You are here

West Mexico Endemics ~ Jalisco & Nayarit

March 06, 2021 to March 17, 2021 — 11 days

San Blas Jay. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Yellow Grosbeak. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Streak-backed Oriole. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Stripe-headed Sparrow. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Blue-footed Booby. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Humpback Whale. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Colima Pygmy-Owl. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
  • Up to 300 species of resident and migratory birds call the Bay of Banderas area home
  • A number of endemics possible including Mexican Parrotlet, Golden-cheeked Woodpecker, Black-throated Magpie-Jay, San Blas Jay, Purplish-backed Jay, Orange-breasted Bunting, Blue Mockingbird, Mexican Woodnymph, Citreoline Trogon, Rufous-bellied and West-Mexican Chachalacas, Sinaloa Wren and Happy Wren to name a few.
  • Boat trip to marine sanctuary at Islas Marietas, where Blue-footed and Brown boobies nest, and with luck we’ll see other pelagics including Black-vented Shearwater, Black Storm-Petrel and Red-billed Tropicbird.
  • Evening boat trip into mangrove forests at San Blas, where we should see Rufous-necked Wood-rail, Reddish Egret, Bare-throated Tiger Heron, Boat-billed Heron, Limpkin, Snail Kite, Anhinga, Ringed and Amazon kingfishers and with luck Northern Potoo.
  • San Sebastian Highlands, excellent for variety of woodland birds including Brown-backed Solitaire, Trans-volcanic Jay, Cinnamon-bellied Flower-piercer, Mountain Trogon, Pine Flycatcher and Aztec Thrush.
  • Tour led by local Mexican guide and Avocet Tours’ Chris Charlesworth. Not only will we experience the fantastic birding and wildlife viewing in this area, but we will also take in the local culture and cuisine. A portion of tour proceeds will go to local bird conservation.

Tour Details

Website development and maintenance by Cool New Media