After an early breakfast, we will take a two-hour trip to the Northwest of the Pichincha province, perhaps considered to be the world's richest ornithological region.
We will stay at Sachatamia Lodge, which will provide comfortable double occupancy cabins. There is an indoor pool and jacuzzi for relaxing. The food is excellent.
This day we will visit the feeders at www.los2Corazones.com. A professionally designed hummingbird photography studio will allow us to try creative macro, silhouettes, and out-of-the-box compositions using the numerous hummingbirds. Species include the fantastic Violet-tailed Sylph, Fawn-breasted brilliant, Booted racket-tail, Green-fronted brilliant, Tawny hermit, Brown Inca. The gardens will provide us all the flowers necessary for our props.
A specially prepared Ecuadorian lunch will replenish our energies before traveling a short distance to the nearby www.birdwatchershouse.com
where the Gorgeted Sunangel, Speckled Hummingbird, Andean Emerald, EmpressBrilliant, among others, will give us so many opportunities for memorable pictures.
We can also photograph the beautiful Andean Toucan and use the reflection pool to bring home creative pictures of the colorful tanagers.
After dinner, if you still feel up to, a lecture by Juan Bahamón is optional.