Ecuador – 2012-03-27 – Bellavista

25 05 2012
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Our second day at the Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge produced more great bird photo opportunities!





Victoria Day weekend – camping at Manning park – birds and animals.

22 05 2012
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica)Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana)Mount Frosty, E.C. Manning Provinical ParkTownsend's Warbler (Dendroica townsendi)
Columbian ground squirrel (Urocitellus columbianus)American black bear (Ursus americanus)Female Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica)

2012-05-24-Manning, a set on Flickr.

A quick smattering of pictures from camping this past weekend in Manning Park. We actually got to WATCH ice-off. There was only about a 10 foot stretch of visible water when we got there, and by the time we left most of lone duck bay was ice free.





Ecuador – 2012-03-26 – Bellavista

13 05 2012
Andean Emerald (Amazilia franciae)Mitad del MundoThe magic of the Cloud ForestThe Andean ForestsBlue-winged Mountain-tanager (Anisognathus somptuosus)Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
Ewwww.Toucan Barbet (Semnornis ramphastinus)Grass-green Tanager (Chlorornis riefferii)Blue-winged Mountain-tanager (Anisognathus somptuosus)Violet-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus coelestis)Lovely flowers of the Cloud forest
The magic of the Cloud ForestFiddleheadsRusset-crowned Warbler (Basileuterus coronatus)Plate-billed Mountain Toucan (Andigena laminirostris)The "Silver Tree"Lovely flowers of the Cloud forest
Male Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus)BromeliaMiffy and Lion on GIANT leafBromeliaThe magic of the Cloud ForestLovely flowers of the Cloud forest

Our 5th day in Ecuador… We spent it at the Bellavista Nature Reserve near the Tandayapa Valley. 

Wow!  So many amazing birds and plants!





Ecuador – 2012-03-25 – Quito

7 05 2012
Virgen de QuitoLa Plaza GrandeSpanish Colonial Architecture in QuitoVirgen de QuitoUknown ChurchVirgen de Quito
Basilica del Voto NacionalProcession of the Feast of Our Lady of the AnnunciationProcession of the Feast of Our Lady of the AnnunciationProcession of the Feast of Our Lady of the AnnunciationIglesia de San FranciscoRevolutionary turned Busker?
Basilica del Voto NacionalBasilica del Voto NacionalBasilica del Voto NacionalBasilica del Voto NacionalBasilica del Voto NacionalBasilica del Voto Nacional
Basilica del Voto NacionalBasilica del Voto NacionalBasilica del Voto NacionalCappuccino!The Nave at Iglesia San FranciscoTower of Iglesia Santa Clara

Our 4th Day in Ecuador from our trip. We visited the major Churches and up to "El Pannecillo" to see the "Virgen de Quito"





Ecuador – 2012-03-24 – Otavalo

5 05 2012
Sights and Scenes of the Otavalo Saturday MarketCotopaxi in the distanceImbabura VolcanoThe beautiful view at Laguna CuicochaBald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)Unknown Raptor
Unknown RaptorJuvenile Bald EagleAplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis)I've got my eye on you!Male Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus)Male Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus)
Female Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus)Unknown RaptorMrs D, Duck Duck and ICascada de PegucheSights and Scenes of the Otavalo Saturday MarketSights and Scenes of the Otavalo Saturday Market
Sights and Scenes of the Otavalo Saturday MarketSights and Scenes of the Otavalo Saturday MarketSights and Scenes of the Otavalo Saturday MarketSights and Scenes of the Otavalo Saturday MarketSights and Scenes of the Otavalo Saturday MarketSights and Scenes of the Otavalo Saturday Market

Day 3 of our 22 day trip to Ecuador last month.  Wow – what a great trip… so many good photos.  Hard to whittle them down to the top 25 for this day.








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