Puerto Lopez is a wonderful Ecuadorian beach town to stop off, laze in a hammock with a Pilsner, visit the tropical dry forest and enjoy the bird watching and other wildlife.
This week’s #FriFotos theme is #wings, so here are a few of the magnificent birds you’ll find in Manchalilla National Park.
“For to have faith, is to have wings”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Early in the morning, Frigates can be seen pillaging from the local fisherman whilst they bring in their daily catch. You may be able to get a cheeky photo of a frigate diving at a crate of fish being carried over an unlucky fisherman’s shoulder.
Blue-Footed Boobies, Red-Footed Boobies. Gotta love those boobies! These birds are mostly found off the coast on Isla de la Plata – or the poor man’s Galapagos. Plan your trip around whale-watching season, and you’ll be surrounded by so many forms of wildlife.
This lone turkey vulture was hanging out in the walking trails round Los Frailes Beach, just another beautiful spot to explore within the national park.
Please believe me when I say, I am by no means a birdwatcher. I had always thought of it as an idle, quite boring activity. That is, until I traveled Ecuador. Birdwatching became one of the highlights for me, from the Pacific Coast to the Amazon Jungle, the birds are simply fascinating to observe in their own habitat.