Birds of Mindo

I might have complained about the amount of rainfall in Mindo… but being in Mindo in the rainy season wasn’t all bad – the rainy season is the best season to spot birds! Apparently in the rainy season there are not only MORE birds in Mindo – BUT they are also more active 🙂

We were hoping to see plenty of colourful cloud forest birds with as little effort as possible! And to be honest, we pretty much succeeded!!! Most of the birds that we saw during our time in Mindo were from the balcony of our accommodation at Casa Amarilla, or else from the balcony of the main house while we ate breakfast! The times that we put in the most effort i.e. went hiking on a trail to look for birds – we saw pretty much nada (nothing!).

Anyway… the moment you’ve all been waiting for… here are – THE BIRDS OF MINDO!! 🙂

Blue-grey tanager – juvenile.
Tropical parula.
Red-faced spinetail.
Rufous motmot.
Flame-rumped tanager.
Choco toucan.
Collared aracari.
(Blurred) fawn-breasted tanager.
Yellow-bellied seedeater.
Andean emerald.
White-necked jacobin.
A juvenile white-necked jacobin.
White-bellied woodstar.
Andean Emerald.
Rufous-tailed hummingbird.
Green-crowned brilliant.
Andean emerald juvenile.
Female swallow tanager.
(Blurred) red-billed parrot.
Green-crowned woodnymph.
Bronze-winged parrot.
Another photo of the choco toucan.
Female flame-rumped tanager.
Hook-billed kite – the only bird from our gallery that we didn’t see at Casa Amarilla!
Golden tanager.
Black-winged saltator.
A couple of tropical kingbirds.
Female white-lined tanager.

And finally who could resist a video of a choco toucan in a tree (not us!) 🙂

2 thoughts on “Birds of Mindo

  • May 8, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Amazing! Thank you for sharing I see all of these birds outside my window in Mindo and now I have names for them. I will be on the lookout for them!

  • May 9, 2022 at 9:16 am

    You’re welcome! Enjoy the birds!


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