Birding the Itororo Lodge grounds

After some heavy rain during the night we met up for breakfast at 06.00 to surprisingly clear skies! We were to spend a full day in the lodge grounds doing the circular Blue trail in the morning and then spend the afternoon on the White and Green trails. Once again we had some great birding today with highlights including Rough-legged Tyrannulet, Fawn-breasted Tanager, White-throated Woodcreeper, Mouse-coloured Tapaculo, Sharp-billed Treehunter, Grey-hooded Attila, Surucua Trogon, Spot-billed Toucanet, Black-billed Scythebill, Blue Manakin, Saffron Toucanet, Rufous-backed Antvireo, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Rufous-crowned Greenlet, White-collared Foliage Gleaner, Lesser Woodcreeper, Green-crowned Plovercrest, Mantled Hawk carrying a snake, White-rimmed Warbler, Variegated Antpitta, Chestnut-headed Tanager, Planalto Woodcreeper and Black-throated Trogon! Not a bad days birding!

Female Spot-billed Toucanet on the trail today (Andy Foster)