Best birding lodge in Mindo, Ecuador 3 day.

Three days in the cloud forest area in Mindo, Ecuador.

Best-selling birding and photography tour in Mindo, Ecuador.

Birding and photography tours 3 days – 2 nights

If you are a birdwatchers and photographers this tour is the best option. Why? you will have the opportunity to observe more than 100 different species of birds (the record is 155!). if you love photography you could have the opportunity to take the best photos of the Andean cock of the rock, Antpittas, hummingbirds and different species of birds. These birds come to feeders, and also, multi-flash of the hummingbirds is part of the tour (not including equipment). You will be guided by Angel and Rodrigo Paz who know every corner of the reserve and can show you the largest number of different species in our reserve. you will have a unique experience.

Description of the activities in the birding and photography tour for three days.

Día 1.- Birding and photography Tours (check in 1-2pm):

  • 3:30pm-6:00pm: We begin with a short walk for birding and photography to the Andean Cock-of-the-rock Lek and others birds including Tanagers, Quetzals, Toucans.
  • 6:30pm: Dinner will be served at the Birding Lodge in Refugio Paz de las Aves, If you are vegetarian or vegan let us know.

Día 2.- Birdwatching and photography Tours:

  • 5:50am: the first morning for birding and photography will have a cup of coffee with snack.
  • 6:15am: If the first day wasn’t good enough for the Andean cock of the rock. we can try again send day. but if you thing is enough, we will observe others birds near to the birding lodge.
  • 7:30am: Angel or Rodrigo will know the time where you can continue for birding and photography for Antpittas and general birds.
  • 10am: At the end of the activities, The Breakfast will be served. Breakfast include (fruit, bolon, empanada, coffee or milk).
  • 11am: to 12:00pm Observe the hummingbirds and tanagers.
  • 01pm: The birdwatchers and photographers will have the lunch in our birding Restaurant, it has areas where we have feeders for tanagers, toucans and hummingbirds, so you can stay there before the second hike start.
  • 2:30pm: The second hike start for birdwatching and photography for Toucan, Woodpeckers, and Quetzals, this hike last around 6pm.
  • 7pm: Dinner will be ready, it can be for vegetarian or vegans, please let us know when you book the birding and photography tour.
  • 8pm: The birding and Photography tour include a short walk to look for owls, Angel and Rodrigo will show the owls close by.

Día 3.- Birding and photography Tours (check out 12pm):

  • 06am: the first morning for birding and photography will have a cup of coffee with snack.
  • 7:30am: Angel or Rodrigo will know the time where you can continue for birding and photography for general birds.
  • 10am: At the end of the activities, The Breakfast will be served. Breakfast include (fruit, bolon, empanada, coffee or milk).
  • 11am: to 12:00pm The birding and photography tour is over, we will do the check list.

Note: It is important to mention that the weather may change if there is any delay with birding and photography tours.

What is possible to observe?

  1. Giant Antpitta (Gralaria Gigante)
  2. Moustached Antpitta (Gralaria bigotuda)
  3. Chestnut-crowned Antpitta (Gralaria Coronicastaña)
  4. Yellow-breasted Antpitta (Gralaria ventriamarillenta)
  5. Ochre-breasted Antpitta (Gralaria pechiocrácea)
  6. Andean cock-of-the-rock (Gallo de la peña)
  7. Dark-backed Wood-Quail (Corcovado dorsioscuro).
  8. Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan (Tucan Andino)
  9. Toucan Barbet (Tucan Barbudo)
  10. Golden-headed Quetzal (Quetzal Cabecidorado).

Birding and photography prices

Tour 3 days – 2 nightTour 3 days – 2 night
Day 1
Dinner 
Accommodation 
Day 2
Breakfast 
Lunch
Dinner
Birding tour
Photography tour
*Owls hike (1h)
Accommodation
Day 3
Breakfast
Half day birding
Local tour guide (from day 1 to day 3).
Day 1
Dinner 
Accommodation 
Day 2
Breakfast 
Lunch
Dinner
Birding tour
Photography tour
*Owls hike (1h)
Accommodation
Day 3
Breakfast
Half day birding
Local tour guide (from day 1 to day 3).
USD $290 PPUSD $199 PP
*Owls hike will depend on the weather.

Please feel free to ask any question!