News from our Bird Monitoring.
In 2018 we registered six species that hadn’t been registered in the monitoring activities before, although with one-and-a-half exception they are well-known in Santa Lucía and have plenty of entries in the ebird data base.
1) Collared Trogon (Trogon collaris): 1 observation in Primary Forest at around 1.750m. It’s a little surprising that this species hadn’t been registered before. It’s limited to the lowest part of Santa Lucía and replaced at around 1.500m by the Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus).
2) Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis): 1 observation in Secondary Forest at 1.870m, close to the lodge. Also a little surprising that his should be the first register. It’s somewhat common around the lodge.
3) Rufous-bellied Nighthawk (Lurocalis rufiventris): 1 observation in Secondary Forest at around 2.300m. Not really rare, but somewhat erratic.
4) Handsome Flycatcher (Nephelomyias pulcher): 1 observations in Primary Forest at around 2.300m. First register ever in Santa Lucía, so this is a true newcomer.
5) Dusky-capped Flycatcher (Myiarchus tuberculifer): 2 observations in Silvopasture and Secondary Forest between 1.830m and 1.880m. Very common around the villages and towns below Santa Lucía. In the reserve a newcomer. At least one pair has been observed around the lodge pretty constantly since November 2018.
6) Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura): 2 observations in primary and secondary forest between 1.820m and 1.900m. Common in Santa Lucía. Probably escaped the monitoring activities between 2008 and 2017, because it’s not an early riser.