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Mar 31, 2018 - Cloud Forest in the Andes

Our guide for this part of our trip is Andres and our driver is Moises. We had breakfast at 6 AM (7 AM our time) and loaded the van for our trip up the mountain. Our first stop was at the Yanacocha Reserve, arriving in the rain. This is a birding trip in the cloud forest in the western Andes, so we are prepared for rain. After a short walk, we stood under a small pavilion and watched the hummers and tanagers eat at feeders. When the rain stopped, I wandered on the grounds nearby to see the vegetation and the displays on the bottom floor of...

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Nov 21, 2007 - The Sub Tropical Cloud Forest at Bellavista

From our Imbabura location hacienda hotel we travelled back to Quito and out again along a concession coast road to the turn off for Bellavista, visiting a specialist orchid display area en route. The concession roads unlike most others have good surfaces and are maintained very well - tolls are normally 1 dollar for long stretches. Workers are vigilant in clearing landslides where the roads pass through mountainous areas. Double yellow lines mean nothing when drivers catch up with slow moving lorries. Not surprisingly Ecuador has a very...

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