I've been meaning to post about the trip to Ecuador for a while and have just not gotten to it. The trip was fantastic and I wanted to mention our two bird guides in Ecuador - Andrés Vásquez and Marcelo Andy. They were great. We saw a total of 662 species and heard an additional 66 species.
Andrés Vásquez also has published a field guide (Birds of Northwest Ecuador). The website is: http://www.spotfieldbooks.com/