Trip report: Southern Ecuador (Jan-Feb 2020) by Tropical Birding

Guided by Jose Illanes. This was a set departure tour.

One of my favorite trips in Ecuador! We birded from sea level all the way up to the high Andes, and apart from the high number of birds we enjoyed beautiful landscapes everywhere we went and enjoyed delicious Ecuadorian cuisine. Some of the trip highlights included Horned Screamer, the “big boy” Long-wattled Umbrellabird, awesome White-tailed Jay, stunning Purple-throated Sunangel and Rainbow Starfrontlet at Utuana, the rare Masked Mountain-Tanager, antpittas like Jocotoco and Crescent-faced, Orange-throated Tanager, the rare Chestnut-bellied Cotinga, and many, many more.

2020 Southern Ecuador Trip Report (file size 12.2MB)