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Christmas Bird Count 2014

On Jan. 10th 2015 the Tambor Bay Birding Association conducted its third annual Christmas Bird count. Four teams covered the areas of Curu, Los Delfines, Raptor Ridge and the Panica River, recording a total of 172 species and 1852 individuals. Highlights of the day included Crane Hawk, King Vulture and a new species for the Tambor Bay list, Greenish Elaenia!

Tambor Bay Christmas Bird Count 2014
ENGLISH SCIENTIFIC NAME TOTAL INDIVIDUALS
Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui 3
Thicket Tinamou Crypturellus cinnamomeus 1
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis 18
Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata 16
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors 0
Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus 20
Great Curassow Crax rubra 0
Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula 0
Crested Guan Penelope purpurascens 1
Crested Bobwhite Colinus cristatus 0
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster 0
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis 130
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus 5
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga 6
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens 1
Wood Stork Mycteria americana 4
Bare-Throated Tiger Heron Tigrisoma mexicanum 2
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea 3
Great Egret Casmerodius albus 1
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias 0
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 6
Snowy Egret Egretta thula 8
Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens 0
Green-backed (Green) Heron Butorides striatus virescens 2
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 0
Boat-billed Heron Cochlearius cochlearius 0
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea 3
Roseate Spoonbill Ajaia ajaja 1
White Ibis Eudocinus albus 2
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus 79
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura 41
King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa 1
Osprey Pandion haliaetus 2
White-tailed kite Elanus leucurus 0
Plumbeous Kite Ictinia plumbea 0
Double-thoothed Kite harpagus bidentatus 0
Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus 0
White Hawk Leucopternis albicollis 1
Gray Hawk Buteo nitidus 4
Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris 1
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus 3
Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus 2
Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo albonotatus 3
Crane Hawk Geranospiza caerulescens 1
Great black-hawk Buteogallus urubitinga 0
Mangrove/Common Black-Hawk Buteogallus subtilis 6
American Kestrel Falco sparverius 0
Merlin Falco columbarius 0
Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis 0
Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway 8
Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima 4
Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans 1
Collared Forest Falcon Micrastur semitorquatus 0
Gray-necked Wood-Rail Aramides cajaena 2
Purple Gallinule Porphryrio martinica 5
Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa 14
Double-Striped Thick-Knee Burhinus bistriatus 8
Snowy Plover Caradrius alexandrinus 0
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus 0
Kildeer Charadrius vociferus 0
Wilson Plover Charadrius wilsonia 0
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola 0
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus 0
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus 0
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 3
Willet Tringa semipalmata 4
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria 0
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes 0
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius 14
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda 0
Surfbird Aphriza virgata 0
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 0
Sandeling Calidris alba 0
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla 0
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri 0
Wilson’s Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor 0
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla 0
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla 53
Caspian Tern Hydropogne caspia 0
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus 40
Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans 1
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis 1
Common Tern Sterna hirundo 0
Least Tern Sterna antillarum 0
Black Tern Chlidonias niger 0
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger 0
Red-billed Pigeon Columba flavirostris 12
Short-billed Pigeon Columba nigrirostris 0
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica 18
Inca Dove Columbina inca 23
Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina 7
Ruddy ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti 14
Gray-headed Dove Leptotila plumbeiceps 0
White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi 9
Ruddy Quail-dove Geotrygon montana 0
Orange-fronted Parakeet Aratinga canicularis 41
Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis 43
Scarlet Macaw Ara macao 34
White-fronted Parrot Amazona albifrons 27
Red-lored Parrot Amazona autumnalis 2
Yellow-naped Parrot Amazona auropalliata 2
Mealy Parrot Amazona farinosa 0
Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor 0
Striped Cuckoo Tapera naevia 0
Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana 12
Lesser Ground-Cuckoo Morococcyx erythropugus 1
Pheasant cuckoo Dromococcyx phasianellus 0
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris 14
Mottled Owl Ciccaba virgata 5
Pacific Screech-Owl Megascops cooperi 1
Black and White Owl Strix nigrolineata 0
Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata 0
Crested Owl Lophostrix cristata 0
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasilianum 2
Common Parauque Nyctidromus albicollis 8
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor 0
Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis 1
Northern Potoo Nyctibius jamaicensis 0
White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris 0
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift Panyptila cayennensis 0
Stripe-throated Hermit Phaethornis striigularis 3
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird Phaeochroa cuvierii 5
Canivet’s Emerald Chlorostilbon canivetii 1
Steely-vented Humminbird Amazilia saucerrottei 5
Blue-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia cyanura 0
Blue-Throated Goldentail Hylocharis eliciae 13
Cinnamon Hummingbird Amazilia rutila 4
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl 13
Green-breasted Mango Anthracothorax prevostii 12
Mangrove Hummingbird Amazilia boucardi 0
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris 21
Long-billed Starthroat Heliomaster longirostris 0
Plain-capped Starthroat* Heliomaster constantii 2
Vaux’s Swift Chaetura vauxi 0
Black-headed Trogon Trogon melanocephalus 18
Gartered Trogon Trogon violaceus 4
Elegan Trogon Trogon elegans 2
Blue-crowned Motmot Momotus momota 5
Turquoise-browed Motmot Eumomota superciliosa 10
Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquatus 2
Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana 4
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon 1
American Pygmy Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea 1
Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona 0
White-necked Puffbird Notharchus macrorhynchos 3
Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus 0
Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus 4
Hoffmann’s Woodpecker Melanerpes hoffmannii 30
Pale-billed Woodpecker Campephilus guatemalensis 2
Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus 6
Plain Xenops Xenops minutus 0
Northern Barred-Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae 4
Ruddy Woodcreeper Dendrocincla homochroa 3
Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus 4
Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii 14
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus flavigaster 1
Chestnut-backed Antbird Myrmeciza exsul 1
Buff-throated foliage gleaner Automolus ochrolaemus 0
Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus 36
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer 5
Stub-tailed Spadebill Platyrinchus cancrominus 0
Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus 1
Northern-beardless Tyrannulet Camptostoma imberbe 1
Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster 2
Greenish Elaenia Myiopagis viridicata 1
Northern Scrub-Flycatcher Sublegatus arenarum 0
Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius 0
Yellow-olive Flycatcher Tolmomyias sulphurescens 1
Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum 4
Slate-headed Toddy-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus sylvia 15
Northern Bentbill Oncostoma cinereigulare 0
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mionectes oleagineus 9
Bright-rumped Attila Atila spadiceus 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi 0
Rufous Mourner Rhytipterna holerythra 0
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens 0
Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum 0
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii 1
Tropical Pewee Contopus cinerus 0
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris 4
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus 1
Great-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus 5
Brown-creasted Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus 3
Nutting’s Flycatcher Myiarchus nuttingi 3
Panama Flycatcher Myiarchus panamensis 0
Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarhynchus pitangua 3
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus 21
Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis 29
Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris 5
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris 0
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus 35
Cinnamon Becard pachyramphus cinnamomeus 0
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus 0
Gray-headed Piprites Piprites grieiceps 0
Rose-throated Beccard Pachyramphus aglaiae 7
White-winged Becard Pachyramphus polychopterus 2
Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata 14
Black-crowned Tityra Tityra inquisitor 0
Three-wattled Bellbird Procnias tricarunculata 0
Long-tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia linearis 58
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons 6
Mangrove Vireo Vireo pallens 6
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus 14
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus 0
Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis 6
Lesser Greenlet Hylophilus decurtatus 26
Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis 0
White-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta formosa 30
Brown Jay Cyanocorax morio 0
Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea 0
Purple Martin Progne subis 1
Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea 34
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis 0
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota 0
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 0
Long-billed Gnatwren Ramphocaenus melanurus 4
Tropical Gnatcather Polioptila plumbea 0
White-lored Gnatcatcher Polioptila albiloris 13
Rufous-naped Wren Campylorhynchus rufinucha 40
Rufous-and-white Wren Thryothorus rufalbus 5
Plain Wren Thryothorus modestus 15
Banded Wren Thryothorus pheurostictus 7
House Wren Troglodytes aedon 0
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus aurantiirostris 1
Swainson’s Thrush Catharus ustulatus 0
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina 0
Clay-colored Robin Turdus grayi 15
Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina 24
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera 0
Mourning warbler Geothlypis philadelphia 0
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia 40
Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica penylvanica 11
Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca 0
Black-and-White Warbler Mniotilta varia 5
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla 1
Prothonotary warbler Protonotaria citrea 2
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla 0
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum 0
Lousiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla 0
Northern Waterthrush Parkesia  noveboracensis 10
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis 0
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus 0
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat Geothlypis poliocephala 1
Rufous-capped Warbler Basileuterus rufifrons 12
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager Habia rubica 7
Olive Tanager Chlorothraupis carmioli 0
Gray-headed Tanager Eucometis penicillata 1
Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana 6
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra 12
Blue-gray Tanager Traupis episcopus 4
Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum 3
Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus 13
Variable Seedeater Sporophila americana 43
White-collared Seedeater Spororphila torqueola 1
Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina 14
Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivacea 0
Olive Sparrow Arremonops rufivirgatus 10
Stripe-headed Sparrow Peucaea ruficauda 6
House Sparrow Passer domesticus 0
Dickcissel Spiza americana 0
Grayish Saltator Saltator coerulescens 1
Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus 0
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovianus 3
Blue-black Grossbeak Cyanocompsa cyanoides 4
Blue Grosbeak Guiraca caerulea 0
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea 0
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris 9
Eastern Meadolowlark Sturnella magna 0
Melodious Blackbird Dives dives 2
Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus 50
Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus 10
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius 0
Streaked-backed Oriole Icterus pustulatus 0
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula 22
Bullock’s Oriole Icterus bullockii 0
Yellow-billed Cacique Amblycercus holosericeus 2
Yellow-throated Euphonia Euphonia hirundinacea 18
Scrub Euphonia Euphonia alffinis 4
# of Species 172
Total # of individuals 1852