Trip report: Eastern Ecuador (March 2021) by Tropical Birding

Guided by Andres Vasquez.This was a set departure tour.

It has been a while since I was lucky enough to guide this superb tour so after a couple years of not visiting these areas I enjoyed the trip greatly. Not only was the birding was superb, scoring lots of outstanding birds and seldom seen rarities, but also the group was so enjoyable; all participants got along so well that laughs and good camaraderie were constant throughout the tour. These dynamics were particularly great during a tour during the pandemic, when it is even more important to be respectful and considerate for others to avoid unnecessary exposure. Covid did not get in the way of our birding despite having to use masks when together with people that were not part of our birding bubble, and all lodges had good safety standards. An interesting comment that was shared by all participants was that the food served throughout the whole tour was INCREDIBLE, both in terms of taste and in presentation. Ecuador has so much to offer even apart from the birds! Click the link below to read the entire report chock full of great photos>

Eastern Ecuador 2021 Trip Report (10MB PDF)