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1 – 21 JULY 2015
By Eduardo Ormaeche
Day 1, July 1
Arrival in Lima and transfer to the hotel. Overnight Lima.
Day 2, July 2
Flight to Puerto Maldonado. Transfer to the hotel. Birding in the afternoon around La Pastora Road. Overnight Cabaña Quinta Hotel, Puerto Maldonado.
Day 3, July 3
Birding around Puerto Maldonado and transfer by boat to Refugio Amazonas. Tambopata National Reserve. Overnight Refugio Amazonas Lodge, Tambopata.
Day 4 – 6 July 4 – 6
Full days at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge (including forest trails, river boat and oxbow lake).
Day 7, July 7
Flight to Cusco. Explore Huacarpay Lake and transfer to Ollantaytambo. Overnight Ollantaytambo.
Day 8, July 8
Transfer to Aguas Calientes. Visit Machu Picchu. Overnight Aguas Calientes.
Day 9, July 9
Birding around Puente Ruinas. Transfer back to Cusco. Overnight Cusco.
Day 10, July 10
Start birding the Manu Road with transfer from Cusco to Paucartambo, Acjanaco and Wayquecha Biological Station. Overnight Wayquecha Biological Station.
Day 11, July 11
Birding Wayquecha, Rocotal and the Cock of the Rock Lodge. Overnight Cock of the Rock Lodge.
Day 12, July 12
Birding around the Cock of the Rock Lodge and Rocotal. Overnight Cock of the Rock Lodge.
Day 13, July 13
Birding between the Cock of the Rock Lodge and Atalaya. Visit the Villa Carmen Biological Station. Overnight Cock of the Rock Lodge.
Day 14, July 14
Birding below the Cock of the Rock Lodge, Quita Calzón and Villa Carmen. Overnight Cock of the Rock Lodge.
Day 15, July 15
Birding above the Cock of the Rock Lodge and transfer back to Cusco. Overnight Cusco.
Day 16, July 16
Fly to Lima. Visit the Ventanilla marshes. Overnight Lima.
Day 17, July 17
Explore the Santa Eulalia Road. Overnight Lima.
Day 18, July 18
Explore Marcapomacocha. Overnight Lima.
Day 19, July 19
Explore Puerto Viejo, Pucusana and Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge. Overnight Lima.
Day 20, July 20
Explore Lomas de Lachay. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight Lima.
Day 21, July 21
SOUTHERN PERU SYSTEMATIC LIST, July 2015
Taxonomy: IOC, International Ornithological Congress, 5.3
(H) Heard only
(E) Country endemic
Brown Tinamou Crypturellus obsoletus Superb views of this shy and seldom-seen forest tinamou in the garden of the Cock of the Rock Lodge, seen on consecutive days
Black-capped Tinamou (H) Crypturellus atrocapillus This very hard-to-find Tinamou was heard several times at Villa Carmen. The species is classified as near-threatened.
Little Tinamou (H) Crypturellus soui Heard at Refugio Amazonas
Variegated Tinamou (H) Crypturellus variegatus Heard at Refugio Amazonas
Undulated Tinamou (H) Crypturellus undulatus Heard at Refugio Amazonas
Andean Tinamou Nothoprocta pentlandii A party of at least seven birds was seen well along the main track at Lomas de Lachay. Here the subspecies oustaleti
Horned Screamer (H) Anhima cornuta Unfortunately only heard at Refugio Amazonas
Torrent Duck Merganetta armata One of the classics of the Andes. Several couples were seen along the Urubamba River on the way to Aguas Calientes. Here the subspecies turneri
Andean Goose Chloephaga melanoptera Several were seen in the Marcapomacocha area.
Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata Seen in the Tambopata National Reserve
Yellow-billed Teal Anas flavirostris Seen at Huacarpay Lake
Yellow-billed Pintail Anas georgica Seen at Huacarpay Lake
Puna Teal Anas puna Seen at Huacarpay Lake
Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera Seen at Pantanos de Villa and Puerto Viejo. Here the subspecies orinoma
White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis Seen at Pantanos de Villa and Puerto Viejo. Here the subspecies rubirostris
Andean Duck Oxyura ferruginea Seen at Pantanos de Villa
Speckled Chachalaca Ortalis guttata Seen at the Refugio Amazonas and Cock of the Rock Lodges
Spix’s Guan Penelope jacquacu Seen at Refugio Amazonas. Named after Johann Baptist von Spix, German naturalist, who discovered the now sadly extinct (in the wild) Spix’s Macaw
Andean Guan Penelope montagnii Seen in the cloudforest below Wayquecha Biological Station
Rufous-breasted Wood Quail Odontophorus speciosus Two birds were seen well below the Cock of the Rock Lodge. The species is classified as near-threatened.
Stripe-faced Wood Quail (H) Odontophorus balliviani Almost! Despite all our efforts we had only shadows and glimpses in the thicket bushes at Pillahuata.
Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti Scope views of six individuals from the Pucusana stakeout. Named after Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Heinrich Alexander Baron von Humboldt (1769-1859), one of the greatest German explorers and scientists. This species is classified as vulnerable and is near-endemic.
White-tufted Grebe Rollandia rolland Seen at Huacarpay Lake. Here the subspecies chilensis
Great Grebe Podiceps major Seen nicely in Puerto Viejo and Pantanos de Villa
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps One individual seen in the quiet waters of Pantanos de Villa
Wood Stork Mycteria americana Seen along the Tambopata River
Green Ibis (H) Mesembrinibis cayennensis Heard near the Puerto Maldonado marshes
Puna Ibis Plegadis ridgwayi Several encounters at higher elevations and along the southern coast of Lima
Fasciated Tiger Heron Tigrisoma fasciatum Seen along the Urubamba River during our way to Aguas Calientes
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Seen at Pantanos de Villa
Striated Heron Butorides striata Common along rice fields in Rioja and Moyobamba. This bird is known for its bait-fishing practice, which consists in attracting fish by placing bait – insects, flowers, seeds, twigs, bread, even popcorn – on the water surface. The Striated Heron may also break off part of a twig to use for bait, making this bird not only one of the few tool-using animals, but one of the very few that actually make their tools.
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Common along pastures and paddy fields. First recorded in the New World in 1877 (Suriname), it has since then spread through large sections of the hemisphere, even reaching islands such as the Galapagos.
Great Egret Ardea alba Several encounters
Snowy Egret Egretta thula Common
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Two birds were seen at Pantanos de Villa.
Capped Heron Pilherodius pileatus This elegant bird was seen nicely along the Tambopata River.
Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus Great views at the Pucusana harbor. This near-endemic species is listed as near-threatened.
Peruvian Booby Sula variegata It’s always nice to see boobies fishing by plunge-diving, as we saw them in Pucusana. A near-endemic species, classified as near-threatened.
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus Common along the coast of Lima
Guanay Cormorant Leucocarbo bougainvillii Close-up views of three birds during the boat ride along Pucusana bay. The name comes from guano, which is the word used to refer to bird excrements used as fertilizer. From 1849 to 1870 guano was the most effective fertilizer and Peru was the largest producer of guano, exporting between 10 and 12 million tons, mostly to the United Kingdom. The species is classified as near-threatened.
Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi Nice views from the Pucusana stakeout. The species is classified as near-threatened.
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus Numerous and widespread
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura Another frequently encountered vulture, while soaring it typically shows the characteristic “dihedral” angle
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes melambrotus Common in the lowlands
Grey-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensis Seen around the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyja An amazing sighting of this mythical bird at the active nest of the Refugio Amazonas Lodge. This is the national bird of Panama. The species is classified as near-threatened.
Plain-breasted Hawk Accipiter ventralis Good views of one bird soaring at Acjanaco on the upper Manu Road.
Plumbeous Kite Ictinia plumbea Common on the lowest parts of the Manu Road
Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge. Here the nominate subspecies sociabilis
Great Black Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga Seen along the Tambopata River
Roadside Hawk Rupornis magnirostris Seen in the lowlands
Grey-lined Hawk Buteo nitidus Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Variable Hawk Geranoaetus polyosoma Seen well in the Andes
Harris’s Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus Seen south of Lima
White-throated Hawk Buteo albigula Seen well at Pillahuata
Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus Seen soaring above Villa Carmen
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucus Several juveniles were seen at Lomas de Lachay.
Sunbittern Eurypyga helias Seen in the lowlands. Here the subspecies meridionalis
Grey-necked Wood Rail Aramides cajaneus Great views at Villa Carmen
Plumbeous Rail Pardirallus sanguinolentus Seen well at Huacarpay Lake. Here the subspecies tschudii
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus Seen well in the lowlands
Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata Common at several locations
Andean Coot Fulica ardesiaca Common at Puerto Viejo and Pantanos de Villa
Giant Coot Fulica gigantea Seen well below the Ticlio mountain pass
Limpkin Aramus guarauna Nice views at Villa Carmen
Peruvian Thick-knee Burhinus superciliaris Several pairs were seen at the Ventanilla marshes near Lima airport.
Blackish Oystercatcher Haematopus ater Seen at Puerto Viejo beach
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus Seen at Puerto Viejo and Paraiso
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus A few seen along the coast
Andean Lapwing Vanellus resplendens Seen at higher elevations, where it is normally common
Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis Seen around Puerto Maldonado
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus Seen at Puerto Viejo
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus Seen well at the Ventanilla marshes
Diademed Plover Phegornis mitchellii Excellent views of this legendary bird at our usual place in the Marcapomacocha area. The species is classified as near-threatened.
Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana Seen in the lowlands
Least Seedsnipe Thinocorus rumicivorus Excellent views of this handsome bird along the entrance track of Lomas de Lachay. Here the subspecies cuneicauda
Grey-breasted Seedsnipe Thinocorus orbignyianus Seen well in the Marcapomacocha area. Here the subspecies ingae
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Seen well at Ventanilla
Wandering Tattler Tringa incana Excellent views of this rare migrant on Puerto Viejo beach, while we were looking for the Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes. This was an Eduardo lifer.
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Several encounters along the coast
Sanderling Calidris alba Seen well at Ventanilla
Andean Gull Chroicocephalus serranus Seen at higher elevations, where it’s common
Grey Gull Leucophaeus modestus A large flock was seen at Puerto Viejo beach.
Grey-headed Gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus Nice views at Pantanos de Villa and Puerto Viejo
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Two birds were seen floating on the quiet waters at Pantanos de Villa.
Belcher’s Gull Larus belcheri Common along the cold waters of the Humboldt Current. Named after Sir Edward Belcher, British naval explorer of the Pacific coast of the Americas
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus A few encounters along the coast
Large-billed Tern Phaetusa simplex Seen in the lowlands
Inca Tern Larosterna inca Close-up views of several birds roosting from the stakeout at Pucusana. A truly handsome bird. The species is classified as near-threatened.
Rock Dove Columba livia Too many!
Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata Several were seen in the cloudforest below Pillahuata.
Plumbeous Pigeon Patagioenas plumbea Seen well at the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Ruddy Pigeon Patagioenas subvinacea Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Spot-winged Pigeon Patagioenas maculosa Seen well in the Ollantaytambo area and on the upper Manu Road
Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis Seen in the lowlands
West Peruvian Dove Zenaida meloda The common dove on the western slope of the Andes
Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata Numerous at Lomas de Lachay and common at other locations
Ruddy Ground Dove Columbina talpacoti Common around Puerto Maldonado
Picui Ground Dove Columbina picui Seen in Puerto Maldonado
Croaking Ground Dove Columbina cruziana Seen at Lomas de Lachay
Bare-faced Ground Dove Metriopelia ceciliae Seen along the Santa Eulalia Road
White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi Several sightings, especially along the Urubamba River
Grey-fronted Dove Leptotila rufaxilla Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
White-throated Quail-Dove (H) Zentrygon frenata This species was heard in the cloudforest below Rocotal on the Manu Road.
Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin Seen well at the marsh in Villa Carmen and at the Tambopata National Reserve
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani Common in the tropical lowlands
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris Common on the west slope
Little Cuckoo Coccycua minuta Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana A few encounters on the lower parts of the Manu Road
Tawny-bellied Screech Owl (H) Megascops watsonii Heard at Refugio Amazonas
Tropical Screech Owl (H) Megascops choliba Heard in the lowlands
Yungas Pygmy Owl Glaucidium bolivianum Excellent views below Wayquecha
Pacific Pygmy Owl Glaucidium peruanum Good views of one bird along the Santa Eulalia Road
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia Great views at Lomas de Lachay
Long-tailed Potoo (H) Nyctibius aethereus Heard at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Ladder-tailed Nightjar Hydropsalis climacocerca Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Lyre-tailed Nightjar Uropsalis lyra Brief views of a male above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Chestnut-collared Swift Streptoprocne rutila Seen above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris Seen in the lowlands
Pale-rumped Swift Chaetura egregia Seen in the lowlands
Grey-rumped Swift Chaetura cinereiventris Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Neotropical Palm Swift Tachornis squamata Several individuals in the lowlands
Rufous-breasted Hermit Glaucis hirsutus Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Green Hermit Phaethornis guy Seen around Aguas Calientes
Reddish Hermit Phaethornis ruber Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Green Violetear Colibri thalassinus Seen at Machu Picchu
Sparkling Violetear Colibri coruscans The bully of the hummingbirds. Several encounters
Blue-tailed Emerald Chlorostilbon mellisugus Seen around Puerto Maldonado
Fork-tailed Woodnymph Thalurania furcata Seen in the lowlands
Many-spotted Hummingbird Taphrospilus hypostictus Seen at the Cock of the Rock Lodge feeders
Green-and-white Hummingbird (E) Amazilia viridicauda Seen in the forest around Puente Ruinas below Machu Picchu
White-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia chionogaster Seen around Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes
Amazilia Hummingbird Amazilia amazilia Seen at Lomas de Lachay
Sapphire-spangled Emerald Amazilia lactea Seen around Puerto Maldonado
Speckled Hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys Seen in the Cock of the Rock Lodge garden
Fawn-breasted Brilliant Heliodoxa rubinoides Seen below Pillahuata
Violet-fronted Brilliant Heliodoxa leadbeateri The most common species at the Cock of the Rock Lodge feeders
Chestnut-breasted Coronet Boissonneaua matthewsii Seen around Aguas Calientes above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Mountain Velvetbreast Lafresnaya lafresnayi Brief views above Wayquecha
Amethyst-throated Sunangel Heliangelus amethysticollis Seen at Wayquecha
Booted Racket-tail Ocreatus underwoodii Seen at the Cock of the Rock Lodge feeders. Here the buff-booted subspecies annae
Black-tailed Trainbearer Lesbia victoriae Seen in the gardens of the Pakaritampu hotel in Ollantaytambo
Green-tailed Trainbearer Lesbia nuna Seen around Huacarpay Lake
Bearded Mountaineer (E) Oreonympha nobilis A restricted-range species. Excellent views in the garden of the Pakaritampu hotel in Ollantaytambo
Tyrian Metaltail Metallura tyrianthina Named for the port of Tyre, today in Lebanon. The city of Tyre was famous for the production of a rare and extraordinarily expensive sort of purple dye, produced from a murex shellfish, known as Tyrian purple. Here the deep blue-tailed subspecies smaragdinicollis. We saw the subspecies tyrianthina in the north.
Shining Sunbeam Aglaeactis cupripennis Seen above Wayquecha
Rufous-capped Thornbill Chalcostigma ruficeps Nice views at Wayquecha
Long-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus kingii Seen at Rocotal above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Olivaceous Thornbill Chalcostigma olivaceum Great views of one bird in Marcapomacocha
Bronze-tailed Comet (E) Polyonymus caroli Excellent views of this endemic on the upper parts of the Santa Eulalia Road
Oasis Hummingbird Rhodopis vesper Seen along the Santa Eulalia Road. A near-endemic species
Purple-collared Woodstar Myrtis fanny Seen along the Santa Eulalia Road
Peruvian Sheartail Thaumastura cora Amazing sightings along the Santa Eulalia Road. A near-endemic species
Golden-headed Quetzal Pharomachrus auriceps Awesome views of one male above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Masked Trogon Trogon personatus Excellent views of one pair in the cloudforest below Wayquecha
Black-tailed Trogon Trogon melanurus Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Blue-crowned Trogon Trogon curucui Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Green-backed Trogon (H) Trogon viridis Heard in the lowlands
Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Andean Motmot Momotus aequatorialis Great views at Puente Ruinas below Machu Picchu
Rufous Motmot Baryphthengus martii Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Broad-billed Motmot Electron platyrhynchum
Purus Jacamar Galbalcyrhynchus purusianus Seen around Puerto Maldonado. Named after the Purús River, a tributary of the Amazon
White-throated Jacamar Brachygalba albogularis Excellent views of this range-restricted species around Puerto Maldonado
Bluish-fronted Jacamar Galbula cyanescens Seen at Refugio Amazonas and on the lowest parts of the Manu Road
Paradise Jacamar Galbula dea Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Great Jacamar Jacamerops aureus Seen at Refugio Amazonas
White-necked Puffbird Notharchus hyperrhynchus Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Chestnut-capped Puffbird Bucco macrodactylus Seen well at Refugio Amazonas
Striolated Puffbird (H) Nystalus striolatus Heard at Refugio Amazonas
Black-fronted Nunbird Monasa nigrifrons Common in the lowlands
White-fronted Nunbird Monasa morphoeus Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Swallow-winged Puffbird Chelidoptera tenebrosa Seen in the lowlands, where it is common along rivers and in open areas
Gilded Barbet Capito auratus Seen around Puerto Maldonado
Versicolored Barbet Eubucco versicolor A few sightings around the Cock of the Rock Lodge. Here the nominate subspecies versicolor
Blue-banded Toucanet Aulacorhynchus coeruleicinctis Great views above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Ivory-billed Toucanet Pteroglossus azara Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Curl-crested Aracari Pteroglossus beauharnaesii Awesome views at Refugio Amazonas
Golden-collared Toucanet Selenidera reinwardtii Seen at Refugio Amazonas. Here the subspecies langsdorffii
Channel-billed Toucan Ramphastos vitellinus Seen at Refugio Amazonas
White-throated Toucan Ramphastos tucanus Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Grey-breasted Mountain Toucan Andigena hypoglauca After a lot of work looking for this bird we were rewarded with crippling views of this species below Wayquecha. The species is classified as a near-threatened.
Ocellated Piculet Picumnus dorbignyanus Great views below Machu Picchu
Fine-barred Piculet (E) Picumnus subtilis A pair was seen well at Villa Carmen
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker Melanerpes cruentatus One of the most common species in open areas in the tropical lowlands
Little Woodpecker Veniliornis passerinus Seen in the lowlands
Red-stained Woodpecker Veniliornis affinis Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Golden-green Woodpecker Piculus chrysochloros Seen in the lowlands
Golden-olive Woodpecker Colaptes rubiginosus Two were seen below the Cock of the Rock Lodge.
Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Crimson-crested Woodpecker Campephilus melanoleucos Seen above Atalaya on the lowest parts of the Manu Road
Andean Flicker Colaptes rupicola Common at higher elevations
Black Caracara Daptrius ater Seen in the lowlands
Red-throated Caracara Ibycter americanus Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Mountain Caracara Phalcoboenus megalopterus Common at higher elevations
Southern Crested Caracara Caracara plancus Seen above the open fields of Patria on the lowest parts of the Manu Road
Laughing Falcon (H) Herpetotheres cachinnans Heard at Refugio Amazonas
Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis
Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis Seen well at Huacarpay
American Kestrel Falco sparverius Common in the Andes
Military Macaw Ara militaris A distant flock was seen flying above Pilcopata. The species is classified as vulnerable.
Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna This beautiful macaw was seen nicely along the Tambopata River.
Red-and-green Macaw Ara chloropterus Daily views at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Scarlet Macaw Ara macao Great views at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Chestnut-fronted Macaw Ara severus Seen well at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Red-bellied Macaw Orthopsittaca manilatus Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge. This species is associated with the Moriche Palms, which are common around oxbow lakes and swamps in the Amazon.
Blue-headed Macaw Primolius couloni Good views of this uncommon species at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge. The species is classified as vulnerable.
White-eyed Parakeet Psittacara leucophthalmus Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Mitred Parakeet Psittacara mitratus Scope views at Puente Ruinas below Machu Picchu
Dusky-headed Parakeet Aratinga weddellii A common species in the Amazon lowlands
Black-capped Parakeet Pyrrhura rupicola Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge. The species is classified as near-threatened.
Barred Parakeet Bolborhynchus lineola A large flock was seen on consecutive days flying above the nightjar stakeout on the Manu Road.
Andean Parakeet Bolborhynchus orbygnesius Only one glimpse of this most-wanted species
Cobalt-winged Parakeet Brotogeris cyanoptera Common in the lowlands
White-bellied Parrot Pionites leucogaster This nice-looking parrot was seen at Refugio Amazonas.
Orange-cheeked Parrot Pyrilia barrabandi Another handsome parrot seen nicely at Refugio Amazonas. The species is classified as near-threatened.
Blue-headed Parakeet Pionus menstruus Common in the lowlands
Plum-crowned Parakeet Pionus tumultuosus Great views below Machu Picchu
Scaly-naped Amazon Amazona mercenarius Seen daily around the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Yellow-crowned Amazon Amazona ochrocephala Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Southern Mealy Amazon Amazona farinosa Seen daily in the Amazon
Coastal Miner (E) Geositta peruviana Seen at Puerto Viejo beach
Greyish Miner Geositta maritima Seen at Lomas de Lachay
Dark-winged Miner (E) Geositta saxicolina Seen well in the Marcapomacocha area
Slender-billed Miner Geositta tenuirostris Seen in the Marcapomacocha area
Buff-breasted Earthcreeper Upucerthia validirostris Seen well below the Ticlio mountain pass
Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes (E) Cinclodes taczanowskii Seen well at Puerto Viejo beach
Cream-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes albiventris Common at higher elevations. This species was split from Bar-winged Cinclodes.
White-bellied Cinclodes (E) Cinclodes palliatus Great views of three individuals below the Ticlio mountain pass. This species is listed as critically endangered, with an extremely small population of between 50 and 250 mature individuals.
Pale-legged Hornero Furnarius leucopus Seen well at the Villa Carmen entrance. Here the subspecies tricolor
Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail (E) Leptasthenura pileata Seen at the upper parts of the Santa Eulalia Road
Streak-backed Tit-Spinetail Leptasthenura striata Seen along the Santa Eulalia Road
Plain-crowned Spinetail Synallaxis gujanensis Seen well at Villa Carmen. Here the subspecies canipileus, more than one species is probably involved.
Azara’s Spinetail Synallaxis azarae Seen below Machu Picchu. Named after Felix Manuel de Azara (1746-1811), Spanish officer commanding the Paraguayan border, naturalist and author (Apuntiamentos para la historia natural de los páxaros de Paraguay y Río de la Plata, 1805)
Plain Softtail Tripophaga fusciceps This vine-loving furnariid was seen at Villa Carmen.
Orange-fronted Plushcrown Metopothrix aurantiaca Splendid views at Villa Carmen, where it seems not uncommon
Creamy-crested Spinetail (E) Cranioleuca albicapilla Great views of two individuals during our lunch stop at Acjanaco. Here the subspecies albigula
Streak-throated Canastero Asthenes humilis Seen in Marcapomacocha
Rusty-fronted Canastero (E) Asthenes ottonis It took time, but we had excellent views at Huacarpay Lake.
Streak-fronted Thornbird Phacellodomus striaticeps Brief but good-enough views of one individual in the xerophytic vegetation at Huacarpay
Pearled Treerunner Margarornis squamiger Seen in a mixed flock below Pillahuata
Streaked Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii A bromeliad specialist, seen nicely below Pillahuata
Montane Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia striaticollis Seen above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Ruddy Foliage-gleaner Automolus rubiginosus After playing hide and seek for a while, we got good views of this skulker below Pilcopata on the lowest parts of the Manu Road.
Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner Automolus rufipileatus Seen along the bamboo trail at Villa Carmen
Bamboo Foliage-gleaner Anabazenops dorsalis Great views at Villa Carmen
Chestnut-winged Hookbill Ancistrops strigilatus Seen in the subcanopy at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Streaked Xenops Xenops rutilans Seen below Machu Picchu and above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Plain Xenops Xenops minutus Seen in the Amazon lowlands
Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus Seen at Refugio Amazonas. Here the subspecies amazonus. This could be split into at least seven different species.
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorynchus spirurus Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper Dendrexetastes rufigula Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Elegant Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus elegans Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Olive-backed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus triangularis Seen above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Montane Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger Seen below Pillahuata
Great Antshrike Taraba major Seen well below Pilcopata
Bamboo Antshrike Cymbilaimus sanctaemariae Brief views at Refugio Amazonas, but seen much better at Villa Carmen
Chestnut-backed Antshrike Thamnophilus palliatus Seen below the Cock of the Rock Lodge. Here the subspecies puncticeps
Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus Seen around Puerto Maldonado
Plain-winged Antshrike Thamnophilus schistaceus Seen at Villa Carmen
Bluish-slate Antshrike Thamnomanes schistogynus Seen well at Villa Carmen. This species is known to be a mixed flock leader.
Variable Antshrike Thamnophilus caerulescens Excellent views around Puente Ruinas near Aguas Calientes
Dusky-throated Antshrike Thamnomanes ardesiacus Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Ornate Antwren Epinecrophylla ornata Seen at Villa Carmen
Pygmy Antwren Myrmotherula brachyura Seen at Villa Carmen
Stripe-chested Antwren Myrmotherula longicauda Seen below the Cock of the Rock Lodge. Here the subspecies australis
Amazonian Streaked Antwren Myrmotherula multostriata Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Grey Antwren Myrmotherula menetriesii Seen at Refugio Amazonas
White-flanked Antwren Myrmotherula axillaris Seen at Refugio Amazonas. Here the subspecies fresnayana. Keep track of your subspecies, as some split may occurs in this species.
White-lined Antbird Percnostola lophotes Seen well below Pilcopata and at Villa Carmen. A near-endemic species
Yellow-breasted Warbling Antbird Hypocnemis subflava Seen below the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Manu Antbird Cercomacra manu This near-endemic bamboo specialist was seen very well at Villa Carmen. Named after Manu National Park
Grey Antbird Cercomacra cinerascens Just a glimpse below Pilcopata
Blackish Antbird Cercomacra nigrescens Seen at Refugio Amazonas and heard below the Cock of the Rock Lodge
White-backed Fire-eye Pyriglena leuconota Good views below the Cock of the Rock Lodge. Here the subspecies marcapatensis
White-browed Antbird Myrmoborus leucophrys Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Black-faced Antbird Myrmoborus myotherinus Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Southern Chestnut-tailed Antbird Myrmeciza hemimelaena Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Plumbeous Antbird Myrmeciza hyperythra Great views at Villa Carmen
Goeldi’s Antbird Myrmeciza goeldii Seen at Refugio Amazonas. Named after Emil August Goeldi (1859-1917), German zoologist resident in Brazil and author of Aves do Brasil (1894)
Rufous-capped Antthrush Formicarius colma Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Black-faced Antthrush Formicarius analis Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge. Here the nominate subspecies analis
Red-and-white Antpitta (E) Grallaria erythroleuca Striking eye-level views of one cooperative individual below Pillahuata
White-throated Antpitta (H) Grallaria albigula Heard at Rocotal above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Scaled Antpitta (H) Grallaria guatimalensis Heard at the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Trilling Tapaculo (H) Scytalopus parvirostris Heard around Wayquecha
Sclater’s Tyrannulet Phyllomyias sclateri Excellent views near Puente Ruinas below Machu Picchu. Named after Philip Sclater (1829-1913), English ornithologist and collector
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet Tyrannulus elatus Seen at Villa Carmen
Sierran Elaenia Elaenia pallatangae Common in the cloudforest
White-crested Elaenia Elaenia albiceps Seen around Huacarpay
Southern Beardless Tyrannulet Camptostoma obsoletum Seen around Huacarpay and also in Lomas de Lachay
Tufted Tit-Tyrant Anairetes parulus Seen on the upper parts of the Manu Road
Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant Anairetes flavirostris Seen along the Santa Eulalia Road
White-throated Tyrannulet Mecocerculus leucophrys Seen at the entrance of the Manu Road (Acjanaco) during our lunch stop
White-banded Tyrannulet Mecocerculus stictopterus Seen in a mixed flock below Wayquecha
Torrent Tyrannulet Serpophaga cinerea Seen along the Urubamba River below Machu Picchu
Bolivian Tyrannulet Zimmerius bolivianus Seen above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant Pogonotriccus ophthalmicus Seen in the cloudforest of the Manu Road. Here the subspecies ottonis
Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet Phylloscartes ventralis Seen around Aguas Calientes below Machu Picchu
Olive-striped Flycatcher Mionectes olivaceus Seen below the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Streak-necked Flycatcher Mionectes striaticollis Seen above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Slaty-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon superciliaris Seen above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Inca Flycatcher (E) Leptopogon taczanowskii Excellent views of this endemic at Rocotal. The species is classified as near-threatened.
Bran-colored Flycatcher Myiophobus fasciatus Only one sighting of this widespread species
Many-colored Rush Tyrant Tachuris rubrigastra Excellent views at the reeds of Puerto Viejo
Flammulated Bamboo Tyrant Hemitriccus flammulatus This was hard to find in the thick bamboo of Villa Carmen, but eventually we got good views of this tiny bird.
Black-throated Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus granadensis Seen at Wayquecha. Here the subspecies caesius
Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant Lophotriccus pileatus Common around the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus plumbeiceps Great views of this handsome bird near the nightjar spot above the Cock of the Rock Lodge. Here the subspecies obscurus
Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus latirostris Seen well above Pilcopata on the lowest parts of the Manu Road
Black-backed Tody-Flycatcher (E) Poecilotriccus pulchellus Brief views at Chontachaka, but highly improved later with a very cooperative bird at Villa Carmen
Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum A few sightings in the lowlands
Spotted Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum maculatum A single sighting in the Amazon lowlands
Cinnamon Flycatcher Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus A common cloudforest beauty
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans Seen around Aguas Calientes
Smoke-colored Pewee Contopus fumigatus Seen well above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus Several sightings, including a dark-morph population in Lima city
Andean Negrito Lessonia oreas Seen at the shores of Huacarpay Lake
Drab Water Tyrant Ochthornis littoralis Seen along the Tambopata River
Little Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola fluviatilis Nice views in the Villa Carmen clearing area
Dark-faced Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola maclovianus Scope views of one bird in the boulders of Lomas de Lachay
Cinereous Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola cinereus Seen well at Marcapomacocha
Puna Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola juninensis Seen well at Marcapomacocha
Taczanowski’s Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola griseus Seen well at Marcapomacocha
White-browed Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola albilora Seen well at Marcapomacocha
Ochre-naped Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola flavinucha Seen well at Marcapomacocha
Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca fumicolor Seen at Acjanaco
Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca rufipectoralis Seen well at Wayquecha
White-browed Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca leucophrys Seen well at both Santa Eulalia and Paucartambo
Long-tailed Tyrant Colonia colonus Seen along the lowest parts of the Manu Road
Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis Common in the lowlands
Grey-capped Flycatcher Myiozetetes granadensis Several sightings in the lowlands
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus Common
Lemon-browed Flycatcher Conopias cinchoneti Four birds roosting together after rain were seen in the Cock of the Rock Lodge garden. The species is classified as vulnerable.
Golden-crowned Flycatcher Myiodynastes chrysocephalus Seen outside the Aguas Calientes train station
Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus Seen in the lowlands
Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua Seen in the lowlands
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus Common throughout the trip
Short-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus ferox Seen in the lowlands
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer Seen in the cloudforest of the Manu Road
Large-headed Flatbill (H) Ramphotrigon megacephalum Heard at Villa Carmen
Red-crested Cotinga Ampelion rubrocristatus A couple seen nicely above the Wayquecha Biological Station
Barred Fruiteater Pipreola arcuata Great views below Wayquecha. Here the subspecies viridicauda
Screaming Piha Lipaugus vociferans One of the most remarkable calls of the Amazon rainforest. Seen at Refugio Amazonas
Bare-necked Fruitcrow Gymnoderus foetidus One in the lowlands
Purple-throated Fruitcrow Querula purpurata One seen at Refugio Amazonas
Andean Cock-of-the-rock Rupicola peruvianus Seen in the Cock of the Rock Lodge garden. Unfortunately the lek around the lodge surroundings is not active anymore. This is the national bird of Peru.
Yungas Manakin Chiroxiphia boliviana Seen at the clearing edge of the Cock of the Rock Lodge. This is a species found in SE Peru and Bolivia, but recently it has been recorded in the San Martin department in northwestern Peru, over 1000km away from its known range, at the now famous Scarlet-banded Barbet site.
Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata Seen in the lowlands
Barred Becard Pachyramphus versicolor Seen below Pillahuata
White-winged Becard Pachyramphus polychopterus Seen at Villa Carmen
Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis A few sightings
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus Seen around Aguas Calientes. Here the subspecies chivi
Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys Seen below Pillahuata
Purplish Jay Cyanocorax cyanomelas Seen well at Villa Carmen
Violaceous Jay Cyanocorax violaceus Common in the lowlands
Inca Jay Cyanocorax yncas Seen at Rocotal
White-collared Jay Cyanolyca viridicyanus Seen below Pillahuata. The species is classified as near-threatened.
Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca
Brown-bellied Swallow Notiochelidon murina Seen below Paucartambo on the way to the Manu Road
White-banded Swallow Atticora fasciata Common along Amazon rivers
White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albiventer Common along Amazon rivers
Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis Seen on the lowest parts of the Manu Road
Black-capped Donacobius Donacobius atricapilla Seen well in the lowlands
Thrush-like Wren Campylorhynchus turdinus Common in the lowlands
Inca Wren (H) (E) Pheugopedius eisenmanni Despite all our efforts we could not get this localized endemic out from the bush. Unfortunately we had a crowded day in Machu Picchu.
Moustached Wren Pheugopedius genibarbis We had a few glimpses of this lowlands skulker.
House Wren Troglodytes aedon A few
Mountain Wren Troglodytes solstitialis Seen in the cloudforest above Rocotal
Grey-breasted Wood Wren Henicorhina leucophrys Seen at both Puente Ruinas and the Manu Road
Southern Nightingale-Wren (H) Microcerculus marginatus Heard in the lowlands
Chestnut-breasted Wren (H) Cyphorhinus thoracicus Heard around the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Musician Wren (H) Cyphorhinus arada Heard at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Long-tailed Mockingbird Mimus longicaudatus Seen along the coast south of Lima. A near-endemic species
Andean Solitaire Myadestes ralloides Great views of one bird singing in the Manu Road
White-eared Solitaire Entomodestes leucotis Good views at Puente Ruinas below Machu Picchu
Chiguanco Thrush Turdus chiguanco Common along the Santa Eulalia Road
Great Thrush Turdus fuscater Common in the cloudforest
Andean Slaty Thrush Turdus nigriceps Excellent views in the Cock of the Rock Lodge garden
Black-billed Thrush Turdus ignobilis
White-capped Dipper Cinclus leucocephalus Seen along the Urubamba River near Aguas Calientes
House Sparrow Passer domesticus A few
Yellowish Pipit Anthus lutescens Excellent views at Lomas de Lachay
Tropical Parula Setophaga pitiayumi A few encounters
Spectacled Whitestart Myioborus melanocephalus Seen around Wayquecha
Slate-throated Whitestart Myioborus miniatus Seen around Aguas Calientes
Pale-legged Warbler Basileuterus signatus Seen around Puente Ruinas below Machu Picchu
Two-banded Warbler Myiothlypis bivittata Seen around the Cock of the Rock Lodge. Here the nominate subspecies bivittata
Cuzco Warbler (E) Myiothlypis chrysogaster Seen at Villa Carmen and below Pilcopata
Russet-crowned Warbler Myiothlypis coronata Seen around Aguas Calientes
Yungas Warbler Basileuterus punctipectus A near-endemic species seen above Rocotal. Yungas Warbler is split from Three-striped Warbler (Gutiérrez-Pinto et al 2012, Donegan 2014). Here the subspecies inconspicuus
Hooded Siskin Spinus magellanicus Seen at a few locations
Olivaceous Siskin Spinus olivaceus Seen below the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Black Siskin Spinus atratus Seen on the way to Marcapomacocha
Blue-naped Chlorophonia Chlorophonia cyanea Seen below the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris A few below the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Orange-bellied Euphonia Euphonia xanthogaster Seen at the Cock of the Rock Lodge fruit feeders
Bronze-green Euphonia Euphonia mesochrysa Seen around the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Peruvian Meadowlark Sturnella bellicosa Seen along the coast
Dusky-green Oropendola Psarocolius atrovirens Seen at both Aguas Calientes and the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Crested Oropendola Psarocolius decumanus Seen in the lowlands
Russet-backed Oropendola Psarocolius angustifrons Common in the lowlands
Casqued Oropendola Cacicus oseryi Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Yellow-rumped Cacique Cacicus cela Common in the lowlands. Here the nominate subspecies cela
Northern Mountain Cacique Cacicus leucoramphus Seen below Pillahuata
Giant Cowbird Molothrus oryzivorus Seen along the Tambopata River together with the capybaras
Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis Seen around Lima
Scrub Blackbird Dives warczewiczi Seen along the Santa Eulalia Road. A near-endemic species
Orange-backed Troupial Icterus croconotus Seen around Puerto Maldonado
Yellow-hooded Blackbird Chrysomus icterocephalus One sighting
Yellow-winged Blackbird Agelasticus thilius Seen at the Huacarpay reeds
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola A few
Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis Common at several locations
Yellow-browed Sparrow Ammodramus aurifrons Seen in the lowlands
Grassland Sparrow Ammodramus humeralis Seen in the grasslands around Puerto Maldonado
Pectoral Sparrow Arremon taciturnus Great views at Villa Carmen
Chestnut-capped Brush Finch Arremon brunneinucha Seen well near Puente Ruinas. Here the subspecies frontalis
Grey-eared Brush Finch Atlapetes melanolaemus Fairly common at different elevations along the Manu Road, especially above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Rusty-bellied Brush Finch (E) Atlapetes nationi Great views of this endemic at the upper parts of the Santa Eulalia Road
Common Bush Tanager Chlorospingus flavopectus Seen around the Cock of the Rock Lodge. Here the subspecies peruvianus, with pale iris but without the white postocular spot
Yellow-throated Bush Tanager Chlorospingus flavigularis Common around the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Red-capped Cardinal Paroaria gularis Seen at Villa Carmen
Magpie Tanager Cissopis leverianus Seen below the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Slaty Tanager Creurgops dentatus A near-endemic species seen very well below Rocotal
Black-eared Hemispingus Hemispingus melanotis Seen in the cloudforest of Manu. Here the subspecies berlepschi
Oleaginous Hemispingus Hemispingus frontalis Seen around Puente Ruinas below Machu Picchu
Superciliaried Hemispingus Hemispingus superciliaris Seen in a mixed flock below Pillahuata. Here the subspecies urubambae
Grey-hooded Bush Tanager Cnemoscopus rubrirostris Seen on the Manu Road
Rust-and-yellow Tanager Thlypopsis ruficeps Seen around Aguas Calientes
Black-googled Tanager Trichothraupis melanops Nice views in a mixed flock in the Cock of the Rock Lodge garden
White-shouldered Tanager Tachyphonus luctuosus Seen in the lowlands
Masked Crimson Tanager Ramphocelus nigrogularis Seen at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Silver-beaked Tanager Ramphocelus carbo Common in the lowlands
Blue-grey Tanager Thraupis episcopus
Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum Common in the lowlands
Blue-capped Tanager Thraupis cyanocephala Common in the cloudforest
Blue-and-yellow Tanager Thraupis bonariensis Seen around Huacarpay feeding on molle berries (Peruvian pepper tree)
Hooded Mountain Tanager Buthraupis montana Seen below Wayquecha
Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager Anisognathus igniventris Good views below Wayquecha
Blue-winged Mountain Tanager Anisognathus somptuosus Seen below Rocotal
Chestnut-bellied Mountain Tanager Delothraupis castaneoventris Seen well below Pillahuata
Yellow-throated Tanager Iridosornis analis Seen below the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Grass-green Tanager Chlorornis riefferii Seen below Wayquecha
Golden-collared Tanager Iridosornis jelskii Nice views below Wayquecha
Orange-eared Tanager Chlorochrysa calliparaea Awesome views around the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Turquoise Tanager Tangara mexicana Seen at Villa Carmen
Paradise Tanager Tangara chilensis Seen around the Cock of the Rock Lodge. Here the entirely red-rumped nominate subspecies chilensis. This species doesn’t occurs anywhere in Chile.
Green-and-gold Tanager Tangara schrankii Seen in the lowlands
Golden Tanager Tangara arthus Several sighting around the Cock of the Rock Lodge. Here the subspecies sophiae
Saffron-crowned Tanager Tangara xanthocephala Seen below Machu Picchu. Here the subspecies lamprotis
Flame-faced Tanager Tangara parzudakii Seen below Wayquecha
Spotted Tanager Tangara punctata Seen in the Cock of the Rock Lodge garden
Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola Common around the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Golden-naped Tanager Tangara ruficervix Seen around Puente Ruinas below Machu Picchu
Blue-necked Tanager Tangara cyanicollis Common on the lowest parts of the Manu Road, including the Cock of the Rock Lodge. The whole head is blue.
Beryl-spangled Tanager Tangara nigroviridis Seen at Rocotal above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Blue-and-black Tanager Tangara vassorii Seen below Wayquecha
Silver-backed Tanager Tangara viridicollis Seen at Puente Ruinas
Swallow Tanager Tersina viridis Seen below the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Black-faced Dacnis Dacnis lineata Seen below the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana Seen in the lowlands
Purple Honeycreeper Cyanerpes caeruleus Seen in the lowlands
Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza Seen at Villa Carmen
Golden-collared Honeycreeper Iridophanes pulcherrimus Seen above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Cinereous Conebill Conirostrum cinereum Seen at Lomas de Lachay, the subspecies littorale, and also the nominate subspecies cinereum at Huacarpay Lake
Blue-backed Conebill Conirostrum sitticolor Seen at Pillahuata
White-browed Conebill Conirostrum ferrugineiventre Good views of one bird at Acjanaco
Capped Conebill Conirostrum albifrons Seen along the Machu Picchu railway not far from Puente Ruinas
Rusty Flowerpiercer Diglossa sittoides Seen at the gardens of the Pakaritampu hotel
Black-throated Flowerpiercer Diglossa brunneiventris Seen at the gardens of the Pakaritampu hotel
Moustached Flowerpiercer Diglossa mystacalis Seen below Acjanaco. Here the subspecies albilinea
Golden-eyed Flowerpiercer Diglossa glauca Seen above the Cock of the Rock Lodge
Masked Flowerpiercer Diglossa cyanea Common around Wayquecha
Peruvian Sierra Finch Phrygilus punensis Seen on the way to Paucartambo
Mourning Sierra Finch Phrygilus fruticeti A few along the upper parts of the Santa Eulalia Road
Plumbeous Sierra Finch Phrygilus unicolor Seen at Marcapomacocha
Ash-breasted Sierra Finch Phrygilus plebejus Seen on the way to Paucartambo
Band-tailed Sierra Finch Phrygilus alaudinus Seen at the Lomas de Lachay entrance
White-winged Diuca Finch Diuca speculifera Great views in Marcapomacocha
Great Inca Finch (E) Incaspiza pulchra A family was seen well along the Santa Eulalia Road. There are five species in this genus, all endemic to Peru.
Collared Warbling Finch Poospiza hispaniolensis Seen along the Santa Eulalia Road. A near-endemic species
Greenish Yellow Finch Sicalis olivascens A flock was seen along the Santa Eulalia Road.
Bright-rumped Yellow Finch Sicalis uropigyalis Nice views at higher elevations
Raimondi’s Yellow Finch (E) Sicalis raimondii Splendid views of this seldom-seen nomadic species along the main track at Lomas de Lachay. We had the chance to have scope views of at least 100+ birds feeding on the ground. Named after Antonio Raimondi, a 19th century Italian naturalist, collector and explorer
Grassland Yellow Finch Sicalis luteola Two birds flying over the reeds
Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola Seen around Puerto Maldonado
Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina Seen along the coast south of Lima
Double-collared Seedeater Sporophila caerulescens Seen around Puerto Maldonado
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater Sporophila castaneiventris Seen at Pilcopata on the lowest and deforested parts of the Manu Road
Chestnut-throated Seedeater Sporophila telasco A few females were seen along the coast south of Lima.
Chestnut-bellied Seed Finch Oryzoborus angolensis Seen at Pilcopata
Band-tailed Seedeater Catamenia analis Common around Huacarpay Lake
Plain-colored Seedeater Catamenia inornata Seen below Acjanaco
Tooth-billed Tanager Piranga lutea A few sightings around Aguas Calientes
Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus A bully at the Cock of the Rock Lodge fruit feeders
Greyish Saltator Saltator coerulescens Seen in the lowlands
Golden-billed Saltator Saltator aurantiirostris Seen around Huacarpay Lake
Golden Grosbeak Pheucticus chrysogaster Several sightings in the Andes