Are there birds here?
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Bellavista Lodge sells its rooms in a package. The package includes all your meals and guided walks through the cloud forest.
Today Rachel and I went on our first guided walks. Our guide was a very nice college student named Jorge (or George). He hiked us around the cloud forest looking and looking for birds. We did see a few but not very many. Mostly we just saw darks shapes jumping around in the tops of the trees. The coolest thing we saw was a couple of Andean Solitaire chicks in their nest, a simple hole scooped out of the soil of a steep bank. We also went to see a pretty little waterfall.
There aren't very many guests at Bellavista right now. Tonight at dinner there were 6 people. One of the people currently staying at the lodge is Anika. Anika is a Swedish graduate student who is preparing to write her masters theis on ecolodges by traveling around Ecuador staying at different ecolodges. And to think, I spent most of my college days in the computer lab....
Anika is very funny. One of the other guests, a Brit, snapped at us for scaring away the birds with our jokes and laughter.