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Best Time for visit (21st June, 2005)


Birding Site Guide

We visited this area to find the Yellow-browed Woodpecker which we did. The site mentioned in the Wheatly guide was easily reached. We used the large town of Obera as a base where there were many places to stay and eat and regular buses toward Posadas which can drop you off at the site. From Obera it was only about 15 minutes in the bus where you ask to get off at ****. From the bridge bird both sides of the river along the main track perpendicular from the road and small tracks leading off from it. I saw the woodpecker in a mixed flock just a few hundred metres along. I saw species 43 including 5 lifers.

Species seen 

  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris
  • Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail Aramides saracura
  • Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis
  • White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
  • Scaly-headed Parrot Pionus maximiliani
  • Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana
  • Surucua Trogon Trogon surrucura
  • Ochre-collared Piculet Picumnus temminckii
  • White-spotted Woodpecker Veniliornis spilogaster
  • Yellow-browed Woodpecker Piculus aurulentus Near-threatened
  • Chicli Spinetail Synallaxis spixi
  • Rufous-capped Spinetail Synallaxis ruficapilla
  • Sharp-billed Treehunter ? Heliobletus contaminatus
  • Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla rufosuperciliata
  • Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner ? Philydor rufus
  • Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus
  • Planalto Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes platyrostris
  • Variable Antshrike Thamnophilus caerulescens
  • Plain Antvireo Dysithamnus mentalis
  • Yellow Tyrannulet Capsiempis flaveola
  • White-crested Tyrannulet Serpophaga subcristata
  • Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Chalk-browed Mockingbird Mimus saturninus
  • Rufous-bellied Thrush Turdus rufiventris
  • Pale-breasted Thrush Turdus leucomelas
  • Plush-crested Jay Cyanocorax chrysops
  • Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis
  • Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi
  • Golden-crowned Warbler Basileuterus culicivorus
  • White-rimmed Warbler Basileuterus leucoblepharus
  • Chestnut-vented Conebill Conirostrum speciosum
  • Chestnut-headed Tanager Pyrrhocoma ruficeps
  • Guira Tanager Hemithraupis guira
  • Ruby-crowned Tanager ? Tachyphonus coronatus
  • White-lined Tanager Tachyphonus rufus
  • Black-goggled Tanager Trichothraupis melanops
  • Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota
  • Red-crested Finch Coryphospingus cucullatus
  • Red-rumped Warbling-Finch Poospiza lateralis
  • Blackish-blue Seedeater ? Amaurospiza moesta Near-threatened
  • Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
  • Green-winged Saltator Saltator similis
  • Glaucous-blue Grosbeak Cyanoloxia glaucocaerulea
  • Red-rumped Cacique Cacicus haemorrhous
  • Golden-winged Cacique Cacicus chrysopterus

Other Fauna 

A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse