My dad and step-mom retired several years ago and moved from Washington State to Ecuador in late 2011. I have visited them twice. First time was in April of 2016 (yes we were there when the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit) and then again in November of 2018. I am thinking of going down again next year, maybe in February or March and am looking for a birding guide for 2 to 4 days. I have birded in and around Mindo the 2 times I was there and would like to try a different area. Perhaps the Papallacta, Guango Lodge, Cabanas San Isidro area or the Rio Intag area. I would like to find an independent guide that could take me out at a more budget friendly rate than a full blown tour company. Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated! My folks live near Cayambe which is north of Quito, basically on the equator so a guide that lives in that general area would be great to reduce the travel expense portion.