With over 1,650 species of birds, and an extremely high level of endemics, birding and birdwatching tours are a great attraction in Ecuador. The nation is classed as one of the world’s top destinations for birding.

The main regions of interest for birders are the forests of the eastern and western slopes of the Andes, the Amazon rainforest and coastal areas.

The list of interesting species that are found in Ecuador is endless and includes many types of hummingbirds, tanagers, toucans, the cock of the rock, antpittas, trogons, quetzals and guans. Ecuador is a treasure trove for the dedicated birdwatcher.

Properties that offer Birdwatching

Tours that include Birdwatching

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Hacienda Pinsaqui Otavalo

Out of all of the Otavalo hotels on offer in Ecuador, Hacienda Pinsaqui is a top choice and true historical gem. Constructed in 1790, Hacienda Pinsaqui was originally a colonial textile enterprise, employing ov...

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Avenue of the Volcanoes Tour

This classic trip through the Avenue of the Volcanoes begins in the coastal port of Guayaquil, before taking you up into the Andes to the beautiful, colonial city of Cuenca. From here th...

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