BIRDING TOURS IN PUERTO VALLARTA 

with Gerardo Hernández Vázquez                                      

Bilingual (English-Spanish) Guide Specialized in Nature-orientedTourism.                                      

Puerto Vallarta is situated at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains in the State of  Jalisco in México´s West Coast, withing one of the most beatiful Bays in México, La Bahía de Banderas (The Bay of Banderas), is the home of some of the birds endemic to Northwest and Southwest México. Rivers, riparian vegetation, mangroves, beaches, sand dune vegetation, palm and thorn forest, tropical sub-deciduous forest, tropical deciduous forest, holm oak forest, pine-oak forest and cloud forest are habitats that host birds ranging from Bobo Patiazul (Sula n.Nebouxii) Blue-Footed Booby to the Momoto Coronicafé (Momotus mexicanus) Russet-Crowned Motmot. Other highlights among the many possibilities, incluiding Mexican endemics, are: Rufous-bellied Chachalaca (Ortalis wagleri), West Mexican Chachalaca (Ortalis poliocephala), Elegant Quail (Callipepla douglasii), Lilac-crowned Parrot (Amazona Finschi), Mexican-Blue-Rumped-Parrotlet (Forpus cyanopygius), Colima Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium palmarum), Mexican Hermit (Phaethornis mexicanus), Golden-crowned Emerald (Chlorostilbon auriceps), Golden-cheeked Woodpecker (Centurus chrysogenys), Black-throated Magpie Jay ((Calocitta colliei), San Blas Jay (Cyanocorax sanblasiannus), Happy Wren (Thryothorus felix), Sinaloa-bar-vented Wren (Thryothorus sinaloa), Rufous-backed Robin (Turdus rufopalliatus), Blue Mockingbird (Melanotis caerulescens), Golden Vireo (Vireo hypochyseus), Red-brested Chat (Granatellus venustus), Rosy Thrush-Tanager (Rhodinocichla rosea schistacea) and a number of migrating birds in the winter like the Colorín Siete Colores -Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris).

On the Sierra Madre Mountains, in the area of San Sebastián del Oeste, among the possibilities incluiding endemics to the mountain forest are: Bumblebee Hummingbird (Selasphorus h, heloisa), Mountain Trogon (Trogon m. mexicanus), Transvolcanic Jay (Aphelacoma ultramarina), Spotted Wren (Campylorhynchus gularis), Blue Mockingbird Malanotis c. caerulescens), Brown-Backed Solitaire (Myadestes o. occidentalis), Gray Silky -Flycatcher (Ptilogonys c. cinereus), Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons), Red-headed Tanager (Spermagra erythrocephala) , Black-headed Siskin (Carduelis notata forreri), Collared Towhee (Pipilo ocai alticola), Rufous-capped brushfinch (Atlapetes pileatus).

Las Islas Marietas make up an important area for seabirds to reproduce, rest and feed. They are a breeding site for: Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii), Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), and Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla)

Las Islas Marietas are located in the meeting place of the biographic divisions, the Neartic and Neotropic zones

Distance in km (approximately) from Las Islas Marietas to:

Punta de Mita, Nayarit 7.9

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit 24

Bucerías, Nayarit 30

Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit 33

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 39

During the season from November to March each year, humpback whales swim along the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean from the cold northern waters to the Bay of Banderas to carry out the rituals of courtship and mating, and to have their calves in the welcoming, relatively warmer waters of this region.

NATURE VALLARTA

BIRDING TOURS

www.naturevallarta.com

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Phone (322) 227 9750

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco México

Photos by -Fotos de- Gerardo Hernández Vázquez

ENDEMICS OF | MEXICO

Birding Tours to El Ranchito -endemics of México´s west coast-

with Gerardo Hernández Vázquez
Bilingual (English-Spanish) Guide Specialized in Nature-oriented Tourism.

On our private guided birding tour for you and your group to El Ranchito endemics of México we will pick you up at your hotel or private villa in the Puerto Vallarta area at 6:00 a.m. We will then drive for 50 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta to the natural habitat of some of the bird species endemic to México.

El Tuito

with Gerardo Hernández Vázquez
Bilingual (English-Spanish) Guide Specialized in Nature-oriented Tourism
On our private guided birding tour for you and your group to El Tuito We will pick you up at your hotel or private villa in the Puerto Vallarta area at 6:00 a.m. , or at your cruise ship, We will then drive one hour south of Puerto Vallarta to the natural habitat of some of the bird species endemic to Southwest México.

Birding tours Puerto Vallarta to San Blas

with Gerardo Hernández Vázquez
Bilingual (English-Spanish) Guide Specialized in Nature-oriented Tourism

On our private guided birding tour for you and your group to San Blas, Nayarit, Mangroves and Forests, We will pick you up at your hotel or private villa in the Puerto Vallarta area at 6:00 a.m.

Birding Tours to San Sebastian del Oeste -endemics to the mountain forest-

with Gerardo Hernández Vazquéz.
Bilingual (English-Spanish) Guide Specialized in Nature-oriented Tourism.

On our private guided birding tours, for you and your group, to San Sebastian del Oeste, endemics to the mountain forest, We will pick you up at your hotel or private villa in the Puerto Vallarta area at 6:00 a.m. Then we’ll drive for about 2 hours to San Sebastian del Oeste.

Snail Kite

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Limpkin

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Happy Wren

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MARIETAS | ISLANDS

Bird and whale watching tours to The Marietas Islands

bird watching all year round, whale watching Dec-08 thru March-15
with Gerardo Hernández Vázquez
Bilingual (English-Spanish) Guide Specialized in Nature-oriented Tourism.

On our private guided bird and whale watching tour for you and your group to the Marieta Islands the nesting ground for the Blue-footed Boobies, we will pick you up at your hotel or private villa in the Puerto Vallarta area, or at your cruise ship, at 8:00 a.m. We will then drive for one hour to Punta de Mita, where we will board an outboard-motored boat, driven by a certified captain. This makes motoring to the Marietta Islands a short 20 minute traverse, during which whales (Dec 08 thru March 15), dolphins and a wide variety of sea birds, such as Blue-footed Boobies, Brown Boobies, Elegant Terns, Red-billed Tropicbirds, Hermann’s Gulls can be spotted and watched, even photographed.

CULTURE

GUACHIMONTONES PYRAMIDS

Circular pyramids above the Mexican town of Teuchitlán date between 200 B.C. and A.D.
This complex society, responsible for the area’s shaft tombs, reached its peak between 200 B.C. and A.D. 350, when more than 50,000 people may have lived within 15 miles of the Tequila volcano.

HUICHOL INDIANS

The Huichol Indians inhabit the Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico, which includes parts of the states of Nayarit and Jalisco.
Art, culture, history and shamanic traditions of the last pre-columbian tribe.

PETROGLYPHS IN MASCOTA

On our private guided tours, for you and your group, to the archaeological Patolli Petroglyphs in Mascota, Jalisco (El Refugio) and Archaeology Museum in Mascota. We will pick you up at your hotel or private villa en Puerto Vallarta area.

PUERTO VALLARTA CITY TOUR

On our private guided Puerto Vallarta City Tour, for you and your group, We will pick you up at your hotel, private villa in Puerto Vallarta or at your cruise ship at the port terminal, Then We will go to the Malecon, which has always been the heart of town, the meeting point for Vallartans. A series of bronze sculptures by renowned Jalisco artists have been installed along the boardwalk. At the end of the promenade is the main square, which is surrounded by some of the city landmarks: the Church of Guadalupe, with is unmistakable crowned tower, and the City Hall.

SAN BLAS

On our private guided tour for you and your group to San Blas and La Tovara We will pick you up at your hotel or private villa in the Puerto Vallarta area at 7:00 a.m. We’ll then drive ( 3 hours) north to the State of Nayarit. Certainly one of the highlights of a trip to San Blas is an a boat trip through the mangroves in the San Cristobal estuary, better known as La Tobara, after one of the water springs that feed the estuary. famous for roosting Boat-billed Herons, along the way keep an eye out for the ever present River Crocodiles.

SAN SEBASTIAN DEL OESTE

On our private guided tour for you and your group to San Sebastian del Oeste We will pick you up at your hotel or private villa (or at your cruise ship) in the Puerto Vallarta area at 9:00 a.m. We’ll then drive for about 90 minutes on our air conditioned van to San Sebastian del Oeste, located in the West Sierra Madre Mountains at 1,391 meters above sea level, (SISTEMA DE INFORMACIÓN ESTADÍSTICA Y GEOGRÁFICA DE JALISCO).

SAN BLAS

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NATURE VALLARTA

BIRDING Tours in Puerto Vallarta

  • Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
    Mexico.
  • Gerardo Hernández Vázquez
    Bilingual (English-Spanish) Guide
    Specialized in Nature-oriented
    Tourism.
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