Birds of the Ecuador Cloud Forests

7th - 10th July 2017

Buff-tailed Coronet feeding (Boissonneaua flavescens)
Buff-tailed Coronet hummingbird feeding (Boissonneaua flavescens)

Ecuador has an incredible variety of birds with more than 1600 species (nearly 20% of the whole world list). The cloud forest includes some of the most spectacular, including many species of hummingbird, insectivores like trogons and jays as well as the strange-looking Cock-of-the-Rock.

Crowned woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) white-bellied woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant)
Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica)
White-bellied Woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant)

turquoise jay (Cyanolyca turcosa)
Turquoise Jay (Cyanolyca turcosa) eating a moth

blue-winged mountain tanager (Anisognathus somptuosus) masked trogon (Trogon personatus)
Blue-winged Mountain Tanager (Anisognathus somptuosus)
Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus)

Andean Cock-of-the-Rock (Rupicola peruvianus) in the cloud forest, Ecuador
Andean Cock-of-the-Rock (Rupicola peruvianus)