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During trips in the last several years, we have seen a cumulative total of over 400 species in Northern Ecuador, with most trips averaging about 300-330 seen species.  This list includes species seen on those trips.  As usual, some are common, some less common, and some quite rare.  I have not included some species that are widespread and fairly common throughout the neotropics.

Torrent Duck
Yellow-billed Pintail
Andean Teal
Andean Ruddy Duck
Andean Guan
Sickle-winged Guan
Rufous-fronted Wood-quail
Dark-backed Wood-quail
Silvery Grebe
Fasciated Tiger-heron
Andean Condor
Swallow-tailed Kite
Cinereous Harrier
Plain-breasted Hawk
Gray-bellied Hawk
Plumbeous Hawk
Barred Hawk
Black-chested Buzzard-eagle
Variable Hawk
Black Hawk-eagle
Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Carunculated Caracara
Laughing Falcon
Aplomado Falcon
White-throated Crake
Slate-colored (Andean) Coot
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
Andean Gull
Andean Lapwing
Band-tailed Pigeon
Pale-vented Pigeon
Ruddy Pigeon
Plumbeous Pigeon
Dusky Pigeon
Eared Dove
Ecuadorian Ground-dove
Black-winged Ground-dove
Pallid Dove
White-throated Quail-dove
Maroon-tailed Parakeet
Pacific Parrotlet
Red-billed Parrot
White-capped Parrot
Bronze-winged Parrot
Scaly-naped Parrot
Pacific (Peruvian) Pygmy-owl
"San Isidro" Owl
Rufous-banded Owl
Black-and-white Owl
Crested Owl
Spectacled Owl
Rufous-bellied Nighthawk
Swallow-tailed Nightjar
Lyre-tailed Nightjar
Common Potoo
Andean Potoo

Chestnut-collared Swift
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift
White-tipped Sicklebill
White-whiskered Hermit
Tawny-bellied Hermit
Stripe-throated Hermit
White-necked Jacobin
Wedge-billed Hummingbird
Brown Violetear
Green Violetear
Sparkling Violetear
Green Thorntail
Western Emerald
Green-crowned Woodnymph
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Andean Emerald
Purple-chested Hummingbird
Speckled Hummingbird
Purple-bibbed Whitetip
Empress Brilliant
Green-crowned Brilliant
Fawn-breasted Brilliant
Ecuadorian Hillstar
Giant Hummingbird
Shining Sunbeam
Bronzy Inca
Brown Inca
Collared Inca                   
Sword-billed Hummingbird
Buff-tailed Coronet
Chestnut-breasted Coronet
Velvet-purple Coronet
Gorgeted Sunangel
Tourmaline Sunangel
Booted Racket-tail
Black-tailed Trainbearer
Green-tailed Trainbearer
Tyrian Metaltail
Mountain Avocetbill
Long-tailed Sylph
Violet-tailed Sylph
Purple-crowned Fairy
Long-billed Starthroat
Purple-throated Woodstar
White-bellied Woodstar
Gorgeted Woodstar
Crested Quetzal
Golden-headed Quetzal
Blue-tailed (Chocò) Trogon
Collared Trogon
Masked Trogon
Gartered (Northern Violaceous) Trogon
White-tailed Trogon
Broad-billed Motmot
Rufous Motmot
Andean (Highland) Motmot
Rufous-tailed Jacamar
Barred Puffbird
White-whiskered Puffbird
Orange-fronted Barbet
Red-headed Barbet
Toucan Barbet
Southern Emerald Toucanet
Crimson-rumped Toucanet
Pale-mandibled Araçari
Plate-billed Mountain-toucan
Gray-breasted Mountain-toucan
Black-billed Mountain-toucan
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan
Chocó Toucan
Olivaceous Piculet
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker
Golden-olive Woodpecker
Cinnamon Woodpecker
Lineated Woodpecker  
Black-cheeked Woodpecker
Yellow-vented Woodpecker
Bar-bellied Woodpecker
Red-rumped Woodpecker
Scarlet-backed Woodpecker
Guayaquil Woodpecker
Powerful Woodpecker
Bar-winged Cinclodes
Stout-billed Cinclodes
Pacific Hornero
Andean Tit-spinetail
Azara's Spinetail
Slaty Spinetail
Rufous Spinetail
Red-faced Spinetail
Many-striped Canastero
Spotted Barbtail
Streaked Tuftedcheek
Pearled Treerunner
Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner
Western Woodhaunter
Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner
Striped Treehunter
Streak-capped Treehunter
Uniform Treehunter
Tyrannine Woodcreeper
Plain-brown Woodcreeper 
Strong-billed Woodcreeper
Black-striped Woodcreeper

Spotted Woodcreeper
Olive-backed Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Montane Woodcreeper
Brown-billed Scythebill
Greater Scythebill
Western Slaty-antshrike
Russet Antshrike
Pacific Antwren
Checker-throated Antwren
Slaty Antwren

Dot-winged Antwren
Long-tailed Antbird
White-backed Fire-eye
Immaculate Antbird
Chestnut-backed Antbird
Bicolored Antbird
Rufous-breasted Antthrush
Giant Antpitta
Moustached Antpitta
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta
White-bellied Antpitta
Yellow-breasted Antpitta
Ochre-breasted Antpitta
Rufous Antpitta
Tawny Antpitta
Peruvian Antpitta
Spillmann's Tapaculo
Long-tailed Tapaculo
Paramo Tapaculo
Ocellated Tapaculo
Ashy-headed Tyrannulet
Tawny-rumped Tyrannulet
Brown-capped Tyrannulet

Southern Beardless-tyrannulet  
White-crested Elaenia  
Sierran Elaenia
Sulphur-bellied Tyrannulet
White-banded Tyrannulet
White-tailed Tyrannulet
Rufous-winged Tryrannulet
Sulphur-bellied Tyrannulet
Torrent Tyrannulet
Tufted Tit-tyrant
Streak-necked Flycatcher
Olive-striped Flycatcher
Choco Tyrannulet
Marble-faced Bristle-tyrant
Variegated Bristle-tyrant
Yellow Tyrannulet
Rufous-breasted Flycatcher
Ornate Flycatcher
Rufous-headed Pygmy-tyrant
Scale-crested Pygmy-tyrant
Golden-faced Tyrannulet
Rufous-crowned Tody-flycatcher
Common Tody-flycatcher
Fulvous-breasted Flatbill
Ornate Flycatcher
Black-capped Pygmy-tyrant
Tawny-breasted Flycatcher
Bran-colored Flycatcher
Flavescent Flycatcher
Handsome Flycatcher
Cinnamon Flycatcher
Smoke-colored Pewee
Brown-backed Chat-tyrant
Rufous-breasted Chat-tyrant
Slaty-backed Chat-tyrant
Yellow-bellied Chat-tyrant
Red-rumped Bush-tyrant
Black-billed Shrike-tyrant
Streak-throated Bush-tyrant
Páramo Ground-tyrant
Masked Water-tyrant
Pale-edged Flycatcher
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Rusty-margined Flycatcher
Golden-crowned Flycatcher
Cinnamon Becard
One-colored Becard
Black-and-white Becard
One-colored Becard
Barred Becard
Masked Tityra
Black-crowned Tityra
Red-crested Cotinga
Green-and-black Fruiteater
Black-chested Fruiteater
Orange-breasted Fruiteater
Olivaceous Piha
Dusky Piha
Andean Cock-of-the-Rock
Blue-crowned Manakin
Golden-winged Manakin
White-bearded Manakin
Club-winged Manakin
Turquoise Jay
Beautiful Jay
Inca Jay
Black-billed Peppershrike
Slaty-capped Shrike-vireo
Brown-capped Vireo
Lesser Greenlet
Andean Solitaire
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush

Slaty-backed Nightingale Thrush
Pale-eyed Thrush
Glossy-black Thrush
Great Thrush
Ecuadorian Thrush
Black-billed Thrush
White-capped Dipper
Gray-breasted Martin
Brown-bellied Swallow
Blue-and-white Swallow
White-thighed Swallow
Band-backed Wren
Rufous Wren
Grass Wren
Bay Wren
Mountain Wren
White-breasted Wood-wren
Gray-breasted Wood-wren
Sepia-brown Wren
Plain-tailed Wren

Long-billed Gnatwren
Tawny-faced Gnatwren
Tropical Gnatcatcher
Páramo Pipit
Tropical Parula
Olive-crowned Yellowthroat
Slate-throated Whitestart
Spectacled Whitestart
Black-crested Warbler         
Chocó Warbler
Three-striped Warbler
Russet-crowned Warbler
Buff-rumped Warbler
Green Honeycreeper
Golden-collared Honeycreeper
Yellow-tufted Dacnis
Cinereous Conebill
Blue-backed Conebill
Capped Conebill
Giant Conebill
Bluish Flowerpiercer
Masked Flowerpiercer
Black Flowerpiercer
White-sided Flowerpiercer
Deep Blue (Golden-eyed) Flowerpiercer
Guira Tanager
Fawn-breasted Tanager
Glistening-green Tanager
Rufous-throated Tanager
Golden Tanager
Emerald Tanager
Silver-throated Tanager
Saffron-crowned Tanager
Flame-faced Tanager
Beryl-spangled Tanager
Blue-and-black Tanager
Golden-naped Tanager
Blue-whiskered Tanager

Metallic-green Tanager
Black-capped Tanager
Gray-and-gold Tanager
Blue-necked Tanager
Golden-hooded Tanager
Bay-headed Tanager
Rufous-winged Tanager
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-tanager
Lacrimose Mountain-tanager
Blue-winged Mountain-tanager
Black-chinned Mountain-tanager
Hooded Mountain-tanager
Buff-breasted Mountain-tanager
Grass-green Tanager
Blue-gray Tanager
Palm Tanager
Blue-capped Tanager
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Lemon-rumped Tanager
Dusky-faced Tanager
White-lined Tanager
White-shouldered Tanager
Scarlet-browed Tanager
Common Bush-tanager
Ashy-throated Bush-tanager
Dusky Bush-tanager
Yellow-throated Bush-tanager
Yellow-whiskered Bush-tanager
Gray-hooded Bush-tanager
Black-capped Hemispingus
Black-eared Hemispingus
Western Hemispingus
Buff-throated Saltator
Black-winged Saltator
Golden-bellied (S. Yellow) Grosbeak
White-winged Tanager
Blue-black Grassquit
Variable Seedeater
Yellow-bellied Seedeater
Páramo Seedeater
Plain-brown Seedeater
Band-tailed Seedeater
Plumbeous Sierra-finch
Tanager Finch
Pale-naped Brushfinch
Rufous-naped Brushfinch
Slaty Brushfinch
White-winged Brushfinch
Chestnut-capped Brushfinch
Stripe-headed Brushfinch
Orange-billed Sparrow
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Northern Mountain-cacique
Subtropical Cacique
Russet-backed Oropendola
Scrub Blackbird
Yellow-tailed Oriole
Hooded Siskin
Olivaceous Siskin
Thick-billed Euphonia
Golden-rumped Euphonia
Orange-bellied Euphonia     
Orange-crowned Euphonia
Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia




Last updated: November 17, 2017.