Overview

Our new pre-tour extension to Southern Ecuador takes us along Ecuador’s Pacific shores visiting Isla de la Plata for spectacular encounters with both Blue-footed and Nazca Boobies, possibly also Red-footed Booby, many Magnificent Frigatebirds, the odd Humpback Whale and Red-billed Tropicbird before completing our journey searching for the Endangered endemic Esmeralda’s Woodstar, Grey-and-white Tyrannulet, Grey-capped Cuckoo, Necklaced Spinetail, Parrot-billed Seedeater, Collared Warbling Finch, Sulphur-throated Finch, Red-lored Amazon, Roseate Spoonbill, Chilean Flamingo and the smallest bird in South America, the Short-tailed Woodstar.

2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Esmeraldas Woodstar, Grey-and-white Tyrannulet, Grey-capped Cuckoo, Necklaced Spinetail, Short-tailed Woodstar, Crimson-breasted Finch, Collared Crescentchest, Peruvian Thick-knee, Scrub Nightjar, Parrot-billed Seedeater, Short-tailed Field-tyrant, Collared Warbling Finch, Sulphur-throated Finch, Saffron Siskin, Red-lored Amazon (Lilacine Amazon), Ecuadorian Piculet, Collared Antshrike, Roseate Spoonbill, Chilean Flamingo, Blue-footed, Nazca and Red-footed Booby, Red-billed Tropicbird.
Habitats Covered
off-shore island, humid coastal forest, arid xerophytic scrub, salt pans, shrimp ponds, rocky seashore
Expected Climate
warm to hot and humid
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
easy
Ease of Birding
easy with some tricky species
Other Attractions
possible snorkelling at Isla de la Plata
Photographic Opportunities
fantastic
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We had a great time, both Dušan Brinkhuizen (all 4 trips) and Andrés Trujillo (Galapagos) were excellent. We were very happy with the accommodation, transport and the variety of wildlife that we saw.

"This tour was great and Dusan was fabulous, an incredible birder, guide and person. I don't need to say more because I'm sure you've heard many accolades about him. It was a great tour though harder than I expected but I'm old and age makes a difference. I definitely would go again with Dusan. There was a disparity of physical abilities among the clients and Dusan handled the situation very well, taking care of the one person who could do the least physically and I think keeping her happy under the circumstances. This really speaks to his people skills. The three of us who were the weakest physically were the oldest. I was elated because I saw the oil birds and Sapayoa(s!!) and why I signed up not even considering the difficulty of canopy birding and what hilly jungle trails entailed. I'm so glad I went and would have hated being dissuaded. So thank you..."

The guides, Dušan Brinkhuizen and Andrés Trujillo, conducted the tour very professionally. They were meticulous in what they did and took care of us, seeing to our every need.

Dušan Brinkhuizen is great bird master, very friendly and helpful. The trip was brilliant.

Perfect Guide! Good staff, very good organisation. I would like to travel with Rockjumper again.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2023 DEPARTURES
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