This is a guest post by author and biologist Fernanda Salazar Vaca. She sells handy field guides for Ecuadorian birds, plants, and animals and makes delivery easy to your hotel or home in Quito. She can also send books to many international addresses upon request.

Welcome to Mega-Diverse Ecuador!

A country full of birds, orchids, bears, culture, and beauty, all at the center of the world

Bird are the most studied and observed group of animals in the world. Their fantastic colors and their ability to fly, as well as the ease of finding them, make birdwatching a beloved and addictive pastime! Despite our rich culture, many tourists come to Ecuador just for the wildlife! Ecuador is home to approximately 431 species of mammals and aroudn of 1600 species of birds, including a hummingbird recently discovered in the Oro Province, the Blue-throated Hillstar.

For this reason, if you are a keen observer of nature, you will want to arrive in Ecuador well prepared for wildlife watching.

A small bird is perched on the finger of a student standing next to his teacher
Ecuadorian Children Admiring the Field Guides

About the Field Guides

If you are a naturalist or a birdwatcher, you might like to know that I sell books that cover much of the biodiversity in Ecuador. These include field guides on birds, hummingbirds, mammals, butterflies, plants and educational booklets. I also offer accesories inspired in ecuadorian biodiversity and edition on the fauna of Ecuador that is slightly more scientific in tone than the average field guide.

Furthermore, I can make it easier for you to purchase these guides without ever having to look in a bookstore. I can deliver them directly to your door (house or hotel, apartment or hostel!).

Here are a list of the books and their prices:

gorra tucan naturebooks


Aves bordadas con aves ecuatorianas

$ 13

Filedbook of the Birds of Ecuador

Field Guide of the Birds of Ecuador

Miles McMullan & Lelis Navarrete



Field Guide to the hummingbirds

Field Guide to the Hummingbirds

Miles McMullan



Elogio de las Cocinas Tradicionales del Ecuador

Frutos y semillas de los Bosques Montanos - Sur Ecuador




Jambij Yuracuna. Plantas que curan

Jambij Yuracuna. Plantas que curan

Haboud, Ortega, Farinango, Farinango



Poster Coleopteros

Posters Bosques Nublados

Bosque Otanga, Ecuador


Plantas útiles de Otonga y los Bosques Nublados Noroccidentales del Ecuador

Plantas útiles de Otonga


$ 25

Mamíferos del Ecuador

Field Guide of Ecuadorian Mammals (Spanish and English versions)

 Diego Tirira


$ 45

libro colibries aves casi sobrenaturales

Los Colibríes unas aves casi sobrenaturales

Fernando Ortiz Crespo



Ecología de Mariposas del Ecuador

Ecología de Mariposas del Ecuador

Xavier Silva



Hummingbirds of Ecuador, Book Cover, Front

Hummingbirds of Ecuador: A Field Guide

Robert Ridgely and Murray Cooper



Los Colibríes. Historia Natural de unas aves casi sobrenaturales.

Los Colibríes. Historia Natural de unas aves casi sobrenaturales.

Fernando Ortiz Crespo



La Expedición de Humboldt y Bonpland en la antigua provincia de Guayaquil en Ecuador

La Expedición de Humboldt y Bonpland en la antigua provincia de Guayaquil en Ecuador

Ruales y Cornejo



Flora Alausensis

Flora Alausensis

Carlos Ruales



Macrohongos del Ecuador

Macrohongos del Ecuador. Notas Etnomicológicas

Pául Gamboa



Flores Nativas de Quito

Flores Nativas de Quito

Susana León-Yánez



naturalistas en la cocina

Naturalistas en la Cocina

Buglioni, Resmini


$ 15

How To Order Books

If you have any questions or are looking for other Ecuadorian books related to nature, please contact:

Fernanda Salazar Vaca
Telephone: +593-98-991-4922

For an up-to-date PDF of books and their descriptions, please send an email or WhatsApp message to Fernanda!

Woman standing outside on high meadow

About Fernanda

My name is Fernanda Salazar Vaca, a biologist by training who leads birdwatching tours and works as an outdoor educator. Thanks to my mother, I am a bird lover. I will maintain that love until the day I die (if the winged beings do not chase me to the next world!).

Currently, with my small business, NatureBooks, I help nature lovers find the books they want and need. I work with educational projects related to nature such as birding in urban zones in Quito, conduct workshops, and have an idea about creating an inclusive environmental education project with people who are deaf.

We also collaborate with Ecuadorian tour groups and the Provincial government of Pichincha in order to strengthen local knowledge of Ecuadorian birds.