But we shot a few hummingbirds. The guy in the background who looks like Fidel Castro was our guide, Jorge. \240
Weather was much better and many more birds at Los Armadillos.
Here and the Tandayapa Eco lodge were fabulous- hummingbirds buzzing by your ears at high speed.
Yes, it was pretty remote over some questionable roads to get to Tandayapa.
Last 100 meters on foot, but only 6000’ high.
Primal rain forest all around.
Ellen spotted a Masked Trogon in a tree - Jorge was amazed!
Leaving Tandayapa we stopped to see Andean Cock-of-the-rock LEK, but some Germans had scared them to the opposite side of the valley so photos were impossible.
Last stop was a beautiful garden full of birds. We even got to photograph a swordbill hummingbird.
Trip back to Quito took us past waterfalls and high altitude cattle ranches. \240Apparently some people keep cows in Quito!