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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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We stopped here for coffee and snacks during a day of birding. The planting is lovely and certainly bird friendly as there were many hummingbirds, toucanets, araçari to watch as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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WASHINGTON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for coffee and snacks during a day of birding. The planting is lovely and certainly bird friendly as there were many hummingbirds, toucanets, araçari to watch as we sat comfortably in the open-air tree house.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although there was a big group, everyone was quiet and respectful and we all got to see crazy performing Cock-of the Rocks. We took the full morning tour, so we then walked trails and watched Angel call in rare and secretive Antpittas. The tour ended with yummy coffee, empanada, and Bolon, while we watched colorful birds come into the feeders.... More 

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We arrived to Paz de las Aves to a warm welcome from the Paz family. From the first moment we knew that one night at the refugio was going to be too short a time. We had booked the two day, one night, package; which was AMAZING value for the accommodation, food and hours of birding that we did. Between... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed one night at Refugio Paz de las Aves with a tour, which included dinner and breakfast, and had an amazing time! We were guided by Venicio (Angel Paz' son) on the first night to one spot where the Cock-of-the-Rock males gather in a lek. We had the bird blind all to ourselves allowing for a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge gives bird watchers an opportunity to see several species of birds that are quite rare and elusive. I was fortunate and was able to see 5 species of antpitta plus several other uncommon birds.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The cock of the rock lek is a unique first row seat to view nature in action. The male birds' show is vibrant and fun to watch. I'm not an avid bird-watcher, but the display was well worth the trip.

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We are not birders and this tour required a 5 AM departure, but I am SO GLAD we did it! We departed our resort in clouds and rain, but the sun was dawning on a beautiful morning by the time we arrived at la Paz de las Aves. Angel met us and took us to see the Cock of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

We loved our tour of this place, saw over 20 species of birds, lots of toucans, antpittas, cocks of the rock, hummingbirds and tanagers. The family is just lovely and they provide great information, breakfast and coffee really nice, and the walk not strenuous. Next time we plan to stay at their accommodation too.

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Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We left the hotel at 5am to go there in time to see the Cock-of-the-rock lek. What great and unique looking birds! Angel Paz and his brother greeted us and also took us into the forest to see the Antpittas. These guys have a good sense of humor - one of the smallest species of Antpitta keeps moving its hips... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We were there for half an hour and we saw many hummingbirds. But apart from those, no other birds came to drink water/eat the bananas. I guess we had bad luck.

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