Ecuador: Tandayapa Bird Lodge

Tropical Birding manages Tandayapa Bird Lodge in Northwest Ecuador, located in lush, beautiful Andean Cloudforest only an hour from Ecuador’s capital, Quito. Tandayapa is renowned as arguably the best place to see and photograph hummingbirds in the entire world, and over 500 other bird species have been found within reach of day trips from the lodge. We can arrange a visit to this comfortable lodge any time of the year, guided or unguided. While even a day-visit is well worthwhile, birders can easily spend a week based out of the lodge, and serious photographers have been known to spend even longer.

Please email us at [email protected] for more information, or see the lodge website for more information about rates and packages.

Booted Racket-tails are some of the stars at the famous Tandayapa hummer feeders
Booted Racket-tails are some of the stars at the famous Tandayapa hummer feeders (Sam Woods)

Red-headed Barbets often drop in to munch on Papaya at Tandayapa Bird Lodge
Red-headed Barbets often drop in to munch on Papaya at Tandayapa Bird Lodge (Sam Woods)

Blue-winged Mountain-Tanagers are common around Tandayapa
Blue-winged Mountain-Tanagers are common around Tandayapa (Sam Woods)

Buff-tailed Coronets are common visitors to the Tandayapa hummer feeders
Buff-tailed Coronets are common visitors to the Tandayapa hummer feeders (Sam Woods)

Scaled Antpittas sometimes come in to eat worms at the Tandayapa forest blind
Scaled Antpittas sometimes come in to eat worms at the Tandayapa forest blind (Nick Athanas)

Empress Brilliant, one of the Choco endemics visiting the Tandayapa feeders
Empress Brilliant, one of the Choco endemics visiting the Tandayapa feeders (Nick Athanas)

One of the most commonly recorded tanagers on this tour, the Golden Tanager
One of the most commonly recorded tanagers on this tour, the Golden Tanager (Sam Woods)

Golden-naped Tanager sometimes visits feeders, allowing great photo opps
Golden-naped Tanager sometimes visits feeders, allowing great photo opps (Sam Woods)