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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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An amazing experience!

This was a highlight of our predominantly birding stay in Mindo. The brothers have started a very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
William V
Castle Rock, Colorado
Cool birds

Really loved the cock of the rock lek. You will want to make sure you have a decent lens on your... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Between Nanegalito and Mindo | at Km. 66, Mindo, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a highlight of our predominantly birding stay in Mindo. The brothers have started a very unique feeding practice which allowed us to see some of the very shy Antpittas resident on the western slopes of the Andes. The habitat has some intact forests...More

Thank William V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really loved the cock of the rock lek. You will want to make sure you have a decent lens on your camera the action is early in the morning when there isn't a lot of light. Saw 5 different ant pittas, just when you think...More

Thank ddcool
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a really well organised place to visit, with friendly folks and a lovely breakfast thrown in. Don't miss it!

Thank AlpineMan59
Reviewed 27 September 2017

My friends and I went to La paz de aves wanting to see the cock of the rock and maybe 1 or 2 anpittas. Guess what?? We did see 16 cocks of the rock and the 5 possible antpittas. The admission to the park cost...More

Thank Esteban M
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Paz de las Aves has a couple of enormous advantages - the first being a Cock of the Rock Lek and the other is that they spearheaded the hand feeding of Antpittas, allowing birders to see birds like Giant Antpitta for the first time. Despite...More

Thank Adam-Dare
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Local cloudforest birds near Mindo are flourishing because of efforts by local people such as Angel Paz.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Our tour group (eight birders) was told in advance what to expect, and still we were amazed. Our visit started before dawn as we made the short hike to the Andean Cock-of-the-rock lek. Watch you head in the blind if you're tall. The screaming cocks-of-the-rock...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Please improve the road to your lodge. We got up at 5 am to view the Cock of the Rock and could not access you due to the poor condition of the road.

Thank janetwills1777
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Some days it is worth getting up before daybreak, and this was one of them. The sun was just beginning to go up when we pulled up by the side of the dirt road and met Mr Angel Paz, conservation hero extraordinaire, who created a...More

Thank Elsie L
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Started at the Cock-of-the-Rock bird lookout at 6:00 in the morning. The trees became alive with males strutting. If you've never seen this flashy bird before, you are for a treat. Driving further up the road, we hooked up with Anko (Andrew) at the first...More

Thank Ckrenzel
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Response from ddcool | Reviewed this property |
They will pick you up for $60
7 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
22 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