Karl Overman: Birds and More


Never leave it to an amateur. I  was told by a good Ecuadorian bird guide that a Lyre-tailed Nightjar roosted on a pole on the left side of the imposing gate at the Masphi Resort.  I went to the gate, found the pole but there was no nightjar.  I looked all around the gate. Not there.  Oh, well, it is not a bird I expected to see anyway. Later in the morning I tagged along with that guide and his clients as we went back to the area of the Masphi gate.  The local guide, who owns the superb bird feeding station at Reserva Amagusa, walked up to the gate and said, the nightjar is there. I still could not see it.  Once with 10 feet, there it was on the right side of the gate just inches from where the trucks and busses go into the Mashpi Resort.

Lyre-tailed Nightjar (Uropsalis lyra)

Modified December 30, 2018