This trip is limited to just 8 artists and photographers. As we explore each location and enjoy their many feeders, Kevin will offer photographic instruction for many professional techniques to capture great images of these flying gems. Catherine, who is also a photographer, will be instructing in the art of field sketching as well as her beautiful watercolor techniques that bring the birds she draws to life!
Hummingbirds are jewels of the birding world, and Ecuador is home to about 130 species! The eastern slope of the Andes in northern Ecuador are home to over 60 species, and we will explore the best locations to see and photograph these flying gems with names like Shining Sunbeam, Collared Inca, Mountain Velvetbreast, Sword-billed Hummingbird and an array of Brilliants, Woodstars, Coronets, Avocet-bills and so many more.
Our birding areas will be in cloud forest from 4500 ft up to above tree line in the Paramo at 12,000 ft. Most lodges offer stationary feeder sites as well as wildflower and garden locations in each area in order to find the most species and the best photo opportunities.
This trip is designed for any level of photographic knowledge from beginner to expert, so no matter what your skill level this trip will help you get the best possible images of these beautiful birds. Join us for this colorful, challenging and fun photographic adventure!