Garenolodge Bird Watching

Without a doubt, this is the best place to see the Rufous Potoo in the world.  It is a very rare bird that is difficult to find but believed to live in most of the lower Amazon basin.  It is not classified as vulnerable by Birdlife International but it’s population size has not been quantified and the Amazon continues to be threaten by Agriculture, Oil Exploration, and subsistence farming.

Garenolodge is one of those very special cases where an Ecuadorian humble family have made it to the birding circuit with hard work, ingenuity, and an touch of common sense.  It is a 100% sustainable business that benefits from the ancestral knowledge of the Huaorani who own the land, and the protection of Petroamazonas (Oil company) who controls the access to the area preventing the deforestation of the jungle.  It is a symbiotic relationship where the jungle is protected by humans and in return it provides some benefits for its parasites; it is not a perfect relationship but it works!

The primary forest that surrounds the area belongs to the Huaorani, and the area where the lodge is constructed is leased by Sandro Aguinda and his family to operate their Ecotourism business.  Each visitor to the Garenolodge pays $20 which goes to the community of Gareno and is given directly to each family so they get help which promotes the conservation of the area.  The Huaorani have always hunted for their survival so it is important to support projects that encourage the protection of the jungle and gives them an alternative way to get food without killing the animals and the birds.

For more information visit their website: www.garenolodge-huao.com

You can also contact Sandro at cell: 095612225

Note that it is not possible to reach Garenolodge on your own since the access road is controlled by the oil company and you must to be accompanied by someone from the lodge.

Birdlist Gareno lodge: Bird List Gareno Lodge.pdf

 

BIRDS of Garenolodge

Rufous Potoo - Nyctibius bracteatus

Rufous Potoo in the Primary Forest near Garenolodge

Greater Yellow-headed Volture

Double-toothed Kite

Roadside Hawk

Bicolored Hawk

Greater Yellow-headed Volture

Double-toothed Kite

Roadside Hawk

Bicolored Hawk

Sunbittern

Sapphire Quail-Dove-nest

White-eyed-Parakeet

Mealy Amazon

Sunbittern

Sapphire Quail-Dove-nest

White-eyed Parakeet

Mealy Amazon

Black-bellied Cuckoo

pectacled-Owl

Spectacled Owl

Rufous Potoo - Nyctibius bracteatus

Black-bellied Cuckoo

Spectacled Owl

Spectacled Owl

Rufous Potoo
Nyctibius bracteatus

Gray-breasted Saberwing

Black-eared Fairy

Amazonian Violaceous Trogon

Pavonine Quetzal

Gray-breasted Saberwing

Black-eared Fairy

Amazonian Violaceous Trogon

Pavonine Quetzal

Brown-Jacamar

Yellow-billed Jacamar

White-fronted Nunbird

Many-banded Aracari

Brown-Jacamar

Yellow-billed Jacamar

White-fronted Nunbird

Many-banded Aracari

Chestnut-eared Aracari

Creamed-colored Woodpekcer

Straight-billed Woodcreeper

Wedge-billed Woodcreeper

Chestnut-eared Aracari

Creamed-colored Woodpekcer

Straight-billed Woodcreeper

Wedge-billed Woodcreeper

Fasciated-Antshrike

Yellow-browed Antbird

Rusty-belted Tapaculo

Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet

Fasciated Antshrike

Yellow-browed Antbird

Rusty-belted Tapaculo

Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet

Eastern Wood Pewee

Cinereous Mourner

Screaming Phia

Gray-caped Flycatcher

Eastern Wood Pewee

Cinereous Mourner

Screaming Phia

Gray-caped Flycatcher

Yellow-throated Flycatcher

Golden-headed Manakin

Blue-crowned Manakin

Blue-backed Manakin

Yellow-throated Flycatcher

Golden-headed Manakin

Blue-crowned Manakin

Blue-backed Manakin

Green-Manakin

White-banded Swallow

Buff-rumped Warbler

Purple Honeycreeper

Green-Manakin

White-banded Swallow

Buff-rumped Warbler

Purple Honeycreeper

Orange-bellied Euphonia

Swallow Tanager

Swallow Tanager

Green-and-gold Tanager

Orange-bellied Euphonia

Swallow Tanager

Swallow Tanager

Green-and-gold Tanager

White-lined Tanager

Lesser Seed Finch

Casqued Oropendola

Russet-backed Oropendola

White-lined Tanager

Lesser Seed Finch

Casqued Oropendola

Russet-backed Oropendola

 

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