Last week I was doing a birding tour of the east and west slopes of Ecuador and encountered some warblers that have already made it to Ecuador.  It is really amazing how far and how fast they can fly to improve the living conditions that assure their millenarian survival.  Here are a couple of pictures of the birds that might have crossed your path and are now crossing my path a few thousand miles away.

American Redstart

Canada Warbler

 Blackburnian Warbler

Also I saw my first Black-and-white Warbler but I did not get a picture because my brain had trouble believing my eyes:  I saw a bird that acted like a piculet, working the twigs upside down, but looked like a warbler.  By the time I sorted out the confusion the warbler was gone.

Will you be visiting our hospitable country any time soon?

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!