Ecuador Amazon – Double-toothed Kite

Ecuador Amazon - Double-toothed Kite

Ecuador Amazon – Double-toothed Kite

The double-toothed kite, a bird of prey, generally hunts from a perch above the rainforest floor. The kite dives quickly downward to catch lizards and insects, the principle staples of its diet. The double toothed kite is an opportunistic hunter, often perching near groups of monkeys in order to capture prey flushed by the large mammals

Ecuador Amazon – Yellow-rumped Cacique

Sacha Lodge offers a 940-foot (275-meter) long canopy walkway at approximately 94 feet (30 meters) above the ground and the rainforest offers an unbelievable opportunity to spot dozens of animals and birds seldom seen from the ground. They are quite far away,

Ecuador Amazon - Yellow-rumped Cacique Far Away

Ecuador Amazon – Yellow-rumped Cacique Far Away

but a zoom lens helps!

Ecuador Amazon - Yellow-rumped Cacique

Ecuador Amazon – Yellow-rumped Cacique

The Yellow-rumped Cacique is a bird associated with open woodland or cultivation with large trees. This gregarious bird eats large insects and fruit. The song of the male Yellow-rumped Cacique is a brilliant mixture of fluting notes with cackles, wheezes and sometimes mimicry. There are also many varied calls, and an active colony can be heard from a considerable distance.

Ecuador Amazon – At Sacha Lodge

Ecuador Amazon - Sacha Lodge Reflections

Ecuador Amazon – Sacha Lodge Reflections

Sacha Lodge is found within a 5000-acre private ecological reserve in Ecuador’s Amazon region, an accessible yet pristine rainforest sanctuary.

The journey to Sacha Jungle Lodge began in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city. From here, a 25-minute flight to the port town of Puerto Francisco de Orellana, locally known as Coca. Then a covered motorized canoe ride for a 2-hour, 50-mile (80-kilometer) trip down the sediment-rich waters of the Napo, the largest river in Ecuadorian Amazonia.