This area has become a refuge for many species observed in their wild state including the Flora Fauna Mindo. Mindo Ecuador (Cloud Forest) weather is characterised for its humidity, fresh and green vegetation and the best time to visit is any time of the year.
Mindo is the best destination for people who like nature, adventure and observing unique species It is located in Cloud Forest, one of the richest areas of bird bio diversity in the world.
The existence of remnants of primary forest allows for conservation of endemic species, such as; deer, guatusa, guanta, sahino pig, dark eyed bear and pumas. Other species found there are:
Mammals: sloths, lowland paca, rabbits, squirrels, armadillos, jaguars, anteaters, tamanduas, monkeys and shrews, hedgehogs, moles and solenodons, bats, long-tailed weasel, collared peccary, Andean bear, red brocket, common opossum and more.
Reptiles: lizard and snake.
Bird life: a variety of birds such as sparrow hawk, hummingbirds and cock of the rocks, anppitas ducks, guans, quail, heron, egrets, vultures, hawks, eagles, kites, rails, sandpipers, pigeons, cuckoos, owls, nightjars, oilbird, etc.
Insects: butterflies and spiders, among others.
Amphibians: different species of frog.
Crustaceans: crab and snail, among others.
The slopes of the Andes are dressed with a wonderful dense ecosystem: the Cloud Forest. This ecosystem, also called “Andean eyebrow”, due to its generous vegetation, is one of the most diverse in the world.
This system, appearing in very irregular terrain, is characterized by a non-continuous canopy cover, enabling the sun rays to penetrate and generate exuberant and unique vegetation forms. This area has become a refuge for many species observed in their wild state. Here you can find many endemic species characteristic of the Cloud Forest such as: Epiphytes, for example heliconias, orchids, bromeliads, and moss; varieties of ferns, for example liquens, Palms, Dragon’s Blood, Cinnamon tree, Arrayan, Matache, Guayabillo, Palche Jigua, Aguacatillo, Walnut, Alders, Cedar, Guarumo, Linden; herbaceous plants, for example chilca, manzano, guaba, blackberry and cherry, among many others.