Birding Trip Report South Ecuador January 2020

Birding Trip Report South Ecuador January 2020

Places Visited
NORTHERN ECUADOR: Antisana Reserve ( La mica 3900 m – 12800 feet).
SOUTHERN ECUADOR:
Jorupe Reserve (dry forest: 600 m – 1968 feets) – Utuana Reserve: 2500 m.
Tapichalaca Reserve (2500 m- 8200 feets). Zumba (Zamora).  Zamora Chinchipe Province – Bombuscaro River – Podocarpus National Park - Copalinga Reserve (900 m - 2950 feets.). Yankuam lodge 850 m – Maycu Reserve - Nangaritza River . Saraguro – Acacana: 2800 m – 3000 meters.  Cerro de Arcos: 3650 meters – 11900 feets). Buenaventura Reserve (500-1300 m, 1640-4265 feets).
 
Participants:
Antony James Morris. United Kingdom 
Keith Paul Blomerley. United Kingdom
Simon Richard Wotton. United Kingdom 
 
Some Remarkable : Crescent-faced Antpitta, Copppery-chested Jacamar.
 
Crescent-faced Antpitta. Grallaricula lineifrons
Crescent-faced Antpitta. Grallaricula lineifrons Crescent-faced Antpitta, Grallaricula lineifrons
 
Species:
Comb Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Magnificent Frigatebird, Neotropic Cormorant, Anhinga, Fasciated-tiger Heron, Black and Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, Egrets, Cocoi and little-blue Heron, White Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Pale-browed Tinamou, Gray Tinamou, Little Tinamou, Sickle-winged Guan,Bearded Guan, Crested Guan, Rufous-headed Chachalaca,Rufous-fonted Woodquail (h), Rufous-breasted Wood-Quail, White-throated Quail Dove. Vultures, Ecuadorian Ground Dove, Croaking Ground Dove, Blue-ground Dove, Band and Paled-vented Pigeons, Plumbeous Pigeon, Eared, white-tipped, Gray-fronted, and Ochre-bellied Doves; Blackish Nightjar, White-necked Jacobin, White-tipped Sicklebill, Gray-chinned and  White-whiskered, Green, and Tawny-bellied Hermit, Green-fronted Lancebill, Wedge-billed Hummingbird, Brown Violetear, Sparkling Violetear, Purple-crowned and Black-eared Fairy, Amethyst, Little and Purple-throated Sunangels; Wire-crested and Green Throrntails, Violet-tailed Sylph, Blue-throated Hillstar, Viridian Metaltail, Tyrian Metaltail, Rainbow and Buff-winged Starfrontlets, Great Sapphirewing, Blue-tailed Emerald, Bronzy Inca, Brown Inca, Collared Inca; Rufous-tailed and Loja Hummingbirds; Andean Emerald and Glittering-throated Hummingbirds; Golden-tailed Sapphire; Violet-bellied Hummingbird; Ecuadorian Piedtail (h), Speckled Hummingbird, Chestnut-breasted and Velvet-purple Coronets; Booted Racket-Tail; Fawn, Green-crowned and Violet-fronted Brilliants; Long-billed Starthroat, White-bellied Woodstar; Violet-headed Hummingbird; Fork-tailed Woodnymph; Many-spotted Hummingbird. Chestnut-headed Crake (heard), Gray-breasted Crake, White-throated Crake (h), Common and Purple Gallinule, Slate-colored Coot, Black.necked Stilt, Spotted Sandpiper, Wattled Jacana, Gray-hooded Gull,  Southern Lapwing, Andean Snipe (heard), Gray-headed, Swallow-tailed, Plumbeous and Snail Kites, Bicolored Hawk, Barred Hawk, White hawk, Savanna Hawk, Harris`s Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Road-side Hawk, White-rumped hawk, Variable and Zone-tailed Hawk, Laughing and Bat Falcons, Crested, Carunculated and Black Caracaras, American Kestrel, Merlin, and West - Peruvian screech - Owl, Spectacled Owl. Peruvian Pygmy-Owl; Common Pauraque,Chestnut-collared, White-collared and Gray-rumped Swifts; Gren-backed, White-tailed, Gartered, Collared, Masked and Ecuadorian Trogons; Ringed and Green kingfishers; Broad-billed, Whooping, Rufous (h), and Andean Motmots; Bluish-fronted, Coppery-chested and Purplish Jacamars; Western-striolated, White-whiskered and Black-streaked Puffbirds; Gilded, Lemon-throated and Red-headed Barbets. Chestnut-mandibled, Choco, and Channel-billed Toucan (heard) Toucans;Black-throated and Chestnut-tipped Toucanets; Lettered. Ivory-billed, Chestnut-eared and Pale-mandibled Aracaris. Lafresnaye`s, Ecuadorian and Olivaceous Piculets; Yellow-tufted and  Black-cheecked(h), Smoky-brown, Little, Scarlet, Bar-bellied, Red-stained, Golden-olive, crimson-mantled, spot-breasted, Linetaed and Guayaquil Woodpeckers. Tawny-throated Leaftosser; Chestnut-winged Cinclodes, Pacific Horenero; Azara´s, darke-breasted, Slaty, Rufous, Blackish-headed, Ash-browed and Line-cheeked Spinetails; Many-striped Canastero; Spotted barbtail, Pearled Treerunner, Streaked-tuftedcheek, Scaly-throated, Montane, Rufous-necked, Rufous-tailed, Buff-fronted, Buff-throated and Hennad-hooded Foliage-gleaners. Eastern and Western (h) Woodhaunters. Black-billed treehunter, Plain and Streaked xenops; Plain-browned, Long-tailed, Olivaceous, Wedge-billed, Stron-billed, Ocellated, Spotted, Streak-headed, Montane, and Duida Woodcreepers. Red-billed and Brown-billed Scytebills. Crested, Black and Carunculated Caracaras. Pacific Parrotlet, Red-masked, white-eyed, Gray-cheeked, White-necked, Golden-plumed and El Oro Parakeets; Blue-headed and Red-billed parrots; Bronce-winged and Scaly-naped Parrot. Fasciated, Barred, Chapman´s, Lined, Collared, Black-crowned, Plain-winged, Uniform, White-shouldered (h) and Russet Antshrikes; Plain Antvireo, Checker-throated Stipplethroat, Foothill Stipplethroat, Pygmy, White-flanked, Yellow-breasted and Rufous-winged Antwrens; Peruvian-warbling, Blackish, Black, white-browed, Black-faced, Roraiman, Esmeraldas, Zimmer´s, Zeledon´s, Hairy-crested, Common Scale-backed, and Chestnut-backed Antbirds. Elegantcrescent Chest. Plain-backed (h), Scaled (h), Chestnut-crowned, Watkin`s, Jocotoco, Chestnut-naped, Rufous, Tawny Antpittas and Thrush like (h) Antpittas; Slate-crowned and Crescent-faced AntpittasAsh-colored, Blackish, Long-tailed (h), white-crowned (h), Chusquea and Paramo Tapaculos. Sooty-headed and Yellow-crowned, Tyrannulets, Foothill, Pacific, Greenish, Yellow-bellied, White-crested and Mottle-backed Elaenias Elaenias, Brown-capped (h), Southern-beardless, White-tailed, White-banded, Rufous-winged, Black-crested Tit-Tyrant, Torrent, Yellow, Golden-faced, Loja (h) and Ecuadorian Tyrannulets; Rufous headed and Tawny-crowned Pygmy Tyrants; Loja  and Ecuadorian Tyrannulets; Streak-necked and Olive-striped Flycatchers. Ochre-bellied, Slaty-capped, and Ornate Flycatychers. White-bellied Pygmy Tyrant (h), Scaled-crested Pygmy Tyrant, White-eyed Tody-Tyrant, Black-throated Tody-tyrant; Rufous-crowned, Black-and-white, Golden-winged (h) and Common Tody-Flycatchers. Brownish Twistwing; Fulvous-breasted Flatbill; Yellow-olive, and Yellow-breasted Flycatchers. White-thraoed Spadebill; Orange-banded, Bran-colored and Olive-chested Flycatchers. Tawny-breasted and Black-tailed Myiobius. Cinnamon Manakin-Tyrant !!!; Cinnamon Flycatcher, Cliff Flycatcher, Euler´s and Gray-breasted Flycatchers. Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Tumbes Pewee, Black Phoebe, Vermillion Flycatcher; Crowned; Long-tailed Tyrant, Piratic Flycatcher, Social Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee. Golden, Baird`s, Streaked and Boat-billed Flycatchers. Tropical Kingbird, Dusky-capped and Short-crested Flycatchers. Ochraceous Attila. Red-crested, Green-and-black, Barred, Scaled and Fiery-throated Fruiteaters. Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Gray-tailed Piha, Long-wattled Umbrella Bird. Slaty-backed, Rufous-breasted, Brown-backed and Jelski`s Chat-tyrants; Black-billed Shrike Tyrant; Masked Water-Tyrant. Masked Tityra, Brown-winged Schiffornis, Foothill Schiffornis. Chestnut-crowned, Barred, Black-and-White and One colored Becards. Wing-barred Piprites. Club-winged. Blue-rumped, White-bearded and White-crowned Manakins. Rufous-browed Peppershrike. Swallows, Chestnut-collared Swallow; Vireos. Turquoise, Violaceous, White-tailed, and inca Jays. Wrens: Scaly-breasted, House, Mountain, Fasciated, Thrush-like (h), Plain-tailed, Speckle-breasted, Bay, Rufous, Song and Musician Wrens; White-breasted, Gray-breasted and Bar-winged Wood-Wrens.  Slaty-backed Nighthingale-thrush (h) and Spotted N. Thrush. Swainson´s Thrush; Plumbeous-backed, Ecuadorian, Black-billed, White-necked, Great, Marañon, Chestnut-bellied Thrush. Long-tailed Mockingbird. Paramo Pipit. 
Tanagers: Magpie, White-capped, Black-capped, Black-headed and Superciliaried Hemispingus. Gray-hooded, Rufous-chested, Flame-crested, White-shouldered, White-lined, Fulvous-shrike, Masked Crimson, Silver-beaked, Lemon-rumped, Blue-gray, Palm, Orange-throated, Black-chested, Guira, Yellow, back, Buff-bellied, Rufous-chested, Silver-backed, Blue-necked, Black-faced. Yellow-throated, Golden-crowned, Fawn-breasted, Buff-breasted, Lacrimouse, Scarlet, blue-winged, Hooded, Grass-green, Paradise, Orange-eared, Blue-and-black, Beryl-spangled, Blue-browed, Turquoise, Bay-headed, Golden-eared, Green-and-gold, Silver-throated, Swallow, Golden, Blue-capped, Yellow-bellied, Spotted Tanagers, and others. Black-faced and Yellow-tufted Dacnis. Green and Purple Honeycreeper.  Chestnut-vented, Blue-backed and Capped Conebills. Masked, Glossy, Black and Deep-blue Flowerpiercers.  Plushcap. Slaty and Saffron Finches. Chlorospingus: ..
 
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