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 + PACIFIC COASTAL LOWLANDS
ITINERARY: 25 Nights/26 Days

4 DIFFERENT SAN JORGE LODGES + 7 SAN JORGE PRIVATE BIRD RESERVES
~ VISIT UP TO 15 DIFFERENT ECO-SYSTEMS ~

ECUADOR: ANDES HIGHLAND & VALLEYS, GLACIERS, HIGHLAND RAINFOREST, DRY DESERT, CLOUD FOREST,
UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST, SUBTROPICAL RAINFOREST, EAST & WEST ANDES SLOPES & COCO CORRIDOR,
UPPER AMAZON BASIN, PARAMO
& PACIFIC COASTAL LOWLANDS

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

2018 PRE-SCHEDULED TOUR DATES
FEBRUARY 3 - 28;
MARCH 3 - 28;
APRIL 3 - 28;
SEPTEMBER 3 - 28
OCTOBER 3-28;
NOVEMBER 3 - 28


2019 PRE-SCHEDULED TOUR DATES
FEBRUARY 3 - 28;
MARCH 3 - 28;
APRIL 3 - 28;
SEPTEMBER 3 - 28
OCTOBER 3-28;
NOVEMBER 3 - 28

DAY 1
Evening Airport Transfer to San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito located in the Pinchincha foothills (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
Nono Tandayapa Road & Cock of the Rock Lek, 
Overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals

DAYS 5 & 6
San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary (Western Cloud Forest)

Photography at Hummingbird feeders, pristine trails, bird huts, gardens, ponds, steams, wild orchids, butterflies, rare insects, NEW Canopy Islands Bird & Wildlife Photo Observation Center. 
Overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge Tandayapa, includes 3 meals per day
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

DAY 7
Bird photography at Amaguza Reserve - highest biodiversity regions with Choco endemic birds (for birds not found at Tandayapa or Milpe) - feeders & trails
Overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge Tandayapa, includes 3 meals

DAY 8
Birds & photography
Early AM Visit Cock of the Rock Lek,Antpittas.  Continue on to San Tadeo feeders to photograph additional birds & Hummingbirds.  (Western Andean Cloud Forest) 
Overnight San Jorge/Milpe Cliff Eco-Lodge , includes 3 meals

DAY 9
Photography Milpe Road, overnight San Jorge/Milpe Cliff Eco-Lodge, includes 3 meals

DAY 10
Photography at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (Western Upper Tropical Rainforest)
Spacious 60 foot high tower overlooking the canopy, hummingbird feeders, tanager feeders & toucan feeders.  Overnight San Jorge Milpe Forest Lodge, Include 3 meals

DAY 11
San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (Western Upper Tropical Rainforest)
Photography at Reserve forest trails.  Overnight San Jorge/Milpe Forest Eco-Lodge, includes 3 meals
Target Birds: White-whiskered Hermit, Green Thorntail, White-necked Jacobin,
Pale-mandibled Aracari, Green Honeycreeper, Flame-faced Tanager

DAY 12 
AM Bird photography at Suamox feeders (Western Lower Tropical Forest) then transfer to Pacific Coastal lowlands
Overnight Jama/Cojimies, includes 3 meals

DAY 13
Early AM photography by boat to El Toro Mangroves
Visit the bird nesting trees
Overnight Jama/Cojimies, includes 3 meals

DAY 14
Dry Forest Photography - San Jorge de Estero Hondo Reserve (Pacific Coast Lowlands)
Overnight Jama/Cojimies, includes 3 meals

DAY 15
Early AM photography at Shrimp Pool, breakfast, then Transfer to Rio Silanche for bird photography (Western Lower Tropical Forest)
Overnight San Jorge/Milpe Forest Eco-Lodge, includes 3 meals

DAY 16
After breakfast, transfer to San Jorge/Quito, day of leisure on own, overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito, includes 3 meals

DAY 17
Bird photo tour at Antisana National Park -  Andean Condor Reservation by vehicle (Paramo & Treeline Forest)
Photography in the ecological national park; hummingbird feeders; gorgeous vistas
Overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito. Includes: 3 meals
Target Birds: Andean Condor, Black-faced Ibis, Carunculated Caracara,
Andean Lapwing, Giant Hummingbird, Great Sapphirewing, Ecuadorian Hillstar

DAY 18
Bird photo tour at Papallacta Pass & Cuyuja River (Paramo & Treeline Forest)
Photography at hummingbird feeders, trails
Overnight Quijos. Includes: 3 meals
Target Birds: Torrent Duck, Crested Quetzal, Masked Flowerpiercer, Collared
Inca, Long-tailed Sylph, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Tourmaline Sunangel

DAY 19
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 20
Photography at Sumaco feeders & Napo Galeras roads (Upper Amazon Basin)
Overnight Loretto, includes 3 meals

DAY 21
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 22
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 23
Photography at Limoncocha Ecological Reserve (Lower Amazon Basin - Amazon Lowlands)
Photography by boat
Overnight Limoncocha. Includes: 3 meals

DAY 24

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

DAY 25
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 26  - 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