- 30 Ratings
Sierra Madre Highlands Bird Watching Tour
Find yourself in the heart of an aviary paradise with a birding adventure through jungles and up mountains! This slice of Mexico is perfect for catching sight of an incredible variety of tropical birds thanks to the confluence of migratory patterns and environmental features. You'll slowly work your way from sea level up into the Sierra Madre mountains—all while peeking through your binocular at colorful birds. Plus, you'll get the chance to bird-watch in El Tuito, where the rare rosy thrush-tanager is found.
What You Will Do
- Enjoy round-trip transportation to and from the bird-watching sites in an air-conditioned van that gives you a break from the tropical weather
- Follow your expert, bilingual guide as they lead you to the ideal spots for catching a glimpse of winged wonders
- Begin your excursion among tropical forests and sub-perennials before ascending to pine and oak landscapes that lie along the slopes of the Sierra Madre mountains
- Head to El Tuito to see if you're lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the rosy thrush-tanager—a vibrantly colored creature that darts through the surrounding woods
- The variety of birds on the west coast of Mexico is truly unparalleled: grey-crowned woodpecker, varied bunting, painted redstart, black-vented oriole, grey-collared pygmy owl, tufted flycatcher, and more
- Guided bird watching tour
- Bottled water and continental breakfast
Bring binoculars, all terrain shoes or tennis shoes, insect repellent, a hat or cap, and a camera.
- 30 Ratings
Guide failed to arrive and a substitute provided 1 1/2 hours later. Very unprofessional. Birding itself was fine though we probably missed some early morning bird activity.
Unfortunately we were an hour late getting going and missed that first early hour of bird watching, otherwise the tour was good.