This area is for general discussion on Birds and Birding.
By KenW
This November I will be meeting my daughter in Ecuador for about a 2-3 week stay. She is not a birder so I may arrive before her. This will be my first time there so I am looking for specific suggestions on birding sites. I see many lodges advertised online but prices seem to be way out of my league ( $400 USD/ night) I expect we'll be down in the Amazon, mountains and somewhere at slightly lower altitudes too.
We plan on a 6-7 night Galapagos tour. Any suggestions re: which islands. I see many trips are south island or north islands etc.

Any info will be gratefully appreciated
By Sam Salmon
I've only been there sportfishing not specifically birding but bird life of the Santa Elena peninsula was notable and easy to access via rental car from Guayaquil.
Manning Park

We Were hiking on Manning Park’s Frosty Moun[…]

Northern Flicker & family

Love it! Great shot.

Western tanager!

A lovely find. I have yet to see one.

I had virtually no birds at my feeders over the mo[…]