View Full Version : Ecuador Coast Bird Photo Tour, Dec 3-15,2011

nate chappell
04-10-2011, 01:02 AM

Join Nate and Angie Chappell for a bird photography tour South Ecuador. The Southwest Coast of Ecuador is terrific for photographing waterbirds including flamingos, boobies, pelicans and many others. In addition it's home to quite a few beautiful landbirds including parrots, tanagers and motmots which can be brought into feeders and water drips for photo opportunities. We will spend 1 day on Isla de la Plata, which has a large nesting colony of Blue-footed and Nazca Boobies which can be photographed with smaller lenses right along the trail. 4 days will be spent photographing hummingbirds with mutli-flash setups as well as tanagers coming into fruit feeding stations at Copalinga in the cloud forest.

Nate and Angie Chappell spend a few months in Ecuador each year and know the birds and photography opportunities intimately well there. Nate's images have been featured in the NANPA Showcase each of the last 2 years.

Nonphotographer spouses and companions will enjoy this trip a lot as there are beautiful beaches, snorkeling, diving and deep sea fishing available as well as all those birds. Angie Chappell will be leading the nonphotographer spouses/companions for some of these activities.

The cost of the photo tour is $3,700 and includes all transportation within Ecuador, lodging, meals, guiding and photo instruction. $400 single supplement. The cost for a nonphotographer spouse/companion is $2,500. To see the details of the tour please see http://www.trogontours.net/ecuadorsw. To see some images from my recent research trip to the area please see http://www.trogontours.net/ecuadorgallery11

Contact Nate Chappell at 253-512-1060 or nchappell@trogontours.net to sign up.

nate chappell
07-23-2011, 07:19 PM
4 days of multi-flash hummingbird photography at Copalinga Lodge in the Andes have been added to the itinerary. To see some of my hummingbird multi-flash images please http://www.trogontours.net/hummers

nate chappell
10-05-2011, 09:09 PM
We have added a GALAPAGOS EXTENSION before the main tour. The dates of the extension are November 27-December 2, 2011. We will be staying at the 4 star Silberstein Hotel on Santa Cruz Island and visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station, North Seymour Island, Tortuga Bay and the highlands of Santa Cruz. Photograph Galapagos Tortoises, Land and Marine Iguanas, Galapagos Sea Lions, boobies, frigatebirds and more. To view the details please see http://www.trogontours.net/ecuadorsw

If both the extension and the main tour are booked together we will apply a $500 discount to the total tour cost. For more info email Nate Chappell at nchappell@trogontours.net or call him at 253-512-1060