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NORTHERN ANDES BIRDING TOUR

Possible Specialty Birds for Tour

ECUADOR
BIRDING TOUR
ANY TIME*

Duration:12 days, 11 nights
Group Size:2-8
Anytime Price:$4375
Group Price:$3875
Single Suppl:$200
Est #Species:350-400
Pace:Easy/Moderate
Difficulty:Easy/Moderate
* This tour is available for any dates of your choosing provided guide services and accommodations are available.

List of species possible on this tour that are endemic (E), near endemic (NE), have restricted ranges in the country (RR), or occur only locally (LC) in the country excluding vagrants and accidentals. Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN.*

color codes

1Berlepsch's TinamouCrypturellus berlepschiNE 
2Curve-billed TinamouNothoprocta curvirostrisNE 
3Muscovy DuckCairina moschataLC 
4Andean DuckOxyura ferrugineaLC 
5Rufous-headed ChachalacaOrtalis erythropteraNEV
6Baudo GuanPenelope ortoniNEEN
7Crested GuanPenelope purpurascens NT
8Wattled GuanAburria aburri NT
9Rufous-fronted Wood-QuailOdontophorus erythropsNE 
10Dark-backed Wood-QuailOdontophorus melanonotusEV
11Silvery GrebePodiceps occipitalisLC 
12Dusky PigeonPatagioenas goodsoniNE 
13Plain-breasted Ground DoveColumbina minutaLC 
14Ecuadorian Ground DoveColumbina buckleyiNE 
15<Maroon-chested Ground Dove>Paraclaravis mondetouraRR 
16Black-winged Ground DoveMetriopelia melanopteraRR 
17Purple Quail-DoveGeotrygon purpurataNEEN
18Banded Ground-CuckooNeomorphus radiolosusNEEN
19Short-tailed NighthawkLurocalis semitorquatusLC 
20Swallow-tailed NightjarUropsalis segmentataLC 
21Lyre-tailed NightjarUropsalis lyraLC 
22Choco PoorwillNyctiphrynus rosenbergiNE 
23Andean PotooNyctibius maculosusLC 
24OilbirdSteatornis caripensisLC 
25/Chimney Swift/Chaetura pelagica V
26White-tipped SwiftAeronautes montivagusLC 
27White-whiskered HermitPhaethornis yaruquiNE 
28Gray-chinned HermitPhaethornis griseogularisLC 
29White-throated DaggerbillSchistes albogularisNE 
30Tooth-billed HummingbirdAndrodon aequatorialisLC 
31Gorgeted SunangelHeliangelus strophianusNE 
32Tourmaline SunangelHeliangelus exortisNE 
33Violet-tailed SylphAglaiocercus coelestisNE 
34Ecuadorian HillstarOreotrochilus chimborazoNE 
35Mountain AvocetbillOpisthoprora eurypteraLC 
36Rainbow-bearded ThornbillChalcostigma herraniLC 
37Viridian MetaltailMetallura williamiNE 
38Greenish PufflegHaplophaedia aureliaeLC 
39Hoary PufflegHaplophaedia lugensNENT
40Golden-breasted PufflegEriocnemis mosqueraNE 
41Emerald-bellied PufflegEriocnemis alineLC 
42Brown IncaCoeligena wilsoniNE 
43Buff-winged StarfrontletCoeligena lutetiaeRR 
44Sword-billed HummingbirdEnsifera ensiferaLC 
45Buff-tailed CoronetBoissonneaua flavescensRR 
46Velvet-purple CoronetBoissonneaua jardiniNE 
47Rufous-gaped HillstarUrochroa bougueriNE 
48Purple-bibbed WhitetipUrosticte benjaminiNE 
49Black-throated BrilliantHeliodoxa schreibersiiLC 
50Empress BrilliantHeliodoxa imperatrixNE 
51Purple-collared WoodstarMyrtis fannyNE 
52Little WoodstarChaetocercus bombus NT
53Gorgeted WoodstarChaetocercus heliodorRR 
54Esmeraldas WoodstarChaetocercus berlepschiEV
55Purple-throated WoodstarPhilodice mitchelliiNE 
56Western EmeraldChlorostilbon melanorhynchusNE 
57Napo SabrewingCampylopterus villaviscensio NT
58Lazuline SabrewingCampylopterus falcatusLC 
59Bronze-tailed PlumeleteerChalybura urochrysiaRR 
60Amazilia HummingbirdAmazilis amaziliaNE 
61Purple-chested HummingbirdPolyerata rosenbergiNE 
62Virginia RailRallus limicolaLC 
63Uniform CrakeAmaurolimnas concolorLC 
64Brown Wood-RailAramides wolfiNEV
65Slate-colored CootFulica ardesiacaRR 
66Rufous-bellied SeedsnipeAttagis gayiLC 
67Noble SnipeGallinago nobilis NT
68Andean CondorVultur gryphusLCV
69Pearl KiteGampsonyx swainsoniiLC 
70White-tailed KiteElanus leucurusLC 
71Crested EagleMorphnus guianensis NT
72Ornate Hawk-EagleSpizaetus ornatus NT
73Black-and-white Hawk-EagleSpizaetus melanoleucusLC 
74Black-and-chestnut EagleSpizaetus isidoriLCEN
75Semicollared HawkMicrospizias collarisLC 
76Cinereous HarrierCircus cinereusLC 
77Gray-bellied HawkAccipiter poliogaster NT
78Plumbeous HawkCryptoleucopteryx plumbea NT
79Solitary EagleButeogallus solitariusLCNT
80Barred HawkMorphnarchus princepsLC 
81Gray-backed HawkPseudastur occidentalisNEEN
82Semiplumbeous HawkLeucopternis semiplumbeusRR 
83Cloud-forest Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium nubicolaNEV
84Black-and-white OwlStrix nigrolineataLC 
85Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusLC 
86Blue-tailed TrogonTrogon comptusNE 
87Choco Black-throated TrogonTrogon cupreicaudaNE 
88Western Striolated-PuffbirdNystalus obamaiLC 
89Black-streaked PuffbirdMalacoptila fulvogularisRR 
90White-faced NunbirdHapaloptila castaneaLC 
91Coppery-chested JacamarGalbula pastazaeNE 
92Orange-fronted BarbetCapito squamatusNE 
93Toucan BarbetSemnornis ramphastinusNENT
94Chestnut-tipped ToucanetAulacorhynchus derbianusLC 
95Gray-breasted Mountain-ToucanAndigena hypoglaucaRRNT
96Plate-billed Mountain-ToucanAndigena laminirostrisNENT
97Black-billed Mountain-ToucanAndigena nigrirostrisLC 
98Yellow-throated ToucanRamphastos ambiguus NT
99Yellow-vented WoodpeckerDryobates dignusRR 
100Choco WoodpeckerDryobates chocoensisNENT
101Guayaquil WoodpeckerCampephilus gayaquilensisRR 
102Lita WoodpeckerPiculus litaeNE 
103Plumbeous Forest-FalconMicrastur plumbeusNEV
104Carunculated CaracaraDaptrius carunculatusNE 
105Orange-breasted FalconFalco deiroleucusLCNT
106Blue-fronted ParrotletTouit dilectissimusLC 
107Spot-winged ParrotletTouit stictopterusLCNT
108Rose-faced ParrotPyrilia pulchraNE 
109Red-lored ParrotAmazona autumnalisLC 
110Scaly-naped ParrotAmazona mercenariusLC 
111Pacific ParrotletForpus coelestisNE 
112Military MacawAra militarisLCV
113Red-masked ParakeetPsittacara erythrogenysNENT
114Lined AntshrikeThamnophilus tenuepunctatus V
115Spot-crowned AntvireoDysithamnus puncticepsRR 
116Bicolored AntvireoDysithamnus occidentalisRRV
117White-streaked AntvireoDysithamnus leucostictusLC 
118Plain-winged AntwrenMyrmotherula behniLC 
119Esmeraldas AntbirdSipia nigricaudaNE 
120Stub-tailed AntbirdSipia berlepschiNE 
121Elegant CrescentchestMelanopareia elegansNE 
122Chestnut-crowned GnateaterConopophaga castaneicepsLC 
123Giant AntpittaGrallaria giganteaNEV
124Moustached AntpittaGrallaria alleniNEV
125Plain-backed AntpittaGrallaria haplonotaLC 
126Yellow-breasted AntpittaGrallaria flavotinctaNE 
127Ochre-breasted AntpittaGrallaricula flavirostris NT
128Peruvian AntpittaGrallaricula peruvianaNENT
129Nariño TapaculoScytalopus viciniorRR 
130Spillmann's TapaculoScytalopus spillmanniNE 
131Black-headed AntthrushFormicarius nigricapillusRR 
132Gray-throated LeaftosserSclerurus albigularis NT
133Black-striped WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus lachrymosusRR 
134Greater ScythebillDrymotoxeres pucheranii NT
135Pacific HorneroFurnarius cinnamomeusNE 
136Sharp-tailed StreamcreeperLochmias nematuraLC 
137Stout-billed CinclodesCinclodes excelsiorNE 
138Dusky-cheeked Foliage-gleanerAnabazenops dorsalisLC 
139Scaly-throated Foliage-gleanerAnabacerthia variegaticepsRR 
140Ruddy Foliage-gleanerClibanornis rubiginosusLC 
141Uniform TreehunterThripadectes ignobilisNE 
142Streak-capped TreehunterThripadectes virgaticepsRR 
143Streak-backed CanasteroAsthenes wyattiLC 
144Double-banded GraytailXenerpestes minlosiRR 
145Spectacled PrickletailSiptornis striaticollisLC 
146Dusky SpinetailSynallaxis moestaLC 
147Velvety ManakinLepidothrix velutinaRR 
148Club-winged ManakinMachaeropterus deliciosusNE 
149Orange-breasted FruiteaterPipreola jucundaNE 
150Gray-tailed PihaSnowornis subalarisLC 
151Olivaceous PihaSnowornis cryptolophusLC 
152Amazonian UmbrellabirdCephalopterus ornatusLC 
153Long-wattled UmbrellabirdCephalopterus penduligerNEV
154Dusky PihaLipaugus fuscocinereusLC 
155Black-tipped CotingaCarpodectes hopkeiRR 
156Foothill SchiffornisSchiffornis aeneaNE 
157Green-backed BecardPachyramphus viridisRR 
158Slaty BecardPachyramphus spodiurusNEV
159Rufous-breasted FlycatcherLeptopogon rufipectusLC 
160Ecuadorian TyrannuletPhylloscartes gualaquizae NT
161Black-capped Pygmy-TyrantMyiornis atricapillusRR 
162Black-throated Tody-TyrantHemitriccus granadensisLC 
163Buff-throated Tody-TyrantHemitriccus rufigularisRRNT
164Pacific FlatbillRhynchocyclus pacificusNE 
165Cliff FlycatcherHirundinea ferrugineaLC 
166Handsome FlycatcherNephelomyias pulcherRR 
167Rufous-winged TyrannuletMecocerculus calopterusNE 
168Choco ElaeniaMyiopagis parambaeRR 
169Coopmans's ElaeniaElaenia brachypteraNE 
170White-fronted TyrannuletPhyllomyias zeledoniLC 
171Plumbeous-crowned TyrannuletPhyllomyias plumbeicepsLC 
172Red-billed TyrannuletZimmerius cinereicapillaRRV
173Choco TyrannuletZimmerius albigularisNE 
174Orange-crested FlycatcherMyiophobus phoenicomitraLC 
175Olive-chested FlycatcherMyiophobus cryptoxanthusNE 
176Gray-breasted FlycatcherLathrotriccus griseipectusNEV
177/Olive-sided Flycatcher/Contopus cooperi NT
178Tumbes PeweeContopus punensisNE 
179Rufous-tailed TyrantKnipolegus poecilurusLC 
180Spot-billed Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola maculirostrisRR 
181Large-headed FlatbillRamphotrigon megacephalumLC 
182Rufous MournerRhytipterna holerythraRR 
183White-ringed FlycatcherConopias albovittatusRR 
184Lemon-browed FlycatcherConopias cinchoneti V
185Black-billed PeppershrikeCyclarhis nigrirostrisNE 
186Rufous-naped GreenletPachysilvia semibrunneaLC 
187Beautiful JayCyanolyca pulchraNENT
188White-thighed SwallowAtticora tibialisLC 
189Slate-throated GnatcatcherPolioptila schistaceigulaRR 
190Wing-banded WrenMicrocerculus bamblaLC 
191Band-backed WrenCampylorhynchus zonatusRR 
192Stripe-throated WrenCantorchilus leucopogonLC 
193Black SolitaireEntomodestes coracinusNE 
194Rufous-brown SolitaireCichlopsis leucogenysRREN
195Pale-vented ThrushTurdus obsoletusLC 
196Ecuadorian ThrushTurdus maculirostrisNE 
197Chestnut-bellied ThrushTurdus fulviventrisLC 
198Dagua Thrush**Turdus daguaeLC 
199Chestnut-breasted ChlorophoniaChlorophonia pyrrhophrysRR 
200<Yellow-collared Chlorophonia>Chlorophonia flavirostrisRR 
201Fulvous-vented EuphoniaEuphonia fulvicrissaRR 
202Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltriaLC 
203<Yellow-bellied Siskin>Spinus xanthogastrusRR 
204Tanager FinchOreothraupis arremonopsNE 
205Dusky ChlorospingusChlorospingus semifuscusNE 
206Olive FinchArremon castaneiceps NT
207White-rimmed BrushfinchAtlapetes leucopisNE 
208Tricolored BrushfinchAtlapetes tricolorRR 
209White-winged BrushfinchAtlapetes leucopterusNE 
210Red-breasted MeadowlarkLeistes militarisLC 
211/Cerulean Warbler/Setophaga cerulea NT
212/Blackpoll Warbler/Setophaga striata NT
213Choco WarblerMyiothlypis chlorophrysNE 
214Ochre-breasted TanagerChlorothraupis stolzmanniNE 
215Ecuadorian SeedeaterAmaurospiza aequatorialisNE 
216White-capped TanagerSericossypha albocristata V
217Black-eared HemispingusSphenopsis melanotisLC 
218Western Hemispingus**Sphenopsis ochraceusE 
219Tawny-crested TanagerTachyphonus delatriiRR 
220Moss-backed TanagerBangsia edwardsiNE 
221Yellow-green TanagerBangsia flavovirensNEV
222Masked Mountain TanagerTephrophilus wetmoreiLCV
223Black-chinned Mountain TanagerAnisognathus notabilisNE 
224Yellow-throated TanagerIridosornis analisLC 
225Glistening-green TanagerChlorochrysa phoenicotisNE 
226Rufous-throated TanagerIxothraupis rufigulaNE 
227Gray-and-gold TanagerPoecilostreptus palmeriRR 
228Black-capped TanagerStilpnia heineiRR 
229Scrub TanagerStilpnia vitriolinaNE 
230Golden-hooded TanagerStilpnia larvataRR 
231Metallic-green TanagerTangara labradoridesRR 
232Rufous-winged TanagerTangara laviniaRR 
233Blue-whiskered TanagerTangara johannaeNENT
234Emerald TanagerTangara floridaRR 
235Yellow-tufted Dacnis**Dacnis egregiaNE 
236Scarlet-thighed DacnisDacnis venustaRR 
237Scarlet-breasted DacnisDacnis berlepschiNEV
238Red-legged HoneycreeperCyanerpes cyaneusLC 
239Scarlet-browed TanagerHeterospingus xanthopygiusRR 
240Scarlet-and-white TanagerChrysothlypis salmoniNE 
241Chestnut-vented ConebillConirostrum speciosumLC 
242Giant ConebillConirostrum binghamiLCNT
243Indigo FlowerpiercerDiglossa indigoticaNE 
244Rusty FlowerpiercerDiglossa sittoidesLC 
245Black-backed Bush TanagerUrothraupis stolzmanniNE 
246Saffron FinchSicalis flaveolaRR 
247Paramo SeedeaterCatamenia homochroa NT
248Red-crested FinchCoryphospingus cucullatusRR 
249Crimson-breasted FinchRhodospingus cruentusNE 
250Yellow-faced GrassquitTiaris olivaceusRR 
251Black-winged SaltatorSaltator atripennisNE 
252Masked SaltatorSaltator cinctusLC 

 

 *Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through 2021 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
**Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.

 

TOUR NOTES

Accommodations in Quito not included in tour price.

 

ADDITIONAL INFO
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BIRDING LOCALES

 

DISTRIBUTION CODES

CodeDescription##
EEndemic43
LCLocal162
NENear Endemic194
RRRestricted Range117

STATUS CODES

CodeDescription##
NTNear Threatened33
VVulnerable22
ENEndangered6
CRCritically Endangered0

Species counts in code tables depend on completeness of the data. For some countries or locales, data may not include all species or information on species presence may be incomplete.