Enjoy a Wonderful Birding Tour to Yucatan, Mexico.

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The Yucatan Peninsula with around 548 bird species is unique. This area is the most commonly visited by birders. The open setting makes birding easy with some spectacular concentrations and diversity of species where 80 per day could beidentified. Such as: the Thicket Tinamou, Great Curassow, Ocellated Turkey, Black-throated Bobwhite, Lesser Yellow-Headed, Crane Hawk, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Barred Forest-Falcon, Ruddy Crake, Rufous-Necked Wood-Rail, Spotted Rail, Yucatan Parrot,, Yucatan Poorwill, Yucatan Nigtjar, Vermiculated Screech-Owl, Black Catbird, Yucatan Woodpecker, Yucatan Jay, Yucatan Vireo, Mexican Antthrush, orange Oriole and so on. It is a wonderful birding and nature experience.

The Yucatan Peninsula included Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan is an expansive limestone Peninsula that extends northward into the Gulf of Mexico and eastward into the Caribbean Sea.

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This itinerary is to travel to a broad selection of the best birding habitats, including mangrove estuaries, dry tropical forest and dense lowland jungle. We also visit some of the magnificent archeological ruins, enjoy unique regional cuisine and explore the world of the Mayan culture, which is still alive and well throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, the best places: Toth Reserve in Puerto Morelos, Rio Lagartos, Ek-Balam, Chichen Itza, Uxnal, Edna, Calakmul, Campeche, Caobas Reserve, Hormiguero, Kohunlich, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Vigia Chico Road, Coba, Punta Laguna, Monkey Reseve, Muyil, Sian Ka´an Biosphere Reserve and Cozumel.

Potential birds to see

• Thicket Tinamou / Tinamú canelo / Crypturellus cinnamomeus
• Crested Guan / Pava cojolita / Penelope purpurascens
• Great Curassow / Hocofaisán / Crax rubra
• Ocellated Turkey / Pavo ocelado / Meleagris ocellata
• Black-throated Bobwhite / Codorniz yucateca / Colinus nigrogularis
• Spotted wood-Quail / Codorniz Bolonchaco / Odontophorus guttatus
• Singing Quail / Codorniz silbadora / Dactylortyx thoracicus
• Pinnated Bittern / Avetoro neotropical / Botaurus pinnatus
• Agami Heron / Garza agami / Agamia agami
• Boat-billed Heron / Garza cucharón / Cochlearius cochlearius
• Jabiru / Jabirú / Jabiru mycteria
• Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture / Zopilote sabanero / Cathartes burrovianus
• King Vulture / Zopilote rey / Sarcoramphus papa
• Gray-headed Kite / Gavilán cabeza gris / Leptodon cayanensis
• Bicolored Hawk / Gavilán bicolor / Accipiter bicolor
• Crane Hawk / Gavilán zancón / Geranospiza caerulescens
• White Hawk / Aguililla blanca / Leucopternis albicollis ghiesbreghti
• Great Black-Hawk / Aguililla negra mayor / Buteogallus urubitinga
• Black and White Hawk-Eagle / Águila blanquinegra / Spizaetus melanoleucus
• Black Hawk-Eagle / Águila tirana / Spizaetus tyrannus
• Ornate Hawk-Eagle / Águila elegante / Spizaetus ornatus
• Barred Forest-Falcon / Halcón selvático barrado / Micrastur ruficollis
• Collared Forest-Falcon / Halcón selvático de collar / Micrastur semitorquatus
• Aplomado Falcon / Halcón fajado / Falco femoralis
• Ruddy Crake / Polluela canela / Laterallus ruber
• Rufous-necked Wood-Rail / Rascón cuello rufo / Aramides axillaris
• Uniform Crake / Rascón café / Amaurolimnas concolor
• Spotted Rail / Rascón pinto / Pardirallus maculatus
• Sungrebe / Pájaro cantil / Heliornis fulica
• Zenaida Dove / Paloma aurita / Zenaida aurita
• Blue Ground-Dove / Tórtola azul / Claravis pretiosa
• Gray-fronted Dove / Paloma de cabeza gris / Leptotila rufaxilla
• Caribbean Dove / Paloma caribeña / Leptotila jamaicensis
• Ruddy QuailDove / Paloma perdiz rojiza / Geotrygon montana
• Yucatan Parrot ( Yellow-lored ) / Loro yucateco / Amazona xantholora
• Lesser Roadrunner / Correcaminos tropical / Geococcyx velox
• Smooth-billed Ani / Garrapatero pico liso / Crotophaga ani
• Vermiculated Screech-Owl / Tecolote vermiculado / Megascops guatemalae
• Yucatan Poorwill / Tapacamino huil / Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus
• Yucatan Nightjar / Tapacamino yucateco / Antrostomus badius
• Northern Potoo / Pájaro estaca / Nyctibius jamaicensis mexicanus
• Wedge-tailed Sabrewing / Fandanguero cola cuña / Campylopterus curvipennis
• Cozumel Emerald / Esmeralda de Cozumel / Chlorostilbon forficatus
• Canivet´s Emerald / Esmeralda tijereta / Chlorostilbon canivetti
• White-bellied Emerald / Colibrí cándido / Amazilia candida
• Rufous-tailed Hummingbird / Colibrí cola rufa / Amazilia tzacatl
• Buff-bellied Hummingbird / Colibrí yucateco / Amazilia yucatanensis
• Mexican Sheartail / Colibrí tijereta / Doricha eliza
• Black-headed Trogon / Trogón cabeza negra / Trogon melanocephalus
• Gartered (Violaceous) Trogon / Trogón violáceo / Trogon caligatus
• Collared Trogon / Trogon de collar / Trogon collaris
• Slaty-tailed Trogon / Trogón cola oscura / Trogon massena
• Tody Motmot / Momoto enano / Hylomanes momotula
• Blue-crowned Motmot / Momoto corona azul / Momotus momota
• Turquoise Motmot / Momoto ceja turquesa / Eumomota superciliosa
• Ringed Kingfisher / Martín pescador de collar / Megaceryle torquata
• Belted Kingfisher / Martín pescador norteño / Megaceryle alcyon
• Amazon Kingfisher / Martín pescador amazónico / Chloroceryle amazona
• Green Kingfisher/ Martín pescador verde / Chloroceryle americana
• American Pygmy Kingfisher / Martín pescador enano / Chloroceryle aenea
• White-necked Puffbird / Buco de collar / Notharchus macrorhynchos
• Rufous-tailed Jacamar / Jacamar cola rufa / Galbula ruficauda
• Emerald Toucanet / Tucaneta verde / Aulacorhynchus prasinus
• Collared Aracari / Arasari de collar / Pteroglossus torquatus
• Keel-billed Toucan / Tucán pico canoa / Ramphastos sulfuratus
• Yucatan Woodpecker / Carpintero yucateco / Melanerpes pygmaeus
• Tawny-winged Woodcreeper / Trepatroncos sepia / Dendrocincla anabatina
• Barred Woodcreeper / Trepatroncos barrado / Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae
• Ruddy Woodcreeper / Trepatroncos rojizo / Dendrocincla homochroa
• Mexican Antthrush / Hormiguero cara negra / Formicarius analis
• Caribbean Elaenia / Elenia caribeña / Elaenia martinica
• Greenish Elaenia / Elenia verdosa / Myiopagis viridicata
• Northern Bentbill / Mosquero pico curvo / Oncostoma cinereigulare
• Stub-tailed Spadebill / Mosquero pico chato / Platyrinchus cancrominus
• Royal Flycatcher / Mosquero real / Onychorhynchus coronatus
• Yucatan Flycatcher / Papamoscas yucateco / Myiarchus yucatanensis
• Gray-collared Becard / Mosquero cabezón mexicano / Pachyramphus major
• Lovely Cotinga / Cotinga azuleja / Cotinga amabilis
• Red-capped Manakin / Saltarín cabeza roja / Pipra mentalis
• Yucatan Vireo / Vireo yucateco / Vireo magister
• Tawny-crowned Greenlet / Verdillo corona leonada / Hylophilus ochraceiceps
• Green Jay / Chara verde / Cyanocorax yncas
• Brown Jay / Pea / Cyanocorax morio fuliginosus
• Yucatan Jay / Chara yucateca / Cyanocorax yucatanicus
• Ridgway´s Rough-winged Swallow / Golondrina yucateca / Stelgidopteryx ridgwayi
• Yucatan Wren / Matraca yucateca / Campylorhynchus yucatanicus
• Cozumel Wren / Chivirín de Cozumel / Troglodytes beani
• White-lored Gnatcatcher / Perlita pispirria / Polioptila albiloris vanrossemi
• Black Catbird / Pájaro gato negro / Dumetella glabirostris
• Western Spindalis / Tángara cabeza rayada / Spindalis zena
• Rose-throated Tanager / Tángara yucateca / Piranga roseogularis
• White-winged Tanager / Tángara ala blanca / Piranga leucoptera
• Crimson-collared Tanager / Tángara cuello rojo / Ramphocelus sanguinolenta
• Yellow-winged Tanager / Tángara ala amarilla / Thraupis abbas
• Green-backed Sparrow / Rascador dorso verde / Arremonops chloronotus

12 Days Birding Tour In Yucatan, Mexico.

Potential Bird To See During Our Visit 250 To 300 Species

Itinerary

  • Day 1.-Day 01: Arrival at the International airport in Cancun and immediate transfer to Puerto Morelos. Night in Puerto Morelos.
  • Day 02.- Early morning birding in Central Vallarta, Cenote Road in Puerto Morelos. After lunch continue to Rio Lagartos. Night. Rio Lagartos
  • Day 03: Birding in Rio Lagartos, San Salvador Ranch and We´ll take a boat trip through the mangrove. After lunch, continue to Ek-Balam and Chichen Itza Ruins. Night in Chichen Itza. Villas Arquologicas Chichen Hotel.
  • Day 04.-Early morning at 06:00Birding in Chichen Itza Ruins. After Lunch continue to Uxmal Ruins.. Night. Uxmal.
  • Day 05: Early morning at 6 A.M. birding in Uxmal. After lunch continue to Campeche.
  • Day 6. Early morning birding in Edzna Ruins. After Lunch continue to Ixpujil. Night. Chicanna Hotel. ( two night )
  • Day 7: Early morning birding in Calakmul, Campeche and Hormiguero ruins. Night. Chicanna Hotel.
  • Day 8: Early morning birding in Caobas Reserve and then continue to Felipe Carrillo Puerto.
  • Day 9: Early morning birding in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Vigia Chico, Road. After lunch continue to Tulum. ( two night in Tulum )
  • Day 10: Early morning birding in Coba and Punta Laguna, Monkey Reserve. Night, Tulum
  • Day 11: Early morning birding in Cozumel.Night. Puerto Morelos
  • Day 12. Departure

Birding Yucatan open dates 2015

 

  • July 10 – 21
  • August 14 – 25
  • September 11 – 22
  • October 9 – 20
  • November 20 – 1 December

 

THE PRICE PER PERSON IS $3,500.00 USD

Note: All the date of itineraries include arrival and departure dates, comfortable and safe transportation with AC and driver

Included: Lodging, food, transportation, entrance fees to parks, ruins, reserves and service birding guide

Excluded: Alcoholic drinks, any items of personal nature, travel insurance and international airfare.

We recommend bringing

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Long sleeve cotton shirt
  • Umbrella

Contact us

To book your birding trip or for more information, please contact Luis Ku by Email: motmotbird@hotmail.com