Macará, Loja province, Ecuador.
A shot from a couple years ago that I've always liked. It's a beautiful hawk that I caught just as it took off from a rice paddy. Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens on 15 November 2012. No flash. You can find previous featured photos here.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Antshrike, Scaly-breasted Hummingbird, Carmiol's Tanager, and White-ruffed Manakin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 Tuftedcheek, White-chinned Thistletail, and Peruvian Wren.
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.
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.
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 Cardinal, Solitary Black Cacique, Chestnut-bellied Guan, Golden-green Woodpecker, and both Horned and Southern Screamers.
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...
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.
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 Owl, White-rumped Swallow in flight, along with Fork-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant, Kaempfer's Tody-Tyrant, and Surucua Trogon.
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.
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-Finch, Mottled Piculet, Ochre-breasted Foliage-gleaner, Chestnut-capped Foliage-gleaner, Yellow-chinned Spinetail, a South American Snipe in flight, and the pale form of Bay-winged Cowbird, sometimes split as Pale Baywing.
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 Tapaculo, Trilling 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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Recently added photos:
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 February: Streak-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 January: White-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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