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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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Go here to see Cock of the Rock!

This is the place to go to see the Andean Cock of the Rock! We arrived here at 6am and saw the birds almost immediately from the blind. But it's not just that you have to look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is the place to go to see the Andean Cock of the Rock! We arrived here at 6am and saw the birds almost immediately from the blind. But it's not just that you have to look forward to. We saw Quetzals and Cloud forest pigmy owls from the same spot! If you want to see antpittas, this is also... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The tour is wonderful: Birds, cloud forests, stunning landscapes, beautiful insects, little mushrooms, etc. I can't be happier with experience. If you love bird watching or photography, this is the tour for you.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you are interested in seeing some amazing birds, this is an incredible opportunity to see rarely observed species of antpittas, and a number of other birds, that have been very patiently trained to come out for worms, plus an active Peruvian Cock of the Rock lek, where you can see the unique displays of that spectacular species. On the... More 

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Kangaroo Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Cock of the Rock and Antpittas are the highlights here at this place run by two farmer brothers. And the bird feeders at breakfast were very good with Blue winged Mountain tanagers, Toucan Barbet and Crimson-rumped Toucanet

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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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