Perija To El Dorado

After leaving Chamicero del Perijá, we birded our way back toward Santa Marta and then to El Dorado.

Heading down the road early in the morning, we were excited to come across this Chestnut-crowned Antpitta. Antpittas are usually shy and retiring but this one calmly hopped all over the road for a few minutes. Unfortunately the dim early light required a long exposure, so the photo is not very sharp.
This is the “other” Perija Brushfinch, also known as Phelps's Brushfinch. No really, you can recognize it here. It has an olive back, dark gray head, pale gray underparts, and a white throat set off by a narrow black band.
Fork-tailed Flycatcher. I only had one shot before a car came by and I had to move.
Crimson-backed Tanager
This Cattle Tyrant was hanging out at a highway toll booth.
Once we got down to the arid habitat at sea level, we saw a number of Double-striped Thick-knees.
Heading back up into the mountains, we stopped at Hotel Minca, which has a large number of hummingbird feeders and an even larger number of hummingbirds. I had to shoot photos first and ask questions later. Here's a Rufous-tailed_Hummingbird.
The most abundant species here was Steely-vented Hummingbird. It was also my only lifer hummingbird here.
Steely-vented Hummingbird
White-necked Jacobin is a wide-spread species that I have seen several other places.
White-necked Jacobin
White-necked Jacobin
White-vented Plumeleteer
White-vented Plumeleteer
Rufous-breasted Hermit
Golden-winged Sparrow
Our driver knew exactly where this Black-and-white Owl would be roosting.
A little further up the road we found this Keel-billed Toucan.