Nature & Culture - hand in hand

Nowhere else on earth can you find such a high biodiversity in such a small place like Ecuador. Although it is the second smallest country in South America it boasts of an extraordinary richness of birds, well over 1600 species. Birding is easy and relaxed thanks to short distances, comfortable lodges and an incredible abundance of species.

Colourful Hummingbirds, Tanagers, Toucans, Trogons, Quetzals, Barbets, Motmots, Cotingas abound in the Highlands, while secretive and mythical Antpittas, Ant-thrushes, Woodcreepers and Tapaculos are also seen in mixed feeding flocks in the cloud forest. Enigmatic species such as Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, hiding Oilbird, highly specialized Torrent Duck or several species of Antpittas can also be found.

We also can add an unforgettable extension to a secluded corner of the Amazon with unique species such as Blue-throated Piping Guan, Pale-winged Trumpeter, Hoatzin, Amazonian Umbrellabird, various Parrots, Parakeets & Macaws, White-eared Jacamar, Tropical Screech Owl, Many-banded Aracari, Black-tailed Trogon & Great Potoo, just to mention a few.


Photos made during our last tour, which visited Highlands of Ecuador, Galapagos Islands and Amazon Basin.

Name of the species you can find in the filenames.

Tours to Ecuador

  • Ecuador Highland Special

    South America / Ecuador ; Highland Special - NW and East… Read More +

  • Ecuador - Birds and Mammal Cruise of the Galapagos Islands


    Galapagos Islands, 9days

    The cherry on top of any Ecuador visit is our 8-day-long… Read More +

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Pygmy Cormorant

Dalmatian Pelican

Squacco Heron

Glossy Ibis

Ferruginous Duck

Levant Sparrowhawk

Eleonora's Falcon


Rock Partridge

Broad-billed Sandpiper

Marsh Sandpiper

Great Spotted Cuckoo

Scops Owl

Pallid Swift



Three-toed Woodpecker

Calandra Lark

Crag Martin

Red-rumped Swallow

Tawny Pipit

Alpine Accentor

Rufous-tailed Scrub


Black-eared Wheatear

Rock Thrush

Blue Rock Thrush

Ring Ouzel

Eastern Olivaceous


Olive-tree Warbler

Eastern Orphean


Subalpine Warbler

Sardinian Warbler

Balkan Warbler

Semi-collared Flycatcher

Sombre Tit

Western Rock Nuthatch

Woodchat Shrike


Alpine Chough

Spanish Sparrow


Rock Bunting

Black-headed Bunting