Ecuador June 2017

This was a 3 day stopover in Ecuador targeting some much long desired species – especially the Antpittas. I had seen 25 species of Antpitta before this trip without seeing any being fed at feeders so I thought it was about time to cash in on some easier ones.

After meeting up with Roger McNeill we headed straight to Mashpi where we saw the Rufous-crowned Antpitta which was being fed large Crickets from the hand of the guy who had been showing it to visiting birders for several months, even some on week end trips from England! After seeing this we headed straight to Paz de Las Aves where we saw both Moustached and Yellow breasted Antpittas as well as a pair of Dark-backed Wood Quails. Unfortunately Scaled and White-bellied Antpittas were not around at this time of the year. Our last stop was at the famous Tapichalaca reserve where Robert Ridgely found the incredible looking Jocotoco Antpitta twenty years ago, along with a pair of those marvellous beasts we also saw a Slate-crowned and 2 Chestnut-naped Antpitta – neither at feeders!


Species recorded

Little Tinamou
Bearded Guan
Dark-backed Wood-Quail
Black Vulture
Roadside Hawk
Band-tailed Pigeon
White-tipped Dove
White-throated Quail-Dove
Common Pauraque
Lyre-tailed Nightjar
White-whiskered Hermit
Tawny-bellied Hermit
Brown Violetear
Green Violetear
Amethyst-throated Sunangel
Little Sunangel
Green Thorntail
Speckled Hummingbird
Violet-tailed Sylph
Brown Inca
Collared Inca
Buff-tailed Coronet
Chestnut-breasted Coronet
Velvet-purple Coronet
Booted Racket-tail
Purple-bibbed Whitetip
Empress Brilliant
Purple-throated Woodstar
Amazilia Hummingbird
Andean Emerald
Purple-chested Hummingbird
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Golden-headed Quetzal
White-tailed Trogon
Rufous Motmot
Red-headed Barbet
Toucan Barbet
Ivory-billed Aracari
Choco Toucan
Olivaceous Piculet
Scarlet-backed Woodpecker
Choco Woodpecker
Cinnamon Woodpecker
Rose-faced Parrot
Bronze-winged Parrot
Western Slaty Antshrike
Plain Antvireo
Spot-crowned Antvireo
White-flanked Antwren
Dusky Antbird
Rufous-crowned Antpitta
Moustached Antpitta
Jocotoco Antpitta
Chestnut-naped Antpitta
Yellow-breasted Antpitta
Slate-crowned Antpitta
Ash-colored Tapaculo
Chusquea Tapaculo
Rufous-breasted Antthrush
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper
Spotted Woodcreeper
Streaked Tuftedcheek
Pale-legged Hornero
Pearled Treerunner
White-banded Tyrannulet
Streak-necked Flycatcher
Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant
Sooty-headed Tyrannulet
Rufous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant
Black-throated Tody-Tyrant
Cinnamon Flycatcher
Orange-banded Flycatcher
Tawny-breasted Flycatcher
Bran-colored Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Masked Water-Tyrant
Social Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Scaled Fruiteater
Andean Cock-of-the-rock
Blue-and-white Swallow
Brown-bellied Swallow
Southern Rough-winged Swallow
Tropical Gnatcatcher
Black-billed Thrush
Long-tailed Mockingbird
Citrine Warbler
Black-crested Warbler
Buff-rumped Warbler
Russet-crowned Warbler
Black-capped Hemispingus
Gray-hooded Bush Tanager
White-shouldered Tanager
Tawny-crested Tanager
Flame-rumped Tanager
Grass-green Tanager
Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager
Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager
Blue-gray Tanager
Palm Tanager
Golden-naped Tanager
Blue-necked Tanager
Golden Tanager
White-sided Flowerpiercer
Masked Flowerpiercer
Blue-black Grassquit
Variable Seedeater
Grayish Saltator
Common Chlorospingus
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Yellow-breasted Brushfinch
Yellow-billed Cacique