Coast Ecuador birding 5 days

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Coast Ecuador birding

The Ecuadorian coastal region boasts an array of fascinating bird habitats to be explored, from mangroves to tropical dry forests, beaches and islands. As well as the wonderful birdlife, this tour also provides the opportunity to enjoy the delicious costal cuisine, snorkel in search of sea-life… or simply relax, taking in the laidback atmosphere from your hammock. This tour works well as either a stand-alone trip, or as the perfect complement to one of our Andean routes.

  • Transfer to hotel and introduction to tour

Overnight: Guayaquil

  • Birding in Cerro Blanco
  • Visit to Salinas beach
  • Birding seabirds

Possible spots of the day include: Guayaquil Macaw, Elegant Crescentchest, Pale-browed Tinamou, Collared Antshrike, Fasciated Wren, White-tailed Jay, Black-capped Sparrow, Ochre-bellied Dove, Ecuadorian Piculet, Peruvian Pelican, Chilean Flamingo, Gray Gull,Black Necked Stilt,Sandwich Tern, Royal Tern,Striated Heron, Snowy Egret,Great Egret, Water masked Tyrant, Saffron Finch, American Oystercatcher

Overnight: Puerto Lopez area

  • Birding in La Isla de la Plata
  • Walking ,Snorkeling optional
  • Free time to enjoy the beach

Possible spots of the day include: Blue-footed Booby,Red-footed Booby,Waved Albatros,Nazca Booby,Tropicbird, Magnificent Frigatebird, Eared Dove, Long-tailed Mockingbird, Collared-warbling Finch, Short-tailed Woodstar

Overnight: Yunguilla area

  • Birding in the Ayampe Jocotoco Reserve
  • Birding in Comunidad Agua Blanca
  • Short Time in Los Frailes beach

Possible spots of the day include: Esmeraldas Woodstar, Gray-backed Hawk, and Saffron Siskin, Rufous-headed Chachalaca, Pearl Kite, Hook-billed Kite, Swallow-tailed Kite, Ecuadorian Ground-Dove,Eared Dove, Squirrel Cuckoo, Little Cuckoo, Anthony’s Nightjar, Black-throated Mango, Amazilia Hummingbird, Violet-bellied Hummingbird, Gartered Trogon, Ringed Kingfisher, Green Kingfisher, Blue-crowned Motmot, Red-Headed Barbet, Ecuadorian Piculet, Pale Mandible Toucan, Collared Antshrike, Necklaced Spinetail

Overnight: Guayaquil

  • Transfer to Guayaquil airport for connections home or Galapagos extension tour (please ask for details)

Activity length: Approx 1 hr

We keep our itinerary pages short and sweet, please contact us for the full detailed version or with any questions you may have

*Tailor-made itineraries are also available*

Price: from $990 p/p
Min:  2 people/Max: 8 people


  • Private transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Visits and excursions detailed in the itinerary
  • Breakfast is included in all packages
  • Other meals may be included, depending on your choice of package


  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Soft & Alcoholic drinks
  • Additional activities
  • Meals (other than breakfast), depending on your choice of package
  • Tips

Polylepis Tours

Polylepis Tours is a Tour Operator dedicated to delivering the best of Ecuador’s four regions to our clients. Bringing together the finest of our local providers, to showcase the amazing diversity that this wonderful country has to offer.