Yanacocha, is located on the northwest flank of Volcán Pichincha at ca. 3200-3400 m above sea level on the northwestern flank of the volcano remained one of the more reliable remaining locations for the Critically Endangered hummingbird, the Black-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis), who has a tiny world range centered on and near Volcán Pichincha, the volcano that towers over Ecuador’s capital city, Quito.
- Duración: 7 hrs
- Días disponibles: Todos los días
- Horario: 4:30 AM
- Pregunte por Transporte
- Ticket Móvil Incluído
- Idiomas: English, Spanish
his trip takes place along the first 40 miles of the pioneer birding project Ecoroute called “El paseo del quinde” (The hummingbird promenade). It consists basically on an old secondary road that joins extremely good birding areas and reserves like Yanacocha Reserve, Tandayapa pass, and Bellavista Reserve which are famous for the endemism level and the great diversity of hummingbirds (over 40 possible species). Yanacocha: Leave Quito early to Yanacocha Reserve, birding there for 3 to 4 hours.
In 2005 the puffleg was adopted as the ‘emblematic bird of Quito’ and the reserve declared as a ‘natural patrimonio’ of the city. This forest has provided water for Quito since pre-Columbian times, and today it remains an important source of water to northern Quito and the town of Nono. On the way raptors are regularly seen, and watch for the scarce Curve-billed Tinamou in the pastures – being along a main trail that actually is on top of the aqueduct and therefore is essentially level (a rarity this high in the Andes!). This trail extends for more than two kilometres, with flocks of birds being regularly encountered. Visitors can obtain point-blank views of the extraordinary Sword-billed Hummingbird, Great Saphirewing, Sapphire-vented and Golden-breasted, a couple species of flowerpiercers (e.g., Glossy and Masked). Unfortunately the sought-after Black-breasted Puffleg is not seen regularly, and researchers are continuing to try to figure out why. The Andean flora which provides normal provisioning (nectar) for the hummingbirds is very evident along the trail, with genera such as Bomarea, Centropogon, Fuchsia, Macleania, and Palicouria being especially prominent. Giant Gunnera plants with their huge but prickly leaves are very obvious beside th
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Camera, repelent, rain coat and water bottle.
Native bird guide, breakfast and transport.
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The tour starts at 5:30 am, from your hotel in the city of Quito, we go to the reserve of Yanacocha where we develop activities of bird watching and photography, as well as the eco-route Nono-Mindo, for this First part of the tour we took a packed lunch. In the afternoon, we are arriving at Tandayapa Bird Lodge where we visit the famous drinking fountains for hummingbirds, to later return to their Hotel.
11 hrsDesde $206
El tour comienza a las 5:30 a.m. desde su hotel en Quito; partirá hacia la reserva de Yanacocha donde se desarrollan actividades de avistamiento de aves y fotografía; al igual que la eco-ruta Nono-Mindo. Para esta primera parte del tour contaremos con un almuerzo empacado. Por la tarde, llegaremos al Tandayapa Bird Lodge donde visitaremos las famosas fuentes bebederas para colibríes, para después volver a su hotel.
11 hrsDesde $205
The morning tour lasts approximately 3-4 hours, this beginning at 5:45 a.m., you will first visit the Lek of the Andean Cock of the Rock. This will be enthralled as you watch Angel hand feed the Antpittas and then this will be followed by an observation at the Bird Feeding area. The tour will end between 9 and 10 after an exquisite breakfast
8 hrsDesde $117