Ecuador's biodiversity is extremely high, with over 1,600 bird species in an area about the size of Arizona. Moving across mainland Ecuador from east to west, you traverse the Amazon basin's lowland forests, three mountain ranges and the intervening valleys, and Pacific coastal plains. Each part of the topography has subtle differences in climatic conditions, leading to the amazing biodiversity. Come on this virtual visit to explore the Amazon lowlands, foothills of mountains, paramo above the tree line, valleys, and Pacific slope rainforests. We'll see spectacular birds in each of these places, from parakeets and antbirds, to Andean Condors and mountain toucans, and more tanagers and hummingbirds than seems possible. We may not be able to travel there physically, but can still enjoy a virtual adventure.
Presenter: Dave Larson, Ornithologist, has made several trips to Ecuador, including three to the northern part of the country
Travel around the world birding from the comfort of your home this winter. Cozy up with a warm drink and learn about the incredible bird life found in the neotropics, consisting of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean Islands. These areas bordering the Equator are rich in avian biodiversity.
Mass Audubon's international tour guides will take you on a virtual tour of these areas and the fascinating bird world found there.
Join us for one, some or all!
24 hours before program start you will receive login information and instructions to join this program via Microsoft Teams.