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I arrived very early in Paraguay this morning for a one-week birding trip. I got in a half a day of birding before I had to rest up after 24 hours of traveling. Lifers are in bold.

‘096. Gray-breasted Martin
‘097. Shiny Cowbird
‘098. Great Kiskadee
‘099. Sayaca Tanager
100. Bluish-gray Saltator
101. Red-crested Cardinal
102. Rufous Hornero
103. Cattle Tyrant
104. Chalk-browed Mockingbird
105. Monk Parakeet
106. White-tipped Dove
107. Hooded Siskin
108. House Wren
109. Southern Lapwing
110. Burrowing Owl
111. Scarlet Flycatcher
112. Roadside Hawk
113. Limpkin
114. Snail Kite
115. Ruddy Ground Dove
116. Smooth-billed Ani
117. Small-billed Elaenia
118. Red Pileated Finch
119. Barred Antshrike
120. Gilded Sapphire
121. Greater Thornbird
122. Rufous-bellied Thrush
123. Glittering-bellied Emerald
124. Picui Ground Dove
125. Black-capped Warbling Finch
126. Western Cattle Egret
127. Snowy Egret
128. Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant
129. Masked Gnatcatcher
130. Solitary Sandpiper
131. Tropical Kingbird
132. White Monjita
133. Saffron Finch
134. Variable Oriole
135. Harris’s Hawk
136. Scaled Dove
137. Creamy-bellied Thrush
138. White-eyed Parakeet
139. Little Woodpecker
140. White-barred Piculet
141. Sooty-fronted Spinetail
142. Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
143. Thrush-like Wren
144. Pale-crested Woodpecker
145. Blue-crowned Trogon
146. Green Ibis
147. Black-crowned Night Heron

Dave
 
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Day two in Paraguay, birding in the humid chaco. Lifers are in bold.

148. Grassland Sparrow
149. Crested Caracara
150. Chaco Chachalaca
151. Great Pampa Finch
152. Golden-winged Cacique
153. Hooded Tanager
154. Tropical Parula
155. Chestnut-vented Conebill
156. Red-billed Scythebill
157. Plush-crested Jay
158. Gray-cowled Wood Rail
159. Rufescent Tiger Heron
160. Neotropic Cormorant
161. Ringed Kingfisher
162. Cocoi Heron
163. Mississippi Kite
164. Eared Dove
165. Purplish Jay
166. Yellow-headed Caracara
167. Campo Flicker
168. Guira Cuckoo
169. Firewood-gatherer
170. Giant Wood Rail
171. Scaly-headed Parrot
172. Chopi Blackbird
173. Picazuro Pigeon
174. Rufous-fronted Thornbird
175. Grayish Baywing
176. Screaming Cowbird
177. Crimson-crested Woodpecker
178. Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
179. Savanna Hawk
180. Jabiru
181. Southern Screamer
182. Blue-crowned Parakeet
183. Gray Monjita
184. Whistling Heron
185. Strange-tailed Tyrant
186. Nanday Parakeet
187. Southern Yellowthroat
188. Chotoy Spinetail
189. Great Black Hawk
190. Variable Antshrike
191. Suiriri Flycatcher
192. Yellow-billed Cardinal
193. Rufous-collared Sparrow
194. Toco Toucan
195. Pale-breasted Thrush
196. Great Rufous Woodcreeper
197. Solitary Cacique
198. Unicolored Blackbird
199. Turquoise-fronted Parrot
200. Buff-necked Ibis

Dave
 
139. Golden Eagle
140. Red-billed Chough

Just two today on my hike in the hills of Asturias. Also upgraded my Red-legged Partridge tick to a genuine wild one, as opposed to the feral UK ones.
 
Day three in Paraguay involved traveling to the eastern part of the country with a couple of new habitats, including grasslands and the cerrado, and different sets of birds. Lifers are in bold.

201. Wood Stork
202. Great Egret
203. Yellow-rumped Marshbird
204. Yellowish Pipit
205. Yellow-chinned Spinetail
206. Barn Swallow
207. White-browed Meadowlark
208. Bobolink
209. Cliff Swallow
210. Chilean Swallow
211. Double-collared Seedeater
212. Amazon Kingfisher
213. Long-tailed Reed Finch
214. Tawny-headed Swallow
215. Bearded Tachuri
216. Black-capped Donacobius
217. Brown-chested Martin
218. Striped Cuckoo
219. Rusty-collared Seedeater
220. Ibera Seedeater
221. Dark-throated Seedeater
222. White-rumped Swallow
223. White-headed Marsh Tyrant
224. Long-winged Harrier
225. Red-legged Seriema
226. Curl-crested Jay
227. Black-throated Saltator
228. Shrike-like Tanager
229. Brown-crested Flycatcher
230. White-rumped Tanager
231. Plumbeous Seedeater
232. Lesser Grass Finch
233. Streamer-tailed Tyrant
234. White-winged Nightjar
235. Scissor-tailed Nightjar

Dave
 
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Day four in Paraguay. Not many new birds today as the morning was taken up by driving farther to the east, almost to the Brazilian border. Now in the Atlantic forest which will provide different birds than the areas I had been earlier. I did get some birding in during the afternoon and evening, after the heat of the day subsided. Lifers are in bold.

236. White-eared Puffbird
237. Squirrel Cuckoo
238. Bat Falcon
239. Gray-headed Kite
240. Social Flycatcher
241. Band-tailed Manakin
242. Surucua Trogon
243. Green-and-rufous Kingfisher
244. Sick’s Swift
245. Buff-bellied Puffbird
246. Gray-rumped Swift
247. Rufous-capped Motmot
248. Common Pauraque
249. Black-capped Screech Owl

Dave
 
Day five in Paraguay was spent birding in several different habitats in the Mbaracayu Reserve. Lifers are in bold.

250. Chestnut-eared Aracari
251. Maroon-bellied Parakeet
252. Magpie Tanager
253. Sibilant Sirystes
254. Yellow-fronted Woodpecker
255. Rufous Casiornis
256. Southern Antpipit
257. Greenish Schiffornis
258. Greenish Elaenia
259. White-eyed Foliage-gleaner
260. Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner
261. Variegated Flycatcher
262. Gray-bellied Spinetail
263. Swallow-tailed Manakin
264. Wattled Jacana
265. Flavescent Warbler
266. Long-tailed Tyrant
267. Blue Dacnis
268. Collared Crescentchest
269. Little Nightjar

Dave
 
Day six in Paraguay was my last full day of birding. I should get some birding in early tomorrow before the five-hour drive to the airport. It’s now at the point when new birds are getting harder to find. Lifers are in bold.

270. Helmeted Woodpecker
271. Masked Tityra
272. Robust Woodpecker
273. Lineated Woodpecker
274. Blue Ground Dove
275. Muscovy Duck
276. Tataupa Tinamou
277. Scaled Pigeon

Dave
 
Yesterday was my last day in Paraguay (I’m currently at the airport in Atlanta), but I saw two early in the morning and three more during a couple of quick stops during the five-hour drive to Asunción. Lifers are in bold.

278. Undulated Tinamou
279. Plain Antvireo
280. White Woodpecker
281. Black-backed Water Tyrant
282. Striated Heron

Dave
 
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Now back on home turf. Eight new spring migrants this morning.

283. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
284. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
285. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
286. Greater Yellowlegs
287. Lesser Yellowlegs
288. Louisiana Waterthrush
289. Common Loon
290. Osprey

Dave
 
Managed to get three new swallows at random intervals of my day today:

109. Purple Martin
110. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
111. Barn Swallow
 
I'm on a short trip to Salamanca and Zamora. Got a few new ones today on the drive down from Oviedo, including a short detour for a lifer!

142. Western Marsh Harrier
143. Booted Eagle
144. White Stork
145. Crested Lark
146. Lesser Kestrel
147. Iberian Magpie
148. Black-crowned Night Heron
149. Purple Heron
150. Montagu's Harrier
 
A few more on a walk around Salamanca:

151. Common Swift
152. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
153. Common Nightingale
154. Western Bonelli's Warbler
155. Cirl Bunting
156. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
 

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