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: 25 Nights/26 Days

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


2019 PRE-SCHEDULED TOUR DATES
FEBRUARY 3 - 28;
MARCH 3 - 28;
APRIL 3 - 28;
MAY 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 (Andes Highlands/Dry Reserve) 
Photography at hummingbird feeders, tanager feeders and 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, tanager feeders, trails
Overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito.  Includes: 3 meals

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 Observation Center.  
Overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge Tandayapa, includes 3 meals per day
Olinguito, Kinkajous, endemic squirrels at feeders.

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 Mindo Cock of the Rock Lek.  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

DAY 12 
AM Bird photography at Rio Silanche Tower,  then transfer to Pacific Coastal lowlands
Overnight Jama/Cojimies, includes 3 meals

DAY 13
Early AM photography by boat to El Toro Mangroves 
Visit 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) 
Photography in the ecological national park; hummingbird feeders; gorgeous vistas
Overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito. Includes: 3 meals 

DAY 18
Bird photo tour at Papallacta Pass, Velma feeders,  sub-specie Peruvian Cock of the Rock Lek  Cosanga (Paramo, East Andes)
Photography at feeders, trails
Overnight Baeza. Includes: 3 meals 

DAY 19
Bird photo tour San Jorge de Guacamayos Bird Paradise (Eastern Subtropical Cloud Forest)
Photography at hummingbird feeders & trails
Overnight Loreto. Includes: 3 meals 

DAY 20
Photography at Upper Sumaco (Eastern Subtropical Rainforest)
Overnight Loretto, includes 3 meals

DAY 21
Photography at San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Amazonian Tropical Rainforest)
Macaws Boulevard & exterior trails of the reserve
Overnight Loreto. Includes: 3 meals

DAY 22
San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Amazonian Tropical Rainforest)
Trail photography at the reserve, NEW 60 foot high Observatory Tower overlooking the canopy, rivers, streams (optional afternoon swim)
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 (Amazon basin)
Photography by boat
Overnight Amazon. Includes: 3 meals 

DAY 24

Napo River, Islands & Yasuni Parrot Licks (Amazon basin)
Photography by boat
Overnight Loreto, includes 3 meals

DAY 25
early am stop at San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayuca Bird & Wildlife Reserve (Eastern Subtropical Cloud Forest) return drive to Quito.
Overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito, includes 3 meals


DAY 26  - AM airport transfer

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