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Galapagos Islands, with Ecuador Cloud Forest extension

When: Oct 10, 2017 12:00 AM to Oct 22, 2017 12:00 AM
Contact:
Dan van den Broek
971-222-6105

October 2017 | The Galapagos Islands are renowned for their species diversity, and we’ll explore them fully on this trip aboard a 100’ yacht as we travel between the islands.

** Trip Full, but sign up for Wait list below as cancellations DO occur!**

October 10-16th: Galapagos Island

October 16-22nd: Ecuador Cloud Forest Extension

Sword-billed Hummingbird - Andy Morffew
Sword-billed Hummingbird - Andy Morffew

The Galapagos Islands are renowned for their species diversity, and we’ll explore them fully on this trip aboard a 100’ yacht as we travel between the islands. We’ll encounter many species of birds including up to 12 species of Galapagos finches, the Galapagos Hawk, Magnificent Frigatebirds and Waved Albatross. We’ll see more unique wildlife such as the endemic Marine Iguanas, Land Iguanas, Galapagos Fur Seals, and there is always a chance we may see a whale or two. As we explore the islands there will also be many opportunities to snorkel and enjoy the amazing undersea life.

Post-trip extension:

An extension of this trip will take us to the cool, moist cloud forest of Ecuador. We will visit the protected regions of Mindo and Tandayapa to search for Cock-of-the-Rock, Toucan Barbet, Plate-billed Mountain Toucan, and up to 20 species of hummingbird. We will also visit the lower foothills of Rio Silanche where a remnant forest protects flocks of tanagers, parrots, and toucans. In the Yanacocha Reserve many types of hummingbirds come to the feeders here, including Sword-billed Hummingbird and the second largest hummingbird, the Great Sapphirewing. At the famous Angel Paz (Paz de las Aves) reserve we will see the rare and unusual Giant, Moustached, and Yellow-breasted Antpittas, and Dark-backed Wood-Quail. An excursion to the western foothills and the Rio Silanche Preserve will be good for Choco endemics including Choco Toucan, Bronze-winged Parrot, and possibly the Scarlet-browed Tanager.

Galapagos Hawk
by Dan van den Broek

 

Registration Details

For More Information: Please contact Dan van den Broek at 971-222-6105 or dvandenbroek@audubonportland.org

Tentative Fee -
Galapagos only:
$3995 members / $4295 non-members
Ecuador Cloud Forest extension:
$1995 members / $2295 non-members

Deposit -
Galapagos only: $2,000 required to secure your place. Ecuador Cloud Forest extension: $1,000


Leaders: Dan van den Broek
, Trip Leader & Educator and Ivan Phillipsen, Portland Audubon Trip Leader

Group size: limited to 14 participants

Fee Includes: All ground transportation, double-occupancy lodging, breakfasts, lunches, local guide fees and tips, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leaders. Not included: Airfare to & from Portland, and dinners.

Take a look at the tentative itinerary for the Galapagos HERE

Take a look at the tentative itinerary for the Ecuador Cloud Forest HERE

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

 

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