Eastern and Yucatan Endemics Birdwatching Tours
This is a Birding expedition designed to discover the endemics of Yucatan and other specialties, visiting nature reserves, archaeological sites and the island of Cozumel. These locations beside the natural and cultural richness inhabit unique and endemics bird species of the area such as Cozumel emerald, Cozumel vireo, Cozumel wren, Yucatan flycatcher, Black – throated Bobwhite, Yucatan vireo Yellow-backed Oriole, Yucatan Jay, Green jay, Ruddy Woodcreeper, Mexican Sheartail, American Flamingos among others.
- Day 1: Arrival – Ria Lagartos
- Day 2: Ria lagartos
- Day 3: Ek Balam – Chichen Itza
- Day 4: Chichen Itza – Valladolid
- Day 5: Xocen Maya Commnity – Coba
- Day 6: Coba – Felipe Carrillo Puerto
- Day 7: Vigia Chico Road – Playa del Carmen
- Day 8: Cozumel – Playa del Carmen
- Day 9: Transfer to Cancun International Airport
Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve:
Known as one of the premiere destinations for birdwatching in North America, this location is easily accessible by car from both Cancun and Merida, Mexico. Río Lagartos is a small village that offers comfortable, laid back accommodations for those visiting the reserve, making it a wonderful overnight destination. The Río Lagartos Biosphere Reserve contains large mangroves which allow for excellent spotting of water birds. The area is famous for sightings of Pink and American Flamingos. Other species spotted here include the Turquoise-browed motmot, the Cinnamon Hummingbird, the Mexican Sheartail, and the Yucatan wren.
This important archaeological destination attracts visitors to its Mayan ruins, but it is also a popular destination for birdwatchers. Thanks to preservation efforts of the historical ruins, the area attracts wildlife of all types in great numbers. This is an excellent choice for those who want to explore some of Mexico’s fascinating history while also enjoying amazing birdwatching. Some of the species recorded here include the Pale-billed Woodpecker, Ivory-billed Woodcreeper, Tropical Pewee, Rose-throated Becard, Green Jay, Masked Tityra, Red-legged Honeycreeper, Orange Oriole, and the Black-cowled Oriole. This location is easily accessible and offers something for everyone.
Vigia Chico Road:
This is a birding road that inhabit several bird species such as collared forest falcon, rose throated tanager, gray collared Becard, black headed trogon, barred Woodcreeper and Yucatan parrot, blue-crowned and turquoise-browed motmots, chestnut-colored woodpecker, king vulture, orange oriole, green-backed sparrow, keel-billed toucan, Stub-tailed spadebill and more elusive birds like thicket tinamou.
The Island of Cozumel:
This tourist hotspot is also an amazing birding destination. A beautiful place to spend all or part of a visit to Mexico, it offers the chance to spot both resident species and, at the right time of year, migratory birds that use this part of Mexico as their migratory destination. Many of the birds that can be spotted here are endangered, making it a special treat to view them in the wild. The island is home to the San Gervasio ruins, making it the perfect spot to take in some of Mexico’s history while birdwatching. This destination is a great place to see species such as the Magnolia Warbler, Tropical Mockingbirds, Black Catbirds, Hooded Orioles, Yucatan Woodpeckers, and Black-Necked Stilts.