The next tour begins!

Yesterday we started a 7 day private tour. We had a great start to the tour with lots of activity on the Lodge feeders including Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Azure-shouldered Tanager, Magpie Tanager, Rufous-headed Tanager, Gilt-edged Tanager, Golden-chevroned Tanager, Brassy-breasted Tanager, Ruby-crowned Tanager, Burnished-buff Tanager, Pale-breasted Thrush, Rufous-bellied Thrush and Blue Dacnis. From the decking area in front of the Lodge we also managed to see Chestnut-crowned Becard, Scaly-headed Parrot, Buff-fronted Foliage Gleaner, Hooded Siskin, Gray-fronted Dove, Scaled Woodcreeper, Green-winged Saltator, Great Kiskadee, Fawn-breasted Tanager and both Planalto and Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulets! The hummingbird feeders were also very productive with Brazilian Ruby, White-throated Hummingbird, Violet-capped Woodnymph and Scale-throated Hermit paying regular visits. We spent the afternoon birding the White Trail within the Lodge grounds, highlights included both Ochre-rumped and Dusky-tailed Antbird, Drab-breasted Bamboo Tyrant, Rufous-capped Spinetail, Variable Antshrike, Pin-tailed Manakin, Black-billed Scythebill, White-rimmed Warbler, Orange-eyed Thornbird and a Yellow-browed Woodpecker.

Pin-tailed Manakin (©Andy Foster)