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If you have special interest to know about birds and their exotic habitats, then consider taking a trip to dense forests in Ecuador. This land of biodiversity in South America acts as a paradise for birdwatchers all over the world. From the Andean highlands to Amazon regions, the country represents an extra-ordinary destination for birding. Ornithologists from different parts of the globe take pleasure to visit the core areas of Ecuador so as to enhance their knowledge about birds.
Ecuador encompasses an area of 272,046 Sq.km and major portion of its total surface area is covered with Andean and Amazon areas. These regions are home to about 1,600 bird species including 38 endemic birds of the Galapagos Islands. Apart from birds, the jungles of Ecuador are dotted with 106 reptiles, 138 amphibians and 6000 species of butterflies. All these wild lives take shelter under the layered mesh formed by branches of sky-touching trees.
Besides diverse faunas, the wild abodes are blessed with about 16,000 plant species, most of which have therapeutic values.
In order to have full-fledged bird watching tours in Ecuador, you are required to know collect information about prolific birding destinations such as Mindo, Bellivesta, Tanadayapa etc. Mindo is considered as a world-famous place for birding, wherein tourists can easily come across some colorful bird species including Rose-Faced parrot, Choco Screch-Owl, Five-Colored Barbet, Orange-Fronted Barbet, Black-Tipped Cotinga, Choco Toucan, Stripe-Billed Aracari, Choco Woodpecker, Double-Banded Graytail, Long-Wattled Umbrellabird, tanagers and wide varieties of humming birds. You can easily take opportunity of photographing/video graphing the feathered vertebrates and take back home some exclusive collections of your memorable trips.
Apart from Mindo, the nearby birding communities i.e. Bellivesta and Tanadayapa, situated 220m away from each other are worth-visiting. Bellivesta is dotted with plant species like orchids, bromeliads and is an attractive home to about 270 species of birds including giant antpitta, and the tanager-finch, swallow tailed nightjar etc. In order to identify different bird species, you can seek assistance from experienced tour guides. A few tour companies in Ecuador have ornithologists to guide birdwatchers during their entire trip. If you want to have best birding experience in the country, then you can consider contacting those tour operators.
In addition, there are a few tour operators who are fully dedicated towards offering birding watching tour programs in Ecuador. You can ask them to have customized tour itineraries as per your choices and budgets. So, get set to buy some bird watching equipment and book a flight to Ecuador. You are sure to have great birding adventures!