This year we expect a student of Sussex University to support the bird monitoring at the Santa Lucía reserve. Although we had to postpone his visit which was planned for May / June into August we are still optimistic that he will come here and help Noé registering observed birds at the 127 observation points.
Meanwhile some intermediate results of the 2020 monitoring so far:
70 species have been registered during the monitoring sessions so far. At the Top positions there are surprises:
(1) Orange-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia xanthogaster)
(2) Gray-breasted Wood-Wren (Henicorhina leucophrys)
(3) Brown Inca (Coeligena wilsoni)
(4) Slate-throated Whitestart (Myioborus miniatus)
(5) Violet-tailed Sylph (Aglaeocercus coelestis)
With the Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) we have also an absolute new comer to the monitoring and to the reserve actually. So far 18 points have been monitored at different time of the day. We will probably not be able to do any monitoring activity in April because of the lock-down.