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Birdwatching Sian Ka´an Muyil

Muyil Archaelogical Site
Ferrruginous Pygmy Owl
Rose-throated Becard
Smoky-brown Woodpecker
Mexican sheartail © Eddie Ay Peña
Yellow-billed Cacique
Ruby-throated humminbird © Eddy Ay Peña
Bright-rumped Attila
Motmot Muyil
Common Tody Flycatcher
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Collared Aracari
Yucatan Jay
Muyil Archaelogical Site
003 Castle Muyil Close
27 Deck Sabana2
Lazy river Float, Sian Ka´an
Birder in Sian Ka´an Muyil
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
Bird´s eyeview: Sian Ka´an Watchtower

Close to Tulum, Muyil is a great place to enjoy a great diversity of birds while learning about the current Maya culture and the ancient Maya civilization as we walk in a Mayan village and visit the archaeological site of Muyil in the northern portion of the Sian Ka´an Biosphere reserve.

​Explore a variety of habitats with different types of vegetation: secondary vegetation, plantations, primary semi-deciduous jungle in the archaeological site of Muyil, and some fresh water wetlands as we walk through flooded jungle on a boardwalk until reaching a fresh water lagoon.

​On this tour it is possible to identify from 40 to 80 species of birds (depending on the time of the year). 

​There is also the possibility to add to this tour a boat trip across two lagoons to enjoy a lazy river floating experience.  We float sitting on life vests in a truly unique setting, listening to the sounds of nature, among mangroves, orchids & bromeliads. An experience immersed in nature like nothing you have experienced before. 


  • Wednesday as part of group

  • Any day on demand in private



  • Profesional guidance

  • Air-conditioned transportation

  • Breakfast (juice or coffee, fruit or eggs)

  • Water, fruit and snacks

  • All entrance fees


It is possible to identify from 40 to 80 species of birds (depending on the time of the year): Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, different species of hummingbirds, Trogons, Keel billed Toucan, Turquoise browed Motmot, several species of woodpeckers, and wood- creepers, Jays, Tanagers, Orioles and many more.

Discover the area through the fascinating world of birds

  • 6:30 a.m. beginning of excursion (from Tulum)

  • 7:00 a.m. birdwatch in Mayan community

  • 9:00 a.m. breakfast (fruit cocktail, coffee or tea)

  • 9:30 a.m. bird watch in the Muyil Archaeological Site

  • 11:00 a.m. use a boardwalk to get across flooded jungle and come out onto a lagoon

  • 12:00 p.m. end of the excursion or boat ride across lagoons (optional)



  • Birdwatching Muyil is an excellent excursion for the enthusiastic bird watcher who is also interested in the nature, culture and history of the area

  • For those that want to spend the least time possible in a car to get to a great birding location

  • For those interested in giving bird watching a try to enjoy the amazing world of birds and the incredible places they can take us to

Who is it for?




*Are you booking for 1 person only? 
Please note that in the event that there are no more people booked to join the tour,  you will be given the option to pay extra and do the tour in private. 


We recommend that clients bring:


- Comfortable clothes and shoes,

- Sunglasses and hat

- Camera & binoculars

- Eco friendly sunblock and mosquito repellant (preferably use clothes for protection against the sun and mosquitos)

- Some cash*

- Bring a refillable water bottle


*It is customary to tip the guides and staff for their excellent service. 

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