Welcome to one of the greatest hummingbird shows on Earth! Bring your camera and stay all day. We’ll feed you while you get the photos of a lifetime.
Buenaventura is located in the El Oro province; an area renowned for being one of the richest in bird diversity in the Ecuadorian Andes, and one of the most accessible too. The Reserve protects a narrow zone of cloud forest habitat on the otherwise seasonally dry west slope of the Andes in Southern Ecuador.
Buenaventura was established in 1999 by Ecuadorian conservation group Jocotoco Foundation to preserve this habitat for birds, particularly the range-restricted endemic El Oro Parakeet and El Oro Tapaculo. The Reserve has been expanded several times since then, some with support of American Bird Conservancy , and today it protects a total of 6,546 acres.
Buenaventura has an altitude range from 650-1300 meters above sea level, which has resulted in a wide variety of habitat types used by 330 species of birds including the Club-winged Manakin, Gray-backed Hawk, Rufous-headed Chachalaca, Pacific Royal Flycatcher, Pacific Tuftedcheek, Ecuadorian Tapaculo, Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Golden-winged Manakin and Ochraceous Attila.