Black-throated Bobwhite

Eastern and Yucatan Endemics Birding Tour

9 Days Birding Package

Tour Dates

All Year Round

Departure

Cancun Airport

Return

Cancun Airport

Tour Type

Private

Eastern and Yucatan Endemics Birding Tour

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

Meet & greet at Cancun international airport and transfer to Ría Lagartos (3 – 3.5 hours)

If time permits, we start today exploring the reserve

Welcome dinner

Lodging in Ria Lagartos

Day 2: Ria Lagartos

Early morning, we will take a boat ride to explore the estuary looking for endemics like Yucatan Wren, Mexican Sheartail, Yucatan Bobwhite, Yucatan Flycatcher, and of course, many Flamingoes and shorebirds.

Salt flats are great spots for these birds. Zenaida Dove, resident Eastern Meadowlark and Yellow (Mangrove) Warbler among others,

Lodging in Ria Lagartos

Day 3: Ria Lagartos – Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Early birding to find some missing birds and to get ready to drive to Felipe Carrillo Puerto town, on the way will do several stops.

Lodging at Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Day 4: Vigia Chico Road – Felipe Carrillo Puerto

The Sian Ka’an Reserve is a vast biosphere to explore. First, we will explore the famous roadside Reserva Vigía Chico looking for species such as the Yucatecan Jay, the Orange Oriole, the Pink Throated Tanager, the Yucatecan Woodpecker, the Yucatecan Parrot.

Many chances to spot other species like Ruddy and Tawny Woodcreeper, Royal Flycatcher, Smoky-brown Woodpecker, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, White-bellied Emerald.

Tonight we will go out to find Yucatan Nightjar and Yucatan Poorwill

Lodging at Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Day 5: Vigia Chico Road – Bacalar Lagoon

After exploring Vigia Chico Road, we go to the Bacalar Lagoon area. Our target birds will be Gray-collared Becard, White-bellied Wren, Olive Sparrow, Blue-ground Dove, Black-faced Antthrush.

Lodging at Bacalar

Day 6: Bacalar

Early morning drive to Tres Garantias road, very different habitat, target species here are Red-capped Manakin, White-collared Manakin, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Scaled Pigeon, White-necked Puffbird, Black-throated Shrike-Tanager, Gray-headed Tanager.

Lodging in Bacalar

Day 7: Bacalar – Playa del Carmen

Morning drive to Playa del Carmen, several stops along the way for birding purposes,

Lodging at Playa del Carmen

Day 8: Cozumel – Playa del Carmen

This morning we will take the ferry to Cozumel Island,

We will end our trip on the Isle of Cozumel, known for its abundance in endemic species. Here we will spot specialties like Cozumel emerald hummingbird, Cozumel vireo; Cozumel Wren, and of course many residents like Black Catbird, White-crowned Pigeon, Caribbean Elaenia, Western Spindolis

Afternoon return to Playa del Carmen

Lodging at Playa del Carmen

Day 9: Back Home

Breakfast and transfer to Cancun airport in time to catch your international flight back home (1 hour)

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