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Schedule Trips 2016

Start Date

End Date

End Date with Ext (as applicable)

Trip Title (as on Website and/or Private)

Guide Name

Country

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Peru Manu Biosphere Reserve

Lelis Navarette

Peru

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

 

Pantanal:  14 Days and 13 Nights (and maybe add day for Curripas das Araras)

Xavier Muñoz

Brazil

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

 

Brazil Southern Amazon:  7 Days and 6 Nights

Xavier Muñoz

Brazil

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ecuador NW and East Slope (or Ecuador Hummingbirds)

Xavier Muñoz

Ecuador

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

 

Eastern Ecuador with Wild Sumaco and Amazon

Jorge Luna

Ecuador

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

 

Brazil Atlantic Forest

Lelis Navarette

Brazil

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Peru Manu Biosphere Reserve

Jose Antonio Padilla Reyes

Peru

Saturday, October 22, 2016

xxx Schedule for 2016

 

Pantanal:  5 Days and 4 Nights (and maybe add day for Curripas das Araras).  Iguazzu (2 or 3 nights and including arrival night/Sao P) and NW Argentina (7 Days).

Xavier Muñoz

Brazil

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Ecuador NW and East Slope

Andrea Molina

Ecuador

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

 

Ecuador NW and East Slope Mega

Manuel Sanchez

Ecuador

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

 

Ecuador NW and East Slope Mega

Manuel Sanchez

Ecuador

Monday, October 31, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Colombia:  14 Days

Alejandro Solano

Colombia

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lowlands to Highlands

Jose Antonio Padilla Reyes

Bolivia

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Southern Ecuador:  New Shorter and Extensions

Xavier Muñoz

Ecuador

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Northern Peru. Marvelous Spatuletail

Lelis Navarette

Peru

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

 

Birding Chile, an easy tour

Rodrigo Tapia

Chile

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Ecuador NW and East Slope

Jorge Luna

Ecuador

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

 

Argentina:  Patagonia and More with Chile Extension (maybe)

Guide???Diego

Argentina

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ecuador NW and East Slope

Alejandro Solano

Ecuador

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Southern Ecuador:  New Shorter and Extensions

Lelis Navarette

Ecuador

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

 

Ecuador NW and East Slope Mega

Andrea Molina

Ecuador

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Ecuador NW and East Slope

Manuel Sanchez

Ecuador

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Ecuador NW and East Slope

Manuel Sanchez

Ecuador

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Ecuador NW and East Slope

Andrea Molina

Ecuador

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Ecuador NW and East Slope

Manuel Sanchez

Ecuador

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Ecuador NW and East Slope

Manuel Sanchez

Ecuador

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Colombia:  12 Days

Alejandro Solano

Colombia

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ecuador NW and East Slope

Jorge Luna

Ecuador

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

 

Brazil Atlantic Forest

Demis Bucci

Brazil

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Colombia:  12 Days

Lelis Navarette

Colombia

Monday, February 13, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Southern Ecuador:  New Shorter and Extensions

Manuel Sanchez

Ecuador

Monday, February 13, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

 

Ecuador NW and East Slope Mega

Manuel Sanchez

Ecuador

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

 

Eastern Ecuador with Wild Sumaco and Amazon

Andrea Molina

Ecuador

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

Northern Peru. Marvelous Spatuletail

Jose Antonio Padilla Reyes

Peru

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Ecuador (Southern Ecuador 12 Day trip)

Alejandro Solano

Ecuador

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ecuador NW and East Slope

Lelis Navarette

Ecuador

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Colombia:  14 Days

Alejandro Solano

Colombia

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Northern Peru. Marvelous Spatuletail

Lelis Navarette

Peru

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

 

Pantanal:  7 Days and 6 Nights (and maybe add day for Curripas das Araras)

Xavier Muñoz

Brazil

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Northeast Brazil

Lelis Navarette

Brazil

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

 

Pantanal:  7 Days and 6 Nights (and maybe add day for Curripas das Araras)

Xavier Muñoz

Brazil

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Northern Peru. Marvelous Spatuletail

Jose Antonio Padilla Reyes

Peru

Friday, June 30, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

 

Brazil Southern Amazon:  7 Days and 6 Nights

Xavier Muñoz

Brazil

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

 

Pantanal:  14 Days and 13 Nights (and maybe add day for Curripas das Araras)

Xavier Muñoz

Brazil

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lowlands to Highlands

Lelis Navarette

Bolivia

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Peru Manu Biosphere Reserve

Jose Antonio Padilla Reyes

Peru

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

 

Brazil Southern Amazon:  7 Days and 6 Nights

Xavier Muñoz

Brazil

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

 

Pantanal:  7 Days and 6 Nights (and maybe add day for Curripas das Araras)

Xavier Muñoz

Brazil

Monday, August 7, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Lowlands to Highlands

Jose Antonio Padilla Reyes

Bolivia

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017

 

Pantanal + Amazon Basin Carajas

Lelis Navarette

Brazil

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Peru Manu Biosphere Reserve

Lelis Navarette

Peru

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

 

Pantanal:  14 Days and 13 Nights (and maybe add day for Curripas das Araras)

Xavier Muñoz

Brazil

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

 

Brazil Southern Amazon:  7 Days and 6 Nights

Xavier Muñoz

Brazil

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

 

Eastern Ecuador with Wild Sumaco and Amazon

Jorge Luna

Ecuador

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Peru Manu Biosphere Reserve

Jose Antonio Padilla Reyes

Peru

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Northern Peru. Marvelous Spatuletail

Lelis Navarette

Peru

Friday, October 20, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Ecuador NW and East Slope

Andrea Molina

Ecuador

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

 

Ecuador NW and East Slope Mega

Manuel Sanchez

Ecuador

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

 

Ecuador NW and East Slope Mega

Manuel Sanchez

Ecuador

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Colombia:  14 Days

Alejandro Solano

Colombia

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Lowlands to Highlands

Jose Antonio Padilla Reyes

Bolivia

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Colombia:  12 Days

Xavier Muñoz

Colombia

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Northwest and Eastern Slope

Manuel Sanchez

Ecuador

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

 

Brazil Atlantic Forest

Lelis Navarette

Brazil

Up Comming Events

Overview

Birdwatching in Guyana

This small country on the northeast shoulder of South America is seldom visited by birdwatchers yet it offers all

the avian richness of the lowland forests of adjacent Venezuela and a tourist infrastructure that makes it accessible in far greater comfort.

Indeed, tourism in the country is experiencing a rapid development and some new lodges near the coast provide luxury accommodation in pristine forest settings.

In the south, several ranches offer comfortable quarters close to varied and interesting savannah habitats, and also serve as points of departure for camping expeditions to truly remote areas of the interior.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive in Guyana and transfer to Georgetown. Overnight at Cara Lodge

Day 02

This morning we will see dawn rise over the extensive and beautiful Botanic Garden, where, if we are lucky, the trip's first ornithological highlight will be the Blood-colored Woodpecker, an astonishingly colorful Veniliornis found only in the Guianas and even there almost wholly limited to the narrow coastal plain. The gardens are also home to a large number of Snail Kite and numerous species of parrots and macaws. Lunch at Cara Lodge. Enjoy an afternoon Georgetown city. Overnight at Cara Lodge. BLD

Day 03

03 0900hrs we will pickup and transfer to Ogle Airstrip for a flight to Fair View Village and we will travel a short distance by boat to the Iwokrama Field Station in time for lunch. This afternoon we will bird along the trails near the Field Station.

Iwokrama is home to many bird species including Black Nunbird, Chestnut-rumped Woodcreeper, Amazonian Antshrike, Brown-bellied Antwren, Spot-tailed Antwren, Todd's Antwren, Spotted Puffbird, Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Green Aracari, Guianan Toucanet, Guianan Red Cotinga, Pompadour Cotinga, Rufous-crowned Elaenia, Bronzy Jacamar, Chestnut & Waved Woodpecker, Gray Antbird, and Strong-billed Woodcreeper.

Three other Neotropical species in the Iwokrama forest of high interest are White-winged Potoo, Rufous Potoo, and Rufous-winged Ground-cuckoo. Finally, after dark, we'll set out on the river once more, in hopes of finding one or another of its four species of caiman, and listen for nightbirds such as Spectacled Owl, Long tailed Potoo, Zigzag Heron or Blackish Nightjar. Overnight at the Iwokrama Field Station. BLD

Day 04

At dawn we will set out by boat for half an hour or less to the foot of Turtle Mountain. Here we explore the trails for a few hours first visiting Turtle Ponds where anis, herons and Green and Rufous Kingfisher hunt and then climbing to an elevation of 900 feet for a view of the forest canopy below and chances of Green Aracari, White Bellbird or a fly-by of one of five types of Eagles. We will take a picnic lunch and spend the whole morning birding here.

This afternoon vehicles will drive us along the road through the heart of the Iwokrama Forest, stopping as we spot birds of interest. We will have the opportunity for excellent forest-edge birding and the possibility of seeing the elusive Jaguar. The Iwokrama forest is rapidly gaining an international reputation for its healthy jaguar populations that seem not to be troubled by the appearance of curious humans. No promises, but many have been lucky!We will sit at a point called 27 mile, known as a good location to see Jaguar as dusk settles. Then we will spotlight along the road back to the Field Station in time for a late dinner. Overnight at the Iwokrama Field Station. BLD

Day 05

This morning we will bird along the Greenheart and Woodcreeper Trails close to the Iwokrama Field Station. Quill rattling by Spix's Guan or Crestless Curassow may start us off and then we will look for Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner, Olivaceous Woodcreeper, Eastern Slaty-Antshrike, Sooty-headed Tyrannulet and Tiny Tyrant Manakin

This afternoon we will take a boat trip to Stanley Lake for birdwatching along the banks a locale for Sunbittern, Green Ibis, and Capped Heron. During our three night stay at Iwokrama we will also be looking for Black Nunbird, BlueDacnis, Spangled and Pompadour Cotingas, Red-eyed Vireo, White-shouldered, Blue-backed and Turquoise Tanagers, Buff-cheeked, Lemon-chested and Tawny-crowned Greenlets, White-crowned and Golden-headed Manakins, Violaceous, White-vented, and Golden-sided Euphonias, Fasciated, Mouse-colored, Dusky-throated, and Cinereous Antshrikes and Guianan Red-Cotinga, Black-necked Aracari, Rufous-capped and Black-faced Antthrush, Gray-crowned and Yellow-margined (Zimmer's) Flycatcher, Rufous-tailed Flatbill, White-breasted Wood-Wren and Musician Wren. Overnight at the Iwokrama Field Station. BLD

Day 06

Transfer before dawn along the road through the heart of the Iwokrama Forest, where there is a good chance to see the elusive Jaguar. The Iwokrama forest is rapidly gaining an international reputation for its healthy jaguar populations that seem not to be troubled by the appearance of curious humans. No promises, but many have been lucky!

The road also offers excellent birding, including a locality known as Mori Scrub, characterized by an unusual low, sandy forest. This supports an interesting assemblage of bird species, among them Rufous-crowned Elaenia, Black Manakin and Red-shouldered Tanager.

We will stop along the road at numerous locations and look for species such as Guianan Red-Cotinga, Pompadour Cotinga, Blue-backed Tanagers, White-winged Potoo, Olive-green Tyrannulet and Marail Guan. The journey continues onto the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway. Here we can bird watch from the vantage of 35 Metres up in the canopy. Caica Parrots, Painted Parakeets, Guianan Toucanet, Pompadour Cotinga Plumbeous Pigeon, Red-and-green Macaw, Screaming Piha and a host of crown specialists come within our view. Overnight at Atta Rainforest Lodge. BLD

Day 07

At dawn you can be back birdwatching from the mid and upper canopy on the walkway as flocks travel past and look for Paradise Jacamar, White-necked Puffbird, Yellow-throated Woodpecker, Todd's Antwren, Black-tailed and Black-crowned Tityras and Dusky Purpletuft.

Or you can bird along the jungle trails where antbird flocks include White-plumed Antbird, Spot-winged Antbird, Ferruginous-backed Antbird, Ash-winged Antwen, Long-billed Antwren, McConnell's Flycatcher, Gray-crowned Flycatcher, Plain Xenops, Wedge-billed Woodcreeper the recently split Guianan Puffbird or even the rare Crimson Fruitcrow. After breakfast we depart for the Cock-of-the-rock Trail, an easy 20 minute walk, to hopefully have our first view of the Guianan Cock-of-the-rock.

Eventually we reach the Rupununi and Annai, its northernmost community. The Rupununi Savannah is to Guyana what the Gran Sabana is to Venezuela, an extensive area of grassland with termite mounds and scattered or riparian woodland. It differs in that much of it is devoted to cattle raising, though the large ranches are not very productive. Indeed, one can travel for hours without seeing a domestic animal of any sort. Needless to say, the birdlife here is markedly different from that of the rainforest. Fork-tailed Flycatchers, Savannah and Black Collared Hawks patrol the grassland. At dusk as nightjars and nighthawks tumble over the grasslands we will look for the Nacunda Nighthawk and White-tailed Nightjar. Overnight at Rock View Lodge. BLD

Day 08

After breakfast we travel along the road through the savannah and at the foothills of the Pakaraima Mountains for some excellent savannah birding. Jabiru Stork are often seen along this stretch of road. We continue by road to Ginep Landing and then travel slowly by boat on the Rupununi River to Karanambu Ranch. We will look for the many bird species, including Jabiru nesting along the river to Wood Stork, Bat Falcon, King Vulture, Channel-billed and Toco Toucan, Brown-throated Parakeet, White-necked Jacobin, Drab Water Tyrant and Ringed, Green, Amazon and Green-and-rofous Kingfisher.

There is a good chance of spotting primates too. Karanambu is the home of Diane McTurk, widely known for her work rehabilitating orphaned Giant River Otters to the wild. Diane and her otters have appeared on National Geographic, Jeff Corwin Experience, Really Wild Show (BBC) and the Calgary's "Zoo World". Karanambu has a long history of visiting naturalists and Diane's father, Tiny McTurk, has welcomed David Attenborough and Gerald Durrell (Three Singles to Adventure). Our birdwatching here will be largely in woodland patches or gallery forest along the river where we'll hope to find such species as Spotted Puffbird, Striped Woodcreeper, Pale-bellied Tyrant-Manakin, Golden-spangled Piculet and Capuchinbird. Dinner with Diane will include stories on the history of the family and the Rupununi Savannahs. Overnight at Karanambu Ranch. BLD

Day 09

This morning we will travel out into the savannah to look for Giant Anteater. Vaqueros will search the savannah on horse back, looking in locations where they are know to sleep during the day and there is a very good chance to see this amazing creature. Whilst out in the boat you may see Capped and Little Blue Herons, Great and Snowy Egrets, Purple Gallinule and Pied Lapwing.

When water levels are appropriate a wooded swamp near the ranch is the site of a surprisingly large colony of Boat-billed Herons. River trips also offer opportunities to see Black Caiman, which are plentiful along the Rupununi River, in fact this area is consider to have the second largest population in South America. There is also the chance to see species such as Capybara along the river bank, and by spot light it is normal to find Tree Boas and Iguana's. At any season the river and airstrip provide habitat for no fewer than eight species of nightjars. Overnight at Karanambu Ranch. BLD

Day 10

Diane sometimes has resident orphaned otters (currently she has a Giant River Otter and a Neotropical Otter in residence) and you can help her as she tends to them. You can visit Simoni Pond for some of the best inland fishing (add US$25.00) in Guyana including Peacock Bass or explore the flooded forest or savannah. Visits can be made to nearby ponds for birdwatching and to view the Victoria Amazonica, the world's largest water lily and Guyana's national flower.

Explore the Rupununi River in search of wild Giant River Otters, Black Caiman and Arapaima. Birdwatch in varied habitats, traveling by boat to certain localities up and downstream, and by Land Rover to one or another forest patch. Grasslands host Double Striped Thick-knees, Bi-colored Wren, and Bearded Tachuri while Forest patches host Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, Violaceous Trogon, Blue Ground-Dove, Plain-crowned Spinetail and Great Antshrike. The river is home to Wood Stork, White faced and Black-bellied Whistling Doves, Stripe-backed Bittern and Pied Lapwing. As we move around we may see Least Grebe, South American Snipe, Rufous-throated Sapphire, Yellow Tyrannulet, Cliff Flycatcher and Ruddy-breasted Seedeater. Overnight at Karanambu Ranch. BLD

Day 11

Early morning birding around Karanambu Ranch. For those interested there is also another opportunity to travel out onto the savannah to look for a Giant Anteater. After lunch we will take a flight to Kaieteur, the world's highest free-falling waterfall. Though Venezuela's Angel Falls are greater in total height, their filamentous drop occurs by stages whereas Kaieteur is a single, massive, thundering cataract 100 meters wide created as the Potaro River makes a sheer drop of 228 meters, nearly five times the height of Niagara. The spectacle is the more impressive for its remoteness and it is altogether possible that we'll be the only persons viewing it.

Here we will hope to find White-chinned and White-tipped Swifts swirling over the gorge, and perhaps we'll be lucky enough to see the astonishingly colorful Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, Orange-breasted Falcon, White-tailed Goldenthroat or Musician Wren. We will spend 2 hours on the ground at the falls. Continue flight to Ogle. Transfer to Georgetown. Farewell dinner. Overnight at Cara Lodge. BLD

Day 12

Transfer to the airport for departing flight.

Include / Not include

Include/Not Include

Rate Includes :

  • - airport transfers
  • - double or twin accommodation
  • - meals as listed
  • - all road and river transfers
  • -internal flights in Guyana
  • - activities as described
  • - local guides
  • - VAT
  • - Iwokrama Forest User Fee
  • - Iwokrama Canopy Walkway fee
  • - Kaieteur National Park Fee

Not Included :

  • - items of a personal nature
  • - alcoholic drinks except where mentioned above
  • - departure tax
  • - international flights
  • - visa
  • - excess weight on internal schedule flight

Kaieteur Falls

Kaieteur Falls

The Kaieteur Falls which was first seen by a European on April 29, 1870 is situated in the heart of Guyana on the

Potaro River, a tributary of the Essequibo.

The water of Kaieteur, one of the world's natural wonders, flows over a sandstone conglomerate tableland into a deep gorge - a drop of 822 feet or 5 times the height of Niagara Falls.

There are no other falls in the world with the magnitude of the sheer drop existing at Kaieteur. Amerindian legend of the Patamona tribe has it that Kai, one of the tribe's chiefs (after who the falls is named), committed self sacrifice by canoeing himself over the falls.

It was believed this would encourage the great spirit Makonaima to save the tribe from being destroyed by the savage Caribishi.

Kaieteur supports a unique micro environment with Tank Bromeliads, the largest in the world, in which the tiny Golden frog spends its entire life and the rarely seen Guiana Cock- of-the-rock nesting close by. The lucky visitor may also see the famous flights of the Kaieteur Swifts or Makonaima Birds which nest under the vast shelf of rock carved by the centuries of water, hidden behind the eternal curtain of falling water.

Conservation Facts

Guajalito Reserve

Neblina Forest has been a leader in environmental habitat protection, and this has been a guiding principle since the beginning of the company. In 1998 we purchased 100 hectares of primary forest bordering the Guajalito Reserve on the old road between Quito and Santo Domingo de los Colorados. This forest reserve is home of many species of birds, a Cock of the Rock lek, and on the feeders we can enjoy sightings of the Hoary Puffleg. This property is located at 2000meters (6000 ft) to 4300meters (10,200ft). Tyras and other uncommon fauna thrive here. Oil company activity and transport passes near the property, but the area remains pristine as it has few (or no?) visitors now.

We need to support this area with visitors. It is a fact that the visit of birders and nature lovers has made a big difference in the conservation of other similar habitats because it changes the way the local people see their own forest and homes. It gives them a sense of pride to know that others appreciate their forests and this will provoke them to start to protect such places. Please check the work that the NGO, Fundacion Salvatierra, has undertaken there at the link below. Birdlife International has identified this area as an IBA as well. Also, have a look at our efforts there at the Neblina Forest link below as well..

Neblina Forest started as an small company with the mision of organizing birding itineraries for birwatchers while providing the best quality associated services.

Neblina Forest is an ECUADORIAN company established in 1994 to promote Ecuador's avifauna and its wilderness, and by extension South America's, throughout a variety of bird watching tours. We are the only nature tourism company in our country able to offer a fully Ecuadorian / South American staff of birding and nature guides.

Since 1993 we have created an standard procedure, but it has been improving in time thanks to feedback provided by friends and clients.

We have been blessed as a company since during one of our trips on November, 1997, while birding with Robert Ridgely,John Moore , Lelis Navarrete, a Neblina Forest guide and Mercedes Rivadeneira, our General Manager, discovered a new species for science: the The Jocotoco Antpitta.

After this spectacular and blessed discovery, Lelis Navarrete and Xavier Muñoz played an important part on the creation of a new organization dedicated to purchasing land as a conservation tool in order to protect endangered species and their habitats.

Fundación Jocotoco was stablished in 1998. Xavier played an special rol the first years of the Foundation.

All this was possible thanks to the initial economical input and support of Mr. Nigel Simpson, a great human beign and bird lover. He was the one who donate money for the first land purchases.

Our friend, John Moore, most certainly, has been one of the most important donors in order to continue these aquisitions. Jocotoco Foundation is not your typical organization and i s in fact a functional and practical organization with an extraordinary potential.

We, at Neblina Forest, are pleased to be part of this movement, but most important, have been part of a revolutionary model of conservation.

For more information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks to the support of Naturetrek, a very concerned british company, Neblina Forest, was able to purchase land in Chiriboga.

This area is a nice cloudforest located on the western slope of the Andes, only two hours west of Quito .

Here, a reserve of 1,200 hectares exists thanks to the efforts of private individuals such as Vlastimil Zack, Mercedes Rivadeneira, Aves&Conservación (previously known as CECIA) , and many others who's concern is to preserve this last patch of pristine cloudforest which homes a Cock-of-the-Rock lek.

We see, still, the need to buy 199 more hectares which surround the already existent property. The cost for these is only US$60,000. This will close the circle of property protected for birds such as Cock-of-the-Rock, Hoary Puffleg ,Olivaceous Piha, Scaled Fruiteater, White-Faced Nunbird among others.

Our hope here is to develope ecotourism facilities as a nice alternative to the local economy and to provide an income for the preservation of this important forest.

At the moment, Neblina Forest has signed a conservation agreement with señor Alex Salazar, the owner of a nice forest in the area of Pedro Vicente Maldonado. This area is considered the last remnant of Choco forest closer to Quito.

The mentioned above land is only two hours west from Quito on the Pacific slope.

Choco forest has been cut since1994 in order to plant heart of palm.

Somehow we feel we should take responsibility and action in this area as it is protecting bird species such as : Black-Tipped Cotinga, Double -Banded Graytail, Choco Toucan, Scarlet-Breasted Dacnis, Scarlet and-White- Tanager, Rose-Faced Parrot, Crimson -Bellied Woodpecker .

Here a property of 50 hectares is going to be protected so bird lovers may enjoy all the birds of Choco area and the help also local people understand conservation and act on it preserving their home land.

The possibility of working with reforestation and ecotourism with the local population is one of the reasons for Neblina Forest to ask our friends, clients, and bird lovers in general to come and be part of these efforts. Every single dollar you pay Neblina Forest as part of your trip fee, remains here in Ecuador. It is invested in Ecuadorians and in our drive to protect what we consider our legacy to our grandchildren who are only starting to enjoy the quickly dissapearing avifauna.

Local owners of land are granting us rights to their forests and farms to work with a sustainable conservation and ecotouristic program. Land is being bought in order to preserve. Locals are learning about birds, habitats, preservation and service.

It must be emphasized that our work in conservation should never be used as a hook to sell a trip with us. You have been buying trips from Neblina Forest for 14 years and is service what draws you to our trips. But we want you to know we use your money to preserve land and habitats as well as to support the ecuadorian economy.

Conservation Facts

Guajalito Reserve

Neblina Forest has been a leader in environmental habitat protection, and this has been a guiding principle since the beginning of the company. In 1998 we purchased 100 hectares of primary forest bordering the Guajalito Reserve on the old road between Quito and Santo Domingo de los Colorados. This forest reserve is home of many species of birds, a Cock of the Rock lek, and on the feeders we can enjoy sightings of the Hoary Puffleg. This property is located at 2000meters (6000 ft) to 4300meters (10,200ft). Tyras and other uncommon fauna thrive here. Oil company activity and transport passes near the property, but the area remains pristine as it has few (or no?) visitors now.

We need to support this area with visitors. It is a fact that the visit of birders and nature lovers has made a big difference in the conservation of other similar habitats because it changes the way the local people see their own forest and homes. It gives them a sense of pride to know that others appreciate their forests and this will provoke them to start to protect such places. Please check the work that the NGO, Fundacion Salvatierra, has undertaken there at the link below. Birdlife International has identified this area as an IBA as well. Also, have a look at our efforts there at the Neblina Forest link below as well..

Neblina Forest started as an small company with the mision of organizing birding itineraries for birwatchers while providing the best quality associated services.

Neblina Forest is an ECUADORIAN company established in 1994 to promote Ecuador's avifauna and its wilderness, and by extension South America's, throughout a variety of bird watching tours. We are the only nature tourism company in our country able to offer a fully Ecuadorian / South American staff of birding and nature guides.

Since 1993 we have created an standard procedure, but it has been improving in time thanks to feedback provided by friends and clients.

We have been blessed as a company since during one of our trips on November, 1997, while birding with Robert Ridgely,John Moore , Lelis Navarrete, a Neblina Forest guide and Mercedes Rivadeneira, our General Manager, discovered a new species for science: the The Jocotoco Antpitta.

After this spectacular and blessed discovery, Lelis Navarrete and Xavier Muñoz played an important part on the creation of a new organization dedicated to purchasing land as a conservation tool in order to protect endangered species and their habitats.

Fundación Jocotoco was stablished in 1998. Xavier played an special rol the first years of the Foundation.

All this was possible thanks to the initial economical input and support of Mr. Nigel Simpson, a great human beign and bird lover. He was the one who donate money for the first land purchases.

Our friend, John Moore, most certainly, has been one of the most important donors in order to continue these aquisitions. Jocotoco Foundation is not your typical organization and i s in fact a functional and practical organization with an extraordinary potential.

We, at Neblina Forest, are pleased to be part of this movement, but most important, have been part of a revolutionary model of conservation.

For more information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks to the support of Naturetrek, a very concerned british company, Neblina Forest, was able to purchase land in Chiriboga.

This area is a nice cloudforest located on the western slope of the Andes, only two hours west of Quito .

Here, a reserve of 1,200 hectares exists thanks to the efforts of private individuals such as Vlastimil Zack, Mercedes Rivadeneira, Aves&Conservación (previously known as CECIA) , and many others who's concern is to preserve this last patch of pristine cloudforest which homes a Cock-of-the-Rock lek.

We see, still, the need to buy 199 more hectares which surround the already existent property. The cost for these is only US$60,000. This will close the circle of property protected for birds such as Cock-of-the-Rock, Hoary Puffleg ,Olivaceous Piha, Scaled Fruiteater, White-Faced Nunbird among others.

Our hope here is to develope ecotourism facilities as a nice alternative to the local economy and to provide an income for the preservation of this important forest.

At the moment, Neblina Forest has signed a conservation agreement with señor Alex Salazar, the owner of a nice forest in the area of Pedro Vicente Maldonado. This area is considered the last remnant of Choco forest closer to Quito.

The mentioned above land is only two hours west from Quito on the Pacific slope.

Choco forest has been cut since1994 in order to plant heart of palm.

Somehow we feel we should take responsibility and action in this area as it is protecting bird species such as : Black-Tipped Cotinga, Double -Banded Graytail, Choco Toucan, Scarlet-Breasted Dacnis, Scarlet and-White- Tanager, Rose-Faced Parrot, Crimson -Bellied Woodpecker .

Here a property of 50 hectares is going to be protected so bird lovers may enjoy all the birds of Choco area and the help also local people understand conservation and act on it preserving their home land.

The possibility of working with reforestation and ecotourism with the local population is one of the reasons for Neblina Forest to ask our friends, clients, and bird lovers in general to come and be part of these efforts. Every single dollar you pay Neblina Forest as part of your trip fee, remains here in Ecuador. It is invested in Ecuadorians and in our drive to protect what we consider our legacy to our grandchildren who are only starting to enjoy the quickly dissapearing avifauna.

Local owners of land are granting us rights to their forests and farms to work with a sustainable conservation and ecotouristic program. Land is being bought in order to preserve. Locals are learning about birds, habitats, preservation and service.

It must be emphasized that our work in conservation should never be used as a hook to sell a trip with us. You have been buying trips from Neblina Forest for 14 years and is service what draws you to our trips. But we want you to know we use your money to preserve land and habitats as well as to support the ecuadorian economy.

Conservation Facts

Guajalito Reserve

Neblina Forest has been a leader in environmental habitat protection, and this has been a guiding principle since the beginning of the company. In 1998 we purchased 100 hectares of primary forest bordering the Guajalito Reserve on the old road between Quito and Santo Domingo de los Colorados. This forest reserve is home of many species of birds, a Cock of the Rock lek, and on the feeders we can enjoy sightings of the Hoary Puffleg. This property is located at 2000meters (6000 ft) to 4300meters (10,200ft). Tyras and other uncommon fauna thrive here. Oil company activity and transport passes near the property, but the area remains pristine as it has few (or no?) visitors now.

We need to support this area with visitors. It is a fact that the visit of birders and nature lovers has made a big difference in the conservation of other similar habitats because it changes the way the local people see their own forest and homes. It gives them a sense of pride to know that others appreciate their forests and this will provoke them to start to protect such places. Please check the work that the NGO, Fundacion Salvatierra, has undertaken there at the link below. Birdlife International has identified this area as an IBA as well. Also, have a look at our efforts there at the Neblina Forest link below as well..

Neblina Forest started as an small company with the mision of organizing birding itineraries for birwatchers while providing the best quality associated services.

Neblina Forest is an ECUADORIAN company established in 1994 to promote Ecuador's avifauna and its wilderness, and by extension South America's, throughout a variety of bird watching tours. We are the only nature tourism company in our country able to offer a fully Ecuadorian / South American staff of birding and nature guides.

Since 1993 we have created an standard procedure, but it has been improving in time thanks to feedback provided by friends and clients.

We have been blessed as a company since during one of our trips on November, 1997, while birding with Robert Ridgely,John Moore , Lelis Navarrete, a Neblina Forest guide and Mercedes Rivadeneira, our General Manager, discovered a new species for science: the The Jocotoco Antpitta.

After this spectacular and blessed discovery, Lelis Navarrete and Xavier Muñoz played an important part on the creation of a new organization dedicated to purchasing land as a conservation tool in order to protect endangered species and their habitats.

Fundación Jocotoco was stablished in 1998. Xavier played an special rol the first years of the Foundation.

All this was possible thanks to the initial economical input and support of Mr. Nigel Simpson, a great human beign and bird lover. He was the one who donate money for the first land purchases.

Our friend, John Moore, most certainly, has been one of the most important donors in order to continue these aquisitions. Jocotoco Foundation is not your typical organization and i s in fact a functional and practical organization with an extraordinary potential.

We, at Neblina Forest, are pleased to be part of this movement, but most important, have been part of a revolutionary model of conservation.

For more information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks to the support of Naturetrek, a very concerned british company, Neblina Forest, was able to purchase land in Chiriboga.

This area is a nice cloudforest located on the western slope of the Andes, only two hours west of Quito .

Here, a reserve of 1,200 hectares exists thanks to the efforts of private individuals such as Vlastimil Zack, Mercedes Rivadeneira, Aves&Conservación (previously known as CECIA) , and many others who's concern is to preserve this last patch of pristine cloudforest which homes a Cock-of-the-Rock lek.

We see, still, the need to buy 199 more hectares which surround the already existent property. The cost for these is only US$60,000. This will close the circle of property protected for birds such as Cock-of-the-Rock, Hoary Puffleg ,Olivaceous Piha, Scaled Fruiteater, White-Faced Nunbird among others.

Our hope here is to develope ecotourism facilities as a nice alternative to the local economy and to provide an income for the preservation of this important forest.

At the moment, Neblina Forest has signed a conservation agreement with señor Alex Salazar, the owner of a nice forest in the area of Pedro Vicente Maldonado. This area is considered the last remnant of Choco forest closer to Quito.

The mentioned above land is only two hours west from Quito on the Pacific slope.

Choco forest has been cut since1994 in order to plant heart of palm.

Somehow we feel we should take responsibility and action in this area as it is protecting bird species such as : Black-Tipped Cotinga, Double -Banded Graytail, Choco Toucan, Scarlet-Breasted Dacnis, Scarlet and-White- Tanager, Rose-Faced Parrot, Crimson -Bellied Woodpecker .

Here a property of 50 hectares is going to be protected so bird lovers may enjoy all the birds of Choco area and the help also local people understand conservation and act on it preserving their home land.

The possibility of working with reforestation and ecotourism with the local population is one of the reasons for Neblina Forest to ask our friends, clients, and bird lovers in general to come and be part of these efforts. Every single dollar you pay Neblina Forest as part of your trip fee, remains here in Ecuador. It is invested in Ecuadorians and in our drive to protect what we consider our legacy to our grandchildren who are only starting to enjoy the quickly dissapearing avifauna.

Local owners of land are granting us rights to their forests and farms to work with a sustainable conservation and ecotouristic program. Land is being bought in order to preserve. Locals are learning about birds, habitats, preservation and service.

It must be emphasized that our work in conservation should never be used as a hook to sell a trip with us. You have been buying trips from Neblina Forest for 14 years and is service what draws you to our trips. But we want you to know we use your money to preserve land and habitats as well as to support the ecuadorian economy.

Conservation Facts

Guajalito Reserve

Neblina Forest has been a leader in environmental habitat protection, and this has been a guiding principle since the beginning of the company. In 1998 we purchased 100 hectares of primary forest bordering the Guajalito Reserve on the old road between Quito and Santo Domingo de los Colorados. This forest reserve is home of many species of birds, a Cock of the Rock lek, and on the feeders we can enjoy sightings of the Hoary Puffleg. This property is located at 2000meters (6000 ft) to 4300meters (10,200ft). Tyras and other uncommon fauna thrive here. Oil company activity and transport passes near the property, but the area remains pristine as it has few (or no?) visitors now.

We need to support this area with visitors. It is a fact that the visit of birders and nature lovers has made a big difference in the conservation of other similar habitats because it changes the way the local people see their own forest and homes. It gives them a sense of pride to know that others appreciate their forests and this will provoke them to start to protect such places. Please check the work that the NGO, Fundacion Salvatierra, has undertaken there at the link below. Birdlife International has identified this area as an IBA as well. Also, have a look at our efforts there at the Neblina Forest link below as well..

Neblina Forest started as an small company with the mision of organizing birding itineraries for birwatchers while providing the best quality associated services.

Neblina Forest is an ECUADORIAN company established in 1994 to promote Ecuador's avifauna and its wilderness, and by extension South America's, throughout a variety of bird watching tours. We are the only nature tourism company in our country able to offer a fully Ecuadorian / South American staff of birding and nature guides.

Since 1993 we have created an standard procedure, but it has been improving in time thanks to feedback provided by friends and clients.

We have been blessed as a company since during one of our trips on November, 1997, while birding with Robert Ridgely,John Moore , Lelis Navarrete, a Neblina Forest guide and Mercedes Rivadeneira, our General Manager, discovered a new species for science: the The Jocotoco Antpitta.

After this spectacular and blessed discovery, Lelis Navarrete and Xavier Muñoz played an important part on the creation of a new organization dedicated to purchasing land as a conservation tool in order to protect endangered species and their habitats.

Fundación Jocotoco was stablished in 1998. Xavier played an special rol the first years of the Foundation.

All this was possible thanks to the initial economical input and support of Mr. Nigel Simpson, a great human beign and bird lover. He was the one who donate money for the first land purchases.

Our friend, John Moore, most certainly, has been one of the most important donors in order to continue these aquisitions. Jocotoco Foundation is not your typical organization and i s in fact a functional and practical organization with an extraordinary potential.

We, at Neblina Forest, are pleased to be part of this movement, but most important, have been part of a revolutionary model of conservation.

For more information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks to the support of Naturetrek, a very concerned british company, Neblina Forest, was able to purchase land in Chiriboga.

This area is a nice cloudforest located on the western slope of the Andes, only two hours west of Quito .

Here, a reserve of 1,200 hectares exists thanks to the efforts of private individuals such as Vlastimil Zack, Mercedes Rivadeneira, Aves&Conservación (previously known as CECIA) , and many others who's concern is to preserve this last patch of pristine cloudforest which homes a Cock-of-the-Rock lek.

We see, still, the need to buy 199 more hectares which surround the already existent property. The cost for these is only US$60,000. This will close the circle of property protected for birds such as Cock-of-the-Rock, Hoary Puffleg ,Olivaceous Piha, Scaled Fruiteater, White-Faced Nunbird among others.

Our hope here is to develope ecotourism facilities as a nice alternative to the local economy and to provide an income for the preservation of this important forest.

At the moment, Neblina Forest has signed a conservation agreement with señor Alex Salazar, the owner of a nice forest in the area of Pedro Vicente Maldonado. This area is considered the last remnant of Choco forest closer to Quito.

The mentioned above land is only two hours west from Quito on the Pacific slope.

Choco forest has been cut since1994 in order to plant heart of palm.

Somehow we feel we should take responsibility and action in this area as it is protecting bird species such as : Black-Tipped Cotinga, Double -Banded Graytail, Choco Toucan, Scarlet-Breasted Dacnis, Scarlet and-White- Tanager, Rose-Faced Parrot, Crimson -Bellied Woodpecker .

Here a property of 50 hectares is going to be protected so bird lovers may enjoy all the birds of Choco area and the help also local people understand conservation and act on it preserving their home land.

The possibility of working with reforestation and ecotourism with the local population is one of the reasons for Neblina Forest to ask our friends, clients, and bird lovers in general to come and be part of these efforts. Every single dollar you pay Neblina Forest as part of your trip fee, remains here in Ecuador. It is invested in Ecuadorians and in our drive to protect what we consider our legacy to our grandchildren who are only starting to enjoy the quickly dissapearing avifauna.

Local owners of land are granting us rights to their forests and farms to work with a sustainable conservation and ecotouristic program. Land is being bought in order to preserve. Locals are learning about birds, habitats, preservation and service.

It must be emphasized that our work in conservation should never be used as a hook to sell a trip with us. You have been buying trips from Neblina Forest for 14 years and is service what draws you to our trips. But we want you to know we use your money to preserve land and habitats as well as to support the ecuadorian economy.

Conservation Facts

Guajalito Reserve

Neblina Forest has been a leader in environmental habitat protection, and this has been a guiding principle since the beginning of the company. In 1998 we purchased 100 hectares of primary forest bordering the Guajalito Reserve on the old road between Quito and Santo Domingo de los Colorados. This forest reserve is home of many species of birds, a Cock of the Rock lek, and on the feeders we can enjoy sightings of the Hoary Puffleg. This property is located at 2000meters (6000 ft) to 4300meters (10,200ft). Tyras and other uncommon fauna thrive here. Oil company activity and transport passes near the property, but the area remains pristine as it has few (or no?) visitors now.

We need to support this area with visitors. It is a fact that the visit of birders and nature lovers has made a big difference in the conservation of other similar habitats because it changes the way the local people see their own forest and homes. It gives them a sense of pride to know that others appreciate their forests and this will provoke them to start to protect such places. Please check the work that the NGO, Fundacion Salvatierra, has undertaken there at the link below. Birdlife International has identified this area as an IBA as well. Also, have a look at our efforts there at the Neblina Forest link below as well..

Neblina Forest started as an small company with the mision of organizing birding itineraries for birwatchers while providing the best quality associated services.

Neblina Forest is an ECUADORIAN company established in 1994 to promote Ecuador's avifauna and its wilderness, and by extension South America's, throughout a variety of bird watching tours. We are the only nature tourism company in our country able to offer a fully Ecuadorian / South American staff of birding and nature guides.

Since 1993 we have created an standard procedure, but it has been improving in time thanks to feedback provided by friends and clients.

We have been blessed as a company since during one of our trips on November, 1997, while birding with Robert Ridgely,John Moore , Lelis Navarrete, a Neblina Forest guide and Mercedes Rivadeneira, our General Manager, discovered a new species for science: the The Jocotoco Antpitta.

After this spectacular and blessed discovery, Lelis Navarrete and Xavier Muñoz played an important part on the creation of a new organization dedicated to purchasing land as a conservation tool in order to protect endangered species and their habitats.

Fundación Jocotoco was stablished in 1998. Xavier played an special rol the first years of the Foundation.

All this was possible thanks to the initial economical input and support of Mr. Nigel Simpson, a great human beign and bird lover. He was the one who donate money for the first land purchases.

Our friend, John Moore, most certainly, has been one of the most important donors in order to continue these aquisitions. Jocotoco Foundation is not your typical organization and i s in fact a functional and practical organization with an extraordinary potential.

We, at Neblina Forest, are pleased to be part of this movement, but most important, have been part of a revolutionary model of conservation.

For more information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks to the support of Naturetrek, a very concerned british company, Neblina Forest, was able to purchase land in Chiriboga.

This area is a nice cloudforest located on the western slope of the Andes, only two hours west of Quito .

Here, a reserve of 1,200 hectares exists thanks to the efforts of private individuals such as Vlastimil Zack, Mercedes Rivadeneira, Aves&Conservación (previously known as CECIA) , and many others who's concern is to preserve this last patch of pristine cloudforest which homes a Cock-of-the-Rock lek.

We see, still, the need to buy 199 more hectares which surround the already existent property. The cost for these is only US$60,000. This will close the circle of property protected for birds such as Cock-of-the-Rock, Hoary Puffleg ,Olivaceous Piha, Scaled Fruiteater, White-Faced Nunbird among others.

Our hope here is to develope ecotourism facilities as a nice alternative to the local economy and to provide an income for the preservation of this important forest.

At the moment, Neblina Forest has signed a conservation agreement with señor Alex Salazar, the owner of a nice forest in the area of Pedro Vicente Maldonado. This area is considered the last remnant of Choco forest closer to Quito.

The mentioned above land is only two hours west from Quito on the Pacific slope.

Choco forest has been cut since1994 in order to plant heart of palm.

Somehow we feel we should take responsibility and action in this area as it is protecting bird species such as : Black-Tipped Cotinga, Double -Banded Graytail, Choco Toucan, Scarlet-Breasted Dacnis, Scarlet and-White- Tanager, Rose-Faced Parrot, Crimson -Bellied Woodpecker .

Here a property of 50 hectares is going to be protected so bird lovers may enjoy all the birds of Choco area and the help also local people understand conservation and act on it preserving their home land.

The possibility of working with reforestation and ecotourism with the local population is one of the reasons for Neblina Forest to ask our friends, clients, and bird lovers in general to come and be part of these efforts. Every single dollar you pay Neblina Forest as part of your trip fee, remains here in Ecuador. It is invested in Ecuadorians and in our drive to protect what we consider our legacy to our grandchildren who are only starting to enjoy the quickly dissapearing avifauna.

Local owners of land are granting us rights to their forests and farms to work with a sustainable conservation and ecotouristic program. Land is being bought in order to preserve. Locals are learning about birds, habitats, preservation and service.

It must be emphasized that our work in conservation should never be used as a hook to sell a trip with us. You have been buying trips from Neblina Forest for 14 years and is service what draws you to our trips. But we want you to know we use your money to preserve land and habitats as well as to support the ecuadorian economy.

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