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Colombia 2015

Trip Report to Colombia             by Sue Bryan


          August 22nd ? Sept 11th  2015



Sue Bryan

Paul Jeffery

John Geeson

Richard Loyn

Jan Hillman

Carolyn Jackson

Sharon Telford

David Telford





This was a birding holiday organised by Sunbird . 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.




Not necessary




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.


Daily Log


22nd August


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.


23rd August


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.


Green-bearded Helmetcrest


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)



Black-tailed Trainbearer


Sparkling Violetear




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.


24th August


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.



Jardin Encantado





                                        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)!!!


25th August


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



White-footed Tamarin


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.





       Thick-billed Euphonia








Sue at Laguna del Hato






                                                                                         Barred Puffbird





26th August


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.


Streak-headed Woodcreeper


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.




                  Rufous-naped Greenlet





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.


27th August


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


Green-and-Black Fruiteater


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.





28th August


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.


Andean Tit-Spinetail






                                                    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


Shining Sunbeam


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.





29th August




                                                                                             Otun Quimbaya


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.


Cauca Guan



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









30th September












                                     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!


Violet-tailed Sylph


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.








31st August

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.


Cinnamon Flycatcher














                                  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.


1st September


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.


2nd September


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


3rd September


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.


Social Flycatcher








4th September


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.


Bar-crested Antshrike






































                             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!


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.















5th September


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.


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.


6th September


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


7th September


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


8th September


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.





















Blue-naped Chlorophonia

Sparkling Violetear








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!














9th September


El Dorado


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..


Pearl Kite


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


Los Flamencos


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.












10th September


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.



Species List




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



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