The last part of our Ecuador tour began with a visit to a couple of parrot clay licks before traveling by boat to the Napo Wildlife Center.
Scarlet Macaw and parrots:
Parrots knew to clear out when the two Macaws flew in:
Here are a few photos taken from the boat on the way to Napo Wildlife Center:
Slender-billed Kite (sans tail):
After a couple hours on the boat we arrived at the beautiful Napo Wildlife Center:
View from our cabin porch:
Napo Wildlife Center canopy tower:
Seen from the canopy tower:
The three towers in the distance are the Sacha lodge canopy walkway.
Another Ivory-billed Aracari:
Napo Wildlife Center cabins:
Found this cool moth in our room:
More boat birding:
This species spends summers throughout USA so it was a familiar sight for us.
Squirrel Monkey with young:
Back on land:
Mushroom growing on a dead leaf:
This butterfly thought my boot would be a good source for minerals:
It rained all night before our 19th day in Ecuador so this morning we spent a few hours walking through flooded paths looking for, and finding, some elusive species.
Rubber boots were initially useful.
Jose trying not to get water in his boots:
Soon the water was too high for rubber boots to be useful:
Liz photographing/videoing some termites:
There used to be a bridge here but was washed away by the flood:
Black-necked Red-cotinga. One of the elusive species we saw during our morning of flood birding.
We were back on dry land for the afternoon.
We went back up the canopy tower late in the day.
This nocturnal bird has a terrifying call. It was a big treat to see it!
Sunset on our last full day of birding in Ecuador:
The peak in the lower left is the Sumaco volcano.
Jose spotted a Great Tinamou as we walked back to the cabins in complete darkness:
We took a boat back to Coca:
From Coca we flew to Quito.
Back in Quito:
Jose tallying species after dinner:
Jose and family:
Lia and Martin:
We left for home next day early in the morning and after a stressful airport experience made it to our flight to Miami:
Back at home!