Thorn-tailed Rayadito - Aphrastura spinicauda
Thorn-tailed Rayadito
Aphrastura spinicauda spinicauda
Garibaldi Pass, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
This handsome and inquisitive little bird was the most common species in the forests of southern Tierra del Fuego. It came up onto the top of this bush in response to my whistled imitation of Austral Pygmy-Owl. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with a 2x teleconverter on 24 January 2015. No flash. You can find previous featured photos here.

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1 March: From late January to late February, I was in Tierra del Fuego and on a cruise to the Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica. It was an unforgettable voyage for both wildlife and scenery, and I'll add the photos when I get some time. Let's start with some shots from Tierra del Fuego during the week or so that I had there before boarding the ship. One of my favorite encounters was a family of Magellanic Woodpeckers; a pair was being followed closely by a fledgling that was almost as big as they were. Others today are Upland Goose, White-crested ("Chilean") Elaenia, South American Tern, and Thorn-tailed Rayadito, which I have set as the "featured photo".

Magellanic Woodpecker - Campephilus magellanicus
A busy male Magellanic Woodpecker trying to find food for its eager offspring

Upland Goose - Chloephaga picta
This male was strutting around, maybe trying to impress a nearby female that was not paying any attention

White-crested Elaenia - Elaenia albiceps
White-crested (Chilean) Elaenia from the forests of Tierra del Fuego

South American Tern - Sterna hirundinacea
South American Terns breed along the Ushuaia waterfront, and were easy to photograph

11 January: I've got a small update today with photos from Argentina in September, including nice shots of Rufous-bellied Saltator,  the recently-split Plumbeous Black-TyrantFulvous-headed Brush-Finch, Black Siskin, a female Cinereous Tyrant, Common Bush-Tanager, and Dot-fronted Woodpecker.

Rufous-bellied Saltator - Saltator rufiventris
Rufous-bellied Saltator

Plumbeous Black-Tyrant - Knipolegus cabanisi
A male Plumbeous Black-Tyrant.

Fulvous-headed Brush-Finch - Atlapetes fulviceps
Fulvous-headed Brush-Finch.

13 December: I've been too busy with tours and other projects to make any updates in the past month. I just got back from Panama, and took a few minutes today to add my favorite shot of that trip, Streak-chested Antpitta, as the "featured photo".

3 November
: More shots today from Northern Peru in September, including Buff-bridled Inca-Finch, Striated Earthcreeper, White-winged Cinclodes
Plumbeous-crowned Tyrannulet, Koepcke's Screech-Owl, Mountain Caracara, Gray-winged Inca-Finch, and Chestnut-backed Thornbird.

Buff-bridled Inca-Finch - Incaspiza laeta
The beautiful Buff-bridled Inca-Finch, endemic to northern Peru.

Striated Earthcreeper - Geocerthia serrana
Striated Earthcreeper from the highlands of northern Peru.

White-winged Cinclodes - Cinclodes atacamensis
The water-loving White-winged Cinclodes sings from a rock in the middle of stream.

1 November: I'm adding a few shots from a recent short trip to Southern Ecuador. I had a memorable experience with a Rufous-banded Owl that flew right at me after I played a screech-owl recording. I never knew owling was dangerous! Fortunately it did not actually strike me, and landed nearby for a photo. I also got some decent shots of Violet-throated Metaltail, one of mainland Ecuador's few endemic bird species (another shot here). Other new additions are Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Chestnut-collared Swallow, Watkins's Antpitta, and King Vulture.

Rufous-banded Owl - Ciccaba albitarsis
A Rufous-banded Owl that almost attacked me.

Mishana Tyrannulet - Zimmerius villarejoi
Violet-throated Metaltail, an Ecuadorian endemic.

18 October: One last update before I start a short southern Ecuador tour... Here are a few more photos from Peru last month. Tanager flocks were superb at Abra Patricia, but this Saffron-crowned Tanager was the only one I managed to get a decent shot of. I also really like the shot of Mishana Tyrannulet, perched in a flowering tree - it was actually a lifer for me, since I missed on a previous trip. Other new ones include Black-throated Hermit, Ash-throated AntwrenFiery-throated Fruiteater, and Many-colored Rush Tyrant.

Saffron-crowned Tanager - Tangara xanthocephala
Saffron-crowned Tanager.

Mishana Tyrannulet - Zimmerius villarejoi
Mishana Tyrannulet.

17 October: Today I've headed two more shots from Peru. Both of these species are endemic to northern Peru and described relatively recently. Ochre-fronted Antpitta is the 26th antpitta species on antpitta.com, and Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher, sometimes called Lulu's Tody-Flycatcher, is a big improvement over the photo I had previously gotten.

Ochre-fronted Antpitta - Grallaricula ochraceifrons
Ochre-fronted Antpitta was a major highlight on my last Peru tour.

Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher - Poecilotriccus luluae
Johnson's (or Lulu's) Tody-Tyrant, a N Peru endemic only described in 2001.

12 October
: After five weeks of tours in Peru and Argentina, I have a nice new bunch of shots to upload, though it might be a while before I find the time to get all caught up. I'm starting with a couple of my favorites: Peruvian Thick-knee from Peru, which I've added as the "featured photo", and a Chaco Owl from Argentina, a bird I tried for unsuccessfully several previous trips, but finally hit the jackpot this time. It's not a superb shot, but finding it and photographing it was amazing experience I'll never forget.

Chaco Owl - Strix chacoensis
Chaco Owl.

9 August: I've added more from by Brazil trip last month. The best is a White Woodpecker which was feeding on fruit near the edge of the Pixaim River in the Pantanal; other include the snethlagae subspecies of Chestnut-belted Gnateater, Campo Flicker, Nacunda Nighthawk, Orange-backed Troupial, a female Unicolored Blackbird in flight, and Great Rufous Woodcreeper.

White Woodpecker - Melanerpes candidus
White Woodpecker in the Brazilian Pantanal.

26 July: In early July I spent two weeks leading a tour in the Pantanal and southern Amazon of Brazil. I've guided this tour many years in a row now and never tire of it, there is so much to see and there is never a lack of photo opportunities. The series below are some of my favorite shots from the trip as a thirsty Razor-billed Curassow drinks his fill from the Cristalino River. A couple of other shots for today include Red-necked Aracari and Guianan (Para) Gnatcatcher taken from the lodge's canopy towers.

Razor-billed Curassow - Mitu tuberosum
A Razor-billed Curassow comes down to the edge of the river to drink.

Razor-billed Curassow - Mitu tuberosum
He must have been thirsty!

Razor-billed Curassow - Mitu tuberosum
Catching his breath?

14 June: I have nothing new to add from the last few weeks, since I've been mainly doing tour admin, working on the Ecuador book, and visiting family; today I updated the featured photo to a Savanna Hawk shot I got back in 2012.

24 May
: One last set from the border region between eastern Ecuador and Peru; some interesting shots but nothing earthshattering: 
Amazonian Antshrike, Cinereous Antshrike, Castelnau's Antshrike, Bare-faced Ibis, Sand-colored Nighthawk, Yellow-bellied Dacnis, and Plumbeous Antbird.

18 May
: A few more shots today from far eastern Ecuador, including Brownish Twistwing, Lesser Wagtail-Tyrant
White-chinned Woodcreeper, Spotted Tody-Flycatcher, and Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet. The White-chinned Woodcreeper completes a very difficult genus to photograph (Dendrocincla), though they can all be improved.

Brownish Twistwing - Cnipodectes subbrunneus
Brownish Twistwing - it uses its twisted primary feathers to produce loud mechanical wing noises.

Lesser Wagtail-Tyrant - Stigmatura napensiss
Lesser Wagtail-Tyrant on a river island in the Rio Aguarico along the Ecuador-Peru border.

14 May
: Good image processing is essential to get the most out of a bird photo. Many of my older shots were poorly processed, and I have been recently going back and redoing many ot them, but still have a long way to go. I recently came across a great little eBook about image processing by Glenn Bartley, a very accomplished bird photographer whose work I greatly admire. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to learn more about it, or to take their own skills to the next level. Click here for more info.

10 May
: I've been too busy lately to add much, but today I'm uploading a couple of shots from a recent short vacation to far eastern Ecuador (and bordering Peru) with Roger Ahlman, Rudy Gelis, and Mitch Lysinger. It was not really a photography trip, but a chance to visit a remote part of the Amazon I had never seen before with some top-notch birders, and also to relax a little and have some fun. I didn't get that many shots, but the ones I managed were of species that are pretty tough to photograph. Today I am featuring Sooty Antbird and Chestnut-belted Gnateater. I'll add more soon.

Chestnut-belted Gnateater - Conopophaga aurita
A male Chestnut-belted Gnateater perches on the buttress of a gigantic tree in far eastern Ecuador.

Sooty Antbird - Myrmeciza fortis
Sooty Antbird singing in a ray of sunlight that somehow penetrated to the understory of the rainforest.

20 April
: This morning I'm adding a large batch of photos from my visit to Tranquilo Bay Eco-lodge in Panama last month. It's a great lodge that I can wholeheartedly recommend for both birders, photographers, and nature lovers. I spent four nights, visiting a number of nice spots in the Bocas del Toro archipelago and also on the mainland. A few of my favortite shots are highlighted below: Red-lored Parrot, Black-crowned Antshrike, Red-billed Tropicbird, Brown Booby, and Olive-backed Euphonia.  Scroll down to the recently added shots for the full list, but a few others include a juvenile
Common Black-Hawk, a Collared Plover on the beach, Royal Tern stretching its wings, and the scarce White-tailed Emerald, which was a lifer for me.

Red-lored Parrot - Amazona autumnalis
Red-lored Parrot peering out of its nest at Tranquilo Bay Lodge in Panama.

Black-hooded Antshrike - Thamnophilus bridgesi
A male Black-crowned Antshrike (formerly called Western Slaty-Antshrike)

Red-billed Tropicbird - Phaethon aethereus
Red-billed Tropicbird at a nesting colony that I visited from Tranquilo Bay Lodge in Panama.

Brown Booby - Sula leucogaster
Brown Booby perched on some debris near Tranquilo Bay

Olive-backed Euphonia - Euphonia gouldi
A female Olive-backed Euphonia with nesting material - seen on a day-trip to the mainland from Tranquilo Bay.

11 April: More from Panama today; the Sapayoa photo is one of my favorites so far this year. Good shots of this bird are almost nonexistent, and many photos I see on the internet have been flashed, which totally changes the appearance of the bird. A Panamanian bird guide, José Pérez, who I bumped into along the trail just by chance, very kindly showed me a spot where there bird was perching unusually low. I approached slowly and managed some sharp shots despite the low light. Other shots today are Shining Honeycreeper, Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer, the endemic Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker, Violet-capped Hummingbird, Clay-colored Thrush, and Olive-striped Flycatcher.

Sapayoa - Sapayoa aenigma
Sapayoa from Panama.

Shining Honeycreeper - Cyanerpes lucidus
A male Shining Honeycreeper lives up to his name. It was visiting a hummer feeder in Cerro Azul in Panama.

Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer - Chalybura urochrysia
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer from Panama.

5 April
: Some photos today from a remarkable antswarm I encountered in Panama last month. Almost all the birds were totally fearless of me, and I got some nice shots. I didn't get any shots of the Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo, but I as thrilled to even see one; it was a very long awaited lifer for me. Ocellated Antbird is the new featured photo - I actually like this photo better, but it doesn't work up at the top of the page. Bicolored Antbird and Spotted Antbird were also really approachable, along whith Ruddy Woodcreeper.

Spotted Antbird - Hylophylax naevioides
Spotted Antbird at an antswarm in Panama.

Bicolored Antbird - Gymnopithys bicolor
 Bicolored Antbird attending the same antswarm.

29 March
: I've been to busy to add much lately, but too a few minutes this morning to upload some nice shots of Hepatic Tanager from my Panama trip a few weeks ago.

Hepatic Tanager - Piranga flava
A male Hepatic Tanager from Panama.

Hepatic Tanager - Piranga flava
 ...and a female - I think she was the mate of the male in the photo above.

22 March: I just  added a shot of Spiny-faced Antshrike, sometimes called Speckled Antshrike. Even though it's not totally sharp, it's still my favorite from the Panama trip, and also of 2014 so far, and possibly the best photo that exists of this species to date. Living up to its scientific name Xenornis setifrons, this is indeed a strange bird, and the only member of its genus. It's a rare and local inhabitant of wet ravines inside foothill rainforest in eastern Panama and northwestern Colombia. It was the only genus of antbird that I had not yet seen, and definitely one of the most difficult birds I've ever managed to photograph. I had to scramble down a very steep slope following the distant song, and once I found it, it was so dark it was hard to focus on. I also uploaded shots of Crimson-backed Tanager, Yellow-faced Grassquit, Plain-colored Tanager, Variable Seedeater, and  Thick-billed Euphonia taken at Ginger House, a highly recommended B&B in Cerro Azul, as well as Scaly-breasted Wren and  Dot-winged Antwren.

Spiny-faced Antshrike - Xenornis setifrons
The rare Spiny-faced Antshrike from eastern Panama.

Crimson-backed Tanager - Ramphocelus dimidiatus
Crimson-backed Tanager - this bird was actually quite shy and hard to photograph; colors like that also make it conspicuous to predators.

Yellow-faced Grassquit - Tiaris olivaceus
Yellow-faced Grassquit, which is quite a beauty when you see it well.

21 March
: Golden-collared Manakin is a characteristic bird of Panama, found throughout much of the country. Leks are easy to find since the males' firecracker-like wing-snapping can be heard at a surprising distance. They extend their throat feathers like a beard during while displaying. Other new photos this morning are
White-whiskered Puffbird, Black AntshrikeScaly-breasted Hummingbird, Carmiol's Tanager, and White-ruffed Manakin.

Golden-collared Manakin - Manacus vitellinus
Golden-collared Manakin at a lek in eastern Panama.

19 March
: I had a short but great trip to Panama with some great experiences and a lot of nice new photos. There's still a lot of work to be done with them, but I'll start with two hummers, Snowy-bellied Hummingbird and Stripe-throated Hermit.

Snowy-bellied Hummingbird - Amazilia edward
The aptly-named Snowy-bellied Hummingbird from Panama.

Stripe-throated Hermit - Phaethornis striigularis
 A tiny Stripe-throated Hermit sings at a lek in Panama.

3 March: I've been working on improving the quality of many photos, and even removing some poor quality shots. While doing this today, I realized I had forgotten to upload a shot of a female plumeleteer from southwestern Ecuador that I got last year. This is an isolated taxon (intermedia) whose affinities are not clear. Some ornithologists place it with White-vented Plumeleteer (and SACC currently includes it with this species), whereas others think it is a race of Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer. Further research could show it deserves to be split as a monotypic species (Tumbesian Plumeleteer?). Photos of the female of this form are very rare, and this is a far better shot than the one I had before.

Green Thorntail - Discosura conversii
A female of the mystery plumeleteer from Buenaventura in Ecuador. SACC includes it with White-vented Plumeleteer.

2 March: For the first time in months, I have more or less caught up with  the backlog of photos (just in time for a trip to Panama...). Everything today is from Ecuador and Peru. A few favorites are below, and some other interesting shots include Golden-tailed Sapphire, Blue-tailed Emerald, Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper, Plain-crowned Spinetail, Red-and-green Macaw, Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager, and Toucan Barbet. The full list is at the end.

Green Thorntail - Discosura conversii
A female Green Thorntail feeding on porterweed at Milpe in Ecuador. No flash was used.

Silver-beaked Tanager - Ramphocelus carbo
 Silver-beaked Tanager at Amazonia Lodge in Peru.

Crested Quetzal - Pharomachrus antisianus
Crested Quetzal along the Manu road in Peru.

28 February
: I hadn't been to Angel Paz's reserve for a while, so it was nice to go back with the better lens, this time in the company of Finnish photogapher Harry Herold. Antpittas are usually the highlight here, and today was no exception, though the fruit freeders were also pretty amazing - I'll add those shots on another day. Here are shots of Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Ochre-breasted Antpitta, and Moustached Antpitta.

Chestnut-crowned Antpitta - Grallaria ruficapilla
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta - a newcomer to Angel Paz's set of antpittas, and possibly the most handsome.

Ochre-breasted Antpitta - Grallaricula flavirostris
 Ochre-breasted Antpitta at Refugio Paz in Ecuador.

Moustached Antpitta - Grallaria alleni
A Moustached Antpitta gathering worms at Angel Paz's reserve; it probably has a nest nearby.

24 February
: I managed a few nice shots around Tandayapa Bird Lodge in Northwest Ecuador the last few days. Thanks to a tip from Sam Woods, and to Cameron Cox's good spotlight work, I got  a decent shot of Colombian Screech-Owl. A Russet-crowned Warbler eating moths near the lodge was surprisingly approachable, another of my favorites from the short visit. Some others are
Striped Treehunter, Ashy-headed Tyrannulet, Masked Trogon, Summer Tanager, and Canada Warbler.

Colombian Screech-Owl - Megascops colombianus
Colombian Screech-Owl, which has very dark eyes compared to most other screech-owls.

Russet-crowned Warbler - Myiothlypis coronata
 Russet-crowned Warbler at Tandayapa Bird Lodge.

15 February
: Giant Hummingbird, Andean Goose, and Blackish Oystercatcher lead off todays set, which are all from Peru. Others include
Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch, Slaty Brush-Finch, Hooded Siskin, and Tyrian Metaltail. I've also made a lot of improvements to the Toucans gallery.

Giant Hummingbird - Patagona gigas
The well-named Giant Hummingbird, which can measure up to 22 cm in length.

Andean Goose - Chloephaga melanoptera
 A pair of Andean Geese with a dusting of snow on their backs.

Blackish Oystercatcher - Haematopus ater
Blackish Oystercatcher on a rocky shoreline south of Lima, Peru.

14 February: A bunch more from central Peru today including two species not yet described to science. Birders are calling these "Mantaro" Thornbird and "Mantaro" Wren until a published description is available. The name "Mantaro" refers to a river of the same name whose hydrographic basin encompasses the region where these new species occur. Other uploads today are Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Creamy-crested Spinetail, Andean Guan, Rufous-bellied Bush-Tyrant, and Rufous-tailed Tyrant.

"Mantaro" Wren - Pheugopedius sp. nov.
"Mantaro" Wren, an undescribed species inhabiting bamboo patches in high elevation forest in central Peru.

"Mantaro" Thornbird - Phacellodomus sp. nov.
 Another undescribed species from central Peru, often referred to as "Mantaro" Thornbird. It seems to prefer dry scrub in rainshadow valleys.

13 February
: I've been adding some stuff from Ecuador and Peru the last few days, the best was probably this Masked Fruiteater. Check the list below for the others.

Masked Fruiteater - Pipreola pulchra
Masked Fruiteater from the Andes of central Peru.

11 February
: I finally managed to get some decent shots of one of my favorite birds of the Andes, Ocellated Tapaculo. Usually shy, this one was very approachable at the Yanacocha reserve in Ecuador. Other shots new for today are Black-backed Bush Tanager,
Eye-ringed Thistletail, and Versicolored Barbet.

Ocellated Tapaculo - Acropternis orthonyx
An Ocellated Tapaculo in the trail at Yanacocha in Ecuador.

Ocellated Tapaculo - Acropternis orthonyx
 Ocellated Tapaculo has a very long, vicious-looking hallux (rear claw).

Black-backed Bush Tanager - Urothraupis stolzmanni
A Black-backed Bush Tanager eating a caterpillar.

2 February: It was past time to update the headline photo, so I picked something rather obscure that I really liked, Marcapata Spinetail. It was also a good excuse to keep working on that backlog of photos from Peru. A lot of these shots are big improvements over ones I had taken years ago, like Thick-billed Siskin, but there are a few new species as well including White-eared Solitaire. Also check out Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail, Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant, Tricolored Brush-Finch, Blue-banded Toucanet, Speckle-faced Parrot, Inca Flycatcher, Golden-olive Woodpecker, and Chestnut-crested Cotinga.

White-eared Solitaire - Entomodestes leucotis
A handsome White-eared Solitaire sings in a cloudforest in central Peru.

Thick-billed Siskin - Spinus crassirostris
 A male Thick-billed Siskin feeds in a Polylepis tree in the high Andes of central Peru.

29 January
: I spent the weekend at the Río Canandé reserve in the Chocó lowlands of NW Ecuador, hoping to get some much-needed shots for the Ecuador book. Sadly the birding was rather poor and I didn't come back with as much as I had hoped. It happens... so much luck is involved in bird photography! Some of my my favorite sightings were snakes, frogs,  mammals and even a very cool bee. One of these days I will have to create a section on my website for photos like that. Below are my two favorite bird shots from the excursion, Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher and Purple-chested Hummingbird; I'll add more in the coming days.

Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher - Terenotriccus erythrurus
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher - "Goodness, what big eyes you have!"

Purple-chested Hummingbird - Amazilia rosenbergi
 Purple-chested Hummingbird - perhaps the prettiest member of this large genus?

19 January: More today from Bosque Unchog in central Peru, highlighted by a beautiful Golden-collared Tanager. I've also added a few others including Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher, a female Violet-throated Starfrontlet, and a shot of the endemic subspecies of Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager.

Golden-collared Tanager - Iridosornis jelskii
Golden-collared Tanager, another gaudy tanager from Peru.

13 January
: As I continue to go through my photos from central Peru, I've come across two radically different tanagers that were both discovered in that region only in the mid-seventies. Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager is one of the most strikingly colored birds on the entire planet, whereas the tiny Pardusco is arguably the dullest and least colorful birds of that family. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed seeing the Parduscos too, and they were fun to watch as they moved through the forest in large, bickering flocks. I've been also doing a lot of work in the background improving existing images, and in some cases removing poor shots entirely. This is an ongoing project that never really ends...

Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager - Cnemathraupis aureodorsalis
Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager - another stunning species from central Peru.

Pardusco - Nephelornis oneilli
 Pardusco certainly can't be called "stunning", but they are pretty neat when you encounter them in the field.

7 January: Finally I have a chance to go through some of my favorite shots from a trip to Peru last year. Today's set are all from the high Andes of Huánuco department of central Peru, home to some of the neatest birds on the continent. The cotinga from two days ago was also from this area.  My favorites today are Yellow-scarfed Tanager and Rufous-browed Hemispingus, but others to check out are  Black-capped (White-browed) Hemispingus, Crowned (Kalinowski's) Chat-Tyrant, Streaked TuftedcheekWhite-chinned Thistletail, and Peruvian Wren.

Yellow-scarfed Tanager - Iridosornis reinhardti
Yellow-scarfed Tanager - this bird is simply amazing!

Rufous-browed Hemispingus - Hemispingus rufosuperciliaris
 Rufous-browed Hemispingus, a very cool, partly terrestrial hemispingus endemic to central Peru.

6 January: The backlog got a bit smaller today with a bunch of new material from Ecuador and Peru. Bay-vented Cotinga is my favorite of this bunch; it's a bird I had been wanting to see for a long time before finally having the chance last September. I also really liked the Andean Negrito in the frost - it's a tiny bird and very hard to get close enough for a shot. Other new additions worth checking out include Andean Flicker, Bright-rumped Yellow-Finch, Dark-winged Miner, Andean Gull, Andean Lapwing, Rufous-necked Foliage-gleaner, Elegant Crescentchest, Silvery Tanager, Ecuadorian Piculet, and Rufous-chested Tanager.

Bay-vented Cotinga - Doliornis sclateri
A Bay-vented Cotinga perches up on a snag in Bosque Unchog in Peru.

Andean Negrito - Lessonia oreas
 An Andean Negrito forages on the frosty shore of Lake Junín in Peru.

5 January: I've been adding a number of shots from last year that I had never gotten around to uploading. Nothing terribly exciting in this bunch, though I do especially like the Snail Kite. Check the list of recently added photos for the complete list.

Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis
A male Snail Kite perched in the Pantanal.

4 January:
The first bird I photographed in 2014 was... a Spot-billed Ground-Tyrant! Not exactly a glamorous species, but I needed a shot for the Ecuador book, and there aren't many decent ones out there of the endemic Ecuadorian race rufescens. I'm also adding a rather selection of species from 2013 including Gray-and-gold Warbler, Yellow-billed CardinalSolitary Black Cacique, Chestnut-bellied Guan, Golden-green Woodpecker, and both Horned and Southern Screamers.

Spot-billed Ground-Tyrant - Muscisaxicola maculirostris
Spot-billed Ground-Tyrant north of Quito in Ecuador.

Gray-and-gold Warbler - Myiothlypis fraseri
Gray-and-gold Warbler, endemic to the Tumbesian region of western Ecuador and northwestern Peru.

Yellow-billed Cardinal - Paroaria capitata
Yellow-billed Cardinal is really common in the Pantanal, where hordes of them sometimes descend onto the feeders.

21 December
: Happy holidays! A small update before I head off to visit my brother and his family in Virginia. I just picked a few random shots from scattered locations that I liked. A Blue-naped Chlorophonia, one of the most uniquely colored birds in all of South America; Jet Antbird, a tough species I went out of my way to photograph a few months ago since I needed somce shots for the Ecuador book; and a funny shot of a blustery Rusty-backed Spinetail, defending his babe from an impertinent photographer...

Blue-naped Chlorophonia - Chlorophonia cyanea
Blue-naped Chlorophonia from SE Brazil.

Jet Antbird - Cercomacra nigricans
Jet Antbird from western Ecuador.

Rusty-backed Spinetail - Cranioleuca vulpina
Rusty-backed Spinetail from the Pantanal.

15 December
: I had never seen, or even heard of a "rail feeder" until my trips to Intervales State Park in Southeast Brazil this year. The local bird guides there cleared a small opening in a marsh and started putting out cornmeal every day. It worked! On both visits a Red-and-white Crake came right out into the open, and we were even able to photograph it. On previous visits I had only ever caught some quick glimpses of it. Rails and crakes are some of the hardest birds to see and photograph, so maybe this would work other places?  Also new for today are shots of Azure-shouldered Tanager, Black Jacobin, Buff-throated Warbling-Finch, Dusky-throated Hermit, Velvety Black-Tyrant, Hellmayr's Pipit, Pale-browed Treehunter, Cock-tailed Tyrant, Golden-capped Parakeet, White-chinned Sapphire, and a nest of Sao Paulo Tyrannulet.

Red-and-white Crake - Laterallus leucopyrrhus
Red-and-white Crake.

Variable Antshrike - Thamnophilus caerulescens
Azure-shouldered Tanager

Black Jacobin - Florisuga fusca
Black Jacobin.

13 December
: Another set from SE Brazil, highlighted by a White-chinned Sapphire near Jonas d'Abronzo's famous hummer feeders near Ubatuba, along with a male Variable Antshrike from Itatiaia National Park. Also check out a neat shot of a Shiny Cowbird being raised by a Rufous-collared Sparrow, the strange Brown Tanager, a roosting Tawny-browed OwlWhite-rumped Swallow in flight, along with Fork-tailed Pygmy-TyrantKaempfer's Tody-Tyrant, and Surucua Trogon.

White-chinned Sapphire - Hylocharis cyanus
White-chinned Sapphire.

Variable Antshrike - Thamnophilus caerulescens
Variable Antshrike

10 December
: More updates today from Southeast Brazil. It took me years and a dozen visits to Intervales State Park to finally get a decent shot of the scarce and beautiful Black-fronted Piping-Guan, another of my favorites from the trip. I also got very close to a Great Pampa-Finch in the grasslands of southern Brazil, shooting out of the window of the van. Also check out shots of both subspecies of Plovercrest, the rare Atlantic Forest race of Royal Flycatcher, the recently-described Rock Tapaculo, along with Lined Seedeater, Scaled Woodcreeper, Scaled Chachalaca, Scaly-headed Parrot, and Horned Sungem.

Black-fronted Piping-Guan - Pipile jacutinga
Black-fronted Piping-Guan, a very scarce and local Atlantic Forest endemic.

Great Pampa-Finch - Embernagra platensis
Great Pampa-Finch in Serra Geral National Park in southern Brazil.

8 December
: After a long hiatus, I finally have some time to add some new photos. I've spent six out of the past seven weeks leading birding tours in Southeast Brazil, and now have a well-deserved break. There are still a bunch of shots from Peru to be uploaded, but for now I will work on some of the material from Brazil. Today I changed the featured photo to a Chestnut-capped Blackbird, and added a number of other shots including the Black-bellied Seedeater and Orange-breasted Thornbird below. Others include Greater Thornbird,  Orange-fronted Yellow-FinchMottled PiculetOchre-breasted Foliage-gleanerChestnut-capped Foliage-gleanerYellow-chinned Spinetail, a South American Snipe in flight, and the pale form of Bay-winged Cowbird, sometimes split as Pale Baywing.

Black-bellied Seedeater - Sporophila melanogaster
Black-bellied Seedeater - a distinctive migratory finch endemic to Brazil.

Orange-breasted Thornbird - Phacellodomus ferrugineigula
Orange-breasted Thornbird from Intervales State Park in SE Brazil.

16 October
: I'l leaving today for a Southeast Brazil tour, but found some time to change to headline photo to one of my favorites from the Peru trip last month, a dispute between two Rufous-crested Coquettes.

12 October
: Let's face it, tapaculos get no love, at least the little gray and brown ones of the genus Scytalopus. A lot of that has to do with the fact that many of them look identical, they skulk in dark thickets, and are usually extremely hard to see, never mind photograph. On my short trip to central Peru last month, I had some good luck with these tiny mouse-like birds. Today I'm adding five tapaculos, four of them Peruvian endemics: Tschudi's Tapaculo, "Millpo" Tapaculo (still undescribed), Neblina TapaculoTrilling Tapaculo, and Junin Tapaculo. This last one was only just described, and the photo I've added is presumably a juvenile, which was not described in the paper. It was silent, but responded vigorously to playback of Junin Tapaculo.

Tschudi's Tapaculo - Scytalopus acutirostris
A Tschudi's Tapaciulo singing from the understory of mossy elfin forest in central Peru

"Millpo Tapaculo" - Scytalopus sp. nov.
An undescribed tapaculo from high elevation grasslands of central Peru. Birders are calling "Millpo Tapaculo" pending an official name.

11 October
: Here are probably my best canastero photos so far, Canyon Canastero and Junin Canastero. Both are endemic to the Peruvian Andes. Other shots today include White-tufted Grebe, Russet Antshrike, and Black-winged Saltator.

Canyon Canastero - Asthenes pudibunda
Canyon Canastero - a rock-loving species endemic to the western slopes of the Andes in Peru.

Junin Canastero - Asthenes virgata
A Junin Canastero perches atop a rock in the sleet

9 October
: Today's featured bird is Chestnut Antpitta - an undescribed taxon from Central Peru that differs from "typical" Chestnut Antpittas in both voice and plumage. I also reprocessed many of the photos in the antpitta gallery, making them larger, cleaner, and brighter, and added some miscellaneous species from Ecuador and Brazil, such as Line-cheeked Spinetail.

Chestnut Antpitta - Grallaria blakei
Chestnut Antpitta from Peru

8 October
: I'm home for a week or so between trips. After a month in Peru I have a bunch of great stuff to upload, though I'm still not caught up with the photos from Ecuador and Brazil over the past few months. I'll be mixing it up a bit, starting with this first batch, with the rare and beautiful White-bellied Cinclodes from central Peru, a nice shot of Yellow-collared Macaw from the Pantanal, and other miscellaneous birds like Mato Grosso Antbird, Yellowish Pipit, and Red-legged Seriema. I should be able to add a lot more material over the weekend.

White-bellied Cinclodes - Cinclodes palliatus
White-bellied Cinclodes from a 4730 m. (15,500 ft.) bog in the Andes of central Peru

Yellow-collared Macaw - Primolius auricollis
This Yellow-collared Macaw came down surprisingly low to feast on fruits in this tree beside the Transpantanal Highway

7 September
: Here are a few more shots from a short solo trip to Southern Ecuador in late August. It was reasonably successful, and I'll upload more photos at some point, though my schedule gets rather busy over the next few months. I had a bit of unneeded excitement on the drive back to Quito when a huge semi tanker truck rear-ended me while I was stuck in traffic...

Song Wren - Cyphorhinus phaeocephalus
Song Wren from Buenaventura in Ecuador, a rather ungainly looking bird!

(Pacific) Royal Flycatcher - Onychorhynchus coronatus occidentalis
"Pacific" Royal Flycatcher, just showing a tiny hint of its amazing crest

Black-eared (Piura) Hemispingus - Hemispingus melanotis piurae
"Piura" Hemispingus in a bamboo patch in southern Ecuador 

Yellow-breasted Brush-Finch - Atlapetes latinuchus
A localized subspecies of Yellow-breasted Brush-Finch from SW Ecuador. 

2 September
: Haven't had time lately for doing much on the site. Today I'm changing the featured photo to Ochraceous Attila, which I got on a recent trip to southern Ecuador.

17 August
: I've been adding more photos from Brazil and one from Ecuador; my favorites are probably the Sunbittern and Rufous-necked Puffbird below. Some others include Anhinga, Pompadour Cotinga, Brown-banded Puffbird, Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher, Band-winged Nightjar, Ladder-tailed Nightjar, White-lored Spinetail, Scarlet-headed Blackbird, and Rusty-collared Seedeater.

Sunbittern - Eurypyga helias
ASunbittern walks on a rock on the Cristalino River in Brazil.

Rufous-necked Puffbird - Malacoptila rufa
Rufous-necked Puffbird at Cristalino Jungle Lodge in Brazil.

9 August
: Before my Brazil tours, I spend a couple days in the southern part of São Paulo state checking out an area I will visit on some tours later this year. It probably wasn't totally necessary, as I had birded nearby areas many years ago, and it was pretty easy to find the birds I was looking for. Red-tailed Parrot was the key one, though I didn't get any decent photos of that. this time around. Still, the weather was pleasant and I had a chance to get a few new shots in the restinga habitat (coastal scrub and stunted forest) including Long-billed Wren, Restinga Tyrannulet, Riverbank Warbler, Gray-hooded Attila, Greenish Schiffornis, Three-striped Flycatcher, Flame-crested Tanager, and White-necked Thrush. I also spent a few hours on the lower slopes of the huge Carlos Botelho State Park. It was full of hard to photograph birds, but I did mention a couple: White-collared Foliage-gleaner and Long-billed Gnatwren.

Long-billed Wren - Cantorchilus longirostris
A Long-billed Wren in the restinga scrub of SE Brazil

Restinga Tyrannulet - Phylloscartes kronei
Restinga Tyrannulet is endemic to the habitat of the same name in a small area of coastal SE Brazil. It was only described in 1992.

Riverbank Warbler - Myiothlypis rivularis
This Riverbank Warbler was feeding in a muddy track on Ilha Comprida (Brazil's Long Island). 

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1 March: Thorn-tailed Rayadito from Argentina.
1 March: Magellanic Woodpecker from Argentina.
1 March: Upland Goose from Argentina.
1 March: White-crested Elaenia from Argentina.
1 March: South American Tern from Argentina.
11 January: Rufous-bellied Saltator from Argentina.
11 January: Plumbeous Black-Tyrant from Argentina.
11 January: Fulvous-headed Brush-Finch from Argentina.
11 January: Black Siskin from Argentina.
11 January: Cinereous Tyrant  from Argentina.
11 January: Common Bush-Tanager from Argentina.
11 January: Dot-fronted Woodpecker from Argentina.
13 December: Streak-chested Antpitta from Panama.
3 November: Plumbeous-crowned Tyrannulet from Peru.
3 November: Koepcke's Screech-Owl from Peru.
3 November: Mountain Caracara from Peru.
3 November: Caruculated Caracara from Ecuador.
3 November: Buff-bridled Inca-Finch from Peru.
3 November: Gray-winged Inca-Finch from Peru.
3 November: Striated Earthcreeper from Peru.
3 November: Chestnut-backed Thornbird from Peru.
3 November: White-winged Cinclodes from Peru.
1 November: Rufous-banded Owl from Ecuador.
1 NovemberViolet-throated Metaltail from Ecuador.
1 November: Long-wattled Umbrellabird from Ecuador.
1 November: Chestnut-collared Swallow from Ecuador.
1 November: Watkins's Antpitta from Ecuador.
1 November: King Vulture from Ecuador.
1 November: Blue-winged Teal and Andean Teal from Ecuador.
18 October: Saffron-crowned Tanager from Peru.
18 October: Mishana Tyrannulet from Peru.
18 October: Black-throated Hermit from Peru.
18 October: Ash-throated Antwren from Peru.
18 October: Fiery-throated Fruiteater from Peru.
18 October: Many-colored Rush Tyrant from Peru.
17 October: Ochre-fronted Antpitta from Peru.
17 October: Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher from Peru.
12 October: Peruvian Thick-knee from Peru.
12 October: Chaco Owl from Argentina.
9 August: White Woodpecker from Brazil.
9 August: Chestnut-belted Gnateater from Brazil.
9 August: Campo Flicker from Brazil.
9 August: Blue-crowned Parakeet from Brazil.
9 August: Nacunda Nighthawk from Brazil.
9 August: White-bellied Seedeater from Brazil.
9 August: Orange-backed Troupial from Brazil.
9 August: Ringed Kingfisher from Brazil.
9 August: Unicolored Blackbird from Brazil.
9 August: Great Rufous Woodcreeper from Brazil.
26 July
: Razor-billed Curassow from Brazil.
26 July: Red-necked Aracari from Brazil.
26 July: Guianan (Para) Gnatcatcher from Brazil.
24 May: Amazonian Antshrike from Ecuador.
24 May: Cinereous Antshrike from Peru.
24 May: Castelnau's Antshrike from the Ecuador/Peru border.
24 May: Bare-faced Ibis from Ecuador.
24 May: Sand-colored Nighthawk from the Ecuador/Peru border.
24 May: Yellow-bellied Dacnis from Ecuador.
24 May: Plumbeous Antbird from Peru.
18 May: Brownish Twistwing from Ecuador.
18 May: Lesser Wagtail-Tyrant from the Ecuador/Peru border.
18 May: White-chinned Woodcreeper from Ecuador.
18 May: Spotted Tody-Flycatcher from Ecuador.
18 May: Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet from Ecuador.
10 May: Chestnut-belted Gnateater from Ecuador.
10 May: Sooty Antbird from Ecuador.
20 April: Red-lored Parrot from Panama.
20 April: Black-crowned Antshrike from Panama.
20 April: Red-billed Tropicbird from Panama.
20 April: Brown Booby from Panama.
20 April: Olive-backed Euphonia from Panama.
20 April: Cocoa Woodcreeper from Panama.
20 April: Common Black-Hawk from Panama.
20 April: Semipalmated Plover from Panama.
20 April: Collared Plover from Panama.
20 April: Sanderling from Panama.
20 April: Laughing Gull from Panama.
20 April: Royal Tern from Panama.
20 April: White-crowned Pigeon from Panama.
20 April: Pale-vented Pigeon from Panama.
20 April: Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher from Panama.
20 April: Flame-colored Tanager from Panama.
20 April: Scarlet-thighed Dacnis from Panama.
20 April: White-collared Seedeater from Panama.
20 April: White-tailed Emerald from Panama.
20 April: White-tailed Kite from Panama.
11 April
: Sapayoa from Panama.
11 April: Shining Honeycreeper from Panama.
11 April: Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer from Panama.
11 April: Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker from Panama.
11 April: Violet-capped Hummingbird from Panama.
11 April: Clay-colored Thrush from Panama.
11 April: Olive-striped Flycatcher from Panama.
5 April
: Ocellated Antbird from Panama.
5 April: Spotted Antbird from Panama.
5 April: Bicolored Antbird from Panama.
5 April: Ruddy Woodcreeper from Panama.
29 March: Hepatic Tanager from Panama.
22 March: Spiny-faced Antshrike from Panama.
22 March: Crimson-backed Tanager from Panama.
22 March: Plain-colored Tanager from Panama
22 March: Scaly-breasted Wren from Panama
22 March: Variable Seedeater from Panama
22 March: Yellow-faced Grassquit from Panama
22 March: Dot-winged Antwren from Panama
22 March: Thick-billed Euphonia from Panama
21 March
: Golden-collared Manakin from Panama.
21 March: White-whiskered Puffbird from Panama.
21 March: Black Antshrike from Panama.
21 March: Scaly-breasted Hummingbird from Panama.
21 March: Carmiol's Tanager from Panama.
21 March: White-ruffed Manakin from Panama.
19 March
: Snowy-bellied Hummingbird from Panama.
19 March: Stripe-throated Hermit from Panama.
3 March: White-vented Plumeleteer from Ecuador.
2 March: Green Thorntail from Ecuador.
2 March: Silver-beaked Tanager Peru.
2 March: Crested Quetzal from Peru.
2 March: Golden-tailed Sapphire from Peru.
2 March: Blue-tailed Emerald from Peru.
2 March: Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper from Peru.
2 March: Pale-legged Hornero from Peru.
2 March: Plain-crowned Spinetail from Peru.
2 March: Double-collared Seedeater from Peru.
2 March: Orinoco Goose from Peru.
2 March: Red-and-green Macaw from Peru.
2 March: Crimson-rumped Toucanet from Ecuador.
2 March: Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager from Ecuador.
2 March: Toucan Barbet from Ecuador.
2 March: Sickle-winged Guan from Ecuador.
2 March: Turkey Vulture from Ecuador.
28 February: Chestnut-crowned Antpitta from Ecuador.
28 February: Ochre-breasted Antpitta from Ecuador.
28 February: Moustached Antpitta from Ecuador.
24 February
: Colombian Sceech-Owl from Ecuador.
24 February: Russet-crowned Warbler from Ecuador.
24 February: Striped Treehunter from Ecuador.
24 February: Ashy-headed Tyrannulet from Ecuador.
24 February: Masked Trogon from Ecuador.
24 February: Summer Tanager from Ecuador.
24 February: Canada Warbler from Ecuador.
16 February
: Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch from Peru.
16 February: Slaty Brush-Finch from Peru.
16 February: Andean Goose from Peru.
16 February: Hooded Siskin from Peru.
16 February: Blackish Oystercatcher from Peru.
16 February: Surfbird from Peru.
16 February: Giant Hummingbird from Peru.
16 February: Tyrian Metaltail from Peru.
14 February: Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan from Peru.

14 February: "Mantaro" Thornbird from Peru.
14 February: "Mantaro" Wren from Peru.
14 February: Creamy-crested Spinetail from Peru.
14 February: Andean Guan from Peru.
14 February: Rufous-bellied Bush-Tyrant from Peru.
14 February: Rufous-tailed Tyrant from Peru.
13 February: Masked Fruiteater from Peru.
13 February: Slaty-winged Foliage-gleaner from Ecuador.
13 February: Dull-colored Grasquit from Ecuador.
13 February: Stripe-throated Wren from Ecuador.
13 February: White-tailed Trogon from Ecuador.
13 February: Black-throated Trogon from Ecuador.
13 February: Golden-crowned Spadebill from Ecuador.
13 February: Black-mandibled (Chestnut-mandibled) Toucan from Ecuador.
12 February: Bluish Flowerpiercer from Ecuador.
12 February: White-flanked Antwren from Ecuador.
12 February: White-throated (Dagua) Thrush from Ecuador.
12 February: Olive-crowned Yellowthroat from Ecuador.
12 February: Blue-and-black Tanager from Peru.
11 February: Ocellated Tapaculo from Ecuador.
11 February: Black-backed Bush Tanager from Ecuador.
11 February: Eye-ringed Thistletail from Peru.
11 February: Versicolored Barbet from Peru.
5 February: Purple-backed Thornbill from Peru
2 February: Marcapata Spinetail from Peru.
2 February: Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail from Peru.
2 FebruaryStreak-throated Bush-Tyrant from Peru.
2 February: Thick-billed Siskin from Peru.
2 February: Tricolored Brush-Finch from Peru.
2 February: Blue-banded Toucanet from Peru.
2 February: Speckle-faced Parrot from Peru.
2 February: Inca Flycatcher from Peru.
2 February: Golden-olive Woodpecker from Peru.
2 February: Chestnut-crested Cotinga from Peru.
2 February: White-eared Solitaire from Peru.
29 January: Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher from Ecuador.
29 January: Purple-chested Hummingbird (2 shots: male & female) from Ecuador.
19 January: Golden-collared Tanager from Peru.
19 January: Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager from Peru.
19 January: Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher from Peru.
19 January: Violet-throated Starfrontlet from Peru.
13 January
: Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager from Peru.
13 January: Pardusco from Peru.
8 January: Yellow-scarfed Tanager from Peru.
8 January: Rufous-browed Hemispingus from Peru.
8 January: Black-capped (White-browed)Hemispingus from Peru.
8 January: Crowned (Kalinowski's) Chat-Tyrant from Peru.
8 January: Streaked Tuftedcheek from Peru.
8 January: Peruvian Wren from Peru.
8 JanuaryWhite-chinned Thistletail from Peru.
6 January
: Bay-vented Cotinga from Peru.
6 January: Andean Negrito from Peru.
6 January: Andean Flicker from Peru.
6 January: Bright-rumped Yellow-Finch from Peru.
6 January: Dark-winged Miner from Peru.
6 January: Andean Gull from Peru.
6 January: Andean Lapwing from Peru.
6 January: Rufous-necked Foliage-gleaner from Ecuador.
6 January: Elegant Crescentchest from Ecuador.
6 January: Silvery Tanager from Ecuador.
6 January: Ecuadorian Piculet from Ecuador.
6 January: Rufous-chested Tanager from Ecuador.
5 January
: Snail Kite from Brazil.
5 January: Grayish Saltator from Brazil.
5 January: Black Skimmer from Brazil.
5 January: Versicolored Emerald from Brazil.
5 January: Sombre Hummingbird from Brazil.
5 January: Blue Dacnis from Brazil.
5 January: Tawny-crowned Pygmy-Tyrant from Ecuador.
5 January: Variable Seedeater from Ecuador.
5 January: Spectacled Owl from Ecuador.
4 January: Spot-billed Ground-Tyrant from Ecuador.
4 January: Gray-and-gold Warbler from Ecuador.
4 January: Yellow-billed Cardinal from Brazil.
4 January: Shiny Cowbird from Brazil.
4 January: Solitary Black Cacique from Brazil.
4 January: Chestnut-bellied Guan from Brazil.
4 January: Golden-green Woodpecker from Brazil.
4 January: Maguari Stork from Brazil.
4 January: Horned Screamer from Peru.
4 January: Southern Screamer from Brazil.
21 December: Blue-naped Chlorophonia from Brazil.
21 December: Jet Antbird from Ecuador.
21 December: Rusty-backed Spinetail from Brazil.
15 December
: Red-and-white Crake from Brazil.
15 December: Azure-shouldered Tanager from Brazil.
15 December: Black Jacobin from Brazil.
15 December: Buff-throated Warbling-Finch from Brazil.
15 December: Dusky-throated Hermit from Brazil.
15 December: Velvety Black-Tyrant from Brazil.
15 December: Hellmayr's Pipit from Brazil.
15 December: Pale-browed Treehunter from Brazil.
15 December: Cock-tailed Tyrant from Brazil.
15 December: Sao Paulo Tyrannulet from Brazil.
15 December: Golden-capped Parakeet from Brazil.
13 December: White-chinned Sapphire from Brazil.
13 December: Variable Antshrike from Brazil.
13 December: Fork-tailed Tody-Tyrant from Brazil.
13 December: Kaempfer's Tody-Tyrant from Brazil.
13 December: Shiny Cowbird and Rufous-collared Sparrow from Brazil.
13 December: Tawny-browed Owl from Brazil.
13 December: Brown Tanager from Brazil.
13 December: White-rumped Swallow from Brazil.
13 December: Surucua Trogon from Brazil.
10 December
: Black-fronted Piping-Guan from Brazil.
10 December: Great Pampa-Finch from Brazil.
10 December: Lined Seedeater from Brazil.
10 December: Scaled Woodcreeper from Brazil.
10 December: Rock Tapaculo from Brazil.
10 December: (Atlantic) Royal Flycatcher from Brazil.
10 December: Scaled Chachalaca from Brazil.
10 December: Scaly-headed Parrot from Brazil.
10 December: Horned Sungem from Brazil.
10 December: Plovercrest from Brazil.
8 December: Chestnut-capped Blackbird from Brazil.
8 December: Black-bellied Seedeater from Brazil.
8 December: Orange-breasted Thornbird from Brazil.
8 December: Greater Thornbird from Brazil.
8 December: Orange-fronted Yellow-Finch from Brazil.
8 December: Mottled Piculet from Brazil.
8 December: Ochre-breasted Foliage-gleaner from Brazil.
8 December: Chestnut-capped Foliage-gleaner from Brazil.
8 December: South American Snipe from Brazil.
8 December: Bay-winged Cowbird (Pale Baywing) from Brazil.
8 December: Yellow-chinned Spinetail from Brazil.
16 October: Rufous-crested Coquette from Peru.
12 October: Tschudi's Tapaculo from Peru.
12 October: "Millpo" Tapaculo from Peru.
12 October: Neblina Tapaculo from Peru.
12 October: Trilling Tapaculo from Peru.
12 October: Junin Tapaculo from Peru.
11 October
: Canyon Canastero from Peru.
11 October: Junin Canastero from Peru.
11 October: Plain Xenops from Ecuador.
11 October: White-tufted Grebe from Peru.
11 October: Russet Antshrike from Ecuador.
11 October: Black-winged Saltator from Ecuador.
11 October: Pale-vented Thrush from Ecuador.
11 October: Ashy-throated Bush-Tanager from Ecuador.
11 October: Lesser Greenlet from Ecuador.
9 October
: Chesnut Antpitta from Peru.
9 October: Southern Rough-winged Swallow from Brazil.
9 October: Chalk-browed Mockingbird from Brazil.
9 October: Bay-winged Cowbird from Brazil.
9 October: Line-cheeked Spinetail from Ecuador.
9 October: Scarlet-rumped Cacique from Ecuador.
8 October: White-bellied Cinclodes from Peru.
8 October: Yellow-collared Macaw from Brazil.
8 October: Mato Grosso Antbird from Brazil.
8 October: Ruddy Ground-Dove from Brazil.
8 October: Rufous Hornero from Brazil.
8 October: Yellowish Pipit from Brazil.
8 October: Black-bellied Whistling-Duck from Brazil.
8 October: Red-legged Seriema from Brazil.
8 October: Ringed Kingfisher from Brazil.
8 October: Wood Stork from Brazil.
7 September: Ochraceous Attila from Ecuador.
7 September: Song Wren from Ecuador.
7 September: "Pacific" Royal Flycatcher from Ecuador.
7 September: Black-eared (Piura) Hemispingus from Ecuador.
7 September: Yellow-breasted Brush-Finch from Ecuador.
17 August: Sunbittern from Brazil.
17 August: Anhinga from Brazil.
17 August: Pompadour Cotinga from Brazil.
17 August: Rufous-necked Puffbird from Brazil.
17 August: Brown-banded Puffbird from Brazil.
17 August: Dusky-chested Flycatcher from Brazil.
17 August: Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher from Brazil.
17 August: Gray Elaenia from Brazil.
17 August: Gray-headed Kite from Brazil.
17 August: Green Ibis from Brazil.
17 August: Band-winged Nightjar from Ecuador.
17 August: Common Pauraque from Brazil.
17 August: Ladder-tailed Nightjar from Brazil.
17 August: White-lored Spinetail from Brazil.
17 August: Scarlet-headed Blackbird from Brazil.
17 August: Rusty-collared Seedeater from Brazil.
9 August: Long-billed Wren from Brazil.
9 August: Restinga Tyrannulet from Brazil.
9 August: Riverbank Warbler from Brazil.
9 August: Gray-hooded Attila from Brazil.
9 August: Greenish Schiffornis from Brazil.
9 August: Three-striped Flycatcher from Brazil.
9 August: Flame-crested Tanager from Brazil.
9 August: White-necked Thrush from Brazil.
9 August: White-collared Foliage-gleaner from Brazil.
9 August: Long-billed Gnatwren from Brazil.

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