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Unique birdwatching and conservation experience at Refugio Paz de Las Aves, where avian diversity meets the tranquility of the cloud forest in Mindo, Ecuador.

Birding Tours in Mindo, Ecuador

Welcome to the ultimate birdwatching and birding adventure in Mindo, Ecuador, with Refugio Paz De Las Aves, a family reserve established in 2005 by Angel Paz y Rodrigo Paz dedicated to birdwatching and forest conservation.

Discover the breathtaking landscapes home to over 200 bird species, including Antpittas, toucans, Cock of the Rock, and quetzals, in Mindo, renowned as Ecuador’s premier birding paradise and part of the enchanting cloud forest.

Explore the diverse and vibrant ecosystems of Mindo with our specialized tours, guided by expert tour guides, offering a unique opportunity for sightseeing and exploration throughout the region and various parts of Ecuador.

Book your high-quality, safe, and unforgettable birdwatching tours with us today and experience the best spots for an unparalleled birding adventure in Mindo.

"Birding ways to enjoy in our Mindo Cloud Forest Reserve."


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A Giant Antpitta stands on a moss covered branch. It has a thick bill, round dark brown eye, and a chestnut chest marked with small black lines.


An Andean Gallo de la Peña, a bird with a brilliant red back and head, round black eye with orange eye-ring, black sides, and white wings


A spectacular bird with an emerald green head and throat, a brilliant red breast, and a black and white striped tail perches on a mossy branch


A Slice of Heaven on Earth for Birders
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This is paradise for birders and nature lovers! Angel, Rodrigo and the rest of the guides at this retreat are just FANTASTIC! We saw so many birds-- antpittas, cock of the rock, you name it. We're a family of four and had rooms next to each other which worked out well. This is such a peaceful, quite and beautiful place. You feel like you're at the end of the world in a very good way. You can relax and completely disconnect from all the cares of the world here.
They call her to eat - Maria the giant ant pitta, and she comes!
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This family run resort caters mostly to day trippers but we stayed there for 2 nights. The staff was so sweet and though we came without a guide, they took us to all the birding sites along with the groups that come just for the morning. The lodge is away from the dining area but that was not an issue because we were driven back and forth by different family members. Rooms are small but comfortable. Food was good. There was hot water and wifi at the lodge. Bird feeders everywhere to keep you busy with the camera.
Unforgetable trip in the huge Andean Cloud Forest
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It was a very lovely place for birdwatching and enjoy the nature of the huge andien cloud foresst. The "birdwhipsperers" are very sympathic and professional. We loved to stay there one night and two days. And we've got very fresh and tasty traditional food of ecuador even for vegeterians, which is really hard to find in Ecuador. I would say it was the best dishes we've had so far in our two months in Quito. It was an unforgetable trip. Thanks for all and hope we can visit you another time again 🙂
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