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)

MAGIC BIRDING CIRCUIT PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR
ITINERARY: 18 Nights/19 Days

4 DIFFERENT SAN JORGE LODGES + 6 SAN JORGE PRIVATE BIRD RESERVES
~ VISIT UP TO 13 DIFFERENT ECO-SYSTEMS ~

ECUADOR: UPPER ANDEAN FOREST, INTER-ANDEAN DRY DESERT, EASTERN & WESTERN CLOUD FOREST, WESTERN UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST, WESTERN LOWER TROPICAL FOREST, EAST & WEST ANDES SLOPES & COCO CORRIDOR, UPPER & LOWER AMAZON REGION, AMAZON RAINFOREST, PARAMO & TREELINE FOREST

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
August 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;
May 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
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/Quito Eco-Lodge, includes 3 meals

DAY 10
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, sub-specie Peruvian Cock of the Rock Lek Cosanga (East Andes Slope)
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 region)
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 region)

Overnight Loretto, includes 3 meals

Day 14
Photography at San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Lower Amazon Basin region - 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 region - 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 region - Amazon Lowlands)
Photography by boat
Overnight Limoncocha. Includes: 3 meals

Day 17
Napo River, Islands & Yasuni Parrot Licks  (Lower Amazon Basin region - 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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