Recinto 23 de Junio is by far the best place to see the Long-wattled Umbrellabird near Quito, Ecuador.  I have gone there a number of times and managed to see it every time except for once.  This Chocó endemic bird is hard to find but the there are at least two leks in the vicinity of Recinto 23 de Junio.   Here are the latest pictures that I got from this location:

Look at the length of his wattle!

This is a female

Written by Renato
Renato was born in Quito, Ecuador and quickly flew to the USA to learn all about engineering and climbing company ladders. After getting his engineering degree from the University of Minnesota he worked in the Standard-American-Rat-Race-Company for fifteen years. After climbing the ladder to where he could no longer see the ground, he decided to jump off the ladder and migrate south like all normal birds do. To his surprise home did not look like it did when he left as a young fledgling; the towns were bigger, most of his friends had nests of their own, and the countryside was changed. Shocked by all the change he searched for a new life and a new wife. He stumbled across a vivacious young chick who would accompany him inside a volcanic crater to set up a love nest. So, after eight years of nesting inside the crater a new love for nature and birds has sprung a career in environmental conservation and birding tours. Finally this bird has come home to roost!