Ecuador Feeder Bird-Photography Tour

A Country of Gold

Another amazing AAA destination, even though this smaller than Texas mega-diverse country is already known by many; Ecuador is not yet well unveiled by the avid and adventurous bird photography lovers.

Its diverse landscape encompasses beautiful Amazon Rainforest, breathtaking Andean highlands and the famous wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands.

In the Andean valleys at an elevation of 2,850m, Quito, the capital, is known for its largely intact Spanish colonial center, with decorated 16th- and 17th-century palaces and religious sites.

A country that has welcomed tourism for more than 45 years, its rugged terrain and new infrastructure are discovering new hidden places and new ways to get close pictures of amazing birds.

We encourage you to come and be part of this small, all in one tourism destination.

Like Nowhere Else, All In One Place, So Close.

Trip Profile (2 dates Available)

Duration
15 Days
price
EnquirE
Grade
MoDERATE
Max Altitude
3.400 m
group size
6-8 bird photographers
Arrival
QUITO Airport
Departure
QUITO Airport
accomodation
Hotels and Lodges
meals
All inclusive
season
NOV 10 & NOV 18

Trip Highlights

Overview

This bird tour begins in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito, capital of Ecuador, one of the top countries on the planet for bird lovers.

Ecuador’s strategic location along the Andes mountain range and its proximity to the equator contribute to its extraordinary biodiversity. The country is a haven for both resident and migratory birds, making it an ideal destination for birdwatchers year-round.

Some popular destinations within Ecuador for bird tours include the Mindo Cloud Forest, eastern cloud forests, and the high-altitude páramo ecosystems.

The tour is designed to get a great variety of birds, but mainly for high quality of specialties easier to get here than anywhere else.

The quality of birds is great and the variety of lodges will give us the chance of having very different and specialized service plus great tasty local and international food.

Also the tour will give us some opportunity if lucky of seeing some mammals like mountain tapir, spectacled bear, tayra, etc.

Ecuador bird photography tours offer photographers a captivating journey providing optimal opportunities to capture stunning images of its rich avian life, each habitat offers unique photographic opportunities, including birds in flight, feeding, nesting, and displaying vibrant plumage against breathtaking backdrops. 

Led by experienced guides, these tours also offer insights into Ecuador’s cultural heritage and encounters with other wildlife species. Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just starting out, Ecuador bird photography tours promise unforgettable moments and a wealth of inspiration in one of the world’s most biodiverse birding destinations.

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Itinerary

  • Transfer to Illayacu Ecolodge.

  • Afternoon bird photography in the garden: Vermillion Flycatcher, Golden Bellied Grosbeak, Western Emerald, etc. in garden. 

  • Illayacu Ecolodge.

  • Am The lodge blind, great for photos.

  • Afternoon hummingbirds Multiflash session.

  • Overnight Sachatamia.

  • Another morning Sachatamia Blind recommended, and San Tadeo feeders or similar.
  • Pm: Balcon Tumpiki.
  • Overnight Sachatamia.
  • Great feeders for Choco endemics and others.

  • In the afternoon head to a photography jewel Santa Elena Red Cock of the rock.

  • Lunch at Sachatamia
  • Pm: We head to a new feeding station for our last Multiflash session.
  • Overnight Sachatamia.
  • Milpe Bird Sanctuary feeders, if necessary we will go in the forest for club winged manakin.
  • Lunch.
  • Afternoon we head to Tutty Frutty feeders.
  • Red Cock of the rock subspecies sanguinolentus, antpittas. 

  • Overnight Ilayacu.

  • Antisana reserve an amazing place to see and sometimes close-up views to get pictures of Andean condors.

  • We will head to a feeder station where we will have lunch and try for giant hummingbird in a feeder, etc.

  • Overnight Guango Lodge.

  • Guango Lodge blind in the morning, hummingbirds of the garden.

  • Search for Torrent duck after and before lunch , this place will get you closer than most.

  • Guango Lodge overnight.

  • After another go to the blind and torrent duck, Ollin waterfall.

  • Overnight San Isidro.

  • Here a different array of tanagers and hummingbirds wait for us.
  • Overnight San Isidro.
  • Head to Brisas hummingbird and banana feeders.
  • Schedule a time for the orange cock of the rock subspecies aequatorialis.
  • Overnight San isidro.
  • Depends on your international ticket.
  • If your plane leaves on this day let us know.
  • If you need an extra night in Bogota plus a transfer out to the airport.
  • Transfer out international flights. 

  • End of services.

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