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NORTHERN ANDES BIRDING TOUR

Target Birds List

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BIRDING TOUR
ANY TIME*

Duration:12 days, 11 nights
Group Size:2-8
Anytime Price:$4225
Group Price:$3650
Single Suppl:$400
Est #Species:375-450
Pace:Easy/Moderate
Difficulty:Easy/Moderate
* This tour is available for any dates of your choosing provided guide services and accommodations are available.

List of target birds for this tour broken down by locations we visit. Target birds are those we can see only at one or two sites or are range-restricted, endemic, or near endemic in the country. Chances of seeing each bird as indicated in the table are based on the site where we have the best chance and may not be equally good everywhere. A separate target list can be viewed for each location by clicking its sidebar link.*

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1Andean GuanPenelope montagniiGU,SIOS
2Dark-backed Wood-QuailOdontophorus melanonotusPZSS
3Silvery GrebePodiceps occipitalisPPSS
4Rufous-bellied NighthawkLurocalis rufiventrisSIAS
5Swallow-tailed NightjarUropsalis segmentataLROS
6Lyre-tailed NightjarUropsalis lyraSISS
7OilbirdSteatornis caripensisOBCAS
8White-chested SwiftCypseloides lemosiSIOS
9Gorgeted SunangelHeliangelus strophianusBVAS
10Tourmaline SunangelHeliangelus exortisGUAS
11Ecuadorian HillstarOreotrochilus chimborazoPPUS
12Mountain AvocetbillOpisthoprora eurypteraGUOS
13Black-tailed TrainbearerLesbia victoriaePPUS
14Blue-mantled ThornbillChalcostigma stanleyiPPSS
15Viridian MetaltailMetallura williamiPPOS
16Glowing PufflegEriocnemis vestitaGUSS
17Golden-breasted PufflegEriocnemis mosqueraGUOS
18Emerald-bellied PufflegEriocnemis alineSIRS
19Shining SunbeamAglaeactis cupripennisPP,WPUS
20Bronzy IncaCoeligena coeligenaSIUS
21Mountain VelvetbreastLafresnaya lafresnayiGUAS
22Sword-billed HummingbirdEnsifera ensiferaGUAS
23Velvet-purple CoronetBoissonneaua jardiniPZUS
24Giant HummingbirdPatagona gigasPPUS
25Gorgeted WoodstarChaetocercus heliodorGUAS
26Western EmeraldChlorostilbon melanorhynchusTBLAS
27Purple-chested HummingbirdAmazilia rosenbergiRSSS
28Andean Coot
(Slate-colored Coot)
Fulica ardesiacaPPSS
29Andean CondorVultur gryphusPPOS
30Semicollared HawkAccipiter collarisTBLOS
31Plumbeous HawkCryptoleucopteryx plumbeaRSOS
32Cloud-forest Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium nubicolaTBLOS
33Golden-headed QuetzalPharomachrus auricepsPZSS
34Crested QuetzalPharomachrus antisianusSISS
35Choco Trogon
(Blue-tailed Trogon)
Trogon comptusMBS,RSUS
36Barred PuffbirdNystalus radiatusMBS,RSSS
37Toucan BarbetSemnornis ramphastinusBV,PZ,TBLUS
38Southern Emerald-ToucanetAulacorhynchus albivittaSISS
39Plate-billed Mountain-ToucanAndigena laminirostrisBVUS
40Black-billed Mountain-ToucanAndigena nigrirostrisSIOS
41Choco ToucanRamphastos brevisMBS,RSUS
42Scarlet-backed WoodpeckerDryobates callonotusRSSS
43Yellow-vented WoodpeckerDryobates dignusSIOS
44Bar-bellied WoodpeckerDryobates nigricepsWPOS
45Bicolored AntvireoDysithamnus occidentalisSIRS
46Streak-headed AntbirdDrymophila striaticepsSI,TBLUS
47Esmeraldas AntbirdSipia nigricaudaMBSOS
48Stub-tailed AntbirdSipia berlepschiRSOS
49Giant AntpittaGrallaria giganteaPZUS
50Moustached AntpittaGrallaria alleniPZOS
51Chestnut-crowned AntpittaGrallaria ruficapillaSIAS
52Yellow-breasted AntpittaGrallaria flavotinctaPZUS
53White-bellied AntpittaGrallaria hypoleucaSIUS
54Tawny AntpittaGrallaria quitensisPP,WPUS
55Ochre-breasted AntpittaGrallaricula flavirostrisPZ,TBLUS
56Slate-crowned AntpittaGrallaricula nanaSIOS
57Ash-colored TapaculoMyornis senilisSIOS
58Long-tailed TapaculoScytalopus micropterusSIOS
59Nariño TapaculoScytalopus viciniorTBLOS
60Spillmann's TapaculoScytalopus spillmanniSI,WPOS
61Black-headed AntthrushFormicarius nigricapillusRSOS
62Barred AntthrushChamaeza mollissimaSIRS
63Rusty-winged BarbtailPremnornis guttuligerBV,SI,TBLUS
64Streak-capped TreehunterThripadectes virgaticepsPZ,SI,TBLSS
65Andean Tit-SpinetailLeptasthenura andicolaPPAS
66Many-striped CanasteroAsthenes flammulataPPSS
67White-chinned ThistletailAsthenes fuliginosaPPAS
68White-throated TyrannuletMecocerculus leucophrysWPSS
69Sulphur-bellied TyrannuletMecocerculus minorSIUS
70Agile Tit-TyrantUromyias agilisWPUS
71Rufous-breasted FlycatcherLeptopogon rufipectusSIUS
72Variegated Bristle-TyrantPhylloscartes poecilotisSIOS
73Ashy-headed TyrannuletPhyllomyias cinereicepsSI,TBLSS
74Yellow-margined FlycatcherTolmomyias assimilisRSSS
75Handsome FlycatcherNephelomyias pulcherSISS
76Tawny-breasted FlycatcherMyiobius villosusMBSSS
77Red-rumped Bush-TyrantCnemarchus erythropygiusPPOS
78Brown-backed Chat-TyrantOchthoeca fumicolorPPUS
79Pale-edged FlycatcherMyiarchus cephalotesSIUS
80Lemon-browed FlycatcherConopias cinchonetiLRSS
81Green-and-black FruiteaterPipreola riefferiiBV,SISS
82Black-chested FruiteaterPipreola lubomirskiiSIOS
83Red-crested CotingaAmpelion rubrocristatusPPSS
84Andean Cock-of-the-rockRupicola peruvianusPZAS
85Dusky PihaLipaugus fuscocinereusGUOS
86Club-winged ManakinMachaeropterus deliciosusMBS,RSUS
87Black-billed PeppershrikeCyclarhis nigrirostrisGU,SIUS
88Beautiful JayCyanolyca pulchraTBLSS
89Pale-footed SwallowOrochelidon flavipesSIOS
90Gray-mantled WrenOdontorchilus branickiiLROS
91Stripe-throated WrenCantorchilus leucopogonRSOS
92Sharpe's WrenCinnycerthia olivascensSISS
93Slate-throated GnatcatcherPolioptila schistaceigulaRSOS
94Chestnut-breasted ChlorophoniaChlorophonia pyrrhophrysSIOS
95<Yellow-collared Chlorophonia>Chlorophonia flavirostrisMBSSS
96Orange-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia saturataRSOS
97Tanager FinchOreothraupis arremonopsBVRS
98Dusky ChlorospingusChlorospingus semifuscusBVUS
99White-rimmed BrushfinchAtlapetes leucopisSIOS
100Slaty BrushfinchAtlapetes schistaceusGUAS
101Northern Mountain Cacique**Cacicus leucoramphusSIUS
102Choco Warbler**Basileuterus chlorophrysMBSUS
103Citrine WarblerMyiothlypis luteoviridisSIOS
104Red-hooded TanagerPiranga rubricepsSIOS
105Ochre-breasted TanagerChlorothraupis stolzmanniMBS,RSSS
106Rufous-crested TanagerCreurgops verticalisSIOS
107Black-capped HemispingusKleinothraupis atropileusGUUS
108Oleaginous HemispingusSphenopsis frontalisSISS
109Black-eared HemispingusSphenopsis melanotisGU,SIUS
110Western Hemispingus**Sphenopsis ochraceusTBLSS
111Moss-backed TanagerBangsia edwardsiMBSSS
112Hooded Mountain-TanagerButhraupis montanaGUSS
113Glistening-green TanagerChlorochrysa phoenicotisMBSSS
114Orange-eared TanagerChlorochrysa calliparaeaLRSS
115Rufous-throated TanagerIxothraupis rufigulaMBSSS
116Black-capped TanagerTangara heineiSI,TBLSS
117Gray-and-gold TanagerTangara palmeriMBS,RSOS
118Rufous-winged TanagerTangara laviniaRSSS
119Golden-eared TanagerTangara chrysotisLROS
120Saffron-crowned TanagerTangara xanthocephalaSIUS
121Blue-whiskered TanagerTangara johannaeRSSS
122Yellow-tufted Dacnis**Dacnis egregiaRSSS
123Scarlet-breasted DacnisDacnis berlepschiRSOS
124Golden-collared HoneycreeperIridophanes pulcherrimusSIOS
125Scarlet-browed TanagerHeterospingus xanthopygiusRSOS
126Giant ConebillConirostrum binghamiPPSS
127Cinereous ConebillConirostrum cinereumPPUS
128Black FlowerpiercerDiglossa humeralisPP,WPUS
129Deep-blue FlowerpiercerDiglossa glaucaLRSS
130Black-backed Bush TanagerUrothraupis stolzmanniWPOS
131Plumbeous Sierra-FinchGeospizopsis unicolorPPUS
132Ash-breasted Sierra-FinchGeospizopsis plebejusPPOS
133Gray-hooded Bush TanagerCnemoscopus rubrirostrisGUUS
134Caqueta SeedeaterSporophila murallaeLRSS
135#Black-and-white Seedeater#Sporophila luctuosaLRSS
136Plain-colored SeedeaterCatamenia inornataPPSS
137Paramo SeedeaterCatamenia homochroaPPOS

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through September 2014 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
** Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.

ADDITIONAL INFO
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BIRDING LOCALES

 

PRESENCE CODES

//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental

LIKELIHOOD CODES

ASAlways Seen
USUsually Seen
SSSometimes Seen
OSOccasionally Seen
RSRarely Seen