Bird Watching Tour (departs from Riviera Maya)
The Yucatan Peninsula is widely recognized as an important birding region that boasts an incredibly diverse resident bird population as well as an equally diverse migratory bird population due to its strategic location (observation of migratory birds is optimal from December through February).
To date, 543 species have been viewed in the Yucatan Peninsula, representing nearly 50% of all the bird species registered in the country.
Forest species include Ocellated Turkey, Yucatan Poorwill, Yucatan Flycatcher, Yucatan Jay, Yucatan Wren, Black Catbird, Red-vented Woodpecker, Yellow-lored Parrot, Orange Oriole, Rose-throated Tanager, Keel-billed Toucan, Collared Aracari, Turquoise-browed Motmot, Masked Tityra, Social Flycatcher, Altamira Oriole, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Pied-billed Grebe, Yellow-throated Euphonia, White-eyed Vireo, Olive-throated parakeet, American Redstart, Painted Bunting, and Common and Black Vulture to mention a few.
Coastal and wetland areas of the Sian Ka´an Biosphere Reserve include species such as Reddish Egret, Boat-billed Heron, Green Heron, Bare-Throated Tiger Heron, Great Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Great Blue Heron and its white morph, Wood Stork, White Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Kingfisher, Black, Savanna and Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Magnificent Frigate bird, Brown Pelican, Anhinga, Double-crested Cormorant, Mangrove Warbler, Red-winged Blackbird, Royal Tern, and Brown Pelican amongst many others.
Join our expert guides and explore the diverse ecosystems of the Yucatan as you spot the many beautiful species that live and move through this region.
Your Bird Watching Tour (departs from Riviera Maya) includes the following:
- Bilingual staff
- Round trip transportation
- Sandwich lunch
- Tour duration: 5 hours
- Tour schedule: 05:00 AM Fridays
- Tour departure: from selected hotels (details will accompany your reservation confirmation)
- Clients who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participate
- This tour is not suitable for those who are severely physically challenged
Please bring the following to your Bird Watching Tour (departs from Riviera Maya):
- Biodegradable sunscreen / repellent
- Comfortable walking shoes or sports sandals
- Extra $$ for tips, etc.