JUJUY (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 

Protected/registered status 

Best Time for visit (5th August, 2005)


Birding Site Guide

The Calilegua National Park can be reached fairly easy from Jujuy or Salta. There is only 1 local bus a day leaving Libertador San Martin for Valle Grande passing the park entrance. This leaves at 8am so I had to leave Jujuy at 5:30am. Buses from Jujuy to Libertador are very frequent. The park is 10km along a gravel road from the main road near Libertador. It would also be possible to hitch or get a taxi. There are several trails within the park of various distances and difficulties. I saw Red-faced Guans on the very short trail number 2, White-throated Antpitta on number 3 and Short-tailed Hawk along 4 which is the longest and follows a rocky river bed along. Great Rufous Woodcreeper was seen just across from the Guardaparque. I saw 43 species including lifer. 

Species seen 

  • Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  • Buff-necked Ibis Theristicus caudatus
  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris
  • Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus
  • Southern Caracara Caracara plancus
  • Red-faced Guan Penelope dabbenei
  • Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis
  • Planalto Hermit Phaethornis pretrei
  • White-chinned Sapphire ? Hylocharis cyanus
  • White-bellied Hummingbird Leucippus chionogaster
  • Speckled Hummingbird ? Adelomyia melanogenys
  • Blue-capped Puffleg Eriocnemis glaucopoides
  • Red-tailed Comet Sappho sparganura
  • Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
  • Toco Toucan h Ramphastos toco
  • White-barred Piculet Picumnus cirratus
  • Bar-winged Cinclodes ? Cinclodes fuscus
  • Azara's Spinetail Synallaxis azarae
  • Stripe-crowned Spinetail Cranioleuca pyrrhophia
  • Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla rufosuperciliata
  • Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus
  • Great Rufous Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes major
  • Variable Antshrike Thamnophilus caerulescens
  • White-throated Antpitta Grallaria albigula
  • Highland Elaenia ? Elaenia obscura
  • Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet Phylloscartes ventralis
  • Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum plumbeiceps
  • Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  • Andean Tyrant ? Knipolegus signatus
  • Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
  • Rufous-bellied Thrush Turdus rufiventris
  • Plush-crested Jay Cyanocorax chrysops
  • Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi
  • Brown-capped Redstart Myioborus brunniceps
  • Two-banded Warbler Basileuterus bivittatus
  • Common Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus ophthalmicus
  • Rusty-browed Warbling-Finch Poospiza erythrophrys
  • Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola
  • Saffron-billed Sparrow Arremon flavirostris
  • Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis

Other Fauna

A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse