Tag Archive: Ecuador

Boots and stuff

  Dear Lisa, I have sad news about the boots. Sadly I can’t take any picture with them because I lost them on one of my trips. Unfortunately someone took them from the front… Continue reading

Hope is a thing with feathers

A needle in a haystack. That’s what looking for the Esmereldas Woodstar is like. It’s our last day birding along the western coast of Ecuador with our guide, José. There’s really only one place… Continue reading

There’s nothing wrong with easy birding

The toughest days of birding were behind us on this Southwest Ecuador custom* birding trip. We suffered through the high elevation two days earlier and nearly passed out from heat exhaustion a day… Continue reading

I take more photos of birds when I’m not suffering

It was still dark as we loaded our gear into the van. Guayaquil, Ecuador is steamy even at 5:30 in the morning and I was already sweating. I lifted myself into the van… Continue reading

Strip birding. Because sometimes you have to.

After a very cold morning around 14,000 feet elevation we drove for several hours down to sea level to spend the next several days birding along the Ecuadorian coast. I went from wearing… Continue reading

High again

It might be a little like giving birth, I suppose, though I’ve never given birth. The saying goes that women forget all the labor pains and pregnancy woes and will go through it… Continue reading

Just try and stop me from seeing the Waved Albatross

He told me to go back. Twice. “You can’t do this,” the naturalist had told me on his second attempt to dissuade me. “You have to keep up with the group.” “No, I’m not going… Continue reading

Sometimes wonderful things happen when you stay behind

That day in Ecuador when I decided to stay back at Tanadayapa Lodge? Yeah, that day. I was feeling a little glum about the fact that I was struggling. So I just set… Continue reading

Hummingbird love from Ecuador

I have to say my favorite part about Ecuador was the variety of hummers even though some of them got quite angry with me. And then there was that incident with the Violet-tailed… Continue reading

Birds of Ecuador: The showstoppers!

Here’s a round up of the showstoppers from our trip to Northern Ecuador where we spent a week in the Amazon at Sacha Lodge (totally recommend) and a week with Tropical Briding on… Continue reading