After meeting in Quito, each tour started in the northwest part of the country where we focused our efforts on the amazing diversity of hummingbirds. Our first stop was a high elevation cloud forest reserve where we found some beautiful hummingbirds to start the trip including the Great Sapphirewing and Sapphire-vented Puffleg. The reserve was even feeding Tawny and Rufous Antpittas.
During our stay in the Amazon we had incredible opportunities to photograph 4 species of Kingfishers as well as crazy birds like Hoatzin’s, Donocobius, Macaws, Woodpeckers, Toucans and Aracaris, and even Parrots that were coming to a local site to eat clay. It really was an amazing experience for us all.
Masked Crimson Tanager
Green and Rufous Kingfisher
Mealy Amazon Parrot
The Ecuador Workshop exceeded my expectations. Glenn had every aspect of the trip very well organized, but he also had sufficient flexibility incorporated in the plan so that the members of the group could have the best possible opportunity to learn, encounter interesting subjects and capture good photographs. I gained valuable experience that resulted in some very satisfying images. I not only learned from Glenn, but also got many good ideas and suggestions from other participants. I have already committed to attend another tropical birding workshop with Glenn (Costa Rica), and I expect to continue improving my photographs with his guidance. I would love to return to Ecuador with Glenn at some time in the future. Highly recommended! (Scott H, 2013)
The Ecuador workshop was excellent and I could highly recommend it to photographers of all levels of expertise. Glenn is a very capable and patient leader and teacher who is committed to making sure that all the participants get the best results possible from the photographic opportunities presented during the trip. (Ray W, 2013)