Trip report: Northwest Ecuador, In Search of Chocó Endemics (Nov 2011) by Tropical Birding

Guided by Andrés Vásquez. This was a set departure tour.

This trip is one of the best birding experiences possible in Ecuador as it combines the well-developed birding areas easily reached from Tandayapa Bird Lodge, with the wild birding of the pristine Chocó lowland forest protected by the community of Playa de Oro. No less impressive was the birding on offer in two newly discovered spots in the region (Chical Road and La Union Road), which were also key to us accumulating a substantial number of endemics plus tons of other superb birds that led one of the experienced participants to say: “I’ve been on several birding trips to tropical countries, but this was the best trip to date.”

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