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Hummingbirds In The Andean Cloud Forest Ss By Martin Mecnarowski
Hummingbirds In The Andean Cloud Forest Ss By Martin Mecnarowski
A mystical forest connecting Ecuador to Bolivia and Peru

Andean Cloud Forest

The Andean Cloud Forest stretches across Bolivia and Peru into Ecuador, enveloping the slope of the northern Sierra region with its dense frees. Both the Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve and the Chocó-Andean Forest are rich in biodiversity. The Andean Cloud Forest stretches across Bolivia and Peru into Ecuador, enveloping the slope of the northern Sierra region with its dense frees. Both the Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve and the Chocó-Andean Forest are rich in biodiversity.
Why the Andean Cloud Forest?
The Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve is a short distance from Quito, so it’s a natural fit for a rainforest adventure in Ecuador and a great way to witness how the cool, humid environment of a cloud forest is ideal for a variety of birdlife. On a guided walk in the Bellavista reserve you can see hummingbirds, lesser and sparkling violetear, swallow-tailed nightjar, plate-billed mountain toucan and much more. The reserve has a permanent research station where ornithological studies are a main focus – scientists have recorded some 260 species of birds in the Bellavista cloud forest.

To the north is the Chocó-Andean Forest which includes the Tumbes-Chocó-Darién hotspot, which is one of just 28 such biodiversity hotspots thanks to its high levels of rainfall. Whether you’re into birds, plants or just beautiful nature, the Andean Cloud Forest will prove to be a special place.
  • Unique forest system connecting three countries.
  • Incredible biodiversity in cloud forests.
  • Important centre for research.
  • Exceptional birdwatching.
  • Convenient proximity to Quito.
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