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Green Crowned woodnymph at San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge & Hummingbird Sanctuary
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Tandayapa Valley Ecuador

“A Magic Birding Trip”
The lodges and surrounding gardens/grounds are immaculately maintained and set in the most beautiful scenic surrounds. The staff are extremely friendly and it feels like they can't do enough for you. The food was absolutely delicious authentic Ecuadorian food and there was so much of it!  The birdlife is staggering.

 

An array of hummingbirds buzz around your breakfast table or bedroom window dashing from flower/feeder to flower/feeder. We saw emerald toucanettes, toucans, cock of the rock, quetzals, all sorts of tanangers...the list is endless! It seemed every which way we turned another brightly coloured bird was there to amaze us.  

 

Our guides were wonderful, spotting birds we never would of seen or found by ourselves. They were so enthusiastic and passionate and had excellent English speaking skills.
Dana ~ Brisbane, Australia

 

“great birding”
We stayed at all three properties. These two biologists had the birding adventure of a lifetime. Hundreds and hundreds of life birds. Incredible attention to detail. Worry free non-stop birding to die for! You need 3 nights at each property. We didn't allow enough time to see everything. Study their website closely, as it's a trip of a lifetime. Food is over the top, and guided trips are a hoot!
Matt & Laura – Florida, USA

 

This was our second trip on The Magic Birding Circuit Tour. It’s all inclusive, food, lodging, transport and guides.The eco-lodges are in pristine areas, comfortable and very clean.The food is prepared fresh and is excellent. Our guide, Dr. Jorge Cruz excels at finding the birds, knows their songs and can focus the scope at lightning speed and your chance of seeing the bird is very good.

 

At San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge we saw 40 species of Hummingbirds, Tanagers, Toucanet and the Golden Quetzal and all this before breakfast. In Milpe, the group saw a Banded Ground Cuckoo, a very rare find. We then relaxed a few days and then we were off for the altitude birding. Yanacocha gave us Hummingbirds, Antisana and the Pappalacta Pass gave us 9 Andean Condors and at San Jorge/Cosanga, where there are plans for a new Lodge, The Cock of the Rock flew by us. We totaled 350 species in the 2 weeks.
Nicole & John ~ Ontario, Canada

 

We truly enjoyed our entire visit to San Jorge. Each of the three San Jorge lodges we visited, Quito, Tandayapa , Milpe were uniquely different, but all quite comfortable.
The staff and service were exceptional and made us feel more like we were visiting with friends.

The birding tours with Jorge, the owner, more than met any expectations I had before coming . To have the benefit of his expertise for us the two of us was a real treat, not to mention the 288 species he helped us to see in 3 days and a half.

Food is absolutely exceptional, quiet comfortable and enjoyable lodging. I was quite impressed with the care and attention to details paid to ensuring that we had a wonderful visit.

Joe
Alburquerque, NM USA

 

The Magic Birding Circuit, including San Jorge de Tandayapa, San Jorge de Milpe and SanJorge Eco-lodge in Quito was MAGICAL!!! Yes, totally BEAUTIFUL, friendly and full of excellent nature and birding.

In the birdwatching and hiking tours, George Cruz, the guide was EXCELLENT, sensitive, warm and very knowledgeable.

Transportation was good and comfortable. Food was delicious, native which I enjoyed.

Lodging, hotel and services were all very good.

Everyone was very helpful and professional and always gracious!!
Thank you very much!!!

Mary Jean
Bennington, VT USA

San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge & Hummingbird Sanctuary

NEW 8 room expansion at San Jorge De Tandayapa Eco-Lodge ~ Photo slide show click here

San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge & Hummingbird Sanctuary (Cloud Forrst)
San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary (Cloud Forest)

San Jorge of Tandayapa

Tandayapa falls within the Choco Endemic Bird Area (EBA) of northwest Ecuador. Tandayapa valley is considered a world top birding area

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San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve

San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge & Hummingbird Sanctuary

San Jorge de Milpe Eco-Lodge Orchid & Bird Reserve

San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayacu Reserve/Quito

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San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge is located in the lower Tandayapa Valley at San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary (Cloud Forest), 1 hour from San Jorge/Quito, and is part of the Famous Birding Chocó Bird Area of N.W. Ecuador where as many as 500 species live.  Enjoy birding and hiking on pristine trails, observation deck, spectacular views, open air Hummingbird Restaurant with active tanager and hummingbird feeders, superb birding photography, and a total peaceful and tranquil setting inside the Cloud Forest. The restaurant has delicious meals with international cuisine, grown from San Jorge’s gardens, and some prepared on the grill. The new lodge is beautifully designed with capacity for 36 people with spacious accommodations, featuring traditional décor with private baths and hot showers. Upgraded rooms are available with panorama views. San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge offers pristine birding and hiking trails, ponds, wild surroundings, tropical plants/flowers, many varieties of wild orchids, numerous butterflies and exotic wildlife unique to the cloud forest.



You may spot up to 30  species of Hummingbirds  at the  feeders during the year, along with Tanager flocks including Grass-green Tanager, White winged Tanager, Golden napped Tanager, Metallic green Tanager, Blue-winged Mountain Tanager, Cineraous Harrier, Toucan Barbet, Golden headed and Crested Quetzal, Plate Billed Mountain Toucan, Masked Trogon as well as the Wattled Guam, Golden rumped Euphonia Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Andean Cock of the Rock and many more bird species.  Visit our paradise with  spectacular birding  in the Chocó area of Ecuador!

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San Jorge de Tandayapa Lodge & Hummingbird Sanctuary
Climate: Cloud Forest
Altitude: 5120 feet to. 5800 feet / . 1560- 1767 meters o.s.l.

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Common Birds to Look For: Fairly Common Birds to Look For:
Grass green Tanager, Blue winged Mountain Tanager, Andean Cock of the Rock, Beryl Spangled Tanager, Black capped Tanager, Golden naped Tanager, Blue gray Tanager, Swallow Tanager, Tropical Parula, Blue capped Tanager, Lemon rumped Tanager, Metallic green Tanager, Bananaquit, Golden Tanager, Silver throated Tanager, Plate billed Mountain Toucan, Black Phoebe, Smoke colored Pewee, Tropical Kingbird, Social Flycatcher, White capped Dipper, Roadside Hawk, House Wren, Southern rough winged Swallow, Blue and White swallow, Blue black Grassquit, Yellow bellied Seedeater, Blackburnian Warbler, Cinamon Becard, Ecuadorian Thrush and Great Thrush. . Fawn breasted Tanager, Guira Tanager, Plumbeous Pigeon, Bat falcon, Plain breasted Hawk, White capped Dipper, Dusky Phia, Black and Green Fruiteater, Scaled Fruiteater, Chestnut capped Brush Finch, Golden headed Quetzal and Andean Guan.

Uncommon and Scarce:

Hummingbirds:

Tanager Finch, White winged Tanager, Black and Chestnut Eagle, Crested Eagle, Andean Solitaire, White throated Hawk, Giant Antpitta, Collared Forest Falcon Violet-tailed Sylph, Brown Inca, Purple-bibbed Whitetip, Green-fronted Lancebill, Western Emerald, Purple-throated Woodstar, Amethyst Woodstar, Collared Inca, Wedge billed Hummingbird, Green Violtear, Andean Emerald, Sparkling Violtear, White tailed Hillstar, Gorgeted Sunangel, Booted Racket Tail, White bellied Woodstar, Buff tailed Coronet, Green crowned Woodnymph, Velvet purple Coronet, Speckled hummingbird and Tawny bellied Hermit.

toucan barbet at San Jorge de Tandayapa ecuador Hummingbird Sanctuary bird watching
golden headed quetzal at San Jorge de Tandayapa ecuador Hummingbird Sanctuary bird watching
Toucan Barbet. The Magic Birding Circuit Tandayapa
Golden Headed Quetzal. Birdwatching Tandayapa Valley
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Orchidaceae Tandayapa Orchid tours.
Orchideacea. San Jorge Tandayapa Lodge
Birdwatching Highlights

Begin your birding adventure as soon as you arrive to Ecuador with San Jorge's prime trails, specialized guides and lots of birding options to view over 450 species.

Bird Watching Places

San Jorge Botanical Reserve

San Jorge de Tandayapa

San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayacu

San Jorge de Milpe

The Magic Birding &
Hiking Circuit

San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito:
Km 4 Vía antigua a Nono (Cont. calle Machala)

San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge:
Km 3,5 partidero antiguo a Tandayapa

San Jorge de Milpe Bird & Orchid Lodge:
Km 3,7 Camino a Milpe

San Jorge de Cosanga -Yanayacu Wildlife & Bird Reserve:
Km3,6 Camino a las Caucheras.

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Quito, Ecuador

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Options offered from this reserve: Birdwatching Tours, Hiking & Natural History Tours, Orchid Tours, Cock of the Rock Lek

Ecuador is famously rich in bird life with more than 1,600 species of birds, and 20% of the world's total, 3000 species of orchids, thousands of species of butterflies and moths and a huge amount of native plants. Visitors who want to take full advantage of Ecuador need to gain access to a variety of remote regions, many of them only available through the The Magic Birding and Hiking Circuit.

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