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This list is compiled with the aid of data presented in THE BIRDS OF ECUADOR: FIELD GUIDE (Volume I), Robert S. Ridgely and Paul J. Greenfield, Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 2001.

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Most of the entries herein are of birds that may occur in the highlands of the Saraguro region (páramo, cloud forest and mid-altitude zones generally above 2000-2500m) according to the distribution maps and altitudinal ranges given in Ridgely and Greenfield.

Entries in bold represent the confirmed (primarily by Pelah Hoyt) sightings in the area (in this case including the Desert lowlands in the western part of cantón Saraguro) presented on the
main page of this site.

Entries followed by     indicate birds whose ranges, according to the distribuiton maps in Ridgely and Greenfield are immediately adjacent to the Saraguro area, and are at elevations at least as high as 2500m and thus could possibly be seen in the Saraguro highland area. Note that many of these have now been observed in the Saraguro area.

Entries followed by       indicate confirmed sightings in the desert lowland part of cantón Saraguro (no attempt has yet been made to record here all the birds that should or could be found in the area)

Amazon, Scaly-Naped: Amazona mercenaria
Ani, Groove-billed: Crotophaga sulcirostris
Antbird, Long-Tailed: Drymophila caudata
Antpitta, Chestnut-Crowned: Grallaria ruficapilla
Antpitta, Chestnut-Naped: Grallaria nuchalis
Antpitta, Slate-Crowned: Grallaricula nana
Antpitta, Rufus: Grallaria rufula
Antpitta, Undulated: Grallaria squamigera
Avocetbill, Mountain: Opisthoprora euryptera
Becard, Barred: Pachyramphus versicolor
Brush-Finch, Chestnut-Capped: Buarremon brunneinucha
Brush-Finch, Pale-Headed: Atlapetes pallidiceps
Brush-Finch, Pale-Naped: Atlapetes pallidinucha

Brush-Finch, Rufous Naped: Atlapetes latinuchus
Brush-Finch, Stripe-Headed: Buarremon torquatus
Brush-Finch, White-Winged: Atlapetes leucopterus
Bush-Tanager, Common: Chlorospingus ophthalmicus
Bush-Tanager, Gray-Hooded: Cnemoscopus rubrirostris

Bush-Tyrant, Red-Rumped: Cnemarchus erythropygius
Bush-Tyrant, Smokey: Myiotheretes fumigatus
Bush-Tyrant, Streak-throated: Myiotheretes striaticollis
Buzzard-Eagle, Black-Chested: Geranoaetus melanoleucus
Canastero, Many-Striped: Asthenes flammulata
Canastero, Streak-Backed: Asthenes wyatti
Cotinga, Red-Crested: Ampelion rubrocristatus
Caracara, Carunculated: Phalcoboenus carunculatus
Caracara, Mountain: Phalcoboenus megalopterus
Chat-Tyrant, Brown-Backed: Ochthoeca fumicolor
Jelski's Chat-Tyrant, Ochthoeca jelskii
Chat-Tyrant, Rufous-breasted: Ochthoeca rufipectoralis
Chat-Tyrant, White-Browed: Ochthoeca leucophrys
Chat-Tyrant, Yellow-Bellied: Ochthoeca diadema
Chlorophona, Chestnut-Breasted: Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys
Cinclodes, Bar-winged: Cinclodes fuscus
Condor, Andean: Vultur gryphus
Conebill, Blue-Backed: Conirostrum sitticolor
Conebill, Capped: Conirostrum albifrons
Conebill, Cinereous: Conirostrum cinereum
Conebill, Giant: Oreomanes fraseri
Coronet, Chestnut-Breasted: Boissonneaua matthewsii
Coronet, Velvet-Purple: Boissonneaua jardini
Cotinga, Chestnut Bellied: Doliornis remseni
Cotinga, Red-Crested: Ampilion rubrocristatus
Crested-Caracara, Northern: Caracara cheriway
Cuckoo, Black-Billed: Coccyzus erythropthalmus

Cuckoo, Squirrel: piaya cayana
Dipper, White-Capped: Cinclus leococephalus
Dove, Eared: Zenaida auriculata
Dove, White-Tipped: Leptotila verreauxi
Duck, Torrent: Merganetta armata
Eagle, Black-and-Chestnut: Oroaetus isidori
Elaenia, Sierran: Elaenia pallatangae
Elaenia, White-Crested: Elaenia albiceps
Emerald, Blue-Tailed: Chlorostilbon mellisugus
Euphonia, Golden-Rumped: Euphonia cyanocephala
Falcon, Aplomado: Falco femoralis
Finch, Slaty: Haplospiza rustica
Flowerpiercer, Black: Diglossa humeralis
Flowerpiercer, Bluish: Diglossopis caerulescens
Flowerpiercer, Glossy: Diglossa lafresnayii
Flowerpiercer, Masked: Diglossopis cyanea
Flowerpiercer, Rusty: Diglossa sittoides
Flowerpiercer, White-Sided: Diglossa albilatera
Flycatcher, Cinnamon: Pyrrhomyias cinnamomea
Flycatcher, Dusky-Capped: Myiarchus crinitus
Flycatcher, Flavescent: Myiophobus flavicans
Flycatcher, Orange-Banded: Myiophobus lintoni
Flycatcher, Rufous-Breasted: Leptopogon rufipectus
Flycatcher, Streak-Necked:: Mionectes striaticollis
Flycatcher, Vermillion: Pyrocephalus rubinus
Fruiteater, Barred: Pipreola arcuata
Fruiteater, Green-and-Black: Pipreola rieferii
Gallinule, Common: Gallinula chloropus
Gnateater, Chestnut-Crowned: Conopophaga castaneiceps
Grebe, Least: Tachybaptus dominicus
Grebe, Pied-Billed: Podilymbus podiceps
Grosbeak, Southern Yellow: Pheucticus chrysogaster
Ground-Dove, Common: Colombina passerina
Ground-Dove, Croaking: Columbina cruziana
Ground-Dove, Maroon-Chested: Claravis mondetoura
Guan, Bearded: Penelope barbata
Guan, Sickle-Winged: Chamaepetes goudotii
Gull, Andean: Larus serranus
Hawk, Broad-Winged: Buteo platypterus
Hawk, Plain-Breasted: Accipiter ventralis
Hawk, Variable: Buteo polyosoma
Hawk, White-Rumped: Buteo leucorrhous
Hawk, White-Throated: Buteo albigula
Hemispingus, Black-Capped: Hemispingus atropileus
Hemispingus, Black-headed: Hemispingus verticalis
Hemispingus, Oleaginous: Hemispingus frontalis
Hemispingus, Superciliaried: Hemispingus superciliaris
Hermit, Stripe-Throated: Phaethornis striigularis
Hornero, Pacific: Frunarins cinnamomeus
Hummingbird, Giant: Patagona gigas
Humingbird, Speckled: Adelomyia melanogenys
Humingbird, Sword-Billed: Ensifera ensifera
Inca, Collared: Coeligena torquata
Jay, Tourquoise: Cyanolyca turcosa
Kestral , American:
Kingbird, Tropical: Tyrannus melancholicus
Kite, Swallow-Tailed: Elanoides forficatus
Lapwing, Andean: Vanellus resplendens
Martin, Sand: Riparia riparia
Meadowlark, Peruvian Sturnella bellicosa
Metaltail, Neblina: Metallura odomae
Metaltail, Tyrian: Metallura tyrianthina
Metaltail, Violet-Throated: Metallura baroni
Metaltail, Viridian: Metallura williami
Mountain-Cacique, Northern: Cacicus leucoramphus
Mountain-Tanager, Black-Chested: Buthraupis eximia
Mountain-Tanager, Blue-Winged: Anisognathus somptuosus
Mountain-Tanager, Buff-Breasted: Dubusia taemiata
Mountain-Tanager, Hooded: Buthraupis montana
Mountain-Tanager, Lacrimose: Ansiognathus lacrymosus
Mountain-Tanager, Masked: Butraupis wetmorei
Mountain-Tanager, Scarlet-bellied: Ansiognathus igniventris
Mountain-Toucan, Gray-Breasted: Andigena bypoglauca
Nighthawk, Lesser: Chordeiles acutipennis
Nighthawk, Rufous-Bellied: Lurocalis rufiventris
Nightjar, Band-Winged: Caprimulgus longirostris
Nightjar, Swallow-Tailed: Uropsalis segmentata
Osprey: Pandion haliaetus
Owl, Burrowing: Athene cunicularia
Owl, Great-horned: Bubo virginianus
Owl, Rufous-Banded: Strix albitarsis
Owl, Short-Eared: Asio flammeus
Parakeet, Barred: Bolborhynchus lineola
Parakeet, Golden-Plumed: Leptosittaca branickii
Parakeet, Scarlet-Fronted: Aratinga wagleri
Parrot, Red-Faced: Hapalopsittaca pyrrhops
Parrot, White-Capped: Pionus seniloides
Pewee, Smoke-Colored: Contopus fumigatus
Pewee, Tumbes: Contopus punensis
Pheobe, Black: Sayornis nigricans
Pigeon, Band-Tailed: Columba fasciata
Piha, Dusky: Lipaugus fuscocinereus

Pipit, Paramo: Anthus bogotensis
Plushcap: Catamblyrhynchus diadema
Puffleg, Glowing: Eriocnemis vestitus
Puffleg, Sapphire-Vented: Eriocnemis luciani
Pygmy-Owl, Andean: Glaucidium jardinii
Pygmy-Tyrant, Rufours-Headed: Pseudotriccus ruficeps
Quail-Dove, White Throated: Geotrygon frenata
Quetzal, Golden-Headed: Pharomachrus auriceps
Rail, Ecuadorian: Rallus aequatorialis
Sandpiper, Baird's: Calidris bairdii
Sandpiper, Buff-Breasted: Tryngites subruficollis
Sandpiper, Solitary: Tringa solitaria
Sandpiper, Spotted: actitis macularia
Sandpiper, Upland: Bartramia longicauda
Sapphirewing, Great: Pterophanes cyanopterus
Screech-Owl, White-Throated: Otus albogularis
Seedeater, Band-Tailed: Catamenia analis
Seadeater, Paramo: Catamenia homochroa
Seedeater, Plain-Colored: Catamenia inornata
Shrike-Tyrant, Black-Billed: Agriornis montana
Shrike-Tyrant, White-tailed: Agriornis andicola
Sierra-Finch, Ash-Breasted: Phrygilus plebejus
Sierra-Finch, Band-tailed: Phrygilus alaudinus
Sierra-Finch, Plumbeous: Phrygilus unicolor
Sisken, Hooded: Carduelis magellanica
Snipe, Andean: Gallinago jamesoni
Snipe, Imperial: Gallinago imperialis
Snipe, Noble: Gallinago nobilis
Solitaire, Andean: Myadestes ralloides
Sparrow, House: Passer domesticus
Sparrow, Rufous-Collared: Zonotrichia capensis
Spinetail, Azara's: Synallaxis azarae
Spinetail, White-Browed: Hellmayrea gularis
Starfrontlet, Buff-Winged: Coeligena lutetiae
Starfrontlet, Rainbow: Coeligena iris
Sunangel, Amethyst-Throated: Heliangelus amethysticollis
Sunangel, Flame-Throated: Heliangelus micraster
Sunangel, Purple-Throated: Heliangelus viola
Sunbeam, Shining: Agleactis cupripennis
Swallow, Barn: Hirundo rustica
Swallow, Blue and White: Notiochelidon cyanoleuca
Swallow, Brown-Bellied: Notiochelidon murina
Swallow, Cliff:Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Swift, Chestnut-Collared: Cypseloides rutilus
Swift, White-Collared: Streptoprocne zonaris
Swift, White-Tipped : Aeronautes montivagus
Tanager, Beryl-Spangled: Tangara nigroviridis
Tanager, Blue-and-Black: Tangara vassorii
Tanager, Blue-Capped: Thraupis cyanocephala
Tanager, Blue-Gray: Thraupis episcopus
Tanager, Fawn-Breasted: Pipraeidea melanonota
Tanager, Golden-Crowned: Iridosornis rufivertex
Tanager, Grass-Green: Chlorornis riefferii
Tanager, Red-Hooded: Piranga rubriceps
Tanager, Rufous-Chested: Thlypopsis ornata
Tanager, Summer: Piranga rubra
Tanager, White-Capped: Sericossypha albocristata
Tapaculo, Ash-Colored: Myornis senilis
Tapaculo, Chusquea: Scytalopus parkeri
Tapaculo, Ocellated: Acropternis orthonyx
Tapaculo, Paramo: Scytalopus canus
Tapaculo, Unicolored: Scytalopus unicolor
Teal, Andean: Anas andium
Thistletail, Mouse-Colored: Schizoeaca griseomurina
Thistletail, White-Chinned: Schizoeaca fuliginosa
Thornbill, Purple-Backed: Ramphomicron microrhynchum
Thornbill, Rainbow-Bearded: Chalcostigma herrani
Thrush, Chestnut-Bellied: Turdus fulviventris
Thrush, Chiguanco: Turdus chiguanco
Thrush, Great: Turdus fuscater
Tinamou, Andean: Nothoprocta pentlandii
Tinamou, Tawney-Breasted: Nothocercus julius
Tit-Tyrant, Agile: Uromyias agilis
Tit-Tyrant, Tufted: Anairetes parulus
Tody-Tyrant, Black-Throated: Hemitriccus granadensis
Toucanet, Emerald: Aulacorhynchus prasinus
Trainbearer: Black-Tailed: Lesbia victoriae
Trainbearer, Green-Tailed: Lesbia nuna
Treehunter, Flammulated: Thripadectes flammulatus
Treerunner, Pearled: Margarorris squamiger
Trogon, Masked: Trogon personatus
Tuftedcheek, Streaked: Pseudocolaptes johnsoni
Tyrannulet, Ashy-Headed: Phyllomyias cinereiceps
Tyrannulet, Black-Capped: Phyllomyias nigrocapillus
Tyrannulet, Loja: Zimmerius flavidifrons
Tyrannulet, Sulphur-Bellied: Mecocerculus minor
Tyrannulet, Tawny-Rumped: Phyllomyias uropygialis
Tyrannulet, Torrent: Serpophaga cinerea
Tyrannulet, White-Banded: Mecocerculus stictopterus
Tyrannulet, White-Tailed: Mecocerculus poecilocercus
Tyrannulet, White-Throated : Mecocerculus leucophrys
Velvetbreast, Mountain: lafresnaya lafresnayi
Violetear, Sparkling: Colibri coruscans
Warbler, Black-Crested: Basileuterus nigrocristatus
Warbler, Blackburnian: Dendroica fusca
Warbler, Citrine: Basileuterus luteoviridis
Warbler, Russet-Crowned: Basileuterus coronatus
Whitestart, Spectacled: Myioborus melanocephalus
Woodcreeper, Montane: Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger
Woodcreeper, Plain-Brown: Dendrocincla fuliginosa
Woodcreeper, Strong-Billed: Xipbocolaptes promeropirhynchus
Woodcreeper, Tyrannine: Dendrocincla tyrannina
Woodcreeper, Strong-Billed: Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus
Woodpecker, Bar-Bellied: Veniliornis nigriceps
Woodpecker, Crimson-Mantled: Piculus rivolii
Woodpecker, Powerful: Campephilus pollens
Woodpecker, Yellow-Vented: Veniliornis dignus
Woodstar, Purple-Collared: Myrtis fanny
Woodstar, White-Bellied: Chaetocercus mulsant
Wood-Wren, Gray-Breasted: Henicorhina leucophrys
Wren, Grass: Cistothorus platensis
Wren, House: Troglodytes aedon
Wren, Mountain: Troglodytes solstitialis
Wren, Plain-Tailed: Thryothorus euophrys
Wren, Rufous: Cinnycerthia unirufa
Yellow-Finch, Grassland: Sicalis luteola