Birding Trip Report Exploraves Southern Ecuador 2019

Birding Trip Report 2019.

Birding Trip Report November 3 to 15th, 2019
Participants:  Dave Swayne - Scott Ramos.
 
Itinerary:
Jorupe Reserve, (dry forest: 600 m – 1968 feets) – Utuana Reserve: 2500 m. Tapichalaca Reserve (2500 m- 8200 feets),  Zamora Chinchipe Province – Bombuscaro River – Podocarpus National Park - Copalinga Reserve (900 m - 2950 feets.). Saraguro – Acacana: 2800 m – 3000 m.  Cerro de Arcos: 3650 meters. Buenaventura Reserve. (500-1300 m, 1640-4265 feets). Yanzatza; Paquisha; El Zarza; Yacuambi - Saraguro; Zumba Area.
This itinerary was designed to complete some areas we did not visit a couple years ago with them; therefore exclude this time some good areas as Maycu Reserve at the Nangaritza River and other places.

Some Remarkable Birds: Red - hooded Tanager moving together with 2 Masked Saltator.

Comb Duck,Andean Teal,Pale-browed Tinamou,Sickle-winged Guan,Bearded Guan,Rufous-headed Chachalaca,Rufous-breasted Wood-Quail.Marañon Pigeon,White-throated Quail Dove. Ecuadorian Ground Dove,Croaking Ground Dove.Blue Ground Dove, Blackish Nightjar, Little Sunangel, Purple-throated Sunangel, Wire-crested Thorntail,Black-tailed Trainbearer, Blue-throated Hillstar, Viridian Metaltail, Tyrian Metaltail, Glowing Puffleg, Rainbow Satarfrontlet, Great Sapphirewing, Little Woodstar, Blue-tailed Emerald, Loja Hummingbird, Ecuadorian Piedtail, Blackish Rail, Plumbeous Rail (heard),Gray-breasted Crake (heard), Rufous-sided Crake.heard, Southern Lapwing, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Andean Snipe (heard), Plumbeous Kite, Bicolored Hawk, Savanna Hawk, Harris`s Hawk, Broad-winhed Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk. West - Peruvian screech - Owl. heard;Spectacled Owl. heard. Peruvian Pygmy-Owl. Andean Pygmy-Owl. Golden-headed Quetzal, Ecuadorian Trogon, Masked Trogon, Whooping Motmot. Andean Motmot, Coppery-chested Jacamar, Red-headed Barbet,Channel-billed Toucan (heard); Gray-breasted Mountain - Toucan, Chestnut-eared Aracari.Ecuadorian Piculet, Black-cheecked, Yellow-tufted, little, Scarlet, Golden-olive, crimson-mantled, spot-breasted, and Linetaed Woodpeckers. Laughing, batd and Aplomado Falcons, Crested, Black and Carunculated Caracaras. Pacific Parrotlet, Red-masked, white-eyed. White-necked and Golden-plumed Parakeets; Yellow-breasted, Slaty Common Scale-backed, Chestnut-backed, white-browed, Blackish and Gray-headed Antbirds; White-backed Fire-eye; Great, Chapma`s, Lined, and Collared Antshrikes; Plain Antvireo. Elegant-and Marañon-crescent Chest. Plain-back, Chestnut-crowned, and White-bellied Antpittas, heards; Watkin`s, Jocotoco, Chestnut-naped, Rufous and Tawny Antpittas; Ash-colored, Blackish, Long-tailed, white-crowned, and Chusquea Tapaculos. Wedge, olive-backed, Streak-headed and Montane Woodcreepers; Red-billed Scytebill; Montane, Buff-fronted, Lineated (h) and Rufous-necked Foliage Gleaners; Eastern Woodhaunter (h); Rufous-fronted Thornbird; Spotted Barbtail, Pearled Treerunner; Many-striped, STreak-backed Canasteros; Mouse-colored Thistletail; Equatorial Graytail; Blackish-headed Spinetail. Pacific Elaenia, White-throated Tyrannulet; Yello-bellied, Sierran and White crested Elaenias; Black-crested Tit-Tyrant; Sulphur-bellied Tyrannulet; Mouse-colored Tyrannulet; Tawny-crowned Pygmy Tyrant; Loja  and Ecuadorian Tyrannulets; Golden-winged Tody-Flycatcher; Bran-colored and Olive-chested Flycatchers; Black-tailed Myiobius; Orange-banded  and Gray-breasted Flycatchers; Tumbes Pewee, Rufous-tailed Tyrant; Jelski`s Chat-tyrant; Sulphur-rumped Myiobius; Black-billed Shrike Tyrant; Chestnut-crowned, Barred, Black-and-White, One colored, Yellow-cheecked and Slaty Becards; Ochraceous Attila; Fiery-throated Fruiteater; Andean Cock-of-the-rock; Swallows; Bar-winged Wood-Wren, Sedge Wren and others; Chivi Vireo; Nighthingale-thrush; Plumbeous-backed, Ecuadorian, Marañon, Chestnut-bellied Thrush; Paramo Pipit; Green and Golden-collared Honeycreeper; Guira, Buff-bellied, Rufous-chested, Orange-eared, Black-faced. Yellow-throated, Golden-crowned, fawn-breasted, buff-breasted, lacrimouse, Scarlet, blue-winged, Hooded, Grass-green, Paradise, Orange-eared;Saffron-crowned, Flame-daced, Green-and-gold, Golden, Blue-capped, Yellow-bellied, Spotted Tanagers, and others: Black-headed, Black-capped and Piura Hemispingus; Chlosroispingus: One of the most Spectacular and raraest to find: Masked Saltator, and many other birds, having more than 450 species in 12 days, plus more birds in Antisana Reserve.
 
Scott Ramos:
I wanted to thank you again for a wonderful 2 weeks in southern Ecuador. We were not sure we would be able to see as many birds as we did on the previous trip without going to places like Yankuam that has such a rich diversity of birds. But we did cover a lot of ground on this trip and finding close to 450 species is amazing
 
Andean Pygmy Owl
 
MASKED SALTATOR
Masked Saltator
 
Peruvian Pygmy - Owl