Birds of Ecuador Photography Tour

March 28, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events | 1 Comment |
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Wildlife photographer Dan Suzio is going to lead a photography workshop in Ecuador, focusing on tropical birds. The 12-day, 11-night tour will include a pre-dawn hike to photograph the mating display of the elusive Andean cock-of-the-rock, visits to the historic city of Quito and the Otavalo Indian market, providing an introduction to Ecuadorian culture, and a day of looking for Andean condors on Mt. Antisana. Interested photographers are encouraged to register as early as possible, as the trip is limited to six people. Cost is $3,495 per person based on double occupancy. Photos, a detailed itinerary, and other information can be found online at the website below.

Website: DanSuzio.com

Dan Suzio Photography Press Release

DAN SUZIO TO LEAD ECUADOR PHOTO SAFARI

Wildlife photographer Dan Suzio is scheduled to lead a photography workshop in Ecuador, focusing on tropical birds. Registration is now open for the September 2014 trip.

The 12-day, 11-night tour will include photography at seven locations in northwestern Ecuador, for a sampling of different habitats and the opportunity to photograph a wide range of avian diversity. Some of the birds the group expects to find are toucans, woodcreepers, and antpittas in the rainforest; tanagers, barbets, and oropendolas in the cloud forests; and lapwings, caracaras, and ibis on the high windswept plains of the Andes.

Highlights will include a pre-dawn hike to photograph the mating display of the elusive Andean cock-of-the-rock, and a day of looking for Andean condors on Mt. Antisana. The trip will also include visits to the historic city of Quito and the Otavalo Indian market, providing an introduction to Ecuadorian culture and more photo opportunities.

Ecuador is home to more than a hundred hummingbird species, and Suzio will bring special lighting equipment to photograph them in flight. "Ecuador's diversity of birds is a little overwhelming," Suzio says, "with more than 1,600 species in an area smaller than the state of Arizona. On my last trip, everyone came home with outstanding photos of dozens of birds, including 27 species of hummingbirds."

The trip is limited to six people to allow for individualized instruction based on each participant's level of experience. Interested photographers are encouraged to register as early as possible to ensure a space on the trip. Lodging and meals will be provided by San Jorge Eco-Lodges, a popular destination for serious birders from around the world.

Photos, a detailed itinerary, and other information can be found online at http://www.DanSuzio.com/ecuador

Dan Suzio, a native of Oakland, California, has been photographing wildlife for more than four decades. He is the author of the popular Death Valley Photographer's Guide: Where and how to get the best shots, and his photos appear regularly in a variety of books, magazines, calendars, and other publications.



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#1 Jantot Palatot

I dreamed to become a wild bird photographer someday. I wish I could have at least 1000mm lens so that I can capture stunning views of different bird species in your country. Here in the Philippines, there are also a lot of wild bird photography sites. We have here in Pampanga, also in Palawan. Anyway, I am looking forward to see you someday. I also wish you good luck in your future bird photography escapade.

2:43 am - Saturday, March 29, 2014