A birdwatching trip to Ecuador in October 2001 - Andes to Amazon! The humming bird here is the Andean Emerald. On the left is a view of  Volcanes Illiniza (5,266m) and on the right is Gorzacocha, an oxbow lake off the Rio Napo, in the Amazon basin. All photos (C) Ruth Traynor.

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Yellow-rumped cacique. Photo: Ruth TraynorTrip List : Total for trip
6 - 17 October 2001: 313 species

Great Tinamou (Tinamus major)
Cinereous Tinamou (Crypturellus cinereus)
Variegated Tinamou (Crypturellus variegatus)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi)
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Striated Heron (Butorides striatus)
Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Rufescent Tiger-heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)
Zigzag Heron (Zebrilus undulatus)
Andean Teal (Anas flavirostris andium)
American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes melambrotus)
Double-toothed Kite (Harpagus bidentatus)
Black-faced Hawk (Leucopternis melanops)
Black-chested Buzzard-eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus)
Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris)
Puna Hawk (Buteo (polyosoma) poecilochrous)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Black Caracara (Daptrius ater)
Red-throated Caracara (Daptrius americanus)
Carunculated Caracara (Phalcoboenus (megalopterus) carunculatus)
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima)
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
Speckled Chachalaca (Ortalis (motmot) guttata)
Blue-throated Piping-guan (Pipile (pipile) cumanensis)
Wattled Guan (Aburria aburri)
Marbled Wood-quail (Odontophorus gujanensis)
Black-backed Wood-quail (Odontophorus (speciosus) melanonotus)
Slate-coloured Coot (Fulica ardesiaca)
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris)
Andean Lapwing (Vanellus resplendens)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Spotted Sandpiper (Tringa (hypoleucos) macularia)
Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)
Andean Gull (Larus serranus)
Yellow-billed Tern (Sterna superciliaris)
White-naped (Band-tailed) Pigeon (Columba fasciata albilinea)
Plumbeous Pigeon (Columba plumbea)
Ruddy Pigeon (Columba subvinacea)
Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata)
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)
Grey-fronted Dove (Leptotila rufaxilla)
White-throated Quail-dove (Geotrygon frenata)
Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna)
Red-bellied Macaw (Ara manilata)
Dusky-headed Parakeet (Aratinga weddellii)
Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera)
Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet (Touit huetii)
Black-headed Parrot (Pionites melanocephala)
Blue-headed Parrot (Pionus menstruus)
Red-billed Parrot (Pionus sordidus)
Yellow-crowned Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala)
Orange-winged Parrot (Amazona amazonica)
Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa)
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin)
Greater Ani (Crotophaga major)
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)
Tawny-bellied Screech-owl (Otus watsonii)
Ferruginous Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum)
Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis)
Long-tailed Potoo (Nyctibius aethereus longicaudatus)
Sand-coloured Nighthawk (Chordeiles rupestris)
Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)
Ladder-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis climacocerca)
Chestnut-collared Swift (Cypseloides rutilus)
White-collared Swift (Streptoprocne zonaris)
Short-tailed Swift (Chaetura brachyura)
White-tipped Swift (Aeronautes montivagus)
Tawny-bellied Hermit (Phaethornis syrmatophorus)
Straight-billed Hermit (Phaethornis bourcieri)
Green-fronted Lancebill (Doryfera ludovicae)
Brown Violet-ear (Colibri delphinae)
Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus)
Sparkling Violet-ear (Colibri coruscans)
West Andean Emerald (Chlorostilbon (mellisugus) melanorhynchus)
Olive-spotted Hummingbird (Leucippus chlorocercus)
Andean Emerald (Amazilia franciae)
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)
Speckled Hummingbird (Adelomyia melanogenys)
Fawn-breasted Brilliant (Heliodoxa rubinoides)
Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas)
Brown Inca (Coeligena wilsoni)
Collared Inca (Coeligena torquata)
Buff-tailed Coronet (Boissonneaua flavescens)
Purple-bibbed Whitetip (Urosticte benjamini)
Booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii)
Black-tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia victoriae)
Tyrian Metaltail (Metallura tyrianthina)
Violet-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus coelestis)
Wedge-billed Hummingbird (Schistes geoffroyi)
Purple-throated Woodstar (Philodice mitchellii)
White-bellied Woodstar (Acestrura mulsant)
Black-tailed Trogon (Trogon melanurus)
White-eyed Trogon (Trogon comptus)
Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus)
Black-throated Trogon (Trogon rufus)
Violaceous Trogon (Trogon violaceus)
Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquata)
Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona)
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (Chloroceryle inda)
Broad-billed Motmot (Electron platyrhynchum)
Rufous Motmot (Baryphthengus (ruficapillus) martii)
Blue-diademed Motmot (Momotus momota)
White-chinned Jacamar (Galbula tombacea)
Purplish Jacamar (Galbula chalcothorax)
White-chested Puffbird (Malacoptila fusca)
Brown Nunlet (Nonnula brunnea)
White-faced Nunbird (Hapaloptila castanea)
Black-fronted Nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons)
Swallow-wing (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)
Scarlet-crowned Barbet (Capito aurovirens)
Black-spotted Barbet (Capito niger)
Red-headed Barbet (Eubucco bourcierii)
Crimson-rumped Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus)
Lettered Aracari (Pteroglossus (viridis) inscriptus)
Ivory-billed Aracari (Pteroglossus azara)
Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis)
Many-banded Aracari (Pteroglossus pluricinctus)
Plate-billed Mountain-toucan (Andigena laminirostris)
Golden-collared Toucanet (Selenidera reinwardtii)
Yellow-ridged Toucan (Ramphastos (vitellinus) culminatus)
Cuvier's Toucan (Ramphastos (tucanus) cuvieri)
Lafresnaye's Piculet (Picumnus lafresnayi)
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker (Melanerpes cruentatus)
Little Woodpecker (Veniliornis passerinus)
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker (Piculus rivolii)
Scaly-breasted Woodpecker (Celeus grammicus)
Chestnut Woodpecker (Celeus elegans)
Cream-coloured Woodpecker (Celeus flavus)
Lineated Woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus)
Powerful Woodpecker (Campephilus pollens)
Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos)
Tyrannine Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla tyrannina)
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper (Glyphorynchus spirurus)
Long-billed Woodcreeper (Nasica longirostris)
Buff-throated Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus guttatus)
Montane Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes (affinis) lacrymiger)
Bar-winged Cinclodes (Cinclodes fuscus)
Lesser Hornero (Furnarius minor)
Elegant Spinetail (Synallaxis azarae elegantior)
White-bellied Spinetail (Synallaxis propinqua)
Rufous Spinetail (Synallaxis unirufa)
Orange-fronted Plushcrown (Metopothrix aurantiacus)
Spotted Barbtail (Premnoplex brunnescens)
Pearled Treerunner (Margarornis squamiger)
Streaked Tuftedcheek (Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii)
Point-tailed Palmcreeper (Berlepschia rikeri)
Rufous-tailed Foliage-gleaner (Philydor ruficaudatus)
Streak-capped Treehunter (Thripadectes virgaticeps)
Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner (Automolus infuscatus)
Black-tailed Leaftosser (Sclerurus caudacutus)
Great Antshrike (Taraba major)
Cocha Antshrike (Thamnophilus praecox)
Plain-winged Antshrike (Thamnophilus schistaceus)
Mouse-coloured Antshrike (Thamnophilus murinus)
Dusky-throated Antshrike (Thamnomanes ardesiacus)
Cinereous Antshrike (Thamnomanes caesius)
Slaty Antwren (Myrmotherula schisticolor)
Grey Antwren (Myrmotherula menetriesii)
Grey Antbird (Cercomacra cinerascens)
Black-faced Antbird (Myrmoborus myotherinus)
Warbling Antbird (Hypocnemis cantator)
Black-and-white Antbird (Myrmochanes hemileucus)
Spot-winged Antbird (Percnostola leucostigma)
Sooty Antbird (Myrmeciza fortis)
Immaculate Antbird (Myrmeciza immaculata)
White-plumed Antbird (Pithys albifrons)
Dot-backed Antbird (Hylophylax punctulata)
Scale-backed Antbird (Hylophylax poecilonota)
Black-faced Antthrush (Formicarius analis)
Moustached Antpitta (Grallaria (guatimalensis) alleni)
Tawny Antpitta (Grallaria quitensis)
Rusty-belted Tapaculo (Liosceles thoracicus)
Narino Tapaculo (Scytalopus (panamensis) vicinior)
Spillman's Tapaculo (Scytalopus spillmani)
Red-crested Cotinga (Ampelion rubrocristata)
Green-and-black Fruiteater (Pipreola riefferii)
Screaming Piha (Lipaugus vociferans)
Plum-throated Cotinga (Cotinga (cotinga) maynana)
Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana)
Bare-necked Fruitcrow (Gymnoderus foetidus)
Purple-throated Fruitcrow (Querula purpurata)
Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana)
Wire-tailed Manakin (Pipra filicauda)
Golden-headed Manakin (Pipra erythrocephala)
Blue-crowned Manakin (Pipra coronata)
Golden-winged Manakin (Masius chrysopterus)
Orange-crested Manakin (Heterocercus (flavivertex) aurantiivertex)
Wing-barred Manakin (Piprites chloris)
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher (Mionectes oleagineus)
Amazonian Scrub-flycatcher (Sublegatus (modestus) obscurior)
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet (Tyrannulus elatus)
White-crested Elaenia (Elaenia albiceps)
Lesser Elaenia (Elaenia chiriquensis)
Sierran Elaenia (Elaenia pallatangae)
White-throated Tyrannulet (Mecocerculus leucophrys)
White-tailed Tyrannulet (Mecocerculus poecilocercus)
White-banded Tyrannulet (Mecocerculus stictopterus)
Tufted Tit-tyrant (Anairetes parulus)
Subtropical Doradito (Pseudocolopteryx acutipennis)
Smoke-coloured Pewee (Contopus fumigatus)
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Rufous-breasted Chat-tyrant (Ochthoeca rufipectoralis)
Brown-backed Chat-tyrant (Ochthoeca fumicolor)
Drab Water-tyrant (Ochthornis littoralis)
Smoky Bush-tyrant (Myiotheretes fumigatus)
Cinnamon Attila (Attila cinnamomeus)
Cinereous Mourner (Laniocera hypopyrra)
Sirystes (Sirystes sibilator)
Dusky-capped Flycatcher (Myiarchus tuberculifer)
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)
Variegated Flycatcher (Empidonomus varius)
Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua)
Golden-crowned Flycatcher (Myiodynastes chrysocephalus)
Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis)
Grey-capped Flycatcher (Myiozetetes granadensis)
Piratic Flycatcher (Legatus leucophaius)
Lesser Kiskadee (Philohydor lictor)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Black-capped Becard (Pachyramphus (albogriseus) marginatus)
Black-tailed Tityra (Tityra cayana)
White-winged Swallow (Tachycineta albiventer)
Grey-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea)
Brown-bellied Swallow (Notiochelidon murina)
Blue-and-white Swallow (Notiochelidon cyanoleuca)
White-banded Swallow (Atticora fasciata)
Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapillus)
Grass Wren (Cistothorus platensis)
Plain-tailed Wren (Thryothorus euophrys)
Grey-breasted Wood-wren (Henicorhina leucophrys)
Southern Nightingale-wren (Microcerculus marginatus)
Andean Solitaire (Myadestes ralloides)
Chiguanco Thrush (Turdus chiguanco)
Great Thrush (Turdus fuscater)
Glossy-black Thrush (Turdus serranus)
Black-billed Thrush (Turdus ignobilis)
Lawrence's Thrush (Turdus lawrencii)
Turquoise Jay (Cyanolyca turcosa)
Beautiful Jay (Cyanolyca pulchra)
Violaceous Jay (Cyanocorax violaceus)
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
Hooded Siskin (Carduelis magellanica)
Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)
Tropical Parula (Parula pitiayumi)
Blackburnian Warbler (Dendroica fusca)
Slate-throated Redstart (Myioborus miniatus)
Spectacled Redstart (Myioborus (ornatus) melanocephalus)
Black-crested Warbler (Basileuterus nigrocristatus)
Russet-crowned Warbler (Basileuterus coronatus)
Three-striped Warbler (Basileuterus tristriatus)
Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)
Cinereous Conebill (Conirostrum cinereum)
Grass-green Tanager (Chlorornis riefferii)
Dusky Bush-tanager (Chlorospingus semifuscus)
Superciliaried Hemispingus (Hemispingus superciliaris)
Rufous-chested Tanager (Thlypopsis ornata)
Fulvous-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus surinamus)
Masked Crimson Tanager (Ramphocelus nigrogularis)
Silver-beaked Tanager (Ramphocelus carbo)
Lemon-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus icteronotus)
Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum)
Blue-capped Tanager (Thraupis cyanocephala)
Blue-and-yellow Tanager (Thraupis bonariensis)
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-tanager (Anisognathus igniventris)
Blue-winged Mountain-tanager (Anisognathus somptuosus)
Fawn-breasted Tanager (Pipraeidea melanonota)
Orange-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia xanthogaster)
Rufous-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia rufiventris)
Turquoise Tanager (Tangara mexicana)
Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis)
Green-and-gold Tanager (Tangara schrankii)
Golden Tanager (Tangara arthus)
Flame-faced Tanager (Tangara parzudakii)
Bay-headed Tanager (Tangara gyrola)
Golden-naped Tanager (Tangara ruficervix)
Beryl-spangled Tanager (Tangara nigroviridis)
Blue-and-black Tanager (Tangara vassorii)
Black-capped Tanager (Tangara heinei)
Opal-rumped Tanager (Tangara velia)
Opal-crowned Tanager (Tangara callophrys)
Black-faced Dacnis (Dacnis lineata)
Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza)
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
Yellow-browed Sparrow (Ammodramus aurifrons)
Tricoloured Brush-finch (Atlapetes tricolor)
White-winged Brush-finch (Atlapetes leucopterus)
Olive Finch (Lysurus castaneiceps)
Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis)
Plumbeous Sierra-finch (Phrygilus unicolor)
Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina)
Variable Seedeater (Sporophila (americana) corvina)
Black-and-white Seedeater (Sporophila luctuosa)
Yellow-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila nigricollis)
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila castaneiventris)
Plain-coloured Seedeater (Catamenia inornata)
White-sided Flower-piercer (Diglossa albilatera)
Black Flower-piercer (Diglossa humeralis)
Masked Flower-piercer (Diglossopis cyanea)
Golden-bellied Grosbeak (Pheucticus (chrysopeplus) chrysogaster)
Slate-coloured Grosbeak (Saltator grossus)
Greyish Saltator (Saltator coerulescens)
Crested Oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus)
Russet-backed Oropendola (Psarocolius angustifrons alfredi)
Yellow-rumped Cacique (Cacicus cela)
Oriole Blackbird (Gymnomystax mexicanus)
Giant Cowbird (Scaphidura oryzivora)

 

   

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