Client Comments

We are now safe back to Sweden again after a fantastic tour. So thank you very much for your contribution, the tour planning (and also replanning during the tour) and your birdguiding was very appreciated from all of us.
Martin Resare
July 2015

Thanks again for your expertise and for sharing your fund of knowledge!
Elizabeth Walcot
June 2015

…I felt I was still in Ecuador several days after touch down on Swedish soil. Couldn't go to sleep, not tired at all. Don't know if it was due to the fact that I slept extraordinary well on the plane back home or - more likely - because of the extraordinary enjoyable bird trip I had just been a part of. Thanks again!
Ulf Hagström
June 2015

We will thank you for a very good birdingtrip in Ecuador.Our birdlist now include 952 species. Wow!
Lars & Mats Lundberg
Feb 2015

It is a pleasure to thank you for the tour, it was very enjoyable to us both. It was very special to meet the birds and plants of the Mindo area with your help. We appreciated your knowledge in every matter - it enriched us very much. The tour was a highlight of trip. If I have another chance to visit in the area I will be very glad to enjoy your company and knowledge again.
Hadar Lender
Dec 2014

Many thanks for a wonderfully organized trip that showed us so many different habitats in Ecuador, and so so many birds! I continue to be impressed with your skills and patience to show every person new birds.
Roger Foote
Oct 2014

Thank you very much indeed for a wonderful tour down the east slope. We all very much enjoyed your company as well as your formidable identification skills.
Peter and Anne Riley Sep 2014

It is so exciting to see birds, to watch you find them and to hear you talk about nature in the tropics.  Joanie and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
Fred Gardiner,
March 2014

Wow, Charlie, and thank you for all this great info! You've been busy since our departure.
thank you for a marvelous time --  all the terrific birding and botanizing, all the great general conversation and neotropical education, all the plain FUN. Many, many priceless additions to my memory bank.

Joan Gardiner,
March 2014

Charlie, thanks to you for such a wonderful time ...your knowledge of flora as well as fauna is outstanding!
Leila Javitch,
March 2014

Wow, what a trip. Ecuador is simply the most fascinating place to go birding - and Charlie Vogt is absolutely the best birding guide possible. Moss-backed, Blue-and-Yellow & Glistening-green Tanagers today! Plus many other great birds. ...much thanks to Charlie.
Kathy Hedegard,
March 2014

Thanks for everything. planned a great two weeks on the road, with the visit to Antisana being the icing on the cake. The birding and wildlife watching was great, you certainly know the birds and where to find them!
Doug Johnston,
Jan 2014

Just wanted to say thanks again thanks for all your hard work and efforts in finding some great birds on our trips.
Dave Dack,
Sep 2013

Excellent. Other than our delayed flight into Ecuador everything went beautifully.Roger Ahlman did an unreservedly exceptional job:  amazing birding and people skills, helpfulness, patience, perseverance, humor, indefatigability.
Franta Broulik,
July 2013

a HUGE thank you for so patiently and expertly arranging our trip and guiding us with your encyclopaedic knowledge of all the flora and fauna, especially the BIRDS, and helping us to understand so many facets of Ecuador as a country and of Ecuadorian life. You were an amazing guide. I have come back with marvellous memories.
Jean Bacon
Mar 2013

Thank you so many many times for the wonderful trip you organized and orchestrated for us. I can't believe the sights we saw, the variety of habitats and inhabitants, floral and faunal. And you taught us so much about their interdependence and co-evolution. Fascinating. I can understand your attachment to your adopted country and your profession.
Eve Marshall
Feb 2013

I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful adventure and great company!   I have been thinking about the weeks events and candidly the day spent with you was definitely a major highlight and most memorable. I will most assuredly recommend you highly to my brother who will be visiting the Galapagos early next year. Again, I wanted to thank you for a wonderful time.
Richard Hollander
Oct 2012

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Eastern Slope
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Western Slope
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East/West Combo
24 Nov - 9 Dec 2018 

Amazon to the Andes
11 day Eastern Extravaganza
29 Sep - 10 Oct 2018 

Southern Ecuador
16 days in Tumbesian Heaven
1-18 March 2019 

Amazon Delight
8 days of Amazing Amazonia
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Northwestern Lowlands
7 days on Lowland Chocó endemics
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Antisana 1-day trip for great páramo birding
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Cotopaxi Volcano
Cotopaxi Volcano 1-day trip
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Northern Peru
16 days Through the World's Most Endemic Rich Areas
1-18 Feb 2019 

Manu, Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Abra Malaga
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Coastal Ecuador
7 days Birding off-the-Beaten path
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Galapagos Islands
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12 days for Guianan Specialties in the land of El Dorado
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White-winged Guan by Roger Ahlman
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Agami Heron by Pete Oxford
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White-throated Toucan
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Pale-mandibled Araçari
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Southern Ecuador 18 Feb - 5 March 2017
16 days in Tumbesian Heaven. Southern Ecuador is an outstanding destination for its bountiful endemics nestled in a spectacular landscape. This tour visits 8 endemic bird areas with an excellent chance of seeing over 100 endemics, over 50 of them in Tumbesia alone, the richest Endemic Bird Area in the world. With the inclusion of the temperate and elfin forests of Cajanuma and Tapichalaca and the verdant foothills of Buenaventura and Bombuscaro, our birdlist is unbeatable!
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13-30 Nov 2014
Come join us on our new Northern Peru itinerary, a 16 day extravaganza in the most endemic rich area in the world. 3 nights at Abra Patricia for a great chance for Long-whiskered Owlet as well as Royal Sunangel, the recently described Lulu’s Tody-Tyrant, Bar-winged Wood-Wren, White-capped and Yellow-scarfed Tanager, as well as Ochre-fronted, Chestnut and Rusty-tinged Antpitta. Saving time on the newly paved road through the Marañon Valley we drop a night at Celendin to devote to other areas, adding 2 nights near Moyobamba for foothill specialties like Fiery-throated Fruiteater, Band-bellied Owl, Rufous Nightjar, Huallaga Tanager, White-bellied Pygmy-Tyrant, Mishana Tyrannulet and the newly described Varzea Thrush. Hummingbird feeders here are World class with over 15 species including the flashy Rufous-crested Coquette. Nearby open habitat has savanna species like Rusty-backed Antwren, Stripe-necked tody-Tyrant, Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch and Black-billed Seed-Finch.  [Read On]

EAST/WEST COMBO 16-31 Aug 2014
Join us on our most popular itinerary which spans both East and West slopes for an unparalleled bird bonanza. We have also arranged lodging to minimize drive time and hotel hopping. This tour visits productive and exemplary reserves of 3 endemic bird areas, Chocó, Interandean and East Slope Andes with a chance at 80 endemics!


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by my friends Dušan Brinkhuizen, Tuomas Seimola, Mitch Lysinger and Rudy Gelis. 425 species vs. previous LSU record of 354! They started in amazonia and east slope then flying Quito to Salinas and getting waders and waterfowl on the coast at night.

Amazon and East West Andes with Barry Mantell Oct 2014
Highlights from Barry Mantell and Friends tour to Sacha Lodge and East and West Slope Ecuador. Harpy Eagle subadult display flight and perched for 30 minutes near Canopy Walkway, also Ash-throated Crake Sacha Lodge . Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle and 2nd record of Crowned Slaty Flycatcher at Wildsumaco Lodge. Brown Wood-Rail Rio Palenque (no recent records). Tanager Finch pair showing off and Peregrine Falcon at Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge. Fruiting tree at Mashpi with Black Solitaire, Scaled Fruiteater and Orange-breasted Fruiteater.

North Peru 28 Jan- 24 Feb 2014 guided by Roger Ahlman for Zoothera.
Steve Bird wrote: “A celebration tonight after dinner as we scored with the Long-whiskered-Owlet by Steve Bird. Holy grail of South American birds the mythical and rarely seen Long-whiskered Owlet. We had seen it and were back for dinner by 7.45. The day before we were all in awe of one of the most wanted hummingbirds the Marvelous Spatuletail with 2 males giving fantastic views. We have also seen many superb and rare birds including Royal Sunangels, Lulu's Tody-Flycatcher, fabulous views of the rare Grey-bellied Comet, Grey-winged and Buff-bridled Inca Finches, Yellow-faced Parrotlets, Russet-mantled Softtail, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, a wonderful look at Koepcke's Screech-Owl, Coppery Metailtail, Great Spinetail, Chestnut-backed Thornbird, Maranon Thrush, White-eared Solitaire, Rufous-eared Brush-Finch, Buff-bellied Tanager and much more. A few more days and now added the superb Cinnamon Screech-Owl just 10ft away, several superb Fiery-throated Fruiteaters, Scaled Fruiteater, Grey-mantled Wren, Equatorial Graytail, flocks of tanagers and one of the best hummingbird feeders we have been to anywhere, with about 18 species seen well.” [Read On]


Chestnut-breasted Coronet
Photo by Bob Pease

Burrowing Owl
Photo by Anders Paulsrud


Coastal Bird Tour
Photo by Anders Paulsrud

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