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Wintibird's attempt to see 900 species of birds in 2011 (1 Viewer)

wintibird

André Weiss
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The next day we first birded around the Sacsayhuaman ruines, then we started our long journey via Pisca and Paucartambo to the Manu road. The Andes were covered in clouds and it started raining heavily as we reached the eastern slopes. Late arrival at Paradise Lodge (just around the corner of the famous Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge).

19/07/2011
253: Lyre-tailed Nightjar
254: Violet-fronted Brilliant
255: Giant Hummingbird
256: Violet-fronted Starfrontlet
257: Tyrian Metaltail
258: Andean Flicker
259: Cream-winged Cinclodes
260: White-winged Cinclodes
261: Creamy-crested Spinetail
262: Streak-throated Canastero
263: Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant
264: Cinnamon Flycatcher
265: Black Phoebe
266: Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant
267: D'Orbigny's Chat-Tyrant
268: Rufous-webbed Tyrant
269: Spot-billed Ground-Tyrant
270: Cinereous Ground-Tyrant
271: Red-crested Cotinga
272: Brown-bellied Swallow
273: Blue-and-white Swallow
274: Great Thrush
275: Rust-and-yellow Tanager
276: Black-throated Flowerpiercer
277: Cinereous Conebill
278: Peruvian Sierra-Finch
279: Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch
280: Golden-billed Saltator

First picture shows a female Lyre-tailed Nightjar, second one the view in the rain from Paradise Lodge.
 

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André Weiss
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The first day birding on the famous Manu road! In the morning to the Cock-of-the-Rock leck, later birded further down (around 1300m), in the afternoon further up to the Lookout.

20/07/2011
281: Montane Solitary Eagle
282: Plumbeous Pigeon
283: Military Macaw (my first Macaw;))
284: Scaly-naped Amazon
285: Rufescent Screech-Owl
286: Chestnut-collared Swift
287: Many-spotted Hummingbird
288: Speckled Hummingbird
289: Buff-tighed Puffleg
290: Booted Racket-tail
291: Crested Quetzal
292: Black-streaked Puffbird
293: Versicolored Barbet
294: Golden-olive Woodpecker
295: Azara's Spinetail
296: Red-billed Scythebill
297: Chestnut-backed Antshrike
298: Stripe-chested Antwren
299: Yellow-breasted Warbling-Antbird
300: White-crowned Tapaculo
301: Slaty-capped Flycatcher
302: Bolivian Tyrannulet
303: Torrent Tyrannulet
304: Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant
305: Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant
306: Tropical Kingbird
307: Lemon-browed Flycatcher
308: Social Flycatcher
309: Andean Cock-of-the-Rock
310: Yungas Manakin
311: Green Jay
312: Southern Rough-winged Swallow
313: Grey-breasted Wood-Wren
314: Andean Solitaire
315: Orange-bellied Euphonia
316: Slate-throated Whitestart
317: Two-banded Warbler
318: Dusky-green Oropendola
319: Russet-backed Oropendola
320: Grey-eared Brush-Finch
321: Magpie Tanager
322: Common Bush-Tanager
323: Yellow-throated Bush-Tanager
324: Black-eared Hemispingus
325: Slaty Tanager
326: Silver-beaked Tanager
327: Blue-grey Tanager
328: Orange-eared Tanager
329: Paradise Tanager
330: Golden Tanager
331: Golden-eared Tanager
332: Spotted Tanager
333: Blue-necked Tanager
334: Beryl-spangled Tanager
335: Golden-eyed Flowerpiercer
336: Black-and-white Seedeater
 

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André Weiss
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Birding in the morning at lower elevations (1000m), quite slow birding. Better in the afternoon (including Umbrellabird during a short break...), watching birds in the garden of Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge and a bit higher up.

21/07/2011
337: Rufous-breasted Woodquail
338: Turkey Vulture
339: Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
340: King Vulture
341: Plumbeous Kite
342: Roadside Hawk
343: Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle
344: Grey-fronted Dove
345: White-eyed Parakeet
346: Squirrel Cuckoo
347: Green-fronted Lancebill
348: Wedge-billed Hummingbird
349: White-bellied Woodstar
350: Blue-crowned Trogon
351: Chestnut-eared Aracari
352: Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner
353: Ornate Antwren
354: Yellow-breasted Antwren
355: Black Antbird
356: Streak-necked Flycatcher
357: Cinnamon-faced Tyrannulet
358: Olive-faced Tolmomyias
359: Dusky-capped Flycatcher
360: Golden-crowned Flycatcher
361: Amazonian Umbrellabird
362: Red-eyed Vireo
363: Violaceous Jay
364: Southern Nightingale-Wren
365: Bronze-green Euphonia
366: Blue-naped Chlorophonia
367: Cuzco Warbler
368: Three-striped Warbler
369: Crested Oropendola
370: Olive Finch
371: Yellow-throated Tanager
372: Saffron-crowned Tanager
373: Bay-headed Tanager
374: Swallow Tanager
375: Golden-collared Honeycreeper

White-bellied Woodstar:
 

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André Weiss
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Heavy rain in the morning, much better later. Birding from the Lookout to the waterfall (2300m).

22/07/2011
376: Andean Guan
377: Black-and-chestnut Eagle
378: Andean Potoo
379: Green Violet-ear
380: Wire-crested Thorntail
381: Bronzy Inca
382: Rufous-capped Thornbill
383: Long-tailed Sylph
384: Golden-headed Quetzal
385: Masked Trogon
386: Pearled Treerunner
387: Striped Treehunter
388: Montane Woodcreeper
389: Variable Antshrike
390: Red-and-white Antpitta
391: Inca Flycatcher
392: White-throated Tyrannulet
393: White-banded Tyrannulet
394: Smoke-colored Pewee
395: Maroon-belted Chat-Tyrant
396: Barred Becard
397: Brown-capped Vireo
398: White-eared Solitaire
399: Olivaceous Siskin
400: Grass-green Tanager
401: White-browed Hemispingus
402: Superciliaried Hemispingus
403: Blue-capped Tanager
404: Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager
405: Capped Conebill
 

wintibird

André Weiss
Opus Editor
Some birding in the morning on the Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge trail, later heading up again to Wayquecha Biological Station

23/07/2011
406: Speckled Chachalaca
407: Band-tailed Pigeon
408: Andean Parakeet
409: Rufous-bellied Nighthawk
410: Swallow-tailed Nightjar
411: Green Hermit
412: Chestnut-breasted Coronet
413: Amethyst-throated Sunangel
414: Scaled Metaltail
415: Collared Trogon
416: Crimson-mantled Woodpecker
417: Montane Foliage-gleaner
418: Olive-backed Woodcreeper
419: Scaled Antpitta
420: Rufous Antpitta
421: Slaty Gnateater
422: Barred Fruiteater
423: White-collared Jay
424: Fulvous Wren
425: Tropical Parula
426: Southern Mountain Cacique
427: Yellow-whiskered Bush-Tanager
428: Hooded Mountain-Tanager
429: Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager
430: Golden-collared Tanager
431: Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager
432: Blue-and-black Tanager
433: Masked Flowerpiercer
434: Blue-backed Conebill
 

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André Weiss
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Full day at high elevations around Wayquecha Station and up to 3800m, later down to the tunnels.

24/07/2011
435: Shining Sunbeam
436: Great Sapphirewing
437: Collared Inca
438: Grey-breasted Mountain-Toucanet
439: Puna Thistletail
440: Marcapata Spinetail
441: Scribble-tailed Canastero
442: Puna Tapaculo
443: Handsome Flycatcher
444: Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant
445: Mountain Wren
446: Glossy-blacked Thrush
447: Paramo Pipit
448: Citrine Warbler
449: Moustached Flowerpiercer
450: Plain-colored Seedeater

...and that's half of it! Just another 450 to go!
 

wintibird

André Weiss
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Long driving down the valley to Atalaya, then taking the boat for a short ride to the Amazonia Lodge. First birding at the lowlands.

451: Great Tinamou
452: Cinereous Tinamou
453: Black-capped Tinamou
454: Little Blue Heron
455: Fasciated Tiger-Heron
456: Black Vulture
457: Swallow-tailed Kite
458: Double-toothed Kite
459: Crane Hawk
460: White-throated Hawk
461: Laughing Falcon
462: Ruddy Ground-Dove
463: Chestnut-fronted Macaw
464: Blue-headed Parrot
465: Smooth-billed Ani
466: Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl
467: Neotropical Palm-Swift
468: Grey-breasted Sabrewing
469: Blue-tailed Emerald
470: Bluish-fronted Jacamar
471: Lanceolated Monklet
472: Black-fronted Nunbird
473: Yellow-tufted Woodpecker
474: Wedge-billed Woodcreeper
475: Buff-throated Woodcreeper
476: Bluish-slate Antshrike
477: Pygmy Antwren
478: Chestnut-tailed Antbird
479: Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher
480: Black-backed Tody-Flycatcher
481: Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher
482: Grey-crowned Tolmomyias
483: Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant
484: Little Ground-Tyrant
485: Short-crested Flycatcher
486: Grey-capped Flycatcher
487: Plum-throated Cotinga
488: Fiery-throated Manakin
489: Purplish Jay
490: White-winged Swallow
491: Black-billed Thrush
492: Yellow-rumped Cacique
493: Masked Crimson Tanager
494: Turquoise Tanager
495: Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch
496: Dull-coloured Grassquit
 

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André Weiss
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Full day birding at Amazonia Lodge, first in the canopy tower, later in the forest finding some army ants and some good birds with them. Also we found a good place to actually see an Uniform Crake just behind the lodge.

26/07/2011
497: Blue-throated Piping-Guan
498: Rufescent Tiger-Heron
499: White Hawk
500: Red-throated Caracara
501: Uniform Crake
502: Cobalt-winged Parakeet
503: Hoatzin
504: Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo
505: Common Potoo
506: Parauque
507: Grey-rumped Swift
508: Short-tailed Swift
509: White-necked Jacobin
510: Rufous-crested Coquette
511: Golden-tailed Sapphire
512: Gould's Jewelfront
513: Rufous-capped Nunlet
514: Swallow-winged Puffbird
515: Pale-legged Hornero
516: Cabani's Spinetail
517: Eastern Woodhaunter
518: Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner
519: Plain Xenops
520: Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper
521: Great Antshrike
522: Grey Antwren
523: White-browed Antbird
524: Black-faced Antbird
525: Sooty Antbird
526: Hairy-crested Antbird
527: Black-spotted Bare-eye
528: Black-faced Antthrush
529: Amazonian Antpitta
530: Ringed Antpipit
531: Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant
532: Long-tailed Tyrant
533: Bright-rumped Attila
534: Round-tailed Manakin
535: White-winged Becard
536: Dusky-capped Greenlet
537: Tawny-crowned Greenlet
538: White-banded Swallow
539: Tawny-faced Gnatwren
540: Pectoral Sparrow
541: Red-capped Cardinal
542: White-winged Shrike-Tanager
543: Green Honeycreeper
 

wintibird

André Weiss
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Birding on the Jeeptrail around Amazonialodge.

27/07/2011
544: Spix's Guan
545: Grey-necked Wood-Rail
546: Purple Gallinule
547: Great Potoo
548: White-bearded Hermit
549: Koepcke's Hermit
550: Fork-tailed Woodnymph
551: Sapphire-spangled Emerald
552: Long-billed Starthroat
553: Green-and-rufous Kingfisher
554: Chestnut-capped Puffbird
555: Black-throated Toucanet
556: Fine-barred Piculet
557: Plain-crowned Spinetail
558: Plain-brown Woodcreeper
559: Plain-winged Antshrike
560: Amazonian Streaked Antwren
561: Band-tailed Antbird
562: Silvered Antbird
563: Black-throated Antbird
564: Rusty-belted Tapaculo
565: Slender-footed Tyrannulet
566: Black-capped Donacobius
567: Moustached Wren
568: Thick-billed Euphonia
569: Palm Tanager
570: Buff-throated Saltator
 

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André Weiss
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Some final birding at Amazonia Lodge, then down the river with the boat. After several hours and countless bends arrived at Manu Wildlife Center, still some time for some birding around the lodge.

28/07/2011
571: Horned Screamer
572: Cocoi Heron
573: Great Black-Hawk
574: Black Caracara
575: Bat Falcon
576: Collared Plover
577: Pied Plover
578: Large-billed Tern
579: Yellow-billed Tern
580: Black Skimmer
581: Pale-vented Pigeon
582: Ruddy Pigeon
583: Blue-and-yellow Macaw
584: Red-and-green Macaw
585: Sand-colored Nighthawk
586: Amazonian Motmot
587: Lineated Woodpecker
588: White-lined Antbird
589: Spot-backed Antbird
590: Vermilion Flycatcher
591: Black-tailed Tityra
592: Casqued Oropendola
593: Olive Oropendola
594: Giant Cowbird
595: Double-collared Seedeater
 

wintibird

André Weiss
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In the morning birding around the Grid, in the afternoon on the Lookout trail, all around Manu Wildlife Center.

29/07/2011
596: Razor-billed Curassow
597: Capped Heron
598: Scarlet Macaw
599: Amazonian Pygmy-Owl
600: Reddish Hermit
601: Broad-billed Motmot
602: Semicollared Puffbird
603: White-throated Toucan
604: White-throated Woodpecker
605: Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner
606: Slender-billed Xenops
607: Elegant Woodcreeper
608: Spot-winged Antshrike
609: Dusky-throated Antshrike
610: Plain-throated Antwren
611: Long-winged Antwren
612: Chestnut-shouldered Antwren
613: Plumbeous Antbird
614: White-bellied Tody-Tyrant
615: Rufous-tailed Flatbill
616: Golden-crowned Spadebill
617: Eastern Sirystes
618: Great Kiskadee
619: Screaming Piha
620: Purple-throated Fruitcrow
621: Band-tailed Manakin
622: Rufous-bellied Euphonia
623: Flame-crested Tanager
624: White-shouldered Tanager
625: Red-crowned Ant-Tanager
626: Green-and-gold Tanager
627: Opal-rumped Tanager
 

wintibird

André Weiss
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Visit to the Macaw Clay Lick in the morning. An impressive sight! Birding on the way to the Tapir Lick in the afternoon and early evening.

30/07/2011
628: Sunbittern
629: Grey-breasted Crake
630: Orange-cheeked Parrot
631: Yellow-crowned Amazon
632: Mealy Amazon
633: Ocellated Poorwill
634: Violaceous Trogon
635: White-fronted Nunbird
636: Chestnut-winged Hookbill
637: Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner
638: Olivaceous Woodcreeper
639: Goeldi's Antbird
640: Rufous-fronted Antthrush
641: Spotted Tody-Flycatcher
642: Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet
643: Plain Tyrannulet
644: Drab Water-Tyrant
645: Swainson's Flycatcher
646: Bar-necked Fruitcrow
647: Blue-backed Manakin
648: Yellow-browed Sparrow
649: Black-billed Seed-Finch
 

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André Weiss
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Today birding around Manu Wildlife Center and in bamboo.

31/07/2011
650: Green Ibis
651: Black Hawk-Eagle
652: Lined Forest-Falcon
653: Silky-tailed Nightjar
654: Striolated Puffbird
655: Curl-crested Aracari
656: Speckled Spinetail
657: Blackish Antbird
658: Manu Antbird
659: White-throated Antbird
660: Wing-barred Piprites
661: Forest Elaenia
662: White-eyed Attila
663: Masked Tityra
664: Epaulet Oriole
665: Yellow-bellied Dacnis
 

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André Weiss
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Early start to the Cocha Camungo, birding first on the canopy platform, then with the boat on the oxbow lake. In the afternoon birding on the grid.

01/08/2011
666: Starred Wood-Quail
667: Wood Stork
668: Anhinga
669: Slate-coloured Hawk
670: Ornate Hawk-Eagle
671: Wattled Jacana
672: Tui Parakeet
673: Green Kingfisher
674: American Pygmy Kingfisher
675: Purus Jacamar
676: Channel-billed Toucan
677: Crimson-crested Woodpecker
678: Dark-breasted Spinetail
679: Black-tailed Leaftosser
680: Barred Antshrike
681: Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet
682: Piratic Flycatcher
683: Lesser Kiskadee
684: White-browed Purpletuft
685: Spangled Cotinga
686: Black-crowned Tityra
687: Orange-backed Troupial
688: Pale-eyed Blackbird
689: Opal-crowned Tanager
690: Guira Tanager
691: Black-faced Dacnis
692: Greyish Saltator
 

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André Weiss
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Birding in bamboo today. Arrival of a Friaje, temperatures dropped down to 15° Celsius in the jungle but as a compensation we saw a puma on the river shore!

02/08/2011
693: Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
694: Rufous-breasted Hermit
695: Rufous-breasted Piculet
696: Bamboo Antshrike
697: Banded Antbird
698: Striated Antbird
699: Dusky-tailed Flatbill
700: Brown-chested Martin
701: Thrush-like Wren
 

wintibird

André Weiss
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Birding at Cocha Blanco Oxbow lake, seeing Giant Otters and some good birds. Later birding around Manu Wildlife Center.

03/08/2011
703: Orinoco Goose
704: Muscovy Duck
705: Least Grebe
706: Black-collared Hawk
707: Rufous-sided Crake
708: Limpkin
709: Dusky-headed Parakeet
710: Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet
711: Great-billed Hermit
712: Ringed Kingfisher
713: Paradise Jacamar
714: Straight-billed Jacamar
715: Scale-backed Antbird
 

wintibird

André Weiss
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Leaving Manu Wildlife Center today and heading to Puerto Maldonado. The area around the town is heavily deforestated and so we saw some open habitat species, some of them have just recently colonized Peru.

04/08/2011
716: Pearl Kite
717: White-tailed Kite
718: Grey Hawk
719: Southern Crested Caracara
720: Solitary Sandpiper
721: Spotted Sandpiper
722: Red-bellied Macaw
723: White-bellied Parrot
724: Green-backed Trogon
725: Point-tailed Palmcreeper
726: Red-breasted Blackbird
727: Grassland Sparrow
 

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André Weiss
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Some birding around Puerto Maldonado in the morning, then flight to Lima and some birds seen from the taxi on the Pacific coast.

05/08/2011
728: Southern Lapwing
729: Belcher's Gull
730: Kelp Gull
731: West Peruvian Dove
732: Burrowing Owl
733: White-throated Jacamar
734: Blue-black Grassquit
735: Chestnut-bellied Seedeater
 

wintibird

André Weiss
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Birding around Lima today, checking some wetlands, a boat trip at Pucusana and some seawatching.

06/08/2011
736: White-cheeked Pintail
737: Peruvian Diving-Petrel
738: Pied-billed Grebe
739: Great Grebe
740: Chilean Flamingo
741: Peruvian Pelican
742: Peruvian Booby
743: Guanay Cormorant
744: Red-legged Cormorant
745: American Oystercatcher
746: Blackish Oystercatcher
747: Black-necked Stilt
748: Semipalmated Plover
749: Killdeer
750: Willet
751: Whimbrel
752: Grey Plover
753: Ruddy Turnstone
754: Pectoral Sandpiper
755: Semipalmated Sandpiper
756: Western Sandpiper
757: Least Sandpiper
758: Grey Gull
759: Grey-hooded Gull
760: Laughing Gull
761: Inca Tern
762: Striated Heron
763: Croaking Ground-Dove
764: Pacific Parrotlet
765: Groove-billed Ani
766: Peruvian Sheartail
767: Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes
768: Bran-coloured Flycatcher
769: Long-tailed Mockingbird
770: Scrub Blackbird
771: Peruvian Meadowlark
772: Collared Warbling-Finch
773: Grassland Yellow-Finch

127 left and still a trip to India (Andaman Islands) in the bag. 900 should be easy:t:.
 

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André Weiss
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A funny list today, especially for Switzerland... A group of nine Flamingos staying at Flachsee AG was most unusual, but the rings proved them to be wild (ringed in Italy).

14/08/2011
774: Spotted Crake
775: Mediterranean Gull
776: Eurasian Spoonbill
777: Greater Flamingo
 

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