The Northern Yungas ecological region consists of semi-humid to wet, evergreen tropical montane forest and woodland from the upper foothills to the timberline on the east slope of the northern Bolivian Andes. This region also includes an extensive, expanding area of artificial cerrado-like grassland in the Apolo area in La Paz department.

No less than 13 Bolivian endemics/near-endemics are found in this region along with 22 threatened species and a whopping 219 additional ecoregion specialties, all of which are listed below.

Recommended eBird Hotspots in the Northern Yungas:
Atén
Chapare Region, Miguelito Substation Road
Cerro Asunta Pata
Old Coroico Road
Refugio Los Volcanes
Sadiri Lodge

Serranía de Siberia
Tablas Monte Area

Bolivian Endemics and Near-Endemics:
Pauxi unicornis/Horned Curassow
Aglaeactis pamela
/Black-hooded Sunbeam
Thamnophilus aroyae/Upland Antshrike
Grallaria erythrotis
/Rufous-faced Antpitta
Syndactyla striata
/Bolivian Recurvebill
Asthenes harterti
/Black-throated Thistletail
Cranioleuca albiceps
/Light-crowned Spinetail
Phyllomyias weedeni
/Yungas Tyrannulet
Hemitriccus spodiops
/Yungas Tody-Tyrant
Phibalura boliviana
/Palkachupa Cotinga
Kleinothraupis calophrys
/Orange-browed Hemispingus
Diglossa carbonaria
/Gray-bellied Flowerpiercer
Atlapetes rufinucha
/Bolivian Brush-Finch

Threatened species:
Nothocercus nigrocapillus/Hooded Tinamou
Tinamus osgoodi
/Black Tinamou
Tinamus tao
/Gray Tinamou
Nothoprocta taczanowskii
/Taczanowski’s Tinamou
Pauxi unicornis
/Horned Curassow
Patagioenas subvinacea
/Ruddy Pigeon
Neomorphus geoffroyi
/Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo
Spizaetus isidori
/Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Ramphastos vitellinus culminatus/Channel-billed or Yellow-ridged Toucan
Ara militaris
/Military Macaw
Euchrepomis sharpei
/Yellow-rumped Antwren
Cinclodes aricomae
/Royal Cinclodes
Asthenes helleri
/Puna Thistletail
Cranioleuca curtata
/Ash-browed Spinetail
Phyllomyias weedeni
/Yungas Tyrannulet
Zimmerius cinereicapilla
/Red-billed Tyrannulet
Anairetes alpinus
/Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant
Agriornis albicauda
/White-tailed Shrike-Tyrant
Phibalura boliviana
/Palkachupa Cotinga
Lipaugus uropygialis
/Scimitar-winged Piha
Stilpnia argyrofenges
/Green-throated or Straw-backed Tanager
Setophaga cerulea
/Cerulean Warbler

Other ecoregion specialties:
Chamaepetes goudotii/Sickle-winged Guan
Penelope montagnii
/Andean Guan
Odontophorus speciosus
/Rufous-breasted Wood-Quail
Odontophorus balliviani
/Stripe-faced Wood-Quail
Geotrygon violacea
/Violaceous Quail-Dove
Zentrygon frenata
/White-throated Quail-Dove
Claravis mondetoura
/Maroon-chested Ground-Dove
Dromococcyx pavoninus
/Pavonine Cuckoo
Steatornis caripensis
/Oilbird
Nyctibius maculosus
/Andean Potoo
Lurocalis rufiventris
/Rufous-bellied Nighthawk
Uropsalis segmentata
/Swallow-tailed Nightjar
Uropsalis lyra
/Lyre-tailed Nightjar
Cypseloides cryptus
/White-chinned Swift
Eutoxeres condamini
/Buff-tailed Sicklebill
Phaethornis stuarti
/White-browed Hermit
Doryfera ludovicae
/Green-fronted Lancebill
Schistes geoffroyi
/Wedge-billed Hummingbird
Colibri delphinae
/Brown Violetear
Heliangelus amethysticollis
/Amethyst-throated Sunangel
Aglaiocercus kingi
/Long-tailed Sylph
Ramphomicron microrhynchum
/Purple-backed Thornbill
Chalcostigma ruficeps
/Rufous-capped Thornbill
Chalcostigma olivaceum
/Olivaceous Thornbill
Chalcostigma stanleyi
/Blue-mantled Thornbill
Metallura tyrianthina
/Tyrian Metaltail
Metallura aeneocauda
/Scaled Metaltail
Haplophaedia assimilis
/Buff-thighed Puffleg
Eriocnemis luciani sapphiropygia
/Sapphire-vented or Coppery-naped Puffleg
Eriocnemis glaucopoides
/Blue-capped Puffleg
Coeligena coeligena
/Bronzy Inca
Coeligena torquata inca
/Collared or Gould’s Inca
Coeligena violifer violifer
/Violet-throated or Bolivian Starfrontlet
Ensifera ensifera
/Sword-billed Hummingbird
Pterophanes cyanopterus
/Great Sapphirewing
Ocreatus underwoodii
/Booted Racket-tail
Heliodoxa leadbeateri
/Violet-fronted Brilliant
Klais guimeti
/Violet-headed Hummingbird
Taphrospilus hypostictus
/Many-spotted Hummingbird
Amazilia viridicauda
/Green-and-white Hummingbird
Chrysuronia oenone
/Golden-tailed Sapphire
Gallinago jamesoni
/Jameson’s or Andean Snipe
Theristicus melanopis branickii
/Black-faced or Andean Ibis
Buteogallus solitarius
/Solitary Eagle
Buteo albigula
/White-throated Hawk
Megascops albogularis
/White-throated Screech-Owl
Megascops ingens
/Rufescent Screech-Owl
Megascops marshalli
/Cloud-forest Screech-Owl
Megascops roraimae
/Foothill or Vermiculated Screech-Owl
Pulsatrix melanota
/Band-bellied Owl
Ciccaba albitarsis
/Rufous-banded Owl
Glaucidium parkeri
/Subtropical Pygmy-Owl
Pharomachrus auriceps
/Golden-headed Quetzal
Pharomachrus antisianus
/Crested Quetzal
Trogon personatus
/Masked Trogon
Momotus aequatorialis
/Andean Motmot
Malacoptila fulvogularis
/Black-streaked Puffbird
Micromonacha lanceolata/Lanceolated Monklet
Eubucco versicolor
/Versicolored Barbet
Aulacorhynchus prasinus atrogularis
/Emerald or Black-throated Toucanet
Aulacorhynchus derbianus
/Chestnut-tipped Toucanet
Aulacorhynchus coeruleicinctis
/Blue-banded Toucanet
Andigena cucullata
/Hooded Mountain-Toucan
Picoides fumigatus
/Smoky-brown Woodpecker
Veniliornis nigriceps
/Bar-bellied Woodpecker
Colaptes rivolii
/Crimson-mantled Woodpecker
Campephilus haematogaster
/Crimson-bellied Woodpecker
Micrastur gilvicollis
/Lined Forest-Falcon
Bolborhynchus lineola
/Barred Parakeet
Hapalopsittaca melanotis
/Black-winged Parrot
Pionus sordidus
/Red-billed Parrot
Pionus tumultuosus
/Speckle-faced or Plum-crowned Parrot
Amazona mercenarius
/Scaly-naped Parrot
Thamnistes anabatinus
/Russet Antshrike
Myrmotherula longicauda
/Stripe-chested Antwren
Myrmotherula grisea
/Ashy or Yungas Antwren
Herpsilochmus axillaris
/Yellow-breasted Antwren
Drymophila striaticeps
/Streak-headed Antbird
Myrmelastes brunneiceps
/Brownish-headed Antbird
Conopophaga ardesiaca
/Slaty Gnateater
Grallaria squamigera
/Undulated Antpitta
Grallaria guatimalensis
/Scaled Antpitta
Grallaria andicolus
/Stripe-headed Antpitta
Grallaria albigula
/White-throated Antpitta
Grallaria rufula
/Rufous Antpitta
Grallaricula flavirostris
/Ochre-breasted Antpitta
Grallaricula ferrugineipectus
/Rusty-breasted Antpitta
Scytalopus parvirostris
/Trilling Tapaculo
Scytalopus bolivianus
/Bolivian Tapaculo
Scytalopus simonsi
/Puna Tapaculo
Scytalopus schulenbergi
/Diademed Tapaculo
Chamaeza mollissima
/Barred Antthrush
Dendrocincla tyrannina
/Tyrannine Woodcreeper
Xiphorhynchus triangularis
/Olive-backed Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger
/Montane Woodcreeper
Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii
/Streaked Tuftedcheek
Lochmias nematura
/Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper
Anabazenops dorsalis
/Dusky-cheeked Foliage-gleaner
Philydor erythrocercum
/Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner
Anabacerthia striaticollis
/Montane Foliage-gleaner
Thripadectes scrutator
/Rufous-backed Treehunter
Thripadectes holostictus
/Striped Treehunter
Premnoplex brunnescens
/Spotted Barbtail
Margarornis squamiger
/Pearled Treerunner
Leptasthenura andicola
/Andean Tit-Spinetail
Asthenes urubambensis
/Line-fronted Canastero
Asthenes maculicauda
/Scribble-tailed Canastero
Asthenes wyatti
/Streak-backed Canastero
Asthenes humilis
/Streak-throated Canastero
Asthenes helleri
/Puna Thistletail
Phyllomyias burmeisteri zeledoni
/White-fronted Tyrannulet
Phyllomyias uropygialis
/Tawny-rumped Tyrannulet
Elaenia gigas
/Mottle-backed Elaenia
Elaenia pallatangae
/Sierran Elaenia
Mecocerculus stictopterus
/White-banded Tyrannulet
Pseudotriccus simplex
/Hazel-fronted Pygmy-Tyrant
Pseudotriccus ruficeps
/Rufous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant
Zimmerius bolivianus
/Bolivian Tyrannulet
Zimmerius cinereicapilla
/Red-billed Tyrannulet
Phylloscartes orbitalis
/Spectacled Bristle-Tyrant
Phylloscartes parkeri
/Cinnamon-faced Tyrannulet
Mionectes olivaceus
/Olive-striped Flycatcher
Myiornis albiventris
/White-bellied Pygmy-Tyrant
Hemitriccus spodiops
/Yungas Tody-Tyrant
Hemitriccus granadensis
/Black-throated Tody-Tyrant
Hemitriccus rufigularis
/Buff-throated Tody-Tyrant
Rhynchocyclus fulvipectus
/Fulvous-breasted Flatbill
Neopipo cinnamomea
/Cinnamon Manakin-Tyrant
Myiophobus inornatus
/Unadorned Flycatcher
Myiobius villosus
/Tawny-breasted Flycatcher
Nephelomyias ochraceiventris
/Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher
Mitrephanes olivaceus
/Olive Flycatcher
Myiotheretes fuscorufus
/Rufous-bellied Bush-Tyrant
Cnemarchus erythropygius
/Red-rumped Bush-Tyrant
Ochthoeca frontalis spodionota
/Crowned or Kalinowski’s Chat-Tyrant
Ochthoeca pulchella
/Golden-browed Chat-Tyrant
Ochthoeca cinnamomeiventris thoracica
/Slaty-backed or Maroon-belted Chat-Tyrant
Ochthoeca rufipectoralis
/Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant
Ochthoeca fumicolor
/Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant
Myiarchus cephalotes
/Pale-edged Flycatcher
Oxyruncus cristatus
/Sharpbill
Pipreola intermedia
/Band-tailed Fruiteater
Pipreola arcuata
/Barred Fruiteater
Pipreola frontalis
/Scarlet-breasted Fruiteater
Ampelioides tschudii
/Scaled Fruiteater
Ampelion rubrocristatus
/Red-crested Cotinga
Ampelion rufaxilla
/Chestnut-crested Cotinga
Rupicola peruvianus
/Andean Cock-of-the-rock
Laniisoma elegans
or Laniisoma buckleyi/Shrike-like Cotinga or Andean Mourner
Pachyramphus versicolor
/Barred Becard
Vireo leucophrs
/Brown-capped Vireo
Cyanolyca viridicyanus
/White-collared Jay
Cyanocorax yncas
/Green Jay
Orochelidon flavipes
/Pale-footed Swallow
Odontorchilus branickii
/Gray-mantled Wren
Troglodytes solstitialis
/Mountain Wren
Cinnycerthia fulva
/Fulvous Wren
Henicorhina leucophrys
/Gray-breasted Wood-Wren
Cyphorhinus thoracicus
/Chestnut-breasted Wren
Microbates cinereiventris
/Half-collared Gnatwren
Myadestes ralloides
/Andean Solitaire
Catharus fuscater
/Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush
Catharus dryas
/Spotted Nightingale-Thrush
Entomodestes leucotis
/White-eared Solitaire
Turdus leucops
/Pale-eyed Thrush
Turdus serranus
/Glossy-black Thrush
Anthus hellmayri
/Hellmayr’s Pipit
Catamblyrhynchus diadema
/Plushcap
Conirostrum binghami
/Giant Conebill
Conirostrum ferrugineiventre
/White-browed Conebill
Conirostrum cinereum
/Cinereous Conebill
Idiopsar speculifera
/White-winged Diuca Finch
Idiopsar brachyurus
/Short-tailed Finch
Catamenia homochroa
/Paramo Seedeater
Diglossa mystacalis
/Moustached Flowerpiercer
Diglossa glauca
/Deep-blue Flowerpiercer
Diglossa caerulescens
/Bluish Flowerpiercer
Diglossa cyanea
/Masked Flowerpiercer
Haplospiza rustica
/Slaty Finch
Creurgops dentatus
/Slaty Tanager
Islerothraupis rufiventer
/Yellow-crested Tanager
Sporophila luctuosa
/Black-and-white Seedeater
Pseudospingus xanthophthalmus
/Drab Hemispingus
Sphenopsis melanotis
/Black-eared Hemispingus
Thlypopsis superciliaris
/Superciliared Hemispingus
Microspingus trifasciatus
/Three-striped Hemispingus
Chlorochrysa calliparaea
/Orange-eared Tanager
Iridosornis jelskii
/Golden-collared Tanager
Dubusia castaneoventris
/Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager
Anisognathus igniventris
/Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager
Anisognathus somptuosus
/Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager
Buthraupis montana
/Hooded Mountain-Tanager
Chlorornis riefferii
/Grass-green Tanager
Chalcothraupis ruficervix
/Golden-naped Tanager
Stilpnia viridicollis
/Silvery or Silver-backed Tanager
Stilpnia meyerdeschauenseei
/Green-capped Tanager
Tangara vassorii
/Blue-and-black Tanager
Tangara nigroviridis
/Beryl-spangled Tanager
Tangara cyanotis
/Blue-browed Tanager
Tangara chrysotis
/Golden-eared Tanager
Tangara arthus
/Golden Tanager
Tangara xanthocephala
/Saffron-crowned Tanager
Thraupis cyanocephala
/Blue-capped Tanager
Ixothraupis punctata
/Spotted Tanager
Chlorospingus parvirostris
/Short-billed Chlorospingus or Bush-Tanager
Atlapetes melanolaemus
/Black-faced Brush-Finch
Chlorothraupis carmioli
/Carmiol’s or Olive Tanager
Myiothlypis luteoviridis
/Citrine Warbler
Myiothlypis signata
/Pale-legged Warbler
Myiothlypis rivularis
/Riverbank Warbler
Myiothlypis chrysogaster
/Golden-bellied Warbler
Myiothlypis coronata
/Russet-crowned Warbler
Basileuterus tristriatus
/Three-striped Warbler
Myioborus miniatus
/Slate-throated Redstart
Myioborus melanocephalus
/Spectacled Redstart
Psarocolius atrovirens
/Dusky-green Oropendola
Cacicus chrysonotus
/(Southern) Mountain Cacique
Amblycercus holosericeus
/Yellow-billed Cacique
Spinus olivaceus
/Olivaceous Siskin
Euphonia mesochrysa
/Bronze-green Euphonia