Two antpittas of course! Well let's come back to that.
Antpittas are the star of the show at Angel de Paz and we did very well. The first one in the line-up was arguably the most impressive, Giant. While I've seen photos of Giant Antpittas right at the trailhead Angel walked at least a couple hundred yards up the (very muddy, steep, and only occasionally stepped) trail before he started making calls and chucking snake-sized night crawlers into the brush. His body language was looking a little concerned about the bird showing at all, but ultimately this (seemingly football sized!) bird worked its way out of the drizzling gloom.
It was so big I had a really hard time fitting it in the frame. These aren't cropped.
But crowds don't go to Angel's to see one antpitta. I'd only seen 3 species of antpitta in my life before this morning, but number 4 was the next bird I photographed, a Yellow-throated Antpitta.
With that we were ushered up to the visitor center to allow the crowd snacks and a bathroom break. A Red-billed Parrot teed up briefly along the road.
There was more activity right next to the lot with nice views of a Golden-bellied Flycatcher.
One of my most-wanted birds for the trip was alongside the lot too, Strong-billed Woodcreeper.