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Sayulita: birding the Pacific Coast of Mexico

When: Dec 01, 2017 12:00 AM to Dec 11, 2017 12:00 AM
Dan van den Broek

December 1-11, 2017 | The tropical Sayulita Coast provides habitat for a wonderful diversity of birds that we will seek out on this trip.

December 1-11, 2017

Northern Jacana - dfaulder
Northern Jacana - dfaulder

The tropical Sayulita Coast lies just north of Puerto Vallarta in western Mexico and the area’s forests, fields, coast and mountains provide habitat for a wonderful diversity of birds. The area surrounding San Francisco, Mexico (known locally as San Pancho) is home to resident species such as Pale-billed Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied Chachalaca, Cinnamon Hummingbird, Orange-fronted Parakeet, Mexican Parrotlet, and Ivory-billed Woodcreeper. With the Pacific Ocean at your back, you can bird an unspoiled lagoon hosting Roseate Spoonbill, Bare-throated Tiger Heron, Northern Jacana and Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks. We’ll spend five nights in San Pancho, allowing us to thoroughly and comfortably explore the best birding areas within a day’s drive, while returning to our delightful lodgings to recap the day. A boat trip through the mangrove-lined estuary at San Blas will give us opportunities to see Limpkins, Common Black-Hawks, Snail Kites, and Laughing Falcons. We wrap up our trip by heading inland to the historic village of San Sebastian del Oeste, founded in 1605. The oak and pine forests above San Sebastian will provide a completely different offering of birds, including Magnificent Hummingbirds, Crescent-chested Warblers, Slate-throated Redstarts, and Red-headed Tanagers. In the morning, the beautiful song of the Brown-backed Solitaire will echo through the forest.

Orange-fronted Parakeet - Brian Ralphs
Orange-fronted Parakeet - Brian Ralphs

Registration Details

For More Information: Please contact Dan van den Broek at 971-222-6105 or dvandenbroek@audubonportland.org

Leaders: Dr. Ivan Phillipsen

Tentative Fee: $2,895 members / $3,195 non-members
$1,400 required to secure your place on the trip
Single supplement:
Please contact us if you are interested in a single supplement to confirm availability.

Fee Includes: All ground transportation, double-occupancy lodging, breakfasts, lunches, local guide fees and tips, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leaders. Not included: Airfare to & from Puerto Vallarta, and dinners.




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