Birding tours in Chiapas, Mexico.
   

    We offer various birding routes in this marvelous state where one can observe more than 600 species of birds. Each of these tours is focused on specific species and have been developed in collaboration with local communities to provide authentic interactions, food, accommodation and, of course birding spots!
    Since we are based in Chiapas our tours are offered throughout the year and can be personalised in terms of location, duration or difficulty of the trails.
We also offer birding day trips in San Cristóbal de las Casas and surroundings.


 Warbler Tour  (3 days)
    This tour takes place in the surroundings of San Cristóbal de las Casas, where roughly 280 bird species can be seen.
    Here, we will look for more than 30 species of warblers and specialities such as the pink-headed warbler, the rufous-browed wren, blue-throated motmot, black-throated jay, wine-throated hummingbird or unspotted saw-whet owl.
    The most suitable time to take this tour would be between the end of September and beginning of May.


Hawk-eagle Tour (3 days)
    If you want to see abundance of birds regardless of the season then this is your best option. During this trip we will transit from thick and bushy vegetation to the tropical rainforest of the bioreserve "El Ocote". This route has spectacular high viewpoints. Here we might see some Mexican endemics such as the Nava's wren, flammulated flycatcher, red-breasted chat, long-tailed sabrewing, or impressive tropical species, such as the black hawk-eagle, ornate hawk-eagle or even the lovely cotinga. We will stay with the guardians of this forest who will take good care of us with local cuisine and a comfortable lodge. Pick-up and drop-off in Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Bunting Tour (3 days)
    This trip is for those who are interested in Mexican endemics and/or the pacific mangroves. We will travel first to the municipality of Tonalá looking to observe waterbirds. Next, we go to the coast of Pijijiapan, where the giant wren, yellow-winged cacique, pacific parakeet and yellow-naped parrot can be found. To see the abundant avian life of the mangroves, we will take a boat trip after which, a breakfast of fresh Mexican seafood awaits us. Then, we walk on the beach to spot seabirds. We back to Tonalá, to the mountains, looking for orange-breasted bunting
, Rosita's bunting, cinnamon-tailed sparrow, green-fronted hummingbird, turquoise-crowned hummingbird, west Mexican chachalaca, citreoline trogon, flammulated flycatcher.
   This tour can be done throughout the year however in the months of March and April one can witness the massive migration of birds of prey that must pass through this region. Pick-up and drop-off in Tuxtla Gutierrez
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Quetzal Tour (4 days) *IN DEVELOPMENT*
    This route is focused on some very sought-after species. It begins in the municipality of Mapastepec were we will explore the mangroves of La Encrucijada Biosphere  Reserve where all bittern, egret and heron species of Mexico, including the beautiful agami heron, can be found besides countless other species such as the american pygmy kingfisher or the black-collared hawk. We then proceed to Acacoyagua which lies at sea level. From there, we enter the Sierra Madre de Chiapas and ascend to an altitude of 2,100 metres. During our climb we may stumble upon azure-rumped tanager, blue-hooded euphonia and blue-tailed hummingbird. At the top of our route we will camp and look for the iconic resplendent quetzal and the barred parakeet. This route can only be done between the end of October and the end of April. Pick up and drop-off at the airport of Tapachula.

Horned guan Tour (4 days)
   This route goes through the protected nature reserve of the Tacaná volcano which is the highest peak of Chiapas (4,090 masl). It consists of pine-oak forest with some remnants of mountainous cloud forest, one of the last refuges for birds that are native to Chiapas and Guatemala such as pink-headed warbler, resplendent quetzal, horned guan, rufous sabrewing or azure-rumped tanager.
   During our visit we will be camping in a Mame community, the native people who live at the base of the volcano. Most suitable time to take this tour is between the end of October and the end of April. Pick up and drop-off at the airport of Tapachula.