Amazon River Birding List

August 03, 2011
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Are you an avid birder? Guests on our Amazon River cruise have discovered this journey is a "MUST" for any nature enthusiast! Accompanied by our seasoned naturalist guides, a recent departure compiled this impressive list of species. Be sure to click here for the full species list.

 

CORMORANTS

Neotropic Cormorant

SCREAMERS

Horned Screamer

HERONS

Snowy Egret
Capped Heron
White-necked Heron
Great Egret
Striated Heron

PARROTS

Blue-and-yellow Macaw
Chestnut-fronted Macaw
Red-bellied Macaw
White-eyed Parakeet
Dusky-headed Parakeet
Blue-winged Parrotlet
Canary-winged Parakeet
Festive Parrot
Mealy Parrot

CUCKOOS, ANIS AND HOATZINS

Hoatzin
Greater Ani
Smooth-billed Ani

CORMORANTS

Phalacrocoracidae
Neotropic Cormorant   Phalacrocorax brasilianus

SCREAMERS

Anhimidae
Horned Screamer  Anhima cornuta

HERONS

Ardeidae
Snowy Egret  Egretta thula
Capped Heron  Pilherodius pileatus
White-necked Heron   Ardea cocoi
Great Egret  Casmerodius albus
Striated Heron  Butorides striatus

AMERICAN VULTURES

Cathartidae
Black Vulture  Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture  Cathartes aura
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture  Cathartes burrovianus

TOUCANS AND ARACARIS

Ramphastidae
Chestnut-eared Aracari  Pteroglossus castanotis

WOODPECKERS AND PICULETS

Picidae
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker  Melanerpes cruentatus
Spot-breasted Woodpecker  Colaptes punctigula
Chestnut Woodpecker  Celeus elegans
Crimson-crested Woodpecker  Campephilus melanoleucos
Yellow-throated Woodpecker  Piculus flavigula
Cream-colored Woodpecker  Celeus flavus

WOODCREEPERS

Dendrocolaptidae
Long-billed Woodcreeper  Nasica longirostris
Straight-billed Woodcreeper  Xiphorhynchus picus
Striped Woodcreeper  Xiphorhynchus obsoletus
Buff-throated Woodcreeper  Xiphorhynchus guttatus
Cinammon-throated Woodcreeper  Dendrexetastes rufigula

FURNARIDS OR OVENBIRDS

Furnariidae
Orange-fronted Plushcrown  Metopothrix aurantiaca
Pale-billed Hornero  Furnarius torridus


Read on for the complete Amazon birding list.