Bird List for Aburrá Valley (Medellin)

If you are interested in visiting birding areas around Medellin, please contact me by email.

This is really a list for the part of the valley surrounding Medellin, from Itagui to Copacabana. Different birds were seen at the north end of the valley near Barbosa, and are at the bottom of page. There are many other species possible in the valley (perhaps 350 species in total) that I have just not seen.

Column 1: San Sebastian (Envigado)
Column 2: La Romera (Itagui)
Column 3:
    B: Las Baldias and lower altitude fincas near San Felix
    S: suburbs, farms and parks outside the forest, including Belen, Copacabana, Sabaneta, Jardin Botanico, Zoo
    C: Caldas and San Miguel
    A: Arvi
    N: North (Barbosa)
1: seen once
H: heard
* indicates ID is almost but not 100% certain
+ is species believed to be accidental/very rare for the area
235 species

PASSERIFORMES
Black-capped Tanagerx
Blue-grey TanagerS
Palm TanagerS
Flame-rumped TanagerS
Bay-headed Tanagerx
Blue-necked TanagerS1
Beryl-spangled Tanagerx
Metallic-green Tanager x
Lacrimose Mountain TanagerxB
Blue-winged Mountain Tanagerxx
Blue-and-black TanagerxB
Blue-capped Tanagerx
Grass-green Tanagerx
Golden Tanagerx
Scrub Tanagerx
Black-capped Hemispingusx
Oleaginous Hemispingus1
Bluish Flowerpiercerxx
Rusty Flowerpiercer1
Masked Flowerpiercerx
White-sided Flowerpiercerx
Black-throated FlowerpiercerB
Plushcapx
Capped Conebillx
Blue-backed ConebillB
Grey-hooded Bush Tanagerx
Common Bush Tanagerx
Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia1
Chestnut-capped Brush Finchx
Rufous-naped Brush Finchx
White-naped Brush Finchx
Thick-billed EuphoniaS1
Orange-bellied Euphonia1
Slaty Finch1
Yellow-headed Manakinx
White-bearded ManakinN
White-winged Becardx
Rufous-collared SparrowS
Lesser GoldfinchS
Saffron FinchS
Blue-black GrassquitS
Ruddy-breasted SeedeaterS
Paramo SeedeaterB
Yellow-bellied SeedeaterS
Grey SeedeaterS
Chestnut-bellied Seed FinchS1
Yellow-faced GrassquitS
Barred Becard2
BananaquitS
Blue-and-white SwallowS
Grey-breasted MartinS
Southern Rough-winged SwallowS
Streak-headed Antbird2
Bar-crested AntshrikeS
Tooth-billed Tanagerx
Summer Tanagerx
Black-winged Saltatorx
Streaked SaltatorS
Greyish SaltatorS
Rose-breasted Grosbeakx
Green HoneycreeperS
Slate-throated Whitestartxx
Golden-fronted WhitestartxB
Russet-crowned Warblerxx
Black-crested Warbler1B
Citrine Warbler *B
Black-and-white Warblerx
Blackburnian Warblerxx
Bay-breasted Warblerxxx
Canada Warblerx
Tennessee Warbler1
Three-striped Warblerx
American RedstartS
American Yellow WarblerS
Northern WaterthrushS
Acadian Flycatcher *x
Black-capped Tyrannuletx
Black PhoebeS
Black-throated Tody-Tyrantx
Bran-colored FlycatcherS
Cattle TyrantS
Common Tody-FlycatcherS
Fork-tailed FlycatcherS
Golden-faced Tyrannuletx
Mountain ElaeniaxB
Pale-edged Flycatcherx
Rufous-breasted Flycatcher12
Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher1
Rusty-margined FlycatcherS
Slaty-capped Flycatcherx
Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant *1
Smoky Bush Tyrant2
Streak-necked Bush TyrantB
Torrent TyrannuletBS
Tropical KingbirdS
White-throated TyrannuletxB
Yellow-bellied Chat-Tyrantx
Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant1
Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrantx
Yellow-bellied ElaeniaS
Eastern PeweeS1
Streaked FlycatcherS1
Olive-sided Flycatcher1
Streak-necked Flycatcher1
Golden-crowned Flycatcherxx
Blackish Tapaculox
Stiles TapaculoH
Spillman's Tapaculo *H
Ash-colored Tapaculo *BH
Chestnut-naped Antpittax
Chestnut-crowned Antpittaxx
Slate-crowned AntpittaH
Green-and-black Fruiteaterx
Red-crested CotingaxB
Black-billed Peppershrikex
Rufous-naped Greenletx
Brown-capped Vireox
Yellow-throated Vireo *1
Red-eyed Vireo1
Sepia-brown Wrenx
Grey-breasted Wood Wrenx
House WrenS
Mountain WrenB
Long-billed Gnatwren +1
Whiskered Wren1S
Andean SolitaireH
Great Thrushxx
Black-billed ThrushS
Swainson's Thrushx
Orange-billed Nightingale-ThrushxS
Spotted Barbtail1
Azara's SpinetailxxB
Slaty SpinetailxxN
White-browed SpinetailxB
Pale-breasted SpinetailS
Streaked Xenopsxx
Montane Woodcreeperx
Tyrannine Woodcreeper1
Streaked Tuftedcheek2
Flammulated Treehunterx
Striped Treehunter1
Pearled Treerunner1
Russet-backed Oropendolax
Mountain Caciquex
Red-bellied Gracklex
Shiny CowbirdSB
Giant CowbirdA
Inca Jayxx
Black-collared Jayx
Tropical MockingbirdB
White-capped DipperS1
PIGEONS/DOVES
Ruddy Ground DoveS
Eared DoveS
Common PigeonS
Band-tailed PigeonxxS
White-throated Quail Dove *x
White-tipped Dovex
HUMMINGBIRDS
Tyrian Metaltailx
Mountain Velvetbreast1
White-bellied Woodstar1
Tourmailine Sunangelx
Collared Incax
Bronzy Incax
Western Emeraldx
Green Violetearx
Sparkling VioletearA
Buff-tailed CoronetA
Greenish Pufflegx
Booted Rackettail1
Rufous-tailed HummingbirdS
Black-throated MangoS1
Tawny-bellied Hermit1
DUCKS/HERONS/SHOREBIRDS/RAILS
Muscovy DuckS
Bare-throated Tiger HeronS
Striated HeronS
Great EgretS
Bare-faced IbisS
Cattle EgretS
Snowy EgretS
Southern LapwingS
White-throated CrakeSH
TOUCANS/WOODPECKERS
Acorn Woodpecker1B
Olivaceous Piculet *S1
Spot-breasted WoodpeckerS1
Smoky-brown Woodpecker2
Red-crowned WoodpeckerS
Crimson-mantled Woodpeckerx
Yellow-vented Woodpeckerx
Golden-olive Woodpeckerx
Powerful Woodpecker1
Lineated Woodpecker1S
Red-headed Barbetx
Grey-throated Toucanetxx
Black-billed Mountain Toucanx
FOWL/TINAMOU
Colombian Chachalacaxx
Sickle-winged Guan11
Tawny-breasted Tinamoux
Chestnut Wood Quail11
RAPTORS/VULTURES/OWLS
Northern Crested CaracaraB
Yellow-headed CaracaraS
American KestrelB1
Peregrine Falcon1
Roadside HawkS
Broad-winged Hawkx
White-tailed HawkB
Black VulturexxS
Turkey Vulturex
Plain-breasted Hawk1
Hook-billed Kite +11
White-tailed Kite1S
Swallow-tailed Nightjar *1
PauraqueH
Common Potoox
Andean Pygmy OwlH1
Striped OwlS
Tropical OwlSh
White-throated OwlAh
PARROTS
Orange-chinned ParakeetS
Brown-throated ParakeetS
Spectacled ParrotletS
Chestnut-fronted MacawS1
OTHER
Masked Trogonx
Smooth-billed AnixS
Squirrel Cuckooxx
Striped CuckooxxS
Highland Motmotxx
White-collared Swiftx
Chestnut-collared Swiftx

Additional birds seen in one day near Barbosa, at the north end of the Valley: Collared Aracari, Blackpoll Warbler, Rufous-capped Warbler, Golden-rumped Euphonia, Black-chested Jay, Cocoi Heron, Plain-colored Tanager and Stripe-throated Hermit.