Exotic Rainforest Hummingbirds
A photography workshop in the heart of the Ecuadorian cloud forest.
Adventure Highlights
  • A variety of exotic hummingbird species - Booted Racket-tail, Andean Emerald, Western Emerald, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Purple-throated Woodstar, Sparkling Violetear, Green Violetear, Brown Violetear, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Velvet-purple Cornet, Buff-tailed Coronet, Purple-bibbed White-tip, and Violet-tailed Sylph, to name but a few.
  • Learn the art of preparing attractive photo backdrops
  • Learn how to attract hummingbirds to your setup
  • Learn how to use multiple high-speed flash units
  • Instruction on digital photography and Photoshop
2014 Dates:xApr 13-19

2014 Prices:x$2,450
Non-photog Spouse $1250
Single Supplement:x$144

Prices are in US Dollars, based on double occupancy, and subject to increase.

Leader: Weldon Lee & Lori Huff
Combine this
with . . .

Galapagos Wildlife
and save $500

Join us for an additional 10 days of adventure as we travel to the falbed Galapagos Islands, nature's most enchanting wildlife destination.

Your Cost - $5,795

The ledgendary Tandayapa Lodge, our base of operations, is a World Class destination for individuals wanting to photograph Nature's crown jewels. According to one individual, "If you don't see twenty (hummingbird) species in a day or two, you just aren't trying."

A sampling of hummers likely to fill our viewfinders include the Booted Racket-tail, Andean Emerald, Western Emerald, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Purple-throated Woodstar, Sparkling Violetear, Brown Violetear, Green Violetear, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Velvet-purple Coronet, Buff-tailed Coronet, Purple-bibbed White-tip, Violet-tailed Sylph, and Gorgeted Sunangel.

Hummingbirds are not the only avian subjects likely to grace our viewfinders. A colorful variety of tanagers can be photographed from the comfort of our lodge patio as they feed along side Fruiteaters, Becards, Whitestarts, Flower-piercers, Saltators, and a myriad of Flycatchers. A quiet walk along one of the lodges many trails will uncover other families including Woodcreepers, Antbirds, Antthrushes, Antpittas, Tapaculos, Manakins, and Cotingas.

Participants will learn how to attract hummers to a setup, the art of preparing attractive photo backdrops, and the use of multiple high-speed flash units. Through hands-on instruction, participants will learn to produce award-winning hummingbird images any time or any place.

Join Us
The Premier Hummingbird Adventure of All Time

A "Platinum Series" Adventure

Group Size:xLimited to 4 participants. Small group size allows in-depth instruction along with a high degree of personalized attention for beginners and professionals alike.

Included:xLodging (based on double occupancy), meals, transportation (Quito-Tandayapa), photo backdrops, variety of flowers, props, instruction, handouts, complete office support, itinerary as outlined.

Items not included:xTransportation between your home and Quito, Ecuador; alcoholic beverages, items of a personal nature, activities not specified in itinerary, gratuities, taxes, and travel insurance.

Physical Requirements:xEasy. Limited walking.

Planning Arrivals & Departures:xArrive in Quito by 12 noon on Day 1 and depart after 1 p.m. on Day 7.

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