Tandayapa sightings by Liam

Wattled Guan– never yet seen, heard occasionally

Sickle-winged Guan– fairly common

Dark-backed Wood-quail- heard on 4 Dec from lodge

Turkey Vulture– common

Black Vulture-common

Double-toothed Kite– one in the Upper Tandayapa Pass, 1 Dec

Swallow-tailed Kite– three from the Lodge on 5 Dec, and two on 6th

Plain-breasted Hawk– one on 24 Nov from the road, one was sadly killed in a window strike on 2 Dec. An accipiter seen by a guest on 7 Dec was likely this species.

Barred Hawk– one over the Lodge, 30 Nov

Variable Hawk– one light phase, seen very well along Nono road on 5 Dec

Roadside Hawk– common

Broad-winged Hawk– one on 24 Nov, one seen near the Research Station on 9 Dec

Short-tailed Hawk– singles seen circling lower down the valley, near the village, on a few occasions.

Band-tailed Pigeon– common

Plumbeous Pigeon– fairly common

White-tipped Dove– common

White-throated Quail-dove– seen regularly at the Hide, and occasionally by the Lodge feeders. Also observed on the road in the Lower Tandayapa Valley.

Red-billed Parrot– fairly common

White-crowned Parrot– 15 in the Lower Tandayapa Valley, at about 1600 metres, on 4 Dec

Squirrel Cuckoo– seen quite regularly around the Lodge and from the road

Mottled Owl– heard frequently

Colombian Screech Owl– one seen along the trail at 18:30 on 28 Nov

Cloud Forest Pygmy-owl– heard on a handful of occasions

Rufous-bellied Nighthawk– three in the Upper Tandayapa Valley at dawn on 1 Dec

White-collared Swift– common

Chestnut-collared Swift– uncommon in WCSW flocks

White-tipped Swift– two in the Upper Tandayapa Valley on 1 Dec

Tawny-bellied Hermit– common all along the road and trails around the Lodge.

Speckled Hummingbird– common along the road in the Upper Tandayapa Valley

Green Violet-ear– common

Sparkling Violet-ear-common

Brown Violet-ear-common

Buff-tailed Coronet-common

Green-crowned Woodnymph– one at the feeders on 30 Nov

White-necked Jacobin– uncommon but daily

Western Emerald– uncommon but daily

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird– abundant

Andean Emerald– abundant

Fawn-breasted Brilliant– abundant

Wedge-billed Hummingbird- one along the road on 30 Nov, and one flew through the feeders, very briefly, on 7 Dec

Violet-tailed Sylph– several daily

Booted Racket-tail– abundant, commonest Hummingbird

Purple-bibbed Whitetip– common

Gorgeted Sunangel– fairly common in Upper Tandayapa Valley

Brown Inca– fairly common

Collared Inca– common in Upper Tandayapa Valley

Purple-throated Woodstar– common

White-bellied Woodstar– one at the feeders on 1 Dec

Golden-headed Quetzal– fairly common, but heard more often than seen

Masked Trogon– surprisingly, only recorded so far in Upper Tandayapa Valley

Ringed Kingfisher– one in Tandayapa Village on 9 Dec

Rufous Motmot– a pair around the lodge

Red-headed Barbet– fairly common

Toucan barbet– common, best place to see is the blacklight at the Lodge

Crimson-rumped Toucanet– common

Plate-billed Mountain Toucan- Upper Tandayapa Valley

Smoky-brown Woodpecker– one in Tandayapa Village, 5 Dec

Crimson-mantled Woodpecker– seen on a few occasions

Golden-olive Woodpecker– uncommon, but most frequently observed Woodpecker

Powerful Woodpecker– heard on a few occasions above 1800 metres

Azara’s Spinetail– common

Rufous Spinetail seen in Upper Tandayapa Valley on 7 Dec

Red-faced Spinetail– fairly common

Streaked Tuftedcheek– fairly common in Upper Tandayapa Valley

Spotted Barbtail– fairly common, regular at the Hide

Rusty-winged Barbtail– seen infrequently in feeding flocks

Streak-capped Treehunter– common

Striped Treehunter– one at the Lodge blacklight, 7 Dec

Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner– uncommon, seen on a few occasions in mixed flocks

Lineated Foliage-gleaner– fairly common

Pacific Hornero– one in Tandayapa Village on 5 Dec

Spotted Woodcreeper– scarce but vocal

Montane Woodcreeper– common

Tyrannine Woodcreeper– one near Lodge on 30 Nov

Plain Brown Woodcreeper– one seen at the Lodge entrance on 30 Nov and 1 Dec

Strong-billed Woodcreeper- one at the Lodge entrance on 26 Nov, one heard at the Hide 30 Nov

Uniform Antshrike– uncommon, seen once or twice in mixed flocks or at the Hide

Zeledon’s Antbird– common at the Hide

Slaty Antwren– common

Scaled Antpitta– seen infrequently at the Hide

Moustached Antpitta– never seen, but often heard at dawn/dusk

Narino Tapaculo– often vocal, but very hard to see

Spillmann’s Tapaculo– heard regularly in the Upper Tandayapa Valley

Rufous-breasted Antthrush– common by voice, but very elusive.

White-tailed Tyrannulet– uncommon around the Lodge, but abundant in Upper Tandayapa Valley

Rufous-winged Tyrannulet– fairly regular in mixed flocks around the Lodge

Souther Beardless-tyrannulet– surprisingly uncommon around the Lodge

Torrent Tyrannulet– a pair seen regularly from the bridge in Tandayapa village

Sierran Elaenia– seen infrequently

White-crested Elaenia– at lower elevations, seemingly more common than the former

Streak-necked Flycatcher– seen reasonably frequently in mixed flocks along the road

Flavescent Flycatcher– uncommon, normally in mixed flocks along the road or near the Lodge

Bran-coloured Flycatcher– seen twice along the road near Tandayapa entrance

Rufous-headed Pygmy-tyrant– one seen slightly above Tandayapa on the road, on 24 Nov

Scale-crested Pygmy-tyrant– hard to see, but common by voice

Black Phoebe– a pair seen regularly around Tandayapa village

Cinammon Flycatcher– surprisingly rare, just one record so far in Upper Tandayapa Valley

Smoke-coloured Pewee– seen fairly regularly along the road just above the Lodge

Tropical Kingbird– common in Tandayapa village

Dusky-capped Flycatcher– seen fairly regularly

Golden-crowned Flycatcher– very common

Black-and-white Becard– the commonest Becard, seen fairly regularly in feeding flocks

Barred Becard– one female near the entrance to Tandayapa Lodge on 26 Nov

Scaled Fruiteater-one in a feeding flock in the Lower Tandayapa Valley on 28 Nov

Andean Cock-of-the-rock– common. Three nests currently active in general area, with sightings near enough guaranteed near the Bridge at Tandayapa village

Brown-capped Vireo– common in mixed flocks

Red-eyed Vireo– common in mixed flocks

Turqouise Jay– a couple in the Upper Tandayapa Valley on 7 Dec

Beautiful Jay– three were seen near the hide on 29 Nov, with birds heard near here on three other dates. One from the road in the Upper Tandayapa Valley on 1 Dec

White-capped Dipper– one seen from the bridge in Tandyapa village on 5 Dec

Blue-and-white Swallow– abundant

Sepia-brown Wren– two seen from the trails on 24 Nov

Grey-breasted Wood-wren– common by voice, seen fairly frequently

Plain-tailed Wren– heard but not seen in Upper Tandayapa Valley

House Wren– common around Tandayapa village

Andean Solitaire– very common by voice, but nigh on impossible to see!

Swainson’s Thrush– abundant

Great Thrush– common in Upper Tandayapa Valley

Glossy-black Thrush– one seen from roadside above Tandayapa on 1 Dec

Ecuadorian Thrush– common around the Lodge

Orange-bellied Euphonia– abundant

Thick-billed Euphonia– uncommon, but seen fairly frequently in mixed flocks. Never in large numbers

Golden-rumped Euphonia– one seen in Upper Tandayapa Valley on 1 Dec

Yellow-collared Chlorophonia– two from the road close to the Lodge on 5 Dec

Lesser Goldfinch– a few seen infrequently around the Lodge

Russet-crowned Warbler-common

Three-striped Warbler– abundant

Slate-throated Whitestart-abundant

Spectacled Whitestart– one in Upper Tandayapa Valley on 7 Dec

Blackpoll Warbler– one in a feeding flock at the start of Nono road, 5 Dec

Blackburnian Warbler– abundant

Canada Warbler– fairly common, seen daily at the Lodge and with some frequency in feeding flocks elsewhere

Dusky Bush-tanager– uncommon in feeding flocks around the Lodge

Summer Tanager– seen occasionally

White-winged Tanager– comes and goes, typically no sightings but sometimes large numbers (e.g. 10 on 1 Dec)

White-lined Tanager– one at the Lodge feederson 2 Dec

Lemon-rumped Tanager-common

Blue-gray Tanager-common

Palm Tanager– three at the Lodge on 30 Nov

Blue-capped Tanager– fairly common in Upper Tandayapa Valley

Blue-winged Mountain-tanager – common

Golden Tanager– abundant, commonest Tanager

Silver-throated Tanager– seen fairly regularly around the Lodge and Tandayapa village, generally in mixed flocks.

Golden-naped Tanager- common

Metallic-green Tanager- fairly common, but normally in canopy, hard to see well.

Beryl-spangled Tanager– irregularly sighted in mixed flocks

Fawn-breasted Tanager– seen fairly infrequently

Capped Conebill– one near the Research station on 9 Dec

Masked Flowerpiercer– fairly common in Upper Tandayapa Valley

White-sided Flowerpiercer– fairly common, though elusive.

Rufous-collared Sparrow– abundant

Tricolored Brush-finch– common

White-winged Brush-finch-common

Chestnut-capped Brush-finch-common

Variable Seedeater– five along the road near the Lodge

Yellow-bellied Seedeater– fairly common

Golden Grosbeak– singles around the Lodge on 24 and 30 Nov

Rose-breasted Grosbeak– seen regularly around the Lodge and once or twice in the village, at least four probably present in the area

Black-winged Saltator– fairly common

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