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December 27, 2010

Birding Sites in Ecuador

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Birding Sites in Ecuador

Electricity is 110V, 60Hz, same as USA. Plugs have 2 flat prongs like USA.

EcoRoute – Quito-Nono,Tandayapa-San Tadeo, Mindo road – EcoRoute Sites link.

Milpe Bird Sanctuary – north west of Quito, near Los Bancos. At around 1000 metres at confluence of two rivers. Can stay at Visitor’s Centre.

Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary – Rio Silanche is 3 hours from Quito at kilometer 127 of the Quito-Calacali-Esmeraldas highway, just past the town of Pedro Vicente Maldonaldo.

Puerto Lopez -> Isla de la Plata and Parque Machililla. Stay at Hostal Maxima or Sol Inn.

Quito – Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve and Bosque Protector Pasochoa.

On the road the San Lorenzo – Reserva Cerro Golondrinas.

South from Quito – Lasso – PN Cotopaxi – Laguna Limpio Punga
PN Cotopaxi – admission $10. Quito-Latacunga bus will drop you off at entrance. Make sure you acclimatize properly. Stay at Albergue Cuello de Luna or Albergue de Alta Montana Paja Blanca.
Riobamba – Sangay NP
Cuenca – PN Cajas, stay at Hostal Majestic or Hostal la Escalinata.
Vilcabamba – PN Podocarpus – camping and trails. Cajanuma, Bombascara.
Rio Napo – PN Yosuni and Tiputini Research Station
Manta – PN Machalilla.

Bosque Nublado Santa Lucia
Go 80km north-west from Quito to Nanegal. There is a Santa Lucia Ecolodge –

Quito – Casa Bambu, el Cafecito.

Ecuador Birding Resources

Mindo Cloudforest Foundation

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