AMAZONAS (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (22nd June, 2006)


Birding Site Guide

Pedro Luis is reached easily being on the main route between Chiclayo and Tarapoto. I went there from Leimbamba from where combis leave the plaza daily at 3 and 4am and cost 10s. Buy your tickets the day before. The journey takes 1 and a half to 2 hours. There are a few places to stay, eat and do internet. Of the 2 places to stay on the main road, Hospedaje Amazonense is the cheaper where a double costs 15s. 

My target her was the vulnerable Little Woodstar which can be seen about 4km away in Suyubamba. Take a motor-tricycle there for 3s privately or 1s each in a group. There is a bridge called 'Puente Suyubamba' before which on the left is a small garden with many flowers good for hummers like Long-billed Starthroat. Go over the bridge and up the hill out of town. Pass the Suyubamba sign coming the other way and look for a small trail on the right which goes through a nice shade coffee plantation. Walk along hr for 5 minutes to a fork where the right doubles back up the hill. Here was good for several species of hummers including Little Woodstar. I saw 37 species including 5 lifers.

Species seen

  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • Peruvian Pigeon Patagioenas oenops Endemic Vulnerable
  • White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi Heard only
  • Scarlet-fronted Parakeet Aratinga wagleri
  • White-winged Parakeet Brotogeris versicolurus
  • Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana
  • White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris
  • Tawny-bellied Hermit Phaethornis syrmatophorus
  • Reddish Hermit Phaethornis ruber
  • Brown Violet-ear Colibri delphinae
  • White-bellied Hummingbird Leucippus chionogaster
  • Andean Emerald Agyrtria franciae Possibly seen
  • Long-billed Starthroat Heliomaster longirostris
  • Little Woodstar Chaetocercus bombus Vulnerable
  • Plain Antvireo Dysithamnus mentalis
  • Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma obsoletum
  • Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster
  • Small-billed Elaenia Elaenia parvirostris Possibly seen
  • Torrent Tyrannulet Serpophaga cinerea
  • Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  • Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
  • Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
  • Yellow-cheeked Becard Pachyramphus xanthogenys
  • Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca
  • House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  • Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas
  • Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  • Masked Yellowthroat Geothlypis aequinoctialis
  • Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus
  • Three-striped Warbler Basileuterus tristriatus
  • Buff-bellied Tanager Thlypopsis inornata Endemic
  • Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava
  • Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
  • Purple-throated Euphonia Euphonia chlorotica
  • Blue-necked Tanager Tangara cyanicollis
  • Silver-backed Tanager Tangara viridicollis
  • Streaked Saltator Saltator striatipectus

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse