Ecuador Cloudforest

The Republic of Ecuador in Southamerica is one of the 17 megadiverse groups world wide. The presence of the Andes mountains from North to South forming valleys in between the West and the East Andes chain crossed by the Equator line, makes up different ecosystems both eastern andean slopes and western andean slopes. By the East of Ecuador is the Amazon rainforest and by the West the Pacific ocean, both they have humidity rising up and brought to the Andes mountains by wind currents and they give the formation of mist or fug that is what we call Ecuador Cloudforest (technically known as pre montain forest) on both sides of the Andes mountain range.

Nearby the Subtropical Zone of Tandayapa, this hummingbird route, is Mindo Nambillo Protected Forest this unique bird area with endemic species of birds and plants is the transition Cloudforest zone from 2,500 meters above the sea level down to 1,000 m. a. s. l. with rain fall of 800 to 2,500 milimeters per year.
Magic Bird sites in Mindo cloudforest are: Mindo Nambillo Protected Forest altitude: 1,300 to 2,300 meters, Maquipucuna Biological Reserve at 1,000 - 2,500 meters, Oreothraupis Reserve altitude: 2,300 to 2,4500 meters, Bellavista Cloudforest Reserve altitude: 2,400 meters, Aves de Paz Bird Santuary at 1,800 meters, Sachatamia Lodge and Reserve altitude: 1,700 meters, Milpe Bird Sanctuary altitude: 1,100 meters.

By booking this tour service you help us in our commitment to protect and preserve the environment in Mindo Cloud Forest. For the assistance we need your help. Please take a look at our bird tour proposal and tell us. We hope this suits your needs. With your help we can do our part. Richard Hernandez - Naturalist Guide Level II


List of endemic bird species of the Choco Region. List of Hummingbirds of Mindo Cloud Forest
Berlepschis Tinamou White-necked Jacobin
Plumbeous Forest-Falcon White-whiskered Hermit
Dark-backed Wood-Quail

Green Violetear

Brown Wood-Rail Sparkling Violetear
Dasky Pigeon Speckled Hummingbird
Pallid Dove Green-crowned Brilliant
Indigo-Crowned Quail dove White-bellied Woodstar
Rose-faced Parrot Purple-throated Woodstar
Banded Ground Cuckoo Green-crowned Woodnymph
Colombian Screech Owl Rufuos-tailed Hummingbird
Chocó Screech Owl Tawny-bellied Hermit
Cloud forest Pygmy Owl Andean Emerald
Chocó-Poorwill Purple-bibbed Whitetip
White Whiskered Hermit Brown Inca
Purple-Chested Hummingbird Collared Inca
Velvet-purple Coronet Buff-tailed Coronet
Brown Inca Velvet-purpled Coronet
Gorgeted Sunangel Gorgeted Sunangel
Hoary Puffleg Green-fronted Lancebill
Violet-tailed Sylph Wedge-billed Hummingbird
Chocó Trogon Brown Violetear
Orange-fronted Barbet Fawn-breasted Brilliant
Toucan Barbet Violet-tailed Sylph
Pale-mandibled Aracari Booted Racket-tail
Plate-billed Mountain Toucan Tooth-billed Hummingbird
Choco Toucan Hoary Puffleg
Lita Woodpecker Black-breasted Puffleg
Choco Woodpecker White-tailed Hillstar
Double-banded Graytail Empress Brilliant
Pacific Tuftedcheek  
Uniform Treehunter  
Stub-tailed Antbird  
Esmeraldas Antbird  
Yellow-breasted Antpitta  
Pacific Flatbill   
Orange-breasted Fruiteater  
Long-wattled Umbrellabird  
Club-winged Manakin  
Black Solitaire  
Chocó Warbler  
Scarlet-breasted Dacnis  
Yellow-collared Chlorophonia  
Scarlet and White Tanager  
Glistening-green Tanager  
Rufous-throated Tanager  
Gray and gold Tanager  
Blue Whiskered Tanager  
Moss-backed Tanager  
Ochre-breasted Tanager  
Scarlet-browed Tanager  
Dusky bush Tanager  
Yellow-green  Bush Tanager  

Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager

Beautiful Jay

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