COLOMBIA: 25 June to 18 July 2015 Jon Hornbuckle
José Castaño Hernández, an excellent Colombian bird-guide, kindly invited me to join him on a trip to Mitu and Perija, two important sites in eastern Colombia which he had yet to visit. I decided to expand the trip to a partial clean-up in Colombia and invited Brian Foster and Rod Martins to join us. I gave José a list of birds I still needed after my previous three trips and he devised a 24 day itinerary, one week of which was devoted to Mitu. We omitted a few possible sites, notably Bahia Solano near the West coast and Inirida in the Northeast as both would have required return flights for only a few new birds, and other sites considered to be unsafe due to the drug-trade, eg in the far Southwest and near the Venezuelan border. Virtually all the itinerary was new to us except for Mitu which both Brian and I had visited in the 90s. José arranged all the logistics, based mainly on 4x4 vehicles, in which we covered considerable distances, and 4 internal flights. The main driver we used was very good and knew most of the sites: Juan Lopez [email protected]
Food and accommodation were relatively cheap as José was able to avoid use of expensive ProAves lodges. The only real mistake was the daily use of an expensive 4x4 at Mitu instead of the local cheap mototaxis. Some birding time was lost due to rain, mainly at Mitu, but not a lot.
The birding was successful with most of our targets seen, notably: -
Semicollared Hawk, Gorgeted Wood-Quail, Tolima Dove, Rufous-fronted Parakeet, Indigo-winged and Yellow-eared Parrots, Andean Blossomcrown, Perija Metaltail, Perija Thistletail, Brown-banded Puffbird, Tawny-tufted Toucanet, Bar-bellied Woodcreeper, Chestnut-crested Antbird, Black Bushbird, White-bellied Dacnis and Mountain Grackle.
The main disappointments were the Antpittas – both Hooded and Cundinamarca were heard but not seen, the latter probably due to bad weather, and we failed to find Crescent-faced for Brian at two sites. The most surprising record was on the last full day when I got up pre-dawn to try to find Tawny-breasted Tinamou along the forested road near the Ventanus Peak farm where we were staying in the Yellow-eared Parrot Reserve. Jose had heard these Tinamous calling here earlier in the year but I failed to see or hear any, presumably due to the different time of year. However, I did see a Chestnut-bellied Cotinga perched up just after dawn but it flew off as I was preparing to photo it, never to be seen again. I was told this species has not been recorded from anywhere near here before and the record would not be accepted without definite evidence as it seems to be a rare bird in Colombia. I mentioned it to Barry Walker at the British Bird Fair a month later and he commented that there had been a recent single-person sighting record of this cotinga at a new site in Peru which was controversial especially as it was at a lower altitude than any previous record.
We are very grateful for all the help we received during this trip, especially by José Castaño Hernández <[email protected]> who organized the entire trip apart from our international flights, Diego Calderon, Trevor Ellory, the local guides, and Barry Walker who identified the bird photos I was unsure of.
Jun 25: Arrive at Bogota from UK at 17.15, Jose takes us to cheap hotel en route to Monte Redondo.
Jun 26: AM Cundinamarca Antpitta site, drive back to Bogota airport to fly to Valledupar. OVN Caqueza.
Jun 27: Perijá mountains all day. OVN at Manaure.
Jun 28: AM Perijá mountains till 10.00, drive to Bucaramanga. OVN at nearby San Vicente.
Jun 29: Drive to CWR (Cerulean Warbler Reserve), look for Niceforo’s Wren and hummers, and bird the main CWR forest trail. OVN at San Vicente.
Jun 30: 05.30 at Gorgeted Wood-Quail feeder, CWR forest then Hummer feeders, drive towards Taoist temple. OVN at Charala.
July 1: Two hour drive to Templo Sakroakuarius: observe active Mountain Grackles, drive to Tuja, bus to Bogota. OVN in 1 room at Hotel Real Estacion near Bogota airport.
July 2: 09.30-12.00 fly to Mitu on Satena Air, bird Urania Trail. OVN Hotel Los Paisas.
July 3 – 8: Pablo Nuevo, Tayazu, Cachivera and Botatoma trails, and Urania Road.
July 9: Urania Road am, fly to Bogota, drive to Ibagué. OVN Ibagué.
July 10: Tolima Dove and Andean Blossomcrown sites. OVN Ibagué.
July 11: Drive to Meremberg reserve. OVN Meremberg reserve lodge.
July 12: AM bird Meremberg reserve, visit La Cascada de la Candelaria. Pm drive to Puracé-Popayán-Salento. OVN near Pereira.
July 13. AM drive to Hooded Antpitta site near Pereira, bird there. PM, drive to Fuertes Parrot site at Sta Rosa de Cabal. OVN near Pereira.
July 14: Hooded Antpitta site till 10.00, drive to the paramo in Nevado del Ruiz NP (4300m) for Rufous-fronted Parakeet and Helmetcrest. OVN Termales del Ruiz Hotel.
July 15: AM bird at the hotel hummer feeders and down the road; drive to Mistrato, near Montezuma, late afternoon bird woodland near Mistrato. OVN Hotel Guntras, Mistrato.
July 16: AM at Mistrato forest for Semicollared Hawk with local guide Arnulfo; PM drive to Yellow-faced Parrot Reserve, Ventanus Peak, near Jardin. OVN at farm there.
July 17: AM bird reserve, PM drive slowly to Jardin: close views of lekking Cock-of-the-Rocks. 17.30 – 20.30 drive to Medellin. OVN hotel near Medellin.
July 18: La Romera reserve near Medellin till 10.00, fly Medellin to Bogota Airport. PM fly home.
TICKS FOR JH: 22 in bold in the Daily Log. Missed ticks (8): Tawny-breasted and Grey-legged Tinamous, Buff-fronted Owl, East Andean Antbird, Cundinamarca and Hooded Antpittas, Perija Brushfinch, White-naped Seedeater (has been common at Mitu but not seen by local guides for a year). I learnt after the trip that the only site we visited where we could have seen the antpitta was Meremberg Reserve.
June 25-28: Arriving at Bogota late afternoon, we were met by Jose and taken to a cheap hotel on the way to Monte Redondo, the Cundinamarca Antpitta site. After an early drive to the site on 26th we spent a few hours on the track trying to see the one antpitta responding to playback. However it was rather dull and showery and the bird stayed in the thick undergrowth.
June 26: MONTE REDONDO birds of interest
White-throated (Andean) Toucanet, Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Barred Antshrike, Cundinamarca Antpitta – Heard only, Long-tailed Tapaculo and Green-and-black Fruiteater (Heard), Black-collared Jay, Golden-fronted Redstart,
Superciliaried Hemispingus, Blue-and-black and Beryl-spangled Tanagers, Russet-backed Oropendola.
We had to return to Bogota airport to catch the afternoon flight to Valledupar. From there we drove towards the Perija mountains and found a cheap hotel at Caqueza.
The morning of 27th was spent in the remnant patches of mid-elevation woodland, seeing the nearly endemic Perija Tapaculo and Moustached (split) and Black-fronted Brush-Finches. Afternoon was on the paramo at 3200m looking for Perija Thistletail and Metaltail, both found fairly quickly, along with a few other good species, notably Rufous- breasted Chat- Tyrant and Perija (Golden-bellied) Starfrontlet. On the way down to Manaure, where we stayed the night, a few nightjars were seen including Band- winged of the form ruficervix, a likely new species (Nigel Cleere in litt.). Early the next day we returned to the mid-elevation Perijá mountains until 10.00, then drove a long way west to Bucaramanga and on to San Vicente de Chucuri where we found a hotel for the night.
June 27-28: PERIJÁ MOUNTAINS birds of interest
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Band-winged Nightjar, Amethyst-throated Sunangel, Green Violetear, Tyrian and Perija Metaltails, Golden-bellied/ Perija Starfrontlet, Coppery and Short-tailed Emeralds.
Collared Trogon, Santa Marta Toucanet, Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Perija Tapaculo, Perija Thistletail, Rufous Spinetail, White-throated Tyrannulet, Mountain Elaenia, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Golden-crowned and Sulphur-bellied Flycatchers.
Rufous-naped Greenlet, White-headed Wren, Slate-throated Gnatcatcher, Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Black-hooded Thrush, Citrine Warbler, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager, Black-headed Tanager, Plushcap, Paramo Seedeater, Black, White-sided, Rusty and Masked Flowerpiercers, Slaty, Moustached and Black-fronted Brush-Finches, Common Bush-Tanager, Crested Oropendola.
Jun 29-30: After a short drive to look for Niceforo’s Wren below the Cerulean Warbler Reserve, we continued to the nearby hummer feeders, where Gorgeted Woodstar was a highlight, and then on to the CWR trails. I walked up to the drier woodland where Mountain Grackle is sometimes seen, but not by me, whilst lower down the others had good views of Rusty-breasted Antpitta. Late afternoon we returned to San Vicente de Chucuri for a better view of Niceforo’s Wren and spotted a perched Common Potoo. Night at last night’s hotel.
An early start the next day saw us at 05.30 at the Gorgeted Wood-Quail feeder site in the CWR forest. No WQs came to the food but one was calling and responded to play-back, giving brief views. More time on the trails was not rewarding but the hummer feeders outside the forest did give us a rare male Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird. Good views of a Yellow-browed Shrike-Vireo, a bird that had eluded me on previous Colombian trips, were the final success before we returned to the car for the long afternoon drive towards the Taoist Temple, eventually finding a hotel for the night at the old town of Charala .
June 29- 30: CAERULEAN WARBLER RESERVE birds of interest
Colombian Chachalaca, Gorgeted Wood-Quail, Common Pauraque, Common Potoo.
White-necked Jacobin, Green Hermit, Brown Violetear, Speckled Hummingbird, Long-tailed Sylph, Black Inca, Green-crowned Brilliant, Gorgeted Woodstar, Green-crowned Woodnymph, Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird, Andean Emerald, Steely-vented, Indigo-capped, Rufous-tailed and Violet-capped Hummingbirds.
Red-crowned Woodpecker, Yellow-headed Caracara, Spectacled Parrotlet, Rusty-breasted Antpitta, Pale-bellied Tapaculo (Heard), Pale-breasted Spinetail, Golden-faced Tyrannulet, Ornate, Streak-necked and Streaked Flycatchers, Yellow-browed Shrike-Vireo, Band-backed and Bicoloured Wrens, Rufous-capped Warbler, Crimson-backed, Flame-rumped and Blue-necked Tanagers, Carib Grackle and Yellow-backed Oriole.
July 1: After a two hour drive we arrived at the Taoist Temple that Jose and his wife had often visited and seen Mountain Grackle, a bird often difficult to find elsewhere. Sure enough, we soon saw several pairs just outside the temple gates and were able to watch their activities for some time, including one with a nest. Mountain Cacique and Epaulet Oriole were also present. We had local food at the temple, met some of its inhabitants and heard about its history, before departing for Tuja. Here we changed money, had lunch, said farewell to our excellent driver and took a bus to Bogota. Jose booked us into one large room at Hotel Real Estacion near Bogota airport for the night.
July 2-9 : 09.30-12.00 flight to Mitu on Satena Air, checked into Hotel Las Paisas for the week. PM birding Urania road and trail.
July 3: Pueblo Nuevo trail. July 4: Tayasu trail. July 5: Cachivera trail for Guianan Cock-of-the Rock. July 6: AM Pueblo Nuevo trail, PM Urania road. July 7: AM Urania road and Cachivera trail, PM heavy rain, Ceima. July 8: Bocatoma Trail. July 9: AM Urania road, PM fly to Bogota, drive to Ibagué and overnight there.
MITU https://birdsofpassage.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/mitu/ is a very detailed and well-written blog by Kathi and Josh of their birding visit to Mitu from June 13 – 23, slightly longer and just before our visit. [email protected] . They stayed at the same hotel as us, used the same local guides and saw many of the same birds plus quite a few we did not record. They deal with issues such as the need for permission from the local indigenous communities, arranging and paying local guides, transport, etc, so I am not going to describe this here except to state Diego Calderon’s advice to me, which is bound to be good, to get in touch before a visit to Mitu, with Jorge Gonzalez ([email protected]) and/or Gloria Amparo Rivera ([email protected]) from Etno Aves Vaupés, preferably by emailing them in Spanish.
July 2 – 9 MITU birds of interest
Dark-billed Cuckoo, Pale-tailed Barbthroat, Straight-billed and Reddish Hermit, Black-throated Mango, Violet-crowned and Fork-tailed Woodnymphs and White-chinned Sapphire.
Pavonine Quetzal, White-tailed, Green-backed and Amazonian Trogons, Amazonian Motmot, Spotted and Brown-banded Puffbirds, White-fronted Nunbird, Yellow-billed, Bronzy and Great Jacamars, Gilded Barbet, Lettered and Many-banded Aracaris, Tawny-tufted Toucanet, and White-throated Toucan.
Orinoco Piculet, Red-stained, Yellow-throated, Scale-breasted , Chestnut, Cream-coloured and Red-necked Woodpeckers. Black and Red-throated Caracaras.
Maroon-tailed and Cobalt-winged Parakeets, Black-headed and Red-fan Parrots.
Amazonian, Dusky-throated and Pearly Antshrikes, Black Bushbird, Stipple-throated, Spot-backed and Yellow-throated Antwrens, Dusky, Black-faced, White-plumed, White-cheeked, Spot-backed, Grey-bellied and Chestnut-crested Antbirds, Strong-billed, Elegant Amazonian, Barred and Bar-bellied Woodcreepers.
Chestnut-winged Hookbill, Buff-throated and Olive-backed Foliage-gleaners, Speckled Spinetail.
Ochre-bellied and Amazonian Scrub-Flycatcher, Ringed Antpipit, Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher, Dusky-chested and Crowned Slaty Flycatchers.
Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Purple-breasted, Spangled and Pompadour Cotingas, White-browed Purpletuft.
Saffron-crested and Dwarf Tyrant-Manakins, Blue-crowned, White-bearded, White-crowned and Golden-headed Manakins.
Masked, Yellow-bellied, Turquoise, Paradise, Opal-rumped and Green-and-gold Tanagers, White-bellied Dacnis.
Slate-coloured and Blue-black Grosbeaks.
July 10 IBAGUÉ: AM drove to Calrita Botero Road for Tolima Dove, returned to Ibagué for lunch then took a different road to Jose’s site for Andean Blossomcrown. After a good view, returned to Ibagué for the night.
Birds of interest: Tolima Dove, Andean Blossomcrown, Long-tailed Sylph, Greenish Puffleg, Bronzy Inca
Acorn Woodpecker, Bronze-winged Parrot, Blackish Tapaculo (Heard), Spillmann's Tapaculo.
Yellow-headed Manakin, Barred Becard, Andean Solitaire, Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, Metallic-green Tanager.
July 11-12: Long drive to Meremberg Reserve, south of Huila, with not much time for birding. Night at Meremberg Lodge.
Owling in Meremberg forest before dawn: heard Stygian Owl but not the hoped for Buff-fronted Owl. After breakfast birded forest in the reserve and roadside woodland: Ocellated and Upper Magdalena Tapaculos, Dusky-headed Brush-Finch and White-capped Tanagers but no Crescent-faced Antpitta. PM drove to Puracé, birding on the way, then Popayán and on to Salento. Overnight near Pereira.
July 11-12 MEREMBERG RESERVE birds of interest:
Colombian Chachalaca, Stygian Owl - Heard - Ocellated and Upper Magdalena Tapaculo.
Yellow-headed Manakin, White-capped Tanager, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Grass-green and Saffron-crowned Tanagers. Dusky-headed Brush-Finch and Common Bush-Tanager.
Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant and Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager at Puracé.
July 13: Drove to Hooded Antpitta site near Pereira, spent all morning there but the Antpitta was only heard calling a few times. PM drove to an Indigo-winged (Fuertes) Parrot site at Santa Rosa de Cabal, where we were able to watch the parrots feeding in trees. Drove back to the Pereira hotel for the night.
July 13: PEREIRA and SANTA ROSA DE CABAL birds of interest:
Black-billed Mountain-Toucan, Hooded Antpitta (Heard), Spotted Barbtail, Cinnamon Flycatcher, Red-ruffed Fruitcrow.
Andean Guan, Collared Inca, Grey-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Rusty-faced, Scaly-naped and Indigo-winged Parrots.
Chestnut-naped Antpitta, Red-crested Cotinga.
July 14: Hooded Antpitta site till 10.00, drive to Paramo del Ruiz (4300m) for Buffy Helmetcrest, Tawny Antpitta, and Rufous-fronted Parakeets feeding and roosting on cliff-face. Night at Termales del Ruiz Hotel. In the morning of 15th spent some time at the hotel hummer-feeders, after a quick swim in the warm water of the outdoor swimming-pool. After breakfast we birded down the road below the hotel. Mid-morning we started another long drive, to Mistrato (2800m), dropping Jose off near Jardin where he lives. Hours later we reached Hotel Guntras, Mistrato, and met Arnulfo who then took us birding in the local woodland.
July 14-15 PARAMO and TERMALES DEL RUIZ birds of interest:
Mountain Velvetbreast, Tourmaline Sunangel, Rainbow-bearded Thornbill, Buffy Helmetcrest, Viridian Metaltail, Greenish, Black-thighed and Golden-breasted Puffleg, Shining Sunbeam, Collared Inca, Buff-winged Starfrontlet, Great Sapphirewing, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Booted Racket-tail, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird.
Andean Motmot, Rufous-fronted Parakeet, Bicoloured Antpitta (Heard), Tawny Antpitta, Spillmann's Tapaculo, Andean Tit-Spinetail, Many-striped Canastero.
Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant, Rufous Wren, Plushcap, Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, Pale-naped BrushFinch.
July 16: AM at Mistrato forest where Arnulfo had photo’d a Semicollared Hawk perched in a tree a few months earlier. A couple of hours later one flew over, followed after another hour or so by what looked like a different Semicollared. We drove to the other side of the valley and found a good number of other birds mainly feeding in the trees. We eventually drove back to Hotel Guntras, checked out and said our farewells and thanks to Arnulfo, then drove to Ventanus Peak Reserve, near Jardin. We arrived in time to see several Yellow-faced Parrots flying to roost in the hills. Night at the hostel-type rooms attached to the large farmhouse there.
July 15-16: MISTRATO birds of interest:
Black and Ornate Hawk-Eagles, Semicollared Hawk, all in flight.
Violet-tailed Sylph, Golden-headed Quetzal, Red-headed Barbet, Black-mandibled Toucan, Greyish Piculet, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Montane Woodcreeper, Scaly-throated and Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaners.
Variegated Bristle-Tyrant, Choco Tyrannulet, Dusky-capped and Cinnamon Flycatchers, Scaled Fruiteater, Sharpe's Wren.
Black-and-gold, Golden-chested, Purplish-mantled, Glistening-green, Multicoloured, Golden-naped, Flame-faced and Golden Tanagers, Golden-collared Honeycreeper, Hepatic Tanager.
July 17: AM birding at the reserve, including watching the hand-feeding of a Rufous Antpitta. Had lunch near the active hummer-feeders at the farm, then slowly drove with birding stops to the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock lek at Jardin. Drove to Medellin in the evening, eventually finding an acceptable hotel in a town outside the city..
July 16-17: VENTANUS PEAK RESERVE to JARDIN birds of interest:
Sickle-winged Guan, White-rumped Hawk, White-tailed Hawk.
Mountain Velvetbreast, Tourmaline Sunangel, Black-thighed Puffleg, Collared Inca, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Booted Racket-tail, Golden-headed Quetzal, Andean Motmot, Yellow-faced Parrots.
Rufous and Chestnut-naped Antpittas, Cinnamon Flycatcher, Chestnut-bellied Cotinga, Chestnut-crested Cotinga,
6+ Andean Cock-of-the-Rock at the Jardin lek, and Grey-hooded Bush-Tanager.
July 18: Early departure for La Romera reserve, birding there till 10.00. Fly from Medellin to Bogota Airport. PM fly home.
La Romera reserve: Yellow-headed Manakin, Stiles's Tapaculo, Black-capped Tanager, Red-bellied Grackle.
White-throated Tinamou, Tinamus guttatus, Heard at Mitu, Tayasu trail
Little Tinamou, Crypturellus, soui, 1 at CWR (Cerulean Warbler Reserve) and 8 Mitu
Colombian Chachalaca, Ortalis, columbiana, A few at CWR and Meremberg Reserve
Speckled Chachalaca, Ortalis, guttata, A few on 3 dates at Mitu
Andean Guan, Penelope, montagnii, 2 at Santa Rosa de Cabal
Spix's Guan, Penelope, jacquacu, 1 at 6 Mitu
Sickle-winged Guan, Chamaepetes, goudotii, 1 at Ventanus Peak Reserve on 17th and 18th
Chestnut Wood-Quail, Odontophorus, hyperythrus, Heard at the Hooded Antpitta site
Gorgeted Wood-Quail, Odontophorus, strophium, 1 at CWR
Great Egret, Ardea, alba, A few at Mitu
Snowy Egret, Egretta thula, A few sightings
Cattle Egret, Bubulcus, ibis, A few sightings
Green Ibis, Mesembrinibis, cayennensis, 2 at Ceima and 1 at Urania Road, Mitu
Bare-faced Ibis , Phimosus infuscatus, 20+ roosting on pylons and a few at Termales del Ruiz and on the way to Ventanus Peak
Black Vulture, Coragyps, atratus, Common except at Mitu
Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura, A few scattered throughout
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture, Cathartes, melambrotus, 1 or 2 on three dates at Mitu
Swallow-tailed Kite, Elanoides, forficatus, 6 on 28th and a few at Mitu
Black Hawk-Eagle, Spizaetus, tyrannus, 1 at Mistrato
Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Spizaetus, ornatus, 1 soaring at Mistrato
Plumbeous Kite, Ictinia, plumbea, 1 on four dates at Mitu
Semicollared Hawk, Accipiter, collaris, 2 in flight at Mistrato
Savanna Hawk, Buteogallus, meridionalis, 1 at CWR
Roadside Hawk, Rupornis, magnirostris, Singles throughout on 11 dates
White-rumped Hawk, Parabuteo, leucorrhous, 1 at Ventanus Peak Reserve
White-tailed Hawk, Buteo, albicaudatus, 1 near Jardin
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Geranoaetus, melanoleucus, 1 soaring in Perijá mountains
Ocellated Crake, Micropygia, schomburgkii, Heard at Mitu
Southern Lapwing, Vanellus, chilensis, few Mitu A few at Mitu
Andean Lapwing, Vanellus, resplendens, 2 at Ibage
Wattled Jacana, Jacana, jacana, 2 at Mitu
Pale-vented Pigeon, Patagioenas, cayennensis, 2 at Perija
Band-tailed Pigeon, Patagioenas, fasciata, Widely scattered at higher elevations
Plumbeous Pigeon, Patagioenas, plumbea, Heard at Mitu
Ruddy Pigeon, Patagioenas, subvinacea, A few singles at CWR and Mitu
Plain-breasted Ground-Dove, Columbina, minuta 1 at Urania Road, Mitu
Ruddy Ground-Dove, Columbina, talpacoti Fairly common at CWR and the San Vicente de Chucuri region
Blue Ground-Dove, Claravis, pretiosa Singles on three dates at Mitu
Eared Dove, Zenaida, auriculata A few at La Romera reserve
White-tipped Dove, Leptotila, verreauxi A few in the CWR region and 2+ near Ibagué
Tolima Dove, Leptotila, conoveri 3 near Ibagué
Grey-fronted Dove , Leptotila, rufaxilla A few at Mitu
Squirrel Cuckoo, Piaya, cayana 1 at CWR and 2 singles at Mitu
Dark-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus, melacoryphus 1 at Urania road, Mitu
Striped Cuckoo, Tapera, naevia Heard at CWR
Smooth-billed Ani, Crotophaga, ani, Fairly common in the lowlands
Tropical Screech-Owl, Megascops, choliba, Heard at CWR
Rufous-banded Owl, Ciccaba albitarsus Heard at Ventanus Peak farmhouse (JH)
Stygian Owl, Asio, stygius, Heard at Meremberg reserve
Common Pauraque, Nyctidromus, albicollis, A few near CWR, at Mitu and in the Pereira area
Band-winged Nightjar, Caprimulgus, longirostris, A few in the lower elevations of Perija and 1 at Termales del Ruiz
Common Potoo, Nyctibius, griseus, 1 seen near San Vicente de Chucuri, others heard
Chestnut-collared Swift, Streptoprocne, rutila, A few in the Perija Mts
White-collared Swift, Streptoprocne, zonaris, A few in the Perija Mts and at Santa Rosa de Cabal
Short-tailed Swift, Chaetura, brachyura, Fairly common at Mitu
Grey-rumped Swift , Chaetura, cinerieventris A few at Mitu,
White-tipped Swift, Aeronautes, montivagus, A few in the Perija’s Mts
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift, Panyptila, cayennensis, 1 at Urania road, Mitu
Fork-tailed Palm-Swift, Tachornis, squamata, A few at Urania road, Mitu
White-necked Jacobin, Florisuga, mellivora, Several at CWR
Pale-tailed Barbthroat, Threnetes, leucurus, 2 at Tayasu and Cachivera trails, Mitu
Green Hermit, Phaethornis, guy, 2 at CWR
Straight-billed Hermit, Phaethornis, bourcieri, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail, Mitu
Reddish Hermit, Phaethornis, ruber, 2 at Tayasu trail, Mitu
Brown Violetear, Colibri, delphinae, 1 at CWR
Green Violetear, Colibri, thalassinus, 2 in the Perija Mts
Sparkling Violetear, Colibri, coruscans, 3 in the Perija Mts and 2 at CWR and Termales del Ruiz Hotel
Mountain Velvetbreast, Lafresnaya, lafresnayi, A few at Termales del Ruiz Hotel and Ventanus Peak Reserve
Black-throated Mango, Anthracothorax, nigricollis, 2 at CWR and 1 or 2 on 3 dates in Mitu
Amethyst-throated Sunangel, Heliangelus, amethysticollis, 2 in the Perija Mts
Tourmaline Sunangel, Heliangelus, exortis, 1 at Termales del Ruiz Hotel and 2 at Ventanus Peak Reserve
Speckled Hummingbird, Adelomyia, melanogenys, 3 at CWR and 1 near Ibagué and 3 other sites
Andean Blossomcrown, Anthocephala, berlepschi, A male at Jose’s site near Ibagué
Long-tailed Sylph, Aglaiocercus, kingi, 3 at CWR and 2 at Ibagué
Violet-tailed Sylph, Aglaiocercus, coelestis, 2 at Mistrato
Rainbow-bearded Thornbill, Chalcostigma, herrani, 3 at Termales del Ruiz Hotel
Buffy Helmetcrest, Oxypogon, stubelii, 4 at Paramo del Ruiz
Viridian Metaltail, Metallura, williami, 1 at Termales del Ruiz Hotel
Perija Metaltail, Metallura, iracunda, 1 in the Perija Mts
Tyrian Metaltail, Metallura, tyrianthina, 2 in the Perija Mts
Greenish Puffleg, Haplophaedia, aureliae, 1 near Ibagué and at Termales del Ruiz Hotel
Black-thighed Puffleg, Eriocnemis, derbyi, 2 at Termales del Ruiz Hotel and 1 at Ventanus Peak Reserve
Golden-breasted Puffleg, Eriocnemis, mosquera, 2 at Termales del Ruiz Hotel
Shining Sunbeam, Aglaeactis, cupripennis, 3 at Termales del Ruiz Hotel
Bronzy Inca, Coeligena, coeligena, 1 near Ibagué and Pereira, and at Santa Rosa de Cabal
Black Inca, Coeligena, prunellei, 3 at CWR
Collared Inca, Coeligena, torquata, 2 at Santa Rosa de Cabal, 3 at Termales del Ruiz Hotel and 6 at Ventanus Peak Reserve
Perija/Golden-bellied Starfrontlet, Coeligena, bonapartei, 1 in the Perija Mts
Buff-winged Starfrontlet, Coeligena, lutetiae, 5 at Termales del Ruiz Hotel
Sword-billed Hummingbird, Ensifera, ensifera, 1 at Termales del Ruiz Hotel and Ventanus Peak Reserve
Great Sapphirewing, Pterophanes, cyanopterus, 2 at Termales del Ruiz Hotel
Buff-tailed Coronet, Boissonneaua, flavescens, 6 at Ventanus Peak Reserve
Booted Racket-tail, Ocreatus, underwoodii, 2 at Termales del Ruiz Hotel and Ventanus Peak Reserve
Green-crowned Brilliant, Heliodoxa, jacula, 3 at CWR
Gorgeted Woodstar, Chaetocercus, heliodor, 1 at CWR
Coppery Emerald, Chlorostilbon, russatus, 1 at Perija Mts
Short-tailed Emerald, Chlorostilbon, poortmani, 1+ in the Perija Mts
Violet-crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania, colombica, 1 at Urania Rd, Mitu
Green-crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania, colombica, 2 at CWR
Fork-tailed Woodnymph, Thalurania, furcata, 2 at Tayasu trail, Mitu
Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird, Amazilia, castaneiventris, 1 at CWR feeders
Andean Emerald, Amazilia, franciae, 5 at CWR
Steely-vented Hummingbird, Amazilia, saucerrottei, 2 at CWR
Indigo-capped Hummingbird, Amazilia, cyanifrons, 1 at CWR
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Amazilia, tzacatl, 4 at CWR and Taoist Temple, and 3 at Termales del Ruiz Hotel
Violet-capped Hummingbird, Goldmania, violiceps, 1 at CWR
White-chinned Sapphire, Hylocharis, cyanus, 1 at Tayasu trail, Mitu
Pavonine Quetzal, Pharomachrus, pavoninus, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Golden-headed Quetzal, Pharomachrus, auriceps, 1 at Mistrato, 2 at Ventanus Peak Reserve
White-tailed Trogon, Trogon, chionurus, 2 at Pueblo Nuevo trail, Mitu
Green-backed Trogon, Trogon, viridis, 1 on two dates at Mitu
Amazonian Trogon, Trogon, ramonianus, 1 at Urania road, Mitu
Collared Trogon, Trogon, collaris, 2 in the Perija Mts
Amazonian Motmot, Momotus, momota, 1 at Tayasu and Cachivera trails, Mitu
Andean Motmot, Momotus, aequatorialis, 1 at Paramo del Ruiz and Ventanus Peak Reserve
Rufous Motmot,, Baryphthengus, martii, Heard somewhere
Amazon Kingfisher, Chloroceryle, amazona, 1 at Urania road, Mitu
Green Kingfisher, Chloroceryle, americana, 2 at Cachivera and Pueblo Nuevo trails, Mitu
Brown-banded Puffbird, Notharchus, ordii, 2 at Tayasu trail, Mitu
Spotted Puffbird, Bucco, tamatia, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail, Mitu
White-fronted Nunbird, Monasa, morphoeus, 2 at Tayasu and Cachivera trails, Mitu
Swallow-winged Puffbird, Chelidoptera, tenebrosa, 5 at Tayasu and Bocatoma trails, Mitu
Yellow-billed Jacamar, Galbula, albirostris, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail and Urania road
Bronzy Jacamar, Galbula, leucogastra, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail and Urania road
Great Jacamar, Jacamerops, aureus, 1 at Tayasu trail, Mitu
Gilded Barbet, Capito, auratus, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo, Cachivera and Bocatoma trails
Red-headed Barbet, Eubucco, bourcierii, 1 at Mistrato
Santa Marta Toucanet, Aulacorhynchus lautus 2 in the Perija mts
White-throated (Andean) Toucanet, Aulacorhynchus, albivitta, 1 at Monte Redondo
Grey-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Andigena, hypoglauca, A pair at Santa Rosa de Cabal
Black-billed Mountain-Toucan, Andigena, nigrirostris, 1 near Pereira and at Santa Rosa de Cabal
Lettered Aracari, Pteroglossus, inscriptus, 1 at Tayasu trail
Many-banded Aracari, Pteroglossus, pluricinctus, 2 at Urania road
Tawny-tufted Toucanet, Selenidera, nattereri, 4 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Black-mandibled Toucan , Ramphastos, ambiguus, 1 at Mistrato
White-throated Toucan, Ramphastos, tucanus, 1 at Tayasu, Cachivera and Bocatoma trails
Orinoco Piculet, Picumnus, pumilus, 2 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Greyish Piculet, Picumnus, granadensis, 1 at Mistrato
Acorn Woodpecker, Melanerpes, formicivorus, 1 near Ibague
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Melanerpes, cruentatus, 3 singles at Mitu
Red-crowned Woodpecker, Melanerpes, rubricapillus, 2 at CWR
Red-stained Woodpecker, Veniliornis, affinis, 1 at Bocatoma trail
Yellow-throated Woodpecker, Piculus, flavigula, 1 at Tayasu trail
Golden-olive Woodpecker, Colaptes, rubiginosus, 1 at Mistrato
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Colaptes, rivolii, 1 at Monte Redondo and near Ibague
Scale-breasted Woodpecker, Celeus, grammicus, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail and Urania road
Chestnut Woodpecker, Celeus, elegans, 1 at Urania road
Cream-coloured Woodpecker, Celeus, flavus, A few at Cachivera trail
Lineated Woodpecker , Dryocopus, lineatus, 1 at CWR and Mitu
Red-necked Woodpecker, Campephilus, rubricollis, 1 at Tayasu trail
Crimson-crested Woodpecker, Campephilus, melanoleucos, 1 at Urania road
Black Caracara, Daptrius, ater, 1 on four dates at Mitu
Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter, americanus, 1 at Tayasu trail and on 7th at Mitu
Yellow-headed Caracara, Milvago, chimachima, 1 at CWR
American Kestrel, Falco, sparverius, Only 2 singles while traveling in the lowlands
Maroon-tailed Parakeet, Pyrrhura, melanura, Small flocks on two occasions at Mitu
Scarlet Macaw, Ara, macao, 1 or 2 on three occasions at Mitu
Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Ara, ararauna, 2 on 6th at Mitu
Yellow-eared Parrot, Ognorhynchus, icterotis, Small flocks of at least 20 in total flying from the roosts at Ventanus Peak Reserve
Rufous-fronted Parakeet, Bolborhynchus, ferrugineifrons, 1 feeding in a tree below Paramo del Ruiz and 4 at the cliff roost site
Spectacled Parrotlet, Forpus, conspicillatus, 10+ at CWR
Cobalt-winged Parakeet, Brotogeris, cyanoptera, Up to 7 on two dates at Mitu
Black-headed Parrot, Pionites, melanocephalus, Fairly common at Mitu
Rusty-faced Parrot, Hapalopsittaca, amazonina, A few at Santa Rosa de Cabal and
Indigo-winged Parrot, Hapalopsittaca, fuertesi, 4+ at Santa Rosa de Cabal
Bronze-winged Parrot, Pionus, chalcopterus, 2 near Ibaque
Scaly-naped Parrot, Amazona, mercenarius, A few at Santa Rosa de Cabal
Mealy Parrot, Amazona, farinosa, A few at Urania road
Red-fan Parrot, Deroptyus, accipitrinus, 2 at Urania and Tayasu trails
Fasciated Antshrike, Cymbilaimus, lineatus, 1 at Tayasu trail
Barred Antshrike, Thamnophilus, doliatus, 1 at Monte Redondo and CWR
Amazonian Antshrike, Thamnophilus, amazonicus, 1 at Tayasu and Pueblo Nuevo trails
Pearly Antshrike, Megastictus, margaritatus, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Black Bushbird, Neoctantes, niger, 1 at two sites on Pueblo Nuevo trail
Dusky-throated Antshrike, Thamnomanes, ardesiacus, 4 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Stipple-throated Antwren, Epinecrophylla, haematonota, 2 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Pygmy Antwren, Myrmotherula, brachyura, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Yellow-throated Antwren, Myrmotherula, ambigua, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
White-flanked Antwren, Myrmotherula, axillaris, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo and Bocatoma trails
Spot-backed Antwren, Herpsilochmus, dorsimaculatus, 1 at Bocatoma trail
Dusky Antbird, Cercomacra, tyrannina, 1 at Cachivera trail
Black-faced Antbird, Myrmoborus, myotherinus, 1 at Tayasu trail
Grey-bellied Antbird, Myrmeciza, pelzelni, 1 at Cachivera trail
Black-throated Antbird, Myrmeciza, atrothorax, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
White-plumed Antbird, Pithys, albifrons, 2 at Bocatoma trail
White-cheeked Antbird, Gymnopithys, leucaspis, 2 at Pueblo Nuevo and 3 at Bocatoma trails
Chestnut-crested Antbird, Rhegmatorhina, cristata, 3 at Pueblo Nuevo and 2 at Bocatoma trails
Spot-backed Antbird, Hylophylax, naevius, 1 at Tayasu and Cachivera trails
Undulated Antpitta, Grallaria, squamigera, Heard at Termales del Ruiz
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Grallaria, ruficapilla, 1 at Perija Mts, heard near Ibaque
Cundinamarca Antpitta, Grallaria, kaestneri, One heard at Monte Redondo
Bicoloured Antpitta, Grallaria, rufocinerea, Heard at Termales del Ruiz
Chestnut-naped Antpitta, Grallaria, nuchalis, 1 at Santa Rosa de Cabal and Ventanus Peak Reserve
Rufous Antpitta, Grallaria, rufula, 1 at feeder in Ventanus Peak Reserve
Tawny Antpitta, Grallaria, quitensis, 1 at Paramo del Ruiz
Thrush-like Antpitta, Myrmothera, campanisona, Heard at Tayasu trail
Hooded Antpitta, Grallaricula, cucullata, Heard near Pereira
Rusty-breasted Antpitta, Grallaricula, ferrugineipectus, 1 at CWR
Ocellated Tapaculo, Acropternis, orthonyx, 1 at Meremberg reserve
Blackish Tapaculo, Scytalopus, latrans, Heard near Ibague
Long-tailed Tapaculo, Scytalopus, micropterus, Heard at Monte Redondo
Upper Magdalena Tapaculo, Scytalopus, rodriguezi, 1 at Meremberg reserve
Stiles's Tapaculo, Scytalopus, stilesi, 1 at La Romera reserve
Spillmann's Tapaculo, Scytalopus, spillmanni, 1 near Ibaque and at Termales del Ruiz, heard near Pereira
Pale-bellied Tapaculo, Scytalopus, griseicollis, Heard at CWR
Perija Tapaculo, Scytalopus, perijanus (nigricans), 1 on both days at the lower elevations of the Perija Mts
Plain-brown Woodcreeper, Dendrocincla, fuliginosa, 1 at Urania road
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper, Glyphorynchus, spirurus, 1 at Tayasu and Cachivera trails
Bar-bellied Woodcreeper, Hylexetastes, stresemanni, 3 at Cachivera trail
Strong-billed Woodcreeper, Xiphocolaptes, promeropirhynchus, 3 at Pueblo Nuevo and Cachivera trails
Elegant Woodcreeper, Xiphorhynchus, elegans, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper , Dendrocolaptes, certhia, 1 at Mitu
Montane Woodcreeper, Lepidocolaptes, lacrymiger, 1 at Mistrato
Plain Xenops, Xenops, minutus, 1 at Mitu
Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner, Anabacerthia, variegaticeps, 1 at Mistrato
Chestnut-winged Hookbill, Ancistrops, strigilatus, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner, Philydor rufus, 1 at Mistrato
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner, Automolus, ochrolaemus, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner, Automolus, infuscatus, 1 at Bocatoma trail
Spotted Barbtail, Premnoplex, brunnescens, 1 near Pereira on both days
Andean Tit-Spinetail, Leptasthenura, andicola, 1 at Paramo del Ruiz
Many-striped Canastero, Asthenes, flammulata, 1 at Paramo del Ruiz
Perija Thistletail, Asthenes, perijana, 1 in the Perija Mts
Speckled Spinetail, Cranioleuca gutturata, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Azara's Spinetail, Synallaxis azarae, 1 at Ventanus Peak Reserve, heard at Perijas
Pale-breasted Spinetail, Synallaxis albescens, 1 at CWR
Rufous Spinetail, Synallaxis unirufa, 1 seen, others heard in the Perijas
White-throated Tyrannulet, Mecocerculus leucophrys, 4 in the Perijas, 2 at Paramo del Ruiz
Grey/Forest Elaenia, Myiopagis caniceps/gaimardii, 1 at Bocatoma trail
Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Elaenia flavogaster, 1 at CWR
Mountain Elaenia, Elaenia frantzii, I at Perijas
Streak-necked Flycatcher, Mionectes striaticollis, 1 near Ibagué
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher, Mionectes oleagineus, 1 at Bocatoma trail
Variegated Bristle-Tyrant, Phylloscartes poecilotis, 1 at Mistrato
Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant, Phylloscartes ophthalmicus, Heard at CWR
Black-capped Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias nigrocapillus, Seen somewhere
Choco Tyrannulet, Zimmerius albigularis, 1 at Mistrato
Golden-faced Tyrannulet, Zimmerius chrysops, 1 at CWR
Amazonian Scrub-Flycatcher, Sublegatus obscurior, 1 at Mitu
Ornate Flycatcher, Myiotriccus ornatus, 2 at CWR
Ringed Antpipit, Corythopis torquatus, 1 at Cachivera trail
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Lophotriccus pileatus, Heard at CDW
Common Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum cinereum, 1 at CDW and Urania road
Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum nigriceps 1 at Urania road
Yellow-margined Flycatcher, Tolmomyias assimilis 1 at Bocatoma trail and Urania road
Cinnamon Flycatcher, Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus 2 near Pereira, at Mistrato and Ventanus Peak Reserve
Cliff Flycatcher, Hirundinea ferruginea 2 at Cachivera trail and Urania road
Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans 2 near Jardin
Vermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus 1 at CDW and Mistrato
Crowned Chat-Tyrant, Ochthoeca frontalis Heard at Puracé
Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Ochthoeca rufipectoralis 1 in the Perijas
Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant, Ochthoeca fumicolor 1 at Puracé and Paramo del Ruiz
Cattle Tyrant, Machetornis rixosa 1 at CDW
Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Myiarchus tuberculifer, 1 at 4 and Mistrato
Great Kiskadee, Pitangus sulphuratus, 2 at CWR
Boat-billed Flycatcher, Megarynchus pitangua, Seen at Mitu
Rusty-margined Flycatcher, Myiozetetes cayanensis, 1 at Urania road
Social Flycatcher, Myiozetetes similis, 1 at CWR and Urania road
Dusky-chested Flycatcher, Myiozetetes luteiventris, 1 at Tayasu and Cachivera trails
Yellow-throated/White-ringed Flycatcher, Conopias parvus, 1 at Bocatoma trail
Golden-crowned Flycatcher, Myiodynastes, chrysocephalus, 1 in the Perijas and Mistrato
Streaked Flycatcher, Myiodynastes maculatus, 1 at CWR
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Myiodynastes luteiventris, 1 in the Perijas
Crowned Slaty Flycatcher, Empidonomus aurantioatrocristatus, 1 at Bocatoma trail
Variegated Flycatcher, Empidonomus varius, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Sulphury Flycatcher, Tyrannopsis sulphurea, 1 at Bocatoma trail
Piratic Flycatcher , Legatus leucophaius, 1 at Mitu and heard at CWR
Tropical Kingbird, Tyrannus melancholicus, A few at CWR and Mistrato, common at Mitu
Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus savana, 1 at Perija Mts
Green-and-black Fruiteater, Pipreola riefferii, Heard at Monte Redondo
Scaled Fruiteater, Ampeloides tschudii, 1 at Mistrato
Chestnut-bellied Cotinga, Doliornis remseni, 1 at 2700 – 2600 meters at Ventanas Peak Reserve (JH)
Red-crested Cotinga, Ampelion rubrocristatus, 2 at Santa Rosa de Cabal
Chestnut-crested Cotinga, Ampelion rufaxilla, 1 at Ventanus Peak Reserve
Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Rupicola rupicola, 2 on 5th and 4 on 7th at Cachivera trail
Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Rupicola peruvianus, 6+ at the Jardin lek
Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Pyroderus scutatus, 1 near Pereira
Purple-breasted Cotinga, Cotinga cotinga, 1 at Cachivera trail
Spangled Cotinga, Cotinga cayana, 1 at Tayasu and Cachivera trails
Screaming Piha, Lipaugus vociferans, 1 seen and several heard at Mitu
Pompadour Cotinga, Xipholena punicea, 1 at Cachivera and Bocatoma trails
Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin, Neopelma chrysocephalum, 2 at Cachivera trail
Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin, Tyranneutes stolzmanni, 1 at Bocatoma trail
Blue-crowned Manakin, Lepidothrix coronata, 1 on three dates at Mitu
White-bearded Manakin, Manacus manacus, 1 at Urania and Cachivera trails
Yellow-headed Manakin, Xenopipo flavicapilla, 1 near Ibague and La Romera reserve
White-crowned Manakin, Pipra pipra, 1 on three dates at Mitu
Golden-headed Manakin, Pipra erythrocephala, 1 on three dates at Mitu
Black-tailed Tityra, Tityra cayana, 1 at Urania road and Tayasu trail
Cinereous Mourner, Laniocera hypopyrra, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
White-browed Purpletuft, Iodopleura isabellae, 1 at Tayasu and 2 at Bocatoma trails
Barred Becard, Pachyramphus versicolor, 1 near Ibague
Cinereous/Chestnut-crowned Becard, Pachyramphus rufus/ castaneus, 1 at Urania road
Brown-capped Vireo, Vireo leucophrys, 1 in the Perijas
Rufous-naped Greenlet, Hylophilus semibrunneus, 1 in the Perijas
Yellow-browed Shrike-Vireo, Vireolanius Cyanocorax, 1 at CWR
Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Cyclarhis gujanensis, 1 at Bocatoma trail
Black-collared Jay, Cyanolyca armillata, 1+ at Monte Redondo
Green Jay, Cyanocorax yncas, 2 in the Perijas and near Ibague
Violaceous Jay, Cyanocorax violaceus, Heard at Urania road
Azure-naped Jay , Cyanocorax heilprini, Heard at Urania road
Blue-and-white Swallow, Pyg ochelidon cyanoleuca, A few in the Perijas, at Mitu and Ventanus Peak reserve
Brown-bellied Swallow, Orochelidon murina, A few at Santa Rosa de Cabal and on the way to Mistrato
Brown-chested Martin, Progne tapera, A few at Mitu
Scaly-breasted/Nightingale Wren, Microcerculus marginatus, Heard at Mitu
House Wren, Troglodytes aedon, 1 at Mitu, heard at CWR
White-headed Wren, Campylorhynchus albobrunneus 2 in the Perijas
Band-backed Wren, Campylorhynchus zonatus, 1 at CWR
Bicoloured Wren, Campylorhynchus griseus, 1 at CWR
Whiskered Wren, Pheugopedius mystacalis, Heard at CWR
Coraya Wren, Pheugopedius coraya, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail and 2 on 7th at Mitu
Niceforo's Wren, Thryophilus nicefori, 1 or 2 at San Vicente de Chucuri
Rufous Wren, Cinnycerthia unirufa, 1 at Termales del Ruiz
Sharpe's Wren, Cinnycerthia olivascens, 1 at Mistrato
White-breasted Wood-Wren, Henicorhina leucosticta, Heard at Mitu
Grey-breasted Wood-Wren, Henicorhina leucophrys, 1 at Monte Redondo and near Pereira, heard near Ibaque
Slate-throated Gnatcatcher, Polioptila schistaceigula, 1 in the Perijas
Andean Solitaire, Myadestes ralloides, 1 near Ibagué
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Catharus aurantiirostris, 1 in the Perijas
Pale-breasted Thrush, Turdus, leucomelas, 2 at CWR
Black-billed Thrush, Turdus ignobilis, Seen somewhere
Black-hooded Thrush, Turdus olivater, 2 in the Perijas and 1 at CWR
Great Thrush, Turdus fuscater, Fairly common in the mountains
White-necked Thrush Turdus albicollis, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Tropical Mockingbird, Mimus gilvus, A few when travelling to and near San Vicente de Chucuri
Rufous-capped Warbler, Basileuterus rufifrons, 1 at CWR
Citrine Warbler, Myiothlypis luteoviridis, 2 in the Perijas
Russet-crowned Warbler, Myiothlypis coronata, 1 near Ibaque, near Pereira and at Ventanus Peak Reserve
Slate-throated Redstart, Myioborus miniatus, Fairly common in the mountains
Golden-fronted Redstart, Myioborus ornatus, 1 at Monte Redondo, Mistrato and 2 at La Romera reserve
Masked Yellowthroat , Geothlypis aequinoctialis, Seen somewhere
White-capped Tanager, Sericossypha albocristata, 4 near Meremberg Reserve
Superciliaried Hemispingus, Hemispingus superciliaris, 1 at Monte Redondo
Oleaginous Hemispingus , Hemispingus frontalis, 1 in the Perijas
Grey-hooded Bush Tanager, Cnemoscopus rubrirostris, 1 at Jardin
Fulvous-crested Tanager, Tachyphonus surinamus , 1 at Cachivera and Bocatoma trails
Crimson-backed Tanager, Ramphocelus dimidiatus, 1 at CWR
Silver-beaked Tanager, Ramphocelus carbo, Fairly common at Mitu
Flame-rumped Tanager (Lemon-rumped), Ramphocelus flammigerus, 1 at CWR
Blue-grey Tanager, Thraupis episcopus, A few at CWR and fairly common at Mitu
Palm Tanager, Thraupis palmarum, 1 at CWR, several at Mitu and 2 at Mistrato
Blue-capped Tanager, Thraupis cyanocephala, 1 on both days in the Perijas and at Ventanus Peak Reserve
Black-and-gold Tanager, Bangsia melanochlamys, 1 at Mistrato
Golden-chested Tanager, Bangsia rothschildi, 1 at Mistrato
Hooded Mountain-Tanager , Buthraupis montana, 3 at Meremberg Reserve
Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager, Anisognathus lacrymosus, 1 in the Perijas and at Meremberg Reserve
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Anisognathus igniventris, 2 near Meremberg Reserve and near Pereira
Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, Anisognathus somptuosus, 2 near Ibague
Grass-green Tanager, Chlorornis riefferii, 1 at Meremberg Reserve
Purplish-mantled Tanager, Iridosornis porphyrocephalus, 1 at Mistrato
Glistening-green Tanager, Chlorochrysa phoenicotis, 1 at Mistrato
Multicoloured Tanager, Chlorochrysa nitidissima, 2 at Mistrato
Golden-naped Tanager, Tangara ruficervix, 1 at Mistrato
Black-headed Tanager, Tangara cyanoptera, 1 in the Perijas
Black-capped Tanager, Tangara heinei, 1 at La Romera reserve
Masked Tanager, Tangara, nigrocincta, 1 at Cachivera trail and Urania road
Blue-necked Tanager, Tangara cyanicollis, 1 at CWR and Mistrato
Yellow-bellied Tanager, Tangara xanthogastra, 1 at Pueblo Nuevo and Cachivera trails
Blue-and-black Tanager, Tangara vassorii, 2 at Monte Redondo
Beryl-spangled Tanager, Tangara nigroviridis, 1 at Monte Redondo
Metallic-green Tanager, Tangara labradorides, 1 near Ibague
Turquoise Tanager, Tangara mexicana, 2 at Pueblo Nuevo
Paradise Tanager, Tangara chilensis, Fairly common at Mitu
Opal-rumped Tanager, Tangara velia, 2 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Bay-headed Tanager, Tangara gyrola, 2 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Saffron-crowned Tanager, Tangara xanthocephala, 1 near Ibague
Flame-faced Tanager, Tangara parzudakii, 1 at Mistrato
Golden Tanager, Tangara arthus, 2 at Mistrato
Green-and-gold Tanager, Tangaras chrankii, 1 at Cachivera and Bocatoma trails
Swallow Tanager, Tersina viridis, A few at Mitu
White-bellied Dacnis, Dacnis albiventris, 2 at Bocatoma trail
Black-faced Dacnis, Dacnis lineata, 2 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Yellow-bellied Dacnis, Dacnis flaviventer, Two 2s at Mitu
Blue Dacnis, Dacnis cayana, Two singles at Mitu
Purple Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes caeruleus, A few singles at Mitu
Green Honeycreeper, Chlorophanes spiza, 1 at CWR and fairly common at Mitu
Golden-collared Honeycreeper , Iridophanes pulcherrimus, 1 at Mistrato
Hepatic Tanager, Piranga flava, 2 at Mistrato
Black Flowerpiercer, Diglossa humeralis, 1 in the Perijas
White-sided Flowerpiercer, Diglossa albilatera, 1 in the Perijas and 2 at Termales del Ruiz
Rusty Flowerpiercer, Diglossa sittoides, 1 in the Perijas
Masked Flowerpiercer, Diglossa cyanea, 1 in the Perijas and near Ibaque
Plushcap, Catamblyrhynchus diadema, 1 in the Perijas and Termales del Ruiz
Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, Phrygilus unicolor, 2 at Paramo del Ruiz
Saffron Finch, Sicalis flaveola, A few at CWR
Blue-black Grassquit, Volatinia jacarina, A few singles at Mitu
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater, Sporophila minuta, 1 at CWR
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater, Sporophila castaneiventris, 1 at Urania road
Yellow-bellied Seedeater, Sporophila, nigricollis, A few at CWR
Thick-billed Seed-Finch, Oryzoborus funereus, 1 at CWR
Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch, Oryzoborus angolensis, 1 at Bocatoma trail
Paramo Seedeater, Catamenia homochroa, 1 in the Perijas
Bananaquit, Coereba flaveola, Locally common
Yellow-faced Grassquit, Tiaris olivaceus A few at CWR
Greyish Saltator, Saltator coerulescens, 1 at CWR
Buff-throated Saltator, Saltator maximus, A few at Mitu
Slate-coloured Grosbeak, Saltator grossus, 1 at Tayasu trail and Urania road
Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch , Arremon brunneinucha, Heard at CWR and near Ibague
Black-fronted Brush-Finch, Arremon nigrifons A few in the Perijas
Moustached Brush-Finch, Atlapetes albofrenatus, 1 in the Perijas
Pale-naped BrushFinch, Atlapetes pallidinucha, 2 at Termales del Ruiz
Dusky-headed Brush-Finch, Atlapetes fuscoolivaceus, 2 at Meremberg Reserve
Slaty Brush-Finch, Atlapetes schistaceus, 1 in the Perijas and at Jardin
Yellow-browed Sparrow, Ammodramus aurifrons, 2 at Urania road
Rufous-collared Sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis, Common in the uplands
Common Bush-Tanager, Chlorospingus flavopectus, A few in the Perijas and at Meremberg Reserve
Blue-black Grosbeak, Cyanocompsa cyanoides, 1 at Urania trail
Red-breasted Blackbird, Sturnella militaris, 2 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Carib Grackle, Quiscalus lugubris, A few at CWR
Mountain Grackle, Macroagelaius subalaris, 6+ at the Taoist Temple with a few by the road beyond it
Red-bellied Grackle, Hypopyrrhus pyrohypogaster, 6 at La Romera reserve
Shiny Cowbird, Molothrus bonariensis, A few near Monte Redondo and in the CWR region
Yellow-backed Oriole, Icterus chrysater, 2 at CWR
Epaulet Oriole, Icterus cayanensis, 1 at CWR
Mountain Cacique, Cacicus chrysonotus, 2 at the Taoist Temple
Yellow-rumped Cacique, Cacicus cela, 2 at Pueblo Nuevo trail
Russet-backed Oropendola, Psarocolius angustifrons, 2 at Monte Redondo
Green Oropendola, Psarocolius viridis, A few at CWR and Mitu
Crested Oropendola, Psarocolius decumanus, A few in the Perijas
Olive Oropendola, Psarocolius bifasciatus, A few at Mitu
White-vented Euphonia, Euphonia minuta, 2 at Pueblo Nuevo and Bocatoma trails
Orange-bellied Euphonia, Euphonia xanthogaster, A few at Mistrato
Rufous-bellied Euphonia, Euphonia rufiventris, 1 at Cachivera trail
Lesser Goldfinch, Spinus psaltria, A few at Ventanus Peak Reserve
Andean Siskin, Spinus spinescens, A few in the Perijas
Tayra Eira Barbara sinuensis, 1 at Mitu
SNAKE: False Coral 1 crossing the road at Ventanus Peak Reserve