(Mindo/Pichincha/Ecuador) -Observing the day of October 08 to acknowledge our feathered neighbors on this planet, the Mindo Bird Guide Association (Asociación de Guías Naturalistas de Mindo) partnered with local, national and international sponsors and hosted their second Bird Fair. Of course I jumped at the opportunity to participate, starting at dawn yesterday, October 08!
Early-birders gathered for a dawn bird trek, and depending on which birds we hoped to see, our groups split in different directions. I shadowed my friend Sandra Patiño, who guided us along a high ridge where hummingbirds, barbets and toucanets shared the spotlight while toucans and pygmy tyrants provided the live soundtrack! Continue reading