Birdwatiching from Cuenca

Summary

The tour starts very early at approximately 06:00a. We will go to the Cajas National Park to the sector of Llaviuco (height 3100 meters) which is considered the best place in the National Park for bird watching. This high montane forest is in excellent state of conservation, allowing to easily find very striking species such as the Andean Toucan Pechigris (Andigena hypoglauca), the Andean Pava (Penelope montagnii) the Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus), the Turquoise Magpie (Cyanolyca turcosa) and several species of colourful tangaras and some waterfowl. The twelve species of hummingbirds recorded in the area are a sample of the high diversity reached by this group of birds in mountain ecosystems, and among these the hummingbird stands out Frentiestrella Arcoiris (Coeligena irie), the Rayito Brillante (Anglaeactis cupripennis) and the Pico Espada. Among the birds of the PN Cajas, the most important species is the Gorjivioleta (Metallura baroni) This is an endemic species of the Cajas, which is not found anywhere in the World. Then we will go to other areas of the Park for observation.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
Group Size
Pricing
Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

You will see some of the most important birds of the country like Frentiestrella Arcoiris (Coeligena irie), the Rayito Brillante (Anglaeactis cupripennis) and the "Pico Espada". The most important one is without a doubt the Gorjivioleta (Metallura baroni) This is an endemic species of the Cajas, which is not found anywhere in the World

What’s included?

  • Box Lunch

  • Local guide

  • Transportation

  • Tea, coffee, cookies, etc for the morning while observing

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

BM Tours Cuenca is a tourism company that offers ground services, hotel accommodation, daily tours, packages and circuits in Cuenca, Ecuador. We are committed to give you the highest quality of service and the best experiences for your visit.