Our friend Lisa is an artist. We started following her blog before we moved to Ecuador. She now is staying near Mindo, Ecuador at a wildlife preserve in the cloud forests.
Although Ecuador is a small country, it has a great variety of different ecosystems. This blog will introduce you to some of the birds and animals in the cloud forests of Ecuador!
Thank you, Lisa, we just had to share – this is amazing!
Something’s out there, but where did it go?
Something was out there.
My breathing paused while my eyes switched from the well-thumbed Birds of Northwest Ecuador to the reflective waters of the pond. Subtle ripples confirmed that something was there, though there were many possibilities.
The masked water tyrants were nesting again, and they often patrol that section of the pond. I did not think that those birds were responsible for those ripples.
The white-ringed flycatchers were absent this week; their nesting cycle ended when the small bush holding their life’s work toppled into the pond during heavy rains. Hopefully the fledglings had fled before the nest’s baptism. Maybe they relocated to a favorite perch, the red ginger at the edge of the pond.
A striated heron stops in every so often, though it usually perches on dead limbs and waits in stealth mode. I quickly dismissed the heron from…
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