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Southern Caribbean and Orinoco River Cruise

March 3 - 12, 1997
Bill Murphy, ABA Representative


Yorktown Clipper Tuesday, March 3
Trinidad

     Neotropic Cormorant
     Magnificent Frigatebird
     Great Egret
     Snowy Egret
     Little Blue Heron
     Tricolored Heron
     Cattle Egret
     Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
     Scarlet Ibis
     Blue-winged Teal
     Black Vulture
     Turkey Vulture
     Osprey
     Greater Yellowlegs
     Lesser Yellowlegs
     Spotted Sandpiper
     Whimbrel
     Royal Tern
     Scaled Pigeon
     Eared Dove
     Ruddy Ground-Dove
     Rock Dove
     Orange-winged Parrot
     Smooth-billed Ani
     Greater Ani
     Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
     Common Potoo
     Black-throated Mango
     Tufted Coquette
     White-chested Emerald
     Copper-rumped Hummingbird
     White-necked Jacobin
     Rufous-breasted Hermit
     Violaceous Trogon
     Blue-crowned Motmot
     Golden-olive Woodpecker
     Lineated Woodpecker
     Red-rumped Woodpecker
     Barred Antshrike
     Bearded Bellbird
     Golden-headed Manakin
     White-bearded Manakin
     Tropical Kingbird
     Boat-billed Flycatcher
     Great Kiskadee
     Yellow-bellied Elaenia
     Tropical House-Wren
     Tropical Mockingbird
     Bare-eyed Thrush
     White-necked Thrush
     Rufous-browed Peppershrike
     Shiny Cowbird
     Crested Oropendola
     Carib Grackle
     Yellow Oriole
     Northern Waterthrush
     Bicolored Conebill
     Bananaquit
     Purple Honeycreeper
     Green Honeycreeper
     Violaceous Euphonia
     Blue-gray Tanager
     White-lined Tanager
     Palm Tanager
     Silver-beaked Tanager
     Turquoise Tanager
     Bay-headed Tanager

Wednesday, March 4
The Orinoco River, Venezuela

    Large-billed Tern
     Royal Tern
     Anhinga
     Brown Pelican
     Neotropical Cormorant
     Little Blue Heron
     Turkey Vulture
     Black Vulture
     Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
     King Vulture
     Osprey
     Great Black-Hawk
     Plumbeous Kite
     Swallow-tailed Kite
     Zone-tailed Hawk
     Blue-and-Yellow Macaw
     Severe Macaw (Chestnut-fronted Macaw)
     Red-shouldered Macaw
     Green Kingfisher
     Ringed Kingfisher
     White-winged Swallow
     Barn Swallow
     Short-tailed Swift
     Fork-tailed Palm-Swift
     Black-necked Aracari
     Lineated Woodpecker
     Crimson-hooded Manakin
     Plain-brown Woodcreeper
     Great Kiskadee
     Crested Oropendola
     Greater Ani
     Black-capped Mocking-Thrush
     Rufous-browed Peppershrike
     Bananaquit
     White-lined Tanager
     Red-capped Cardinal
     Velvet-fronted Grackle

March 5 and 6
The Orinoco River and at sea enroute to Tobago

     Neotropic Cormorant
     Anhinga
     Snowy Egret
     Cocoi Heron
     Great Egret
     Little Blue Heron
     Striated Heron
     Cattle Egret
     Bare-faced Ibis
     Green Ibis
     Muscovy Duck
     Black Vulture
     Turkey Vulture
     Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
     Black-collared Hawk
     Great Black-Hawk
     Plumbeous Kite
     Hook-billed Kite
     Osprey
     Yellow-headed Caracara
     Large-billed Tern
     Yellow-billed Tern
     Royal Tern
     Rufescent Tiger-Heron
     Blue-and-Yellow Macaw
     Red-bellied Macaw
     Orange-winged Parrot
     Yellow-headed Parrot
     Hoatzin
     Striped Cuckoo
     Little Cuckoo
     Greater Ani
     Smooth-billed Ani
     Fork-tailed Palm-Swift
     Short-tailed Swift
     Little Hermit
     Belted Kingfisher
     Ringed Kingfisher
     American Pygmy-Kingfisher
     Amazon Kingfisher
     Green Kingfisher
     Black-necked Aracari
     Many-banded Aracari
     Buff-throated Woodcreeper
     Pale-breasted Spinetail
     Barred Antshrike
     Black-crested Antshrike
     Silvered Antbird
     Tropical Kingbird
     Great Kiskadee
     Tropical Pewee
     White-winged Swallow
     Blue-and-White Swallow
     Stripe-backed Wren
     White-flanked Antwren
     Tropical Mockingbird
     Black-capped Mockingthrush
     Rufous-browed Peppershrike
     Crested Oropendola
     Yellow-rumped Cacique
     Red-rumped Cacique
     Purple Honeycreeper
     White-Lined Tanager
     Silver-beaked Tanager

March 7
Tobago

     Leach's Storm-Petrel
     Wilson's Storm-Petrel
     Red-billed Tropicbird
     Red-footed Booby
     Brown Booby
     Magnificent Frigatebird
     Striated Heron
     Little Blue Heron
     Cattle Egret
     Osprey
     Broad-winged Hawk
     Rufous-vented Chachalaca
     Southern Lapwing
     Spotted Sandpiper
     Laughing Gull
     Royal Tern
     Pale-vented Pigeon
     White-tipped Dove
     Orange-winged Parrot
     Smooth-billed Ani
     Short-tailed Swift
     White-tailed Sabrewing
     Copper-rumped Hummingbird
     Rufous-breasted Hermit
     Ruby-topaz Hummingbird
     Collared Trogon
     Blue-crowned Motmot
     Belted Kingfisher
     Rufous-tailed Jacamar
     Red-crowned Woodpecker
     Golden-olive Woodpecker
     Stripe-breasted Spinetail (heard only)
     Buff-throated Woodcreeper
     Barred Antshrike
     White-fringed Antwren
     Yellow-bellied Elaenia
     Tropical Kingbird
     Scrub Greenlet
     Blue-backed Manakin
     Bare-eyed Thrush
     Tropical Mockingbird
     American Redstart
     Bananaquit
     White-lined Tanager
     Blue-grey Tanager
     Black-faced Grassquit
     Giant Cowbird
     Crested Oropendola

March 8
At sea enroute to Isla Margarita

     Audubon's Shearwater
     Red-billed Tropicbird
     Red-footed Booby
     Masked Booby
     Brown Booby
     Brown Pelican
     Neotropic Cormorant
     Magnificent Frigatebird
     Royal Tern
     Pomerine Jaeger
     Long-tailed Jaeger
     Parasitic Jaeger

March 9
Canaima National Park, Venezuela

     Black Vulture
     Turkey Vulture
     Hook-billed Kite
     Swallow-tailed Kite
     Yellow-billed Tern
     Large-billed Tern
     Green-winged Macaw
     White-eyed Parakeet
     Orange-winged Parrot
     Screaming Piha
     Copper-rumped Hummingbird
     Ringed Kingfisher
     Cuvier's Toucan (pet?)
     White-winged Swallow
     Grey Kingbird
     Tropical Kingbird
     Silver-beaked Tanager
     Palm Tanager
     Bananaquit
     Carib Grackle

Also March 9
Isla Margarita

     Brown Booby
     Red-footed Booby
     Brown Pelican
     Magnificent Frigatebird
     Little Blue Heron
     Reddish Egret
     Great Egret
     Turkey Vulture
     Black Vulture
     Osprey
     Yellow-headed Caracara
     Crested Caracara
     Rufous-vented Chachalaca
     Black-bellied Plover
     Wilson's Plover
     Semipalmated Plover
     Lesser Yellowlegs
     Spotted Sandpiper
     Ruddy Turnstone
     Sanderling
     Laughing Gull
     Royal Tern
     Rock Dove
     Scaled Dove
     Common Ground-Dove
     Smooth-billed Ani
     Buffy Hummingbird
     Red-crowned Woodpecker
     Olivaceous Woodcreeper (heard only)
     Barred Antshrike
     White-fringed Antwren
     Tropical Kingbird
     Grey-breasted Martin
     Barn Swallow
     Bare-eyed Thrush
     Tropical Mockingbird
     Vermillion Cardinal
     Scrub Greenlet
     Bananaquit
     Glaucous Tanager
     Black-faced Grassquit
     Carib Grackle

March 10
At sea enroute to Bonaire

     Red-footed Booby
     Masked Booby
     Brown Booby
     Brown Pelican
     Magnificent Frigatebird
     Royal Tern
     Pomerine Jaeger
     Long-tailed Jaeger
     Parasitic Jaeger

March 11
Bonaire

     Red-footed Booby
     Brown Booby
     Magnificent Frigatebird
     Green Heron
     Little Blue Heron
     Great Blue Heron
     Snowy Egret
     Greater Flamingo
     Blue-winged Teal
     Osprey
     Crested Caracara
     Merlin
     Peregrine Falcon
     Black-necked Stilt
     Semipalmated Plover
     Black-bellied Plover
     Sanderling
     Lesser Yellowlegs
     Solitary Sandpiper
     Spotted Sandpiper
     Ruddy Turnstone
     Wilson's Phalarope
     Royal Tern
     Scaly-naped Pigeon
     Bare-eyed Pigeon
     Eared Dove
     Common Ground-Dove
     Rock Dove
     White-tipped Dove
     Brown-throated Parakeet
     Ruby-Topaz Hummingbird
     Common Emerald
     Belted Kingfisher
     Caribbean Elaenia
     Brown-crested Flycatcher
     Gray Kingbird
     Tropical Mockingbird
     Scaly-breasted Thrasher
     Pearly-eyed Thrasher
     Bananaquit
     Red-eyed Vireo
     Yellow Warbler
     Northern Waterthrush
     Black-faced Grassquit
     Yellow Oriole
     Troupial

March 12
Curaçao

     Brown Pelican
     Magnificent Frigatebird
     Green Heron
     Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
     Reddish Egret
     Cattle Egret
     Snowy Egret
     Great Egret
     Osprey
     American Kestrel
     Ruddy Turnstone
     Sanderling
     Royal Tern
     Bare-eyed Pigeon
     Rock Dove
     Common Ground-Dove
     Eared Dove
     Brown-throated Parakeet
     Common Emerald
     Gray Kingbird
     Tropical Mockingbird
     House Sparrow
     Yellow Oriole
     Carib Grackle
     Bananaquit
     Yellow Warbler
     Black-faced Grassquit
     Rufous-collared Sparrow