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Magical Mindo – Cloud forest

The final part of our trip was 3 nights in Mindo, where we arranged a bird guide for the 1st day. We ended up spending most of the day with our guide, Julia Patino from https://mindobirdwatching.wordpress.com/ after meeting early that morning. Being a proud local resident and expert spotter, Julia showed us some of the best…

Galapagos birds – Ecuador Trip 2015

Continued from my last post. As with most islands the bird life on Galapagos is quite varied, from see birds like Blue Footed Boobies to Darwin finches that the island is so famous for.  Darwin’s studies of the finches from some of the Galapagos islands helped contribute to his “theory of evolution by natural selection”…

Quito – Ecuador Trip 2015

We’d been planning a wildlife trip to South America for some time; first looking at Costa Rica, then at Panama, before settling on Ecuador – one of the most biodiverse places on the planet! Country chosen, trip thoroughly planned and it was time to embark on our #holidayofalifetime adventure…After a 14 hour flight we finally…