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Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge

Address: Between Nanegalito and Mindo | at Km. 66, Mindo, Ecuador
Phone Number: 0987253674
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Mindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Spent 1/2 a day at the bird refuge with their local guides. It is a great place to observe the Andean cock-of-the-rock, antipittas, manakins, dippers and other beautiful birds

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Ghent, Belgium
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36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Paz de las Aves provides unique opportunities to see some special birds. Angel Paz has hand fed some Antpittas, which are the main attraction. In addition there is a nice lek of cock-of-the-rock which was very active during our visit in November. There are also some hummingbird feeders which attracted different species than the Mindo feeders. The quails didn’t come... More 

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San Francisco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Best chance of seeing certain species here that will take a lot more time, effort, and money to see elsewhere. You also have a good chance of seeing the more usual species like tanagers, woodpeckers, owls, trogans, etc. Short drive from Mindo, Tandayapa, Milpe, Los Bancos, etc. This is one of those big bang for your buck places. If you... More 

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international
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I are avid birders and have gone birding all over the world. We had heard about Paz de las Aves from some friends who went there about a decade ago, and their stories of Angel coaxing the giant ant pitta and other birds out of the forest seemed too fantastic to be believed. We were not disappointed.... More 

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Washington, DC and environs
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13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A treat for you and a reward for folks that protect the cloud forest. We were treated as Angel Paz called out some of his bird friends. Walk down dirt roads and narrow steep paths. Wear hiking boots or rain boots - it's muddy and can be steep. Not to fear, your guides will help you. Not so good at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

rare birds, humming birds, rain forest rare birds, humming birds, rain forest rare birds, humming birds, rain forest

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had the good fortune of being the only people there when visiting, seeing 5 cock-of-the-rocks lek, then seeing three types of antpitta, many tanagers, a cloudforest pygmy owl and golden-headed quetzal. Plus many others. Also, what Angel Paz has done can hopefully be a lesson to many others. Inspiring.

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Bulle, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Mindo is a little nice town into a beautiful nature. the place is quiet and the landscape are so amazing! Lot of forests and birds! Beautiful colibiris!!!!

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Winchester, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We went on the morning tour. On the morning of our visit there were only a few others so we had a reasonable view of the lek. The morning tour lasts approximately 3-4 hours. Beginning at about 5:45, we first visited the lek of the Cock of the Rock. We had hoped to see some birds actually on the lek,... More 

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