Being Saturday, today was our last full day at Guapi Assu so we decided to stay local and see how many species we could find by ourselves. An early morning stroll before breakfast – it gets light here just after five, produced about forty species with a couple of new ones to get us started, including Pileated Finch & Reddish Hermit. After a leisurely breakfast we ‘hit the road’ to see if we could get a few farmland species that had evaded us thus far – they continued to evade us however and we returned for lunch, having walk 10k in steaming hot weather. In the afternoon we set off to find the canopy hide, which we’d failed to locate on a previous expedition. We found the hide but not so many birds – we did hear another Channel-billed Toucan though, having seen two on the yellow trail in the morning. There then followed something of a ‘purple patch’ just before dusk, where we added a probable Salvadori’s Antwren, Black-capped Donacobius and Limpkin, bringing our total a couple short of 100 for the day!
It’s Monday and we’re in Argentina! 24 hours and three flights later and we’re in the whale watching ‘capital’ of South America – peninsular Valdes. We’ve not seen any yet, but we’ll let you know if we do!
Poor internet connection means no photos at all – oh well….
Brazilian Tanager – nice ‘bird table’ species!
Piculet – a very small woodpecker
…and a big lizard!