Ecuador – Hummingbird Paradise

Although Ecuador only covers 0.2% of the world’s surface, it ranks as the country with the largest biodiversity per kilometer in the world. About the size of Colorado, Ecuador is home to 124 species of hummingbirds, a true hummingbird paradise. By comparison, only 12 species of hummingbirds have been recorded in Colorado.

Hummingbird artwork on display in the lobby at Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador.
Hummingbird artwork on display in the lobby at Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador.

Hummingbirds account for some of the world’s most brilliantly colored and ornamented birds and they’re especially numerous in the Andes. Hummingbird feeders have become an increasingly common feature at many lodges and hotels in Ecuador, providing easy viewing for visitors. Even if you don’t consider yourself a birder, it’s hard not to be wowed by the acrobatic and energetic displays of hummingbirds.

The photos below were taken during a recent scouting trip to Ecuador.

Chestnut-breasted coronet in Ecuador.
Chestnut-breasted coronet in Ecuador.
Sword-billed hummingbird visiting a feeder at Guango Lodge in Ecuador.
Sword-billed hummingbird visiting a feeder at Guango Lodge in Ecuador.
Collared inca in Ecuador.
Collared inca in Ecuador.
Sword-billed hummingbird at rest.
Sword-billed hummingbird at rest.

Contact us today for more information on travel to Ecuador, one of the world’s premier nature and adventure travel destinations. We’d be happy to put together a custom itinerary for your family or group!