Recent sightings

Bird sightings from around the reserve in September and October include:

4×4 Track to Casa Anibal: Brown Tinamou, Variable Screech-Owl (first record for this trail), Frilled Coquette, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Channel-billed Toucan, Spot-billed Toucanet, Yellow-fronted Woodpecker, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Woodpecker (the race found here, P. f. erythropis, actually has a red throat – see photo), Blond-crested Woodpecker, Spot-backed Antshrike, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, Spot-breasted Antvireo, White-bibbed Antbird, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Slaty Bristlefront, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, Plain-winged, White-throated and Lesser Woodcreepers, Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant, Eared Pygmy-Tyrant, Greyish Mourner, Grey-hooded Attila, Eastern Striped Manakin and Turquoise Tanager.

Yellow-throated Woodpecker Piculus flavigula (© Ken Copleston)

Elfin Forest Trail: Black Hawk-Eagle, Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle, Blue-bellied Parrot, Least Pygmy-Owl, Buff-bellied Puffbird, Salvadori’s Antwren, Rufous-capped Antthrush, Short-tailed Antthrush, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser and Shrike-like Cotinga.

Waldenoor: Mantled Hawk, White-eared Puffbird, Slaty Bristlefront, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, Blue Manakin, Green-backed, Chestnut-crowned and Crested Becards and Rufous-headed Tanager.

Waterfall Trail: White-necked Hawk, Blue-bellied Parrot, Variable Screech-Owl (at the usual roost site), Saw-billed Hermit, Reddish Hermit, Rufous-capped Motmot, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Spot-billed Toucanet, Star-throated, White-flanked (including one a ringed/banded bird), Unicoloured, Rufous-winged and Streak-capped Antwrens, Scaled Antbird, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Slaty Bristlefront, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, Black-capped and White-eyed Foliage-gleaners, Southern Antpipit, Grey-hooded Attila, Pin-tailed Manakin, Thrush-like Schiffornis, White-thighed Swallow, White-necked Thrush and Yellow-green Grosbeak.

Wetland and adjacent forest trails: Tataupa Tinamou, Muscovy Duck (with six young), up to 25 Masked Duck, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Capped Heron, Whistling Heron, Osprey, Grey-headed, Snail and Plumbeous Kites, Bicoloured, White-necked and Short-tailed Hawks, Laughing and Aplomado Falcons, Limpkin, Rufous-sided Crake, Ash-throated Crake, Giant Snipe, Solitary Sandpiper, Blue Ground-Dove, Blue-winged Parrotlet, Scaly-headed Parrot, Dark-billed Cuckoo, Greater Ani, Striped Cuckoo (including a juvenile being feed by Yellow-chinned Spinetails), Barn Owl, Tropical Screech-Owl, Tawny-browed Owl, Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Striped Owl, Common Potoo (an adult with a chick), Short-tailed Nighthawk, Pauraque, Spot-tailed Nightjar, Scissor-tailed Nightjar, Reddish Hermit, White-chinned Sapphire, Rufous-capped Motmot, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Channel-billed Toucan, White-barred Piculet, White, Yellow-eared and Blond-crested Woodpeckers, Rufous-capped Antshrike (new for REGUA), Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, White-flanked and Unicoloured Antwrens, Scaled and White-bibbed Antbirds, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Southern Antpipit, Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant, Ochre-faced, Yellow-lored and Common Tody-Flycatchers, Greenish Elaenia, Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Whiskered Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Tyrant, Lemon-chested Greenlet, Moustached Wren, Long-billed Wren, Black-capped Donacobius, Hooded, Flame-crested, Brazilian and Yellow-backed Tanagers, Red-legged Honeycreeper, Chestnut-vented Conebill and Pileated Finch.

Capybara <em>Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris</em> (&copy; Leonardo Pimentel)
Capybara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (© Leonardo Pimentel)

Elsewhere on the reserve, Russet-winged Spadebill have been showing on the Grey Trail and Rusty-margined Guans have been visiting the lodge feeders. Hummers at the lodge feeders have included Rufous-breasted Hermit, Swallow-tailed Hummingbird, Black Jacobin, Violet-capped Woodnymph, Glittering-throated Emerald and Amethyst Woodstar, and a Black-throated Mango also put in a appearance. Lastly, on the Onofre Cunha land, 6 Black-necked Aracari were seen – a new species for the reserve!

Mammal sightings include Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth, Greater Grison and good numbers of Capybara, and we have also found prints of Margay and Paca at the new wetland.