Naturetrek tour day 6

We awoke to a beautiful morning with high cloud.  We headed off for a 20 minute drive to the start of the Green Trail that would take us through some good primary forest up to the waterfall. We had lots of targets today and although birding was a little slow we saw some excellent birds. Highlights of the day included Southern Antpipit, Scaled Antbird, Unicoloured Antwren, White-eyed Foliage Gleaner, Black-capped Foliage Gleaner, Black-throated Trogon, Blue Manakin, Lesser Woodcreeper, Thrush-like Woodcreeper, amazing views of Spot-backed Antshrike, Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant and Grayish Mourner. We had lunch at the beautiful waterfall where we also picked up White-thighed Swallow and Black-tailed Myiobius. After lunch we started the 2.5km walk back down to where we had left the vehicle. It was fairly quiet on the way back as it had warmed up a little but we did however manage to get good views of Rufous-capped Antthrush, Yellow-throated Woodpecker.

Blue Manakin on the Green Trail today (Andy Foster)
Spot-backed Antshrike on the Green Trail today (Andy Foster)