Birdwatching

Birdwatching

Ecuador has more species of birds than any other country. It can boast of about 1630 species, and is the fourth richest bird country in the world. It has a great biodiversity from sea level and up to more than 6000 metres.
The country owes much of this diversity to the many different types of flora to be found here. Coastal forest, rain forest and cloud forest provide plenty of different habitats for birds to live in.   You will be surprised by some much beauty and biodiversity...

Birdwatching
Birdwatching

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Birdwatching

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Quito.
Arrival in Quito

DAY 2 - 3:  EASTERN FOOTHILLS
A wonderful mix of cloud forest, foothill species, and typically Amazonian birds.

DAY 4 – 5: EASTERN SLOPE
An amazing place located at about 2050 metres above sea level.  ideal base to observe birds from the lower reaches of the temperate zone

DAY 6: EASTERN SLOPE - PAPALLACTA HOT SPRINGS
Visit a special reserve between the tree-line forests and treeless paramo zones, where an almost entirely new set of birds awaits you.

DAY 7: QUITO  & MIDDLE OF THE WORLD
Full day of Quito.

DAY 8: ANTISANA ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
The main attraction for sure is Ecuador’s national bird, the amazing Andean Condor.

DAY 9: TANDAYAPA VALLEY
Tandayapa Valley is part of the Choco Endemic Corridor and holds the world record for hummingbird species recorded in one year.

DAY 10: CLOUD FOREST
approximately 25% of species of plants and animals are found nowhere else in the world.

DAY 11 - 12: MILPE ECOLODGE & RESERVE
This place contains beautiful and well kept birding trails,  observatory decks with spectacular views of the upper tropical rainforest valley.

DAY 13: MILPE - QUITO
Goodbye Dinner at Mosaico restaurant, with an incredible view of the old town.

DAY 14 QUITO
Transfer to the airport or extensions.

 

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