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San Jorge de Cosanga-Yanayacu
Bird & Wildlife reserve

San Jorge de Tandayapa ecuador Hummingbird Sanctuary bird watching

 

A birdwatchers paradise within the subtropical area of the eastern slope of the Andes. Possible Cloud Forest species may include the Crested Quetzal, Chestnut-breasted Clorophonia, Scaly-naped Amazon and hundreds of others species. This is a prime birding region, surrounding by forest-covered mountain ridges, near San Jorge de Yanayacu Reserve, where our boundaries also adjoin the beautiful and immense 120,000 hectare Antizana National Park Reserve.

The complete area is surrounded by Antizana National Park (120,000 hectares), Cayambe Coca National Park (403,000 hectares), Sumaco National Park (205,000 hectares), including smaller farms and other private reserves, which guarantee the protection of the wild species.

San Jorge de Cosanga
Climate: Andean Cloud  Forest ( High Amazon Forest)  Altitude:  6000 feet to 6600 feet o.s.l.  1828 to 2012 meters  o.s.l.

San Jorge de Cosanga -Yanayacu Wildlife & Bird Reserve (Andes Cloud Forest), near Cosanga village in Las Caucheras road . A birdwatchers paradise within the subtropical eastern slopes of the Andes. This property adjoins the immense Antisana National Park, and near by Cayambe Coca National Park, Napo Galeras National Park and Great Sumaco National.Bilingual professional birding and naturalist guides, along with Pristine trails are available. Complete logistic services for several days of birding and hiking tours. One can visit the surrounding natural areas, such as, Baeza, Las Caucheras, Ollín, Guacamayos, Tena , Papallacata Pass and  Cuyuja Bird Sancturies.

Possible species may include the Crested Quetzal, Chestnut-breasted Clorophonia, Scaly -naped Amazon, Andean Cock of the Rock, Golden-eared Tanager, Esmerald Toucanet, Blackburnian Warbler, Beryl-spangled Tanager, Black-capped Tanager, Blue-gray Tanager, Masked Flowerpiercer, Fawn-breasted Tanager, Lacrimose-mountain Tanager, --crowned Tanager, Golden-crowned Tanager, Hooded Mountain Tanager, Blue and Black Tanager, Superciliared Hemispingus, Slaty Finch, Crested Quetzal, Grass Green Tanager, Rufous-collared Sparrow, Northern Mountain Cacique, Subtropical Cacique, Russet-backed Oropendola, Stripe-headed Brush Finch, Roadside Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Sickle-winged Guan, Scaly-naped Amazon, White-capped Parrot, Cinnamon Flycatcher and Rufous Antpitta atSan Jorge of Cosanga.

Hummingbirds: Tawny-bellied Hermit, Green-fronted Lancebill, Lazuline Sabrewing, Brown Violtear, Wire-crested Thorntail, Rufous-vented Whitetip, Violet-fronted Brilliant, White-tailed Hillstar, Mountain Velvetbreast, Bronzy Inca, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Tourmaline Sunangel, Emerald-bellied Puffleg, Long-tailed Sylph and Wedge-billed Hummingbird.

San Jorge de Yanayacu
Climate: Andean Cloud  Forest ( High Amazon Forest)  Altitude:  6000 feet to 6600 feet o.s.l.  1828 to 2012 meters  o.s.l.


Adjoining the Antisana National Park, San Jorge de Yanayacu offers 300 acres of wild, virgin forest which give a home to many exotic species such as ocelets, panthers, night monkeys, porcupines, armadillos, and spectacle bears. Among these animals you will find hundreds of bird species fortunate enough to be protected on these grounds, safe from deforestation and harm.

Common Birds to Look For:  Andean Cock of the Rock, Golden-eared Tanager, Esmerald Toucanet, Blackburnian Warbler, Beryl-spangled Tanager, Black-capped Tanager, Blue- gray Tanager, Masked Flowerpiercer, Fawn-breasted Tanager, Lacrimose Mountain Tanager, Palm Tanager, Blue-winged Mountain Tanager, Flame-faced Mountain Tanager, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Golden-crowned Tanager, Hooded Mountain Tanager, Blue and Black Tanager, Superciliared Hemispingus, Slaty Finch, Crested Quetzal, Grass Green Tanager, Rufous-collared Sparrow, Northern Mountain Cacique, Subtropical Cacique, Russet-backed Oropendola, Stripe-headed Brush Finch, Roadside Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Sickle-winged Guan, Scaly-naped Amazon, White-capped Parrot, Cinnamon Flycatcher and Rufous Antpitta.

Fairly Common Birds to Look For:  Golden-rumped Euphonia, Purple Honeycreeper, Russet-crowned Warbler, Rufous Wren, Orange-bellied Euphonia, Orange-crested tanager, Summer Tanager, Yellow-whiskered Bush Tanager, White-sided Flowerpiercer, Slate-colored Seedeater, Chestnut-crowned Brush Finch, Yellow billed Cacique, Spotted Sandpiper, Osprey and Andean Gull


Uncommon and Scarce:
 Red hooded Tanager, White-capped Tanager, Golden-collared Honeycreeper, Golden-eyed Flowerpiercer, Black-capped Hemispungus, Slaty Finch, Black Hawk Eagle, Moustached Antpitta, Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, White-bellied Antpitta, Black-chested Fruiteater, Ocellated Tapaculo, Golden-winged Manakin, Highland Tinamou, Tawny-breasted Tinamou, Crane Hawk, Solitary Eagle, Wattled Guan, Military Macaw and Bronze green Euphonia.

Rare and Very Rare: Masked Saltator, Giant Antpitta, Black and White Hawk Eagle, Orange-breasted Falcon, White-rimmed Brush Finch, Maroon-chested Ground Dove, Barred Anthrush, Greater Scythebill and White-faced Numbird.

Hummingbirds: Tawny-bellied Hermit, Green-fronted Lancebill, Lazuline Sabrewing, Brown Violtear, Wire crested Thorntail, Rufous-vented Whitetip, Violet-fronted Brilliant, White-tailed Hillstar, Mountain Velvetbreast, Bronzy Inca, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Tourmaline Sunangel, Emerald-bellied Puffleg, Long-tailed Sylph and Wedge-billed Hummingbird.

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