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Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge

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Address: Between Nanegalito and Mindo | at Km. 66, Mindo, Ecuador
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+593 98 725 3674

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Hummingbird Sanctuary

Under travelled and clean, a place to watch the birds in the cloud forest. There is a camping site within the grounds for 5 dollars per night.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Micayla C
Otavalo, Ecuador
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Otavalo, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Under travelled and clean, a place to watch the birds in the cloud forest. There is a camping site within the grounds for 5 dollars per night.

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge on a wet, rainy April day. Rodrigo welcomed us warmly and took us first to the lek of the Andean Cock of the Rock which was our target bird for the visit. After that, it poured and only two antpittas showed. The quail was nowhere to be seen and some hummingbirds displayed... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a day here photographing 🐦s. Apart from hummingbirds at the feeders other species are found, Trogan, toucan, and tanagers.

Thank john m
New Palestine
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot to view some amazing birds. The Andean Cock-of-the-Rock and several hard to see Antpittas come to their viewing areas. At the lodge, hummingbird and banana feeders bring in many species with close up views. I just did a morning stop there and was amazed!

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Belleville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We had an amazing time with Angel Paz as he guided us around this property where we saw many birds including the Andean Cock-of-the-rock and the famous Giant Antpitta "Maria". The breakfast that his family prepared for us was delicious. Even the birds that were coming to feeders at his residence were amazing.

Thank Mike B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I went with my guide, Sandra Patiño, from Bird Paradise. She flat-out knew heard birds. She could recognize their songs, follow where they were heading through the forest and brush and used recordings to draw them out. She could recognize every bird we saw. She could set up and pinpoint her telescope in seconds. Her enthusiasm and passion was contagious.... More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Angel and Rodrigo, the brothers that maintain this refuge are to be commended for their excellent work. We were able to see a Cock-of-the-Rock lek, several antpittas and many other higher elevation cloud forest birds in just a few hours. The breakfast that is prepared by the spouses of Angel and Rodrigo was unsurpassed. It was a special treat to... More 

Thank nancie d
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

The claims of seeing secretive birds and Andean Cock-of-the-Rock are all true! The Ecuadorian family that runs the refugio are wonderful hosts and really deliver on their promises. We saw three of the secretive forest species and wonderful looks at the Cock-of-the-Rock. The food, lodging and hospitality are special, as are the feeders and relaxed atmosphere. If you have any... More 

Thank rstone10
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is perhaps one of the most productive Lodges we stayed at. Angle Paz known all over Ecuador calls birds out the jungle at will...True Bird Whisper!!! The food cooked by family was some of the best we had in Ecuador. I highly recommend tihs lodge and The paz family as a must visit local in Ecuador to get some... More 

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Preston, Lancashire
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We chose this attraction to see the early morning display of the male cock-of-the-rock leq. We purchased the entry ticket through our b&b for $35 each to include the leq bird viewing followed by a half day bird watching. The attraction is run by two brothers Angel and Rodriguez in a cloud forest surrounding their farm and they work so... More 

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