29 Jan 2023, WINGS in Ecuador: Day 1, Puembo Birding Garden
Today I’m spending my first day in Ecuador at the Puembo Birding Garden, a bed and breakfast with cool birds conveniently located near Quito’s airport. Our WINGS tour opens here tonight at dinner.
Puembo Birding Garden is an eBird hotspot so I found out what I’m likely to see long before I arrived. #1 will be a Life Bird that ranges from Columbia to Ecuador, the scrub tanager (Stilpnia vitriolina), easily attracted to fruit trays even in the rain.
Perhaps I’ll hear a croaking ground dove (Columbina cruziana) that looks like an orange-billed mourning dove and sounds like a frog …
… or the bright red crimson-mantled woodpecker (Colaptes rivolii) …
… or an amazing hummingbird, the black-tailed trainbearer (Lesbia victoriae).
Check out this video for a look at where I am today.
(photos from Wikimedia Commons, click on the captions to see the originals)
3 thoughts on “Hello From Puembo”
Have fun Kate! Looking forward to your birding adventures.
Beautiful. Thank you
gorgeous place. hope you see every life bird on your list!