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Mexico has a great diversity of migratory and endemic birds so travelers can find a great offer of ecotourism and find more than a thousand different species in their natural habitat.
This place has one of the richest ecosystems in the Americas. Hundreds of species of birds stand out, such as the white egret, the hairy heron, the ibis, the jabiru, and the American stork, which coexist in the jungle, in various lagoons, the sea, and in a vast expanse of mangroves.
Visitors can go camping and hiking through the jungle to appreciate more closely the vast biodiversity of this privileged region of southern Mexico, considered a world heritage site. Ecotourism activities are carried out by the communities that inhabit Sian Ka'an in nine ecosystems that are the habitat of resident and migratory birds, some of them endangered.
This is a spectacular site in Yucatan where exotic animals coexist along a lush jungle and seashore. For those looking for places to enjoy biodiversity, Río Lagartos is the ideal spot for watching cormorants, American storks, and yellow-billed gulls and the incredible pink flamingo, the place's main attraction.
Travelers can visit the area by hiring tours by boat or hiking through this natural reserve's incredible jungle. The best time to observe the flamingos is between March and May.
This nature reserve, located in Baja California Sur, is one of the favorite places for birdwatching and is home to endemic species, such as the fabulous hummingbird Xantus that is located in the highlands, in addition to the so-called sea roosters, as well as woodpeckers, falcons and the peninsular huitlacoche (Toxostoma).
In addition, bird lovers can enjoy the presence of diving ducks and albino and green-necked pelicans that migrate to this place from Canada. On Isla Espíritu Santo, visitors can observe more than 400 species of endemic and migratory birds. UNESCO protects this uninhabited area as a biosphere and is one of Mexico's most important ecotourism destinations.
Colorful toucans are among the many species on display in Mexico. (Photo Credit: edurivero/iStock /Getty Images Plus)
This is one of the largest and most spectacular reserves birdwatching lovers can find in Mexico. Its enormous extension, which covers the states of Puebla and Oaxaca, is home to more than 750 species of colorful birds.
The species that have made this place famous are the fabulous green macaws in the sanctuary, Barranco de las Esmeraldas Voladoras (Flying Emerald Ravine). In this spot, visitors that go camping have to stay completely silent to avoid disturbing the animals and be able to see the flocks at dusk, when they return to their nests, and very early in the morning when they start their daytime activities.
In addition to these majestic animals, other endemic species, such as hummingbirds and magpies, can also be found. Also, along the extensive trails, it is possible to find caves with ancient paintings.
In this impressive national park of Chiapas, visitors find fabulous birds living in one of the richest natural environments in Mexico. Along this vast territory is a lush jungle, the great Grijalva River, and a series of dreamlike waterfalls that make visitors live an extraordinary natural experience.
Here birdwatching lovers have the opportunity to enjoy about 700 different species that can be seen on boat tours or hiking along the jungle. They can observe extraordinary species such as toucans, parrots, yellow-billed cuckoos, necklace coas (trogon elegans), hundreds of owls, and the fabulous red macaws that represents this nature reserve.
Valentín Fuentes is a journalist who, over three decades of professional work, has ventured into various areas of communication...
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