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Mindo - San Carlos, Ecuador (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Mindo - San Carlos, Ecuador

Map of Mindo - San Carlos, Ecuador

Andean Emerald (Uranomitra franciae) Olivaceous Piculet (Picumnus olivaceus) Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora) Orange-billed Sparrow (Arremon aurantiirostris) Green Thorntail (Discosura conversii) - Male
Olive-crowned Yellowthroat (Geothlypis semiflava) Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) Green Thorntail (Discosura conversii) Brown Violetear (Colibri delphinae) White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus) - Male Red-headed Barbet (Eubucco bourcierii) - Female
Guayaquil Woodpecker (Campephilus gayaquilensis) Pacific Antwren (Myrmotherula pacifica) Bay Wren (Cantorchilus nigricapillus) Red-headed Barbet (Eubucco bourcierii) - Male

Forest and pasture



7/27/2023: I decided it was worth it to take a taxi from Quito to Mindo. It was a good time to practice speaking Spanish with the taxi driver. In the afternoon, I walked around on the roads next to the hotel.

7/28/2023: I headed over with the guide to a place where some piculets were reported nesting. We found them quickly for some good photos. After, we headed over to the river to look for the Coopman's Elaenia which we also found very quickly.

7/29/2023: In the afternoon, I walked around in the reserve at my hotel looking for some reported Capuchin monkeys. I think I might have heard the monkeys, but I could not find them or much of anything else. On my way back to the room, I heard some woodpecker drumming, and I was able to locate the Guayaquil Woodpecker.

Previous Visit (Quito: 7/27/2023)
Next Visit (Mindo - Foothills: 7/28/2023)

Species Recorded (59)

Birds ( 59 )

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Swallow-tailed Kite - Elanoides forficatus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Laughing Falcon - Herpetotheres cachinnans

Sunbitterns ( Eurypygidae )
Sunbittern - Eurypyga helias

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
White-tipped Dove - Leptotila verreauxi

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Pacific Parrotlet - Forpus coelestis
Bronze-winged Parrot - Pionus chalcopterus

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Squirrel Cuckoo - Piaya cayana

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Common Pauraque - Nyctidromus albicollis

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl
Sparkling Violetear - Colibri coruscans
Brown Violetear - Colibri delphinae
Green Thorntail - Discosura conversii
White-necked Jacobin - Florisuga mellivora
White-whiskered Hermit - Phaethornis yaruqui
Crowned Woodnymph - Thalurania colombica
Andean Emerald - Uranomitra franciae

Toucans ( Ramphastidae )
Red-headed Barbet - Eubucco bourcierii
Collared Aracari - Pteroglossus torquatus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Guayaquil Woodpecker - Campephilus gayaquilensis
Golden-olive Woodpecker - Colaptes rubiginosus
Olivaceous Piculet - Picumnus olivaceus

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Red-faced Spinetail - Cranioleuca erythrops
Slaty Spinetail - Synallaxis brachyura

Antbirds ( Thamnophilidae )
Pacific Antwren - Myrmotherula pacifica

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Yellow Tyrannulet - Capsiempis flaveola
Coopman's Elaenia - Elaenia brachyptera
Rusty-margined Flycatcher - Myiozetetes cayanensis
Black Phoebe - Sayornis nigricans
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus
Choco Tyrannulet - Zimmerius albigularis

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Blue-and-white Swallow - Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
Southern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Bay Wren - Cantorchilus nigricapillus
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Ecuadorian Thrush - Turdus maculirostris

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Chivi Vireo - Vireo chivi

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Olive-crowned Yellowthroat - Geothlypis semiflava
Buff-rumped Warbler - Myiothlypis fulvicauda
Tropical Parula - Setophaga pitiayumi

Bananaquit ( Coerebinae )
Bananaquit - Coereba flaveola

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Thick-billed Euphonia - Euphonia laniirostris
Orange-bellied Euphonia - Euphonia xanthogaster
Fawn-breasted Tanager - Pipraeidea melanonota
Flame-rumped Tanager - Ramphocelus flammigerus
Variable Seedeater - Sporophila corvina
Yellow-bellied Seedeater - Sporophila nigricollis
Blue-necked Tanager - Stilpnia cyanicollis
White-lined Tanager - Tachyphonus rufus
Blue-gray Tanager - Thraupis episcopus
Palm Tanager - Thraupis palmarum

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Orange-billed Sparrow - Arremon aurantiirostris
Blue-black Grassquit - Volatinia jacarina

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Yellow-tailed Oriole - Icterus mesomelas
Shiny Cowbird - Molothrus bonariensis

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Guira Tanager - Hemithraupis guira


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