Birds new for REGUA in 2008

2008 turned out to be an excellent year for new birds at REGUA. 10 new species for the reserve were recorded – Little Blue Heron, Crowned Eagle, a storm-blown South American Tern at the wetland, a vagrant Greenish Elaenia, Small-billed Elaenia, Swainson’s Flycatcher, Thrush-like Schiffornis, Eastern Slaty Thrush, Magpie Tanager and a pair of nest-building Golden-rumped Euphonias. With a bird list now standing at 436 species, REGUA has possibly the highest bird diversity of any site in the Atlantic Forest. Hopefully 2009 will see even more new species added!

South American Tern <em>Sterna hirundinacea</em> (&copy; Dave Collins)
South American Tern Sterna hirundinacea (© Dave Collins)
Magpie Tanager <em>Cissopis leverianus </em> (&copy; Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)
Magpie Tanager Cissopis leverianus (© Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)