A man goes crazy on bird watching in Ecuador

My friend from Germany is a real nature lover and a bird-watching freak. He visited me in Ecuador and no wonder he went crazy on the amazing Ecuadorian Flora and Fauna.

We visited the Amazonas, the Andean mountains and on the way back to Guayaquil at the Pacific Coast we made a two days break in a place called Mindo. “Mindo es Lindo” like the Ecuadorians use to say and it is very true. Beautiful view of the Andean mountains about 1.300 meters over the sea level. The weather is fantastic, there is always the spring in Mindo. The best and most amazing are the hummingbirds.

The coast road which we took from Mindo to Puerto Lopez is the world known as Ruta del Sol which nowadays is Ruta del Spondylus. It is just breathtaking to see the Pacific Ocean when driving down the road to the coast. We stayed in Puerto Lopez small fisher town and it is one of the most known whale watching places in the world. We focussed on eating the delicious seafood (cheap and good) and bird watching.

Ecuador – Birds in Mindo – Jan van Bekkum

Ecuador is a paradise for bird watching, hummingbirds, parrots, eagles and more. My friend was happy.

This is a true story about a country where “A man goes crazy on bird watching in Ecuador”

If you are planning the travel to Ecuador, first I think it is a great idea; Visit Mindo! Your better travel planning, I enclose you here a link to Things To Do In Ecuador.

Photos Copyright Kay Jacobsen.

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