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The Quijos Valley is one of the best kept secret for birdwatchers and the Rio Quijos Eco-Lodge is a veritable paradise for birding on your own or with a knowledgeable guide. 

Experience the natural beauty of the cloud forest without any crowds. Different birds can be spotted depending on the elevation and time of year. December through April the migratory birds are more abundant and active. Due to high food supply birds start mating and nesting.

Contact the Rio Quijos Eco-Lodge for a tailor-made birdwatching itinerary in the Oriente. Don’t forget your camera!

Identified Birds

The list continues to grow, but the following species have been identified within the grounds of the lodge:

  • Aburria Aburri
  • Aglaiocercus Kingi
  • Andean Cock-Of-The-Rock
  • Andean Solitaire
  • Bananaquit
  • Band-Tailed Pigeon
  • Band-Winged Nightjar
  • Barred Bacard
  • Baryphthengus Martii
  • Blackburnian Warbler
  • Blue-Gray Tanager
  • Blue-Headed Parrot
  • Blue-Necked Tanager
  • Booted Racket-Tail
  • Broad-Billed Motmot
  • Buff-Tailed Sicklebill
  • Buteo Magnirostris
  • Cacicus Uropygialis
  • Campylorhamphus Trochilirostris
  • Capped Conbill
  • Caprimulgus Longirostris
  • Chrysoptilus Punctigula
  • Coeligena Torquata
  • Coereba Flaveola
  • Collared Inca
  • Columbia Faciata
  • Conirostrum Albifrons
  • Crested Quetzal
  • Dendrocincla Tyrannina
  • Dendroica Fusca
  • Drymophila Caudata
  • Electron Platyrhynchum
  • Eubucco Bourcierii
  • Eurypyga Helias
  • Eutoxeres Condamini
  • Fascinated Tiger-Heron
  • Golden-Headed Quetzal
  • Golden-Olive Woodpecker
  • Grallaricula Nana
  • Lafresnaya Lafresnayi
  • Long-Tailed Antbird
  • Long-Tailed Sylph
  • Lyre-Tailed Nightjar
  • Mecocerculus Minor
  • Merganetta Armata
  • Mountain Velvetbreast
  • Myadestes Ralloides
  • Myiarchus Cephalotes
  • Ocreatus Underwoodii
  • Oilbird
  • Pachyramphus Versicolor
  • Pale-Edged Flycatcher
  • Pharomachrus Antisianus
  • Pharomachrus Auriceps
  • Piaya Cayana
  • Piculus Rubiginosus
  • Pionus Menstruated
  • Pionus Sordidus
  • Piranga Rubra
  • Psarocolius Angustifrons
  • Red -Billed Scythebill
  • Red-Billed Parrot
  • Red-Headed Barbet
  • Roadside Hawk
  • Rufous Motmot
  • Rupicola Peruviana
  • Russet-Backed Oropendola
  • Saffron-Crowned Tanager
  • Slate-Crowned Antpitta
  • Spot-Breasted Woodpecker
  • Squirrel Cuckoo
  • Steatornis Caripenses
  • Streaked Xenops
  • Streptoprocne Zonaris
  • Subtropical Cacique
  • Sulphuric-Bellied Tyrannulet
  • Summer Tanager
  • Sunbittern
  • Tangara Cyanicollis
  • Tangara Xanthocephala
  • Thraupis Episcopus
  • Tigrisoma Lineatum
  • Torrent Duck
  • Tyrannine Woodcreeper
  • Uropsalis Lyra
  • Wattled Guan
  • White-Collared Swift
  • Xenops Rutilans