Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Cephalopterus penduliger

Jatun Sacha - Bilsa Biological Station 400 - 700m, is a private reserve (2.200 hectares) near Quinindé on the road to Esmeraldas. It comprises some of the very last humid lowland forest in the Mache coastal mountains of northwestern Ecuador. The reserve, with a fine trail-system, supports several Chocó endemics and boasts a healthy population of Long-wattled Umbrellabird. Well over 200 species of birds hjave been recorded. Also the enigmatic Banded Ground-Cuckoo has been observed here. The reserve is accessible by car only during the dry season from June to December. From December to May, the area is usually reached by foot, a six-hour hike (in mud). Driving/birding Quito - Bilsa app. 4 - 5 hours. Basic accomodation at Bilsa station.
Target birds: Banded Ground-Cuckoo, Scaly-throated Leaftosser, Rufous-winged Antwren, Golden-crowned Spadebill, Rufous Piha and Black-tipped Cotinga.