Ecuador Birding Trip
Our Antpitta Ecuador Bird Watching Trip which is moderately paced available daily is designed for people with little time available, who would like to have a taste of the wonders of the northwest. We visit the high elevation reserve of Yanacocha, (over 3000 meters / 10000 feet), and then visit Bellavista´s Private Protected Area (2200 meters), finishing with a hummingbird and tanager spectacle at a hummingbird garden in the lower Tandayapa Valley (1700 meters). A rich and diverse taster! Really close to Quito – only one hour 50 minutes away! Expect to see some 297 species of birds on this trip.
In this Ecuador Bird Watching Trip, Your guide has many years of experience leading birders in our region and elsewhere in the country. He/she has an official guide license (Ministry of Tourism) and speaks fluent English (and native Spanish). Guides in other languages, or a translator, are available on prior request. Our guides are passionate about birds, and love looking for elusive wildlife.. mammals and amphibians! Should you be a photographer, we will choose a guide who deeply shares your interest.
"My 9 year old son and I had an amazing time staying at Bellavista. We visited Yanacocha to see the Swordbill hummingbird and several mountain tanager species, Aves de Paz where we saw several Antpittas, the Andean Cock of the Rock, and Scaled Fruiteater, and the Umbrella bird lek at Recinto de Junior. Bellavista itself gave us great looks of Mountain Toucan, Toucan Barbet, Booted Rackel-tail, Tanager Finch and the Violet-tail Sylph and mammals like Tayra and Kinkajou. We got great pictures of all these species and give this cloud forest paradise my highest recommendation!." - Hari Viswanathan
Important Note: This tour includes an exclusive full-time private guide service.
At Bellavista itself, and at the reserves, we visit beyond Bellavista, access is moderate on well-maintained trails.
If you’d like to try an alternative tour, look at what this Birdwatching Ecuador Tour has to offer.
Alternative Tour Name: Cock-of-the-Rock & Antpitta Discovery in Ecuador