There have been some excellent bird sightings in April and May, including yet another new bird for the reserve – Fork-tailed Tody-Tyrant.
Elfin Forest Trail: Least Pygmy-Owl, Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Dusky-throated Hermit, Brazilian Ruby, Buff-bellied Puffbird, Saffron Toucanet, Giant Antshrike, Tufted Antshrike, White-bearded Antshrike, Ferruginous Antbird, White-bibbed Antbird, Slaty Bristlefront, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, Black-billed Scythebill, White-browed Foliage-gleaner, Ochre-breasted Foliage-gleaner, Black-capped Foliage-gleaner, Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner, Pale-browed Treehunter, Fork-tailed Tody-Tyrant (another REGUA first – see here), Oustalet’s Tyrannulet, Large-headed Flatbill, Shrike-like Cotinga, Rufous-crowned Greenlet and Brown Tanager.
Onofre Cunha Trail: Giant Snipe, Mottled Owl and Black-banded Owl.
Waldenoor and Veludo Trail: Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Plain Parakeet, Saffron Toucanet, Yellow-fronted Woodpecker, Blond-crested Woodpecker, Scaled Woodcreeper, Sharpbill, Green-backed Becard, Chestnut-crowned Becard, White-winged Becard and Yellow-green Grosbeak.
Waterfall Trail: White-necked Hawk, Saw-billed Hermit, Reddish Hermit, Surucua Trogon, Rufous-capped Motmot, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Spot-billed Toucanet, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Woodpecker, Blond-crested Woodpecker, Spot-backed Antshrike, Spot-breasted Antvireo, Unicoloured Antwren, Rufous-winged Antwren, Scaled Antbird, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, White-throated Woodcreeper, Spix’s Spinetail, Ochre-breasted Foliage-gleaner, Black-capped Foliage-gleaner, Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner, White-eyed Foliage-gleaner, Plain Xenops, Southern Antpipit, Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant, Greyish Mourner, Large-headed Flatbill, Grey-hooded Attila, Pin-tailed Manakin, White-thighed Swallow, Rufous-headed Tanager and Black-throated Grosbeak.
Wetland, adjacent forest trails and lodge garden: Tataupa Tinamou, Rusty-margined Guan, Anhinga, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Capped Heron, Harris’ Hawk, Laughing Falcon, Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail, Russet-crowned Crake, Rufous-sided Crake, Ash-throated Crake, Blackish Rail, Pale-vented Pigeon, Blue-winged Parrotlet, Orange-winged Parrot, Striped Cuckoo, Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Saw-billed Hermit (now coming to the lodge feeders), Rufous-breasted Hermit, Reddish Hermit, White-chinned Sapphire, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Crescent-chested Puffbird, White Woodpecker, Blond-crested Woodpecker, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, White-flanked Antwren, White-bibbed Antbird, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Wing-banded Hornero, Southern Antpipit, Yellow-breasted Flycatcher, Bran-coloured Flycatcher, Euler’s Flycatcher, Fuscous Flycatcher, Lemon-chested Greenlet, Moustached Wren, Long-billed Wren, Black-capped Donacobius, Hooded Tanager, Swallow-Tanager, Black-legged Dacnis, Red-legged Honeycreeper and Pileated Finch.