Wild Peru - Rio de Las Piedras, Tambopata and the Andes

11 July 2002 - August 30th 2002

by Tim Allwood

This report details a trip to Peru made by myself and my partner Claire Stephenson. We were joined for four weeks by our friend Dave Edwards, who works part of the year in Tambopata, and his assistant Pedro, who was our very skillful boatman. Dave was instrumental in organising the trip up the Las Piedras river and blagging us very cheap accommodation in Tambopata and we owe him a great deal for this.

The whole trip was absolutely stunning and Iíd thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Itís got to be up there as some of the best birding in the world - some people say it is the best. A trip that incorporates the high Andes and the lowlands will produce an excellent trip list and a stunning example of how bird distribution changes with altitude, often over very short distances. The birding is difficult, particularly in the lowlands and we were grateful to have Dave with us to help with the ID of lots of birds and teach us a few of the calls too. This is not a detailed report telling you which bird was in which tree and when etc. but is intended as an overview of the area.

The trip was broken down as follows:

July 11th - July 31st: Andes around Cusco and the Manu Road

August 1st - August 17th: A steady journey 250 km up the Piedras river

August 19th - August 27th: Tambopata Jungle Lodge area

Essentials:

Not many really. A snake bite extractor is essential. We saw a few snakes but no really nasty ones. However, a Bushmaster, a Coral snake and a Fer de Lance were seen during our stay on trails we walked but not by us. Wellingtons afford vital protection from snake bites an are indispensable. There is virtually no Malaria in Tambopata but we used Doxycycline in Las Piedras as we didnít know the situation there. Birds of Peru was a bit of a disappointment, Birds of Colombia was a godsend - an absolutely fantastic book. Travel is easy, hitching is possible, especially on Manu Road. Food and drink are cheap. Donít miss: Cusquena beer itís excellent; Ceviche is an excellent meal; Pirana fishing is good fun and theyíre tasty too. Garota nightclub in Puerto Maldonado is interesting - give it a visit.

Cusco area:

We arrived in Cusco after a reasonably bearable 22-hour bus ride, checked into the Kuntor Wasi hostal on Calle Tandapata San Blas and had a walk around the Sacsyhuaman ruins just above the hostal. The next few days were spent around Cusco, visiting Lago Huacarpay, Machu Pichu, Ollantaytambo and the hills above Cusco etc. The travel here is all easy and well detailed in the standard travel guides. Note that you canít take the local train anymore and must use a tourist train ($27 min each way) Barry Walker is still running the Cross Keys and along with Huw Lloyd is a good source of current info. Barryís book - The Birds of Macchu Picchu would be very good for the Manu Road and Cusco areas.

The Upper Manu Road

We also spent just over a week on the famous Manu Road. Youíll need a tent and food unless you stay in one of the two lodges at San Pedro. In any case youíll need to spend a day or two higher up at Pillhuata and also at the high pass of Abra Ajanaco. Take a Gallitos de las Rocas bus from a street one mile eastwards down Avenida de la Cultura in Cusco. Youíll need to ask locals for accurate directions. Buses are currently leaving on Mon, Wed and Fri. Book a seat a day or two before as it does fill up quick. Beware if you are not keen on heights. The road to Abra Ajanaco from Cusco is a white-knuckle ride and the bus is fairly old and knackered - it kept shaking and pulling to the left when we set off, so much so, that the driver seemed to be contemplating abandoning the journey. After the high pass at Ajanaco the bus hits the Manu Road proper. There are stunning views into the Amazon in the distance. The road is steep and very bendy with alarming drop-offs into the valley below. Read a book or try to ignore it! Only two trucks have gone over so far this year.....

We stayed at the new park post at Ajanaco (3,500 m) with the two rangers there. They were very friendly and cooked the food weíd brought with us and also let us stay in the building and sleep on beds. Itís freezing here at night so bring a good sleeping bag. The whole area can be explored either via the road or down the new Erikson trail that starts from the ranger station. This runs for 7 km and joins the road lower down.

A little further down at 2,200 m is Pillhuata. You can stay here in a big building by the road - you canít miss it. Thereís an old guy who opens up for you. Itís only 5 soles for the night and this is a good spot for Red and White Antpitta too. The section of road around the two tunnels slightly lower is particularly productive, and a good spot for Black-throated Tody-Tyrant. We walked the next 28 km down to San Pedro and Union where the two bird lodges are (we did this in reverse though so it was a bit of a gruelling walk). We camped on some raised grass banks by the road just round the corner from the Cock of the Rock lodge and lek for few dollars. There are a couple of huts opposite and the workmen here will sort you out a camping spot. We didnít go any lower than this as we were visiting the lowlands later. The journey back was even scarier than the way there - we were in the cab with 21, I counted them, other people! I didnít dare count how many were in the main part of the bus

Rio de Las Piedras

We met Dave on the plane in Cusco and arrived in Puerto Maldonado shortly after. We spent a couple of days organising the boat and buying supplies, machetes and gasoline etc. The boat was $30 a day and $10 a day for Pedro, all split between us. It had a 65 hp engine which is more than enough. You also need a guy called a Tripulante, whose job it is to read the river and direct the driver. Hostal Royal is a nice place to stay and the Oasis bar on the plaza de armas is good for a Cusquena or two. We had a couple of good nights here with the staff from Tambopata Jungle Lodge, who Dave works with. There is a bit of a drinking culture in the town which is great when you want to let some steam off but it makes getting things organised a bit of a pain at times. The road to Ďinfiernoí - Ďhellí in English! leads out of town and is good birding if you have a morning to spare.

We set off up the Piedras river full of anticipation. It quickly became apparent that the area was exceptional for birds and wildlife. It is an almost totally undisturbed area. Selective logging finished here about 10-15 years ago and there is only a small amount of logging going on a lot further upstream. The numbers of birds on the river was surprising - Black Skimmers everywhere, flocks of Sand-coloured Nighthawks (inc. one of over 100), Large-billed Terns, Horned Screamers, Sunbitterns and macaws, vultures and caimans etc. The density of birds here was a great deal higher than the Tambopata area.

Our first stop was at a new lodge that is being built about 8 hours upriver. It isnít open but we knew the owners and they let us stay a few days with full board for $10 a night. There is a trail system here and good numbers of monkeys and peccaries etc. including Spider Monkeys - virtually unknown now in Tambopata. Interesting stuff here included Violaceous Quail-Dove, Purple-throated Cotinga, Tiny Hawk and Amazonian Parrotlet. There is a colpa here too, just a few mins upriver. Juan Julio, who owns the place, will give you a hide to take with you. There are not as many birds as at the famous La Colpa but you are much, much closer, and the number of species seems to be similar. There is also a hide at a clay-lick here that can be good for mammals.

After this we headed upriver further, had a night on a beach, and continued until we hit Lago Soledad, where a new lodge is also being built. This will be a $100 a night job but we managed to get it for $15 as itís not open yet. The lodge is built on an oxbow lake with a family of Giant Otters that are very obliging. There is a good trail network and canoes for you to take onto the lake. The birding here was excellent with Peruvian Recurvebill, Banded Antbird, Long-billed Antbird, Rufous-headed Woodpecker, Green and Rufous Kingfisher and Black-capped Parrot among the stars.

Curiaco

Following five days around Soledad we then decided to keep going until we had to turn back as the gasoline dwindled. We made it to a place called Curiaco, about 250 km from Puerto Maldonado. Pedro rigged us up a camp here at some old logging station. The old logging camps have several tracks, often wide, sometimes tractor-wide, and these can be used for birding. The whole are was excellent and good stuff included Paradise Jacamar, Rufous-vented Brush Cuckoo, Rufous-capped Nunlet, Peruvian Recurvebill and Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher. Star of the show though was a Tapir that crossed our path and stood on it in broad daylight for about three minutes. We explored numerous tracks in the area looking for Emperor Tamarins but too no avail. There had been some trouble here recently between loggers and natives resulting in a shot native, an arrowed logger and quite a few police being flown in. After three or four days around here we slowly headed back to Puerto Maldonado.

Tambopata

Our final eight days were spent in the area of Tambopata Jungle Lodge. We stayed in the chalets with Dave and Pedro and helped out a little with Daveís study of one of the ant species there. Using Daveís boat we were able to visit a few areas nearby including Picaflor lodge that has very good bamboo, Lago Condonado - Black-breasted Mango, Festive Coquette and Black Caimans and Daveís transects over the river. There is a Crested Eagle nest in the area but itís difficult to get to. Ask for Arturo, Daveís other helper, at the lodge. The best stuff here was mainly from the bamboo - Flammulated Bamboo Tyrant, Rufous-capped Nunlet, Peruvian Recurvebill, Goeldiís Antbird, White-lined Antbird, White-cheeked Tody-Tyrant and Rufous-headed Woodpecker. The beer here is expensive ($3 each) so if you canít go without, take a crate from Maldonado (only $1 each)

Lima

A few birds were seen around Lima. You can walk to the beach if you stay in Miraflores. Birds to be seen include Peruvian Booby and Pelican, Band-tailed and Kelp Gulls and the odd Inca Tern etc.
 
 

The following list details all of the birds seen. Only a few Ďheardsí are included such as nocturnal species and some tinamous etc. No tapes were used during the trip. Several species groups were tricky, particuarly woodcreepers, swifts and flycatchers. Tinamous, especially, were very confusing using the new Peru guide - we feel sure there are some errors there. Birds of Colombia was a much greater help a lot of the time
 
 

Systematic List

We havenít listed details of where the birds were seen as this would be very tedious and your list will be quite different to ours. For details of what can be expected try the Birdquest web site under Ďtrip reportsí. Drop me an email for any extra info on specifics.

C=Cusco area (Macchu Picchu, Cusco, Lago Huacarpay, Ollantaytambo etc.)

M=Manu Road

P=Rio de Las Piedras

T=Tambopata

P=Puerto Maldonado

Endemics in caps
 
M
Black Tinamou Tinamus osgoodi
T,P
Great Tinamou Tinamus major
T,P
White-throated Tinamou Tinamus guttatus
T,P
Cinereous Tinamou Crypturellus cinereus
T,P
Brazilian Tinamou Crypturellus strigulosus
T,P
Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui
T,P
Undulated Tinamou Crypturellus undulatus
T,P
Variegated Tinamou Crypturellus variegatus
P
Small-billed Tinamou Crypturellus parvirostris
C
Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus
C
White-tufted Grebe Rollandia rolland
L
Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus
L
Peruvian Booby Sula variegata
L
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
P
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
T,P
Capped Heron Pilherodius pileatus
T,P
Cocoi Heron Ardea cocoi
T,P
Great Egret Ardea alba
C
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
T,P
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
T,P
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
T,P
Striated Heron Butorides striatus
P
Rufescent Tiger-Heron Tigrisoma lineatum
P
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
T
Green Ibis Mesembrinibis cayennensis
C
Puna Ibis Plegadis ridgwayi
T,P
Horned Screamer Anhima cornuta
T,P
Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata
C
Torrent Duck Merganetta armata
C
Speckled Teal Anas flavirostris
C
Crested Duck Anas specularioides
C
Yellow-billed Pintail Anas georgica
C
Puna Teal Anas puna
C
Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
C
Andean Duck Oxyura ferruginea
L,T,P
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
T,P
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes melambrotus
P
King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa
T,P
Double-toothed Kite Harpagus bidentatus
T,P
Plumbeous Kite Ictinia plumbea
C
Cinereous Harrier Circus cinereus
P
Tiny Hawk Accipiter superciliosus
T,P
Great Black-Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga
C
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucus
M
Solitary Eagle Harpyhaliaetus solitarius
M
Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris
P
White-throated Hawk Buteo albigula
C
Variable Hawk Buteo polyosoma
T
Crested Eagle Morphnus guianensis
M
Black Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus tyrannus
P
Ornate Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus ornatus
T,P
Black Caracara Daptrius ater
T
Red-throated Caracara Ibycter americanus
C
Mountain Caracara Phalcoboenus megalopterus
P
Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans
M
Buckley's Forest-Falcon Micrastur buckleyi
C,L
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
P
Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis
M,T,P
Speckled Chachalaca Ortalis guttata
C
Andean Guan Penelope montagnii
T,P
Spix's Guan Penelope jacquacu
T,P
Blue-throated Piping-Guan Pipile cumanensis
P
Marbled Wood-Quail Odontophorus gujanensis
T,P
Starred Wood-Quail Odontophorus stellatus
T,P
Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin
P
Limpkin Aramus guarauna
P
Pale-winged Trumpeter Psophia leucoptera
C
Plumbeous Rail Pardirallus sanguinolentus
C
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
C
Slate-colored Coot Fulica ardesiaca
P
Sungrebe Heliornis fulica
P
Sunbittern Eurypyga helias
P
Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana
T,P
Pied Lapwing Vanellus cayanus
C
Andean Lapwing Vanellus resplendens
P
Collared Plover Charadrius collaris
C
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
T,P
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
P
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
P
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia
P
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
T,P
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
L
Band-tailed Gull Larus belcheri
L
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
T,P
Yellow-billed Tern Sterna superciliaris
T,P
Large-billed Tern Phaetusa simplex
L
Inca Tern Larosterna inca
T,P
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
L
Rock Dove Columba livia
C
Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata
T,P
Pale-vented Pigeon Columba cayennensis
M
Plumbeous Pigeon Columba plumbea
P
Ruddy Pigeon Columba subvinacea
L
Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata
L
Pacific Dove Zenaida meloda
T
Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti
C
Bare-faced Ground-Dove Metriopelia ceciliae
C
White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
T
Gray-fronted Dove Leptotila rufaxilla
T
Ruddy Quail-Dove Geotrygon montana
P
Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna
T,P
Scarlet Macaw Ara macao
T,P
Red-and-green Macaw Ara chloroptera
T,P
Chestnut-fronted Macaw Ara severa
P
Red-bellied Macaw Orthopsittaca manilata
P
Red-shouldered Macaw Diopsittaca nobilis
C
Mitred Parakeet Aratinga mitrata
T,P
White-eyed Parakeet Aratinga leucophthalmus
T,P
Dusky-headed Parakeet Aratinga weddellii
P
Black-capped Parakeet Pyrrhura rupicola
T
Dusky-billed Parrotlet Forpus sclateri
P
Cobalt-winged Parakeet Brotogeris cyanoptera
P
Amazonian Parrotlet Nannopsittaca dachilleae
T,P
White-bellied Parrot Pionites leucogaster
P
Orange-cheeked Parrot Pionopsitta barrabandi
T,P
Blue-headed Parrot Pionus menstruus
P
Yellow-crowned Parrot Amazona ochrocephala
M
Scaly-naped Parrot Amazona mercenaria
T,P
Mealy Parrot Amazona farinosa
Pm
Ash-colored Cuckoo Coccyzus cinereus
P
Dark-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus melacoryphus
M,T,P
Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana
T
Little Cuckoo Piaya minuta
T
Greater Ani Crotophaga major
Pm
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
P
Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo Neomorphus geoffroyi
T,P
Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl Otus watsonii
P
Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata
M
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasilianum
T,P
Great Potoo Nyctibius grandis
T,P
Common Potoo Nyctibius griseus
T,P
Sand-colored Nighthawk Chordeiles rupestris
T,P
Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
T,P
Band-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus longirostris
P
Spot-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus maculicaudus
P
Ladder-tailed Nightjar Hydropsalis climacocerca
M
Chestnut-collared Swift Streptoprocne rutila
C,P
White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris
P
Gray-rumped Swift ? Chaetura cinereiventris
P
Pale-rumped Swift ? Chaetura egregia
P
Short-tailed Swift Chaetura brachyura
Pm
Fork-tailed Palm-Swift Tachornis squamata
T
Rufous-breasted Hermit Glaucis hirsuta
T,P
White-bearded Hermit Phaethornis hispidus
T
Needle-billed Hermit Phaethornis philippii
T,P
Reddish Hermit Phaethornis ruber
T
Gray-chinned Hermit Phaethornis griseogularis
M
Green-fronted Lancebill Doryfera ludovicae
T,P
Gray-breasted Sabrewing Campylopterus largipennis
T
White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora
C,M
Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus
C,M
Sparkling Violet-ear Colibri coruscans
T
Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis
T
Festive Coquette Lophornis chalybeus
T
Fork-tailed Woodnymph Thalurania furcata
T
White-chinned Sapphire Hylocharis cyanus
C
White-bellied Hummingbird Leucippus chionogaster
C
GREEN-AND-WHITE HUMMINGBIRD Leucippus viridicauda
L
Amazilia Hummingbird Amazilia amazilia
M
Violet-fronted Brilliant Heliodoxa leadbeateri
M
Chestnut-breasted Coronet Boissonneaua matthewsii
M
Shining Sunbeam Aglaeactis cupripennis
C
Andean Hillstar Oreotrochilus estella
M
Gould's Inca Coeligena inca
M
Violet-throated Starfrontlet Coeligena violifer
M
Sword-billed Hummingbird Ensifera ensifera
M
Great Sapphirewing Pterophanes cyanopterus
C,M
Giant Hummingbird Patagona gigas
M
Amethyst-throated Sunangel Heliangelus amethysticollis
M
Booted Racket-tail Ocreatus underwoodii
C,M
Black-tailed Trainbearer Lesbia victoriae
C
BEARDED MOUNTAINEER Oreonympha nobilis
M
Tyrian Metaltail Metallura tyrianthina
M
Long-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus kingi
C,M
White-bellied Woodstar Chaetocercus mulsant
P
Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus
P
Collared Trogon Trogon collaris
T,P
Black-tailed Trogon Trogon melanurus
P
Masked Trogon Trogon personatus
P
Blue-crowned Trogon Trogon curucui
M
Golden-headed Quetzal Pharomachrus auriceps
T,P
Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquata
P
Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona
P
Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
P
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher Chloroceryle inda
Pm
American Pygmy Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea
P
Blue-crowned Motmot Momotus momota
C,M
Highland Motmot Momotus aequatorialis
T,P
Rufous Motmot Baryphthengus martii
T
Broad-billed Motmot Electron platyrhynchum
Pm
Purus Jacamar Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis
T,P
Bluish-fronted Jacamar Galbula cyanescens
P
Paradise Jacamar Galbula dea
P
Great Jacamar Jacamerops aureus
P
Striolated Puffbird Nystalus striolatus
P
Semicollared Puffbird Malacoptila semicincta
M
Black-streaked Puffbird Malacoptila fulvogularis
T,P
Rufous-capped Nunlet Nonnula ruficapilla
T,P
Black-fronted Nunbird Monasa nigrifrons
T,P
White-fronted Nunbird Monasa morphoeus
T,P
Swallow-wing Chelidoptera tenebrosa
T,P
Gilded Barbet Capito auratus
P
Lemon-throated Barbet Eubucco richardsoni
M
Versicolored Barbet Eubucco versicolor
P
Emerald Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus
T
Lettered Aracari Pteroglossus inscriptus
T,P
Brown-mandibled Aracari Pteroglossus mariae
T,P
Chestnut-eared Aracari Pteroglossus castanotis
M
Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan Andigena hypoglauca
T
Yellow-ridged Toucan Ramphastos culminatus
T,P
Cuvier's Toucan Ramphastos cuvieri
P
Bar-breasted Piculet Picumnus aurifrons
M
Ocellated Piculet Picumnus dorbygnianus
T
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker Melanerpes cruentatus
T,P
Little Woodpecker Veniliornis passerinus
T,P
Red-stained Woodpecker Veniliornis affinis
M
Golden-olive Woodpecker Piculus rubiginosus
P
Spot-breasted Woodpecker Colaptes punctigula
C
Andean Flicker Colaptes rupicola
T,P
Rufous-headed Woodpecker Celeus spectabilis
P
Red-necked Woodpecker Campephilus rubricollis
P
Crimson-crested Woodpecker Campephilus melanoleucos
C
Common Miner Geositta cunicularia
C,M
Bar-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes fuscus
C
White-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes atacamensis
P
Pale-legged Hornero Furnarius leucopus
C
Wren-like Rushbird Phleocryptes melanops
M
Azara's Spinetail Synallaxis azarae
M
MARCAPATA SPINETAIL Cranioleuca marcapatae
M
Puna Thistletail Schizoeaca helleri
C,M
RUSTY-FRONTED CANASTERO Asthenes ottonis
C
Streak-fronted Thornbird Phacellodomus striaticeps
P
Rufous-tailed Xenops Xenops milleri
T,P
Plain Xenops Xenops minutus
M
Montane Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia striaticollis
M
Streaked Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii
Pm
Point-tailed Palmcreeper Berlepschia rikeri
T,P
Peruvian Recurvebill Simoxenops ucayalae
P
Chestnut-winged Hookbill Ancistrops strigilatus
T
Chestnut-winged Foliage-gleaner Philydor erythropterus
T
Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner Automolus rufipileatus
T
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner Automolus ochrolaemus
T,P
Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus
T,P
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorynchus spirurus
P
Long-billed Woodcreeper Nasica longirostris
T,P
Strong-billed Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus
P
Amazonian Barred-Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes certhia
T
Straight-billed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus picus
M
Ocellated Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus ocellatus
T,P
Buff-throated Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus guttatus
M
Montane Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger
T,P
Red-billed Scythebill Campylorhamphus trochilirostris
P
Fasciated Antshrike Cymbilaimus lineatus
T,P
Great Antshrike Taraba major
Pm
Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus
C
Variable Antshrike Thamnophilus caerulescens
P
Dusky-throated Antshrike Thamnomanes ardesiacus
T,P
Bluish-slate Antshrike Thamnomanes schistogynus
T,P
Pygmy Antwren Myrmotherula brachyura
P
Sclater's Antwren Myrmotherula sclateri
P
Amazonian Antwren Myrmotherula multostriata
T,P
Plain-throated Antwren Myrmotherula hauxwelli
T,P
White-eyed Antwren Myrmotherula leucophthalma
P
Stipple-throated Antwren Myrmotherula haematonota
P
Ornate Antwren Myrmotherula ornata
T,P
White-flanked Antwren Myrmotherula axillaris
T,P
Long-winged Antwren Myrmotherula longipennis
P
Banded Antbird Dichrozona cincta
M
Yellow-breasted Antwren ? Herpsilochmus axillaris
T
Dot-winged Antwren Microrhopias quixensis
T
Striated Antbird Drymophila devillei
M
Long-tailed Antbird Drymophila caudata
T
White-browed Antbird Myrmoborus leucophrys
P
Band-tailed Antbird Hypocnemoides maculicauda
P
Silvered Antbird Sclateria naevia
T
White-lined Antbird Percnostola lophotes
T,P
Chestnut-tailed Antbird Myrmeciza hemimelaena
P
Plumbeous Antbird Myrmeciza hyperythra
T,P
Goeldi's Antbird Myrmeciza goeldii
P
Sooty Antbird Myrmeciza fortis
T,P
White-throated Antbird Gymnopithys salvini
P
Spot-backed Antbird Hylophylax naevia
T,P
Black-spotted Bare-eye Phlegopsis nigromaculata
T,P
Black-faced Antthrush Formicarius analis
M
Rufous-breasted Antthrush Formicarius rufipectus
P
Striated Antthrush Chamaeza nobilis
M
RED-AND-WHITE ANTPITTA Grallaria erythroleuca
M
Bolivian Tapaculo Scytalopus bolivianus
M
Red-crested Cotinga Ampelion rubrocristata
T,P
Screaming Piha Lipaugus vociferans
P
Purple-throated Cotinga Porphyrolaema porphyrolaema
T
Bare-necked Fruitcrow Gymnoderus foetidus
T
Purple-throated Fruitcrow Querula purpurata
M
Andean Cock-of-the-rock Rupicola peruviana
T
Green Manakin Chloropipo holochlora
M
Yungas Manakin Chiroxiphia boliviana
P
Band-tailed Manakin Pipra fasciicauda
P
Blue-crowned Manakin Pipra coronata
P
Round-tailed Manakin Pipra chloromeros
T
Sulphur-bellied Tyrant-Manakin Neopelma sulphureiventer
T,P
Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin Tyranneutes stolzmanni
P
Forest Elaenia Myiopagis gaimardii
M
Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster
M
White-crested Elaenia Elaenia albiceps
T
Small-billed Elaenia Elaenia parvirostris
M
Lesser Elaenia Elaenia chiriquensis
M
Highland Elaenia Elaenia obscura
M
Sierran Elaenia Elaenia pallatangae
C
Torrent Tyrannulet Serpophaga cinerea
P
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mionectes oleagineus
C,M
Streak-necked Flycatcher Mionectes striaticollis
P
Sepia-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon amaurocephalus
M
Hazel-fronted Pygmy-Tyrant Pseudotriccus simplex
M
Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant Phylloscartes ophthalmicus
C
Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet Phylloscartes ventralis
C
Sclater's Tyrannulet Phyllomyias sclateri
M
Bolivian Tyrannulet Zimmerius bolivianus
M
White-throated Tyrannulet Mecocerculus leucophrys
M
White-tailed Tyrannulet Mecocerculus poecilocercus
M
White-banded Tyrannulet Mecocerculus stictopterus
C
Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant Anairetes flavirostris
C
Many-colored Rush-Tyrant Tachuris rubrigastra
M
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant Lophotriccus pileatus
T
WHITE-CHEEKED TODY-TYRANT Poecilotriccus albifacies
T
Flammulated Bamboo-Tyrant Hemitriccus flammulatus
P
White-eyed Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus zosterops
M
Black-throated Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus granadensis
P
Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum latirostre
P
Spotted Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum maculatum
T,P
Ringed Antpipit Corythopis torquata
T,P
Large-headed Flatbill Ramphotrigon megacephala
P
Rufous-tailed Flatbill Ramphotrigon ruficauda
M
Yellow-margined Flycatcher Tolmomyias assimilis
T
Golden-crowned Spadebill Platyrinchus coronatus
T,M
White-throated Spadebill Platyrinchus mystaceus
M
Unadorned Flycatcher Myiophobus inornatus
T,P
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher Terenotriccus erythrurus
M
Cinnamon Flycatcher Pyrrhomyias cinnamomea
C
Smoke-colored Pewee Contopus fumigatus
M
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
L,T,P
Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
M
Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca rufipectoralis
M
Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca fumicolor
C,M
White-browed Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca leucophrys
T,P
Drab Water-Tyrant Ochthornis littoralis
C,M
Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant Myiotheretes striaticollis
C,M
Spot-billed Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola maculirostris
M
Little Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola fluviatilis
C
Rufous-naped Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola rufivertex
C
Cinereous Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola cinerea
C
Andean Negrito Lessonia oreas
C
White-winged Black-Tyrant Knipolegus aterrimus
P
Bright-rumped Attila Attila spadiceus
P
Dull-capped Attila Attila bolivianus
P
Sirystes Sirystes sibilator
P
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer
T,P
Swainson's Flycatcher Myiarchus swainsoni
T
Short-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus ferox
P
Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus
T,P
Lesser Kiskadee Philohydor lictor
T,P
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
T,P
Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua
P
Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
P
Gray-capped Flycatcher Myiozetetes granadensis
M
Lemon-browed Flycatcher Conopias cinchoneti
M
Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus
M,T,P Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
P
White-winged Becard Pachyramphus polychopterus
T
Pink-throated Becard Pachyramphus minor
P
Black-tailed Tityra Tityra cayana
P
Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata
P
Brown-chested Martin Progne tapera
P
Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
T,P
White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albiventer
C,M
Blue-and-white Swallow Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
C
Brown-bellied Swallow Notiochelidon murina
M
Pale-footed Swallow Notiochelidon flavipes
T,P
White-banded Swallow Atticora fasciata
P
Tawny-headed Swallow Stelgidopteryx fucata
M,T,P
Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
C
White-capped Dipper Cinclus leucocephalus
T,P
Black-capped Donacobius Donacobius atricapillus
P
Thrush-like Wren Campylorhynchus turdinus
C
INCA WREN Thryothorus eisenmanni
T
Moustached Wren Thryothorus genibarbis
P
Buff-breasted Wren Thryothorus leucotis
C
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
M
Mountain Wren Troglodytes solstitialis
M
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucophrys
T
Scaly-breasted Wren Microcerculus marginatus
M
Andean Solitaire Myadestes ralloides
M
White-eared Solitaire Entomodestes leucotis
M
Chiguanco Thrush Turdus chiguanco
M
Great Thrush Turdus fuscater
M
Glossy-black Thrush Turdus serranus
M
Andean Slaty-Thrush Turdus nigriceps
T
Lawrence's Thrush Turdus lawrencii
M
Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas
T
Violaceous Jay Cyanocorax violaceus
M
Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys
T
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
P
Tawny-crowned Greenlet Hylophilus ochraceiceps
M
Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi
C,M
Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus
C,M
Spectacled Redstart Myioborus melanocephalus
M
Two-banded Warbler Basileuterus bivittatus
M
Pale-legged Warbler Basileuterus signatus
M
Citrine Warbler Basileuterus luteoviridis
M
Russet-crowned Warbler Basileuterus coronatus
M
Three-striped Warbler Basileuterus tristriatus
T
Buff-rumped Warbler Basileuterus fulvicauda
L,M
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
C
Cinereous Conebill Conirostrum cinereum
M
Blue-backed Conebill Conirostrum sitticolor
M
Capped Conebill Conirostrum albifrons
M
Magpie Tanager Cissopis leveriana
P
Red-billed Pied Tanager Lamprospiza melanoleuca
C
Grass-green Tanager Chlorornis riefferii
M
Common Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus ophthalmicus
M
Yellow-throated Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus flavigularis
M
Black-eared Hemispingus Hemispingus melanotis
C,M
Rust-and-yellow Tanager Thlypopsis ruficeps
P
Guira Tanager Hemithraupis guira
T,P
White-winged Shrike-Tanager Lanio versicolor
C
Slaty Tanager Creurgops dentata
T,P
Flame-crested Tanager Tachyphonus cristatus
T
White-shouldered Tanager Tachyphonus luctuosus
T,P
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager Habia rubica
T,P
Masked Crimson Tanager Ramphocelus nigrogularis
T,P,M
Silver-beaked Tanager Ramphocelus carbo
T,P,M
Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
M
Blue-capped Tanager Thraupis cyanocephala
C,M
Blue-and-yellow Tanager Thraupis bonariensis
T,P
Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum
M
Hooded Mountain-Tanager Buthraupis montana
M
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus igniventris
M
Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota
T
White-lored Euphonia Euphonia chrysopasta
M
Orange-bellied Euphonia Euphonia xanthogaster
T
Rufous-bellied Euphonia Euphonia rufiventris
M
Orange-eared Tanager Chlorochrysa calliparaea
T
Turquoise Tanager Tangara mexicana
C,M,T
Paradise Tanager Tangara chilensis
M
Green-and-gold Tanager Tangara schrankii
M
Golden Tanager Tangara arthus
M
Golden-eared Tanager Tangara chrysotis
M
Saffron-crowned Tanager Tangara xanthocephala
M
Flame-faced Tanager Tangara parzudakii
M
Yellow-bellied Tanager Tangara xanthogastra
M
Spotted Tanager Tangara punctata
M
Golden-naped Tanager Tangara ruficervix
M
Blue-necked Tanager Tangara cyanicollis
M
Beryl-spangled Tanager Tangara nigroviridis
M
Blue-and-black Tanager Tangara vassorii
M
Silver-backed Tanager Tangara viridicollis
T
Opal-rumped Tanager Tangara velia
T
Opal-crowned Tanager Tangara callophrys
P
Black-faced Dacnis Dacnis lineata
T
Yellow-bellied Dacnis Dacnis flaviventer
P
Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana
P
Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza
T
Purple Honeycreeper Cyanerpes caeruleus
T
Swallow-Tanager Tersina viridis
C
Peruvian Sierra-Finch Phrygilus punensis
C
Mourning Sierra-Finch Phrygilus fruticeti
C
Plumbeous Sierra-Finch Phrygilus unicolor
C
Band-tailed Sierra-Finch Phrygilus alaudinus
C,M
Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch Phrygilus plebejus
M
CHESTNUT-BREASTED MOUNTAIN-FINCH Poospiza caesar
Pm
Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina
P
Caqueta Seedeater Sporophila murallae
Pm
Double-collared Seedeater Sporophila caerulescens
Pm
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater Sporophila castaneiventris
C,M
Band-tailed Seedeater Catamenia analis
M
Paramo Seedeater Catamenia homochroa
M
Dull-colored Grassquit Tiaris obscura
C,M
Rusty Flowerpiercer Diglossa sittoides
M
Moustached Flowerpiercer Diglossa mystacalis
C,M
Black-throated Flowerpiercer Diglossa brunneiventris
M
Deep-blue Flowerpiercer Diglossopis glauca
C,M
Bluish Flowerpiercer Diglossopis caerulescens
C,M
Masked Flowerpiercer Diglossopis cyanea
C
Puna Yellow-Finch Sicalis lutea
T,P
Red-capped Cardinal Paroaria gularis
M
Olive Finch Lysurus castaneiceps
M
Cusco Brush-Finch Atlapetes canigenis
M
Dark-faced Brush-Finch Atlapetes melanolaemus
T,P
Pectoral Sparrow Arremon taciturnus
M,T,P
Yellow-browed Sparrow Ammodramus aurifrons
L,C,M,P
Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
P
Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus
T
Slate-colored Grosbeak Saltator grossus
C
Golden-billed Saltator Saltator aurantiirostris
M
Golden-bellied Grosbeak Pheucticus chrysogaster
C
Black-backed Grosbeak Pheucticus aureoventris
T
Blue-black Grosbeak Cyanocompsa cyanoides
C
Yellow-winged Blackbird Agelaius thilius
L
Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis
T,P
Giant Cowbird Molothrus oryzivorus
T
Epaulet Oriole Icterus cayanensis
C,M
Yellow-rumped Cacique Cacicus cela
M
Mountain Cacique Cacicus chrysonotus
T,P
Casqued Oropendola Psarocolius oseryi
T
Crested Oropendola Psarocolius decumanus
C,M
Dusky-green Oropendola Psarocolius atrovirens
T,P
Russet-backed Oropendola Psarocolius angustifrons
P
Amazonian Oropendola Gymnostinops bifasciatus
C
Hooded Siskin Carduelis magellanica
M
Olivaceous Siskin Carduelis olivacea

Notable mammals

Brown Capuchin Monkey
White Capuchin Monkey
Spider Monkey
Dusky Titi Monkey
Squirrel Monkey
Night Monkey
Red Howler Monkey
Saddle-back Tamarin
Brazilian Tapir
White-lipped Peccary
Collared Peccary
Agouti
Capybara
Giant Otter

Football scores of the three games we played:

1-0
5-4
10-5

........all in our favour!

Comments and questions? E-mail Tim Allwood

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