Birding Tours Ecuador. The Bombuscaro is one of the most important rivers in the province of Zamora Chinchipe and is a tributary of the Zamora River. Known previously as Bombuscara, the name comes from the Shuar language and means “clear water”. It is well known because in the forest surrounding the river we can find a diverse representation of endemic birds such as the Coopery – chested Jacamar or the White – neck Parakeet. The river head is formed in the lake system within the Podocarpus National Park and the majority courses through this protected area. In order to visit the area from the city of Zamora you will need to travel 6.8 Km, of which, 6 km are along a secondary road and then 800 m along a foot trail. At the end of the trail you will arrive at the Bombuscaro refuge. From here after 15 minutes by walking with 450 meters of distance you can access to the La Poderosa Waterfall.
Birding Tours Ecuador, sharing an experience in Bombuscaro, Podocarpus Park. The Urraquita Trail also is a small path you can fallow to try to find some birds on the canopy of the trees, but this path in spite to be small is very steep at the begining, and require a little of effort.
The Higuerones Trail with 3km of lengh is one the choosen to follow since here is possible to find some important target birds such as the Amazonian Umbrellabird, Andean Motmot, Andean-cock of the Rock, among others.
For those seroious birders Bombuscaro area is the place to look for some other more elusive birs such as Black- streaked Puffbird, Coopery-chested Jacamar, Orange-crested Flycatcher, Stripped Manakin, Blue-rumped Manakin, Ecuadorian Piedtail, Ecuadorian Graytail, Gray-mantled Wren or the Foothill Elaenia. Birding Tours Ecuador.
We are sure that you will be fascinated with the amount of colorfull Tanagers you will find such as the unveliebables Paradise Tanager, bay-headed Tanager, Golden-eared Tanager, Golden Tanager or the beautifull Orange-eared Tanager.
Birding Tours Ecuador. Among other species you can find are: Fasciater-Tiger Heron, Torrent Duck, Swallow-tailek Kite, Roadside Hawk, Squirrel Cuckoo, Plumbeous Pigeon, Blackish Nightjar, Chesnut-collared Swift, Red-headed Barbet, Lafresnaye?s Piculet, Lineated Woodpecker, Dark-breasted Spinetail, Spotted Barbtail, Black-billed Threhunter, Olivaceosus Woodcreeper, Lined Antshrike, Plain Antvireo, Blackish Antbird, Mottled-backed Elaenia, Olive-chested Flycatcher, Common-tody Flycatcher, Long -tailed Tyrant, Green Jay, Olivaceous Greenlet, White-capped Dipper, White-banded Swallow, Blue and white Swallow, Southern Rough-winged Swallow, Tropical Parula, Slate-throated Whitestar, Bananaqui, Green Honeycreeper, Black-faced Dacnis, Orange-bellied Euphonia, Bronce-green Euphonia, Blue-necked Tanager, Turquoise Tanager, Blue-gray and Palm Tanagers, Silver-beaked Tanager, White-lined Tanager, Flame-crested Tanager, Common-bush Tanager, Magpie Tanager, Buff-throated and Grayish Saltators, Orange-billed Sparrow, Subtropical Cacique, Crested and Russet-back Oropendolas, Olivaceous Siskin.
Birding Tours Ecuador, sharing an experience in Bombuscaro, Podocarpus Park. In Copalinga Reserve if you stay overnight here, and while you are having your breakfast early in the morning you will have the chance to see at the feeders and enjoy awesomely the presence of the Speckled Chachalaca and some Tanagers such as Orange-bellied Euphonia, Green Honeycreeper among others.
There are some hummingbird feeders where you can see the Violet-fronted Brilliant.
When the Berbena is blooming, you will have more posibilities to see unbelievables hummingbirds such as the Wire-crested Thornatail or the sought after Spanglet Coquete. If you like the Photographs, this is the place to get good chances for them.
Among other rarities you can try to see in Bombuscaro Area or Copalinga Reserve are the Gray Tinamou or Little Tinamou.
Birding Tours Ecuador, sharing an experience in Bombuscaro, Podocarpus Park. Those just are some example of some birds you can catch on your trip.
Bombuscaro river, Copalinga reserve or La Fragancia, are the favorite places in southern Ecuador in the Zamora Province to complete your bird lists where have been recorded more than 350 species.
This is just a part of one of my trips in southern Ecuador, where I wanted to share a typical birding experience.