Christmas Bird Count: Antigua 2013

Compilers: Knut Eisermann & Claudia Avendaño

The fifth CBC Antigua Guatemala took place on 27 December 2013. A total of 15 observers in three groups counted birds in in Finca El Pilar, Finca Filadelfia, and at Cerro Alux.

CBC Antigua 2013.

A total of 962 birds of 117 species was detected. In addition, two more species were recorded during the count week. The most abundant birds with at least 20 detected individuals were (in descending order of abundance): Band-tailed Pigeon, Black-capped Swallow, Great-tailed Grackle, Bushy-crested Jay, Gray Silky-flycatcher, Bushtit, Townsend's Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Brown-backed Solitaire, Band-backed Wren, White-eared Hummingbird, Black Vulture, and Pacific Parakeet.

Seven species were recorded for the first time in the Antigua Guatemala CBC: Barred Parakeet, White-throated Swift, Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner, Masked Tityra, Swainson's Thrush, White-throated Thrush, and Yellow-billed Cacique. Several range-restricted bird species of the north Central American highlands were recorded during the CBC, including Rufous Sabrewing, Green-throated Mountain-gem, Wine-throated Hummingbird, Blue-throated Motmot, Bushy-crested Jay, Black-capped Swallow, Rufous-browed Wren, Rufous-collared Robin, and Blue-and-white Mockingbird.

Antigua is part of the Antigua Guatemala Important Bird Area (IBA GT016) and this Christmas Bird Count helps to monitor bird populations in this IBA.

It follows a list of species and numbers of individuals recorded during the fifth Christmas Bird Count in Antigua Guatemala (Nomenclature according to AOU 1998 and supplements, most recent update AOU 2013). Species recorded during the count week are marked with (cw).

  1. Highland Guan Penelopina nigra 10
  2. Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge Dendrortyx leucophrys 1
  3. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus 22
  4. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura 1
  5. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis 3
  6. Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata 57
  7. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica 5
  8. Inca Dove Columbina inca 3
  9. Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina 2
  10. White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi 9
  11. Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma 2
  12. Mottled Owl Ciccaba virgata 2
  13. Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens (cw)
  14. Mexican Whip-poor-will Antrostomus arizonae 3
  15. Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi 1
  16. White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis 2
  17. Green Violetear Colibri thalassinus 8
  18. Magnificent Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens 10
  19. Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens 6
  20. Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus 2
  21. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris 4
  22. Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti 1
  23. Rufous Sabrewing Campylopterus rufus 5
  24. Violet Sabrewing Campylopterus hemileucurus 1
  25. Azure-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia cyanocephala 5
  26. Berylline Hummingbird Amazilia beryllina 3
  27. White-eared Hummingbird Hylocharis leucotis 25
  28. Mountain Trogon Trogon mexicanus 5
  29. Collared Trogon Trogon collaris 4
  30. Blue-throated Motmot Aspatha gularis 4
  31. Emerald Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus 6
  32. Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus 12
  33. Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons 8
  34. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus 6
  35. Golden-olive Woodpecker Colaptes rubiginosus 2
  36. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus 6
  37. Barred Forest-Falcon Micrastur ruficollis 1
  38. Collared Forest-Falcon Micrastur semitorquatus 4
  39. Pacific Parakeet Aratinga strenua 21
  40. Barred Parakeet Bolborhynchus lineola 9
  41. Spot-crowned Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes affinis 6
  42. Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia variegaticeps 1
  43. Ruddy Foliage-gleaner Automolus rubiginosus 3
  44. Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus 3
  45. Tufted Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus 4
  46. Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax 8
  47. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris 1
  48. Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus 2
  49. Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii 2
  50. Yellowish Flycatcher Empidonax flavescens 3
  51. Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer 12
  52. Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua 1
  53. Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis 5
  54. Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata 1
  55. Rose-throated Becard Pachyramphus aglaiae 3
  56. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius 5
  57. Hutton's Vireo Vireo huttoni 1
  58. Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus 3
  59. Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius melitophrys 1
  60. Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis 2
  61. Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus 47
  62. Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri 8
  63. Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina 20
  64. Black-capped Swallow Notiochelidon pileata 54
  65. Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus 35
  66. House Wren Troglodytes aedon 4
  67. Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus 16
  68. Band-backed Wren Campylorhynchus zonatus 28
  69. Plain Wren Cantorchilus modestus 8
  70. Gray-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucophrys 19
  71. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis 6
  72. Brown-backed Solitaire Myadestes occidentalis 29
  73. Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus aurantiirostris 2
  74. Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush Catharus frantzii 1
  75. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus 2
  76. Mountain Thrush Turdus plebejus 2
  77. Clay-colored Thrush Turdus grayi 4
  78. White-throated Thrush Turdus assimilis 2
  79. Rufous-collared Robin Turdus rufitorques 10
  80. Blue-and-white Mockingbird Melanotis hypoleucus 5
  81. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis 1
  82. Gray Silky-flycatcher Ptiliogonys cinereus 47
  83. Olive Warbler Peucedramus taeniatus 2
  84. Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum 2
  85. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia 6
  86. Crescent-chested Warbler Oreothlypis superciliosa 6
  87. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina 32
  88. MacGillivray's Warbler Geothlypis tolmiei 8
  89. Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia 1
  90. Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi 35
  91. Hermit Warbler Setophaga occidentalis 2
  92. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens 5
  93. Golden-browed Warbler Basileuterus belli 6
  94. Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla 33
  95. Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons 2
  96. Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus 9
  97. Black-headed Saltator Saltator atriceps 2
  98. White-collared Seedeater Sporophila torqueola 1
  99. Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa baritula 4
  100. Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch Arremon brunneinucha 6
  101. White-naped Brush-Finch Atlapetes albinucha 3
  102. Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis 1
  103. Common Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus flavopectus 8
  104. Summer Tanager Piranga rubra 2
  105. Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana 6
  106. Flame-colored Tanager Piranga bidentata 1
  107. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus 2
  108. Melodious Blackbird Dives dives 3
  109. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus 49
  110. Black-vented Oriole Icterus wagleri (cw)
  111. Bar-winged Oriole Icterus maculialatus 1
  112. Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius 1
  113. Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula 3
  114. Yellow-billed Cacique Amblycercus holosericeus 1
  115. Elegant Euphonia Euphonia elegantissima 2
  116. Black-headed Siskin Spinus notatus 6
  117. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria 1
  118. Hooded Grosbeak Coccothraustes abeillei 4
  119. House Sparrow Passer domesticus 2

References

AOU (1998) The American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds. 7th edition. American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.

AOU (2013) Fifty-fourth supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union check-list of North American birds. Auk 130: 558-571.


To see results of all Christmas Bird Counts throughout the Americas visit http://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count.


CBC Antigua 2013
Participants of the fifth Christmas Bird Count in Antigua Guatemala. The meetings was kindly hosted by Finca Filadelfia.

Sponsors of the Christmas Bird Count in Antigua 2012


Participants of the fifth Christmas Bird Count in Antigua, 2012.

List of participants (group leaders in bold-face): Daniel Aldana, Claudia Avendaño, John and Ruth Cahill, Claire de Masaya, Rita de León, Josué de León Lux, Luis González, Luis Jiménez, Andrea Navas, María Eugenia Navas, Roberto Olmos, Adria Ortega, Alejandro Sagone, Helen Stohlman.
Compiler: Knut Eisermann. Secondary compiler: Claudia Avendaño.


Images from the fifth Christmas Bird Count in Antigua

Christmas Bird Count Antigua Guatemala
Satellite image of the area covered by the circle of the Christmas Bird Count Antigua Guatemala. The area ranges in altitude from 1200 to 3760 m. Habitats are diverse and include broadleaf forest, mixed and conifer forest, scrub, grassland, shade coffee plantation and other agricultural area, and urban area.
Wine-throated Hummingbird
Male Wine-throated Hummingbird
Berylline Hummingbird
Berylline Hummingbird

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