White-capped Tanager, Sericossypha albocristata

The Huacamayos mountains and the Cabañas San Isidro (120 kms southeast of Quito) are characterized by montane cloudforests with large hardwood trees. The hacienda offers an impressive birdlist and an extensive trail system which allows for mostly easy to moderate walks through the different habitats. The Huacamayos, about 30 minutes from San Isidro, are part of the Reserva Ecologica Antisana with pristine forests extending into the Amazonian lowlands. Allow at least three full days of birding in this area. Excellent accommodations at the cabañas.
Target birds: Wattled Guan, Black-billed Mountain-Toucan, Greater Scythebill, Andean Potoo, White-chested Swift, Western Antvireo, Barred Antthrush, Slate-crowned Antpitta, Variegated Bristle-Tyrant, Black-billed Peppershrike, Chestnut-bellied Thrush, Black-chested Fruiteater, Olivaceous Piha, Chestnut-breasted Wren, Highland Motmot Yellow-whiskered Bush-Tanager, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Oleaginous Hemispingus and White-rimmed Brush-Finch.