Recinto 23 de Junio

This new birding place has been gaining reputation due to a large Lek of Long-wattled Umbrellabird.  This small community of farmers who migrated from the south of Ecuador in search of better land have destroyed large plots of the forest around their town and converted them into farming ground.  This is the typical story that has destroyed 99% of the primary forest on the west slopes. The good news is that with the interests of birders and students from Universidad Catolica who are doing research on the Long-wattled Umbrellabird, the people from this community are starting to have some interest in conservation as they see that the birds attract birders, and potential income.

On our visit we had great luck with the Umbrellabirds, and also with many other birds we found by driving to the higher land where we recorded 47 species in a couple of hours.

23 de Junio is 20 minutes inland from the road that goes from Los Banco to Santo Domingo. For directions and to make arrangements for a visit call Luis Ajila 081030948.

For more information visit their website

Long-wattled Umbrellabird - Cephalopterus penduliger

Long-wattled Umbrellabird - Cephalopterus penduliger

Laughing Falcon_Herpetotheres cachinnans

Gray-headed Kite


Swallow-tailed Kite_Elanoides forficatus

Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans

Gray-headed Kite

Roadside-Hawk Buteo-magnirostris

Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus

Ruddy Pigeon_Columba subvinacea

Golden-headed Quetzal_Pharomachrus auriceps

Pale-mandibled Aracari_Pteroglossus erythropygius

Ruddy Pigeon
Columba subvinacea

Golden-headed Quetzal Pharomachrus auriceps

Pale-mandibled Aracari
Pteroglossus erythropygius

Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher_Todirostrum nigiceps

Piratic Flycatcher_Legatus leucophaius

Social Flycatcher_Myiozettes granadensis

Yellow-bellied Elaenia_Elaenia flavogaster

Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher
Todirostrum nigiceps

Piratic Flycatcher
Legatus leucophaius

Social Flycatcher
Myiozettes granadensis

Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster

Golden-faced Tyrannulet_Zimmerius chrysops

One-colored Becard



Golden-faced Tyrannulet
Zimmerius chrysops

One-colored Becard

Ornate-Flycatcher Myiotriccus ornatus

Masked-water-tirant Fluvicola nengeta

Red-faced Spinetail_Cranioleuca erythrops

Spotted Woodcreeper_Xiphorhynchus erythoropygius

Band-backed Wren_Campylorhynchus  zonatus


Red-faced Spinetail Cranioleuca erythrops

Spotted Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus erythoropygius

Band-backed Wren Campylorhynchus zonatus

House-Wren Troglodytes aedon

Orange-bellied Euphonia

Flame-faced Tanager_Tangara parzudakii

Fawn-breasted Tanager_Pipraeidea melanonota

Dusky Bush-Tanager_Chlorospingus semifuscus

Orange-bellied Euphonia

Flame-faced Tanager Tangara parzudakii

Fawn-breasted Tanager
 Pipraeidea melanonota

Dusky Bush-Tanager
Chlorospingus semifuscus

White-lined Tanager_Tachyphonus rufus

White-lined Tanager Tachyphonus rufus

Slate-throated Whitestart_Myoborus miniatus

Yellow-bellied Siskin_Carduelis xanthogastra

White-lined Tanager Tachyphonus rufus

White-lined Tanager Tachyphonus rufus

Slate-throated Whitestart
 Myoborus miniatus

Yellow-bellied Siskin Carduelis xanthogastra

Nesting Pacific Hornero - Furnarius cinnamomeus


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