Best TIME OF YEAR to Visit Ecuador for Herping?

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lancehakker
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Best TIME OF YEAR to Visit Ecuador for Herping?

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I'm planning a trip to Ecuador (most likely Tiputini) with my brother, what month do you recommend? My assumption is October-February. Any additional thoughts?

Mark
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Re: Best TIME OF YEAR to Visit Ecuador for Herping?

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Generally the rainy season is best for herps. In Ecuador the rainy season various quite a bit depending on the location, Amazon vs Choco etc. However in the Amazon, where you're planning to go, it's from about the end of February to July.

lancehakker
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Re: Best TIME OF YEAR to Visit Ecuador for Herping?

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Mark wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Generally the rainy season is best for herps. In Ecuador the rainy season various quite a bit depending on the location, Amazon vs Choco etc. However in the Amazon, where you're planning to go, it's from about the end of February to July.
Thanks Mark!

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Re: Best TIME OF YEAR to Visit Ecuador for Herping?

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The rainy season is best. It's not as well-defined in the Ecuadorian Amazon as it is in (say) Central America or the Peruvian Amazon. See here: https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... -daily.png. On the western slope, January-March is best.

If you want to walk without a guide, I'd strongly recommend Shiripuno over Tiputini. I also prefer the trail system (long trails through varied habitats) and it's easier to arrange access to visit (at least it was pre-covid). Let me know if you want more information on either site.

Ben
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