Wednesday, 22 November 2017

22nd November 2017 Wild Sumaco

A clear morning and the first time we had seen the Andes from Wild Sumaco. A male Lafresnaye's Piculet and a male Yellow-breasted Antwrenwere seen around the car park of the Lodge. We then walked a short way along the road until finding a Dark-breasted Spinetail in the rank grassland. The lure of the forest trails then proved too much so we walked the Coopmans Trail in the morning but it proved quiet under the clear skies although a troop of Napo Tamarins were quite nice. We then walked the Lodge Loop Trail again seeing the male Chestnut-crowned Gnateater this time with a juvenile. We also then encountered a mixed-species flock that produced several Golden-collared Honeycreepers. We walked the F.A.C.E. trail in the afternoon but that also proved quiet although finding an Owl Butterfly made it worthwhile. A roost flight of Scaly-naped Amazons were seen as we walked back along the road. We set out after dark and soon found a pair of Band-bellied Owls in the same area I had seen the one the night before.

Black Vulture 3
Swallow-tailed Kite 1
Scaled Pigeon 1
Plumbeous Pigeon 6
Chestnut-fronted Macaw 8
Squirrel Cuckoo 1
Band-bellied Owl 2
White-collared Swift 35
Pale-tailed Barbthroat 2
Sparkling Violetear 2
Wire-crested Thorntail 2
Golden-tailed Sapphire 4
Many-spotted Hummingbird 2
Gorgeted Woodstar 1 male
Gilded Barbet 2
Strong-billed Woodcreeper 1
Olive-backed Woodcreeper 1
Yellow-breasted Antwren 1 male
Chestnut-crowned Gnateater 2
Golden-faced Tyrannulet 3
Ornate Flycatcher 2
Eastern / Western Wood-Pewee sp. 4
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Tropical Kingbird 4
Andean Cock-of-the-Rock 1 male
White-crowned Manakin 2
Violaceous Jay 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Swainson's Thrush 4
Black-billed Thrush 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 4
Slate-throated Whitestart 2
Bananaquit 1
Blue-necked Tanager 10
Paradise Tanager 1
Blue-grey Tanager 2
Scarlet Tanager 4
Magpie Tanager 1
Lesser/Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch 2
Yellow-rumped Cacique 2
Crested Oropendola 6
Russet-backed Oropendola 4

Sunrise from Wild Sumaco first lighting-up the snowy peaks of the Andes

View from Wild Sumaco Lodge

Male Lafresnaye's Piculet at Wild Sumaco

Male Yellow-breasted Antwren at Wild Sumaco

Napo Tamarin at Wild Sumaco

Olive-backed Woodcreeper at Wild Sumaco

Strong-billed Woodcreeper at Wild Sumaco

Juvenile Chestnut-crowned Gnateater at Wild Sumaco

Owl Butterfly at Wild Sumaco

Scaly-naped Amazons at Wild Sumaco

Band-bellied Owls at Wild Sumaco