COLOMBIA


From 27th November to 16th December 2010, Brian and Pat Wetton visited Colombia with Sunrise Birding. Our tour leaders were Gina Nichol and Steve Bird. Our bird guide for the first two weeks was Diego Calderon and for the last five days we had Wally Maury. We thank them all for an excellent trip in the very difficult circumstances of a La Nina year in which Colombia suffered excessive rainfall causing many landslides and floods some of which inevitably affected our itinerary and comfort of birding. We nevertheless recorded 522 species of birds including 490 seen, many being endemics and "lifers". We also wish to thank our fellow birders who were so good-natured throughout, even in pouring rain or deep mud: Dave and Alison Curtis, Mick and Lynda Flude, Christine Raines, Andy Sims, Roger Stansfield and Gordon Wilson. Our drivers coped superbly on some tricky roads and we thank Lucas, Jairo and his wife, Alfredo and our Jeep drivers at Galapagos Road and Jardin. Diego organised excellent facilities for us as well as being a five-star bird guide. We especially loved the alfresco breakfasts and snacks!

Itinerary:

   27th Nov    Iberia flights from Heathrow via Madrid to Bogota

   28th Nov    Chingaza Nat. Park(CH), then to Siecha Lagoons(SL)  and La Florida Park(LF) in Bogota

   29th Nov     Pedro Palo Lagoon(PP) and on via Mesa and Girardot to Olalla(OL) and Ibague   

   30th Nov    Combeima Canyon(CC) from Juntas to El Silencio and on to Cartago

   01st Dec    Galapagos Road(GR) and on to El Cairo

   02nd Dec    Galapagos Road again and via Cartago and Pereira to La Florida

   03rd Dec    Otun Quimbaya(OQ) and Hotel Recinto del Pensamiento(RP) in Manizales

   04th Dec    Rio Blanco(RB) and return to Manizales

   05th Dec    Alcazares Arenillo Park(AA) and along the Cauca Valley(CV) to Jardin(JD)

   06th Dec    Ventanas Peak road above Jardin

   07th Dec    Jardin and via the Cauca Valley to Medellin

   08th Dec    El Palacio(EP) and Rio Claro(RC)

   09th Dec    Cueva del Condor(CO) and Victoria(VC)

   10th Dec    Victoria, Jardin Encantado(JE) at San Francisco and return to Bogota

   11th Dec    Flight from Bogota to Santa Marta and up Sierra Santa Marta(SM) via Minca to El Dorado Lodge

   12th Dec    San Lorenzo Ridge and El Dorado on Sierra de Santa Marta

   13th Dec    El Dorado via Palo Alto on Sierra Santa Marta and to Riohacha on the Guajira Peninsular(GP)

   14th Dec    Camerones and Los Flamencos National Park(LF) on Guajira and return to Santa Marta

   15th Dec    Isla de Salamanca(IS) and return to Santa Marta for flight to Bogota

   16th Dec    Iberia flights from Bogota via Madrid to Heathrow

Site Profiles:

Chingaza National Park:

On the western slope of the Eastern Cordillera, Chingaza National Park lies east of Bogota and is accessible via a mountain road that cuts through montane forest, temperate scrub, chusquea bamboo and espeletia scrub.

Siecha Lagoons:

North east of Bogota, Siecha is an area of marsh and shallow lagoons.

La Florida Park:

In Bogota this public park has an area of wetland protected as a conservation area. It was an unsuccessful alternative site for Apolinar's Wren when landslides prevented access to other sites. It poured with rain on our visit.

Pedro Palo Lagoon:

Near Tena, South west of Bogota and still on the flanks of the Eastern Cordillera, is an area of sub-tropical woodland with a lake.

Olalla:

Between Girardot and Ibague is an area of dry savannah and scrub where we made a brief evening stop. 

Combeima Canyon:

North of Ibague and on the southern edge of the Los Nevados massif in the Central Andes is a canyon stretching from Juntas to El Silencio. The river has fringing woodland and pasture with a track that leads eventually to forest beyond El Silencio.

Galapagos Road: 

Near El Cairo is a mountain road leading into the Western Cordillera with areas of good forest on either side. It is good for middle elevation birds and Choco endemics. On our visit it was very wet with several landslides. 4x4 Jeeps are essential for access.

Otun Quimbaya:

This reserve on the western edge of the Central Andes east of Pereira protects upper subtropical and montane forest in the valley of the River Otun. 

Recinta del Pensamiento:

The hotel in Manizales had extensive grounds with ponds, lawns, woods and hummingbird feeders.

Rio Blanco:

Located in the Central Cordillera, this reserve east of Manizales is owned by the local water company and managed to protect its woodland at varied altitudes. It also has hummingbird feeders.

Alcazares Arenillo Park:

This eco-park near Manizales is an educational centre with good woodland, scrub and bamboo. We visited here as our planned trip to the paramo on Los Nevados was impossible due to the destruction of the access road.

Cauca Valley:

The Cauca River is one of the two great rivers of Colombia and forms an inter-andean valley between the Western and Central Cordillera. We stopped at several areas of riverside woodland and scrub. There were flood-waters along the valley on our visit.

Jardin:

Above the charming town of Jardin, a mountain road cuts into the Western Cordillera to Ventanas Peak giving access to montane forest and patches of chusquea bamboo. Several mud and landslides meant that we had to access the upper section by foot. 4x4 Jeeps are anyway required.

El Palacio:

Near El Palacio on the Medellin to Bogota road is a wooded valley of the Central Andes.

Rio Claro and Cueva del Condor:

Further along the road to Bogota is this reserve protecting humid foothill forest in the west of the Magdalena Valley, the second great river of Colombia separating Central and Eastern Cordillera. Nearby is an oilbird cave accessed via a walk through pastures and a forest stream.

Victoria:

The pleasant town of Victoria on the western side of the Magdalena Valley has a reserve on the ridge above it protecting humid forest. The road leading to Victoria cuts through savannah and scrub.

Jardin Encantado:

This is a hummingbird garden with a huge number of feeders in the town of San Francisco east of the Medellin to Bogota road.

Sierra de Santa Marta:

Inland from the town of Santa Marta is the highest mountain in Colombia and an access road leads from Minca via the gardens at Palo Alto into the mountains to El Dorado Lodge and the San Lorenzo Ridge. It cuts through forest at varied elevations to reach montane scrub with palms at the ridge. The Lodge has feeders and gardens that are productive. 4x4 vehicles are necessary to access this area, with most endemics at the higher elevations. 

Guajira Peninsular and Los Flamencos National Park:

The Guajira Peninsular is the "driest" part of Colombia. Normally an area of dry scrub, beach and coastal lagoons, Los Flamencos was mainly flooded lagoons on our visit. The reserve is best accessed via the small town of Camerones. A huge storm affected our birding here.

Isla de Salamanca:

This national park protects mangrove and coastal scrub with lagoons. The Cienaga to Barranquilla highway cuts through it.

Birds Recorded (see itinerary for key to sites ):

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Little Tinamou

2

H

RC, VC

Least Grebe

1

1

IS

Pied-billed Grebe

1

2

SL

Brown Pelican

3

50+

GP,LF,IS

Neotropical Cormorant

6

100+

various

Magnificent Frigatebird

2

30+

LF,IS

Great Blue Heron

4

5

various

Cocoi Heron

1

4

IS

Great Egret

10

500+

various,IS

Snowy Egret

8

50+

various

Little Blue Heron

1

5

IS

Reddish Egret

1

1

LF

Tricoloured Heron

2

5+

LF,IS

Striated Heron

3

2

CC,GP,IS

Western Cattle Egret

12

100+

various

Capped Heron

1

1

VC

Black-crowned Night-Heron

1

2

SL

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

1

1

IS

Bare-faced Ibis

6

10+

various

White Ibis

1

3

LF

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Wood Stork

1

4

LF

Roseate Spoonbill

1

4

LK

American Flamingo

1

2

LF

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

4

15+

CV,LF,IS

Andean Teal

1

2

SL

White-cheeked Pintail

1

20+

IS

Blue-winged Teal

2

50+

SL,IS

Torrent Duck

1

4

OQ

Andean Duck

1

1

SL

Ruddy Duck

1

1

SL

Turkey Vulture

12

50+

various

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

1

1+

VC

Black Vulture

17

100+

various

King Vulture

1

1

SM

Osprey

1

7

IS

American Swallow-tailed Kite

1

5

GR

Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle

1

1

CH

Grey Hawk

2

3

CO,VC

Roadside Hawk

10

3

various

Short-tailed Hawk

1

1

VC

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Broad-winged Hawk

4

2

PP,CC,RB,SM

White-tailed Hawk

1

1

JD

Northern Caracara

7

10+

various

Yellow-headed Caracara

12

6+

various

Laughing Falcon

1

H

SM

American Kestrel

7

2

various

Rufous-vented Chachalaca

1

H

LF

Colombian Chachalaca

3

H

CC,AA,VC

Band-tailed Guan

3

4+

SM

Cauca Guan

1

8

OQ

Wattled Guan

1

1

LF

Sickle-winged Guan

2

2+

GR,RB

Black-fronted Wood-Quail

1

4

SM

Grey-necked Wood-Rail

1

H

RC

Bogota Rail

1

3+

SL

Spot-flanked Gallinule

1

2

SL

Common Gallinule

2

1

SL,PP

American Coot

1

6

SL

Wattled Jacana

3

6

CO,VC,LF,IS

Black-necked Stilt

3

30+

GP,LF,IS

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Southern Lapwing

10

6+

various

Grey Plover

2

2

LF,IS

Semipalmated Plover

2

6

LF,IS

Kildeer

1

1

GP

Collared Plover

1

10+

LF

Solitary Sandpiper

1

1

IS

Lesser Yellowlegs

2

5+

LF,IS

Greater Yellowlegs

3

5+

CV,LF,IS

Spotted Sandpiper

3

1

CV,IS

Willet

2

20

LF,IS

Least Sandpiper

2

10+

LF,IS

Sanderling

1

10+

LF

Hudsonian Whimbrel

2

10+

LF,IS

Ruddy Turnstone

1

1

LF

Arctic Skua

1

2

LF

Laughing Gull

2

100+

LF,IS

Large-billed Tern

1

1

IS

Gull-billed Tern

2

10

LF,IS

Caspian Tern

1

500+

IS

Royal Tern

2

20+

LF,IS

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Cabot's Tern

1

50+

LF

Least Tern

1

1

IS

Black Skimmer

1

2+

LF

Feral Pigeon

8

10+

various

Band-tailed Pigeon

8

10+

various

Bare-eyed Pigeon

2

10+

LF,IS

Pale-vented Pigeon

1

H

CO

Eared Dove

7

10+

various

Common Ground-Dove

1

2+

LF

Ruddy Ground-Dove

5

5+

CV,EP,CO,VC

Scaled Dove

2

10+

GP,LF

Tolima Dove

1

H

CC

White-tipped Dove

2

5+

GP,LF

Scarlet-fronted Parakeet

1

7

VC

Brown-throated Parakeet

2

10+

LF,IS

Golden-plumed Parakeet

1

13

AA

Yellow-eared Parrot

1

3

JD

Spectacled Parrotlet

3

5

CV,EP

Orange-chinned Parakeet

2

5

RC,SM

Rusty-faced Parrot

2

15

RB,SM

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Blue-headed Parrot

4

5

GR,JD,VC

White-crowned(Speckle-faced) Parrot

2

2

OQ,RB

Yellow-crowned Parrot

1

6+

VC

Scaly-naped Parrot

1

5

SM

Squirrel Cuckoo

4

2

PP,OQ,AA,JD

Smooth-billed Ani

11

6

various

Groove-billed Ani

3

10+

VC,GP

White-throated Screech-Owl

1

H

OQ

Santa Marta Screech-Owl

1

H

SM

Andean Pygmy-Owl

1

1+

CH

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

2

1+

GP,LF

Mottled Owl

1

1

GR

Rufous-banded Owl

1

H

OQ

Oilbird

1

6+

CO

Common Potoo

1

2

AA

Lesser Nighthawk

1

1

CV

White-collared Swift

6

100+

various

Chestnut-collared Swift

1

2+

AA

Grey-rumped Swift

1

2+

GR

Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift

1

1

CO

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Short-tailed Swift

1

5+

VC

White-tipped Swift

1

3+

CC

Green Hermit

2

1

GR,JE

Tawny-bellied Hermit

1

1

GR

Stripe-throated Hermit

2

2+

VC

Green-fronted Lancebill

1

1

GR

Lazuline Sabrewing

1

1

SM

White-necked Jacobin

2

1

JE,SM

Brown Violetear

1

1

SM

Green Violetear

7

30+

various

Sparkling Violetear

5

10+

CH,RP,JE,SM

Black-throated Mango

4

20+

GR,AA,JD,JE

Ruby-Topaz Hummingbird

1

2

LF

Red-billed Emerald

2

10

GP,LF

Blue-tailed Emerald

3

2+

PP,CC,AA

Coppery Emerald

1

1

SM

Violet-crowned Woodnymph

5

30+

VC,JE,SM

Green-crowned Woodnymph

1

2

GR

Saphire-throated Hummingbird

1

1

IS

Buffy Hummingbird

1

6

LF

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Indigo-capped Hummingbird

1

50+

JE

Andean Emerald

2

2

CC,RP

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

5

5+

RP,AA,EP,VC,JE

Steely-vented Hummingbird

4

3+

RP,AA,SM,LF

Blossomcrown

2

1

CC,SM

White-vented Plumeleteer

2

5+

PP,JE

Speckled Hummingbird

2

1

GR,RP

Fawn-breasted Brilliant

2

1

RP,RB

Empress Brilliant

2

2

GR

White-tailed Hillstar

1

2+

GR

Great Saphirewing

1

1

CH

Bronzy Inca

3

2+

GR,RP,JD

Brown Inca

1

1

GR

Black Inca

1

1

PP

Collared Inca

3

2+

OQ,RP,JD

White-tailed Starfrontlet

2

1

SM

Buff-tailed Coronet

4

30+

CC,RP,RB,JD

Velvet-Purple Coronet

2

2+

GR

Tourmaline Sunangel

3

6+

CC,RB,JD

Glowing Puffleg

1

3+

CH

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Greenish Puffleg

3

2+

GR,OQ

Racket-tailed Puffleg

2

2

PP,OQ

Tyrian Metaltail

2

5+

CH,SM

Long-tailed Sylph

3

2

CC,RP,RB

Violet-tailed Sylph 

2

3

GR

Wedge-billed Hummingbird

2

1

CC,GR

Purple-crowned Fairy

1

1

CO

Bronze-tailed Thornbill

1

3

CH

White-bellied Woodstar

2

3+

RP,JE

Gorgeted Woodstar

2

1+

PP,JE

Santa Marta Woodstar

1

2

SM

White-tipped Quetzal

2

1

SM

Golden-headed Quetzal

1

2

JD

Collared Trogon

1

1

GR

Masked Trogon

2

1

JD,SM

Ringed Kingfisher

4

3

CV,VC,LF,IS

Amazon Kingfisher

1

1

CV

Whooping Motmot

1

1

SM

Highland Motmot

3

2

RP,RB,AA

Rufous-tailed Jacamar

2

2

RC,LF

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Barred Puffbird

1

2

RC

Russet-throated Puffbird

2

3

GP,LF

Moustached Puffbird

1

1

PP

White-mantled Barbet

1

6

EP,RC

Red-headed Barbet

1

1

AA

Yellow-billed Toucanet

1

1

SM

Emerald Toucanet

2

1

PP,GR

Santa Marta Toucanet

1

2

SM

Crimson-rumped Toucanet

1

1

AA

Collared Aracari

1

4

CO,VC

Black-billed Mountain-Toucan

1

1

RB

Chestnut-mandibled Toucan

1

H

RC

Chestnut Piculet

1

2

LF

Greyish Piculet

2

4

AA,CV

Olivaceous Piculet

2

2

RC,VC

Spot-breasted Woodpecker

1

2

EP

Crimson-mantled Woodpecker

1

1

JD

Golden-Olive Woodpecker

3

1

AA,JD,SM

Cinnamon Woodpecker

1

1

RC

Acorn Woodpecker

2

5+

PP,AA

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Beautiful Woodpecker

2

2+

EP,VC

Red-crowned Woodpecker

6

3

OL,CV,EP,VC,LF

Smoky-brown Woodpecker

1

1

PP

Red-rumped Woodpecker

2

1

RC,CO

Plain-brown Woodcreeper

1

1

CO

Olivaceous Woodcreeper

1

1

CO

Wedge-billed Woodcreeper

1

1

CO

Strong-billed Woodcreeper

1

2

SM

Straight-billed Woodcreeper

1

1

IS

Cocoa Woodcreeper

2

1

CO,SM

Streak-headed Woodcreeper

3

3

CV,VC

Montane Woodcreeper

3

1

OQ,RB,VC

Caribbean Hornero

2

1

LF

Azara's Spinetail

5

2+

CC,OQ,RB,AA,JD

Silvery-throated Spinetail

1

H

CH

Pale-breasted Spinetail

2

1+

PP,GR

Stripe-breasted Spinetail

1

H

OL

Slaty Spinetail

1

2

AA

Rusty-headed Spinetail

1

3

SM

Rufous Spinetail

1

1

JD

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

White-whiskered Spinetail

1

4

LF

Streak-capped Spinetail

2

1

SM

Ash-browed Spinetail

1

1+

PP

Red-faced Spinetail

1

4

AA

Pearled Treerunner

2

4

RB,JD

Fulvous-dotted treerunner

1

2

GR

Pacific(Buffy) Tuftedcheek

1

1

GR

Streaked Tuftedcheek

1

1

JD

Lineated Foliage-Gleaner

1

H

PP

Montane Foliage-Gleaner

1

1

GR

Slaty-winged Foliage-Gleaner

1

3+

CO

Santa Marta Foliage-Gleaner

1

H

SM

Plain Xenops

2

1

VC

Black-crested Antshrike

1

4

LF

Black-backed Antshrike

1

1+

SM

Bar-crested Antshrike

3

2

AA,JD,RC

Uniform Antshrike

1

1

PP

Western Slaty-Antshrike

1

H

VC

Pacific Antwren

1

2

EP

Yellow-breasted Antwren

1

2

GR

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Northern White-fringed Antwren

1

4

LF

Long-tailed Antbird

1

1

RB

Chestnut-backed Antbird

2

1+

RC

Black-faced Ant-Thrush

1

H

CO

Chestnut-crowned Antpitta

2

2

OQ,RB

Santa Marta Antpitta

3

H

SM

Bicoloured Antpitta

1

H

RB

Chestnut-naped Antpitta

2

H

RB,JD

Scaled Antpitta

1

H

AA

Rufous Antpitta

1

H

CH

Santa Marta Rufous Antpitta

1

H

SM

Brown-banded Antpitta

1

1+

RB

Rusty-breasted Antpitta

1

1

SM

Ash-coloured Tapaculo

1

H

RB

Santa Marta Tapaculo

1

H

SM

Blackish Tapaculo

2

H

RB,JD

Narino Tapaculo

2

3

GR

Mattoral Tapaculo

1

H

CH

Brown-rumped Tapaculo

2

1+

SM

Spillman's Tapaculo

2

H

RB,JD

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Choco Tapaculo

1

H

GR

Ocellated Tapaculo

2

H

RB,JD

Blue-crowned Manakin

1

1

CO

Golden-winged Manakin

1

1

GR

White-bearded Manakin

2

1+

CO,SM

White-bibbed Manakin

1

1

VC

Golden-headed Manakin

1

2

VC

Western Striped Manakin

1

1

EP

Red-crested Cotinga

1

3

CH

Green-and-Black Fruiteater

2

3

GR,RB

Barred Fruiteater

1

1

JD

Orange-breasted Fruiteater

2

1

GR

Golden-breasted Fruiteater

2

2+

SM

Olivaceous Piha

1

1

GR

Dusky Piha

1

H

RB

Red-ruffed Fruitcrow

1

3+

OQ

Masked Tityra

1

2

EP

Barred Becard

2

2

RB,JD

Cinereous Becard

2

2

EP,CO

Cinnamon Becard

3

2

EP,CO,VC

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

White-winged Becard

1

1

OQ

One-coloured Becard

1

1

CO

Sooty-headed Tyrannulet

2

1

PP,EP

Black-capped Tyrannulet

2

1

CH,JD

Golden-faced Tyrannulet

3

2

PP,AA,EP

Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet

1

1

EP

Southern Beardless Tyrannulet

1

2

SM

Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet

2

2

CV,LF

Greenish Elaenia

2

1

CV

Yellow-bellied Elaenia

5

4

various

Mountain Elaenia

2

3+

PP,CC

White-throated Tyrannulet

4

10+

CH,JD,SM

Torrent Tyrannulet

1

3

CC

Slender-billed Inezia

1

4

LF

Streak-necked Flycatcher

1

1

CC

Olive-striped Flycatcher

2

1

SM

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher

4

2

AA,RC,VC,SM

Slaty-capped Flycatcher

3

1+

PP,RC, CO

Rufous-breasted Flycatcher

1

1

GR

Northern Scrub-Flycatcher

1

2

LF

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Antioquia Bristle-Tyrant

1

2+

CO

Variegated Bristle-Tyrant

1

1

OQ

Rufous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant

1

1

JD

Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant

2

1

SM,LF

Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher

1

1

RB

Southern Bentbill

1

1

RB

Black-throated Tody-Tyrant

1

1

SM

Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher

2

2

EP,CO

Common Tody-Flycatcher

6

2+

various

Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher

1

1

LF

Yellow-Olive Flycatcher

4

2+

AA,CV,EP,CO

Yellow-breasted Flycatcher

1

1

LF

Ornate Flycatcher

1

6

GR

Cinnamon Flycatcher

7

4

various

Olive-sided Flycatcher

1

1

SM

Smoke-coloured Pewee

2

2

GR,JD

Acadian Flycatcher

2

3

AA,CO

Black Phoebe

6

4

various

Vermillion Flycatcher

7

3

various

Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant

1

1

CH

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant

2

2

CC,JD

Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant

3

1

CC,GR,JD

Crowned Chat-Tyrant

1

1

CH

Yellow-bellied Chat-Tyrant

1

1

SM

Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant

1

3

JD

Smoky Bush-Tyrant

1

1

RB

Santa Marta Bush-Tyrant

1

1

SM

Pied Water-Tyrant

1

2

LF

Cattle Tyrant

6

3

various

Bright-rumped Attila

1

2

CO

Pale-edged Flycatcher

2

1

RB,JD

Brown-crested Flycatcher

2

1

EP.LF

Apical Flycatcher

2

2

CV

Great Kiskadee

9

5+

various

Rusty-margined Fllycatcher

3

2

GR,CV,EP

Social Flycatcher

1

1

LF

Streaked Flycatcher

1

2

AA

Golden-crowned Flycatcher

3

2

CC,JD,SM

Piratic Flycatcher

2

4

RC,CO

Tropical Kingbird

14

10+

various

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Grey Kingbird

1

2

LF

Eastern Kingbird

1

3

Guasca

White-winged Swallow

1

1

Magdalena

Grey-breasted Martin

4

10+

VC,SM,IS

Brown-bellied Swallow

3

100+

CH,PP,CC

Blue-and-White Swallow

6

20+

various

White-thighed Swallow

1

10

CO

Southern Rough-winged Swallow

5

3+

various

Black-chested Jay

4

3+

VC,SM

Inca(Green) Jay

2

5

CC,OQ

White-capped Dipper

3

2

CC,OQ,JD

Bicoloured Wren

3

2

SM,LF,IS

Band-backed Wren

2

5

RC,CO

Rufous Wren

1

3

CH

Sharpe's Wren

2

1+

RB,JD 

Black-bellied Wren

1

1

CO

Whiskered Wren

2

3

CC,AA

Colombian(Speckle-breasted) Wren 

1

1

PP

Bay Wren

1

1

RC

Rufous-and-White Wren

1

H

SM

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Southern House Wren

7

2

various

Mountain Wren

1

1

RB

White-breasted Wood-Wren

3

1

CO,VC

Grey-breasted Wood-Wren

11

2+

various

Munchique Wood-Wren

2

1

GR

Chestnut-breasted Wren

1

H

OQ

Long-billed Gnat-Wren

2

1

SM

Tropical Gnatcatcher

3

5

CV,VC,LF

Tropical Mockingbird

2

2

CH,LF

Andean Solitaire

2

1

GR,JD

Black Solitaire

1

3

GR

Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush

2

1

AA,SM

Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush

2

1

SM

Swainson's Thrush

2

2

AA,VC

Great Thrush

11

20+

various

Pale-breasted Thrush

1

2

VC

Black-billed Thrush

7

20+

various

Rufous-browed Peppershrike

1

1+

PP

Black-billed Peppershrike

1

1

OQ

Red-eyed Vireo

3

2

AA,VC,LF

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Brown-capped Vireo

2

1+

PP,RB

Rufous-naped Greenlet

1

2+

VC

Scrub Greenlet

2

2

VC,LF

Black-and-White Warbler

3

2

PP,OQ,VC

Golden-winged Warbler

1

1

RB

Tennessee Warbler

4

2

AA,VC,SM,LF

Tropical Parula

3

2

PP,OQ,AA

Yellow Warbler

8

2

various

Blackburnian Warbler

12

10+

various

Bay-breasted Warbler

2

2

EP,CO

Blackpoll Warbler

1

1

EP

American Redstart

1

2

EP

Northern Waterthrush

1

1

LF

Prothonotary Warbler

2

10+

LF,IS

Mourning Warbler

1

1

EP

Canada Warbler

3

3

PP,CC,OQ

Slate-throated Whitestart

9

3+

various

Golden-fronted Whitestart

3

4

CH,RB,JD

Yellow-crowned Whitestart

1

5

SM

Rufous-capped Warbler

3

3+

EP,VC,SM

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Russet-crowned Warbler

1

3+

JD

Black-crested Warbler

2

1

CH,RB

White-lored Warbler

2

1

SM

Three-striped Warbler

2

1

GR

Santa Marta Warbler

1

2+

SM

Buff-rumped Warbler

2

3

RC,VC

Bicoloured Conebill

1

2

IS

Rufous-browed Conebill

1

3

CH

Capped Conebill

1

10+

RB

Bananaquit

7

20+

various

Bluish Flower-piercer

1

2

RP

Masked Flower-piercer

4

4

CH,CC,RP,RB

Indigo Flower-piercer

1

1

GR

Black Flowerpiercer

1

10

CH

White-sided Flower-piercer

6

2+

CC,RP,RB,JD,SM

Rusty Flower-piercer

3

2

CH,PP,SM

Purple Honeycreeper

1

2

CO

Green Honeycreeper

4

2+

GR,RC,CO,VC

Turquoise Dacnis

1

2

PP

Blue Dacnis

1

4

CO

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Yellow-tufted Dacnis

3

2

EP,CO,VC

Swallow-Tanager 

2

2+

EP,CO

Blue-naped Chlorophonia

3

8+

SM

Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia

1

1

GR

Golden-rumped Euphonia

1

1

VC

Velvet-fronted Euphonia

1

1

VC

Thick-billed Euphonia

5

6+

PP,EP,CO,VC,SM

Fulvous-vented Euphonia

1

2

CO

Fawn-breasted Tanager

2

3+

PP,CC

Glistening-Green Tanager

1

1

GR

Multicoloured Tanager

1

2

OQ

Golden Tanager

4

4

CC,GR,OQ

Silver-throated Tanager

1

2+

GR

Saffron-crowned Tanager

1

5

CC

Blue-necked Tanager

5

6+

PP,CC,AA,EP,CO

Rufous-throated Tanager

1

3

GR

Golden-hooded Tanager

4

2

GR,EP,RC,VC

Plain-coloured Tanager

3

2

RC,CO,VC

Bay-headed Tanager

4

4

PP,AA,EP,VC

Scrub Tanager

5

15+

PP,CC,AA,CV,EP

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Beryl-spangled Tanager

3

1

CC,RB,JD

Blue-and-Black Tanager

3

3+

CC,RB,JD

Black-capped Tanager

3

2

PP,CC,SM

Black-headed Tanager

1

1

SM

Purplish-mantled Tanager

2

3

GR

Golden-crowned Tanager

1

1+

JD

Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager

2

10+

CH,CC

Santa Marta Mountain-Tanager

2

5

SM

Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager

3

2

CC,RB,JD

Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager

3

4

GR,RB,JD

Hooded Mountain-Tanager

1

6

JD

Gold-ringed Tanager

2

10+

GR

Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager

1

1

RB

Blue-Grey Tanager

12

10+

various

Glaucous Tanager

1

3

LF

Palm Tanager

7

20+

various

Blue-capped Tanager

5

3

CC,RB,JD,SM

Crimson-backed Tanager

5

10+

PP,AA,EP,CO,VC

Flame-rumped Tanager

3

2

OQ,AA,JD

Lemon-rumped Tanager

3

3+

PP,GR,EP

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Highland Hepatic-Tanager

1

2

CC

Summer Tanager

7

4

various

Crested Ant-Tanager

1

10

GR

Sooty Ant-Tanager

1

2+

VC

White-shouldered Tanager

2

1

CO,VC

Red-hooded Tanager

1

2+

CC

Tawny-crested Tanager

1

1+

CO

Grey-headed Tanager

1

1

CO

Yellow-backed Tanager

1

1

CO

White-capped Tanager

1

6+

JD

Dusky-bellied Bush-Tanager

2

3+

GR

Grey-hooded Bush-Tanager

2

10+

RB,JD

Black-capped Hemispingus

2

10+

RB,JD

Superciliaried Hemispingus

2

2+

RB,JD

Black-eared Hemispingus

1

5

RB

Grass-Green Tanager

2

4

GR,RB

Plushcap

1

1

RB

Dickcissel

1

1

LF

Blue-Black Grosbeak

1

2

VC

Buff-throated saltator

3

6

EP,CO,SM

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Black-winged Saltator

4

2

CC,GR,OQ,AA

Masked Saltator

1

1

RB

Orinocan Saltator

1

1

LF

Streaked Saltator

3

1

EP,SM

Vermillion Cardinal

1

2

LF

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

3

3

PP,OQ,EP

Golden-bellied Grosbeak

1

1+

SM

Pileated Finch

1

6+

LF

Olive-headed Brush-Finch

1

2+

CC

Yellow-throated Brush-Finch

3

1

GR,AA,JD

Santa Marta Brush-Finch

3

20+

SM

Tricoloured Brush-Finch

2

10+

GR

Moustached Brush-Finch

1

3+

PP

Slaty Brush-Finch

2

2+

CH,JD

Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch

1

2

RB

Colombian Brush-Finch

1

1+

SM

Black-striped Sparrow

1

1

JD

Golden-winged Sparrow

1

2

SM

Yellow-faced Grassquit

3

5

CC,GR

Grey Seedeater

1

1

GR

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Yellow-bellied Seedeater

3

2

GR,RP,CV

Blue-Black Grassquit

3

10+

PP,OQ,VC

Saffron Finch

7

2+

various

Rufous-collared Sparrow

13

5+

various

Lesser Goldfinch

3

20+

CC,GR,AA

Shiny Cowbird

4

2

OL,RP,CV,EP

Giant Cowbird

2

3

RC,CO

Crested Oropendola

4

2+

CO,SM

Russet-backed Oropendola

1

6+

JD

Yellow-rumped Cacique

1

5+

CO

Yellow-billed Cacique

2

1

CC,RB

Subtropical Cacique

1

5+

JD

Mountain Cacique

2

10+

CC,JD

Great-tailed Grackle

4

20+

SM,LF,IS

Carib Grackle

1

2

LF

Red-bellied Grackle

1

6+

JD

Yellow Oriole

2

2

SM,LF

Baltimore Oriole

1

1

VC

Yellow-backed Oriole

3

3

Guasca,JD,SM

Yellow-tailed Oriole

1

2

EP

Species

No of Days

Max No

Sites Recorded

Red-breasted Blackbird

1

2

VC

Eastern Meadowlark

1

2

SL

 

Other Animals Recorded:

Red Howler Monkey, Hoffman's Two-toed Sloth, Naked-tailed Opossum, Andean Coati, Grey Fox, Red-tailed Squirrel, Dwarf Squirrel, Green Iguana

 

 

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