Tuesday, 5 December 2017

5th December 2017 Bellavista

An overcast but dry morning that we spent birding around the lodge and nearby trails with the later producing a tape-responsive Spillmann's Tapaculo. We then drove down the hillside to Tony Nunnery's garden. We met Tony and he kindly showed us an active Brown Inca's nest. He had also seen Beautiful Jay in his garden during the morning so he suggested that we should return the next morning. Late in the day an unexpected tick was provided by a Striped Treehunter that had been found roosting in the dining hall by one of the catering team!

Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Band-tailed Pigeon 5
White-tipped Dove 1
White-throated Quail-Dove 2
Andean Emerald 1
Speckled Hummingbird 4
Green-crowned Brilliant 1
Brown Inca 1
Collared Inca 2
Buff-tailed Coronet 15
Booted Racket-tail 6
Violet-tailed Sylph 2
Purple-throated Woodstar 2
Masked Trogon 1
Red-headed Barbet 2
Toucan Barbet 6
Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan 1
Montane Woodcreeper 2
White-tailed Tyrannulet 4
Streak-necked Flycatcher 1
Smoke-coloured Peewee 1
Golden-crowned Flycatcher 1
Green-and-black Fruiteater 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush 1
Glossy-black Thrush 1
Blue-and-white Swallow 4
Grey-breasted Wood-Wren 4
Blackburnian Warbler 4
Slate-throated Whitestart 6
Three-striped Warbler 2
Russet-crowned Warbler 6
Masked Flowerpiercer 4
White-sided Flowerpiercer 4
Golden-rumped Euphonia 2
Golden Tanager 4
Flame-faced Tanager 2
Beryl-spangled Tanager 1
Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager 6
Southern Yellow Grosbeak 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
White-winged Brush-Finch 4
Rufous-collared Sparrow 6

Our 'budget' room at Bellavista

Tandayapa Valley from Bellavista

Toucan Barbet at Bellavista

Blackburnian Warbler at Bellavista
Oh to find one of these on Unst!

Russet-crowned Warblers at Bellavista

Slate-throated Whitestart at Bellavista

White-tailed Tyrannulet at Bellavista

Grey-breasted Wood-Wren at Bellavista

Male White-sided Flowerpiercers at Bellavista

Male Masked Flowerpiercers at Bellavista

Flame-faced Tanager at Bellavista

White-winged Brush-Finch at Bellavista

Andean Emerald at Bellavista

Male Booted Racket-tails at Bellavista

Male Violet-tailed Sylph at Bellavista

Montane Woodcreeper at Bellavista

Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush at Bellavista

Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan at Bellavista

Bronzy Inca nest at Tony Nunnery's garden