Trip Report to Colombia by Sue Bryan
August 22nd ? Sept 11th 2015
This was a birding holiday organised by Sunbird www.sunbirdtours.co.uk . Colombia was a country that Paul had always wanted to visit and as we had had a good experience with the guide Trevor Ellery in Venezuela last year, I was more than happy to go. With a species list of over 1900 species I was bound to see some new birds. Studying the list that Sunbird offered, I was hopeful of gaining 150+ new world ticks. We travelled with our friend John and soon learnt that Richard and Jan, two of the participants from our Venezuela trip would also be with us.
Guide Trevor Ellery
Aug 22nd London ? Frankfurt ? Bogota.
Aug 23rd Bogota ? Chingaza NP, Oseervatoride Colibrius, Alarte.
Aug 24th Bogota - Parque la Florida ? San Francisco ? La Victoria and Bella Vista.
Aug 25th Bella Vista ? Laguna del Hato ? Libano.
Aug 26th Libano ? Manizales.
Aug 27th Manizales ? Rio Blanco.
Aug 28th Manizales ? Los Nevados NP, Hotel Termales de Ruiz - Otun Quimbaya.
Aug 29th Otun Quimbaya ? Las Tangaras.
Aug 30th Las Tangaras.
Aug 31st Las Tangaras ? La Eme Ridge ? El Siete ? Jardin.
Sept 1st Jardin ? Loro Orejiamarillo (Yellow-eared Parrot Reserve)
Sept 2nd? Jardin ? Bolombolo ? Medellin ? Arrierito Antioqueno (Chestnut-capped Piha reserve).
Sept 3rd Arrierito Antioqueno (Chestnut-capped Piha reserve).
Sept 4th Arrierito Antioqueno (Chestnut-capped Piha reserve) ? Medellin.
Sept 5th Medellin ? Santa Marta and El Valle.
Sept 6th Santa Marta ? Isla de Salamanca ? El Dorado Lodge (Santa Marta Mountains).
Sept 7th Santa Marta Mountains.
Sept 8th Santa Marta Mountains.
Sept 9th Santa Marta Mountains ? Minca Hotel ? Guajira Peninsular Los Flamencos NP ? Riohacha
Sept 10th Riohacha ? Guajira ? Bogota .........
Sept 11th ..... Frankfurt ? London.
International flights to Bogota with Lufthansa (£820 return)
Internal flights Medellin ? Santa Marta and Riohacha ? Bogota with Avianca were included in the tour price.
As this was a ?package tour? (2x£3880 ) + flights (2x£820) with all accommodation and food provided I exchanged about £100 at Bogota airport using an ATM when I arrived for 500 000 Colombian Dollars. However I exchanged about £70 of this back again having spent very little as a drink was provided with every meal and water was available on all our transport throughout the tour. I only bought a few bottles of coke and lemon tea as a change from water and a few small presents.
Colombia has two wet seasons a year and we were there just before the start of one of them. It was cool in the mountains when were at very high altitude early in the morning but at lower elevations warm and sunny. On the Caribbean coastline it was very hot especially in desert areas.
In Colombia the Andes splits into three ranges (Eastern, Central and Western ranges) with the Santa Marta mountains being totally isolated near the Caribbean coast. The three ranges have montane humid forest and paramo of temperate climes. The montane slopes are humid sub-tropical forest. We also birded Llanos areas with gallery forest running alongside rivers. Near Riohacha we birded the Guajira peninsula which is desert and scrub.
After an hour?s delay Paul, John and I flew from Heathrow to Frankfurt where we had a connecting flight to Bogota. We were met by Diana and taxied to our hotel for the night.
Having met up with the rest of our group we set off with stand-in guide Diana as Trevor was still flying from the UK having been at Birdfair. We set off in 3 vehicles to Chingaza National Park. We had intermittent rain all day which made photography difficult. We soon started our list with familiar birds that Paul and I have seen in other South American countries but Silvery-throated Spinetail was new as was Golden-fronted Whitestart. Rufous-browed Conebill and Coppery-bellied Puffleg were all new for the world list.
Chingaza National Park Coppery-bellied Puffleg
By the time we reached the park we were up at 3222m high and looking for some high altitude species. We added Glowing Puffleg, Pale-bellied Tapaculo, Green-bearded Helmetcrest, Bronze-tailed Thornbill and Andean Siskin.
The rain was having an impact on our birding and we drove to a hummingbird lodge (Oseervatoride Colibrius) below the cloud-base. Here we spent some time taking photographs of birds on the feeders. Sword-billed Hummingbird was outrageous as was Black-tailed Trainbearer. We enjoyed views of Great Sapphirewing, Blue-throated Starfrontlet and White-bellied Woodstar.
Sword-billed Hummingbird Great Sapphirewing (f)
Back at the hotel for an evening meal, we welcomed Trevor and bade goodbye to Diana who had been a fabulous guide for the day.
With Trevor now at the helm we set off in our bus to La Florida Park where the lagoon and surrounding trees added trip ticks, many of which Paul and I had seen before in our travels. However Bogota Rail and Apolinar?s Wren were new for us. We enjoyed views of Bare-faced Ibis, Spot-flanked Gallinule, Mountain Elaenia, Yellow-backed Oriole and Paul enjoyed the grip back of Noble Snipe, a species I had seen in Ecuador.
We motored on to San Francisco where we sat in a wonderful hummingbird garden (Jardin Encantado). Birds were buzzing all around us. Indigo-capped Hummingbird, Red-billed Emerald, Gorgetted Woodstar were all ticks but we enjoyed Black-throated Mango, Crowned Woodnymph and Rufous-tailed Hummingbird too as well as White-vented Plumeleteer.
Red-billed Emerald Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
We added some familiar birds at the garden too including Blue-grey Tanager, Saffron Finch, Bananaquit, Thick-billed Euphonia, Crimson-backed Tanager, Tropical Mockingbird and Ruddy Ground-Dove.
White-bellied Woodstar Indigo-capped Hummingbird
After we had had our fill we were back in the bus for a few hours until we reached La Victoria. Here Trevor taped out a few birds for us including Black-crowned Antshrike and Plain-brown Woodcreeper. We added Sooty Ant-Tanager, Yellow-tufted Dacnis, Yellow-headed Caracara, Black-billed Thrush, Collared Aricari and Fork-tailed Flycatcher. In the sky above us Grey-rumped Swift and White-collared Swift were flying around. As the hotel was relatively poor we ate out and several of us succumbed to diarrhoea, a common occurrence for those of us unaccustomed to a lot of exotic fruit juices (which are delicious)!!!
We were up at 5am and birded above La Victoria at the Bella Vista reserve. We walked up a track to an open area which was very birdy! Paul and I added lifers in the shape of White-mantled Barbet, White-bibbed Manakin, Spectacled Parrolet, Yellow-green Vireo, Sooty-headed Wren and Beautiful Woodpecker.
Bella Vista Reserve
Beautiful Woodpecker White-mantled Barbet
After and hour and a half drive we arrived at Laguna del Hato where it was very hot. Here we welcomed the relief of walking alongside a river in the shade. The area was also full of birds which we all enjoyed looking at. A Buff-rumped Warbler caught our eye as a Rufous-tailed Jacamar sat close by. A Lineated Woodpecker did some damage to a nearby tree as we added Slate-headed Tody Flycatcher, Blue Ground-Dove, Rufous-capped Warbler and Jet Antbird. A Barred Puffbird posed well for all of us to take photographs.
Sue at Laguna del Hato
We were up at 5am and birded just above the town of Libano. It was very birdy and we added the endemic Yellow-headed Brush-Finch and watched a Streak-headed Woodcreeper catch a lizard.
Moustached Puffbird, Montane Foliage Gleaner, Black-headed Brush-Finch and Rufous-naped Greenlet, Bar-crested Antshrike and Yellow-throated Brush-Finch were all lifers for me.
Several of us stopped to admire a rather colourful insect at the side of the road as we made our way back to the bus after adding Black-winged Saltator, Golden Tanager, Slate-throated Whitestart, Slaty Spinetail, Lesser Goldfinch, Scrub Tanager and Acorn Woodpecker.
Bar-crested Antshrike Habitat above Libano
Golden Tanager Insect
We drove back to the hotel to collect our bags before starting a long drive to Manizales. We stopped along the road for a meal at the restaurant that we had stopped at yesterday before arriving at our hotel.
We were up at 5am and drove to the Rio Blanco Reserve where we had breakfast. Hummingbird feeders were all around the balcony and we struggled to write in our notebooks, watch and take photographs all at the same time. Collared Inca, Wedge-billed Hummingbird, Buff-tailed Coronet, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Green Violetear, Bronzy Inca and Long-tailed Sylph all came to take the sugar-water. The ranger had a bucket of worms and we walked a short distance up the track and down a trail where some worms were put out. We settled down and waited. A Chestnut-crowned Antpitta came in straight away. It was too close for my lens and I had to shuffle back! A second Chestnut-crowned Antpitta came in and a bit later a Brown-banded Antpitta showed up too. We were all thrilled as cameras clicked away. Whilst all this was happening a pair of Green-and-Black Fruiteater kept us entertained.
Rio Blanco Reserve Putting out worms
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta Brown-banded Antpitta
After the birds had disappeared it was obvious that there were many birds to see. The forest was alive. We enjoyed several lifers in the shape of Golden-plumed Parakeet, Rufous-breasted Flycatcher, Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Buff-breasted Mountain Tanager, Slate-crowned Antpitta, Dusky Piha, Grass-green Tanager and Tyrannine Woodcreeper. A Golden-headed Quetzal added to the scene.
Golden-headed Quetzal Andean Guan
Buff-tailed Coronet Long-tailed Sylph
We walked a gravelled driveway where we continued to add birds. After lunch we walked down the track but it started to rain. Sharpe?s Wren Red-hooded Tanager, Bronze-winged Parrot, Barred Becard, Cinnamon Flycatcher, Black-capped Tanager, Speckled Hummingbird, Montane Woodcreeper and Black-collared Jay were all seen. There was a suggestion from the ranger that he knew of a spot for some other birds but John and I decided to return to the lodge to have a greater opportunity for some more photographs as the rain was getting harder. We stopped to admire a lone Spectacled Bear in a compound as we walked back to the lodge. Fortunately our decision was good as the rest of the group failed to see any new birds. After an evening meal we ventured out at dusk where we saw Sickle-winged Guan and White-throated Screech Owl in the dark.
We were up at 4.15am and drove for hour and a half to Nevado del Ruiz. We needed to be in position for dawn to see Rufous-fronted Parakeet leave their roost, which we did. Luckily I spotted one on the cliff face for us all to enjoy through the scope. However, I always suffer from altitude sickness and at 13 300 feet I was suffering. We continued on our way and soon a Tawny Antpitta ran on the road and I did my best to take a photo through the glass of the minibus front window.
Tawny Antpitta Buffy Helmetcrest
Whilst eating our picnic breakfast we were aware of a hummingbird zipping around. A Buffy Helmetcrest was feeding from the flowers but it did not allow for close approach. We enjoyed views of Stout-billed Cinclodes, Sedge Wren, Andean Tit Spinetail and Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant. We wandered down the road birding as we went and admiring the scenery. Stopping to take photos one of our group turned round just in time to see that the volcano behind us had erupted. It was certainly a WOW moment! Back in 1985, 25 000 people had died in a mud-slide caused by the volcano erupting.
Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupting
Paul and I just before the eruption
Me just after the start of the eruption at Nevado del Ruiz volcano
As I have a great interest in volcanoes, I was thrilled to see this event and the memory will linger for a long time to come.
I was now beginning to feel quite ill with altitude sickness and was glad that we were beginning to descend. We stopped at a café where I had something to drink but it did nothing to revive me. We birded at Laguna Negra Nevada del Ruiz and watched Plain-coloured Seedeater, Black-backed Bush Tanager and Golden-crowned Tanager before making our way to a nearby hotel. Here I nearly fell out of the bus as I was now dizzy and in a confused state. I was worried. Trevor introduced me to a construction worker who pressed a pressure point on both my hands. It hurt so much that the pain shot up both arms and immediately relieved the pain in my head. I nearly fainted so he wobbled my head around and led me down raising my legs. Within ten minutes or so all my altitude sickness had disappeared, all the pain in my head had gone and I was able to continue birding. What an amazing man! Thank you so much.
Back on track I joined the rest of the group enjoying watching hummingbirds on the feeders as well as getting a drink. We watched Shining Sunbeam, Golden-breasted Puffleg, Rainbow-bearded Thornbill and Mountain Velvetbreast that were new for the trip as well as other hummingbirds that we had already seen.
Golden-breasted Puffleg Rainbow-bearded Thornbill
It was a shame that we didn?t have time to enjoy the hot thermal swimming pool on site but we had to motor on. We lost height and drove on to Otun Quimbaya. En route we admired Pauraque, Torrent Duck, Torrent Tyrannulet and Cattle Tyrant. We also enjoyed views of Night Monkey.
A walk before breakfast around a designated trail at Otun Quimbaya produced a good list of birds including the sought after Cauca Guan. Lifers included Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Metallic-green Tanager, Black-capped Tanager, Variegated Bristle-Tyrant and Multi-coloured Tanager. We also added Flame-rumped Tanager, Tropical Parula, Fawn-breasted Tanager, Hepatic Tanager, White-winged Becard, Black Phoebe, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Flycatcher and Dusky-capped Flycatcher.
After breakfast we boarded the bus and set off for Las Tangaras, an eight hour drive stopping off for lunch and an ice-cream stop before our ascent over the Western Andes. I was in the back of the bus and we had a very bumpy ride as there was a lot of road construction to negotiate. All part of the fun! We admired the magnificent scenery as we travelled.
Eventually we arrived at the Pro Aves reserve of Las Tangaras set by the river. We had just enough daylight left to admire Steely-vented Hummingbird, Purple-throated Woodstar, Empress Brilliant, (Green) Crowned Woodnymph and Russet-backed Oropendula before eating an evening meal and retiring to bed for the night.
Las Tangaras lodge
Las Tangaras Reserve White-headed Wren
We were up at 4am and taken in 2 jeeps up a rough track where we birded for several hours before starting a steep trail up to the top of a ridge. We watched Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Purplish-mantled Tanager, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Choco (Tri-coloured) Brush-Finch, Indigo Flowerpiercer, Orange-bellied Euphonia, Rufous-throated Tanager, Handsome Flycatcher, Golden-collared Honeycreeper, White-headed Wren and Eastern Wood-Peewee.
The trail was steep and Sharon kindly lent me a walking pole. I found it very useful! Unfortunately we also encountered a patch of ants as we were all engaged watching birds and several of us had to de-clothe to be rid of them. A few amusing moments ensued!
John, Richard, Jan, Paul and Carolyn on the trail
Azara?s Spinetail, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Purple-bibbed Whitetip, Booted Racket-tail, Yellow-breasted Antwren, Black-and-Gold Tanager, Uniform Treehunter, Glistening-green Tanager, Toucan Barbet and Red-headed Barbet were all seen on our way. It was very birdy and we were soon adding more species many of which were lifers for me. These included; Red-bellied Grackle, Uniform Antshrike, Bronze-olive Pygmy-Tyrant, Rufous-rumped Antwren, Orange-breasted Fruiteater, Yellow-vented Woodpecker, Spotted Barbtail, Black-chinned Mountain Tanager and Olivaceous Piha. We had lunch at the top of the ridge which some poor chap carried all the way up for us!
Red-bellied Grackle Toucan Barbet
We descended avoiding the patch of ants to a hummingbird feeding area. However we were in the clouds and this made photography very difficult to say the least!
More birds were added to the life list including Greenish Puffleg, Narino Tapaculo, Yellow-collared Chlorophonia, Velvet-purple Coronet and White-rumped Hillstar.
We all made it back to the jeeps in one piece down the steep descent where once back at Las Tangaras tea and bed were welcome.
Although we were up for dawn, the expected ant-tanager did not put in an appearance but we did see Brown Violetear and Golden-hooded Tanager. We boarded the jeeps once again to drive to the top of the reserve. We were now much later than yesterday and the birding was slow.
At La Eme we watched Pale-edged Flycatcher, Cinnamon Flycatcher, White-browed Spinetail, Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager, Streaked Tuftedcheek, Munchique Wren, White-throated Hawk and Olive-sided Flycatcher before returning to Las Tangaras to collect our bags and lunch.
Streaked Tuftedcheek White-throated Hawk
After lunch we drove on to Jardin stopping near Ciudad Bolivar to admire a Bat Falcon.
Views of the Western Andes
Once at Jardin we walked down a steep track to a Cock-of-the-Rock lek. Here we all got out our cameras as many of the birds were oblivious to our presence as they lekked in front of us noisily.
Cock-of-the-Rock Flame-rumped Tanager
We walked back up to the bus and admired several Flamed-rumped Tanagers feeding in roadside vegetation. Back onboard the bus after a bit of shopping in the town we were taken to a smart hotel where I made the most of the swimming pool and Jacuzzi on offer.
After rising at 4am we were taken up the rough track to the top where we watched the sun rise and the Yellow-eared Parrot leave their roost. On the way up though we saw a Tropical Screech-Owl perched on overhead wires. Getting up at dawn has its advantages as we also watched Rufous-bellied Nighthawk flying too. Speckled-faced Parrot were also seen before we made our way back down to where a local woman was feeding Antpittas with worms. We waited a while before a Rufous Antpitta made an appearance. She had also rescued a young Yellow-eared Parrot that had fallen out of a tree that had been felled with a nest in it. It was free to fly around her garden and hopefully return to the wild one day.
Rufous Antpitta Yellow-eared Parrot
Rufous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant Me at Hotel Baladu, Jardin
We enjoyed views of Rufous-crowned Tody-Tyrant and Rufous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant as well as Northern Mountain Cacique, Mountain Toucan and Rufous Spinetail before I joined one of the jeeps that took me back to the hotel for an afternoon off. I enjoyed my swim in peace overlooking the wonderful scenery after attending to domestics. On group tours it is nice to have some time to one-self at times even though we were blessed with a lovely group.
We were up at 4am and jumped into the bus for a 90 minute drive so that we could bird the roadside above Bolombolo. As this was a main road we had to negotiate traffic but we saw some interesting new species for our list. We had a few lifers too in the shape of: Colombian Chacalaca, Greyish Piculet, Black-striped Sparrow, Apical Flycatcher, Antioquia Wren as well as trip ticks of Pale-breasted Spinetail, Clay-coloured Thrush, Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet, Common Tody-Flycatcher, Roadside Hawk and Piratic Flycatcher.
Roadside Hawk Cauca Valley
All too soon we had to be on our way through the Cauca Valley and on to Arrierito Antioqueno, The Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve. En route I saw a White-tailed Kite. It took the rest of the day to get there and we arrived just before dark. It gave us just enough time to look at the Hummingbird feeders and add Green-crowned Brilliant to our life-list. A Bay-headed Tanager and Andean Emerald posed nicely too.
Carolyn David Sharon and Paul
Bay-headed Tanager Andean Emerald
We had been pre-warned today was going to be the longest day on our feet with a 13 hour hike involving trekking up a steep trail. We were all up for it and once again I borrowed Sharon?s walking pole. We set off just after 5.30am. As it was going to be a long day up a steep trail I decided not to take my camera and pack as lightly as I could to help my shin-splints! We soon saw a few birds including: Inca Jay, Parker?s Antbird, Collared Trogon, White-crowned Manakin, Western Woodhaunter, Yellow-throated Bush-tanager, Olive-striped Flycatcher and Chestnut-crowned Gnateater. Nearing the top of the ridge Trevor spotted the Chestnut-capped Piha, the endangered endemic bird the reserve is named after.
Paul and I having a well-deserved rest The waterfall
After a rest and lunch we made our way back down and elected to visit a waterfall where en-route we saw Scarlet-and-white Tanager, Golden-winged Manakin, Green-fronted Lancebill, Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch, Silver-throated Tanager and White-winged Tanager.
Blue-necked Tanager Lesser Goldfinch
We returned to the lodge shattered and admired Blue-necked Tanager, Lesser Goldfinch, Social Flycatcher and some of the hummingbirds. After the evening meal we went looking for nightjars but failed to see any. We did however see two more Tropical Screech-Owls.
We were up at 5am and made the most of our birding time before we had to pack our bags and head down the track for our long drive to Medellin. We birded until 10am seeing Bar-crested Antshrike, Red-faced Spinetail, Ornate Flycatcher, Slaty Antwren, Fulvous-breasted Flatbill, Green Hermit, Brown-capped Vireo, White-thighed Swallow and King Vulture.
Chestnut-capped Piha reserve Red-faced Spinetail
We stopped several times en-route adding several species before and after our picnic lunch. These included: Stripe-throated Hermit, Magdalena Antbird and a White-tailed Kite flying over a river. We stopped on a road that Trevor had been told about for Tody Motmot and Yellow-browed Shrike Vireo. It took a while but a bit of determination paid off and we saw both species quite well.
White-tailed Kite Yellow-browed Shrike Vireo
Several of us were also amused by some leaf-cutter ants!
We also added Red-rumped Woodpecker, Dusky Antbird, Sepia-capped Flycatcher and Dull-coloured Grassquit. It was then a 4 hour drive to our hotel at Medellin for the night.
We had a few hours birding above Medellin now a safe bustling city. Cyclists were everywhere as the sport has really taken off here since the collapse of the drug barons that used to rule in this area. We walked and admired Stile?s Tapaculo, Russet-crowned Warbler and Western Emerald. We also met up with other birders here as we admired an Andean Toucanet.
We said goodbye to our driver as he dropped us at the airport for our flight to Santa Marta and the Caribbean coast.
Me arriving at Santa Marta Hotel GHL Santa Marta
Driving along the coast road we added Brown Pelican, Snowy Egret and Magnificent Frigatebird.
It was a bit fraught in the reception area of the hotel as several of our rooms were not ready. However Paul and I had one of the rooms that was ready and I made the most of the spare time in the swimming pool. It was very hot on the Caribbean coastline as I joined the others for lunch and then went swimming in the sea, which was very warm.
It was now 95 degrees as we headed for the Santa Marta scrubby habitat. Stepping out of the air-conditioned bus all our optics immediately fogged up but after a short time we watched: Northern Scrub Flycatcher, Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant,, Black-crested Antshrike, Common Ground-Dove, Straight-billed Woodcreeper, White-fringed Antwren, Russet-throated Puffbird, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Pale-legged Hornero, Crested Bobwhite and Chestnut-winged Chacalaca, Little Blue Heron, Northern Crested Caracara and Brown-crested Flycatcher. Purple Martins circled around in the distance.
We all enjoyed our meal sitting by the poolside in the warmth sharing our adventure stories.
We left our hotel to bird a mosquito-ridden track in a marshy area of Salamanca. The birding was fantastic with birds everywhere. We did not know where to look next. Our notebooks were busy as were our cameras. Paul and I have been lucky over the years in that we had seen many of the species before but it was still nice to see them again. However there were a few new species for us, these included; Stripe-backed Wren, Bi-coloured Wren, Grey Kingbird and Northern Screamer. The mosquitoes were all too much for Paul and he had to beat an early retreat to the bus.
Spot-breasted Woodpecker Lineated Woodpecker
Russet-throated Puffbird Straight-billed Woodcreeper
We also enjoyed views of Lineated Woodpecker and Russet-throated Puffbird here.
We drove a few more miles and stopped off at some mangroves in the Salamanca area. Here we added; Pied Puffbird, Panama Flycatcher, Bi-coloured Conebill, Pearle Kite and American Pygmy Kingfisher as well as another Straight-billed Woodcreeper before stopping for a few minutes to add many common waders to the trip list. It was now very hot and lunch was the next stop in a restaurant over-looking the Caribbean Sea. Several beers and exotic fruit juices were enjoyed here and a Rufescent Tiger-Heron came to join us.
Paul at Salamanca Rufescent Tiger-Heron
We were up at 4am and had a bumpy ride up the rough track to the top of the mountain and nearly saw the sun rise but were just in time to see the Santa Marta Parakeets leave their roost. It was very birdy as we watched: Santa Marta Brush-Finch, Santa Marta Warbler, Yellow-crowned Whitestart, Santa Marta Mountain-Tanager and Santa Marta Bush-Tyrant.
Santa Marta Parakeet Santa Marta Bush Tyrant
Trevor cleared a spot by the side of the track as he had heard an Antpitta calling. We sat very still whilst he played a tape. Several of us saw Santa Marta Antpitta make a quick run across deep in the vegetation but some of the group were unlucky to be in the wrong position and managed to miss seeing the bird. We carried on birding and added: Streak-capped Spinetail, Plain-breasted Hawk, Swallow-tailed Kite, Montane (Santa Marta) Woodcreeper and Strong-billed Woodcreeper.
Strong-billed Woodcreeper El Dorado garden
The birding then suddenly went quiet and we also had vehicle problems. One of the jeeps decided not to work and so we had to concise into 2 jeeps and returned back to the lodge. The cloud base was lowering and so we had lunch. We were given a few hours off but were offered a walk from the lodge. Some of the group decided to go but I wanted to photograph some of the many hummingbirds that were visiting the feeders and so I based myself in the lounge. All of a sudden a hummingbird joined me and I had to rescue it from bashing itself against the window. It was a Green Violetear.
Green Violetear White-tailed Starfrontlet
I wandered around the gardens for a while but several of the group returned as it had started to rain. It was not ideal conditions for photography. I watched a Violet-crowned Woodnymph doing continual circuits and enjoyed distant views of a Masked Trogon. In the garden I added Lazuline Sabewing, Santa Marta Woodstar and watched a Santa Marta Toucanet out on the track
Violet-crowned Woodnymph Masked Trogon
The rain was now heavy and birding was abandoned. We had our evening meal and went in search of the Santa Marta Screech Owl in the garden. We found two birds but as it has not yet been described for Science it is unlisted and as such cannot be added to our list!
Paul on our balcony at El Dorado, Santa Marta An undescribed Santa Marta Screech Owl
I awoke with a bad migraine, which makes birding difficult as I struggle to focus my eyes. We birded down the track and I was very irritable but didn?t want to miss a day?s birding because of my pounding head. We added White-lored Warbler, Grey-throated Leaftosser, Sierra Nevada Brush-Finch and then stood it out for Rusty-breasted Antpitta. As it was very mobile it was very difficult to get a photograph with all the vegetation in the way.
Rusty-breasted Antpitta (Santa Marta) Cinnamon Flycatcher
We carried on down the track with the jeeps following us. We added Black-hooded Thrush, Golden-breasted Fruiteater, Red-billed Parrot, Western Long-tailed Hermit, Groove-billed Toucanet, Crimson-crested Woodpecker, (Santa Marta) Cinnamon Flycatcher and a local guard showed us a White-tipped Quetzal in a tree a few metres down the track.
At a local café the rest of the group enjoyed a coffee. I went without as being a tea-drinker this is not readily available in Colombia. Carolyn and I went thirsty every morning! Grrrr?.However we had stopped here as this was the site for Blossomcrown. Try as I might I did not get a photo as the bird was simply too quick for me. Trevor taped in a Santa Marta Tapaculo and back at the lodge we saw Black-fronted Woodquail.
My migraine was now quite bad and I did not join the rest of the group in the afternoon but spent it quietly at the lodge where after having a re-sort of my suitcase took a few photographs.
As I was walking back up the pathway from our room in the dark for our evening meal, I was aware of a gathering outside the lounge. I had to retrace my steps and grab my camera as a Kinkajou had come to one of the bird-tables. I was dependent on someone holding a flashlight so my camera would work. I could have done with a tripod in such low-light conditions!
After breakfast we said our goodbyes to the staff at El Dorado and started our journey down the rough track, stopping several times as we went to admire the birds en-route above the small town of Minca. Trip ticks included: Masked Tityra, Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Lesser Elaenia, Venezuelan Tyrannulet, Black-headed Tanager, Santa Marta Foliage-Gleaner, Golden-fronted Greenlet, Rufous-and-White Wren and Scaled Piculet.
Whooping Motmot Bicoloured Wren
We stopped for drinks at a café where we said goodbye to the jeeps and transferred back into a bus. Here we admired a Whooping Motmot, Bi-coloured Wren and many hummingbirds on feeders. I managed to miss the only lifer at this stop. Grr..
We motored on for a while, only stopping for a quick photo opportunity of a perched Pearl Kite, and eventually stopped at a more open spot where we located a Ruby Topaz. It showed on and off for a while before we walked a bit further where John spotted a Golden-winged Sparrow. A Rosy Thrush-Tanager played hard to get as we added Tropical Peewee, Cocoa Woodcreeper, Black-backed Antshrike and White-necked Jacobin.
We motored east of Santa Marta towards Riohacha and the Los Flamencos Reserve. The habitat was now changing back into desert scrub and the bus was stopped at the side of the road to watch Double-striped Thick-knee, and Bare-eyed Pigeon. The bus was stopped further on and we emerged into the heat. Here we saw, Crane Hawk, White-whiskered Spinetail, Chestnut Piculet and Orinocan Saltator.
Chestnut Piculet White-whiskered Spinetail
Eventually we arrived at the Los Flamencos Reserve where I was keen to see Scarlet Ibis as this has long been a gap in my list. We searched finding; White Ibis, Grey Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Aplomado Falcon and Green-rumped Parrolet. All of a sudden John located a Scarlet Ibis for me. Such a shame it was so distant across the other side of the lagoon. The light was poor as we added American Redstart, Least Sandpiper and Lesser Nighthawk before we set off for the hotel for the night at Riohcha.
Richard and I enjoyed a walk along the seafront looking at all the trader wares on offer. It was our last night of enjoying the Caribbean warmth before our flight home tomorrow.
Trevor at La Guajira
We were up at 4.30am and made our way to La Guajira, a desert scrubby area that held a few lifers for Paul and I. We were soon watching; Rufous-vented Chacalaca, Bi-coloured Hawk, Glaucous Tanager, Pileated Finch and trip ticks of Trinida Euphonia and Harris Hawk. A Rufous Jacamar sat well for a photograph too. Trevor called a Glaucous Tanager as we enjoyed our last few hours of birding in Colombia.
Rufous-tailed Jacamar Glaucous Tanager
Tocuyo Sparrow Roseate Spoonbill
We boarded the bus once again and walked a sandy track where Trevor located a pair of Tocuyo Sparrow. A Vermillion Cardinal was a new bird for me but it was not keen to have its photo taken. All too soon we boarded the bus, stopping to admire a Roseate Spoonbill and were taken back to the hotel to pack and taken to Riohacha for our flight back to Bogota.
After thanking Trevor and all his efforts we said goodbye to the rest of the group and John, Paul and I waited for our flight back to Frankfurt and on to London.
1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps 24/08/2015 La Florida
2. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus 24/08/2015 La Garada
3. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
4. Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
5. Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
6. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
7. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
8. Snowy Egret Egretta thula 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
9. Cocoi Heron Ardea cocoi 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
10. Great White Egret Egretta alba 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
11. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 24/08/2015 La Florida
12. Striated Heron Butorides striatus [striatus] 24/08/2015 La Florida
13. Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax 24/08/2015 La Florida
14. Bare-throated Tiger-heron Tigrisoma mexicanum 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
15. Rufescent Tiger-heron Tigrisoma lineatum 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
16. White Ibis Eudocimus albus 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
17. Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
18. Whispering Ibis Phimosus infuscatus 24/08/2015 La Florida
19. Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
20. Roseate Spoonbill Ajaia ajaja 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
21. Northern Screamer Chauna chavaria 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
22. White-faced Whistling-duck Dendrocygna viduata 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
23. Black-bellied Whistling-duck Dendrocygna autumnalis 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
24. Andean Duck Oxyura ferruginea 24/08/2015 La Florida
25. Torrent Duck Merganetta armata 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
26. Andean Teal Anas flavirostris andium 23/08/2015 Chingaza
27. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors 24/08/2015 La Florida
28. American Black Vulture Coragyps atratus 23/08/2015 Chingaza
29. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura 24/08/2015 La Garada
30. Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes burrovianus 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
31. King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
32. American Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus 07/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
33. Pearl Kite Gampsonyx swainsonii 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
34. White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus [caeruleus] 02/09/2015 Bolombolo
35. Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
36. Plain-breasted Hawk Accipiter ventralis [striatus] 07/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
37. Bicoloured Hawk Accipiter bicolor 10/09/2015 La Guajira
38. Crane Hawk Geranospiza caerulescens 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
39. Savannah Hawk Buteogallus meridionalis 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
40. Harris' Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus 10/09/2015 La Guajira
41. Black-collared Hawk Busarellus nigricollis 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
42. Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris 25/08/2015 La Victoria
43. White-throated Hawk Buteo albigula [brachyurus] 31/08/2015 La Eme
44. White-tailed Hawk Buteo albicaudatus 26/08/2015 Libano
45. Black Hawk-eagle Spizaetus tyrannus 25/08/2015 La Victoria
46. Osprey Pandion haliaetus 10/09/2015 La Guajira
47. Northern Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
48. Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima 24/08/2015 La Victoria
49. American Kestrel Falco sparverius 23/08/2015 Chingaza
50. Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
51. Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis 31/08/2015 Cuidad Bolivar
52. Chestnut-winged Chachalaca Ortalis garrula 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
53. Rufous-vented Chachalaca Ortalis ruficauda 10/09/2015 La Guajira
54. Colombian Chachalaca Ortalis columbiana 02/09/2015 Bolombolo
55. Band-tailed Guan Penelope argyrotis 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
56. Andean Guan Penelope montagnii 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
57. Cauca Guan Penelope perspicax 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
58. Sickle-winged Guan Chamaepetes goudotii 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
59. Crested Bobwhite Colinus cristatus 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
60. Black-fronted Wood-quail Odontophorus atrifrons 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
61. Bogota Rail Rallus semiplumbeus [limicola] 24/08/2015 La Florida
62. American Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
63. Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata 24/08/2015 La Florida
64. Spot-flanked Gallinule Gallinula melanops 24/08/2015 La Florida
65. American Coot Fulica americana 24/08/2015 La Florida
66. Limpkin Aramus guarauna 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
67. Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana [spinosa] 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
68. Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus [himantopus] 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
69. Double-striped Thick-knee Burhinus bistriatus 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
70. Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
71. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus [hiaticula] 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
72. Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
73. Collared Plover Charadrius collaris 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
74. Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis 24/08/2015 La Florida
75. Noble Snipe Gallinago nobilis 24/08/2015 La Florida
76. Hudsonian Curlew Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
77. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
78. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
79. Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria 24/08/2015 La Florida
80. Spotted Sandpiper Tringa macularia [hypoleucos] 24/08/2015 La Florida
81. Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
82. Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
83. Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
84. Sanderling Calidris alba 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
85. Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
86. Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
87. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
88. Stilt Sandpiper Micropalama himantopus 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
89. Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
90. Laughing Gull Larus atricilla 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
91. Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
92. Caspian Tern Sterna caspia 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
93. Royal Tern Sterna maxima 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
94. Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
95. Common Tern Sterna hirundo 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
96. Yellow-billed Tern Sterna superciliaris 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
97. American Black Tern Childonias niger surinamensis 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
98. Large-billed Tern Phaetusa simplex 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
99. Black Skimmer Rynchops niger 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
100. Scaled Pigeon Columba speciosa 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
101. Bare-eyed Pigeon Columba corensis 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
102. Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
103. Pale-vented Pigeon Columba cayennensis 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
104. Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata 23/08/2015 La Calera
105. Scaled Dove Columbina squammata 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
106. Common Ground-dove Columbina passerina 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
107. Ruddy Ground-dove Columbina talpacoti 24/08/2015 Jardin Encantado
108. Blue Ground-dove Claravis pretiosa 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
109. White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi 02/09/2015 Bolombolo
110. Scarlet-fronted Parakeet Aratinga wagleri 25/08/2015 La Victoria
111. Brown-throated Parakeet Aratinga pertinax 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
112. Golden-plumed Parakeet Leptosittaca branickii 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
113. Yellow-eared Parrot Ognorhynchus icterotis 01/09/2015 Jardin
114. Santa Marta Parakeet Pyrrhura viridicata 07/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
115. Rufous-fronted Parakeet Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
116. Green-rumped Parrotlet Forpus passerinus 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
117. Spectacled Parrotlet Forpus conspicillatus 25/08/2015 La Victoria
118. Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis 25/08/2015 La Victoria
119. Blue-headed Parrot Pionus menstruus 25/08/2015 La Victoria
120. Red-billed Parrot Pionus sordidus 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
121. Speckled-faced Parrot Pionus tumultuosus 01/09/2015 Jardin
122. Bronze-winged Parrot Pionus chalcopterus 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
123. Yellow-crowned Parrot Amazona ochrocephala 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
124. Scaly-naped Parrot Amazona mercenaria 07/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
125. Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana 25/08/2015 La Victoria
126. Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani 25/08/2015 La Victoria
127. Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
128. Tropical Screech-owl Otus choliba 01/09/2015 Jardin
129. White-throated Screech-owl Otus albogularis 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
130. Ferruginous Pygmy-owl Glaucidium brasilianum 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
131. Rufous-bellied Nighthawk Lurocalis rufiventris [semitorquatus] 01/09/2015 Jardin
132. Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
133. Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
134. Chestnut-collared Swift Cypseloides rutilus 26/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
135. White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris 24/08/2015 La Victoria
136. Grey-rumped Swift Chaetura cinereiventris cinereiventris 24/08/2015 La Victoria
137. Green Hermit Phaethornis guy 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
138. Long-billed (Western Long-tailed Hermit) Hermit Phaethornis longirostris 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
139. Stripe-throated Hermit Phaethornis striigularis 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
140. Green-fronted Lancebill Doryfera ludovicae 03/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
141. Lazuline Sabrewing Campylopterus falcatus 07/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
142. White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
143. Brown Violet-ear Colibri delphinae 31/08/2015 Las Tangaras
144. Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
145. Sparkling Violet-ear Colibri coruscans 23/08/2015 Oseervatoriode - Colibrius
146. Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis 24/08/2015 Jardin Encantado
147. Ruby-topaz Hummingbird Chrysolampis mosquitus 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
148. Western Emerald Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus 05/09/2015 Medellin
149. Red-billed Emerald Chlorostilbon gibsoni [mellisugus] 24/08/2015 Jardin Encantado
150. Blue-crowned Woodnymph Thalurania colombica [furcata] 24/08/2015 Jardin Encantado
151. Green-crowned Woodnymph Thalurania fannyi [furcata] 29/08/2015 Las Tangaras
152. Andean Emerald Amazilia franciae 24/08/2015 Jardin Encantado
153. Indigo-capped Hummingbird Amazilia cyanifrons 24/08/2015 Jardin Encantado
154. Steely-vented Hummingbird Amazilia saucerrottei 29/08/2015 Las Tangaras
155. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl 24/08/2015 Jardin Encantado
156. White-vented Plumeleteer Chalybura buffonii 24/08/2015 Jardin Encantado
157. Speckled Hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
158. Blossomcrown Anthocephala floriceps 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
159. Empress Brilliant Heliodoxa imperatrix 29/08/2015 Las Tangaras
160. Fawn-breasted Brilliant Heliodoxa rubinoides 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
161. Green-crowned Brilliant Heliodoxa jacula 02/09/2015 Bolombolo
162. White-tailed Hillstar Urochroa bougueri 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
163. Shining Sunbeam Aglaeactis cupripennis 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
164. Mountain Velvetbreast Lafresnaya lafresnayi 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
165. Great Sapphirewing Pterophanes cyanopterus 23/08/2015 Oseervatoriode - Colibrius
166. Bronzy Inca Coeligena coeligena 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
167. Brown Inca Coeligena wilsoni 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
168. Collared Inca Coeligena torquata 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
169. White-tailed Starfrontlet Coeligena phalerata 07/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
170. Blue-throated Starfrontlet Coeligena helianthea 23/08/2015 Oseervatoriode - Colibrius
171. Buff-winged Starfrontlet Coeligena lutetiae 26/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
172. Sword-billed Hummingbird Ensifera ensifera 23/08/2015 Oseervatoriode - Colibrius
173. Buff-tailed Coronet Boissonneaua flavescens 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
174. Velvet-purple Coronet Boissonneaua jardini 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
175. Tourmaline Sunangel Heliangelus exortis 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
176. Glowing Puffleg Eriocnemis vestitus 23/08/2015 Chingaza
177. Coppery-bellied Puffleg Eriocnemis cupreoventris 23/08/2015 La Calera
178. Golden-breasted Puffleg Eriocnemis mosquera 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
179. Black-thighed Puffleg Eriocnemis derbyi 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
180. Greenish Puffleg Haplophaedia aureliae 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
181. Purple-bibbed Whitetip Urosticte benjamini 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
182. Booted Racket-tail Ocreatus underwoodii 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
183. Black-tailed Trainbearer Lesbia victoriae 23/08/2015 Oseervatoriode - Colibrius
184. Green-tailed Trainbearer Lesbia nuna 23/08/2015 Oseervatoriode - Colibrius
185. Purple-backed Thornbill Ramphomicron microrhynchum 26/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
186. Viridian Metaltail Metallura williami 26/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
187. Tyrian Metaltail Metallura tyrianthina 23/08/2015 La Calera
188. Bronze-tailed Thornbill Chalcostigma heteropogon 23/08/2015 La Calera
189. Rainbow-bearded Thornbill Chalcostigma herrani 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
190. Buffy Helmetcrest Oxypogon stubelii 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
191. Green-bearded Helmetcrest Oxypogon guerinii 23/08/2015 Chingaza
192. Long-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus kingi 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
193. Violet-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus coelestis [kingi] 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
194. Wedge-billed Hummingbird Schistes geoffroyi 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
195. Purple-throated Woodstar Philodice mitchellii 29/08/2015 Las Tangaras
196. White-bellied Woodstar Acestrura mulsant 23/08/2015 Oseervatoriode - Colibrius
197. Gorgeted Woodstar Acestrura heliodor 24/08/2015 Jardin Encantado
198. Santa Marta Woodstar Acestrura astreans 07/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
199. White-tipped Quetzal Pharomachrus fulgidus 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
200. Golden-headed Quetzal Pharomachrus auriceps [pavoninus] 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
201. Collared Trogon Trogon collaris 03/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
202. Masked Trogon Trogon personatus 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
203. Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquata 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
204. Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
205. Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
206. American Pygmy Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
207. Tody Motmot Hylomanes momotula 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
208. Whooping Motmot Momotus subrufescens 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
209. Highland (Andean) Motmot Momotus aequatorialis 26/08/2015 Libano
210. Rufous-tailed Jacamar Galbula ruficauda ruficauda 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
211. Pied Puffbird Notharchus tectus 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
212. Barred Puffbird Nystalus radiatus 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
213. Russet-throated Puffbird Hypnelus ruficollis ruficollis 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
214. Moustached Puffbird Malacoptila mystacalis 26/08/2015 Libano
215. White-mantled Barbet Capito hypoleucus 25/08/2015 La Victoria
216. Red-headed Barbet Eubucco bourcierii 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
217. Toucan Barbet Semnornis ramphastinus 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
218. Emerald Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
219. Groove-billed Toucanet Aulacorhynchus sulcatus sulcatus 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
220. Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus 24/08/2015 La Victoria
221. Black-billed Mountain-toucan Andigena nigrirostris 01/09/2015 Jardin
222. Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
223. Scaled Piculet Picumnus squamulatus 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
224. Greyish Piculet Picumnus granadensis [olivaceus] 02/08/2015 Bolombolo
225. Chestnut Piculet Picumnus cinnamomeus 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
226. Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus 26/08/2015 Libano
227. Beautiful Woodpecker Melanerpes pulcher 25/08/2015 La Victoria
228. Red-crowned Woodpecker Melanerpes rubricapillus 24/08/2015 La Victoria
229. Yellow-vented Woodpecker Veniliornis dignus 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
230. Bar-bellied Woodpecker Veniliornis nigriceps 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
231. Smoky-brown Woodpecker Veniliornis fumigatus 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
232. Red-rumped Woodpecker Veniliornis kirkii 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
233. Golden-olive Woodpecker Piculus rubiginosus 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
234. Crimson-mantled Woodpecker Piculus rivolii 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
235. Spot-breasted Woodpecker Colaptes punctigula 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
236. Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
237. Crimson-crested Woodpecker Campephilus melanoleucos 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
238. Tyrannine Woodcreeper Dendrocincla tyrannina 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
239. Plain-brown Woodcreeper Dendrocincla fuliginosa 24/08/2015 La Victoria
240. Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorynchus spirurus 25/08/2015 La Victoria
241. Strong-billed Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus 07/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
242. Straight-billed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus picus 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
243. Cocoa Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus susurrans 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
244. Olive-backed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus triangularis 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
245. Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii 26/08/2015 Libano
246. Montane Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
247. Stout-billed Cinclodes Cinclodes excelsior 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
248. Pale-legged Hornero Furnarius leucopus 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
249. Andean Tit-spinetail Leptasthenura andicola 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
250. White-chinned Thistletail Schizoeaca fuliginosa 23/08/2015 La Calera
251. Azara's Spinetail Synallaxis azarae 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
252. Pale-breasted Spinetail Synallaxis albescens 02/09/2015 Bolombolo
253. Slaty Spinetail Synallaxis brachyura 26/08/2015 Libano
254. Silvery-throated Spinetail Synallaxis subpudica 23/08/2015 La Calera
255. Rufous Spinetail Synallaxis unirufa 01/09/2015 Jardin
256. White-whiskered Spinetail Synallaxis candei 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
257. White-browed Spinetail Hellmayrea gularis 31/08/2015 La Eme
258. Red-faced Spinetail Cranioleuca erythrops 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
259. Streak-capped Spinetail Cranioleuca hellmayri 07/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
260. Yellow-chinned Spinetail Certhiaxis cinnamomea 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
261. Many-striped Canastero Asthenes flammulata 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
262. Spotted Barbtail Premnoplex brunnescens 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
263. Pearled Treerunner Margarornis squamiger 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
264. Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper Lochmias nematura 26/08/2015 Libano
265. Streaked Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii 31/08/2015 La Eme
266. Striped Woodhaunter Hyloctistes subulatus 03/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
267. Montane Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia striaticollis 26/08/2015 Libano
268. Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner Philydor rufus 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
269. Uniform Treehunter Thripadectes ignobilis 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
270. Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner Clibanornis rufipectus 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
271. Grey-throated Leaftosser Sclerurus albigularis 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
272. Streaked Xenops Xenops rutilans 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
273. Black-crested Antshrike Sakesphorus canadensis 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
274. Black-backed Antshrike Sakesphorus melanonotus 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
275. Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
276. Bar-crested Antshrike Thamnophilus multistriatus 26/08/2015 Libano
277. Uniform Antshrike Thamnophilus unicolor 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
278. Western Slaty Antshrike Thamnophilus punctatus atrinucha 24/08/2015 La Victoria
279. Plain Antvireo Dysithamnus mentalis 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
280. Slaty Antwren Myrmotherula schisticolor 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
281. Yellow-breasted Antwren Herpsilochmus axillaris 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
282. White-fringed Antwren Formicivora grisea 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
283. Santa Marta Antbird Drymophila hellmayri 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
284. Rufous-rumped Antwren Terenura callinota 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
285. Dusky Antbird Cercomacra tyrannina 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
286. Parker's Antbird Cercomacra parkeri 03/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
287. Jet Antbird Cercomacra nigricans 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
288. Magdalena Antbird Myrmeciza palliata 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
289. Santa Marta Antpitta Grallaria bangsi 07/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
290. Chestnut-crowned Antpitta Grallaria ruficapilla 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
291. Yellow-breasted Antpitta Grallaria flavotincta 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
292. Rufous Antpitta Grallaria rufula 01/09/2015 Jardin
293. Tawny Antpitta Grallaria quitensis 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
294. Brown-banded Antpitta Grallaria milleri 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
295. Rusty-breasted Antpitta Grallaricula ferrugineipectus 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
296. Slate-crowned Antpitta Grallaricula nana 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
297. Chestnut-crowned Gnateater Conopophaga castaneiceps 03/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
298. Santa Marta Tapaculo Scytalopus sanctaemartae 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
299. Stiles's Tapaculo Scytalopus stilesi 05/09/2015 Medellin
300. Narino Tapaculo Scytalopus vicinior [panamensis] 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
301. Pale-bellied Tapaculo Scytaopus griseicollis 23/08/2015 Chingaza
302. Red-crested Cotinga Ampelion rubrocristata 23/08/2015 La Calera
303. Green-and-black Fruiteater Pipreola riefferii 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
304. Golden-breasted Fruiteater Pipreola aureopectus 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
305. Orange-breasted Fruiteater Pipreola jucunda 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
306. Olivaceous Piha Lipaugus cryptolophus 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
307. Dusky Piha Lipaugus fuscocinereus 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
308. Chestnut-capped Piha Lipaugus weberi 03/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
309. Red-ruffed Fruitcrow Pyroderus scutatus 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
310. Andean Cock-of-the-rock Rupicola peruviana 31/08/2015 Jardin
311. White-crowned Manakin Pipra pipra 03/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
312. Golden-winged Manakin Masius chrysopterus 03/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
313. White-bibbed Manakin Corapipo leucorrhoa 25/08/2015 La Victoria
314. Wing-barred Manakin Piprites chloris 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
315. Streak-necked Flycatcher Mionectes striaticollis 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
316. Olive-striped Flycatcher Mionectes olivaceus 03/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
317. Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mionectes oleagineus 25/08/2015 La Victoria
318. Rufous-breasted Flycatcher Leptopogon rufipectus 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
319. Sepia-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon amaurocephalus 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
320. Slaty-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon superciliaris 26/08/2015 Libano
321. Bronze-olive Pygmy-tyrant Pseudotriccus pelzelni 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
322. Rufous-headed Pygmy-tyrant Pseudotriccus ruficeps 01/09/2015 Jardin
323. Rufous-crowned Tody-tyrant Poecilotriccus ruficeps 01/09/2015 Jardin
324. Pearly-vented Tody-tyrant Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
325. Slate-headed Tody-flycatcher Todirostrum sylvia 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
326. Common Tody-flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum 02/09/2015 Bolombolo
327. Sooty-headed Tyrannulet Phyllomyias griseiceps 25/08/2015 La Victoria
328. Venezuelan Tyrannulet Zimmerius improbus [vilissimus] 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
329. Golden-faced Tyrannulet Zimmerius chrysops [viridiflavus] 25/08/2015 La Victoria
330. Southern Beardless Tyrannulet Camptostoma obsoletum [imberbe] 25/08/2015 La Victoria
331. Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet Phaeomyias murina 02/09/2015 Bolombolo
332. Northern Scrub-flycatcher Sublegatus arenarum [modestus] 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
333. Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet Tyrannulus elatus 25/08/2015 La Victoria
334. Forest Elaenia Myiopagis gaimardii 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
335. Greenish Elaenia Myiopagis viridicata 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
336. Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster 25/08/2015 La Victoria
337. Lesser Elaenia Elaenia chiriquensis 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
338. Mountain Elaenia Elaenia frantzii 24/08/2015 La Florida
339. White-throated Tyrannulet Mecocerculus leucophrys 23/08/2015 La Calera
340. Torrent Tyrannulet Serpophaga cinerea 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
341. Slender-billed Tyrannulet Inezia tenuirostris 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
342. Subtropical Doradito Pseudocolopteryx acutipennis 24/08/2015 La Florida
343. Marble-faced Bristle-tyrant Phylloscartes ophthalmicus 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
344. Variegated Bristle-tyrant Phylloscartes poecilotis 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
345. Scale-crested Pygmy-tyrant Lophotriccus pileatus 26/08/2015 Libano
346. Pale-eyed Pygmy-tyrant Atalotriccus pilaris 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
347. Fulvous-breasted Flatbill Rhynchocyclus fulvipectus 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
348. Yellow-breasted Flycatcher Tolmomyias flaviventris 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
349. Ornate Flycatcher Myiotriccus ornatus 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
350. Flavescent Flycatcher Myiophobus flavicans 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
351. Handsome Flycatcher Myiophobus pulcher 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
352. Cinnamon Flycatcher Pyrrhomyias cinnamomea 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
353. Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus borealis 31/08/2015 La Eme
354. Smoke-coloured Pewee Contopus fumigatus 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
355. Eastern Wood-pewee Contopus virens 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
356. Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
357. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
358. Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus 26/08/2015 Libano
359. Yellow-bellied Chat-tyrant Silvicultrix diadema 31/08/2015 La Eme
360. Rufous-breasted Chat-tyrant Ochthoeca rufipectoralis 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
361. Brown-backed Chat-tyrant Ochthoeca fumicolor 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
362. Santa Marta Bush-tyrant Myiotheretes pernix 07/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
363. Plain-capped Ground-tyrant Muscisaxicola alpina 23/08/2015 Chingaza
364. Pied Water-tyrant Fluvicola pica 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
365. White-headed Marsh-tyrant Arundinicola leucocephala 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
366. Long-tailed Tyrant Colonia colonus 25/08/2015 La Victoria
367. Cattle Tyrant Machetornis rixosus 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
368. Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
369. Panama Flycatcher Myiarchus panamensis [ferox] 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
370. Pale-edged Flycatcher Myiarchus cephalotes 31/08/2015 La Eme
371. Apical Flycatcher Myiarchus apicalis 02/09/2015 Bolombolo
372. Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
373. Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus 24/08/2015 La Florida
374. Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana 24/08/2015 La Victoria
375. Gray Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
376. Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua 24/08/2015 La Victoria
377. Golden-crowned Flycatcher Myiodynastes chrysocephalus 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
378. Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus 25/08/2015 La Victoria
379. Rusty-margined Flycatcher Myiozetetes cayanensis 25/08/2015 La Victoria
380. Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
381. Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius 02/09/2015 Bolombolo
382. Lesser Kiskadee Philohydor lictor 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
383. Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
384. Barred Becard Pachyramphus versicolor 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
385. White-winged Becard Pachyramphus polychopterus 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
386. Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
387. Black-crowned Tityra Tityra inquisitor 25/08/2015 La Victoria
388. Brown-chested Martin Phaeoprogne tapera 24/08/2015 La Florida
389. Purple Martin Progne subis 05/09/2015 Santa Marta
390. Grey-breasted Martin Progne chalybea [subis] 25/08/2015 La Victoria
391. Brown-bellied Swallow Notiochelidon murina 23/08/2015 La Calera
392. Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca 26/08/2015 Libano
393. White-thighed Swallow Neochelidon tibialis 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
394. Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis 25/08/2015 La Victoria
395. Sand Martin Riparia riparia 24/08/2015 La Florida
396. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 24/08/2015 La Florida
397. Cliff Swallow Hirundo pyrrhonota 24/08/2015 La Florida
398. White-capped Dipper Cinclus leucocephalus 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
399. Bicoloured Wren Campylorhynchus griseus 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
400. White-headed Wren Campylorhynchus albobrunneus 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
401. Stripe-backed Wren Campylorhynchus nuchalis 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
402. Sharpe's Wren Cinnycerthia olivascens sharpei 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
403. Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis stellaris 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
404. Apolinar's Wren Cistothorus apolinari 24/08/2015 La Florida
405. Sooty-headed Wren Thryothorus spadix [atrogularis] 25/08/2015 La Victoria
406. Rufous-breasted Wren Thryothorus rutilus 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
407. Rufous-and-white Wren Thryothorus rufalbus 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
408. Antioquia Wren Thryophilus sernai 02/09/2015 Bolombolo
409. House Wren Troglodytes aedon 24/08/2015 La Victoria
410. Mountain Wren Troglodytes solstitialis 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
411. Grey-breasted Wood-wren Henicorhina leucophrys 26/08/2015 Libano
412. Munchique Wood-wren Henicorhina negreti 31/08/2015 La Eme
413. Tropical Mockingbird Mimus gilvus [polyglottos] 24/08/2015 Jardin Encantado
414. Orange-billed Nightingale-thrush Catharus aurantiirostris 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
415. Great Thrush Turdus fuscater 23/08/2015 La Calera
416. Black-hooded Thrush Turdus olivater 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
417. Pale-breasted Thrush Turdus leucomelas 25/08/2015 La Victoria
418. Black-billed Thrush Turdus ignobilis 24/08/2015 La Victoria
419. Clay-coloured Thrush Turdus grayi 02/09/2015 Bolombolo
420. Long-billed Gnatwren Ramphocaenus melanurus 25/08/2015 La Victoria
421. Tropical Gnatcatcher Polioptila plumbea plumbea 02/09/2015 Bolombolo
422. Black-collared Jay Cyanolyca armillata 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
423. Black-chested Jay Cyanocorax affinis 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
424. Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas 03/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
425. Yellow-browed Shrike-vireo Vireolanius eximius 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
426. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus 25/08/2015 La Victoria
427. Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis 25/08/2015 La Victoria
428. Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys [gilvus] 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
429. Rufous-naped Greenlet Hylophilus semibrunneus 26/08/2015 Libano
430. Golden-fronted Greenlet Hylophilus aurantiifrons 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
431. Scrub Greenlet Hylophilus flavipes [olivaceus] 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
432. Andean Siskin Carduelis spinescens 23/08/2015 Chingaza
433. Yellow-bellied Siskin Carduelis xanthogastra 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
434. Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria 26/08/2015 Libano
435. Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi [americana] 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
436. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
437. Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
438. Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
439. Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus 26/08/2015 Libano
440. Golden-fronted Redstart Myioborus ornatus 23/08/2015 La Calera
441. Yellow-crowned Redstart Myioborus flavivertex 07/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
442. Citrine Warbler Basileuterus luteoviridis 31/08/2015 La Eme
443. Santa Marta Warbler Basileuterus basilicus 07/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
444. White-lored Warbler Basileuterus conspicillatus 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
445. Russet-crowned Warbler Basileuterus coronatus 05/09/2015 Medellin
446. Rufous-capped Warbler Basileuterus rufifrons rufifrons 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
447. Three-striped Warbler Basileuterus tristriatus 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
448. Buff-rumped Warbler Basileuterus fulvicauda [rivularis] 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
449. Bananaquit Coereba flaveola 24/08/2015 Jardin Encantado
450. Bicoloured Conebill Conirostrum bicolor 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
451. Rufous-browed Conebill Conirostrum rufum 23/08/2015 La Calera
452. Blue-backed Conebill Conirostrum sitticolor 31/08/2015 La Eme
453. Capped Conebill Conirostrum albifrons 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
454. Black-faced Tanager Schistochlamys melanopis 25/08/2015 La Victoria
455. Grass-green Tanager Chlorornis riefferii 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
456. Yellow-throated Bush-tanager Chlorospingus flavigularis 03/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
457. Grey-hooded Bush-tanager Cnemoscopus rubrirostris 24/08/2015 La Victoria
458. Black-capped Hemispingus Hemispingus atropileus 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
459. Superciliaried Hemispingus Hemispingus superciliaris 23/08/2015 La Calera
460. Black-eared Hemispingus Hemispingus melanotis 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
461. Yellow-backed Tanager Hemithraupis flavicollis 25/08/2015 La Victoria
462. Scarlet-and-white Tanager Chrysothlypis salmoni 03/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
463. Rosy Thrush-tanager Rhodinocichla rosea 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
464. White-shouldered Tanager Tachyphonus luctuosus 25/08/2015 La Victoria
465. White-lined Tanager Tachyphonus rufus 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
466. Sooty Ant-tanager Habia gutturalis 24/08/2015 La Victoria
467. Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
468. White-winged Tanager Piranga leucoptera 03/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
469. Red-hooded Tanager Piranga rubriceps 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
470. Crimson-backed Tanager Ramphocelus dimidiatus 24/08/2015 Jardin Encantado
471. Flame-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus flammigerus 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
472. Blue-grey Tanager Thraupis episcopus [sayaca] 24/08/2015 Jardin Encantado
473. Glaucous Tanager Thraupis glaucocolpa [sayaca] 10/09/2015 La Guajira
474. Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum 24/08/2015 La Victoria
475. Blue-capped Tanager Thraupis cyanocephala 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
476. Black-and-gold Tanager Bangsia melanochlamys 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
477. Hooded Mountain-tanager Buthraupis montana 23/08/2015 Chingaza
478. Santa Marta Mountain-tanager Anisognathus melanogenys 07/09/2015 El Dorado(Santa Marta)
479. Lacrimose Mountain-tanager Anisognathus lacrymosus 31/08/2015 La Eme
480. Scarlet-bellied Mountain-tanager Anisognathus igniventris 23/08/2015 La Calera
481. Blue-winged Mountain-tanager Anisognathus somptuosus 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
482. Black-chinned Mountain-tanager Anisognathus notabilis 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
483. Purplish-mantled Tanager Iridosornis porphyrocephala [analis] 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
484. Golden-crowned Tanager Iridosornis rufivertex 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
485. Buff-breasted Mountain-tanager Dubusia taeniata 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
486. Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
487. Trinidad Euphonia Euphonia trinitatis [chlorotica] 10/09/2015 La Guajira
488. Velvet-fronted Euphonia Euphonia concinna 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
489. Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris 24/08/2015 Jardin Encantado
490. Fulvous-vented Euphonia Euphonia fulvicrissa 25/08/2015 La Victoria
491. Orange-bellied Euphonia Euphonia xanthogaster 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
492. Yellow-collared Chlorophonia Chlorophonia flavirostris 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
493. Blue-naped Chlorophonia Chlorophonia cyanea 07/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
494. Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
495. Glistening-green Tanager Chlorochrysa phoenicotis 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
496. Multicoloured Tanager Chlorochrysa nitidissima 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
497. Plain-coloured Tanager Tangara inornata 25/08/2015 La Victoria
498. Golden Tanager Tangara arthus 26/08/2015 Libano
499. Silver-throated Tanager Tangara icterocephala 03/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
500. Saffron-crowned Tanager Tangara xanthocephala 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
501. Speckled Tanager Tangara guttata 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
502. Rufous-throated Tanager Tangara rufigula 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
503. Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola 26/08/2015 Libano
504. Scrub Tanager Tangara vitriolina 26/08/2015 Libano
505. Metallic-green Tanager Tangara labradorides 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
506. Blue-necked Tanager Tangara cyanicollis 25/08/2015 La Victoria
507. Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara larvata [nigrocincta] 31/08/2015 Las Tangaras
508. Beryl-spangled Tanager Tangara nigroviridis 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
509. Blue-and-black Tanager Tangara vassorii 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
510. Black-capped Tanager Tangara heinei 29/08/2015 Otun Quimbaya
511. Black-headed Tanager Tangara cyanoptera 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
512. Golden-collared Honeycreeper Iridophanes pulcherrima 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
513. Yellow-tufted Dacnis Dacnis lineata egregia 24/08/2015 La Victoria
514. Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana 25/08/2015 La Victoria
515. Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza 25/08/2015 La Victoria
516. Purple Honeycreeper Cyanerpes caeruleus 25/08/2015 La Victoria
517. Swallow Tanager Tersina viridis 25/08/2015 La Victoria
518. Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis 23/08/2015 La Calera
519. Orange-billed Sparrow Arremon aurantiirostris 25/08/2015 La Victoria
520. Golden-winged Sparrow Arremon schlegeli 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
521. Tocuyo Sparrow Arremonops tocuyensis 10/09/2015 La Guajira
522. Black-striped Sparrow Arremonops conirostris 02/09/2015 Bolombolo
523. Yellow-throated Brush-finch Atlapetes gutturalis [albinucha] 26/08/2015 Libano
524. Pale-naped Brush-finch Atlapetes pallidinucha 23/08/2015 La Calera
525. Santa Marta Brush-finch Atlapetes melanocephalus 07/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
526. Olive-headed Brush-finch Atlapetes flaviceps 26/08/2015 Libano
527. Tricoloured Brush-finch Atlapetes tricolor 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
528. Slaty Brush-finch Atlapetes schistaceus 23/08/2015 La Calera
529. Chestnut-capped Brush-finch Atlapetes brunneinucha brunneinucha 03/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
530. Black-headed Brush-finch Atlapetes atricapillus [torquatus] 26/08/2015 Libano
531. Sierra Nevada Brush-finch Arremon basilicus 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
532. Grey-browed Brush-finch Arremon assimilis 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
533. Black-backed Bush-tanager Urothraupis stolzmanni 28/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
534. Grey Pileated-finch Coryphospingus pileatus 10/09/2015 La Guajira
535. Plumbeous Sierra-finch Phrygilus unicolor 23/08/2015 La Calera
536. Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola 24/08/2015 Jardin Encantado
537. Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina 25/08/2015 La Victoria
538. Grey Seedeater Sporophila intermedia 25/08/2015 La Victoria
539. Black-and-white Seedeater Sporophila luctuosa 08/09/2015 El Dorado (Santa Marta)
540. Yellow-bellied Seedeater Sporophila nigricollis 25/08/2015 La Victoria
541. Ruddy-breasted Seedeater Sporophila minuta 25/08/2015 La Victoria
542. Plain-coloured Seedeater Catamenia inornata 26/08/2015 Nevado del Ruiz
543. Dull-coloured Grassquit Tiaris obscura 04/09/2015 Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve
544. Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivacea 26/08/2015 Libano
545. Black-faced Grassquit Tiaris bicolor 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
546. White-sided Flower-piercer Diglossa albilatera 27/08/2015 Rio Blanco Reserve
547. Glossy Flower-piercer Diglossa lafresnayii 23/08/2015 La Calera
548. Black Flower-piercer Diglossa humeralis 24/08/2015 La Florida
549. Indigo Flower-piercer Diglossopis indigotica 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
550. Masked Flower-piercer Diglossopis cyanea 23/08/2015 La Calera
551. Vermilion Cardinal Cardinalis phoeniceus 10/09/2015 La Guajira
552. Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
553. Black-winged Saltator Saltator atripennis 26/08/2015 Libano
554. Greyish Saltator Saltator coerulescens 26/08/2015 Libano
555. Orinocan Saltator Saltator orenocensis 09/09/2015 Santa Marta
556. Streaked Saltator Saltator albicollis 26/08/2015 Libano
557. Blue-black Grosbeak Cyanocompsa cyanoides 25/08/2015 La Victoria
558. Crested Oropendola Psarocolius decumanus 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
559. Russet-backed Oropendola Psarocolius angustifrons 29/08/2015 Las Tangaras
560. Mountain Cacique Cacicus chrysonotus 01/09/2015 Jardin
561. Yellow-backed Oriole Icterus chrysater 24/08/2015 La Florida
562. Yellow Oriole Icterus nigrogularis 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
563. Yellow-hooded Blackbird Chrysomus icterocephalus 24/08/2015 La Florida
564. Red-breasted Blackbird Leistes militaris 25/08/2015 Laguna del Hato
565. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna 23/08/2015 La Calera
566. Red-bellied Grackle Hypopyrrhus pyrohypogaster 30/08/2015 Las Tangaras
567. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus 06/09/2015 Santa Marta
568. Carib Grackle Quiscalus lugubris 25/08/2015 La Victoria
569. Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis 24/08/2015 La Florida
Red-tailed Squirrel Sciurus granatensis ? 1 Jardin 31/08/2015; 1 Bolombolo 02/09/2015; 2 Sta. Marta Mts 08/09/2015
Western Dwarf Squirrel Microsciurus mimulus ? 1 Piha Res.03/09/2015; 1 La Romera 05/09/2015
Speckled Tree Rat Echimys semivillosus ? 2 Isla de Salamanca 06/0915
Kinkajou Potos flavus - 1 coming to feeders after dusk, El Dorado Lodge 08/09/2015
White-footed Tamarin Saguinus leucopus ? 1 Bella Vista 25/08/15.
Grey-handed Night Monkey Aotus griseimembrus ? 3 El Dorado Lodge 07/09/2015