Neblina Forest Birding Tours

Andes Amazon Exotic

INFORMATION

Average expected number of birds seen during the trip: 450 to 500 species. Vegetation Types Visited: 6 out of 16 Ecuadorian Vegetation Types. Total habitats visited: 13 out of 20. Altitude Range: 298 to 4000 meters (977 to 13,123 feet)

Overview

Average expected number of birds seen during the trip: 450 to 500 species. Vegetation Types Visited: 6 out of 16 Ecuadorian Vegetation Types. Total habitats visited: 13 out of 20. Altitude Range: 298 to 4000 meters (977 to 13,123 feet)

A Top-Ten Bird List by Habitat follows:

Habitat

Localities

Top Ten Highlight Birds

Western Cordillera: Cloud Forest and Paramo (Grass, shrub and cushion Paramo)

Yanacocha Reserve

Black breasted puffleg*, Giant Conebill, Ocellated Tapaculo, Imperial snipe, Andean and Sickle-winged Guan, Shining sunbeam, Mountain Velvetbreast, Sword-billed hummingbird, Black-chested mountain tanager.

Western Cordillera: Cloud Forest and Lower Mountain Forest

Nono – Mindo Road

Brown and Collared inca, Western emerald, Great saphirewing, Dark-backed wood-quail, Scarlet-bellied mountain tanager, Hooded mountain tanager, Golden tanager, Flame faced tanager, Black-winged saltator

Coastal Region west of the Andes: Lower Mountain Forest

Tandayapa Valley Bellavista Lodge & Reserve Mindo Valley

Empress brilliant, Violet-tailed sylph, Green-tailed trainbearer, Tawny-bellied hermit, Green fronted lancebill, Purple-throated woodstar, White-bellied woodstar, Green-crowned woodnymph, Plate-billed mountain toucan, Toucan barbet. Fasciated tiger-heron, Velvet-purple coronet, Fawn-breasted brilliant, Giant antpitta, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Club-winged manakin, Toucan Barbet, Blue-winged mountain-tanager, Beryl-spangled tanager, Beautiful jay

Amazonian Region east of the Andes: Lowland rain forest

Coca and Jungle Lodge chosen

Grey-winged trumpeter, Maroon-tailed parakeet, Orange-cheeked parrot, White-eared, White-cheeked and Purplish jacamars, Lemon-throated Barbet, Reddish-winged bare-eye, Cocha antshrike, Orange-crested manakin

Eastern Cordillera: Eastern Cloud Forest and Lower Mountain Forest

Papallacta – Baeza Road

Torrent duck, Sword-billed hummingbird, White-capped dipper, Tyrannine woodcreeper, Greater scythebill, Dusky piha, Red-hooded, White-capped and Golden-crowned tanagers, Rufous-breasted Flycatcher.

Eastern Cordillera: Eastern Cloud Forest

Cabañas San Isidro
Cordillera de Guacamayos

Black-and-chestnut eagle, Rufous-vented whitetip, Moustached and Peruvian antpittas, Bicolored antvireo Oleaginous hemispingus, Chestnut-breasted chlorophonia, White-capped, Yellow throated and Metallic-green tanagers
Highland tinamou, Slate-crowned antpitta, White-bellied antpitta, Striped treehunter, Bicoloured and Broad-winged hawks, Black-and-chestnut eagle, Rufous-bellied nighthawk, Chestnut-breasted coronet, Lemmon browed flycatcher

North Ecuadorian Grassland and "Quebrada" vegetation (Interandean Valleys)

Quito

Harris' Hawk, Western Emerald, Black-tailed trainbearer, Giant hummingbird, Vermillion flycatcher, Streak-throated bush tyrant, Spectacled whitestart, Golden-rumped euphonia, Southern yellow grosbeak, Band-tailed seedeater.

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