Day Experience: Pick up times vary slightly due to the time of sunrise (5:30–6:00 am return time 11:30-12:00 pm)
From amateur to an expert: guided bird watching and flora discovery experience with local nature guides
On this experience, you will walk the shores on the Gulf of México, canoe through the mangrove forests of the Biosphere Reserves, and trek the Yucatán jungles in search of our feathered friends! You will also observe and discuss other fauna and the flora that you will see along the way.
Yucatán México is a paradise for bird lovers, with over 350 species! (including seven endemics)
If you think “eh bird watching, it’s not really for me” ….. we recommend that you think twice and give it a try! The act of bird watching has similar effects as meditation. This experience is a great way to get outside early in the morning when the air is crisp, and the only sounds that you hear are coming from nature.
The Biosphere Reserves are a combination of coastal scrub, estuary, and mangrove forests. Together, they provide excellent habitat for many species of wildlife. We are lucky; we receive migratory birds year-round. They fly from the North and South of the equator, depending on the times of local winters. The birdies, like us, enjoy the warmer weather.
Some species that you can expect to see: American flamingo, Spoonbill, Kingfisher, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Reddish Egret, Great Blue Heron, Little Blue Heron, Boat-billed Heron, Bare-throated Tiger-Heron, Pygmy Kingfisher, White and Brown Pelicans, and many endemics such as the Mexican Sheartail, Yucatan Woodpecker, Yucatan Gnat Catcher, Yucatan Wren, Yucatan Bobwhite, Yucatan Flycatcher, Orange Oriole, Yucatan Jay …and many more. Are you looking for a lifer? We would love the challenge!
Included: • Multi-lingual, nationally certified nature guide • comfortable transportation • entrance fees • purified water/reusable bottles • organic coffee/tea • healthy snacks (fruits, nuts, locally made pastries vegan or gluten-free upon request) • outdoor equipment, i.e., high-quality binoculars, local birding book, and checklist
What to know: Depending on the weather and the habits of the birdies, logistics may be adjusted slightly. The weather can be very humid during the summer months, and the sun is powerful. Mosquitoes are a strong possibility. Wear lightweight, long sleeves/pants for ultimate protection.
What to bring: reusable water bottle, comfortable walking waterproof shoes, hat, non-toxic insect repellent, bio-degradable sun protection, camera, personal birding equipment
Cancellation: Cancel before 24 hours for a full refund. Less than 24 hours pay 50% to cover third parties.
Guarantee: If you are not 100% happy at the end of your excursion, please allow us to redeem ourselves and take you on our next available tour. Free of charge.
USD $109 PP (16% IVA included)