Trip Report to Northern Peru by Sue Bryan
Sue Bryan and Paul Jeffery
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
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
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!
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.
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)
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.
Most of our time was spent in cloud forest but we also had open areas at higher altitudes and near the coast.
We left Kings 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)
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.
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, Wilsons Petrel and Belchers 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.
Koepckes Hermit Fork-tailed Woodnymph
Koepckes 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 Goulds Jewelfront to our trip list. Other birds came in the form of Orange-bellied Euphonia, Violaceous Jay, Roadside Hawk and Yellow-rumped Casique.
Paul and I were delighting to be back in South America where the birds are just so colourful and interesting and enjoyed Eduardo and Rauls company before finding our hotel for the night.
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.
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, Lafresnayes 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
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 Hauxwells 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 hadnt 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!
For those of you that dont 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.
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.
Johnsons (Lulus) 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.
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.
We stopped beside the river to have lunch. It was a good choice of stop as we admired Barons 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 worlds 3rd highest waterfall. We motored on through Tingo to stay at Chillo Lodge. Here Eduardo located Koepckes Screech Owl known to be roosting in a tree just outside the driveway.
Koepckes 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.
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.
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.
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
Unfortunately it was raining this morning as we birded a track way about an hours 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.
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.
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, Chapmans 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
Chapmans Antshrike Scarlet-backed Woodpecker
Scarlet-backed Woodpecker, Black-cowled Saltator, Grey-chinned Hermit, Black-capped Sparrow and Whooping Motmot were also added to the mornings 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 days 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.
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, Wilsons Phalarope, Killdeer, Bairds 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 Wilsons Phalarope
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.
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 Wilsons 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.
Paul and I boarded our Air Europa flight to Madrid.
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.
- Pale-browed Tinamou Crypturellus transfasciatus 15/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus 16/10/2013 Tucume
- Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Peruvian Diving-petrel Pelecanoides garnotii 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Peruvian Booby Sula variegata 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Guanay Cormorant Phalacrocorax bougainvillii 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea 13/10/2013 San Pedro de Nada
- Snowy Egret Egretta thula 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Great White Egret Egretta alba 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Striated Heron Butorides striata 07/10/2013 Yucumama Centre Rioja
- Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax 10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Fasciated Tiger-heron Tigrisoma fasciatum 10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Masked Duck Oxyura dominica 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos 15/10/2013 La Vina reservoir
- Torrent Duck Merganetta armata 11/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis 16/10/2013 Chiclayo
- Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera 15/10/2013 La Vina reservoir
- American Black Vulture Coragyps atratus 03/10/2013 Lima
- Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Grey-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensis 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- American Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Pearl Kite Gampsonyx swainsonii 12/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Savannah Hawk Buteogallus meridionalis 12/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Harris' Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus 03/10/2013 Lima
- Black-chested Buzzard-eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucus 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Black Caracara Daptrius ater 07/10/2013 Yucumama Centre Rioja
- Mountain Caracara Phalcoboenus megalopterus 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Crested Caracara Polyborus plancus 15/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans 14/10/2013 Limon Valley
- American Kestrel Falco sparverius 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- Speckled Chachalaca Ortalis guttata 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- White-winged Guan Penelope albipennis 14/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Sickle-winged Guan Chamaepetes goudotii 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- American Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus 13/10/2013 Jaen
- Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Slate-coloured Coot Fulica ardesiaca 16/10/2013 Chiclayo
- American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus 16/10/2013 San Jose
- Blackish Oystercatcher Haematopus ater 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus 15/10/2013 La Vina reservoir
- Peruvian Thick-knee Burhinus superciliaris 04/10/2013 Lima
- Killdeer Charadrius vociferus 15/10/2013 La Vina reservoir
- Andean Lapwing Vanellus resplendens 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Hudsonian Curlew Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Spotted Sandpiper Tringa macularia 10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Surfbird Aphriza virgata 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Sanderling Calidris alba 16/10/2013 San Jose
- Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla 16/10/2013 Chiclayo
- Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri 16/10/2013 Chiclayo
- Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii 15/10/2013 La Vina reservoir
- Wilson's Phalarope Steganopus tricolor 15/10/2013 La Vina reservoir
- Least Seedsnipe Thinocorus rumicivorus 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- Band-tailed Gull Larus belcheri 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Grey Gull Larus modestus 16/10/2013 San Jose
- Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus 03/10/2013 Lima
- Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus 16/10/2013 Chiclayo
- Elegant Tern Sterna elegans 16/10/2013 San Jose
- Yellow-billed Tern Sterna superciliaris 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Inca Tern Larosterna inca 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Band-tailed PigeonColumba fasciata 07/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Peruvian Pigeon Columba oenops 10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- Pacific Dove Zenaida asiatica meloda 03/10/2013 Lima
- Ruddy Ground-dove Columbina talpacoti 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Ecuadorian Ground-dove Columbina buckleyi [talpacoti] 12/10/2013 Jaen
- Croaking Ground-dove Columbina cruziana 03/10/2013 Lima
- Blue Ground-dove Claravis pretiosa 12/10/2013 Jaen
- White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi 15/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Grey-fronted Dove Leptotila rufaxilla 07/10/2013 Yucumama Centre Rioja
- Scarlet-fronted Parakeet Aratinga wagleri 13/10/2013 Jaen
- Mitred ParakeetAratinga mitrata 10/10/2013 Huembo Hummingbird Centre
- Red-masked Parakeet Aratinga erythrogenys 14/10/2013 Salas
- White-eyed Parakeet Aratinga leucophthalmus 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Dusky-headed Parakeet Aratinga weddellii 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Blue-winged Parrotlet Forpus xanthopterygius [passerinus] 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Pacific Parrotlet Forpus coelestis 03/10/2013 Lima
- Cobalt-winged ParakeetBrotogeris cyanoptera cyanoptera 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Blue-headed Parrot Pionus menstruus 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Scaly-naped Parrot Amazona mercenaria 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris 11/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Striped Cuckoo Tapera naevia 13/10/2013 Jaen
- Koepcke's Screech-owl Otus koepckeae 10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- West Peruvian Screech-owl Otus roboratus 15/10/2013 La Vina reservoir
- Rufous-banded Owl Strix albitarsus 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Ferruginous Pygmy-owl Glaucidium brasilianum 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Peruvian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium peruanum [brasilianum] 14/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Long-whiskered Owlet Xenoglaux loweryi 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- Oilbird Steatornis caripensis 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Common Potoo Nyctibius griseus 07/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Band-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus longirostris 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- Chestnut-collared Swift Cypseloides rutilus 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris 07/10/2013 Moyobamba
- White-tipped Swift Aeronautes montivagus 09/10/13 Long-whiskered Owl Lodge
- Fork-tailed Palm-swift Tachornis squamata 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Long-tailed Hermit Phaethornis superciliosus 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Koepcke's Hermit Phaethornis koepckeae 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Black-throated Hermit Phaethornis atrimentalis 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Grey-chinned Hermit Phaethornis griseogularis 14/10/2013 Salas
- Grey-breasted Sabrewing Campylopterus largipennis 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus 07/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Sparkling Violet-ear Colibri coruscans 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Rufous-crested Coquette Lophornis delattrei 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Blue-tailed Emerald Chlorostilbon mellisugus 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Fork-tailed Woodnymph Thalurania furcata 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- White-chinned Sapphire Hylocharis cyanus 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Golden-tailed Sapphire Chrysuronia oenone 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Tumbes Hummingbird Leucippus baeri 14/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Spot-throated Hummingbird Leucippus taczanowskii 10/10/13 Utcubamba Valley
- White-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia chionogaster 10/10/2013 Puerto Pumas
- Sapphire-spangled Emerald Amazilia lactea 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Andean Emerald Amazilia franciae 10/10/2013 Huembo Hummingbird Centre
- Amazilia Hummingbird Amazilia amazilia 03/10/2013 Lima
- Speckled Hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys 07/10/13 Long-whiskered Owl Lodge
- Gould's Jewelfront Heliodoxa aurescens 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Fawn-breasted Brilliant Heliodoxa rubinoides 07/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Violet-fronted Brilliant Heliodoxa leadbeateri 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Bronzy Inca Coeligena coeligena 07/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Collared Inca Coeligena torquata 07/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Rainbow Starfrontlet Coeligena iris 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Sword-billed Hummingbird Ensifera ensifera 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Chestnut-breasted Coronet Boissonneaua matthewsii 07/10/13 Long-whiskered Owl Lodge
- Purple-throated Sunangel Heliangelus viola 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Royal Sunangel Heliangelus regalis 07/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Emerald-bellied Puffleg Eriocnemis alinae 07/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Tyrian Metaltail Metallura tyrianthina 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Rufous-capped Thornbill Chalcostigma ruficeps 07/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Long-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus kingi 07/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Marvellous Spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis 10/10/2013 Huembo Hummingbird Centre
- Oasis Hummingbird Rhodopis vesper 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- Peruvian Sheartail Thaumastura cora 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- Purple-collared Woodstar Myrtis fanny 13/10/2013 San Pedro de Nada
- Short-tailed Woodstar Myrmia micrura 14/10/2013 Limon Valley
- White-bellied Woodstar Acestrura mulsant 07/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Golden-headed Quetzal Pharomachrus auriceps 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquata 07/10/2013 Yucumama Centre Rioja
- Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona 10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana 13/10/2013 Chamaya Valley
- Whooping Motmot Momotus subrufescens 14/10/2013 Salas
- Bluish-fronted Jacamar Galbula cyanescens 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Black-fronted Nunbird Monasa nigrifrons 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Emerald Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Grey-breasted Mountain-toucan Andigena hypoglauca 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Golden-collared Toucanet Selenidera reinwardtii 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Lafresnaye's Piculet Picumnus lafresnayi 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Ecuadorian Piculet Picumnus sclateri 14/10/2013 Salas
- Yellow-tufted Woodpecker Melanerpes cruentatus 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Scarlet-backed Woodpecker Veniliornis callonotus 14/10/2013 Salas
- Little Woodpecker Veniliornis passerinus 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Golden-olive Woodpecker Piculus rubiginosus 14/10/2013 Salas
- Black-necked Woodpecker Colaptes atricollis 10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Spot-breasted Woodpecker Colaptes punctigula 07/10/2013 Yucumama Centre Rioja
- Andean Flicker Colaptes rupicola 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Strong-billed Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Elegant Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus elegans [spixii] 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Olive-backed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus triangularis 08/10/13 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii 14/10/2013 Salas
- Coastal Miner Geositta peruviana 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- Thick-billed Miner Geositta crassirostris 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- Surf Cinclodes Cinclodes taczanowskii [nigrofumosus] 04/10/2013 Pucusana
- Pale-legged Hornero Furnarius leucopus 07/10/2013 Yucumama Centre Rioja
- Azara's Spinetail Synallaxis azarae 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Chinchipe Spinetail (Necklaced) Synallaxis stictothorax chinchipensis 12/10/2013 Jaen
- Line-cheeked Spinetail Cranioleuca antisiensis 13/10/2013 San Pedro de Nada
- Baron's Spinetail Cranioleuca baroni 10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Cactus Canastero Asthenes cactorum [modesta] 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- Plain Thornbird Phacellodomus rufifrons 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Streaked Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Point-tailed Palmcreeper Berlepschia rikeri 07/10/2013 Yucumama Centre Rioja
- Montane Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia striaticollis 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner Hylocryptus erythrocephalus 14/10/2013 Salas
- Tawny-throated Leaftosser Sclerurus mexicanus 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Plain Xenops Xenops minutus 07/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Great Antshrike Taraba major 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Collared Antshrike Sakesphorus bernardi 14/10/2013 Salas
- Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Chapman's Antshrike Thamnophilus zarumae 14/10/2013 Salas
- Lined Antshrike Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Plain-winged Antshrike Thamnophilus schistaceus 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Variable Antshrike Thamnophilus caerulescens 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Stripe-chested Antwren Myrmotherula longicauda 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- White-flanked Antwren Myrmotherula axillaris 07/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Rusty-backed Antwren Formicivora rufa 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- White-browed Antbird Myrmoborus leucophrys 07/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Peruvian Warbling-Antbird Hypocnemis peruviana 07/10/2013 Moyobamba
- White-plumed Antbird Pithys albifrons 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Elegant Crescent-chest Melanopareia elegans 13/10/2013 San Pedro de Nada
- Maranon Crescent-chest Melanopareia maranonica 13/10/2013 Jaen
- Chestnut-crested Cotinga Ampelion rufaxilla 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Green-and-black Fruiteater Pipreola riefferii 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Fiery-throated Fruiteater Pipreola chlorolepidota 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Andean Cock-of-the-rock Rupicola peruviana 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Fiery-capped Manakin Machaeropterus pyrocephalus 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Streak-necked Flycatcher Mionectes striaticollis 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Slaty-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon superciliaris 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Johnson's (Lulu's) Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus luluae 09/10/13 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Pearly-vented Tody-tyrant Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Rusty-fronted Tody-flycatcher Todirostrum latirostre 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Common Tody-flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Sooty-headed Tyrannulet Phyllomyias griseiceps 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Mishana Tyrannulet Zimmerius villarejoi 07/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Peruvian Tyrannulet Zimmerius viridiflavus 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Southern Beardless Tyrannulet Camptostoma obsoletum 03/10/2013 Lima
- Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet Phaeomyias murina 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet Tyrannulus elatus 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Forest Elaenia Myiopagis gaimardii 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Grey-and-white Tyrannulet Pseudelaenia leucospodia 14/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- White-banded Tyrannulet Mecocerculus stictopterus 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Torrent Tyrannulet Serpophaga cinerea 10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Tufted Tit-tyrant Anairetes parulus 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Tawny-crowned Pygmy-tyrant Euscarthmus meloryphus 12/10/2013 Jaen
- Short-tailed Pygmy-tyrant Myiornis ecaudatus 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Scale-crested Pygmy-tyrant Lophotriccus pileatus 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Yellow-breasted Flycatcher Tolmomyias flaviventris 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Ornate Flycatcher Myiotriccus ornatus 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Bran-coloured Flycatcher Myiophobus fasciatus 13/10/2013 Jaen
- Cliff Flycatcher Hirundinea ferruginea 10/10/2013 Huembo Hummingbird Centre
- Euler's Flycatcher [sp] Lathrotriccus euleri 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Smoke-coloured Pewee Contopus fumigatus 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus 15/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus 03/10/2013 Lima
- Brown-backed Chat-tyrant Ochthoeca fumicolor 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Tumbes Tyrant Ochthoeca salvini 14/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Short-tailed Field-tyrant Muscigralla brevicauda 15/10/2013 La Vina reservoir
- Rufous-tailed Tyrant Knipolegus poecilurus 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Rufous Flycatcher Myiarchus semirufus 14/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Short-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus ferox 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Pale-edged Flycatcher Myiarchus cephalotes 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Sooty-crowned Flycatcher Myiarchus phaeocephalus 13/10/2013 Jaen
- Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus 03/10/2013 Lima
- Baird's Flycatcher Myiodynastes bairdii 14/10/2013 Salas
- Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Grey-capped Flycatcher Myiozetetes granadensis 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Barred Becard Pachyramphus versicolor 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- White-winged Becard Pachyramphus polychopterus 07/10/2013 Moyobamba
- White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albiventer 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Grey-breasted Martin Progne chalybea [subis] 07/10/2013 Yucumama Centre Rioja
- Brown-bellied Swallow Notiochelidon murina 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca 03/10/2013 Lima
- Tumbes Swallow Tachycineta stolzmanni 16/10/2013 Bosque de Pomac
- White-banded Swallow Atticora fasciata 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- Cliff Swallow Hirundo pyrrhonota 13/10/2013 Jaen
- Yellowish Pipit Anthus lutescens 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- White-capped Dipper Cinclus leucocephalus 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Black-capped Donacobius Donacobius atricapillus 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Thrush-like Wren Campylorhynchus turdinus 07/10/2013 Yucumama Centre Rioja
- Fasciated Wren Campylorhynchus fasciatus 13/10/2013 Jaen
- Coraya Wren Thryothorus coraya 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Speckled-breasted Wren Thryothorus sclateri [rutilus] 13/10/2013 Jaen
- Superciliated Wren Thryothorus superciliaris 15/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Southern House Wren Troglodytes aedon musculus 03/10/2013 Lima
- Mountain Wren Troglodytes solstitialis 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Grey-breasted Wood-wren Henicorhina leucophrys 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Bar-winged Wood-wren Henicorhina leucoptera 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Long-tailed Mockingbird Mimus longicaudatus 03/10/2013 Lima
- Andean Solitaire Myadestes ralloides 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Chiguanco Thrush Turdus chiguanco 13/10/2013 San Pedro de Nada
- Great Thrush Turdus fuscater 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Plumbeous-backed Thrush Turdus reevei 14/10/2013 Salas
- Maranon Thrush Turdus maranonicus 10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Black-billed Thrush Turdus ignobilis 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Hauxwell's Thrush Turdus hauxwelli [fumigatus] 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Maranon Gnatcatcher Polioptila plumbea major 12/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- White-collared Jay Cyanolyca viridicyana 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Violaceous Jay Cyanocorax violaceus 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- White-tailed Jay Cyanocorax mystacalis 14/10/2013 Salas
- Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- House Sparrow Passer domesticus 03/10/2013 Lima
- Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis 07/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys [gilvus] 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Tawny-crowned Greenlet Hylophilus ochraceiceps 07/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Hooded Siskin Carduelis magellanica 03/10/2013 Lima
- Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi [americana] 15/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Spectacled Redstart Myioborus melanocephalus [ornatus] 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Grey-and-gold Warbler Basileuterus fraseri 14/10/2013 Salas
- Three-banded Warbler Basileuterus trifasciatus 13/10/2013 San Pedro de Nada
- Three-striped Warbler Basileuterus tristriatus 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Bananaquit Coereba flaveola 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Cinereous Conebill Conirostrum cinereum 03/10/2013 Lima
- Capped Conebill Conirostrum albifrons 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Black-faced Tanager Schistochlamys melanopis 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Magpie Tanager Cissopis leveriana 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- White-capped Tanager Sericossypha albocristata 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Buff-bellied Tanager Thlypopsis inornata 10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Yellow-backed Tanager Hemithraupis flavicollis 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- White-lined Tanager Tachyphonus rufus 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava 10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Summer Tanager Piranga rubra 15/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Huallaga Tanager Ramphocelus melanogaster [carbo] 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Silver-beaked Tanager Ramphocelus carbo 12/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Blue-grey Tanager Thraupis episcopus [sayaca] 03/10/2013 Lima
- Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Blue-capped Tanager Thraupis cyanocephala 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Blue-and-yellow Tanager Thraupis bonariensis 10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Hooded Mountain-tanager Buthraupis montana 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Blue-winged Mountain-tanager Anisognathus somptuosus 09/10/13 Long-whiskered Owl Lodge
- Yellow-scarfed Tanager Iridosornis reinhardti 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Purple-throated Euphonia Euphonia chlorotica 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Golden-rumped Euphonia Euphonia cyanocephala 10/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Bronze-green Euphonia Euphonia mesochrysa 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Orange-bellied Euphonia Euphonia xanthogaster 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Blue-naped Chlorophonia Chlorophonia cyanea 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Turquoise Tanager Tangara mexicana 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Paradise Tanager Tangara chilensis 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Green-and-gold Tanager Tangara schrankii 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Golden Tanager Tangara arthus 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Saffron-crowned Tanager Tangara xanthocephala 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Flame-faced Tanager Tangara parzudakii 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola 07/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Blue-necked Tanager Tangara cyanicollis 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Blue-and-black Tanager Tangara vassorii 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Silver-backed Tanager Tangara viridicollis 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Black-faced Dacnis Dacnis lineata lineata 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Swallow Tanager Tersina viridis 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis 03/10/2013 Lima
- Yellow-browed Sparrow Ammodramus aurifrons 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Tumbes Sparrow Aimophila stolzmanni 14/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Black-capped Sparrow Arremon abeillei 14/10/2013 Salas
- Rufous-naped Brush-Finch Atlapetes latinuchus 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Bay-crowned Brush-finch Atlapetes seebohmi [schistaceus] 13/10/2013 San Pedro de Nada
- White-winged Brush-finch Atlapetes leucopterus 15/10/2013 Limon Valley
- White-headed Brush-finch Atlapetes albiceps 15/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Red Pileated-finch Coryphospingus cucullatus 12/10/2013 Jaen
- Cinereous Finch Piezorhina cinerea 16/10/2013 Salas
- Little Inca-finch Incaspiza watkinsi 12/10/2013 Utcubamba Valley
- Collared Warbling-finch Poospiza hispaniolensis 14/10/2013 Limon Valley
- Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Grassland Yellow-finch Sicalis luteola luteola 04/10/2013 Lima
- Wedge-tailed Grass-finch Emberizoides herbicola 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina 04/10/2013 Lima
- Black-and-white Seedeater Sporophila luctuosa 12/10/2013 Jaen
- Chestnut-bellied Seedeater Sporophila castaneiventris 05/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Chestnut-throated Seedeater Sporophila telasco 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- Black-billed Seed-finch Oryzoborus atrirostris [maximiliani] 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Plain-coloured Seedeater Catamenia inornata 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Dull-coloured Grassquit Tiaris obscura 12/10/2013 Jaen
- Black-throated Flower-piercer Diglossa brunneiventris 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Deep-blue Flower-piercer Diglossopis glauca 08/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Bluish Flower-piercer Diglossopis caerulescens 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Masked Flower-piercer Diglossopis cyanea 11/10/2013 Leymebamba
- Golden-bellied Grosbeak Pheucticus chrysogaster [chrysopeplus] 10/10/2013 Puerto Pumas
- Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Greyish Saltator Saltator coerulescens 05/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Black-cowled Saltator Saltator nigriceps [aurantiirostris] 14/10/2013 Salas
- Streaked Saltator Saltator albicollis 12/10/2013 Jaen
- Russet-backed Oropendola Psarocolius angustifrons 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Yellow-rumped Cacique Cacicus cela 04/10/2013 Tarapoto
- Subtropical Cacique Cacicus uropygialis uropygialis 08/10/13 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- White-edged Oriole Icterus graceannae 14/10/2013 Salas
- Peruvian Meadowlark Sturnella bellicosa [defilippii] 03/10/2013 Lomas de Lachay
- Scrub Blackbird Dives warszewiczi [dives] 13/10/2013 Chamaya Valley
- Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis 03/10/2013 Lima
- Brown Capuchin Cebus apella 07/10/2013 Yacumama Centre
- Saddle-back Tamarin Saguinus fuscicollis 06/10/2013 Moyobamba
- Guayaquil Squirrel Sciurus stramineus 16/11/2013 Bosque de Bomac
- Black Agouti Dasyprocta fuliginosa 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge
- Tayra Eira barbata 09/10/2013 Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge