Ecuador Birding Tours

 

Ecuador lies both on the equator and over the spine of the Andes, affording it some spectacular birding. The western slope holds some staggering birding, especially hummingbirds — from the amazingly long-billed Sword-billed Hummingbird to the visual candy of Velvet-purple Coronet. Antpittas, owls, tanagers, and the many Choco specialties make the western slope so appealing. Crossing over the Andes from the capitol Quito affords the chance to visit Papallacta pass for species like Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe as well as giving access to the eastern slope and its many treasures. The Andes have split once-joined species, and here you can pick up the eastern counterparts leading all the way down to the lush forests of the Ecuadorian Amazon. This gives Ecuador an impressive list of over 1600 species in a country the size of the state of Nevada.

Looking for day tours in Ecuador? Visit our  Ecuador Day Tours page.

Birding Tour Ecuador: The North, with Optional Extension to the Amazon January 2019

Birding Tour Ecuador: The North, with Optional Extension to the Amazon January 2019

February 17, 2017

Birding Cruise Galapagos: Northwestern Islands Natural History Extravaganza January 2019

Birding Cruise Galapagos: Northwestern Islands Natural History Extravaganza January 2019

June 26, 2018

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2019

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2019

April 22, 2017

Birding Tour Ecuador: The North, with Optional Extension to the Amazon January 2020

Birding Tour Ecuador: The North, with Optional Extension to the Amazon January 2020

August 21, 2018

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2020

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2020

June 25, 2018

Birding Tour Ecuador: The North, with Optional Extension to the Amazon January 2021

Birding Tour Ecuador: The North, with Optional Extension to the Amazon January 2021

November 6, 2018

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2021

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2021

November 9, 2018

Ecuador: Night Birds of the Northern Andes

Ecuador: Night Birds of the Northern Andes

November 23, 2016

Ecuador Gallery