Countdown to Ecuador 2013 with Wildside Nature Tours

Wow!  Only a few short weeks left to an epic 2-week trip.  Want to get in on an Independence Day Deal?  How about $300 off? Yesssss! Now here’s the scoop: When you call to make your reservations, just mention you saw the $300 off here at Greg Miller Birding website!  Got that?  Cool.  So sign up for Ecuador now at Wildside Nature Tours!

Wanna see some more Ecuadorian birds?  Ok.  Here we go thanks to more drool-worthy photos from Kevin Loughlin.

A Cream-colored Woodpecker?  Cool.  Listen to a Cream-colored Woodpecker recorded in Ecuador here at xeno-canto.org: Cream-colored Woodpecker.

Cream-colored Woodpecker    photo by Kevin Loughlin

Cream-colored Woodpecker photo by Kevin Loughlin

And check out this snazzy Toucan Barbet.  Listen to one here: Toucan Barbet

Toucan Barbet     photo by Kevin Loughlin

Toucan Barbet photo by Kevin Loughlin

Warblers?  Ecuador has warblers!  This Three-striped Warbler looks a little like our Worm-eating Warbler.  Listen to it here: Three-striped Warbler

Three-striped Warbler     photo by Kevin Loughlin

Three-striped Warbler photo by Kevin Loughlin

Speckled Hummingbird–one of the bazillions of hummers in Ecuador!  Wanna listen to one?  Here ya go: Speckled Hummingbird

 

Speckled Hummingbird     photo by Kevin Loughlin

Speckled Hummingbird photo by Kevin Loughlin

This Masked Trogon is really impressive.  It’s song is fascinating, too.  Masked Trogon

Masked Trogon     photo by Kevin Loughlin

Masked Trogon photo by Kevin Loughlin

And this Masked Flowerpiercer is one of my favorites!  That color is EPIC blue!  Listen to it here: Masked Flowerpiercer

Masked Flowerpiercer     photo by Kevin Loughlin

Masked Flowerpiercer photo by Kevin Loughlin

Green Thorntail is an interesting name.  Thorntail?  Does it have a prickly tail?  Listen to one here: Green Thorntail

Green Thorntail     photo by Kevin Loughlin

Green Thorntail photo by Kevin Loughlin

Toucans have always been of great interest to me.  Just look at this Gray-breasted Mountain Toucan!  And now you can listen to one, too.  Gray-breasted Mountain Toucan

Gray-breasted Mountain Toucan     photo by Kevin Loughlin

Gray-breasted Mountain Toucan photo by Kevin Loughlin

Look!  A Virginia Rail! Haha!  I think I just heard the Ecuadorian Buzzer of Failure.  Beeeep!  Wrong-o!  Yes.  Virginia Rail would be a wrong identification.  This is an Ecuadorian Rail.  Listen to its call: Ecuadorian Rail

Ecuadorian Rail     photo by Kevin Loughlin

Ecuadorian Rail photo by Kevin Loughlin

Hey!  Is this a Crazy Chicken?  Umm.  Nooope.  (Don’t make me break out that Ecuadorian Buzzer of Failure!)  It is a Hoatzin!  Listen to it here: Hoatzin

Hoatzin     photo by Kevin Loughlin

Hoatzin photo by Kevin Loughlin

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