Region (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (25th February, 2006)


Birding Site Guide

This small reserve belonging to the American biologist Harold Greeney is next to the more famous Cabañas San Isidro where there is an undescribed species of owl. One can pay to enter Cabañas San Isidro or stay for the night although it is quite expensive. There are also a couple of trails along the road leading to Yana Yaca which go through CSI property. These may or maynot be free. Birding along the road also seems to be good. Greeney runs a biological station there where biologists pay $15 a night to come and stay. I saw 29 species including 5 lifers 

Species seen 

  • Torrent Duck Merganetta armata Seen on way
  • Yellow-billed Pintail Anas georgica Seen on way
  • Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris
  • Andean Gull Larus serranus Seen on way
  • Sparkling Violet-ear Colibri coruscans Seen on way
  • Collared Inca Coeligena torquata Photographed
  • Montane Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger
  • Sierran Elaenia Elaenia pallatangae Possibly seen
  • Smoke-colored Pewee Contopus fumigatus
  • Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans Seen on way
  • Pale-edged Flycatcher Myiarchus cephalotes
  • Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca Seen on way. Photographed
  • Brown-bellied Swallow Notiochelidon murina
  • Great Thrush Turdus fuscater
  • Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas
  • Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca
  • Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  • Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis
  • Spectacled Redstart Myioborus melanocephalus
  • Black-crested Warbler Basileuterus nigrocristatus Seen on way
  • Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
  • Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota
  • Saffron-crowned Tanager Tangara xanthocephala
  • Black-capped Tanager Tangara heinei
  • Masked Flowerpiercer Diglossopis cyanea
  • Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
  • Scarlet-rumped Cacique Cacicus uropygialis
  • Mountain Cacique Cacicus chrysonotus
  • Russet-backed Oropendola Psarocolius angustifrons

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse