To better prepare for the adventure that awaits you, please study the following lists:
Some of Yelapa’s star birds, stratified according to habitats, include, in season:
1. Bahia Yelapa and beaches: Black-necked Stilt, Sanderling, Greater Yellowlegs; Laughing and Heermann’s gulls; Black, Common (both migration), Royal and Elegant terns; Brown Pelican, Magnificent Frigatebird, Blue-footed and Brown boobies, etc.
2. Rio El Tuito and its estero at Playa Yelapa: A dozen species of herons and egrets, including Green Heron and Yellow-crowned Night-Heron; White and White-faced ibis; Osprey and Common Black Hawk; Green kingfisher; Mangrove Swallow; Northern and Louisiana waterthrushes, etc.
C. Sinaloan Thorn Forest, Palm Forest and Tropical forest: Thicket Tinamou; West Mexican Chachalaca and Crested Guan; Red-billed Pigeon; Groove-billed Ani, Lesser Ground-Cuckoo and Squirrel Cuckoo; Buff-collared Nightjar; Mexican Hermit, Plain-capped Starthroat, Golden-crowned Emerald, Mexican Woodnymph (rare), Broad-billed, Cinnamon and Violet-crowned hummingbirds; Hook-billed Kite, Black-and-White and Black hawk-eagles, Great Black Hawk, Zone-tailed, Gray, and Short-tailed hawks; Mottled Owl, Ferruginous and Colima pygmy-owls; Citreoline & Elegant trogons; Russet-crowned Motmot; Golden-cheeked, Pale-billed and Lineated woodpeckers; Collared Forest-Falcon, Bat Falcon; Lilac-crowned Parrot, Mexican Parrotlet (winter), Orange-fronted Parakeet and Military Macaw; Ivory-billed Woodcreeper; Masked Tityra, Gray-collared and Rose-throated Becards, Northern Beardless Tyrannulet, Greenish Elaenia, Pacific-slope, Vermilion, Dusky-capped, Nutting’s, Brown-crested, Social, Boat-billed, Sulphur-bellied flycatchers, Bright-rumped Attila, Great Kiskadee, Tropical and Thick-billed kingbirds; Golden, Black-capped, Bell’s, Warbling (the last three winter) and Yellow-green (summer) vireos; Black-throated Magpie-Jay, Green and San Blas jays; Happy and Sinaloa wrens; Blue Mockingbird; Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Rufous-backed Robin; Scrub (Goldman’s) Euphonia; Rusty-crowned Ground-Sparrow, Stripe-headed Sparrow; Yellow-winged Cacique, Black-vented, Hooded and Streak-backed orioles; Golden-crowned, MacGillivray’s, Black-throated Gray (the last two winter), Fan-tailed and Rufous-capped warblers; Red-crowned Ant-Tanager, Yellow Grosbeak, Red-breasted Chat, Blue, Varied and Painted (winter) buntings; Blue-black Grassquit; Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater, and Grayish Saltator, etc.
3. Humid palm and tropical forest at Yelapa Tapa and bordering Camino Pizota: Ruddy Quail-Dove; Eared Poorwill and Mexican Whip-Poor-Will; Middle-American (Vermiculated) Screech-Owl; Chestnut-collared, Collared and Greater Swallow-tailed (rare) swifts; Calliope (winter) and Berylline hummingbirds; Arizona and Gray-crowned woodpeckers; Greater Pewee; Brown-backed Solitaire; Gray Silky-flycatcher; Elegant Euphonia; Black-headed Siskin; Tropical Parula, Grace’s Warbler and Slate-throated redstart; Hepatic, Flame-colored and Red-headed tanagers, etc.
All or most of following eBird Hotspots may be visited on this incredibly exciting Birding in Mexico destination, which includes an overnight option.
Please inquire for pricing then give us your preference, and we’ll gladly make it happen for you!
*See full eBird list of each site we will be visiting by clicking each specific bird list link, below:
1. Playa Yelapa (269 species): https://ebird.org/printableList?regionCode=L372467&yr=all&m=
2. Sendero Cascada Yelapa (130 species): https://ebird.org/printableList?regionCode=L8186519&yr=all&m=
3. Camino a Yelapa—Mirador (89 species): https://ebird.org/printableList?regionCode=L4695741&yr=all&m=
4. Selva El Tuito—Yelapa Tapa (100 species): https://ebird.org/printableList?regionCode=L3482040&yr=all&m=
5. Selva El Tuito—Camino Pizota (69 species): https://ebird.org/printableList?regionCode=L3667796&yr=all&m=