June 3rd – 18th, 2023
NORTHERN MEXICO’S SUMMER ENDEMICS
This route targets Summer Breeding Endemics accross the length of Northern Mexico; Sinaloa (Sierra Madre Occidental), Chihuahua (Mexican Plateau), Coahuila (Saltillo Grasslands), Nuevo Leon (Tamaulipas Scrub), San Luis Potosi (Sierra Madre Oriental), and Tamaulipas (Gulf Coastal Plain). Route focuses on limited range endemics such as Thick-billed and Maroon-fronted parrots, Worthen’s Sparrow, Eared Quetzal, Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl, Tawny-collared Nightjar, Blue-capped Motmot, Bronze-winged Woodpecker, Aztec Thrush, Altamira Yellowthroat, and Crimson-collared Grosbeak. A number of these species are Mexico’ most rare and least observed birds! Success requires a Summer Visit when birds are territorial, wildly active, and full of song. Plan to enjoy fantastic birding, comfortable temperatures, lovely scenery, and delicious food. This route covers a lot of distance but the new birds seem to make up for the extra hours of travel. Route includes a mini-pelagic into the Sea of Cortez for Craveri’s Murrelet.
Tour Format: Birding Tour (focused on daily birding)
Tour Style: [ C ]
Next Opportunity: Early to Mid-June, 2024