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Customize your experience to your liking based on the distance you are willing to travel, how much time you want to be out birding, specific birds you want to see, and which other activities and/or places of interest you would like to add to your birdwatching day and travel itinerary. Why not combine your birding tour with a visit to an archaeological site of your preference or to an incredible cenote?

If you are unsure where to go birding, do not hesitate to ask, we know some great spots. Here are some suggestions. 

​Río Lagartos

Famous for the pink water ponds ¨Las Coloradas¨, and for the biggest colony of the American Flamingo, Rio Lagartos is without a doubt the best option for the bird watcher interested in documenting the greatest number of birds in one day.

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Great opportunity to explore and experience a traditional fishing town of Yucatan, visit Las Coloradas (pink water ponds), take a boat to cover aquatic ecosystems, chances of seeing a great diversity of birds including many Yucatan endemics.

Las coloradas © Julie Cassard
American Flamingos © Joel Ortega
American Flamingos © Joel Ortega
Bare-throated Tiger Heron © Joel Ortega
Boat tour Rio Lagartos © Joel Ortega
Birdwatching Rio Lagartos © Joel Ortega
Rio Lagartos pier Bridwatching Rio Lagartos © Joel Ortega
Yucatan Wren © Joel Ortega
Mexican Sheartail © Joel Ortega
Boat ride Rio Lagartos © Joel Ortega
Birdwatchers Rio Lagartos © Joel Ortega
Boat-billed night heron © Joel Ortega
American Flamigos © Joel Ortega

Birds and archaeology

The Yucatan Peninsula is one of the very important regions belonging to the larger territory that saw the development of the Mayan Civilization.  In this tour we explore some of the ancient cities, their impressive architecture and symbolic artwork as we talk about the many achievements of this great civilization.

Archaeological sites provide an excellent option to see a wide variety of birds given the fact that they are under special protection.  These sites also offer a wide range of habitats for birds since the ancient Maya built their cities in accordance to the locally available resources such as lakes, caves, swamps, marshes and jungle.

Tell us which archaeological site(s) you want to explore as we look for birds or let us make a few suggestions for you based on your needs and interests. The most popular sites can be visited at extra official hours to avoid crowds.

SPECIAL FEATURES: Birdwatching in ancient Mayan cities, great tour option to please everyone in your group that may not be a birder, two must do activities if you are interested in birds and you don´t want to miss visiting an ancient Mayan city.

Ruta Puuc
Tulum Archaeological site © Aaron Huber
© Miguel Amar Uribe
Uxmal archaeological site © Javier Garcia Chavez
Uxmal Iguana © Marv Watson
© Yohann Mourre
Gartered Trogon
Smoky-brown Woodpecker
Chichen Itza
Ball court Coba Archaeological site
Great Currassow
Ocellated turkey
Turquoise-browed Motmot
© Joel Ortega
Calakmul Archaeological site © Joel Ortega

​Toh Nature Reserve

About 170 bird species have been documented in this privately-owned 124-acre nature reserve on the ruta de cenotes road in Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo. 

SPECIAL FEATURES: Close to Playa del Carmen and nearby hotels, great introduction in half a day to the birds and other interesting characteristics of the Yucatan.

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