Some years ago the La Paz family, who lives near Mindo, were worried about the cloud forest, so they decided to transform their property into a protected reserve. Remarkably, the family began to domesticate some of the species in the reserve.
They started looking for worms and offering them every morning for two months to the birds and now you can easily find amazing animals that are rare and otherwise very difficult to see. For example the Andean-cock-of-the-rock, Giant Antpitta, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Ochre-breasted Antpitta, Moustached Antpitta, Orange-Breasted Fruiteater, Olivaceous Piha, Oilbird, etc.
In this one day trip we leave from the Birdwatcher's House with the guide to see the Cock-of-the-rock at its lek, with a chance to see their special mating dance. Later we will go to see the antpittas, fruiteaters, woodpeckers, and a number of very colorful tanagers. After lunch we will go to see the very strange Oilbirds at their roost in a cave and continue to look for other tropical bird species.
Join us on a spectacular tour to look at these beautiful creatures. If you are in the neighborhood, or if you are staying at the Birdwatcher's House, you're invited to join one of our most spectacular tours.
Please note that we are the specialists in Ecuador for birdwatching tours throughout the country.
Price: This one day tour costs USD 194 for one person, USD 135 each for two people and USD 85 each if three persons or more join this tour.
Price includes guide, transport from the Birdwatcher's House to the reserves, admission to the reserves, breakfast and lunch. Price does not include transport from/to Quito, dinner, or extras.