Trip report: Ecuador, The Andes Introtour (Feb 2019) by Tropical Birding

Guided by Andres de la Torre.This was a set departure tour, and it included the High Andes extension.

Birding up and down the north western slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes is probably one of the richest birding experiences in the world, not only for the overwhelming number of species and the dramatic changes in the avian composition as one goes up and down the mountain range, but also for the amazing number of both Andean and lowland Choco endemics than one can see throughout this adventure. This coupled with a High Andean extension experience in the thin air (up to 13000 thousand feet for a brief time), creates a birding experience that one will hardly forget, and well worth every minute!

Amongst the great birds we saw throughout this trip, there were Plate-billed Mountain- toucan, Crested Guan, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Andean Cock of the rock, Club- winged Manakin, Andean Condor, just to mention a few of the gems of these amazing forests and paramos.

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FULL TROPICAL BIRDING Ecuador: The Introtour February 2019 trip report (3 MB pdf file)