Birds of Laguna del Diario (Punta del Este,Uruguay)

The coastal region of Uruguay is divided into coastaland ocean and  “de la Plata river” , with the dividing point the peninsula of Punta del Este. In both, there are lagoons as Garçon, Jose Ignacio, Rocha and Laguna del Diario, the last one near the city Punta del Este.

Most of the surroundings of Laguna’s Diario is a  natural area, composed of grass and low vegetation blends with natural and unpaved streets as it facilitates the observation of birds, both in the areas of housing developments and in the lagoon itself.

There are some  ways that give the edge of the lagoon, where we were making our observations. The area is quiet and beautiful, with very little population so it is very pleasant walk through the site and birding.

Several times we had the opportunity to visit the Diario lagoon, in special Feb.16th. 2011,Feb.2012, April.2012,Dec.1012, Feb.2013,April 2013,  July and December 2013, Feb.July,August and December 2014, Feb. 2015, which is a few miles from the center of Punta del Este,Maldonado Department, Uruguay (34º54’10.44″ “S /55º00’27.64″ O), where we made some interesting observations and photographic records, that you can see below.

Laguna del Diario is an easy and good place for birdwatching, what we intend to do more often.

Here are our checklist (159 species, until now). by Antonio Silveira.

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Checklist of birds records at  Laguna del Diario, Punta de Este, Maldonado, Uruguay.

by Antonio Silveira

Name: cientific; español; English

Accipter striatus; Gavilán chico; Rufous-thighed Hawk

Actitis macularius; Playero manchado; Spotted Sandpiper

Agelaioides badius; Músico; Bay-winged Cowbird  (below)


Agelasticus thilius; Alférz; Yellow-winged Blackbird  (below)  VIDEO VIDEO


Amazonetta brasiliensis; Pato brasileiro; Brazilian Teal (below)

Amblyramphus holosericeus; Federal; Scarlet-headed Blackbird  (below)     VIDEO


Anas flavirostris; Pato barcino; Speckled Teal     (below)   VIDEO


Anas georgica; Pato maicero; Yellow-billed Pintail

Anas sibilatrix; Pato overo; Chiloe Wigeon (below)   VIDEO VIDEO

Anas platalea; Pato cochara; Red Shoveler (below)

Anas versicolor; Pato capuchino; Silver Teal (below)      VIDEO

Anthus lutescens; Cachirla chica; Yellowish Pipit

Anumbius annumbi; Espinero; Firewood-gatherer   (below)    VOICE


Aramides cajanea; Chiricote; Gray-necked Wood-Rail  (below)


Aramides ypecaha; Gallineta grande; Giant Wood-Rail (below) VIDEO  1 VIDEO  2VIDEO  3 VOICE


Aramus guarauna; Carao; Limpkin  (below)   VIDEO

Aratinga acuticaudata; Loro cabeza azul; Blue-crowned Paakeet     (to confirm)

Ardea alba; Garza blanca grande; Great Egret  (below)      VIDEO


Ardea cocoi; Garza moura; Cocoi Heron  (below)


Arenaria interpres; Vuelvepiedras; Ruddy Turnstone

Basileuterus culicivorus; Arañero Chico; Golden-crowned Warbler

Butorides striata; Garcita azulada; Striated Heron (below)

Camptostoma obsoletum; Piojito silbón; Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Caracara plancus; Carancho; Southern Caracara   (below)


Carduelis carduelis; Cardelino; European Goldfinch (below)    VIDEO

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Carduelis magellanica; Cabecitanegra; Hooded Siskin

Cathartes aura; Cuervo cabeza roja; Turkey Vulture   (below)


Cathartes burrovianus; Cuervo cabeza amarilla; Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

Chauna torquata; Chajá; Southern Screamer (below)   VIDEO VOICE

Chloroceryle amazona; Martin pescador mediano; Amazon Kingfisher  (below)   VIDEO


Chloroceryle americana; Martin pescador chico; Green Kingfisher  (below)     VIDEO

Chlorostilbon lucidus; Picaflor verde; Glittering-bellied Emerald

Chroicocephalus maculipennis; Gaviota capucho café; Brown-hooded Gull    (below)


Chrysomus ruficapillus; Garibaldino; Chestnut-capped Blackbird

Ciconia maguari; Cigüeña comum; Maguari Stork   (below)     VIDEO

Cinclodes fuscus; Bar-windeg Cinclodes (below)     VIDEO VIDEO

Circus buffoni; Gavilán alilargo; Long-winged Harrier   (below)   VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO VOICE

Colaptes campestris; Carpintero de campo; Campo Flicker (below)  VOICE

Colaptes melanochloros; Carpintero nuca roja; Green-barred Woodpecker  (below)     VIDEO


Columba livia; Paloma doméstica; Rock Dove

Columbina picui; Torcacita común; Picui Ground-Dove   (below)


Columbina talpacoti; Torcacita colorada; Ruddy Ground-Dove

Coragyps atratus; Cuervo cabeza negra; Black Vulture

Coscoroba coscoroba; Ganso blaco; Coscoroba Swan (below)

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Crotophaga ani; Pirincho negro chico; Smooth-billed Ani

Cyclarhis gujanensis; Juan chivito; Rufous-browed Peppershrike       VOICE

Cygnus melancoryphus; Cisne cuello negro; Black-necked Swan (below)  VÍDEO

Dendrocygna bicolor; Pato silbon; Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Dendrocygna viduata; Pato cara blanca; White-faced Tree-Duck

Donacospiza albifrons; Monterita cabez gris; Long-tailed Reed-Finch (below) VIDEO

Egretta caerulea; Garza azul; Little Blue Heron

Egretta thula; Garza blanca chica; Snowy Egret  (below)   VIDEO VIDEO


Elaenia parvirostris; Fiofío comun; Small-billed Elaenia   (below)


Elanus leucurus; Halcón blanco; White-tailed Kite

Embernagra platensis; Verdón; Great Pampa-Finch (below)     VÍDEO VOICE


Falco sparverius; Halcinto; American Kestrel

Fulica armillata; Gallareta grande; Red-gertered Coot (below)      VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO


Fulica leucoptera; Gallareta ala blanca; White-winged Coot

Fulica rufifrons; Gallareta escudete rojo; Red-fronted Coot (below)   VIDEO

Furnarius rufus; Hornero; Rufous Hornero  (below)


Gallinula galeata; Polla de água; Common Gallinule  (below)     VIDEO

Gallinula melanops; Polla pintada; Spot-flanked Gallinule (below)     VIDEO

Geothlypis aequinoctialis; Arañero cara negra; Market Yellowthroat (below)   VOICE

Guira guira; Pirincho; Guira Cuckoo   (below)


Haematopus palliatus; Ostrero Común; American Oystercatcher

Heteronetta atricapilla; Pato cabeza negra; Black-headed Duck

Himantopus melanurus; Tero Real; White-backed Stilt (below)

Hirundinea ferruginea; Viuvita colorada; Cliff Flycatcher

Hirundo rustica; Golondrina tigereta ; Barn Swallow

Hylocharis chrysura; Picaflor Broceado; Gilded Hummingbird

Hymenops perspicillatus; Pico de Plata; Spectacled Tyrant (below)   VÍDEO

Icterus cayanensis; Boyerín; Epaulet Oriole

Ixobrychus involucris; Mirasol chico; Stripe-backed Bittern (below)      VIDEO


Jacana jacana; Jacana; Wattled Jacana (below)     VIDEO VIDEO

Larus dominicanus; Gaviota Cocinera; Kelp Gull  (below)


Laterallus melanophaius; Burrito patas verdes; Rufous-side Crake (below)   VÍDEO VOICE

Lathrotriccus euleri; Mosqueta de monte; Euler’s Flycatcher

Leptotila verreauxi; Paloma Montarz Común; White-tipped Dove     (below)


Leucochloris albicollis; Picaflor Garganta Blanca; White-throated Hummingbird

Limnoctites rectirostris; Pajonalera pico recto; Straight-billed Reedhaunter (below) VÍDEO


Machetornis rixosa; Margarita; Cattle Tyrant  (below)   VIDEO


Megaceryle torquata; Matín pescador grande; Ringed Kingfisher  (below)   VIDEO


Megarhynchus pitangua; Pitanguá; Boat-billed Flycatcher

Melanerpes cactorum; Carpintero del Cardón; White-fronted Woodpecker (below)     VIDEO

Melanerpes candidus; Carpintero Blanco; White Woodpecker (below)

Milvago chimachima; Chimachima; Yellow-headed Caracara

Milvago chimango; Chimango; Chimango Caracara   (below)  VOICE


Mimus saturninus; Calandria; Chalk-browed Mockingbird    (below)     VIDEO

Mimus triurus; Calandria Tres Colas; White-banded Mockingbird (below)


Molothrus bonariensis; Tordo Común; Shiny Cowbird   (below)


Myiodynastes maculatus; Benteveo rayado; Streaked Flycatcher  (below)  VIDEO  

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Myiophobus fasciatus; Mosqueta estriada; Bran-colored Flycatcher  (below)


Myiopsitta monachus; Cotorra; Monk Parakeet   (below)


Notiochelidon cyanoleuca; Golondrina Aul Chica; Blue-and-white Swallow

Nycticorax nycticorax; Garza Bruja; Black-crowned Night-Heron (below)     VIDEO


Oxyura vittata; Pato zambullidor ;Argentine Blue-billed

Pandion haliaetus; Áquila Pescadora; Osprey

Parabuteo unicinctus; Gavilán mixto; Harris’ Hawk  (abaixo)

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Pardirallus maculatus;  Gallineta overa; Spotted Rail   (one time in Dec.2012)

Pardirallus sanguinolentus; Gallineta común; Plumbeous Rail (below) VÍDEO1 VÍDEO2 VOICE

Parula pitiayumi; Tropical Parula; Mariquita   (below) VOICE

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Passer domesticus; Gorrión; House Sparrow     VOICE

Patagioenas cayennensis; Paloma Colorada; Pale-vented Pigeon

Patagioenas maculosa; Paloma Ala Manchada; Spot-winged Pigeon  (below)

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Patagioenas picazuro; Paloma de Monte; Picazuro Pigeon   (below)      VOICE


Phacellodomus striaticollis; Tiotio común; Freckle-breasted Thornbird (below)  VÍDEO VOICE

Phalacrocorax brasilianus; Biguá; Neotropic Cormorant    (below)


Phalaropus tricolor; Falaropo Común; Wilson’s Phalarope

Phimosus infuscatus; Cuervillo Cara Pelada; Bare-faced Ibis (below)      VIDEO

Phleocryptes melanops; Junguero; Wren-like Rushbird (below)  VÍDEO VIDEO

Piaya cayana; Pirincho de Monte; Squirrel Cuckoo

Picumnus nebulosus; Carpinterito Enano; Mottled Piculet  (below)

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Pipraeidea bonariensis; Naranjero; Blue-and-yellow Tanager     (below)  (male and female)    VIDEO


Pitangus sulphuratus; Benteveo; Great Kiskadee   (below)    VOICE


Plegadis chihi; Cuervillo de cañada; White-faced Ibis  (below)    VIDEO

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Podilymbus podiceps; Macá pico grueso; Pied-billed Grebe   (below)   VIDEO


Polioptila dumicola; Piojito azulado; Masked Gnatcatcher   (below)     VOICE


Poospiza cabanisi; Monterita rabadilla roja; Gray-throated Warbling-Finch   (below)      VÍDEO VOICE


Poospiza nigrorufa ; Sietevestidos; Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch (below)  VÍDEO VOICE

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Progne chalybea; Andorinha-doméstica-grande; Gray-breasted Martin

Progne tapera; Andorinha-do-campo; Brown-chested Martin (below)   VOICE


Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris; Piojito amarillo; Warbling Doradito (below)


Pseudoleistes virescens; Pecho amarillo; Brown-and-yellow Marhbird  (below)   VIDEO VOICE


Pyrocephalus rubinus; Churrinche; Vermilion Flycatcher  (below)


Rollandia rolland; Macá comum; White-tufted Grebe  (below)      VIDEO


Rostrhamus sociabilis; Caracolero; Snail Kite (below)      VIDEO VIDEO

Rupornis magnirostris; Gavilán común; Roadside Hawk (below)   VIDEO VOICE

Rynchops niger; Rayador; Black Skimmer (below)   VÍDEO

Satrapa icterophrys; Vinchero; Yellow-browed Tyrant (below)

Serpophaga nigricans; Tiquitiqui oscuro; Sooty Tyrannulet (below)

Serpophaga subcristata; Tiquitiqui Común; White-crested Tyrannulet (below)

Sicalis flaveola; Dorado; Saffron Finch  (below)    VIDEO


Sicalis luteola; Misto; Grassland Yellow Finch

Sporophila caerulescens; Gargantillo; Double-collared Seedeater  (below)

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Sporophila collaris; Dominó; Rusty-collared Seedeater

Stephanophorus diadematus; Cardenal azul; Diademed Tanager

Stelgidopteryx ruficollis; Golondrina Cuello Canela; Southern Rough-winged Swallow

Sterna superciliaris; Gaviotín Chico; Yellow-billed Tern

Sterna trudeaui; Gaviotin de antifaz ; Trudeau’s Tern

Synallaxis spixi; Pijuí Común; Spix´s Spinetail   (below)       VOICE


Syndactyla rufosuperciliata; Titirí; Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner

Syrigma sibilatrix; Garza Amarilla; Whistling Heron  (below)    VIDEO

Tachuris rubrigastra; Sietecolores de laguna; Many-colored Rush-Tyrant (below)

Tachybaptus dominicus; Macá gris; Least Grebe

Tachycineta leucorrhoa; Golondrina Ceja Blanca; White-rumped Swallow (below)


Tangara sayaca; Celestón; Sayaca Tanager


Tapera naevia; Crespin; Striped Cuckoo     VOICE

Thamnophilus ruficapillus; Batará Pardo; Rufous-capped Antshrike (below)   VIDEO VOICE

Tigrisoma lineatum; Garza colorada; Rufescent Tiger-Heron (below)

Tringa flavipes; Playero Patas Amarillas Chico; Lesser Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca; Playero Patas Amarillas Grande ; Greater Yellowlegs

Troglodytes aedon; Ratonera; Southern House-Wren (below)

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Turdus amaurocalinus; Sabiá común; Creamy-bellied Thrush  (below)


Turdus rufiventris: Zorzal; Rufous-bellied Thrush  (below)   VIDEO


Tyrannus melancholicus; Benteveo Real; Tropical Kingbird (below)

Vanellus chilensis; Tero común; Southern Lapwing (below)   VIDEO VOICE

Veniliornis spilogaster; Carpintero Manchado; White-spotted Woodpecker (below)


Vireo olivaceus; Chiví; Red-eyed Vireo

Volatina jacarina; Volatinero; Blue-back Grassquit

Xolmis cinereus; Escarchero; Gray Monjita

Xolmis dominicanus; Viuvita blanca grande; Black-and-whit Monjita

Xolmis irupero; Viuvita blanca común; White Monjita

Zenaida auriculata; Torcaza; Eared Dove   (below)   VIDEO


Zonotrichia capensis; Chingolo; Rufous-collared Sparrow  (below)  VIDEO


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Obs: List of names used by the scientific community Uruguayan.

Records (photos, videos and voices)  by Antonio Silveira . Records only taken in Laguna del Diario.

More information about Laguna del Diário, click here (portuguese)

VIDEO: Some brids of Laguna del Diario,UY,july2013.Antonio Silveira

Some birds of Laguna del Diario,UY,dec.2012. Antonio Silveira

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Antonio Silveira: 05/4/2012. Last update:24/6/2015.

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