Sep 13th: After breakfast we travelled south to Pucusana. A boat trip was a success and we saw a lot of inshore pelagic birds, did some birding around the town with a sit-down lunch at a seaside restaurant and then started back to Lima in the afternoon visiting Pantanos the Villa along the way before returning to our Lima hotel.
Sep 14th: We started very early for our flight to Chiclayo airport. On arrival we started with a trip to Bosque Pomac and after which we visited the Salinas area to look for Tumbesian endemics. We finished up the day at Hotel Horcones de Tucume next to the pre-Colombian pyramid.
Sep 15th: After breakfast we continued travelling to Olmos with some stops along the road. In the afternoon we visited the road to Quebrada Limon where we saw many species and then we returned to Olmos and overnight.
Sep 16th: Today we started very early again to Quebrada Limon for 2 hours. Back to the van for lunch and after that we started back to Olmos with stops along the way and overnight in Olmos.
Sep 17th: Early morning start to travel to Abra Porculla. We had a lot of birds and some endemics. After we continue to Jaen in the afternoon where we birded near the Chamaya and after that we continued to Jaen for overnight.
Sep 18th: First we visited the Uña de Gato private reserve and after we back-tracked to Jaen and then continued with stops on the way to Owlet Lodge arriving at 4 pm. Night at Owlet Lodge.
Sep 19th: Today we birded Trail at Owlet Lodge in the morning and in the afternoon the roadside and looking for the Owlet in the evening and overnight Owlet Lodge.
Sep 20th: This day we birded roadside in the morning and in the afternoon we visited the Fundo Alto Ñieva reserve where we spent time at the hummingbird feeders and Ochre-fronted Antpitta feeder. In the evening looked successfully for Cinnamon Screech-owl and back to Owlet Lodge for the night.
Sep 21st: We visited some trails in Owlet lodge and in the afternoon we birded the roadside. Night at Owlet Lodge.
Sep 22nd: We travelled to Waqanki Lodge but not before stopping at Reserva Arena Blanca where we had breakfast and where we got great views of tinamous and a lot of hummingbirds. Then onto Wakanki with stops along the way. Night at Waqanki Lodge.
Sep 23rd: After breakfast we went up the Miskiyacu trail. After lunch at the lodge we started to travel onto Huembo. It was raining all afternoon and we arrived at Huembo at 5 pm and overnighted at Huembo.
Sep 24th: We looked early for the Marvelous Spatuletail before breakfast and saw one at the feeders. After we birded more around the Huembo Lodge and after lunch we started travelling to Chachapoyas with stops along the road and we arrived at Achamaqui hotel where we birded in the afternoon.
Sep 25th: We started for Kuelap. The cable car was under repair so we had to drive the 3 hours up to the ruins where we saw a nice selection of birds and the spectacular old Chachapoyan ruins. After we continued to Leymeybamba where we visited the Kente Café hummingbird feeders and the excellent museum in Leymeybamba.
Sep 26th: We started at the Condor Canyon where we found great mixed flocks. After we birded at Abra Barro Negro and then wound down into the Marañon Canyon and to Balsas and arrived late at 7 pm to Celendin.
Sep 27th: We came down to Marañon Valley to look for the most import endemic species. After we birded the higher part and then back to Celendin for the night.
Sep 28th: We came down to Marañon Valley to enjoy once again the Maranon endemic birds seeing all the endemics and after lunch started back to Celendin.
Sep 29th: Travelled to Cajamarca with stops along the road for birding. Overnight at hotel in Cajamarca.
Sep 30th: We left early to San Marcos. We had a field breakfast along the road and after we went higher up and we visited the Sullastine Lake. Lunch and then we back-tracked to Cajamarca. Overnight in Cajamarca.
Oct 1st: We started to travel to Chiclayo with some stops on the way. We stopped at the Gallito Ciego Reservoir and then on to Chiclayo and overnight in Chiclayo.
Oct. 2nd: After breakfast we went to Puerto Eten, seeing many common coastal birds and some sea birds. Our last day so after lunch back to Chiclayo and to airport and flights to Lima and home.
Family: TINAMIDAE (TINAMOUS)
CINEREOUS TINAMOU - Crypturellus cinereus. Two a good view at Arenas Blanca Reserve coming to the feeding station.
LITTLE TINAMOU - Crypturellus soui. 3 individuals seen feeding at the Arena Blanca Reserve.
TATAUPA TINAMOU – Crypturellus tataupa. One seen Uña de Gato reserve.
Family: ANATIDAE (DUCKS AND GEESE)
COMB DUCK - Sarkidiornis sylvicola. 65 individuals seen at reservoir Gallito Ciego on our way from Cajamarca to Chiclayo. The New World Comb Duck is now treated as a species distinct from the Old-World Knob-billed Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos and is treated as such by Pinto (1938), Hellmayr & Conover (1948aa), Wetmore (1965), and del Hoyo & Collar (2014) and the IOC.
CINNAMON TEAL – Spatula cyanoptera. Fairly commonly seen at Pantanos de Villa in Lima.
BLUE-WINGED TEAL – Apatula discors. One at Pantanos de Villa in Lima.
WHITE-CHEEKED PINTAIL – Anas bahamensis. We saw several at Pantanos de Villa and also at the Eten wetlands.
ANDEAN DUCK – Oxyura ferruginea. Very common in Pantanos de Villa in Lima. The SACC says “Andean populations of Ruddy Duck (O. jamaicensis) have often (e.g., Hellmayr & Conover 1948a, Siegfried 1976, Sibley & Ahlquist 1990, AOU 1998, Ridgely et al. 2001, Jaramillo 2003) been treated as a separate species, O. ferruginea ("Andean Duck" or "Andean Ruddy-Duck"). However, see Adams and Slavid (1984), Fjeldså (1986), and McCracken & Sorenson (2005) for rationale for treating them as conspecific, as done previously (e.g., Blake 1977, Johnsgard 1979), and then followed by Fjeldså & Krabbe (1990) and Carboneras (1992f). 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.” Go and chew that one over! In short it is split from O. jamaicensis (Ridgely & Greenfield 2001; Jaramillo 2003. All authorities now recognize this split
Family: CRACIDAE (GUANS)
SPECKLED CHACHALACA - Ortalis guttata. Heard only, at Wakanqi Lodge in Moyobamba.
ANDEAN GUAN – Penelope montagnii. One seen at Cañon Condor in Leymeybamba.
SICKLE-WINGED GUAN – Chamaepetes goudotii. One at Puente Ñieva at Abra Patricia and also Huembo feeder.
WHITE-WINGED GUAN – Penelope albipennnis. Two birds seen at Quebrada Limon. ENDANGERED ENDEMIC.
Family: ODONTOPHORIDAE (WOOD-QUAILS)
RUFOUS-BREASTED WOOD-QUAIL – Odontophorus speciosus. Amazing views of 8 individuals coming to the grain feeder station at Arenas Blanca.
Family: PODICIPEDIDAE (GREBES)
WHITE-TUFTED GREBE – Rollandia rollandi. One seen at Pantanos de Villa Lima and also at the Eten wetlands in Chiclayo. Rollandia: Specific name Podiceps 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.
PIED BILLED GREBE – Podilymbus podiceps. One seen at Pantanos de Villa.
GREAT GREBE – Podiceps major. Two individuals seen at Pantanos de Villa and also at Puerto Eten in Chiclayo.
Family: COLUMBIDAE (PIGEONS)
ROCK PIGEON – Columba livia. Common.
BAND-TAILED PIGEON – Patagioenas fasciata. A few seen at Leymeybamba.
PERUVIAN PIGEON – Patagioenas oenops. One at Achamaqui Hotel in Chachapoyas. VULNERABLE, Range Restricted.
PLUMBEOUS PIGEON - Patagioenas plumbea. Heard only, at Wakanqi lodge.
RUDDY PIGEON - Patagioenas subvinacea. One seen around Venceremos reserve. VULNERABLE.
WHITE-THROATED QUAIL-DOVE - Geotrygon frenata. Heard only, at Owlet Lodge.
WHITE-TIPPED DOVE - Leptotila verreauxi. Fairly common all trip. Named for the impressive sounding John Baptiste Edouard Verreaux (1810-1868) French Natural History dealer and collector.
GRAY-FRONTED DOVE – Leptotila rufaxilla. One seen well at Arenas Blanca on the grain feeder station at Arenas Blanca Reserve.
OCHRE-BELLIED DOVE – Leptotila ochraceiventris. Heard only, at Quebrada Limon. VULNERABLE.
WEST PERUVIAN DOVE – Zenaida meloda. Very commonly seen around Lima and also in Chiclayo.
EARED DOVE - Zenaida auriculata. Very commonly seen in Lima and also in Cajamarca.
BARE-FACED GROUND-DOVE – Metriopelia celiae. A few seen at Marañon Valley.
RUDDY GROUND-DOVE - Columbina talpacoti. One seen at Wakanqi Lodge.
BLUE-GROUND DOVE - Claravis pretiosa. Heard only, at Wakanqi Lodge.
Family: CUCULIDAE (CUCKOOS)
SQUIRREL CUCKOO - Piaya cayana. One seen at Wakanqi Lodge and another at the Marañon Valley.
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI - Crotophaga ani. Common around Nueva Cajamarca and Moyobamba.
GROOVE-BILLED ANI – Crotophaga sulcirostris. Very common at the coast and in the Marañon valley.
STRIPED CUCKOO – Tapera naevia. One seen on our way to Leymeybamba, great views.
FamIly: CAPRIMULGIDAE (POTOOS)
COMMON POTOO – Nyctibius griseus. Great views at Fundo Alto Ñieva reserve.
Family: CAPRIMULGIDAE (NIGHTJARS)
BAND-WINGED NIGHTJAR – Systellura longirostris. One seen in the upper Marañon valley near Celendin.
COMMON PAUARQUE - Nyctidromus albicollis. Heard only, at Wachamaqi Hotel.
SWALLOW-TAILED NIGHTJAR – Uropsalis segmentata. One male seen on the last morning at Owlet Lodge.
Family: APODIDAE (SWIFTS)
WHITE-COLLARED SWIFT - Streptoprocne zonaris. A few seen around Owlet Lodge and in the Marañon valley.
CHESTNUT-COLLARED SWIFT – Streptoprocne rutilus. A few seen around Owlet Lodge and also in Quebrada Chonta.
ANDEAN SWIFT – Aeronautes andecolus. A few seen at Quebrada Limon, Abra Patricia and also in the Marañon Valley.
SHORT-TAILED SWIFT - Chaetura brachyura. A few seen around Nueva Cajamarca.
TUMBES SWIFT – Chaetura cinereiventris. Common seen at Quebrada Limon in Olmos. ENDEMIC.
NEOTROPICAL PALM-SWIFT - Tachornis squamata. Seen several days throughout the trip, always near Mauritia palms.
LESSER SWALLOW-TAILED SWIFT – Panyptila cayennensis. One seen at Waqanki Lodge roosting.
Family: TROCHILIDAE (HUMMINGBIRDS)
WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN - Florisuga mellivora. Very common at Reserva Arena Blanca & Waqanki hummingbird feeders.
GREAT-BILLED HERMIT - Phaethornis malaris. One seen at Wakanqi hummingbird feeders.
BLACK-THROATED HERMIT- Phaethornis atrimentalis. One seen at Waqanki hummingbird feeders. Range Restricted.
GRAY-CHINNED HERMIT – Phaetornis griseogularis. One seen at Arena Blanca Reserve. Here the nominate race. Range Restricted.
BLUE-FRONTED LANCEBILL - Doryfera johannae. A few seen at Arenas Blanca Reserve.
GREEN-FRONTED LANCEBILL - Doryfera ludovicae. One seen at Owlet Lodge and Arena Blanca Reserve in Aguas Verdes.
BROWN VIOLET-EAR - Colibri delphinae. One seen at Arena Blanca Reserve and Waqanki hummingbird feeders.
LESSER VIOLET-EAR - Colibri cyanotus. Seen every day at Owlet Lodge, Huembo and also at Kente café hummingbird feeders. This split occurs from Costa Rica to Bolivia with the other half – Mexican Violet-ear from Mexico to Nicaragua.
SPARKLING VIOLET-EAR - Colibri coruscans. A few seen at Owlet Lodge, Huembo and also at Kente Café feeders in Leymeybamba.
BLACK-THROATED MANGO - Anthracothorax nigricollis. A pair seen at Wakanki hummingbird feeders.
AMETHYST-THROATED SUNANGEL - Heliangelus amethysticollis. One seen at Owlet Lodge and Fundo Alto Ñieva.
ROYAL SUNANGEL - Heliangelus regalis. 1 male seen at Abra Patricia. From the Greek Helios =sun, Angelos = angel. From the habit of this genus of lifting their wings monetarily as in stylized angel paintings, on alighting on a twig. A near endemic – has been seen in a remote area of Ecuador. ENDANGERED, Range Restricted.
WIRE-CRESTED THORNTAIL - Discosura popelairii. 3 individuals seen at Arena Blanca reserve, two males and one female, fantastic look. Named for Jean Baptiste Baron Poplaire de Terloo, Belgian naturalist and collector in Peru.
RUFOUS-CRESTED COQUETTE - Lophornis delattrei. Pair seen at Arenas Blanca Reserve and at Wakanqi Lodge. Named for Adolphe de Lattre, French collector in Mexico and Colombia.
SPECKLED HUMMINGBIRD – Adelomyia melanogenys. Very common at Owlet Lodge and Alto Fundo Ñieva reserve.
BLACK-TAILED TRAINBEARER – Lesbia victoriae. A pair seen at Limon de Porculla, Celinden and Quebrada Chonta.
SHINING SUNBEAM – Aglaeactis cupripennis. Two seen.
COPPERY METALTAIL – Metallura theresiae. One seen at Abra Barro Negro. ENDEMIC.
RAINBOW STARFRONTLET – Coeligena iris. One seen at Kente Café hummingbird feeders.
LONG-TAILED SYLPH – Aglaiocercus kingi. Common at the Owlet Lodge feeders. Named for Rear-Admiral Philip Parker King (1791- 1856) British marine surveyor and collector in tropical America.
TYRIAN METALTAIL – Metallura tyrianthina. One seen at Abra Gavilan. Named after the color Tyrian purple.
BLACK METALTAIL – Metallura phoebe. One at Quebrada Chonta, great looks. Range Restricted.
GRAY-BELLIED COMET – Taphrolesbia griseiventris. Two Individuals seen at Quebrada Chonta in Cajamarca where the habitat is being severely destroyed. ENDANGERED ENDEMIC.
GREENISH PUFFLEG – Haplophaedia aureliae. Fairly commonly seen at Fundo Alto Nieva hummingbird feeders.
EMERALD-BELLIED PUFFLEG - Eriocnemis alinae. Common at the feeders of Owlet Lodge.
MARVELOUS SPATULETAIL - Loddigesia mirabilis. Seen a few times but sadly molting with short tails at Huembo hummingbird feeders. The genus is named after British taxidermist and natural history dealer G. Loddiges (1784-1846), who specialised in hummingbirds! ENDANGERED ENDEMIC.
BRONZY INCA - Coeligena coeligena. Daily at the Owlet Lodge feeders, Fundo Alto Ñieva and some at the Huembo feeders.
COLLARED INCA - Coeligena torquata. Fairly common at Owlet Lodge feeders.
SWORD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD - Ensifera ensifera. Amazing views at the Owlet Lodge feeders!
CHESTNUT-BREASTED CORONET - Boissonneaua metthewsi. The most common hummingbird at the Owlet Lodge and Huembo feeders. Named for English botanist and collector in the Neotropics Andrew Matthews.
PERUVIAN RACKET-TAIL - Ocreatus peruvianus. One female seen at Owlet Lodge and some males seen at Fundo Alto Ñieva reserve. 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, a n d peruana elevated to species rank. If this is so the species would be thus:
White-booted Racket-tail O. underwoodii: Venezuela to 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).
FAWN-BREASTED BRILLIANT - Heliodoxa rubinoides. Fairly common at Owlet Lodge feeders.
VIOLET-FRONTED BRILLIANT - Heliodoxa leadbeateri. One seen at Arenas Blanca feeders and also at Huembo hummingbird feeders.
WHITE-BELLIED WOODSTAR - Chaetocercus mulsant. Most commonly seen at the Owlet Lodge and Huembo hummingbird feeders.
LITTLE WOODSTAR - Chaetocercus bombus. A rare hummingbird, one seen at Limon the Porculla and also at Huembo. VULNERABLE, Range Restricted.
AMETHYST WOODSTAR - Calliphlox amethystina. A female seen at Reserva Arena Blancas and more at Wakanki lodge, males are fantastic!
VIOLET-HEADED HUMMINGBIRD – Klais guimeti. Two individuals seen in gardens at Wakanki Lodge.
GRAY-BREASTED SABREWING - Campylopterus largipennis. Common at Arena Blanca Reserve and Wakanki hummingbird feeders.
FORK-TAILED WOODNYMPH - Thalurania furcata. Common – one of the most common hummingbirds at Arena Blanca Reserve and also at Wakanki Hummingbird feeders.
MANY-SPOTTED HUMMINGBIRD - Taphrospilus hypostictus. 2 individuals seen at Arena Blanca Reserve.
WHITE-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD - Amazilia chionogaster. One seen at Huembo and Kente Café hummingbird feeders in Leymeybamba.
GOLDEN-TAILED SAPPHIRE - Chrysuronia oenone. A few seen at Arenas Blanca hummingbird feeders and common at Wakanki Lodge.
SAPPHIRE-SPANGLED EMERALD - Amazilia lactea. 3 individuals seen at Reserva Arena Blanca and common in Wakanki Lodge in Moyobamba.
ANDEAN EMERALD - Amazilia franciae. A few seen at the Huembo - ECOAN hummingbird feeders and some in Marañon Valley.
WHITE-CHINNED SAPPHIRE - Hylocharis cyanus. Two seen at Wakanki Lodge in the garden.
TUMBES HUMMINGBIRD – Leucippus baeri. Several seen at Quebrada Limon in Olmos. ENDEMIC.
SPOT-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD – Leucippus taczanowskii. Fairly common around Jaen and Marañon Valley. ENDEMIC.
PURPLE COLLARED WOODSTAR – Myrtis fanny. Very common at Abra Limon de Porculla.
SHORT-TAILED WOODSTAR – Myrmia micrura. One seen at Salinas in Bosque Pomac.
Family: ARAMIDAE (LIMPKIN)
LIMPKIN – Aramus guarauna. A few seen around Nueva Cajamarca and Rioja.
Family: RALLIDAE (RAILS)
RUSSET-CROWNED CRAKE - Anurolimnas viridis. Heard only, on our way to Moyobamba.
SPOTTED RAIL – Pardirallus maculatus. A pair seen at the wetland of Eten in Chiclayo.
COMMON GALLINULE - Gallinula galeata. Very common. 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).
PURPLE GALLINULE - Porphyrio martinicus. One seen on our way from Owlet Lodge to Moyobamba and also seen at the Eten wetlands.
PLUMBEOUS RAIL – Pardirallus sanguinolentus. A fantastic view seen at Achamaki Hotel in Chachapoyas.
SLATE-COLORED COOT – Fulica ardesiaca. Very common at Pantanos de Villa and also at Laguna Sullastani in Cajamarca. Called "Andean Coot" in Fjeldså & Krabbe (1990), Taylor (1996 and Ridgely et al. (2001) but other authors use Slate-colored Coot.
Family: CHARADRIIDAE (PLOVERS)
GRAY (BLACK BELLIED) PLOVER – Pluvialis squatarola. One seen at Pantanos de Villa and also in Puerto Eten Chiclayo.
Family: HAEMATOPODIDAE (OYSTERCATCHERS)
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER. - Himantopus melanurus. Two individuals seen at Pantanos de Villa in Lima.
BLACKISH OYSTERCATCHER – Himantopus mexicanus. A pair seen at Pucusana Island in Lima. Range Restricted.
Family: RECURVIROSTRIDAE (STILTS & AVOCETS)
BLACK-NECKED STILT - Himantopus mexicanus. Fairly commonly seen around the Moyobamba and also in Eten wetlands Chiclayo. 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.
Family: SCOLOPACIDAE (SANDPIPERS)
HUDSONIAN WIMBREL – Numenius phaeopus. 3 individuals seen at Puerto Eten in Chiclayo.
RUDDY TURNSTONE – Arenaria interpres. Fairly common at Pucusana in Lima.
LESSER YELLOWLEGS – Tringa flavipes. A few seen on our way from Tucume to Olmos in rice fields and also at the Eten Wetlands in Chiclayo.
GREATER YELLOWLEGS – Tringa melanoleuca. One seen on our way from Tucume to Olmos, Laguna Sullastani and the Eten wetlands.
SOLITARY SANDPIPER – Tringa Solitaria. One seen around Rioja in Rice fields.
PECTORAL SANDPIPER – Calidris bairdii. One seen near the Nueva Cajamarca in San Martin department.
SURFBIRD – Calidris virgata. One seen at Pucusana island.
SANDERLING – Calidris alba. 3 individuals seen at Pantanos de Villa in Lima and also in Puerto Eten Wetlands.
SPOTTED SANDPIPER – Actitis macularia. Very common at Lima at Pantanos de Villa and Chiclayo.
Family: JACANIDAE (JACANAS)
WATTLED JACANA - Jacana jacana. Common in the rice fields between Rioja and Moyobamba.
Family: RYNCHOPIDAE (SKIMMERS)
BLACK SKIMMER – Rynchops niger. 3 individuals seen at Pantanos de Villa in Lima.
Family: LARIDAE (GULLS AND TERNS)
BELCHER ́S GULL – Larus belcheri. Very common bird at Pucusana and Pantanos de Villa in Lima. Named In honor of British naval explorer Sir Edward Belcher (1799-1877).
KELP GULL – Larus dominicanus. Another common at Pucusana and also in Pantanos de Villa Lima.
GRAY-HOODED GULL – Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus. Very common at Pantanos de Villa in Lima.
GRAY GULL – Leucophaeus modestus. Several seen at Pantanos de Villa in Lima. Range Restricted.
FRANKLIN ́S GULL – Leucophaeus pipixcan. One seen at Pantanos de Villa in Lima.
INCA TERN – Larosterna inca. Very common at Pucusana island and also in Pantanos de Villa in Lima. Range Restricted.
Family: SPHENISCIDAE (PENGUINS)
HUMBOLDT PENGUIN – Spheniscus humbolti. 14 individuals seen at Pucusana Island in Lima. Range Restricted.
Family: SULIDAE (BOOBIES)
PERUVIAN BOOBY - Sula variegate. Common along the coast.
Family: PHALACROCORACIDAE (CORMORANTS)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT - Phalacrocorax brasilianus. Very common at Pucusana and Pantanos de Villa in Lima and also at Puerto Eten Chiclayo.
GUANAY CORMORANT – Phalacrocorax bougainvilli. One seen at Pucusana Island and more in Puerto Eten Chiclayo.
RED-LEGGED CORMORANT – Phalacrocorax gaimardi. 12 individuals seen at Pucusana Island.
Family: ARDEIDAE (HERONS)
STRIATED HERON - Butorides striatu. A few seen around Jaen in rice fields and also on our way from Cajamarca to Chiclayo in rice fields.
CATTLE EGRET - Bubulcus ibis. Common throughout the trip.
SNOWY EGRET - Egretta thula. A few seen around Nueva Cajamarca and Moyobamba.
GREAT EGRET - Ardea alba. Fairly common on the trip.
LITTLE BLUE HERON - Egretta cerulea. 1 seen on our way from Cajamarca to Chiclayo.
COCOI NHERON – Ardea cocoa, One seen on our way from Olmos to Jaen in rice fields.
FASCIATED TIGER-HERON – Tigrisoma fasciatum. One seen on our way to Jaen from Owlet lodge.
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON – Nycticorax niycticorax. One seen at Pantanos de Villa in Lima.
Family: CATHARTIDAE (NEW WORLD VULTURES)
BLACK VULTURE - Coragyps atratus. Common throughout the trip.
TURKEY VULTURE - Cathartes aura. Common throughout the trip. 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.
GREATER YELLOW-HEADED VULTURE – Cathartes melambrotus. One seen between Nueva Cajamarca and Moyobamba.
Family: ACCIPITRIDAE (BIRDS OF PREY)
OSPREY - Pandion haliaetus. One seen at Reservoir Gallito Ciego on our way from Cajamarca to Chiclayo.
HOOK-BILLED KITE – Chondrohierax uncinatus. One seen around Nueva Cajamarca on our way to Moyobamba.
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE - Elanoides forficatus. One seen around Moyobamba.
BLACK HAWK-EAGLE - Spizaetus tyrannus. Heard only, between Nueva Cajamarca and Rioja.
PLUMBEOUS KITE – Ictinea plumbea. One seen at Abra Patricia.
PEARL KITE – Gampsonyx swainsonii. One seen between Tucumi and Olmos. The type specimen was collected from Brazil by English naturalist William Swainson.
BLACK-CHESTED BUZZARD-EAGLE – Geranoaetus melanoleucus. Two different days seen Porcuya pass and also in the Marañon Valley.
WHITE-TAILED HAWK - Geranoaetus albicaudatus. One at Marañon Valley near Hacienda Limon.
VARIABLE HAWK - Geranoaetus polyosoma. One seen on our travel day from Tucume to Olmos.
ROADSIDE HAWK - Rupornis magnirostris. Fairly commonly seen on our trip.
WHITE HAWK - Pseudastur albicollis. One seen around Kuelap.
BARRED HAWK – Morphnarchus princeps. One seen in flight around Alto Ñieva Reserve during roadside birding.
SAVANNA HAWK – Buteogallus meridionalis. 4 individuals seen around Chiclayo in rice fields and also seen last day at Puerto Eten.
HARRIS ́ HAWK – Parabuteo unicinctus. One seen on our way to Chiclayo from Cajamarca.
WHITE-RUMPED HAWK - Buteo albonotatus. One seen in Leymibamba.
ZONE-TAILED HAWK – Buteo albonotatus. One seen in the Marañon Valley near Hacienda Limon.
BICOLORED HAWK – Accipiter bicolor. One seen at Abra Porculla perched near the road and very well seen.
Family: STRIGIDAE (OWLS)
CINNAMON SCREECH-OWL - Megascops pertersoni. One seen at Alto Nieva reserve, very good views. Named for American pioneer ornithologist and artist Roger Tory Petersen (1908-1996). Range Restricted.
WHITE-THROATED SCREECH-OWL - Megascops albogularis. A pair seen at Owlet lodge at the canopy towe,r great views.
BAND-BELLIED OWL - Pulsatrix melanota. Heard only, at Wakanki lodge at long distance.
RUFOUS-BANDED OWL - Ciccaba albitarsus. Heard only, at Owlet lodge.
FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL - Glaucidium brasilianum. Heard only, at Wakanki lodge.
PERUVIAN PYGMY-OWL – Glaucidium peruanum. Very common owl at the coast, Bosque Pomac, Quebrada Limon, Marañon valley and also in San Marcos. Range Restricted.
YUNGAS PYGMY-OWL – Glaucidium bolivianum. One nicely at Abra Barro Negro on our way to Celendin from Leymeybamba.
LONG-WHISKERED OWLET - Xenoglaux loweryi. One seen but only for a few seconds, but after all we all got great views. Xenoglaux = Strange Owl. Named for George Hines Lowery US Zoologist. ENDANGERED ENDEMIC.
BURROWING OWL – Athene cunicularia. A great view seen at Tucume at the hotel.
Family: TROGONIDAE (TROGONS)
GOLDEN-HEADED QUETZAL - Pharomachrus auriceps. Heard at Abra Patricia and one seen at the Cañon of condors in Leymeybamba. From the Greek Pharo = Mantle or Cloak. Machrus = long.
BLUE-CROWNED TROGON – Trogon curucui. A pair seen between Nueva Cajamarca and Rioja.
MASKED TROGON – Trogon personatus. One seen near Venceremos reserve.
Family: MOMOTIDAE (MOTMOTS)
BROAD-BILLED MOTMOT - Electron platyrhynchum. A pair seen very well at Wakanki Lodge.
Family: ALCEDINIDAE (KINGFISHERS)
AMAZON KINGFISHER – Chloroceryle amazona. One seen on our way from Olmos to Jaen and also around Moyobamba.
Family: BUCCONIDAE (PUFFBIRDS)
WHITE-FACED NUNBIRD – Hapaloptila castanea. One seen at Owlet lodge on the monkey trail and also heard on the owlet trail.
Family: CAPITONIDAE (NEW WORLD BARBETS)
GILDED BARBET - Capito auratus. One seen at reserve Arena Blanca in Aguas verdes. Capito: L. Caput= head, big head.
VERSICOLORED BARBET - Eubucco versicolor. One male seen below Mirador Turistico in Alto Mayo reserve.
Family: RAMPHASTIDAE (TOUCANS)
BLACK-THROATED (EMERALD) TOUCANET - Aulacorhynchus (prasinus) atrogularis. Two seen at Huembo Lodge near the hummingbird feeders. Range Restricted.
GOLDEN-COLLARED TOUCANET – Selenidera reinwardtii. One seen at Waqanki Lodge, fantastic looks.
GRAY-BREASTED MOUNTAIN-TOUCAN – Andigena hypoglauca. One seen at Cañon of condors in Leymeybamba.
Family: PICIDAE (WOODPECKERS)
LAFRESNAYE’S PICULET - Picumnus lafresnayi. Heard only, at Wakanki. Named for the impressive sounding Noel Frederic Armand Andre Baron de Lefresnay (1783-1861) French Ornithologist and collector. Range Restricted.
SPECKLE-CHESTED PICULET – Piccumus steindachneri. One seen near the Afluente. ENDEMIC.
ECUADORIAN PICULET – Picumnus sclateri. One seen at Quebrada Limon in Olmos.
YELLOW-TUFTED WOODPECKER - Melanerpes cruentatus. 3 individuals seen on our way from Owlet lodge to Moyobamba.
SCARLET-BACKED WOODPECKER – Veniliornis callonotus. Seen very commonly at Bosque Pomac and Quebrada Limon in Olmos.
GOLDEN-OLIVE WOODPECKER – Piculus rubiginosus. Two individuals seen at Quebrada Limon in Olmos of the coastal rubipileus subspecies.
SPOT-BREASTED WOODPECKER - Colaptes punctigula. Two individuals seen on our way from Owlet Lodge to Moyobamba.
LINEATED WOODPECKEER - Dryocopus lineatus. Heard only, at Quebrada Limon.
BLACK-NECKED WOODPECKER – Colaptes atricollis. Two individuals seen at Achamaqui Hotel, fantastic views and also in the Marañon Valley. ENDEMIC.
Family: FALCONIDAE (FALCONS)
BLACK CARACARA – Daptrius ater. 3 individuals seen on our way to Moyobamba from Owlet Lodge.
MOUNTAIN CARACARA – Phalcoboenus megalopterus. 3 individuals seen at Barro Negro and also in Cajamarca, very common.
CRESTED CARACARA – Caracara cheriway. Very common. As there are no true crows in South America, caracaras occupy that niche as omnivorous scavengers.
AMERICAN KESTREL - Falco sparverius. Very common.
APLOMADO FALCON – Falco femoralis. One seen on our way from Leymeybamba to Celendin.
PEREGINE FALCON – Falco peregrinus. One seen at Hacienda Limon in the Marañon Valley.
Family: PSITTACIDAE (PARROTS)
CANARY(COBALT)–WINGED PARAKEET - Brotogeris cyanoptera. A Small flock seen on our way from Owlet Lodge to Moyobamba and also in Waqanki lodge very common. SACC comment: The subspecies gustavi was formerly (e.g., Cory 1918, Peters 1937) considered a separate species from Brotogeris cyanoptera, but Traylor (1958) indicated that they probably intergrade in the Huallaga valley.
BLUE-HEADED PARROT - Pionus menstruus. Fairly commonly seen at Wakanki Lodge.
SCALY-NAPED PARROT – Amazona mercenaria. Fairly commonly seen, small flocks at Owlet Lodge.
RED BILLED PARROT – Pionus sordidus. 2 individuals near Abra Patricia in flight.
SPECKLE-FACED PARROT – Pionus tulmultuosus. A pair seen at Cañon of condors in Leymeybamba.
RED-MASKED PARAKEET – Psitticara erythrogenys. A flock seen at Quebrada Limon in Olmos. Range Restricted.
SCARLET-FRONTED PARAKEET – Psitticara wagleri. Another common parakeet. The IOC splits this as Cordilleran Parakeet Psitticara frontatus.
MITRED PARAKEET – Psitticara mitrata. A flock seen at Achamaqi Hotel and common in the Utcubamba Valley.
ANDEAN PARAKEET – Bolborhynchus orbygnesius. A big flock seen at Utcubamba Valley near the Achamaqi Hotel.
YELLOW-FACED PARROTLET – Forpus xanthops. First day seen below Hacienda Limon and second day in the bottom of the Marañon Valley. ENDEMIC.
PACIFIC PARROTLET – Forpus coelestis. Very common at Bosque Pomac and Quebrada Limon.
WHITE(CANARY)-WINGED PARAKEET - Brotogeris versicolurus. One seen at Chiclayo in center of the city in garden trees for sure an escaped cage bird.
Family: THAMNOPHILIDAE (ANTBIRDS)
LINED ANTSHRIKE - Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus. One seen near the Llanteria in Altomayo reserve. VULNERABLE, Range Restricted.
COLLARED ANTSHRIKE – Thamnophilus bernardi. Fairly common around Bosque Pomac and also at Quebrada Limon in Olmos.
MARAÑON ANTSHRIKE – Thamnophilus shumbae. One seen on our way from Jaen to Abra Patricia. Range Restricted.
CHAPMAN ́S ANTSHRIKE – Thamnophilus zarumae. Two individuals seen at Abra Limon de Porculla.
PLAIN-WINGED ANTSHRIKE – Thamnophilus schistaceus. Heard only, at Wakanki lodge.
RUFOUS-CAPPED ANTSHRIKE – Thamnophilus ruficapillus. Seen at Huembo and also in Abra Barro Negro at Leymeybamba.
NORTHERN SLATY-ANTSHRIKE - Thamnophilus punctatus leucogaster. A pair seen at Yanahuanca reserve in Jaen. The SACC says “Ridgely & Greenfield (2001) further recognized leucogaster of the Marañon Valley (with huallagae of Huallaga Valley) as a separate species from punctatus; this taxon was tentatively retained as a subspecies of T. punctatus by Isler et al. (1997), with further evidence confirming subspecies status presented by Isler, Walker et al. (2001). The subspecies huallagae was formerly (e.g. Peters 1951) treated as a subspecies of T. amazonicus, but see Isler et al. (1997). ENDEMIC.
VARIABLE ANTSHRIKE - Thamnophilus caerulescens. Great views at Owlet lodge, male and female.
PLAIN ANTVIREO - Dysithamnus mentalis. Two individuals seen at Waqanki lodge.
WHITE-FLANKED ANTWREN - Myrmotherula axillaris. 2 individuals seen at Waqanki Lodge. The SACC says: s (1984b), Ridgely & Tudor (1994), Hilty (2003), and Zimmer & Isler (2003) noted that vocal differences among several subspecies of Myrmotherula axillaris suggest that more than one species is involved.
STREAK-HEADED ANTBIRD - Drymophila straticeps. Very good view at Owlet Lodge on the Grallaria trail.
BLACKISH ANTBIRD - Cercomacroides nigrescens. One seen at Abra Patricia area.
WHITE-BACKED FIRE-EYE – Pyriglena leuconota. Heard only, at Alto Nieva Reserve.
PERUVIAN WARBLING-ANTBIRD - Hypocnemis peruviana. Fairly commonly seen Waqanki Lodge Moyobamba.
CHESTNUT-TAILED ANTBIRD – Sciaphylax hemimelaena. One seen in Miskiyacu trail at Waqanki Lodge.
ZIMMER ́S ANTBIRD – Sciaphylax castanea. One seen at reserve Arena Blanca. Range Restricted.
COMMON SCALE-BACKED ANTBIRD – Willisornis poecilinotus. One seen at Miskiyacu trail in Waqanki Lodge in Moyobamba.
Family: MELANOPAREIIDAE (CRESCENTCHESTS)
ELEGANT CRESCENTCHEST– Melanopareia elegans. 2 individuals seen at Quebrada Limon in Olmos and also heard at Abra Porcuya. Range Restricted.
MARAÑON CRESCENTCHEST – Melanopareia maranonica. One seen at Yanahuanca Reserve, great looks. ENDEMIC.
Family: GRALLARIIDAE (ANTPITTAS)
CHESTNUT-CROWNED ANTPITTA – Grallaria ruficapilla. Heard only, at Abra Porcuya.
RUSTY-TINGED ANTPITTA - Grallaria przewalskii. One seen at Owlet Lodge on the feeders. A Very difficult antpitta. VULNERABLE ENDEMIC.
CHESTNUT ANTPITTA - Grallaria blakei. One seen at Owlet Lodge, great looks. ENDEMIC.
OCHRE-FRONTED ANTPITTA - Grallaricula ochraceifrons. One seen at Alto Nieva, fantastic views. ENDANGERED ENDEMIC.
RUFOUS (CAJAMARCA) ANTPITTA – Grallaricula rufula cajamarcae. One seen at Cruz Conga on our way from Celendin to Cajamarca. Geographic variation in song strongly suggests that Grallaria rufula includes more than one species and apaer in preparation will split the Rufous Antpitta Complex in up to 7 species this being one of them.
Family: RHINOCRYPTIDAE (TAPACULOS)
UNICOLORED TAPACULO – Scytalopus unicolor. Two individuals seen below Abra Gavilan at KM 55, fantastic views. ENDEMIC.
RUFOUS-VENTED TAPACULO - Scytalopus femoralis. One at Owlet lodge on the Grallaria trail at Abra Patricia. ENDEMIC.
Family: FURNARIIDAE (OVENBIRDS)
COASTAL MINER – Geositta peruviana. One seen at Salinas in Bosque Pomac Chiclayo. ENDEMIC.
SLENDER-BILLED MINER – Geositta tenueirostris. A pair seen on our way from Celenden to Cajamarca and also seen near the Laguna Sullastani in Cajamarca.
OLIVACEOUS WOODCREEPER - Sittasomus griseicapillus amazonus. One seen at Miskiyacu trail in Wakanki Lodge in Moyobamba. Note where you see these and what subspecies they are –they WILL be split as sure as death and taxes!
OLIVE-BACKED WOODCREEPER - Xiphorhynchus triangularis. One seen at Owlet Lodge on the Grallaria trail.
STREAK-HEADED WOODCREEPER – Lepidocolaptes souleyetii. Common in the dry coastal woodlands.
MONTANE WOODCREEPER – Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger. One seen at Cañon of condors in Leymeybamba.
SURF CINCLODES – Cinclodes taczanowskii. A fantastic view, seen at Pucusana in Lima. ENDEMIC.
WHITE-WINGED CINCLODES – Cinclodes atacamensis. Fairly commonly seen around Cajamarca, first seen in Encañada Valley and also at Sangal canyon.
STREAK-THROATED CANASTERO – Asthenes humilis. One seen on our way from Celendin to Cajamarca.
MANY-STRIPED CANASTERO – Asthenes flammulata. A pair seen at Abra Calla Calla pass Marañon Valley.
WHITE-CHINNED (Peruvian) THISTLETAIL – Asthenes fuliginosa peruviana. One seen above Abra Barro Negro on our way to Celendin from Leymeybamba.
WREN-LIKE RUSHBIRD – Phleocryptes melanops. 2 individuals seen at Puerto Eten in Chiclayo.
STREAKED XENOPS – Xenops rutilans. One seen around the Alto Mayo reserve in a mixed flock.
POINT-TAILED PALMCREEPER – Berlepschia rikeri. One seen well between Nueva Cajamarca and Rioja on our way to Moyobamba.
PALE-LEGGED HORNERO – Furnarius leucopus. One seen at Waqanki Lodge in Moyobamba.
PACIFIC HORNERO – Furnarius cinnamomeus. Very commonly seen at Bosque Pomac and all parts of the coast. Also seen at Jaen. The SACC says: The subspecies cinnamomeus of W. Ecuador and NW. Peru may deserve recognition as a separate species from F. leucopus (Ridgely & Tudor 1994) and was treated as such by Parker & Carr (1992) and Ridgely & Greenfield (2001). The subspecies longirostris was also treated as a separate species by Ridgely & Greenfield (2001) and Hilty (2003). Although vocal and behavioral differences have been reported, no real analysis has been published to support these splits. SACC proposal to elevate cinnamomeus to species rank did not pass because of insufficient published data.
BUFF-BROWED FOLIAGE-GLEANER – Syndactyla rufosuperciliata. One seen at Owlet Lodge.
MONTANE FOLIAGE-GLEANER – Anabacerthia striaticollis. One seen below Fundo alto Ñieva.
HENNA-HOODED FOLIAGE-GLEANER – Clibanornis erythrocephalus. One seen at Abra Porculla. VULNERABLE, Range Restricted.
RUFOUS-NECKED FOLIAGE-GLEANER – Syndactyla ruficollis. Another seen at Abra Porculla. VULNERABLE, Range Restricted.
BUFF-THROATED FOLIAGE-GLEANER – Automolus ochrolaemus. One seen at Quebrada Miskiyacu at Wakanki Lodge in Moyobamba.
PEARLED TREERUNNER - Margarornis squamiger. 3 individuals seen at Cañon of Condors in Leymeybamba.
[MARAÑON] RUFOUS-FRONTED THORNBIRD - Phacellodomus rufifrons peruvianus. Very commonly seen at Waqanki lodge in Moyobamba. Here the subspecies peruvianus, sometimes treated as a distinct species. SACC comment: Ridgely & Greenfield (2001) considered northern inornatus (with castilloi) a separate species from Phacellodomus rufifrons, and this was followed by and Hilty (2003); vocalizations are reported to differ, but no analysis or data have been published. SACC proposal to recognize inornatus as separate species did not pass because of insufficient published data. Ridgely & Greenfield (2001) also suggested that the subspecies peruvianus of the Marañon valley deserved recognition as a separate species.
CHESTNUT-BACKED THORNBIRD – Phacellodomus dorsalis. Fantastic views, seen above Hacienda Limon in the Marañon Valley. VULNERABLE ENDEMIC.
RUSSET-MANTLED SOFTAIL- Thripophaga berlepschi. Heard only, below Abra Calla Calla in bamboo. VULNERABLE ENDEMIC.
RUSTY-CROWNED TIT-SPINETAIL – Leptasthenura pileata cajabambae. Fantastic views, seen at the Sangal Valley in Cajamarca.
LINE-CHEEKED SPINETAIL – Cranioleuca antisiensis. Very commonly seen at Kuelap and also upper the Marañon Valley.
AZARA'S SPINETAIL - Synallaxis azarae. A pair seen in Achamaki Hotel in Chachapoyas. Named for the Spaniard Brigadier General Felix Manuel de Azara (1742-1821) who commanded the Paraguayan/Brazilian frontier.
RUFOUS SPINETAIL - Synallaxis unirufa. Seen at Owlet lodge and also heard more.
NECKLACED SPINETAIL – Synallaxis stictothorax. Very common at Bosque Pomac, Tucume and also some in Quebrada Limon in Olmos. Range Restricted.
CHINCHIPE SPINETAIL – Synallaaxis chinchipensis. A pair seen at Yanahuanca private reserve, fantastic views. Ridgely & Tudor (1994) and Ridgely & Greenfield (2001) considered the upper Marañon population chinchipensis as a separate species, but no analysis or data published. SACC proposal to elevate chinchipensis to species rank did not pass because of insufficient published data. Range Restricted.
GREAT SPINETAIL – Synallaxis hypochondriaca. One seen at San Marcos valley, fantastic views. VULNERABLE ENDEMIC.
Family: TYRANNIDAE (TYRANT FLYCATCHERS)
SOOTY-HEADED TYRANNULET - Phyllomyias griceiceps. Heard only, at Waqanki lodge in Moyobamba.
YELLOW-BELLIED ELAENIA - Elaenia flavogaster. Quite common around Nueva Cajamarca and Rioja and also at Wakanki Lodge.
SIERRAN ELAENIA - Elaenia pallatangae. Fairly commonly seen around Leymeybamba, Cañon of the condors and also in Abra Barro Negro.
HIGHLAND ELAENIA – Elaenia obscura. One al Huembo Lodge.
SOUTHERN-BEARDLESS TYRANNULET - Camptostoma obsoletum. Very common at Bosque Pomac and also at Abra Porculla.
RUFOUS-WINGED TYRANNULET – Mecocerculus calopterus. One seen at Kenti Cafe in Leymeybamba, great views.
SULPHUR-BELLIED TYRANNULET - Mecocerculus minor. Two seen at Owlet Lodge and 1 more at Fundo Alto Ñieva private reserve.
WHITE-BANDED TYRANNULET – Mecocerculus stictopterus. Several individuals seen at Cañon of the Condors.
GRAY AND WHITE TYRANNULET – Pseudelaenia leucospodia. Very commonly seen at Bosque Pomac and also in Quebrada Limon. Range Restricted.
TORRENT TYRANNULET – Serpophaga cinerea. A pair seen on our way from Jaen to Owlet lodge and very common in Sangal valley in Cajamarca.
MOUSE-COLORED TYRANNULET - Phaeomyias murina wagae. Fairly common at Wakanki Lodge.
TUMBESIAN TYRANNULET – Phaeomyias tumbezana. 4 individuals seen at Quebrada Limon and also in Abra Porcuya. Range Restricted.
PERUVIAN TYRANNULET - Zimmerius viridiflavus. Common around Owlet Lodge and Alto Mayo reserve. These are vocally identical to those found in Central Peru, but recently there has been considerable debate about whether these are distinct from the Golden-faced Tyrannulet (likewise the species status of Loja Tyrannulet). Probably Peruvian birds away from the NE should be lumped into one as Peruvian Tyrannulet.
STREAK-NECKED FLYCATCHER - Mionectes striaticollis. One seen below the mirador turistico Alto Mayo Reserve. Flycatchers in this genus are unusual in being frugivorous rather than insectivorous. Hence, like many Cotingas and Manakins, they also have lek systems.
OCHRE-BELLIED FLYCYACHER - Mionectes oleaginous. One seen at Wakanki Lodge in Moyobamba.
WHITE-BELLIED PYGMY-TYRANT - Myiornis albiventris. One seen at Wakanki Lodge in Moyobamba. Range Restricted.
SCALE-CRESTED PYGMY-TYRANT – Lophotriccus pileatus. One seen at Alto Mayo Reserve.
STRIPE-NECKED TODY-TYRANT – Hemitriccus striaticollis. Heard only, at Wakanki.
TAWNY-CROWNED PYGMY-TYRANT – Euscarthmus meloryphus. Common.
MARAÑON (Black-crested) TIT-TYRANT – Anairetes nigrocristatus. 5 individuals seen in the upper Marañon Valley, fantastic views. Range Restricted.
BLACK-THROATED TODY-TYRANT - Hemitriccus granadensis. One seen at Owlet lodge in the garden. Named for New Granada a former South American Republic incorporating Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador. In early ornithology “New Granada” and “Bogota” were used to designate species of unknown provenance presumed to be from the Spanish Main (The Spanish held Mainland).
MANY-COLORED RUSH-TYRANT – Tachuris rubrigastra. Two individuals seen at Pantanos de Villa in Lima and also at Puerto Eten in Chiclayo.
CINNAMON-BREASTED TODY-TYRANT - Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus. Heard only, around Alto Ñieva Reserve – missed by most tours– just sneaks in to an inaccessible part of Ecuador. VULNERABLE, Range Restricted.
JOHNSON’S TODY-FLYCATCHER - Poecilotrccus luluae. A pair seen at Owlet Lodge on the Grallaria Trail, fantastic view. – a cracking looking bird! The scientific name is from the late Lulu May von Hagen for her support of research in avian genetics. ENDANGERED ENDEMIC.
COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER - Todirostrum cinereum. Seen several times.
YELLOW-BREASTED (OLIVE FACED) TOLMOMYIAS - Tolmomyias (viridiceps) flaviventris. One seen at Wakanki lodge. The SACC says: Tolmomyias flaviventris almost certainly involves more than one species; see Bates et al. (1992) and Ridgely & Tudor (1994). The subspecies viridiceps is almost certainly a distinct species, and was so considered by Ridgely et al. (2001) and Hilty (2003). However, Zimmer (1939a) considered them conspecific because the subspecies he considered the subspecies subsimilis and dissors to represent taxa that were intermediate between the two, and this treatment was followed by Fitzpatrick (2004) in the absence of published data supporting a split. Proposal needed. The IOC recognizes the split.
BRAN-COLORED FLYCATCHER – Myiophobus fasciatus. One seen at Quebrada Limon and also in Marañon Valley.
OLIVE-CHESTED FLYCATCHER – Myiophobus cryptoxanthus. A pair seen at Alto Mayo Reserve.
CINNAMON FLYCATCHER - Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus. A few seen at Owlet lodge at Abra Patricia.
GRAY-BREASTED FLYCATCHER – Lathrotriccus griseipectus. One seen at Quebrada Limon. VULNERABLE, Range Restricted.
INCA FLYCATCHER – Leptopogon taczanowskii. One seen at the Alto Mayo Reserve. ENDEMIC.
FLAVESCENT FLYCATCHER – Myiophobus flavicanus. One seen at Owlet Lodge Grallaria trail.
SLATY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER – Leptopogon superciliaris. One seen at Alto Mayo Reserve.
CLIFF FLYCATCHER - Hirundinea ferruginea. Pair seen at Abra Patricia.
WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE – Contopus virens. Fairly commonly seen at Achamaki Hotel and Maroñon Valley.
TUMBES PEEWEE– Contopus punensis. One seen at Quebrada Limon and also in Abra Limon the Purcuya. Range Restricted.
SMOKE-COLORED PEWEE – Contopus fumigatus. One at Alto Mayo reserve.
BLACK PHOEBE - Sayornis nigricans. Two seen at Uctubamba river on our way from Jaen to Owlet Lodge. 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.
RUFOUS-TAILED TYRANT – Knipolegus poecilurus. A pair seen around Abra Patricia, fantastic views.
WHITE-WINGED BLACK-TYRANT – Knipolegus aterrimus. One seen at Marañon Valley.
STREAK-THROATED BUSH-TYRANT – Myiotheretes striatillis. One seen upper the Marañon Valley.
RUFOUS-WEBBED BUSH-TYRANT – Polioxolmis rufipennis. A pair seen on our way from Celendin to Cajamarca.
TUMBES TYRANT – Tumbezia salvini. One seen at Quebrada Limon in Olmos. Range Restricted.
PIURA CHAT-TYRANT – Ochthoeca piurae. One seen at Abra Limon the Porculla. ENDEMIC.
JELSKI ́S CHAT-TYRANT – Ochthoeca jelskii. One seen around the Abra Barro Negro at km 55 Cajamarca to Chiclayo. Range Restricted.
WHITE-BROWED CHAT-TYRANT – Ocththoeca leucophrys. One seen upper the Marañon Valley.
SLATY-BACKED (MAROON-CHESTED) CHAT-TYRANT – Ochthoeca thoracica. Two individuals seen at Cañon of Condors in Leymeybamba. Garcia-Moreno et al. (1998) suggested that the plumage and genetic differences between subspecies groups north and south of the Maranon should be recognized at the species level, with Ochthoeca thoracica the name for the southern species. Ridgely & Tudor (1994) reported that there are also vocal differences that would support this split. Ridgely & Greenfield (2001) and Hilty (2003) further recognized Venezuelan nigrita as a separate species from O. cinnamomeiventris, as done by Cory & Hellmayr (1927); see Zimmer (1937b) for the rationale for treating them all as conspecific based on plumage pattern, the treatment followed by Fitzpatrick (2004). Proposal needed.
RUFOUS-BREASTED CHAT-TYRANT - Ochthoeca rufipectoralis. One seen at Kuelap near the Archeological Zone.
SHORT-TAILED FIELD-TYRANT – Muscigralla brevicauda. One seen at Chamaya near the school.
BLACK-BILLED SHRIKE-TYRANT – Agriornis montana. Two individuals seen on our way from Celendin to Cajamarca.
WHITE-TAILED SHRIKE-TYRANT – Agriornis andicola. One seen around Cruz Conga on our way from Celendin to Cajamarca. VULNERABLE, Range Restricted.
SPOT-BILLED GROUND-TYRANT – Muscisaxicola maculirostris. Two individuals seen at Sullastani Lake in Cajamarca.
RUFOUS-NAPED GROUND-TYRANT – Muscisaxicola rufivertex. Several seen around Laguna Sullastani in Cajamarca.
VERMILION FLYCATCHER – Pyrocephlus obscurus. Very common all our trip. In a recent paper – Carmi el al 2016 it strongly suggests several taxonomic changes to the genus Pyrocephalus, including elevating three currently recognized subspecies to full species status: the austral migrant South American subspecies rubinus, and the two Galápagos subspecies dubius and nanus. As such, they propose a revised taxonom.
GREAT KISKADEE - Pitangus sulphuratus. Fairly common around Nueva Cajamarca, Rioja and also in Wakanki Lodge.
PIRATIC FLYCATCHER - Legatus leucophaius. One seen at Arenas Blanca reserve at Aguas Verdes.
BAIRD ́S FLYCATCHER – Myiodynastes bairdii. Very commonly seen aroud coasts in Bosque Pomac, Tucumi and Quebrada Limon in Olmos. Range Restricted.
SOCIAL FLYCATCHER - Myiozetetes similis. Several times seen.
BOAT-BILLED FLYCATCHER - Megarynchus pitangua. One seen around Nueva Cajamarca and Rioja.
TROPICAL KINGBIRD - Tyrannus melancholicus. Very common seen all trip.
RUFOUS FLYCATCHER – Myiorchus semirufus. A pair seen at Bosque Pomac, very good looks in Chiclayo. VULNERABLE ENDEMIC.
PALE-EDGED FLYCATCHER – Myiarchus phaeocephalus. Fairly commonly seen at Owlet lodge.
BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER – Myiarchus tyrannulus. One at Chamaya in Jaen.
SHORT-CRESTED FLYCATCHER – Myiarchus ferox. A pair seen around Nueva Cajamaca and Rioja.
SULPHURY FLYCATCHER – Tyrannopsis sulphurea. A pair seen around Nueva Cajamarca and Rioja in Moriche palms to which it is restricted.
Family: COTINGIDAE (COTINGAS)
GREEN AND BLACK FRUITEATER - Pipreola rieferii. Seen at Abra Patricia.
FIERY-THROATED FRUITEATER - Pipreola chlorolepidota. One seen at Wakanki Lodge in Moyobamba.
SCALED FRUITEATER – Ampelioides tschudii. One seen below Abra Patricia, fantastic views.
PERUVIAN PLANTCUTTER - Phytotoma raimondii. Two of this Peruvian Endemic. VULNERABLE ENDEMIC.
ANDEAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK - Rupicola peruvianus. Peru’s national bird seen at the Alto Mayo Reserve, fantastic views.
RED-RUFFED FRUITCROW – Pyroderus scutatus. One seen at Alto Mayo Reserve. Range Restricted.
PURPLE-BREASTED COTINGA - Cotinga cotinga. One seen at entrance to the Arena Blanca reserve in Aguas Verdes. Not common in Peru.
Family: PIPRIDAE (MANAKINS)
PAINTED MANAKIN - Machaeropterus eckleberryi. A pair seen at Misquiyacu trail in Waqanki Lodge in Moyobamba. Described in 2017 by D:F Lane et al. The authors say: We describe a new taxon of manakin in the Machaeropterus regulus complex, from the foothills of southwestern Loreto and northern San Martín departments, Peru. This new form appears to be almost identical morphologically to the Tepui form M. regulus aureopectus but differs strongly from that and all other members of the M. regulus complex in voice. Therefore, we conclude that this population represents a new biological species that we here name Machaeropterus eckelberryi. ENDEMIC.
FIERY-CAPPED MANAKIN – Machaeropterus pyrocephalus. Heard only, at Waqanki Lodge.
GOLDEN-CROWNED MANAKIN – Pipra erythrocephala. One seen at Misquiyacu Trail in Waqanki Lodge in Moyobamba.
Family: TITYRIDAE (TITYRAS)
MASKED TITYRA – Tityra semifasciata. 3 individuals seen around Nueva Cajamarca and Rioja in Moyobamba.
WHITE-WINGED BECARD – Pachyramphus polychopterus. Heard only, at Waqanki Lodge in Moyobamba.
Family: VIREONIDAE (VIREOS)
RUFOUS-BROWED PEPPERSHRIKE – Cyclarhis gujanensis. One seen at Quebrada Limon in Olmos and also seen in Owlet lodge.
CHIVI VIREO – Vireo chivi. We saw this in Quebrada Limon. Chivi Vireo is one of the most widespread and common passerines of South America. This species consists of a complex mosaic of resident and migratory populations, however. Not only is there seasonal overlap, in the austral winter, between some resident populations and wintering populations from southern South America, but during the boreal winter there also is overlap between the same resident Chivi Vireos and wintering Red-eyed Vireos (Vireo olivaceus) from North America! For many years Chivi and Red-eyed vireos were considered to be the same species; this is understandable, given that they are very similar in appearance, but phylogenetic analysis of DNA sequence data reveals that Chivi is more closely related toBlack-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus) than it is to Red-eyed. The general biology of Chivi Vireo probably is very similar to that of Red-eyed Vireo but, despite its abundance, Chivi Vireo is much less well studied.
BROWN-CAPPED VIREO – Vireo leucophrys. Seen around Abra Patricia.
OLIVACEOUS GREENLET – Hylophilus olivaceus. Heard only, around Afluente.
Family: CORVIDAE (JAYS)
WHITE-COLLARED JAY - Cyanolyca viridicyana. Two individuals seen at Owlet lodge. Range Restricted.
WHITE-TAILED JAY – Cyanocorax mystacalis. First day seen at Bosque Pomac, Tucume and Quebrada Limon.
[INCA] GREEN JAY - Cyanocorax yncas. Fairly common on our trip – seen around Abra Patricia. Ridgely & Greenfield (2001) and Hilty (2003) treated Middle American populations as a separate species, C. luxosus ("Green Jay") from South American C. yncas ("Inca Jay"), but no data presented; they were formerly considered separate species.
Family: HIRUNDINIDAE (SWALLOWS)
BLUE-AND-WHITE SWALLOW - Pygochelidon cyanoleuca. The most common bird on our trip.
BROWN-BELLIED SWALLOW –Orochelidon murina. Several seen on our way from Leymeybamba to Celendin.
TUMBES SWALLOW – Tachycineta stolzmanni. Several seen at Salinas in Bosque Pomac. Range Restricted.
WHITE-WINGED SWALLOW – Tachycineta albiventer. Two individuals seen on our way from Jaen to Owlet Lodge.
SOUTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW - Stelgidopteryx ruficollis. Fairly commonly seen at Achamaki Hotel in Chachapoyas and also in Moyobamba.
CHESTNUT-COLLARED SWALLOW – Petrochelidon rufocollaris, Two individuals seen at Quebrada Limon in Olmos. Range Restricted.
GRAY-BREASTED MARTIN - Progne chalybea. Fairly common seen on all trip.
Family: TROGLODYTIDAE (WRENS)
SCALY-BREASTED WREN - Microcerculus marginatus. Heard only, at WaKanki Lodge.
GRAY-MANTLED WREN – Odontorchilus branickii. One seen below AT Alto Ñieva, great looks.
HOUSE WREN - Troglodytes aedon. Very common.
MOUNTAIN WREN - Troglodytes solstitialis. Two different days seen at Abra Patricia.
THRUSH-LIKE WREN - Campylorhynchus turdinus. Very good views around Nueva Cajamarca on our way to Moyobamba.
FASCIATED WREN – Campylorhynchus fasciatus. Very good views at Bosque Pomac, Quebrada Limon and also at Abra Porcuya.
SHARPE ́S WREN – Cinnycerthia olivascens. 4 individuals seen at Owlet lodge Grallaria trail.
PARAMO WREN – Cistothorus aequatorialis. A pair seen on our way from Celendin to Cajamarca around Cruz Conga.
GRAY-BREASTED WOOD-WREN - Henicorhina leucophrys. One seen at Abra Patricia.
SUPERCILIATED WREN – Cantorchilus superciliaris. Fairly common at Bosque Pomac and Quebrada Limon.
BAR-WINGED WOOD-WREN – Henicorhina leucoptera. One seen at Alto Ñieva, fantastic views. Range Restricted.
MARAÑON (Speckle-breasted) WREN – Pheugopedius sclateri maranonica. A pair seen in Yanahuanca reserve, very good looks in Jaen. Range Restricted.
GNATWRENS AND ALLIES
TROPICAL GNATCATCHER – Polioptila plumbea. Very common at Bosque Pomac and Quebrada Limon in Olmos. The SACC says: Polioptila plumbea likely includes several species (Atwood and Lerman 2006). The subspecies maior of the Maranon Valley (treated as a separate species by Hellmayr 1934) and the bilineata group of northern South American and Middle America may each warrant species recognition, but a published analysis is lacking (Ridgely & Tudor 1989). Even within populations east of the Andes, vocal differences suggest that more than one species is involved (Ridgely & Greenfield 2001, Hilty 2003).
MARAÑON GNATCATCHER –Polioptila major. Fairly commonly seen at Marañon Valley and also in San Marcos Valley in Cajamarca. Range Restricted.
Family DONACOBIDAE (DONACOBIUS)
BLACK-CAPPED DONACOBIUS - Donacobius atricapillus. Several individuals seen on our way from Owlet lodge to Moyobamba.
Family CINCLIDAE (DIPPERS)
WHITE-CAPPED DIPPER – Cinclus leucocephalus. One seen at San Lorenzo.
Family: TURDIDAE (THRUSHES)
ANDEAN SOLITAIRE - Myadestes ralloides. Seen at Abra Patricia.
SLATY-BACKED NIGHTINGALE-THRUSH - Catharus fuscater. One seen at Afluente.
BLACK-BILLED THRUSH - Turdus ignobilis. Common in the lowlands.
GREAT THRUSH - Turdus fuscater. Common at Abra Patricia. Note that a detailed study of the Chiguanco/Great Thrush complex is needed to determine exactly how many species-level taxa exist.
Family: THRAUPIDAE (TANAGERS)
RED-CAPPED CARDINAL – Paroaria gularis. Two seen on our way from Owlet lodge to Moyobamba.
MAGPIE TANAGER - Cissopis leverianus. Two individuals seen at Arena Blanca Reserve in Aguas Verdes.
SUPERCILIARIED HEMISPINGUS - Thlypopsis superciliarie leucogaster. Several seen at Cañon of Condors in Leymeybamba.
BUFF-BELLIED TANAGER – Thlypopsis inornata. Seen at Achamaki Hotel in Chachapoyas. ENDEMIC.
WHITE-LINED TANAGER - Tachyphonus rufus. One seen at Alto Ñieva reserve, Wakanki Lodge and also at the Achamaki Hotel in Chachapoyas.
BLACK-BELLIED (HUALLAGA) TANAGER - Ramphocelus melanogaster. Several seen at Waqanki Lodge in Myobamba. ENDEMIC.
SILVER-BEAKED TANAGER - Ramphocelus carbo. Two individuals seen on our way from Jaen to Owlet Lodge around the Uctubamba river.
SCARLET-BELLIED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER – Anisognathus igniventris. One upper the Abra Barro Negro and also in Cruz Conga in Cajamarca.
GRASS-GREEN TANAGER - Chlorornis riefferii. A pair seen at Owlet Lodge at Abra Patricia.
BLUE-WINGED MOUNTAIN-TANAGER - Anisognathus somptuosus. Several seen at Alto Mayo reserve.
YELLOW-THROATED TANAGER – Iridosornis analis. One seen below the Alto Ñieva reserve.
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER - Thraupis episcopus. Very common on our trip. From Episcopal blue.
PALM TANAGER - Thraupis palmarum. Quite common in the lowlands Moyobamba.
BLUE-CAPPED TANAGER – Thraupis cyanocephala. Fairly common around Owlet lodge and also in Cañon of Condors in Leymeybamba.
ORANGE-EARED TANAGER – Chlorochrysa calliparaea. One seen near the Alto Mayo reserve.
SILVERY TANAGER - Stipnia viridicollis. Several seen at Owlet Lodge, Alto Ñieva Reserve and also in Huembo.
MASKED TANAGER - Stipnia nigrocincta. Seen at Wakanki lodge.
BLUE-NECKED TANAGER - Stipnia cyanicollis. One pair seen at Wakanki lodge.
YELLOW-BELLIED TANAGER - Tangara xanthogastra. One seen around the Alto Ñieva Reserve.
SPOTTED TANAGER – Tangara punctate. One seen around Alto Mayo Reserve.
BLUE-AND-BLACK TANAGER - Tangara vassorii. Seen at Cañon of the Condors in Leymeybamba.
PARADISE TANAGER - Tangara chilensis. A few seen around the Alto Mayo reserve and also in Wakanki lodge.
BAY-HEADED TANAGER - Tangara gyrola. Two seen at the Alto Mayo reserve.
SAFFRON-CROWNED TANAGER - Tangara xanthocephala. Several seen at the Alto Mayo reserve in mixed flocks.
FLAME-FACED TANAGER - Tangara parzudakii. Several seen at Owlet Lodge and also at the Alto Mayo reserve.
GREEN AND GOLD TANAGER - Tangara schrankii. A pair seen around the Llanteria.
METALLIC-GREEN TANAGER – Tangara labradorides. One seen at Alto Mayo reserve with a mixed flock.
BERYL-SPANGLED TANAGER – Stilpnia nigroviridis. Several individuals seen around the Alto Mayo reserve with mixed flocks.
BLUE AND YELLOW TANAGER – Pipraeidea bonariensis. Several individuals seen at Achamaki Hotel.
GOLDEN TANAGER - Tangara arthus. Several individuals seen at Alto Mayo reserve.
BLACK-FACED DACNIS - Dacnis lineata. One seen at Wakanki lodge in Moyobamba.
GOLDEN-COLLARED HONEYCREEPER – Iridophanes pulcherrima. One with fantastic views at the Alto Mayo reserve near Venceremos.
GREEN HONEYCREEPER - Chlorophanes spiza. Seen in two consecutive days at Plataforma and also at Waqanki.
CINEREOUS CONEBILL – Conirostrum cinereum. Several seen at Bosque Pomac and also around the Celendin.
WHITE-SIDED FLOWERPIERCER - Diglossa albilatera. Very common at Owlet lodge in the garden also Huembo.
BLACK-THROATED FLOWERPIERCER – Diglossa brunneiventris. Several seen upper the Marañon Valley and also at Quebrada Sangal in Cajamarca.
MOUSTACHED FLOWERPIERCER – Diglossa mystacalis. Several individuals seen at Abra Barro Negro.
GOLDEN-EYED FLOWERPIERCER – Diglossa glauca. One seen at Abra Patricia.
MASKED FLOWERPIERCER – Diglossa cyanea. One seen at Fundo Alto Ñieva.
SAFFRON FINCH - Sicalis flaveola. Very common.
BLUE-BLACK GRASSQUIT - Volatinia jacarina. Very common bird all through our trip.
PERUVIAN SIERRA-FINCH – Phrygilus punensis. A pair seen in San Marcos Valley.
ASH-BREASTED SIERRA-FINCH – Phrygilus plebejus. Very commonly seen in the Andes of Celendin and Cajamarca.
GRAY-WINGED INCA-FINCH – Incaspiza ortizi. Two consecutive days seen around Hacienda Limon in the Marañon Valley. ENDEMIC.
BUFF-BRIDLED INCA-FINCH – Incaspiza laeta. Fairly common in the Marañon Valley. ENDEMIC.
LITTLE INCA-FINCH – Incaspiza watkinsi. Two individuals seen around Chamaya in Jaen. ENDEMIC.
CINEREOUS FINCH – Piezorhina cinerea. Two individuals seen at Salinas in Bosque Pomac and also in Quebrada Limon. Range Restricted.
COLLARED WARBLING-FINCH – Poospiza hispaniolensis. Seen at Bosque pomac, Tucume and also in Quebrada Limon. Range Restricted.
BAND-TAILED SIERRA-FINCH – Phrygilus alaudinus. Two individuals seen around San Marcos Cajamarca.
GRASSLAND YELLOW-FINCH – Sicalis luteola. Several seen at Puerto Eten in Chiclayo.
PLAIN-COLORED SEEDEATER – Catamenia inornata. Several seen at Kuelap and Cajamarca.
BAND-TAILED SEEDEATER – Catamenia analis. Several seen at Limon de Porcuya, Achamaki Hotel and also in upper the Marañon valley.
BLACK AND WHITE SEEDEATER – Sporophila luctuosa. 3 individuals seen at Fundo Alto Ñieva in the garden.
PARROT-BILLED SEEDEATER – Sporophila peruviana. One seen at Quebrada Limon in Olmos. Range Restricted.
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEEEDEATER - Sporophila castaneiventris. Two individuals seen around Aguas Verdes.
CHESTNUT-THROATED SEEDEATER - Sporophila telasco. Several seen around Yanahuanca reserve and Chamaya.
BLACK-BILLED SEED-FINCH – Sporophila atrirostris. 3 individuals seen on our way from Owlet lodge to Moyobamba between Nueva Cajamarca and Rioja.
BLACK-COWLED SALTATOR – Saltator nigriceps. 3 individuals seen at Limon de Porculla. Range Restricted.
GOLDEN-BILLED SALTATOR - Saltator aurantiirostris. Very common at upper the Marañon Valley and also in Quebrada Sangal Cajamarca.
STREAKED SALTATOR – Saltator albicollis. Very common.
RED-CRESTED FINCH – Coryphospingus cucullatus. 3 individuals seen in Jaen, first in Chamaya and also in Yanahuanca reserve.
BANNANAQUIT - Coereba flaveola. Seen in several places throughout the tour! We saw intermedia but it changes to mangnirostris in the Maranon.
Family: EMBERIZINAE (SPARROWS)
RUFOUS-COLLARED SPARROW - Zonotrichia capensis. Very common in Moyobamba, Abra Patricia, Leymeybamba and Cajamarca.
TUMBES SPARROW – Rhynchospiza stolzmanni. Several individuals seen at Quebrada Limon in Olmos. Range Restricted.
ORANGE-BILLED SPARROW - Arremon aurantiirostris. One seen at Arenas Blancas at the tinamou feeder.
CHESTNUT-CAPPED BRUSHFINCH – Arremon brunneinucha. Seen at Owlet Lodge on the Owlet Trail.
YELLOW-BREASTED BRUSHFINCH - Atlapetes latinuchus. Fairly common at Abra Patricia.
BAY-CROWNED BRUSHFINCH – Atlapetes seebohmi. Two individuals seen at Porculla pass.
WHITE-WINGED BRUSHFINCH – Atlapetes albiceps. Very common at Abra Limon de Porculla. Range Restricted.
WHITE-HEADED BRUSHFINCH – Atlapetes albiceps. 6 individuals observed at Quebrada Limon in Olmos. Range Restricted.
COMMON CHLOROSPINGUS - Chorospingus ophthalmicus. Seen at Abra Patricia.
Family CARDINALIDAE (CARDINALS AND ALLIES)
HIGHLAND HEPATIC TANAGER - Piranga lutea flava. Seen at Quebrada Limon in Olmos and also in San Marcos Cajamarca.
WHITE-WINGED TANAGER - Piranga leucoptera. A pair seen at Afluente.
SUMMER TANAGER – Piranga rubra. One seen at Cañon of Condors in Leymeybamba and also in Marañon Valley.
GOLDEN GROSBEAK - Pheucticus chrysogaster. Very common bird many times seen At Quebrada Limon, Jaen, Marañon valley and in Cajamarca.
Family: PARULIDAE (NEW WORLD WARBLERS)
TROPICAL PARULA - Setophaga pitiayumi. Common.
BLACK-CRESTED WARBLER - Myiothlypis nigrocristatus. A pair seen upper the Marañon Valley and also some in Quebrada Encañada.
BUFF-RUMPED WARBLER - Myiothlypis fulvicauda. Two seen at Waqanki.
RUSSET-CROWNED WARBLER - Myiothlypis coronatus. 3 individuals seen at Owlet Lodge on the Grallaria Trail.
THREE-STRIPED WARBLER - Basileuterus tristriatus. Seen at the Alto Mayo reserve. Note that a proposal supports the split of the form in Southern Peru and Bolivia as Yungas Warbler Basileuterus punctipectus.
BLACK-LORED YELLOWTHROAT – Geothlypis auricularis. One seen at Achamaki Hotel, and also very common in Maroñon Valley and San Marcos Valley.
SUBTROPICAL DORADITO – Pseudocolopteryx acutipennis. One seen at Achamaki hotel, great look.
SLATE-THROATED REDSTART - Myioborus miniatus. Two individuals seen at Abra Limon the Porculla.
SPECTACLED REDSTART - Myioborus melanocephalus. Common.
Family: ICTERIDAE (BLACKBIRDS)
RUSSET-BACKED OROPENDOLA - Psarocolius angustifrons. Common in lowland forest around Aguas Verdes, Nueva Cajamarca and also at Wakanki Lodge in Moyobamba.
YELLOW-RUMPED CACIQUE - Cacicus cela. Common in Moyobamba.
SUBTROPICAL CACIQUE - Cacicus uropygialis. Two individuals seen at the Alto Mayo reserve.
NORTHERN MOUNTAIN-CACIQUE – Cacicus leucorhampus. 3 individuals seen at Owlet Lodge on the owlet trail with nests in a palm tree.
ORANGE-BACKED TROUPIAL – Icterus icterus. One seen at San Lorenzo and another one around Moyobamba.
WHITE-EDGED ORIOLE - Icterus graceanna. Several seen first day in Bosque Pomac and also in Quebrada Limon in Olmos.
YELLOW-TAILED ORIOLE – Icterus mesomelas. A pair seen around Coral Quemado on our way from Jaen to Owlet Lodge.
ORIOLE BLACKBIRD - Gymnomystax mexicanus. Two seen in the rice fields on our travel day to Plataforma from Bellavista.
PALE-EYED BLACKBIRD - Agelaius xanthophthalmus. Two seen well between Nueva Cajamarca and Rioja. Range Restricted.
PERUVIAN MEADOWLARK – Sturnella bellicose. Very common.
SCRUB BLACKBIRD – Dives warszewiczi. Very common at Bosque Pomac, Olmos and also in Puerto Eten Chiclayo.
SHINY COWBIRD – Molothrus bonariensis. Another very common bird on the coast and Jaen.
Family: FRINGILLIDAE (FINCHES)
OLIVACEOUS SISKIN - Spinus olivacea. 3 individuals seen at Owlet Lodge and also at the Alto Mayo reserve.
HOODED SISKIN – Spinus magellanica. Several seen at Abra Porculla, Abra Barro Negro and also in Cajamarca.
PURPLE-THROATED EUPHONIA - Euphonia chlorotica. Common bird around Jaen and also in Marañon Valley.
THICK-BILLED EUPHONIA - Euphonia laniirostris. Seen at Waqanki lodge.
GOLDEN-RUMPED EUPHONIA - Euphonia cyanocephala. Great views of a pair in Achamaki Hotel in Chachapoyas.
GOLDEN-BELLIED (WHITE-LORED) EUPHONIA – Euphonia chrysopasta. Seen at Arena Blanca Private Reserve in Aguas Verdes.
BRONZE-GREEN EUPHONIA - Euphonia mesochrysa. Two individuals seen Alto Mayo Reserve.
ORANGE-BELLIED EUPHONIA - Euphonia xanthogaster. Common around the Alto Mayo reserve and Afluentes.
RUFOUS-BELLIED EUPHONIA - Euphonia rufiventris. One male seen at Quebrada Misqiyacu at Waqanki Lodge in Moyobamba.
BLUE-NAPED CHLOROPHONIA - Chlorophonia cyanea. Seen at Quebrada Misqiyacu trail at Waqanki Lodge.
Family: PASSERIDAE (OLD WORLD SPARROWS)
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus. Seen at Jaen and Puerto Eten in Chiclayo.