Ecuador Hummingbird Photography Workshop

Photo workshop and tour for hummingbirds and birds of Ecuador

September 30-October 12, 2024

Join us in Ecuador for an amazing hummingbird and nature experience. We will stay at lodges on both the east and west sides of the Andes for maximum hummingbird diversity.

Additional Lodge Added:

In addition to Tandayapa and Guango Lodges, we have now added two nights at Birdwatchers House to our itinerary. This has been a favorite stop of participants, and now we'll have time for multi-flash setups for hummingbird specialties such as Velvet-purple Coronet and Empress Brilliant, as well as visits by the spectacular Plate-billed Mountain Toucan.

We'll photograph a wide array of hummingbirds while staying in elegant and comfortable accommodations with all meals provided. We'll also visit several other bird photo hotspots on day trips.

Special offer for bird and nature lovers: $1,600 Discount for non-participant spouse or guest (limited only in not using the multiple flash equipment).

The most hummingbirds of any trip!

On our previous trips to Ecuador, we photographed over thirty hummingbird species at these lodges. The diversity and spectacular appearance of Ecuador's "shining jewels" is amazing.

Check out photos from past Ecuador workshops

Our Ecuador photo galleries show the birds we've photographed on this workshop — including beautiful tropical species besides all the hummingbirds:

Multiple Flash Equipment Provided

We supply all the flash equipment for our hummingbird workshops. You simply need to bring your camera, lens, and tripod.

Why Ecuador?

  • 150 species of hummingbirds
  • 1,600 bird species
  • The Andes Mountains soar to over 20,000 ft (6,000 m) — at the Equator! — providing amazing species diversity
  • Great food and accomodations


  • Sept 2, 2020: Arrive Quito airport (UIO) and we take you to our nearby garden hotel (1 Night).
  • Day trip to the Equator.
  • Tandayapa Bird Lodge (4N).
  • Day trip to favorite hummingbird hotspots.
  • Mindo Loma Lodge (2N).
  • Day trip to Yanacocha Reserve. Cross the Andes via Papallacta Pass.
  • Guango Lodge (4N).
  • Last night at airport hotel (1N).
  • Sept 15, 2020: We take you to the airport for flights home. Or continue to our Antisana add-on.

Workshop Add-on for Antisana and High-altitude Birds

Extend your trip for 3 nights to photograph the high altitude Antisana Reserve and its unique birds. We'll seek out special hummingbirds such as Ecuadorian Hillstar, Shining Sunbeam, and Giant Hummingbird; plus Andean Condor, Carunculated Caracara, Andean Lapwing, and more birds of the high paramo. Ecuador Hummingbirds Antisana add-on.