North West Ecuador Part 1

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Muchobirdnerd
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North West Ecuador Part 1

Post by Muchobirdnerd » April 7th, 2014, 6:33 pm

Hello all,

I recently got back from exploring North West Ecuador with Tropical Herping. I only had four nights so we spent two in the Choco Lowlands near San Lorenzo and the other two in Mindo. I'll start with the Choco Lowlands. I really wanted to explore this area because it has been hit the hardest by Palm Oil. Tropical Herping brought me to a pristine piece of property about 15 miles from the Colombian boarder that was teaming with herps. If anyone is interested in herping in Ecuador I would highly recommend linking up with Tropical Herping.

Bothriechis schlegelii
This was a snake that I have always wanted to see in the wild and we found two. Here is a shot of each.

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Imantodes inornatus

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Epipedobates boulengeri

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Oophaga sylvatica

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Agalychnis spurrelli

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Bolitoglossa sima
This was my favorite surprise find of the trip.

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This is just the start. I'll be sure to post more.

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Re: North West Ecuador Part 1

Post by ClosetHerper » April 7th, 2014, 9:31 pm

The green/pink eyelash viper was a great find. Beautiful snake. I look forward to seeing what else you found.

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Re: North West Ecuador Part 1

Post by Muchobirdnerd » April 8th, 2014, 6:12 am

Not sure why but photobucket screws up the coloring and quality of the pictures. I did check to make sure they were RGB. Any suggestions on better photo hosting sites?

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Re: North West Ecuador Part 1

Post by Antonsrkn » April 8th, 2014, 9:14 am

Good stuff, Ecuador is a herp goldmine. My favorite was that Agalychnis.
Any suggestions on better photo hosting sites?
Could try Flickr

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