A great pleasure on this trip has been spotting exotic birds all over the world. Unfortunately, high-quality camera equipment is much too heavy to carry in my pack. So I can only list the birds spotted. I encourage readers to Google the names below for some excellent photos.

Galapagos Islands

Yellow Warbler
Brown Pelican
Blue-Footed Booby
Galapagos Hawk
Frigate Bird
Oyster Catcher
Darwin Finch
Galapagos Penguin

Ecuador — Guayaquil

Guayaquil Woodpecker
Vermillion Flycatcher
Pacific Paralet
Pacific Hornero
Blue Gray Tanager
Yellow Tanager
Smooth-Billed Ani
Black-Winged Oriole


Indian Peafowl
Indian Roller
Common Hoopoe
Common Kingfisher
Plum-Headed Parakeet
Rose-Ringed Parakeet
Black Drongo
Common Myna
Red-Whiskered Bulbul
Red-Vented Bulbul
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher
Grey Wagtail
Purple Sunbird
Scaly-Brested Munia

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