Guacamayos Ridge Trail: October 17, 2009

The infamous road down the Cordillera de los Guacamoyos has now been completed surfaced in steel-reinforced cement, meaning that while there still we be landslides during the rainy season, the ride will at least be smooth. The road, of course, passes through pristine subtropical forest, offering incredible views of the canopy up and down the mountain range. After driving this road for a while in search of soaring Black-and-Chestnut Eagles, I decided to bird the Guacamayos Ridge Trail to see if there was any midday activity. A few mixed flocks and rain showers later, I had several interesting photographs of the Grass-Green Tanager and a pair of muddy boots.

Notable birds seen: Collared Inca, Speckled Hummingbird, Green-and-Black Fruiteater, Barred Becard, Sulphur-Bellied Tyrannulet, Rufous Wren, Beryl-Spangled Tanager, Blue-and-Black Tanager, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Grass-Green Tanager, Superciliaried Hemispingus, Common Bush Tanager, Saffron-Crowned Tanager, Blue-Winged Mountain-Tanager, Black-Capped Hemispingus, Northern Mountain-Cacique.

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