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    Default Relaxed hummingbird ecuador fwas trip

    FWAS is going to Ecuador! This hummingbird focused trip is a short 5 day/4 night RELAXED tour. We will have someone assigned to us with guided birding 6-11am, lunch/free time on our own and 3-6pm guided. If others are walking the trails and you don’t want to- relax, bird from the porch or in the garden-maybe an extra paid side trip to learn about orchids, Andean coffee/chocolate or cooking. They also have night walks and after-trip Galapagos Island extension (cost extra) and tons of trails (free) if you want to do more birding.
    The hardest part will be the travel as most flights that go to Quito have long layovers or are Redeyes. We will all be on one flight together ($900-$1000) unless you make other arrangements, which will be extra for transport.
    But hummingbirds are the stars here with 65 different species in Ecuador. Contact Ann Hoover at ahoov@sbcglobal.net or 817-798-6888 to join or for more detailed information. When you sign up, let me know if you do not want the group travel-see below for trip details.



    FWAS RELAXED MAGIC HUMMINGBIRD CIRCUIT TOUR

    Tour date: January 11-15, 2018 PRICE: $1260 Participants: 10 (7 spots left-if enough people, can do second trip)
    We will probably do a group flight on American Airlines


    San Jorge Reserves provide the perfect opportunity to combine birding and natural history at its best, dedicated to eco-tourism, environmental conservation and community sustainability. Begin your birding adventure as soon as you arrive in Ecuador with lots of birding opportunities on our prime trails.
    Both San Jorge/Tandayapa & San Jorge/Milpe Lodges & Reserves are located in the Choco Corridor, one of the last areas that were never destroyed by the ice ages. These areas offer extreme biodiversity and are very lush.
    • With over 1,200 possible species of birds, 65 species of Hummingbirds, wildlife, 15 waterfalls, ponds, rivers, wild orchids, butterflies and diverse flora and fauna, we offer the best options for birdwatchers, photographers and naturalists.
    • Ecuador is considered one of the most bird diverse countries in the world. In the West, the country has the Chocoan and the Tumbesian eco-regions which are home to an abundant amount of endemic bird species. In the East, the extensive national protected areas hold an outstanding amount of rare and unique birds.
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    MAGIC HUMMINGBIRD CIRCUIT TOUR Description – 4N/5D

    Day One - Evening Airport transfer to San Jorge Eco-Lodge/Quito; overnight San Jorge/Quito Lodge, no meals included
    Day Two – Guided Hummingbirds at San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary - feeders, gardens, ponds, trail hikes & surroundings (CLOUD FOREST) NEW! The Canopy Islands – Bird & Wildlife Photography Center at San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary – designed and newly built for optimal hummingbird & bird photography! Overnight San Jorge/Tandayapa, includes 3 meals (dine at our open air hummingbird restaurant surrounded by feeders!)
    Day Three – Guided San Tadeo feeders & Amaguza Reserve, overnight San Jorge/Milpe CLiff Lodge, includes 3 meals (boxed lunch)
    Day Four – Guided Hummingbirds at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve feeders, gardens, trail hikes & surroundings (UPPER TROPICAL RAINFOREST), later afternoon transfer to San Jorge/Quito, overnight San Jorge/Quito, includes 3 meals
    Day Five - Morning Guided hummingbirds at San Jorge Eco-Lodge & Botanical Reserve/Quito feeders & gardens; continue on to Yanacocha Reserve, keep same room until evening airport transfer to Quito Airport for 12:30 am flight, includes 3 meals

    2018 Cost - $1,260.00 USD per person, double occupancy – all inclusive – based on 6 – 8 participants
    2018 Cost - $1,260.00 USD per person, double occupancy – all inclusive – based on 10 participants
    We will probably do a group flight on American Airlines, with a redeye arriving home on January 16th.

    Options & side excursions:
    • Dinner on Day One for early arrivals, Add $22.00 USD per person

    • Solo airport transfers (not with group) Add $30.00 USD per person, each way
    • Wild Voices – Night Walk in the Cloud Forest at San Jorge de Tandayapa Hummingbird Sanctuary: possible owls and other nocturnal mammals, olinguito, frog pond. Add $40.00 USD per person
    • Wild Voices – Night Walk in the Tropical Rainforest at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve: hearing possible satunines, owls, potoos, parakeets, frogs, etc. Add $45.00 USD per person

    Optional side tours offered by San Jorge Eco-Lodges: Old Colonial Quito City Tour, Middle of the World Equator Monument; Wild Orchid Tours, Otavalo Indian Market & surrounding villages; Cotopaxi Volcano, Papallacta Hot Springs; Medicinal Plants & Sacred Waterfalls, Andes Chocolate & Coffee – Hands on Cooking Lesson; Galapagos Islands & Amazon Jungle extensions
    uth America.

    ECUADOR ~ AN ECOLOGICAL MIRACLE
    Bird diversity varies according to latitude and tropical regions such as the one Ecuador is located in contain the greatest number of birds. Due to its several distinct climates, Ecuador has an amazing variety of bird-life. With over 1600 species of birds and more than 20% the world’s population, Ecuador offers more bird diversity in less space than any other country in the world. We welcome you to join us to enjoy some of the best birding of a li
    Notes:
    • Photography: San Jorge’s Lodges/Reserves offer a variety of great new feeders in open areas. Flashes may be used at the Hummingbird feeders. Flashes are prohibited for other birds in ‘restricted areas’.
    • Meal Choices:
    REGULAR FOOD PLAN (no restrictions)
    VEGETARIAN FOOD PLAN (no meat or fish)
    SPECIAL DIETS (with restrictions) Add $20.00 USD per person, per day (Specify dietary restrictions; Vegan, Lactose intolerance, Gluten free, or other special diets)

    • For early AM airport transfers to catch early flights out, No Breakfast is included before 5:30 am, or Dinner after 9:00 pm. San Jorge/Quito Restaurant is open 5:30 am thru 9:00 pm.
    • Itinerary subject to change due to climate, conditions, or unforeseeable circumstances
    • Smoking policy: Smoking is prohibited inside the rooms, restaurants, observation decks & vehicles.

    • Superlative Neotropical birding. Tanagers, hummingbirds, and birds galore!
    • WATCH OUT FOR ALTITUDE ILLNESS WHEN YOU GET THERE AS QUITO IS AT ABOUT 10,000 FEET
    Expertly guided by one of our outstanding Ecuadorian ornithologists
    • Wonderful cloud forest & mountain scenery
    • Enjoy our beautiful lodges, delicious Ecuadorian cuisine & quality services


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    Payment Terms: $300.00 USD initial deposit to hold dates & rooms as soon as possible with rest of payment 60 days before trip
    Included: Lodging, transfers as shown, meals as shown, reserve entrance fees, specialized English speaking native guides, transportation and tours

    Excludes: Travel or medical insurance, extra meals, soda/bar, international airfare, personal expenses, tips

    Travel Insurance: We recommend that passengers purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to protect themselves from any potential loss before and during your trip. Insurance is optional and recommended to protect against losses due to trip cancellation and interruption, travel and baggage delay, emergency assistance, medical expenses and evacuation. San Jorge will not be responsible for any financial disappointment caused by reasons beyond our control and no refunds or partial refunds will be given for cancellations.

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    well, that was fast.

    TRIP 1 IS FULL

    We are now starting Trip 2. it will be the same weekend, but instead of leaving Thursday, will leave Friday or Saturday-january 12 or 13th and return January 17th or 18th. There are 8 spots left. For more information or to sign up, contact ann hoover at ahoov@sbcglobal.net or 8170798-6888.

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    Trip 2 is half full- 5 spots left.

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    the trip is full

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    Default Additional Ecuador Hummingbird trip 1/18/18

    By popular demand, Fort Worth Audubon is trying to do another 4night /5 day trip to the Magic Birding Circuit in Ecuador. This trip will be a go with 5 people and right now there are 4 that want to go. This trip will take place January 18-22, 2018. The itinerary is similar to the one on the website. For further details, contact Ann Hoover at ahoov@sbcglobal.net or text 817-798-6888 for further information
    Last edited by annfloam; 08-22-2017 at 08:01 PM.

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