Neotropics

Field guides of neotropics

Field Guides to the Neotropics: what to take into the field

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Birds of Mexico and northern Central America (Steve N.G. Howell and Sophie Webb). Though this book is almost twenty years old, it still stands up ...
Ecuadorian Amazon birding

Birding Amazonian Ecuador – Harpy Eagle, Rufous Potoo, Hoatzin, and more!

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Andy Walker outlines some of the best moments from his 2019 Amazonian birding adventure in Ecuador. After spending an awesome time ...
Southern Ecuador birding

Birding Southern Ecuador – The Quest for Jocotoco Antpitta and other amazing birds…

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Andy Walker provides some highlights from his 2019 birding trip in southern Ecuador. After my time birding around the fantastic north of ...
Northern Ecuador birding

Birding Northern Ecuador – The Birds of Mindo

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Andy Walker provides some highlights from his 2019 northern Ecuador birding trip.I have been lucky to live and bird (and lead birdwatching tours and guide at lodges) in ...
Napo wildlife center

Why Choose Napo Wildlife Center

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Yasuní National Park, located in the Amazonian region of northeastern Ecuador spans over 1,022,000 hectares/ 2,527,000 acres of pristine Amazonian rainforest. This mega...
Brazil mammal blog

Mammals of Brazil

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Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country and proudly holds the title as the most biodiverse country on the planet. It has the most known species of plants...
Best time for birding in Peru

When is the best time to go birding in Peru and Colombia?

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Peru has an incredible bird list of 1890 species, only 103 fewer than similarly sized Colombia which is famous for boasting more...
Ecuador birding

Timing your birding trip to Ecuador – which are the best months?

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What time of the year is best for visiting Ecuador (both the mainland and the Galapagos Islands) to see and photograph birds and other wildlife?...
Guyana birding

Guyana: The Lost World

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Early this year I had the privilege to visit Guyana for the first time, and I fell in love with this spectacular country. Flying above the Guyanese jungle watching unbroken…
When to visit Costa Rica

When is the best time for birding in Costa Rica?

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We run our set departure birding tours to Costa Rica between January and March each year. Some of the reasons for this are as follows...

Birding the Bay of Pigs

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The Bay of Pigs is an area located in the inlet of the Gulf of Cazones, part of the Zapata Peninsula, on the south-western coast of Cuba. This bay is…

Birding Colombia

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This April, after his very successful Neotropical Bird Club Costa Rica fundraising tour (click here for trip report), Andy Walker had a busman’s holiday and went birding ....

A brief sampling of Peru

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In May 2017 Andy Walker conducted a scouting trip to Peru to meet up with Birding Ecotours colleague and resident Peruvian tour leader and expert guide, Eduardo Ormaeche....
Hummingbirds of Peru

Hummingbirds of Peru – Marvelous Spatuletail and over 40 hummingbirds in three days?

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Birding is amazing, no matter where you go and what kind of birds you prefer. For me, highlights are walking down a ...

My Ten Favorite Birds of Peru

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Diademed Plover This is definitely my favorite bird in South America. What can I say? Strangely, I cannot explain why I feel so attracted to this bird, as many other…

Visiting Guatemala: How, when and where

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The weather in Guatemala can change from hot and humid on the Pacific coast to cool and damp in the cloud forest. The best time to visit is from December…

The Big 5 Birds of Northern Peru – a biased list according to Chris!

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A birding tour is made largely by the guide. A good birding tour leader is the single element that can make a bird tour completely and utterly brilliant, rather than…

Guatemala: An Overlooked Central American Gem?

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Guatemala may not be high on every traveler’s radar when planning a birdwatching trip, but the country holds fantastic birding highlights and is shrouded in a ...

Birding Rally Challenge – Southern Peru – December 2013

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Birding Ecotours, was one of five teams that were invited to participate in the World Birding Rally, to be held in southern Peru over December 2013. It ...