Some Target Birds for Northern & Southern Ecuador Trips

Southern Ecuador is an amazingly diverse area ecologically, covering everything from rainforest and Andean cloud forest to high-altitude Paramo and Tumbesian desert. You can imagine the huge trip-list this makes possible in such a bird-rich country as Ecuador! On our Southern Ecuador 2016: The Jocotoco Antpitta & Tumbesian Endemics tour, you could come home with 50 to 60 endemic or near-endemic additions to your life-list, out of the 550 or more species expected. This is truly the birding destination of a lifetime. The Jocotoco Antpitta, only discovered in recent years, is a major reason for taking this trip. We also are offering an extension to Sacha Lodge in the Amazon Basin. Details here.

On our Northern Ecuador: East and West Slopes of The Andes & Sacha Lodge tour (November 8 departure), we visit the most interesting and popular birding destinations  in Ecuador including Mindo, Sacha Lodge in the Amazon Basin, Papallacta, Wild Sumaco. Our guide is one of the most experienced and accomplished experts in Ecuador.

Below are just a few of the species you’ll encounter in Ecuador.

Jocotoco Antpitta by Chuck Holiday

Jocotoco Antpitta by Chuck Holiday

El Oro Parakeet by Chuck Holiday

El Oro Parakeet by Chuck Holiday

Cream-colored Woodpecker by Chuck Holiday

Cream-colored Woodpecker by Chuck Holiday

Giant Antpitta at Angel Paz Reserve by Phil Davis

Giant Antpitta at Angel Paz Reserve by Phil Davis

Amesyth-throated Sunangel by F. Davis

Amesyth-throated Sunangel by F. Davis

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