Ecuador’s Eastern Andes Bird Photography Workshop
Day 1 in Quito
November 18, 2021
Upon arrival in Quito, at Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), you will be met and whisked away to the lodge for a good night’s rest.
Day 2 in Quito
November 19, 2021
Today will include photographing all manner of birds and especially numerous hummingbirds. We will get to know each other over lunch and dinner and have at least one group download and review to make sure your bad habits didn’t follow you to Ecuador!
Day 3 and 4 in Paramo
November 20-21, 2021
We have a special treat in store today as we visit a Cock of the Rock nesting area to photograph this very bizarre bird. Afterward, we will head to the lodge and photograph the numerous feeders and perhaps take a leisurely hike on the trails surrounding our accommodations.
Paramo Target Species: Torrent Duck, Crested Quetzal, Masked Flowerpiercer, Collared Inca, Long-tailed Sylph, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Tourmaline Sunangel
Day 5 – 7 in Sumaco Bajo
November 22-24, 2021
A unique feature of this lodge is the 60 foot (18 m) tower. The tower makes it possible to see the ordinarily unseen birds that inhabit the upper tree levels.
We will have feeders, trails, and streams to search for as many birds as possible. The brave or the foolish can go for a swim (Not Included) in the river.
Sumaco Bajo Target Species: Harpy Eagle, Blue-headed Parrot, Tawny-bellied Owl, Dusky-headed Parakeet, Wire-tailed Manakin, Chestnut-fronted Macaw
Day 8 in Osanga-Yanayuca
November 25, 2021
We will be checking the hotspots and trails along the road as we make our way back to Quito.
Osanga-Yanayuca Target Species: Orange-eared Tanager, Long-tailed Sylph, Lazuline Sabrewing, Streaked Tuftedcheek, and Russet-backed Oropendola
Day 9 Departure Day
November 26, 2021
Today you will be sad as it’s time to head home. On the bright side, you will have just finished a remarkable bird photography trip. You’ve made new friends, had a laugh or three, and filled a portfolio with many new birds!