Antisana National Park & Condor Wildlife Reserve is a TOP Birding Reserve in Ecuador near Quito. The variety of ecosystems, habitats and impressive mountain scenery creates a perfect location for birding and wildlife. The Antisana Reserve is a failry new protected area located in the eastern Andes of Ecuador. This important corridor between Antisana, Cayambe-Coca Reserve and above Papallacta Pass with a combination of lower elevation reserves is an Top birding spot in Ecuador. The habitat in the reserve is mainly composed by grassland, andean forests, and mixed paramo ecosystems. Another important feature is the abundant aquatic birds found in the different lakes of Secas Lakes, La Mica Lake and others.
Some of the Top Birding Species include Andean Condor, Black-chested Buzzard Eagler, Harris Hawk, Caranculated Cara-Cara, Black-faced Ibises, Paramo Pipit, Ecuadorian Hillstar, Giant Hummingbird, Stout-billed Cinclodes, Bar-winged Cinclodes, Paramo Ground Tyrant, Ruddy Duck, Andean Teal, Many-striped Canastero, Yellow-billed Pintail, Andean Lapwing, Great Thrush, Black Flowerpiercer, Tawyny Antpitta, Paramo Seedeater, Cinerous Conebill, Paramo Ground Finch, Red-crested Cotinga, Black-winged Ground Dove, Spectacled Bear (endangered specie), White-tailed Deer and many others.
"Diego of Ecuador Birds Tours went above and beyond to ensure my mom and I had the best-ever trip to Ecuador. We had very little birding knowledge prior to our tour, but his passion and abundant expertise overflowed and sparked our interest in learning more. All we knew was that we loved gorgeous scenery, hummingbirds, and wildlife, so he tailored our trip with a guided hike and area tour. Diego even took us on an unplanned side-trip to see the Spectacle Bear and to eat at an delicious Ecuadorian restaurant, simply because he wanted to ensure we had experiences that we couldn't have anywhere else. It's rare to find an organization that is operated by such genuine people. Kindness, generosity, and incredible customer service made for a wonderful stay at La Jimenita and unforgettable tours in and around Quito". Emily Hudson, Writer, USA
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