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Puerto Quito, Ecuador (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Puerto Quito, Ecuador

Map of Puerto Quito, Ecuador

Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota) Flame-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus flammigerus) Purple-chested Hummingbird (Amazilia rosenbergi) Ecuadorian Ground-Dove (Columbina buckleyi) Southern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis) Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda)
Broad-billed Motmot (Electron platyrhynchum) Flame-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus flammigerus) Purple-chested Hummingbird (Amazilia rosenbergi) Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata) Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana)

Puerto Quito is a small town in Ecuador a few hours by bus from Quito. There are some small patches of remnant forest around here, but for the most part, the area has been cleared for agriculture. I stayed in a cabin a few miles from town that was very close to a riparian area as well as a patch of forest that was left standing due to lack of farming potential (lots of big rocks, and very steep).



12/19/2006: I stayed at Cabanas Del Rio for three nights. The cabin was very good for birds, and the owner set me up with some good spots. Just across the street was a patch of remnant forest, and a 10 minute walk took you to a good riparian area.

Previous Visit (Mindo - Bellavista: 12/17/2006)
Next Visit (Milpe: 12/20/2006)

Species Recorded (52)

Birds ( 52 )

Tinamous ( Tinamidae )
Little Tinamou - Crypturellus soui

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Neotropic Cormorant - Nannopterum brasilianum

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Snowy Egret - Egretta thula

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

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Zone-tailed Hawk - Buteo albonotatus
Swallow-tailed Kite - Elanoides forficatus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Ecuadorian Ground-Dove - Columbina buckleyi
Pallid Dove - Leptotila pallida

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Pacific Parrotlet - Forpus coelestis
Blue-headed Parrot - Pionus menstruus

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Squirrel Cuckoo - Piaya cayana

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Common Pauraque - Nyctidromus albicollis

Swifts ( Apodidae )
White-collared Swift - Streptoprocne zonaris

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl
Little Woodstar - Chaetocercus bombus
Bronzy Hermit - Glaucis aeneus
White-whiskered Hermit - Phaethornis yaruqui
Purple-chested Hummingbird - Polyerata rosenbergi

Motmots ( Momotidae )
Broad-billed Motmot - Electron platyrhynchum
Whooping Motmot - Momotus subrufescens

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Green Kingfisher - Chloroceryle americana

Jacamars ( Galbulidae )
Rufous-tailed Jacamar - Galbula ruficauda

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Golden-olive Woodpecker - Colaptes rubiginosus
Red-rumped Woodpecker - Dryobates kirkii
Lineated Woodpecker - Dryocopus lineatus
Black-cheeked Woodpecker - Melanerpes pucherani

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Pacific Hornero - Furnarius cinnamomeus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Masked Water-Tyrant - Fluvicola nengeta
Rusty-margined Flycatcher - Myiozetetes cayanensis
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus

Cotingas ( Cotingidae )
Masked Tityra - Tityra semifasciata

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

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus
Ecuadorian Thrush - Turdus maculirostris

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Buff-rumped Warbler - Myiothlypis fulvicauda

Bananaquit ( Coerebinae )
Bananaquit - Coereba flaveola

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Dusky-faced Tanager - Mitrospingus cassinii
Flame-rumped Tanager - Ramphocelus flammigerus
Variable Seedeater - Sporophila corvina
Bay-headed Tanager - Tangara gyrola
Blue-gray Tanager - Thraupis episcopus

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Black-winged Saltator - Saltator atripennis
Buff-throated Saltator - Saltator maximus

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

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Yellow-rumped Cacique - Cacicus cela
Yellow-tailed Oriole - Icterus mesomelas

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus


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