In September 2010 we rejoined nature tour leader Mark Pretti on a birds and natural history tour of northern Ecuador. (We had been to Ecuador back in 1998 – before US dollars replaced the sucre and ecotourism took off – visiting the eastern lowlands with Victor Emanuel and Peter English.) We began the trip in the northwestern lowlands, foothills, and cloudforest. In the northwest, we stayed at the Tinalandia Lodge, Séptimo Paraiso (7th Heaven) Lodge, and Tandayapa Lodge, and also visited two reserves managed by the Mindo Cloudforest Foundation, Rio Silanche and Milpe. We also visited Angel Paz to see his “habituated” antpittas (normally quite difficult to see) and more. Click here to read more about it!