Tag Archives: Birding

Mindo: The Beauty and the Itch

Last weekend we visited Mindo, an ecotourism town about two and a half hours from Quito.  We stayed at Hacienda San Vicente, also known as La Casa Amarilla (the Yellow House). Highlights were: wonderful coffee, milk, and fruits, grown on the … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Counts

Our oldest daughter, Vjera Thompson, shares a favorite holiday tradition in a second guest blog by one of our “kids.” Like many people, I’m sure you have breathed a sigh of relief now that the holidays are over.  Although it’s … Continue reading

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