Day 1 – Madrid
We stopped over in Madrid for one night on the outward journey, just to break the trip up a little. We had a good evening there walking around and trying out various tapas bars. Somehow, though, I was the only one who managed to get food all down the front of his shirt!
Day 2 – Caracas to Maracay
Following the nine hour flight from Madrid we were all glad to get off the plane in Caracas.
Wilf had ungraciously managed to get himself an upgrade for the flight and yet again left his mates behind in steerage! His constant bragging about his in flight menu and amount of leg room endeared him to none, least of all Pete who, by the end of the flight was ready to thump him. I just decided to ignore his smug grin whilst Danny, never troubled by these things, slept throughout.
The five members of this trip to Venezuela were met at the airport by the other member of the group our guide Alejandro Nagy.
We changed some US$ into Bolivares with a money dealer at the airport and then piled into our comfortable 15-seater bus, appreciative of the amount of space we each now had after the cramped plane journey, as we drove out of the capital towards our first stop, a three hour drive away, at Maracay.
Before leaving Caracas our bird list began with the ubiquitous Black Vulture and was enhanced by Chestnut-fronted and Blue-and-yellow Macaws. White-tailed Kite, Roadside Hawk and Carib Crackle added to the eight species that we saw in the capital.
Day 3 – Maracay and the Tucacas Road to Morocoy National Park
We spent the night in a comfortable little hotel in Maracay and had a pre-breakfast walk at 6a.m. along the road from the hotel to get our Venezuelan birding off to a real start.
This walk added 19 species to our trip list, including Bare-eyed Thrush, Striped-backed Wren (loud and entertaining birds) Yellow-crowned Parrot, Scaled Dove and Ochre-Lored Flatbill.
Over breakfast at the hotel Wilf ‘Gadgetboy’ Banfield struggled to fit his new camera and digiscoping kit to his telescope. Pete threw in the occasional insult and looked on scornfully for a few minutes before showing Wilf how it was done.
The five hour bus journey to Morocoy National Park was made easier by a couple of stops en route, one at the coast where we saw good numbers of Magnificent Frigatebird and Brown Pelican.
Further on we stopped at a roadside lagoon where we added Anhinga, Royal Tern, Wattled Jacana and White-winged Swallow.
Morocoy National Park is an area of Mangrove Swamps and wooded hillsides overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
It was here that we caught our first sight of the almost unbelievably intensely coloured Scarlet Ibis and several Tricolored Herons
Pete, Chris, Alejandro and I waded out in the shallow waters of the Mangrove swamp in a fruitless search for a glimpse of the rare and elusive Plain-flanked Rail and although we did hear two of them respond to Alex’s tape recording we could not see them through the dense tangle of mangrove roots.
In the afternoon we remained in the National Park but drove to higher ground at Cerro Chichiriviche from where, looking out over the brackish water of the distant lagoon we saw our first Caribbean Flamingos.
Other notable sightings from here were King Vulture, Short-tailed Hawk, Merlin, Cinerous Becard and Glaucous Tanager.
Driving back past the mangrove swamps in the late afternoon we added Short-billed Dowitcher, Straight-billed Woodcreeper and Orange-winged Parrot to our list.
I’m not sure about the group total by my own list stood at 89 at the end of the day. The group total would not have been much higher as I missed very little.
Day 4 – Aqualinda Ranchlands and Chichiriviche Road Lagoons
Another 5.00am breakfast and we were on our way just as it was getting light half an hour later.
We spent most of the day in the Aqualinda area – this is an area of cleared rainforest flatlands that is used for cattle ranching.
On our way there passing through farmland and patches of grazing meadow we saw Snail Kite, Limpkin and Lineated Woodpecker among other species.
As the clock approached midday and the temperature rose we walked fallow through crop fields and bushy scrub to a swamp completely covered by vegetation. The area was extremely humid and we were attacked relentlessly by mosquitoes in an ever increasing heat. It was a most beautiful spot, though my description may not make it sound so – but it was everything that one imagines a tropical swamp to be!
The air carried a strange ‘gulp-hoo, gulp hoo’ cry and in the treetops at the far end of the swamp we saw six enormous Horned Screamers perched. These huge black and white birds with a small antenna like feather projecting from their forehead were one of the highlights of the trip for me – extraordinary, large birds in a wonderful setting. We were also fortunate to come across a Small-billed Elaenia and also two lovely Rusty-flanked Crakes as well as the Pied Flycatcher-like Pied Water-tyrant.
A long walk through the ranchland, which had not been completely denuded of trees and contained numerous ponds and areas of wetland, produced some super birds – the ugly/lovely Russet-throated Puffbird as well as Rufescent Tiger Heron, Black-capped Donacobius, Cocoa Woodcreeper and the more difficult relative of the Great Kiskadee, the Lesser Kiskadee. These birds are usually found around water and all four that we saw were sitting low in bare branches over or coming out of small ponds.
In the late afternoon we visited the Chichiriviche Road Lagoons an area with freshwater lagoons on one side of a busyish road and a large saltwater lagoon on the other side.
The freshwater side produced three lifers for me, namely, White-cheeked Pintail, Double-striped Thicknee and Reddish Egret (a lovely egret that staggers and jerks its way through the shallow water while hunting). Both the pale and dark morphs were present.
On the saltwater lagoon seven Black Skimmers hunted in the failing light – these birds generally feed by dusk and through the night. A Gray Kingbird hawked from a dead tree as a Roseate Spoonbill flying across the evening sky brought the trip list to 155.
Day 5 – Cerro Misión, Morocoy NP and the road to Sanare
After a 5a.m. breakfast we left before sunup to arrive on the hillside road overlooking a cattle ranch on cleared rainforest at Cerro Misión and although scenically it looked lovely it is tragic that so much rainforest has been lost.
Here we saw the large Red-and-green Macaws in the distant treetops and flying across the valley. We also came across good numbers of smaller birds including Lesson’s and Yellow-bellied Seedeaters, Yellow-rumped Cacique, Buff-breasted and Scaly-breasted Wrens and Striped Cuckoo.
In the afternoon we returned to the Mangrove swamps of Morocoy National Park to have another crack at finding Plain-flanked Rail. After half an hour of patiently watching an area of mangrove where we had heard the bird a couple of days previously, we were rewarded with good views as it picked it way through the tangled mass of roots only to vanish into them as quietly as it emerged, but at least having given most of us good views. Unfortunately Danny did not manage to see this super little rail.
Whilst waiting for the rail to appear we also managed to get very good views of a pair of dainty Bicolored Conebills.
In the late afternoon we set off on another bus ride of about four hours, from Tucacas to the beautiful Hotel El Encanta on a hilltop near the town of Sanaré, en route adding American Kestrel to our tally and bringing the list total to 174.
It had been a warm day with no rain.
Day 6 – Yacambú National Park, Grounds of Hotel El Encanta and El Patriota
Following a 5.15a.m breakfast (I’m sure we were all grateful for the extra quarter of an hour lie in this morning!) we headed off to the cloud forest of the Parque Nacional Yacambú where we arrived before first light on a chilly, overcast morning with a lot of low clouds limiting visibility.
The thick cloud turned into a drizzle and the jungle was all but silent, with no birds calling or moving around. We managed brief views of Golden Tanager, Band-tailed Guan, Inca Jay and Crested Quetzal though the glimpses of these birds were brief and unsatisfactory.
The morning had the feel that it would not be good for birding and just as we were saying that to each other the skies opened and we were engulfed in a heavy, cold shower.
Alejandro suggested that we return to the hotel, dry off, have a cup of coffee and then head to the lowlands in search of better weather and birds – no one disagreed.
Back at the hotel, with a change of clothes and a coffee inside of us, we had a wander around the grounds that overlooked farmland and a small lake. Looking first across the lake, we found Least Grebe and Caribbean Coot - both lifers for me and one step closer to seeing all the worlds coot species. What?
In the nearby field we found Crested Bobwhite and Bicolored Wren. There are many wren species in Latin America and they are one of the most attractive and entertaining groups of birds – these large and noisy Bicolored Wrens were no exception.
Around the hotel patio we also added Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush and Rufous-collared Sparrow.
We then drove down to the lowland region of El Patriota, an area of semi-desert scrub. Here we added another ten species to the trip list, including Pearl Kite and the lovely Pale-headed Jacamar.
Heading into an area of cactus scrub searching for Ferruginous Pygmy Owl the skies opened again and we sheltered as best we could under thin leaved scrub bushes whilst trying to get a good view of the owl that flitted to and fro in the bushes opposite us.
I had poorer views than most be we all managed a tickable view of this super bird.
Back at the hotel, after nightfall, we heard a Tropical Screech Owl calling somewhere in the distance, bringing the trip total to 197.
Day 7 - Parque Nacional Yacambú including Laguna El Blanquito
Another early breakfast and out birding by 6a.m. on a return visit to the Yacambú National Park on this fine mild day; a day on which the rain held off.
The dense vegetation, full of vines and trees laden with epiphytes and the long hanging nests of Crested Oropendola gave this place the look of a jungle of the mind – how, as a child, never having visited such a place but only having read about them, one imagined a jungle to be. It is a beautiful place.
How different today from our first visit; no thick cloud, no rain, no chill; a mild clear day with groups of birds moving through the trees all day, Tanagers and warblers, Toucanets and Trogons, Woodcreepers, Flycatchers and Parrots.
Before lunch we added another 34 species to the trip list though, frustratingly, although we heard several Venezuelan flycatchers calling we did not manage to see one.
We stopped for lunch on the edge of the lovely Laguna de Blanquito, still within the Yacambú National Park. Here we added four more Tanager species as well as Russet-backed Oropendola. We also heard Little Tinamou and Gray-necked Wood Rail though we did not manage to see either of these elusive species.
We spent the afternoon walking around the lake before heading back to the hotel.
En route we stopped on a hillside road to look down across the tree tops of a wide expanse of jungle.
At this spot, where we had seen Blood-eared Parakeets earlier in the day, we were scanning the jungle for more parrots and watching a pair of Broad-winged Hawks when Danny asked to borrow my ‘scope. Quietly Danny announced that he had an eagle in the ‘scope and asked Alejandro for confirmation. Alex looked through the telescope and fell silent for a few moments. ‘This looks like..but it can’t be..’ he began, then continued ‘but I think that this looks like a Crested Eagle, but it’s not meant to occur here’. Alex was obviously puzzled by this one as his eyes told himself something that contradicted his knowledge of what is.
We all took turns in looking at this large eagle, not unlike a Harpy Eagle to those of us whose only previous experience of them was from the pages of a field guide. The bird remained motionless for minutes and then with a sudden flash of its wings it tumbled through the tree branches in the classic hunting move of a jungle eagle before it was lost to sight. Alex remained troubled by his inner conflict but Danny, one of the best birders I know, was in no doubt at to what we had seen. He listed his description and when one of us rushed to the bus for the field guide, what Danny had described tallied in appearance and behaviour to Crested Eagle. Alex remained troubled as he explained that there were no previous records of this species in the area, but neither could he give us a plausible alternative species.
The trip list finished the day at 244
Day 8 – Yacambú National Park including El Blanquito and Villa Rosa
Another early start and another fine mild day, with some cloud cover.
We were back in the Yacambú National Park by 6a.m. The jungle here is so dense as to be almost impenetrable, a situation exacerbated by the very steep wooded slopes that make up a large part of this hilly area. This meant that much of our birding was done from the road, but this did not detract from the number of birds that passed by through the trees.
One of my favourite groups of birds is the woodcreepers and their allies and we were fortunate this morning to get very good views of both Montane Woodcreeper and Montane Foliage-gleaner.We were also treated to three species of ‘hummer’ - Speckled Hummingbird, Violet-fronted Brilliant and Green Violet-ear.
There is a small research and education station at El Blanquito, in the reserve, and we had a wander around the more open habitat of the grounds there in the afternoon.
In general the weather, although overcast, remained dry though we did have a brief but quite heavy shower whilst here.
This was a day for hummingbirds and we added four more to our list, including the beautiful Long-tailed Sylph. We also saw our first Speckled, Blue-necked and Black-capped Tanagers
As we passed a small roadside pond on the way back to the hotel a huge cheer went up as we finally saw the ‘bogie bird’ of the trip – in a dead tree over the water sat a Neotropic Cormorant.
The trip list stood at 265 that evening.
Day 9 – Hotel El Encanta
We had time for a 6a.m. walk around the hotel grounds this morning before embarking upon our long journey to the airport. Here we added two more hummingbirds, Blue-tailed Emerald and Sooty-capped Hermit as well as Yellow-backed Oriole and Crested Spinetail.
On the journey to Caracas Airport we saw some Short-tailed Swifts overhead bringing the trip list to a total of 271.
Back in Caracas, the third time we passed the same purple building we realised that our driver was lost somewhere downtown. He asked directions, whilst driving, from a man driving a huge 4x4 and with much gesticulation and shouting we were pointed in the direction from which we had just come. Our driver smacked the bus into the side of the 4x4 whilst trying to concentrate on doing a 90 degree turn at a busy crossroad. No one got out to inspect the damage and both parties drove on, but we came across the same 4x4 at the next road junction with the driver still pointing and shouting directions to us!
We made it to the airport with twenty minutes to spare before the flight left and much to the satisfaction of us all, Wilf was unable to blag himself an upgrade for the return flight!
The following list is simply a systematic list of the species that we saw on the trip, together with the first place and date on which we first saw them. It is not a comprehensive list to the species that we saw at each site visited.
1 Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui ~ Laguna El Blanquito 1.11.07
2 Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus ~ Hotel El Encanta 31.10.07
3 Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
4 Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus ~ Sanare 2.11.07
5 Anhinga Anhinga anhinga ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
6 Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
7 Whistling Heron Syrigma sibilatrix ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
8 Great Egret Ardea alba ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
9 Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens ~ Chichiriviche Road Lagoons 29.10.07
10 Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
11 Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
12 Snowy Egret Egretta thula ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
13 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
14 Striated Heron Butorides striata ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
15 Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
16 Rufescent Tiger-heron Tigrisoma lineatum ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
17 Bare-faced Ibis Phimosus infuscatus ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
18 Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
19 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
20 Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja ~ Chichiriviche Road Lagoons 29.10.07
21 Caribbean Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber ~ Cerro Chichiriviche 28.10.07
22 Horned Screamer Anhima cornuta ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
23 Black-bellied Whistling-duck Dendrocygna autumnalis ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
24 White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis ~ Chichiriviche Road Lagoons 29.10.07
25 Blue-winged Teal Anas discors ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
26 Black Vulture Coragyps atratus ~ Caracas 27.10.07
27 Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
28 King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa ~ Cerro Chichiriviche 28.10.07
29 Osprey Pandion haliaetus ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
30 Pearl Kite Gampsonyx swainsonii ~ El Patriota 31.10.07
31 White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus ~ Caracas 27.10.07
32 Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
33 Crane Hawk Geranospiza caerulescens ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
34 Common Black-hawk Buteogallus anthracinus ~ Chichiriviche Road Lagoons 29.10.07
35 Great Black-hawk Buteogallus urubitinga ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
36 Savanna Hawk Buteogallus meridionalis ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
37 Harris' Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
38 Gray Hawk Asturina nitida ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
39 Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris ~ Caracas 27.10.07
40 Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
41 Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus ~ Cerro Chichiriviche 28.10.07
42 White-tailed Hawk Buteo albicaudatus ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
43 Crested Eagle Morphnus guianensis ~ Yacambu to Sanare 1.11.07
44 Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
45 Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
46 Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
47 American Kestrel Falco sparverius ~ en route Tucacas to Sanare 30.10.07
48 Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis ~ Hotel El Encanta 3.11.07
49 Merlin Falco columbarius ~ Cerro Chichiriviche 28.10.07
50 Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
51 Rufous-vented Chachalaca Ortalis ruficauda ~ Laguna El Blanquito 1.11.07
52 Band-tailed Guan Penelope argyrotis ~ Yacambu PN 31.10.07
53 Crested Bobwhite Colinus cristatus ~ Hotel El Encanta 31.10.07
54 Limpkin Aramus guarauna ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
55 Rusty-flanked Crake Laterallus levraudi ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
56 Plain-flanked Rail Rallus wetmorei ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
57 Gray-necked Wood-rail Aramides cajanea ~ Laguna El Blanquito 1.11.07
58 Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus ~ Yacambu to Sanare 31.10.07
59 Caribbean Coot Fulica caribaea ~ Hotel El Encanta 31.10.07
60 Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
61 Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
62 Double-striped Thick-knee Burhinus bistriatus ~ Chichiriviche Road Lagoons 29.10.07
63 Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
64 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola ~ Chichiriviche Road Lagoons 29.10.07
65 Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
66 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
67 Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca ~ Chichiriviche Road Lagoons 29.10.07
68 Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
69 Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
70 Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
71 Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
72 Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
73 Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
74 Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
75 Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
76 Royal Tern Sterna maxima ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
77 Large-billed Tern Phaetusa simplex ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
78 Black Skimmer Rynchops niger ~ Chichiriviche Road Lagoons 29.10.07
79 Feral Pigeon Columba livia 'feral' ~ Caracas 27.10.07
80 Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
81 Ruddy Pigeon Patagioenas subvinacea ~ Laguna El Blanquito 1.11.07
82 Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
83 Common Ground-dove Columbina passerina ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
84 Plain-breasted Ground-dove Columbina minuta ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
85 Ruddy Ground-dove Columbina talpacoti ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
86 Scaled Dove Columbina squammata ~ Maracay 28.10.07
87 White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
88 Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna ~ Caracas 27.10.07
89 Green-winged Macaw Ara chloroptera ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
90 Chestnut-fronted Macaw Ara severa ~ Caracas 27.10.07
91 Scarlet-fronted Parakeet Aratinga wagleri ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
92 Brown-throated Parakeet Aratinga pertinax ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
93 Red-eared Parakeet Pyrrhura hoematotis ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
94 Green-rumped Parrotlet Forpus passerinus ~ Cerro Chichiriviche 28.10.07
95 Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
96 Yellow-crowned Parrot Amazona ochrocephala ~ Maracay 28.10.07
97 Orange-winged Parrot Amazona amazonica ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
98 Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
99 Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
100 Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
101 Striped Cuckoo Tapera naevia ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
102 Tropical Screech-owl Megascops choliba ~ Hotel El Encanta 31.10.07
103 Ferruginous Pygmy-owl Glaucidium brasilianum ~ El Patriota 31.10.07
104 White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris ~ El Patriota 31.10.07
105 Short-tailed Swift Chaetura brachyura ~ Venezuela 3.11.07
106 Sooty-capped Hermit Phaethornis augusti ~ Hotel El Encanta 3.11.07
107 Stripe-throated Hermit Phaethornis striigularis ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
108 Lazuline Sabrewing Campylopterus falcatus ~ El Blanquito 2.11.07
109 Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus ~ Yacambu PN 2.11.07
110 Blue-tailed Emerald Chlorostilbon mellisugus ~ Hotel El Encanta 3.11.07
111 Buffy Hummingbird Leucippus fallax ~ El Patriota 31.10.07
112 Glittering-throated Emerald Polyerata fimbriata ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
113 Steely-vented Hummingbird Saucerottia saucerrottei ~ El Blanquito 2.11.07
114 Speckled Hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys ~ Yacambu PN 2.11.07
115 Violet-fronted Brilliant Heliodoxa leadbeateri ~ Yacambu PN 2.11.07
116 Booted Racket-tail Ocreatus underwoodii ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
117 Long-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus kingi ~ El Blanquito 2.11.07
118 Rufous-shafted Woodstar Chaetocercus jourdanii ~ El Blanquito 2.11.07
119 Masked Trogon Trogon personatus ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
120 Crested Quetzal Pharomachrus antisianus ~ Yacambu PN 31.10.07
121 Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquatus ~ Chichiriviche Road Lagoons 29.10.07
122 Pale-headed Jacamar Brachygalba goeringi ~ El Patriota 31.10.07
123 Rufous-tailed Jacamar Galbula ruficauda ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
124 Russet-throated Puffbird Hypnelus ruficollis ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
125 Yellow-billed Toucanet Aulacorhynchus calorhynchus ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
126 Emerald Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
127 Scaled Piculet Picumnus squamulatus ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
128 Red-crowned Woodpecker Melanerpes rubricapillus ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
129 Golden-olive Woodpecker Piculus rubiginosus ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
130 Spot-breasted Woodpecker Colaptes punctigula ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
131 Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
132 Pale-legged Hornero Furnarius leucopus ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
133 White-whiskered Spinetail Synallaxis candei ~ El Patriota 31.10.07
134 Pale-breasted Spinetail Synallaxis albescens ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
135 Crested Spinetail Cranioleuca subcristata ~ Hotel El Encanta 3.11.07
136 Plain Thornbird Phacellodomus inornatus ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
137 Pearled Treerunner Margarornis squamiger ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
138 Montane Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia striaticollis ~ Yacambu PN 2.11.07
139 Black-banded Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes picumnus ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
140 Cocoa Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus susurrans ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
141 Olive-backed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus triangularis ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
142 Straight-billed Woodcreeper Dendroplex picus ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
143 Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
144 Montane Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger ~ Yacambu PN 2.11.07
145 Black-crested Antshrike Sakesphorus canadensis ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
146 Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
147 Northern White-fringed Antwren Formicivora intermedia ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
148 White-bellied Antbird Myrmeciza longipes ~ Villa Rosa 2.11.07
149 Black-faced Antthrush Formicarius analis ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
150 Chestnut-crowned Antpitta Grallaria ruficapilla ~ Yacambu PN 2.11.07
151 Merida Tapaculo Scytalopus meridanus ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
152 Green-and-black Fruiteater Pipreola riefferii ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
153 Golden-breasted Fruiteater Pipreola aureopectus ~ Yacambu PN 2.11.07
154 Golden-winged Manakin Masius chrysopterus ~ El Blanquito 2.11.07
155 Mouse-colored Tyrannulet Phaeomyias murina ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
156 Yellow Tyrannulet Capsiempis flaveola ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
157 Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster ~ Cerro Chichiriviche 28.10.07
158 Small-billed Elaenia Elaenia parvirostris ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
159 Sepia-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon amaurocephalus ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
160 Variegated Bristle-tyrant Pogonotriccus poecilotis ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
161 Black-capped Tyrannulet Phyllomyias nigrocapillus ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
162 Golden-faced Tyrannulet Zimmerius chrysops ~ El Blanquito 2.11.07
163 Northern Scrub-flycatcher Sublegatus arenarum ~ El Patriota 31.10.07
164 White-throated Tyrannulet Mecocerculus leucophrys ~ Yacambu PN 2.11.07
165 Slender-billed Tyrannulet Inezia tenuirostris ~ El Patriota 31.10.07
166 Common Tody-flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
167 Yellow-breasted Flycatcher Tolmomyias flaviventris ~ Maracay 28.10.07
168 Cinnamon Flycatcher Pyrrhomyias cinnamomea ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
169 Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
170 Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans ~ Laguna El Blanquito 1.11.07
171 Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
172 Pied Water-tyrant Fluvicola pica ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
173 Cattle Tyrant Machetornis rixosa ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
174 Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer ~ Laguna El Blanquito 1.11.07
175 Venezuelan Flycatcher Myiarchus venezuelensis ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
176 Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
177 Lesser Kiskadee Philohydor lictor ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
178 Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus ~ Maracay 28.10.07
179 Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua ~ Maracay 28.10.07
180 Rusty-margined Flycatcher Myiozetetes cayanensis ~ Maracay 28.10.07
181 Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis ~ Maracay 28.10.07
182 Golden-crowned Flycatcher Myiodynastes chrysocephalus ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
183 Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
184 Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus ~ Maracay 28.10.07
185 Gray Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis ~ Chichiriviche Road Lagoons 29.10.07
186 Black-and-white Becard Pachyramphus albogriseus ~ El Blanquito 2.11.07
187 Cinereous Becard Pachyramphus rufus ~ Cerro Chichiriviche 28.10.07
188 Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
189 White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albiventer ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
190 Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca ~ Caracas 27.10.07
191 Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis ~ Cerro Chichiriviche 28.10.07
192 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
193 Black-capped Donacobius Donacobius atricapilla ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
194 Bicolored Wren Campylorhynchus griseus ~ Hotel El Encanta 31.10.07
195 Stripe-backed Wren Campylorhynchus nuchalis ~ Maracay 28.10.07
196 Rufous-and-white Wren Thryothorus rufalbus ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
197 Buff-breasted Wren Thryothorus leucotis ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
198 House Wren Troglodytes aedon ~ Maracay 28.10.07
199 Gray-breasted Wood-wren Henicorhina leucophrys ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
200 Scaly-breasted Wren Microcerculus marginatus ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
201 Tropical Mockingbird Mimus gilvus ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
202 Andean Solitaire Myadestes ralloides ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
203 Orange-billed Nightingale-thrush Catharus aurantiirostris ~ Hotel El Encanta 31.10.07
204 Slaty-backed Nightingale-thrush Catharus fuscater ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
205 Glossy-black Thrush Turdus serranus ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
206 Bare-eyed Thrush Turdus nudigenis ~ Maracay 28.10.07
207 Tropical Gnatcatcher Polioptila plumbea ~ Cerro Chichiriviche 28.10.07
208 Inca Jay Cyanocorax yncas cyanodorsalis ~ Yacambu PN 31.10.07
209 Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
210 Golden-fronted Greenlet Hylophilus aurantiifrons ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
211 Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
212 Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
213 Orange-bellied Euphonia Euphonia xanthogaster ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
214 Blue-naped Chlorophonia Chlorophonia cyanea ~ El Blanquito 2.11.07
215 Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria ~ Laguna El Blanquito 1.11.07
216 Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
217 Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia ~ Maracay 28.10.07
218 Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
219 Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
220 Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
221 American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
222 Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
223 Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07
224 Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
225 Bananaquit Coereba flaveola ~ Maracay 28.10.07
226 White-eared Conebill Conirostrum leucogenys ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
227 Bicolored Conebill Conirostrum bicolor ~ Morocoy PN 30.10.07
228 Magpie Tanager Cissopis leveriana ~ Laguna El Blanquito 1.11.07
229 Common Bush-tanager Chlorospingus ophthalmicus ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
230 Fulvous-headed Tanager Thlypopsis fulviceps ~ Laguna El Blanquito 1.11.07
231 Hooded Tanager Nemosia pileata ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
232 White-lined Tanager Tachyphonus rufus ~ Cerro Chichiriviche 28.10.07
233 Silver-beaked Tanager Ramphocelus carbo ~ Cerro Chichiriviche 28.10.07
234 Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus ~ Maracay 28.10.07
235 Glaucous Tanager Thraupis glaucocolpa ~ Cerro Chichiriviche 28.10.07
236 Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum ~ Maracay 28.10.07
237 Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota ~ Yacambu PN 31.10.07
238 Orange-eared Tanager Chlorochrysa calliparaea ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
239 Golden Tanager Tangara arthus ~ Yacambu PN 31.10.07
240 Saffron-crowned Tanager Tangara xanthocephala ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
241 Speckled Tanager Tangara guttata ~ El Blanquito 2.11.07
242 Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
243 Burnished-buff Tanager Tangara cayana ~ Laguna El Blanquito 1.11.07
244 Blue-necked Tanager Tangara cyanicollis ~ El Blanquito 2.11.07
245 Beryl-spangled Tanager Tangara nigroviridis ~ Yacambu PN 1.11.07
246 Black-capped Tanager Tangara heinei ~ El Blanquito 2.11.07
247 Black-headed Tanager Tangara cyanoptera ~ Laguna El Blanquito 1.11.07
248 Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
249 Pileated Finch Coryphospingus pileatus ~ Sanare to El Patriota 31.10.07
250 Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
251 Gray Seedeater Sporophila intermedia ~ Maracay 28.10.07
252 Lesson's Seedeater Sporophila bouvronides ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
253 Yellow-bellied Seedeater Sporophila nigricollis ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
254 Ruddy-breasted Seedeater Sporophila minuta ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
255 Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola ~ Maracay 28.10.07
256 Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis ~ Hotel El Encanta 31.10.07
257 Grayish Saltator Saltator coerulescens ~ Maracay 28.10.07
258 Dickcissel Spiza americana ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
259 Yellow-hooded Blackbird Chrysomus icterocephalus ~ Maracay to Tucacas road 28.10.07
260 Red-breasted Blackbird Sturnella militaris ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
261 Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
262 Carib Grackle Quiscalus lugubris ~ Caracas 27.10.07
263 Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
264 Yellow-backed Oriole Icterus chrysater ~ Hotel El Encanta 3.11.07
265 Yellow Oriole Icterus nigrogularis ~ Agua Linda ranchlands 29.10.07
266 Orange-crowned Oriole Icterus auricapillus ~ Cerro Chichiriviche 28.10.07
267 Venezuelan Troupial Icterus icterus ~ El Patriota 31.10.07
268 Yellow-rumped Cacique Cacicus cela ~ Cerro Mision 30.10.07
269 Crested Oropendola Psarocolius decumanus ~ Maracay 28.10.07
270 Russet-backed Oropendola Psarocolius angustifrons ~ Laguna El Blanquito 1.11.07
271 Oriole Blackbird Gymnomystax mexicanus ~ Morocoy PN 28.10.07