There's just nothing quite like the butterflies and birds of Mindo. I'm sure there are many other places where there are as many and possibly even more but I haven't been there and so I'm just thrilled to be able to share these with you.
Our first outing to see the birds was to a nearby hostal/restaurant that had a bird viewing area in the back. If you ate there, the admission was free--if not, it was $2. Either way it was a great deal. The people have a variety of feeding stations set up to attract the local birds and they succeed beautifully!
This is the tiniest one I saw there. I'd be surprised if it was more than 2 inches long.