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A tiny country with a huge bird list: Where is it?

Ecuador is only 300 miles north to south and east to west, but it has an amazing bird list of more than 1600 species! That ranks it 5th among all the world's countries, and the top 4 are much larger in area. There are myriad new birds to be found in every direction, and our upcoming ECUADOR: RAINFOREST & ANDES tour, Sep 3-17, 2017 with guide Willy Perez, tackles this diversity head on.

Our checklist for the tour lists more than 900 reasonable possibilities, of which Willy's most recent tour recorded nearly 600! Among these, there are more than 80 species of hummingbirds alone on the list, and we'll likely see close to 60, including the Buff-tailed Coronet shown here in an image by guide Richard Webster. Are you tempted? Contact our office to hold a space or two.

You can read all about it on our tour page here. Don't forget also to view our 2015 illustrated triplist for a taste of Willy's most recent tour. It's full of interesting annotations and of great images from participants and guide alike.

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