Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge, Mindo

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#3 of 11 in Wildlife in Mindo
A birdwatchers paradise, Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge attracts visitors with its variety of birds including toucans, ant pittas, cocks of the rock, humming birds, and tanagers. The family owned bird sanctuary, established in 2005, offers tours ranging from a couple of hours to overnight, allowing you to view over 80% of the bird species inhabiting the refuge. If you'd like to stay longer, reserve a room in the wooden cabin. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mindo trip simple and quick.
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  • We are four friends, one biologist and everyone with interest in the observation of wildlife. Following the recommendations of a friend ornithologist and collector of rare species sightings we visited the shelter of peace of birds. Obviously we were not public adecuadoaunque could see perfectly the gallito of rocks, and five species of antpittas, uncommon species and coveted by the experts. We also saw a Toucan, Hummingbird, Pileated Woodpecker and some other birds make a visit to a lek of the gallito of interesting rock and the next day we went to see the antpittas. For us, nature lovers and eager to learn about the fauna and flora of the country would have been more interesting to stroll through the forest watching different species, even if they were less exotic, to be long time motionless to see two species... We invest too much time and money on something that wasn't so layer to our interests a rather annoying thing was that at the same time it had reserved a private tour that interested them much more than us and our opening hours the birds were modified to not match not the other group. "I think that if they had hired a tour" private "not should have accepted our reservation. We were staying at the shelter, the rooms are very basic and the common space is reduced (a two seater sofa and two armchairs) and offering little entertainment, a bird guide and several photo books. Low light to read. Very good dinner
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  • This is a really well organised place to visit, with friendly folks and a lovely breakfast thrown in. Don't miss it!  more »
  • My friends and I went to La paz de aves wanting to see the cock of the rock and maybe 1 or 2 anpittas. Guess what?? We did see 16 cocks of the rock and the 5 possible antpittas. The admission to the p...  more »

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Mindo is a small town, but it offers an impressive variety of hostel accommodations. Options in rustic hotels near the Mindo River range from basic rooms with few amenities to spacious suites with lots of extras. Riverside establishments work especially well for nature lovers, offering outstanding views and quick access to nature trails. For the ultimate outdoor experience, consider staying at a campground--some offer free Wi-Fi, modern showers, and covered eating areas.
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