Ecuador: A Week in Paradise

Ochre-breasted Antpitta

March 28 – April 4, 2021

From: Quito, Ecuador

Participant Limit: 10
Activity Level: Moderate

Price: $3,999

Double occupancy. Single supplement: $400

This is a birding tour, designed to see as many bird species as possible, with special focus on specialty species.

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Ecuador is full of incredible birding areas but Mindo is the most famous of them all. On this tour, we’ll spend a week visiting all of the amazing birding locations in this part of Ecuador. Some of our stops will include Silanche, Milpe, Mashpi, the Long-wattled Umbrellabird Reserve, and Refugio Paz de las Aves.

Being based in Mindo will give us the opportunity to look for many species that are endemic to the Choco region of northwest South America. On one of our days, we’ll head down in elevation to 1,000 feet to Silanche Reserve. This reserve has a great tower where we’ll be able to see treetop species at eye level. On another day we’ll visit Refugio Paz de las Aves where we’ll observe an Andean Cock-of-the-Rock lek and watch as the property owner, Angel, draws in as many as five species of antpittas including Moustached, Yellow-breasted, and Giant! On another morning we’ll bird at the Long-wattled Umbrellabird Reserve in hopes of seeing (you guessed it) Long-wattled Umbrellabirds. These bizarre looking birds will definitely be a highlight. We’ll also bird a variety of other habitats at varying elevations which should result in a long list of species!

Trip Leaders

Eric Ripma

Included

  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Ground Transportation
  • Park Entrance Fees

Not Included

  • International Airfare
  • Passport and Visa Fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Items
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips

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