Trip List: One-Week Birding Tour (12-18 March 2017)

Participants: Rita and Bill Killam, Mackenzie Kezgold, Doug Kibbe, and Jeff Dawson. Tour leader: Knut Eisermann.

This trip included eight birding sites in the Guatemalan Atlantic slope highlands and lowlands, and Antigua Guatemala, visited 12 to 18 March 2017.

We saw a total of 237 bird species, and an additional 26 species were heard only.

Bicolored Hawk
The elusive Bicolored Hawk Accipiter bicolor perched in the forest canopy, photographed during this CAYAYA BIRDING tour.

"Knut Eisermann is a great guide, with an amazing ability to spot birds in many conditions. His knowledge comes from many years of study and birding in Guatemala. He is easy-going, treating all level of birders equally. His English/Spanish language fluency and years of experience in the country makes the travelling experience very comfortable. CAYAYA BIRDING went out of their way to help us with accommodations for our extended stay. Our driver and vehicle were top-notch; the hotels/cabins exceeded our expectations. This is a highly recommended, top value organization."
Bill Killam, USA.

It follows a list of all species recorded (Nomenclature according to AOU, including the 2017 update: Fifty-eighth supplement to the American Ornithological Society's check-list of North American birds. Auk 134: 751-773). Species which were heard only are marked with "(H)".

  1. Great Tinamou Tinamus major (H)
  2. Highland Guan Penelopina nigra
  3. Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge Dendrortyx leucophrys
  4. Singing Quail Dactylortyx thoracicus
  5. Rock Pigeon Columba livia
  6. Red-billed Pigeon Patagioenas flavirostris
  7. Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata
  8. Short-billed Pigeon Patagioenas nigrirostris (H)
  9. Inca Dove Columbina inca
  10. Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
  11. Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti
  12. White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
  13. Gray-chested Dove Leptotila cassinii (H)
  14. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  15. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  16. Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana
  17. Lesser Ground-Cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus (H)
  18. Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris
  19. Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis
  20. Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
  21. Mexican Whip-poor-will Antrostomus arizonae
  22. Black Swift Cypseloides niger
  23. Chestnut-collared Swift Streptoprocne rutila
  24. White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris
  25. Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi
  26. Long-billed Hermit Phaethornis longirostris
  27. Stripe-throated Hermit Phaethornis striigularis
  28. Green-breasted Mango Anthracothorax prevostii
  29. Rivoli's Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens
  30. Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens
  31. Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami
  32. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  33. Canivet's Emerald Chlorostilbon canivetii
  34. Scaly-breasted Hummingbird Phaeochroa cuvierii
  35. Rufous Sabrewing Campylopterus rufus
  36. White-bellied Emerald Amazilia candida
  37. Azure-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia cyanocephala
  38. Berylline Hummingbird Amazilia beryllina
  39. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl
  40. Cinnamon Hummingbird Amazilia rutila
  41. White-eared Hummingbird Hylocharis leucotis
  42. Bare-throated Tiger-Heron Tigrisoma mexicanum
  43. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  44. Great Egret Ardea alba
  45. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  46. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  47. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  48. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  49. Bicolored Hawk Accipiter bicolor
  50. Gray Hawk Buteo plagiatus
  51. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  52. Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasilianum
  53. Mottled Owl Ciccaba virgata (H)
  54. Black-and-white Owl Ciccaba nigrolineata
  55. Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens
  56. Gartered Trogon Trogon caligatus
  57. Mountain Trogon Trogon mexicanus
  58. Collared Trogon Trogon collaris (H)
  59. Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno (H)
  60. Blue-throated Motmot Aspatha gularis
  61. Russet-crowned Motmot Momotus mexicanus
  62. Lesson's Motmot Momotus lessonii (H)
  63. Turquoise-browed Motmot Eumomota superciliosa
  64. Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata
  65. Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
  66. Northern Emerald-Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus
  67. Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus (H)
  68. Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus
  69. Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
  70. Black-cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes pucherani
  71. Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
  72. Smoky-brown Woodpecker Picoides fumigatus
  73. Golden-olive Woodpecker Colaptes rubiginosus
  74. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  75. Chestnut-colored Woodpecker Celeus castaneus (H)
  76. Pale-billed Woodpecker Campephilus guatemalensis
  77. Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans
  78. Barred Forest-Falcon Micrastur ruficollis (H)
  79. Collared Forest-Falcon Micrastur semitorquatus (H)
  80. Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
  81. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  82. Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis
  83. Olive-throated Parakeet Eupsittula nana
  84. Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis
  85. Pacific Parakeet Psittacara strenuus
  86. Barred Parakeet Bolborhynchus lineola (H)
  87. Brown-hooded Parrot Pyrilia haematotis
  88. White-crowned Parrot Pionus senilis
  89. White-fronted Parrot Amazona albifrons
  90. Red-lored Parrot Amazona autumnalis
  91. Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus
  92. Dusky Antbird Cercomacroides tyrannina
  93. Black-faced Antthrush Formicarius analis (H)
  94. Tawny-throated Leaftosser Sclerurus mexicanus
  95. Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus
  96. Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorynchus spirurus
  97. Ivory-billed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus flavigaster
  98. Spotted Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus erythropygius
  99. Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii
  100. Spot-crowned Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes affinis
  101. Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia variegaticeps
  102. Ruddy Foliage-gleaner Clibanornis rubiginosus (H)
  103. Rufous-breasted Spinetail Synallaxis erythrothorax
  104. Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet Ornithion semiflavum
  105. Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma imberbe
  106. Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mionectes oleagineus
  107. Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus
  108. Northern Bentbill Oncostoma cinereigulare (H)
  109. Yellow-olive Flycatcher Tolmomyias sulphurescens
  110. Tufted Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus
  111. Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
  112. Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax
  113. Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus
  114. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
  115. Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
  116. Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii
  117. Yellowish Flycatcher Empidonax flavescens
  118. Buff-breasted Flycatcher Empidonax fulvifrons
  119. Bright-rumped Attila Attila spadiceus (H)
  120. Rufous Mourner Rhytipterna holerythra
  121. Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer
  122. Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens
  123. Nutting's Flycatcher Myiarchus nuttingi
  124. Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus
  125. Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  126. Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua
  127. Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
  128. Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
  129. Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis (H)
  130. Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata
  131. Black-crowned Tityra Tityra inquisitor
  132. Rose-throated Becard Pachyramphus aglaiae
  133. White-collared Manakin Manacus candei
  134. Red-capped Manakin Ceratopipra mentalis
  135. Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis
  136. Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius melitophrys (H)
  137. Green Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius pulchellus
  138. Lesser Greenlet Pachysylvia decurtata
  139. Hutton's Vireo Vireo huttoni
  140. Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
  141. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  142. Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys
  143. White-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta formosa
  144. Brown Jay Psilorhinus morio
  145. Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus
  146. Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  147. Unicolored Jay Aphelocoma unicolor
  148. Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
  149. Black-capped Swallow Atticora pileata
  150. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  151. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  152. Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
  153. Nightingale Wren Microcerculus philomela (H)
  154. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  155. Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus
  156. Band-backed Wren Campylorhynchus zonatus
  157. Rufous-naped Wren Campylorhynchus rufinucha
  158. Spot-breasted Wren Pheugopedius maculipectus
  159. Cabanis's Wren Cantorchilus modestus
  160. White-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucosticta (H)
  161. Gray-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucophrys
  162. Long-billed Gnatwren Ramphocaenus melanurus (H)
  163. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  164. White-lored Gnatcatcher Polioptila albiloris
  165. Tropical Gnatcatcher Polioptila plumbea
  166. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  167. Brown-backed Solitaire Myadestes occidentalis
  168. Slate-colored Solitaire Myadestes unicolor (H)
  169. Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus aurantiirostris
  170. Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus mexicanus
  171. Spotted Nightingale-Thrush Catharus dryas (H)
  172. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  173. Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
  174. Black Thrush Turdus infuscatus
  175. Clay-colored Thrush Turdus grayi
  176. Rufous-collared Robin Turdus rufitorques
  177. Blue-and-white Mockingbird Melanotis hypoleucus
  178. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  179. Gray Silky-flycatcher Ptiliogonys cinereus
  180. Olive Warbler Peucedramus taeniatus
  181. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  182. Blue-crowned Chlorophonia Chlorophonia occipitalis (H)
  183. Yellow-throated Euphonia Euphonia hirundinacea
  184. Elegant Euphonia Euphonia elegantissima
  185. Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi
  186. Hooded Grosbeak Coccothraustes abeillei
  187. Black-headed Siskin Spinus notatus
  188. Orange-billed Sparrow Arremon aurantiirostris
  189. Chestnut-capped Brushfinch Arremon brunneinucha
  190. Green-backed Sparrow Arremonops chloronotus
  191. White-naped Brushfinch Atlapetes albinucha
  192. Rusty Sparrow Aimophila rufescens
  193. White-eared Ground-Sparrow Melozone leucotis
  194. Stripe-headed Sparrow Peucaea ruficauda
  195. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  196. Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
  197. Common Chlorospingus Chlorospingus flavopectus
  198. Yellow-billed Cacique Amblycercus holosericeus
  199. Chestnut-headed Oropendola Psarocolius wagleri
  200. Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma
  201. Black-vented Oriole Icterus wagleri
  202. Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
  203. Yellow-backed Oriole Icterus chrysater
  204. Streak-backed Oriole Icterus pustulatus
  205. Spot-breasted Oriole Icterus pectoralis
  206. Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis
  207. Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
  208. Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus
  209. Giant Cowbird Molothrus oryzivorus
  210. Melodious Blackbird Dives dives
  211. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  212. Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum
  213. Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis
  214. Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera
  215. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  216. Crescent-chested Warbler Oreothlypis superciliosa
  217. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
  218. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  219. MacGillivray's Warbler Geothlypis tolmiei
  220. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  221. Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina
  222. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  223. Tropical Parula Setophaga pitiayumi
  224. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  225. Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
  226. Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica
  227. Yellow-throated Warbler Setophaga dominica
  228. Grace's Warbler Setophaga graciae
  229. Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi
  230. Hermit Warbler Setophaga occidentalis
  231. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  232. Rufous-capped Warbler Basileuterus rufifrons
  233. Golden-browed Warbler Basileuterus belli
  234. Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla
  235. Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons
  236. Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus
  237. Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
  238. Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana
  239. Flame-colored Tanager Piranga bidentata
  240. White-winged Tanager Piranga leucoptera
  241. Black-faced Grosbeak Caryothraustes poliogaster
  242. Yellow Grosbeak Pheucticus chrysopeplus
  243. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  244. Blue-black Grosbeak Cyanocompsa cyanoides
  245. Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
  246. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  247. Varied Bunting Passerina versicolor
  248. Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
  249. Yellow-winged Tanager Thraupis abbas
  250. Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara larvata
  251. Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa baritula
  252. Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza
  253. Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina
  254. Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus
  255. Passerini's Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii
  256. Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus
  257. Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
  258. Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivaceus
  259. Variable Seedeater Sporophila corvina
  260. White-collared Seedeater Sporophila torqueola
  261. Black-headed Saltator Saltator atriceps
  262. Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus
  263. Grayish Saltator Saltator coerulescens (H)

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