Wildlife Checklist

The following is a list of bird species observed in the Upper Amazon basin on a November Amazon expedition cruise. The naturalists on this departure were Segundo Mesia and Johnny Balarezo.

Please note, seasonal changes occur and these birds are only common within the appropriate habitat.  
 
 

  • Neotropic Cormorant
  • Anhinga
  • White-necked Heron (Cocoi)
  • Great Egret (Common Egret)
  • Snowy Egret
  • Striated Heron (Green-backed)
  • Capped Heron
  • Black-crowned Night Heron
  • Boat-billed Heron
  • Wood Stork
  • Horned Screamer
  • Muscovy Duck
  • Black Vulture
  • Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
  • Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Plumbeous Kite
  • Roadside Hawk
  • Slate-colored Hawk
  • Black-collared Hawk
  • Great Black Hawk
  • Black Hawk-Eagle
  • Crane Hawk
  • Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle
  • Osprey
  • Laughing Falcon
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Black Caracara
  • Yellow-headed Caracara
  • Speckled Chachalaca
  • Hoatzin
  • Sungrebe
  • Wattled Jacana
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Large-billed Tern
  • Yellow-billed Tern
  • Black Skimmer
  • Pale-vented Pigeon
  • Ruddy Pigeon
  • White-tipped Dove
  • Gray-fronted Dove
  • Blue and Yellow Macaw
  • Scarlet Macaw
  • Chestnut-fronted Macaw
  • Red-bellied Macaw
  • White-eyed Parakeet
  • Dusky-headed Parakeet
  • Blue-winged Parrotlet
  • White-winged Parakeet
  • Cobalt-winged Parakeet
  • Tui Parakeet
  • Orange-cheeked Parrot
  • Short-tailed Parrot
  • Blue-headed Parrot
  • Festive Parrot
  • Yellow-crowned Parrot
  • Orange-winged Parrot
  • Mealy Parrot
  • Greater Ani
  • Smooth-billed Ani
  • Great Potoo
  • Common Potoo
  • Long-tailed Nighthawk
  • Pauraque
  • Ladder-tailed Nightjar
  • Gray-rumped Swift
  • Pale-rumped Swift
  • Short-tailed Swift
  • Fork-tailed Palm Swift
  • Black-throated Mango
  • Black-tailed Trogon
  • White-tailed Trogon
  • Ringed Kingfisher
  • Amazon Kingfisher
  • Green Kingfisher
  • White-eared Jacamar
  • Bluish-fronted Jacamar
  • Swallow-winged Puffbird
  • Black-fronted Nunbird
  • Scarlet-crowned Barbet
  • Chestnut-eared Aracari
  • Channel-billed Toucan
  • White-throated Toucan
  • Spot-breasted Woodpecker
  • Cream-colored Woodpecker
  • Ringed Woodpecker
  • Lineated Woodpecker
  • Yellow-tufted Woodpecker
  • Little Woodpecker
  • Red-stained Woodpecker
  • Crimson-crested Woodpecker
  • Long-billed Woodcreeper
  • Straight-billed Woodcreeper
  • Buff-throated Woodcreeper
  • Pale-legged Hornero
  • Red-and-white Spinetail
  • Band-Tailed Antbird
  • Black-faced Antthrush
  • Purple-throated Cotinga
  • Plum-throated Cotinga
  • Bare-necked Fruitcrow
  • Amazonian Umbrellabird
  • Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet
  • Drab Water Tyrant
  • White-headed Marsh-tyrant
  • Dull-capped Attila
  • Lesser Kiskadee
  • Great Kiskadee
  • Boat-billed Flycatcher
  • Social Flycatcher
  • Short-crested Flycatcher
  • Tropical Kingbird
  • Masked Tityra
  • White-winged Swallow
  • Brown-chested Martin
  • Gray-breasted Martin
  • Southern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Black-capped Donacobius
  • Shiny Cowbird
  • Giant Cowbird
  • Crested Oropendola
  • Olive Oropendola
  • Russet-backed Oropendola
  • Yellow-rumped Cacique
  • Solitary Black Cacique
  • Yellow-hooded Blackbird
  • Orange-backed Troupial
  • Oriole Blackbird
  • Orange-bellied Euphonia
  • Hooded Tanager
  • Paradise Tanager
  • Blue-gray Tanager
  • Silver-beaked Tanager
  • Masked Crimson Tanager
  • Orange-headed Tanager
  • Red-capped Cardinal
  • Chestnut-bellied Seedfinch
  • Blue Black Grassquit
  • Lesson´s Seedeater
  • Chestnut-bellied Seedeater