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The Northwestern Andean montane forests form a part of an ecoregion on the Andes mountains. It is located in the west of Colombia and Ecuador. Both flora and fauna are exceptionally different as a result of the impact of ice ages due to the warmer weather zones move apart and cooler zones unite and the reverse phenomenon happens during interglacial intervals. Since the environment is hospitable to people, the habitat has been radically changed by farming and grazing since Pre-Columbian age.
The Northwestern Andean montane forests ecoregion extends across the Cordillera Occidental (Western Range) of the Andes in Colombia and the Cordillera Occidental of Ecuador. It covers a region of 8,132,562 hectares (20,096,000 yards).
In the north, the ecoregion combines with the Magdalena-Urabá moist forests ecoregion. Throughout the majority of its length in Colombia, it changes on the west into the Chocó-Darién moist forests and about the east into the Cauca Valley montane forests. In its southern segment that the ecoregion changes in the moist forests into the west and in the east it changes into the Eastern Cordillera Real montane woods.
The ecoregion covers the wide area of elevation of the western range of the Andes that includes massifs and isolated peaks at the top.
In a sample place at Orientation 2.25°N 77.75°W that the Köppen climate classification is Af: equatorial, entirely humid.  Mean temperatures vary from 25.8 °C (78.4 °F) in November to 26.4 °C (79.5 °F) in March. Total yearly rainfall is roughly three thousand three hundred millimeters (130 in). Monthly rainfall varies from 179.8 millimeters (7.08 in) in August to 332.3 millimeters (13.08 in) in June.
What to see
Day 1: Night at Puerto.
Day 2: Leave early morning for Yanacocha Reserve on the Pichincha Volcano. Situated in waters woods, Yanacocha is home to a range of species that is intriguing. Descend through subtropical and temperate woods that are untouched in the city of Nono.
Days 3-7: Spend five days to explore the birding locations.
Day 8: Drive straight back toward Quito.
How to reach
Take a flight to reach Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito Ecuador. There are daily flights for Amsterdam, Atlanta, Houston, Madrid, Miami, New York, Buenos Aires, Bonaire, Caracas, Bogotá, Lima, Medellín, Cali, Panama City, Punta Cana, Santiago de Chile, and San Jose.
Terminal Quitumbe (situated in the far south of Quito), provides bus services to for south of Quito, coastal states, Amazonian states, mountain area (Sierra) states except two: Carchi and Imbabura
The railroad station is at the end of this town, near the El Trole route. Consult the Visitors' Bureau to get information about the train time table.
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