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Avila Viejo Community Reserve, Ecuador (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Avila Viejo Community Reserve, Ecuador

Map of Avila Viejo Community Reserve, Ecuador

Macroglossine Sphinx Moth (Macroglossinae sp) Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) Amazon Cracker (Hamadryas chloe) Violaceous Jay (Cyanocorax violaceus) Long-tailed Potoo (Nyctibius aethereus) Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja)
Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) Gray-cowled Wood-Rail (Aramides cajaneus) Fulvous-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus surinamus) Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera)




8/6/2023: I read about a nearby Harpy Eagle nest, so I was up at 4:30 for the trip to this place. We drove down a really crap road for over an hour, and then we walked for awhile through a forest path. It was a lot more hot and humid at this lower altitude. When we finally got to the Harpy nest, the eagles were not there. After a couple of hours waiting, however, the juvenile eagle showed up. Then, one of the parents showed with the head of a sloth.

Previous Visit (Sumaco: 8/5/2023)
Next Visit (Parque Nacional Cayambe-Coca: 8/7/2023)

Species Recorded (63)

Birds ( 61 )

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Fasciated Tiger-Heron - Tigrisoma fasciatum

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture - Cathartes melambrotus
Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Harpy Eagle - Harpia harpyja
Gray-headed Kite - Leptodon cayanensis
Roadside Hawk - Rupornis magnirostris

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Black Caracara - Daptrius ater
Yellow-headed Caracara - Daptrius chimachima

Chachalacas, Guans, and Curassows ( Cracidae )
Speckled Chachalaca - Ortalis guttata
Spix's Guan - Penelope jacquacu

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Gray-cowled Wood-Rail - Aramides cajaneus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Southern Lapwing - Vanellus chilensis

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Ruddy Ground-Dove - Columbina talpacoti
Plumbeous Pigeon - Patagioenas plumbea

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Scaly-naped Parrot - Amazona mercenarius
Cobalt-winged Parakeet - Brotogeris cyanoptera
Blue-headed Parrot - Pionus menstruus
White-eyed Parakeet - Psittacara leucophthalmus

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Smooth-billed Ani - Crotophaga ani
Squirrel Cuckoo - Piaya cayana

Potoos ( Nyctibiidae )
Long-tailed Potoo - Nyctibius aethereus
Great Potoo - Nyctibius grandis

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Chestnut-collared Swift - Streptoprocne rutila
White-collared Swift - Streptoprocne zonaris

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Black-throated Mango - Anthracothorax nigricollis
Great-billed Hermit - Phaethornis malaris

Toucans ( Ramphastidae )
Chestnut-eared Aracari - Pteroglossus castanotis
White-throated Toucan - Ramphastos tucanus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker - Melanerpes cruentatus

Antbirds ( Thamnophilidae )
Black Antbird - Cercomacroides serva
Fulvous Antshrike - Frederickena fulva
Black-faced Antbird - Myrmoborus myotherinus
Plain-winged Antshrike - Thamnophilus schistaceus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Short-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus ferox
Dusky-capped Flycatcher - Myiarchus tuberculifer
Social Flycatcher - Myiozetetes similis
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus

Manakins ( Pipridae )
Golden-headed Manakin - Ceratopipra erythrocephala

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Southern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
White-winged Swallow - Tachycineta albiventer

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Violaceous Jay - Cyanocorax violaceus

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
White-breasted Wood-Wren - Henicorhina leucosticta
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Gnatwrens ( Polioptilidae )
Tawny-faced Gnatwren - Microbates cinereiventris

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Black-billed Thrush - Turdus ignobilis

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Magpie Tanager - Cissopis leverianus
Orange-bellied Euphonia - Euphonia xanthogaster
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater - Sporophila castaneiventris
Fulvous-crested Tanager - Tachyphonus surinamus
Green-and-gold Tanager - Tangara schrankii
Blue-gray Tanager - Thraupis episcopus

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Slate-colored Grosbeak - Saltator grossus

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Blue-black Grassquit - Volatinia jacarina
Rufous-collared Sparrow - Zonotrichia capensis

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Yellow-rumped Cacique - Cacicus cela
Orange-backed Troupial - Icterus croconotus
Russet-backed Oropendola - Psarocolius angustifrons
Crested Oropendola - Psarocolius decumanus


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