Hummingbirds of Ecuador

Limited to 8 people: 6 Spaces Available

Location: Quito, Ecuador and remote lodges

Dates: July 30-August 6, 2023

Cost: $5699, $330 single supplement

Details: Join Tom and Cree Bol in the remote jungles of Ecuador to photograph some of the world’s most beautiful hummingbirds. We will seek out the Sword Billed Hummingbird, Booted Racket-tail, Violet-tailed Sylph, Purple Bibbed Whitetip and a few dozen other species of hummingbird. In addition to hummingbirds, we will photograph other exotic Ecuadorean bird species at 2 lodges and several single day destinations.

On this workshop you will:

  • Photograph hummingbirds in both natural light and with multi-flash set-ups
  • Photograph colorful songbirds, woodpeckers and parrots
  • Learn to use flash and the Better Beamer to highlight birds in dark canopies
  • Master our multi-flash set-ups
  • Visit a variety of habitats and world-class bird destinations 

Closest Airport: Quito, Ecuador

Recommended camera gear:

  • 1 or 2 Camera bodies
  • Lenses ranging from wide angle 24mm to 70-200mm
  • Wildlife lens: some choices include 200-500mm, 300mm F4, or longer
  • Tripod
  • Polarizing filter
  • Speed light with a Better Beamer

Included in the fee:

  • All instruction with two photography instructors and a 4:1 student ration
  • All accommodations and transportation once in Ecuador
  • Most meals on the tour
  • Professional bird guide with local knowledge of the area
  • Entrance fees to all bird parks and reserves

Participants will provide their own:

  • RT travel to Quito, Ecuador
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for guides and other staff
  • PCR tests or other expenses due to unforeseen trip extensions or medical evacuations

We recommend purchasing trip and cancellation insurance.

Deposit for Hummingbirds of Ecuador January 2023

January 9-17, 2023


All photos for this page provided by Sam Woods and Pablo Cervantes Daza

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