Open country birding

Today was spent birding the open country areas around Duas Barras and Sumidouro. We saw an amazing 109 species today, so many highlights and such fun birding! Highlights included Blue-winged Macaw, Band-tailed Hornero, Streamer-tailed Tyrant, Swallow-tailed Hummingbird, Ash-throated Crake, White Woodpecker,  Lineated Woodpecker, Serra Antwren, Long-tailed Tyrant, Grey-eyed Greenlet, White-barred Piculet, Sapphire-spanged Emerald and amazing views of a male Rufous-headed Tanager! As the day continued it just got better, we had great views of Firewood Gatherer, Ferruginous Antbird, Yellow-lored Tody Flycatcher, Chestnut-capped Blackbird, Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail, Red-legged Seriema, Tawny-headed Swallow, Ultramarine Grosbeak, White-eared Puffbird, Black-billed Scythebill followed by a Crescent-chested Puffbird, 3 Three-toed Jacamars, Curl-crested Jay and a Green-barred Woodpecker to finish the day with!

Black-billed Scythebill (©Andy Foster)