The Amazon jungle is famous for an incredible variety of wildlife and the Huaorani Ecolodge is no exception. Since this western corner of Amazonia is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, guests of the ecolodge can expect to see quite the assortment of creatures. The following are a very short list of possibilities:
Macaws and other parrots: Flocks of screeching parakeets and parrots are commonly seen along the rivers near the lodge and at the lodge itself. Macaws are also seen, including stunning Blue and Yellow Macaws.
Toucans: Yes, there are toucans in the Amazon and 7 species live around the Huaorani Ecolodge. Keep an eye on the canopy of the forest and you will have en excellent chance of seeing these exotic, colorful birds.
Monkeys: Several species of monkeys live in the forests of eastern Ecuador including the incredibly cute Pygmy Marmoset. The more commonly seen species around the Huaorani Ecolodge are Squirrel Monkeys, Dusky Titis, and Red Howler Monkeys.
Amazing insects: Thousands of insects live in the rainforests near the ecolodge. They play a big role in the food chain and come in incredible forms and colors. Since most are nocturnal, your best chance of seeing them is on a guided night walk.
Many other animals also live in the majestic rainforests near the ecolodge but incredible, natural camouflage and an inherent ability to avoid predators keeps them hidden. However, when you hike the jungles of Ecuador with the trained eyes of a local Huaorani guide, you will be amazed at what you find!