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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 place to see Endemic Bird Species

We saw 8 Coq of the Roc performing behind a copse of trees. Best to show up to the Lek viewing platform - a 200 meter walk from the road around 8AM when the males are most active... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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South Florida, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw 8 Coq of the Roc performing behind a copse of trees. Best to show up to the Lek viewing platform - a 200 meter walk from the road around 8AM when the males are most active, weather conditions permitting. After the "show" we saw endemic bird species such as 3 different species of Antpitas, a type of brown... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came up from Quito to take advantage of the wonderful hospitality of the Paz family offered with its overnight stay package. It was raining quite hard when I arrived and so I stayed under the covered patio and watched the various humming bird species [up to 12] flit amongst the feeders in front of me. There are two cock-of-the-rock... More 

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Cockeysville Hunt Valley, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many years ago, Angel Paz, figured out how to coax antpittas in to a feeding station to take worms. Until then, these shy denizens of the mountain forest were just about impossible to see. Angel is built a modest business of showing people his beloved birds, and he puts on an excellent show. For the best chance of seeing all... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here with our guide on the morning Cock-of-the-Rock and Antpitta tour. The CotR lek was amazing. We had 10-20 males performing. They started in low light, bad for pictures and at a distance. As time passed, light improved and the moved closer. Then, off to chase the Antpittas. We did see two of the four species; sometimes they... More 

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

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 16 April 2017

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 11 April 2017 via mobile

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

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New Palestine
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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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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.

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Reviewed 5 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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