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South And Coast Of Ecuador

19 days and 18 nights

The itineraries we offer are flexible and can be adapted to suit, both the time available to you and your preferences for the type of bird you would like to see.

  • Red masked Parakeet

  • Slaty Becard

DAY 1: Guayaquil - Manglares Churute - Buenaventura Reserve

Today we will pick you at 5:30 am from your hotel in Guayaquil then drive to the Churute Mangroves Ecological Reserve, about 45 minutes away. This area is very interest because there are mix of lagoons, mangroves and semi humid forest, unlike anything else we’ll see on the tour. It is arguably the best place in Ecuador to find the threatened Pacific Royal-Flycatcher along with a
number of other key species including Red-billed Scythebill, Crimson-breasted Finch, Blackcapped Sparrow, Jet Antbird, Collared Antshrike, Black-headed Antthrush, Western Fire-eye, Comb Duck, Baird’s Flycatcher, Fasciated Wren, Blue Ground-Dove and Rufous-necked Wood Rail.

After lunch we will drive to Buenaventura which is 4 hours away and if time aloud, we can bird
around the lodge and feeders. Night at Umbrellabird Lodge.

  • Breakfast en route to mangroves
  • Lunch around of the mangroves area.
  • Dinner Umbrellabird Lodge.


DAY 2: Buenaventura Reserve

The reserve was created specially to protect the largest known population of the endemic El Oro Parakeet. We will search the beautiful mist-enshrouded forests for local species such Silvery Tanager, Ochraceous Attila, Song Wren, W, Northern Schiffornis,
Speckle-breasted Wren, Brown-billed Scythebill, Golden-winged Manakin, Line-cheeked Spinetail, Slaty-winged Foliage-gleaner, Brownish Twistwing, Three-banded Warbler, Gray-backed Hawk, Guayaquil Woodpecker, Whiskered Wren and many other species.
At night we’ll look for Black-and-white Owl just around the lodge. Night at Umbrellabird Lodge.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Umbrellabird Lodge.


DAY 3: Buenaventura Reserve – El Empalme – Jorupe Reserve

Today we will spend a half morning at the Buenaventura Reserve looking for species we might missed the day before. Then we will drive to Jorupe Reserve which is 5 hours away. Along the way we’ll do some birding in the higher Tumbes forest looking for Elegant Crescentchest, White-headed Brush-Finch, Baird’s Flycatcher, Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch, Tumbes Hummingbird, Tumbes Sparrow, Superciliated Wren, Scarlet-backed Woodpecker and others. Night at Urraca Lodge.

  • Breakfast at Umbrellabird Lodge
  • Lunch at El Empalme
  • Dinner at Urraca Lodge


DAY 4: Jorupe Reserve

Today we will spend a full day birding at Jorupe Reserve. We’ll be looking for Pale-browed Tinamou, Ochre-bellied Dove, Whooping Motmot, Plumbeous-backed Thrush, White- edged Oriole, White-tailed Jay, Red-masked Parakeet, Blackish-headed Spinetail,
Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner, Slaty Becard, Watkins’s Antpitta, White-edged and Yellow-tailed Orioles, Collared Antshrike, Plain Antvireo, Ecuadorian Piculet, Speckle- breasted Wren and Black-capped Sparrow. Owling can often be good, and we’ll search for Peruvian Screech-Owl, Spectacled Owl and Buff-fronted Owl. Night at Urraca Lodge.

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner at Urraca Lodge.

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Tour included

  • Transportation and driver from the first day and last day of the tour.
  • 3 daily meals during of the tour.
  • Private bilingual birding guide during all the tour.
  • Lodging in the different Lodges and hotels
  • Ticket Flight Coca to Quito
  • VAT taxes.


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Dinner first day and the last day.

Species you could observe

  • Andean Ibis
  • Giant Hummingbird
  • Ecuadorian Hillstar
  • Andean Pygmyowl
  • Crescent - faced Antpita
  • Torent Duck
  • Coppery- chested Jacamar
  • Ochre-breasted Antpita
  • Harpy Eagle Nest
  • Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper
  • Red -throated Caracara
  • Hoatzin, Black - banded Crake, among other

Comfortable and Safe Accommodation

Bilingual Bird Guide

Food (3 Daily Meals)

Transfer to the Different Destinations

Transfer from Airport to Hotel & back

Private Transportation