Ecuador Part 1. – The Choco

Canadian Birder

I woke up early hoping to see a few lifers before we set out to any other location. I began to look out from the balcony at the Yellow House a very nice place to stay for any birder. I saw more and more lifers some of them I did not see again during the trip such as the inquisitive Chocó Tyrannulet that flew into the tree below me for a few seconds, and the Crimson-mantled Woodpecker pair that were perched in a tree along the driveway.

_MG_0699 Chocó Tyrannulet

We wandered the garden for around twenty minutes adding bird like Rufous Motmot and Orange-billed Sparrow to our lists before breakfast at the feeders. I saw many new species of Hummingbirds and Tanagers. that visit the feeders regularly.

_MG_0760 Blue-gray Tanager

After breakfast we went on what was supposed to be a short hike but it ended up taking close to four…

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