Below are some images I took during a 1 month trip to Bolivia in the Fall of 2012.

Bolivia is an extremely diverse country when it comes to birds. In fact, some say that if it wasn’t land-locked it would have more species than any other country. Endemism is not especially high but there are some stunners to search for such as the Red-fronted Macaw and Black-hooded Sunbeam. The country lacks a field guide and, perhaps because of this, has been under-birded compared to the other Andean nations. This can lead to some frustration when trying to get information about sites and species. The other side of the coin is that it makes it a very exciting place to visit as a photographer because there have been so few good images of the birds that live there. The goal of this trip was to find and photograph as many of the endemics and near-endemics as possible

This gallery represents just a few of my favourites from this trip. Stay tuned on my website and newsletter for more...

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Andean Avocet

Red-tailed Comet

Black-hooded Sunbeam (endemic)

Red-fronted Macaw (endemic)

Band-bellied Owl

Plush-crested Jay

White-collared Jay

Purplish Jay

Red-crested Cotinga

Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager

Black-capped Warbling Finch

Hooded Mountain Toucan

Black-faced Tanager

Black-hooded Sunbeam (endemic)

Black-throated Thistletail (endemic)

Blue-fronted Amazon

Bolivian Brush Finch (endemic)

Burrowing Owl

Chilean Flamingo

Cliff Parakeet (endemic)

Cochabamba Mountain Finch (endemic)

Creamy-breasted Canastero

Fulvous-headed brush-Finch

Gray-crested Finch

Greater Rhea

Light-crowned Spinetail

Lineated Woodpecker

Masked Gnatcatcher

Mitred Parakeet

Mountain Caracara

Mountain Wren

Narrow-billed Woodcreeper

Ochre-faced Tody-Tyrant

Olive-crowned Crescentchest

Orange-browed Hemispingus

Pale-crested Woodpecker

Pale-crested Woodpecker


Plush-crested Jay

Puna Canastero

Puna Tapaculo

Puna Teal

Red-billed Scythebill

Red-crested Cotinga

Red-crested Finch

Red-fronted Macaw (endemic)

Red-tailed Comet

Ringed Warbling Finch

Rock Earthcreeper

Rufescent Screech-Owl

Rufous Antpitta

Rufous-faced Antpitta (endemic)

Rusty-browed Warbling-Finch

Scribble-tailed Canastero

Sickle-winged Guan

Southern Lapwing

Speckled Chachalaca

Speckled Teal

Streak-throated Canastero

Superciliaried Hemispingus

Swallow Tanager

Three-striped Hemispingus

Titicaca Flightless Grebe (critically endangered)

Variable Antshrike

Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch

White-backed Stilt

White-bellied Nothura

White-bellied Woodstar

White-eared Puffbird

White-fronted Woodpecker

White-tipped Plantcutter

White-winged Diuca Finch

Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant


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