Birds of Chuchini

We LOVE birds and are pleased to say we STILL get excited when we see a new South American bird 🙂 🙂

We saw some AWESOME birds while we were volunteering in Chuchini… being in the Amazon basin, there were some species that we’d seen before BUT there were plenty of new birds there to keep us happy and help our bird list get even bigger 🙂 🙂

Some of the birds were even really cooperative and didn’t move while we were trying to take pictures of them… others were less impressed by having their picture taken and quickly flew off or headed higher up into the tree canopy out of sight…

In total we saw… wait for it… 16 NEW birds during 8 days at Chuchini – and remember we were working while we were there – NOT just enjoying oursleves 😉 😉 – so we’re pretty happy with that!

Here is our gallery of Chuchini birds 🙂 🙂

A Great Potoo ( very cooperative subject as he’s a nocturnal bird… and we found his daytime resting spot!!)
We might have seen a roadside hawk before… but not one with a snake wrapped around his foot.
Our old friend the vermillion flycatcher 🙂
WOODY!!! A Crimson-crested Woodpecker this time 🙂
Lunchtime for woody…
A Yellow-tufted Woodpecker.
A rufescent tiger heron hangs out on the shores of the lagoon… yet another old friend…
A Great Rufous Woodcreeper.
Two beautiful Chestnut-fronted Macaws.
Another Chestnut-fronted Macaw…
A Crested Oropendola – previously seen in the Pantanal a long time ago!
A Wattled Jacana… first spotted in Esteros del Ibera in Argentina…
A Lesser Kiskadee.
The hoatzin.
The hoatzin is such a cool bird here’s a second picture 🙂
A limpkin… we might have seen limpkins before BUT I like them!
A not so great picture of a Rufous-tailed Jacamar.
A White-bearded hermit.
Two Orinoco Geese
And last, but certainly not least – the only species of toucan we’ve seen in the wild on this trip so far… the Toco Toucan.

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