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:
P – S : Pale-legged Hornero , Pale-necked Brushfinch , Pale-rumped Swift , Pale-vented Thrush , Palm Tanager , Pearled Treerunner , Peregrine Falcon , Plain-capped Ground-Tyrant , Plain-colored Seedeater , Plumbeous Sierra-Finch , Purple-bibbed Hillstar , Purple-bibbed Whitetip , Purple-throated Woodstar , Red-crested Cotinga , Red-eyed Vireo , Red-faced Spinetail , Red-headed Barbet , Road-side Hawk , Ruddy Pigeon , Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant , Rufous-collared Sparrow , Rufous-fronted Wood-Quail , Rufous Motmot , Rufous-tailed Hummingbird , Rusty-margined Flycatcher , Sapphire-vented Puffleg , Scaly-throated Foliagegleaner , Shining Sunbeam , Shiny Cowbird , Silver-throated Tanager , Slate-coloured Coot , Slate-throated Redstart , Slaty Brushfinch , Smoke-colored Pewee , Smooth-billed Ani , Social Flycatcher , Southern Rough-winged Swallow , Sparkling Violetear , Speckled Hummingbird , Spectacled Redstart , Spotted Woodcreeper , Stout-billed Cinclodes , Stripe-throated Hermit , sulphur-rumped Flycatcher , Swallow Tanager , Sword-billed Hummingbird , snake , Spectacled Bear!
T – Z : Tawny Antpitta , Tawny-breasted Flycatcher , Thick-billed Euphonia , Toucan Barbet , Tourmaline Sunangel , Tricoloured Brushfinch , Tropicial Gnatcatcher , Tropical Kingbird , Tropical Parula , Turquoise Jay , Tyrian Metaltail , Variable Hawk , Variable Seedeater , Velvet-purple Coronet , Vermilion Flycatcher , Violet-tailed Sylph , Wedge-billed Hummingbird , Wedge-billed Woodpecker , Western Emerald , White-banded Tyrannulet , White bellied Woodstar , White-capped Dipper , White-collared Swift , White-lined Tanager , White-necked Jacobin , White-shouldered Tanager , White-sided Flowerpiercer , White-tailed Tyrannulet , White-throated Quail-Dove , White-whiskered Hermit , White-winged Brushfinch , Yellow-bellied Siskin , Yellow-billed Pintail , Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Yellow-breasted Brushfinch , Yellow-rumped Tanager, Yellow-throated Bush-Tanager, Yellow-throated Toucan , Zeledon’s Antbird .