[Bristol-Birds] Ecuador Field Trip

  • From: JPMOYLE18@xxxxxxx
  • To: bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 20:58:16 EST

The Bristol Bird Club expedition to Ecuador is filling up!  I you are 
entertaining the idea of participating, you need to send in your reservation 
For those of you who missed the initial announcement, I will print it again.

The trip will run from July 12 through July 22.  We will fly into and out of 
Quito, the capitol.  The cost for Ecuador will be $1995 and include meals and 
lodging, local guides and transportation.  Transportation to Ecuador will be 
on your own.  I will be flying out of Knoxville and the cost will be about $930 
(American Airlines).  The advantage of a non-group airfare is the freedom to 
chose your own airport and carrier.  This also means that you can use miles if 
you wish, travel at an earlier date and leave from a different airport.

We will visit a variety of habitats including high montane cloud forest, 
pre-montane cloud forest, paramo, agricultural areas, mountain stream valleys 
eastern slope subtropical cloud forest.  A sampling of possible sightings 
include Green-tailed Train- bearer, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Maroon-tailed 
Parakeet, Toucan Barbet, Golden-headed Quetzal, Flame-faced Tanager, 
Umbrellabird, Giant Antpitta, Choco Toucan, Club-winged Manakin, Andean 
Bronze-winged Parrot, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Black and Chestnut Eagle, 
Carunculated Caracara, Torrent Ducks, Silvery Grebe, Rufous-banded Owls, 
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Powerful Woodpecker, Andean Potoo and Andean 
Condor.  All 
of these cast against a background of high elevation meadows or moss-draped 
trees, bromeliads and tree-ferns.

We also will have great vistas of the high Andes, valleys of cloud forest and 
the high elevation towns and farms of the Ecuadorean people.  Quito is a 
beautiful Spanish-style city with fabulous churches and squares.  It will be a 
wonderful trip at a great price!

For further information and application forms contact:  Dr. John Moyle, 4027 
Glen Alpine Road, Kingsport, TN  37660, or email me at jpmoyle18@xxxxxxx
I will have to send detailed trip descriptions and applications by regular 
mail, so send me your postal address when you request them.                     

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