Birding in Ecuador

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Highly personalized Private Birding Tours in Mindo Cloud Forest and all Ecuador.

ECUADOR BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAMS

Choco Andino Bird Photography Tour

5 Days in Ecuador

Our Choco Andino Bird Photography tour with main birding spots in Choco Andino de Pichincha. Available Yanacocha Reserve.

Choco Andino Bird Photography Tour

7 Days in Ecuador

Our Choco Andino Bird Photography tour with main birding spots in Choco Andino de Pichincha & Antisana Ecological Reserve. Available Yanacocha Reserve.

Southern Bird Photography Tour

14 Days in South of Ecuador

Our private photo birding tour with main photo birding spots in the Southern Ecuador. Tailor-made tours are also available, contact us for more information.

Custom-Tailored Bird Photography Tour

in Mindo / Ecuador/ Colombia

We can organize your private tailor-made bird photography tour. Please discuss your plans with our experienced licensed local guides for booking.

BIRDING PROGRAMS IN ECUADOR

Choco Andino Birding Tour

7 Days in Ecuador

Our Ecuador Choco Andino birdwatching tour with main birding spots in Choco Andino de Pichincha & Antisana Ecological Reserve. Available Yanacocha Reserve.

Choco Andino & East Slope Tour

12 Days in Ecuador

Our private birding tour of Ecuador with main birding spots in Choco Andino de Pichincha and East Slope! Tailor-made tours are also available.

Complete Birding in Ecuador Tour

16 Days in Ecuador

Our complete birding tour of Ecuador with main birding spots!. Tailor-made tours are also available, contact us for more information.

Southern Birding Tour

18 Days in South of Ecuador

Our private birding tour with main birding spots in the Southern Ecuador. Tailor-made tours are also available, contact us for more information.

Short Birding Tour

3 Days in Mindo

Basic Birdwatching Tour for birders without much time or looking to introduce into Birding. Accommodation in our luxury lodge: Las Terrazas de Dana.

Special Birding Tour

4 Days in Mindo

Very recommended tour for birders with main birding spots in Mindo´s area. If you want longer tour with other specific spots, please let us know.

Superior Birding Tour

5 Days in Mindo

Our Superior tour for birders with main birding spots in Mindo and Choco Andino. If you want longer tour with other specific spots, please let us know.

Advanced Birding Tour

6 Days in Mindo

Our Advanced tour for birders with main birding spots in Choco Andino, Mindo Cloud forest and including Antisana Ecological Reserve.

Limoncocha Biological Reserve & Harpy Eagle

Extension Tour

Birding in Ecuador Tour extension Amazon Rainfores.

Best of Ecuador & Colombia

20 Days in Ecuador & Colombia

Birding tour to visit Ecuador & Colombia best reserves! Contact us for more information about this amazing birdwatching tour.

East Slope Birding Tour

7 Days in East Slope

Birding tour to visit main birding spots in the Ecuador East Slope! Contact us for more information about this amazing birdwatching tour.

Bird Photography Tour: Ecuador Andean Choco & East Slope

Scheduled Group Departure 2023

Max group: 6 photographers!

Price: $3,600 USD

per person sharing double room
* Single supplement: $720

Dates:
2023


Tour details:

Length: 12 Days
Start / End city: Quito
Pace: Easy
Physical difficulty: Easy
Focus: Bird photography
Max group size: 6 photographers

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Ecuador is not only one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, but also one of the most geographically diverse. It covers four major geographic areas, with their own climates and ecosystems: the Pacific Coast with its rainforest, the Andes Mountains with their cloud forest, the Amazon Basin, which needs no further introduction as it served as an inspiration for coining the term “”biodiversity””, and the Galapagos Archipelago with its volcanic islands. This makes Ecuador a paradise for birdwatching, as 15% of the planet’s bird species live here. With a constant climate due to its position on the equator, a large number of habitats are put together in this small but amazing country, making it a perfect destination for a birding tour. There are over 1,600 confirmed species of birds in Ecuador, and over 40 of them are endemic to the continent and the Galapagos Islands. Traveling from region to region is safe and enjoyable, the roads are excellent and there are many great lodges specializing in birdwatching tours.

The east slope of the Andes Mountains is a picturesque area very rich in bird species. On the one hand, you have the páramo habitats of the Eastern Andes, home to species like the Andean Ibis, the Carunculated Caracara, or the iconic Andean Condor. On the other hand, the lush rainforests of the Amazonian foothills are alive with the exquisite hummingbirds and the impressive tanagers. Here, each birdwatching tour combines spectacular vistas and viewings of impressive birds.

Northwest Ecuador is part of the Chocó bioregion, famous for its species diversity, holding more than 70 endemic birds. On a birding tour in this region, you can see the Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan, the Blue-tailed (Chocó) Trogon, the Toucan Barbet, the Rose-faced Parrot, Tanagers, or Sword-billed Hummingbirds, to name just a few.

The Amazon Rainforest is among the best birdwatching sites in the world, a true birder’s paradise where you can easily spot on your tour species like parrots, parakeets, toucans, tanagers, antbirds, and woodpeckers. There are many lodges we work with, and you can also enjoy seeing birds up close from canopy towers or walkways.

The hotspot for birdwatching in Ecuador is Mindo and its surrounding area, with over 500 bird species recorded. Just 2 hours northwest of Quito, Mindo Cloud Forest, one of the best-conserved cloud forests in Ecuador, makes the transition between the Andes highlands and the tropical cloud forest. With easy-to-follow trails or challenging ones, depending on your preferences, on a birdwatching tour in Mindo, you will easily spot renowned species like the Choco Toucan, the Cock of The Rock, Tanagers, Quetzal birds, and many many hummingbirds. With the highest number of hummingbirds species, more than 130, Ecuador holds the world record. Visiting the Choco-Andes region, specifically Mindo Valley, is a must on your birdwatching tour. Here you can spot the largest number of hummingbirds, including the Velvet Purple Coronet, thought to be one of the most magnificent hummingbirds in Ecuador. Other species you can admire are the Green Violetear, the Booted Racket Tail, or the Black-breasted Puffleg, critically endangered with only 300 individuals left.

Las Terrazas de Dana Boutique Lodge & Spa is considered the best lodge in Mindo Cloud Forest, organizing private birding tours in Ecuador with professional guides, from 1 up to 20+ days. The excellent tours cover main birding spots like the Mindo area, Choco Andino de Pichincha & Antisana Ecological Reserve, the East Slope, Limoncocha Biological Reserve, Amazon Basin, and Southern Ecuador. You can even create your own personalized birding tour with the lodge’s experts, even if you’re a beginner or advanced birder, or if your goal is a photography tour.

Any birding tour in Ecuador will definitely be an unforgettable experience, taking you along diverse landscapes and the best birding sites in the world.

Which Explorer Level

Defines You Best

Beginner Birdwatcher

We offer first class service in one of the best areas for birdwatching in the world with local English speaking licensed birding guides with experience birding in all Ecuador.

Advance Birder

We can organize your private tailor-made birding in Ecuador tour. If you are looking for any specific bird then our experts will assist you in your birding trip. … Just let us know what you are looking for.

Bird Photographer

Mindo Cloud Forest is one of the best places for birding in the world. Our guides are experienced in leading Ecuador Birding Tours. Check some of our experts submissions at eBird.

Available Reserves from Las Terrazas de Dana Boutique Lodge & Spa

Milpe Reserve, Silanche Reserve, Paz de las Aves Reserve, Alambi Hummingbirds garden, Bellavista road, Tandayapa Valley, Amagusa Reserve, Mashpi Road, Umbrella Bird Reserve, Oild Bird (El Chontal), San Tadeo Birding Feeder, Santa Rosa Birding Feeder, Antisana Reserve, Yanacocha Reserve.

Our Birdwatching

Professional Guides

Marcelo Arias

Marcelo Arias

Julia Patino

Julia Patiño

NelsonApolo Mindo

Nelson Apolo

Natalia Escobar

Natalia Escobar

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