I went with a bunch (gaggle, flock, murder, bevy, convocation, murmuration, dissimulation) of birders, all toting top-of-the-line Swarovsky binoculars. I had a pair of Zeiss binocs. I saw lots of birds. It was all good.
And Ecuador! What a beautiful, varied, friendly place. I'd go back in an instant. In fact, we're considering just when to go again, this time flitting out to the Galápagos as part of the package.
Here are a few photos. Looking back at what I posted at the time to Flickr, I realize I'm missing a lot of the trip. Makes me curious to return to the originals and see if I can dredge up any more interesting (to me, if no one else) images.
|Quito: what a beautiful city|
|View from our sixth-floor hotel room|
|Our excellent guide Gustavo (note: Swarovsky)|
|There was jungle mud|
|To view the canopy, one must climb|
|Squirrel monkey outside our Sacha Lodge room|
|Ecuador is home to over 132 species of hummingbirds|
grouped into 57 genera, representing half of all
hummingbirds found worldwide.
|My wonderful roommate, Barbara|
|Cotopaxi, from the veranda of |