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TAPICHALACA RESERVE & LIST 
ECUADOR

LOJA/ZAMORA CHINCHIPE (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (February, 2006)

 

Birding Site Guide

This is an incredible reserve set up to protect the little remaining habitat for the Jocotoco Antpitta discovered by Ridgely and others in 1997/8. I was lucky enough to be there at the same time as some founding members of the Jocotoco Foundation including Ridgely Himself. The bird can be heard easily along the Jocotoco trail and seen with a little more difficulty. Playback is useful although the bird is fairly easy to immitate. Orange-banded Flycatcher was seen along the beginning of this trail. There are feeders around Casa Simpson where you stay (with Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Collared Inca, White-bellied Woodstar and Long-tailed Sylph) and an area good for mixed flocks further down the main road. Many species of antpitta and tapaculo can be heard in the area. I saw 82 species including 23 lifers 


Species seen


Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 

Flora 

Author: Charles Hesse

 

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