Day 8

A travel day, and not that early a start (about 5:30am)! First stop was a site just outside Jardin were Yellow-eared Parrot is a possability, plus a couple of other species. On arrival we quickly found Russet-backed Oropendola's for Phil and Martin, and a Golden-olive Woodpecker for all our trip lists. It didn't take long for a group of about 20 Yellow-eared Parrots to fly by, making it onto Pete's list. An Antpitta and an Antbird were next on the target list. The Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, unsurprisingly, took quite a bit of work, but the Parker's Antbird was slightly easier and gave better views. An Orange-billed Nightingale Thrush sang briefly but could not be coaxed to show itself.

Driving back to the main road a pair of Bronze-winged Parrots were found in a roadside tree. It was then off back down the Cauca Valley before heading up to the Las Tangaras reserve. A couple of roaside stops for Apical Fly again proved fruitless, before we stopped for lunch in the city of Bolivar. It was a short hop then to Las Tangaras and our base for the next three nights.

A walk round the grounds produced a Mourning Warbler, Spotted Sandpiper, Torrent Tyrannulett and Red-faced Spinetail. A Waterthrush required close scrutany before we could confirm it was the more common Northern. Unfortunately the hopped for Dipper and Torrent Duck's were no shows, due the the high water levels.

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