Southern Ecuador has only recently become easier to traverse in search of the many (16) endemics that reside here. One of our top targets is the Jocotoco Antpitta which was only discovered by modern science in 1997! Bob Ridgely and John Moore heard a bird they did not recognize as they were exploring the region, when they finally saw they bird they were positive it was something new.
Retrace their discovery and join us on the incredible journey through the series of Jocotoco Reserves in search of birds found nowhere else on Earth. Long-wattled Umbrellabird, El Oro Parakeet, El Oro Tapaculo, Tumbes Swift, White-headed Brush-Finch, and Tumbes Swallow will be sought.
Tumbesian specialties such as Watkin’s Antpitta, Henna-hooded and Rufous-necked Foliage-Gleaners, Gray-breasted Flycatcher, Rainbow Starfrontlet, Purple-throated Sunangel, Piura Hemispingus, Black-crested Tit-Tyrant, Chapman’s Antshrike, and Gray-headed Antbird will all be highlights of this spectacular opportunity.