04:00 am Pick up from your hotel in Quito
06:00 am Arrival to the lek.
06:15 am Visit to the Andean Cock of the rock (sanguinolenta) lek, Yellow breasted antpitta, dark backed wood quail.
06:15 am OR Visit the long wattled umbrella bird lek.
08:00 am Optional: depart for birding the club-winged Manakin lek.
09:30 am Mindo Birding morning at a bird lodge - sickle-winged guan, Ecuadorian thrush, slate-throated and spectacled whitestart, red-headed barbet, black-capped tanager, etc -Breakfast.
11:00 am Arrival to a bird place: crimson-rumped toucanet, dusky bush-tanager, metallic-green tanager, toucan barbet, etc.
12:20 pm Birding: Violet tailed sylph, Velvet purple coronet, Brown Inca, purple-bibbed white tip, etc.
15:30 pm Back to your Cloud forest hotel


05:15 am Pick up from your cloud forest hotel.
06:15 am Arrival to Yanacocha Reserve. Western white tailed Trogon, Collares Trogon, Sword billed hummingbird, Purple Chested Hummingbird, Gray and Gold Tanager, Rufous Winged Tanager, Emerald Tanager, Scarled Browed Tanager, Scarlet Breasted Dacnis, White Bearded Manakin.
11:30 am Arrival to Nono valley for lunch in the area - hummingbird feeders.
13:00 pm Depart to Quito
14:30 pm Back to Quito to your Hotel

Who We Are

Professionals in birding

mindo birding tours

I do enjoy birding since 2005. Our first pioneers in birding like: Audobon Society, Bird Life International, International Conservancy, Cornell University, Paul Greenfield and Robert Ridgely and others, are the ones who seriously made a milestone in Ornithology of Ecuador. Our sincere respect and thanks to all of those who have been working and some they do still work on. is just a result of their work. Our passion for birding. Sincerely: Richard Hernandez naturalist and bird guide

What We Do

A very simple work

  • 100% local encourage
  • We do support/use local bird lodges/sanctuaries
  • We are not a huge multinational
  • Your entrance fee supports
  • Not too much playback
  • Less laser pointer
  • ExploreConserveObserve
  • We leave no trace