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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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Highlights

GALAPAGOS

Swallow-tailed Gull

Audubon’s Shearwater

Red-billed Tropicbird

Waved Albatros

Masked & Blue-footed Boobies

Hood Mockingbird

Warbling Finch

Galapagos Hawk

Large Cactus Finch

White-cheeked Pintail

Galapagos Penguin

Wedge-rumped Storm Petrel

Galapagos Dove

Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch

Lava Heron

Lava Gull

ECUAROR MAINLAND

Rainbow-beardedThornbill

Black-chested Mountain-Tanager

Torrent Duck

Black-and-chestnut Eagle

Lyre-tailed or Swallow-tailed Nightjar

Toucan Barbet

Plate-billed Mountain Toucan

Gorgeted Sunangel

Purple-bibbed Whitetip

Beautiful Jay

Chestnut-crowned & Giant Antpitta

Ocellated Tapaculo

Golden-headed & Crested Quetzal

Andean Cock-of-the-Rock

Tri-coloured Brush-Finch

Giant Antpitta

Velvet-Purple Coronet

Long-wattled Umbrellabird

Club-winged Manakin

Yellow-collared Chlorophonia

Toucan Barbet

Crimson-rumped Toucanet

Choco Screech-Owl

Choco Trogon

Guayaquil Woodpecker

Carrunculated Caracara

Noble Snipe

Tawny Antpitta

Mountain Avocetbill