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Client Comments

It is so exciting to see birds, to watch you find them and to hear you talk about nature in the tropics.  Joanie and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
Fred Gardiner,
March 2014

Wow, Charlie, and thank you for all this great info! You've been busy since our departure.
thank you for a marvelous time --  all the terrific birding and botanizing, all the great general conversation and neotropical education, all the plain FUN. Many, many priceless additions to my memory bank.

Joan Gardiner,
March 2014

Charlie, thanks to you for such a wonderful time ...your knowledge of flora as well as fauna is outstanding!
Leila Javitch,
March 2014

Wow, what a trip. Ecuador is simply the most fascinating place to go birding - and Charlie Vogt is absolutely the best birding guide possible. Moss-backed, Blue-and-Yellow & Glistening-green Tanagers today! Plus many other great birds. ...much thanks to Charlie.
Kathy Hedegard,
March 2014

Thanks for everything. ...you planned a great two weeks on the road, with the visit to Antisana being the icing on the cake. The birding and wildlife watching was great, you certainly know the birds and where to find them!
Doug Johnston,
Jan 2014

Just wanted to say thanks again thanks for all your hard work and efforts in finding some great birds on our trips.
Dave Dack,
Sep 2013

Excellent. Other than our delayed flight into Ecuador everything went beautifully.Roger Ahlman did an unreservedly exceptional job:  amazing birding and people skills, helpfulness, patience, perseverance, humor, indefatigability.
Franta Broulik,
July 2013

a HUGE thank you for so patiently and expertly arranging our trip and guiding us with your encyclopaedic knowledge of all the flora and fauna, especially the BIRDS, and helping us to understand so many facets of Ecuador as a country and of Ecuadorian life. You were an amazing guide. I have come back with marvellous memories.
Jean Bacon
Mar 2013

Thank you so many many times for the wonderful trip you organized and orchestrated for us. I can't believe the sights we saw, the variety of habitats and inhabitants, floral and faunal. And you taught us so much about their interdependence and co-evolution. Fascinating. I can understand your attachment to your adopted country and your profession.
Eve Marshall
Feb 2013

I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful adventure and great company!   I have been thinking about the weeks events and candidly the day spent with you was definitely a major highlight and most memorable. I will most assuredly recommend you highly to my brother who will be visiting the Galapagos early next year. Again, I wanted to thank you for a wonderful time.
Richard Hollander
Oct 2012

I just wanted to say thank you for helping me out, your page will be a great addition to the material I plan to reference during our club meetings and field adventures. I am very grateful for all the information and resources you took the time to post.
Susan Brown, Laramie Library, May 2012

Thanks Charlie for a great day birding Antisana , you knew where to find the specialties and great views of the Condors..
George MacDermid
Feb 2012

Highlights of our itinerary? …without a doubt – time spent with Charlie…A new country & continent for us; It exceeded our expectations…!
Greg and Lara Noel
August 2011

Thank you (Charlie) for an amazing Southern Ecuador trip...  So many beautiful birds, perhaps the Long-wattled Umbrellabird was the most amazing.  Thanks again for your skill and patience and we would definitely recommend Andean Birding to our friends. We have birded throughout the Americas and you were bar none the best guide we have had.
  Maureen and Derek Winningham
Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011

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Andean Birding is a birdwatching tour company providing top bird guides, customized itineraries and logistics for your visit to the Andes, Amazon and Galapagos in Ecuador, as well as Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Mexico.  In addition, we conduct bird conservation and ornithological research.

Andean Birding is based in Quito, Ecuador; a spectacular country with a birdlist of 1676 (including Galapagos) and has the highest concentration of bird species in the world.

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Eastern Slope
8 day Páramo, Cloud Forest and Foothills
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Western Slope
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East/West Combo
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16-31 Aug 2014 

Amazon to the Andes
11 day Eastern Extravaganza
17-29 July 2014 

Southern Ecuador
15 days in Tumbesian Heaven
7-23 FEB 2015 

Amazon Delight
8 days of Amazing Amazonia
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Northwestern Lowlands
7 days on Lowland Chocó endemics
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Antisana
Antisana 1-day trip for great páramo birding
Add on to any Ecuadorian tour 

Cotopaxi Volcano
Cotopaxi Volcano 1-day trip
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Mythical Volcano
7 day Expeditionary Adventure to Sumaco
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Northern Peru
16 days Through the World's Most Endemic Rich Areas
13-30 Nov 2014 

Manu, Machu Picchu
2 weeks birding extraordinaire
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Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Abra Malaga
One week high Andes and Incas
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Coastal Ecuador
7 days Birding off-the-Beaten path
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Galapagos Islands
8-Day Bird Cruise to Galapagos Islands
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West Mexico Endemics
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Northern Argentina Tour
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Guyana
12 days for Guianan Specialties in the land of El Dorado
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East/West Combo  16-31 Aug 2014
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Amazon Andes 31 July–12 Aug 2014
$3400   Last Minute $2900

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Tour Announcements

13-30 Nov 2014
Come join us on our new Northern Peru itinerary, a 16 day extravaganza in the most endemic rich area in the world. 3 nights at Abra Patricia for a great chance for Long-whiskered Owlet as well as Royal Sunangel, the recently described Lulu’s Tody-Tyrant, Bar-winged Wood-Wren, White-capped and Yellow-scarfed Tanager, as well as Ochre-fronted, Chestnut and Rusty-tinged Antpitta. Saving time on the newly paved road through the Marañon Valley we drop a night at Celendin to devote to other areas, adding 2 nights near Moyobamba for foothill specialties like Fiery-throated Fruiteater, Band-bellied Owl, Rufous Nightjar, Huallaga Tanager, White-bellied Pygmy-Tyrant, Mishana Tyrannulet and the newly described Varzea Thrush. Hummingbird feeders here are World class with over 15 species including the flashy Rufous-crested Coquette. Nearby open habitat has savanna species like Rusty-backed Antwren, Stripe-necked tody-Tyrant, Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch and Black-billed Seed-Finch.  [Read On]

EAST/WEST COMBO 16-31 Aug 2014
Join us on our most popular itinerary which spans both East and West slopes for an unparalleled bird bonanza. We have also arranged lodging to minimize drive time and hotel hopping. This tour visits productive and exemplary reserves of 3 endemic bird areas, Chocó, Interandean and East Slope Andes with a chance at 80 endemics!

GUYANA 12 DAY TOUR OFFERED
Andean Birding is offering a 12 day/11night tour to Guyana. Come visit pristine rainforest for many specialties and endemics such as Guianan Piculet, Guianan Toucanet, Blood-colored Woodpecker, Crimson Fruitcrow, Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, the other-worldly Capuchinbird. [Read On]

 

Andean Birding News

North Peru 28 Jan- 24 Feb 2014 guided by Roger Ahlman for Zoothera.
Steve Bird wrote: “A celebration tonight after dinner as we scored with the Long-whiskered-Owlet-by-Steve Birdholy grail of South American birds the mythical and rarely seen Long-whiskered Owlet. We had seen it and were back for dinner by 7.45. The day before we were all in awe of one of the most wanted hummingbirds the Marvelous Spatuletail with 2 males giving fantastic views. We have also seen many superb and rare birds including Royal Sunangels, Lulu's Tody-Flycatcher, fabulous views of the rare Grey-bellied Comet, Grey-winged and Buff-bridled Inca Finches, Yellow-faced Parrotlets, Russet-mantled Softtail, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, a wonderful look at Koepcke's Screech-Owl, Coppery Metailtail, Great Spinetail, Chestnut-backed Thornbird, Maranon Thrush, White-eared Solitaire, Rufous-eared Brush-Finch, Buff-bellied Tanager and much more. A few more days and now added the superb Cinnamon Screech-Owl just 10ft away, several superb Fiery-throated Fruiteaters, Scaled Fruiteater, Grey-mantled Wren, Equatorial Graytail, flocks of tanagers and one of the best hummingbird feeders we have been to anywhere, with about 18 species seen well.” [Read On]

N PERU GETTING MORE INTEREST
Now that ECOAN has the comfortable Owlet Lodge open and running for a number of years at Abra Patricia there has been an increased attraction and interest in birding Northern Peru. AP is a legendary site where LSU expeditions in the 70’s and 80’s discovered a number of new birds species to science including Long-whiskered Owlet, Royal Sunangel, Ochre-fronted Antpitta, Johnson’s Tody-Tyrant Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant and Bar-winged Wood-Wren as well as , the just recently described Lulu's Tody-Tyrant.


Antisana Day Tour
We have had a surge in Antisana day tours with good reason. This is a brilliant day for easy birds and views of Andean Condors with the breathtaking backdrop of Antisana, a glaciered volcano. New hummingbird feeders bring in Giant Hummingbird, Great Sapphirewing as well as Tyrian Metaltail and Shining Sunbeam. Lake views yield Silvery Grebe, Andean Coot, Andean Teal, Ruddy Duck, Yellow-billed Pintail. And of course with a little luck the coveted Black-faced Ibis can be seen, sometimes in a flock of over a dozen at the only accessible site in the region.


 

Chestnut-breasted Coronet
Photo by Bob Pease

Burrowing Owl
Photo by Anders Paulsrud

 

Coastal Bird Tour
Photo by Anders Paulsrud


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