• 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)    and    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)    and    Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus)            

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