We at Neblina Forest are promoting ecotourism as a strong tool for Conservation. We have been doing so the last 20 years in our professional career
We think that when we respect birds and their habitat, as well as nature in general, we not only preserve our land for our kids and grandkids but by doing so, we impact on the local people's economy.
Our guides, drivers, hotel owners, service providers and the rest of the people who are involved in servicing our clients are local actors involved in an effort to save our forests not only in Ecuador but in South America as a whole.
The task is huge, but we believe that if we unite efforts, it is possible. WE have seen it done. Our clients do not need to donate money, Just their presence in our South American countries as visitors has changed the way locals see nature as a source of income, hence, preventing its destruction.
Tourists provide jobs to many and help conservation by showing interest in our forests.
We like to support efforts of those who have invested more than money in salvaging the lives of birds and mammals such as the Spectacle Bear also known as Bear of the Andes as it is the only bear in South America. The Foundation I am talking about is MAQUIPUCUNA
People like Maquipucuna need to be encouraged in their endeavor of working for mother nature and the only way to do this is by visiting their lodge, enjoy their accommodations, and bird their trails.
Maquipucuna is a respectable organization working with local communities and saving areas of forest on the Western slope of the Cordillera de los Andes in Ecuador.
We would like to invite you to visit their web page and learn
about them. They are serious , they love Ecuador and We like working with them . I hope in the long term we can reinforce our business relationship with them for a mutually beneficial future.
We are posting this picture of our son Tony and our brand new daughter Daniela.
Tony grew up with Neblina Forest. First he was the waiter at the lodge when he was only 10 years old. He continued to grow with birding as he carried the telescope for Xavier during short birding trips. As he showed his interest for cars, he drove for us and managed the office. But he had his own dreams and is now a very successful General Motors hybrid expert. He has turned on his own path.
Mercedes and Xavier
Client : Caryn Throop
Month : Feb 2012-02-09
Dear Xavier and Mercedes,
Tom and I can hardly believe our good fortune. We had a perfect four days with Sandra and Edwin. We feel extremely lucky. Sandra probably told you that we saw so many condors flying in small groups and one large group of 11.
Client : David Wilcove
Month : January 2012
Country : USA
I enjoyed the trip thoroughly and look forward to returning to Ecuador to see more of its amazing birdlife. On that next trip, I would like to spend a little more time trying to lure elusive forest birds (such as antpittas and tapaculos) into view with the tapes.
Client : David Pearson
Month : July 2011
Country : Ecuador
In July, Alejandro Soleno guided me for nine days in pursuit of as many as
possible of the 95 Ecuadorian bird species I have not yet seen. We found
515 bird species on the trip, of which 21 were new ones for me, as well as
pair of Mountain Tapirs walking across the trail only 7 meters from us.
has been a leader in environmental
Birds seen during our
A Bearded helmet-crest landed right in front of our eyes, as we arrived to the Los Nevados National Park, Caldas, Colombia, April 11th, 2010. Photo by Gustavo Cañas – Valle, 2010