Ecuador Birdwatching Trip September 2018 352 Species In Just Ten Days

Not just spectacular birds in Ecuador stunning scenery too!

We have returned from a mind-blowing Birdwatching Trip to Ecuador seeing a staggering 352 species in just ten days! As on all our tours we took time to really enjoy the birds, staying in lovely hotels and lodges and enjoyed superb food! A perfect tour!

The views at our first birding stop, Yanacocha, near Quito, breath-taking literally.

Yes this bird is real, honest, Sword-billed Hummingbird from our first day.

The wonderfully named Shining Sunbeam, another hummer from Yanacocha.

After spending a superb morning at the fairly high altitude Yanacocha Nature Reserve, where we enjoyed a lovely lunch at the lodge, we moved on. Next stop Tandayapa Bird Lodge, a must visit destination on any Ecuador tour. Here we spent five wondeful nights, the lodge is perfectly placed to reach amazing habitats that hold staggering numbers of birds. The lodge itself is probably the best place in the world to see hummingbirds with a wonderful variety of species on show, perfect for photos too. Lots of other birds can be seen around the lodge and coming to the feeders. It is paradise!

Tiny but perfectly formed, Booted Racket-tail, just one of the stars at Tandayapa.

Blue-winged Mountain Tanager taken from the lodge dinning room window!

Another from the window bird at Tandayapa - Crimson-rumped Toucanet.

Who would not want to see this stunner? Toucan Barbet, just a totally wow bird.

What an amazing start to our ten day Birdwatching Trip to Ecuador! We would love you to join us for the very best experiences. Please email us here for more details of our Ecuador trips and all our tours....

We also offer bespoke tours put together just for you, anything from a day trip here in North Wales to three weeks in Borneo! We love to put together the perfect tour for our guests. Please ask for more details of our custom made trips. We look forward to enjoying great birds in great places with you!

Highlights on day one included: Andean Guan, Black-tailed Trainbearer, Sapphire-vented Puffleg, Golden-breasted Puffleg, Shining Sunbeam, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Great Sapphirewing, Andean Condor, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Carunculated Caracara, Torrent Tyrannulet, Barred Fruiteater, Red-crested Continga, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Black-chested Mountain-Tanager, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager, Glossy Flowerpiercer, Masked Flowerpiercer and many more!

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