Monday, 13 November 2017

13th November 2017 Guango Lodge

Some rain showers overnight persisted into the morning but we headed out early along the Waterfall Trail hoping the Mountain Avocetbill might attend its favoured flowers but it didn't show although we saw a number of open-country species but also a Smoky Bush-Tyrant and a Red Brocket Deer. We continued along the trail entering better forest where we found a nice mixed-species flock that included a pair of Powerful Woodpeckers and a Hooded Mountain-Tanager. Better was to follow as I saw a movement in a bamboo thicket that I suspected was a Tapaculo. Using playback, a Blackish Tapaculo jumped off the ground and landed on a low bamboo stem, frozen with one wing partially outstretched, looking around for an intruder in its territory for several minutes! We then added a Mountain Wren on our way back down the trail. We headed back to the Waterfall Trail in the early afternoon for another no-show by the Avocetbill, but walking further along the trail, we found another mixed-species flock that included a Plushcap. We then walked the Pipeline Way trail where the Alder woodland proved quiet but a White-capped Dipper was seen along the river.

Mountain Velvetbreast 3
Collared Inca 2
Buff-winged Starfrontlet 6
Sword-billed Hummingbird 2
Buff-tailed Coronet 6
Chestnut-breasted Coronet 6
Tourmaline Sunangel 2
Long-tailed Sylph 4
White-bellied Woodstar 4
Masked Trogon 1
Powerful Woodpecker 2
Rufous Spinetail 2
Tyrannine Woodcreeper 1
Montane Woodcreeper 2
Cinnamon Flycatcher 1
Black Phoebe 1
Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant 4
Smoky Bush-Tyrant 1
Turquoise Jay 4
Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
Great Thrush 6
White-capped Dipper 1
Brown-bellied Swallow 2
Mountain Wren 1
Blackburnian Warbler 5
Canada Warbler 1
Spectacled Whitestart 8
Russet-crowned Warbler 1
Masked Flowerpiercer 1
Hooded Mountain-Tanager 1
Grey-hooded Bush-Tanager 3
Black-capped Hemispingus 6
Plushcap 1
Northern Mountain Cacique 5

Leaving Guango Lodge at dawn after an early breakfast

Red Brocket Deer at Guango Lodge

Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant at Guango Lodge

Smoky Bush-Tyrant at Guango Lodge

Female Powerful Woodpecker at Guango Lodge

Male Powerful Woodpecker at Guango Lodge

Tyrannine Woodcreeper at Guango Lodge

Black-capped Hemispingus at Guango Lodge

Swainson's Thrush at Guango Lodge

Blackish Tapaculo at Guango Lodge
a new bird for me and the only individual seen during the trip

Female White-bellied Woodstar at Guango Lodge

Male White-bellied Woodstar at Guango Lodge

Female Tourmaline Sunangel at Guango Lodge
Females are polychromatic this being the distinctive 'white-throated' type.

Chestnut-breasted Coronet at Guango Lodge

Sword-billed Hummingbird at Guango Lodge
Its tongue is just visible in the lowest image above

Black Phoebe at Guango Lodge