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Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge

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Address: Between Nanegalito and Mindo | at Km. 66, Mindo, Ecuador
Phone Number: 0987253674
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Amazing place and Angel and his family were excellent hosts

This was a visit of a lifetime, even better than Bellavista Reserve were we had just come from. We did the 2 day/1 night package and I would say that is a must rather than the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was a visit of a lifetime, even better than Bellavista Reserve were we had just come from. We did the 2 day/1 night package and I would say that is a must rather than the arrive early am and leave by lunch. Angel and his family were there to greet us in the evening and Angel's wife made the... More 

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Ramsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We saw a number of birds at the lek and managed to get some pictures. The Antpittas did not all perform but, the ones we saw looked very much like 'eggs on legs'. We were shown round by Rodriguez but also met Angel. Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I could have sat and watched the birds all afternoon. There were hundreds of hummingbirds. If taking a family prepare children that they must be quiet so the birds aren't frightened. A great opportunity to share nature up close with family.

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cojovella
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you read the other reviews, you will know what to expect in terms of what you will see. You do not get close enough to the lek to take great photos of the cock of the rock ( unless you have a super zoom ) and they generally fly around in the trees behind but it is still good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went this morning, leaving Mindo at 5.25am - there were already four other cars when we arrived. One birder had all his camera gear in the best spot and we unfortunately had to work around him to get photos, with no offer to share any space surrounding him. $10 entrance fee was fair, but no need for a guide.... More 

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Visited with bird guide Sandra, we saw lots of cock of the rocks, the birds put on quite a show for us and we saw lots of them.

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Geneva, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My husband and I recently spent a morning here on a birding trip to Ecuador. I had heard a lot about this place so my expectations were high. We arrived before dawn, shook hands with Angel Paz, and walked quietly down to the place where the Andean Cock-of-the-Rocks gather. As the sun came up, the males started making their very... More 

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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Lots of birds but restricted to an enclosed area for viewing. Few other bird species. No snack bar and no gift shop. Would prefer to see them in a more natural setting.

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Nevele, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This place is great if you want to see birds (e.g. antpitta's) which can't be seen easily by yourself. The owner of this place does a great job in nature conservation (he used to be a bird hunter, but now he is protecting the birds). He somehow managed to tame some of the birds and they show themselves when he... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I went today and thought it was an excellent value for the money. We had a cock of the rock posed for several minutes mere feet in front of us. The Antipitta's were excellent as well, and not only for bird nerds, this was a hike any general nature lover would enjoy in my opinion. I am happy that Angel... More 

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Address: Address: Between Nanegalito and Mindo | at Km. 66, Mindo, Ecuador
Phone Number: 0987253674
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Mindo

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