JUJUY (Compass)

00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 

Protected/registered status 

Best Time for visit (4th August, 2005)


Birding Site Guide

This area is just 13km North of Jujuy and easily reached from by public bus. Take the 11A Rio Branco bus which goes almost all the way to the park boundary. It leaves every hour just 1 block from the bus terminal in Jujuy. The 11D Rio Branco bus goes past the junction just before the bridge over the Rio Yala. From here it is about 3km to a bridge iver the river and a further 2km to the park boundary. The birding is OK on the way with gardens of big houses for most of the way. I saw Tucuman Parrots in trees high up the bank before the bridge. Just before the park boundary is a steep bank down to the fast-flowing river where I saw Torrent Duck and Rufous-throated Dipper. Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet was seen in trees by the road before this and Sooty Tyrannulet at the river near the main road. I saw 37 species including lifer. 

Species seen 

  • Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  • Torrent Duck Merganetta armata
  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • Roadside Hawk ? Buteo magnirostris
  • Rock Dove Columba livia Introduced
  • Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata
  • White-faced Dove ? Leptotila megalura
  • Burrowing Parrot Cyanoliseus patagonus
  • Tucuman Parrot Amazona tucumana
  • White-bellied Hummingbird Leucippus chionogaster
  • Red-tailed Comet Sappho sparganura
  • Gray-flanked Cinclodes Cinclodes oustaleti
  • Rufous Hornero Furnarius rufus
  • Stripe-crowned Spinetail Cranioleuca pyrrhophia
  • Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla rufosuperciliata
  • Mouse-colored Tyrannulet Phaeomyias murina
  • Sooty Tyrannulet Serpophaga nigricans
  • Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  • Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Blue-and-white Swallow Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
  • Rufous-throated Dipper Cinclus schulzi Vulnerable
  • Chiguanco Thrush Turdus chiguanco
  • Rufous-bellied Thrush Turdus rufiventris
  • Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi
  • Brown-capped Redstart Myioborus brunniceps
  • Common Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus ophthalmicus
  • Sayaca Tanager Thraupis sayaca
  • Rusty-browed Warbling-Finch Poospiza erythrophrys
  • Ringed Warbling-Finch Poospiza torquata
  • Band-tailed Seedeater Catamenia analis
  • Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola
  • Saffron-billed Sparrow Arremon flavirostris
  • Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
  • Golden-billed Saltator Saltator aurantiirostris
  • Hooded Siskin Carduelis magellanica
  • House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced

Other Fauna 

A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse