Cloud forest? To individuals not really acquainted with the word, it invokes pictures of a mysterious story book setting in which a princess sits kept in the mist obscured tower of the beautiful castle. The truth is, it is simply as magical and rare. Actually, cloud forest characterizes just one percent from the earth’s forests, but in the greater elevations from the upper montane in Ecuador, cloud forests are less available.
On the recent visit to the Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, I’d the chance to discover this excellent ecosystem and explore the enchanting cloud forest personally.
Bellavista means “beautiful view” in Spanish, also it certainly defines the reserve precisely. With all over views from the Andes Mountain tops, lush untouched tropical forest, and vast displays of colorful wild birds and flowers, the only real word to explain it’s breathtaking.
Even though the landscape is completely stunning, the brightest star from the show at Bellavista may be the wild birds.
With 340 types of wild birds recorded in the region, and 24 types of hummingbirds regularly going to the reserve, the cloud forest is really a bird lover’s paradise.
The distinctive seem of hummingbird wings buzzing and the view of their aerial acrobatics rapidly become commonplace to visitors because there are plenty of floating fearlessly during the day. It is simple to end up standing so near to individuals diminutive dynamos from the bird world that you could have the wind of the beating wings in your face and find out their small tongues because they sip nectar from vibrant red and orange flowers.
Getting so near to the hummingbirds supplies a unique chance not only to watch their behavior and interactions, but additionally to determine a rainbow of iridescent plumage that will normally be moving too quickly to determine in eco-friendly, blue, black, white-colored, pink, crimson, and yellow blurs. At Bellavista, hummingbirds really find branches and feeders to be able to see their patterns and colours clearly.
If you are in Singapore, you cannot miss the Garden of the Bay. With the incredible cloud forest and flower dome, this is a sight to behold! You can choose to get a package sightseeing deal, which includes this garden. Located at Marina Gardens Drive, it’s open till 9 pm.