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 + 7 SAN JORGE PRIVATE BIRD RESERVES
~ VISIT UP TO 14 DIFFERENT ECO-SYSTEMS ~

ECUADOR: UPPER ANDEAN FOREST, DRY DESERT, PARAMO, EASTERN & WESTERN CLOUD FORESTS, WESTERN UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST, WESTERN LOWER TROPICAL FOREST, EAST & WEST ANDES SLOPES, EASTERN SUBTROPICAL CLOUD FORESTS, AMAZON TROPICAL RAINFOREST, COCO CORRIDOR

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

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 & Botanical Reserve/Quito located in the Pinchincha foothills – 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 & Jerusalem Dry Reserve (Andes Highlands/Dry Reserve)
Photography at hummingbird feeders, NEW photographers 360 hide; trail walking
Overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito. Includes: 3 meals

DAY 3
Bird photo tour at Yanacocha Reserve (Highland Cloud Forest)
Photography at hummingbird feeders, trail walking
Overnight San Jorge Eco- Lodge/Quito.  Includes: 3 meals

DAY 4 & 5
San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary (Western Andean Cloud Forest)
Photography at Hummingbird & tanager feeders, pristine trail walking, bird huts, gardens, ponds, steams, wild orchids, butterflies, rare insects, NEW Canopy Islands Bird & Wildlife Photo Observation Center
Olinguito, Kinkajous, endemic squirrels at feeders.

DAY 6
Photography at 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
Photography at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (Western Upper Tropical Rainforest)
Hummingbird, tanager and toucon feeders, wild orchids, butterflies, rare insects, gardens, waterfalls, rivers, surroundings of Cliff Lodge, observation decks, trail walking
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; trail walking; 60 foot tall spacious observation tower overlooking the canopy.
Overnight San Jorge Milpe Forest Eco-Lodge, Include 3 meals

DAY 9
Birds & photography
AM Visit Mindo 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 Trail walking & feeders

DAY 10
Birding & photo tour at Antisana National Park - Andean Condor Reservation by vehicle (Paramo)
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, Velma feeders, Peruvian sub-specie Cock of the Rock Lek at Cosanga (Paramo & East Andes)
Photography trail walking & feeders
Overnight Baeza. Includes: 3 meals

DAY 12
Bird photography San Jorge de Guacamayos Bird Paradise (Eastern Subtropical Cloud Forest)
Trail walking & feeders.  Overnight Loreto. Includes: 3 meals  

DAY 13
Photography at Upper Sumaco (Subtropical Cloud Forest)
Road walking. Overnight Loretto, includes 3 meals 

Day 14
Photography at San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Amazonian Tropical Rainforest)
Macaws Boulevard & exterior trails at the reserve

DAY 15
San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Amazonian Tropical Rainforest)
Forest trail photography at the reserve; 60 foot high NEW Tower overlooking canopy, feeders, rivers, streams
Overnight Loreto. Includes: 3 meals

Day 16
Photography at Limoncocha Ecological Reserve (Amazon basin)
Photography by boat
Overnight lodging near Yusuni NP, Includes: 3 meals

Day 17
Napo River, Islands & Parrot Licks at Yasuni National Park (Amazon basin)
Photography by boat
Overnight Amazon, includes 3 meals

Day 18
Early am stop at San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayuca Bird & Wildlife Reserve, road to Las Caucheras & Guacamayos trails (EASTERN SUBTROPICAL CLOUD FOREST), return drive back to Quito, overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

DAY 19 - AM airport transfer


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