We left before light, crossing over the Rio Cosanga and driving uphill to a pass, where we hoped to see a particular nighthawk. But no luck. We then continued a good ways downhill (south) to a small village at the junction with the “Loreto Road”, known as “K.24” (Kilometer 24). As we turned onto that road, Edwin drew our attention to a statue of an Umbrellabird that stood at the junction (see photo). Also, he had predicted that we might see Magpie Tanagers in this village, and, sure enough, there they were.
We drove east on the Loreto Road as far as the small establishment of Cabaña Cascada Hollin. It was raining when we arrived, so we birded for a while from the bus (!) and then transferred outside.
We started back, stopping here and there along the way.
How about another photo of the Green Jay at San Isidro?
Today was our last (!) full day of this extraordinary birding trip. Tomorrow, we would head back to the Quito area, but not without first stopping at Guango Lodge.
Link to Day #9: