Spread the love for birds
  • 23



A book and an invitation

Beautiful photographs and

GIF animations

To enjoy the beauty of some of the birds that are less than two hours from Quito.
To visit Ecuador a megadiverse country and its capital Quito.
To do photographic avitourism, a sustainable activity, respectful of nature and people.
To help Ecuador overcome the crisis caused by COVID-19.

Gif animations
  • Hard cover
  • 200 pages on PEFC couche paper 115 gr.
  • 8.5″ W x 7.5″ H (22cm W x 19cm H)
  • e-book is also available
  • Interactive: web page with GIFs and comments
  • You can leave your comments
  • Includes discounts on tours

Click on the book to buy it!



(Limited edition)

<-- some photos from the book -->

Birds experts talk

This is what the authors of the most important bird books in Ecuador say:

“It is truly heartwarming to witness within these pages such passion embodied in this eye-catching ‘labor of love’. Herein, you will find inspiring photographs, clear and useful travel and photographic information, and a key to the avian riches that Quito’s Metropolitan District and its surroundings have. The accompanying webpage brings everything to life! Digital photography has opened a new door to the wonderful world of birds that awaits the curious traveller, and Ecuador offers a veritable treasure-trove to enjoy to the fullest.”
Paul J. Greenfield
Co-author and illustrator of the book The Birds of Ecuador
"Oswaldo Ponce gives us a fresh idea, an innovative concept, materialized in an interactive book that is unparalleled; a practical, versatile and captivating tool; a tool that, in its own right, wins its space in every traveling photographer's suitcase."
Lelis Navarrete
Biologist, author of several field guides.

"It seems incredible, but it is true: among thousands of publications about the birds of Ecuador (literally), this is the first of its kind. Although we have some excellent books on Ecuadorian bird photography published in the last 15 years, this one fills (or creates) a new niche by providing its users with information about the ease of photographing over 150 species, and links it to an equally unique web resource: ‘photographs in motion’. Applause for its author."
Juan Freile
Author of the book Birds of Ecuador, by Helm Field Guides.

Sustainable tourism in Ecuador, – the most biodiverse country per square mile in the world!

Specialized in bird photo tours and photo workshops.

Custom made photo tours for small, private or family groups.

Experience for yourself the thrill of witnessing such prodigious nature and help with its conservation.

Other tours and virtual tours are also available.

We support and promote photography tourism as a tool for wildlife conservation and economical relief for local communities.

Register to  this book web page

and receive

10% discount

in our birding tours with

OwiPhoto Tours