BIRD PHOTO TOURS

Best bird photo trips in Ecuador

OVERVIEW

Roughly the size of Colorado state in the USA, Ecuador is the most bio-diverse country per square mile in the world. With more than 1700 bird species, 136 hummingbird species (world record), 320 mammal species, 410 reptile species, 460 amphibian species, 4032 orchid species, and over 4500 butterfly species, Ecuador offers by far the best photo safaris in South America and one of the best in the world.

Ecuador is divided into four unique ecological regions: The Pacific Slope, The Inter-Andean Region, The Amazon Slope & The Galapagos Archipielago. Each of these regions are also divided into a broad spectrum of contrasting climate zones.

The Pacific Slope (Western Slope): one of Ecuador's most important birding regions due to its high endemism. The Pacific Slope is crossed by our two critical endemic corridors, the Choco and the Tumbes. The best region in Ecuador for hummingbird photography.

Hummingbird Photo Trips Ecuador

The Inter-Andean Region (Andes): world-known for its imposing snow-capped volcanoes, unique andean forests, and for its extensive paramos, where among other localized bird species, the 3-meter wingspan Andean Condor soars the skies. 

The Amazon Slope (Eastern Slope): another very important region in Ecuador, famous for its high species richness per square mile. Cosanga-Yanayacu, a small area on this slope, holds the world Cristmas Bird Count record with 519 bird species recorded in one day!   

The Galapagos Archipielago (Islands): 45 endemic bird species, pelagic birds nesting sites, white sand coral beaches, and spectacular volcanic landscapes are just some of the features of this fabulous region. 

ABOUT THE MAGIC BIRD PHOTO CIRCUIT OT ECUADOR

A one of its kind circuit, carefully designed to photograph the most amount of birds in the best birding spots of Ecuador. 

Features:

■ Our groups are composed of no more than 6 participants to ensure a high level of personalized service.

■ Our private birding reserves and every other birding location that we visit are safe, comfortable and are inside some of the best birding hotspots in the world.

■ San Jorge's bird-photo guides are 100% ecuadorian, english-speaking, experienced and passionate bird photographers.

BIRD PHOTO ITINERARIES

The Magic Birding Wildlife Photography Circuit of Ecuador

DAY TOUR ║ QUITO INTER-ANDEAN FOREST - BOTANICAL RESERVE

DAY TOUR ║ TANDAYAPA CLOUD FOREST - HUMMINGBIRD SANCTUARY

DAY TOUR ║ MILPE TROPICAL FOREST - BIRD AND ORCHID RESERVE

5 DAYS ║ ANDEAN FOREST + CLOUD FOREST + TROPICAL FOREST

8 DAYS ║ ANDEAN FOREST + CLOUD FOREST + TROPICAL FOREST

12 DAYS ║ UPPER AMAZON + FULL INTER-ANDEAN REGION + CLOUD FOREST + TROPICAL FOREST

16 DAYS ║ FULL AMAZON SLOPE + FULL INTER-ANDEAN REGION + CLOUD FOREST + TROPICAL FOREST

20 DAYS ║ UNDERGOING MAINTENANCE

ABOUT SAN JORGE BIRDING LODGES 

■ San Jorge Eco-lodges and private reserves are located in the heart of unique ecological regions.

■ San Jorge Eco-lodges are crossed by critical endemic regions which are home to unique bird species.

■ San Jorge Eco-lodges are conveniently located near other important birding areas.

■ All San Jorge Eco-lodges are suited with hummingbird feeders, banana feeders and lights to attract moths(food) for a wide range of bird families.

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■ Our bird feeding areas have been carefully designed with natural perches and considering the needs of different photography styles such as multi-flash settings.

PRIVATE  TOURS

■ Our private tours are totally customizable and offer the best level of personalized service.

■ Have you ever felt overwhelmed with group tours? Dont worry, our private tours offer you total control over the trip's focus and pace. 

■ Top-notch english-speaking bird guides with vast experience in neo-tropical birding and wildlife photography. 

EASY SENIOR TOURS

■ Senior tours run only half day untill 12PM. Leisure time after lunch.

■ Short walks and birding in flat and easy-to-walk areas. A vehicle closely follows the group at all times. 

■ Plenty of leisure time for relaxation or for photography at our hummingbird feeders. The best option if you are looking for a more relaxed trip.

Best Bird Photo Safaris Ecuador