13 March 2012

Jewels of the Andes...ECUADOR (25-26 Feb.)

We moved on to the newest lodge in Ecuador, Wild Sumaco famous for hummingbirds and many rare eastern birds. One of the major targets for this tour was to amass a healthy batch of hummingbirds and to this end Sumaco helped immensely. In a few days there the feeders yielded 23 species, including one lifer for me (to come later), and some rarely seen species, such as this Gould's Jewelfront, well-named indeed. The other photo is of the scenic Rio Hollin, near the site of a new Jocotoco Foundation reserve, which we passed en-route to Sumaco.

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