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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 Excellent Experience

The Paz family have made an excellent tourist attraction from nothing. Instead of logging the... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Philip T
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Sudbury, Canada
great start to our trip to Ecuador. Cock of the Rock - Antpittas and so much more.

Stop #1: Refugio Paz de las Aves Back to our first stop. We didn’t really suffer from the... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
BenSAllentown_PA
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Allentown, PA
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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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"andean cock of the rock"
in 11 reviews
"feeding station"
in 5 reviews
"nice breakfast"
in 5 reviews
"cloud forest"
in 14 reviews
"private guide"
in 4 reviews
"his brother"
in 6 reviews
"low light"
in 3 reviews
"early start"
in 3 reviews
"two brothers"
in 3 reviews
"different species"
in 8 reviews
"local cuisine"
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"wonderful hosts"
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

The Paz family have made an excellent tourist attraction from nothing. Instead of logging the family property, they have created a place to see wonderful birds that are hard to find elsewhere. Not only that but they serve a terrific traditional breakfast with superior coffee,...More

Thank Philip T
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Stop #1: Refugio Paz de las Aves Back to our first stop. We didn’t really suffer from the elevation, Quito and UIO are both at 9350’. We did suffer a little bit from the heat and humidity. The shuttle from UIO to both RP and...More

1  Thank BenSAllentown_PA
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Visited the the farm with my birding guide, Julia Patino (excellent) last month. Was picked-up at The Yellow House in Mindoro 5am and transported to Angel’s. Several Cock-of-the-Rock were very active and at close range. Later we joined Angel and observed four species of Antipitta,...More

1  Thank wkspen
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

we went to Angels reserve to see the cock of the rock and the antpittas and anything else that crossed our paths - treat yourself its a great day out - and for birdos its mind blowing !!! the day finishes with a delicious breakfast...More

2  Thank worlass59
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

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

2  Thank William V
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 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

1  Thank ddcool
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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!

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Reviewed 28 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

1  Thank Esteban M
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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

1  Thank Adam-Dare
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

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

1  Thank Lorna S
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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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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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