Colombia - October 30th - November 27th 2010

Published by Greg Roberts (friarbird.roberts AT

Participants: Peter Ginsburg, David Houghton, Ketil Knudsen, Juan Carlos Luna, Niels Poul Dreyer, Tau Rasmussen, Greg Roberts, Kath Shurcliff, Jeff Skevington, Bill Watson


We weighed up security considerations carefully before making the decision to go to Colombia. With a significant decline in recent years in the strength and extent of the country’s long-running Marxist insurgency, Colombia is no longer an unsafe destination - providing the limited areas where military conflict continues are avoided. Visits by birding groups are on the rise; this nation after all has more bird species than any other.

We opted to go with Ecoturs, the commercial arm of Pro Aves,, a non-profit organisation which for many years has been doing excellent conservation work in Colombia. We planned originally to sign up with local operator Manakin Nature Tours, but switched to Ecoturs after being assured we would have the services of Manakin’s chief guide, Luis Eduardo Urueno. We were subsequently disappointed when Ecoturs reneged on this agreement.

Our replacement guide, Juan Carlos Luna has a way to go with fine-tuning his field identification skills but was competent at finding undergrowth skulkers. Juan proved to be a reliable and able organiser in often trying circumstances, as well as a congenial companion. We were also pleased to be joined in the choco by Ecoturs guide Trevor Ellery.

The overall organisation by Ecoturs was excellent. With its national office and contacts, the company was efficient and co-operative with itinerary changes. These were necessitated by our misfortunate in encountering the heaviest rains in Colombia in 50 years, with landslides blocking roads and states of emergency declared over much of the nation. We were fortunate nonetheless to get to all our destinations other than the Piha Reserve, and we did very well with birds generally, recording a mind-boggling 770 species. Our trip centred around the three Andean cordilleras; the Magdelana and Cauca valleys between them; and in the north, the Santa Marta Mountains and coast. With consistently wet and muddy conditions, rubber (gum) boots were essential.


October 30 – Arrived Bogota. Hotel Chico Imperial. The group met in the evening with Juan Carlos.

October 31 – Our bus, with the competent Jovani as driver, travelled to the paramo and montane moss forests of Chingaza National Park (3500m), birding the upper reaches of the road in the park. In the afternoon we visited an area where Pro Aves has put up nest boxes for Brown-breasted Parakeet.

November 1 - We visited the Parque La Florida near Bogota for wetland birds in the morning before a lunchtime flight to Bucaramanga and a 3-hour drive to the Pro Aves Cerulea Warbler Reserve 1300m (Reinita Cielo Azuel). Overnight at the lodge.

November 2 – A strenuous climb took us to the slippery, 150-year-old Camino de Lengerke trail and some superb mid-montane forest. Birding along the trail began with a successful stake-out at a spot where grain is left for Gorgeted Wood-Quail. We were fortunate to score unusually close views of Mountain Grackle at a small clearing on the trail. Overnight at the lodge.

November 3 – Some of the group opted in the morning to battle an area of sharp limestone rocks and thick vine tangles near the lodge in an ultimately successful quest to see Recurve-billed Bushbird. We spent much of the day birding remnant forest patches and coffee plantations below the lodge. Overnight at the lodge.

November 4 – Some early morning birding below the lodge before a long drive to the town of Puerto Pinzon, including a vehicle change to deal with the rough roads and a decidedly dodgy bridge. We were transferred to a boat for a short trip up-river to the Pro Aves El Paujil Reserve, arriving after dark. Overnight at the lodge, meeting volunteer biologist Mark Bezuijen.

November 5 – We were ferried across the river early in the morning for the long, hot hike up the ridge through the lowland forest of the reserve. Overnight at the lodge.

November 6 - We birded areas close to the lodge in the morning, including a small lake, riverine forest and a lookout. In the afternoon we returned to the ridge trail. Overnight at the lodge.

November 7 – A 7-hour drive through the Magdalena Valley, stopping at wetlands in the morning. In the late afternoon we birded the road to Laguna del Hato (400m) leaving our vehicle mid-stream after it became badly bogged. Jovani had no trouble negotiating a tow before driving us to the Hotel Le Posada del la Hermita in the town of Mariquita.

November 8 – A day of birding the forest above La Victoria (1100m) in the Bellavista Reserve, with the first half of the morning rained out. Overnight Mariquita.

November 9 – We drove to the town of Libano, birding forest patches in the nearby foothills, before making our way to the city of Ibaque. Overnight Hotel Ambala.

November 10 – An early morning departure for a 3-hour drive to the Giles-Fuertesi Reserve (3300m). We could have spent more time in this beautiful montane forest, where we were fortunate to have a close encounter with Indigo-winged Parrot. We looked for antpittas below the reserve in the afternoon before driving to La Suiza (1800m). Overnight in the government-owned lodge in the Otun Quimbaya Reserve.

November 11 – With a morning’s otherwise fruitful birding at Otun Quimbaya disrupted by the antics of an overfriendly dog, we proceeded through the city of Manizales to the Pro Aves Rio Blanco Reserve. We were entertained in the late afternoon by the wonderful hummingbird feeders at the lodge and arm’s length views of Brown-banded Antpittas being fed worms by the lodge manager. Overnight at the lodge.

November 12 – All day in Rio Blanco (2200m) birding around the lodge, the road below and the ridge track above, with a captive Spectacled Bear providing a sideshow. Overnight at the lodge.

November 13 – We left early to bird the paramo along the entrance road to Los Nevados National Park (3400m). In the afternoon we were stuck roadside for 7 hours by a landslide, necessitating an itinerary change to travel to the delightful touristy town of Jardin, where we arrived, exhausted, shortly before midnight. Overnight Hotel Valdivia Plaza.

November 14 – We ascended the mountains in 4x4 vehicles to visit the Pro Aves Loro Orejiamrillo Reserve (2500-2900m), where we enjoyed excellent mid-afternoon views of Yellow-eared Parrot and ran into Colombian birding guides Diego Calderon and Jose Castana. Overnight Jardin.

November 15 – Crossing the Cauca Valley, we travelled through the lively city of Bolivar to the town of El Carmen (900m), birding en route some dry scrub on the Bolonba Road. Overnight Hotel El Carmen, where we connected with Ecoturs international organiser Robert Giles.

November 16 – This was a thoroughly enjoyable day in the mid-elevation choco forest of the Pro Aves Las Tangaras Bird Reserve (1500m), where we birded a 1.5km track leading to a lookout, and along the road. In the late afternoon we watched some newly positioned hummingbird feeders below the lookout track. We were joined for our four-night stay in the choco by Pro Aves guide Trevor Ellery. Overnight El Carmen.

November 17 – A 3am start was required for a 4-hour drive to lowland choco along the Quibdo Road (500m), a new destination on the birding map due to the recently improved security environment. The site had previously been checked out by Juan Carlos. We got some good birds here, and encountered the only antswarm of the trip. However, the afternoon was rained out and we dipped on the much-wanted Sapayoa, which had been misnetted by Juan Carlos in the area. The site is rewarding and could do with more time. Overnight El Carmen.

November 18 – We returned to the mid-elevation forest of Las Tangaras to look for the few species we had missed two days earlier. Overnight El Carmen.

November 19 - Landslides forced us to make another itinerary change, dropping our plan to visit the Piha Reserve and travelling instead to the city of Medillin. Overnight Hotel El Porton de San Joaquin.

November 20 – We visited remnant forest at Alto Romera near Medillin in the morning before flying north to Barranquilla. Hotel Barranquilla Plaza.

November 21 – Early in the morning we checked out some roadside xeric vegetation on a suburban road near the University dal Norte before proceeding to coastal scrub, mangroves and wetlands in the Isla de Salamanca National. In the afternoon we drove to Minca (700m) in the foothills of the Santa Marta Mountains. Overnight at the charming Sierra’s Sound Hostel.

November 22 – With the changed itinerary we had an extra day, so some of the group opted to travel to the dry xeric scrub and wetlands of the La Guajira Desert. Others joined Miles McMullan, the chief author of the new Colombian field guide, for birding around Minca. In the late afternoon we drove in 4x4 vehicles to the Pro Aves El Dorado Reserve in the Santa Marta Mountains. Overnight El Dorado Lodge (1950m).

November 23 – We had a relaxing day birding the road above the lodge and enjoying the numerous hummingbird feeders. Overnight at the lodge.

November 24 – We drove as far as the stunted moss forest of the San Lorenzo Ridge (2700m) to search for higher altitude Santa Marta specialties. Overnight at the lodge.

November 25 – It was downhill this day, to a tienda at 1400m and the gardens of some homesteads above it, with more birding in the afternoon around the lodge. Overnight at the lodge.

November 26 – On the home stretch, we birded above and below Minca and in some scrub near Santa Marta city before catching our afternoon flights to Bogota.

November 27 – Depart Bogota.

MAMMALS - 12 species

White-tailed Deer (2 Chingaza),
Crab-eating Raccoon – 1 El Paujil, Crab-eating Fox (1 El Dorado),
Brazilian Rabbit, Mountain Paca Cuniculus taczanowskii – 1 Chingaza,
Neotropical Red-tailed Squirrel Sciurus granatensis – several El Paujil,
Andean Squirrel S. pucheranii – several Rio Blanco,
Red Howler Monkey -calling El Paujil; a group Otun Quimbaya,
White-fronted Capuchin – several groups El Paujil,
Long-haird (White-bellied) Spider Monkey Ateles belzebuth (= hybridus) –
2 groups El Paujil,
Northern Night Monkey Aotus trivirgatus – 1 El Paujil,
White-footed (Silvery Brown) Tamarin Sanguineus leucops – a group La Victoria.

Bird names follow the Checklist of the Birds of Colombia (Salaman et al 2010) and the Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia (McMullan et al 2010). These publications are guided by findings of the South American Checklist Committee and in turn The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, which is expected to follow precedent with future taxonomic amendments by adopting SACC recommendations. [] = heard only. E = Endemic.

BIRDS – 770 species

[Tawny-breasted Tinamou Nothocercus julius – Loro Orejiamrillo],
[Great Tinamou Tinamus major – El Paujil, Quidbo Road],
[Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui – El Paujil],
Northern Screamer Chauna chavaria – roadside wetlands, 3 in transit El Paujil,
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor,
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck D. autumnalis, White-faced Whistling-Duck D. viduata,
Torrent Duck Merganetta armata – 2 below Giles-Fuertesi; 2 Otun Quimbaya,
White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis - several Isla de Salamanca,
Andean Teal A. andium – several Chingaza,
Blue-winged Teal A. discors – common Isla de Salamanca, La Guajira,
Sickle-winged Guan Chamaepetes goudoti – several Otun Qimbaya, Los Nevados,
Alto Romero,
Band-tailed Guan Penelope argyrotis – a pair seen twice El Dorado Lodge,
Andean Guan P. montagnii – several Chingaza,
Cauca Guan P. perspicax – several Otun Quimbaya,
Chesnut-winged Chacalaca Ortalis garrula – 3 Barranquilla & 1 Santa Marta city,
Colombian Chachalaca O. columbiana – several in transit El Paujil & Laguna del Hato,
Blue-billed Curassow Crax alberti – 1 male seen and a pair heard by Jeff at El Paujil,
[Crested Bobwhite Colinus cristatus – near El Paujil],
Marbled Wood-Quail Odontophorus gujanensis – several seen, others heard El Paujil,
Black-fronted Wood-Quail O. atrifrons – group of 4 showed well on compost heap at El Dorado Lodge, others heard;
Chesnut Wood-Quail O. hyperythrus – pairs seen others heard Otun Quimbaya, Las Tangaras; heard Rio Blanco,
Gorgeted Wood-Quail O. strophium – party of 4 seen, others heard Cerulea,
Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus, Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps,
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis,
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus, Anhinga Anhinga anhinga,
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens,
Rufescent Tiger-Heron Tigrisoma lineatum – 2 in transit El Paujil,
Fasciated Tiger-Heron T. fasciatum – 1 in transit Cerulea,
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax,
Striated Heron Butorides striata, Green Heron B. virescens – 2 La Guajira,
Cattle Egret Bulbulcus ibis, Capped Heron Pilherodius pileatus,
Great Egret Ardea alba, Great Blue Heron A. herodias,
Cocoi Heron A. cocoi, Tricoloured Heron Egretta tricolor,
Snowy Egret E. thula, Little Blue Heron E. caerulea,
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja,
Bare-faced Ibis Phimosus infuscatus, Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus,
White Ibis Eudocimus albus - several Guajira, Scarlet Ibis E. rube- 2 Guajira,
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura, Black Vulture C. atratus,
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture C. burrovianus – several in transit El Paujil,
King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa – 1 El Paujil & 1 in transit El Paujil,
Osprey Pandion haliaetus,
Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus – 1 Laguna del Hato; 1 below Bolonbo Road,
Pearl Kite Gampsonyx swainsonii – 1 in transit La Victoria; 1 in transit Minca,
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus – 2 La Florida,
Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis – several Isa de Salamanca,
Double-toothed Kite Harpagus bidentatus – 1 La Victoria,
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus, Bicoloured Hawk A. bicolor,
Savanna Hawk Buteogallus meridionalis, Black-collared Hawk Busarellus nigricollis,
Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris, Broad-winged Hawk B. platypterus,
White-rumped Hawk B. leucorrhous – 1 El Dorado,
Grey Hawk B. nitidus, Short-tailed Hawk B. brachyurus,
Swainson’s Hawk B. swainsonii, White-tailed Hawk B. albicaudatus,
Black Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus tyrannus – singles Cerulea & El Dorado,
Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans,
Barred Forest-Falcon Micrastur ruficollis – 1 Las Tangaras; heard El Dorado,
[Collared Forest-Falcon M. semitorquatus – El Dorado],
Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway, Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima,
American Kestrel Falco sparverius, Merlin F. columbarius – 1 Libano,
Bat Falcon F. rufigularis, Aplomado Falcon F. femoralis,
Limpkin Aramus guarauna,
Bogota Rail Rallus semiplumbeus E – 1 showed well, another heard La Florida,
[Grey-necked Wood-Rail Aramides cajanea - El Paujil, Isla de Salamanca],
White-throated Crake Laterallus albigularis – 2 showed well others heard El Paujil,
Sora Porzana carolina – 1 La Florida,
Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata, American Coot Fulica americana,
Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis, Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola,
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus,
Wilson’s Snipe Gallinago delicata – 1 Chingaza; 1 Guajira,
Noble Snipe G. nobilis – 1 La Florida,
Spotted Sandpiper Actitus macularius, Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca,
Willet T. semipalmata, Lesser Yellowlegs T. flavipes, Solitary Sandpiper T. solitaria,
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri, Least Sandpiper C. minutilla,
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus, Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana,
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger,
Franklin’s Gull Leucophaeus pipixan, Laughing Gull L. atricilla,
Large-billed Tern Phaetus simplex – 1 in transit El Paujil,
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus – this and following terns in northern coastal areas,
Cabot’s (Sandwich) Tern T. acuflavides, Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia,
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica, Common Tern Sterna hirundo,
Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina, Ruddy Ground-Dove C. taipacoti,
Scaled Dove C. squammata – uncommon lowlands, Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata,
Blue Ground-Dove Claravis pretiosa – 1 in transit El Paujil,
Rock Dove, Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata – common highlands,
Pale-vented Pigeon P. cayennensis – common lowlands,
Plumbeous Pigeon P. plumbea – several Las Tangaras,
Ruddy Pigeon P. subvinacea – uncommon El Paujil, Loro Orejiamrillo, Quibdo Road,
[Dusky Pigeon P. goodsoni – Quibdo Road],
Bare-eyed Pigeon P. corensis – several La Guajira,
White-tipped Dove Leptotia verreauxi, [Tolima Dove L. conoveri E - Libano],
Lined Quail-Dove Geotrygon linearis – several Chingaza, Cerulea, Las Tangaras,
El Dorado,
Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna – several El Paujil and in transit El Paujil,
Chesnut-fronted Macaw A. severus – several El Paujil and in transit El Paujil,
Yellow-eared Parrot Ornorhynchus icterotis E – 30+ in flight and perched in palms at Loro Orejiamrillo; a large flock unexpectedly flying overhead next morning near Jardin,
Scarlet-fronted Parakeet Aratinga wagleri – La Victoria, Rio Blanco, El Dorado, Minca,
Brown-throated Parakeet A. pertinax – uncommon northern coastal areas,
Golden-plumed Parakeet Leptosittaca branicii – 2 Rio Blanco,
Santa Marta Parakeet Pyrrhura viridicata E – we were fortunate at San Lorenzo Ridge to have two parties perch close by, some birds feeding, with others in flight,
Brown-breasted (Flame-winged) Parakeet P. calliptera E – 10-15 Chingaza,
Blue-winged Parrotlet Forpus xanthopterygius – 2 Minca,
Spectacled Parrotlet F. conspicillatus – fairly common Magdalena & Cauca valleys,
Green-rumped Parrotlet F. passerinus – several La Guajira,
Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis,,
[Rose-faced Parrot Pyrilia pulchra – Quibdo Road],
Saffron-headed Parrot P. pyrila – flock of 12 from lookout El Paujil,
Rusty-faced Parrot Hapalopsittaca amazonina – several pairs, small flocks Rio Blanco,
Indigo-winged (Fuertes’) Parrot H. fuertesi E – a trip highlight were 20+ birds at Giles-Fuertesi, some feeding close by, including a golden morph bird,
Blue-headed Parrot Pionus menstruus – common,
Red-billed Parrot P. sordidus – fairly common Santa Marta Mtns,
Speckle-faced Parrot P. tumultuosus – 2 Giles-Fuertesi; 2 Rio Blanco,
Bronze-winged Parrot P. chalcopterus – several below Giles-Fuertesi, Otun Quimbaya,
Red-lored Parrot Amazona autunalis – several El Paujil,
Yellow-crowned Parrot A. ochrocephala – El Paujil, Laguna del Hato, La Victoria,
Orange-winged Parrot A. amazonica – widespread but uncommon,
Scaly-naped Parrot A. mercenaria – 2 La Florida,
Mealy Parrot A. farinosa – 2 in transit Cerulea,
Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana, Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani,
Greater Ani C. major – common Magdalena Valley, Isla de Salamanca,
Groove-billed Ani C. sulcirostris – several Laguna del Hato, Minca,
Striped Cuckoo Dromococcyx naevia – singles Cerulea, Laguna del Hato,
Tropical Screech-Owl Megascops choliba – regular Cerulea,
Colombian Screech-Owl M. colombianus – 1 Otun Quimbaya,
[Vermiculated Screech-Owl M. guatemalae – El Paujil],
White-throated Screech-Owl M. albogularis – 1 seen, others heard Rio Blanco,
Santa Marta Screech-Owl M. gilesi – a trip highlight was a bird at arm’s length near
El Dorado Lodge before dawn, others heard,
[Crested Owl Lophostrix cristata – El Paujil],
[Mottled Owl Ciccaba virgata – Cerulea, El Paujil],
[Rufous-banded Owl C. albitarsis – Rio Blanco],
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasillanum – 1 Santa Marta city,
Common Potoo Nyctibius griseus – 1 perched during day Alto Romero,
Rufous-bellied Nighthawk Lurocalis rufiventris – 2 Rio Blanco,
Lesser Nighthawk Chordelles acutipennis – singles Laguna del Hato, Isla de Salamanca,
Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis,
Band-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus longirostris – 1 taped in Rio Blanco; 2 El Dorado,
White-tailed Nightjar C. cayennensis – 1 La Guajira,
Swallow-tailed Nightjar Uropsalis segmentata – 1 Otun Quimbaya,
Spot-fronted Swift Cypseloides cherriei – several Quibdo Road,
Chesnut-collared Swift Streptoprocne rutia – several El Paujil, Las Tangaras,
White-collared Swift S. zonarius – common,
Grey-rumped Swift Chaetura cinereiventris – uncommon El Paujil, Laguna del Hato,
Short-tailed Swift C. brachyura – common El Paujil, Laguna del Hato,
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift Panyptila cayennensis – several Bolivar,
White-necked Jacobin Florisuga melivora – common El Paujil, Minca,
Rufous-breasted Hermit Glaucis hirsutus – several El Paujil,
Band-tailed Barbthroat Threnetes ruckeri – 2 El Paujil,
Stripe-throated Hermit Phaethornis strigularis – common El Paujil, Quibdo Road,
Pale-bellied Hermit P. anthophilus – several El Paujil, Laguna del Hato,
White-whiskered Hermit P. yarugui – 1 Quibdo Road,
Green Hermit P. guy – several Cerulea,
Tawny-bellied Hermit P. syrmatophorus – several Otun Quimbaya, Loro Orejiamrillo, Las Tangaras,
Long-billed Hermit P. longirostris – fairly common El Paujil,
Green-fronted Lancebill Doryfere ludovicae – 1 Alto Romero,
Wedge-billed Hummingbird Schistes geoffroyi – singles Cerulea, Las Tangaras,
Brown Violetear Colibri delphinae – uncommon El Dorado,
Green Violetear C. thalassinus – common highlands,
Sparling Violetear C. coruscans – common highlands,
Purple-crowned Fairy Heliothryx barroti – 2 Quibdo Road,
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird Chrysolampis mosquitus – 1 Minca,
Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis – widespread lowlands,
Tourmaline Sunangel Heliangelus exortis – fairly common Giles-Fuertesi, Rio Blanco, Los Nevados, Loro Orejiamrillo,
Speckled Hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys – widespread,
Blossomcrown Anthocephala floriceps E – 2 in gardens below El Dorado,
Long-tailed Sylph Aglalocercus kingi – several Rio Blanco,
Violet-tailed Sylph A. coelestis – fairly common Las Tangaras,
Purple-backed Thornbill Ramphomicron microrhynchum – singles Chingaza,
Los Nevados,
Bronze-tailed Thornbill Chalcostigma heteropogon – 2 Chingaza,
Rainbow-bearded Thornbill C. herrani – several Chingaza, Los Nevados,
Bearded Helmetcrest Oxypogon guerinii – several Los Nevados,
Tyrian Metaltail Metallura tyrianthina – common Chingaza, Giles-Fuertesi,
Loro Orejiamrillo, El Dorado,
Viridian Metaltail M. williami – several Los Nevados,
Greenish Puffleg Haplophaedia aureliae – several Otun Quimbaya, Las Tangaras,
Glowing Puffleg Eriocnemis vestila – 2 Chingaza, 1 Giles-Fuertesi,
Black-thighed Puffleg E. derbyi – 2 Giles-Fuertesi,
Golden-breasted Puffleg E. mosquera – 2 Giles-Fuertesi,
Shining Sunbeam Aglaeactis cupripennis – 1 Los Nevados,
Brown Inca Coeligena wilsoni – several Las Tangaras,
Black Inca C. prulellei E – common Cerulea,
Collared Inca C. torquata – common Rio Blanco, Otun Quimbaya, Loro Orejiamrillo,
Green Thorntail Discosura conversii – 1 Quibdo Road,
White-tailed Starfrontlet Coeligena phalerata E – common El Dorado,
Blue-throated Starfrontlet C. helianthea – 1 Chingaza,
Mountain Velvetbreast Lafresnaya lafresnayi – several Loro Orejiamrillo,
Great Sapphirewing Pterophanes cyanopterus – 2 Los Nevados,
Buff-tailed Coronet Boissonneaua flavescens – common Rio Blanco,
Velvet-purple Coronet B. jardini – a stunning bird, common Las Tangaras,
Booted Racket-tail Ocreatus underwoodii – Cerulea, Otun Quimbaya, Las Tangaras,
White-tailed Hillstar Urochroa bougueri – several Las Tangaras,
Purple-bibbed Whitetip Urosticte benjamini – 1 Las Tangaras,
Fawn-breasted Brilliant Heliodoxa rubinoides – Cerulea, Rio Blanco, Las Tangaras,
Green-crowned Brilliant H. jacula – common Cerulea, Las Tangaras,
Empress Brilliant H. imperatris – several Ls Tangaras,
Long-billed Starthroat Heliomaster longirostris – 1 Minca,
White-bellied Woodstar Chaetocercus muisant – several Rio Blanco, Loro Orejiamrillo,
Gorgeted Woodstar C. heliodor – 1 near Jardin, 2 Alto Romero,
Santa Marta Woodstar C. astreans E – regular at El Dorado Lodge feeders,
Purple-throated Woodstar C. mitchelli – several Las Tangaras,
Western Emerald Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus – several Alto Romero & south of Medillin,
Red-billed Emerald C. gibsoni – 2 Libano, 2 Minca,
Blue-tailed Emerald C. melisugus – several Cerulea, Bolonbo Road, Barranquilla,
Coppery Emerald C. russatus – several above Minca,
Lazuline Sabrewing Campylopterus falcatus – a pair below Cerulea; 1 or 2 around El Dorado Lodge feeders,
Santa Marta Sabrewing C. phainopeplus E – 1 of this rare species at Minca; 1 around El Dorado Lodge feeders,
White-vented Plumeleteer Chalybura buffonii – common El Paujil, Minca,
Violet-crowned Woodnymph Thalurania colombica – common Cerulea, Libano,
El Dorado, Minca,
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacati – widespread,
Chesnut-bellied Hummingbird A. castaneiventris E – 1 showed nicely at a specially placed feeder in coffee at Cerulea,
Andean Emerald A. franciae – several Cerulea, Bolonbo Road,
Blue-chested Hummingbird A. amabilis – fairly common El Paujil, Quibdo Road,
Steely-vented Hummingbird A. sauceerrotei – common El Dorado, Minca,
Indigo-capped Hummingbird A. cyanifrons E – common Cerulea,
Shining-green Hummingbird Lepidopyga goudoti – several Laguna del Hato, Minca,
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird L. coeruleogularis – several Isla de Salamanca,
Violet-bellied Hummingbird Damophila julie – 1 La Victoria,
White-chinned Sapphire Hylocharis cyanus – several Minca,
Buffy Hummingbird Leucippus fallax – several La Guijira,
Golden-headed Quetzal Pharomachrus auriceps – 2 Las Tangaras; heard Cerulea,
White-tipped Quetzal P. fulgidus – 2 El Dorado,
White-tailed Trogon Trogon chlonurus – several El Paujil,
Collared Trogon T. collaris – 2 Otun Quimbaya,
Masked Trogon T. personatus – several Cerulea, Las Tangaras, El Dorado,
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon, Ringed Kingfisher M. torquata,
Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona, Green Kingfisher C. americana,
American Pygmy Kingfisher C. aenea – 2 Isla de Salamanca,
Broad-billed Motmot Electron platyrhynchum – 2 El Paujil,
Rufous Motmot Baryphthengus marti – several El Paujil, Laguna del Hato,
Whooping Motmot Momotus subrufescens – 2 Minca,
Highland Motmot M. aequatorialis – common highlands,
Rufous-tailed Jacamar Galbula ruficauda – 2 Minca,
Black-breasted Puffbird Notharchus pectoralis – 2 at Quibdo Road antswarm;
heard El Paujil,
Russet-throated Puffbird Hypnelus ruficollis – several Laguna del Hato, Isla de Salamanca, La Guajira,
Moustached Puffbird Malacoptia mystacalis – singles Libano, Otun Quimbaya,
Las Tangaras,
White-mantled Barbet Capito hypoleucus E – several El Paujil, La Victoria;
heard Cerulea,
Red-headed Barbet Eubucco bourcierii – uncommon Otun Quimbaya, Las Tangaras,
Toucan Barbet Semnomis ramphastinus – fairly common Las Tangaras,
Black-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos ambiguus – several El Paujil,
[Chesnut-mandibled Toucan R. swainsonii – Quibdo Road],
Keel-billed Toucan R. sulfuratus – several below El Dorado, Minca,
Choco Toucan R. brevis – 2 Quibdo Road,
Channel-billed Toucan R. vitellinus – fairly common El Paujil,
Emerald Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus – common Andes, Santa Marta Mtns,
Grey-breasted Mountain-Toucan Andigena hypoglauca – 2 Giles-Fuertesi,
Black-billed Mountain-Toucan A. nigrirostris – 2 Chingaza; 1 Loro Orejiamrillo;
heard Rio Blanco,
Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus - 2 Quibdo Road,
Scaled Piculet Picumnus squamulatus – 1 Minca,
Olivaceous Piculet P. olivaceus – 2 El Paujil,
Greyish Piculet P. granadensis E – 1 Bolonbo Road,
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius – a species seemingly unknown on the Colombian mainland, 1 showed on 2 days at El Dorado Lodge,
Red-crowned Woodpecker Melanerpes rubricapillus,
Beautiful Woodpecker M. pulcher E – 2 El Paujil, 1 La Victoria,
Smoky-brown Woodpecker Picoides fumigatus – fairly common highlands,
Red-rumped Woodpecker Veniliornis kirkii – several El Paujil, Barranquilla,
Yellow-vented Woodpecker V. dignus – 2 Las Tangaras,
Bar-bellied Woodpecker V. nigriceps – 1 Giles-Fuertesi,
Golden-olive Woodpecker Colaptes rubiginosus – uncommon but widespread,
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker C. rivolii – 2 Loro Orejiamrillo; heard Chingaza,
Spot-breasted Woodpecker C. punctigula - singles Cerulea, Laguna del Hato, Rio Blanco,
Cinnamon Woodpecker Celeus loricatus – several El Paujil,
Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus – uncommon but widespread,
Powerful Woodpecker Campephilus pollens – 1 Cerulea,
Crimson-crested Woodpecker C. melanoleucos – several El Paujil, Minca,
[Broad-billed Sapayoa Sapayoa aenigma – Quibdo Road],
Tawny-throated Leaftosser Sclerurus mexicanus – 1 Quibdo Road,
Grey-throated Leaftosser S. albigularis – 2 El Dorado Lodge,
Pale-legged Hornero Furnarius leucopus – several El Paujil, northern coastal areas,
Stout-billed Cinclodes Cinclodes excelsior – 1 Los Nevados,
White-chinned Thistletail Asthenes fuliginosa – several Chingaza,
Silvery-throated Spinetail Synallaxis subpudica E – 2 La Florida,
Azara’s Spinetail S. azarae – common highlands, Pale-breasted Spinetail S. albescens,
Rufous Spinetail S. unirufa – 2 Chingaza,
Rusty-headed Spinetail S. fuscorufa E – common El Dorado,
Slaty Spinetail S. brachyura – 1 Quibdo Road,
White-whiskered Spinetail S. candei – several La Guajira,
Red-faced Spinetail Cranioleuca erythrops – common Las Tangaras,
Streak-capped Spinetail C. hellmayri E – fairly common El Dorado,
Yellow-chinned Spinetail Certhiaxis cinnamomeus,
Spotted Barbtail Premnoplex brunnescens – several Las Tangaras, Alto Romero,
El Dorado, Minca,
Fulvous-dotted Treerunner Margarornis stellatus – several Las Tangaras,
Pearled Treerunner M. squamiger – several Rio Blanco, Loro Orejiamrillo, Las Tangaras,
Buffy Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes lawrencii – several Las Tangaras,
Streaked Tuftedcheek P. boissonneauti – 3 Rio Blanco,
Montane Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia striaticollis - common highlands,
Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner A. variegaticeps – common Las Tangaras,
Lineated Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla subalaris – 1 Cerulea, 1 Las Tangaras,
Slaty-winged Foliage-gleaner Philydor fuscipenne – 1 El Paujil,
Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner P. rufum – several Cerulea, Las Tangaras,
Uniform Treehunter Thripadectes ignobilis – fairly common Las Tangaras,
[Flammulated Treehunter T. flammulatus – El Dorado],
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner Automolus ochrolaemus – several El Paujil,
Ruddy Foliage-gleaner A. rubiginosus – 2 El Paujil,
Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner A. rufipectus E – 1 Minca, 2 below El Dorado,
Plain Xenops Xenops minutus, Streaked Xenops X. rutilans,
Tyrannine Woodcreeper Dendrocincla tyrannina – 1 Las Tangaras,
Plain-brown Woodcreeper D. fuliginosa – several El Paujil, Quibdo Road, Minca,
Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus – 2 El Paujil,
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphornchus spirurus – 1 Quibdo Road,
Strong-billed Woodcreepr Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus – singles Chingaza, Cerulea, Otun Quimbaya, Rio Blanco; several El Dorado,
Straight-billed Woodcreeper Dendroplex picus – uncommon but widespread,
Cocoa Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus susurrans – 2 Minca,
Spotted Woodcreeper X. erythropygius – 2 Cerulea, 1 Quibdo Road,
Olive-backed Woodcreeper X. triangularis – several Cerulea, Las Tangaras,
Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii – uncommon El Paujil, Minca,
Montane Woodcreeper L. lacrymiger – several Rio Blanco, Las Tangaras, El Dorado,
Black-crested Antshrike Sakesphorus canadensis – several Barranquilla, La Guajira, Santa Marta city,
Barred Antshrike Thamnophilius doliatus – heard El Paujil; 1 Laguna del Hato,
Bar-crested Antshrike T. multistriatus – common Magdalena & Cauca valleys,
Western Slaty-Antshrike T. atrinucha – common El Paujil, La Victoria,
[Black Antshrike T. nigriceps – El Paujil],
Uniform Antshrike T. unicolor – several Cerulea, Las Tangaras,
Black-backed Antshrike T. melanonotus – 2 Minca,
Recurve-billed Bushbird Clytoctantes alixii – a trip highlight was excellent views of a male by some at Cerulea,
Spot-crowned Antvireo Dysithamnus puncticeps – a pair Quibdo Road,
Bicoloured Antvireo D. occidentalis – a pair Las Tangaras,
White-flanked Antwren Myrmotherula axillaris – several Quibdo Road,
Slaty Antwren M. schisticolor – 2 Cerulea,
Yellow-breasted Antwren Herpsilochmus axillaris – several Las Tangaras,
White-fringed Antwren Formicivora grisea – pairs Laguna del Hato, Minca,
Rufous-rumped Antwren Terenura callinota – 2 Las Tangaras,
Parker’s Antbird Cercomacra parkeri E – 2 Cerulea,
Jet Antbird C. nigricans – 1 Laguna del Hato,
Bare-crowned Antbird Gymnocichla nudiceps – 2 seen others heard El Paujil,
White-bellied Antbird Myrmeciza longipes – 2 seen others heard Laguna del Hato,
Chesnut-backed Antbird M. exsul – several El Paujil, Quibdo Road antswarm,
Immaculate Antbird M. immaculata – several Quibdo Road antswarm,
Bicoloured Antbird Gymnopithys leucaspis – common Quibdo Road antswarm,
Ocellated Antbird Phaenostictus mcleannani – 3-4 Quibdo Road antswarm,
Moustached Antpitta Grallaria alleni – 1 seen others heard Otun Quimbaya,
Chesnut-crowned Antpitta G. ruficapilla – 1 seen Alto Romero; heard Chingaza,
Otun Quimbaya, Rio Blanco,
Santa Marta Antpitta G. bangsi E – 1 came in for earthworms left for it at El Dorado Lodge, others heard,
Bicoloured Antpitta G. rufocinerea – 2 below Giles-Fuertesi; heard Rio Blanco,
[Chesnut-naped Antpitta G. nuchalis – Rio Blanco, Loro Orejiamrillo],
Yellow-breasted Antpitta G. flavotincta – 1 seen others heard Las Tangaras,
White-bellied Antpitta G. hypoleuca – 1 showed well, others heard Cerulea,
Rufous Antpitta G. rufa – 1 seen San Lorenzo Ridge; heard Chingaza, Rio Blanco,
Tawny Antpitta G. quitensis – 2 Los Nevados,
Brown-banded Antpitta G. milleri E – 2-4 at worm feeders Rio Blanco,
Ochre-breasted Antpitta Grallaricula flavirostris – 1 Las Tangaras,
Rusty-breasted Antpitta G. ferrugineipectus – 1 below El Dorado,
Slate-crowned Antpitta G. nana – 1 showed well below Giles-Fuertesi; heard Rio Blanco,
[Ash-coloured Tapaculo Myornis senilis – Rio Blanco],
[Ocellated Tapaculo Acropternis orthonyx – Rio Blanco],
[Blackish Tapaculo Scytalopus latrans – Rio Blanco],
Santa Marta Tapaculo S. sanctaemartae E – 1 seen others heard below El Dorado,
[White-crowned Tapaculo S. atratus - Cerulea],
Choco Tapaculo S. chocoensis – 1 Quibdo Road,
Upper Magdalena Tapacula S. rodriguezi E – 2 seen others heard Cerulea,
Stiles’s Tapaculo S. stilesi E - 1 seen others heard Alto Romero,
Alto de Pisones Tapaculo S. sp. nov. E – 2 Las Tangaras,
Narino Tapaculo S. vicinior – several Las Tangaras,
Brown-rumped Tapaculo S. latebricola E – 1 seen others heard San Lorenzo Ridge,
Spillman’s Tapaculo S. spillmanni – 1 seen others heard Rio Blanco;
heard Otun Quimbaya,
Matorral Tapaculo S. griseicolis – 2 seen others heard Chingaza,
Paramo Tapaculo S. opacus – 1 seen others heard Los Nevados,
Sooty Tyrannulet Phyllomyias griseiceps – several Cerulea, El Paujil, Libano,
Black-capped Tyrannulet P. nigrocapillus – singles Loro Orejiamrillo, El Dorado,
Ashy-headed Tyrannulet P. cinereiceps – singles Chingaza, Las Tangaras,
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet Tyrannulus elatus – singles El Paujil, Laguna del Hato, Bolonbo Road,
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma obsoletum – 3 Minca,
Greenish Elaenia Myiopagis viridicata – singles Libano, Bolonbo Road, Minca,
Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster,
Lesser Elaenia E. chirquensis – singles Cerulea, Libano,
Mountain Elaenia E. frantzii – several Rio Blanco, Alto Romero, El Dorado,
Brown-capped Tyrannulet Ornithion brunneicapillus – 2 El Paujil,
White-tailed Tyrannulet Mecocerculus poeciloerus – several Chingaza, Rio Blanco,
White-throated Tyrannulet M. leucophrys – common highlands,
Torrent Tyrannulet Serpophaga cinera – 1 Otun Quimbaya,
Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet Phaeomyias murina – 1 Minca, 2 Santa Marta city,
Yellow Tyrannulet Capsiempis flaveola – 1 Minca,
Subtropical Doradito Pseudocolopteryx acutipennis – 1 La Florida,
Bronze-olive Pygmy-Tyrant Pseudotriccus peizeini – 1 Otun Quimbaya; 2 Las Tangaras,
Golden-faced Tyrannulet Zimmerius chrysops – common,
Choco Tyrannulet Z. albigularis – 2 Quibdo Road; 2 Las Tangaras,
Variegated Bristle-Tyrant Phylloscartes poecilotis – 1 Otun Quimbaya; 1 Las Tangaras,
Antioquia Bristle-Tyrant P. lanyoni E – 2 El Paujil, 1 La Victoria;
Rufous-browed Tyrannulet P. superciliaris – 2 Las Tangaras; 1 Cerulea,
Rough-legged Tyrannulet Phyllomyias burmeisteri – 2 Minca,
Streak-necked Flycatcher Mionectes striaticollis – Libano, Otun Quimbaya,Las Tangaras,
Olive-striped Flycatcher M. olivaceus – fairly common Cerulea, Minca, El Dorado,
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher M. oleagineus – widespread lowlands,
Slaty-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon amaurocephalus – widespred,
Sepia-capped Flycatcher L. superciliris – several El Paujil, Otun Quimbaya, Minca,
Rufous-breasted Flycatcher L. rufipectus – 1 Otun Quimbaya,
Northern Scrub-Flycatcher Sublegatus arenarum – 2 La Guijara,
Slender-billed Tyrannulet Inezia tenuirostsris – several La Guijara,
Ornate Flycatcher Myiotriccus ornatus – widespread highlands,
Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant Myiornis atricapillus -1 Quibdo Road,
Southern Bentbill Oncostoma olivaceum – several El Paujil,
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant Lophotriocus pileatus – several Cerulea, Libano,
Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant Atalotriccus pilaris – several Minca, Santa Marta city,
Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer- La Guajira, Santa Marta,
Black-throated Tody-Tyrant H. granadensis – common El Dorado,
Rufous-crowned Tody-Tyrant Poecilotriccus ruficeps – 2 Rio Blanco,
Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher P. sylvia – 1 Laguna del Hato; heard El Paujil,
Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum,
Olivaceous Flatbill Rhynchocyclus olivaceus – 2 El Paujil,
Pacific Flatbill R. pacificus – 1 Quibdo Road,
Yellow-olive Flycatcher Tolmonyias sulphurescens – several Cerulea, Otun Quimbaya, Bolonbo Road, Minca,
Yellow-margined Flycatcher T. assimilis – singles El Paujil, Quibdo Road,
Yellow-throated Spadebill Platyrinchus flavigularis – 1 Cerulea,
Flavescent Flycatcher Myiophobus flavicans – uncommon highlands,
Handsome Flycatcher Nephelomyias pulcher – several Rio Blanco, Las Tangaras,
Bran-coloured Flycatcher N. fasciatus – 2 Cerulea,
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher Terenotriccus erythrurus – 1 Minca,
Cinnamon Flycatcher Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus – common highlands,
Black-billed Flycatcher Aphanotriccus audax E – 3 El Paujil,
Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens – 1 La Victoria; 1 Alto Romero,
Eastern Wood-Pewee Cotopus virens , Olive-sided Flycatcher C. cooperi,
Tropical Pewee C. cinereus – common,
Smoke-coloured Pewee C. fumigatus – several Cerulea, Las Tangaras,
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans, Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus,
Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant Pyiotheretes striaticollis – several Chingaza, Los Nevados,
Santa Marta Bush-Tyrant M. pernis E – 2 San Lorenzo Ridge,
Pied Water-Tyrant Fluvicola pica,
White-headed Marsh-Tyrant Arundinicola leucocephala,
Yellow-bellied Chat-Tyrant Octhoeca diadema – 2 San Lorenzo Ridge,
Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant O. cinnamomelventris – 2 Rio Blanco,
Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant O. rufipectoralis – several Giles-Fuertesi,
Loro Orejiamrillo,
Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant O. fumicolor – common Chingaza, Giles-Fuertesi,
Long-tailed Tyrant Colonia colonus – several El Paujil, Laguna del Hato,
Cattle Tyrant Machetornis rixosa - widespread,
Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophalus – several El Paujil,
Rusty-margined Flycatcher Myiozeletes cayanesis – common El Paujil, Laguna del Hato,
Social Flycatcher M. similis, Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus,
Lesser Kiskadee P. lictor – several El Paujil,
Golden-crowned Flycatcher Myiodynastes chrysocephalus – common highlands,
Streaked Flycatcher M. maculatus, Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua,
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus, Fork-tailed Flycatcher T. savana,
Grey Kingbird T. dominicensis – several La Guajira,
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myirchus tuberculifer – Laguna del Hato, Otun Quimbaya, Alto Romero,
Venezuelan Flycatcher M. venezuelensis – singles La Guijara, Minca,
Panama Flycatcher M. panamensis – singles Laguna del Hato, Isla de Salamanca,
Apical Flycatcher M. apicalis E – 2 Bolonbo Road,
Pale-edged Flycatcher M. cephalotes – several El Paujil, Otun Quimbaya, Rio Blanco,
Great Crested Flycatcher M. crinitus – 1 Laguna del Hato,
Brown-crested Flycatcher M. tyrannulus – 2 Laguna del Hato, several La Guajira,
Bright-rumped Attila Attila spadiceus – 1 Laguna del Hato; heard Cerulea, El Paujil,
[Barred Fruiteater Pipreola arcuata – Loro Orejiamrillo],
Green-and-black Fruiteater P. riefferii – several Rio Blanco, Loro Orejiamrillo,
Las Tangaras,
Golden-breasted Fruiteater P. aureopectus – fairly common El Dorado,
Orange-breasted Fruiteater P. jucunda – several Las Tangaras,
Red-crested Cotinga Ampelion rubrocristatus – 2 Giles-Fuertesi,
Andean Cock-of-the-Rock Rupicola peruvianus – 1 male below El Carmen,
Olivaceous Piha Snowornis cryptolophus – 2 Las Tangaras,
Purple-throated Fruitcrow Querula purpurata – several El Paujil,
Red-ruffed Fruitcrow Pyroderus scutatus – common Otun Quimbaya,
Dusky Piha Lipaugus fuscocinereus – 1 Rio Blanco; 1 Las Tangaras,
Black-tipped Cotinga Carpodectes hopkei – 2 Quibdo Road,
Golden-winged Manakin Masius chrysopterus – several Cerulea, Las Tangaras,
Club-winged Manakin Machaeropterus deliciosus – 2 Las Tangaras,
White-bearded Manakin Manacus manacus – several El Paujil, La Victoria, Minca,
Green Manakin Xenopipo holochlora – 2 Quibdo Road,
Yellow-headed Manakin X. flavicapila – a surprise was a pair showing well at Libano,
Golden-headed Manakin Pipra erythrocephala – 2 El Paujil,
Black-crowned Tityra Tityra inquisitor – 2 El Paujil,
Masked Tityra T. semifasciata – several Cerulea, El Paujil,
[Thrush-like Schiffornis Schiffornis turdina – Las Tangaras],
Barred Becard Pachyramphus versicolor – several Otun Quimbaya, Las Tangara,
Cinereus Becard P. rufus – widespread,
Cinnamon Becard P. cinnamomeus – several El Paujil, La Victoria, Quibdo Road,
White-winged Becard P. polychopterus – several Libano, Otun Quimbaya, Las Tangaras,
Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis,
Yellow-browed Peppershrike C. eximius – 1 Cerulea, 2 El Paujil,
Black-billed Peppershrike C. nigrirostris – several Otun Quimbaya, Rio Blanco,
Las Tangaras,
Choco Vireo Vireo masteri – several Las Tangaras,
Brown-capped Vireo V. leuophrys – widespread highlands, Red-eyed Vireo V. olivaceus,
Yellow-green Vireo V. flavoridis – 1 Laguna del Hato,
Rufous-naped Greenlet Hylophilus semibrunneus – several Cerulea, Libano,
Alto Romero,
Golden-fronted Greenlet H. aurantifrons – 2 Minca,
Scrub Greenlet H. flavipes – several Cerulea, Isla del Salamanca, Minca,
Lesser Greenlet H. decurtatus – several El Paujil, Quibdo Road,
Black-collared Jay Cyanolyca armilata – 1 Los Nevados,
Beautiful Jay C. pulchra – several Las Tangaras,
Black-chested Jay C. affinis – common El Paujil, Laguna del Hato, Quibdo Road,
Minca, El Dorado,
Green Jay C. yncas – several Otun Quimbaya, Bolonbo Road, Alto Romero,
Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca,
Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis,
Brown-chested Martin Progne tapera, Grey-breasted Martin P. chalybea,
White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albliventer, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica,
Sand Martin Riparia riparia, Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota,
Brown-bellied Swallow Orochelidon murina – several Chingaza, La Florida,
Giles-Fuertesi, Rio Blanco,
White-thighed Swallow Atticora tibialis – several Libano, Quibdo Road,
House Wren Troglodytes aedon,
Mountain Wren T. solstitatus – 1 Rio Blanco, 1 Giles Fuertesi,
Scaly-breasted Wren Microcerculus marginatus – 1 El Paujil; heard Quibdo Rd, Minca,
Apolinar’s Wren Cistothorus apolinari E – 2 La Florida,
White-headed Wren Campylorhynchus albobrunneus – several groups Las Tangaras,
Band-backed Wren C. zonatus – several Cerulea,
Bicoloured Wren C. griseus - several Cerulea, Minca, Isla de Salamanca,
Black-bellied Wren Pheugopedius fasciatoventris – uncommon El Paujil, Libano,
Whiskered Wren P. mystacalis – several Cerulea, Otun Quimbaya, Alto Romero,
Rufous-breasted Wren P. rutilius – 2 Minca,
Bay Wren Cantorchilus nigricapillus – several Libano, Quibdo Road,
Stripe-throated Wren C. leucopogon – 1 Quibdo Road,
Rufous-and-white Wren Throphilus rufalbus – several Minca,
Niceforo’s Wren T. nicefori E – 2 Cerulea in coffee,
Buff-breasted Wren Cantorchilus leucotus – several La Guajira,
Rufous Wren C. unirufa – several Las Tangaras,
Sharpe’s Wren C. olivascens – fairly common Rio Blanco, Las Tangaras,
White-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucosticta – widespread lowlands,
Grey-breasted Wood-Wren H. leucophrys – common highlands,
Munchique Wood-Wren H. negreti E – 2 Loro Orejiamrillo,
Chesnut-breasted Wren Cyphorhinus thoracicus – a trip highlight was a pair showing well as they sang at Otun Quimbaya,
Half-collared Gnatwren Microbates cinereiventris – 2 Quibdo Road,
Tropical Gnatcatcher Polioptila plumbea,
Black-capped Donacobius Donacobius atricapilla – 2 in transit El Paujil,
White-capped Dipper Cinclus leucocephalus – Chingaza, Otun Quimbaya, Las Tangaras,
Andean Solitaire Myadestes ralloides – common highlands,
[Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus aurantirostris - El Dorado],
Grey-cheeked Thrush C. minimus, Swainson’s Thrush C. ustulatus,
Black Solitaire Entomodestes coracinus – several showed well Las Tangaras,
Yellow-legged Thrush Turdus flavipes – several Minca,
Clay-coloured Thrush T. grayi – several Barranquilla, La Guajira,
Pale-breasted Thrush T. leucomelas – common northern coastal areas,
Pale-vented Thrush T. obsoletus – 1 Santa Marta city,
Spectacled Thrush T. nudigenis – several El Dorado,
Black-billed Thrush T. ignobilis, Black-hooded Thrush T. olivater – common El Dorado,
Great Thrush T. fuscater – common highlands, Tropical Mockingbird Minus gilvus,
Rufous-crested Tanager Creurgops verticalis – 2 Las Tangaras,
Black-capped Hemispingus Hemispingus atropileus – several Rio Blanco,
Superciliaried Hemispingus H. superciliaris – uncommon Rio Blanco, Loro Orjiamrillo,
Oleaginous Hemispingus H. frontalis – several Chingaza, Rio Blanco, Loro Orjiamrillo,
Black-eared Hemispingus H. melanotis – 2 Rio Blanco,
Black-headed Hemispingus H. verticalis – 1 Chingaza,
Grey-hooded Bush-Tanager Cnemoscopus rubirostris – several Otun Quimbaya,
Rio Blanco, Loro Orjiamrillo,
Grey-headed Tanager Eucomelis penicillata – 2 Laguna del Hato; 2 La Victoria,
White-shouldered Tanager Tachyphonus luctuosus – El Paujil, Lago del Hato, Minca,
Tawny-crested Tanager T. delatri – common Quibdo Road,
White-lined Tanager T. rufus – 2 below El Dorado,
Crimson-backed Tanager Ramphocelus dimidiatus – common lowlands,
Flame-rumped Tanager R. flammigerus – common Cerulea, El Carmen, Quibdo Road (race icteronotus), Jardin, Bolonbo Road (flammigerus),
Blue-grey Tanager Thraupis episcopus, Palm Tanager T. palmarum,
Glaucous Tanager T. glaucocolpa – several La Guajira,
Blue-capped Tanager Thraupis cyanocephala – common highlands,
Black-and-gold Tanager Bangsia melanochlamys E – fairly common Las Tangaras,
Gold-ringed Tanager B. aureocincla E – several showed well at lookout Las Tangaras,
Hooded Mountain-Tanager Buthraupis montana – flocks Chingaza, Las Tangaras,
Black-chested Mountain-Tanager B. eximia – several Chingaza,
Santa Marta Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus melanogenys E – common El Dorado,
Lachrymose Moutain-Tanager A. lacrymosus – several Giles-Fuertesi, Rio Blanco,
Loro Orejiamrillo,
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager A. igniventris – common Chingaza,
Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager A. somptuosus – common highlands,
Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager A. notabilis – common Las Tangaras,
Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager Dubusia laeniata – uncommon Rio Blanco,
Grass-green Tanager Chloromis riefferii – several Giles-Fuertesi, Loro Orejiamrillo,
Purplish-mantled Tanager Iridosornis porphyrocephalus – fairly common Las Tangaras,
Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota – 1 Alto Romero,
Glistening-green Tanager Chlorochrysa phoenicolis – common Las Tangaras,
Multicoloured Tanager C. nitidissima E – 1 below Giles-Fuertesi; 2 Otun Quimbaya,
Grey-and-gold Tanager Tangara palmeri - several Quibdo Road,
Black-headed Tanager T. cyanoptera – 2 Minca,
Black-capped Tanager T. heinei – widespread highlands,
Scrub Tanager T. vitriolina – common,
Golden-hooded Tanager T. larvata – several La Victoria, Quibdo Road,
Bay-headed Tanager T. gyrola – widespread,
Blue-necked Tanager T. cyanicollis – fairly common Cerulea, Libano, Bolonbo Rd,
Rufous-throated Tanager T. rufigula – common Las Tangaras,
Blue-and-black Tanager T. vassorii – Giles-Fuertesi, Rio Blanco, Loro Orejiamrillo,
Beryl-spangled Tanager T. nigrovirdis – widespread highlands,
Metallic-green Tanager T. labradorides – uncommon Cerulea, below Giles-Fuertesi,
Plain-coloured Tanager T. inornata – fairly common El Paujil, La Victoria, Quibdo Road,
Rufous-winged Tanager T. lavinia – 2 Quibdo Road,
Saffron-crowned Tanager T. xanthocephala – Cerulea, Giles-Fuertesi, Las Tangaras,
Flame-faced Tanager T. parzudakii – uncommon Cerulea, Las Tangaras,
Blue-whiskered Tanager T. johannae – 2 Quibdo Road,
Golden Tanager T. arthus – common highlands,
Silver-throated Tanager T. ictocephala – fairly common Las Tangaras,
Swallow Tanager Tarsina viridis – common El Paujil, Laguna del Hato,
Black-faced Dacnis Dacnis lineata – several El Paujil,
Turquoise Dacnis D. hartlaubi E – several Cerulea,
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis D. venusta – 2 Quibdo Road,
Blue Dacnis D. cayana – several El Paujil, La Victoria,
Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus – several Laguna del Hato, Las Tangaras,
Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza – singles Giles-Fuertesi, Quibdo Road,
Golden-collared Honeycreeper Iridophanes pucherrimus – 2 Las Tangaras,
Scarlet-browed Tanager Heterospingus xanthopygius – 2 Quibdo Road,
Guira Tanager Hemithraupis guira – several El Paujil, Bolonbo Road,
Yellow-backed Tanager H. flavicollis – uncommon El Paujil, Laguna del Hato,
Scarlet-and-white Tanager Chrysothlypis salmoni – 1 Quibdo Road,
White-eared Conebill Conirostrum leucogenys – several El Paujil, Laguna del Hato,
Blue-backed Conebill C. sitticolor – 2 Chingaza,
Bicoloured Conebill C. bicolor – several Isla de Salamanca,
Capped Conebill C. albifrons – 3 Rio Blanco,
Rufous-browed Conebill C. rufum – several Chingaza, La Florida,
Rusty Flowerpiercer Diglossa sittoides – 2 below El Dorado,
Glossy Flowerpiercer D. lafresnayii – several Chingaza, Los Nevados,
Black Flowerpiercer D. humeralis – fairly common Chingaza, Los Nevados,
Indigo Flowerpiercer D. indigotica – several Las Tangaras,
Bluish Flowerpiercer D. caerulescens – 2 Cerulea,
White-sided Flowerpiercer D. albilatera – widespread highlands,
Masked Flowerpiercer D. cyanea – widespread highlands,
Rosy Thrush-Tanager Rhodinocichla rosea – 1 below El Dorado,
Bananaquit Coerelba flaveola, Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivaceus,
Dull-coloured Grassquit T. obscurus – several Las Tangaras,
Black-faced Grassquit T. bicolor – 1 below El Dorado,
Dusky-faced Tanager Mitrospingus cassinii – 3 Quibdo Road,
Slate-coloured Grosbeak Saltator grossus – 2 El Paujil,
Buff-throated Saltator S. maximus, Streaked Saltator S. striaticpectus,
Black-winged Saltator S. atripennis – widespread,
Greyish Saltator S. coerulescens – sparse lowlands,
Orinocan Saltator S. orenocensis – several La Guajira,
Masked Saltator S. cinctus – a trip highlight was seeing this species twice in mixed flocks at Rio Blanco,
Vermilion Cardinal Cardinalis phoenicius – several La Guijara,
Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis, Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola,
Plumbeous Sierra-Finch Phyrgilus unicolor – several Chingaza, Los Nevados,
Blue-black Grassquit Volantinia jacarina, Yellow-bellied Seedeater S. nigricollis,
Slate-coloured Seedeater S. schistacea – 1 Laguna del Hato; 1 Libano,
Variable Seedeater S. corvina – several Quibdo Road,
Grey Seedeater S. intermedia – uncommon Laguna del Hato, Libano, Bolonbo Road,
Black-and-white Seedeater S. luctuosa – several Cerulea, Otun Quimbaya,
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater S. minuta – several Cerulea, Laguna del Hato, La Victoria,
Large-billed Seed-Finch Oryzoborus crassirostris – 2 Laguna del Hato,
Band-tailed Seedeater Catamenia analis – 1 Giles-Fuertesi,
Paramo Seedeater C. homochroa – 1 Chingaza, 1 San Lorenzo Ridge,
Black-striped Sparrow Arremonops conirostris – 1 Bolonbo Road,
Orange-billed Sparrow Arremon aurantilostris – 2 La Victoria,
Golden-winged Sparrow A. schlegeli – fairly common Minca,
Chesnut-capped Brush-Finch A. brunneinucha – common Cerulea, Las Tangaras,
Stripe-headed Brush-Finch A. torquatos – 2 Otun Quimbaya,
Olive Finch A. castaneiceps – several Las Tangaras,
Colombian Brush-Finch A. basilicus E – several El Dorado,
Black-headed Brush-Finch A. atricapilu – 2 Libano,
White-naped Brush-Finch A. albinuchla – several Otun Quimbaya, Las Tangaras,
Alto Romero,
Santa Marta Brush-Finch A. melanocephalus E – common El Dorado,
Pale-naped Brush-Finch A. pallidinucha – several Chingaza, Alto Romero,
Yellow-headed Brush-Finch A. flaviceps – 2 Libano,
Tricoloured Brush-Finch A. tricolor – fairly common Las Tangaras,
Slaty Brush-Finch A. schistaceus – several Chingaza, Giles-Fuertesi, Loro Orejiamrillo,
Tanager-Finch Oreothraupis arremonops – 2 of this much-wanted species skulking in the undergrowth at Loro Orejiamrillo,
Pileated Finch Coryphospingus pileatus, House Sparrow,
Yellow-green Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus flavovirens – 2 below Las Tangaras,
Yellow-throated Bush-Tanager C. flavigularis – 2 Otun Quimbaya,
Ashy-throated Bush-Tanager C. canigularis - several Cerulea, Otun Quimbaya,
Common Bush-Tanager C. ophthalmicus - Cerulea, Otun Quimbaya, Alto Romero,
Dusky Bush-Tanager C. semifuscus – common Las Tangaras,
Hepatic Tanager Pranga flava, Summer Tanager P. rubra, Scarlet Tanager P. olivacea,
Red-hooded Tanager P. rubriceps – 3 Loro Orejiamrillo; heard Otun Quimbaya,
White-winged Tanager P. leucoptera – widespread in small numbers,
Sooty Ant-Tanager Habia gutturalis – 3 La Victoria,
Crested Ant-Tanager H. cristata – several Otun Quimbaiya; 1 below El Carmen,
Golden-bellied Grosbeak Pheuciticus chrysogaster – several El Dorado, Minca,
Rose-breasted Grosbeak P. ludovianus,
Blue-black Grosbeak Cyanocompsa cyanoides – 2 Minca,
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera – Cerulea, Libano, Rio Blanco,
Tennessee Warbler Leiothlypis peregrina, Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi,
Northern Parula P. americana – 1 Loro Orejiamrillo,
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia, Blackpoll Warbler D. striata,
Bay-breasted Warbler D. castanea, Blackburnian Warbler D. fusca,
Cerulean Warbler D. cerulea – 1 Cerulea; 1 Otun Quimbaya,
American Redstart Sefophaga ruticilla, Black-and-white Warbler Miniotilta varia,
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea – Quibdo Road, Isla de Salamanca, La Guijara,
Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis,
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus – 2 Minca, Mourning Warbler O. philadelphia,
Connecticut Warbler O. agilis – 1 La Victoria,
MacGillivray’s Warbler O. tolmiei – 1 Cerulea, Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis,
Slate-throated Whitestart Myioborus miniatus – common highlands,
Golden-fronted Whitestart M. ornatus – common highlands,
Yellow-crowned Whitestart M. flavivertex E – common El Dorado,
Citrine Warbler Basileuterus luteoviridis – 2 Rio Blanco,
Black-crested Warbler B. nigrocristatus – Chingaza, Giles-Fuertesi, Rio Blanco,
White-lored Warbler B. conspicillatus E – common El Dorado,
Russet-crowned Warbler B. coronatus – Cerulea, Rio Blanco, Alto Romero,
Golden-crowned Warbler B. culcivorus – common Las Tangaras,
Rufous-capped Warbler B. rufifrons – common highlands,
Three-striped Warbler B. tristriatus – common highlands,
Santa Marta Warbler B. basilicus E – several San Lorenzo Ridge,
Buff-rumped Warbler Phaeothlypis fulvicauda – widespread lowlands,
Russet-backed Oropendola Psarocolius angustifrons – Cerulea, Loro Orejiamrillo,
Chesnut-headed Oropendola P. wagleri – several Quibdo Road,
Crested Oropendola P. decumanus – widespread lowlands,
Mountain Cacique Cacicus chrysonotus – Chingaza, Cerulea, Loro Orejiamrillo,
Scarlet-rumped Cacique C. uropygialis – several Cerulea, Quibdo Road,
Yellw-billed Cacique Amblycercus holosericeus – 2 Bolonbo Road,
Orange-crowned Oriole Icterus auricapillus – fairly common El Paujil,
Yellow-backed Oriole I. chrysater, Baltimore Oriole I. galbula,
Yellow Oriole I. nigrogularis – several La Guajira, Santa Marta city,
Mountain Grackle Macrogelalaius subalaris E – large flock showed well Cerulea,
Red-bellied Grackle Hypopyrrhus pyrohypogaster E –several Las Tangaras,
Alto Romero,
Carib Crackle Quisculus lugubris – several La Guajira,
Great-tailed Grackle Q. mexicanus – common northern coastal areas,
Yellow-hooded Blackbird Chrysomus icterocephalus – common La Florida,
Shiny Cowbird Molothrus nogariensis,
Red-breasted Blackbird Sturnella militaris – common in transit El Paujil,
Eastern Meadowlark S. magna – several Chingaza, Cerulea,
Andean Siskin Carduelis spinescens – Chingaza, La Florida, Minca, San Lorenzo Ridge,
Hooded Siskin C. magellanica – common La Florida, Giles-Fuertesi, Otun Quimbaya,
Yellow-bellied Siskin C. xanthogastra – 2 Alto Romero,
Lesser Goldfinch C. psaltria – several Cerulea, Minca,
Velvet-fronted Euphonia Euphonia concinna – 1 in transit La Victoria;
heard Laguna del Hato,
Trinidad Euphonia E. trinitatis – several Minca, La Guajira,
Thick-billed Euphonia E. lanirostris – widespread lowlands,
Orange-bellied Euphonia E. xanthogaster – widespread highlands,
Fulvous-vented Euphonia E. fulvicrissa – several El Paujil,
Blue-naped Chlorophonia Chlorophonia cyanea – common El Dorado, Minca,
Chesnut-breasted Chlorophonia C. pyrrhophrys – several Las Tangaras,
Yellow-collared Chlorophonia C. flavirostris – 2 Las Tangaras with previous species.