Ecuador February - June 2005 including recordings

Published by Wouter Halfwerk (wouter.halfwerk AT gmail.com)

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Recordings can be found at http://www.xeno-canto.org/profiles.php?country=Ecuador

On February 10th 2005 I set off to Ecuador to investigate singing behaviour of Grey-breasted Wood-wren (H.leucophrys) in relationship to habitat use for the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Whenever singing activity was low, mostly during the afternoon, or whenever big feeding flocks passed by I concentrated on setting a new (personal) record:

1) triple my life list, and
2) see as many new birds for the least amount of money.

In between the countless times I got lost, soaked to the bone, attacked by herds of peccaries, got stuck because of mudslides, roadblocks or both, I managed to see 788 birds in 4 months, of which 780 were new.

As most of the sites are well documented in literature or other trip reports, I will only treat a few relatively unknown places, or places where I encountered some (personally) special birds.

Choco:

Bilsa (400m) 12th till 19th of February

Bilsa is a biological research and volunteering station($15) of fundacion Jatun Sacha in the Mache-Chindul reserve, Northwest Ecuador. To get there I had to drive 3 hours on a muddy road to la Ye, where I spent the night at a friendly family with nice views on a small lagoon where I managed to get some bad recordings of a Rufous-necked Wood-Rail and Choco Poorwill. The next day I had to travel 4 hours on a mule into the reserve. As I was stubborn enough to walk the whole journey through the mud (“when this mule can walk all the way, I can walk all the way”) I arrived completely exhausted. The next morning I woke up and found myself confronted with my first tropical experience. It was overwhelming! In my first feeding flock ever, I only managed to identify Red-billed Scythebill, and Pacific Antwren. I went completely mad, flipping page after page to find the antbird I had just seen..not knowing whether it even was an antbird! At the end of the day I was exhausted, frustrated and depressed.

During the following days I managed to identify some more birds and even found time to enjoy a few beautiful ones, such as Red Capped Manakin on senderro verde, Green Manakin at Rio Ducha and off course a few amazing Long-wattled Umbrellabirds, the specialty of Bilsa and quite numerous. On one occasion I got lost because Id followed the wrong stream, but in the remaining light I saw a very nice Crested Guan, and found the trail back in time to make it back to the station before dark.

The last days I encountered some nice birds, such as the rare Dagua Thrush, a silent Tapaculo, probably Choco and a nice big lek of White-bearded Manakins.

East-slope: El Chaco / Yanayacu / Guacamayos - Several visits between February and May

Yanayacu (2100 m)

I stayed at the Yanayacu biology station ($15), near Cosanga, in between trips to my other researchsites. By now they have a satellite internet connection, a bar and probably a yacuzzi, but I settled for a hammock, electricity, Harolds stupid jokes and San Isidros trails through beautiful, undisturbed cloudforest. I saw a nest of Barred Hawk, White-rumped Hawk, several flocks of Barred Parakeet, Gorgeted Woodstar, White-bellied Antpitta, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Black-capped Tanager, Plushcap and the Bicolored Antvireo.

El Chaco (1500 m)

I visited the village of El Chaco, on the Quito-Lago Agrio road a couple of times and stayed in hotel Jeruzaleum ($6). During my third visit I was finally able to make my self clear to the owners son, that I was not interested in adventure, kayaking or hurtling down a very rusty cable, just 500 m away from Ecuadors highest waterfall, the San Rafael Falls. So they led me stay at their finca with some remaining patches of forest adjacent to it.

There were some nice tanager flocks in this area including Blue-browed, Golden-eared and Orange-eared Tanager, loads of Andean Cock-of-the-rocks and I recorded 2 Rufescent Screech-Owls.

Guacamayos (2300) 23th of April

Just 30 minutes by bus south from Cosanga starts the Guacamayos ridge. Theres a small trail for maintenance of the oil-pipeline. Beside some curious common-wooly monkeys, I got some nice recordings of Moustached Antpitta and good views of Olivaceous Piha. The rest of the walk was too foggy.

West-slope: Tandayapa / Mindo/ Milpe - Several visits between February and May

Bellavista (2300m)

The Tandayapa valley boost an extraordinary amount of beautiful birds. I visited the biology station of Bellavista($10) twice and made small trips to the feeders at Tandayapa bird lodge and Toni’s place. My personal favourites: Black-and-chestnut Eagle, Andean Pygmy-Owl, Western Hemisphingus, Crested Quetzal, beautifully honking Toucan Barbets, Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan, Beautiful Jay, Giant Antpitta, Ocellated Tapaculo, calling loudly 1m beside the trail, Scaled Fruiteater, and very red Andean Cock-of-the-rock (my first!, it was a shock!).

Mindo (1400m)

Unfortunately, the biological station was out of use, because the original owner had decided to turn it into a tourist resort. Luckily, I could stay at Ãl Monte, ecolodge for a reasonable price. Walking down the road from their office I encountered a very nice dendroica-warbler. Having ripped the color plates out of my Birds of Ecuador I identified it as Bay-breasted Warbler, in transitional plumage. At the lodge I realized it was the 4th record of Ecuador. 2 days later I found a Golden-winged Warbler, another rarity, at the fruiting trees of the biological station. Other highlights: 2 Torrent Ducks at rio Nambillo, a Sunbittern, Dark-backed Wood-Quail, Green-fronted Lancebill and some beautiful views of Rufous-breasted Antthrush.

Milpe (1100m) 20th of March

I took a day trip to the famous leks of Club-winged Manakin at Milpe Cloudforest. What a truly amazing behavior those birds show, the high-speed motion of the wings, the mechanical soundsany woman would fall for it. A Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl, Choco Warbler, Yellow-bellied Antpitta, Ochre-breasted and the strange Moss-backed Tanager, finished the day..though I had to wait 4 hours for the guard to return in order to get my backpack back that Id stored in the entrance building.

Mindo Loma (1200m)

Those hummingbirds! Aaaahhhhhhhhh
Velvet-purple Coronet, Empress Brilliant

Coastal Ecuador: Cojimies / Machalilla / Isla de la Plata / Salinas

Cojimies 17th till 19th of March

10 hours by bus, 1 hour walk and one hour by dugout canoe through one of the last remnants of Mangroves in Ecuador and youll find your self in the village of Bolivar. Located on a island just of the coast near Cojimies, there some excellent floodplains to watch waders, including Willet, Greater Yellowlegs, Collared Plover and even a Dunlin, between dozens of Western and Semi-palmated Sandpipers.

Salinas 6th of June

I visited Ben Haasse in Salinas and he was so kind to take me on a tour through Ecuasal for some specialties as: Gray Gull, Elegant Tern, South American Tern, Stilt Sandpiper, Peruvian Pelican

Machalilla 1st till the 5th of June

National park Machilalla near the town of Puerto Lopez is quite interesting, due to the steep change in habitat. Within a few kilometres youll find semi-desert and tropical systems and in between a strange mixture, resulting in bromeliad-barring cacti. Some highlights: West Peruvian Dove, Blue Ground-Dove, Elegant Crescent-chest, Gray-breasted Flycatcher and Ochraceous Attila, actively pumping its tail

Isla de la Plata 2nd of June

As a cheap alternative to the Galapagos, this island boost some nice seabird colonies and is one of two islands in the world were Waved Albatrosses breed. I saw 3 of them together with three types of Boobies and beautiful Red-billed Tropicbirds, nesting under a big rock

South-East Ecuador: Tapichalaca / Bombuscaro

Tapichalaca (2500m) 2nd till 5th of April

Home to the Jocotoco Antpitta where I enjoyed the first morning in the feeder some close encounters with a Chestnut-naped Antpitta. Its quite amazing to observe an antpitta close-by when youre only used to robins and thrushes. Unfortunately this Chestnut-naped, was probably the reason that the Jocotoco disappeared from one side of the ridge and havent been seen at the feeding station for 2 years. On the other side of the ridge Jocotoco is confronted with hours and hours of playback by birders who pay an awful lot of money to get a glimpse of it. Having no idea about the functionality of the vocalizations that are played to the bird, its not so strange that, at the moment, therere only 2 known territories. Its just a matter of time till conservation claims its next victim.

Luckily for me, there was a day without playbacks and I was able to hear some distant calls of this evolutionary relict. Besides the jocotoco, I made some nice recordings of Barred Antthrush and Golden-plumed Parakeet, and saw a female Swallow-tailed Nightjar, beautiful Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Barred Fruiteater, Bearded Guan, Pale-footed Swallow, and a spectacular Red-hooded Tanager, near the Quebrada Honda

Rio Bombuscaro (1100m) 7th till 11th of April

The rangers at the station near the entrance of the park let me stay in a small cabin for little money ($4). There are simply to many highlights, so I just sum them up Gray Tinamou, Fasciated Tiger-Heron, White-necked Parakeet, Foothill Screech-Owl, Rufescent Screech-Owl, Black-banded Woodcreeper, Plain-backed Antpitta, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Guira Tanager, Swallow-Tanager, Slaty Finch, Olive Finch, Paradise Tanager.

South-west Ecuador: Jorupe / El Limo / Celica

Jorupe (500m) 16th of April

Jorupe is a new Fundacion Jocotoco resereve and located few km east of Macara. Some interesting birds: Ochre-bellied Dove, Long-billed Starthroat, Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner, White-tailed Jay

Celica (2200m) 17th till 20th of April

This site is a bit of a disappointment as it illustrates the problem of deforestation in all its facets. Yet I was able to see: Gray-backed Hawk, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Wire-crested Thorntail, Rufous-necked Foliage-gleaner, Silver-backed Tanager.

El Limo (1100m) 20th till 24th of April

Just outside the town are some nice patches of cloud forest and a ridge where you can see lots of raptors between 10 and 12 A.M. such as Great Black-Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Black Hawk-Eagle, Bat Falcon and a King Vulture, Also: Emerald-bellied Woodnymph, White-vented Plumeleteer and Chapman's Antshrike.

Amazonian Ecuador:

Shiripuno (250m) 20th till 25th of May

Shiripuno was truly spectacular! 4 hours by bus south from Coca runs the Rio Shiripuno. 5 hours downstream through virgin forest by motorized canoe and youll find yourself at Fernandos lodge. Just 10m behind the lodge starts a beautiful old varzea forest and across the river you will find tierra firm and a clay lick. I stayed there for 5 amazing days, so a tapir, loads of jaguar prints, 6 species of monkeys and several mind-blowing frogs. I got scared by a herd of over a 100 peccaries, passing at high speed less then a meter from the tree I had sought refuge. And off course there were birds, loads of birds, especially in very, very large flocks. I saw over 200 birds in just 5 days, of which 5 species of Tinamou, Capped Heron, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Hoatzin, Black-headed Parrot, Scarlet Macaw, Ocellated Poorwill, Gould's Jewelfront, Brown Jacamar, Long-billed Woodcreeper, White-chinned Woodcreeper, White-plumed Antbird (never thought they existed!), Hairy-crested Antbird, Ochre-striped Antpitta, White-browed Purpletuft, Wire-tailed Manakin, Red-crowned Ant-Tanager, Casqued Oropendola and a Buff-tailed Sicklebill were some highlights.

Species Lists

Gray Tinamou
Great Tinamou
White-throated Tinamou
Cinereous Tinamou
Little Tinamou
Undulated Tinamou
Least Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Waved Albatross
Red-billed Tropicbird
Peruvian Pelican
Brown Pelican
Blue-footed Booby
Nazca Booby
Red-footed Booby
Neotropic Cormorant
Anhinga
Magnificent Frigatebird
Capped Heron
Cocoi Heron
Great Egret
Tricolored Heron
Little Blue Heron
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egret
Striated Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Fasciated Tiger-Heron
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Chilean Flamingo
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Torrent Duck
Yellow-billed Pintail
White-cheeked Pintail
Andean Teal
Andean Duck
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
King Vulture
Osprey
Gray-headed Kite
Hook-billed Kite
Swallow-tailed Kite
Double-toothed Kite
Plumbeous Kite
Plain-breasted Hawk
Bicolored Hawk
Barred Hawk
White Hawk
Gray-backed Hawk
Great Black-Hawk
Savanna Hawk
Harris's Hawk
Gray Hawk
Roadside Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
White-rumped Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk
Variable Hawk
Black Hawk-Eagle
Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Black Caracara
Red-throated Caracara
Carunculated Caracara
Crested Caracara
Laughing Falcon
Barred Forest-Falcon
Lined Forest-Falcon
Collared Forest-Falcon
American Kestrel
Aplomado Falcon
Merlin
Bat Falcon
Rufous-headed Chachalaca
Speckled Chachalaca
Bearded Guan
Crested Guan
Spix's Guan
Blue-throated Piping-Guan
Wattled Guan
Sickle-winged Guan
Marbled Wood-Quail
Rufous-fronted Wood-Quail
Dark-backed Wood-Quail
Rufous-breasted Wood-Quail
Hoatzin
Gray-winged Trumpeter
Chestnut-headed Crake
Rufous-necked Wood-Rail
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Purple Gallinule
Andean Coot
Sungrebe
Sunbittern
Wattled Jacana
American Oystercatcher
Black-necked Stilt
Southern Lapwing
Andean Lapwing
Gray Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Wilson's Plover
Killdeer
Snowy Plover
Collared Plover
Short-billed Dowitcher
Whimbrel
Greater Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Willet
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Dunlin
Stilt Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
Gray Gull
Gray-headed Gull
Andean Gull
Laughing Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Elegant Tern
Sandwich Tern
Royal Tern
South American Tern
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Band-tailed Pigeon
Plumbeous Pigeon
Ruddy Pigeon
Dusky Pigeon
Eared Dove
West Peruvian Dove
Ecuadorian Ground-Dove
Ruddy Ground-Dove
Croaking Ground-Dove
Blue Ground-Dove
Black-winged Ground-Dove
White-tipped Dove
Ochre-bellied Dove
White-throated Quail-Dove
Ruddy Quail-Dove
Blue-and-yellow Macaw
Scarlet Macaw
Chestnut-fronted Macaw
Red-masked Parakeet
Dusky-headed Parakeet
Golden-plumed Parakeet
Maroon-tailed Parakeet
White-necked Parakeet
Barred Parakeet
Pacific Parrotlet
Gray-cheeked Parakeet
Cobalt-winged Parakeet
Black-headed Parrot
Blue-headed Parrot
Red-billed Parrot
White-capped Parrot
Bronze-winged Parrot
Orange-winged Parrot
Scaly-naped Parrot
Mealy Parrot
Squirrel Cuckoo
Little Cuckoo
Smooth-billed Ani
Groove-billed Ani
Striped Cuckoo
Tropical Screech-Owl
Rufescent Screech-Owl
Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl
Foothill Screech-Owl
Mottled Owl
Rufous-banded Owl
Crested Owl
Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl
Andean Pygmy-Owl
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Peruvian Pygmy-Owl
Burrowing Owl
Great Potoo
Common Potoo
Rufous-bellied Nighthawk
Lesser Nighthawk
Pauraque
Choco Poorwill
Ocellated Poorwill
Band-winged Nightjar
Swallow-tailed Nightjar
Ladder-tailed Nightjar
Chestnut-collared Swift
White-collared Swift
Band-rumped Swift
Gray-rumped Swift
Short-tailed Swift
Tumbes Swift
Fork-tailed Palm-Swift
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift
White-tipped Sicklebill
Buff-tailed Sicklebill
Band-tailed Barbthroat
Pale-tailed Barbthroat
White-whiskered Hermit
Green Hermit
White-bearded Hermit
Baron's Hermit
Great-billed Hermit
Tawny-bellied Hermit
Reddish Hermit
Stripe-throated Hermit
Green-fronted Lancebill
White-necked Jacobin
Brown Violet-ear
Green Violet-ear
Sparkling Violet-ear
Wire-crested Thorntail
Green Thorntail
Western Emerald
Green-crowned Woodnymph
Fork-tailed Woodnymph
Emerald-bellied Woodnymph
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Amazilia Hummingbird
Andean Emerald
Blue-chested Hummingbird
White-vented Plumeleteer
Speckled Hummingbird
Gould's Jewelfront
Fawn-breasted Brilliant
Empress Brilliant
Green-crowned Brilliant
Chestnut-breasted Coronet
Buff-tailed Coronet
Velvet-purple Coronet
Shining Sunbeam
Chimborazo Hillstar
Mountain Velvetbreast
Bronzy Inca
Brown Inca
Collared Inca
Buff-winged Starfrontlet
Great Sapphirewing
Amethyst-throated Sunangel
Gorgeted Sunangel
Flame-throated Sunangel
Black-breasted Puffleg
Glowing Puffleg
Sapphire-vented Puffleg
Golden-breasted Puffleg
Purple-bibbed Whitetip
Booted Racket-tail
Black-tailed Trainbearer
Green-tailed Trainbearer
Tyrian Metaltail
Blue-mantled Thornbill
Rainbow-bearded Thornbill
Long-tailed Sylph
Violet-tailed Sylph
Wedge-billed Hummingbird
Purple-crowned Fairy
Black-eared Fairy
Long-billed Starthroat
Purple-throated Woodstar
Short-tailed Woodstar
White-bellied Woodstar
Gorgeted Woodstar
Amazonian White-tailed Trogon
Western White-tailed Trogon
Amazonian Violaceous Trogon
Northern Violaceous Trogon
Collared Trogon
Masked Trogon
Blue-crowned Trogon
Ecuadorian Trogon
Crested Quetzal
Golden-headed Quetzal
Ringed Kingfisher
Amazon Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher
Blue-crowned Motmot
Highland Motmot
Rufous Motmot
White-eared Jacamar
Brown Jacamar
Yellow-billed Jacamar
Rufous-tailed Jacamar
Great Jacamar
White-necked Puffbird
Pied Puffbird
Barred Puffbird
White-chested Puffbird
White-whiskered Puffbird
Black-fronted Nunbird
White-fronted Nunbird
Swallow-wing
Orange-fronted Barbet
Gilded Barbet
Red-headed Barbet
Toucan Barbet
Crimson-rumped Toucanet
Lettered Aracari
Ivory-billed Aracari
Chestnut-eared Aracari
Pale-mandibled Aracari
Many-banded Aracari
Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan
Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan
Black-billed Mountain-Toucan
Choco Toucan
Channel-billed Toucan
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan
White-throated Toucan
Emerald Toucanet
Lafresnaye's Piculet
Olivaceous Piculet
Black-cheeked Woodpecker
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker
Scarlet-backed Woodpecker
Yellow-vented Woodpecker
Smoky-brown Woodpecker
Red-rumped Woodpecker
Golden-green Woodpecker
Golden-olive Woodpecker
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker
Spot-breasted Woodpecker
Chestnut Woodpecker
Cream-colored Woodpecker
Lineated Woodpecker
Powerful Woodpecker
Crimson-crested Woodpecker
Guayaquil Woodpecker
Bar-winged Cinclodes
Pacific Hornero
Andean Tit-Spinetail
Rufous Spinetail
Azara's Spinetail
Dark-breasted Spinetail
Slaty Spinetail
Necklaced Spinetail
White-browed Spinetail
Red-faced Spinetail
White-chinned Thistletail
Mouse-colored Thistletail
Many-striped Canastero
Rusty-winged Barbtail
Spotted Barbtail
Pearled Treerunner
Plain Xenops
Streaked Xenops
Montane Foliage-gleaner
Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner
Streaked Tuftedcheek
Striped Treehunter
Black-billed Treehunter
Streak-capped Treehunter
Uniform Treehunter
Lineated Foliage-gleaner
Rufous-necked Foliage-gleaner
Chestnut-winged Hookbill
Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner
Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner
Cinnamon-rumped Foliage-gleaner
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner
Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner
Ruddy Foliage-gleaner
Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner
Tawny-throated Leaftosser
Tyrannine Woodcreeper
Plain-brown Woodcreeper
White-chinned Woodcreeper
Olivaceous Woodcreeper
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper
Long-billed Woodcreeper
Strong-billed Woodcreeper
Black-banded Woodcreeper
Striped Woodcreeper
Ocellated Woodcreeper
Buff-throated Woodcreeper
Spotted Woodcreeper
Olive-backed Woodcreeper
Straight-billed Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Montane Woodcreeper
Red-billed Scythebill
Brown-billed Scythebill
Fasciated Antshrike
Great Antshrike
Collared Antshrike
Chapman's Antshrike
Plain-winged Antshrike
Mouse-colored Antshrike
Western Slaty-Antshrike
Pearly Antshrike
Russet Antshrike
Plain Antvireo
Bicolored Antvireo
Dusky-throated Antshrike
Cinereous Antshrike
Pygmy Antwren
Pacific Antwren
Amazonian Antwren
Plain-throated Antwren
Ornate Antwren
White-flanked Antwren
Slaty Antwren
Long-winged Antwren
Dot-winged Antwren
Long-tailed Antbird
Dusky Antbird
Black Antbird
White-backed Fire-eye
Black-faced Antbird
Warbling Antbird
Yellow-browed Antbird
Spot-winged Antbird
Chestnut-backed Antbird
Esmeraldas Antbird
White-shouldered Antbird
Sooty Antbird
Immaculate Antbird
White-plumed Antbird
Bicolored Antbird
Hairy-crested Antbird
Spot-backed Antbird
Scale-backed Antbird
Rufous-capped Antthrush
Black-headed Antthrush
Black-faced Antthrush
Rufous-breasted Antthrush
Barred Antthrush
Rufous-crowned Antpitta
Giant Antpitta
Scaled Antpitta
Moustached Antpitta
Plain-backed Antpitta
Ochre-striped Antpitta
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta
Watkins's Antpitta
Chestnut-naped Antpitta
Jocotoco Antpitta
Yellow-breasted Antpitta
White-bellied Antpitta
Rufous Antpitta
Tawny Antpitta
White-lored Antpitta
Thrush-like Antpitta
Slate-crowned Antpitta
Rusty-belted Tapaculo
Elegant Crescent-chest
Ash-colored Tapaculo
Unicolored Tapaculo
Equatorial Rufous-vented Tapaculo
Narino Tapaculo
Spillman's Tapaculo
Choco Tapaculo
Chusquea Tapaculo
Ocellated Tapaculo
Red-crested Cotinga
Green-and-black Fruiteater
Barred Fruiteater
Scaled Fruiteater
White-browed Purpletuft
Bare-necked Fruitcrow
Purple-throated Fruitcrow
Long-wattled Umbrellabird
Amazonian Umbrellabird
Andean Cock-of-the-rock
Green Manakin
White-bearded Manakin
Blue-backed Manakin
Wire-tailed Manakin
White-crowned Manakin
Blue-crowned Manakin
Golden-headed Manakin
Red-capped Manakin
Golden-winged Manakin
Club-winged Manakin
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet
Yellow Tyrannulet
Greenish Elaenia
Gray-and-white Tyrannulet
Yellow-bellied Elaenia
White-crested Elaenia
Sierran Elaenia
Torrent Tyrannulet
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher
Streak-necked Flycatcher
Olive-striped Flycatcher
Slaty-capped Flycatcher
Rufous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant
Variegated Bristle-Tyrant
Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant
White-fronted Tyrannulet
Sooty-headed Tyrannulet
Black-capped Tyrannulet
Ashy-headed Tyrannulet
Golden-faced Tyrannulet
Loja Tyrannulet
White-throated Tyrannulet
White-tailed Tyrannulet
White-banded Tyrannulet
Tufted Tit-Tyrant
Tawny-crowned Pygmy-Tyrant
Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant
Double-banded Pygmy-Tyrant
Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher
Black-throated Tody-Tyrant
Common Tody-Flycatcher
Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher
Brownish Twistwing
White-throated Spadebill
Ornate Flycatcher
Flavescent Flycatcher
Handsome Flycatcher
Orange-banded Flycatcher
Bran-colored Flycatcher
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher
Black-tailed Flycatcher
Cinnamon Flycatcher
Cliff Flycatcher
Gray-breasted Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Smoke-colored Pewee
Western Wood-Pewee
Tumbes Pewee
Black Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Chat-Tyrant
Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant
Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant
Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant
Drab Water-Tyrant
Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant
Smoky Bush-Tyrant
Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant
Paramo Ground-Tyrant
Short-tailed Field-Tyrant
Masked Water-Tyrant
Long-tailed Tyrant
Ochraceous Attila
Eastern Sirystes
Olivaceous Piha
Screaming Piha
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Pale-edged Flycatcher
Sooty-crowned Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Rusty-margined Flycatcher
Social Flycatcher
Gray-capped Flycatcher
Golden-crowned Flycatcher
Baird's Flycatcher
Streaked Flycatcher
Sulphury Flycatcher
Snowy-throated Kingbird
Tropical Kingbird
Barred Becard
Cinnamon Becard
White-winged Becard
Black-and-white Becard
One-colored Becard
Black-tailed Tityra
Masked Tityra
Black-crowned Tityra
Brown-chested Martin
Gray-breasted Martin
White-winged Swallow
Blue-and-white Swallow
Brown-bellied Swallow
Pale-footed Swallow
White-banded Swallow
White-thighed Swallow
Southern Rough-winged Swallow
Chestnut-collared Swallow
White-capped Dipper
Black-capped Donacobius
Band-backed Wren
Thrush-like Wren
Fasciated Wren
Rufous Wren
Sepia-brown Wren
Whiskered Wren
Plain-tailed Wren
Speckle-breasted Wren
Bay Wren
House Wren
Mountain Wren
Sedge Wren
White-breasted Wood-Wren
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren
Southern Nightingale Wren
Song Wren
Musician Wren
Long-tailed Mockingbird
Andean Solitaire
Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Pale-eyed Thrush
Chiguanco Thrush
Great Thrush
Glossy-black Thrush
Plumbeous-backed Thrush
Black-billed Thrush
Lawrence's Thrush
Pale-vented Thrush
Ecuadorian Thrush
Dagua Thrush
White-necked Thrush
Tawny-faced Gnatwren
Long-billed Gnatwren
Tropical Gnatcatcher
Inca Jay
Violaceous Jay
White-tailed Jay
Turquoise Jay
Beautiful Jay
Brown-capped Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Tawny-crowned Greenlet
Lesser Greenlet
Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Black-billed Peppershrike
Golden-winged Warbler
Tropical Parula
Blackburnian Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Mangrove Warbler
Olive-crowned Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler
Slate-throated Redstart
Spectacled Redstart
Gray-and-gold Warbler
Choco Warbler
Citrine Warbler
Black-crested Warbler
Russet-crowned Warbler
Three-banded Warbler
Three-striped Warbler
Buff-rumped Warbler
Bananaquit
Cinereous Conebill
Blue-backed Conebill
Capped Conebill
Giant Conebill
Magpie Tanager
Grass-green Tanager
White-capped Tanager
Common Bush-Tanager
Dusky Bush-Tanager
Yellow-throated Bush-Tanager
Ashy-throated Bush-Tanager
Gray-hooded Bush-Tanager
Black-capped Hemispingus
Oleaginous Hemispingus
Black-eared Hemispingus
Western Hemispingus
Rufous-chested Tanager
Guira Tanager
Yellow-backed Tanager
Dusky-faced Tanager
Ochre-breasted Tanager
Fulvous Shrike-Tanager
Rufous-crested Tanager
Flame-crested Tanager
Fulvous-crested Tanager
White-shouldered Tanager
Tawny-crested Tanager
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager
Highland Hepatic Tanager
Summer Tanager
Red-hooded Tanager
Masked Crimson Tanager
Silver-beaked Tanager
Yellow-rumped Tanager
Blue-gray Tanager
Blue-capped Tanager
Palm Tanager
Moss-backed Tanager
Hooded Mountain-Tanager
Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager
Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager
Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager
Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager
Fawn-breasted Tanager
Orange-crowned Euphonia
Thick-billed Euphonia
Golden-rumped Euphonia
Bronze-green Euphonia
Orange-bellied Euphonia
Glistening-green Tanager
Orange-eared Tanager
Gray-and-gold Tanager
Paradise Tanager
Green-and-gold Tanager
Golden Tanager
Silver-throated Tanager
Golden-eared Tanager
Saffron-crowned Tanager
Flame-faced Tanager
Yellow-bellied Tanager
Spotted Tanager
Rufous-throated Tanager
Bay-headed Tanager
Rufous-winged Tanager
Golden-naped Tanager
Metallic-green Tanager
Blue-browed Tanager
Blue-necked Tanager
Golden-hooded Tanager
Beryl-spangled Tanager
Blue-and-black Tanager
Black-capped Tanager
Silver-backed Tanager
Yellow-tufted Dacnis
Blue Dacnis
Green Honeycreeper
Purple Honeycreeper
Swallow-Tanager
Plush-capped Finch
Black-backed Bush-Tanager
Crimson-breasted Finch
Plumbeous Sierra-Finch
Band-tailed Sierra-Finch
Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch
Collared Warbling-Finch
Blue-black Grassquit
Variable Seedeater
Black-and-white Seedeater
Yellow-bellied Seedeater
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater
Chestnut-throated Seedeater
Lesser Seed-Finch
Band-tailed Seedeater
Plain-colored Seedeater
Paramo Seedeater
Slaty Finch
White-sided Flowerpiercer
Glossy Flowerpiercer
Black Flowerpiercer
Golden-eyed Flowerpiercer
Bluish Flowerpiercer
Masked Flowerpiercer
Saffron Finch
Olive Finch
Pale-naped Brush-Finch
Rufous-naped Brush-Finch
Tricolored Brush-Finch
White-winged Brush-Finch
Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch
Orange-billed Sparrow
Black-capped Sparrow
Yellow-browed Sparrow
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Streaked Saltator
Grayish Saltator
Buff-throated Saltator
Slate-colored Grosbeak
Black-winged Saltator
Southern-yellow Grosbeak
Black-backed Grosbeak
Blue-black Grosbeak
Peruvian Meadowlark
Scrub Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Shiny Cowbird
Giant Cowbird
Yellow-tailed Oriole
White-edged Oriole
Yellow-billed Cacique
Yellow-rumped Cacique
Subtropical Cacique
Scarlet-rumped Cacique
Solitary Cacique
Casqued Oropendola
Crested Oropendola
Russet-backed Oropendola
Chestnut-headed Oropendola
Hooded Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
House Sparrow