The Chocó is an eco-region and biodiversity hotspot that ranges from the Pacific coast of Colombia south to Ecuador. It supports the largest number of restricted-range birds of any Endemic Bird Area in the Americas, with 62 species being endemic to the area. Habitats are typically characterized by wet cloud-forests and tropical humid lowland forests. With up to 16,000mm of rain per year in some places, it is probably the wettest place on earth. In this gallery you can find photos of birds taken in Northwest Ecuador, mainly from the provinces of Pichincha and Esmeraldas, but also photos from Manabí, Imbabura and Carchi are included.