A birdwatching trip to Ecuador in October 2001 - Andes to Amazon! The humming bird here is the Andean Emerald. On the left is a view of  Volcanes Illiniza (5,266m) and on the right is Gorzacocha, an oxbow lake off the Rio Napo, in the Amazon basin. All photos (C) Ruth Traynor.

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Cockof-the-rock. Photo: sorry, can't remember where we got this image from. If you own this image, please contact me!Diary of our trip
6 - 17 October 2001

The diary is a little conventional in that the three main sections are presented in the order that we visited the areas. But within each area, rather than give a day-by-day account of what we saw and where, we thought it better to describe the main habitats of the area, and what we saw in them.

Navigation around the Diary
You can read through the diary sequentially, by clicking on the Cock of the Rock icons at the foot of each page. Or you can follow the 'breadcrumb trail' at the top of each page, either to jump back to this page (click on 'Diary') or to the Index Page for each area.

Hope that's not too confusing! You can start reading sequentially from this page - click on the 'Next' Cock of the Rock icon below, or you can jump to the area of your choice from here:


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