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27-nov My recent little outing to the coast produced three new species for the galleries, all of them of poor quality unfortunately. Dunlin is the first documented record for Ecuador. Lemon-spectacled Tanager is very rarely photographed and I have found only one or two better on the internet. Olivaceous Piculet is OK but too far away. Several upgrades like the Hudsonian Godwit and Streak-headed Woodcreeper. Some images turned out quite well like the Masked Water-Tyrant and Striped Cuckoo.

17-nov The harvest from a short trip to the west slope last week. Spotted Nightingale-Thrush is new for the galleries. Rufous-breasted Antthrush is a serious upgrade.

16-nov Just one image from yesterday's very nice trip to Antisana. This immature male Condor had the good taste to come and check us out. More images from the west slope will come in a few days...

2-nov All pictures from the recent east slope trip. My clients brought me a new camera body - Canon 5D MkIII. A huge difference when shooting in low-light conditions. It is full-frame so I now use 400 mm effectively. Hopefully i will get a longer lens that works properly...
Four new species for the galleries - Yellow-whiskered Bush-Tanager, Black-streaked Puffbird, Black-and-white Tody-Flycatcher and Crowned Chat-Tyrant. Gray-browed Brush-Finch was new for the Ecuadorian gallery. Best was the Mountain Tapir that walked 15 m in front of my car above Papallacta. I am also pleased with male Cerulean Warbler and the Black-billed Mountain-Toucans.

31-oct Two images from the last two days. The Rufous-chested Tanager is new for the galleries and is the first record for the Botanical Garden. It was found there about three weeks ago but I caught up with now. The Collared Plover was found yesterday and represents the first highland record in Ecuador!

13-oct A few days with Robert Ridgely and Francisco Sornoza in the NW Ecuador provided excellent birding. Only one new photo species - Star-chested Treerunner which also became photo species 1100 for the Ecuador galleries! Not great quality but it is a rarely photographed species. I also had a new subspecies tick - Long-tailed Sylph of the emmae subspecies. Just got record shots but it has hardly been photographed before in Ecuador so I include them here. The White-throated Capuchin Monkey was a new mammal for me. I finally had a close encounted with an adult Black-and-chestnut Eagle and got some decent picture of that.

7-oct A day-trip with some people from the Jocotoco Foundation to Antisana took me to some places there that I hadn't visited and also horse-back riding through the páramo! Lots of shorebirds and a few odd migrants like Western Wood-Pewee and Olive-sided Flycatcher. Just a few bird pictures but nothing new.

3-oct Some movements in the Botanical Garden today with some new arrivals. A very obliging (and rare here) Scarlet Tanager was one of them. The juvenile White-rumped Hawk is still there a posed for pictures.

29-sept The pelagic off Salinas saturday 20 was productive, specially regarding photography. One new species for the galleries - Sabine's Gull. A species I really like and that I hadn't seen at a few meters distance before. Swallow-tailed Gull was new for the mainland gallery. Arctic Tern was a serious upgrade. Guanay Cormorant was also upgraded and of course it is hard to chose pictures of Pink-footed Shearwater but here are some of the best. Best picture is that of the Albatross and Frigatebird.
American Golden Plover
American Golden Plover
American Golden Plover
American Golden Plover
American Yellow Warbler
American Yellow Warbler
Dunlin
Dunlin
Dunlin
Dunlin
Franklin's Gull
Franklin's Gull
Green-breasted Mango
Green-breasted Mango
Green-breasted Mango
Green-breasted Mango
Green-breasted Mango
Green-breasted Mango
Hook-billed Kite
Hook-billed Kite
Hudsonian Godwit
Hudsonian Godwit
Hudsonian Godwit
Hudsonian Godwit
Hudsonian Godwit
Hudsonian Godwit
Lemon-spectacled Tanager
Lemon-spectacled Tanager
Masked Water-Tyrant
Masked Water-Tyrant
Ochreaceous Attila
Ochreaceous Attila
Olivaceous Piculet
Olivaceous Piculet
Panama Flycatcher
Panama Flycatcher
Pinnated Bittern
Pinnated Bittern
Pinnated Bittern
Pinnated Bittern
Plumbeous Kite
Plumbeous Kite
Red-breasted Blackbird
Red-breasted Blackbird
Semipalmated Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Short-billed Dowitcher
Short-billed Dowitcher
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Striped Cuckoo
Striped Cuckoo
Striped Cuckoo
Striped Cuckoo
Wattled Jacana
Wattled Jacana
White-necked Puffbird
White-necked Puffbird
White-necked Puffbird
White-necked Puffbird
White-necked Puffbird
White-necked Puffbird
White-throated Crake
White-throated Crake
Wood Stork
Wood Stork
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta
Frog Milpe
Frog Milpe
Frog Milpe
Frog Milpe
Green Thorntail
Green Thorntail
Green Thorntail
Green Thorntail
Insect Milpe
Insect Milpe
Ochre-breasted Antpitta
Ochre-breasted Antpitta
Purple Gallinule
Purple Gallinule
Ruddy Pigeon
Ruddy Pigeon
Rufous-breasted Antthrush
Rufous-breasted Antthrush
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush
Wedge-billed Hummingbird
Wedge-billed Hummingbird
Wedge-billed Hummingbird
Wedge-billed Hummingbird
Andean Condor
Andean Condor
Agile Tit-Tyrant
Agile Tit-Tyrant
Agile Tit-Tyrant
Agile Tit-Tyrant
Agile Tit-Tyrant
Agile Tit-Tyrant
Agile Tit-Tyrant
Agile Tit-Tyrant
Bananaquit
Bananaquit
Black-and-white Seedeater
Black-and-white Seedeater
Black-and-white Seedeater
Black-and-white Seedeater
Black-and-white Tody-Flycatcher
Black-and-white Tody-Flycatcher
Black-backed Bush-Tanager
Black-backed Bush-Tanager
Black-billed Mountain-Toucan
Black-billed Mountain-Toucan
Black-billed Mountain-Toucan
Black-billed Mountain-Toucan
Black-billed Mountain-Toucan
Black-billed Mountain-Toucan
Black-streaked Puffbird
Black-streaked Puffbird
Blackish Nightjar
Blackish Nightjar
Bug Wildsumaco
Bug Wildsumaco
Doxocopa cyane
Doxocopa cyane
Cerulean Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta
Chestnut-crowned Gnateater
Chestnut-crowned Gnateater
Cinnamon Flycatcher
Cinnamon Flycatcher
Collared Forest-Falcon
Collared Forest-Falcon
Crowned Chat-Tyrant
Crowned Chat-Tyrant
Crowned Chat-Tyrant
Crowned Chat-Tyrant
Ecuadorian Hillstar
Ecuadorian Hillstar
Fiery-throated Fruiteater
Fiery-throated Fruiteater
Fork-tailed Woodnymph
Fork-tailed Woodnymph
Frog Wildsumaco
Frog Wildsumaco
Glowing Puffleg
Glowing Puffleg
Glowing Puffleg
Glowing Puffleg
Gould's Jewelfront
Gould's Jewelfront
Gray-browed Brush-Finch
Gray-browed Brush-Finch
Lined Antshrike
Lined Antshrike
Lizard Antisana
Lizard Antisana
Streak-headed Antbird
Streak-headed Antbird
Lung-less Salamander
Lung-less Salamander
Many-spotted Hummingbird
Many-spotted Hummingbird
Montane Woodcreeper
Montane Woodcreeper
Mountain Tapir
Mountain Tapir
Mountain Tapir
Mountain Tapir
Mountain Tapir
Mountain Tapir
Ochre-breasted Antpitta
Ochre-breasted Antpitta
Orange-backed Troupial
Orange-backed Troupial
Paramo Pipit
Paramo Pipit
Plumbeous Pigeon
Plumbeous Pigeon
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
Rufous-breasted Flycatcher
Rufous-breasted Flycatcher
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Slaty Brush-Finch
Slaty Brush-Finch
Southern Lapwing
Southern Lapwing
Variable Hawk
Variable Hawk
White-bellied Woodstar
White-bellied Woodstar
Yellow-whiskered Bush-Tanager
Yellow-whiskered Bush-Tanager
Yellow-whiskered Bush-Tanager
Yellow-whiskered Bush-Tanager
Collared Plover
Collared Plover
Rufous-chested Tanager
Rufous-chested Tanager
Barred Hawk
Barred Hawk
Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Blue-headed Sapphire
Blue-headed Sapphire
Collared Inca
Collared Inca
Golden-headed Quetzal
Golden-headed Quetzal
Handsome Flycatcher
Handsome Flycatcher
Handsome Flycatcher
Handsome Flycatcher
Long-tailed Sylph
Long-tailed Sylph
Long-tailed Sylph
Long-tailed Sylph
Purplish-mantled Tanager
Purplish-mantled Tanager
Star-chested Treerunner
Star-chested Treerunner
White-throated Capuchin
White-throated Capuchin
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Andean Condor
Andean Condor
Band-tailed Seedeater
Band-tailed Seedeater
Paramo Ground-Tyrant
Paramo Ground-Tyrant
Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
White-rumped Hawk
White-rumped Hawk
White-rumped Hawk
White-rumped Hawk
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern
Common Tern
Common Tern
Gray Gull
Gray Gull
Greater Yellowlegs
Greater Yellowlegs
Guanay Cormorant
Guanay Cormorant
Guanay Cormorant
Guanay Cormorant
Guanay Cormorant
Guanay Cormorant
Guanay Cormorant
Guanay Cormorant
Guanay Cormorant
Guanay Cormorant
Lesser Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pelicans
Pelicans
Pelicans
Pelicans
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sooty Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
South American Tern
South American Tern
Swallow-tailed Gull
Swallow-tailed Gull
Swallow-tailed Gull
Swallow-tailed Gull
Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron
Waved Albatross
Waved Albatross
Waved Albatross
Waved Albatross
Waved Albatross
Waved Albatross
Waved Albatross
Waved Albatross