In 2019 we took the same route that we did in 2018, even ate lunch at the same restaurant. We saw a couple of new birds, but mostly we saw the same birds better.
Above and below: Black-chested Buzzard Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus). New bird for this year.
Black-tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia victoriae)
Black Flowerpiercer (Diglossa humeralis)
Cinereous Conebill (Conirostrum cinereum)
Above and below: Streaked-backed Canastero (Asthenes wyatti) an example of one of our new birds and much more difficult to see than Many-striped Canastero (A. flammulata) which we saw well last year. There are two species of streak-backed canastero. I think we may have seen A. w. aequatorialis - although this is just my guess.
Above: Male Plumbeous Sierra-finch (Phrygilus unicolor)
Above: Common at this elevation, Stout-billed Cinclodes (Cinclodes excelsior)
Páramo Pipit (Anthus bogotensis). See much better this year.
Above: female Plumbeous Sierra-finch
So cute, baby Andean Lapwing
Nearby adult Andean Lapwing (Vanellus resplendens)
Seen much better this year, Black-faced Ibis (Theristicus melanopis)
Also seen much better this year, Andean Gull (Larus serranus)