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We've seen a cumulative total of about 500 species on the Southern Ecuador route, with most trips averaging about 320-350 seen species.  The following have been seen on past trips.  As usual, some are common, some less common, and some quite rare. 

Pale-browed Tinamou
Gray Tinamou
Little Tinamou
Horned Screamer
Fulvous Whistling-duck
Black-bellied Whistling Duck
White-cheeked Pintail
Muscovy Duck
Comb Duck
Bearded Guan
Sickle-winged Guan
Rufous-headed Chachalaca
Speckled Chachalaca
Fasciated Tiger-heron  
Chilean Flamingo
King Vulture
Gray-headed Kite
Hook-billed Kite
Swallow-tailed Kite
Plumbeous Kite
Pearl Kite
Plain-breasted Hawk
Gray-backed Hawk
Savanna Hawk
Harris' Hawk
Barred Hawk
White-rumped Hawk
White-throated hawk
Great-black Hawk
Mangrove (Common) Black Hawk
Black Hawk-eagle
Ornate hawk-eagle
Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Laughing Falcon
Bat Falcon
Crested Caracara
Plumbeous Rail
Rufous-necked Wood-rail
Collared Plover
Stilt Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs  
Wilson's Phalarope
Ecuadorian Ground-dove
Blue Ground-dove
Croaking Ground-dove
Band-tailed Pigeon
Ruddy Pigeon
Plumbeous Pigeon
Eared Dove
Pallid Dove
Gray-fronted Dove
Ochre-bellied Dove
White-throated Quail-dove
Red-masked Parakeet
White-eyed Parakeet
Golden-plumed Parakeet
El Oro parakeet
White-necked Parakeet
Pacific Parrotlet  
Gray-cheeked Parakeet
Rose-faced Parrot

Red-billed Parrot
Bronze-winged Parrot
Scaly-naped Parrot
Striped Cuckoo
Peruvian Screech-owl
White-throated Screech-Owl
Pacific (Peruvian) Pygmy-owl
Band-bellied Owl
Spectacled Owl
Black-and white Owl
Burrowing Owl
Common Pauraque
Tumbes Swift
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift
Chestnut-collared Swift
Gray-rumped Swift
Pale-tipped Swift
White-necked Jacobin
White-tipped Sicklebill
Pale-tailed Barbthroat
Gray-chinned Hermit
White-whiskered Hermit
Tawny-bellied Hermit
Long-billed Hermit
Green Hermit
Great-billed Hermit
Green-fronted Lancebill
Brown Violetear
Green Violetear
Sparkling Violetear
Purple-crowned Fairy
Amethyst-throated Sunangel
Purple-throated Sunangel
Little (Flame-throated) Sunangel
Green Thorntail
Wire-crested Thorntail
Spangled Coquette
Speckled Hummingbird
Long-tailed Sylph
Glowing Puffleg
Bronzy Inca
Brown Inca
Collared Inca  
Buff-winged Starfrontlet   
Rainbow Starfrontlet
Chestnut-breasted Coronet
Violet-fronted Brilliant
Black-throated Brilliant
Green-crowned Brilliant
Fawn-breasted Brilliant
White-bellied Woodstar
Short-tailed Woodstar  
Little Woodstar
Violet-headed Hummingbird
Violet-crowned Woodnymph
Fork-tailed Woodnymph
Tumbes Hummingbird
Amazilia Hummingbird
Andean Emerald
Rufous-capped Thornbill
Golden-tailed Sapphire
Violet-bellied Hummingbird

Ecuadorian Trogon
Collared Trogon
Masked Trogon
Gartered Trogon
Broad-billed Motmot
Rufous Motmot
Andean (Highland) Motmot
Whooping (Blue-crowned) Motmot
Coppery-chested Jacamar
White-necked Puffbird
Barred Puffbird
White-whiskered Puffbird
Black-streaked Puffbird
Lanceolated Monklet
Red-headed Barbet  
Gilded Barbet
Lemon-throated Barbet

Chestnut-tipped Toucanet
Southern Emerald Toucanet
Pale-mandibled Arašari
Gray-breasted Mountain-toucan
Black-billed Mountain-toucan
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan
Choco Toucan
Olivaceous Piculet
Lafresnaye's Piculet
Ecuadorian Piculet
Black-cheeked Woodpecker
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker
Red-rumped Woodpecker
Scarlet-backed Wooodpecker
Little Woodpecker
Spot-breasted Woodpecker
Bar-bellied Woodpecker
Red-rumped Woodpecker
Scarlet-backed Woodpecker
Golden-olive Woodpecker
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker
Lineated Woodpecker
Guayaquil Woodpecker
Pacific Hornero
Rufous-fronted Thornbird
Equatorial Graytail
Mouse-colored Thistletail
Azara's Spinetail
Slaty Spinetail
Dark-breasted Spinetail
Blackish-headed Spinetail
Rufous Spinetail
Ash-browed Spinetail
Line-cheeked Spinetail
Streaked Tuftedcheek
Pearled Treerunner
Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner
Montane Foliage-gleaner
Lineated Foliage-gleaner
Rufous-necked Foliage-gleaner
Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner
Slaty-winged Foliage-gleaner
Plain-brown Woodcreeper 
Strong-billed Woodcreeper
Spotted Woodcreeper
Olive-backed Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Red-billed Scythebill
Streaked Xenops
Great Antshrike
Collared Antshrike
Lined Antshrike
Chapman's Antshrike
Black-crowned Antshrike
Uniform Antshrike
Russet Antshrike
Plain Antvireo
Foothill Antwren
Slaty Antwren
Checker-throated Antwren
Yellow-breasted Antwren
Streak-headed Antbird
Blackish Antbird
Jet Antbird
Peruvian Warbling Antbird
White-backed Fire-eye
Immaculate Antbird
Chestnut-backed Antbird
Chestnut-naped Antpitta
Jocotoco Antpitta
Undulated Antpita
Watkin's Antpitta
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta
Rufous Antpitta
White-crowned Tapaculo
Chusquea Tapaculo
Elegant Crescentchest
Sooty-headed Tyrannulet
Black-capped Tyrannulet
Pacific Elaenia
Mottle-backed Elaenia
Lesser Elaenia

Tumbesian Tyrannulet
Southern Beardless-tyrannulet
White-banded Tyrannulet  
White-tailed Tyrannulet
Torrent Tyrannulet
Yellow Tyrannulet
Tawny-crowned Pygmy-tyrant
Golden-faced Tyrannulet
Loja Tyrannulet
Marble-faced Bristle-tyrant  
Variegated Bristle-tyrant
Ecuadorian Tyrannulet
Streak-necked Flycatcher
Olive-striped Flycatcher  
Slaty-capped Flycatcher
Rufous-breasted Flycatcher
Ornate Flycatcher
Scale-crested Pygmy-tyrant
Black-throated Tody-tyrant
Rufous-crowned Tody-flycatcher
Common Tody-flycatcher
Golden-winged Tody-flycatcher
Black-and-white Tody-flycatcher
Yellow-olive Flycatcher
Yellow-breasted Flycatcher
Cliff Flycatcher
Brownish Twistwing
Olivaceous Flatbill
Pacific Royal Flycatcher
White-throated Spadebill
Bran-colored Flycatcher
Orange-banded Flycatcher
Olive-chested Flycatcher
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher
Black-tailed Flycatcher
Cinnamon Flycatcher
Gray-breasted Flycatcher
Smoke-colored Pewee
Tumbes Pewee
Rufous-tailed Tyrant
Little Ground-tyrant
Smoky Bush-tyrant
Rufous-breasted Chat-tyrant
Yellow-bellied Chat-tyrant
Slaty-backed Chat-tyrant
Short-tailed Field-tyrant
Long-tailed Tyrant
Lemon-browed Flycatcher
Baird's Flycatcher
Golden-crowned Flycatcher
Snowy-throated Kingbird
Sooty-crowned Flycatcher
Short-crested Flycatcher
Green-and-black Fruiteater
Scarlet-breasted Fruiteater
Barred Fruiteater
Scaled Fruiteater
Long-wattled Umbrellabird
Andean Cock-of-the-Rock
Blue-rumped Manakin
White-bearded Manakin
Club-winged Manakin
Striped Manakin
One-colored Becard
Black-and-white Becard
d Becard
Slaty Becard
Yellow-cheeked Becard
Black-crowned Tityra

Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Brown-capped Vireo
Lesser Greenlet  
Tawny-crowned Greenlet
Turquoise Jay
Inca Jay
White-tailed Jay
Violaceous Jay
Gray-breasted Martin
Chestnut-collared Swallow
Brown-bellied Swallow
Blue-and-white Swallow
White-banded Swallow

Fasciated Wren
Rufous Wren
Bay Wren
Mountain Wren
Gray-mantled Wren
Gray-breasted Wood-wren
Speckle-breasted Wren
Plain-tailed Wren

Rufous Wren
Song Wren
Tawny-faced Gnatwren
Tropical Gnatcatcher
Andean Solitaire
Pale-eyed Thrush
Great Thrush
Glossy-black Thrush
Ecuadorian Thrush
Plumbeous-backed Thrush
Pale-vented Thrush
Black-billed Thrush
Maranon Thrush
Chestnut-bellied Thrush
Andean Slaty-Thrush
Long-tailed Mockingbird
Blue Dacnis
Black-faced Dacnis
Yellow-bellied Dacnis
Green Honeycreeper
Golden-collared Honeycreeper
Blue-backed Conebill
Capped Conebill
Masked Flowerpiercer
Bluish Flowerpiercer
White-sided Flowerpiercer
Glossy Flowerpiercer
Black-faced Tanager
White-capped Tanager
Magpie Tanager
Guira Tanager
Orange-eared Tanager
Golden Tanager
Silvery (Silver-backed) Tanager
Saffron-crowned Tanager
Flame-faced Tanager
Green-and-gold tanager
Golden-crowned Tanager
Golden-eared Tanager
Paradise Tanager
Turquoise Tanager
Yellow-bellied Tanager
Beryl-spangled Tanager
Blue-and-black Tanager
Golden-naped Tanager
Blue-necked Tanager
Spotted Tanager
Yellow-bellied Tanager
Bay-headed Tanager
Lacrimose Mountain-tanager
Hooded Mountain-tanager
Blue-winged Mountain-tanager
Grass-green Tanager
Blue-gray Tanager
Palm Tanager
Blue-capped Tanager
Lemon-rumped Tanager
Silver-beaked Tanager
Rufous-chested Tanager
White-lined Tanager
White-shouldered Tanager
Common Chlorospingus
Ashy-throated Chlorospingus
Yellow-throated Chlorospingus
Yellow-whiskered Chlorospingus
Gray-hooded Bush-tanager
Black-capped Hemispingus
Black-headed Hemispingus
Black-faced Hemispingus
Buff-throated Saltator
Black-winged Saltator
Streaked Saltator
Black-cowled Saltator
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Yellow-browed Sparrow
Tumbes Sparrow
Band-tailed Sierra-finch
Slaty Finch
Blue-black Grassquit
Dull-colored Grassquit
Variable Seedeater
Yellow-bellied Seedeater
Black-and-white Seedeater
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater
Chestnut-throated Seedeater
Drab Seedeater
Chestnut-bellied Seed-finch
Black-billed Seed-finch
Black-striped Sparrow
Orange-billed Sparrow
Black-capped Sparrow
Yellow-browed Sparrow
Pale-naped Brushfinch
Yellow-breasted Brushfinch
Tricolored Brushfinch
White-winged Brushfinch
Chestnut-capped Brushfinch
Ochre-breasted Tanager
Golden Grosbeak
Blue-black Grosbeak
Crimson-breasted Finch
Tropical Parula
Olive-crowned Yellowthroat
Masked (Black-lored) Yellowthroat
Slate-throated Whitestart
Spectacled Whitestart
Cerulean Warbler
Canada Warbler
Citrine Warbler
Black-crested Warbler         
Gray-and-gold Warbler
Three-banded Warbler
Three-striped Warbler
Russet-crowned Warbler
Buff-rumped Warbler
Northern Mountain-cacique
Subtropical Cacique
Scarlet-rumped Cacique
Yellow-rumped Cacique
Chesnut-headed Oropendula
Russet-backed Oropendola
Crested Oropendula
Scrub Blackbird
White-edged Oriole
Yellow-tailed Oriole
Peruvian Meadowlark
Saffron Siskin
Yellow-bellied Siskin
Olivaceous Siskin
Thick-billed Euphonia
Bronze-green Euphonia
Orange-bellied Euphonia     
Orange-crowned Euphonia
Blue-naped Chlorophonia


Last updated: November 17, 2017.