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Map of Sani Lodge, Ecuador

Map of Sani Lodge, Ecuador

the boat for the three-hour trip to Sani Lodge on Rio Napo Brazilian Wandering Spider (Phoneutria fera) no_caption Stink Bug tarantula outside the bar lagoon view from Sani Lodge in the Amazon
our usual mode of transportation no_caption Rainforest butterfly Frog Big stick-looking bug on the night hike Our guide said it was a cross between a spider and a scorpion
Green Parrot Snake (Leptophis ahaetulla) Convict Tree Frog (Boana calcarata) Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) Rufous Potoo (Nyctibius bracteatus) Pied Lapwing (Vanellus cayanus) Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)
Amazon Dwarf Squirrel (Microsciurus flaviventor) Our guide said it was a cross between a spider and a scorpion Gray-crowned Flycatcher (Tolmomyias poliocephalus) Wing-barred Seedeater (Sporophila americana) Black-faced Dacnis (Dacnis lineata) giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)
Purplish Jacamar (Galbula chalcothorax) Buff-throated Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus guttatus) South American Common Toad (Rhinella margaritifera) Fork-tailed Woodnymph (Thalurania furcata) Lettered Aracari (Pteroglossus inscriptus) Lettered Aracari (Pteroglossus inscriptus)
Green-and-gold Tanager (Tangara schrankii) Convict Tree Frog (Boana calcarata) ??? Manaus Spiny-backed Frog (Osteocephalus taurinus ) Southern Turniptail Gecko (Thecadactylus solimoensis) Blunt-headed Tree Snake (Imantodes lentiferus) Greater Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes melambrotus)
South American squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) South American squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) Lineated Woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus) Red-billed Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus) Red-billed Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus) Red-billed Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus)
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana) Giant South American Turtle (Podocnemis expansa) Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapillus) Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa)
Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet (Touit huetii) Spot-breasted Woodpecker (Colaptes punctigula) Spot-breasted Woodpecker (Colaptes punctigula) Greater Ani (Crotophaga major) Black-fronted Nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons) Drab Water-Tyrant (Ochthornis littoralis)
Ladder-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis climacocerca) Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) White-winged Swallow (Tachycineta albiventer) Brown-chested Martin (Phaeoprogne tapera) Wire-tailed Manakin (Pipra filicauda) Common Potoo (Nyctibius jamaicensis)
Tropical Screech-Owl (Otus choliba) Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl (Megascops watsonii) Brazilian Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulatus) White-fronted Nunbird (Monasa morphoeus) Lesser Kiskadee (Philohydor lictor) Lesser Kiskadee (Philohydor lictor)
Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis)

Sani Lodge is the eco-tourism arm of the Sani Village. We arranged 30 minute flight followed by a three hour boat ride to get to the lodge where we stayed for five days. Domingo showed us the good birding sites, and he was amazing in his ability to see birds in the dense forest, and to recognize calls. Highlight as we saw the first ever Whimbrel near the lodge!



11/11/2006: Another day with Domingo.

11/12/2006: This visit was for five days guided by Domingo and Guellermo. Domingo was the bird expert. We visited a couple of places near the lodge as half day trips.

Previous Visit (Quito: 11/9/2006)
Next Visit (Quilatoa: 11/17/2006)

Species Recorded (158)

Birds ( 140 )

Tinamous ( Tinamidae )
Great Tinamou - Tinamus major

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Cocoi Heron - Ardea cocoi
Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Striated Heron - Butorides striata
Boat-billed Heron - Cochlearius cochlearius
Snowy Egret - Egretta thula
Least Bittern - Ixobrychus exilis
Capped Heron - Pilherodius pileatus
Rufescent Tiger-Heron - Tigrisoma lineatum

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

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Double-toothed Kite - Harpagus bidentatus
Plumbeous Kite - Ictinia plumbea
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus
Roadside Hawk - Rupornis magnirostris

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Black Caracara - Daptrius ater
Bat Falcon - Falco rufigularis

Chachalacas, Guans, and Curassows ( Cracidae )
Spix's Guan - Penelope jacquacu
Blue-throated Piping-Guan - Pipile cumanensis

Limpkin ( Aramidae )
Limpkin - Aramus guarauna

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Collared Plover - Charadrius collaris
Pied Lapwing - Vanellus cayanus

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
Wattled Jacana - Jacana jacana

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Large-billed Tern - Phaetusa simplex

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Ruddy Ground-Dove - Columbina talpacoti
Pale-vented Pigeon - Patagioenas cayennensis

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Orange-winged Parrot - Amazona amazonica
Mealy Parrot - Amazona farinosa
Yellow-crowned Parrot - Amazona ochrocephala
Blue-and-yellow Macaw - Ara ararauna
Chestnut-fronted Macaw - Ara severus
Dusky-headed Parakeet - Aratinga weddellii
Cobalt-winged Parakeet - Brotogeris cyanoptera
Red-bellied Macaw - Orthopsittaca manilatus
Black-headed Parrot - Pionites melanocephalus
Blue-headed Parrot - Pionus menstruus
Orange-cheeked Parrot - Pyrilia barrabandi
Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet - Touit huetii

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Smooth-billed Ani - Crotophaga ani
Greater Ani - Crotophaga major

Hoatzin ( Opisthocomidae )
Hoatzin - Opisthocomus hoazin

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Tropical Screech-Owl - Megascops choliba
Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl - Megascops watsonii

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Ladder-tailed Nightjar - Hydropsalis climacocerca
Common Pauraque - Nyctidromus albicollis

Potoos ( Nyctibiidae )
Great Potoo - Nyctibius grandis
Common Potoo - Nyctibius griseus
Rufous Potoo - Phyllaemulor bracteatus

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Short-tailed Swift - Chaetura brachyura
Fork-tailed Palm-Swift - Tachornis squamata

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Straight-billed Hermit - Phaethornis bourcieri
Great-billed Hermit - Phaethornis malaris
Fork-tailed Woodnymph - Thalurania furcata

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Amazon Kingfisher - Chloroceryle amazona
Ringed Kingfisher - Megaceryle torquata

Puffbirds ( Bucconidae )
Swallow-winged Puffbird - Chelidoptera tenebrosa
White-fronted Nunbird - Monasa morphoeus
Black-fronted Nunbird - Monasa nigrifrons

Jacamars ( Galbulidae )
White-eared Jacamar - Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis
Purplish Jacamar - Galbula chalcothorax

Barbets ( Capitonidae )
Gilded Barbet - Capito auratus
Scarlet-crowned Barbet - Capito aurovirens

Toucans ( Ramphastidae )
Ivory-billed Aracari - Pteroglossus azara
Lettered Aracari - Pteroglossus inscriptus
Many-banded Aracari - Pteroglossus pluricinctus
White-throated Toucan - Ramphastos tucanus
Golden-collared Toucanet - Selenidera reinwardtii

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Cream-colored Woodpecker - Celeus flavus
Ringed Woodpecker - Celeus torquatus
Spot-breasted Woodpecker - Colaptes punctigula
Lineated Woodpecker - Dryocopus lineatus

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Ochre-throated Foliage-gleaner - Automolus ochrolaemus
Parker's Spinetail - Cranioleuca vulpecula
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper - Glyphorynchus spirurus
White-bellied Spinetail - Mazaria propinqua
Long-billed Woodcreeper - Nasica longirostris
Elegant Woodcreeper - Xiphorhynchus elegans
Buff-throated Woodcreeper - Xiphorhynchus guttatus

Antbirds ( Thamnophilidae )
Gray Antbird - Cercomacra cinerascens
Plain-throated Antwren - Isleria hauxwelli
White-flanked Antwren - Myrmotherula axillaris
Gray Antwren - Myrmotherula menetriesii
Dusky Antshrike - Thamnomanes ardesiacus
Barred Antshrike - Thamnophilus doliatus
Common Scale-backed Antbird - Willisornis poecilinotus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens
Mottle-backed Elaenia - Elaenia gigas
Alder Flycatcher - Empidonax alnorum
Piratic Flycatcher - Legatus leucophaius
Boat-billed Flycatcher - Megarynchus pitangua
Short-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus ferox
Amazonian Elaenia - Myiopagis cinerea
Social Flycatcher - Myiozetetes similis
Drab Water Tyrant - Ochthornis littoralis
Lesser Kiskadee - Philohydor lictor
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher - Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum
Gray-crowned Flycatcher - Tolmomyias poliocephalus
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus
Slender-footed Tyrannulet - Zimmerius gracilipes

Cotingas ( Cotingidae )
Plum-throated Cotinga - Cotinga maynana
Bare-necked Fruitcrow - Gymnoderus foetidus
Screaming Piha - Lipaugus vociferans
Purple-throated Fruitcrow - Querula purpurata
Black-tailed Tityra - Tityra cayana

Manakins ( Pipridae )
Wire-tailed Manakin - Pipra filicauda

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
White-banded Swallow - Atticora fasciata
Brown-chested Martin - Progne tapera
White-winged Swallow - Tachycineta albiventer

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Violaceous Jay - Cyanocorax violaceus

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Black-capped Donacobius - Donacobius atricapilla
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus
Black-billed Thrush - Turdus ignobilis

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Yellow-green Vireo - Vireo flavoviridis

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
White-vented Euphonia - Euphonia minuta
Orange-bellied Euphonia - Euphonia xanthogaster
Red-capped Cardinal - Paroaria gularis
Silver-beaked Tanager - Ramphocelus carbo
Masked Crimson Tanager - Ramphocelus nigrogularis
Wing-barred Seedeater - Sporophila americana
Lesson's Seedeater - Sporophila bouvronides
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater - Sporophila castaneiventris
Green-and-gold Tanager - Tangara schrankii
Opal-rumped Tanager - Tangara velia
Palm Tanager - Thraupis palmarum

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Buff-throated Saltator - Saltator maximus

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Yellow-browed Sparrow - Ammodramus aurifrons

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Yellow-rumped Cacique - Cacicus cela
Casqued Oropendola - Cacicus oseryi
Oriole Blackbird - Gymnomystax mexicanus
Shiny Cowbird - Molothrus bonariensis
Giant Cowbird - Molothrus oryzivorus
Russet-backed Oropendola - Psarocolius angustifrons
Crested Oropendola - Psarocolius decumanus

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Blue Dacnis - Dacnis cayana
Black-faced Dacnis - Dacnis lineata


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