Date: 2/13/20 10:17 pm
From: Scott Ramos <lsr...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Birding in Ecuador
Wet winter weather is a good time to catch up on tasks, so finally I was able to set up a Flickr album with photos from a trip to Ecuador that Dave Swayne and I did last November. We spent nearly two weeks with an energetic guide who shepherded us to habitats in dry forest and rain forest, from 1000 feet elevation at the Peruvian border to nearly 14,000 feet in the páramo. We stayed in upscale birding lodges and in practical hotels in small towns to facilitate travel to about a dozen different locations. With a half day visiting the Antisana outside of Quito to start, we ended up with nearly 450 species on the trip, well over 100 species as lifers for both of us. The Ecuador 2019 album (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmK3DLzD) contains good and mediocre photos of many of these species, illustrating the diversity that Ecuador has to offer. In addition, a few dozen butterflies and moths are included as more examples of the beauty of fauna in the tropics. Hope you enjoy!

Scott Ramos
Seattle

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