2017 NEW! - SAN JORGE DE SUMACO BAJO BIRD SANCTUARY
LOWER AMAZON REGION
ECUADOR BIRDWATCHING TOURS & BIRD and WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS
San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Tropical Amazonian Rainforest)
Coordinates: 09.572991 , -77.343620
Altitude range: 450 to 600 mts. o.s.l.; 1485 to 1980 ft. o.s.l.
San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo features 400 acres of untouched, tropical Amazonian rainforest. The ideal place to explore and soak in all that is Ecuador, this prehistoric wilderness is surrounded by several protected areas, including Sumaco-Galeras National Park. The crystal-clear water flows peacefully from streams to rivers to springs, so bring your bathing suit for a relaxing afternoon swim. Birders and photographers alike will find pleasure at the feeders, trails, or the newly constructed sixty-foot tower. The towers vantage point offers enough space and solitude to erect a tripod to capture some of the 550 bird species and other wildlife that call this diverse climate their home. If you need a little more relaxation or a locally-themed meal, there are thatched huts and hammocks, a barbeque area and traditional outdoor ovens, with the option of local cooking lessons, are here for your enjoyment.
Possible birds: Harpy Eagle, Western-striped Manakin, Wire-tailed Manakin, Cream-colored Woodpecker, Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Black-headed Parrot, Black-bellied Cuckoo, Black-faced Dacnis, Dusky-headed Parakeet, Gilded Barbet, Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, Gilded Great Potoo, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Golden-headed Manakin, Hoatzin group, Violaceous Jay, Black-crowned Tytyra, Black Caracata, Yellow-headed Vulture, Black Vulture, Giant Cowbird, Black Falcon, Manii-banded Aracari, Ivory-billed Aracari, Chestnut-eared Aracari, White-fronted Nunbird, Paradise Tanager, Blue-grey Tanager, Silverbick Tanager, Spangled Cotinga, Plum-throated Cotinga, White-throated Toucan, Chestnut-fronted Macaw, Russet-back Oropendola, and hundreds more!
Height: 35 to 41 inches (89 to 105 centimeter; female is larger than male
Weight: Female - 14 to 20 pounds (6.3 to 9 kilograms)
Male - 8.5 to 12 pounds (3.8 to 5.4 kilograms)
Wingspan: Up to 6.5 feet (2 meters)
The Magic Birding & Photography Circuit
SAN JORGE ECO-LODGES & BOTANICAL RESERVES
Quito – Tandayapa – Milpe - Cosanga - Estero Hondo-Sumaco Bajo-Guacamayos
Ecuador – South America
(877) 565-2596 toll-free USA/Canada
San Jorge has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the past 8 consecutive years!
Recommended by Trip Advisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence & Hall of Fame,
LTG Americas 2018 Tour Operator Award & Rough Guides Ecuador Travel Guide