Tumbesian Endemics at Cerro Blanco Ecuador
If you are interested in seeing some Tumbesian Endemics, very close to the Guayaquil Airport in Ecuador, then you must visit Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco. This tropical dry forest is being protected by Fundacion Pro Bosque to conserve the 6078 hectars (15,000 acres) of this fragile ecosystem which boasts amazing life and many endemic birds. One of the most important endemic birds found here is the Great-green Macaw (Ara ambigua) which is considered Endangared due to habitat destruction and capture for cage-bird trade.
The reserve has three main trails that can be covered in a couple of days and they can arrange for bird guide if you wish. Also they have a camping area and also a small ecolodge for a capacity of five. If you wish to visit this reserve you can contact them via their reservation page .
Here are some of the best photos I was able to get in this dry deciduous forest of the local endemic birds:
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