Birding Adventures in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (Episode 1)

Located just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and spanning 190 miles of Pacific coastline, Riviera Nayarit is not only a a great North American bird-watching destination, but a mecca for world-class fishing, surfing, whale-watching, culture, food, and adventure. The birding capital of this region is the Port of San Blas, where dedicated birders can find 50 different endemic bird species within a half-hour drive.

James and crew look for some of the endemic birds close to San Blas.  In particular they go in search of the Citreoline Trogon. The colors of this bird symbolize the exuberance of birding in the tropics.

Other birds include: a nesting colony of Wood Storks, Rufous-bellied Chachalaca, Orange-fronted Parakeet, Elegant Quail, Golden-cheeked Woodpecker, Sinaloa Wren, Yellow-winged Caciques, Rusty-crowned Ground Sparrows, and Lesser Ground-Cuckoos.

Published on Feb 28, 2013.


Laura Kammermeier

Laura Kammermeier is the creator and managing editor of Nature Travel Network. She is a writer, website producer, traveler, birder and a birding/nature travel consultant. Laura has traveled Uganda, Europe, Ecuador, Belize, Honduras, Israel, and throughout the United States Read More
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