Neblina Forest Birding Tours

Amazon Program or Ecuador Programs Extension

Overview

Mealy Amazon, Bill Blackledge 2005

INFORMATION

Average expected number of birds during the trip: 350 to 400 species. Vegetation Types Visited: 3 out of 16 Ecuadorian Vegetation Types. Total habitats visited: 3 out of 20. Altitude Range: 200 to 518 meters (656 to 1,700 feet)

A Top-Ten Bird List by Habitat follows:

Habitat

Localities

Top Ten Highlight Birds

Western Cordillera: Cloud Forest and Lower Mountain Forest

Tena

Andean potoo, Rufous-vented whitetip, Moustached antpitta, White bellied antpitta, Golden-winged todyflycatcher, White-capped and Metallic-green tanager, Golden-collared honeycreeper

Amazonian Region east of the Andes: Lowland rain forest and Seasonally Inundated Areas

Coca and Jungle Lodge chosen

Orange-crested manakin*, Cocha antshrike*, Zigzag Heron, Nocturnal and Slavin's curassows, Long tailed potoo, Scarlet-shouldered parrotlet, White-eared and White-chinned jacamar, Purple-throated cotinga

Itinerary

First Itinerary Day by Day:

Day 1

Transfer to Hotel Sebastian[1] upon arrival to Quito "Mariscal Sucre" Airport (2800 m / 9,186 ft.). Overnight in Quito (Hotel Sebastian)

Day 2

Mid morning flight to Tena (518 m / 1,732 ft). Then take the connection drive to Gareno Lodge (2 hours). Overnight in Gareno Lodge.

Day 3 to 4

Birding the Gareno Lodge forest and trails. Overnights in Gareno Lodge.

Day 5

Early morning canoe ride down the Napo River to Coca (Puerto Francisco de Orellana: 298 m / 977 feet) (3 hours), where the Napo Wildlife Center[2] (NWC) personnel will meet us. Change canoes and continue down the Napo River to NWC (2 hours). Overnight in NWC.

Day 6 to 10

Bird the forest around the lodge and enjoy the rich biodiversity, parrot lek, observation tower, river islands and oxbow lakes. Overnights in NWC.

Day 11

Start your day riding a motor canoe back to Coca, which connects with the mid morning flight to Quito. Overnight in Quito (Hotel Sebastian).

Day 12

Transfer to flight back home or connect with one of our extension programs.

Second Itinerary Day by Day:

Day 1

Transfer to Hotel Sebastian[3] upon arrival to Quito "Mariscal Sucre" Airport (2800 m / 9,186 ft.)

Day 2

Pick up time: 6 am. Our first stop will be Jocotoco Foundation's Yanacocha Reserve[4] (3400 to 4000 m / 11,155 to 13,123 ft).

Day 3

Mid morning flight to Coca (Puerto Francisco de Orellana: 298 m / 977 feet). Then take the connection to Sacha Lodge[5] or La Selva Jungle Lodge[6]. Either of these will be your final destination today for your overnight.

Day 4 to 5

Birding the forest, lake and trails in the premises of the lodge you chose. Overnights there.

Day 6

Canoe ride from your lodge to Napo Wildlife Center

Day 7 to 9

Bird the forest around NWC and enjoy the rich biodiversity, parrot lek, observation tower, river islands and oxbow lakes.

Day 10

Start your day riding a motor canoe back to Coca, which connects with the mid morning flight to Quito. Overnight in Quito (Hotel Sebastian).

Day 11

Transfer to flight back home or connect with one of our extension programs.

Include / Not Include

Price Includes:

  • All transfers to and from airports and hotels
  • All accommodations throughout
  • All box lunches
  • Private transportation and driver
  • Specialized birding guide
  • Meals while at lodges
  • Flight to and from Coca

Price Includes:

Meals while in Quito except for breakfast Drinks throughout, tipping and international airport tax

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