Ecuador is the species densest country in South America. Incredibly close to 1600 species inhabits this rather small country. Tropical and subtropical forest on both side of the andes, interandean valleys, patches of temperate forests, paramos, endemic bird areas in the south, including the Tumbesian region abides for Mega diverse country. Kolibri Expeditions offers a series of good value trips to Ecuador aiming to more or less cover all the endemics and special birds in the country. We use a combination of lodges where available and inexpensive accomodation. The objective is to see the birds - not to be ruined.. We have several years of experience of mainland Ecuador and particularly Galapagos, in spite that we lately have concentrated more on our tours to Peru.
We have set up a filming expedition to Tiputini to film Army Ants for Discovery (Creeping crawlies)
All trips are run on request. Please don´t refrain to ask us about details that are not listed here.
Day 1. At Papallacta we will search for Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Mountain Avocetbill, Black-backed Bush-Tanager and others. Further down at the alder forest Dusky Piha is often seen. Night at Baeza.
Day 2. Guacamayos ridge. At the pass further possibilities include White-rimmed Brush-Finch, Slate-crowned Antpitta and Barred Antthrush. We will search for Andean Potoo at night, before going to Tena for a basic hotel here.
Day 3. Loreto rd. Target species will include Grey-tailed Piha, Scarlet-breasted and Fiery-throated Fruiteaters and Napo Sabrewing. Night in Tena.
Day 4. We will continue to bird the Loreto road in the morning or continue to the Guacamayos ridge. Night at Cabañas San Isidro.
Day 5. Birding most of the day around Cabañas San Isidro. The birding is exceptional. Specialties include Bicolored Antvireo, Black-chested Fruiteater, White-capped Tanager and Black-billed Mountain-Toucan. Night at Cabañas San Isidro.
Day 6. We will bird our way back to Quito.