Enjoy a Wonderful Birding Tour to Chiapas, Mexico.

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Motmot Birding Tours offer 12 days birding tours to Chiapas, Mexico. The best places for birding tours: 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 archaeological sites, 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: Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilan, Montes Azules Reserve, El Triunfo Reserve, Ocote Biosphere Reserve and the Sumidero Canyon

Best birding tour Chiapas mexico Luis Ku
We begin this wonderful birding tour in Palenque, Chiapas, where we start our trip with a visit to Palenque ruins. After lunch continueto Cascadas de Agua Azul &Misol ha. Early morning at 5 P.M leaving to Frontera Corazal three night, to visit Bonampak,Yaxchilan and the Lacantun forest. These sites are both deep in the rainforest. We´ll take a boat in Frontera Corozal to continue to Yaxchilan (Usumacinta River ). Guacamayas hotel, 2 days. This reserve, is situated on the banks of the broad Rio Lacantun, a tributary of the even wider Rio Usumacinta.The Reserve of the Biosphere Monte Azules is on the opposite bank. It is the only remaining area in Mexico. There are excellent trails in the immediate rainforest, and the birding is even productive walking through the small, clean and manicured village of reforma Agraria. We´ll spend two nights at El Triunfo Reserve and then continue to Sumidero Canyon. Overnight. Tuxtla Gutierrez, we´ll end our birding trip to Ocote Biosphere Reserve. Overnight. Palenque and departure.

Potential birds to see:

Collared Forrest-Falcon, Barred Forrest-Falcon, Bicolored Hawk, Double-toothed Kite, Snail Kite, Black-collared Hawk, Solitary Eagle, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, White Hawk, Bat Falcon, Laughing Falcon, King Vulture, Crested Guan, Horned Guan, Great Curassow, Thicket Tinamou, Spotted Wood-Quial, Ruddy Crake, Rufous-Necked Wood-Rail, Sungrebe, Pale-vented Pigeon, Blue-Ground-Dove, Grey-headed Dove, Ruddy Quial-Dove, White-crowned Parrot, Red-lored Parrot, Brown Hooded Parrot, Yellow-headed Parrot, Mealy Parrot, Scarlet Macaw, Green Parakeet, Long-tailed Hermit, Wedge-tailed Sabrewing, Long-billed Starthroat, White-necked Jacobin, Violet Sabrewing, Purple Crowned Fairy, Slaty-tailed Trogon, Collared Trogon, Black-headed Trogon, Gateret Trogon, Keel-billed Toucan, Blue-crowned Motmot, Russet-crowned Motmot, Tody Motmot, White-whiskered Puffbird, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Amazon Kingfisher, Golden-cheeked Woodpecker, Black-cheeked Woodpecker, Chestnut-colored Woodpecker, Ivory-billed Woodcreeper, Webge-billed Woodcreeper, Ruddy Woodcreeper, Rufous-breasted Spinetail, Plain Xenops, Dot-winged Antwren, Dusky Antbird, Mexican Antthrush, Yellow-bellied Tyrannuler, Ocre-bellied Flycatcher, Sepia-capped Flycatcher, Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher, Royal Flycacher, Red-capped Manakin, White-collared Manakin, Cinnamoun Becard, Lovely Cotinga, White-throated Magpie-Jay,Green Shrike-Vireo, Olive-backed Euphonia, Blue-crowned Chlorophonia, Green Honeycreeper, Golden-hooded Tanager, Scarlet-rumped Tanager, Crimson-collared Tanager, Buff-throated Saltador, Black-faced Grosbeak, Varied Bunting, Orange-billed Sparrow, Montezuma Oropendola, Chestnut-headed Oropendola, Orioles, and so on.


  • Day1: Arrival on the International airport Palenque, Chiapas
  • Day 2: Birding to Palenque Ruins. After lunch continue to Misul-Ha and Cascadas de Agua Azul. Night. Palenque
  • Day 3: Birding to Bonampak Ruins. Night. Frontera Corozal
  • Day 4: Birding to Yaxchilan. Night. Frontera Corazal.
  • Day 5: Birding en La selva Lacandona. After lunch continue to Guacamayas ( two night )
  • Day 6: Birding to Guacamayas
  • Day 7: Birding to Montes Azules Reserve. After Lunch continue to Comitan, Chiapas ( Three night )
  • Day 8: Birding to Lagunas de Montebello
  • Day 9-10: Birding to El Triunfo Reserve. ( two days ). Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas.
  • Day 11: Birding to Ocote Biosphere Reserve and to visit Sumidero Cayon. Then continue to Palenque, end the wonderful birding tours.
  • Day 12: Departure

Birding Chiapas open dates 2015

  • FEBRAURY 6 – 17
  • MARCH 20 – 31
  • APRIL 17 – 28
  • MAY 15 – 26

    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