - Tangara nigroviridis. Seen in the Rocotal area and at Mirador San Pedro.
Paradise Tanager - Tangara chilensis. Seen at CORL and also at Quita Calzones Bridge.
Saffron-crowned Tanager - Tangara xanthocephala. 4 individuals seen at a Police station and also at the Mirador San Pedro (1700-1800m).
Golden Tanager - Tangara arthus. Seen at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge.
Fawn-breasted Tanager – Pipraeidea melanonota. One seen at Pillahuata.
Bay-headed Tanager – Tangara gyrola. One seen at CORL and another at Quita Calzon Bridge in a mixed flock.
Black-goggled Tanager – Trichothraupi melanops. 1 seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge.
Black-faced Dacnis - Dacnis lineata. Seen below CORL in mixed flocks.
White-browed Conebill - Conirostrum ferrugineiventre. 2 individuals seen at Ajanaco Pass in a mixed flock. Range Restricted.
Capped Conebill - Conirostrum albifrons. Seen in Pillahuata area.
Purple Honeycreeper – Cyanerpes caeruleus. Seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge in mixed flocks, fairly common.
Cinereous Conebill (Cinereous) – Conirostrum cinereum cinereum [Conirostrum cinereum cinereum/littorale]. Common. Seen at Huacarpay Lakes, Llaullipata and on the way from Paucartambo to Acjanaco.
Moustached Flowerpiercer (albilinea) - Diglossa mystacalis albilinea. 2 individuals seen at Ajanacco pass and also at Wayqecha. Range Restricted.
Black-throated Flowerpiercer - Diglossa brunneiventris. 2 individuals seen at Soray Pampa and Huacarpay Lakes.
Rusty Flowerpiercer - Diglossa sittoides. 1 individual seen at Huacarpay Lakes.
Masked Flowerpiercer - Diglossa cyanea. 2 individuals seen at Wayqecha Station and also at Pillahuata.
Bluish Flowerpiercer – Diglossopis caerulecens. 2 individuals seen around the Mirador.
Golden-eyed Flowerpiercer – Diglossopis glauca. Very common, seen at Rocotal and below Cock of the Rock Lodge.
Peruvian Sierra-Finch - Phrygilus punensis. 4 individuals seen at Soraypampa and also at Huacarpay Lakes. Range Restricted.
Mourning Sierra-Finch (Mourning) – Phrygilus fruticeti peruvianus [Phrygilus fruticeti fruticeti/peruvianus]. One male seen on our way from Pisac to Paucartambo.
Plumbeous Sierra-Finch - Geospizopsis unicolor. Seen at Soraypampa and above Quelloquello at the pass.
Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch - Geospizopsis plebejus. Very common at Soraypampa and on the way to Paucartambo.
Greenish Yellow-finch – Sicalis olivascens. One seen on our way from Pisac to Paucartambo.
Bright-rumped Yellow-Finch – Sicalis flaveola. 2 individuals seen on our way from Pisac to Paucartambo at the pass.
Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch - Poospiza caesar. Seen 2 individuals at Soraypampa fantastic views. ENDEMIC.
Yellow-bellied Seedeater - Sporophila nigricollis inconspicua. Seen 2 individuals at Andean Spirit Lodge.
Band-tailed Seedeater - Catamenia analis griseiventris. Common at Huacarpay lakes and also in Soraypampa.
Plain-colored Seedeater - Catamenia inornata. 1 seen in Soraypampa and another at Tres Cruces on the Manu Road.
Black and White Seedeater – Sporophila luctuosa. One male seen near the Ajanacco Pass.
Bananaquit - Coereba flaveola. Common. Seen at Amazonia Lodge.
Dull-colored Grassquit - Tiaris obscurus. Seen at CORL and also at Villa Carmen Station.
Buff-throated Saltator - Saltator maximus. Seen at Villa Carmen Station.
Golden-billed Saltator - Saltator aurantiirostris. 2 individuals seen on the way up to Soraypampa and on the way to Paucartambo. Burns et al.‚Äôs (2014) comprehensive phylogeny of the tanagers and relatives was based on two mitochondrial and four nuclear loci, and taxon-sampling was nearly complete.
Yellow-throated Chlorospingus(Yellow-throated)-Chlorospingu flavigularis flavigularis [Chlorospingus flavigularis flavigularis/marginatus]. 2 individuals seen at CORL and also Sapan Sachyos Trail.
Short-billed Chlorospingus - Chlorospingus parvirostris. Seen near the Quita Calzon Bridge.
Common Chlorospingus (Southern Peru) - Chlorospingus flavopectus peruvianus. Seen on the Manu Road at the Mirador (1700-1800m).
NEW WORLD SPARROWS AND ALLIES
Yellow-browed Sparrow - Ammodramus aurifrons. Seen below the Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge on the road.
Rufous-collared Sparrow - Zonotrichia capensis. Common. Seen at Huacarpay, Soraypampa, near Wayqecha and Acjanaco Pass.
Apurimac Brushfinch - Atlapetes forbesi. 2 individuals seen on the way to Soraypampa. ENDANGERED ENDEMIC.
Black-faced Brushfinch - Atlapetes melanolaemus. Common in humid Montane forest habitat on the Manu Road. Range Restricted.
CARDINALS AND ALLIES
Carmiol ́s Tanager – Chlorothraupis carmioli. 2 birds seen at Amazonia Lodge in a mixed flock near the tower.
Black-backed Grosbeak (Yellow-rumped) – Pheucticus aureoventris terminalis [Pheucticus aureoventris uropygialis/terminalis]. 3 individuals seen at Andean Spirit Lodge Limatambo and also at Mollepata.
NEW WORLD WARBLERS
Tropical Parula - Setophaga pitiayumi. Seen at CORL in mixed flocks.
Blackburnian Warbler - Setophaga fusca. Seen at Pillahuata and also around Rocotal.
Yungas Warbler (Yungas) - Basileuterus (tristriatus) punctipectus. Seen in the Rocotal area. Considered a distinct species from Three-striped warbler in Non-monophyly and deep genetic differentiation across low-elevation barriers in a Neotropical montane bird (Basileuterus tristriatus; Aves: Parulidae) Natalia Gutiérrez- Pinto Andrés M. Cuervo. JhonathanMiranda Jorge L. Pérez-Emán Robb T. Brumfield Carlos DanielCadena. If so it is restricted to SE Peru and Northern Bolivia.
Citrine Warbler (Peruvian) - Myiothlypis luteoviridis striaticeps. Seen at Pacchayuc in mixed flock.
Pale-legged Warbler - Myiothlypis signata. Seen 3 individuals near Wayqecha. Range Restricted.
Two-banded Warbler (Two-banded) - Myiothlypis bivittata bivittata [Myiothlypis bivittata bivittata/argentinae]. Seen at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge and Puente Quita Calzones, very common.
Cusco Warbler (Golden-bellied) - Myiothlypis chrysogaster chrysogaster. Seen near the Sapan Sachayoc trail. ENDEMIC.
Russet-crowned Warbler - Myiothlypis coronata. Seen around Rocotal area.
Slate-throated Redstart - Myioborus miniatus. Commonly seen on the Manu Road near the Mirador (1700-1800m).
Spectacled Redstart - Myioborus melanocephalus. Fairly common, seen on the Manu Road at the Mirador (1700-1800m).
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES, OROPENDOLAS AND ALLIES
Crested Oropendola – Psarocolius decumanus maculosus. Seen at Villa Carmen Station.
Russet-backed Oropendola (Russet-backed) - Psarocolius angustifrons alfredi [angustifrons Group]. Common at Cock of the Rock lodge and in the Amazon Lowland forest.
Dusky-green Oropendola - Psarocolius atrovirens. Seen at CORL and also Manú Cloud Forest Lodge (1500-1700m), and Rocotal area. Range Restricted.
Yellow Rumped Cacique – Cacicus Cela. Seen at Amazonia Lodge, common.
(Southern) Mountain Cacique –Cacicus chrysonotus. 3 individuals seen below Wayqecha lodge.
Yellow-winged Blackbird - Agelasticus thilius. 8 individuals seen at Huacarpay Lakes.
Orange Backed Troupial – Icterus croconotus. A pair seen at Villa Carmen Station.
FINCHES, EUPHONIAS, AND ALLIES
Blue-naped Chlorophonia - Chlorophonia cyanea. Seen below the CORL area.
Bronze-green Euphonia – Euphonia Mesochrysa. Seen at Cock of the Rock Lodge.
Orange-bellied Euphonia - Euphonia xanthogaster brunneifrons. Seen in the San Pedro area.
Hooded Siskin - Spinus magellanicus. Common seen at Huacarpay lakes and Soray pampa.