SAN MARTIN (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (29th June, 2006)


Birding Site Guide

The next good site down the road is 3km before the small town of Affluentes. The place to bird used to between the km400 and 402 markers but the markers have changed by 11km making it between km389 and 391. This area is where the road goes over a little pass and there is a restaurant/garage. The food here is pretty good (4s) and the family even let us pitch our tent inside the restaurant once they had closed for the night. Birding here is excellent in the morning on either side of the restaurant with many large mixed flocks. We also had Ecuadorian Piedtail by the roadside feeding on small red flowers just 50m back towards Abra Patricia. I saw 65 species including 14 lifers. 


Species seen

  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
  • Speckled Chachalaca Ortalis guttata
  • Plumbeous Pigeon Patagioenas plumbea
  • Scarlet-fronted Parakeet Aratinga wagleri
  • White-tipped Swift Aeronautes montivagus
  • Gray-chinned Hermit Phaethornis griseogularis
  • Blue-fronted Lancebill Doryfera johannae
  • Ecuadorian Piedtail Phlogophilus hemileucurus Near-threatened
  • Booted Racket-tail Ocreatus underwoodii
  • Collared Trogon Trogon collaris
  • Black-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos ambiguus Heard only
  • Speckle-chested Piculet Picumnus steindachneri Endemic Vulnerable
  • Smoky-brown Woodpecker Veniliornis fumigatus
  • Equatorial Graytail Xenerpestes singularis Near-threatened
  • Streaked Xenops Xenops rutilans
  • Montane Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia striaticollis
  • Olive-backed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus triangularis
  • Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus
  • Russet Antshrike Thamnistes anabatinus
  • Slaty Antwren Myrmotherula schisticolor
  • Andean Cock-of-the-rock Rupicola peruviana
  • Golden-winged Manakin Masius chrysopterus
  • Torrent Tyrannulet Serpophaga cinerea Seen nearby
  • Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant Pogonotriccus ophthalmicus
  • Spectacled Bristle-Tyrant Pogonotriccus orbitalis Heard only
  • Plumbeous-crowned Tyrannulet Phyllomyias plumbeiceps
  • Golden-faced Tyrannulet Zimmerius chrysops
  • Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant Lophotriccus pileatus
  • Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum
  • Ornate Flycatcher Myiotriccus ornatus
  • White-winged Black-Tyrant Knipolegus aterrimus
  • Pale-edged Flycatcher Myiarchus cephalotes
  • Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
  • Yellow-cheeked Becard Pachyramphus xanthogenys
  • Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
  • Gray-mantled Wren Odontorchilus branickii
  • House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  • Andean Solitaire Myadestes ralloides Heard only
  • White-necked Thrush Turdus albicollis Possibly seen
  • Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas
  • Olivaceous Greenlet Hylophilus olivaceus
  • Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi
  • Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus
  • Three-striped Warbler Basileuterus tristriatus
  • Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
  • Magpie Tanager Cissopis leveriana
  • White-winged Tanager Piranga leucoptera
  • Huallaga Tanager Ramphocelus melanogaster Endemic
  • Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
  • Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum
  • Orange-bellied Euphonia Euphonia xanthogaster
  • Orange-eared Tanager Chlorochrysa calliparaea
  • Paradise Tanager Tangara chilensis
  • Green-and-gold Tanager Tangara schrankii
  • Golden Tanager Tangara arthus
  • Saffron-crowned Tanager Tangara xanthocephala
  • Flame-faced Tanager Tangara parzudakii
  • Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola
  • Metallic-green Tanager Tangara labradorides
  • Blue-necked Tanager Tangara cyanicollis
  • Beryl-spangled Tanager Tangara nigroviridis
  • Purple Honeycreeper Cyanerpes caeruleus Seen nearby
  • Scarlet-rumped Cacique Cacicus uropygialis
  • Dusky-green Oropendola Psarocolius atrovirens

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse