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Mexico: Western

Visiting classic destinations in this endemic-rich region, we will target all the specialties. Elegant Quail, Long-tailed Wood Partridge, the mega Tufted Jay, beautiful Red Warbler, Slaty Vireo, both Orange-breasted and Painted Buntings, Red-breasted Chat, and even Aztec Thrush at our reliable stakeout. There are many more stunning Mexican and Central American species like Rosy Thrush-Tanager and Spotted Rail, plus a reasonable chance for Eared Quetzal. This is one of the most spotlighting-heavy bird tours in the world, with excellent chances to see more than 15 nocturnal species! These include stunners like Cinereous Owl, Balsas Screech Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Stygian Owl, and Eared Poorwill.

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Baja California Extension

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All of our tours to Mexico are operated by René Valdés, one of the country’s most respected and well-connected bird guides. This means that we are always running with the most up-to-date information, and have relevant permissions to access all birding sites. Despite some government advisories taking an overly cautious stance against travel to certain parts of Mexico, we are completely confident in the safety of all our itineraries.

Accommodation:

All comfortable hotels throughout the main tour and extension. Our lodge on the Durango Highway does not have power outlets in the rooms, but electronics can be charged in the dining room. Showers all have hot water.

Walking difficulty:

Mostly easy roadside and trail birding. Some slightly longer walks of up to two hours while looking for Eared Quetzal.

Tour cost includes:

All accommodation, main meals, drinking water, internal flights (as stated in itinerary), overland transport, tips to local drivers and guides, travel permits, entrance fees, and guide fees.

Tour cost excludes:

Flights before and after the tour start/end, visa, travel insurance, tips to tour leaders, laundry, drinks, and other items of a personal nature.