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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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Bird watching: now I get it!!! :)

We recently stayed at Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge with a group of (7) family members visiting from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deborah S
Fantastic Experience

We had an amazing morning Birding Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge. Fantastic views of special birds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
n8rgrl
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“quail” (14 reviews)
“ant pittas” (11 reviews)
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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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"early start"
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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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"private guide"
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"his brother"
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"low light"
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"two brothers"
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"different species"
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"taking pictures"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge with a group of (7) family members visiting from the USA to tour some of Ecuador together. Ages varied from 8 to 58. None of us are "birders", but all of us enjoyed the Refuge...More

Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing morning Birding Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge. Fantastic views of special birds. Warm, welcoming and friendly hosts.

Thank n8rgrl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a group of 4 go through the backstage experience and it was one of the most enjoyable mornings over had the pleasure of being part of. It started with a wonderful guide (with impeccable english) who had such passion for the birds it...More

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Nice place. You should spend at least one hour walking around. They have fruits and everything is organic. The river runs through it. They have humming birds.

Thank Lulu1984
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Very early start of the tour, in and out cars, but we were brought to the right places to see The most wanted birds. Very nice tour guides, dad, son and daughter who were friendly and patient and had a scope which allowed you to...More

Thank agathamark83
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

The mourning tour appears to have a set routine starting with an hour at the cock of the rock lek, a stunning piece of nature in action. Next comes luring the wood-quails and antpittas, which can take some time. Finally is breakfast of bolones and...More

Thank Trini2go
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

We booked a night’s stay here specifically for the Cock-of-the-Rock and antpittas, but the quantity and quality of other species encountered almost overshadowed them. Our accommodations were nice, and the food was good.

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This morning we had a wonderful visit to REFUGIO PAZ DE LAS AVES. Rodrigo Paz picked us up early morning, 5:30 am, at Sachatamia Lodge. We started with the fantastic Cocks of the Rock: some twenty colourful male birds busy on the tree branches to...More

Thank VNL56
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

What a visit. The early start paid massive dividends thanks to the spellbinding Cock of the Rock Lee - and Vincento’s knowledge and love for the birds. Dark backed wood quail, the antpitta, humming birds, tanagers, orange breasted fruit-eater, quetzal and the amazing common pottoo...More

Thank 869peterw869
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Early start for the cock of the rock lek. Incredible noise when approaching hide. The birds gave good views both in trees and in flight. We chose the Ant Pitta and breakfast option for $30 a head and enjoyed it. The walk to the feeders...More

Thank Adam P
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carrokuster
1 December 2017|
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Response from ddcool | Reviewed this property |
They will pick you up for $60
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Auradance2015
8 April 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
23 August 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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