There are three different sites to visit:
LAS JUNTAS Y LOS VERANOS
Southern of Puerto Vallarta. On their land are many trees where Military Macaws nest. We’ll walk upland about 30 minutes to reach our blind (hidden by camouflage) to look at a nest of Military macaws.
Around noon we’ll return to have lunch (on your own) to the Botanical Gardens and later we’ll be back in Puerto Vallarta.
BOCA DE TOMATLÁN
Boca de Tomatlán is an excellent site to see migratory and endemic birds. We´ll walk by the shore and climb up hill to our blind, to see the nest of a Military Macaw couple. By noon, we’ll go to El Nogalito for lunch (on your own) or if you prefer we’ll go to Colomitos beach to snorkeling and swim in a very small and lonely beach with a waterfall in the creek behind it… It’s so wonderfull!
Southeast of Puerto Vallarta, in this place we can see many birds and count an entire population of Military macaws when they leave their night sites and fly to their feeding sites. Around noon we’ll return to have lunch (on your own) to Moro Paraiso beside a beautiful river and later we’ll be back in Puerto Vallarta.
Price for this tour: $80.00 USD
About 50% goes to support this research-ecotourism project, in materials, economic help to local people who take care of the nests and other expenses of the project.
LEVEL OF FITNESS:
These tours are designed for all levels of expertise from beginners, from casual observers and nature lovers to the more experienced birders. However, the exercise level is strenuous to moderate. To get to the macaws’ nesting sites, we might need to hike quite a while, although, mules could be available at an additional charge.
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
Ground transportation from your hotel, first aid kit, binoculars and spotting scope use, checklists for the birds of the area, plasticized plates for quick ID´s, and all manner of field guides for North American and Mexican birds are available for reference. We will serve you a light breakfast: juice, purified water, coffee or tea, sweet bread; fresh fruit and sandwiches are provided.
EQUIPMENT and CLOTHING:
Binoculars, camera, mosquitoes repellent, sunscreen, medication, toiletries, sun glasses, cap, walking shoes long pants, clothes in earth or camouflage colors. In the winter even at the tropics, early mornings or nights could be chilly, so we recommend bringing a sweater, sweatshirt, or lightweight jacket. Don’t forget to bring a swimsuit and towel if you plan to swim or snorkel at Colomitos beach.
To make the tour most enjoyable for yourself, other participants, and your leaders, it is important to use common sense and show proper etiquette while in the field. Macaws’ nesting can be very stressful and birds tend to be shy. Loud noises and bright colors can scare them. We encourage clothing with earth tones. Try to avoid colors like oranges, yellows, and reds. Always keep your voice down. Shouting is not conducive to extended looks at a given species. When looking through the spotting scope, always wait your turn and look briefly the first time so that others may have the opportunity to get a look. Smoking is not allow in the field.
The donative fee for One day with Military Macaws is in US Dollars per person.
To register for this tour, please contact the Operations Manager Alejandro Martinez Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.birdinginmexico.com.
Your donatives fees are applied about 50% to support this research-ecotourism project, in materials, economic help to local people who take care of the nests and other expenses of the project.
Besides, you will have the option to adopt a nest of Military macaw and help to guarantee its reproductive success. You will be informed by internet about its progress. Check with the researcher how this program works.
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