Easing yourself in with a few common species, the best introduction to Quito's birdlife is the botanical gardens in Carolina Park. I made a couple of visits - Great Thrushes and Eared Doves everywhere, and the stars being the first couple of hummingbirds, Sparkling Violetear and Black-tailed Trainbearer, as well as both Black and Masked Flowerpiercers. Standard stuff in the scheme of things, but nice to see first off.
|Sparkling Violetear Quito Botanical Gardens July 2015|
|Great Thrush Quito Botanical Gardens July 2015|
|Plumbeous Sierra-finch Quito Teleferico July 2015|
|Southern Yellow Grosbeak Hacienda Jimenita August 2015|