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Old 02-22-2015, 04:40 PM   #1
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Default Northwest Ecuador: Yellow House Lodges

This will be my final post for Northwest Ecuador. I found the Yellow House Lodge to be the perfect place to call home for a few days. They have a good diversity of mammals and birds and the photos here are just a partial representation of the species seen. The ladies who run the lodge are very friendly and will arrange transportation for any day trips one might need at a much lower rate than the drivers in the town of Mindo openly advertise.

They have a number of trails that take you through pastures and into dense forest. It is a bit of a walk to the dense forest, so if you're not in good shape it may be wise to ask for a ride along with the field crews or possibly you could ask about renting one of the horses. However, the pastures tend to have a lot of wildlife so it's advisable to bother with the walk if you're able (the walk is approximately 45 minutes).
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Raptors and Parrots can sometimes be seen in the trees along the rattle pastures.
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The ladies will make breakfast for you and you can sit on the deck and watch the hummingbirds. They also have fruit feeders, too.
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More hummingbirds and a hummingbird wannabe. I wish we had this variety in the Northeast!
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The lemon rumped tanager is one of the most common birds at the Yellow House.
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Motmots were also seen around the lodges and at the fruit feeders.
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The Aracari was seen flying around the lodges but I had to look in the trees in the pastures to see one up close. I am told they do come to the fruit feeders sometimes.
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The Cuckoos come up around the lodges each morning and eat insects that are attracted to the lights that are on overnight.
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Squirrels are always fun to watch.
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Beautiful tanagers.
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