The Guango Lodge is on the eastern slope of the Andes at about 8,800 feet and features humid temperate forest.
Buff-winged Starfrontlet (female.)
White-bellied Woodstars and Sapphire-vented Puffleg.
Flowerpiercers are the cheats of the hummingbird world. Plants that depend on hummingbirds for pollination generally produce long thin flowers that allow only a hummingbird’s specialized beak to reach in for the nectar. Flowerpiercers have short sharp beaks that can cut into the flower at the base, getting the nectar without doing any pollination.
Birding in the Ecuadorian Andes–Guango Lodge
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