Birding the Lodge grounds

Today we spent a full day birding the Lodge grounds. Once again we had a specific target list for today that had a total of 8 rather “tough” birds to find! We had a great mornings birding despite very low temperatures of just 12 degrees centigrade today, unusually cold for this time of year! We picked up 5 out of the 8 targets before lunch time, these were Star-throated Antwren, White-breasted Tapaculo, Spot-billed Toucanet, Scaled Woodcreeper followed by Brazilian Antthrush! We also picked up some nice views of various other species throughout the morning including Surucua Trogon, Rufous-crowned Greenlet, Planalto Tyrannulet, Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail, Brazilian Ruby, Black Jacobin, White-throated Hummingbird, Violet-capped Woodnymph, Azure-shouldered Tanager, Golden-chevroned Tanager, Maroon-bellied Parakeet and Dusky-legged Guan with 2 chicks!

We returned to the Lodge for lunch and then set off onto the White trail in search of Variegated Antpitta and Spot-winged Wood-Quail. Unfortunately it had now started to rain lightly together with a cold wind and there was no bird activity at all apart from good views of a White-collared Foliage Gleaner. Hopefully the weather will improve for tomorrow!

Scaled Woodcreeper photographed from the deck by the Lodge(Andy Foster)
Two female Brazilian Ruby’s having a disagreement! (Andy Foster)