- and a caution!
is not a website about birdwatching in Ecuador! It is a personal
account of two English birdwatcher's birding trip to this delightful
and bird-rich South American country in October 2001.
are Ruth and Ian Traynor, from York in northern England. We are
not highly experienced birders - this was only our second
neo-tropical birding trip; our first was to Trinidad & Tobago
(the "Two and Only"!) in October 1999.
what will you find here?
itinerary is a single page which
details what we did, and when.
diary is the heart of this
site. It's not just a chronological listing; we've tried to sort
it by habitat rather than date.
lists is what they say: lists of birds. But we have different
lists for each habitat, in addition to the boring complete list
of what we saw in Ecuador. Hopefully, this might give you some ideas
of what you might be likely to see if you go to the same sites as
very subjective! What we learned from our trip. Maybe it
will help you. No guarantees! We describe who we used to plan our
trip, our travel experiences, and a few other travellers' tips.
and web links. Some (hopefully) useful sources of info that
we used, which might also help you, too, when you are planning a
birding trip to Ecuador.
photos: Most are taken by Ruth and I (mainly by Ruth - I'm not
really into photography). But we've relied on other sources for
a few of the main bird close-ups. For all
photos, mouse-over the images to get a description of the images,
and a credit to their source.
with our Seychelles
Birding website, maybe this site can, too, become a small
focus for other people's birding trips to Ecuador. If you
submit a trip report, either for inclusion on this site, or a link
to your own Ecuador birding site, please