Enchanting Ecuador – Birding the Andes to the Amazon

  • After most participants have birded Northwest Ecuador, they yearn to return for more. Many will choose birding sites and lodges east of Quito for their return trip to Ecuador. Many experienced world birders love to visit eastern Ecuador as the lodges are a great value and the birding is always productive, with many species seen each day and always new life birds to be found. These trips are filled with tanagers, hummingbirds and a number of primarily Amazonian species such as: White-capped Tanager, Paradise Tanager, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Golden-collared Honeycreeper, Peruvian Racket-tail, Napo Sabrewing, Gould's Jewelfront, King Vulture, Golden-collared Toucanet, and more.

  • These trips are well planned to focus on bird watching. With excellent guides, we can expect to see over 400 species on our 12 day trip. These trips are filled with Tanagers, Hummingbirds and a number of amazing Amazonian species. Mammal highlights will include: Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth, Golden-mantled Saddle-back Tamarin, Marañon White-fronted Capuchin, Humboldt’s Squirrel Monkey, Spix’s night Monkey, Red-crowned Titi Monkey, Linnaeus’s Red Howler Monkey, Red-tailed Squirrel, Amazon Dwarf Squirrel, Sac-wined Bats, Greater Bulldog Bat, or perhaps a rare larger mammal.

  • Excellent lodges including San Isidro and Wild Sumaco, and birding the Eastern Andes and Amazon of Quito set the stage for viewing many species not seen elsewhere in Northwest Ecuador.

     

More details about this trip:

Pricing:  $4,090 US Dollars, or £3,125 GBP for 12 Days and 11 Nights. Extensions available.

 

Group Size:  Most tours viable at 6 to 8 participants (priced at 6 participants).

 

Upcoming Dates: 

February 23 to March 6

Mammals

Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth, Black-mantled Tamarin, Golden-mantled Saddle-back Tamarin, Marañon White-fronted Capuchin, Large-headed Capuchin, Humboldt’s Squirrel Monkey, Spix’s night Monkey, Red-crowned Titi Monkey, Napo Saki Monkey, Linnaeus’s Red Howler Monkey, Red-tailed Squirrel, Northern and Southern Red Squirrels; Amazon Dwarf Squirrel, Sac-wined Bats, Greater Bulldog Bat.

Birds

Andean Guan, Lettered Aracari, Golden-collared Toucanet, Lafresnaye's Piculet, Peruvian Racket-tail, Napo Sabrewing, Wire-crested Thorntail, Many-spotted Hummingbird, Black-throated Brilliant, Gould's Jewelfront, King Vulture, Black-faced Hawk, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Plum-throated Cotinga, Spangled Cotinga, Bare-necked Fruitcrow, Opal-rumped Tanager, Opal-crowned Tanager, White-capped Tanager, Paradise Tanager, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Golden-collared Honeycreeper, and Green-and-gold Tanager.

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Special Sites

Cloud Forest, Andean Montane Forest, Amazonian Foothill Forest, Amazonian Lowland Rain Forest, South American Continental Divide, Guango Lodge, San Isidro Lodge, Wildsumaco Lodge, Yarina Lodge, Napo River, Varzea Forest, Terra Firme Forest.

Other Attractions

Easy trip with excellent accommodations, birding on roads or easy trails; no difficult hiking; boat and canoe rides; high biodiversity; pace relaxed.

Client Reports

So many colorful birds! Amazing trip that went to some beautiful and interesting places.

San Isidro Owl
San Isidro Owl

Sword-billed Hummingbird
Sword-billed Hummingbird

Paradise Tanager
Paradise Tanager

San Isidro Owl
San Isidro Owl

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