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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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We missed Maria and Papito (Giant Antpitta)

Angel Paz's bird preserve is magical - not only the birds but also the breakfast his wife prepared... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mraquila
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Phillisburg, Nj
Excellent birding - thoroughly recommended

Angel Paz is a legend amongst birders in Ecuador, and it is easy to see why. His tour showed us, at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dave B
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UK
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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

1  Thank carrokuster
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Reviewed 20 March 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 23 February 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

1  Thank Claudia D
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Reviewed 17 February 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

Thank Byrdman2014
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Reviewed 10 February 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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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

This was such a treat! We got to see so many hummingbirds! We went about 3pm and the birds were very active. The staff was very knowledgeable about the different species that were in the garden and they were always on the lookout for new...More

1  Thank MisiFuz
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We stopped in here as part of the Magic Birding Circuit from San Jorge Eco Lodges. Miguel brought us here and we spent about two hours watching and photographing the hummingbirds and tanagers. Rolando was a great host and a the site was very well...More

Thank 767Ron
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carrokuster
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Response from ddcool | Reviewed this property |
They will pick you up for $60
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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
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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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