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West Mexico Endemics ~ Jalisco & Nayarit

January 22, 2018 to February 01, 2018 — 10 days

Military Macaw.
Blue-footed Boobies at Islas Marietas.
Pale-billed Woodpecker.
Black-throated Magpie-Jay
San Blas Jay.
Yellow-winged Cacique
Streak-backed Oriole
  • Up to 300 species of resident and migratory birds call the Bay of Banderas area home
  • A number of endemics possible including Mexican Parrotlet, Golden-cheeked Woodpecker, Black-throated Magpie-Jay, San Blas Jay, Purplish-backed Jay, Orange-breasted Bunting, Blue Mockingbird, Mexican Woodnymph, Citreoline Trogon, Rufous-bellied and West-Mexican Chachalacas, Sinaloa Wren and Happy Wren to name a few.
  • Boat trip to marine sanctuary at Islas Marietas, where Blue-footed and Brown boobies nest, and with luck we’ll see other pelagics including Black-vented Shearwater, Black Storm-Petrel and Red-billed Tropicbird.
  • Evening boat trip into mangrove forests at San Blas, where we should see Rufous-necked Wood-rail, Reddish Egret, Bare-throated Tiger Heron, Boat-billed Heron, Limpkin, Snail Kite, Anhinga, Ringed and Amazon kingfishers and with luck Northern Potoo.
  • San Sebastian Highlands, excellent for variety of woodland birds including Brown-backed Solitaire, Trans-volcanic Jay, Cinnamon-bellied Flower-piercer, Mountain Trogon, Pine Flycatcher and Aztec Thrush.
  • Tour led by local Mexican guide and Avocet Tours’ Chris Charlesworth. Not only will we experience the fantastic birding and wildlife viewing in this area, but we will also take in the local culture and cuisine. A portion of tour proceeds will go to local bird conservation.

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