Mazatlan, Mexico

Birdwatching in Sierra Madre

Get the opportunity to see the elusive Tufted Jay or other bird species native to the Sierra Madre Mountains in this birdwatching tour. The Sierra Madre Mountains are located near the borders of Durango and Sinaloa and the forest's ecosystem makes it a year round home the Tufted Jay or "Chara Pinta". You will be led through the trails and canyons of the preserve by an experienced local guide, "Don Santos". In addition to helping you find any birds you are interested in, Don Santos and his family will welcome you to his home, where you can enjoy a homemade traditional meal.

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Duration

Full Day

Travel Style

Active Adventure and Connect with Nature

Languages

English and Spanish

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Mountains

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Starts at:

$99/person

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Speaks: English and Spanish

Highlights

  • Get the chance to see the Tafted Jay or "Chara Pinta", an elusive bird species endemic to the Sierra Madrea Forest.
  • Hike through the amazing trails and canyons of the preserve, led by experienced local guide, in search of a variety of bird species that live in the forests.
  • Enjoy delicious traditional corn "gorditas" for lunch made by the Don Santos family.

Details

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included

Activities

Although hikes focus on finding the Tufted Jay, you may request to find any other bird species you want to see.

Guide

Bilingual guide

Food

Breakfast and Lunch
Bottle water, soft drinks, coffee, snacks, continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Transport

Private van

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Help protect Mexico's dolphin and whale communities by joining one of the many exciting adventures offered by Onca Explorations. With Onca Explorations you can go kayaking and snorkelling at the best reef locations, join a team of marine scientists and head out to sea in search of majestic humpback whales, take a plunge into the ocean and swim with wild dolphins, help baby sea turtles get to sea to the first time, go hiking and birdwatching in the Sierra Madre mountains, or discover ancient pertoglyphs. All adventures help fund various scientific expeditions that help protect Mexico's aquatic wildlife.

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