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Top bird watching places at The Riviera Maya and Cancun

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Top bird watching places at The Riviera Maya and Cancun

Top bird watching places at The Riviera Maya and Cancun

Mexico is one of the countries with great biodiversity, the number of wildlife and bird species is huge.

In the south of Mexico, The Yucatan Peninsula is the home of many migratory and endemic bird species.

The Riviera Maya and Cancun at the north-east side of the Peninsula, have amazing areas where birdwatching tours in Mexico are ideal.

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Birdwatching Tulum

Near Tulum is the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve a great spot for bird watching in the jungle near archeological sites.

It is possible to spot some marine species near the channels and mangroves and other endemic wildlife species.

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Birdwatching Coba

Not only an amazing archaeological site is also a great place for birdwatching and probably other wildlife like monkeys.

If you are staying in Cancun or Riviera Maya, Coba is also a great opportunity for a great birding day.

Where you can combine a visit to the archaeological site once you finish with the birdwatching activity.

Birding at The Riviera Maya could take some days, plan at least 3 days and get in touch with birdwatching local expert for a great experience.

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Birdwatching Cancun

Puerto Morelos in the north only 30 minutes from Cancun is an area with many Cenotes where motmot birds are common.

Start this adventures early morning is the best time to do it, commonly this adventure start around 5:00 am according to if you start from Cancun or Puerto Morelos.

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This birdwatching activity from Cancun is getting more popular every year and more local guides are getting into the birding world.

Birdwatching at The Cozumel Island

The Cozumel Island is located at the south of Cancun, to get there you must take the ferry at Playa del Carmen.

This is an amazing place where endemic birds of this island can be spotted, guided by a local birdwatching expert.

You must consider the time of land transportation to Playa del Carmen and ferry transfer to the island plus the transfer to the birding area.

Also, an ideal option for birdwatchers that arrive by cruise ships at the Island, if you plan a birdwatching activity let us know, we can provide all services for your birdwatching at Cozumel Island.

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Birdwatching Rio Lagartos Yucatan

This is a special mention, is not located at The Riviera Maya or Cancun is located at Yucatan north side.

A different place that must be explored if you are traveling to these destinations.

Where flamingos arrive in huge amounts plus more Yucatan endemic birds live and migratory birds arrive.

For this place, you must consider a full day is about 4 hours round trip from Cancun or Riviera Maya.

Mexico Birdwatching Tour Services

We highly recommend you to book a bird watching tour from The Riviera Maya or Cancun, guided by local experts that will take you to the correct spots and best experience during this tour.

Along with our knowledgeable birding guide, you will experience a unique birding tour in the middle of the Mayan Jungle.

We have the best price for birdwatching tour in Mexico ideal for families and small groups.

Contact us and get the best deal for one day or multi-day birding tour with our local birdwatching experts.

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This is a shortlist of potential birds you can see (depends on the season)

  • Orange Oriole / Icterus auratus Endemic
  • Rose-throated Tanager / Piranga roseogularis / Endemic
  • Yucatan Jay / Cyanocorax yucatanicus Endemic
  • Yellow-lored Parrot / Amazona xantholora Endemic
  • White-bellied Emerald / Amazilia candida
  • See more here

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One Response

  1. blank Tammy says:

    hi there…I have a pic of a bird I located in Cancun…I cannot find it anywhere…can you help me out?? how do I send you the pic?

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