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Marcelo is a bird guide as his profession, but is happy to answer birding questions from visitors.
"I've never experienced a better bird guide. He apparently knows all the bird sounds of Ecuador (recordings and playback also) and has guided all over the country, plus some in Colombia and N Peru.
He was very accommodating on our trip in S,NW,& NE Ecuador and focused at all times on showing us our desired birds. Also good at organizing logistics and knows the facilities at all the usual lodges."
All of Ecuador
Banded ground cuckoo, Peruvian antpitta, Red-faced parrot, both Umbrellabirds.
If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.
Pablo Andrade is an ornithologist with more that 15 years experience leading ornithological tours in Ecuador. Pablo has participated in many important bird research projects and has written literature about the birds of Southern Ecuador.
Also an avid bird painter many of his paintings can be found in nature and birding guides.
Undoubtedly, Pablo's work has contributed to educate the people of Ecuador with respect to birds and their conservation.
Cabinas Copalinga, in Zamora (Southern Ecuador). Justly famous for birds and hospitality.
Hostal Bird Garden, Quito. 1 block from Mariscal district, quiet and comfortable. Owner is a nature guide.