Lots of activity in the understory today with a large army ant swarm forming near the start of Pipeline Road. These events attract numerous species of birds which become engrossed in feeding and can be approached/observed from very close quarters. Todays swarm attracted grey-headed tanagers, red-throated ant tanagers, bicolored antbirds, spotted antbirds, western-slaty antshrikes and several species of woodcreeper. Army ant swarms also attract a host of species which do not directly feed on ants, but follow the swarms in the hope of capturing any insects which escape the ants. Both blue-crowned and broad-billed motmots were observed today benefitting from the insects flushed from the jungle floor.
Other (more photogenic) highlights from todays birdwatching include Golden-collared manakin, Gray Hawk and Collared Aracari.