The Itinerary shown below is designed for Hummingbird & bird feeders (open light) to photograph near the objective & Forest & trail walking photography (darker light inside canopy) & birdwatching

MAGIC BIRDING CIRCUIT PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR
EAST & WEST ANDES SLOPE + UPPER & LOWER AMAZON BASIN
ITINERARY: 18 Nights/19 Days

4 DIFFERENT SAN JORGE LODGES + 5 SAN JORGE PRIVATE BIRD RESERVES
~ VISIT UP TO 12 DIFFERENT ECO-SYSTEMS ~

ECUADOR: ANDES HIGHLANDS, HIGHLAND RAINFOREST, DRY DESERT, CLOUD FOREST, UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST, SUBTROPICAL RAINFOREST.
EAST & WEST ANDES SLOPES, UPPER AMAZON BASIN & PARAMO

Includes: Airport transfers, inter-lodge transportation, lodging, 3 meals per day, specialized English speaking bird guide & entrance fees to all reserves


Pre-scheduled tour dates for 2018
January 10-28;
March 10-28;
April 10-28;
September 10 - 28;
October 10 - 28;
November 10 - 28

Pre-scheduled tour dates for 2019
January 10-28;
March 10-28;
April 10-28;
September 10 - 28;
October 10 - 28;
November 10 - 28


DAY 1
Evening Airport Transfer to San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito - Andean Forest Reserve
Overnight: San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito, no meals included

DAY 2
Bird photography at San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito & Jerusalem Dry Reserve (Andean Valleys, Highland Rain Forest & Desert areas)
Photography at hummingbird feeders, tanager feeders and trail walking
Overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito. Includes: 3 meals
Target Birds: Black-tailed Trainbearer, Sword-billed Hummingbird, White- bellied Woodstar, Blue-and-yellow Tanager, Stripe-headed Brush-Finch (Giant Hummingbird-Jerusalem)

DAY 3
Bird photo tour at Yanacocha Reserve (Highland Cloud Forest)
Photography at hummingbird feeders, tanager feeders, trails
Overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito. Includes: 3 meals (boxed lunch)
Target Birds: Collared Inca, Mountain Velvetbreast, Turquoise Jay, Barred Fruiteater, Burrowing Owl, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, White-capped Dipper

DAY 4, 5 & 6
San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary (Western Andean Cloud Forest)
Photography at Hummingbird feeders, pristine trails, bird huts, gardens, ponds, steams, wild orchids, butterflies, rare insects, NEW Canopy Islands Bird & Wildlife Photo Center
Olinguito, Kinkajous, endemic squirrels at feeders.
Target Birds: Violet-tailed Sylph, Booted Raquet-tail, Velvet-purple Coronet,
Golden-naped Tanager, Black-capped Tanager, Red-headed Barbet
Overnight San Jorge Tandayapa Eco-Lodge. Includes: 3 meals per day

DAY 7
Photography at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (Western Upper Tropical Rainforest)
Hummingbird feeders, wild orchids, butterflies, rare insects, gardens, waterfalls, rivers, surroundings Cliff Lodge, observation decks, pristine trails
Overnight San Jorge/Milpe Cliff Eco-Lodge, includes 3 meals

DAY 8
Photography at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (Western Upper Tropical Rainforest)
Photography at hummingbird, tanager and toucan feeders, gardens; 60 foot tall spacious observation tower overlooking the canopy.
Overnight San Jorge Milpe Forest Eco-Lodge, Include 3 meals
Target Birds: White-whiskered Hermit, Green Thorntail, White-necked Jacobin,
Pale-mandibled Aracari, Green Honeycreeper, Flame-faced Tanager

DAY 9
Birds & photography
Early AM Visit Cock of the Rock Lek, close up photography.  Continue on to San Tadeo feeders for additional birds & Hummingbirds. (Western Andean Cloud Forest).  Overnight San Jorge/Milpe Forest Eco-Lodge, includes 3 meals

DAY 10
Birding & photo tour at Antisana National Park - Andean Condor Reservation by vehicle (Paramo & Treeline Forest)
Photography in the ecological national park; hummingbird feeders
Overnight San Jorge Lodge Quito Eco-Lodge. Includes: 3 meals
Target Birds: Andean Condor, Black-faced Ibis, Carunculated Caracara,
Andean Lapwing, Giant Hummingbird, Great Sapphirewing, Ecuadorian Hillstar

DAY 11
Bird photo tour at Papallacta Pass & Cuyuja River (East Andes Slope)
Photography at hummingbird feeders, trail walking
Overnight Quijos. Includes: 3 meals
Target Birds: Torrent Duck, Crested Quetzal, Masked Flowerpiercer, Collared
Inca, Long-tailed Sylph, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Tourmaline Sunangel

DAY 12
Narupa Road & Ollin (Upper Amazon Basin)
Photography at hummingbird feeders & trails
Overnight Loreto. Includes: 3 meals
Target Birds: Gould's Jewelfront, Wire-crested Thorntail, Gorgeted Woodstar,
Pink-throated Brilliant, White-tailed Hillstar, Golden-tailed Sapphire

DAY 13
Photography at Sumaco feeders & Napo Galeras roads (Upper Amazon Basin)

Overnight Loretto, includes 3 meals

Day 14
Photography at San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Lower Amazon Basin - Amazon Lowlands)
Trail photography
Possible Harpy Eagle, Blue headed Parrot, Tawny bellied Owl, Dusky headed Parakeet, Wire tailed Manakin, Chestnut fronted Macaw
Overnight Loreto. Includes: 3 meals

DAY 15
San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Lower Amazon Basin - Amazon Lowlands)
Road photography at the reserve
Possible Harpy Eagle, Blue headed Parrot, Tawny bellied Owl, Dusky headed Parakeet, Wire tailed Manakin, Chestnut fronted Macaw
Overnight Loreto. Includes: 3 meals

Day 16
Photography at Limoncocha Ecological Reserve (Lower Amazon Basin - Amazon Lowlands)
Photography by boat
Overnight Limoncocha. Includes: 3 meals

Day 17
Napo River, Islands & Yasuni Parrot Licks  (Lower Amazon Basin - Amazon Lowlands)
Photography by boat
Overnight Loreto, includes 3 meals

Day 17
AM transfer to San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayuca Bird & Wildlife Reserve (Eastern Andean Cloud Forest)
Bird photography at San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayuca Bird & Wildlife Reserve & Guacamayos
Overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito, includes 3 meals

DAY 19 - AM airport transfer


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Optional:
Add-on Cultural Tours offered at San Jorge: Old Colonial Quito City Tour; Middle of the World Equator Monument; Otavalo Indian Market & surrounding villages; Medicinal Plants & Sacred Waterfalls, Andes Chocolate & Coffee - Hands on Cooking Lesson

Galapagos Island Cruise extensions: 4 to 7 night Naturalist Cruises; Superior Tourist, First Class or Deluxe vessels (specify which) including airfare from Quito