Ecuador

At a glance
For sheer high numbers and an incredible diversity of birds in a short trip, it is very hard to beat Ecuador. Boasting a bird list of over 1,800 species, Ecuador has entrenched itself as a premier South American birding destination, and one of the top worldwide birding hotspots. Ecuador has a wide variety of faunal zones, including some of the richest on this planet, each with its characteristic birds. Furthermore, its small size, great infrastructure, spectacular scenery and friendly people make an Ecuador birding trip a highly productive and enjoyable experience. The Chocó is an eco-region and biodiversity hotspot in Northern Ecuador that holds the largest number of restricted-range birds of any Endemic Bird Area in the Americas, with an incredible 62 species being endemic to the area. Read more for full itinerary
Tour info:
Next departure dates:  14 July 2020
Spaces available:     Yes
Top Birds:

Andean Cock-of-the-rock
Andean Condor
Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Bicoloured Hawk
Highland Tinamou
Torrent Duck
Black-faced Ibis
Silvery Grebe
Chestnut-fronted and Military Macaw
Rose-faced Parrot
Spot-winged and Pacific Parrotlet
Plate-billed Mountain Toucan
Black-mandibled Toucan
White-throated and Choco Toucan,
Choco and Masked Trogon
Pale-mandibled Aracari
Golden-headed Quetzal
Red-headed Barbet
Beautiful Jay
Dusky Pigeon
Cinnamon Woodpecker
Giant, Slate-crowned and Plain-backed Antpitta
Black-crowned Antshrike
Checker-throated Antwren
Black-headed and Rufous-breasted Antthrush
Glistening-green Tanager
Scrub and Black-chinned Mountain Tanager
Orange-breasted and Scaled Fruiteater
Velvet-purple Coronet
Giant Hummingbird
Tooth-billed and Sword-billed Hummingbird
Green Thorntail
Empress Brilliant
Andean Hillstar
Violet-tailed Sylph
Black Trainbearer
Club-winged and Blue-rumped Manakin
Choco Warbler
Yellow-throated Spadebill
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe,
Common Potoo
Lyre-tailed Nightjar

Top Mammals:

Spectacled BearOlive and White-thighed ColobusWhite-fronted CapuchinBrown-headed Spider MonkeyMantled Howler MonkeyOlinguitoTayraBlack AgoutiWhite-tailed Deer


Top Attractions:
• Milpe Bird Sanctuary;
• Viewing platform at Rio Silanche Reserve;
• Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve;
• Historical Quito;
• Andean Cock-of-the-rock lek;
• Puembo Birding Garden;
• Wildsumaco Lodge;
• Antisana Reserve;
• Incredible fauna and flora biodiversity;
• Superb bird photography opportunities


ITINERARY OVERVIEW
Day 1 Arrive in Quito – Mariscal Sucre International Airport & transfer to Puemba Birding Garden
Day 2 Jocotoco Reserve and Tandayapa Valley
Day 3 Milpe and Rio Silanche
Day 4 Bellavista Cloud Reserve
Day 5 Angel Paz Reserve
Day 6 Mashpi Road and Amagusa Reserve
Day 7 Papallacta Pass and Wildsumaco
Day 8 Full day birding around Wildsumaco Lodge
Day 9 San Isidro
Day 10 San Isidro and Guacamayos Ridge
Day 11 Guango
Day 12 Guango and return to Puemba Birding Garden
Day 13 Antisana Reserve
Day 14 End of Equador birding trip and transfer to airport

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