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 that 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, 2019
Date End: March 20, 2019
Tour Start: Guayaquil
Tour End: Guayaquil
Price: US$7127 per person sharing
Single Supplement: US$929
Domestic flight Cuenca – Guayaquil
All transfers airport/hotel/airport
All meals except dinner in Guayaquil the first night of the tour
Dinner the first night in Guayaquil
Personal Expenses such as drinks, alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, internet access, etc.
Any activity not described in the itinerary
Duration: 1 day
Details: We offer 1-day Peru birding tours out of Lima. Please contact us for availability and details.
Price: To be determined
Details: Birding Ecotours has been operating tours in Northern Peru for almost a decade and has been pioneering in developing a tour like this. Our main objective during this trip will be to track down and sho
Details: Please contact us for details.
Duration: 4 days
Limit (Group Size): 1 - 6
Date Start: July 16, 2019
Date End: July 19, 2019
Price: 4-6 participants US$1395 per person sharing, 3 participants US$1587 per person sharing, 2 participants US$1770 per person sharing, 1 participant US$2590
Details: During this short ‘Birding Tour Peru’ excursion we will be birding Pacusana, the Santa Eulalia Road,and the Lomas de Lachay National Reserve, searching, among others, for the legendary Dia
Duration: 4 days
Limit (Group Size): 1 - 6
Date Start: July 16, 2018
Date End: July 19, 2018
Price: 4-6 participants US$1280 per person sharing, 3 participants US$1456 per person sharing, 2 participants US$1624 per person sharing, 1 participant US$2376
Details: During this short ‘Birding Tour Peru’ excursion we will be birding Pacusana, the Santa Eulalia Road,and the Lomas de Lachay national reserve, searching, among others, for the legendary Dia
Tour Leader for Birding Ecotours Galo Real was born and raised in the heart of the Andes in Quito, Ecuador. After graduating with a degree in Eco-tourism from Catholic University in Quito (PUCE), he ...See guide details
On a tour to Northern Peru: “Our trip was fantastic and we have nothing but praise for Eduardo, Raul (our driver) and the superb vehicle used (very suitable for our needs), accommodation, the pace of the trip and your excellent organisation. We have done a lot of world birding over the years by ourselves and with tour companies and I would put this trip as one of the best-organised and led! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The chaps were excellent company too.”