7 DAYS BIRDING ECUADOR


FIRST DAY

Arrive to Antisana Ecological Reserve: Andean cóndor, Variable Hawk, Carunculated Caracara, Aplomado Falcon, Black Winged Ground Dove, Black Faced Ibis, Paramo Ground Tyrant, and Andean Siskin...

SECOND DAY

Arrival to Yanacocha Reserve: Western white tailed Trogon, Collares Trogon, Purple Chested Hummingbird, Gray and Gold Tanager, Rufous Winged Tanager, Emerald Tanager, Scarled Browed Tanager, Scarlet Breasted Dacnis, White Bearded Manakin…

THIRD DAY

Arrival to Cotopaxi National Park: Variable hawk, Andean teal, aplomado falcon, tawny antpitta, Andean tit-spinetail, Andean gull, brown backed chat-tyrant, brown billed swallow, streak backed canastero, giant hummingbird …

FOURTH DAY

YANACOCHA at 3000m & CHOCO at 1450m.

05:15 am Pick up from your hotel
06:15 am Arrival to Yanacocha Reserve. Western white tailed Trogon, Collares Trogon, Sword billed hummingbird, Purple Chested Hummingbird, Gray and Gold Tanager, Rufous Winged Tanager, Emerald Tanager, Scarled Browed Tanager, Scarlet Breasted Dacnis, White Bearded Manakin.
11:30 am Arrival to Tandayapa valley for lunch in the area - hummingbird feeders.
14:30 pm Back to your Hotel

FIFTH DAY

Milpe at 1100 up to 1950 meters

05:00 am Pick up from your hotel
06:00 am Six different types of toucans: aracari, barbets, tucanets, choco, chestnut and plate billed mountain toucan.
06:30 am Early birding looking for guans, laughing falcon, long wattled umbrella bird (female), parrots: red billed, blue headed, etc.
08:30 am Golden winged-manakin
13:30 pm Birding at Milpe area: club winged manakin (lek).
15:30 pm Back to your Hotel

SIXTH DAY

CHOCO BIRDING at 1600 meters

03:00 am Pick up from your hotel
05:30 am Visit the Long wattled umbrella bird lek
08:00 am Arrival to a bird lodge - Breakfast - Ecuadorian thrush, Toucan barbet.
10:00 am Depart for birding at a bird santuary. Choco toucan, Club winged Manakin, Velvet purple coronet, Brown Inca.
12:30 pm Arrival to Tandayapa area - bird and hummingbirds:. White wiskered hermit, Gorgeted sunangel.
15:30 pm Back to your Hotel

SEVENTH DAY

CHOCO BIRDING at 1800 meters

04:00 am Pick up from your hotel
06:15 am Visit to the Andean Cock of the rock (sanguinolenta) lek, Yellow breasted antpitta, dark backed wood quail.
08:00 am Optional: depart for birding the club-winged Manakin lek.
09:30 am Mindo Birding morning at a bird lodge - sickle-winged guan, Ecuadorian thrush, slate-throated and spectacled whitestart, red-headed
barbet, black-capped tanager, etc -Breakfast.
11:00 am Arrival to a bird place: crimson-rumped toucanet, dusky bush-tanager, metallic-green tanager, toucan barbet, etc.
12:20 pm Birding: Violet tailed sylph, Velvet purple coronet, Brown Inca, purple-bibbed white tip, etc.
15:30 pm Back to Quito to your Hotel
END OF SERVICES

USD: 2,795 for one person “all inclusive”
USD: 1,618 per person for two people “all inclusive”
USD: 1,226 per person for three people “all inclusive”
USD: 1,030 per person for four people “all inclusive”
It does include: bird guide in English with spotting scope, ground transportation, lodging in bird lodges in a private cabin with wi-fi, private bath with hot water (not fancy), all meals, all entrance fees, taxes.
Reservation: 50% as down payment and the remaining in cash and during the tour.

Who We Are

Professionals in birding

mindo birding tours

I do this since 2005. Our older brothers like: Audobon Society, Bird Life International, International Conservancy, Cornell University, Paul Greenfield and Robert Ridgely and others. They are the ones who seriously made a milestone in Ornithology of Ecuador. Our sincere respect and thanks to all of those who have been working and some they do still work on. Mindobirdingtour.com is just a result of that work. Our set up passion for birding. Sincerely:Richard Hernandez naturalist guide.

What We Do

A very simple work

  • 100% local encourage
  • We don't own any hotel/reserve
  • We are not a business partner
  • Your entrance fee supports
  • Not too much playback
  • Less laser pointer
  • ExploreConserveObserve
  • We leave no trace