Toucan Barbet, Semnornis ramphastinus

The Nono - Mindo Road (1.750 - 3.400 m) begins in the northwest of Quito and climbs the verdant slopes of the Pichincha volcano. After its highest point at 3.400 meters, it descends into the spectacular humid temperate and subtropical cloud forests of the west Andean Cordillera. About 300 species of birds have been observed on the Nono Road. Allow for at least two days of birding with an overnight at the unique "rainforest dome" - the Bellavista Lodge. Driving/birding time Quito - Bellavista approx. 5 - 6 hours.
Target birds: Sickle-winged Guan, Dark-backed Wood-Quail, Swallow-tailed Nightjar, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Gorgeted Sunangel, Violet-tailed Sylph, Purple-throated Woodstar, Crested Quetzal, Masked Trogon, White-faced Nunbird, Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan, Striped Treehunter, Strong-billed Woodcreeper, Giant Antpitta, Moustached Antpitta, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Ocellated Tapaculo, Rufous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant, Beautiful Jay, Black-chinned Mountain Tanager, Western Hemispingus and Tanager Finch.