Black-necked Red-Cotinga, Phoenicircus nigricollis

The Amazonian region. No place on earth rivals the diversity of birds in the Northwest Amazon. Despite severe threats, extensive tracts of primary lowland rainforest intersected by a system of rivers, creeks and lakes dominate the landscape. The best accommodations are offered by La Selva, Sacha and Yuturi Lodges along the Napo River. Tiputini Research Station on the river with the same name and the Kapawi Lodge, located on the Pastaza River in the south on the border to Peru, also offer accomodations and superb birding. You need to allow for at least a 5 day / 4 night stay at any of these lodges which are reached by half-hour flight from Quito to Coca. The journey then continue by canoe, (except for Kapawi which is reached by plane from Macas).
Target birds: Agami Heron, Zigzag Heron, Harpy Eagle, Buckley's Forest Falcon, Nocturnal Curassow, Gray-winged Trumpeter, Gray-breasted Crake, Sunbittern, Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Black-banded Owl, Long-tailed Potoo, Rufous Potoo, Fiery Topaz, Pavonine Quetzal, Great Jacamar, Brown Nunlet, Long-billed Woodcreeper, Point-tailed Palmcreeper, Cocha Antshrike, Black-and-white Antbird, White-plumed Antbird, Noble Antthrush, Chestnut-belted Gnateater, and Orange-crested Manakin.