Crescent-faced Antpitta, Grallaricula lineifrons

Cerro Mongus (Impuéran) is located in the high paramo in extreme northern Ecuador. The habitat is characterized by grassland paramo, temperate cloud and elfin forests with scattered Frailejones plants and Chusquea bamboo. It is situated only 150 km from Quito but is a three and a half hour drive with difficult road conditions, especially during the rainy season. Cerro Mongus is nevertheless an excellent birding area well worth the visit.
Target birds: Black-thighed Puffleg, White-chinned Thistletail, Chestnut-bellied Cotinga, Masked Mountain-Tanager, Golden-crowned Tanager and Andean Siskin.