Ecuador

Birding in the Ecuadorian Andes

Program No. 21607RJ
Go off the beaten path to explore the pristine environments of the Ecuadorian Andes, where you’ll join experts to spot a wealth of rare birds, including the stunning Cock-of-the-Rock!

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Sep 12 - Sep 22, 2024
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Oct 17 - Oct 27, 2024
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Sep 12 - Sep 22, 2024
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3,989
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Oct 17 - Oct 27, 2024
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Nov 1 - Nov 11, 2024
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Nov 7 - Nov 17, 2024
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Jan 11 - Jan 21, 2025
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Jan 25 - Feb 4, 2025
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Feb 1 - Feb 11, 2025
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Feb 8 - Feb 18, 2025
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Apr 5 - Apr 15, 2025
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Sep 20 - Sep 30, 2025
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4,139
Oct 13 - Oct 23, 2025
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Nov 3 - Nov 13, 2025
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Dec 6 - Dec 16, 2025
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At a Glance

Journey to one of the greatest birding locales in the world — the Ecuadorian Andes. Join ornithologists and local experts to explore avian-rich national parks, private reserves and protected areas in search of unique highland species. Highlights include the brilliantly-colored Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, as well as antpittas, unique hummingbirds and tanagers.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking up to three hours daily on irregular forest trails in varying weather conditions. Daily early morning birding activities and standing for long periods. Elevations up to 12,800 ft.
Micro Group
Micro Group
These adventures feature our smallest group size, with 12 participants or fewer.

What You'll Learn

  • View an amazing variety of bird species across Ecuador’s different climatic zones and altitude ranges.
  • Enjoy lectures by experts who are part of the Ecuadorian Association of Ornithology, Aves & Conservacion and the Mindo Cloudforest Foundation.
  • Meet with members of local bird-watching clubs to learn how they are preserving the birding habitats.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
Featured Expert
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Freddy Perez
Freddy Pérez is an Ecuadorian expedition leader and a passionate birder. After completing his tourism studies and national certification, he gained practical experience leading in Quito's colonial center. Freddy later trained in nature interpretation and was introduced to the world of birding while working at the Maquipucuna and Septimo Paraiso reserves. During his four years working as a naturalist at the Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, he trained to become a professional birding leader. Freddy enjoys photography, reading, and playing guitar in his free time.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Freddy Pérez is an Ecuadorian expedition leader and a passionate birder. After completing his tourism studies and national certification, he gained practical experience leading in Quito's colonial center. Freddy later trained in nature interpretation and was introduced to the world of birding while working at the Maquipucuna and Septimo Paraiso reserves. During his four years working as a naturalist at the Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, he trained to become a professional birding leader. Freddy enjoys photography, reading, and playing guitar in his free time.
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