On this day we saw with Otte Ottema of STINASU 55 different birds; about as many as during my 3-week trip in 2005.
At the old plantation “Peperpot” we saw the Great potoo, fast asleep in a tree, resembling a branch (dutch: Grijze reuzennachtzwaluw). We saw the Silvered antbird (Sclateria naevia), coming very close on branches just above the water, the White-winged becard (male), the Palm tanager, the Squirrel cuckoo as well as the Little cuckoo; the Black-crested antshrike with its tail going up-and-down, and the beautiful Turquoise tanager. We saw very clearly the Spotted puffbird (Gevlekte baardkoekoek) and also the probably endemic Arrowhead piculet (dwergspecht). With his sound-recorder Otte also tried to allure the Black-headed antbird, but he didn’t show up.
In the “Cultuurtuin” we saw the Blood-coloured woodpecker (Bloedrugspecht), and how beautiful, several Crimson-hooded manakins! In another part of the “Cultuurtuin” we saw the Green kingfisher, the Straight-billed woodcreeper (muisspecht) and in the crown of a fallen tree, a pair of Tropical gnatcatchers.