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Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge

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Between Nanegalito and Mindo | at Km. 66, Mindo, Ecuador
+593 98 725 3674
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Welfare of birds their priority

Excellent family-run business that was beyond what I had expected. I chose to spend the night as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fringered1
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Campo Grande, AL
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A peak birding experience in all ways

We went with our birding guide, Danny, arranged by our hotel, Las Terrazas de Dana, so I don't know... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
easttowest
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charlottesville, va
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Between Nanegalito and Mindo | at Km. 66, Mindo, Ecuador
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+593 98 725 3674
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"quail"
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"ant pittas"
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"ecuadorian breakfast"
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"empanadas"
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"andean cock of the rock"
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"feeding station"
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"nice breakfast"
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"cloud forest"
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"early start"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent family-run business that was beyond what I had expected. I chose to spend the night as opposed to just coming for a morning birding tour. Benefits were having exclusive (with other overnighters) access to the cock-of-the-rock lek in the afternoon, as well as a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with our birding guide, Danny, arranged by our hotel, Las Terrazas de Dana, so I don't know the cost. We went to see the Cock of the Rock lek, which was a wonderful experience. Then a smaller group of us, with our guides,...More

Thank easttowest
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Angel Paz's bird preserve is magical - not only the birds but also the breakfast his wife prepared. We started from the lek of the Cock of the Rock at dawn - which is magical on its own where male Cock of the Rock were...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Angel Paz is a legend amongst birders in Ecuador, and it is easy to see why. His tour showed us, at very close quarters, to some of the most difficult birds to see. We started with a Cock of the Rock lek, and then he...More

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Excellent viewing of so many species of birds in the wild, including the amazing Cock on the Rock, many varieties of tanagers, toucanets, hummingbirds,barbits. Fabulous!!

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

What a show! It was a bit tricky to find the road to Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge by ourself from Mindo in the dark. We managed though and even though it had rained all night we made it to our meeting spot in...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

This is a chance to see some very rare and elusive bird species. We saw such birds as the cock of the rock, antpittas, and many varieties of tanagers. Be prepared though, for some fairly rugged hiking. There are many ups and downs that are...More

Thank Rick O
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

What Angel Paz has done is amazing. He has cobbled together pieces of land as they became available and turned himself from a hunter and farmer of cloud forest land into a conservationist, preserving a Cock of the Rock lek and land favored by Antpitta...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

My second time there, this time with my wife! The place is amazing for birds, but the best part is Angel Paz, himself. He is the kindest man and just wants the birds, the people, everyone to have a great time. Do be careful though,...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

We were so blown away by the amount of humming birds and other species visiting this garden and the enthusiasm of the owner was so infectious we didn't want to leave.

Thank Riever
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carrokuster
November 30, 2017|
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Response from ddcool | Reviewed this property |
They will pick you up for $60
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April 7, 2016|
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Response from GillesArbour | Reviewed this property |
Just as Doug mentioned these birds are present and active early in the morning only. If you go at some other time you may see other interesting birds but probably not the cock-of-the-rocks. I suggest using the service of a... More
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Ginteralaska
August 22, 2015|
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Response from BirdsRUs1 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't rent a car in Ecuador, and would not have wanted to drive there. I hired a bird guide and driver, which worked well. The Cock of the Rock lek would have been a nightmare to find on my own at dawn, but the driver... More
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