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Begin your birding adventure as soon as you arrive to Ecuador with San Jorge's prime trails, specialized guides and lots of birding options. The Magic Birding Circuit offers over 1,700 species and 65 Hummingbirds.


The Magic Birding &
Photography  Circuit

7 PRIVATE RESERVES &
4 ECO-LODGES


SAN JORGE eco-lodge & botanical reserve/quito 
KM 4 VA ANTIGUA A NONO (CONT. CALLE MACHALA)
andes highlands/high barren plains/highland rainforest
Altitude: 3,000 - 3,100 m.  (9,580 - 10,500 ft. o.s.l.)

SAN JORGE DE TANDAYAPA hummingbird sanctuary & lodge
cloud forest
KM 3,5 PARTIDERO ANTIGUO A TANDAYAPA
altitude:  1,700 m.  (5,600 ft. o.s.l.)

SAN JORGE DE MILPE BIRD & orchid reserve
San Jorge cliff lodge & san jorge forest lodge 
upper tropical rainforest
KM 3,7 CAMINO A MILPE
altitude: 900 m.  (3,000 ft. o.s.l.)

SAN JORGE DE COSANGA -YANAYACU WILDLIFE & BIRD RESERVEs
andes highland cloud forest
KM3,6 CAMINO A LAS CAUCHERAS
altitude: 2,500 m. (8,000 ft. o.s.l.)

SAN JORGE DE ESTERO HONDO botanical reserve
PACIFIC COASTal LOWLANDS
altitude:  200 m.  (600 ft. o.s.l.)

san jorge de sumaco bird sanctuary
lower amazon basin
altitude:  500 m.  (1,600 ft. o.s.l.)



Rufous- napped brush Finch
NEW 2017 – San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary - Amazon Birds
Harpy Eagle
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Quito Birding Day Tours
NEW Deluxe Rustic Suites at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve

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The Magic Birding Circuit

ecuador birdwatching tours ~ bird & wildlife photography

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Our Ecuador Birdwatching Tours

Magic Birding Circuit 17 NIGHTS/18 DAYS

ANDES HIGHLANDS, CLOUD FOREST, UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST, SUBTROPICAL RAINFOREST. EAST & WEST ANDES SLOPES, EASTERN SUBTROPICAL CLOUD FOREST, TROPICAL AMAZONIAN RAINFOREST, PARAMO, COCO CORRIDOR

The Magic Birding Circuit Tours are all-inclusive, including airport/hotel transfers, comfortable lodging accommodations, meals, specialized English speaking native bird guide, and inter-lodge private transportation. Added features while at San Jorge’s Reserves include delicious Ecuadorian and International cuisine and quality service.

 

Pre-scheduled tour dates for 2018

Pre-scheduled tour dates for 2019
January 15 - February 1;
February 1 - February18;
March 15 - April 1;
April 15 - May 2;
May 15 - June 1;
June 15- July 2;
July 15- August 1;
August 15 - September 1;
September 15 - October 2;
October 15 - November 1;
November 15 - December 2;



Day One- Evening Airport transfer to San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito; overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge

Day Two - Birding San Jorge Botanical Reserve/Quito, continue on to Jerusalem Dry Reserve (High Barren Plains/Dry Desert); overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Three - Birding the road to Yanacocha in the Rio Pixhan channel area, Nono Tandayapa Road (HIGHLAND RAINFOREST/CLOUD FOREST) overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Four - Day at leisure on own at San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary, Tandayapa Valley (CLOUD FOREST) overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Five
-Birding San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary (CLOUD FOREST) feeders, pristine birding trails, ponds, streams, NEW Canopy Islands Bird & Wildlife Observation Center, overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Six - Birding San Tadeo feeders & Milpe Road (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST) overnight San Jorge/Milpe Cliff Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Seven - Birding San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST) Forest Lodge Observation tower over canopy, feeders, waterfalls, rivers, archaeological Yumbo Observation point, overnight San Jorge/Milpe Forest Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Eight - Day of leisure on own at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST), overnight San Jorge/Milpe Forest Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Nine - Birding Rio Silanche (LOWLAND TROPICAL RAINFOREST), overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Ten - Old Colonial Quito City Tour with lunch at typical restaurant, overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Eleven - Birding Antizana National Park by vehicle - Andes Condor Reserve (PARAMO), overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Twelve - Birding Papallacta Pass, Cuyuja, Velma feeders & Cock of the Rock Peruvian sub-species Cosanga (PARAMO & EAST ANDES) overnight Baeza, includes 3 meals

Day Thirteen - Birding at NEW! San Jorge de Guacamayos Bird Paradise & Ollin (EASTERN SUBTROPICAL CLOUD FOREST) overnight Loretto, includes 3 meals

Day Fourteen - Birding Upper  Sumaco near Cosanga (SUBTROPICAL CLOUD FOREST) overnight Loretto, includes 3 meals

Day Fifteen - Birding the NEW San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (AMAZON TROPICAL RAINFOREST) Macaws Boulevard & exterior trails of the reserve, overnight Loreto, 3 meals 

Day Sixteen - Birding the NEW San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (AMAZON TROPICAL RAINFOREST) NEW 60 foot high bird observatory tower & forest trails, overnight Loreto, 3 meals

Day Seventeen - early AM stop at San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayuca Bird & Wildlife Reserve, continue return drive to Quito - overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Eighteen - AM airport transfer

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MAGIC BIRDING CIRCUIT TOUR – 14 NIGHTS/15 DAYS

ECUADOR: ANDES HIGHLANDS, HIGHLAND RAINFOREST, DRY DESERT, CLOUD FOREST, UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST, SUBTROPICAL RAINFOREST. EAST & WEST ANDES  SLOPE, EASTERN SUBTROPICAL CLOUD FOREST, PARAMO, COCO CORRIDOR

The Magic Birding Circuit Tours are all-inclusive, including airport/hotel transfers, comfortable lodging accommodations, meals, specialized English speaking native bird guide, and inter-lodge private transportation. Added features while at San Jorge’s Reserves include delicious Ecuadorian and International cuisine and quality service.

Pre-scheduled tour dates for 2018

Pre-scheduled tour dates for 2019
January 15 - 29;
February 1-15;
March 15-29;
April 15-29;
May 15-29;
June 15-29
July 15 - 29;
August 15 - 29;
September 15 - 29;
October 15 - 29;
November 15 - 29




Day One - Evening Airport transfer to San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito; overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge

Day Two - Birding San Jorge Botanical Reserve/Quito, continue on to Jerusalem Dry Reserve; overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Three - Birding Yanacocha old road, Nono Tandayapa Road (HIGHLAND RAINFOREST/CLOUD FOREST), overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Four - Day at leisure birding on own at San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary, overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Five - Birding San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary (CLOUD FOREST), overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Six - Birding Milpe Road, afternoon San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST) overnight San Jorge/Milpe Cliff Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Seven - Birding San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST), overnight San Jorge/Milpe Forest Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Eight - Day of Leisure birding on own at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST), overnight San Jorge/Milpe Forest Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Nine - Birding Rio Silanche (LOWLAND TROPICAL RAINFOREST), overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Ten - Old Colonial Quito City Tour, overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Eleven - Birding Antizana National Park - Andes Condor Reserve (PARAMO), overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Twelve - Birding Papallacta Pass, Velma Feeders, sub-specie Peruvian Cock of the Rock Cosanga (PARAMO & ANDES EAST SLOPE), overnight Baeza, includes 3 meals

Day Thirteen - Birding NEW San Jorge de Guacamayos Bird Reserve (EASTERN SUBTROPICAL CLOUD FOREST), overnight Baeza, includes 3 meals

Day Fourteen - Birding San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayuca Bird & Wildlife Reserve, road to Las Caucheras & Guacamayos trails (EASTERN SUBTROPICAL CLOUD FOREST), overnight San Jorge/Quito, includes 3 meals

Day Fifteen - AM airport transfer

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Magic Birding Circuit Tour - 11 Nights/12 Days

ANDES HIGHLAND, HIGHLAND RAINFOREST, DRY DESERT, CLOUD FOREST, UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST, SUBTROPICAL RAINFOREST. EAST & WEST ANDES SLOPE, PARAMO, COCO CORRIDOR

The Magic Birding Circuit Tours are all-inclusive, including airport/hotel transfers, comfortable lodging accommodations, meals, specialized English speaking native bird guide, and inter-lodge private transportation. Added features while at San Jorge’s Reserves include delicious Ecuadorian and International cuisine and quality service.

Pre-scheduled tour dates for 2018
December 1 - 12

Pre-scheduled tour dates for 2019
January 22 - February 2;
February 15 - 26;
March 1-12;
April 1-12;
May 1-12;
June 1-12;
July 1 - 12;
August 1 - 12;
September 1 - 12;
October 1 - 12;
November 1 - 12;
December 1 - 12


Day One
- Evening Airport transfer to San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito; overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge

Day Two - Birding San Jorge Botanical Reserve/Quito, continue on to Jerusalem Dry Reserve (ANDES HIGHLANDS/DRY DESERT) overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Three - Yanacocha old road, Nono Tandayapa Road (HIGHLAND RAINFOREST/CLOUD FOREST) overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals 

Day Four - Birding San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary, Tandayapa Valley (CLOUD FOREST), overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Five - Birding Milpe Road (TROPICAL RAINFOREST) overnight San Jorge/Milpe Cliff Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Six - Birding San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST) overnight San Jorge/Milpe Forest Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Seven - Birding Rio Silanche (LOWLAND TROPICAL RAINFOREST) overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Eight - Birding Papallacta, Velma feeders, sub-specie Peruvian Cock of the Rock Lek Cosanga (PARAMO & EAST ANDES) overnight Baeza, includes 3 meals

Day Nine - Birding NEW San Jorge de Guacamayos Bird Reserve (EASTERN SUBTROPICAL CLOUD FOREST) overnight Baeza, includes 3 meals

Day Ten - Birding San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayuca Bird & Wildlife Reserve, road to Las Caucheras & Guacamayos trails (EASTERN SUBTROPICAL CLOUD FOREST) overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals 

Day Eleven - Birding Antizana National Park by vehicle - Andes Condor Reserve (PARAMO) overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Twelve - AM airport transfer


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Magic Birding Circuit 7 NIGHTS/8 DAYS

ANDES HIGHLANDS & VALLEYS, HIGHLAND RAINFOREST, DRY DESERT, CLOUD FOREST, UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST, SUBTROPICAL RAINFOREST, COCO CORRIDOR

The Magic Birding Circuit Tours are all-inclusive, including airport/hotel transfers, comfortable lodging accommodations, meals, specialized English speaking native bird guide, and inter-lodge private transportation. Added features while at San Jorge’s Reserves include delicious Ecuadorian and International cuisine and quality service.

 

Pre-scheduled tour dates for 2018
December 1 - 8

Pre-scheduled tour dates for 2019
January 22 - 29;
February 15 - 22;
March 1 - 8;
April 1 - 8;
May 1 - 8;
June 1 - 8;
July 1 - 8;
August 1 - 8;
September 1 - 8;
October 1 - 8;
December 1 - 8

 

Day One - Evening Airport transfer to San Jorge Eco-Lodge; overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge

Day Two - Birding San Jorge Botanical Reserve/Quito, continue on to Jerusalem Dry Reserve (ANDES HIGHLANDS, DRY DESERT) overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Three - Yanacocha old road, Nono Tandayapa Road (HIGHLAND RAINFOREST/CLOUD FOREST) overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Four -  Birding San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary, Tandayapa Valley (CLOUD FOREST) overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Five -Birding Milpe Road (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST) overnight San Jorge/Milpe Cliff Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Six - Birding San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST) overnight San Jorge/Milpe Forest Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Seven - Birding Rio Silanche (LOWLAND TROPICAL RAINFOREST) overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

Day Eight - AM airport transfer

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The Magic Birding Circuit Tours are all-inclusive, including airport/hotel transfers, comfortable lodging accommodations, meals, guided tours with specialized English speaking native bird guides and inter-lodge private transportation. Added features while at San Jorge’s Reserves include delicious Ecuadorian and International cuisine and quality service.

4 Night/5 Day


2018 Prescheduled Tour Dates
December 2 - 6


Itinerary:    4 Nights/5 Days - West Andes Slope Birding

Day One Evening airport to San Jorge Eco-Lodge; overnight San Jorge de Quito Lodge, no meals included
Day Two Yanacocha old road, Nono feeders, Nono Tandayapa Road (HIGHLAND RAINFOREST/CLOUD FOREST), overnight San Jorge de Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals (boxed lunch)
Day Three Birding San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary, Lower Tandayapa Valley (CLOUD FOREST), overnight San Jorge de Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Four Birding Milpe Road (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST), overnight San Jorge de Milpe Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Five -  Birding San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST), later afternoon transfer to downtown Quito, includes breakfast & lunch

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Notes:

  • The Magic Birding Circuit Tours are moderately paced for active people and may be joined with other birders on our scheduled tours. Small birding groups (upwards to 8)
  • Photography: San Jorge’s Lodges/Reserves offer a variety of great new feeders in open areas. Flashes may be used at the Hummingbird feeders. Flashes are prohibited for other birds in ‘restricted areas’.

 

Magic Birding Circuit Tour – 9N/10D

East Andes Slope, Upper & Lower Amazon regions

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
January 15 - February 3;
February 27 - March 6;
March 25 - April 3;
April 25 - May 4;
May 25 - June 3;
September 25 - October 4;
October 25 - November 3;
November 25 - December 4;



DAY 1
Evening airport transfer from Quito Airport to San Jorge, overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito, no meals included

DAY 2
Birding Papallacta Pass & Cuyuja River (Paramo & Treeline Forest)
Hummingbird feeders, trails
Overnight Quijos. Includes: 3 meals
Target Birds: Torrent Duck, Crested Quetzal, Masked Flowerpiercer, Collared Inca, Long-tailed Sylph, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Tourmaline Sunangel

DAY 3
Birding Narupa Road & Hollin (Upper Amazon Basin)
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 4
Birding Sumaco feeders & Napo Galeras roads (Upper & Lower Amazon Basin)
Overnight Loretto or Hollin, includes 3 meals

DAY 5
Birding NEW San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Lower Amazon Basin – Amazon Rainforest)
Road & forest trails 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 6
Birding NEW - San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Lower Amazon Basin – Amazon Rainforest)
Forest trails at the reserve
Overnight Loreto. Includes: 3 meals

DAY 7
Limoncocha Ecological Reserve (Lower Amazon – Amazon Rainforest)
Birding by boat
Overnight Limoncocha. Includes: 3 meals

DAY 8
Napo River, Islands, Parrot Licks, Yusuni National Park Tower  (Lower Amazon Basin – Amazon Rainforest)
Birding by boat
Overnight Loreto, includes 3 meals


DAY 9
AM San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayuca Bird & Wildlife Reserve (Eastern Andean Cloud Forest)
Birding at San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayuca Bird & Wildlife Reserve & Guacamayos
Afternoon drive to Quito.  Overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito, includes 3 meals

DAY 10
AM airport transfer


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Magic Birding Circuit Tour – 7N/8D

East Andes Slope, Upper & Lower Amazon regions

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
January 25 - February 1;
February 25 - March 4;
March 25 - April 1;
May 25 - June 1;
September 25 - October 2;
October 25- November 1;
November 25 - December 2;



DAY 1
Evening airport transfer from Quito Airport to San Jorge, overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito, no meals included

DAY 2
Birding Papallacta Pass, High Sumaco feeders, sub-species Peruvian Cock of the Rock Lek Cosanga (Paramo & Treeline Forest)
Hummingbird feeders, trails
Overnight Quijos. Includes: 3 meals
Target Birds: Torrent Duck, Crested Quetzal, Masked Flowerpiercer, Collared Inca, Long-tailed Sylph, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Tourmaline Sunangel

DAY 3
Birding Narupa Road & Hollin (Upper Amazon Basin)
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 4
Birding Sumaco feeders & Napo Galeras roads (Upper & Lower Amazon Basin)
Overnight Loretto or Hollin, includes 3 meals

DAY 5 & 6 - Oct 10 & 11
Birding NEW San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Lower Amazon Basin – Amazon Rainforest)
Road & forest trails 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 7
AM Birding San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayuca Bird & Wildlife Reserve (Eastern Andean Cloud Forest)
Afternoon drive to San Jorge/Quito. Overnight San Jorge/Quito, includes 3 meals

DAY 8 - Oct 13
AM airport transfer


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Magic Birding Circuit Tour - 4N/5D
East Andes Slope, Upper & Lower Amazon regions

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

2018 Prescheduled Tour Dates


2019 Prescheduled Tour Dates
January 25 - 29;
February 25 - March 1;
March 25 - 29;
April 25 - 29;
May 25 - 29;
September 25 - 29;
October 25 - 29;
November 25 - 29;


Day One
Evening airport to San Jorge Eco-Lodge; overnight San Jorge de Quito Lodge, no meals included

Day Two
Birding Papallacta Pass, sub specie Peruvian Cock of the Rock Lek (Paramo & Treeline Forest)

Hummingbird feeders, trails
Overnight Quijos. Includes: 3 meals
Target Birds: Torrent Duck, Crested Quetzal, Masked Flowerpiercer, Collared Inca, Long-tailed Sylph, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Tourmaline Sunangel

Day Three
Birding Narupa Road, Hollin, Sumaco (Upper Amazon region)

overnight San Jorge de Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals
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 Four
Birding NEW San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Lower Amazon region – Amazon Rainforest)

Road & forest trails 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 Five
AM airport transfer to Coca Airport. Fly Coca to Quito Airport on own. (air ticket not included; recommend Noon departure). End of services

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MAGIC BIRDING CIRCUIT PHOTO TOUR – 9N/10D

UPPER ANDEAN FOREST, DRY DESERT, HIGHLAND CLOUD FOREST, WESTERN CLOUD FOREST, WESTERN UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST, COCO CORRIDOR

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

2018 Pre-scheduled tour dates
December 3 – 12;

2019 Pre-scheduled tour dates
January 10 – 19;
February 10 – 19;
March 10 – 19;
April 10 - 19;
May 10 - 19;
October 10 – 19;
November 10 – 19;
December 3 - 12;



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 & Jerusalem Dry Reserve - Upper Andean Forest & Dry Desert
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 (boxed lunch)
Target Birds: Collared Inca, Mountain Velvetbreast, Turquoise Jay, Barred Fruiteater, Burrowing Owl, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, White-capped Dipper

DAY 4 & 5
San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary - Western Andean Cloud Forest
Photography at Hummingbird and tanager feeders, pristine trails, bird huts, gardens, ponds, steams, wild orchids, 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 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

DAY 7
Photography at San Tadeo feeders & San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve - feeders - Western Andean Cloud Forest & Upper Tropical Rainforest
Overnight San Jorge/Milpe Cliff Eco-Lodge, includes 3 meals

DAY 8
San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve - Western Upper Tropical Rainforest
Photography at 60 foot tall spacious observation tower overlooking the canopy.
Hummingbird feeders, tanager feeders, toucan feeders, trail walking, wild orchids, butterflies, rare insects.
Tyras, wolly opossums and agutis at feeders
Overnight San Jorge Lodge Milpe Forest Eco-Lodge, includes 3 meals

DAY 9
Birds & photography
AM Photography at Mindo Andes Cock of the Rock Lek – close up shots – Western Andean Cloud Forest
Return transfer to San Jorge/Quito; afternoon at leisure on own; overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals

DAY 10
AM airport transfer


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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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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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MAGIC BIRDING CIRCUIT PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR – 4N/5D

EAST ANDES SLOPE, UPPER & LOWER AMAZON REGIONS

Includes: Airport transfers, inter-lodge transportation, lodging, 3 meals per day, specialized English speaking bird guide with photography experience & entrance fees

2018 Pre-scheduled tour dates

2019 Pre-scheduled tour dates
January 19 – 23;
February 19 – 23;
March 19 – 23;
April 19 – 23;
May 19 – 23;
September 19 – 23;
October 19 – 23;
November 19 – 23;

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)


DAY 1
Evening airport transfer from Quito Airport to San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito, overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito

DAY 2
Bird photography at Papallacta, Velma feeders, Peruvian sub-specie Cock of the Rock Cosanga (Paramo & East Andes)
Photography at hummingbird feeders, trails
Overnight Baeza. Includes: 3 meals

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

DAY 4
Photography at NEW San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Amazon Tropical Rainforest)
Macaws Boulevard, feeders, trail photography at the reserve; 60 foot high NEW Photo Tower overlooking canopy, feeders, rivers, streams (optional afternoon river 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 5
AM airport transfer to Coca Airport.  Fly Coca to Quito Airport on own. (air ticket not included; recommend Noon departure).  End of services

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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
EAST ANDES SLOPE, UPPER & LOWER AMAZON REGIONS
ITINERARY: 9 Nights/10 Days


2 SAN JORGE PRIVATE BIRD RESERVES & 5 DIFFERENT ECO-SYSTEMS
ECUADOR: ANDES HIGHLANDS, EASTERN UPPER CLOUD FOREST, EAST ANDES SLOPE, UPPER & LOWER AMAZON RAINFOREST REGIONS & PARAMO

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

2018 Pre-scheduled tour dates

2019 Pre-scheduled tour dates
January 19 – 28;
February 19 – 28;
March 19 – 28;
April 19 – 28;
May 19 – 28;
September 19 – 28;
October 19 – 28;
November 19 – 28;



DAY 1
Evening Airport Transfer to San Jorge
Overnight: San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito, no meals included

DAY 2
Bird photo tour at Papallacta Pass, Cuyuja, sub-specie Peruvian Cock of the Rock Lek Cosanga (Paramo, Upper Amazon region)
Photography at hummingbird feeders, trails
Overnight Quijos. Includes: 3 meals
Target Birds: Torrent Duck, Crested Quetzal, Masked Flowerpiercer, Collared Inca, Long-tailed Sylph, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Tourmaline Sunangel


DAY 3
Narupa Road & Hollin (Upper Amazon 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 4
Photography at Sumaco feeders & Napo Galeras roads (Upper & Lower Amazon region)
Overnight Loretto, includes 3 meals

DAY 5
Photography at San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Lower Amazon region – Amazon Rainforest)
Target Birds: Possible Harpy Eagle, Blue headed Parrot, Tawny bellied Owl, Dusky headed Parakeet, Wire tailed Manakin, Chestnut fronted Macaw
Overnight Loreto. Includes: 3 meals

DAY 6
Photography San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Lower Amazon region – Amazon Rainforest)
Forest trail photography at the reserve
Overnight Loreto. Includes: 3 meals

DAY 7
Photography at Limoncocha Ecological Reserve (Lower Amazon region – Amazon Rainforest)
Photography by boat
Overnight Limoncocha. Includes: 3 meals



DAY 8
Napo River, Islands & Yasuni National Park Parrot Licks (Lower Amazon region – Amazon Rainforest)
Photography by boat
Overnight Loreto, includes 3 meals


DAY 9
AM San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayuca Bird & Wildlife Reserve (Eastern Andean Cloud Forest)
Bird photography at San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayuca Bird & Wildlife Reserve & Guacamayos
Afternoon drive to Quito.  Overnight San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito, includes 3 meals

DAY 10
AM airport transfer


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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: 7 Nights/8 Days


ECUADOR: EAST ANDES SLOPE, PARAMO, EASTERN SUBTROPICAL COULD FOREST, AMAZON TROPICAL RAINFOREST

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

2018 Pre-scheduled tour dates

2019 Pre-scheduled tour dates
February 19 – 26;
March 19 – 26;
April 19 – 26;
May 19 – 26;
September 19 – 26;
October 19 – 26;
November 19 – 26;



DAY 1
Evening Airport Transfer to San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito.                    
Overnight: San Jorge Eco-Lodge Quito, no meals included

DAY 2
Bird Photography Papallacta Pass, Velma feeders, sub-species Peruvian Cock of the Rock Lek Cosanga (Paramo & East Slope)
hummingbird feeders, trails
Overnight Baeza. Includes: 3 meals 

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

DAY 4
Bird Photography Upper Sumaco (Eastern Subtropical Cloud Forest)                                    
Overnight Loreto. Includes: 3 meals 

DAYS 5 & 6
Bird Photography at NEW San Jorge de Sumaco Bajo Bird Sanctuary (Amazon Tropical Rainforest)
Macaws Boulevard, feeders, trail photography; 60 foot high NEW Photo Observation Tower overlooking canopy, rivers, streams.
Overnight Loreto. Includes: 3 meals per day 

DAY 7
E
arly am stop Bird Photography 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 8
AM airport transfer


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THE MAGIC CIRCUIT HUMMINGBIRD TOUR
7 NIGHTS/8 DAYS



2018 Prescheduled tours:
December 10 - 17

Day One - Evening Airport transfer to San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito; overnight San Jorge/Quito, no meals included
Day Two - Morning hummingbirds at San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito feeders & gardens; then continue on to Yanacocha Reserve, overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa, includes 3 meals
Days Three & Four - Hummingbirds at San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary feeders, gardens, ponds & surroundings (CLOUD FOREST) NEW! The Canopy Islands - Bird & Wildlife Photography Center at San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary - designed and newly built for optimal hummingbird & bird photography! Overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa, includes 3 meals per day
Day Five -
San Tadeo feeders & Amaguza Reserve, overnight San Jorge/Milpe, includes 3 meals (boxed lunch)
Day Six - Hummingbirds at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve feeders, gardens & surroundings, (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST). Overnight San Jorge/Milpe, includes 3 meals
Day Seven - Hummingbirds at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve feeders, gardens & surroundings, (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST), later afternoon transfer to San Jorge/Quito, overnight San Jorge/Quito, includes 3 meals
Day Eight - AM airport transfer

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Notes:

  • The Magic Birding Circuit Hummingbird Tours are moderately paced and may be joined with others on our scheduled tours. Small birding groups (upwards to 8)
  • Photography: San Jorge’s Lodges/Reserves offer a variety of great new feeders in open areas. Flashes may be used at the Hummingbird feeders. Flashes are prohibited for other birds in ‘restricted areas’.

 

Magic Birding Circuit Hummingbird Tours are offered October thru April. San Jorge’s Lodges/Reserves offer a variety of great new feeders in open areas for photography. Flashes may be used at the Hummingbird feeders. Flashes are prohibited for other birds in restricted areas’.  

Band-tailed Barbthroat (Threnetes ruckeri) M White-whiskered Hermit Phaethornis yaruqui) T M
Stripe-throated Hermit (Ehaethornis striigularis) M Tooth-bellied Hummingbird (Androdon aequatorialis M
White-tipped Sicklebill (Eutoxeres aquila) M Green-fronted Lancebill (Doryfera ludoviciae) M
White-necked -Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora) T Brown Violetear (Colibri delphinae) T
Green Violetear (Colibri thalassinus) T Sparkling Violetear (Colibri coruscans) Q T
Green Thorntail (Popelairia conversii) M Western Emerald (Chlorostibon melanorynchus) T
Green-crowned Woodnvmph (Thaltirania fannyi) T M Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) T M
Andean Emerald (Amazilia franciae) T M Speckled Hummingbird (Adelomyia melanogenys) T
Purple-Bibbed Whitetip (Urosticte benjamini) T M Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix) T M
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) T M Fawn-breasted Brilliant (Heliodoxa rubinoides) T M
White-tailed Hillstar (Urochroa bougueri) T Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas) Q
Shining Sunbeam (Aglaeactis cupripennis) Q Y Mountain Velvetbreast (Lafresnaya larresnayi) Q Y
Great Sapphirewing (Pterophanes cyanopterus) Q Y Brown Inca (Coeligena wilsoni) T M
Collared Inca (Coeligena torquata) T Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) Q
Buff-winged Starfrontlet (Coeligena lutetiae) Y Sword-billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) Q T
Buff-tailed Coronet (Boissonneaua flavescens) T C Velvet-purple Coronet (Boissonneauajardini) T M
Gorgeted Sunangel (Heliangelus strophianus) T Black-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis) Q Y
Sapphire-vented Puffleg (Eriocnemis luciani) Q Y Golden-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis mosquera) Y
Blue Mantled Thornbill(Chalcostigma stanleyi) P Hoary Puffleg (Haplophaedia lugens) T
Booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii) T M C Black-tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia vicforiae) Q
Green-tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia nuna) Q Purple-backed Thornbill (Ramphomicron microrhynchum) Q
Tyrian Metaltail (Metallura tyriathina) Q Y Rainbow-bearded Thornbill (Chalcostigma herrani) Y P
Violet-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus coelestis) T Wedge-billed Hummingbird (Schistes geoffroyi) T M
Purple-crowned Fairy (Heliothryx barroti) M Blue Tailed Emerald ( Chlorostilbon mellisugus) O

THE MAGIC CIRCUIT HUMMINGBIRD TOUR
4 NIGHTS/5 DAYS



2018 Prescheduled tours:
December 10 - 14

Day One - Evening Airport transfer to San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito; overnight San Jorge/Quito, no meals included
Day Two - Morning hummingbirds at San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito feeders & gardens; then continue on to Yanacocha Reserve, overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa, includes 3 meals
Day Three - Hummingbirds at San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary feeders, gardens, ponds & surroundings (CLOUD FOREST) NEW! The Canopy Islands - Bird & Wildlife Photography Center at San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary - designed and newly built for optimal hummingbird & bird photography! Overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa, includes 3 meals
Day Four -
San Tadeo feeders & Amaguza Reserve, overnight San Jorge/Milpe Cliff, includes 3 meals (boxed lunch)
Day Five - Hummingbirds at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve feeders, gardens & surroundings, (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST), later afternoon transfer to downtown Quito, includes breakfast & lunch

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Notes:

  • The Magic Birding Circuit Hummingbird Tours are moderately paced and may be joined with others on our scheduled tours. Small birding groups (upwards to 8)
  • Photography: San Jorge’s Lodges/Reserves offer a variety of great new feeders in open areas. Flashes may be used at the Hummingbird feeders. Flashes are prohibited for other birds in ‘restricted areas’.

 

Magic Birding Circuit Hummingbird Tours are offered October thru April. San Jorge’s Lodges/Reserves offer a variety of great new feeders in open areas for photography. Flashes may be used at the Hummingbird feeders. Flashes are prohibited for other birds in restricted areas’.  

Band-tailed Barbthroat (Threnetes ruckeri) M White-whiskered Hermit Phaethornis yaruqui) T M
Stripe-throated Hermit (Ehaethornis striigularis) M Tooth-bellied Hummingbird (Androdon aequatorialis M
White-tipped Sicklebill (Eutoxeres aquila) M Green-fronted Lancebill (Doryfera ludoviciae) M
White-necked -Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora) T Brown Violetear (Colibri delphinae) T
Green Violetear (Colibri thalassinus) T Sparkling Violetear (Colibri coruscans) Q T
Green Thorntail (Popelairia conversii) M Western Emerald (Chlorostibon melanorynchus) T
Green-crowned Woodnvmph (Thaltirania fannyi) T M Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) T M
Andean Emerald (Amazilia franciae) T M Speckled Hummingbird (Adelomyia melanogenys) T
Purple-Bibbed Whitetip (Urosticte benjamini) T M Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix) T M
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) T M Fawn-breasted Brilliant (Heliodoxa rubinoides) T M
White-tailed Hillstar (Urochroa bougueri) T Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas) Q
Shining Sunbeam (Aglaeactis cupripennis) Q Y Mountain Velvetbreast (Lafresnaya larresnayi) Q Y
Great Sapphirewing (Pterophanes cyanopterus) Q Y Brown Inca (Coeligena wilsoni) T M
Collared Inca (Coeligena torquata) T Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) Q
Buff-winged Starfrontlet (Coeligena lutetiae) Y Sword-billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) Q T
Buff-tailed Coronet (Boissonneaua flavescens) T C Velvet-purple Coronet (Boissonneauajardini) T M
Gorgeted Sunangel (Heliangelus strophianus) T Black-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis) Q Y
Sapphire-vented Puffleg (Eriocnemis luciani) Q Y Golden-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis mosquera) Y
Blue Mantled Thornbill(Chalcostigma stanleyi) P Hoary Puffleg (Haplophaedia lugens) T
Booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii) T M C Black-tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia vicforiae) Q
Green-tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia nuna) Q Purple-backed Thornbill (Ramphomicron microrhynchum) Q
Tyrian Metaltail (Metallura tyriathina) Q Y Rainbow-bearded Thornbill (Chalcostigma herrani) Y P
Violet-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus coelestis) T Wedge-billed Hummingbird (Schistes geoffroyi) T M
Purple-crowned Fairy (Heliothryx barroti) M Blue Tailed Emerald ( Chlorostilbon mellisugus) O

BIRDWATCHING TOURS WITH EASIER WALKING TRAILS


Would you like to see the mainland of Ecuador, but without too much exertion? This relaxed birding package is specially designed for the senior traveler, or those who do not prefer to involve long or strenuous walks.

The Magic Birding Circuit Senior Tours are all-inclusive, including airport transfers, comfortable lodging accommodations with easy accessibility, meals, without long or strenuous walks, ½ day guided tours with specialized English speaking bird guide - afternoons at leisure for relaxing or exploring on own, and inter-lodge private transportation. Added features while at San Jorge’s Reserves include delicious Ecuadorian and International cuisine and quality services.

13 Night/14 Day - Magic Circuit Senior Pre-scheduled Tour - East & West Andes Slope

PRE-SCHEDULED TOUR DATES 2018
 December 11 - 24


PRE-SCHEDULED TOUR DATES 2019
January 11 - 24,
February 11 - 24,
March 11 - 24,
April 11 - 24,
May 11 - 24,
June 11 - 24,
July 11 - 24,
August 11 - 24,
September 11 - 24,
October 11 - 24,
 December 11 - 24


Itinerary
Day One - Evening Airport transfer from Quito Airport to San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito; overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, no meals included
Day Two - Day of leisure on own at San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve, overnight San Jorge/Quito, includes 3 meals
Day Three - Morning guided birding at San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito gardens & feeders (ANDES HIGHLANDS); overnight San Jorge/Quito, includes 3 meals
Day Four - Morning guided birding world famous Nono-Mindo Road (HIGHLAND RAINFOREST/CLOUD FOREST), continue on to San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary, overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa, includes 3 meals
Day Five - Morning guided birding San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary gardens, feeders, easier trails surrounding the lodge & NEW Canopy Islands Photo & Observation Center (CLOUD FOREST) overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Six - Morning Birding at Amaguza Reserve: Observe endemic birds at feeders not found in Tandayapa or Milpe - feeders & bird walk; overnight San Jorge/Milpe NEW Forest Lodge, includes 3 meals
Days Seven & Eight - Morning guided birding San Jorge de Milpe Eco-Lodge gardens, feeders and easier trails surrounding the lodge (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST), overnight San Jorge/Milpe NEW Forest Lodge, 3 meals per day
Day Nine - Visit Refugio Paz de las Aves to watch AM Antpitta feeding + Cock of the Rock Lek - Early 5:00 AM departure from San Jorge/Milpe, 1/2 day excursion; includes transportation & entrance fee. Guided Tour provided by Angel Paz. Note: optional trails are moderate to difficult. Return transfer to San Jorge/Milpe, afternoon at leisure San Jorge/Milpe, overnight San Jorge/Milpe NEW Forest Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Ten - Morning visit to San Tadeo feeders; afternoon transfer to San Jorge/Quito, overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Eleven - Birding Antizana National Park by vehicle - Andes Condor Reserve (HIGH BARREN PLAINS/PARAMO), overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Twelve - Birding Papallacta Pass & Cujuja (HIGH BARREN PLAINS & HIGH AMAZON RAINFOREST), overnight Rio Quijos Eco-Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Thirteen- Birding at Rio Quijos Eco-Lodge - feeders & grounds, overnight San Jorge/Quito Eco-Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Fourteen - AM transfer to Quito Airport

Optional side tours:  Old Colonial Quito City Tour, Middle of the World Equator Monument; Orchids in natural habitats, Otavalo Indian Market & surrounding villages; Cotopaxi Volcano, Papallacta Hot Springs; Medicinal Plants & Sacred Waterfalls, Andes Chocolate & Coffee - Hands on Cooking Lesson; Galapagos Islands & Amazon Jungle extensions  

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BIRDWATCHING TOURS WITH EASY WALKING  


Would you like to see the special birds of Ecuador, but without too much exertion? This relaxed birding package is specially designed for the senior traveler, or those who do not prefer to involve long or strenuous walks. You may choose your own travel dates.

The Magic Birding Circuit Tours are all-inclusive, including airport transfers, lodging (rooms with easy accessibility), meals, ½ day birding tours on flatter terrains, specialized birding guides, private transportation and reserve entrance fees.  Itinerary includes morning bird walks with free time in afternoon to relax or bird on own while at our private birding reserves.

7 Nights/8 Days

PRE-SCHEDULED TOUR DATES 2018
 December 12 - 19


PRE-SCHEDULED TOUR DATES 2019
January 12 - 19,
February 12 - 19,
March 12 - 19,
April 12 - 19,
May 12 - 19,
June 12 - 19,
July 12 - 19,
August 7 - 14,
September 12 - 19,
October 18 - 25,
 December 12 - 19


Itinerary #1 - 7 Nights/8 days
Day One - Evening Airport transfer from Quito Airport to San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito; overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, no meals
Day Two - Morning guided birding at San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito gardens & feeders (HIGH BARREN PLAINS); overnight San Jorge/Quito, includes 3 meals
Day Three - Morning guided birding world famous Nono-Mindo Road (HIGHLAND RAINFOREST/CLOUD FOREST), overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa, includes 3 meals
Day Four - Morning guided birding San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary -  gardens, feeders, easier trails surrounding the lodge & NEW Canopy Islands Bird Photo & Observation Center  (CLOUD FOREST) overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Five - Morning Birding at Amaguza Reserve:  Observe endemic birds at feeders not found in Tandayapa or Milpe - feeders & bird walk; overnight San Jorge/Milpe NEW Forest Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Six - Morning guided birding San Jorge de Milpe Eco-Lodge gardens, feeders and easier trails surrounding the lodge (TROPICAL RAINFOREST), overnight San Jorge/Milpe NEW Forest Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Seven - Morning guided visit to San Tadeo feeders; afternoon transfer to San Jorge/Quito, overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, includes 3 meals
Day Eight - AM transfer to Quito Airport

Optional side tours:  Old Colonial Quito City Tour, Middle of the World Equator Monument; Orchids in natural habitats, Otavalo Indian Market & surrounding villages; Cotopaxi Volcano, Papallacta Hot Springs; Medicinal Plants & Sacred Waterfalls, Andes Chocolate & Coffee - Hands on Cooking Lesson; Galapagos Islands & Amazon Jungle extensions  

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BIRDWATCHING TOURS WITH EASY WALKING  


Would you like to see the special birds of Ecuador, but without too much exertion? This relaxed birding package is specially designed for the senior traveler, or those who do not prefer to involve long or strenuous walks. You may choose your own travel dates.

The Magic Birding Circuit Tours are all-inclusive, including airport transfers, lodging (rooms with easy accessibility), meals, ½ day birding tours on flatter terrains, specialized birding guides, private transportation and reserve entrance fees.  Itinerary includes morning bird walks with free time in afternoon to relax or bird on own while at our private birding reserves.

4 nights/5 days

PRE-SCHEDULED TOUR DATES 2018
December 12 - 16


PRE-SCHEDULED TOUR DATES 2019
January 12 - 16,
February 12 - 16,
March 12 - 16,
April 12 - 16,
May 12 - 16,
June 12 - 16,
July 12 - 16,
August 7 - 11,
September 12 - 16,
October 12 - 16,
 December 12 - 16



Day One - Evening Airport transfer from Quito Airport to San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito; overnight San Jorge/Quito
Day Two - Morning birding at San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito surroundings & feeders (HIGH BARREN PLAINS); overnight San Jorge/Quito, includes 3 meals
Day Three - Morning birding world famous Nono-Mindo Road (HIGHLAND RAINFOREST/CLOUD FOREST), overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa, includes 3 meals
Day Four - Morning birding San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary surroundings & feeders (CLOUD FOREST), overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa, includes 3 meals
Day Five - Day at leisure for birding/photography on own, afternoon transfer to downtown Quito, includes breakfast & lunch

Optional side tours:  Old Colonial Quito City Tour, Middle of the World Equator Monument; Orchids in natural habitats, Otavalo Indian Market & surrounding villages; Cotopaxi Volcano, Papallacta Hot Springs; Medicinal Plants & Sacred Waterfalls, Andes Chocolate & Coffee - Hands on Cooking Lesson; Galapagos Islands & Amazon Jungle extensions  

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