Friday, 1 December 2017

1st December 2017 Paz de Aves to 23 de Junio

Left pre-dawn with Angel to climb a trail to a territory of a Rufous-breasted Antthrush with the bird heard calling as we arrived and it eventually showed well. We also saw a pair of Sickle-winged Guan and and family group of Crested Guan in the area. Yesterday's tour group then arrived the rain having dissuaded them from making a visit yesterday. I joined them for the Antpitta trail seeing the Moustached Antpitta and an Ochre-breasted Antpitta but the male Giant Antpitta failed to show much to the disappointment of some of the group. Whilst the tour group opted for breakfast we decided to leave and drove to 23 de Junio. Luis was in town when we arrived so we took a walk along the road up the valley alongside the river seeing a few birds before the rain started. We retraced our steps to the Umbrellabird Lodge where Luis duly arrived off the 4pm bus and warned us that we needed the rain to stop before dawn the next morning for the Long-wattled Umbrellabirds to lek. Torrential rain ensued...

Cattle Egret 6
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 15
Short-tailed Hawk 1
Crested Guan 4
Sickle-winged Guan 2
Squirrel Cuckoo 1
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird 1
Northern Violaceus (Gartered) Trogon 1 male
Crimson-rumped Toucanet 2
Buff-fronted Foliage-Gleaner 1
Pacific Hornero 1
Rufous-breasted Antthrush 1
Moustached Antpitta 1
Ochre-breasted Antpitta 1
Ornate Flycatcher 2
Tropical Kingbird 2
Cinnamon Becard 1
Andean Cock-of-the-Rock 1 male
Blue-and-white Swallow 2
Bay Wren 2
House Wren 1
Grey-breasted Wood-Wren 1
Bay-headed Tanager 2
Swallow Tanager 6
Blue-grey Tanager 2
Lemon-rumped Tanager 2
White-shouldered Tanager 1
Rufous-collared Sparrow 3
Shiny Cowbird 2

Rufous-breasted Antthrush at Paz de Aves

Sickle-winged Guan at Paz de Aves

Crested Guan at Paz de Aves

Crimson-rumped Toucanets at Paz de Aves

23 de Junio

Aquatic plant at 23 de Junio

Butterfly at 23 de Junio

Roadside Hawk at 23 de Junio

Short-tailed Hawk at 23 de Junio

Male Northern Violaceous Trogon at 23 de Junio

Bay Wren at 23 de Junio