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.

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Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2019

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2019

April 22, 2017

Birding Tour Ecuador: The Amazon – Clay Lick and Giant Otters October 2019

Birding Tour Ecuador: The Amazon – Clay Lick and Giant Otters October 2019

Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park is one of the most diverse places on earth, spanning nearly 2.5 million acres of lush rainforest. The Ecuadorian Amazon is home to more than 600 bird species.

Birding Tour Ecuador: Northern Ecuador Birding Paradise – Hummingbird and Antpitta Extravaganza October 2019

Birding Tour Ecuador: Northern Ecuador Birding Paradise – Hummingbird and Antpitta Extravaganza October 2019

Ecuador has the highest bird species diversity per square kilometer on the planet and offers some of the best birding of South America. Due to the short distances to drive, good tourist infrastructure, and wonderful lodges and other facilities for birders, Ecuador is perhaps the obligatory destination on the continent!

Birding Cruise Galapagos: Natural History Extravaganza November 2019

Birding Cruise Galapagos: Natural History Extravaganza November 2019

Just 483 years ago the first man stepped onto the Galápagos Islands and marveled at this living laboratory. Today we continue to be awestruck by this constantly changing archipelago.

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2020

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2020

June 25, 2018

Birding Tour Ecuador: The Amazon – Clay Lick and Giant Otters October 2020

Birding Tour Ecuador: The Amazon – Clay Lick and Giant Otters October 2020

Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park is one of the most diverse places on earth, spanning nearly 2.5 million acres of lush rainforest. The Ecuadorian Amazon is home to more than 600 bird species.

Birding Tour Ecuador: Northern Ecuador Birding Paradise – Hummingbird and Antpitta Extravaganza October 2020

Birding Tour Ecuador: Northern Ecuador Birding Paradise – Hummingbird and Antpitta Extravaganza October 2020

Ecuador has the highest bird species diversity per square kilometer on the planet and offers some of the best birding of South America. Due to the short distances to drive, good tourist infrastructure, and wonderful lodges and other facilities for birders, Ecuador is perhaps the obligatory destination on the continent!

Birding Cruise Galapagos: Natural History Extravaganza November 2020

Birding Cruise Galapagos: Natural History Extravaganza November 2020

Just 483 years ago the first man stepped onto the Galápagos Islands and marveled at this living laboratory. Today we continue to be awestruck by this constantly changing archipelago.

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2021

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2021

November 9, 2018

Birding Tour Ecuador: The Amazon – Clay Lick and Giant Otters October 2021

Birding Tour Ecuador: The Amazon – Clay Lick and Giant Otters October 2021

Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park is one of the most diverse places on earth, spanning nearly 2.5 million acres of lush rainforest. The Ecuadorian Amazon is home to more than 600 bird species.

Birding Tour Ecuador: Northern Ecuador Birding Paradise – Hummingbird and Antpitta Extravaganza October 2021

Birding Tour Ecuador: Northern Ecuador Birding Paradise – Hummingbird and Antpitta Extravaganza October 2021

Ecuador has the highest bird species diversity per square kilometer on the planet and offers some of the best birding of South America. Due to the short distances to drive, good tourist infrastructure, and wonderful lodges and other facilities for birders, Ecuador is perhaps the obligatory destination on the continent!

Birding Cruise Galapagos: Natural History Extravaganza November 2021

Birding Cruise Galapagos: Natural History Extravaganza November 2021

Just 483 years ago the first man stepped onto the Galápagos Islands and marveled at this living laboratory. Today we continue to be awestruck by this constantly changing archipelago.

Ecuador: Night Birds of the Northern Andes

Ecuador: Night Birds of the Northern Andes

November 23, 2016

Ecuador Gallery