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New Year and New Managers

February 2, 2016

Hola from your new lodge managers, Callie and Zak!

We have had a busy first month at Reserva las Tangaras, with many overnight guests and day visitors. We hosted a group of photographers from California looking to experience our amazing display of hummingbirds at our feeders, and have had multiple fellow biologists and bird watchers come to enjoy our impressive and intimate Andean Cock-of-the-rock lek.


Reserva las Tangaras lodge under the stars. Photo by Zak Pohlen

Many travelers and campers have come looking to get away and to enjoy a relaxing few days in Ecuador’s cloud forest. Nobody has been disappointed!


Purple-bibbed Whitetips eager for their morning sugar water

While the lodge has been bustling with guests, the biodiversity experienced at the reserve has been superb. From orchids to glass frogs, snakes and monkeys, and some of Ecuador’s more memorable birds, travelers have it all at Reserva las Tangaras.


Reserva las Tangaras upper level sleeping quarters

In-between hosting guests and general maintenance around the lodge, we have been getting acquainted with the lovely town of Mindo and searching for some of the areas beautiful bird-life.


Reserva las Tangaras’ cozy lounge lit by candlelight

We are very excited about our next 2 months at Reserva las Tangaras. We look forward to enjoying more time with the many different travelers that come to experience this special property and we hope to discover more of the impressive biodiversity this reserve has to offer!


Zak and Callie

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom Lord permalink
    February 2, 2016 1:59 pm

    Hi Callie, Zak

    Sounds like you’ve settled in well!

    Where did you see the capuchins on the reserve?? We only got the one fleeting glimpse in 6 months!



    • February 6, 2016 1:15 pm

      Hi Tom,

      Zak saw two at the water tank and then about a week later some guests saw them also, but unsure where. We haven’t seen them since, so perhaps that was our only chance too!



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