Birding the Ruins of the Yucatán with Stan Walens
October 5 - October 15$3150
About this trip
Pack your binoculars and embark on an intense birding adventure to the environmentally diverse Yucatán Peninsula. Witness native birds soar above the stunning ruins of Hochob, Becán, Chacchoben, Uxmal, and other archaeological sites on this journey through the Maya world. Heads will turn at every point of this expedition as you look for a rainbow array of birds including hummingbirds, parrots, flamingos, raptors, and many more. From trail hikes to boat rides, birding enthusiasts will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of outdoor activities while learning about the history of the Maya and the birds that call the Yucatán Peninsula home.
- Enjoy exceptional birding while visiting the walled city of Becán, once a Maya political, economic, and religious center.
- Watch for target species like the Hook-billed and Gray-headed Kites, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, and the magnificent King Vulture.
- Embark on a boat ride on Bacalar Lagoon, nicknamed the “Lake of Seven Colors.”
- Search for avifauna in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, home to approximately 350 bird species.
- Go birding by boat through the Celestun River marshes and mangroves, home to herons, cormorants, and frigatebirds.
Trip sponsored by Buena Vista Audubon
October 5, 2021 – October 15, 2021