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Scott Olmstead reports from Ecuador

June 25: Scott Olmstead reports from Ecuador

We’re just three full days into our tour but we’ve already seen an impressive variety of birds, including some scarce Chocó regional endemics, and highlighted by over 30 species of hummingbirds. So far we’ve been birding from temperate cloudforest down to the foothills, and today we head to the lowlands to turn up the diversity even more. Ecuador never ceases to amaze!

Sparkling Violetear

Rose-faced Parrot

Collared Aracari

The group takes delight in our first sighting of the cute Ornate Flycatcher

Ornate Flycatcher

Birding outside Mindo

Posted: June 25, 2024