News - October 2017

The ponds Laguna de las Gaviotas/Gull Pond30-10-17 © Eduardo Ibarra

Laguna de los Patos/Duck Pond30-10-17 © Eduardo Ibarra
Release of a Spotted Rail
Pardirallus maculatus
Liberación gallineta overa/Release of Spotted Rail21-10-17 © Julían Hernández
Read about the release

Bearded Tachuri
Polystictus pectoralis
Bearded Tachuri
28-10-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Southern Martin
Progne elegans
Southern Martin
28-10-17 © Sebastián Otero
Southern Martin
28-10-17 © Sebastián Otero
Swainson's Flycatcher
Myiarchus swainsoni
Swainson's Flycatcher
28-10-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Swainson's Flycatcher
28-10-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Ultramarine Grosbeak
Cyanoloxia brissonii
Ultramarine Grosbeak
28-10-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Ultramarine Grosbeak
28-10-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Cattle Tyrant
Machetornis rixosa
Cattle Tyrant
28-10-17 © Héctor Horacio García
Spectacled Tyrant
Hymenops perspicillatus
Spectacled Tyrant
28-10-17 © Héctor Horacio García
Eared Dove
Zenaida auriculata
Eared Dove
28-10-17 © Héctor Horacio García
Eared Dove
28-10-17 © Héctor Horacio García



Plants
Little peach nightshade
Solanum malacoxylon
Varilla/Little peach nightshade© Carlos González Ledo
Carnations of the air
Tillandsia aeranthos
Clavel del aire/Carnations of the air© J. Simón Tagtachian
Climbing aloe
Aloe ciliaris
Aloe trepador/Climbing aloe© Carlos González Ledo
Poison hemlock
Conium maculatum
Cicuta/Poison hemlock© J. Simón Tagtachian
Inga uruguensis
Inga uruguensis
Ingá/Inga uruguensis© Cora Rimoldi
Cockspur Tree
Erythrina crista-galli
Ceibo/Cockspur Tree© J. Simón Tagtachian
Cat claw vine
Macfadyena unguis-cati
Uña de gato/Cat claw vine© Carlos González Ledo
At Brasil
Uña de gato
Macfadyena unguis-cati
Uña de gato/Cat claw vine© J. Simón Tagtachian
At Viamonte
Chinese wisteria
Wisteria sinensis
Glicina/Chinese wisteria© Nicolás Giorgio
Calla lily
Zantedeschia aethiopica
Cala/Calla lily© J. Simón Tagtachian
Silk floss tree
Chorisia speciosa
Palo borracho/Silk floss tree© J. Simón Tagtachian
Loquat
Eriobotrya japonica
Níspero/Loquat© J. Simón Tagtachian

Black-headed Duck
Heteronetta atricapilla
Black-headed Duck
26-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Maguari Stork
Ciconia maguari
Maguari Stork
26-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Diademed Tanager
Stephanophorus diadematus
Diademed Tanager
26-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Small-billed Elaenia
Elaenia parvirostris
Small-billed Elaenia
26-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Bare-faced Ibis
Phimosus infuscatus
Bare-faced Ibis
26-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky

With white-faced ibises (long-legged)

Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus
Red-eyed Vireo
26-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
26-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky

Insects
Barklice
Cerastipsocus sp.
Barklice
30-09-17 © Pablo Serur
Barklice
30-09-17 © Pablo Serur
Belongs in the family Psocidae of the Order Psocoptera. They are good runners. Their antennae are long and eyes big. Wings keep a tent-like position and have a few veins. In this species they are yellow.
They do no eat bark but lichens, algae or mold which they scrape up with their biting pieces. This adult has laid a cluster of eggs and is covering them with excrements. Nymphs go through 5 or 6 moults before they become adults
Metallic blue lady beetle
Curinus coeruleus
Metallic blue lady beetle
08-10-17 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Metallic blue lady beetle
08-10-17 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Metallic blue lady beetle
08-10-17 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Belongs in the family Coccinellidae. It is a predator. It controls pests on crops, such as the aphids of
Ilex paraguariensis
Leafhopper
Balacha melanocephala
Leafhopper
14-10-17 © Pablo Serur
Belongs to the Family Cicadellidae of the Suborder Auchenorrhyncha of the Hemipterans.
It lives in the open air feeding on leaves. Unlike aphids (of the Suborder Sternorrhyncha) these hemipterans do not cause economic damage on crops though they are virus vectors which may produce illnesses. It is associated to
Eryngium species
Lady beetle
Coleomegilla quadrifasciata
Lady beetle
21-10-17 © Alfredo Sabaliauskas
Belongs in the Family Coccinellidae. This predator lady beetle is ised as biological control on horticultural crops
Treehopper
Kronides incumbens
Treehopper
14-10-17 © Pablo Serur
Treehopper
16-10-17 © Pablo Serur
Treehopper
Ceresa sp.
Treehopper
30-09-17 © Pablo Serur



Families and projects
Brazilian Teal
Amazonetta brasiliensis
Brazilian Teal
26-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufous-sided Crake
Laterallus melanophaius
Rufous-sided Crake
26-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
Common Gallinule
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Common Gallinule
26-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Silver Teal
Anas versicolor
Silver Teal
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

The silver teal with the ducklings and the southern lapwing with its chick (left arrow) came near and there was a dispute between the adult silver teal and the adult souther lapwing

Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
Black-necked Swan
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Glittering-bellied Emerald
Chlorostilbon lucidus
Glittering-bellied Emerald
26-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky

Collecting spider web for nest building

Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Ringed Teal
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Ringed Teal
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Ringed Teal
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
White-faced Whistling-Duck
25-10-17 © Nicolás Giorgio
White-faced Whistling-Duck
25-10-17 © Nicolás Giorgio
White-faced Whistling-Duck
25-10-17 © Nicolás Giorgio

American Golden-Plover
Pluvialis dominica
American Golden-Plover
21-10-17 © Jorge García Vicente



Insects
Soldier
Danaus eresimus plexaure
Reina rojiza/Soldier© Sergio Cusano
Thoas Swallowtail
Heraclides thoas thoantiades
Limonera grande/Thoas Swallowtail© RAP
Polydamas Swallowtail
Battus polydamas
Borde de oro/Polydamas Swallowtail© RAP
Tailed Sulphur
Phoebis neocypris
Azufrada coluda/Tailed Sulphur© RAP
False Common White
Theochila maenacte
Lechera riberreña/False Common White© RAP
False Common White
Theochila maenacte
Lechera riberreña/False Common White© RAP
Soldier
Danaus eresimus plexaure
Monarca/Monarch© Sergio Cusano
Southamerican Lady
Vanessa brasiliensis
Dama pintada/Southamerican Lady© J. Simón Tagtachian
Laurentia emperor
Doxocopa laurentia
Zafiro común/Laurentia Emperor© Sergio Cusano
Common Lazy
Actinote pellenea
Perezosa común/Actinote pellenea© RAP

Multicoloured Asian lady beetle
Harmonia axyridis
Multicoloured Asian lady beetle
16-10-17 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Carpenter bee
Xylocopa augusti
Carpenter bee
05-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Camuati Wasp
Polybia scutellaris
Camuati Wasp
21-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Dragonfly/Darners
Rhionaeschna bonariensis
Dragonfly/Darners
26-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Damselfly/Narrow-winged damselflies
Ischnura fluviatilis
Damselfly/Narrow-winged damselflies
26-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky

Anhinga
Anhinga anhinga
Anhinga
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Anhinga
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Anhinga
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Euler's Flycatcher
Lathrotriccus euleri
Euler's Flycatcher
28-10-17 © Pablo Serur
Long-winged Harrier
Circus buffoni
Long-winged Harrier
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-headed Duck
Heteronetta atricapilla
Black-headed Duck
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-headed Duck
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-barred Piculet
Picumnus cirratus
White-barred Piculet
28-10-17 © Pablo Serur
White-barred Piculet
28-10-17 © Pablo Serur
Pectoral Sandpiper
Calidris melanotos
Pectoral Sandpiper
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pectoral Sandpiper
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Roseate Spoonbill
Platalea ajaja
Roseate Spoonbill
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

With maguari stork

Roseate Spoonbill
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Maguari Stork
Ciconia maguari
Maguari Stork
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked Stilt
28-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

With a white-winged coot in the middle

Bran-colored Flycatcher
Myiophobus fasciatus
Bran-colored Flycatcher
28-10-17 © Pablo Serur
Masked Duck
Nomonyx dominicus
Masked Duck
28-10-17 © Pablo Serur



Striated Heron
Butorides striata
Striated Heron
24-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Collared Plover
Charadrius collaris
Collared Plover
24-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Collared Plover
24-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pectoral Sandpiper
Calidris melanotos
Pectoral Sandpiper
24-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pectoral Sandpiper
24-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pectoral Sandpiper
24-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked Stilt
24-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-tipped Dove
Leptotila verreauxi
White-tipped Dove
24-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-tipped Dove
24-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris
Roadside Hawk
24-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Roadside Hawk
24-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufous Hornero
Furnarius rufus
Rufous Hornero
24-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Red-fronted Coot
Fulica rufifrons
Red-fronted Coot
24-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Screamer
Chauna torquata
Southern Screamer
24-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

White-barred Piculet
Picumnus cirratus
White-barred Piculet
23-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Streaked Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus
Streaked Flycatcher
23-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Small-billed Elaenia
Elaenia parvirostris
Small-billed Elaenia
23-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus
Red-eyed Vireo
23-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Screaming Cowbird
Molothrus rufoaxillaris
Screaming Cowbird
23-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Hooded Siskin
Spinus magellanicus
Hooded Siskin
23-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
White-tipped Dove
Leptotila verreauxi
White-tipped Dove
23-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Very early in the morning

Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
Harris's Hawk
23-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
White-eyed Parakeet
Psittacara leucophtalmus
White-eyed Parakeet
23-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
23-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Southern Screamer
Chauna torquata
Southern Screamer
23-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Screamer
23-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Gilded Hummingbird
Hylocharis chrysura
Gilded Hummingbird
23-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Lapping up flower of cock spur tree Erythrina crista-galli

Gilded Hummingbird
23-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
23-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorant
23-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Neotropic Cormorant
23-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo

Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Cyclarhis gujanensis
Rufous-browed Peppershrike
21-10-17 © Alfredo Sabaliauskas
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Cattle Egret
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Cattle Egret
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Swainson's Flycatcher
Myiarchus swainsoni
Swainson's Flycatcher
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Swainson's Flycatcher
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Swainson's Flycatcher
21-10-17 © Alfredo Sabaliauskas
Bran-colored Flycatcher
Myiophobus fasciatus
Bran-colored Flycatcher
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
White-browed Blackbird
Sturnella superciliaris
White-browed Blackbird
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Diademed Tanager
Stephanophorus diadematus
Diademed Tanager
21-10-17 © Alfredo Sabaliauskas
Gray-breasted Martin
Progne chalybea
Gray-breasted Martin
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
Fluvicola albiventer
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Glittering-bellied Emerald
Chlorostilbon lucidus
Glittering-bellied Emerald
21-10-17 © Alfredo Sabaliauskas
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus
Red-eyed Vireo
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Red-eyed Vireo
21-10-17 © Alfredo Sabaliauskas
Yellow-billed Cardinal
Paroaria capitata
Yellow-billed Cardinal
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch
Poospiza nigrorufa
Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Masked Duck
Nomonyx dominicus
Masked Duck
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
Snowy Egret
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
Harris's Hawk
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
European Starling
21-10-17 © Alfredo Sabaliauskas
Rufous-sided Crake
Laterallus melanophaius
Rufous-sided Crake
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Checkered Woodpecker
Veniliornis mixtus
Checkered Woodpecker
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
Yellow-browed Tyrant
Satrapa icterophrys
Yellow-browed Tyrant
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky
White-eyed Parakeet
Psittacara leucophtalmus
White-eyed Parakeet
21-10-17 © Ricardo Palonsky

Swainson's Flycatcher
Myiarchus swainsoni
Swainson's Flycatcher
21-10-17 © Héctor Horacio García
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Cattle Egret
21-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Cattle Egret
21-10-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Cattle Egret
21-10-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Wilson's Phalarope
Phalaropus tricolor
Wilson's Phalarope
21-10-17 © Héctor Horacio García
Rufous-sided Crake
Laterallus melanophaius
Rufous-sided Crake
21-10-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Rufous-sided Crake
21-10-17 © Javier Guillermo González
White-browed Blackbird
Sturnella superciliaris
White-browed Blackbird
21-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
White-browed Blackbird
21-10-17 © Javier Guillermo González
White-browed Blackbird
21-10-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Diademed Tanager
Stephanophorus diadematus
Diademed Tanager
21-10-17 © Héctor Horacio García

We saw a pair. One of them trying to cut a stem

Southern Screamer
Chauna torquata
Southern Screamer
21-10-17 © Héctor Horacio García
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
Fluvicola albiventer
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
21-10-17 © Héctor Horacio García
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
21-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
21-10-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Vermilion Flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus
Vermilion Flycatcher
21-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Bran-colored Flycatcher
Myiophobus fasciatus
Bran-colored Flycatcher
21-10-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Bran-colored Flycatcher
21-10-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Masked Duck
Nomonyx dominicus
Masked Duck
21-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Masked Duck
21-10-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Pied-billed Grebe
21-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
21-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Giant Wood-Rail
Aramides ypecaha
Giant Wood-Rail
21-10-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris
Roadside Hawk
21-10-17 © Javier Guillermo González
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
21-10-17 © Javier Guillermo González

Swainson's Flycatcher
Myiarchus swainsoni
21-10-17 © Cora Rimoldi



Wilson's Phalarope
Phalaropus tricolor
Wilson's Phalarope
21-10-17 © Elsa y Guillermo Marcaida

Thanks to Viviana who showed us the location of the bird

Wilson's Phalarope
21-10-17 © Elsa y Guillermo Marcaida

Thanks to Viviana who showed us the location of the bird

White-tipped Dove
Leptotila verreauxi
White-tipped Dove
21-10-17 © Marcelo Leanes
Creamy-bellied Thrush
Turdus amaurochalinus
Creamy-bellied Thrush
21-10-17 © Marcelo Leanes
Masked Duck
Nomonyx dominicus
Masked Duck
21-10-17 © Elsa y Guillermo Marcaida
Southern Screamer
Chauna torquata
Southern Screamer
21-10-17 © Héctor Horacio García



The Duck and Gull Ponds Laguna de las Gaviotas/Gull Pond19-10-17 © Eduardo Ibarra

Laguna de los Patos/Duck Pond19-10-17 © Eduardo Ibarra

Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
Black-necked Swan
10-10-17 © Eduardo Ibarra

In the Duck Pond

Black-necked Swan
10-10-17 © Eduardo Ibarra

In the Gull Pond



Grassland Yellow-Finch
Sicalis luteola
Grassland Yellow-Finch
17-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Grassland Yellow-Finch
17-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Cattle Egret
17-10-17 © Sergio Cusano
Cattle Egret
17-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Three cattle egrets and on the right the snowy egret

Cattle Egret
17-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Cattle egrets mixed with snowy egrets

Cattle Egret
17-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Differences between these two egrets: colour and size of the bill, colour of legs and cinnamon spots on the cattle egret during nuptial plumage

Cattle Egret
17-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked Stilt
17-10-17 © Sergio Cusano
Black-necked Stilt
17-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-necked Stilt
17-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-necked Stilt
17-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Picui Ground Dove
Columbina picui
Picui Ground Dove
17-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-tipped Dove
Leptotila verreauxi
White-tipped Dove
17-10-17 © Sergio Cusano
Bran-colored Flycatcher
Myiophobus fasciatus
Bran-colored Flycatcher
17-10-17 © Nicolás Giorgio
Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus
Red-eyed Vireo
17-10-17 © Nicolás Giorgio
Spot-flanked Gallinule
Gallinula melanops
Spot-flanked Gallinule
17-10-17 © Nicolás Giorgio
Spot-winged Pigeon
Patagioenas maculosa
Spot-winged Pigeon
17-10-17 © Sergio Cusano
Red-fronted Coot
Fulica rufifrons
Red-fronted Coot
17-10-17 © Sergio Cusano
Eared Dove
Zenaida auriculata
Eared Dove
17-10-17 © Sergio Cusano

Dusky-legged Guan
Penelope obscura
Dusky-legged Guan
16-10-17 © Rodolfo Pani
Yellow-chinned Spinetail
Certhiaxis cinnamomeus
Yellow-chinned Spinetail
16-10-17 © Rodolfo Pani
Masked Yellowthroat
Geothlypis aequinoctialis
Masked Yellowthroat
16-10-17 © Rodolfo Pani
Plumbeous Rail
Pardirallus sanguinolentus
Plumbeous Rail
16-10-17 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Glittering-bellied Emerald
Chlorostilbon lucidus
Glittering-bellied Emerald
16-10-17 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Cocoi Heron
Ardea cocoi
Cocoi Heron
16-10-17 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
Wattled Jacana
14-10-17 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Wattled Jacana
08-10-17 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Brown-chested Martin
Progne tapera
Brown-chested Martin
16-10-17 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorant
16-10-17 © Carlos González Ledo
Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
Rosy-billed Pochard
16-10-17 © Carlos González Ledo
Rosy-billed Pochard
16-10-17 © Carlos González Ledo
Rosy-billed Pochard
16-10-17 © Carlos González Ledo
White-browed Blackbird
Sturnella superciliaris
White-browed Blackbird
15-10-17 © Carlos González Ledo
Green-winged Saltator
Saltator similis
Green-winged Saltator
15-10-17 © Carlos González Ledo
Gilded Hummingbird
Hylocharis chrysura
Gilded Hummingbird
15-10-17 © Carlos González Ledo

Lapping up blue anise sagel Salvia guaranítica 

Red-crested Cardinal
Paroaria coronata
Red-crested Cardinal
16-10-17 © Carlos González Ledo
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
Harris's Hawk
07-10-17 © Ernesto Gulisano

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna autumnalis
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
16-10-17 © Marcelo Castro
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
16-10-17 © Marcelo Castro
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
16-10-17 © Marcelo Castro

With two fulvous whistling-ducks


New families and some not that recent
Rufous-sided Crake
Laterallus melanophaius
Rufous-sided Crake
14-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufous-sided Crake
14-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufous-sided Crake
14-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Tigrisoma lineatum
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

The chicks have been born! According to our records nest building began on August 21st. On September 2nd they were still building the nest and on 8th they were sitting on eggs. On October 15th we photograhphed the chicks for the first time. 

Rufescent Tiger-Heron
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufescent Tiger-Heron
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Both parents incubate and feed the chicks. If pieces are too big for the chicks to ingest, they swallow them again to digest them a bit more.

Silver Teal
Anas versicolor
Silver Teal
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Silver Teal
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-billed Teal
Anas flavirostris
Yellow-billed Teal
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-billed Teal
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Screamer
Chauna torquata
Southern Screamer
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Screamer
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
Black-necked Swan
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
Black-necked Swan
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Well grown

Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba Swan
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian



Pectoral Sandpiper
Calidris melanotos
Pectoral Sandpiper
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pectoral Sandpiper
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked Stilt
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Bare-faced Ibis
Phimosus infuscatus
Bare-faced Ibis
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus
Kelp Gull
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Spot-winged Pigeon
Patagioenas maculosa
Spot-winged Pigeon
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night-Heron
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
Fluvicola albiventer
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-chinned Spinetail
Certhiaxis cinnamomeus
Yellow-chinned Spinetail
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Small-billed Elaenia
Elaenia parvirostris
Small-billed Elaenia
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Tropical Parula
Setophaga pitiayumi
Tropical Parula
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Sayaca Tanager
Thraupis sayaca
Sayaca Tanager
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorant
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Neotropic Cormorant
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Neotropic Cormorant
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Neotropic Cormorant
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian



Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba Swan
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Coscoroba Swan
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Coscoroba Swan
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Coscoroba Swan
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Coscoroba Swan
15-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Diademed Tanager
Stephanophorus diadematus
Diademed Tanager
14-10-17 © Pablo Serur
Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus
Red-eyed Vireo
14-10-17 © Pablo Serur
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
14-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Gray-breasted Martin
Progne chalybea
Gray-breasted Martin
14-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Masked Duck
Nomonyx dominicus
Masked Duck
14-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Hooded Siskin
Spinus magellanicus
Hooded Siskin
14-10-17 © Pablo Serur
Monk Parakeet
Myiopsitta monachus
Monk Parakeet
14-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Eating flower of black locust Robinia pseudoacacia



Green-barred Woodpecker
Colaptes melanochloros
Green-barred Woodpecker
14-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Green-barred Woodpecker
14-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Green-barred Woodpecker
14-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Green-barred Woodpecker
14-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Green-barred Woodpecker
14-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian




New views of the ponds
Lagunas/Ponds10-10-17 © Eduardo Ibarra

Laguna de los Patos7Duck Pond10-10-17 © Eduardo Ibarra

Laguna de las Gaviotas/Gull Pond10-10-17 © Eduardo Ibarra

Warbling Doradito
Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris
Warbling Doradito
07-10-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Warbling Doradito
07-10-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
White-browed Blackbird
Sturnella superciliaris
White-browed Blackbird
07-10-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Masked Yellowthroat
Geothlypis aequinoctialis
Masked Yellowthroat
07-10-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Masked Yellowthroat
07-10-17 © Ernesto Gulisano
Glittering-bellied Emerald
Chlorostilbon lucidus
Glittering-bellied Emerald
30-09-17 © Ernesto Gulisano

Male at blue anise sage Salvia guaranitica


White-banded Mockingbird
Mimus triurus
White-banded Mockingbird
08-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Bran-colored Flycatcher
Myiophobus fasciatus
Bran-colored Flycatcher
08-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Lapwing
Vanellus chilensis
Southern Lapwing
08-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Masked Duck
Nomonyx dominicus
Masked Duck
08-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Masked Duck
08-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Vermilion Flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus
Vermilion Flycatcher
08-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Vermilion Flycatcher
08-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Southern Caracara
Caracara plancus
Southern Caracara
08-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

With rufous-bellied thrush as prey

Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca
Rosy-billed Pochard
07-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rosy-billed Pochard
08-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Golden-billed Saltator
Saltator aurantiirostris
Golden-billed Saltator
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Golden-billed Saltator
08-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Eating mulberry


Urutu pit viper
Bothrops alternatus
Yarará grande/Urutu pit viper7-10-17 © Héctor Caamanio
Héctor found it along the Aliso Path. It was crossing across the path into the vegetation. I was with my wife and phtographed it. The viper kept moving quietly. Everybdoy must be careful when walking and must not bother it.



Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Cattle Egret
05-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night-Heron
05-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo

Adults and a juvenile

Black-crowned Night-Heron
05-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Southern Screamer
Chauna torquata
Southern Screamer
05-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Plumbeous Rail
Pardirallus sanguinolentus
Plumbeous Rail
05-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Roadside Hawk
Rupornis magnirostris
Roadside Hawk
05-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba Swan
05-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
Black-necked Swan
05-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Black-headed Duck
Heteronetta atricapilla
Black-headed Duck
04-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Rufous-sided Crake
Laterallus melanophaius
Rufous-sided Crake
04-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Masked Duck
Nomonyx dominicus
Masked Duck
04-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo

Two females and a male

Vermilion Flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus
Vermilion Flycatcher
05-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
Whistling Heron
04-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo
Giant Wood-Rail
Aramides ypecaha
Giant Wood-Rail
04-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo

With yellow-billed teal on the floating vegetation

Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
Snowy Egret
04-10-17 © Marco Fidalgo

Wilson's Phalarope
Phalaropus tricolor
Wilson's Phalarope
08-10-17 © Sergio Cusano
Small-billed Elaenia
Elaenia parvirostris
Small-billed Elaenia
08-10-17 © Sergio Cusano
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked Stilt
08-10-17 © Sergio Cusano
Spot-winged Pigeon
Patagioenas maculosa
Spot-winged Pigeon
08-10-17 © Sergio Cusano
Bran-colored Flycatcher
Myiophobus fasciatus
Bran-colored Flycatcher
08-10-17 © Sergio Cusano
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
Fluvicola albiventer
Black-backed Water-Tyrant
08-10-17 © Sergio Cusano
Whistling Heron
Syrigma sibilatrix
Whistling Heron
08-10-17 © Sergio Cusano
Blue-and-white Swallow
Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
Blue-and-white Swallow
08-10-17 © Sergio Cusano
Southern Screamer
Chauna torquata
Southern Screamer
08-10-17 © Sergio Cusano
Spot-flanked Gallinule
Gallinula melanops
Spot-flanked Gallinule
08-10-17 © Sergio Cusano

Sharp-shinned Hawk
Accipiter striatus
Sharp-shinned Hawk
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Sharp-shinned Hawk
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Sharp-shinned Hawk
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Sharp-shinned Hawk
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

White-tailed Hawk
Geranoaetus albicaudatus
White-tailed Hawk
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-billed Pintail
Anas georgica
Yellow-billed Pintail
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Yellow-billed Pintail
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night-Heron
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Adult and juvenile

White-winged Coot
Fulica leucoptera
White-winged Coot
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Lake Duck
Oxyura vittata
Lake Duck
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Spix's Spinetail
Synallaxis spixi
Spix's Spinetail
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Ringed Teal
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Ringed Teal
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Nenday Parakeet
Aratinga nenday
Nenday Parakeet
06-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Looking for a hole to nest?


Chotoy Spinetail
Schoeniophylax phryganophilus
Chotoy Spinetail
05-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-browed Blackbird
Sturnella superciliaris
White-browed Blackbird
05-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus
Tropical Kingbird
05-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Unicolored Blackbird
Agelasticus cyanopus
Unicolored Blackbird
05-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Cyclarhis gujanensis
Rufous-browed Peppershrike
05-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-tipped Dove
Leptotila verreauxi
White-tipped Dove
05-10-17 © J. Simón Tagtachian