November sightings

Long-tailed Potoo Nyctibius aethereus roosting on the Waterfall Trail (© Alan Martin)

November has been very hot and humid with a lot of rain, but this hasn’t stopped us seeing some great birds!

Highlights from around the reserve include: 2 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (new for REGUA), Muscovy Duck with 6, reducing to 4 chicks, Masked Duck, Rusty-margined Guan visiting the lodge feeders, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Rufous-thighed Kite, Crane Hawk, White-necked Hawk, 2 Crowned Eagles over the wetland, 2 American Kestrel, Rufous-sided Crake, 2 Giant Snipe at a new feeding site found by our guide Adilei, Solitary Sandpiper, Plain-breasted Ground-Dove, Blue Ground-Dove, Blue-winged Parrotlet, Blue-bellied Parrot, 6 Greater Ani, Striped Cuckoo, Tropical Screech-Owl, Black-capped Screech-Owl, Tawny-browed Owl, 2 Striped Owl, Long-tailed Potoo roosting on the Waterfall Trail (see photo), Common Potoo, Short-tailed Nighthawk, Pauraque, Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift, Reddish Hermit, Black-throated Mango still visiting the lodge feeders, White-chinned Sapphire, Black-throated Trogon, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Spot-billed and Saffron Toucanets, 6 Black-necked Aracari (new for REGUA), Chestnut-backed Antshrike showing on the nest, Spot-breasted and Plain Antvireos, Star-throated Antwren, 2 White-flanked Antwren in the lodge garden, Salvadori’s Antwren, Rufous-capped Antthrush, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper with young, Southern Antpipit, Greenish Elaenia, lots of Yellow Tyrannulets, White-rumped Monjita, good numbers of Piratic, Streaked and Fork-tailed Flycatchers, Pin-tailed Manakin, Greenish Schiffornis, Shrike-like Cotinga on the Elfin Forest Trail, Black-capped Donacobius, Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch, Lined Seedeater, Sooty Grassquit, Yellow-green Grosbeak, Purple-throated Euphonia at the lodge feeders, Chestnut-bellied Euphonia, and Blue-naped Chlorophonia.

The best mammal sighting was a Puma seen by one of our rangers! Other mammals seen include Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth, Greater Grison (see photo below) and Red-rumped Agouti.

Chestnut-bellied Euphonia Euphonia pectoralis(© Alan Martin)
Greater Grison Galictis vittata (© Leonardo Pimentel)