All photos and paints copywright Dr George Cruz
San Jorge de Quito Lodge & Nature Reserve
San Jorge Botanical Reserve – Quito.
Our Quito lodge offers the convenience of a Quito hotel with the tranquility of mountain birding lodge.
Located on the outskirts of the city just 20 minutes from the airport, the San Jorge de Quito Lodge and Nature Reserve offers quality accommodation in an extraordinary converted hacienda used for religious retreats sited on a 240 private reserve which houses 110 bird species. The lodge is the perfect launching pad for either cultural tours (such as our tour of colonial Old Town Quito; La Mitad del Mundo; or Otavalo Indian Market) or outdoor adventures (birding, hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding).
The lodge grounds include an extensive trail system that begins right outside your door, leading you to pristine highland rainforests, waterfalls, native plant gardens and wonderful panoramic views. Our Quito lodge is also the site of our invasive eucalyptus removal project, where we are striving to restore native habtitat for birds and animals. You are invited to explore the trails and birdwatch; we also offer excellent birding and naturalist tours on the grounds.
Birds found at San Jorge de Quito:
Accommodations include all modern conveniences and staff on-call 24 hours per day.
A converted hacienda, and later a farm nestled in the Pichincha foothills, the lodge is surrounded by beautifully maintained grounds conducive to relaxing.
You can enjoy a cup of tea on the patio and watch the sparkling violetears zip around on the hummingbird feeders, or cool your heels by the swimming pool after a hike to the waterfalls. Most rooms have views of the surrounding hills and volcanos around Quito, and as with all of our lodges, the restaurant serves superb meals made with great care using fresh, local ingredients. We also try to bring in local musicians and artists at least one night per week for entertainment.
- Double, triple, or quad rooms available
- Many rooms with views of nearby volcanos, Quito
- Private bathrooms with hot running water and flushing toilet
- Electricity in rooms
- Comfortable outdoor seating areas
- Healthy, delicious meals featuring fresh ingredients from our organic garden
- Bar with beer, cocktails, and soft drinks
San Jorge de Quito Lodge & Nature Reserve Stats:
Ecoregion: High Barren Plains, Highland Rainforest
Altitude: 9.900 – 13,200 feet/3,000 – 4,023 meters
S 00 07.009´ W 78 31.391¨
|Common Birds to Look For:||Fairly Common Birds to Look For:|
|Hooded Siskin, Variable Hawk, Black Flowerpiercer, Cinereous Conebill Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Masked Flowerpiercer, Southern Yellow Grosbeak, Eared Dove, Band tailed Pigeon, Streak throated Bush Tyrant, Red crested Cotinga, Spectacled Whitestar, Sapphire vented Puffleg, Shining Sunbeam, Band tailed Nightjar, Scarlet bellied Mountain Tanager, Great Thrush, Sparkling Violtear, Black tailed Trainbearer, Rufous napped and Tricolored Brush Finches, Tyrian Metaltail, American Kestrel and Rufous collared Sparrow .||Stripe headed Brush Finch, White bellied Woodstar, Giant Hummingbird, Sword billed Hummingbird, Mountain Velvetbreast, Tawny Antpitta, Ash colored Tapaculo, Unicolored Tapaculo, Azara's Spinetail, White tipped Dove, Smoky Bush Tyrant, Blue and yellow Tanager, Buff breasted Mountain Tanager, Black chested Buzzard Eagle, Rufous breasted and Brown backed Chat Tyrants, Curve billed Tinamou, White collared Swift and Plain breasted Hawk.|
|Uncommon and Scarce:||VERY RARE:|
|Rufous chested Tanager, Andean Pygmy Owl, Streaked Tuftedcheek, Strong billed Woodcreeper, Red rumped Bush Tyrant, Spot billed Ground Tyrant, Grass Wren, Black chested Mountain Tanager, Hooded Mountain Tanager and Andean Condor.||Greater Scythebill and Turkey Vulture.|
The Magic Birding, Cultural and Hiking Circuit
San Jorge Eco-lodge Quito:
Km 4 Vía antigua a Nono (Cont. calle Machala)
San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-lodge:
Km 3,5 partidero antiguo a Tandayapa
San Jorge de Milpe Bird & Orchid Lodge:
Km 3,7 Camino a Milpe
San Jorge de Cosanga -Yanayacu Preserve:
Km3,6 Camino a las Caucheras.
R. Almeida. N 42-191 e Hidalgo de
Pinto (Urb. Quito Tennis )
Quito - Ecuador
Fax - Phones Ecuador:
(593 2) 224 7549
(593 2) 339 0402
(593 2) 339 0413
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