Fiery-throated Fruiteater, Pipreola chlorolepidota

The Loreto Road (El Ministerio/Sumaco road) offers easy access to great birding in premontane forests in the foothills of the eastern Andes. Eleven of the 15 endemic species restricted to the eastern Andes of Peru and Ecuador can be found here. Nearly 350 different species of birds have been recorded in this area. A new road off the Loreto road leads to the Sumaco volcano, offering great birding opportunities. Three days are needed to bird this area. Accommodations are at the Forest and Parks research station.
Target birds: Orange-breasted Falcon, Military Macaw, Rufescent Screech-Owl, Napo Sabrewing, Coppery-chested Jacamar, Striolated Puffbird, Black-mandibled Toucan, Yellow-breasted Antwren, Short-tailed Antthrush, Northern White-crowned Tapaculo, White-fronted and Plumbeous-crowned Tyrannulets, Elaenia sp. (new species, to be named officially), Yellow-cheeked Becard, Scarlet-breasted Fruiteater, Gray-tailed Piha, Wing-banded Wren and Blue-browed Tanager.