We flew from Houston, Texas to Quito, Ecuador on November 27 and spent three nights at the Hotel Quito. An Afternoon walk through the hotel gardens and around the swiming pool was productive as we saw Great Thrush, Eared Dove, Black-tailed Trainbearer and the Sparkling Violet-Ear. On the 28th we did some sight-seeing around the old town section of Quito. We headed for the Tandayapa Valley on the 29th and the home of Tony and Barbara Nunnery, who host a marvelous hummingbird show.
The post-Galapagos Islands trip was to the private reserve of Cerro Blanco near Guayaquile, Ecuador.