Monday, September 10, 2007

Peru day 26: Tarapoto > Boca Toma del Río Shilcayo

A walk up to the Boca Toma from Tarapoto before breakfast this morning produced a spectacular feeding flock of 19 Swallow-tailed Kites and a group of 44 White-collared Swifts. Also great views of a Reddish Hermit (hummingbird) and singing Moustached and Buff-breasted Wrens.

Around 50 species noted: Reddish Hermit, Little Woodpecker, Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher, Yellow-headed Caracara, Blue-crowned Motmot, Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Moustached Wren, White-tipped Dove, Black Phoebe, Buff-breasted Wren, White-necked Thrush, Pale-legged Hornero, Short-crested Flycatcher, Canary-winged Parakeet (70+), Cobalt-winged Parakeet, Turkey Vulture, American Black Vulture, Fork-tailed Palm-Swift, Gray-rumped Swift, Yellow-breasted Flycatcher, Buff-rumped Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-rumped Cacique, Tropical Kingbird, Great Kiskadee, Grayish Saltator, Saffron Finch, Ruddy Ground-Dove, Black-billed Thrush, Blue-gray Tanager, Palm Tanager, Eared Dove, Dull-coloured Grassquit, Cattle Egret, Giant Cowbird, Social Flycatcher, Short-tailed Swift, Southern House Wren, Common Tody-Flycatcher, Southern Beardless Tyrannulet, Blue-and-white Swallow, Silver-beaked Tanager, Magpie Tanager, Streaked Flycatcher, Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch, Shiny Cowbird, Smooth-billed Ani and several more hummer species zipping past and feeding high in flowering trees.

1 comment:

Pepe said...

Amigo Fraser,

your photographs are stunning!
I'm a local birder and my name is José (Pepe) Orihuela and I want to tell you that next time you come we should get in touch. I have been monitoring the area up-river of Shilcayo with some interesting species you will be glad to see such as Mishana Tyrannulet, White Chinned Sapphire, and many others.
I leave you my email:

Good birding,