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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: +593 98 725 3674
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No where else for Antpitta's

There are some birds that you are never going to find on your own and Antpitta's definitely are mysterious, beautiful birds that fit that category. We saw five different species... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are some birds that you are never going to find on your own and Antpitta's definitely are mysterious, beautiful birds that fit that category. We saw five different species of Antpitta's as well as many other birds. I would try and spend an entire day, if you are into birding.

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Oakland, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arranged a morning visit with my own guide. the guides from Paz are engaged in making sure visitors are in the right place to see some lovely birds. it's a beautiful valley. you'll be with numerous folks with different guides but everyone was respectful. the Paz guides enticed some antpittas with yummy bits and there were some other guides... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing biodiversity of birds. They do great work there reforesting the area to maintain all the beautiful birds, plant, and insect diversity of Ecuador.

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Jama, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend Marie arrived UIO with no expectations for her two-week visit. She planned to help me settle into a new apartment in Mindo and also view the earthquake-ravaged area where I lived for 8 years on the Pacific coast - (Jama.) Knowing that our dance cards would be full for that two-week period, I made 'Welcome Back' arrangements for... More 

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Sonoma, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We were so lucky to be recommended to go visit Angel Paz's bird sanctuary 30 minutes from Mindo. We wanted to see the beautiful cock-of-the-rock, the "Gallo de la peña"!! Angel Paz has created an oasis for these amazing birds to put on a show as you walk into his world. To watch several males do their early morning courtship... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Angel Paz and his family have a wonderful place here for birding. It was easy to see Cock of the Rock and several Antpittas, Parrots & Hummingbirds!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Relax, grab a coffee and watch some of the best scenery in town. Beautiful bird watching. We saw tons of birds and loved the scenery. I'm not really a big fan of birds but this was spectacular.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We stayed here for two nights in July 2016. We had the option of day-tripping from Mindo but are really glad we had two full days staying here. The accommodation and food were really excellent (and very good value for an ecolodge in Ecuador), the birding was fantastic (we visited the lekking Cock-of-the-Rocks three times, saw all the antpittas really... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

I was there on a birding tour (with an excellent guide, Javier Arias) and it was an amazing experience, Angel Paz helped us find great species (like the Giant Antpitta or the Rufous-breasted Antthrush). The breakfast after the tour was delicious.

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Refugio Paz de las Aves is a pristine wilderness located Between Nanegalito and Mindo, at Km. 66, at 5,249 feet. MSL. Angel Paz, his brother Rodrigo, and his family will welcome and guide us through their farm immersed in the clouded forest. At their preserve, we will have the opportunity to photograph some of the most spectacular Ecuadorian birds. Our... More 

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