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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.

Schedule Trips 2018



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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

Peoples and Places

A silent moment of wonder

A human silhouette progresses through the paramo tufts. Its blue and olive stand out against the tawny color of the grass of these highlands plateau. It is Valentine's Day and Nature in the Antisana moors is our Valentine. Garry decided to risk approaching the group of Black-faced ibises that we were able to find feeding in the "Sheep corral area".

As he reduced the distance between him and the ibises, they started to group and act nervous. Finally, when they felthe was too close, they took off heading south, only to land a few yards away from where Garry was still standing.

This is one of those moments of silent interaction that we all want to experience with Nature. The very second when a group of ibises take off in front of our eyes.

Gustavo Xavier Cañas-Valle

Hacienda Antisana, Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Group Schmalz / Birding Adventures Inc. x 10

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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.

About us

Our Company

Our Company

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.

However, after six years of running nature and birding trips throughout Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, we expanded our range of operations by opening an office in Santa Cruz, BOLIVIA, and by operating cultural and birding tours to PERU. In recent years, we added BRAZIL, GUYANA and COLOMBIA to the group of countries Neblina Forest visits.

Currently, we are offering a variety of birdwatching and cultural tours in Ecuador (including the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands), Peru (Machu Picchu), Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guyana, Venezuela and Colombia. We have the firm conviction that Nature in these countries and the set of packages we offer to explore them will fulfill the needs of nature lovers in general and bird watchers specifically.

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