April bird sightings

Salvadori's Antwren <em>Myrmotherula minor</em> (&copy; Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)
Salvadori’s Antwren Myrmotherula minor (© Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)
Least Pygmy-Owl <em>Glaucidium minutissimum</em> (&copy; Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)
Least Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium minutissimum (© Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)

Birding highlights from around the reserve in April include:

4×4 Track to Casa Anibal: Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, Spot-breasted Antvireo, White-bibbed Antbird, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant, Grey-hooded Attila and Turquoise Tanager.

Elfin Forest Trail: Mantled Hawk, Blue-bellied Parrot, Least Pygmy-Owl, Buff-bellied Puffbird, Giant Antshrike, Salvadori’s Antwren (now regularly seen on the reserve), Ferruginous Antbird, Ochre-rumped Antbird and Large-headed Flatbill.

São José Trail: Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle, Least Pygmy-Owl, Saw-billed Hermit, Rufous-capped Motmot, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Spot-billed Toucanet, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Woodpecker, Spot-backed Antshrike, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, Spot-breasted Antvireo, Ferruginous Antbird, Scaled Antbird, Streak-capped Antwren, White-bibbed Antbird, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, Plain-winged Woodcreeper, Lesser Woodcreeper, Black-billed Scythebill, Black-capped Foliage-gleaner, Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner, White-eyed Foliage-gleaner, Plain Xenops, Streaked Xenops, Eared Pygmy-Tyrant, White-throated Spadebill, Greyish Mourner, Large-headed Flatbill, Grey-hooded Attila and White-necked Thrush.

Collared Forest-Falcon <em>Micrastur semitorquatus</em> (&copy; Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)
Collared Forest-Falcon Micrastur semitorquatus (© Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)

Waterfall Trail: Black Hawk-Eagle, Tawny-browed Owl, Rufous-capped Motmot, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Unicoloured Antwren and Slaty Bristlefront.

Wetland and adjacent trails: Muscovy Duck, Masked Duck, Rusty-margined Guan, Capped Heron, Collared Forest-Falcon, Grey-fronted Dove, Orange-winged Parrot, Tropical Screech-Owl, Tawny-browed Owl, Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Reddish Hermit, Violet-capped Woodnymph, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Channel-billed Toucan, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, White-flanked Antwren, Unicoloured Antwren, Rufous-winged Antwren, Scaled Antbird, Streak-capped Antwren, White-bibbed Antbird, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Plain Xenops, Grey-hooded Flycatcher, Sepia-capped Flycatcher, Southern Antpipit, Greenish Elaenia, Yellow-breasted Flycatcher, Euler’s Flycatcher, Greyish Mourner, Moustached Wren, Long-billed Wren, Ruby-crowned Tanager, Black-legged Dacnis, Red-legged Honeycreeper, Red-rumped Cacique and Blue-naped Chlorophonia.