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.

*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*

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
Ease of Birding
easy with some tricky species
Other Attractions
possible snorkelling at Isla de la Plata
Photographic Opportunities
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

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.

An excellent tour with an excellent guide. Dušan's knowledge of all the vocalizations is exceptional and he made sure I saw almost all the birds the group managed to see.

Dušan Brinkhuizen is an awesome guide. Very knowledgeable, patient, never got tired and made sure everyone got the bird. You are fortunate to have a guide like Dušan.

We really enjoyed the tour and being with Dušan again, as we were in Argentina with him in July of this past year. He was one of the good reasons for taking this tour. He is a great guide and fun to be with.

Dusan was an outstanding tour leader. His knowledge of the birds, their habits, and calls was amazing as was his ability to manage the needs and goals of the tour participants. Both tours completely fulfilled my expectations. Thank you for an excellent experience.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
Tour Enquiry
  • Your details

  • Contact permission

    We would love to send you Newsletters, Promotions, Discounts, Blog Articles, and other content that we think you would find interesting. If you are happy with this then please select your preferences below. If you would like to unsubscribe from previous subscriptions, or leave our mailing list entirely, then please do so by visiting the Preference Centre link at the bottom of these emails.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.