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Northern Peru 2013

                                                                     Trip Report to Northern Peru                by Sue Bryan

 

October 2013

 

Sue Bryan and Paul Jeffery

 

 

 

Introduction

 

This was a birding holiday organised by Birding Ecotours www.birdingecotours.co.za as a customised trip to Northern Peru for the two of us. We had both been to Peru before but Paul wished to return to visit Northern Peru. I had reservations about this as I struggle with altitude sickness rather badly. Birding Ecotours had sent out a trip report of a trip to Northern Peru that we rather liked the look of, but certain sections were at too high an altitude for me. After some e-mails and phone calls back and forth to Birding Ecotours they came up with a perfect trip customised for us avoiding the highest of altitudes at a cost of £3834 x2 for 14 days full birding.

 

Guide Eduardo Ormaeche and Driver Raul Kapata

 

Itinerary

 

2nd October   Gatwick - Madrid - Lima

 

3rd October   Lima - Lomas de Lachay

 

4th October   Lima - Pucusana – flight to Tarapoto

 

5th October   Tarapoto - Moyobamba

 

6th October   Moyobamba

 

7th October   Moyobamba - Abra Patricia (Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge)

 

8th October   Abra Patricia (Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge)

 

9th October   Abra Patricia (Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge) – Puerto Pumas 

 

10th October  Puerto Pumas - Tingo (Chillo Lodge)

 

11th October  Tingo (Chillo Lodge) - Leymebamba

 

12th October  Leymebamba - Jaen

 

13th October  Jaen - Salas

 

14th October  Salas - Limon Valley

 

15th October  Limon Valley - Salas

 

16th October  Salas - Chiclayo  - Lima

 

17th October  Lima - Gatwick

 

18th October Arrival at Gatwick

 

 

Flights

 

International flights to Lima via Madrid cost 2x £690 return with Air Europa booked independently. This is a budget airline offering a budget service. I am not sure that we would take this option on a long-haul flight again!

 

Vehicle

 

Birding Ecotours sub-contracted Raul (our driver) to drive a Hyundai with two sliding doors. It was an excellent vehicle very suitable for our needs. Raul also had an interest in birds and would stay in radio contact with Eduardo, our guide, to radio any sightings he had whilst we were with Eduardo looking at other birds.

 

Money

 

We obtained a small amount of Peruvian Sols at the airport ATM. Since this was an all-inclusive trip we only spent money on personal drinks. (Water was freely supplied throughout)

 

Climate

 

The weather was hot and sunny for most of our time in the lower altitudes but colder with some rain at times in the Andes.

 

Habitat

 

Most of our time was spent in cloud forest but we also had open areas at higher altitudes and near the coast.

 

Daily Log

 

2nd October

 

We left King’s Lynn for our 5.15pm departure at Gatwick to fly to Madrid. Here we faced a four hour wait and were then delayed another ninety minutes due to luggage handling problems on the plane. We eventually took off for our overnight flight to Lima. Air Europa is a budget airline and we certainly had budget meals on the flight! (Nothing at all Gatwick – Madrid and an absolute minimum on the trans-Atlantic section)

 

3rd October

 

We had a very early morning arrival and our guide Eduardo was not due to fly in until later in the day and so we were met by a local guide Dennis Osorio who took us to Lomas de Lachay. This had been at our request because we had missed the Cactus Canastero last time we had been there. We managed to flush a Band-winged Nightjar that we did not know was lurking in the rocks. Dennis soon found our quarry as well as Lesser Seedsnipe, Oasis Hummingbird, Peruvian Sheartail and Coastal Miner. A pair of Burrowing Owl and a Thick-billed Miner were added to the trip list.

 

                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                Least Seedsnipe                                                         Coastal Miner

 

A Black-chested Buzzard-eagle flew overhead as we watched Yellowish Pipit displaying and Peruvian Meadowlark. All too soon it was time to return to the city of Lima to meet Eduardo our guide for the next two weeks.

After some lunch we re-acquainted ourselves with some birds in the local park that we had seen the last time that we had been here. Tropical Kingbird joined Long-tailed Mockingbird, Blue-grey Tanager, Rufous-collared Sparrow, Amazillia Hummingbird and Harris Hawk to our bird list. We enjoyed getting to know Eduardo and had a pleasant stroll in the park. We spent the night in a city hotel and made arrangements for an early start the following morning.

 

 

 

Tropical Kingbird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th October

 

We were due to fly to Tarapoto in the afternoon and so had a few hours at Pucusana where we had enjoyed a few coastal birds before on our last visit. However Eduardo managed to arrange a short boat trip out into the harbour where we had good views of Surfbird and Peruvian Seaside (Surf) Cinclodes. Before this though we admired Inca Tern and managed views of Peruvian Diving Petrel, Wilson’s Petrel and Belcher’s Gull from the cliff edge. Humboldt Penguin were also in the sea along with Red-legged Cormorant.

 

 

 

Eduardo and Sue at Pucusana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    Inca Tern                                                                                      Red-legged Cormorant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           Surf Cinclodes                                                                                        Surfbird

 

After watching Grassland Yellowfinch, Vermillion Flycatcher and Peruvian Thick-knee we boarded our flight to Tarapoto in the north of Peru. We were met at the airport by Raul who had driven all the way from Chiclayo. He, like Eduardo was good company and it was refreshing to have a good driver who also had an interest in birds. Raul drove us from the airport up above Tarapoto to a hummingbird feeder platform where we were delighted to see eight species of hummingbirds.

 

Vermillion Flycatcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Koepcke’s Hermit                                                                                Fork-tailed Woodnymph

 

Koepcke’s Hermit was a tick for us but very difficult to photograph as it was a shade-loving one. We added White-necked Jacobin, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Fork-tailed Woodnymph, Sapphire-spangled Emerald, Long-tailed Hermit, Grey-breasted Sabrewing and Gould’s Jewelfront to our trip list. Other birds came in the form of Orange-bellied Euphonia, Violaceous Jay, Roadside Hawk and Yellow-rumped Casique.

 

Golden-tailed Sapphire

 

Paul and I were delighting to be back in South America where the birds are just so colourful and interesting and enjoyed Eduardo and Raul’s company before finding our hotel for the night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th October

 

Raul drove us along the Huallaga River. We stopped to admire a roost of Hoatzin and watched a Barred Antshrike calling in the riverside vegetation. We stopped to walk a dry stream bed where we encountered a few cows that had other ideas to us watching birds! Cobalt-winged Parakeet and White-eyed Parakeet flew overhead as well as an American Swallow-tailed Kite. We searched for a jacamar and soon a Bluish-fronted Jacamar sat a long way above our heads. It was not keen to have its photo taken. A Ferruginous Pygmy-owl came close as we searched for other birds. We soon amassed a list of birds including Palm Tanager, Rusty-fronted Tody-flycatcher, Greyish Saltator, Coraya Wren, Dusky-headed Parakeet, Yellow-tufted Woodpecker and White-winged Swallow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           Barred Antshrike                                                             Hoatzin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Dusky-headed Parakeet                                                   Yellow-tufted Woodpecker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

                                 Ferruginous Pygmy-owl                                                                           Hook-billed Kite

 

We continued on towards Moyobamba but stopped when we saw an interesting spot. Paul spotted a Hook-billed Kite sitting in a tree as we added Inca (Green) Jay, Streaked Flycatcher, Blue-tailed Emerald and Rusty-backed Antwren to the list.

 

As a bridge approached Raul stopped the vehicle and we all walked to look over the bridge into a deep chasm. Adjusting our eyes to the dim light we could just make out some birds sitting on some ledges far down below. They were all huddled together in the dark. This was a newly-discovered location for Oilbird.

 

Oilbird

 

We drove onto Moyobamba where we stayed in a birding lodge. The grounds had a wonderful hummingbird feeder platform where Paul and I delighted in the photo opportunities whilst relaxing!

 

We added Black-throated Mango, Rufous-crested Coquette, Sparkling Violetear, White-chinned Sapphire, Violet-fronted Brilliant and Black-throated Hermit to our hummingbird list as well as Black-bellied Tanager, Lafresnaye’s Piculet and Rufous-fronted Thornbird to our trip list.

 

We walked the grounds of the lodge where a Black-billed Thrush posed for a photo and Blue Dacnis showed for us before driving into town for an evening meal. I certainly enjoyed some of the tropical fruit juices on offer whilst Paul enjoyed his ‘Negra’ beer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                      Black-throated Mango                                                Rufous-crested Coquette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                          White-chinned Sapphire                                     Black-billed Thrush   

 

6th October

 

We were up early to be led by Jose the owner of the lodge to bird the trail above his property. We soon saw Short-crested Flycatcher, Turquoise Tanager, Piratic Flycatcher and Little Woodpecker.  We were pleased with the Cerulean Warbler as Paul and I had never seen one before. A Short-tailed Pygmy-tyrant was also added to the life list. A White-plumed Antbird made for a good sighting and we enjoyed the split of  Varzea Thrush from Hauxwell’s Thrush as it perched up in a nearby tree. I tried to take a photo a Fiery-throated Fruiteater with poor results.  A Golden-collared Toucanet also did not want its photo in my trip report! Back at the lodge for a break Paul and I took advantage of the hummingbird feeder platform where we took photos of Long-tailed Hermit, White-necked Jacobin and American Swallow-tailed Kite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           Long-tailed Hermit                                                                            White-necked Jacobin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Swallow-tailed Kite                                                                                                 Paul and Eduardo

 

After lunch we drove to some agricultural land where Paul and I were pleased to see Masked Duck on a small lake. This has been a gap in our list for many years that has now been filled.

 

7th October

 

A local lad had seen a manakin up a trail not far from the lodge and so we abandoned a boat ride and went in search of it. It was a steep climb but unfortunately we could not find it. We added Peruvian Warbling-Antbird, Mishana Tyrannulet, Tawny-crowned Greenlet and White-browed Antbird, White-flanked Antwren as well as Common Potoo doing its usual pose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    Paul and Sue on the trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                 Common Potoo                                                                               Fruiteater Lodge Moyobamba

 

 

We left Moyobamba and drove westwards to the Yacumama Centre where a Ringed Kingfisher was waiting for us. A Spot-breasted Woodpecker put in an appearance before the Point-tailed Palmcreeper showed reasonably well to us. A Pale-legged Hornero and Thrush-like Wren were added to the list before we watched Black caracara and Grey-breasted Martin.

 

Yacumama Centre

 

 

 

We carried on westwards and headed to Abra Patricia for our two night stay at the Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge. We were really looking forward to our stay here as this lodge contained one of our much sought after species, the Long-whisked Owlet. Before reaching the lodge we stopped off to watch a flower-filled shrub where a Royal Sunangel inhabited it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       En-route to Abra Patricia                                                                                             Tuk tuk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                      Royal Sunangel                                                             White-bellied Woodstar and Long-tailed Sylph

 

We searched for sometime before getting to the lodge but saw little for our efforts. Once we arrived at the Long-whiskered Lodge we went straight out to the hummingbird feeders where ‘hummers’ were zipping all around. I admired a Long-tailed Sylph and added more hummingbird species to our ever-growing list of the family. Rufous-capped Thornbill, Bronzy Inca, Green Violetear, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Fawn-breasted Coronet, Emerald-bellied Puffleg, Collared Inca, White-bellied Inca and Speckled Hummingbird were all added to the list that afternoon.

 

Emerald-bellied Puffleg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th October

 

Raul drove us a long way back down the hill at Abra Patricia where the birding was excellent from the side of the road. Great Thrush, Variable Antshrike, and Sub-tropical Casique all showed before a Sickle-winged Guan emerged from vegetation at the side of the road. After watching Three-striped Warbler and Peruvian Tyrannulet a few moments of excitement followed as an Andean Cock-of-the-Rock flew over the road and landed in nearby trees. This is one of my favourite birds and I was highly delighted at seeing it but disappointed that I could not manage a photograph as it went too deep into the vegetation.

 

Abra Patricia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                          P.E. lesson………………Andean style!

 

We continued to add many birds to our list including Lined Antshrike, Scaly-naped Parrot, Black-faced Dacnis, Golden Tanager, Bronze-green Euphonia, Bar-winged Woodwren and Olive-backed Woodcreeper. Raul drove us a bit further back up the road and White-capped Tanager, Barred Becard and Mountain Wren all got added to the list.

 

Paul was not feeling too well and was suffering. Taking malaria tablets, being in the sun, a change in diet and a lot of fruit all has its impact on the stomach. Back at the lodge he hit the bed whilst I sorted out my list. This evening we were going to attack the Long-whiskered Owlet Trail and I knew that there was no way Paul was not going to attempt it.

 

After a short sleep we got prepared and met Eduardo, Raul and a lodge guide Roberto and set off with sticks down the very steep cloud forest trail. After a few hundred metres Paul was struggling and the guide took his heavy camera bag from him. Raul kindly carried my camera and we all set off once again down the hillside. I was glad of the stick when the track became a boulder-strewn trail still going downhill. It was still daylight, but I was very aware that we would have to return in the dark when we climbed back up. Unless you have been in jungle/cloud forest you have no idea how dark it can be! Raul helped me over rocks and boulders and suddenly we came to a halt as Roberto had spotted a Rufous-banded Owl sitting in a tree just in front of us.

Rufous-banded Owl

 

Eduardo was delighted as it was the first time that he had seen one in daylight. Raul was also pleased as it was a tick for him. We realised how lucky we were too, as we snapped away.

 

Roberto asked us if we wanted to stop and try our luck at the old site for the Long-whiskered Owlet but said our chances were better at the further site. We hadn’t come halfway round the world to only have a slim chance and we asked to be guided to where the owl was being seen the best and so we kept on walking. At last we reached the spot and sat and waited until it got dark. A tape was played and eventually the owl responded but it sounded a long way off. We had a tense 45 minute wait in pitch black in the cloud forest when suddenly we were aware that something had flown over our heads. I though it might be a bat, as we had had several around us. Roberto suddenly put on a spot light and there sat in front of us was a Long-whiskered Owlet!

 

 

 

 

 

Long-whiskered Owlet.

 

For those of you that don’t know this bird was only discovered in 1976. It was actually seen in the wild for the first time in 2007at Abra Patricia, when birds were seen three times in daylight hours. An individual was also captured in a mist net. So to see a bird newly discovered to science was every exciting and there are still not many people in the world who have seen it! We were all thrilled and the euphoria certainly helped us back up the steep climb in the dark! Our thanks go to the guide Roberto, Eduardo and Raul who all made it possible. By the time we got back to the lodge my legs had turned to Jelly and I was certainly thankful to Raul who helped me over most of the boulders, carried my camera and lent me his head torch when mine gave out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roberto leading the way on the Long-whiskered Owlet Trail                         Eduardo, Raul and Paul onthe Long-whiskered Owlet Trail.

 

9th October

 

Paul and I were both not very well. Paul had diarrhoea and I had been sick in the night with a terrible migraine with practically no sleep. Fortunately the birding was easy and we enjoyed a good morning back on the roadsidewith birds showing well. We didn't have to walk very far at all which was just as well. We added Bluish Flower-piercer, Flame-faced Tanager, Blue-winged Mountain Tanager, Andean Solitaire, White-tipped Swift, Rufous-tailed Tyrant and Pale-edged Flycatcher. We added several other species of tanager as well as Rufous-naped (Yellow-breasted Brushfinch. We also had good views of Lulu's (Johnson's) Tody-flycatcher, a small-range endemic bird.White-collared Jay proved difficult to photograph as it liked hiding in the vegetation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          Johnson’s (Lulu’s) Tody-flycatcher                                                        Rufous-collared Sparrow

 

 

Back at the lodge the weather had turned to rain and we had some free time to recover from our illnesses and took the opportunity to sit and admire the feeders. A Tayra and Black Agouti enjoyed the food that Ricardo threw out for them as a Rufous-collared Sparrow posed for a photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       Tayra                                                                                              Black Agouti

 

We enjoyed a final evening meal at the Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge before driving to Puerto Pumas where we stayed the night in an Andean village hotel.

 

 

10th October

 

After an early breakfast and watching Yellow-bellied Grosbeak and White-bellied Hummingbird in the garden of the hotel, Raul drove us to the Huembo Hummingbird Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         Eduardo at The Huembo Hummingbird Centre                                                      The Andes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            The seats to view the hummingbird feeders                                                              Marvellous Spatuletail

 

It was a short walk from the road as we headed downhill with great excitement. We soon reached a few benches where hummingbird feeders had been set up. Hummingbirds were coming and going as we recognised Chestnut-breasted Coronet dominating the scene. Soon a Marvellous Spatuletail flew low into one of the feeders but quickly disappeared. It was going to be a challenge to say the least to get a photograph in the low-light conditions. However we were just pleased to see one of our main targets of our trip. We sat mesmerised for a while enjoying the views of several Marvellous Spatuletail before moving further downhill whilst Mitred Parakeet flew over, where we saw Andean Emerald on more feeders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          Andean Emerald                                                                                Chestnut-breasted Coronet

 

 

As we left the centre a Cliff Flycatcher sat on wires as we drove further along the Utcubamba Valley. The scenery was stunning. Down at the river we watched Fasciated Tiger Heron, Spotted Sandpiper, Amazon Kingfisher, and Black-crowned Night Heron before Paul spotted a Peruvian Pigeon.

 

Cliff Flycatcher

 

We stopped beside the river to have lunch. It was a good choice of stop as we admired Baron’s Spinetail, Golden-rumped Euphonia and Buff-bellied Tanager.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               Raul setting up the picnic lunch                                                                            Gocta Waterfall

 

We had a short detour up a track way to admire the Gocta Waterfall being the world’s 3rd highest waterfall. We motored on through Tingo to stay at Chillo Lodge. Here Eduardo located Koepcke’s Screech Owl known to be roosting in a tree just outside the driveway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         Koepcke’s Screech Owl                                                                           Paul at Chillo Lodge

 

As we waited for our meal in the courtyard we watched Golden-bellied Grosbeak and Black-necked Woodpecker land in the tree above us.

 

Golden-bellied Grosbeak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11th October

 

Mountain Caracara

 

We carried on through the Utcubamba Valley until we reached Leymebamba. Paul spotted a Torrent Duck as we travelled but I was too slow with my camera. Paul had had a discussion with Eduardo the evening before and it was decided that I would try to go higher than my normal limit for altitude sickness. Raul drove up to 3300m high and although I needed a migraine tablet I only felt light-headed for about half an hour or so. The scenery was stunning as we added Mountain Caracara, Tyrian Metaltail, Masked Flowerpiercer, Black-throated Flowerpiercer, Rainbow Starfrontlet, Spectacled Whitestart and Andean Lapwing to our list.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                 Leymebamba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    An Andean family at work                                                                 Paul working hard at finding birds!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             Travel on mountain track ways                                                                      Sword-billed Hummingbird

 

Raul drove to our hotel at Leymebamba where we had a short rest before driving up a rough track way to a private house with a feeder. We were given two chairs and sat down with our cameras in hand. Unfortunately the weather was not at its best but we enjoyed watching Sword-billed Hummingbird and Purple-throated Sunangel coming to the feeder. A Grey-breasted Mountain-toucan came for a closer inspection as we watched a Strong-billed Woodcreeper climb a nearby tree. It was too dark for photography but we continued to see birds. Streaked Tuftedcheek, Capped Conebill, White-banded Tyrannulet and Chestnut-collared Swift were all seen.

 

12th October

 

This morning we set off back down to Pedro Ruiz and then continued along the Utcubamba Valley. The valley now contained a raging torrent full of high Andean rain. Along the way we stopped off to see Little Inca Finch, Savannah Hawk, Pearl Kite and Maranon (Tropical) Gnatcatcher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                 Utcubamba Valley                                                                                Little Inca Finch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                         Maranon (Tropical) Gnatcatcher                                                                                  Pearl Kite

 

It was a long drive to Jaen, a horrible noisy town but it gave us another habitat as it was surrounded by agricultural fields and scrub. Red-crested Finch, Streaked Saltator, Tawny-crowned Pygmy Tyrant and Dull-coloured Grassquit were added to the trip list and Ecuadorian Ground Dove, Chinchinpe Spinetail, Blue Ground-dove and Black-and-white Seedeater were added as world ticks. We had a very good evening meal and chatted to another birding group staying at the hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                Sue with Jaen in the distance                                                                                  Rice Plantations

 

13th October

 

Unfortunately it was raining this morning as we birded a track way about an hour’s drive from Jaen, This was a pity as the track way was full of birds. A Maranon Crescentchest showed really well and I cursed that I had decided not to chance my camera in the rain and had left it in the vehicle. I could not believe that a tapaculo would show well! We added Sooty-crowned Flycatcher, Bran-coloured Flycatcher, Scarlet-fronted Parakeet, Fasciated Wren and Streak-breasted Wren before moving a mile or so and adding Striped Cuckoo, Purple Gallinule and Cliff Swallow to our ever-growing list.

 

We continued along the Chamaya Valley where we saw Scrub Blackbird and Green Kingfisher before leaving the road to take another side track way at San Pedro de Nanda leading up to a high vista overlooking the Andes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     Chamaya Valley                                                                                     Paul and Sue Abra de Porculla Pass

 

Once again we were stunned by the scenery and the birds were a delight at over 2000m. I was delighted at Elegant Crescentchest as both male and female showed well and allowed photographs too! Walking a bit further up the track a couple of Three-striped Warblers were flitting around as a Tumbesian Tyrannulet joined them. A Line-cheeked Spinetail crept up a branch as a Bay-crowned Brushfinch added itself to our list. Something zipped through the vegetation before another glimpse made us realise that we had just seen a Purple-collared Woodstar. Luckily it showed several times before disappearing.

 

Elegant Crescentchest

 

We jumped back in the vehicle and stopped to admire the view when we reached the Abra de Porculla Pass at 2145m high in the Andes. It was a downhill all the way until we reached the plain and stopped to watched Little Blue Heron and Chiguanco Thrush.

 

We motored on to Salas where we stayed a private house for the night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14th October

 

After breakfast we drove up a rough road     and on to a track way above Salas. This was to be an excellent birding spot as we added many world ticks. We soon saw White-edged Oriole, Red-masked Parakeet, White-tailed Jay, Collared Antshrike, Chapman’s Antshrike, Whooping Motmot, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner and Plumbeous-backed Thrush. We then had a star bird of Ecuadorian Piculet as Paul celebrated his 4000th world tick.

 

Los Faiques Lodge  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       Chapman’s Antshrike                                                                       Scarlet-backed Woodpecker

 

 

Scarlet-backed Woodpecker, Black-cowled Saltator, Grey-chinned Hermit, Black-capped Sparrow and Whooping Motmot were also added to the morning’s list. We did not want to tear ourselves away as the birding was quite clearly excellent up this track way and we all felt that there was still more to see but we had a schedule to keep to, as Eduardo had made arrangements for us to go to Limon Valley that afternoon.

 

We returned to the private lodge and had a lovely lunch before driving to pick up an extra chap who was going to help set up camp equipment for our night in the Limon Valley. Tents and mattresses were loaded on board and off we set up the Limon Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                             Limon Valley                                                                                          Peruvian Thick-knee

 

Raul drove us across a sandy track way by a small village and we stopped to admire many Peruvian Thick-knee on the stony ground. A couple of miles before the intended camping spot Raul stopped the van and Paul, Eduardo and I got out. A Grey-and-white Tyrannulet accompanied Necklaced Spinetail, Tumbes Tyrant, Tumbes, Hummingbird, Short-tailed Woodstar, Tumbes Sparrow, Peruvian Pygmy Owl, Collared Warbling-finch and a surprise Rufous Flycatcher as we walked down to the campsite. We could see our tents pitched on a grassless village football pitch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    Peruvian Pygmy Owl                                                               Eduardo walking towards our tents on the grassless pitch

 

Back in 2010 Paul and I had camped our way birding around the world and we loved the fantastic setting of our tents. It brought back fond memories.

 

A local man (Lino Rico) approached us and this turned out to be a local guide, who had at the age of 17 re-discovered the White-winged Guan, long thought to be extinct. As a youth he had guided hunters who thought White-winged Guans were good to eat. Now a lot older and with White-winged Guans a protected critically endangered species, he takes birders to see them. We set off for what we thought was going to be a long hike but after a short walk our guide pointed to a tree with a Laughing Falcon sat in it. A few steps later and we had our target species, a White-winged Guan, in fact two of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         Our tent in the Limon Valley                                                                      Eduardo and Paul in the Limon Valley

 

We were very pleased as this took the pressure off for the following day’s birding. We spent the evening in the dark looking for nightjars without success. Once we were back at camp Raul prepared a meal and once we were fed, we made our way to our tent for the night.

 

15th October

 

After a night spent in the tent we woke up to find that it was a bit misty after a night of rain. We waited a while for the drizzle to stop after breakfast. Once again our local guide set off ahead of us with Eduardo, Paul and I in hot pursuit. A Tropical Parula was soon seen along with better views of several White-winged Guan. Unfortunately it was too misty and the guans never left the vegetation enough to be photographed. We climbed up over the now-dry river valley and into thick vegetation. A Summer Tanager was seen before we stumbled across two Pale-browed Tinamou that ran across in front of us. Luckily we were all close together and all saw them well.

 

We continued on up the hillside as we were searching for a trogon. We had good views of both White-headed Brush-finch and White-winged Brush-finch as well as Supercilated Wren but the trogon eluded us. We walked back down the valley picking out way over boulders and walked back along the track to the now packed up camp. After a picnic lunch we made our way back to Salas after we had dropped off our extra camp help. After a shower back at the lodge Raul drove us to a local reservoir where we added a few trip ticks including Comb Duck, Black-necked Stilt, Cinnamon Teal, Wilson’s Phalarope, Killdeer, Baird’s Sandpiper and a Short-tailed Field-tyrant.

 

After a lovely evening meal at the lodge we wandered out behind the buildings where Eduardo put a spot light on a West Peruvian Screech Owl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  Black-necked Stilt                                                                         Wilson’s Phalarope

 

16th October

 

Our final day of birding in Peru had arrived and we were sad to see it coming to an end. As always holidays are never long enough and we wished we could have spent longer at some of the ‘birdier’ sites. We said goodbye to our hosts at Salas and stopped along the road to admire two Cinereous Finch.

 

White-tailed Jay

 

We entered Bosque de Pomac and began the long search for plantcutter. We certainly heard it but no matter how we followed the call it always eluded us. We admired birds seen before in the trip such as White-tailed Jay, Golden Olive Woodpecker, Turkey Vulture and Amazilia Hummingbird but the heat was against us and most self-respecting birds were seeking shelter from the sun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            Amazilia Hummingbird                                                                               Golden-olive Woodpecker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           Turkey Vulture                                                                       Eduardo near Bosque de Pomac

 

We decided to move on as we had a flight to catch and moved to an area where we soon saw Tumbes Swallow. Later near Tucume we stopped at roadside ditch where a Least Grebe was swimming with Wilson’s Phalarope and Black-necked Stilt were wading at the side.

 

We had a final lunch all together in a smart restaurant near Chiclayo before moving on to some pools where we added a few trip ticks that included Grey-headed Gull, Western Sandpiper, Semi-palmated Sandpiper, Andean Coot and White-cheeked Pintail. At San Jose we walked onto the beach where Grey Gull, Sanderling, American Oystercatcher and Elegant Tern were our final new birds of the trip.

 

Raul took us to the airport where Eduardo, Paul and I flew back to Lima. Raul had been a wonderful driver and good company. He had been a marvellous support as he carried my camera and helped me over various boulders on the more difficult terrain.

 

Back at Lima, Eduardo accompanied Paul and myself to the airport hotel where we said our goodbyes. Eduardo had been an excellent guide and I would have no hesitation in recommending him as a guide to anyone. He is also good company. We hope to meet again one day!

 

Paul and I had a wonderful meal in the airport hotel and both wished we could stay longer.

 

17th October

 

Paul and I boarded our Air Europa flight to Madrid.

 

18thOctober

 

After landing in Madrid in the early hours of Friday morning we boarded our flight to Gatwick, where we soon found a difference in temperature!

 

My thanks must go to Eduardo, Raul and Birding Ecotours for arranging an excellent trip which we both thoroughly enjoyed.

 

      Species List

 

      Birds

 

  1. Pale-browed Tinamou  Crypturellus transfasciatus         15/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  2. Least Grebe     Tachybaptus dominicus 16/10/2013      Tucume           
  3. Humboldt Penguin        Spheniscus humboldti    04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  4. Wilson's Storm-petrel   Oceanites oceanicus     04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  5. Peruvian Diving-petrel   Pelecanoides garnotii    04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  6. Peruvian Booby            Sula variegata   04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  7. Neotropic Cormorant   Phalacrocorax brasilianus          04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  8. Guanay Cormorant       Phalacrocorax bougainvillii        04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  9. Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi 04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  10. Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus         04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  11. Little Blue Heron          Egretta caerulea            13/10/2013      San Pedro de Nada     
  12. Snowy Egret     Egretta thula     04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  13. Great White Egret         Egretta alba      05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  14. Cattle Egret      Bubulcus ibis    05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  15. Striated Heron  Butorides striata 07/10/2013 Yucumama Centre Rioja 
  16. Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax 10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley      
  17. Fasciated Tiger-heron   Tigrisoma fasciatum      10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
  18. Masked Duck  Oxyura dominica          06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  19. Comb Duck     Sarkidiornis melanotos 15/10/2013       La Vina reservoir         
  20. Torrent Duck    Merganetta armata 11/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley       
  21. White-cheeked Pintail   Anas bahamensis 16/10/2013   Chiclayo          
  22. Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera           15/10/2013      La Vina reservoir         
  23. American Black Vulture Coragyps atratus         03/10/2013      Lima    
  24. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura  04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  25. Grey-headed Kite         Leptodon cayanensis    05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  26. Hook-billed Kite          Chondrohierax uncinatus           05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  27. American Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus        05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  28. Pearl Kite         Gampsonyx swainsonii  12/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  29. Savannah Hawk Buteogallus meridionalis          12/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  30. Harris' Hawk    Parabuteo unicinctus     03/10/2013      Lima    
  31. Black-chested Buzzard-eagle    Geranoaetus melanoleucus 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay        
  32. Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris       04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  33. Black Caracara            Daptrius ater     07/10/2013      Yucumama Centre Rioja          
  34. Mountain Caracara       Phalcoboenus megalopterus      11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  35. Crested Caracara         Polyborus plancus         15/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  36. Yellow-headed Caracara          Milvago chimachima     05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  37. Laughing Falcon           Herpetotheres cachinnans         14/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  38. American Kestrel          Falco sparverius           03/10/2013      Lomas de Lachay        
  39. Peregrine Falcon           Falco peregrinus           03/10/2013      Lomas de Lachay        
  40. Speckled Chachalaca   Ortalis guttata   04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  41. White-winged Guan      Penelope albipennis      14/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  42. Sickle-winged Guan      Chamaepetes goudotii   08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge      
  43. American Purple Gallinule         Porphyrio martinicus     13/10/2013      Jaen    
  44. Common Gallinule        Gallinula galeata            06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  45. Slate-coloured Coot     Fulica ardesiaca            16/10/2013      Chiclayo          
  46. American Oystercatcher           Haematopus palliatus    16/10/2013      San Jose          
  47. Blackish Oystercatcher Haematopus ater          04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  48. Black-necked Stilt        Himantopus mexicanus 15/10/2013       La Vina reservoir         
  49. Peruvian Thick-knee     Burhinus superciliaris     04/10/2013      Lima    
  50. Killdeer            Charadrius vociferus     15/10/2013      La Vina reservoir         
  51. Andean Lapwing          Vanellus resplendens     11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  52. Hudsonian Curlew        Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus            04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  53. Spotted Sandpiper        Tringa macularia           10/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  54. Ruddy Turnstone          Arenaria interpres         04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  55. Surfbird            Aphriza virgata 04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  56. Sanderling        Calidris alba     16/10/2013      San Jose          
  57. Semipalmated Sandpiper          Calidris pusilla  16/10/2013      Chiclayo          
  58. Western Sandpiper       Calidris mauri   16/10/2013      Chiclayo          
  59. Baird's Sandpiper         Calidris bairdii  15/10/2013      La Vina reservoir         
  60. Wilson's Phalarope       Steganopus tricolor       15/10/2013      La Vina reservoir         
  61. Least Seedsnipe           Thinocorus rumicivorus 03/10/2013      Lomas de Lachay        
  62. Band-tailed Gull            Larus belcheri   04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  63. Grey Gull          Larus modestus            16/10/2013      San Jose          
  64. Kelp Gull          Larus dominicanus        03/10/2013      Lima    
  65. Grey-headed Gull         Larus cirrocephalus       16/10/2013      Chiclayo          
  66. Elegant Tern     Sterna elegans  16/10/2013      San Jose          
  67. Yellow-billed Tern        Sterna superciliaris        05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  68. Inca Tern          Larosterna inca 04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  69. Band-tailed PigeonColumba fasciata     07/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  70. Peruvian Pigeon            Columba oenops          10/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  71. Eared Dove      Zenaida auriculata         03/10/2013      Lomas de Lachay        
  72. Pacific Dove     Zenaida asiatica meloda            03/10/2013      Lima    
  73. Ruddy Ground-dove     Columbina talpacoti      05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  74. Ecuadorian Ground-dove          Columbina buckleyi [talpacoti]  12/10/2013      Jaen    
  75. Croaking Ground-dove Columbina cruziana       03/10/2013      Lima    
  76. Blue Ground-dove        Claravis pretiosa           12/10/2013      Jaen    
  77. White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi 15/10/2013 Limon Valley
  78. Grey-fronted Dove       Leptotila rufaxilla          07/10/2013      Yucumama Centre Rioja          
  79. Scarlet-fronted Parakeet           Aratinga wagleri            13/10/2013      Jaen    
  80. Mitred ParakeetAratinga mitrata           10/10/2013      Huembo Hummingbird Centre  
  81. Red-masked Parakeet  Aratinga erythrogenys   14/10/2013      Salas   
  82. White-eyed Parakeet    Aratinga leucophthalmus           05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  83. Dusky-headed Parakeet           Aratinga weddellii         05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  84. Blue-winged Parrotlet   Forpus xanthopterygius [passerinus]      06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  85. Pacific Parrotlet            Forpus coelestis            03/10/2013      Lima    
  86. Cobalt-winged ParakeetBrotogeris cyanoptera cyanoptera        05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  87. Blue-headed Parrot      Pionus menstruus          04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  88. Scaly-naped Parrot Amazona mercenaria 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge   
  89. Squirrel Cuckoo           Piaya cayana    04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  90. Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin    05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  91. Smooth-billed Ani         Crotophaga ani 04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  92. Groove-billed Ani         Crotophaga sulcirostris 11/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  93. Striped Cuckoo            Tapera naevia   13/10/2013      Jaen    
  94. Koepcke's Screech-owl           Otus koepckeae           10/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  95. West Peruvian Screech-owl      Otus roboratus 15/10/2013      La Vina reservoir         
  96. Rufous-banded Owl     Strix albitarsus 08/10/2013       Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  97. Ferruginous Pygmy-owl            Glaucidium brasilianum  05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  98. Peruvian Pygmy-owl     Glaucidium peruanum [brasilianum]       14/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  99. Long-whiskered Owlet Xenoglaux loweryi        08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge      
  100. Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia         03/10/2013      Lomas de Lachay        
  101. Oilbird  Steatornis caripensis     05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  102. Common Potoo            Nyctibius griseus           07/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  103. Band-winged Nightjar   Caprimulgus longirostris 03/10/2013     Lomas de Lachay        
  104. Chestnut-collared Swift Cypseloides rutilus        11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  105. White-collared Swift     Streptoprocne zonaris   07/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  106. White-tipped Swift Aeronautes montivagus 09/10/13 Long-whiskered Owl Lodge       
  107. Fork-tailed Palm-swift  Tachornis squamata      05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  108. Long-tailed Hermit        Phaethornis superciliosus           04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  109. Koepcke's Hermit        Phaethornis koepckeae 04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  110. Black-throated Hermit Phaethornis atrimentalis  05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  111. Grey-chinned Hermit    Phaethornis griseogularis           14/10/2013      Salas   
  112. Grey-breasted Sabrewing Campylopterus largipennis 04/10/2013         Tarapoto         
  113. White-necked Jacobin  Florisuga mellivora        04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  114. Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus       07/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge      
  115. Sparkling Violet-ear      Colibri coruscans          05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  116. Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis          05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  117. Rufous-crested Coquette          Lophornis delattrei        05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  118. Blue-tailed Emerald      Chlorostilbon mellisugus            05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  119. Fork-tailed Woodnymph          Thalurania furcata         04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  120. White-chinned Sapphire            Hylocharis cyanus         05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  121. Golden-tailed Sapphire Chrysuronia oenone      04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  122. Tumbes Hummingbird   Leucippus baeri            14/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  123. Spot-throated Hummingbird Leucippus taczanowskii 10/10/13 Utcubamba Valley        
  124. White-bellied Hummingbird       Amazilia chionogaster 10/10/2013        Puerto Pumas  
  125. Sapphire-spangled Emerald      Amazilia lactea  04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  126. Andean Emerald Amazilia franciae 10/10/2013 Huembo Hummingbird Centre  
  127. Amazilia Hummingbird  Amazilia amazilia           03/10/2013      Lima    
  128. Speckled Hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys 07/10/13 Long-whiskered Owl Lodge           
  129. Gould's Jewelfront        Heliodoxa aurescens     04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  130. Fawn-breasted Brilliant Heliodoxa rubinoides 07/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge         
  131. Violet-fronted Brilliant   Heliodoxa leadbeateri   05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  132. Bronzy Inca      Coeligena coeligena      07/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  133. Collared Inca    Coeligena torquata        07/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  134. Rainbow Starfrontlet     Coeligena iris    11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  135. Sword-billed Hummingbird       Ensifera ensifera            11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  136. Chestnut-breasted Coronet Boissonneaua matthewsii 07/10/13 Long-whiskered Owl Lodge    
  137. Purple-throated Sunangel          Heliangelus viola           11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  138. Royal Sunangel Heliangelus regalis         07/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  139. Emerald-bellied Puffleg Eriocnemis alinae          07/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  140. Tyrian Metaltail Metallura tyrianthina      11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  141. Rufous-capped Thornbill Chalcostigma ruficeps 07/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge      
  142. Long-tailed Sylph         Aglaiocercus kingi         07/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  143. Marvellous Spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis        10/10/2013      Huembo Hummingbird Centre  
  144. Oasis Hummingbird      Rhodopis vesper           03/10/2013      Lomas de Lachay        
  145. Peruvian Sheartail         Thaumastura cora         03/10/2013      Lomas de Lachay        
  146. Purple-collared Woodstar         Myrtis fanny     13/10/2013      San Pedro de Nada     
  147. Short-tailed Woodstar  Myrmia micrura            14/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  148. White-bellied Woodstar Acestrura mulsant        07/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  149. Golden-headed Quetzal Pharomachrus auriceps 09/10/2013     Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  150. Ringed Kingfisher         Ceryle torquata 07/10/2013      Yucumama Centre Rioja          
  151. Amazon Kingfisher       Chloroceryle amazona  10/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  152. Green Kingfisher           Chloroceryle americana            13/10/2013      Chamaya Valley          
  153. Whooping Motmot       Momotus subrufescens 14/10/2013      Salas   
  154. Bluish-fronted Jacamar Galbula cyanescens       05/10/2013      Tarapoto
  155. Black-fronted Nunbird Monasa nigrifrons          05/10/2013 Tarapoto
  156. Emerald Toucanet  Aulacorhynchus prasinus 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
  157. Grey-breasted Mountain-toucan           Andigena hypoglauca    11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  158. Golden-collared Toucanet         Selenidera reinwardtii    06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  159. Lafresnaye's Piculet      Picumnus lafresnayi       05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  160. Ecuadorian Piculet        Picumnus sclateri          14/10/2013      Salas   
  161. Yellow-tufted Woodpecker      Melanerpes cruentatus  05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  162. Scarlet-backed Woodpecker    Veniliornis callonotus    14/10/2013      Salas   
  163. Little Woodpecker       Veniliornis passerinus    06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  164. Golden-olive Woodpecker       Piculus rubiginosus        14/10/2013      Salas   
  165. Black-necked Woodpecker      Colaptes atricollis         10/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  166. Spot-breasted Woodpecker     Colaptes punctigula       07/10/2013      Yucumama Centre Rioja          
  167. Andean Flicker Colaptes rupicola          11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  168. Olivaceous Woodcreeper         Sittasomus griseicapillus            06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  169. Strong-billed Woodcreeper      Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus        11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  170. Elegant Woodcreeper   Xiphorhynchus elegans [spixii]   06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  171. Olive-backed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus triangularis 08/10/13 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge          
  172. Streak-headed Woodcreeper   Lepidocolaptes souleyetii          14/10/2013      Salas   
  173. Coastal Miner   Geositta peruviana        03/10/2013      Lomas de Lachay        
  174. Thick-billed Miner        Geositta crassirostris     03/10/2013      Lomas de Lachay        
  175. Surf Cinclodes  Cinclodes taczanowskii [nigrofumosus]  04/10/2013      Pucusana         
  176. Pale-legged Hornero     Furnarius leucopus        07/10/2013      Yucumama Centre Rioja          
  177. Azara's Spinetail           Synallaxis azarae           09/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  178. Chinchipe Spinetail (Necklaced) Synallaxis stictothorax chinchipensis     12/10/2013      Jaen    
  179. Line-cheeked Spinetail  Cranioleuca antisiensis  13/10/2013      San Pedro de Nada     
  180. Baron's Spinetail           Cranioleuca baroni        10/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  181. Cactus Canastero         Asthenes cactorum [modesta]   03/10/2013      Lomas de Lachay        
  182. Plain Thornbird Phacellodomus rufifrons            05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  183. Streaked Tuftedcheek   Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii  11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  184. Point-tailed Palmcreeper           Berlepschia rikeri          07/10/2013      Yucumama Centre Rioja          
  185. Montane Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia striaticollis 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
  186. Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner Hylocryptus erythrocephalus     14/10/2013      Salas   
  187. Tawny-throated Leaftosser       Sclerurus mexicanus      06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  188. Plain Xenops    Xenops minutus            07/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  189. Great Antshrike            Taraba major    05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  190. Collared Antshrike        Sakesphorus bernardi   14/10/2013      Salas   
  191. Barred Antshrike          Thamnophilus doliatus   05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  192. Chapman's Antshrike    Thamnophilus zarumae  14/10/2013      Salas   
  193. Lined Antshrike Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus 08/10/2013        Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  194. Plain-winged Antshrike Thamnophilus schistaceus          06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  195. Variable Antshrike Thamnophilus caerulescens 08/10/2013       Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  196. Stripe-chested Antwren            Myrmotherula longicauda          06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  197. White-flanked Antwren Myrmotherula axillaris   07/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  198. Rusty-backed Antwren Formicivora rufa           05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  199. White-browed Antbird Myrmoborus leucophrys           07/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  200. Peruvian Warbling-Antbird       Hypocnemis peruviana  07/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  201. White-plumed Antbird  Pithys albifrons 06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  202. Elegant Crescent-chest Melanopareia elegans   13/10/2013      San Pedro de Nada     
  203. Maranon Crescent-chest           Melanopareia maranonica         13/10/2013      Jaen    
  204. Chestnut-crested Cotinga Ampelion rufaxilla 09/10/2013           Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  205. Green-and-black Fruiteater       Pipreola riefferii 09/10/2013     Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  206. Fiery-throated Fruiteater           Pipreola chlorolepidota 06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  207. Andean Cock-of-the-rock        Rupicola peruviana 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  208. Fiery-capped Manakin Machaeropterus pyrocephalus 06/10/2013       Moyobamba    
  209. Streak-necked Flycatcher         Mionectes striaticollis    09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge      
  210. Slaty-capped Flycatcher           Leptopogon superciliaris           06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  211. Johnson's (Lulu's) Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus luluae 09/10/13 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge         
  212. Pearly-vented Tody-tyrant        Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer  05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  213. Rusty-fronted Tody-flycatcher  Todirostrum latirostre    05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  214. Common Tody-flycatcher         Todirostrum cinereum   05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  215. Sooty-headed Tyrannulet          Phyllomyias griseiceps   06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  216. Mishana Tyrannulet       Zimmerius villarejoi       07/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  217. Peruvian Tyrannulet      Zimmerius viridiflavus 08/10/2013         Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  218. Southern Beardless Tyrannulet  Camptostoma obsoletum  03/10/2013  Lima    
  219. Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet      Phaeomyias murina       05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  220. Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet      Tyrannulus elatus          06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  221. Forest Elaenia   Myiopagis gaimardii      06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  222. Grey-and-white Tyrannulet       Pseudelaenia leucospodia          14/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  223. Yellow-bellied Elaenia  Elaenia flavogaster        05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  224. White-banded Tyrannulet          Mecocerculus stictopterus         11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  225. Torrent Tyrannulet        Serpophaga cinerea      10/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  226. Tufted Tit-tyrant           Anairetes parulus          11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  227. Tawny-crowned Pygmy-tyrant  Euscarthmus meloryphus           12/10/2013      Jaen    
  228. Short-tailed Pygmy-tyrant         Myiornis ecaudatus       06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  229. Scale-crested Pygmy-tyrant      Lophotriccus pileatus    08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
  230. Yellow-breasted Flycatcher      Tolmomyias flaviventris 05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  231. Ornate Flycatcher         Myiotriccus ornatus      08/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  232. Bran-coloured Flycatcher         Myiophobus fasciatus   13/10/2013      Jaen    
  233. Cliff Flycatcher Hirundinea ferruginea    10/10/2013      Huembo Hummingbird Centre  
  234. Euler's Flycatcher [sp]  Lathrotriccus euleri       06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  235. Smoke-coloured Pewee           Contopus fumigatus      04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  236. Tropical Pewee            Contopus cinereus        15/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  237. Black Phoebe   Sayornis nigricans         09/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  238. Vermilion Flycatcher     Pyrocephalus rubinus    03/10/2013      Lima    
  239. Brown-backed Chat-tyrant       Ochthoeca fumicolor     11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  240. Tumbes Tyrant Ochthoeca salvini          14/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  241. Short-tailed Field-tyrant            Muscigralla brevicauda 15/10/2013      La Vina reservoir         
  242. Rufous-tailed Tyrant     Knipolegus poecilurus 09/10/2013        Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  243. Rufous Flycatcher         Myiarchus semirufus     14/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  244. Dusky-capped Flycatcher         Myiarchus tuberculifer   05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  245. Short-crested Flycatcher           Myiarchus ferox            06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  246. Pale-edged Flycatcher  Myiarchus cephalotes   09/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  247. Sooty-crowned Flycatcher        Myiarchus phaeocephalus         13/10/2013      Jaen    
  248. Tropical Kingbird         Tyrannus melancholicus 03/10/2013      Lima    
  249. Baird's Flycatcher         Myiodynastes bairdii     14/10/2013      Salas   
  250. Streaked Flycatcher      Myiodynastes maculatus           05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  251. Social Flycatcher          Myiozetetes similis        05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  252. Grey-capped Flycatcher           Myiozetetes granadensis           06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  253. Piratic Flycatcher          Legatus leucophaius      06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  254. Great Kiskadee            Pitangus sulphuratus      05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  255. Barred Becard  Pachyramphus versicolor          08/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  256. White-winged Becard   Pachyramphus polychopterus    07/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  257. White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albiventer   05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  258. Grey-breasted Martin   Progne chalybea [subis]            07/10/2013      Yucumama Centre Rioja          
  259. Brown-bellied Swallow Notiochelidon murina    11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  260. Blue-and-white Swallow           Notiochelidon cyanoleuca         03/10/2013      Lima    
  261. Tumbes Swallow          Tachycineta stolzmanni  16/10/2013      Bosque de Pomac       
  262. White-banded Swallow            Atticora fasciata            05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  263. Southern Rough-winged Swallow          Stelgidopteryx ruficollis 05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  264. Barn Swallow   Hirundo rustica 03/10/2013      Lomas de Lachay        
  265. Cliff Swallow    Hirundo pyrrhonota      13/10/2013      Jaen    
  266. Yellowish Pipit  Anthus lutescens           03/10/2013      Lomas de Lachay        
  267. White-capped Dipper   Cinclus leucocephalus   09/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  268. Black-capped Donacobius        Donacobius atricapillus 06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  269. Thrush-like Wren          Campylorhynchus turdinus        07/10/2013      Yucumama Centre Rioja          
  270. Fasciated Wren            Campylorhynchus fasciatus       13/10/2013      Jaen    
  271. Coraya Wren   Thryothorus coraya       05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  272. Speckled-breasted Wren          Thryothorus sclateri [rutilus]      13/10/2013      Jaen    
  273. Superciliated Wren       Thryothorus superciliaris           15/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  274. Southern House Wren  Troglodytes aedon musculus     03/10/2013      Lima    
  275. Mountain Wren            Troglodytes solstitialis 08/10/2013        Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  276. Grey-breasted Wood-wren Henicorhina leucophrys 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
  277. Bar-winged Wood-wren           Henicorhina leucoptera 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge       
  278. Long-tailed Mockingbird          Mimus longicaudatus     03/10/2013      Lima    
  279. Andean Solitaire           Myadestes ralloides      09/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  280. Chiguanco Thrush         Turdus chiguanco          13/10/2013      San Pedro de Nada     
  281. Great Thrush    Turdus fuscater 08/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  282. Plumbeous-backed Thrush        Turdus reevei    14/10/2013      Salas   
  283. Maranon Thrush           Turdus maranonicus      10/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  284. Black-billed Thrush       Turdus ignobilis 05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  285. Hauxwell's Thrush         Turdus hauxwelli [fumigatus]     06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  286. Maranon Gnatcatcher   Polioptila plumbea major           12/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  287. White-collared Jay        Cyanolyca viridicyana   09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge      
  288. Violaceous Jay Cyanocorax violaceus   04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  289. White-tailed Jay            Cyanocorax mystacalis 14/10/2013      Salas   
  290. Green Jay         Cyanocorax yncas        05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  291. House Sparrow            Passer domesticus        03/10/2013      Lima    
  292. Rufous-browed Peppershrike   Cyclarhis gujanensis      07/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
  293. Red-eyed Vireo            Vireo olivaceus 05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  294. Brown-capped Vireo    Vireo leucophrys [gilvus]           11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  295. Tawny-crowned Greenlet         Hylophilus ochraceiceps            07/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  296. Hooded Siskin  Carduelis magellanica    03/10/2013      Lima    
  297. Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi [americana]      15/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  298. Cerulean Warbler         Dendroica cerulea         06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  299. Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus       06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  300. Spectacled Redstart      Myioborus melanocephalus [ornatus]    11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  301. Grey-and-gold Warbler            Basileuterus fraseri        14/10/2013      Salas   
  302. Three-banded Warbler Basileuterus trifasciatus 13/10/2013 San Pedro de Nada          
  303. Three-striped Warbler  Basileuterus tristriatus    08/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  304. Bananaquit       Coereba flaveola          05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  305. Cinereous Conebill       Conirostrum cinereum   03/10/2013      Lima    
  306. Capped Conebill          Conirostrum albifrons    11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  307. Black-faced Tanager    Schistochlamys melanopis         06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  308. Magpie Tanager           Cissopis leveriana         04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  309. White-capped Tanager Sericossypha albocristata 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge   
  310. Buff-bellied Tanager     Thlypopsis inornata       10/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  311. Yellow-backed Tanager           Hemithraupis flavicollis  06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  312. White-lined Tanager     Tachyphonus rufus        05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  313. Hepatic Tanager           Piranga flava     10/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  314. Summer Tanager          Piranga rubra    15/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  315. Huallaga Tanager          Ramphocelus melanogaster [carbo]       05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  316. Silver-beaked Tanager  Ramphocelus carbo      12/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  317. Blue-grey Tanager        Thraupis episcopus [sayaca]     03/10/2013      Lima    
  318. Palm Tanager   Thraupis palmarum       05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  319. Blue-capped Tanager   Thraupis cyanocephala 09/10/2013       Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  320. Blue-and-yellow Tanager          Thraupis bonariensis     10/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  321. Hooded Mountain-tanager        Buthraupis montana      09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge      
  322. Blue-winged Mountain-tanager Anisognathus somptuosus 09/10/13 Long-whiskered Owl Lodge          
  323. Yellow-scarfed Tanager Iridosornis reinhardti 09/10/2013         Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  324. Purple-throated Euphonia         Euphonia chlorotica      05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  325. Thick-billed Euphonia   Euphonia laniirostris      05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  326. Golden-rumped Euphonia         Euphonia cyanocephala             10/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  327. Bronze-green Euphonia Euphonia mesochrysa   08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge      
  328. Orange-bellied Euphonia           Euphonia xanthogaster  04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  329. Blue-naped Chlorophonia         Chlorophonia cyanea    06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  330. Turquoise Tanager        Tangara mexicana         06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  331. Paradise Tanager          Tangara chilensis           04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  332. Green-and-gold Tanager           Tangara schrankii          06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  333. Golden Tanager            Tangara arthus  08/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  334. Saffron-crowned Tanager Tangara xanthocephala 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge   
  335. Flame-faced Tanager    Tangara parzudakii       09/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  336. Bay-headed Tanager    Tangara gyrola  07/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  337. Blue-necked Tanager    Tangara cyanicollis        05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  338. Blue-and-black Tanager Tangara vassorii          09/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  339. Silver-backed Tanager Tangara viridicollis         09/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  340. Black-faced Dacnis      Dacnis lineata lineata     08/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  341. Blue Dacnis      Dacnis cayana  05/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  342. Green Honeycreeper    Chlorophanes spiza       06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  343. Swallow Tanager          Tersina viridis   06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  344. Rufous-collared Sparrow          Zonotrichia capensis     03/10/2013      Lima    
  345. Yellow-browed Sparrow          Ammodramus aurifrons 05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  346. Tumbes Sparrow          Aimophila stolzmanni    14/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  347. Black-capped Sparrow            Arremon abeillei           14/10/2013      Salas   
  348. Rufous-naped Brush-Finch Atlapetes latinuchus 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge      
  349. Bay-crowned Brush-finch Atlapetes seebohmi [schistaceus]      13/10/2013      San Pedro de Nada     
  350. White-winged Brush-finch         Atlapetes leucopterus    15/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  351. White-headed Brush-finch        Atlapetes albiceps         15/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  352. Red Pileated-finch        Coryphospingus cucullatus        12/10/2013      Jaen    
  353. Cinereous Finch            Piezorhina cinerea         16/10/2013      Salas   
  354. Little Inca-finch Incaspiza watkinsi         12/10/2013      Utcubamba Valley       
  355. Collared Warbling-finch            Poospiza hispaniolensis 14/10/2013      Limon Valley   
  356. Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola 05/10/2013   Tarapoto
  357. Grassland Yellow-finch Sicalis luteola luteola     04/10/2013      Lima    
  358. Wedge-tailed Grass-finch         Emberizoides herbicola 06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  359. Blue-black Grassquit    Volatinia jacarina          04/10/2013      Lima    
  360. Black-and-white Seedeater       Sporophila luctuosa      12/10/2013      Jaen
  361. Chestnut-bellied Seedeater Sporophila castaneiventris 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
  362. Chestnut-throated Seedeater     Sporophila telasco        03/10/2013      Lomas de Lachay        
  363. Black-billed Seed-finch Oryzoborus atrirostris [maximiliani]       06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  364. Plain-coloured Seedeater          Catamenia inornata       11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  365. Dull-coloured Grassquit            Tiaris obscura   12/10/2013      Jaen    
  366. Black-throated Flower-piercer  Diglossa brunneiventris  11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  367. Deep-blue Flower-piercer Diglossopis glauca 08/10/2013         Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  368. Bluish Flower-piercer   Diglossopis caerulescens 09/10/2013    Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge 
  369. Masked Flower-piercer            Diglossopis cyanea       11/10/2013      Leymebamba   
  370. Golden-bellied Grosbeak Pheucticus chrysogaster [chrysopeplus]          10/10/2013      Puerto Pumas  
  371. Buff-throated Saltator   Saltator maximus          04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  372. Greyish Saltator            Saltator coerulescens    05/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  373. Black-cowled Saltator  Saltator nigriceps [aurantiirostris]           14/10/2013      Salas   
  374. Streaked Saltator          Saltator albicollis           12/10/2013      Jaen    
  375. Russet-backed Oropendola      Psarocolius angustifrons            06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  376. Yellow-rumped Cacique           Cacicus cela     04/10/2013      Tarapoto         
  377. Subtropical Cacique Cacicus uropygialis uropygialis 08/10/13 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge    
  378. White-edged Oriole      Icterus graceannae        14/10/2013      Salas   
  379. Peruvian Meadowlark   Sturnella bellicosa [defilippii]     03/10/2013      Lomas de Lachay        
  380. Scrub Blackbird           Dives warszewiczi [dives]         13/10/2013      Chamaya Valley          
  381. Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis   03/10/2013      Lima    

 

Mammals

 

  1. Brown Capuchin           Cebus apella     07/10/2013      Yacumama Centre       
  2. Saddle-back Tamarin   Saguinus fuscicollis        06/10/2013      Moyobamba    
  3. Guayaquil Squirrel        Sciurus stramineus        16/11/2013      Bosque de Bomac       
  4. Black Agouti    Dasyprocta fuliginosa    09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge      
  5. Tayra   Eira barbata      09/10/2013      Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge

                                                                                      

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