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Paikawe Reserve

A pristine small lake privately owned by Pedro Aguinda and his wife with the adjoining 13 hectares of primary Amazonian forest in the Napo province.  Pedro and his wife love this land and its biodiversity.  Their family have protected for 70 years because they believe in conserving nature and Eco-tourism.  The proximity to the touristy town of Misahullai has attracted buyers but he still wants to keep it as a safe heaven for all the little animals that nurtures his reserve.

Pedro has recently received some recognition for his conservation efforts by the local authorities who have provided his place with and official sign and labeling it as Misahualli Wildlife Center.  Unfortunately there is a danger that this land will some day lose its biodiversity since not all of the surrounding land owners have the same love and expectation for the beautiful amazonian forest.

Their hope is to grow their sustainable family business through eco-tourism.

LATEST NEWS September 2018:  The Harpy Eagle has returned to the nest in Gareno.  A new chick was born in early August and can be seen now at the nest where the parents arrive daily to feed their new young.

September 2018 - The Great Potoo has nested in the Paikawe Reserve and the young can be seen daily.  Here is a recent video recorded of the chick and parent.


September 2018  - Point-tailed Palmcreeper at Paikawe Lake:



NEWS November 15th 2017:  The young at Gareno is developing very well and parents bring food to the nest every 4 days.  See video below:


NEWS JULY 2017:  We have spotted a Harpy Eagle nest in the area of Gareno.  Please contact us if you want to see it!






Many thanks to our sponsor the Pululahua Hostal for helping us build and manage this web site so we can reach more people interested in saving the forest through our eco-tourism program.

Check out these great partners for affordable birding programs that support the Ecuadorian people and businesses through the Bird Watching for Conservation Association.

Mashpi-Amagusa Reserve.- The site with the highest Choco Endemic birds in Ecuador:  Indigo Flowerpiercer, Moss-backed Tanager, Rose-faced Parrot, Choco Vireo, and many more.

23 de Junio.-  Stay at 23 de Junio for fantastic views of the Long-wattled Umbrellabird and help conservation.

Pacto Sumaco.-  Best birding option to visit the Sumaco Biosphere National Park and help the local community of Pacto Sumaco.

Isla Corazon - Community owned birdwatching and mangrove tours. A fantastic place to see mangrove and estuary birds and also help the community of Puerto Portovelo.

Pululahua Hostal - Ecuador Birding Tours that conserve the forest and money.

Refugio Paz de las Aves -  A successful birds for conservation project and get close to the anpittas with Angel.

Gareno Lodge - Visit the Rufous Potoo up close and help the conservation of the Huaorani forest.

Cueva de los Tayos.-  See and photograph the Oilbirds close to Mindo


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