Trip report: Ecuador Photo Journey (July 2017) by Tropical Birding

Guided by Pablo Cervantes Daza. This was a set-departure tour.

Ecuador is one of the best countries in South America for bird photography. The biodiversity is spectacular, there are a number of great lodges and reserves well set up for the needs of photographers, and many of them can be reached without driving for many hours. We visited lowland rainforest, lush cloudforest, and even scenic paramo at over 4000 meters (13000 feet) above sea level. This ten day tour featured a variety of colorful targets including tanagers, barbets, motmots, Andean Cock-of-the-rock, as well as several days largely devoted to multiflash hummingbird photography. We also had an extension to Sani Lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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