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Birding Tour Ecuador: The South 2018

Although it is not as famous as The Northern Ecuador Birding Circuit, the Southern Ecuador route is truly a gem for birders, offering a very unique set of birds, including some country endemics and several range-restricted species shared with adjacent Northern Peru only, with several of them hard to get in this neighboring country.

During these 19 days we will have the chance to explore a unique suite of highly endangered natural habitats, including the Chocó forest found only in Western Colombia and home to the amazing Long-wattled Umbrellabird and Club-winged Manakin, and the Tumbesian zone, a very localized habitat that extends through southwest Ecuador and northwest Peru only and is home to a large number of range-restricted species such as Pale-browed Tinamou, Grey-backed Hawk, and Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner.

We also will cross different deciduous lowlands, high-elevation cloudforest, and páramo, looking for Jocotoco Antpitta, as well as tropical valleys extending the number of habitats encountered during this trip while visiting a few of the Jocotoco Foundation’s private bird reserves. On the foothills of the Andes of the Cordillera del Condor we will visit Cabañas Yankuam in search of the mythical Orange-throated Tanager.

The Podocarpus National Park and the foothills of the Cabañas Ecológica Copalinga are home to several tanager flocks and a high diversity of hummingbirds, such as the beautiful Wire-crested Thorntail, and also the shy Grey Tinamou.

Finally, the Polylepis Forest, which is rapidly vanishing in the Andes of Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, is home to special birds like the endemic Violet-throated Metaltail and the sought-after Giant Conebill.

Join this 19-day Birding Tour Ecuador: The South! We are sure you will have a fantastic time with us.

Duration: 19 days

Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8

Date Start: March 02, 2018

Date End: March 20, 2018

Tour Start: Guayaquil

Tour End: Guayaquil

Price: US$6421.00 per person sharing

Single Supplement: US$688.00

Price includes:

Domestic flight Cuenca – Guayaquil

All transfers airport/hotel/airport

All accommodation

All meals except dinner in Guayaquil the first night of the tour

Private transportation

Tour leader

Entrance fees

Price excludes:

International flights

Dinner the first night in Guayaquil



Personal Expenses such as drinks, alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, internet access, etc.

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On a special (custom) trip for a dozen target birds: “I want to tell you that Eduardo and Raul were great on the recent trip in Peru. They worked hard to find birds for me. Raul is a careful, safe driver”.

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