8/29 to 9/9/2018 We were fortunate to be in awesome Ecuador. We flew into Quito, drove west to Tandayapa, then on to Milpe (and Mindo), then east to Guango Lodge and back once again to Quito via Papallacta Pass. Our last day was spent at the Antisana Volcano Ecological Reserve. It was an incredible trip for us and we give a big, big THANKS to some great guides. Angel showed us the Andean Cock-of-the-rock and so much more, Stalen showed us the Golden-headed Quetzal , Sandra took us to see the Long-wattled Umbrellabird in Mindo, and Gabrial from the Guango Lodge found us a Gray-breasted Mountain Toucan and many more species. The people were warm and sweet and the birds simply grand! Alphabetically:
A to Bl : American Kestrel , Andean Cock-of-the-rock , Andean Condor , Andean Emerald , Andean Guan , Andean Gull , Andean Lapwing , Andean Tit-Spinetail , Barred Fruiteater , Bicolored Hawk , Barred Woodpecker , Black-and-white Seedeater , Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant , Black-capped tanager , Black-chested Buzzard , Black-crested Warbler , Black-crowned Antshrike , Black-crowned Tityra , Black Flowerpiercer , and Black-striped Sparrow .
Bl – Bu : Black-tailed Trainbearer , Black-winged Saltator , Blue-and-white Swallow , Blue-fronted Parrot , Blue-gray Tanager , Blue-mantled Thornbill , Blue-necked Tanager , Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager , Booted Rackettail , Broad-billed Motmot , Bronze-winged Parrot , Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant , Brown Inca , Brown Violetear , Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner , Buff-rumped Warbler , Buff-tailed Coronet , Buff-throated Saltator , and Buff-winged Starfrontlet .