Trip report: Ecuador The Andes Introtour (Dec 2009) by Tropical Birding

Guided by Sam Woods.

This short tour is popular with people from all walks of birding life: offering beginners the opportunity to familiarize themselves with many neotropical families, and more experienced “listers” a shot at some of the most spectacular endemic species of the extremely diverse Chocó bioregion. By making day trips out of Tandayapa Lodge, and ensuring we visited a range of altitudes, (and therefore forest types), we had a shot at many of the endemic species that make this Chocó region so appealing to more experienced world birders too. The appeal of this tour was all too evident in the range of birders signed up. Some were visiting Ecuador, and even South America, for the first time, while others were more than a little familiar with the neotropical species on offer, having visited South America a number of times.

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