Laguna Blanca Daily Sightings 2016


All sightings by Parra La Tierra residents will be updated as the day progresses or internet connection allows.
AF = Atlantic Forest B = Base, C = Cerrado, CF = Corn Field, L = Lagoon, SP Seasonal Pond, NJ = Nightjar Land, NJA = Nightjar Airstrip, NJS = Nightjar Stream P = Plantation RP = Road outside Plantation SD = Sand Dunes TF = Transitional Forest.
T* = Trail plus name(A= Arroyito: M= Mbopi: J = Mboijagua: K= Kurupayty: U= Urukurea)
*= Heard only
+= 1st record for Laguna Blanca.

Resident Species:- This list shows the most common habitat that the species has recently been seen in. Each species may feature across other habitat types. 

AF: White-eyed Parakeet, Thrush Like Wren, Squirrel Cuckoo, 

B: Purplish Jay, Plush crested Jay, Great Kiskadee, Flavescent Warbler, Tropical Screech Owl, Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, Buff-bellied Puffbird, Chopi Blackbird, Rufous Hornero.

C: Chalk-browed Mockingbird, Curl Crested Jay, Shrike like Tanager, White-rumped Tanager, Black throated Saltator, Campo Flicker, Grassland Sparrow, Red-crested Finch, Southern Crested Caracara, Eared Dove, Guira Cuckoo, Turkey Vulture, Black Vulture,

L: Ringed Kingfisher, Southern Lapwing, Wattled Jacana, Whistling Heron, Striated Heron, Rufous Hornero, Picazuro Pigeon, Eared Dove, Ruddy Ground Dove, Picui Ground Dove, Scaled Dove, Pale breasted Thrush, Smooth billed Ani, Guira Cuckoo, Narrow billed Woodcreeper, Chopi Blackbird, Turkey Vulture, Yellow chevroned Parakeet, Rufous Nightjar

SP: Least Grebe,Social Flycatcher, Boat billed Flycatcher, Pearly Vented Tody Tyrant, Brazilian Teal, Ringed Kingfisher, Variable Oriole, Masked Duck,

TF: Ferruginous Pygmy Owl*, Glistening-bellied Emerald, Plush-crested Jay, Purplish Jay, Rufous Nightjar, Rufous Casiornis, Curl Crested Jay, Undulated Tinamou*,

The following area cannot easily be accessed due to flooding therefore updated information will be limited:-

NJ: White winged Nightjar, Cock tailed Tyrant, Black masked Finch.


26th - Cliff Swallow 7 (L), Greater Ani (SP), Fork-tailed Flycatcher 6 (SP), Pied-billed Grebe 3 (L), Snowy Egret (L).

25th - Crane Hawk (TJ), Plumbeous Kite (TA), Fork-tailed Flycatcher (TA).

24th - Azure Gallinule (L), Snowy Egret (L), Pied-billed Grebe 3 (L), Neotropical Cormorant (L),

23rd - Mississippi Kite 12 NW (L), Brown- chested Martin 5 (L).

21st - Red and Green Macaw (C), White-tailed Kite 2 (C),

20th - Bare-faced Ibis 2 (L), Great White Egret 3 (L), Snowy Egret 7 (L)

14th - White-rumped Sandpiper (L), Fork-tailed Flycatcher (L),

13th - White-rumped Sandpiper (L), 

11th - Solitary Sandpiper (SP), Swallow-tailed Kite (SP)

10th - Mississippi Kite 25 (1355 - 1530hrs) (L)

8th - Snail Kite (L), Great White Egret (L), 

6th - Black-backed Water Tyrant (SP), Limpkin 2 (SP), Black-crowned Night Heron (SP), Snowy Egret (SP).

4th - Swallow-tailed Kite (AF), Roadside Hawk 2 (AF), Yellowish Pipit 3 (CF), Blue Black Grassquit 2 (CF)


30th - Macaw sp. ace (AF)Spotted Sandpiper (SP), Pavonine Cuckoo (AF), Chimango Caracara (C), Vermilion Flycatcher (C), Tropical Kingbird (C).

29th - Barn Swallow (L), Streaked Flycatcher (L), Osprey (L), Swallow-tailed Kite (L), Plumbeous Kite (L), Fork-tailed Flycatcher 9 (L), Tropical Kingbird 2 (L)

26th - Osprey (L), Plumbeous Kite 4 (AF/C), Grey-breasted Martin 4 (L), Common Pottoo* (L), Spotted Nothura 2 (CF), Yellowish Pipit 3 (CF).

24th - Neotropical Cormorant (L)Ruddy Ground-Dove c30 (L), 

23rd - Grey-breasted Martin 2 (L), Snowy Egret (L), Tropical Kingbird 2 (L/TF), 

22nd - Black-collared Hawk (L), Snowy Egret (L), Great White Egret (L), Tropical Kingbird (TA).

21st - Laughing Falcon (C), Snowy Egret (L), Great White Egret (L), Neotropical Cormorant 5 (L/SP), Masked Duck 4F 1M (SP), Burrowing Owl 2 (C), Tropical Kingbird 2 (TA), Fork-tailed Flycatcher (C).

20th - Limpkin (L), Plumbeous Kite (L), Black-collared Hawk (L), Snowy Egret (L), Cattle Egret (L), Great White Egret (L), Yellow Tyrannulet 2 (AF), 

19th - Lesser Yellowlegs (L), Snowy Egret (L), Great White Egret (L), 

17th - Fork-tailed Flycatcher (L), Tropical Kingbird (L), Snowy Egret (L),

16th - Bare Faced Ibis 28 (L)++, Anhinga (SP), Grey-breasted Martin 5 (L), Snowy Egret 4 (L), Great White Egret 3 (L), 

15th - Grey-breasted Martin 2 (L), Snowy Egret (L), Great White Egret (L), 

6th - 14th Los Volcanes Bolivia

4th - Grey-headed Kite (L), Large-billed Tern (L), Tawny=headed Martin (L), Grey-breasted Martin 4 (L), Brown-chested Martin 2 (L), Great White Egret (L).

3rd - White-faced Whistling Duck 2 (L), Grey-breasted Martin 23 (L), White-rumped Swallow 9 (L)

1st - Yellow-billed Tern (L)


31st - Pavonine Cuckoo (AF/TA)

28th - Black-collared Hawk (L and SP), Masked Duck (SP), 

27th - Chimango Caracara (C), Curl-Crested Jay 9 (C), Red-winged Nothura 6 (C),

24th - Neotropical Cormorant 3 (L), Yellowish Pipit (CF)

23rd - Long-winged Harrier (L),

22nd - Great White Egret (L), Neotropical Cormorant 2 (L),

21st - Osprey (SP), Black-crowned Night Heron 6A 1J (SP), Guira Tanager M and F (AF), White-barred Piculet (AF), Yellow-browed Tyrant (SP)

20th - Snowy Egret (L), Great White Egret (L), 

19th - Great White Egret 2 (SP), Masked Duck (SP), Rufous Nightjar 2 (TF)

18th - Neotropical Cormorant (L)

17th - Rufous Nightjar (TF)

16th - White-headed Marsh-Tyrant (SP), Masked Duck (SP), Rufous Nightjar 2 (TF), Rufous Nightjar (TF)

15th - Collared Forest Falcon* (TF), Cattle Egret 4 (L), Yellow-browed Tyrant (L), Rufous Nightjar (TF)

14th - Great White Egret (L)

13th - Solitary Sandpiper (L), Collared Plover (L) both pm, Rufous Nightjar 2 (TF)

12th - Rufous Nightjar (TF)

11th - Rufous Nightjar (TF)

10th - Rufous Nightjar 2 (TF)

9th - Rufous Nightjar 4 (TF,AF,L)

6th - White-winged Nightjar (NJ), Black Masked Finch (NJ), Neotropical Cormorant 6 (L)

5th - Brazilian Teal 12 (SP, L)

2nd - Pavonine Cuckoo (AF)

JULY 2016

The campo limpio and small areas of Sensu Strictu in the Cerrado are still flooded with small fish present. This has attracted some unusual visitors to this part of the reserve.

30th - Pavonine Cuckoo (AF)

24th - Neotropical Cormorant (L)

23rd - Syrestes (L),

21st - Black-crowned Night-heron 9 (C), Chamango Caracara (C), Brazilian Teal 6 (C), Ash-throated Crake 2 (C)

20th - Great White Egret (C), Curl Crested Jay 3 (C).

19th - Syrestes (L), Rusty-backed Antwren 4 (C), Whistling Heron 3 (C), Curl Crested Jay 11 (C).

18th - Grey Breasted Martin 4 (L), Ruddy Ground Dove (L), Brazilian Teal 5 (C), Whistling Heron 2 (C), 

16th - Masked Duck (SP), Pied-billed Grebe 5 (L), Long-winged Harrier (L), Vermilion Flycatcher (L).

15th - Masked Duck (SP), 

13th - Highland Elaenia+ (TA), Ruby Crowned Tanager (TA), Fuscous Flycatcher (TA)

11th - Masked Duck (SP), Common Gallinule 6 (SP)

7th - Eared Pygmy-Tyrant 2 (AF), Grey necked Wood-rail (AF)

JUNE 2016

28th - Black Vulture (TF) 16, 

Trips to San Rafael Paraguay, Buenos Aires Argentina and Chaco Paraguay.

8th - Yellow-browed Tyrant (SP), Masked Yellowthroat (SP), Brazilian Teal 6 + 6J + 6ch (SP), Green Kingfisher (SP), Purple Throated Euphonia 3 (SP), Vermilion Flycatcher 1F (SP).

7th - Yellow-browed Tyrant (L), Rufescent Tiger Heron (L), Great White Egret 4 (C), Vermilion Flycatcher 1F (L), Planalto Hermit (L), Blackish Rail 3 (L)*, Curl-crested Jay 2 (C)

6th -  Pinnated Bittern+(L), Black Skimmer (L), Snail Kite (L), Chimango Caracara (L), Great White Egret (L).

5th - Great White Egret 2 (L), 

4th - Collared Forest Falcon* (AF)

2nd - Osprey NE 0920hrs (L), Great White Egret 2 (L), Eared Dove c500 (CF), Double-collared Seedeater (CF), Yellowish Pipit 6 (CF)

1st - Neotropical Cormorant (L),

MAY 2016

31st - Black Skimmer 2 (L) 

30th - Large-billed Tern (L)

29th - Green-barred Woodpecker (AF), Pale-crested Woodpecker (AF), Lineated Woodpecker (AF), Grassland Sparrow (AF), Picazuro Pigeon c650 (CF), Eared Dove c800 (CF)

27th - Great White Egret 2 (L)

26th - Green and rufous Kingfisher (SP), Green Kingfisher (SP), Vermilion Flycatcher 2F (L and SP), Blackish Rail (L), Great White Egret 2 (L),

25th - Lesser Yellowlegs 3 (L), White-backed Stilt 4 (L), Great White Egret 4 (L), Green-barred Woodpecker (TF)

24th - Neotropical Cormorant (L), Great White Egret 2 (L),

23rd - Long-winged Harrier (L), 

21st - White-backed Stilt 2 (CF), Burrowing Owl (CF)

20th - Great White Egret 2 (C), Neotropical Cormorant 8 (L), Rufous-sided Crake 2 (SP), Vermilion Flycatcher 1F (SP), Lineated Woodpecker 1 (TF), Picazuro Pigeon c647 (L, SP), 

17th - Squirrel Cuckoo 2 (C), White-rumped Mojita 2 (C), 

16th - Great White Egret 3 (C), Snowy Egret 4 (L), 

13th - Saffron-billed Sparrow (AF)+, Buff-bellied Puffbird (AF), Double collared Seedeater (AF), 

13th - Yellowish Pipit 2 (CF), Chopi Blackbird 23 (L), Picazuro Pigeon c110 (L),

12th - Picazuro Pigeon c300 (L), Yellowish Pipit 3 (CF), Collared Forest Falcon (TF)*, Pied-billed Grebe 1A 1J (L), 

11th - Vermilion Flycatcher 1M (L), Brazilian Teal (CF),

10th - Vermilion Flycatcher 1M (L), 

6th - Vermilion Flycatcher 3 (L & SP), Pied-billed Grebe J (SP), Southern-crested Caracara (SP), Green Kingfisher (L)

4th - Undulated Tinamou (C)*, Small-billed Tinamou 4 (C)*, 

2nd - Long-winged Harrier (CF), Burrowing Owl (CF), 

APRIL 2016

29th - Surucua Trogon M (TF) (photo 2 follow)

27th - Barred Forest Falcon (AF), Cliff Swallow (L), Vermilion Flycatcher (L), Band-tailed Manakin (AF), Chestnut-eared Aracari (AF), 
(Cliff Swallow)
(Band-tailed Manakin)
26th - Vermillion Flycatcher (L), Brown-chested Martin c20 (L)
(Brown-chested Martin)
(Vermilion Flycatcher)
25th - Pauraque 7 (TJ)

22nd - Nacunda Nighthawk 18 (L), Maroon-bellied Parakeet 5 (L), Eared Dove c80.
Found on the beach having been driven down by a storm.
(Nacunda Nighthawk)

(Maroon-bellied Parakeet)

21st - Neotropical Cormorant 8 (L)

20th - Tawny-headed Swallow (L), Gray-breasted Martin (L), Brown-chested Martin (L), Campo Flicker 3 (L). Pigeon sp 100+ W, Eared Dove 40 (L)
These are the first hirundines recorded since I arrived. The morning was overcast. The amount of water over the country may be affecting numbers passing through LB.

19th - Curl crested Jay 15 (C), Red-winged Nothura (C), 

18th - Blackish Rail (SP), Rufous-sided Crake 2(SP),Green Kingfisher (SP), Roadside Hawk (C), Common Moorhen (SP), 

17th - Pauraque (L), Little Nightjar (L), 

16th - Collared Forest Falcon (TU & TK) *, Rufous-sided Crake 2(SP), 

15th - Green and Rufous Kingfisher (SP)+, Rufous-sided Crake 3 + (2 heard) (SP), Green Kingfisher (L), Black-crowned Night Heron (L), Scissor-tailed Nightjar (C), White-tailed Goldenthroat (C), Great White Egret (C).
(Green and Rufous Kingfisher)
(Rufous-sided Crake)
(Green Kingfisher)
(Black-crowned Night Heron)

13th - Swallow Tanager M & F (TA), Blue fronted Amazon Parrot 4 (TA), Tropical Screech Owl 4 (B & TJ), Ferruginous Pygmy Owl 2 (TJ), Pauraque 2 (TJ),

12th - Swallow Tanager M & F; F (TF), Toco Toucan (TF), Red Winged Nothura (TF),  Tropical Screech Owl (Dayroost) (TF), Tropical Kingbird 2 (TF).

11th - Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (L), Tawny-breasted Seadeater (L),

(Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture)
10th - Yellowish Pipit 3 (CF), Aplomado Falcon (L).

9th - Fuscous Flycatcher (TF), White-fronted Spadebill (TF),Tropical Parula (TF), Curl-crested Jay 7 (C & TF), Glistening bellied Emerald 2f 1m (TF), 
(Fuscous Flycatcher)
(White-fronted Spadebill)

8th - Great Egret (C) flight, Glistening bellied Emerald (C), Blue Fronted Amazon 9 (C) flight,

7th - Great Egret (L), Band tailed Manakin (AF), Tropical Kingbird (SP), Planalto Hermit (SP), Gilded Hummingbird (SP), Glistening bellied Emerald (SP)

(Band tailed Manakin picture by Nori from Hungary)

2nd - Southern beardless Tyranulett (SP)
(photo by K Guest from UK)
6th -  Blackish Rail (L)+