Ecuador Birdwatching Tour
Our 5-day Northwestern Ecuador Birding Tour is moderate-paced, available on request and explores in-depth Bellavista´s 460 hectares (1150 acre) Private Protected Area. Beyond Bellavista, we visit highlights of Northwestern Ecuador, different elevations of what is now the UNESCO Choco Andino Biosphere Reserve. Birds are special to each elevation. What a wonderful way to get to understand the diverse environment of a cloud forest and its myriad birds! Expect to see some 497 species of birds on this trip.
This Ecuador birding tour will take you to the northwest is the easiest place to find great numbers of Ecuador´s over 1600 birds.. no other country has such a concentration of species for its size! And we are really close to Quito – only one hour 50 minutes away! Endemics include: Mammals may include the Olinguito, the Kinkajou, and even elusive species of wild cats.
"Bellavista manages to preserve the feeling that the presence of a comfortable bed and good food has not intruded into the wild cloud forest environment in which you are immersed. The birding and wildlife is exceptional; get up before dawn and you will be rewarded with many birds close to the buildings. We arrived from a very hot trip around Galapagos and the cool, wet atmosphere of this cloud forest was the perfect tonic!" - Paul Lister
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 during this Ecuador birding tour.
In this Ecuador birding tour, you will be enjoying our 4 star Lodge offers a unique stay in paradise, above the forest canopy, with views to Pichincha Volcano! All surrounded by glittering hummingbirds! Comfortable rooms await you. You will enjoy our generous servings of gourmet food, the dense forests, and majestic mountains, and our extensive network of safe, well-marked trails. One night is spent at a reserve at a lower elevation for quicker access to birding early morning. At the reserves we visit beyond Bellavista, access is moderate on well-maintained trails.
Important Note: This tour includes exclusive full-time private guide service throughout.
If you’d like to try an alternative tour, look at what this Back Roads Bird Roads, Bird Watching Ecuador Tour has to offer.
Alternative Tour Name: Northwestern Ecuador Birds Galore