The Cuyabeno Kichwa Lodge invites you to join their effort to place Playas de Cuyabeno on the E-bird Map.
On Saturday, October 8, 2022, birdwatchers around the world will participate in Global Big Day. This is a great opportunity for members of the community-run Kichwa Lodge to hone their birdwatching skills.
They would like YOUR help to spot as many birds as possible on this important weekend. This unique tour opportunity reflects their desire to attract avid birdwatchers keen to participate in this friendly competition.
We're offering a discount of $100 to the first 6 participants who sign up. Simply use the code BIGDAY when registering.
Óscar Tapuy is the resident birding expert at Sacha Lodge, another Kichwa-owned and operated ecotourism lodge located in Yasuní National Park.
Together, these guides have decades of experience spotting birds in the Ecuadorian be joining our birding team for this historic Global Big Day!
Also, we want to introduce your host for this day. Edgar Noteño is the general manager and lead guide at Kichwa Lodge. With every trip, he adds to his birdwatching knowledge so that he can better serve his future clients.
On the first day, we will greet you in one of two locations, depending on how you choose to travel to the Oriente.
We can arrange for a pick-up at the Francisco de Orellana Airport in Coca or, if you take land transportation, we will meet you in Sushufindi.
For arrival by air, our day will begin in the late morning. For arrival by bus, we recommend coming the day prior or traveling overnight so we can get an early morning start.
From Coca, we will drive to Tierres Orientales (2 hours) where we will board our motor boat and travel downriver to the Kichwa Lodge (2 hours 40 minutes), located outside of Playas de Cuyabeno. If you arrive at Sushufindi, we will leave directly by boat for a 1 hour trip down river.
We will have the late afternoon to rest and relax after our day of travel.