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Mindo | Advanced Birding Tour – 6 days

Areas to Explore

Our Advanced tour for birders with main birding spots in Choco Andino, Mindo Cloud forest and including Antisana Ecological Reserve

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Silanche, Milpe and Amagusa Reserves

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Paz de las Aves, Alambi Reserve and Tandayapa Valley

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Antisana Ecological Reserve​

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Zuro Loma Reserve or Yanacocha Reserve​ (optional)


Quito area. Other locations available.


10:00am. Stimated time based on pick up location.
6:00am if Yanacocha Reserve visit first day.




– DAY 1 – Hummingbirds Garden in Mindo (Optional: Zuro Loma Reserve or Yanacocha Reserve)

* Optional Tour Start

Starting 6:00am from your Quito hotel. Contact us for more information adding this visit since it has a extra cost.​

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1396997
E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L10223666

Key species Yanacocha Reserve:

Sword-billed Hummingbird, Shining Sunbeam, Golden-breasted Puffleg, Andean Guan, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager.


10:00am Pick up at your hotel in Quito or airport area.


1:00pm Arrival to Las Terrazas de Dana Lodge and lunch.


Visit to the Hummingbirds garden in Mindo Cloud Forest


Dinner and lodging at Las Terrazas de Dana Boutique Lodge.

– DAY 2 – Silanche and Milpe Reserves

Key species:

Choco Trogon, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, White-whiskered Puffbird, Black-crowned Antshrike, Scarlet-breasted Dacnis, Club-winged Manakin, Green Thorntail, White Whiskered Hermit, Geen-Crowned Brilliant, Green-Crowned Woodnymph.

Early morning

Departure to Silanche Reserve. Breakfast box in the Silanche Reserve Tower.

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1396974


Lunch and visit to Milpe Reserve.

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L493675


Dinner and lodging at Las Terrazas de Dana Boutique Lodge.

– DAY 3 – Paz de las Aves, Alambi Reserve and Bellavista – Old Road to Mindo

– Key species: Paz de las Aves

Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Giant Antpitta, Moustached Antpitta, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Ochre-breasted Antpitta, Toucan Barbet.

– Key species: Alambi Cloud Forest Reserve

Western Emerald, Tawny-bellied Hermit, Brown Violetear, White-capped Dipper, Torrent Tyrannulet, Red-faced Spinetail, Golden-olive Woodpecker

Early morning

Visit to Paz de las Aves Reserve (Located about 1.600m. / 5.250ft.). Breakfast box included and ecuadorian breakfast in the reserve.

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L674753


Lunch and visit to Alambi Reserve and to Bellavista – Old Road to Mindo.

E-bird Hotspots: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1019128 and https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1477858


Dinner and lodging at Las Terrazas de Dana Boutique Lodge.

– DAY 4 – Mashpi Road, Amagusa Reserve & San Tadeo Feeder

Key species:

Indigo Flowerpiercer, Golden-collared Honeycreeper, Black Solitaire, Orange-breasted Fruiteater, Lyre-tailed Nightjar, White-tipped Sicklebill, Choco Vireo, Choco Parakeet, Glistening-green Tanager, Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager, Black-striped Sparrow, Flame-faced Tanager, Velvet-purple Coronet, Violet-tailed Sylph, Booted Racket-tail, Toucan Barbet.

Early morning

Visit to Mashpi Road and Amagusa Reserve (altitude rage is 1700m. to 750m.). Breakfast box in Amagusa Reserve feeders.

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L3175551


Lunch and visit to San Tadeo Feeder.

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L4992806


Dinner and lodging at Las Terrazas de Dana Boutique Lodge.

– DAY 5 – Ruta San Lorenzo (Mindo Cloud Forest), and Punto Ornitológico

Key species:

Blue-Necked Tanager, Bay-Headed Tanager, Red-Headed Barbet, Choco Toucan, Golden Headed Quetzal, Crimson-Rumped Toucan, Black Striped Sparrow, White Capped Dipper, White Tailled Hillstar, Red-Billed Parrot.

Early morning

Hike along San Lorenzo Road (On the way to Waterfalls sanctuary.
Located about 1.400m. / 4.600ft.).

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L792571

Breakfast at the lodge with your guide in our birding terrace.


Lunch and dinner in Las Terrazas de Dana Boutique Lodge.

During the afternoon, you will visit Punto Ornitológico in Mindo Village and surroundings.

Optional: Chocolate Factory


Dinner and lodging at Las Terrazas de Dana Boutique Lodge.

– DAY 6 – Antisana Ecological Reserve

Key species:

Andean condor, Giant Hummingbird, Ecuadorian Hillstar, Black-faced Ibis, Carunculated Caracara, Shining Sunbeam, Pearled Treerunner, White-throated Tyrannulet, Tufted Tit-tyrant, Unicolored (Blackish) Tapaculo, Plain-colored Seedeater, Cinereous Conebill.

Early morning

Visit to Antisana Ecological Reserve with breakfast box.

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L683386


Lunch and transfer to your desired location.

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