Swallow-tailed Nightjar, Uropsalis segmentata

Yanacocha (also known as the "Inca Ditch") 3.300 - 4.000 m, is located on the northwestern slopes of the Pichincha Volcano and supports important cloud and elfin forests. Easy walking on trails and sideroads. From November to April the Imperial Snipes are active and singing. Sideroads lead to higher elevations of polylepis forest and paramo grassland. Driving/birding time Quito - Yanacocha app. two hours, a convenient daytrip.
Target birds: Imperial Snipe, White-throated Screech-Owl, Black-breasted Puffleg, Golden-breasted Puffleg, Rainbow-bearded Thornbill, Bar-bellied Woodpecker, Flammulated Treehunter, Undulated Antpitta, Crowned Chat-Tyrant, Barred Fruiteater and Black-chested Mountain Tanager.