The amphibians of Mashpi – types of toads and frogs

Birds are coloured, songful jewels, hidden between the leaves of the trees and between the cloud-covered skies. Discreet to those who observe them from below, they parade themselves showing off their feathers and competing for the best song.

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Carlos Morochz joined the Mashpi team in 2010 as Resident Biologist to head up conservation and investigation projects, freshly graduated from San Francisco de Quito University. His ground-breaking discoveries in the reserve include important observations of behaviour and locations of lekking bird species, the umbrella bird, and of the cock of the rock, among others.

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