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Amazon Birds List: 164+ Birds You’ll Find in Ecuador’s Amazon Jungle

Are you interested in birds of the Amazon? There are over 1,640 species of birds in Ecuador and 37% of them have been seen in the Amazon region. In this post we share an Amazon birds list.

Our list is made up of 164 birds which are commonly seen in Ecuador’s Amazon Jungle.

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Ecuador is one of the leading countries in the world in terms of bird species. We have more bird species per square mile than any other country in the world!

This is a bucket-list destination for bird lovers.

Let’s take a look at some of the birds you can hope to see on a visit to the Amazon jungle in Ecuador. If you’re planning a trip to Ecuador you’ll want to add some of these to your Amazon birds list.


164 Birds For Your Amazon Birds List

When you’re looking for birds in the Amazon, you’ll need to keep their habitat in mind.

Some species will be found high in the emergent (top layer) and others in the canopy (the primary layer), and so on.

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To make the most of your experience you’ll need to know where to look.

That’s why many people choose our birds of the Amazon tour. It’s a 7 day, 6 night trip where you’ll have a chance to see approximately 250-300 species. A bird specialist guide will help you locate and identify the birds.

Now let’s take a look at our Amazon birds list:

  1. Red-Capped Cardinal

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  2. Blackpoll Warbler
  3. Yellow-Rumped Cacique
  4. Giant Cowbird
  5. Crested Oropendola
  6. Olive Oropendola
  7. Russet-Backed Oropendola
  8. Flame-Crested Tanager
  9. Purple Honeycreeper
  10. Blue Dacnis
  11. Green Honeycreeper
  12. Opal-Crowned Tanager
  13. Green-and-Gold Tanager
  14. Paradise Tanager
  15. Gray-Headed Tanager
  16. Silver-Beaked Tanager
  17. Fulvous Shrike- Tanager
  18. Magpie Tanager
  19. Palm Tanager
  20. Blue-Gray Tanager
  21. Turquoise Tanager
  22. Masked Tanager
  23. Pied Plover

    Birds in the Amazon Pied Plover

    Pied Plover

  24. Rufous-Bellied Euphonia
  25. Orange-Bellied Euphonia
  26. White-Lored Euphonia
  27. Rusty-Belted Tapaculo
  28. Striated Antthrush
  29. Black-Faced Antthrush
  30. Thrush-Like Antpitta
  31. White-Lored Tyrannulet
  32. Yellow-Crowned Tyrannulet
  33. Olive Faced Flatbill
  34. Yellow-Margined Flatbill
  35. Yellow -Browed Tody-Flycatcher
  36. Black-Tailed Tityra
  37. Social Flycatcher
  38. Bright-Rumped Attila
  39. Tropical Kingbird
  40. Grayish Mourner
  41. Great Kiskadee
  42. Short-Crested Flycatcher
  43. Piratic Flaycatcher
  44. Boat-Billed Flaycatcher
  45. Eastern-Sirystes
  46. Streaked Flycatcher

    Birds of the Amazon King Vulture

    King Vulture

  47. Dusky-Chested Flycatcher
  48. Plain-Throated Antwren
  49. Warbling Antbird
  50. Black-Faced Antbird
  51. Sooty Antbird
  52. White-Shouldered Antibird
  53. Scaled-Backed Antbird
  54. Black-Spotted Bare-Eye
  55. Short-Billed Antwren
  56. Plain-Winged Antshrike
  57. Dusky-Throated Antshrike
  58. Cinereous Antshrike
  59. White-Flanked Antwren
  60. Rio Suno Antwren
  61. Striated Heron
  62. Capped Heron
  63. Least Bittern
  64. Black-Faced Hawk
  65. Double-Toothed Kite
  66. Crane Hawk
  67. Slate-Colored Hawk
  68. Ornate Hawk-Eagle
  69. Roadside Hawk

    Amazon birds Crested Owl

    Crested Owl

  70. Harpy Eagle
  71. Little Tinamou
  72. Great Tinamou
  73. Cinereous Tinamou
  74. King Vulture
  75. Black Vulture
  76. Gray-Winged Trumpeter
  77. Golden-Collared Toucanet
  78. Channel Billed Toucan
  79. White Throated Toucan
  80. Ivory-Billed Aracari
  81. Many-Banded Aracari
  82. Lettered Aracari
  83. Amazonian White-Tailed Trogon
  84. Black-Tailed Trogon
  85. Brown Nunlet
  86. White-Fronted Nunbird
  87. Black-Fronted Nunbird
  88. Collared Puffbird
  89. Rufous Motmot
  90. Ringed Kingfisher
  91. Green-and-Rufous Kingfisher
  92. Amazon Kingfisher

    Amazon birds White Throated Toucan

    White Throated Tucan

  93. Blue-Crowned Motmot
  94. Violaceous Jay
  95. Gilded Barbet
  96. Lemon-Throated Barbet
  97. White-Eared Jacamar
  98. Purplish Jacamar
  99. Ringed Woodpecker
  100. Crimson-Crested Woodpecker
  101. Chestnut Woodpecker
  102. Yellow-Tufted Woodpecker
  103. Rufous-Breasted Hermit
  104. Great Billed Hermit Hummingbird
  105. Pale-Tailed Barbthroat Hummingbird
  106. Straight-Billed Hermit Hummingbird
  107. Fork-Tailed Woodnymph Hummingbird
  108. Plumbeous Pigeon
  109. Sapphire Quail-Dove
  110. Ruddy Pigeon
  111. Pale-Vented Pigeon
  112. Gray-Fronted Dove
  113. Marbled Wood-Quail
  114. Black Caracara
  115. Red-Throated Caracara
  116. Common Piping-Guan

    Amazon birds list Purple Honeycreeper

    Purple Honeycreeper

  117. Spix’s Guan
  118. Speckled Chachalaca
  119. Spotted Sandpiper
  120. Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin
  121. Blue-Backed Manakin
  122. Blue-Crowned Manakin
  123. Wire-Tailed Manakin
  124. Buff-Breasted Wren
  125. Coraya Wren
  126. Southern Nightingale Wren
  127. Dusky-Capped Greenlet
  128. Black- Tailed Leaftosser
  129. Cinnamon-Rumped F-Gleaner
  130. Orange -Fronted Plushcrown
  131. Chestnut-Winged Hookbill
  132. Long-Billed-Woodcreeper
  133. Plain-Brown Woodcreeper
  134. Ocellated Woodcreeper
  135. Wedge-Billed Woodcreeper
  136. Buff-Throated Woodcreeper
  137. Cinnamon-Throated Woodcreeper
  138. Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper
  139. Crested Owl
  140. Tawny-Bellied Screech-Owl
  141. Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
  142. Amazon birds list Masked Crimson Tanager

    Masked Crimson Tanager

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  143. Blue-Headed Parrot
  144. Yellow-Crowned Amazon Parrot
  145. Orange-Winged Amazon Parrot
  146. Red-Bellied Macaw
  147. Blue-and-Yellow Macaw
  148. Chestnut-Fronted Macaw
  149. Scarlet Macaw
  150. Red-and-Green Macaw
  151. Dusky-Billed Parrotlet
  152. Dusky-Headed Parakeet
  153. Cobalt-Winged Parakeet
  154. Maroon-Tailed Parakeet
  155. Black-Headed Parrot
  156. Squirrel Cuckoo
  157. Ladder-Tailed Nightjar
  158. Neotropical Palm-Swift
  159. Short-Tailed Swift
  160. Screaming Piha
  161. Bare-Necked Fruitcrow
  162. Purple-Throated Fruitcrow
  163. Plum-Throated Cotinga
  164. Spangled Cotinga

How Many Amazon Bird Species Will You See?

There you have it, our Amazon birds list.

Are you excited to start birding in the Amazon? You may be even more excited to know that around 587 species have been seen in the Amazon region! The above Amazon bird list is made up of commonly seen birds. You have the potential to see many more.

Amazon birds list

Have you seen any of the birds on this list? Or, perhaps you’re hoping to in an upcoming trip, please tell us about it by commenting on this post.

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