Top 15 of the 2019 camera trapping.
Here's the Top 15 most registered animals in our camera traps (excluding human beings and domestic animals). There are surprisingly many birds on the list.
(1) White-throated Quail-Dove (Zentrogon frenata): 179 observations
=> has been in the top spot for years
(2) Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus): 146 observations
=> common and wide-spread in the reserve, typically found in elevations below the lodge though
(3) Andean Bear (Tremarctos ornatus): 116 observations
=> although observed year-round, there is a season when there are more individuals presents which means more observations in camera traps too
(4) Rufous-breasted Antthrush (Formicarius rufipectus): 95 observations
=> like the Quail-Dove above likes to parade in front of the camera and hence a nightmare for the poor guy who has to scan through the pictures
(5) Tayra (Eira barbara): 78 observations
=> often observed in pairs or small groups
(6) Western Agouti (Dasyprocta punctata) : 75 observations
=> lately often directly observed between the lodge and the cabins
(7) Puma (Puma concolor): 67 observations
=> observed at all elevations and during all times of the day
(8) Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus): 59 observations
=> migratory bird, becomes abundant during Northern winter, often posing in front of cameras
(9) Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus): 53 observations
=> far less presents (in camera traps) than in the year before -> Ocelot-effect?
(10) Red-tailed Squirrel (Sciurus granatensis): 35 observations
=> as always, it's suprising to find this arboreal animal so high up in the list
(11) Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch (Arremon brunneinucha): 31 observations
=> another ground bird that is commonly hanging out around our cameras
(12) Giant Antpitta (Grallaria gigantea): 24 observations
=> otherwise hard to spot, usually always filmed at the same spot
(13) Andean White-eared Opossum (Didelphis pernigra): 18 observations
=> present in the whole reserve, but replaced by the Common Black-eared Opossum (Didelphis marsupialis) towards the lower end of Santa Lucía
(14) Red-brocket Deer (Mazama americana gualea): 17 observations
=> another one that was observed much less than in the years before
(15) South-American Coati (Nasua nasua): 10 observations
=> or is it Nasua narica?