MAGIC BIRDING CIRCUIT PHOTO TOUR – 9N/10D

4 DIFFERENT SAN JORGE LODGES + 3 SAN JORGE PRIVATE BIRD RESERVES

~ VISIT UP TO 5 DIFFERENT ECO-SYSTEMS ~ ECUADOR: UPPER ANDEAN FOREST, WESTERN CLOUD FOREST, WESTERN UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST, WESTERN SUB-TROPICAL FOREST, COCO CORRIDOR

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

2021 Pre-scheduled tour dates 10 day west
January 10 – 19;
February 10-19
March 10 – 19;
April 10 - 19;
October 10 – 19;
November 10 – 19
December 10 – 19

2022 Pre-scheduled tour dates
January 10 – 19;
February 10-19;
March 10 – 19;
April 10 - 19;
October 10 – 19;
November 10 – 19;
December 10 – 19

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

DAY 1
Evening Airport Transfer to San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito – Upper Andean Forest Reserve

Overnight: San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito, no meals included

DAY 2
Bird photography at San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito Photo Center Upper Andean Forest

Photography at hummingbird feeders and trail walking

Overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito. Includes: 3 meals

Black-tailed Trainbearer, Sword-billed Hummingbird, White-bellied Woodstar, Blue-and-yellow Tanager, Stripe-headed Brush-Finch

DAY 3
AM Photography at Zuri feeders, continue on to San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary for lunch and photography at the reserve. (Highland Cloud Forest/Cloud Forest)

Feeders, trail walking

Overnight San Jorge Tandayapa Eco-Lodge. Includes: 3 meals

DAYS 4 & 5
San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary (Western Andean Cloud Forest)

We will begin shooting from the 4 observation decks overlooking our prime cloud forest reserve and the bird feeders around the lodge which will provide an incredible amount of bird species. The bird feeders in front of the main patio are visited by multi-colored species such as the Blue-winged Mountain Tanager, Red-headed Barbet, Streak-capped Treehunter, Three-striped Warbler, White-winged Becard, Metallic-green Tanager, Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Golden-naped Tanager, Golden Tanager, Flame-faced Tanager, Silver-throated Tanager and many more. Additionally, the hummingbird feeders in front of the breakfast room will be crowded with hummingbirds including the iconic Booted Racket-tail and the Violet-tailed Sylph.

Pristine trails, bird huts, gardens, ponds, steams, wild orchids, butterflies, rare insects, and the Canopy Islands Bird & Wildlife Photo Observation Center. Set up your tripod while dining at our open-air restaurant. Up to 20 species Hummingbirds; 450 species birds. Olinguito, Kinkajous, endemic squirrels at feeders.

Overnight San Jorge Tandayapa Eco-Lodge. Includes: 3 meals per day

DAY 6
Amaguza Reserve: Photograph endemic birds at feeders not found in Tandayapa or Milpe – feeders, trails. Choco’.

Overnight San Jorge Tandayapa Eco-Lodge. Includes: 3 meals (boxed lunch)

DAY 7
AM Photography Bali Feeders – numerous Hummingbirds & Plate-billed Mountain Toucan. Continue on to San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (Western Upper Tropical Rainforest)

Hummingbirds, tanagers and toucan feeders, gardens; trail walking; 60 foot tall spacious observation tower overlooking the canopy. Set up your tripod while dining at our open-air restaurant.

Overnight San Jorge/Milpe Forest Eco-Lodge, includes 3 meals

DAY 8
San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve - Western Upper Tropical Rainforest Cloud Forest & Upper Tropical Rainforest, feeders and trail walking Tyras, wolly opossums and agutis at feeders

Overnight San Jorge Lodge Milpe/Cliff Eco-Lodge, includes 3 meals

DAY 9
Birds & photography San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve, after lunch transfer to San Jorge/Quito.

Overnight San Jorge/Quito Eco-Lodge, includes 3 meals

DAY 10
AM airport transfer


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