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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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Great Spot for Rare Birds

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Great experience to see a lot of local birds you would never see anywhere else. The guides for the property are able to bring in a lot of different types of birds in a well planned morning. The people are also very knowledgeable on the local birds. Got to take in some great sights, got some great pictures, with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This simple but lovely small lodge is located 30mn away from Mindo on a 25 ha private nature reserve. It was created by 2 brothers working the land and so passionate about birds that they actually “befriended” some very shy auntpittas (which will respond to their calling if you wait patiently and silently). Besides working the land and tending their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This place is most famous for the Cock of the Rock lek and for the antpittas, and rightly so. But, there are many more exceptional birds there than that. And, to top it off, the breakfast they served was probably the best meal we had in Ecuador. And of course, some extraordinary cloud forest scenery. Please keep in mind, though,... More 

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