March sightings

Southern Antpipit <em>Corythopis delalandi</em> (&copy; Alan Martin)
Southern Antpipit Corythopis delalandi (© Alan Martin)
Masked Duck <em>Nomonyx dominicus</em> at the wetland (&copy; Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)
Masked Duck Nomonyx dominicus at the wetland (© Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)
Yellow Tyrannulet <em>Capsiempis flaveola</em> (&copy; Leonardo Pimentel)
Yellow Tyrannulet Capsiempis flaveola (© Leonardo Pimentel)
Red-legged Honeycreeper <em>Cyanerpes cyaneus</em> in the lodge garden (© Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)
Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus in the lodge garden (© Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)
Southern Tamandua <em>Tamandua tetradactyla</em> in the lodge garden (&copy; Leonardo Pimentel)
Southern Tamandua Tamandua tetradactyla in the lodge garden (© Leonardo Pimentel)

Some interesting sightings this month, including Snail Kite, Brown-backed Parrotlet, very low records of Blue-bellied Parrot, Plumbeous Pigeon and Green-chinned Euphonia around the wetland and one of the few records of Lineated Woodpecker on the reserve! Highlights from some of the trails include:

4×4 Track to Casa Anibal: Rusty-margined Guan, Saw-billed Hermit, Surucua Trogon, Black-throated Trogon, Rufous-capped Motmot, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Channel-billed Toucan, Yellow-fronted Woodpecker, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Woodpecker, Spot-backed Antshrike, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, Spot-breasted Antvireo, Unicoloured Antwren, Rufous-winged Antwren, Scaled Antbird, White-bibbed Antbird, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Slaty Bristlefront, Eared Pygmy-Tyrant, Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher, Long-tailed Tyrant, Brazilian Tanager, Red-necked Tanager, Rufous-headed Tanager and Yellow-green Grosbeak.

Onofre Cunha Trail: White-necked Hawk, Limpkin, Tawny-browed Owl, Saw-billed Hermit, Reddish Hermit, White-chinned Sapphire, Rufous-capped Motmot, Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant and Long-billed Wren. Unfortunately, Giant Snipe, Mottled Owl and Black-banded Owl were just heard this month.

Waldenoor: Mantled Hawk, Black Hawk-Eagle, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Plain Parakeet, Brown-backed Parrotlet, Scaly-headed Parrot, Frilled Coquette, Rufous-capped Motmot, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, White-eared Puffbird, Channel-billed Toucan, Spot-billed Toucanet, Saffron Toucanet, Yellow-fronted Woodpecker, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Woodpecker, Blond-crested Woodpecker, Lineated Woodpecker, Spot-breasted Antvireo, Plain Antvireo, Star-throated Antwren, Scaled Woodcreeper, Sharpbill, Black-crowned Tityra, Black-tailed Tityra, Green-backed, Chestnut-crowned, White-winged and Crested Becards, Azure-shouldered Tanager, Golden-chevroned Tanager, Brassy-breasted Tanager and Yellow-backed Tanager.

Waterfall Trail: White-necked Hawk, Black Hawk-Eagle, Long-tailed Potoo, Saw-billed Hermit, Reddish Hermit, Surucua Trogon, Rufous-capped Motmot, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Spot-billed Toucanet, Saffron Toucanet, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Woodpecker, Blond-crested Woodpecker, Spot-backed Antshrike, Unicoloured Antwren, Scaled Antbird, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Rufous-capped Antthrush, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, White-throated Woodcreeper, Spix’s Spinetail, Ochre-breasted, Black-capped, Buff-fronted and White-eyed Foliage-gleaners, Plain Xenops, Southern Antpipit, Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant, Russet-winged Spadebill, Greyish Mourner, Large-headed Flatbill, Grey-hooded Attila, Pin-tailed Manakin, Thrush-like Schiffornis, White-thighed Swallow, Red-crowned Ant-Tanager, White-bellied Tanager, Rufous-headed Tanager and Black-throated Grosbeak.

Wetland, adjacent forest trails and lodge garden: Tataupa Tinamou, 12+ Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Masked Duck, Rusty-margined Guan, Anhinga, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Capped Heron, Snail Kite, Harris’ Hawk, Laughing Falcon, Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail, Russet-crowned Crake, Rufous-sided Crake, Ash-throated Crake, Blackish Rail, South American Snipe, Scaled Dove, Blue Ground-Dove, Pale-vented Pigeon, Plumbeous Pigeon (very low altitude for this species), Maroon-bellied Parakeet (including 50+ daily in the garden), Blue-winged Parrotlet, Orange-winged Parrot, 2 Blue-bellied Parrot, Striped Cuckoo, Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Striped Owl, Biscutate Swift, Rufous-breasted Hermit, Reddish Hermit, White-chinned Sapphire (including birds now coming to the lodge garden), Crescent-chested Puffbird, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, White Woodpecker, Blond-crested Woodpecker, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, White-flanked Antwren, White-bibbed Antbird, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Wing-banded Hornero, Southern Antpipit, Yellow Tyrannulet, Yellow-breasted Flycatcher, Bran-coloured Flycatcher, Euler’s Flycatcher, Fuscous Flycatcher, Lemon-chested Greenlet, Moustached Wren, Long-billed Wren, Black-capped Donacobius, Hooded Tanager, 8+ Swallow-Tanager, 3+ Black-legged Dacnis, 6+ Red-legged Honeycreeper in the lodge garden, Lined Seedeater, Pileated Finch and 3 immature Green-chinned Euphonia by the REGUA conservation centre.

Finally, mammal sightings have included a good number of Brown-throated Three-toed Sloths and this fantastic Southern Tamandua wandering around the lodge garden.