Pale-mandibled Araçari, Pteroglossus erythropygius

Tinalandia was established as a hacienda in 1935 and was soon to become an ecological lodge. Already in the late 60's birders and entomologists visited and appreciated Tinalandia's rich bird and insect life, with more than 300 species of birds recorded. Sixty years later, Tinalandia still maintains its rainforest, its nine hole golf course and offers excellent food and accommodations in a charming atmosphere with some of the best, easiest birding anywhere. Tinalandia is situated at approximately 800 meters on the western foothills of the Andes. By car from Quito the beautiful ride takes about 2 1/2 hours.
Target birds: Laughing Falcon, Rufous-fronted Wood-Quail, White-throated Crake, Little Cuckoo, Black-and-white Owl, White-tipped Sicklebill, Green Thorntail, Western Emerald, Green-crowned Brilliant, Chocó Toucan, White-whiskered Puffbird, Pacific-streaked Antwren, Esmeraldis Antbird, Immaculate Antbird, Black-headed Antthrush, Masked Water-Tyrant, Spotted Nightingale-Thrush, Tawny-faced Gnatwren, Gray-and-gold Tanager and Blue Seedeater.