March sightings

Black-legged Dacnis <em>Dacnis nigripes</em> (&copy; Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)
Black-legged Dacnis Dacnis nigripes (© Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)

Highlights of bird sightings around the reserve in March include:

4×4 Track to Casa Anibal: White-necked Hawk, Yellow-fronted Woodpecker, Variegated Antpitta and Slaty Bristlefront.

Elfin Forest Trail: Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle, Salvadori’s Antwren and Russet-winged Spadebill.

São José Trail: White-bibbed Antbird, Plain-winged Woodcreeper, White-throated Woodcreeper, Lesser Woodcreeper, Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper, Southern Antpipit, Greyish Mourner and 2 Shrike-like Cotinga.

Waldenoor: Mantled Hawk and Yellow-fronted Woodpecker.

Waterfall Trail: Buff-bellied Puffbird, Giant Antshrike, Rufous-capped Antthrush, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, Scaled Woodcreeper, Southern Antpipit, Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant and Azure-shouldered Tanager.

Wetland and adjacent trails: Tataupa Tinamou, Masked Duck, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Whistling Heron, Collared Forest-Falcon, Limpkin, Blackish Rail, White-eyed Parakeet (a flock visiting the Lodge garden), Blue-winged Parrotlet, Orange-winged Parrot, Tropical Screech-Owl, Pauraque, Tufted Antshrike, a pair of Black-legged Dacnis feeding young, Sooty Grassquit and Pileated Finch.