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mindo hummingbird tours


Less hummmingbird feeders more wildlife


 07:15 am   Pick up from your hotel in Quito
Visit of the Reserve at 2200 m above sea level, chance to see the endemic “violet tailed sylph” and others.
Hummingbird paradise (1800m above sea level), chance to see “white whiskered hermit” the endemic one and others.
Visit of the Reserve at 1780m above sea level. Chance to see the endemic “purple velvet coronet”
Another Cloudforest Reserve at 1800 masl, great chance to see the “brown inca” endemic too.
Lunch and opportunity to see: “green thorntail” no endemic but unique hummer in this particular place and two other species too.
We leave the area.
Back to the hotel in Quito


List of Hummingbirds of Mindo Cloud Forest
White-necked Jacobin
White-whiskered Hermit
Green Violetear
Sparkling Violetear
Speckled Hummingbird
Green-crowned Brilliant
White-bellied Woodstar
Purple-throated Woodstar
Green-crowned Woodnymph
Rufuos-tailed Hummingbird
Tawny-bellied Hermit
Andean Emerald
Purple-bibbed Whitetip
White Whiskered Hermit
Brown Inca
Purple-Chested Hummingbird
Collared Inca
Velvet-purple Coronet
Buff-tailed Coronet
Gorgeted Sunangel
Hoary Puffleg
Green-fronted Lancebill
Violet-tailed Sylph
Wedge-billed Hummingbird
Brown Violetear
Fawn-breasted Brilliant
Violet-tailed Sylph
Booted Racket-tail
Tooth-billed Hummingbird
Black-breasted Puffleg
White-tailed Hillstar
Empress Brilliant

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mindo hummingbird tours
Tripadvisor review February 3/2018

mindocloudforest 2-day tour

We'd gone with Richard Hernandez on a day trip and were happy to book 2 days and an overnight with this - now I have to say - friend. His enthusiasm for nature and for the accomplighments of the people in Mindo sold us. He designed the trip to accommodate our requests but was flexible and added good suggestions. btw for a great overight, if you like frogs, book Mindo Lago.Mostrar menos
Date of the experience: January/2018


mindo hummingbird tours
Tripadvisor review July 16/2018

Richard is an AMAZING naturalist and guide!

We just spent the day with Richard doing a hiking and birding day in the Mindo Cloud Forest and we cannot recommend this highly enough. I called Richard very last-minute and he was graciously able to fit us in and accompanied us for the day. We were so lucky! Richard is very knowledgeable about the forest and also very passionate about conservation and eco-tourism. He knows where excellent private reserves are in the forest and took us to three spots where we saw an amazing array of hummingbirds, toucans and tanagers. We also enjoyed a beautiful hike into a huge waterfall where we saw many orchids, bromeliads and lilies. Richard is so friendly, open and warm and we thoroughly enjoyed our conversations with him throughout the day. I couldn't imagine coming to the Mindo cloud forest with anyone else, and we're already planning how we can get back to do more exploring here. Definitely visit the Mindo cloud forest when you're in Quito.

mindo hummingbird tours
Tripadvisor review February 21/2018

Excellent Day Trip to Mindo Cloud Forest

Our day trip tour with Richard Hernandez was excellent. Richard is extremely knowledgeable naturalist. The whole day was enjoyable. My favorite part was visiting the hummingbird sanctuary. Since this was a private tour, Richard was very accommodating to our needs. Richard loves what he does and it shows in his enthusiasm on the tour. Another highlight of the tour, was a detour that we took when some locals found a rare snake in the forest and we went to view it. Such an amazing experience! Thanks Richard.
Date of the experience: Nov/2017


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mindo hummingbird tours

Hiking and birding

moderate to difficult hiking level required.

Fantastic day tour with a local taste but not touristy. Ecological and sustainable support to quite not very crowded places where they do also welcome people like you. A minimum hiking level is required and a disposal also to learn about the ecosystem and local people.

Two types of tours in one day tour. On this we do not visit the town of Mindo, we do enjoy hiking and birds.