Cedae and Theodoro Trails – day 4

Another clear morning saw us setting off at 06.30 to the Cedae Trail, located some 30 minutes away at an altitude of 550m. It was quite a slow mornings birding, however we did get to see a lot of target birds. We made a quick stop en-route to the Cedae Trail where we picked up a couple of Mantled Hawks hunting distantly over the forest, although some distance away we still had good scope views. Highlights of the mornings birding along the Cedae Trail included Green-headed Tanager, Red-necked Tanager, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Lesser Woodcreeper, Spot-backed Antshrike, Star-throated Antwren, Red-crowned Ant- Tanager, Magnificent Friagtebird (!), Saw-billed Hermit, Reddish Hermit, Plain Antvireo, Streak-capped Antwren, Grey-hooded Flycatcher, Chestnut-bellied Euphonia and Ochre-breasted Foliage Gleaner. We birded the Theodoro Trail after lunch, again a little quiet but some great views of Sharpbill, White-browed Foliage Gleaner, Spot-billed Toucanet, Black Hawk Eagle and Black-billed Scythebill.

Sharpbill (Andy Foster)
Spot-billed Toucanet (Andy Foster)