NORTHERN; MINDO, AMAZON – SOUTHERN; PODOCARPUS NATIONAL PARK, 25 DAYS

BIRDING TOURS IN ECUADOR.

Northern and Southern Ecuador

25 days – 25 nights

Places to visit:
Northern Ecuador: Yanacocha Reserve, Mindo Area: Silanche, Milpe, Angel Paz Reserve. (Choco region),  Mashpi Reserve, Papallacta; Sacha Lodge (Amazonian; Yasuní National Park).
Southern: Tapichalaca Reserve (Cloud Forest), Yamkuam – Nangaritza River, Copalinga Reserve – Podocarpus National Park (Tropical Forest), Jorupe Reserve (Dry Forest), Buenaventura Reserve (Cloud Forest – Choco Region).

Mindo

Day 1.
Yanacocha Reserve Cloud Forest.
 
Day 2.
Angel Paz Reserve
Spectacular day of Antpittas.
 
Day 3.
Leave to Milpe. (Mindo Area: Birds of the Choco )
 
Day 4.
Leave to Mashpi. (Mindo Area: Birds of the Choco region)

Day 5.
Mirador Río Blanco – Mindo, Silanche (Lowlands, part of the Choco).

Day 6
Papallacta, – Guango Lodge – Quito.

Day 7.
Departure to Sacha Lodge, 8, 9.  Yasuny National Park
SachaLodge 4d/3n (Friday- Monday)
 
Day 10.  Sacha Lodge – Quito. 

Day 11 – 12.
Flight Quito – Loja Tapichalaca Reserve.
 
Day 13
Tapichalaca Reserve. Leave to Copalinga Reserve ( Zamora Chinchipe Province)
Target Birds: Jocotoco Antpitta, Undulated Antpitta
 
Day 14 – 15 -16
Copalinga Reserve
Target birds: coopery – chested  Jacamar, Amazonian Umbrella bird, Spangled Coquete, and many Tanagers
 
Day 16 – 17
Copalinga Reserve – YAMKUAM

Day 18
YAMKUAM – Copalinga Reserve
Night Copalinga
 
Day 19
Copalinga – Jorupe Reserve.
 
Day 20 – 21 – 22
Jorupe Reserve
 
Day 22
Jorupe Reserve –  Buenaventura Reserve.
Club winged Manakin, White – bearded Manakin, Long wattled Umbrella Bird, El Oro Parakeet.
 
Day 23 – 24 – 25
Buenaventura
Club winged Manakin, White – bearded Manakin, Long wattled Umbrella Bird, El Oro Parakeet. Lots of Humingbirds
 
Day 25
Buenaventura – Fly to Quito in the afternoon 17h30
Night in Quito
 
Day 26
Flight home

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