While the year 2012 was rather dismal for me as far as birding is concerned, it did allow me to plan 2013 carefully to make it a great year for birding. The trips I have lined up for 2013 include winter trips to Long Island, New York and northeastern Minnesota, spring trips to Jamaica and southeastern Arizona, and a multi-month odyssey guiding and birding in Brazil — and who knows, I might have a few more things up my sleeves after that as well!

What are my goals this year as a birder? Try and travel through as many different areas, picking up experiences, seeing as many birds, and admiring as many landscapes and ecosystems along the way. For the first time since I started using it, I will be entering every single year bird I see into eBird. I foresee passing my previous personal best year list (1,036)  and seeing my 2,000th world bird in 2013.

  • Current Life List: 2779
  • Current ABA Life List: 581
  • Current Florida list: 383
  • 2013 World Year List: 1587 (as of 31 Dec)
  • 2013 Life Bird Tally: +1000 species (as of 31 Dec)
  • 2013 Life Bird Family Tally: +25 families (as of 31 Dec)

January Highlights: the month started off very well with my Big Day in Miami-Dade on January 1st, incuding birds such as Tropical Kingbird, Sedge Wren, Hermit Thrush, and Vermilion Flycatcher. However, most of the excitement came from two short trips up north. The first took me to Long Island, New York where I had my life Red Crossbill, White-winged Crossbill, Barrow’s Goldeneye, and Northern Saw-whet Owl among others. The second took me to northeastern Minnesota where I saw a slew of winter finches, Great Gray Owl, Northern Hawk-Owl, and Snowy Owl. Finally, I attended the Space Coast Birding Festival — always a treat — and added specialties such as Florida Scrub-Jay and a vagrant Eurasian Wigeon to my year list.


Winter scene at Sax-Zim Bog, Minnesota.

February Highlights: this month had me focusing more on birding in Florida, starting off with a day trip to the Tampa-St. Petersburg area to see my life Black-legged Kittiwake and shorebirding along the coast on my way back. I focused on the Palm Beach area on a trip in the latter half of the month, seeing the continuing La Sagra’s Flycatcher and Neotropic Cormorant along with both Black-bellied and Fulvous Whistling-Ducks.

March Highlights: pretty much a continuation of February, adding Florida specialties such as Snail Kite, Bachman’s Sparrow, and Red-cockaded Woodpecker from mini-trips to points further north in the state. Early migrants such as Black-necked Stilt and Barn Swallow made it onto the list, as well as some pleasant surprises in the form of Orchard Oriole and Hooded Warbler which are less common migrants.

April Highlights: arrival of a smattering of migrants into Florida such as Roseate Tern, Antillean Nighthawk, Chimney Swift, and Gray Kingbird gave the year list a modest boost. A trip towards the end of the month to Jamaica added 49 species to the year list, including all of the Jamaican endemics and several Caribbean specialties such as Greater Antillean Elaenia, Northern Potoo, and West Indian Whistling-Duck.


Beautiful Blue Lagoon in Jamaica.

May Highlights: What a month! I had my first birding trip to southeast Arizona — a trip that I feel is almost like a rite of passage for every birder living in the United States. The many birding highlights included Olive Warbler (a stunning male), Mexican Chickadee (East Turkey Creek Rd junction), Common Black-Hawk (Old Beeline Hwy, on a nest), numerous Gray Vireos (at Mount Ord), Black-chinned Sparrow (Mount Ord), five species of owl seen, White-eared, Lucifer, and Violet-crowned Hummingbirds, Thick-billed Kingbird, Crissal and Bendire’s Thrasher, Golden Eagle feeding on roadkill on the way to Portal, hearing Buff-collared Nightjar (and hitching a ride with Melody Kehl on the way to hear it), Five-striped Sparrow, and a cool side trip to Flagstaff where I found a Lewis’s Woodpecker nest next to the city’s medical center and an American Three-toed Woodpecker at Lockett Meadow. Thank you to the many birders who helped me along the way with advice, rides, or even just great company. I had a blast! I added over 100 species to my year list, 42 life birds, and even a new family (Olive Warbler). My only miss was Montezuma Quail… next time.

After 8 full days of birding, about 4,000 miles of travel across the state, and only about 4-5 hours of sleep per night, I felt energized and inspired more than ever for my biggest trip ever — Brazil, involving a trip to the Cerrado and Pantanal, 2.5 months of guiding at Cristalino Lodge in the southern Amazon Basin, and a three week adventure with Brazilian birder Dalcio Dacol in southeast Brazil from Linhares to Intervales and out to Serra da Canastra. A 1,000+ year list is in the making…

Lockett Meadow

Lovely alpine scenery near Flagstaff, Arizona.

July Highlights: My big Brazil trip began at the end of July at Chapada dos Guimaraes and the Pantanal, where I got to live the storied spectacle of seeing huge concentrations of storks, herons, and ibis as well as enjoy Pantanal specialties such as Chestnut-bellied Guan, Fawn-breasted Wren, and Great Rufous Woodcreeper.

Pantanal Dawn

Dawn in the Pantanal of Brazil.

August Highlights: My guiding experience at Cristalino Jungle Lodge began on August 1st. With the help of Eduardo Patrial, I spent the first couple of weeks undertaking the daunting task of learning so many new calls, behaviors, and habitat preferences of a new set of birds in an imposing environment of 50 meter tall trees and thick undergrowth. I got to see many species I was looking forward the most to seeing, including Black-girdled Barbet, Red-fan Parrot, and Black-bellied Cuckoo. I also saw some real world rarities such as Alta Floresta Antpitta, Dotted Tanager, and Fiery-tailed Awlbill.

Cristalino Sunset

Sunset over the Teles Pires River in the southern Amazon Basin of Brazil.

September Highlights: This was a big month for me at Cristalino Jungle Lodge, serving as the local guide for Road Scholars, Rockjumper, and even Victor Emmanuel himself. I gathered an enormous amount of experience during this time, and despite the difficult Amazonian environment, consistently delivered good birds to client after client. This month was rich in bird highlights as well — I caught up with stunners such as Zigzag Heron, Pavonine Cuckoo, and Banded Antbird (which almost flew right into Jon King after using the right playback). I also had incredible views of a Harpy Eagle that perched near the lodge for several days in a row!

October Highlights: Despite having spent two months at Cristalino Jungle Lodge at this point, I was still regularly picking up new species, including Pavonine Quetzal and Chestnut-belted Gnateater. The last bird I showed to a client there was a Zigzag Heron — a fitting bird to finish my experience. On the evening of October 16th, I found myself in Rio de Janeiro having dinner with Dalcio Dacol before having to retreat back to our hotel due to street protests! Southeast Brazil quickly turned out to be a “life bird mine” — it might as well be on an alternate Neotropical continent as almost everything was new. The grasslands of Serra da Canastra were spectacular with its toy airplane Cock-tailed Tyrants, skulking Brasilia Tapaculo, and cute Sharp-tailed Tyrants. Other excellent birds during our travels included Black-capped Piprites, Red-and-white Crake, Black-fronted Piping-Guan, Gray-bellied Hawk, and Russet-winged Spadebill.

November Highlights: I was still birding away in Brazil during the first half of November, seeing Three-toed Jacamars at the traditional site on Carmo Road, Red-billed Curassow, Red-browed Parrot, and Ochre-marked Parakeets at Linhares, and Restinga Antwren near Praia Seca. On the 8th of November, I parted ways with Dalcio Dacol and headed towards Cananeia to see a handful of desired species: Red-tailed Parrot, Azure Jay, and Restinga Tyrannulet. My long awaited journey through Brazil having come to an end, I was exhausted and glad that I was going home — just in time, as my iPod had died, my hiking shoes were in the garbage, and half of my clothing had developed holes!

December Highlights: December saw me in Thailand with good friend and British birder Andy Walker. It was my first ever trip to the Oriental region, and I was awestruck by the wildlife, culture, and landscapes — it was everything I had hoped it would be. We scored Spoon-billed Sandpiper on the first morning, and our success kept growing from there — Chinese Egret, Rusty-cheeked Hornbill, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Eared Pitta, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Blue Pitta, Ultramarine Flycatcher, Golden Bush-Robin, Giant Nuthatch… I could go on and on about all the wonderful highlights of an incredible trip. I look forward to returning to this region soon! My last bird of the year was on Doi Lang in the form of the bizarre Spot-breasted Parrotbill (with Black-throated Tit coming in just minutes before). What a great ending to such a great year!

Wat Tam Pa Plong

Wat Tam Pa Plong near Chiang Dao in northern Thailand… both a beautiful place and a birding hotspot.

Below is my list of birds for 2013 by family, following the latest Clements list. Species which are year highlights (such as rarely seen, highly anticipated, or outstanding species) will be marked in RED:

RHEIDAE: rheas (1 species seen):

Greater Rhea – Rhea americana 29-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Alegre

TINAMIDAE: tinamous (6 species seen):

Solitary Tinamou – Tinamus solitarius 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Great Tinamou – Tinamus major 1-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Little Tinamou – Crypturellus soui 23-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Brown Tinamou – Crypturellus obsoletus 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Undulated Tinamou – Crypturellus undulatus 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Red-winged Tinamou – Rhynchotus rufescens 26-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway

ANHIMIDAE: screamers (1 species seen):

Southern Screamer – Chauna torquata 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway

ANATIDAE: swans, geese, ducks (44 species seen):

White-faced Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna viduata 28-Oct-13 Salesopolis Wetlands
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna autumnalis 23-Feb-13 Wakodahatchee Wetlands
West Indian Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna arborea 22-Apr-13 Elim Pools
Fulvous Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna bicolor 23-Feb-13 Wakodahatchee Wetlands
Lesser Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna javanica 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Greater White-fronted Goose – Anser albifrons 5-Jan-13 Hook Pond
Snow Goose – Chen caerulescens 5-Jan-13 Deep Hollow Ranch
Brant – Branta bernicla 5-Jan-13 Shinnecock County Park West
Cackling Goose – Branta hutchinsii 5-Jan-13 Deep Hollow Ranch
Canada Goose

Ubiquitous Canada Goose on Long Island, New York

Canada Goose – Branta canadensis 5-Jan-13 Deep Hollow Ranch
Mute Swan – Cygnus olor 5-Jan-13 Lake Montauk Inlet
Muscovy Duck – Cairina moschata 30-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Alegre
Cotton Pygmy-Goose – Nettapus coromandelianus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Wood Duck – Aix sponsa 28-Apr-13 Loxahatchee NWR
Brazilian Teal – Amazonetta brasiliensis 30-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Piuval
Gadwall – Anas strepera 1-Jan-13 Dump Marsh
Eurasian Wigeon – Anas penelope 26-Jan-13 Merritt Island NWR
American Wigeon – Anas americana 1-Jan-13 Dump Marsh
American Black Duck – Anas rubripes 5-Jan-13 Hook Pond
Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos 5-Jan-13 Hook Pond
Mottled Duck – Anas fulvigula 1-Jan-13 Cutler Wetlands
Blue-winged Teal – Anas discors 1-Jan-13 Cutler Wetlands
Cinnamon Teal – Anas cyanoptera 30-May-13 Willcox–Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
Northern Shoveler – Anas clypeata 26-Jan-13 Merritt Island NWR
White-cheeked Pintail – Anas bahamensis 8-Nov-13 Restinga de Massambaba
Northern Pintail – Anas acuta 26-Jan-13 Merritt Island NWR
Green-winged Teal – Anas crecca 1-Jan-13 Cutler Wetlands
Canvasback – Aythya valisineria 2-Mar-13 Stormwater Treatment Area 1E
Redhead – Aythya americana 9-Feb-13 Tierra Verde Ponds
Ring-necked Duck – Aythya collaris 1-Jan-13 Dump Marsh
Greater Scaup – Aythya marila 5-Jan-13 Lake Montauk–south end
Lesser Scaup – Aythya affinis 13-Jan-13 West Kendall Baptist Hospital area
Common Eider – Somateria mollissima 5-Jan-13 Montauk Point SP
Surf Scoter – Melanitta perspicillata 5-Jan-13 Montauk Point SP
White-winged Scoter – Melanitta fusca 5-Jan-13 Montauk Point SP
Black Scoter – Melanitta americana 5-Jan-13 Montauk Point SP
Long-tailed Duck – Clangula hyemalis 5-Jan-13 Montauk Point SP
Bufflehead – Bucephala albeola 5-Jan-13 Lake Montauk–south end
Common Goldeneye – Bucephala clangula 5-Jan-13 Camp Hero SP
Barrow’s Goldeneye – Bucephala islandica 5-Jan-13 Lake Montauk–south end
Hooded Merganser – Lophodytes cucullatus 5-Jan-13 Shinnecock County Park West
Common Merganser – Mergus merganser 5-Jan-13 Hook Pond
Red-breasted Merganser – Mergus serrator 5-Jan-13 Montauk Point SP
Ruddy Duck – Oxyura jamaicensis 13-Jan-13 West Kendall Baptist Hospital area

CRACIDAE: chachalacas, guans, curassows (12 species seen):

Chaco Chachalaca – Ortalis canicollis 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Speckled Chachalaca – Ortalis guttata 14-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Rusty-margined Guan – Penelope superciliaris 6-Nov-13 Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce
Spix’s Guan – Penelope jacquacu 10-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Dusky-legged Guan – Penelope obscura 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Chestnut-bellied Guan – Penelope ochrogaster 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Blue-throated Piping-Guan – Pipile cumanensis 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Red-throated Piping-Guan – Pipile cujubi 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Black-fronted Piping-Guan – Pipile jacutinga 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales*H*
Razor-billed Curassow – Mitu tuberosum 7-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Bare-faced Curassow – Crax fasciolata 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
*H*Red-billed Curassow – Crax blumenbachii 7-Nov-13 Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce*H*

ODONTOPHORIDAE: new world quails (3 species seen):

Scaled Quail – Callipepla squamata 30-May-13 Stateline Rd. (Cochise Co.)
Gambel’s Quail – Callipepla gambelii 26-May-13 Patagonia–Patons’ yard
Northern Bobwhite – Colinus virginianus 24-Mar-13 Three Lakes WMA

PHASIANIDAE: grouse, quails, pheasants, turkeys (9 species seen):

Rufous-throated Partridge – Arborophila rufogularis 25-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Bar-backed Partridge – Arborophila brunneopectus 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Scaly-breasted Partridge – Arborophila chloropus 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Mountain Bamboo-Partridge – Bambusicola fytchii 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Red Junglefowl – Gallus gallus 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Kalij Pheasant – Lophura leucomelanos 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Ruffed Grouse – Bonasa umbellus 20-Jan-13 Lyman Lake Road
Sharp-tailed Grouse – Tympanuchus phasianellus 18-Jan-13 Aitkin Co. Twp Rd 380 (450th St)
Wild Turkey – Meleagris gallopavo 24-Mar-13 Three Lakes WMA

GAVIIDAE: loons (2 species seen):

Red-throated Loon – Gavia stellata 5-Jan-13 Camp Hero SP
Common Loon – Gavia immer 1-Jan-13 Crandon Park Beach

PODICIPEDIDAE: grebes (5 species seen):

Little Grebe – Tachybaptus ruficollis 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Least Grebe – Tachybaptus dominicus 21-Apr-13 Marshalls Pen
Pied-billed Grebe – Podilymbus podiceps 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Horned Grebe – Podiceps auritus 5-Jan-13 Camp Hero SP
Eared Grebe – Podiceps nigricollis 30-May-13 Willcox–Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course

CICONIIDAE: storks (5 species seen):

Asian Openbill – Anastomus oscitans 12-Dec-13 Bangkok–Suan Luang Park
Maguari Stork – Ciconia maguari 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Jabiru – Jabiru mycteria 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Wood Stork
Wood Stork loitering at Green Cay Wetlands, Palm Beach, Florida

Wood Stork – Mycteria americana 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Painted Stork – Mycteria leucocephala 11-Dec-13 Bang Pu

FREGATIDAE: frigatebirds (1 species seen):

Magnificent Frigatebird – Fregata magnificens 1-Jan-13 Virginia Key Ecosystem Restoration Area

SULIDAE: gannets and boobies (2 species seen):

Brown Booby – Sula leucogaster 8-Nov-13 Restinga de Massambaba
Northern Gannet – Morus bassanus 5-Jan-13 Montauk Point SP

PHALACROCORACIDAE: cormorants (5 species seen):

Neotropic Cormorant – Phalacrocorax brasilianus 23-Feb-13 Wakodahatchee Wetlands
Double-crested Cormorant – Phalacrocorax auritus 1-Jan-13 The Annex
Indian Cormorant – Phalacrocorax fuscicollis 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Great Cormorant – Phalacrocorax carbo 5-Jan-13 Lake Montauk Inlet
Little Cormorant – Phalacrocorax niger 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds

ANHINGIDAE: darters (2 species seen):

Anhinga – Anhinga anhinga 1-Jan-13 The Annex
Oriental Darter – Anhinga melanogaster 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds

PELECANIDAE: pelicans (2 species seen):

American White Pelican – Pelecanus erythrorhynchos 1-Jan-13 Dump Marsh
Brown Pelican – Pelecanus occidentalis 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park

ARDEIDAE: bitterns, herons, and egrets (29 species seen):

American Bittern – Botaurus lentiginosus 1-Jan-13 The Annex
*H*Zigzag Heron – Zebrilus undulatus 25-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Yellow Bittern – Ixobrychus sinensis 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Cinnamon Bittern – Ixobrychus cinnamomeus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Least Bittern – Ixobrychus exilis 23-Feb-13 Green Cay Wetlands & Nature Center
Rufescent Tiger-Heron – Tigrisoma lineatum 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Great Blue Heron – Ardea herodias 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Gray Heron – Ardea cinerea 11-Dec-13 Bang Pu
Cocoi Heron – Ardea cocoi 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Purple Heron – Ardea purpurea 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Great Egret – Ardea alba 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Intermediate Egret – Mesophoyx intermedia 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Chinese Egret – Egretta eulophotes 14-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–Sand Spit
Little Egret – Egretta garzetta 11-Dec-13 Bang Pu
Pacific Reef-Heron – Egretta sacra 14-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–Sand Spit
Snowy Egret – Egretta thula 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Little Blue Heron – Egretta caerulea 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Tricolored Heron – Egretta tricolor 1-Jan-13 The Annex
Reddish Egret – Egretta rufescens 26-Jan-13 Merritt Island NWR
Cattle Egret – Bubulcus ibis 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Chinese Pond-Heron – Ardeola bacchus 21-Dec-13 Parakeet Conservation Area

Green Heron

Green Heron hunting in the reeds at Green Cay Wetlands, Palm Beach, Florida

Green Heron – Butorides virescens 1-Jan-13 Dump Marsh
Striated Heron – Butorides striata 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
*H*Agami Heron – Agamia agami 7-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Whistling Heron – Syrigma sibilatrix 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Capped Heron – Pilherodius pileatus 29-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Alegre
Black-crowned Night-Heron – Nycticorax nycticorax 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron – Nyctanassa violacea 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park

Boat-billed Heron

The wacky-looking Boat-billed Heron, a widespread Neotropical heron.

Boat-billed Heron – Cochlearius cochlearius 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal

THRESKIORNITHIDAE: ibis and spoonbills (9 species seen):

White Ibis – Eudocimus albus 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Scarlet Ibis – Eudocimus ruber 10-Nov-13 Cananeia (Town)
Glossy Ibis – Plegadis falcinellus 1-Jan-13 Cutler Wetlands
White-faced Ibis – Plegadis chihi 30-May-13 Willcox–Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
Green Ibis – Mesembrinibis cayennensis 29-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Bare-faced Ibis – Phimosus infuscatus 26-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Plumbeous Ibis – Theristicus caerulescens 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Buff-necked Ibis – Theristicus caudatus 29-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Alegre
Roseate Spoonbill – Platalea ajaja 1-Jan-13 The Annex

CATHARTIDAE: new world vultures (5 species seen):

Black Vulture – Coragyps atratus 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Turkey Vulture – Cathartes aura 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture – Cathartes burrovianus 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture – Cathartes melambrotus 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
King Vulture – Sarcoramphus papa 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque

PANDIONIDAE: osprey (1 species seen):

Osprey – Pandion haliaetus 1-Jan-13 Virginia Key Ecosystem Restoration Area

ACCIPITRIDAE: hawks, eagles, and kites (54 species seen):

Pearl Kite – Gampsonyx swainsonii 26-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Black-shouldered Kite – Elanus caeruleus 14-Dec-13 Nong Pla Lai ricefields
White-tailed Kite – Elanus leucurus 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Hook-billed Kite – Chondrohierax uncinatus 14-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Gray-headed Kite – Leptodon cayanensis 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Oriental Honey-buzzard – Pernis ptilorhynchus 26-Dec-13 Chiang Dao
Swallow-tailed Kite – Elanoides forficatus 17-Mar-13 Everglades NP–Paurotis Pond
Crested Serpent-Eagle – Spilornis cheela 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide

Harpy Eagle

The amazing Harpy Eagle!

*H*Harpy Eagle – Harpia harpyja 12-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Changeable Hawk-Eagle – Nisaetus limnaeetus 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Rufous-bellied Eagle – Lophotriorchis kienerii 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Black Hawk-Eagle – Spizaetus tyrannus 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle – Spizaetus melanoleucus 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães
Greater Spotted Eagle – Clanga clanga 14-Dec-13 Nong Pla Lai ricefields
Golden Eagle – Aquila chrysaetos 28-May-13 Rodeo
Black-collared Hawk – Busarellus nigricollis 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Snail Kite – Rostrhamus sociabilis 2-Mar-13 Stormwater Treatment Area 1E
Double-toothed Kite – Harpagus bidentatus 11-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Plumbeous Kite – Ictinia plumbea 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Rufous-winged Buzzard – Butastur liventer 26-Dec-13 Chiang Dao
Eastern Marsh-Harrier – Circus spilonotus 14-Dec-13 Nong Pla Lai ricefields
Northern Harrier – Circus cyaneus 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Pied Harrier – Circus melanoleucos 14-Dec-13 Nong Pla Lai ricefields
*H*Gray-bellied Hawk – Accipiter poliogaster 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales*H*
Crested Goshawk – Accipiter trivirgatus 17-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Besra – Accipiter virgatus 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Sharp-shinned Hawk – Accipiter striatus 16-Feb-13 R. Hardy Matheson County Preserve
Cooper’s Hawk – Accipiter cooperii 1-Jan-13 A. D. Barnes Park
Bicolored Hawk – Accipiter bicolor 7-Oct-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Black Kite – Milvus migrans 14-Dec-13 Nong Pla Lai ricefields
Brahminy Kite – Haliastur indus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Bald Eagle – Haliaeetus leucocephalus 17-Jan-13 Sax-Zim Bog
Crane Hawk – Geranospiza caerulescens 30-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Piuval
Common Black-Hawk – Buteogallus anthracinus 25-May-13 Beeline Highway–Sunflower
Savanna Hawk – Buteogallus meridionalis 26-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
*H*White-necked Hawk – Buteogallus lacernulatus 6-Nov-13 Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce*H*
Great Black-Hawk – Buteogallus urubitinga 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Roadside Hawk – Rupornis magnirostris 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Harris’s Hawk – Parabuteo unicinctus 30-May-13 Willcox
White-tailed Hawk – Geranoaetus albicaudatus 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle – Geranoaetus melanoleucus 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)
*H*Mantled Hawk – Pseudastur polionotus 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales*H*
White Hawk – Pseudastur albicollis 9-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*White-browed Hawk – Leucopternis kuhli 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Red-shouldered Hawk – Buteo lineatus 1-Jan-13 The Annex
Broad-winged Hawk – Buteo platypterus 1-Jan-13 Virginia Key Ecosystem Restoration Area
Gray Hawk – Buteo plagiatus 26-May-13 Patagonia Roadside Rest Area
Gray-lined Hawk – Buteo nitidus 6-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Short-tailed Hawk – Buteo brachyurus 12-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Swainson’s Hawk – Buteo swainsoni 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Zone-tailed Hawk – Buteo albonotatus 25-May-13 Beeline Highway–Sunflower
Red-tailed Hawk – Buteo jamaicensis 25-May-13 Beeline Highway–Mesquite Wash
Rough-legged Hawk – Buteo lagopus 17-Jan-13 Sax-Zim Bog
Common Buzzard – Buteo buteo 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP

EURYPYGIDAE: sunbittern (1 species seen)

Sunbittern – Eurypyga helias 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal

RALLIDAE: rails, crakes, and coots (17 species seen):

Slaty-legged Crake – Rallina eurizonoides 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Rufous-sided Crake – Laterallus melanophaius 30-Oct-13 Ubatuba-Mirim Marsh
*H*Red-and-white Crake – Laterallus leucopyrrhus 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales*H*
King Rail – Rallus elegans 19-May-13 Everglades NP–Gate 15
Gray-necked Wood-Rail – Aramides cajaneus 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail – Aramides saracura 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
White-breasted Waterhen – Amaurornis phoenicurus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
*H*Black-tailed Crake – Amaurornis bicolor 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP*H*
Sora – Porzana carolina 27-Jan-13 Green Cay Wetlands & Nature Center
Ruddy-breasted Crake – Porzana fusca 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
White-browed Crake – Porzana cinerea 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Blackish Rail – Pardirallus nigricans 27-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Purple Swamphen – Porphyrio porphyrio 2-Mar-13 Stormwater Treatment Area 1E
Purple Gallinule – Porphyrio martinicus 27-Jan-13 Green Cay Wetlands & Nature Center
Eurasian Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Common Gallinule – Gallinula galeata 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
American Coot – Fulica americana 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock

HELIORNITHIDAE: finfoots (1 species seen):

Sungrebe – Heliornis fulica 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal

ARAMIDAE: limpkin (1 species seen):

Limpkin – Aramus guarauna 27-Jan-13 Viera Wetlands

PSOPHIIDAE: trumpeters (1 species seen):

*H*Dark-winged Trumpeter – Psophia viridis 11-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*

GRUIDAE: cranes (1 species seen):

Sandhill Crane – Grus canadensis 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock

RECURVIROSTRIDAE: avocets and stilts (4 species seen):

Black-winged Stilt – Himantopus himantopus 11-Dec-13 Bang Pu
Black-necked Stilt – Himantopus mexicanus 2-Mar-13 Stormwater Treatment Area 1E
Pied Avocet – Recurvirostra avosetta 13-Dec-13 Laem Pak Bia–salt pans
American Avocet – Recurvirostra americana 1-Jan-13 Cutler Wetlands

CHARADRIIDAE: plovers and lapwings (15 species seen):

Black-bellied Plover – Pluvialis squatarola 1-Jan-13 Crandon Park Beach
Pacific Golden-Plover – Pluvialis fulva 11-Dec-13 Bang Pu
Gray-headed Lapwing – Vanellus cinereus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Red-wattled Lapwing – Vanellus indicus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Pied Lapwing – Vanellus cayanus 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Southern Lapwing – Vanellus chilensis 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Lesser Sand-Plover – Charadrius mongolus 13-Dec-13 Pak Thale
Greater Sand-Plover – Charadrius leschenaultii 13-Dec-13 Pak Thale
Malaysian Plover – Charadrius peronii 14-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–Sand Spit
Kentish Plover – Charadrius alexandrinus 13-Dec-13 Pak Thale
Wilson’s Plover – Charadrius wilsonia 1-Jan-13 Crandon Park Beach
Semipalmated Plover – Charadrius semipalmatus 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park

Piping Plover

A cute Piping Plover at Crandon Park Beach, Miami-Dade, Florida

Piping Plover – Charadrius melodus 1-Jan-13 Crandon Park Beach
Little Ringed Plover – Charadrius dubius 13-Dec-13 Laem Pak Bia–salt pans
Killdeer – Charadrius vociferus 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock

ROSTRATULIDAE: painted-snipes (1 species seen):

Greater Painted-snipe – Rostratula benghalensis 29-Dec-13 Tha Ton

JACANIDAE: jacanas (4 species seen):

Pheasant-tailed Jacana – Hydrophasianus chirurgus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Bronze-winged Jacana – Metopidius indicus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Northern Jacana – Jacana spinosa 22-Apr-13 Elim Pools
Wattled Jacana – Jacana jacana 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal

SCOLOPACIDAE: sandpipers and allies (42 species seen):

Common Sandpiper – Actitis hypoleucos 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Spotted Sandpiper – Actitis macularius 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Green Sandpiper – Tringa ochropus 29-Dec-13 Tha Ton
Solitary Sandpiper – Tringa solitaria 13-Jan-13 Everglades NP–Chekika Campground
Spotted Redshank – Tringa erythropus 13-Dec-13 Pak Thale
Greater Yellowlegs – Tringa melanoleuca 1-Jan-13 Cutler Wetlands
Common Greenshank – Tringa nebularia 11-Dec-13 Bang Pu
*H*Nordmann’s Greenshank – Tringa guttifer 13-Dec-13 Laem Pak Bia–salt pans*H*
Willet – Tringa semipalmata 26-Jan-13 Merritt Island NWR
Lesser Yellowlegs – Tringa flavipes 1-Jan-13 Cutler Wetlands
Marsh Sandpiper – Tringa stagnatilis 11-Dec-13 Bang Pu
Wood Sandpiper – Tringa glareola 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Common Redshank – Tringa totanus 11-Dec-13 Bang Pu
Whimbrel – Numenius phaeopus 14-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–Sand Spit
Eurasian Curlew – Numenius arquata 13-Dec-13 Pak Thale
Black-tailed Godwit – Limosa limosa 11-Dec-13 Bang Pu
Bar-tailed Godwit – Limosa lapponica 13-Dec-13 Laem Pak Bia–salt pans
Marbled Godwit – Limosa fedoa 9-Feb-13 Bunche Beach
Ruddy Turnstone – Arenaria interpres 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Great Knot – Calidris tenuirostris 13-Dec-13 Laem Pak Bia–salt pans
Red Knot – Calidris canutus 9-Feb-13 Bunche Beach
Broad-billed Sandpiper – Calidris falcinellus 13-Dec-13 Laem Pak Bia–salt pans
Stilt Sandpiper – Calidris himantopus 17-Mar-13 Lucky Hammock
Curlew Sandpiper – Calidris ferruginea 13-Dec-13 Pak Thale
Temminck’s Stint – Calidris temminckii 13-Dec-13 Pak Thale
Long-toed Stint – Calidris subminuta 13-Dec-13 Laem Pak Bia–salt pans
*H*Spoon-billed Sandpiper – Calidris pygmea 13-Dec-13 Pak Thale*H*
Red-necked Stint – Calidris ruficollis 13-Dec-13 Pak Thale
Sanderling – Calidris alba 1-Jan-13 Crandon Park Beach
Dunlin – Calidris alpina 1-Jan-13 Crandon Park Beach
Least Sandpiper – Calidris minutilla 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Pectoral Sandpiper – Calidris melanotos 10-Mar-13 Lucky Hammock
Semipalmated Sandpiper – Calidris pusilla 6-Apr-13 Everglades NP–Flamingo
Western Sandpiper – Calidris mauri 1-Jan-13 Crandon Park Beach
Short-billed Dowitcher – Limnodromus griseus 9-Feb-13 Bunche Beach
Long-billed Dowitcher – Limnodromus scolopaceus 1-Jan-13 Cutler Wetlands
Wilson’s Snipe – Gallinago delicata 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Common Snipe – Gallinago gallinago 14-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–Kings Project WTP
Pin-tailed Snipe – Gallinago stenura 26-Dec-13 Chiang Dao Rice Paddies
Eurasian Woodcock – Scolopax rusticola 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Wilson’s Phalarope – Phalaropus tricolor 30-May-13 Willcox–Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
Red-necked Phalarope – Phalaropus lobatus 30-May-13 Willcox–Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course

ALCIDAE: auks and puffins (1 species seen):

Razorbill – Alca torda 5-Jan-13 Montauk Point SP

LARIDAE: gulls and terns (25 species seen):

Black-legged Kittiwake – Rissa tridactyla 9-Feb-13 South Skyway Pier
Bonaparte’s Gull – Chroicocephalus philadelphia 5-Jan-13 Montauk Point SP
Black-headed Gull – Chroicocephalus ridibundus 5-Jan-13 Montauk Point SP
Brown-headed Gull – Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus 11-Dec-13 Bang Pu
Laughing Gull – Leucophaeus atricilla 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Ring-billed Gull – Larus delawarensis 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Herring Gull – Larus argentatus 1-Jan-13 Virginia Key Ecosystem Restoration Area
Iceland Gull – Larus glaucoides 5-Jan-13 Lake Montauk Inlet
Lesser Black-backed Gull – Larus fuscus 1-Jan-13 Virginia Key Ecosystem Restoration Area

Great Black-backed Gull

Nice and crisp Great Black-backed Gull just outside a seafood restaurant on Long Island, New York

Great Black-backed Gull – Larus marinus 1-Jan-13 Virginia Key Ecosystem Restoration Area
Kelp Gull – Larus dominicanus 8-Nov-13 Restinga de Massambaba
Little Tern – Sternula albifrons 13-Dec-13 Pak Thale
Least Tern – Sternula antillarum 13-Apr-13 Sparrow Fields – C-357
Yellow-billed Tern – Sternula superciliaris 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Large-billed Tern – Phaetusa simplex 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Gull-billed Tern – Gelochelidon nilotica 2-Mar-13 Stormwater Treatment Area 1E
Caspian Tern – Hydroprogne caspia 12-Jan-13 SW 107th Ave Quarry Lake and Surrounding Fields
Whiskered Tern – Chlidonias hybrida 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Roseate Tern – Sterna dougallii 28-Apr-13 Marathon Government Center
Common Tern – Sterna hirundo 13-Dec-13 Pak Thale
Forster’s Tern – Sterna forsteri 9-Feb-13 Fort De Soto County Park
Royal Tern – Thalasseus maximus 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Great Crested Tern – Thalasseus bergii 14-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–Sand Spit
Sandwich Tern – Thalasseus sandvicensis 3-Feb-13 Everglades NP–Flamingo
Black Skimmer – Rynchops niger 9-Feb-13 Bunche Beach

COLUMBIDAE: pigeons and doves (33 species seen):

Rock Pigeon – Columba livia 1-Jan-13 US1 Myna Site (Burger King, Starbucks)
Pale-vented Pigeon – Patagioenas cayennensis 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Scaled Pigeon – Patagioenas speciosa 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Picazuro Pigeon – Patagioenas picazuro 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
White-crowned Pigeon – Patagioenas leucocephala 16-Feb-13 R. Hardy Matheson County Preserve
Band-tailed Pigeon – Patagioenas fasciata 29-May-13 Portal–Big Thicket
Ring-tailed Pigeon – Patagioenas caribaea 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Plumbeous Pigeon – Patagioenas plumbea 16-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Ruddy Pigeon – Patagioenas subvinacea 19-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Eurasian Collared-Dove – Streptopelia decaocto 1-Jan-13 Homestead–purple martin house
Red Collared-Dove – Streptopelia tranquebarica 13-Dec-13 Pak Thale
Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensis 13-Dec-13 Pak Thale
Emerald Dove – Chalcophaps indica 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Zebra Dove – Geopelia striata 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
White-winged Dove – Zenaida asiatica 1-Jan-13 A. D. Barnes Park
Zenaida Dove – Zenaida aurita 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Eared Dove – Zenaida auriculata 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Mourning Dove – Zenaida macroura 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Common Ground-Dove – Columbina passerina 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Ruddy Ground-Dove – Columbina talpacoti 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Véu da Noiva Falls
Scaled Dove – Columbina squammata 26-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Picui Ground-Dove – Columbina picui 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Blue Ground-Dove – Claravis pretiosa 1-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Long-tailed Ground-Dove – Uropelia campestris 30-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Piuval
White-tipped Dove – Leptotila verreauxi 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Gray-fronted Dove – Leptotila rufaxilla 26-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Caribbean Dove – Leptotila jamaicensis 21-Apr-13 Marshalls Pen
*H*Crested Quail-Dove – Geotrygon versicolor 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap*H*
Ruddy Quail-Dove – Geotrygon montana 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Pink-necked Pigeon – Treron vernans 12-Dec-13 Bangkok–Suan Luang Park
Ashy-headed Green-Pigeon – Treron phayrei 19-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Thick-billed Pigeon – Treron curvirostra 18-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon – Ducula badia 28-Dec-13 Doi Chiang Dao–upper station vicinity

CUCULIDAE: cuckoos and allies (21 species seen):

Large Hawk-Cuckoo – Hierococcyx sparverioides 18-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Banded Bay Cuckoo – Cacomantis sonneratii 21-Dec-13 Parakeet Conservation Area
Plaintive Cuckoo – Cacomantis merulinus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Violet Cuckoo – Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Asian Koel – Eudynamys scolopaceus 12-Dec-13 Bangkok–Suan Luang Park
Green-billed Malkoha – Phaenicophaeus tristis 14-Dec-13 Nong Pla Lai ricefields
Raffles’s Malkoha – Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Greater Coucal – Centropus sinensis 14-Dec-13 Nong Pla Lai ricefields
Squirrel Cuckoo – Piaya cayana 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Black-bellied Cuckoo – Piaya melanogaster 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Dark-billed Cuckoo – Coccyzus melacoryphus 12-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Yellow-billed Cuckoo – Coccyzus americanus 5-May-13 Kendalwood Neighborhood
Mangrove Cuckoo

Mangrove Cuckoo calling at dawn around Eco Pond, Monroe, Florida

Mangrove Cuckoo – Coccyzus minor 6-Apr-13 Everglades NP–Flamingo
Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo – Coccyzus pluvialis 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Jamaican Lizard-Cuckoo – Coccyzus vetula 20-Apr-13 Ecclesdown Road
Guira Cuckoo – Guira guira 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
*H*Pheasant Cuckoo – Dromococcyx phasianellus 10-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
*H*Pavonine Cuckoo – Dromococcyx pavoninus 14-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*

Greater Roadrunner

Meep! Meep! Greater Roadrunner right by the highway near Big Thicket, Arizona.

Greater Roadrunner – Geococcyx californianus 28-May-13 Saguaro NP–East–Cactus Forest Dr Loop
Greater Ani – Crotophaga major 18-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Smooth-billed Ani – Crotophaga ani 21-Apr-13 Marshalls Pen

TYTONIDAE: barn owls (1 species seen):

Barn Owl – Tyto alba 29-Jan-13 Kendale Lakes

STRIGIDAE: typical owls (25 species seen):

Western Screech-Owl – Megascops kennicottii 27-May-13 Madera Canyon–Proctor Rd.
Eastern Screech-Owl – Megascops asio 1-Jan-13 Everglades NP–Research Road
Whiskered Screech-Owl – Megascops trichopsis 27-May-13 Madera Canyon–Upper Canyon Trails
Tropical Screech-Owl – Megascops choliba 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl – Megascops watsonii 1-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Crested Owl

Crested Owl at its roost at Cristalino Lodge, Mato Grosso, Brazil

*H*Crested Owl – Lophostrix cristata 2-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Great Horned Owl – Bubo virginianus 9-Feb-13 Fort De Soto County Park
*H*Snowy Owl – Bubo scandiacus 19-Jan-13 Superior Airport*H*
*H*Northern Hawk Owl – Surnia ulula 17-Jan-13 Sax-Zim Bog*H*
Collared Owlet – Glaucidium brodiei 28-Dec-13 Doi Chiang Dao–upper station vicinity
Northern Pygmy-Owl – Glaucidium gnoma 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
Amazonian Pygmy-Owl – Glaucidium hardyi 17-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Least Pygmy-Owl – Glaucidium minutissimum 7-Nov-13 Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl – Glaucidium brasilianum 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Asian Barred Owlet – Glaucidium cuculoides 21-Dec-13 Inthanon Highland Resort
Elf Owl – Micrathene whitneyi 28-May-13 Portal

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owls must be one of the easiest of owls to see, as they are active in broad daylight.

Burrowing Owl – Athene cunicularia 17-Feb-13 Kendall-Tamiami Airport
Spotted Owlet – Athene brama 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Spotted Owl – Strix occidentalis 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
Barred Owl – Strix varia 12-Jan-13 The Annex
Rusty-barred Owl – Strix hylophila 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Great Gray Owl

An imposing Great Gray Owl at Sax-Zim Bog, Minnesota

*H*Great Gray Owl – Strix nebulosa 19-Jan-13 Sax-Zim Bog*H*
*H*Stygian Owl – Asio stygius 27-Oct-13 PE Intervales*H*
Jamaican Owl – Pseudoscops grammicus 21-Apr-13 Marshalls Pen
*H*Northern Saw-whet Owl – Aegolius acadicus 6-Jan-13 Forest Park*H*

CAPRIMULGIDAE: nighthawks and nightjars (17 species seen):

Nacunda Nighthawk – Chordeiles nacunda 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Lesser Nighthawk – Chordeiles acutipennis 27-May-13 Madera Canyon–Proctor Rd.
Common Nighthawk – Chordeiles minor 13-Apr-13 Everglades NP–Chekika Campground
Antillean Nighthawk – Chordeiles gundlachii 28-Apr-13 Marathon Airport
Short-tailed Nighthawk – Lurocalis semitorquatus 1-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Band-tailed Nighthawk – Nyctiprogne leucopyga 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal

Blackish Nightjar

Blackish Nightjar was the most common and easily seen nightjar at Cristalino during my stay.

Blackish Nightjar – Nyctipolus nigrescens 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Common Pauraque – Nyctidromus albicollis 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Little Nightjar – Setopagis parvulus 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Spot-tailed Nightjar – Hydropsalis maculicaudus 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Ladder-tailed Nightjar – Hydropsalis climacocerca 7-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Long-trained Nightjar – Macropsalis forcipata 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales*H*
Ocellated Poorwill – Nyctiphrynus ocellatus 30-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Common Poorwill – Phalaenoptilus nuttallii 31-May-13 Madera Canyon–Proctor Rd.
Chuck-will’s-widow – Antrostomus carolinensis 19-May-13 Everglades NP–Visitor Center
Mexican Whip-poor-will – Antrostomus arizonae 28-May-13 Cave Creek Canyon–Herb Martyr CG
Large-tailed Nightjar

Large-tailed Nightjar on the road in Kaeng Krachan National Park.

Large-tailed Nightjar – Caprimulgus macrurus 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP

NYCTIBIIDAE: potoos (4 species seen):

Great Potoo – Nyctibius grandis 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
*H*Long-tailed Potoo – Nyctibius aethereus 30-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Common Potoo – Nyctibius griseus 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Northern Potoo – Nyctibius jamaicensis 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap

 APODIDAE: swifts (20 species seen):

Black Swift – Cypseloides niger 20-Apr-13 Silver Hill Gap
Great Dusky Swift – Cypseloides senex 18-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Lower)
White-collared Swift – Streptoprocne zonaris 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Chimney Swift – Chaetura pelagica 13-Apr-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Amazonian Swift – Chaetura viridipennis 9-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Sick’s Swift – Chaetura meridionalis 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Short-tailed Swift – Chaetura brachyura 9-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Gray-rumped Swift – Chaetura cinereiventris 9-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Pale-rumped Swift – Chaetura egregia 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Brown-backed Needletail – Hirundapus giganteus 28-Dec-13 Doi Chiang Dao–upper station vicinity
Himalayan Swiftlet – Aerodramus brevirostris 26-Dec-13 Chiang Dao
Germain’s Swiftlet – Aerodramus germani 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Pacific Swift – Apus pacificus 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Cook’s Swift – Apus cooki 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
House Swift – Apus nipalensis 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
White-throated Swift – Aeronautes saxatalis 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift – Panyptila cayennensis 9-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Asian Palm-Swift – Cypsiurus balasiensis 12-Dec-13 Bangkok–Suan Luang Park
Antillean Palm-Swift – Tachornis phoenicobia 21-Apr-13 Marshalls Pen
Fork-tailed Palm-Swift – Tachornis squamata 6-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge

HEMIPROCNIDAE: treeswifts (2 species seen):

Crested Treeswift – Hemiprocne coronata 26-Dec-13 Chiang Dao
Gray-rumped Treeswift – Hemiprocne longipennis 18-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP

TROCHILIDAE: hummingbirds (51 species seen):

White-necked Jacobin – Florisuga mellivora 7-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Black Jacobin – Florisuga fusca 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Saw-billed Hermit

Brazilian endemic Saw-billed Hermit at Folha Seca, Ubatuba, Brazil

*H*Saw-billed Hermit – Ramphodon naevius 29-Oct-13 Ubatuba–Folha Seca*H*
Rufous-breasted Hermit – Glaucis hirsutus 3-Nov-13 Museu Mello Leitao
White-bearded Hermit – Phaethornis hispidus 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Long-tailed Hermit – Phaethornis superciliosus 13-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Dusky-throated Hermit – Phaethornis squalidus 3-Nov-13 Museu Mello Leitao
*H*Tapajos Hermit – Phaethornis aethopyga 9-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
*H*Minute Hermit – Phaethornis idaliae 7-Nov-13 Andre Ruschi Feeders*H*
Reddish Hermit – Phaethornis ruber 1-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Planalto Hermit – Phaethornis pretrei 18-Oct-13 Vargem Bonita
Scale-throated Hermit – Phaethornis eurynome 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
White-vented Violetear – Colibri serrirostris 26-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Black-eared Fairy – Heliothryx auritus 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Fiery-tailed Awlbill – Avocettula recurvirostris 8-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Black-throated Mango – Anthracothorax nigricollis 7-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Jamaican Mango – Anthracothorax mango 20-Apr-13 Goblin Hill
*H*Black-bellied Thorntail – Discosura langsdorffi 18-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Frilled Coquette – Lophornis magnificus 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Festive Coquette – Lophornis chalybeus 29-Oct-13 Ubatuba–Folha Seca
Brazilian Ruby – Clytolaema rubricauda 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Magnificent Hummingbird – Eugenes fulgens 26-May-13 Miller Canyon–Beatty’s Guest Ranch
Long-billed Starthroat – Heliomaster longirostris 7-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Stripe-breasted Starthroat – Heliomaster squamosus 18-Oct-13 Vargem Bonita
Blue-throated Hummingbird – Lampornis clemenciae 26-May-13 Miller Canyon–Beatty’s Guest Ranch
*H*Lucifer Hummingbird – Calothorax lucifer 26-May-13 Ash Canyon B&B*H*
Amethyst Woodstar – Calliphlox amethystina 8-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Archilochus colubris 1-Jan-13 Dante Fascell Park
Black-chinned Hummingbird – Archilochus alexandri 26-May-13 Miller Canyon–Beatty’s Guest Ranch
Vervain Hummingbird – Mellisuga minima 20-Apr-13 Ecclesdown Road
Anna’s Hummingbird – Calypte anna 26-May-13 Miller Canyon–Beatty’s Guest Ranch
Broad-tailed Hummingbird – Selasphorus platycercus 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Glittering-bellied Emerald – Chlorostilbon lucidus 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Agua Fria Road
Blue-chinned Sapphire – Chlorestes notata 7-Nov-13 Andre Ruschi Feeders
Broad-billed Hummingbird – Cynanthus latirostris 25-May-13 Amado Roadside Rest Area
*H*Plovercrest – Stephanoxis lalandi 23-Oct-13 Campos do Jordao–Pedra do Bau road*H*
Gray-breasted Sabrewing – Campylopterus largipennis 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Swallow-tailed Hummingbird – Eupetomena macroura 30-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Piuval
Fork-tailed Woodnymph – Thalurania furcata 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Violet-capped WoodnymphA

A sparkling Violet-capped Woodnymph at Folha Seca, Ubatuba, Brazil

Violet-capped Woodnymph – Thalurania glaucopis 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Sombre Hummingbird – Aphantochroa cirrochloris 29-Oct-13 Ubatuba–Folha Seca
White-throated Hummingbird – Leucochloris albicollis 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Versicolored Emerald

Versicolored Emerald is a common, widespread species in Brazil.

Versicolored Emerald – Amazilia versicolor 8-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Glittering-throated Emerald – Amazilia fimbriata 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Agua Fria Road
Sapphire-spangled Emerald – Amazilia lactea 18-Oct-13 Vargem Bonita
Violet-crowned Hummingbird – Amazilia violiceps 26-May-13 Patagonia–Patons’ yard

The spectacular Streamertail of Jamaica — fortunately very common on the island!

*H*Streamertail – Trochilus polytmus 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap*H*
Rufous-throated Sapphire – Hylocharis sapphirina 8-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-chinned Sapphire – Hylocharis cyanus 8-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Gilded Hummingbird – Hylocharis chrysura 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
White-eared Hummingbird – Hylocharis leucotis 26-May-13 Miller Canyon–Beatty’s Guest Ranch

TROGONIDAE: trogons (11 species seen):

*H*Pavonine Quetzal – Pharomachrus pavoninus 9-Oct-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Black-tailed Trogon – Trogon melanurus 28-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Green-backed Trogon – Trogon viridis 29-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Amazonian Trogon – Trogon ramonianus 29-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Blue-crowned Trogon – Trogon curucui 26-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Surucua Trogon – Trogon surrucura 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Black-throated Trogon – Trogon rufus 13-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Elegant Trogon – Trogon elegans 27-May-13 Madera Canyon–Upper Canyon Trails
Collared Trogon – Trogon collaris 15-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Red-headed Trogon – Harpactes erythrocephalus 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Orange-breasted Trogon – Harpactes oreskios 18-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP

TODIDAE: todies (1 species seen):

Jamaican Tody – Todus todus 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap

MOMOTIDAE: motmots (2 species seen):

Amazonian Motmot – Momotus momota 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Rufous-capped Motmot – Baryphthengus ruficapillus 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales

ALCEDINIDAE: kingfishers (11 species seen):

Common Kingfisher – Alcedo atthis 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
*H*Banded Kingfisher – Lacedo pulchella 29-Dec-13 Chiang Dao–Wat Tham Pha Plong*H*
White-throated Kingfisher – Halcyon smyrnensis 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Black-capped Kingfisher – Halcyon pileata 11-Dec-13 Bang Pu
Collared Kingfisher – Todiramphus chloris 13-Dec-13 Laem Pak Bia–salt pans
Ringed Kingfisher – Megaceryle torquata 26-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Belted Kingfisher – Megaceryle alcyon 1-Jan-13 The Annex
Amazon Kingfisher – Chloroceryle amazona 26-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Green Kingfisher – Chloroceryle americana 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher – Chloroceryle inda 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
American Pygmy Kingfisher – Chloroceryle aenea 16-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge

MEROPIDAE: bee-eaters (5 species seen):

Red-bearded Bee-eater – Nyctyornis amictus 17-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Blue-bearded Bee-eater – Nyctyornis athertoni 15-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP–Lung Sin hide (restricted; inquire Ban Maka)
Green Bee-eater – Merops orientalis 13-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–“abandoned building” wetlands
Blue-tailed Bee-eater – Merops philippinus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater – Merops leschenaulti 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide

CORACIIDAE: rollers (2 species seen):

Indian Roller – Coracias benghalensis 13-Dec-13 Pak Thale
Dollarbird – Eurystomus orientalis 19-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP

UPUPIDAE: hoopoes (1 species seen):

Eurasian Hoopoe – Upupa epops 13-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–“abandoned building” wetlands

BUCEROTIDAE: hornbills (4 species seen):

Oriental Pied-Hornbill – Anthracoceros albirostris 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
*H*Great Hornbill – Buceros bicornis 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP*H*
*H*Rusty-cheeked Hornbill – Anorrhinus tickelli 18-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP*H*
Wreathed Hornbill – Aceros undulatus 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP

BUCCONIDAE: puffbirds and nunbirds (12 species seen):

White-necked Puffbird – Notharchus hyperrhynchus 10-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Brown-banded Puffbird – Notharchus ordii 8-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Pied Puffbird – Notharchus tectus 8-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Spotted Puffbird – Bucco tamatia 8-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Striolated Puffbird – Nystalus striolatus 1-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-eared Puffbird

White-eared Puffbirds remind me of miniature kookaburras… taken at Chapada dos Guimaraes, Brazil

White-eared Puffbird – Nystalus chacuru 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Véu da Noiva Falls
Crescent-chested Puffbird – Malacoptila striata 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
*H*Rufous-necked Puffbird – Malacoptila rufa 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Rufous-capped Nunlet – Nonnula ruficapilla 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Black-fronted Nunbird – Monasa nigrifrons 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
White-fronted Nunbird – Monasa morphoeus 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Swallow-winged Puffbird – Chelidoptera tenebrosa 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge

GALBULIDAE: jacamars (6 species seen):

Three-toed Jacamar – Jacamaralcyon tridactyla 2-Nov-13 Carmo Road (Jacamar site)
*H*Blue-cheeked Jacamar – Galbula cyanicollis 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Rufous-tailed Jacamar – Galbula ruficauda 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
*H*Bronzy Jacamar – Galbula leucogastra 30-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Paradise Jacamar – Galbula dea 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Great Jacamar – Jacamerops aureus 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge

MEGALAIMIDAE: Asian Barbets (8 species seen):

Great Barbet – Megalaima virens 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Lineated Barbet – Megalaima lineata 20-Dec-13 Wat Khao Look Chang
Green-eared Barbet – Megalaima faiostricta 18-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Golden-throated Barbet – Megalaima franklinii 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Blue-throated Barbet – Megalaima asiatica 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Moustached Barbet – Megalaima incognita 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Blue-eared Barbet – Megalaima australis 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Coppersmith Barbet

Coppersmith Barbets are a common sight in urban Bangkok — lucky them to have such a great looking backyard bird!

Coppersmith Barbet – Megalaima haemacephala 12-Dec-13 Bangkok–Suan Luang Park

CAPITONIDAE: American barbets (1 species seen):

Black-girdled Barbet – Capito dayi 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge

RAMPHASTIDAE: toucans (11 species seen):

Saffron Toucanet – Pteroglossus bailloni 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Lettered Aracari – Pteroglossus inscriptus 1-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Black-necked Aracari – Pteroglossus aracari 2-Nov-13 Sumidouro Road
Chestnut-eared Aracari – Pteroglossus castanotis 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães


Curl-crested Aracari is probably the prettiest and coolest species in the genus.

Curl-crested Aracari – Pteroglossus beauharnaesii 9-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Red-necked Aracari – Pteroglossus bitorquatus 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Gould’s Toucanet – Selenidera gouldii 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Toco Toucan – Ramphastos toco 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
White-throated Toucan – Ramphastos tucanus 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Channel-billed Toucan – Ramphastos vitellinus 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Red-breasted Toucan – Ramphastos dicolorus 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia

PICIDAE: woodpeckers (56 species seen):

Eurasian Wryneck – Jynx torquilla 13-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–“abandoned building” wetlands
Speckled Piculet – Picumnus innominatus 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Bar-breasted Piculet – Picumnus aurifrons 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-barred Piculet – Picumnus cirratus 18-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Lower)
Ochre-collared Piculet – Picumnus temminckii 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
White-wedged Piculet – Picumnus albosquamatus 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
White-browed Piculet – Sasia ochracea 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
White Woodpecker – Melanerpes candidus 29-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Alegre
*H*Lewis’s Woodpecker – Melanerpes lewis 1-Jun-13 Flagstaff Medical Center*H*
Red-headed Woodpecker – Melanerpes erythrocephalus 24-Feb-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Acorn Woodpecker – Melanerpes formicivorus 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker – Melanerpes cruentatus 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Yellow-fronted Woodpecker – Melanerpes flavifrons 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
*H*White-fronted Woodpecker – Melanerpes cactorum 30-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Piuval*H*
Jamaican Woodpecker – Melanerpes radiolatus 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Gila Woodpecker – Melanerpes uropygialis 25-May-13 Beeline Highway–Sunflower
Red-bellied Woodpecker – Melanerpes carolinus 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – Sphyrapicus varius 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Gray-capped Woodpecker – Dendrocopos canicapillus 27-Dec-13 Chiang Dao–Wat Tham Pha Plong
Freckle-breasted Woodpecker – Dendrocopos analis 13-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–“abandoned building” wetlands
Stripe-breasted Woodpecker – Dendrocopos atratus 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Ladder-backed Woodpecker – Picoides scalaris 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Downy Woodpecker – Picoides pubescens 6-Jan-13 Forest Park
Hairy Woodpecker – Picoides villosus 17-Jan-13 Sax-Zim Bog
Arizona Woodpecker – Picoides arizonae 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
Red-cockaded Woodpecker – Picoides borealis 24-Mar-13 Three Lakes WMA
American Three-toed Woodpecker – Picoides dorsalis 1-Jun-13 Coconino NF–Lockett Meadow CG
White-spotted Woodpecker – Veniliornis spilogaster 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Checkered Woodpecker – Veniliornis mixtus 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Agua Fria Road
Little Woodpecker – Veniliornis passerinus 26-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Red-stained Woodpecker – Veniliornis affinis 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Yellow-throated Woodpecker – Piculus flavigula 19-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Golden-green Woodpecker – Piculus chrysochloros 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
White-browed Woodpecker – Piculus aurulentus 23-Oct-13 Campos do Jordao–Pedra do Bau road
Green-barred Woodpecker – Colaptes melanochloros 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães
Northern Flicker – Colaptes auratus 2-Feb-13 The Annex
Gilded Flicker – Colaptes chrysoides 28-May-13 Saguaro NP–East–Cactus Forest Dr Loop
Campo Flicker – Colaptes campestris 31-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Piuval
Rufous Woodpecker – Celeus brachyurus 17-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
*H*Scale-breasted Woodpecker – Celeus grammicus 11-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Chestnut Woodpecker – Celeus elegans 9-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Pale-crested Woodpecker – Celeus lugubris 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
*H*Blond-crested Woodpecker – Celeus flavescens 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales*H*
Cream-colored Woodpecker – Celeus flavus 9-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Ringed Woodpecker – Celeus torquatus 14-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Lineated Woodpecker – Dryocopus lineatus 30-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Alegre
Pileated Woodpecker – Dryocopus pileatus 20-Jan-13 Sax-Zim Bog
Red-necked Woodpecker – Campephilus rubricollis 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Robust Woodpecker – Campephilus robustus 28-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Crimson-crested Woodpecker – Campephilus melanoleucos 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Lesser Yellownape – Picus chlorolophus 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Greater Yellownape – Picus flavinucha 19-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Common Flameback – Dinopium javanense 18-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Greater Flameback – Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus 17-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Black-and-buff Woodpecker – Meiglyptes jugularis 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
*H*Heart-spotted Woodpecker – Hemicircus canente 18-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP*H*

CARIAMIDAE: seriemas (1 species seen):

Red-legged Seriema – Cariama cristata 31-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Piuval

FALCONIDAE: caracaras and falcons (15 species seen):

*H*Cryptic Forest-Falcon – Micrastur mintoni 10-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon – Micrastur mirandollei 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Black Caracara – Daptrius ater 9-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Red-throated Caracara – Ibycter americanus 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Crested Caracara – Caracara cheriway 27-Jan-13 Viera Wetlands
Southern Caracara – Caracara plancus 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Yellow-headed Caracara – Milvago chimachima 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Agua Fria Road
Laughing Falcon – Herpetotheres cachinnans 11-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Collared Falconet – Microhierax caerulescens 21-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Eurasian Kestrel – Falco tinnunculus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
American Kestrel – Falco sparverius 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Merlin – Falco columbarius 1-Jan-13 The Annex
Aplomado Falcon – Falco femoralis 29-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Bat Falcon – Falco rufigularis 26-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Peregrine Falcon – Falco peregrinus 6-Jan-13 Jones Beach SP

PSITTACIDAE: parrots and allies (44 species seen):

Blossom-headed Parakeet – Psittacula roseata 21-Dec-13 Parakeet Conservation Area
Vernal Hanging-Parrot – Loriculus vernalis 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Nanday Parakeet – Nandayus nenday 30-Jul-13 Pousada Rio Claro
*H*Ochre-marked Parakeet – Pyrrhura cruentata 7-Nov-13 Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce*H*
Maroon-bellied Parakeet – Pyrrhura frontalis 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
*H*Crimson-bellied Parakeet – Pyrrhura perlata 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
*H*Maroon-faced Parakeet – Pyrrhura leucotis 5-Nov-13 Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce*H*
Santarem Parakeet – Pyrrhura amazonum 7-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Monk Parakeet – Myiopsitta monachus 13-Jan-13 West Kendall Baptist Hospital area
White-eyed Parakeet – Aratinga leucophthalma 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Golden-capped Parakeet – Aratinga auricapillus 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)
Olive-throated Parakeet – Aratinga nana 21-Apr-13 Marshalls Pen
Peach-fronted Parakeet – Aratinga aurea 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães

Hyacinth Macaw Sunset

Hyacinth Macaw is a conservation success story in the Pantanal of Brazil where they are now easily seen.

*H*Hyacinth Macaw – Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway*H*
Chestnut-fronted Macaw – Ara severus 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Red-and-green Macaw – Ara chloropterus 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Agua Fria Road
Scarlet Macaw – Ara macao 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Blue-and-yellow Macaw – Ara ararauna 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Red-bellied Macaw – Orthopsittaca manilata 6-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Blue-winged Macaw – Primolius maracana 5-Nov-13 Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce
Yellow-collared Macaw – Primolius auricollis 29-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal

Red-shouldered Macaw Love

Red-shouldered Macaws in love on the Agua Fria Road near Cuiaba, Brazil.

Red-shouldered Macaw – Diopsittaca nobilis 26-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimaraes — Town Square
Dusky-billed Parrotlet – Forpus modestus 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Plain Parakeet – Brotogeris tirica 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
White-winged Parakeet – Brotogeris versicolurus 27-Apr-13 University of Miami–main campus
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet – Brotogeris chiriri 24-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimaraes
Golden-winged Parakeet – Brotogeris chrysoptera 7-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet – Touit huetii 12-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge

White-bellied Parrot

The stunning White-bellied Parrot is regular at the canopy towers at Cristalino Lodge.

White-bellied Parrot – Pionites leucogaster 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Pileated Parrot

It is not often that you get to see a Pileated Parrot perched like in this image…

*H*Pileated Parrot – Pionopsitta pileata 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales*H*
*H*Orange-cheeked Parrot – Pyrilia barrabandi 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Scaly-headed Parrot – Pionus maximiliani 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Blue-headed Parrot – Pionus menstruus 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
*H*Vinaceous-breasted Parrot – Amazona vinacea 22-Oct-13 Campos do Jordao–Horto Florestal*H*
*H*Red-browed Parrot – Amazona rhodocorytha 6-Nov-13 Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce*H*
Yellow-crowned Parrot – Amazona ochrocephala 11-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Turquoise-fronted Parrot – Amazona aestiva 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Black-billed Parrot – Amazona agilis 20-Apr-13 Ecclesdown Road
Yellow-billed Parrot – Amazona collaria 22-Apr-13 Burnt Hill – Trelawny
Mealy Parrot – Amazona farinosa 6-Nov-13 Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce
*H*Kawall’s Parrot – Amazona kawalli 10-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
*H*Red-tailed Parrot – Amazona brasiliensis 11-Nov-13 Ilha Comprida*H*
Orange-winged Parrot – Amazona amazonica 4-Nov-13 Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce
*H*Red-fan Parrot – Deroptyus accipitrinus 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*

EURYLAIMIDAE: broadbills (3 species seen):

Black-and-red Broadbill – Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos 18-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
*H*Silver-breasted Broadbill – Serilophus lunatus 17-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP*H*
Black-and-yellow Broadbill – Eurylaimus ochromalus 18-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP

PITTIDAE: pittas (2 species seen):

*H*Eared Pitta – Pitta phayrei 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide*H*
*H*Blue Pitta – Pitta cyanea 19-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP*H*

THAMNOPHILIDAE: antbirds and allies (74 species seen):

Fasciated Antshrike – Cymbilaimus lineatus 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Spot-backed Antshrike – Hypoedaleus guttatus 30-Oct-13 Ubatuba–Fazenda Angelim
*H*Giant Antshrike – Batara cinerea 1-Nov-13 Pico da Caledonia*H*
*H*Large-tailed Antshrike – Mackenziaena leachii 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road*H*
Tufted Antshrike – Mackenziaena severa 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Great Antshrike – Taraba major 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Glossy Antshrike – Sakesphorus luctuosus 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*White-bearded Antshrike – Biatas nigropectus 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales*H*
Barred Antshrike – Thamnophilus doliatus 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Agua Fria Road
Rufous-capped Antshrike – Thamnophilus ruficapillus 28-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Rufous-winged Antshrike

Rufous-winged Antshrike, a cerrado specialty, singing at Serra da Canastra 

Rufous-winged Antshrike – Thamnophilus torquatus 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)
Chestnut-backed Antshrike – Thamnophilus palliatus 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Plain-winged Antshrike – Thamnophilus schistaceus 5-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Natterer’s Slaty-Antshrike – Thamnophilus stictocephalus 8-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Planalto Slaty-Antshrike – Thamnophilus pelzelni 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Sooretama Slaty-Antshrike – Thamnophilus ambiguus 4-Nov-13 Parque Municipial do Goiapaba-acu
Variable Antshrike – Thamnophilus caerulescens 18-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Lower)
White-shouldered Antshrike – Thamnophilus aethiops 15-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Amazonian Antshrike – Thamnophilus amazonicus 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Star-throated Antwren – Rhopias gularis 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Spot-breasted Antvireo – Dysithamnus stictothorax 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Plain Antvireo – Dysithamnus mentalis 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Vale da Bencão
Rufous-backed Antvireo – Dysithamnus xanthopterus 1-Nov-13 Pico da Caledonia
Saturnine Antshrike – Thamnomanes saturninus 8-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Cinereous Antshrike – Thamnomanes caesius 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Plain-throated Antwren – Isleria hauxwelli 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Spot-winged Antshrike – Pygiptila stellaris 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-eyed Antwren – Epinecrophylla leucophthalma 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Ornate Antwren – Epinecrophylla ornata 15-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Pygmy Antwren – Myrmotherula brachyura 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Sclater’s Antwren – Myrmotherula sclateri 15-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Amazonian Streaked-Antwren – Myrmotherula multostriata 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-flanked Antwren – Myrmotherula axillaris 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Long-winged Antwren – Myrmotherula longipennis 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Unicolored Antwren – Myrmotherula unicolor 30-Oct-13 Ubatuba–Fazenda Angelim
Gray Antwren – Myrmotherula menetriesii 24-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Banded Antbird – Dichrozona cincta 23-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Large-billed Antwren – Herpsilochmus longirostris 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Rufous-winged Antwren – Herpsilochmus rufimarginatus 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Dot-winged Antwren – Microrhopias quixensis 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Black-hooded Antwren – Formicivora erythronotos 31-Oct-13 Perequê*H*
White-fringed Antwren – Formicivora grisea 8-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Serra Antwren – Formicivora serrana 4-Nov-13 Parque Municipial do Goiapaba-acu*H*
Restinga Antwren – Formicivora littoralis 8-Nov-13 Restinga de Massambaba
Rusty-backed Antwren – Formicivora rufa 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Agua Fria Road
Ferruginous Antbird – Drymophila ferruginea 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Bertoni’s Antbird – Drymophila rubricollis 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Rufous-tailed Antbird – Drymophila genei 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Ochre-rumped Antbird – Drymophila ochropyga 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Dusky-tailed Antbird – Drymophila malura 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Scaled Antbird – Drymophila squamata 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Striated Antbird – Drymophila devillei 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Spix’s Warbling-Antbird – Hypocnemis striata 1-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Streak-capped Antwren – Terenura maculata 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Gray Antbird – Cercomacra cinerascens 15-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Blackish Antbird – Cercomacra nigrescens 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Mato Grosso Antbird – Cercomacra melanaria 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Manu Antbird – Cercomacra manu 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-backed Fire-eye – Pyriglena leuconota 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Vale da Bencão
White-shouldered Fire-eye – Pyriglena leucoptera 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales
White-browed Antbird – Myrmoborus leucophrys 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Black-faced Antbird – Myrmoborus myotherinus 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Band-tailed Antbird – Hypocnemoides maculicauda 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Silvered Antbird – Sclateria naevia 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Rufous-faced Antbird – Schistocichla rufifacies 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*White-bibbed Antbird – Myrmeciza loricata 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia*H*
Squamate Antbird – Myrmeciza squamosa 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Chestnut-tailed Antbird – Myrmeciza hemimelaena 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Black-throated Antbird – Myrmeciza atrothorax 1-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Bare-eyed Antbird – Rhegmatorhina gymnops 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Spot-backed Antbird – Hylophylax naevius 13-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Dot-backed Antbird – Hylophylax punctulatus 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Xingu Scale-backed Antbird – Willisornis vidua 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Black-spotted Bare-eye – Phlegopsis nigromaculata 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*

MELANOPAREIIDAE: crescentchests (1 species seen):

Collared Crescentchest – Melanopareia torquata 20-Oct-13 Sao Roque das Minas

CONOPOPHAGIDAE: gnateaters (3 species seen):

Rufous Gnateater – Conopophaga lineata 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
*H*Chestnut-belted Gnateater – Conopophaga aurita 3-Oct-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Black-cheeked Gnateater – Conopophaga melanops 30-Oct-13 Ubatuba–Fazenda Angelim

GRALLARIIDAE: antpittas (1 species seen):

*H*Alta Floresta Antpitta – Hylopezus whittakeri 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*

RHINOCRYPTIDAE: tapaculos (5 species seen):

Spotted Bamboowren – Psilorhamphus guttatus 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Slaty Bristlefront – Merulaxis ater 27-Oct-13 PE Intervales
White-breasted Tapaculo – Eleoscytalopus indigoticus 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Mouse-colored Tapaculo – Scytalopus speluncae 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
*H*Brasilia Tapaculo – Scytalopus novacapitalis 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)*H*

FORMICARIIDAE: antthrushes (2 species seen):

Rufous-capped Antthrush – Formicarius colma 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Short-tailed Antthrush – Chamaeza campanisona 27-Oct-13 PE Intervales

FURNARIIDAE: ovenbirds and allies (71 species seen):

Rufous-breasted Leaftosser – Sclerurus scansor 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
*H*Campo Miner – Geositta poeciloptera 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)*H*
Spot-throated Woodcreeper – Certhiasomus stictolaemus 15-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Olivaceous Woodcreeper – Sittasomus griseicapillus 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Long-tailed Woodcreeper – Deconychura longicauda 17-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Plain-brown Woodcreeper – Dendrocincla fuliginosa 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Plain-winged Woodcreeper – Dendrocincla turdina 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales
White-chinned Woodcreeper – Dendrocincla merula 19-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper – Glyphorynchus spirurus 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Long-billed Woodcreeper – Nasica longirostris 26-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Amazonian Barred-Woodcreeper – Dendrocolaptes certhia 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Black-banded Woodcreeper – Dendrocolaptes picumnus 15-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Planalto Woodcreeper – Dendrocolaptes platyrostris 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales
*H*Red-billed Woodcreeper – Hylexetastes perrotii 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Strong-billed Woodcreeper – Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus 1-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Great Rufous Woodcreeper – Xiphocolaptes major 30-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Alegre
Striped Woodcreeper – Xiphorhynchus obsoletus 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Lesser Woodcreeper – Xiphorhynchus fuscus 27-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Elegant Woodcreeper – Xiphorhynchus elegans 4-Oct-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Spix’s Woodcreeper – Xiphorhynchus spixii 24-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Buff-throated Woodcreeper – Xiphorhynchus guttatus 30-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Alegre
Straight-billed Woodcreeper – Dendroplex picus 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Red-billed Scythebill – Campylorhamphus trochilirostris 29-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Alegre
Curve-billed Scythebill – Campylorhamphus procurvoides 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper – Lepidocolaptes angustirostris 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Scaled Woodcreeper – Lepidocolaptes squamatus 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Scalloped Woodcreeper – Lepidocolaptes falcinellus 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Lineated Woodcreeper – Lepidocolaptes albolineatus 16-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Plain Xenops – Xenops minutus 15-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Streaked Xenops – Xenops rutilans 11-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Point-tailed Palmcreeper – Berlepschia rikeri 6-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Wing-banded Hornero – Furnarius figulus 2-Nov-13 Sumidouro Road
Pale-legged Hornero – Furnarius leucopus 29-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Rufous Hornero – Furnarius rufus 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Dusky-cheeked Foliage-gleaner – Anabazenops dorsalis 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-collared Foliage-gleaner – Anabazenops fuscus 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Pale-browed Treehunter – Cichlocolaptes leucophrus 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Sharp-billed Treehunter – Heliobletus contaminatus 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner – Philydor erythrocercum 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Black-capped Foliage-gleaner – Philydor atricapillus 27-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner – Philydor rufum 23-Oct-13 Campos do Jordao–Pedra do Bau road
Cinnamon-rumped Foliage-gleaner – Philydor pyrrhodes 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Rufous-tailed Foliage-gleaner – Anabacerthia ruficaudata 4-Oct-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-browed Foliage-gleaner – Anabacerthia amaurotis 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Ochre-breasted Foliage-gleaner – Anabacerthia lichtensteini 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner – Syndactyla rufosuperciliata 1-Nov-13 Pico da Caledonia
Chestnut-winged Hookbill – Ancistrops strigilatus 13-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner – Automolus ochrolaemus 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Para Foliage-gleaner – Automolus paraensis 26-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
White-eyed Foliage-gleaner – Automolus leucophthalmus 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Araucaria Tit-Spinetail – Leptasthenura setaria 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Rufous-fronted Thornbird – Phacellodomus rufifrons 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Greater Thornbird – Phacellodomus ruber 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Orange-eyed Thornbird – Phacellodomus erythrophthalmus 30-Oct-13 Ubatuba–Rancho Pico Pau
Orange-breasted Thornbird – Phacellodomus ferrugineigula 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Firewood-gatherer – Anumbius annumbi 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)
Itatiaia Spinetail – Asthenes moreirae 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Rusty-backed Spinetail – Cranioleuca vulpina 29-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Pallid Spinetail – Cranioleuca pallida 17-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Speckled Spinetail – Cranioleuca gutturata 28-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Rufous Cacholote – Pseudoseisura unirufa 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Chotoy Spinetail – Schoeniophylax phryganophilus 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Yellow-chinned Spinetail – Certhiaxis cinnamomeus 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Rufous-capped Spinetail – Synallaxis ruficapilla 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Gray-bellied Spinetail – Synallaxis cinerascens 23-Oct-13 Campos do Jordao–Pedra do Bau road
Sooty-fronted Spinetail – Synallaxis frontalis 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Pale-breasted Spinetail – Synallaxis albescens 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)
Spix’s Spinetail – Synallaxis spixi 22-Oct-13 Campos do Jordao–Horto Florestal
Cinereous-breasted Spinetail – Synallaxis hypospodia 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
*H*Chestnut-throated Spinetail – Synallaxis cherriei 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
White-lored Spinetail – Synallaxis albilora 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway

TYRANNIDAE: tyrant flycatchers (131 species seen):

White-lored Tyrannulet – Ornithion inerme 12-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet – Camptostoma imberbe 26-May-13 Patagonia Roadside Rest Area
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet – Camptostoma obsoletum 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Suiriri Flycatcher – Suiriri suiriri 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Yellow Tyrannulet – Capsiempis flaveola 15-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Gray-backed Tachuri – Polystictus superciliaris 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet – Tyrannulus elatus 16-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Forest Elaenia – Myiopagis gaimardii 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Gray Elaenia – Myiopagis caniceps 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Jamaican Elaenia – Myiopagis cotta 20-Apr-13 Ecclesdown Road
Greenish Elaenia – Myiopagis viridicata 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Yellow-bellied Elaenia – Elaenia flavogaster 18-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Lower)
Large Elaenia – Elaenia spectabilis 27-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Small-billed Elaenia – Elaenia parvirostris 26-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Olivaceous Elaenia – Elaenia mesoleuca 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Plain-crested Elaenia – Elaenia cristata 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Agua Fria Road
Greater Antillean Elaenia – Elaenia fallax 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Sooty Tyrannulet – Serpophaga nigricans 18-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Lower)
White-crested Tyrannulet – Serpophaga subcristata 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher – Mionectes oleagineus 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Gray-hooded Flycatcher – Mionectes rufiventris 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Sepia-capped Flycatcher – Leptopogon amaurocephalus 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães
Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet – Phylloscartes ventralis 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Restinga Tyrannulet – Phylloscartes kronei 11-Nov-13 Ilha Comprida
Sao Paulo Tyrannulet – Phylloscartes paulista 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Oustalet’s Tyrannulet – Phylloscartes oustaleti 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Serra do Mar Tyrannulet – Phylloscartes difficilis 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Bay-ringed Tyrannulet – Phylloscartes sylviolus 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Rough-legged Tyrannulet – Phyllomyias burmeisteri 27-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Greenish Tyrannulet – Phyllomyias virescens 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Planalto Tyrannulet – Phyllomyias fasciatus 23-Oct-13 Campos do Jordao–Pedra do Bau road
Guianan Tyrannulet – Zimmerius acer 10-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Southern Scrub-Flycatcher – Sublegatus modestus 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Plain Tyrannulet – Inezia inornata 30-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Piuval
Amazonian Tyrannulet – Inezia subflava 3-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Sharp-tailed Tyrant – Culicivora caudacuta 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)
Eared Pygmy-Tyrant – Myiornis auricularis 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant – Myiornis ecaudatus 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Helmeted Pygmy-Tyrant – Lophotriccus galeatus 12-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-bellied Tody-Tyrant – Hemitriccus griseipectus 13-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Eye-ringed Tody-Tyrant – Hemitriccus orbitatus 27-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Stripe-necked Tody-Tyrant – Hemitriccus striaticollis 29-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Hangnest Tody-Tyrant – Hemitriccus nidipendulus 28-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant – Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
*H*Fork-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant – Hemitriccus furcatus 30-Oct-13 Ubatuba–Rancho Pico Pau*H*
Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher – Poecilotriccus latirostris 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Spotted Tody-Flycatcher – Todirostrum maculatum 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Gray-headed Tody-Flycatcher – Todirostrum poliocephalum 30-Oct-13 Ubatuba–Fazenda Angelim
Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher – Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum 17-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Yellow-olive Flycatcher – Tolmomyias sulphurescens 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Yellow-margined Flycatcher – Tolmomyias assimilis 11-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Gray-crowned Flycatcher – Tolmomyias poliocephalus 19-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Yellow-breasted Flycatcher – Tolmomyias flaviventris 8-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Cinnamon-crested Spadebill – Platyrinchus saturatus 15-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
White-throated Spadebill – Platyrinchus mystaceus 11-Nov-13 Ilha Comprida
Golden-crowned Spadebill – Platyrinchus coronatus 9-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-crested Spadebill – Platyrinchus platyrhynchos 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Russet-winged Spadebill – Platyrinchus leucoryphus 27-Oct-13 PE Intervales*H*
Royal Flycatcher – Onychorhynchus coronatus 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher – Terenotriccus erythrurus 24-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Cliff Flycatcher – Hirundinea ferruginea 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães
Whiskered Flycatcher – Myiobius barbatus 13-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Bran-colored Flycatcher – Myiophobus fasciatus 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)
Euler’s Flycatcher – Lathrotriccus euleri 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Greater Pewee – Contopus pertinax 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
Western Wood-Pewee – Contopus sordidulus 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Jamaican Pewee – Contopus pallidus 20-Apr-13 Ecclesdown Road
Fuscous Flycatcher – Cnemotriccus fuscatus 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Willow Flycatcher – Empidonax traillii 31-May-13 Pena Blanca Lake
Least Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher is an uncommon winter resident in Miami-Dade, Florida

Least Flycatcher – Empidonax minimus 1-Jan-13 The Annex
Cordilleran Flycatcher – Empidonax occidentalis 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
Buff-breasted Flycatcher – Empidonax fulvifrons 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
Black Phoebe – Sayornis nigricans 31-May-13 California Gulch
Eastern Phoebe – Sayornis phoebe 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Say’s Phoebe – Sayornis saya 25-May-13 Amado Roadside Rest Area
Vermilion Flycatcher – Pyrocephalus rubinus 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Blue-billed Black-Tyrant – Knipolegus cyanirostris 17-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Crested Black-Tyrant – Knipolegus lophotes 18-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Lower)
Velvety Black-Tyrant – Knipolegus nigerrimus 4-Nov-13 Parque Municipial do Goiapaba-acu
Drab Water Tyrant – Ochthornis littoralis 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Yellow-browed Tyrant – Satrapa icterophrys 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
White-rumped Monjita – Xolmis velatus 30-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Piuval
*H*Streamer-tailed Tyrant – Gubernetes yetapa 2-Nov-13 Sumidouro Road*H*
Shear-tailed Gray Tyrant – Muscipipra vetula 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Black-backed Water-Tyrant – Fluvicola albiventer 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Masked Water-Tyrant – Fluvicola nengeta 18-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Lower)
White-headed Marsh Tyrant – Arundinicola leucocephala 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Cock-tailed Tyrant

Cock-tailed Tyrant — the little toy airplane of the cerrado of Brazil!

*H*Cock-tailed Tyrant – Alectrurus tricolor 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)*H*
Long-tailed Tyrant – Colonia colonus 18-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Lower)
Cattle Tyrant – Machetornis rixosa 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Large-headed Flatbill – Ramphotrigon megacephalum 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Dusky-tailed Flatbill – Ramphotrigon fuscicauda 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Rufous-tailed Attila – Attila phoenicurus 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Cinnamon Attila – Attila cinnamomeus 9-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Gray-hooded Attila – Attila rufus 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Bright-rumped Attila – Attila spadiceus 2-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Sirystes – Sirystes sibilator 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Rufous Casiornis – Casiornis rufus 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Grayish Mourner – Rhytipterna simplex 12-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Sad Flycatcher – Myiarchus barbirostris 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Dusky-capped Flycatcher – Myiarchus tuberculifer 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
Swainson’s Flycatcher – Myiarchus swainsoni 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Short-crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus ferox 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Ash-throated Flycatcher – Myiarchus cinerascens 3-Feb-13 Lucky Hammock
Great Crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus crinitus 1-Jan-13 The Annex
Brown-crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus tyrannulus 12-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Rufous-tailed Flycatcher – Myiarchus validus 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
La Sagra’s Flycatcher – Myiarchus sagrae 23-Feb-13 Green Cay Wetlands & Nature Center
Stolid Flycatcher – Myiarchus stolidus 22-Apr-13 Burnt Hill – Trelawny
Lesser Kiskadee – Pitangus lictor 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Great Kiskadee – Pitangus sulphuratus 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Boat-billed Flycatcher – Megarynchus pitangua 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Rusty-margined Flycatcher – Myiozetetes cayanensis 26-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Social Flycatcher – Myiozetetes similis 18-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Lower)

Dusky-chested Flycatcher

Dusky-chested Flycatcher is a canopy specialist of the Amazon Rainforest.

Dusky-chested Flycatcher – Myiozetetes luteiventris 10-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Three-striped Flycatcher – Conopias trivirgatus 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Streaked Flycatcher – Myiodynastes maculatus 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Vale da Bencão
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher – Myiodynastes luteiventris 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
Piratic Flycatcher – Legatus leucophaius 7-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Variegated Flycatcher – Empidonomus varius 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Crowned Slaty Flycatcher – Empidonomus aurantioatrocristatus 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Sulphury Flycatcher – Tyrannopsis sulphurea 14-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-throated Kingbird – Tyrannus albogularis 14-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Tropical Kingbird – Tyrannus melancholicus 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Cassin’s Kingbird – Tyrannus vociferans 25-May-13 Beeline Highway–Sunflower
Thick-billed Kingbird – Tyrannus crassirostris 27-May-13 Patagonia Roadside Rest Area
Western Kingbird – Tyrannus verticalis 3-Feb-13 Lucky Hammock
Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird, a summer breeder at Anhinga Trail, Miami-Dade, Florida

Eastern Kingbird – Tyrannus tyrannus 14-Apr-13 Everglades NP–Anhinga Trail
Gray Kingbird – Tyrannus dominicensis 13-Apr-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Loggerhead Kingbird – Tyrannus caudifasciatus 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Fork-tailed Flycatcher – Tyrannus savana 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge

OXYRUNCIDAE: sharpbill (1 species seen):

Sharpbill – Oxyruncus cristatus 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales

COTINGIDAE: cotingas and allies (11 species seen):

Hooded Berryeater – Carpornis cucullata 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Red-ruffed Fruitcrow – Pyroderus scutatus 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Amazonian Umbrellabird – Cephalopterus ornatus 4-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Spangled Cotinga – Cotinga cayana 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Screaming Piha – Lipaugus vociferans 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Cinnamon-vented Piha – Lipaugus lanioides 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Black-and-gold Cotinga – Tijuca atra 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Bare-throated Bellbird – Procnias nudicollis 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
*H*Purple-throated Cotinga – Porphyrolaema porphyrolaema 14-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
*H*Pompadour Cotinga – Xipholena punicea 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Bare-necked Fruitcrow – Gymnoderus foetidus 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge

PIPRIDAE: manakins (15 species seen):

Serra do Mar Tyrant-Manakin – Neopelma chrysolophum 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin – Tyranneutes stolzmanni 18-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Pin-tailed Manakin – Ilicura militaris 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Helmeted Manakin – Antilophia galeata 29-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Blue-backed Manakin – Chiroxiphia pareola 4-Oct-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Swallow-tailed Manakin – Chiroxiphia caudata 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Fiery-capped Manakin – Machaeropterus pyrocephalus 26-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
White-crowned Manakin – Dixiphia pipra 13-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Red-headed Manakin – Ceratopipra rubrocapilla 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-bearded Manakin – Manacus manacus 31-Oct-13 Perequê
Flame-crowned Manakin – Heterocercus linteatus 13-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Band-tailed Manakin – Pipra fasciicauda 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Snow-capped Manakin – Lepidothrix nattereri 13-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Wing-barred Piprites – Piprites chloris 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Black-capped Piprites – Piprites pileata 23-Oct-13 Campos do Jordao–Pedra do Bau road*H*

TITYRIDAE: becards and allies (13 species seen):

Black-crowned Tityra – Tityra inquisitor 8-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Masked Tityra – Tityra semifasciata 3-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Brown-winged Schiffornis – Schiffornis turdina 13-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Cinereous Mourner – Laniocera hypopyrra 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-browed Purpletuft – Iodopleura isabellae 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Buff-throated Purpletuft – Iodopleura pipra 31-Oct-13 Perequê
Green-backed Becard – Pachyramphus viridis 22-Oct-13 Campos do Jordao–Horto Florestal
Chestnut-crowned Becard – Pachyramphus castaneus 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales
White-winged Becard – Pachyramphus polychopterus 1-Oct-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Black-capped Becard – Pachyramphus marginatus 15-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Jamaican Becard – Pachyramphus niger 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Pink-throated Becard – Pachyramphus minor 28-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Crested Becard – Pachyramphus validus 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Vale da Bencão

ACANTHIZIDAE: thornbills and gerygones (1 species seen):

Golden-bellied Gerygone – Gerygone sulphurea 14-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–Kings Project WTP

VANGIDAE: vangas, woodshrikes, flycatcher-shrikes (2 species seen):

Large Woodshrike – Tephrodornis gularis 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike – Hemipus picatus 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide

ARTAMIDAE: woodswallows (1 species seen);

Ashy Woodswallow – Artamus fuscus 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide

AEGITHINIDAE: ioras (2 species seen):

Common Iora – Aegithina tiphia 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Great Iora – Aegithina lafresnayei 27-Dec-13 Chiang Dao–Wat Tham Pha Plong

CAMPEPHAGIDAE: cuckooshrikes and minivets (9 species seen):

Small Minivet – Pericrocotus cinnamomeus 12-Dec-13 Bangkok–Suan Luang Park
Gray-chinned Minivet – Pericrocotus solaris 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Short-billed Minivet – Pericrocotus brevirostris 21-Dec-13 Parakeet Conservation Area
Long-tailed Minivet – Pericrocotus ethologus 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Scarlet Minivet – Pericrocotus speciosus 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Ashy Minivet – Pericrocotus divaricatus 18-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Brown-rumped Minivet – Pericrocotus cantonensis 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Large Cuckooshrike – Coracina macei 28-Dec-13 Doi Chiang Dao–upper station vicinity
Black-winged Cuckooshrike – Lalage melaschistos 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP

LANIIDAE: shrikes (6 species seen):

Brown Shrike – Lanius cristatus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Burmese Shrike – Lanius collurioides 31-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Long-tailed Shrike – Lanius schach 26-Dec-13 Chiang Dao Rice Paddies
Gray-backed Shrike – Lanius tephronotus 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Loggerhead Shrike – Lanius ludovicianus 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Northern Shrike – Lanius excubitor 17-Jan-13 Sax-Zim Bog

VIREONIDAE: vireos and greenlets (23 species seen):

Blyth’s Shrike-Babbler – Pteruthius aeralatus 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Black-eared Shrike-Babbler – Pteruthius melanotis 31-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Clicking Shrike-Babbler – Pteruthius intermedius 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
White-bellied Erpornis – Erpornis zantholeuca 17-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
White-eyed Vireo – Vireo griseus 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Jamaican Vireo – Vireo modestus 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Bell’s Vireo – Vireo bellii 25-May-13 Beeline Highway–Sunflower
Gray Vireo – Vireo vicinior 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Blue Mountain Vireo

Blue Mountain Vireo, one of two endemic vireos on Jamaica

Blue Mountain Vireo – Vireo osburni 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Yellow-throated Vireo – Vireo flavifrons 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Plumbeous Vireo – Vireo plumbeus 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Blue-headed Vireo – Vireo solitarius 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Hutton’s Vireo – Vireo huttoni 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
Warbling Vireo – Vireo gilvus 7-Feb-13 South Miami (home)
Red-eyed Vireo – Vireo olivaceus 12-May-13 Big Cypress National Preserve–Sweetwater Strand
Black-whiskered Vireo – Vireo altiloquus 6-Apr-13 Everglades NP–Bear Lake Trail
Rufous-crowned Greenlet – Hylophilus poicilotis 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Gray-chested Greenlet – Hylophilus semicinereus 31-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Ashy-headed Greenlet – Hylophilus pectoralis 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Dusky-capped Greenlet – Hylophilus hypoxanthus 24-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Tawny-crowned Greenlet – Hylophilus ochraceiceps 3-Oct-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Slaty-capped Shrike-Vireo – Vireolanius leucotis 11-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Rufous-browed Peppershrike – Cyclarhis gujanensis 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães

ORIOLIDAE: old world orioles (4 species seen):

Black-naped Oriole – Oriolus chinensis 12-Dec-13 Bangkok–Suan Luang Park
Slender-billed Oriole – Oriolus tenuirostris 28-Dec-13 Doi Chiang Dao–upper station vicinity
Black-hooded Oriole – Oriolus xanthornus 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Maroon Oriole – Oriolus traillii 28-Dec-13 Doi Chiang Dao–upper station vicinity

DICRURIDAE: drongos (6 species seen):

Black Drongo – Dicrurus macrocercus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Ashy Drongo – Dicrurus leucophaeus 12-Dec-13 Bangkok–Suan Luang Park
Bronzed Drongo – Dicrurus aeneus 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo – Dicrurus remifer 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Hair-crested Drongo – Dicrurus hottentottus 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo – Dicrurus paradiseus 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide

RHIPIDURIDAE: fantails (2 species seen):

Malaysian Pied-Fantail

Malaysian Pied-Fantails reminded me a lot of Willie-Wagtails in Australia — both are bold, noisy, and very common.

Malaysian Pied-Fantail – Rhipidura javanica 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
White-throated Fantail – Rhipidura albicollis 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP

MONARCHIDAE: monarch flycatchers (2 species seen):

Black-naped Monarch – Hypothymis azurea 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Asian Paradise-Flycatcher – Terpsiphone paradisi 19-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP

CORVIDAE: jays, crows, and magpies (21 species seen):

Gray Jay – Perisoreus canadensis 18-Jan-13 Pietz’s Rd & Snowmobile Trail area
Purplish Jay – Cyanocorax cyanomelas 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Véu da Noiva Falls
*H*Azure Jay – Cyanocorax caeruleus 10-Nov-13 Cananeia (Town)*H*
Curl-crested Jay – Cyanocorax cristatellus 23-Oct-13 Campos do Jordao–Pedra do Bau road
Steller’s Jay – Cyanocitta stelleri 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
Blue Jay – Cyanocitta cristata 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Florida Scrub-Jay

Florida’s only endemic bird species: the Florida Scrub-Jay

Florida Scrub-Jay – Aphelocoma coerulescens 27-Jan-13 Cape Canaveral National Seashore
Western Scrub-Jay – Aphelocoma californica 25-May-13 Beeline Highway–Sunflower
Mexican Jay – Aphelocoma wollweberi 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
Common Green-Magpie – Cissa chinensis 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Rufous Treepie – Dendrocitta vagabunda 20-Dec-13 Wat Khao Look Chang
Gray Treepie – Dendrocitta formosae 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Racket-tailed Treepie – Crypsirina temia 13-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–Kings Project WTP
*H*Ratchet-tailed Treepie – Temnurus temnurus 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP*H*
Black-billed Magpie – Pica hudsonia 17-Jan-13 Sax-Zim Bog
American Crow – Corvus brachyrhynchos 5-Jan-13 Kirk Park and Beach
Jamaican Crow – Corvus jamaicensis 20-Apr-13 Ecclesdown Road
Fish Crow – Corvus ossifragus 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Chihuahuan Raven – Corvus cryptoleucus 28-May-13 Rodeo
Large-billed Crow – Corvus macrorhynchos 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Common Raven – Corvus corax 17-Jan-13 Sax-Zim Bog

ALAUDIDAE: larks (2 species seen):

Oriental Skylark – Alauda gulgula 13-Dec-13 Wat Komnaram
Horned Lark – Eremophila alpestris 6-Jan-13 Jones Beach SP

HIRUNDINIDAE: swallows and martins (19 species seen):

Blue-and-white Swallow – Pygochelidon cyanoleuca 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
*H*Black-collared Swallow – Pygochelidon melanoleuca 7-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Tawny-headed Swallow – Alopochelidon fucata 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)
White-banded Swallow – Atticora fasciata 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Northern Rough-winged Swallow – Stelgidopteryx serripennis 23-Feb-13 Wakodahatchee Wetlands
Southern Rough-winged Swallow – Stelgidopteryx ruficollis 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães
Purple Martin – Progne subis 27-Jan-13 Green Cay Wetlands & Nature Center
Gray-breasted Martin – Progne chalybea 25-Jul-13 Centro Geodesico
Brown-chested Martin – Progne tapera 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Tree Swallow

Common but very pretty Tree Swallow at the C-111E Canal, Miami-Dade, Florida

Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor 1-Jan-13 The Annex
White-winged Swallow – Tachycineta albiventer 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
White-rumped Swallow – Tachycineta leucorrhoa 18-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Lower)
Violet-green Swallow – Tachycineta thalassina 25-May-13 Beeline Highway–Sunflower
Barn Swallow – Hirundo rustica 9-Mar-13 Everglades NP–Chekika Campground
Wire-tailed Swallow – Hirundo smithii 26-Dec-13 Chiang Dao Rice Paddies
Striated Swallow – Cecropis striolata 21-Dec-13 Parakeet Conservation Area
Cliff Swallow – Petrochelidon pyrrhonota 2-Jun-13 Red Mountain Park
Cave Swallow – Petrochelidon fulva 2-Mar-13 Stormwater Treatment Area 1E
Asian House-Martin – Delichon dasypus 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP

STENOSTIRIDAE: fairy-flycatchers (2 species seen):

Yellow-bellied Fairy-Fantail – Chelidorhynx hypoxantha 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher – Culicicapa ceylonensis 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP

PARIDAE: tits and chickadees (11 species seen):

Carolina Chickadee – Poecile carolinensis 14-Jul-13 A. D. Barnes Park
Black-capped Chickadee – Poecile atricapillus 5-Jan-13 Kirk Park and Beach
Mountain Chickadee – Poecile gambeli 1-Jun-13 Coconino NF–Lockett Meadow CG
*H*Mexican Chickadee – Poecile sclateri 29-May-13 East Turkey Creek–FR42B*H*
*H*Boreal Chickadee – Poecile hudsonicus 17-Jan-13 Sax-Zim Bog*H*
Japanese Tit – Parus minor 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Yellow-cheeked Tit – Parus spilonotus 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Bridled Titmouse – Baeolophus wollweberi 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Juniper Titmouse – Baeolophus ridgwayi 29-May-13 Paradise–George Walker House
Tufted Titmouse – Baeolophus bicolor 27-Jan-13 Merritt Island NWR–Oak Hammock
Sultan Tit – Melanochlora sultanea 18-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP

REMIZIDAE: penduline tits (1 species seen):

Verdin – Auriparus flaviceps 28-May-13 Saguaro NP–East–Cactus Forest Dr Loop

AEGITHALIDAE: long-tailed tits (2 species seen):

*H*Black-throated Tit – Aegithalos concinnus 31-Dec-13 Doi Lang*H*
Bushtit – Psaltriparus minimus 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)

SITTIDAE: nuthatches (7 species seen):

Chestnut-vented Nuthatch – Sitta nagaensis 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Red-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta canadensis 5-Jan-13 Kirk Park and Beach
White-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta carolinensis 6-Jan-13 Forest Park
Pygmy Nuthatch – Sitta pygmaea 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Brown-headed Nuthatch – Sitta pusilla 24-Mar-13 Three Lakes WMA
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch – Sitta frontalis 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
*H*Giant Nuthatch – Sitta magna 28-Dec-13 Doi Chiang Dao–upper station vicinity*H*

CERTHIIDAE: creepers (2 species seen):

Brown Creeper – Certhia americana 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
Hume’s Treecreeper – Certhia manipurensis 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP

TROGLODYTIDAE: wrens (16 species seen):

Rock Wren – Salpinctes obsoletus 26-May-13 Miller Canyon–Beatty’s Guest Ranch
*H*Tooth-billed Wren – Odontorchilus cinereus 10-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Canyon Wren – Catherpes mexicanus 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
House Wren – Troglodytes aedon 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Winter Wren – Troglodytes hiemalis 6-Jan-13 Forest Park
Sedge Wren – Cistothorus platensis 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Marsh Wren – Cistothorus palustris 2-Mar-13 Stormwater Treatment Area 1E
Carolina Wren – Thryothorus ludovicianus 5-Jan-13 Lake Montauk–south end
Bewick’s Wren – Thryomanes bewickii 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Cactus Wren – Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus 28-May-13 Saguaro NP–Cactus Forest Dr Loop
Thrush-like Wren – Campylorhynchus turdinus 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Moustached Wren – Pheugopedius genibarbis 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Vale da Bencão
Buff-breasted Wren – Cantorchilus leucotis 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Long-billed Wren – Cantorchilus longirostris 30-Oct-13 Ubatuba–Rancho Pico Pau
Fawn-breasted Wren – Cantorchilus guarayanus 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
*H*Musician Wren – Cyphorhinus arada 10-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*

POLIOPTILIDAE: gnatcatchers (4 species seen):

Long-billed Gnatwren – Ramphocaenus melanurus 9-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – Polioptila caerulea 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher – Polioptila melanura 28-May-13 Saguaro NP–East–Cactus Forest Dr Loop
Masked Gnatcatcher – Polioptila dumicola 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal

PYCNONOTIDAE: bulbuls (19 species seen):

Crested Finchbill – Spizixos canifrons 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Black-headed Bulbul – Pycnonotus atriceps 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Striated Bulbul – Pycnonotus striatus 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Black-crested Bulbul – Pycnonotus flaviventris 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Red-whiskered Bulbul – Pycnonotus jocosus 23-Mar-13 Kendall– Baptist Hospital Area
Brown-breasted Bulbul – Pycnonotus xanthorrhous 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Sooty-headed Bulbul – Pycnonotus aurigaster 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Stripe-throated Bulbul – Pycnonotus finlaysoni 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Flavescent Bulbul – Pycnonotus flavescens 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Yellow-vented Bulbul – Pycnonotus goiavier 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Streak-eared Bulbul – Pycnonotus blanfordi 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Puff-throated Bulbul – Alophoixus pallidus 27-Dec-13 Chiang Dao–Wat Tham Pha Plong
Ochraceous Bulbul – Alophoixus ochraceus 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Gray-eyed Bulbul – Iole propinqua 27-Dec-13 Chiang Dao–Wat Tham Pha Plong
Buff-vented Bulbul – Iole olivacea 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Black Bulbul – Hypsipetes leucocephalus 31-Dec-13 Doi Lang
White-headed Bulbul – Hypsipetes thompsoni 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Ashy Bulbul – Hemixos flavala 25-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Mountain Bulbul

Bulbuls are an important component of all wooded habitats in Thailand.

Mountain Bulbul – Ixos mcclellandii 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP

REGULIDAE: kinglets (1 species seen):

Ruby-crowned Kinglet – Regulus calendula 27-Jan-13 Merritt Island NWR–Oak Hammock

PNOEPYGIDAE: cupwings (1 species seen):

Pygmy Cupwing – Pnoepyga pusilla 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP

CETTIIDAE: bush-warblers and allies (4 species seen):

Slaty-bellied Tesia – Tesia olivea 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
*H*Chestnut-headed Tesia – Cettia castaneocoronata 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang*H*
Yellow-bellied Warbler – Abroscopus superciliaris 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Mountain Tailorbird – Phyllergates cucullatus 25-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP

PHYLLOSCOPIDAE: leaf-warblers and allies (16 species seen):

Dusky Warbler – Phylloscopus fuscatus 13-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–“abandoned building” wetlands
Buff-throated Warbler – Phylloscopus subaffinis 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Buff-barred Warbler – Phylloscopus pulcher 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Ashy-throated Warbler – Phylloscopus maculipennis 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Pallas’s Leaf-Warbler – Phylloscopus proregulus 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Chinese Leaf-Warbler – Phylloscopus yunnanensis 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Yellow-browed Warbler – Phylloscopus inornatus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Hume’s Warbler – Phylloscopus humei 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Arctic Warbler – Phylloscopus borealis 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Greenish Warbler – Phylloscopus trochiloides 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Pale-legged Leaf-Warbler – Phylloscopus tenellipes 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Blyth’s Leaf-Warbler – Phylloscopus reguloides 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Sulphur-breasted Warbler – Phylloscopus ricketti 17-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Gray-crowned Warbler – Seicercus tephrocephalus 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Plain-tailed Warbler – Seicercus soror 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Chestnut-crowned Warbler – Seicercus castaniceps 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP

ACROCEPHALIDAE: reed-warblers and allies (3 species seen):

Thick-billed Warbler – Iduna aedon 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Black-browed Reed-Warbler – Acrocephalus bistrigiceps 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Oriental Reed-Warbler – Acrocephalus orientalis 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds

LOCUSTELLIDAE: grassbirds and allies (1 species seen):

Striated Grassbird – Megalurus palustris 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds

DONACOBIIDAE: donacobius (1 species seen):

Black-capped Donacobius – Donacobius atricapilla 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal

CISTICOLIDAE: cisticolas and allies (7 species seen):

Common Tailorbird – Orthotomus sutorius 13-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–“abandoned building” wetlands
Dark-necked Tailorbird – Orthotomus atrogularis 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Hill Prinia – Prinia superciliaris 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Rufescent Prinia – Prinia rufescens 27-Dec-13 Muang Khong Road
Gray-breasted Prinia – Prinia hodgsonii 27-Dec-13 Chiang Dao
Yellow-bellied Prinia – Prinia flaviventris 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Plain Prinia – Prinia inornata 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds

PARADOXORTNITHIDAE: parrotbills (2 species seen):

*H*Gray-headed Parrotbill – Psittiparus gularis 28-Dec-13 Doi Chiang Dao–upper station vicinity*H*
*H*Spot-breasted Parrotbill – Paradoxornis guttaticollis 31-Dec-13 Doi Lang*H*

ZOSTEROPIDAE: white-eyes (4 species seen):

Whiskered Yuhina – Yuhina flavicollis 31-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Chestnut-flanked White-eye – Zosterops erythropleurus 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Oriental White-eye – Zosterops palpebrosus 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Japanese White-eye – Zosterops japonicus 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP

TIMALIIDAE: babblers (6 species seen):

Pin-striped Tit-Babbler – Mixornis gularis 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Golden Babbler – Cyanoderma chrysaeum 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Rufous-fronted Babbler – Cyanoderma rufifrons 17-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
White-browed Scimitar-Babbler – Pomatorhinus schisticeps 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler – Megapomatorhinus erythrogenys 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Gray-throated Babbler – Stachyris nigriceps 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP

PELLORNEIDAE: ground babblers (7 species seen):

Collared Babbler – Gampsorhynchus torquatus 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Rufous-winged Fulvetta – Schoeniparus castaneceps 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Puff-throated Babbler – Pellorneum ruficeps 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Buff-breasted Babbler – Pellorneum tickelli 29-Dec-13 Chiang Dao–Wat Tham Pha Plong
Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler – Napothera epilepidota 25-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Abbott’s Babbler – Turdinus abbotti 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Streaked Wren-Babbler – Turdinus brevicaudatus 25-Dec-13 Chiang Dao–Wat Tham Pha Plong

LEIOTHRICHIDAE: laughingthrushes and allies (13 species seen):

Brown-cheeked Fulvetta – Alcippe poioicephala 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Yunnan Fulvetta – Alcippe fratercula 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush

Laughingthrushes were one of my favorite birds in Thailand — smart, highly social, and beautifully patterned.

Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush – Garrulax monileger 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush – Ianthocincla pectoralis 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin Hide
Black-throated Laughingthrush – Ianthocincla chinensis 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
White-browed Laughingthrush – Ianthocincla sannio 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Silver-eared Laughingthrush – Trochalopteron melanostigma 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Black-backed Sibia – Heterophasia melanoleuca 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Rufous-backed Sibia – Minla annectens 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Scarlet-faced Liocichla – Liocichla ripponi 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Spectacled Barwing – Actinodura ramsayi 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Blue-winged Minla – Actinodura cyanouroptera 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Chestnut-tailed Minla – Actinodura strigula 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP

MUSCICAPIDAE: old world flycatchers (39 species seen):

Dark-sided Flycatcher – Muscicapa sibirica 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Asian Brown Flycatcher – Muscicapa latirostris 12-Dec-13 Bangkok–Suan Luang Park
Oriental Magpie-Robin – Copsychus saularis 12-Dec-13 Bangkok–Suan Luang Park
White-rumped Shama – Copsychus malabaricus 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
White-gorgeted Flycatcher – Anthipes monileger 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Hill Blue-Flycatcher – Cyornis banyumas 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Tickell’s Blue-Flycatcher – Cyornis tickelliae 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Large Niltava

Large Niltava at Doi Inthanon National Park — a stunningly blue, large flycatcher.

Large Niltava – Niltava grandis 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Small Niltava – Niltava macgrigoriae 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Rufous-bellied Niltava – Niltava sundara 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Vivid Niltava – Niltava vivida 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Verditer Flycatcher – Eumyias thalassinus 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
White-browed Shortwing – Brachypteryx montana 25-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Siberian Blue Robin – Larvivora cyane 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Bluethroat – Luscinia svecica 14-Dec-13 Nong Pla Lai ricefields
Blue Whistling-Thrush – Myophonus caeruleus 21-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Black-backed Forktail – Enicurus immaculatus 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Slaty-backed Forktail – Enicurus schistaceus 21-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Siberian Rubythroat – Calliope calliope 26-Dec-13 Chiang Dao
White-tailed Robin – Cinclidium leucurum 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Red-flanked Bluetail – Tarsiger cyanurus 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Himalayan Bluetail

Himalayan Bluetails were common at Doi Lang, being regularly flushed from the roadsides.

Himalayan Bluetail – Tarsiger rufilatus 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
*H*Golden Bush-Robin – Tarsiger chrysaeus 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang*H*
Little Pied Flycatcher – Ficedula westermanni 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Taiga Flycatcher – Ficedula albicilla 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
*H*Ultramarine Flycatcher – Ficedula superciliaris 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang*H*
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher – Ficedula strophiata 24-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Slaty-backed Flycatcher – Ficedula hodgsonii 28-Dec-13 Doi Chiang Dao–upper station vicinity
Snowy-browed Flycatcher – Ficedula hyperythra 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
*H*Sapphire Flycatcher – Ficedula sapphira 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang*H*
Blue-fronted Redstart – Phoenicurus frontalis 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Plumbeous Redstart – Phoenicurus fuliginosus 21-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
White-capped Redstart – Phoenicurus leucocephalus 21-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Daurian Redstart – Phoenicurus auroreus 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush – Monticola rufiventris 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Blue Rock-Thrush – Monticola solitarius 17-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Siberian Stonechat – Saxicola maurus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Pied Bushchat – Saxicola caprata 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Gray Bushchat – Saxicola ferreus 21-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP

TURDIDAE: thrushes and allies (18 species seen):

Dark-sided Thrush – Zoothera marginata 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Scaly Thrush – Zoothera dauma 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Eastern Bluebird – Sialia sialis 24-Mar-13 Three Lakes WMA
Western Bluebird – Sialia mexicana 30-May-13 Mt. Lemmon–Rose Canyon and Lake
*H*Rufous-throated Solitaire – Myadestes genibarbis 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap*H*
Hermit Thrush – Catharus guttatus 1-Jan-13 A. D. Barnes Park
Chestnut Thrush – Turdus rubrocanus 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Eyebrowed Thrush – Turdus obscurus 25-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Yellow-legged Thrush – Turdus flavipes 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Pale-breasted Thrush – Turdus leucomelas 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Cocoa Thrush – Turdus fumigatus 5-Nov-13 Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce
Rufous-bellied Thrush – Turdus rufiventris 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
White-eyed Thrush – Turdus jamaicensis 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Creamy-bellied Thrush – Turdus amaurochalinus 18-Oct-13 Sao Roque das Minas
White-necked Thrush – Turdus albicollis 13-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
American Robin – Turdus migratorius 5-Jan-13 Montauk Point SP
White-chinned Thrush – Turdus aurantius 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Varied Thrush – Ixoreus naevius 17-Jan-13 Shawn Conrad’s feeders (La Prairie)

MIMIDAE: thrashers and mockingbirds (7 species seen): 

Gray Catbird – Dumetella carolinensis 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Curve-billed Thrasher – Toxostoma curvirostre 25-May-13 Amado Roadside Rest Area
Brown Thrasher – Toxostoma rufum 12-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Bendire’s Thrasher – Toxostoma bendirei 2-Jun-13 Red Mountain Park
Crissal Thrasher – Toxostoma crissale 29-May-13 Portal–Big Thicket
Chalk-browed Mockingbird – Mimus saturninus 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Northern Mockingbird – Mimus polyglottos 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock

STURNIDAE: starlings and mynas (9 species seen):

Golden-crested Myna – Ampeliceps coronatus 17-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Common Hill Myna – Gracula religiosa 17-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Great Myna – Acridotheres grandis 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Common Myna – Acridotheres tristis 1-Jan-13 US1 Myna Site (Burger King, Starbucks)
Black-collared Starling – Gracupica nigricollis 26-Dec-13 Chiang Dao Rice Paddies
Asian Pied Starling – Gracupica contra 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
White-shouldered Starling – Sturnia sinensis 13-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–“abandoned building” wetlands
Chestnut-tailed Starling – Sturnia malabarica 26-Dec-13 Chiang Dao
European Starling – Sturnus vulgaris 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock

IRENIDAE: fairy-bluebirds (1 species seen):

Asian Fairy-bluebird – Irena puella 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP

CHLOROPSEIDAE: leaf birds (4 species seen):

Lesser Green Leafbird – Chloropsis cyanopogon 17-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Blue-winged Leafbird – Chloropsis cochinchinensis 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Golden-fronted Leafbird – Chloropsis aurifrons 15-Dec-13 Lung Sin hide
Orange-bellied Leafbird – Chloropsis hardwickii 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP

DICAEIDAE: flowerpeckers (5 species seen):

Yellow-vented Flowerpecker – Dicaeum chrysorrheum 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker – Dicaeum melanoxanthum 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Plain Flowerpecker – Dicaeum minullum 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker – Dicaeum ignipectum 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker – Dicaeum cruentatum 12-Dec-13 Bangkok–Suan Luang Park

NECTARINIIDAE: sunbirds (11 species seen):

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird – Chalcoparia singalensis 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Plain-throated Sunbird – Anthreptes malacensis 12-Dec-13 Bangkok–Suan Luang Park
Purple Sunbird – Cinnyris asiaticus 20-Dec-13 Wat Khao Look Chang
Olive-backed Sunbird – Cinnyris jugularis 12-Dec-13 Bangkok–Suan Luang Park
Fire-tailed Sunbird – Aethopyga ignicauda 31-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Black-throated Sunbird – Aethopyga saturata 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Gould's Sunbird

The Old World’s sunbirds are the equivalent to the hummingbirds of the New World. Here, a Gould’s Sunbird at Doi Lang.

Gould’s Sunbird – Aethopyga gouldiae 22-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Green-tailed Sunbird – Aethopyga nipalensis 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Crimson Sunbird – Aethopyga siparaja 17-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Little Spiderhunter – Arachnothera longirostra 17-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Streaked Spiderhunter – Arachnothera magna 16-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP

MOTACILLIDAE: pipits and wagtails (9 species seen):

Eastern Yellow Wagtail – Motacilla tschutschensis 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Gray Wagtail – Motacilla cinerea 21-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
White Wagtail – Motacilla alba 20-Dec-13 Wat Khao Look Chang
Richard’s Pipit – Anthus richardi 13-Dec-13 Laem Pak Bia–salt pans
Oriental Pipit – Anthus rufulus 12-Dec-13 Bangkok–Suan Luang Park
Olive-backed Pipit – Anthus hodgsoni 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Red-throated Pipit – Anthus cervinus 29-Dec-13 Tha Ton
Yellowish Pipit – Anthus lutescens 31-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Piuval
Hellmayr’s Pipit – Anthus hellmayri 23-Oct-13 Campos do Jordao–Pedra do Bau road

BOMBYCILLIDAE: waxwings (2 species seen):

Bohemian Waxwing – Bombycilla garrulus 17-Jan-13 Itasca County Courthouse
Cedar Waxwing – Bombycilla cedrorum 24-Feb-13 Kendale Lakes Park

PTILOGONATIDAE: silky-flycatchers (1 species seen):

Phainopepla – Phainopepla nitens 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)

PEUCEDRAMIDAE: olive warbler (1 species seen):

*H*Olive Warbler – Peucedramus taeniatus 29-May-13 East Turkey Creek–FR42B*H*

CALCARIIDAE: longspurs and allies (1 species seen):

Snow Bunting – Plectrophenax nivalis 6-Jan-13 Heckscher SP (East Islip)

PARULIDAE: new world warblers (42 species seen):

Ovenbird – Seiurus aurocapilla 1-Jan-13 A. D. Barnes Park
Worm-eating Warbler – Helmitheros vermivorum 16-Feb-13 R. Hardy Matheson County Preserve
Louisiana Waterthrush – Parkesia motacilla 17-Mar-13 Everglades NP–Research Road
Northern Waterthrush – Parkesia noveboracensis 12-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Blue-winged Warbler – Vermivora cyanoptera 24-Feb-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Black-and-white Warbler – Mniotilta varia 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Prothonotary Warbler – Protonotaria citrea 12-May-13 Big Cypress National Preserve
Orange-crowned Warbler – Oreothlypis celata 12-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Lucy’s Warbler – Oreothlypis luciae 25-May-13 Amado Roadside Rest Area
Nashville Warbler – Oreothlypis ruficapilla 30-Nov-13 A. D. Barnes Park
Virginia’s Warbler – Oreothlypis virginiae 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
*H*Connecticut Warbler – Oporornis agilis 8-May-13 Bill Sadowski Park*H*
Masked Yellowthroat – Geothlypis aequinoctialis 31-Oct-13 Perequê
Common Yellowthroat – Geothlypis trichas 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Arrowhead Warbler – Setophaga pharetra 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Hooded Warbler – Setophaga citrina 17-Mar-13 Everglades NP–Research Road
American Redstart – Setophaga ruticilla 1-Jan-13 A. D. Barnes Park
Cape May Warbler – Setophaga tigrina 24-Feb-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Northern Parula – Setophaga americana 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Tropical Parula – Setophaga pitiayumi 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Magnolia Warbler – Setophaga magnolia 1-Jan-13 The Annex
Yellow Warbler – Setophaga petechia 3-Feb-13 Everglades NP–Flamingo
Chestnut-sided Warbler – Setophaga pensylvanica 4-May-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Blackpoll Warbler – Setophaga striata 28-Apr-13 Key Largo Hammocks State Botanical Site
Black-throated Blue Warbler – Setophaga caerulescens 1-Jan-13 A. D. Barnes Park
Palm Warbler – Setophaga palmarum 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Pine Warbler – Setophaga pinus 1-Jan-13 Dante Fascell Park
Yellow-rumped Warbler – Setophaga coronata 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Yellow-throated Warbler – Setophaga dominica 1-Jan-13 Dante Fascell Park
Prairie Warbler – Setophaga discolor 1-Jan-13 Matheson Hammock County Park
Grace’s Warbler – Setophaga graciae 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Black-throated Gray Warbler – Setophaga nigrescens 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Townsend’s Warbler – Setophaga townsendi 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler wintering in Dante Fascell Park, Miami-Dade, Florida

Black-throated Green Warbler – Setophaga virens 1-Jan-13 Dante Fascell Park
Golden-crowned Warbler – Basileuterus culicivorus 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Flavescent Warbler – Myiothlypis flaveola 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
White-browed Warbler – Myiothlypis leucoblephara 23-Oct-13 Campos do Jordao–Pedra do Bau road
Riverbank Warbler – Myiothlypis rivularis 29-Oct-13 Ubatuba–Folha Seca
Wilson’s Warbler – Cardellina pusilla 1-Jan-13 Merrie Christmas Park
*H*Red-faced Warbler – Cardellina rubrifrons 26-May-13 Miller Canyon*H*
Painted Redstart – Myioborus pictus 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Yellow-breasted Chat – Icteria virens 5-Jan-13 Napeague SP–Napeague Harbor

THRAUPIDAE: tanagers and allies (87 species seen):

Brown Tanager – Orchesticus abeillei 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Red-crested Cardinal – Paroaria coronata 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Red-capped Cardinal – Paroaria gularis 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Yellow-billed Cardinal – Paroaria capitata 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Black-faced Tanager – Schistochlamys melanopis 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Agua Fria Road
Cinnamon Tanager – Schistochlamys ruficapillus 18-Oct-13 Vargem Bonita
Magpie Tanager – Cissopis leverianus 18-Oct-13 Sao Roque das Minas
*H*Red-billed Pied Tanager – Lamprospiza melanoleuca 9-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Hooded Tanager – Nemosia pileata 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Olive-green Tanager – Orthogonys chloricterus 30-Oct-13 Ubatuba–Fazenda Angelim
White-rumped Tanager – Cypsnagra hirundinacea 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Agua Fria Road
Black-goggled Tanager – Trichothraupis melanops 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Gray-headed Tanager – Eucometis penicillata 29-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Flame-crested Tanager – Tachyphonus cristatus 9-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-shouldered Tanager – Tachyphonus luctuosus 15-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Ruby-crowned Tanager – Tachyphonus coronatus 18-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Lower)
White-lined Tanager – Tachyphonus rufus 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
White-winged Shrike-Tanager – Lanio versicolor 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Silver-beaked Tanager – Ramphocelus carbo 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Brazilian Tanager – Ramphocelus bresilius 29-Oct-13 Ubatuba–Folha Seca
Diademed Tanager – Stephanophorus diadematus 17-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Fawn-breasted Tanager – Pipraeidea melanonota 17-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Blue-gray Tanager – Thraupis episcopus 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Sayaca Tanager – Thraupis sayaca 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Azure-shouldered Tanager – Thraupis cyanoptera 28-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Golden-chevroned Tanager – Thraupis ornata 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Palm Tanager – Thraupis palmarum 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
*H*Chestnut-backed Tanager – Tangara preciosa 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales*H*
Burnished-buff Tanager – Tangara cayana 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Agua Fria Road
Masked Tanager – Tangara nigrocincta 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Blue-necked Tanager – Tangara cyanicollis 8-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Dotted Tanager – Tangara varia 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Spotted Tanager – Tangara punctata 9-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Turquoise Tanager – Tangara mexicana 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
*H*Paradise Tanager – Tangara chilensis 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Opal-rumped Tanager – Tangara velia 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Green-headed Tanager

Green-headed Tanager, one of the many colorful passerines at Folha Seca, Ubatuba, Brazil

Green-headed Tanager – Tangara seledon 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
*H*Red-necked Tanager – Tangara cyanocephala 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales*H*
Brassy-breasted Tanager – Tangara desmaresti 17-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Bay-headed Tanager – Tangara gyrola 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Green-and-gold Tanager – Tangara schrankii 5-Oct-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Swallow Tanager – Tersina viridis 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos GuimarãesParque

Black-faced Dacnis

Black-faced Dacnis, another stunning species of tanager, at one of the canopy towers in Cristalino.

Black-faced Dacnis – Dacnis lineata 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Yellow-bellied Dacnis – Dacnis flaviventer 9-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Blue Dacnis – Dacnis cayana 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
*H*Short-billed Honeycreeper – Cyanerpes nitidus 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Purple Honeycreeper – Cyanerpes caeruleus 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Red-legged Honeycreeper – Cyanerpes cyaneus 11-Sep-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Green Honeycreeper – Chlorophanes spiza 4-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Guira Tanager – Hemithraupis guira 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Rufous-headed Tanager – Hemithraupis ruficapilla 27-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Yellow-backed Tanager – Hemithraupis flavicollis 14-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Chestnut-vented Conebill – Conirostrum speciosum 29-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Uniform Finch – Haplospiza unicolor 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Bay-chested Warbling-Finch – Poospiza thoracica 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Buff-throated Warbling-Finch – Poospiza lateralis 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Stripe-tailed Yellow-Finch – Sicalis citrina 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)
Saffron Finch – Sicalis flaveola 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch – Emberizoides herbicola 18-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Lower)
Blue-black Grassquit – Volatinia jacarina 26-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Agua Fria Road
*H*Temminck’s Seedeater – Sporophila falcirostris 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales*H*
Plumbeous Seedeater – Sporophila plumbea 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Agua Fria Road
Rusty-collared Seedeater – Sporophila collaris 30-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Piuval
Lined Seedeater – Sporophila lineola 11-Oct-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Yellow-bellied Seedeater – Sporophila nigricollis 18-Oct-13 Sao Roque das Minas
Double-collared Seedeater – Sporophila caerulescens 18-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Lower)
White-bellied Seedeater – Sporophila leucoptera 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Tawny-bellied Seedeater – Sporophila hypoxantha 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)
*H*Black-bellied Seedeater – Sporophila melanogaster 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)*H*
Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch – Oryzoborus angolensis 29-Jul-13 Pantanal–Pousada Alegre
*H*Black-masked Finch – Coryphaspiza melanotis 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)*H*
Red-crested Finch – Coryphospingus cucullatus 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Bananaquit – Coereba flaveola 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Yellow-faced Grassquit – Tiaris olivaceus 21-Apr-13 Marshalls Pen
Black-faced Grassquit – Tiaris bicolor 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Orangequit – Euneornis campestris 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Greater Antillean Bullfinch – Loxigilla violacea 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Yellow-shouldered Grassquit – Loxipasser anoxanthus 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
*H*Yellow-shouldered Grosbeak – Parkerthraustes humeralis 10-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
Jamaican Spindalis – Spindalis nigricephala 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Black-throated Saltator – Saltator atricollis 25-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimarães–Agua Fria Road
Grayish Saltator – Saltator coerulescens 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Green-winged Saltator – Saltator similis 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)
Thick-billed Saltator – Saltator maxillosus 17-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Buff-throated Saltator – Saltator maximus 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães–Pousada do Parque
Slate-colored Grosbeak – Saltator grossus 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Black-throated Grosbeak – Saltator fuliginosus 25-Oct-13 PE Intervales

EMBERIZIDAE: sparrows and allies (29 species seen):

Saffron-billed Sparrow – Arremon flavirostris 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Spotted Towhee – Pipilo maculatus 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Eastern Towhee – Pipilo erythrophthalmus 27-Jan-13 Cape Canaveral National Seashore
Rufous-crowned Sparrow – Aimophila ruficeps 27-May-13 Madera Canyon–Grasslands below Proctor Rd
Canyon Towhee – Melozone fusca 26-May-13 Ash Canyon B&B
Abert’s Towhee – Melozone aberti 26-May-13 Patagonia–Patons’ yard
Rufous-winged Sparrow – Peucaea carpalis 25-May-13 Amado Roadside Rest Area
Botteri’s Sparrow – Peucaea botterii 27-May-13 Madera Canyon–Grasslands below Proctor Rd
Bachman’s Sparrow – Peucaea aestivalis 24-Mar-13 Three Lakes WMA
American Tree Sparrow – Spizella arborea 5-Jan-13 Camp Hero SP
Chipping Sparrow – Spizella passerina 24-Mar-13 Lake Kissimmee SP
Clay-colored Sparrow – Spizella pallida 6-Jan-13 Heckscher SP (East Islip)
Black-chinned Sparrow – Spizella atrogularis 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Lark Sparrow – Chondestes grammacus 26-May-13 Patagonia–Patons’ yard
*H*Five-striped Sparrow – Amphispiza quinquestriata 31-May-13 California Gulch*H*
Black-throated Sparrow – Amphispiza bilineata 26-May-13 Patagonia Roadside Rest Area
Savannah Sparrow – Passerculus sandwichensis 1-Jan-13 The Annex
Grasshopper Sparrow – Ammodramus savannarum 12-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Grassland Sparrow – Ammodramus humeralis 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Song Sparrow – Melospiza melodia 5-Jan-13 Lake Montauk–south end
Lincoln’s Sparrow – Melospiza lincolnii 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Swamp Sparrow – Melospiza georgiana 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Rufous-collared Sparrow – Zonotrichia capensis 25-Jul-13 Centro Geodesico
White-throated Sparrow – Zonotrichia albicollis 5-Jan-13 Lake Montauk–south end
White-crowned Sparrow – Zonotrichia leucophrys 26-May-13 Patagonia–Patons’ yard
Dark-eyed Junco – Junco hyemalis 6-Jan-13 Jones Beach SP

Yellow-eyed Junco

Yellow-eyed Junco collecting nesting material by a trail at Madera Canyon, Arizona

Yellow-eyed Junco – Junco phaeonotus 27-May-13 Madera Canyon–Upper Canyon Trails
Crested Bunting – Melophus lathami 31-Dec-13 Doi Lang
Little Bunting – Emberiza pusilla 30-Dec-13 Doi Lang

CARDINALIDAE: cardinals, grosbeaks, and allies (14 species seen):

Hepatic Tanager – Piranga flava 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Summer Tanager – Piranga rubra 26-May-13 Patagonia Roadside Rest Area
Western Tanager – Piranga ludoviciana 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager – Habia rubica 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Yellow-green Grosbeak – Caryothraustes canadensis 6-Nov-13 Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce
Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock

A desert cardinal, the Pyrrhuloxia, at Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Pyrrhuloxia – Cardinalis sinuatus 28-May-13 Saguaro NP–East–Cactus Forest Dr Loop
Black-headed Grosbeak – Pheucticus melanocephalus 26-May-13 Miller Canyon
*H*Rose-breasted Chat – Granatellus pelzelni 2-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge*H*
*H*Blackish-blue Seedeater – Amaurospiza moesta 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales*H*
Blue Grosbeak – Passerina caerulea 26-May-13 Patagonia–Patons’ yard
Indigo Bunting – Passerina cyanea 1-Jan-13 The Annex
Varied Bunting – Passerina versicolor 26-May-13 Ash Canyon B&B
Painted Bunting – Passerina ciris 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock

ICTERIDAE: new world blackbirds (36 species seen):

Bobolink – Dolichonyx oryzivorus 8-May-13 Sparrow Fields – C-357
Red-winged Blackbird – Agelaius phoeniceus 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
*H*Jamaican Blackbird – Nesopsar nigerrimus 20-Apr-13 Ecclesdown Road*H*
Red-breasted Blackbird – Sturnella militaris 1-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-browed Blackbird – Sturnella superciliaris 2-Nov-13 Sumidouro Road
Eastern Meadowlark – Sturnella magna 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Common Grackle – Quiscalus quiscula 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Boat-tailed Grackle – Quiscalus major 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Great-tailed Grackle – Quiscalus mexicanus 30-May-13 Willcox–Lake Cochise
Greater Antillean Grackle – Quiscalus niger 20-Apr-13 Goblin Hill
Chopi Blackbird – Gnorimopsar chopi 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
*H*Scarlet-headed Blackbird – Amblyramphus holosericeus 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway*H*
Unicolored Blackbird – Agelasticus cyanopus 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Chestnut-capped Blackbird – Chrysomus ruficapillus 24-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Yellow-rumped Marshbird – Pseudoleistes guirahuro 19-Oct-13 PN Serra da Canastra (Upper)
Bay-winged Cowbird – Agelaioides badius 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Shiny Cowbird

The glossy plumage of this Shiny Cowbird almost looks velvety in this image

Shiny Cowbird – Molothrus bonariensis 6-Apr-13 Everglades NP–Flamingo
Bronzed Cowbird – Molothrus aeneus 1-Jan-13 La Carreta Restaurant on 40th St and 87th Ave
Brown-headed Cowbird – Molothrus ater 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
Giant Cowbird – Molothrus oryzivorus 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Orchard Oriole – Icterus spurius 17-Mar-13 The Annex
Hooded Oriole – Icterus cucullatus 27-May-13 Florida Canyon–lower
Epaulet Oriole – Icterus cayanensis 5-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Variable Oriole – Icterus pyrrhopterus 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Orange-backed Troupial – Icterus croconotus 27-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Bullock’s Oriole – Icterus bullockii 29-May-13 Paradise–George Walker House
Jamaican Oriole – Icterus leucopteryx 19-Apr-13 Hardwar Gap
Spot-breasted Oriole – Icterus pectoralis 23-Mar-13 University of Miami–main campus
Baltimore Oriole – Icterus galbula 10-Feb-13 Continental Park
Scott’s Oriole – Icterus parisorum 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
Solitary Black Cacique – Cacicus solitarius 28-Jul-13 Transpantaneira Highway
Red-rumped Cacique – Cacicus haemorrhous 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
Yellow-rumped Cacique – Cacicus cela 26-Jul-13 Chapada dos Guimaraes — Town Square
Golden-winged Cacique – Cacicus chrysopterus 21-Oct-13 Agulhas Negras Road
Crested Oropendola – Psarocolius decumanus 29-Jul-13 SouthWild Pantanal
Olive Oropendola – Psarocolius bifasciatus 10-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge

FRINGILLIDAE: finches and allies (21 species seen):

Jamaican Euphonia – Euphonia jamaica 20-Apr-13 Ecclesdown Road
Purple-throated Euphonia – Euphonia chlorotica 24-Jul-13 PN Chapada dos Guimarães
Violaceous Euphonia

A Violaceous Euphonia helping itself to the fruit feeder at Folha Seca, Ubatuba, Brazil

Violaceous Euphonia – Euphonia violacea 29-Oct-13 Ubatuba–Folha Seca
Thick-billed Euphonia – Euphonia laniirostris 8-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Golden-bellied Euphonia – Euphonia chrysopasta 7-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
White-vented Euphonia – Euphonia minuta 6-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Rufous-bellied Euphonia – Euphonia rufiventris 7-Aug-13 Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Chestnut-bellied Euphonia – Euphonia pectoralis 26-Oct-13 PE Intervales
Blue-naped Chlorophonia – Chlorophonia cyanea 22-Oct-13 PN Itatiaia
*H*Pine Grosbeak – Pinicola enucleator 17-Jan-13 Sax-Zim Bog*H*
House Finch – Haemorhous mexicanus 6-Jan-13 Jones Beach SP
Common Rosefinch – Carpodacus erythrinus 23-Dec-13 Doi Inthanon NP
Red Crossbill – Loxia curvirostra 5-Jan-13 Kirk Park and Beach
White-winged Crossbill – Loxia leucoptera 6-Jan-13 Heckscher SP (East Islip)
Common Redpoll – Acanthis flammea 17-Jan-13 Sax-Zim Bog
Hoary Redpoll – Acanthis hornemanni 17-Jan-13 Sax-Zim Bog
Pine Siskin – Spinus pinus 26-May-13 Patagonia–Patons’ yard
Lesser Goldfinch – Spinus psaltria 25-May-13 Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.)
American Goldfinch – Spinus tristis 1-Jan-13 Lucky Hammock
*H*Evening Grosbeak – Coccothraustes vespertinus 17-Jan-13 Sax-Zim Bog*H*
Spot-winged Grosbeak – Mycerobas melanozanthos 31-Dec-13 Doi Lang

PASSERIDAE: old world sparrows (3 species seen):

House Sparrow – Passer domesticus 1-Jan-13 Homestead–purple martin house
Plain-backed Sparrow – Passer flaveolus 13-Dec-13 Laem Phak Bia–“abandoned building” wetlands
Eurasian Tree Sparrow – Passer montanus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds

PLOCEIDAE: weavers (3 species seen):

Streaked Weaver – Ploceus manyar 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds
Baya Weaver – Ploceus philippinus 26-Dec-13 Chiang Dao
Asian Golden Weaver – Ploceus hypoxanthus 11-Dec-13 Muang Boran Fish Ponds

ESTRILIDAE: waxbills and allies (3 species seen):

Common Waxbill – Estrilda astrild 30-Oct-13 Ubatuba–Rancho Pico Pau
White-rumped Munia – Lonchura striata 18-Dec-13 Kaeng Krachan NP
Nutmeg Mannikin – Lonchura punctulata 14-Dec-13 Nong Pla Lai ricefields

Written by Carlos
A native of southern Florida, Carlos Sanchez has had a fascination with wildlife as far back as he can remember combined with an unquenchable thirst to learn -- the first books he checked out of the library were Beehler's "Birds of New Guinea" and Stiles and Skutch's "Birds of Costa Rica." Despite his parent's belief that he would 'grow out of it,' Carlos's passion has never wavered, and he has dabbled in everything from bird art to taxonomy. His passion has interwoven with his interest in travel, having birded extensively throughout the United States, eastern Australia, Thailand and Ecuador along with shorter jaunts to other locales such as Puerto Rico and Jamaica. In 2013, Carlos was a resident naturalist and birding guide at Cristalino Lodge in Brazil. If you would like to make a trip to southern Florida in search of Caribbean specialties, exotics, or general birding, please visit www.ecoavian.com to inquire about his guiding services.